EPPING, NH- The Star Speedway is pleased to announce
that LATICRETE International of Bethany, Conn., has
today agreed to become a headline sponsor of the
Tour-Type Modified Open event which will carry a purse
in excess of $32,000 on Saturday, June 4 at the racy
quarter-mile in Epping, New Hampshire.
LATICRETE is an American company
that has been a worldwide leader, and innovator, in the
manufacturing of installation systems, waterproofing
products and now floor heating systems for tile and
stone applications since 1956. More information can be
The race, now known as the "LATICRETE SBM 125", will
bring the best of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the
Valenti Modified Racing Series and the Star weekly
Modified division together for a one-time only event
that is sure to be, "A Race Like No Other".
"We had good success up there with Ed Marceau's 66 car,"
stated nine-time NASCAR Touring Series Champion Mike
Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. "Eddie and Brad Lafontaine
give me a nice piece to go play with, so I'm looking
forward to it. I still enjoy racing at 52 and hopefully
I will enjoy Star."
Stefanik won the most recent "Open" show held at Star
back in October of 2008. The track sat silent for the
better part of the last two seasons. With the Webber
family back in control of the facility for 2011, Star is
enjoying a rebirth, and the LATICRETE SBM 125 is a big
part of that.
A return to victory lane at Star won't be an easy ride
for Stefanik though, as he will have to contend with an
all-star field of Modified drivers and race teams.
Dwight Jarvis of Ascutney, Vt., was the first to file an
official entry for the race. Jarvis has nearly 20
Championships to his credit, including one with the
Ted Christopher, Doug Coby, Jon McKennedy, Ryan Preece,
Rowan Pennink, Andy Seuss, Chris Pasteryak, Steve Masse,
Josh Cantara, Louie Mechalides and David Pinkham are
just a few of the drivers who hope to qualify for the
starting field of this event.
The five fastest in qualifying will compete in the,
"Exeter Decorating Dash for the Cash Pole" worth $500
plus the pole starting position in the main event thanks
to sponsorship from Exeter Decorating of Exeter, N.H.
Lap money available during the race will be more than
$6,000. That includes a halfway bonus of $250, thanks to
sponsorship from EKeys 4 Cars. Other valuable laps from
Coca-Cola and associate race sponsor Jim Schaefer,
better known as the "Long Island Mod Maniac", are worth
at least $100 apiece. A Hard Charger award is also being
presented by TJ Co.
The race winner will also become the first guaranteed
starter of the season for the John Blewett Memorial
North-South Shootout race to be held in Myrtle Beach,
S.C. in November, and Speedway Illustrated will add in a
one-year subscription to the winner as well.
Profits from the "LATICRETE SBM 125", and $10 for every
Hoosier Tire sold for the event, will go towards paying
a point fund for race teams who competed in a four race
series at the track in 2008. Matt Hirschman was the
champion of that series, with Ron Silk finishing a close
June 4 is now just over three weeks away. The "LATICRETE
SBM 125" is sure to be a night to remember; a night when
race fans can make the difference by supporting a cause
for Modified race teams. Don't miss your opportunity to
see a one time only event in Modified racing.
For updated information
on this and other races at Star Speedway, or to help out
by sponsoring a lap, or supporting the lap sponsors from
this event, log onto the track web site at: