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Defending 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 event.

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 Tickets.

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
Posted: July 11, 2012

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