best paying Tour-Type Modified Open in New England
is fast approaching. The June 16 Exeter Decorating
SBM 125 at the Star
Speedway will bring a mix of talent from across the
Modified spectrum, covering all four Modified tours
plus the Star regulars.
A big part of this event is the bonus money, which
will total more than $10,000 in all, to be paid in
full to race teams on that Saturday night, in just
four weeks from Saturday. Headlining the list of
supporters that have pushed the total purse to more
than $35,000 is title sponsor Exeter Decorating.
Enter to win free SBM 125 tickets beginning this
Saturday at noon, and running over this four week
time period at the Exeter Decorating Showroom,
located just off Route 101, exit 9 on Route 27. The
showroom hours and location can be found at
www.exeterdecorating.com. No purchase
The bonus payoff begins with the start of
qualifying, thanks to Tisdell Transmission of
Londonderry, N.H. They have been servicing
transmissions since 1993, and Tisdell now services
all of your car care needs, including state
inspections. If you're having a problem with your
vehicle, call or stop in for a free diagnostic
check, and thank them for paying each heat race
winner in the SBM 125 and extra $50.
An additional $100 will be paid to the heat race
winner who turns the fastest final lap of those
three qualifying events. Thanks to New England Tile
Cleaners, the fastest heat race winner will earn
$150. New England Tile Cleaners has been restoring
and maintaining tile and stone for more than 20
years. From commercial cleaning to small bathrooms,
www.netilecleaners.com for information on
how to restore your tiled areas to a "like new"
Fast Track Concessions of Star and Thompson
Speedway's has drawn the most attention from the
Star weekly competitors, adding $500 to their payoff
in the SBM 125. Paid to the top three Star weekly
drivers ($250-$150-$100) to cross the finish line,
this award has already increased the number of Star
drivers entered in this event from last year.
Remember to support Fast Track Concessions for the
best race track food available.
A driver never wants to win the "Tough Luck" award
in a race, but $200 from Messina's Flooring and
Carpet of Salem, N.H., will help ease the pain for
one SBM 125 entrant. Messina's is a full service
floor covering business that services residential
customers, new home builders, commercial
contractors, hospitals, restaurants, car
dealerships, commercial and apartment property
management companies and more.
Messina's is proud to have been chosen as a Dal-Tile
Statements Dealer, and an HGTV Home Dealer as well.
They also carry Hunter Douglas and Graber window
treatments. Find them at
www.messinasflooring.com, or at 7 Industrial
Way in Salem, N.H.
Danger Design's of Londonderry, N.H., will sponsor
the "Best Appearing Car" award for the SBM 125. The
recipient will get a $100 bonus, plus a plaque to
display. Danger Design's is the place for all of
your race car or sign painting needs.
Sunoco Race Fuels will supply the driver who gains
the most positions during the SBM 125, with $200
worth of Sunoco Racing Fuel to help power them into
the summer months. Sunoco has been a longtime
supporter of the "Sunoco Hard Charger" award at many
venues throughout the northeast.
The team that makes the "Longest Tow" to Star
Speedway on June 16 will earn a $200 bonus to help
defray costs. This special award has been paid for
by race fan Bruce Batcha, who is also part of the
Max Zachem Modified race team that will be competing
in this event.
These seven special awards help make the Exeter
Decorating SBM 125 what it is. Two more sponsorship
opportunities remain. There will be a $200 award for
the highest finishing driver competing at Star for
the very first time.
More than four drivers in the field will be eligible
for this award, including Todd Szegedy, Justin
Bonsignore and Richie Pallai from the Whelen
Modified Tour. The first car finishing one lap down
will also earn some extra cash, giving drivers a
reason to keep racing if they get passed by the race
leader during the 125 green flag laps run.
Also available for sponsorship are the remaining
unsponsored laps. The 2011 SBM 125 oversold laps,
and this year should be no different. To put your
name on a lap for $50 or more, check out the
official lap board at the track, or online at
www.star-speedway.com. The popular formula
of paying some to the leader and some to another top
ten car by draw earned rave reviews from competing
race teams in the inaugural event, and this year
should be no different.