TO BRING THE BEST TALENT TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
Quite possibly the largest gathering of auto racing talent in the
history of All-Star Speedway will converge on the quarter-mile oval
on the weekend of October 24 and 25, as the NASCAR Sanctioned
Epping, New Hampshire facility hosts the 2nd Annual "All-Star
Nationals" with a series of special events over this two-day period.
Three headline division events will highlight the action, with two
of those three events deciding WaterSnoGo Series Championships.
The fourth and final WaterSnoGo All-Star Modified Showdown event of
2008 will be 100 green-flag laps in length, paying $3,000 to the
race winner. In addition, there will be a minimum of $4,000 in lap
money available to the race leaders of those laps, which will be
paid out the night of the race. To purchase any of the remaining
laps you can e-mail:
AllStarSpdwy@aol.com for more information on available laps.
Matt Hirschman, who heads into this weekend as the 2008 ROC
Champion, and just 35 points behind Ted Christopher for the NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour Title, will also do battle with Christopher at
All-Star in the WaterSnoGo event, as he hopes to be securing his
third series title of 2008. Others who have already entered the
series finale include nine-time NASCAR Champion Mike Stefanik, Rob
Summers, Ronnie Silk, Jon McKennedy and 2008 NASCAR New Hampshire
State Champion Louie Mechalides. This event is also a North-South
Shootout qualifying event.
Big-Block Supermodifieds have long been the most popular form of
racing at All-Star, and this final WaterSnoGo All-Star Big-Block
Supermodified Series event promises to be the best of the four race
series. It will again be 50 laps in length, paying $2,500 to the
winner. Jon McKennedy, Chris Perley and Mike Ordway Sr., won the
first three events, but in this fourth event they will have to
contend with Russ Wood, who was at the track testing for this race
just last week. Mike Ordway Jr., also promises to be a contender for
the top prize, with other entries sure to follow.
The Super Late Models have brought All-Star Speedway some very
competitive racing throughout the 2008 season, but their Nationals
race will be much more than that. It will be a 150-lap race paying a
whopping $5,000 to the winner, and that has gotten some of the
biggest names in this popular division on the list of entries.
Ben Rowe heads that list, but 2007 winner Scott Chubbuck will also
be a contender. Russ Hersey, Travis Benjamin, Barry Gray and Mike
O'Sullivan are just a few of the entries announcing their intentions
to compete in this race.
The New England Late Models will also appear, running with rules
based on the popular ACT Tour specs. They will have a 75-lap event
that will include the talents of J.R. Baril, Larry Gelinas and Bryan
Kruczak to name a few.
Other divisions competing in the 2nd Annual All-Star Nationals will
be the 350 Supermodifieds, the V-6 Modifieds, Fast Fours, Fast
Eights, and a Championship Double-Point weekend for the popular
Racing starts on Friday, October 24 at 5:30 PM with qualifying
events and a 50-lap feature event for the Super Streets. Saturday
will be a "Features Only" program, which has proven to be popular
with New England race fans, starting at 4:00 PM on October 25.
This very well may turn out to be the biggest weekend of racing
All-Star Speedway has ever had, with a talent pool of drivers that
may exceed any that a quarter-mile track has ever hosted. Log onto:
www.all-starspeedway.com for the latest information, as this
new tradition reaches a new level of competition.