FOR RICKY'S RACE AT TWIN STATE
U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, Philip Ayer has been named Honorary flagman for the
second annual “Ricky’s Race for Kid’s” Sunday, October 4, at Twin State
Speedway, in Claremont. NH. The 42 year old veteran soldier will drop the
green flag on the 112 lap True Value Modified Racing Series event, presented
by Granite State Harley Davidson of Lebanon, NH.
Ayer has served our country all over the world with stops in
Germany, Somalia, and Kosovo. He is presently stationed at Fort Knox,
Kentucky. Ayer is also the son of the late Donnie Ayer, a popular and
successful modified racer, who was the honorary flagman for last years race
prior to his passing.
Ayer looks forward to the race that honors Ricky Miller, who passed
away in 2004, as well as Kirby Monteith in 2008 and his Dad, who died this
“I am truly thrilled to be the honorary starter for this year's
race and would like to thank Donnie Miller and his family for offering me
this opportunity. My father held this honor last year before he succumbed to
cancer and it would be a great tribute in his memory this year. “
Ayer has fond memories of his time spent at Twin State as a
“This also brings back the many days and nights I spent at
Claremont Speedway while growing up and the little racing flag set that my
mom made for me. I brought them to the track every week and did my best
until someone from the speedway told me to put them away because it was
distracting the drivers. To my surprise the drivers weren't distracted after
all. They enjoyed my grandstand flagging and I had my flags back in hand the
Ayer furthered, “I remember as a child, Ricky and I both loved our
racing families, we would always welcome the opportunity to play when our
dads got together to talk about racing, watch racing, or working on the
This year’s race benefits David’s House, a home-away-from-home that offers
support for families with children receiving treatment through Children's
Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in New Hampshire.
The winner of the special 112 lap race will also will earn their car owner a
guaranteed starting spot in the 7th Annual John Blewett III Memorial
North-South Shootout TM. slated for Concord Speedway in Concord, NC, on
November 7, 2009.
The October 4th event starts at 12 noon.
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Source: John H. Spence
/ True Value Modified Racing Series