Updated 2020 NEAR Hall of Fame Nomination forms

It soon will be time to unveil the members of the 2019 Class of the NEAR Hall of Fame. Preparations are underway to celebrate their induction at Maneeley’s Banquet Facility in South Windsor, Ct. The banquet will  be held on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

We must prepare for 2020, so here are the forms needed to nominate a deserving person for the Hall. Please click on and download from the links provided and mail to the address on the form.

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NEAR HoF nomination form-email-version-2020

NEAR at Bethel Speedway for “Remembering Danbury Night”

NEAR South will be supporting this event. There will be running(heats and feature) and static opportunities for those interested. The NEAR HOF truck is scheduled to attend. Any wishing to display Danbury /SNYRA memorabilia is welcome to do so on the midway. Please contact Rich at 860-209-7343 for more info.

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series(NWAAS) Lajoie Auto & Scrap Recycling / Joe’s Bar & Grill presents ‘Remembering Danbury Racearena’. BMS Modified ‘Ev Pierce Memorial’ 50 Laps ($750. to Win, based on 20 cars Double Points) plus Northeast Vintage Dirt Mod Club, New England Antique Racers  &, Long Island Asphalt Vintage Club.

July 13 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bethel Motor Speedway, 361 Horseshoe Lake Road 
Bethel, NY 12783 United States 
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Great car count at Monodnock for NEAR Event

Story/pictures courtesy of Angie Bullock

On June 22nd NEAR ran at Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire. We had a great turnout of cars, thank you to all of our members for your continuing support.

The Sportsman class was the first feature out, with Darragh Hoyt in the #5 Chevelle with the win. The #69 NH of Ed Gould earned a second place finish, and the #7vt of Wayne Wojytna finished third.

In the modifieds, Bob Donahue in the #99 nh  

worked his way way up from the back to take the win. Another Donahue Racing entry, the #99 driven by Steven Gauthier, was second.  The #76X  Camaro of Rick MacDowell took down the third position.

Thank you Monadnock Speedway for your hospitality, immaculate facility, and a  great night of racing!

Claremont, N.H. Show on 6/14/19 a hit!

Story/pictures courtesy of Angie Bullock

On June 14th NEAR was at Claremont Speedway. Even though the weather was cloudy and we had a few showers before show time, we still ended up with a good car count. Ran two classes with practices, heats and features. The Sportsman class rolled out first for their feature with C.V. Elms taking the win in his #6. 7 VT of Wayne Wojtyna took second and the 71 of John Adams took 3rd. The modified feature ran next with the #44 of Jim Allen getting the win followed by the #99nh of Bob Donahue for second and the #194 of Jammy Ferland rounding off the top 3. Great job everyone, see you at our next event. Thank you to Claremont Speedway and staff for having us and putting on a great show.

NEAR at Stafford Speedway on Friday, June 7th, 2019

The New England Antique Racers appeared at the Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday, June 7th, 2019. It was deemed “Kids Night” at the  popular oval, and there were many child oriented activities planned for the evening. A Big Wheels race on track, bounce houses and NEAR Race Cars on the midway, and a kids Bike Raffle to top it all off. The lucky winner of the bike only bought one ticket!!! Stafford management also donated a beautiful NAPA tractor trailer truck and a Chase Elliot collectible race car. Pronyne Museum donated a couple NEAR t shirts to the tally, as well! All in all, a great time was had by everyone in attendance.

The Bill Kemp #199 Camaro was very popular with the youngsters, as many took the opportunity to sit in a race car for the very first time. The #088 of Angie Bullock was also very popular with the fans!

 

The NEAR Hall of Fame Museum was also on site, with many fans checking out the plaques inside that honor the legends of New England racing history.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George and Candy Cleveland brought out the Cleveland Farms #5, and Ric Mariscal brought the Pronyne Museum’s  Checkered Flag Announcer #26 Gremlin. This car belonged to the infamous Paul Tremaine, a fixture at N.E. tracks in the 60’s and 70’s.

Also on hand was the beautiful #716 Checkerboard square car and the #19 Moose Hewitt Pinto owned by Tom and Eileen Maciag. Thanks to all our members that brought cars, and Bruce Nichols as well, for coming along to assist in the evening’s activities!!

 

 

 

 

 

NEAR at White Mountain Motorsports Park 2019

NEAR held the first of the running shows for 2019  on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The owners and staff of White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H. were great hosts.

The track gave us an open practice for a few hours and a feature race for both the sportsman class and the modified class. The sportsman class rolled out first on the track. The #9 of  Norm Cyr took the win followed by #71 of John Adams in  2nd, and the #088 of Angie Bullock to round out the top 3.

In the modified feature the win went to the #44 of Tim Hines, 2nd was “Downtown” Ken Brown #35 and 3rd was the #7vt of Wayne Wojtyna.

It was a great night of racing at White Mountain Motorsport Park.  Thank you to the entire staff  for the great job and for having NEAR there. To all of the NEAR members, thank you for your continuing  support!!

NEAR at Stafford Speedway Friday June 7, 2019

NEAR will be at Stafford Speedway this Friday, June 7,2019 for a static show on the midway. The Hall of Fame Truck and member cars will be on display to celebrate Kids Night. A lucky youngster will be taking home a new bike, courtesy of the NEAR Bike Raffle. Come on out and support a great racing facility and have a great night out with the family!!