2017 Riverside Reunion Scheduled



The  2017  Riverside  Park  Speedway  Reunion, presented by Teddy Bear Pools, has  been  scheduled  for  early December.  This  year’s  reunion  is  part  of  the  New England  Racers  Auction  and  Trade  Show  on  Saturday December 2, 2017  at  the  Mass  Mutual  Center.  With  the help  of   NEAR – New  England  Antique  Racers, this  year’s reunion  will  include  antique  race  cars,  drivers,  photos, autographs  and  old  videos  by  KGM  Video.  The  event  is open  to  the  general  public  and  offers  free  nearby parking .  The  cost  of  admission  is  $10.00  for  adults. 
For  more  information  and  announcements  please visit  www.neracersauction.com 
Anyone  wishing  to participate,  show  a  car,  sign autographs,  help  sponsor  the  event,  etc. Please  contact Don  at  413-246-8452



Waterford Event on 7/29/17 A Big Hit!

The  recent  Waterford  Event  in  July  was  well  attended and  a  big  hit  with  the  crowd.  The  Mobile  Museum  was on  hand  along  with  a  nice  group  of  antique  cars  on display  and  running.  NEAR  also  had  an  event  on  the same  day  up  north  at  Speedway  51, N.H.  The  sharing  and  preservation  of  New  England’s  Racing  History  is alive  and  well  at  each  track  we  visit!

All photos courtesy of Bill Henry




Seekonk Speedway next up for NEAR racers on Saturday, August 12th, 2017


Racers can sign in starting at 1 p.m. for this running show.

The NEAR Mobile Museum will also be on display on the midway during the evening’s event.  Always well attended, Seekonk is a favorite destination during the hot dog days of August. Bring the family down to see some great antique car  and regular track series racing!

NEAR Club invited to “Remembering Danbury Racearena ” Night at Bethel Speedway on July 15th, 2017

Speedway Promoter/Race Controller Mike Hager has announced a special event at the Bethel Motor Speedway. Bethel is a fast 1/4 mile slightly banked asphalt track located at 361 Horseshoe Lake Road, Bethel, New York 12783.

On Saturday, July 15th, they will be holding a “Remembering Danbury Racearena Night”. A full racing program is on tap including SK Lights, 3/4 Midgets(ATQMRA), Vintage TQ’s, Dirt Sportsmans, INEX Legends, INEX Bandoleros, and topped off by by the 50 Lap BMS Modified “Ev Pierce Memorial Race.” Ev Pierce was a long time competitor and track champion at the Danbury Racearena. He will be honored that night.

Mr. Hager would like to highlight The NEAR Club with a 12 lap exhibition Feature (pre-intermission, daytime) along with a 15 lap exhibition Feature (post intermission/nightime). Both winners can enjoy Victory Lane. Ample time for practice will also be provided in the afternoon, rotating with the other racing classes. Any cars wishing to set up a static display will be welcome in the grandstands. The track also hopes to see former Danbury drivers, officials, crewmembers, and fans to participate with any photo collections, memorabilia, etc.

Come early, as the gate opens at 3 PM. For more information you can contact Mike Hager at (914)522-7375 or the track at (845)319-7908.
Please support this event, as well as White Mountain on June 3 in Woodstock NH