CANAAN FAIR SPEEDWAY,
RICKY'S RACE NEXT FOR VMRS
race winner Louie Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA., leads the list of entries
for Saturday’s “Ricky’s Race for Kids, 112-lap race for modified race cars,
at Canaan, Fair Speedway, Canaan, NH.
The race, sanctioned by the Valenti Modified Racing Series, is the 5th
annual honoring the memory of the late Ricky Miller, and benefiting David’s
House, of Lebanon, NH.
Miller, a popular modified racer and champion died in 2004 from injuries
suffered in a racing accident.
David’s House is a home away from home for families with ill or injured
children receiving treatment through Children’s Hospital at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Mechalides, currently fifth in the series point standings, has visited
victory lane this season at Seekonk, (MA)., Speedway. He’ll be joined by top
point men, Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA., and Jon McKennedy, of
E. Chelmsford, MA., as only two points separate the two entering the special
Windsor Locks, CT. veteran, Les Hinckley, will compete this weekend as will
Nashua, NH., veteran, Norman Wrenn.
The Ricky’s race event takes on a different twist each year as retired
racing Great, Donnie Miller, and his family spend many months in advance of
the annual race drumming up interest and reaching out for support of David’s
House. The results of that yearlong campaign will be evident the night
before the race and on race day itself.
On Friday, July 13, a HUGE Pre-Race Party will be held at Gateway Motors,
190 Sykes Mountain Ave., White River Junction, VT. The event, from 5pm to
8pm, will feature a Free BBQ, Cruise In, Race Cars, Door Prize, Live Band,
appearance by ‘Megasaurus’, a Jet Powered Golf Cart, a Jet Powered Easy
Chair, The "Pit Girls" and a live broadcast by KIXX 100.5. The event runs
from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm.
On Saturday, Race Day will include a VIP BBQ, a performance by ‘Megasaurus,
The Car Crushing Monster’, the Jet Powered Golf Cart, Jet Powered Easy
Chair, an ‘On Track Pit Party,’ The "Pit Girls" & the drawing for the ‘Mega
Raffle,’ with 100% of all money raised to benefit David's House.
The ‘Mega Raffle’ includes a 2012 Hyundai Elantra (with a $1,000 gas card if
the winner is present), 4 - VIP Patriot Tickets, 4 - VIP Red Sox Tickets, 4
- VIP N.H.M.S. NASCAR Tickets, and 2 - IZOD Indy Car Baltimore Grand Prix
Racing gets underway Saturday at 4:30 PM. Canaan Fair Speedway is located at
18 Cardigan Mountain Rd, Canaan, NH. 603-523-4502.
Source: John Spence Sr / Valenti Modified Racing Series