RICKY'S RACE FOR
SHIFTS TO CANAAN IN 2010
When the 2010 edition of the Modified Racing Series returns to Canaan, NH.,
Speedway, July 24, the 3rd annual Ricky’s Race for Kids will highlight the
event that annually benefits David’s House, in Lebanon, NH. Last October, a
total of $10,012, was presented to David’s House.
David's House provides a home-away-from-home and support for
families with children receiving treatment through Children’s Hospital at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
“A situation arose that gave us the opportunity to move the race
closer to David’s House and the Lebanon area,” said retired New England
modified great Donnie Miller. “I am grateful to Dennis Fleury and the folks
at Claremont for their support the last two years.”
The 112 lap modified race is run in memory of Miller’s son, Ricky, who
died at the age of 34. Like his father, Ricky, was a popular and successful
modified racer in the Northeast. The last race car he drove carried the
Miller furthered,” We are going to do some different things. Our
family is working closely with new track manager Dick Therrien who has some
great ideas. The plan is to get the whole community involved. Canaan is
perfect for what we are trying to do for David’s House.” Miller concluded.
Friday, July 23, will feature a live radio broadcast (KIXX 100.5)
from Gateway Motors, White River Junction, VT., race cars and antique cars
on display, race ticket giveaways, followed by a Saturday pit party at the
speedway on race day. A $1,000 cash door prize will be given away.
Therrien, the newly-named general manager for the Canaan asphalt
race track is eagerly looking forward to the new campaign. “We’re excited
the modifieds are coming back to Canaan. They put on a great show there. We
are pleased and honored to be a part of Ricky’s Race for Kid’s. I have met
with the Miller family and we have some marketing ideas that will enhance
the event. We are very glad to be a part of it.”
Therrien added, “The Henry’s, (owners Chick & Sandy) have worked
hard on upgrades and race fans will be pleasantly surprised to see what has
taken place at Canaan since the last time the Modified Racing Series was
In 2007, Les Hinckley and Jon McKennedy shared victory lane.
Source: John H. Spence
/ Modified Racing Series