2023 Events Schedule

New England Antique Racers
2023 Event Schedule
Date Day Facility Location Type Start Time Special Notes

6-May Saturday NHMS Museum Concord NH Still/Display Setup: 8 AM

3-Jun Open
15-Jun Thursday Thunder Road Barre VT Running Sign-in: 12 NOON 3 hour track time
17-Jun Saturday White Mountain Speedway No Woodstock NH Running Sign-in: 12 NOON
24-Jun Saturday Seekonk Speedway Seekonk MA. Running Sign in: 1 PM

15-Jul Saturday Northeastern Speedway Waterford VT Still/Parade Sign-in: 8 to 9 AM
22-Jul Saturday Riverside Speedway Groveton NH Running Sign in: 1 PM no carts

5-Aug Saturday Monadnock Speedway Winchester NH Running Sign-in: 3PM
Aug 11-13 Fri-Sun VAE Car Show Waterbury VT Still/Parade Sign-in: 9 AM
19-Aug Saturday Bear Ridge Speedway Bradford VT Still/Parade Sign-in: 12 NOON
25-Aug Friday Claremont Speedway Claremont NH Running Sign-in: 4 PM TENTATIVE

16-Sep Saturday Waterford Speedbowl Waterford CT Running/Display Sign-in: 1 PM
Sept. 24 Saturday Plainville Reunion Berlin Fair CT Display Setup: 8 AM

1-Oct Sunday Westboro, Ma. Reunion Westboro MA Still/Display TENTATIVE
7-Oct Saturday Pines Reunion Groveland MA Display Sign-In: 10 AM
Schedule is subject to change. ALL SHOWS ARE POINTS EVENTS!!
Have a question about any event please contact Rich Goucher at 860/209-7343 or rgoucher@rgoucher@comcast.net

2023 Mobile Museum Schedule

New England Antique Racers
Mobile Museum
2023 Event Schedule
Date Day Facility Location Start Time Special Notes
Apr 1&2 Sat-Sun Thompson Speedway Thompson CT Ice-Breaker
16-Aug Wed Thompson Speedway Thompson CT NASCAR Whelan Mod Tour

10-Sep Sun Coventry High School Coventry RI Mike Stefanik Custom Car Show
16-Sep Sat Waterford Speedbowl Waterford CT Nostalgia Night

1-Oct Sun Julio’s Plaza Westborough MA 11:00 AM Westboro Speedway Reunion
Oct 6-8 Fri-Sun Thompson Speedway Thompson CT World Series of Racing
Several more events are being reviewed for addition to the schedule
Updates will be posted on our social media and newsletters
Have a question about any event please contact Museum Chairman Rob Quinn at 401-641-1360

New England Antique Racers elects new slate of offers and first female President for 2023.

New England Antique Racers elects new slate of offers and first female President for 2023.
For Immediate Release NEAR-02272023-1
The New England Antique Racers (NEAR) held it’s annual membership meeting returning to the place just shy one week of 42 years ago where the very first public meeting was held at the Dante Club in West Springfield Ma. It felt good to “be home” with a strong attendance on hand despite mother nature trying to put a damper on the event.
New England Antique Racers was formed and incorporated in January 1981. Over the past forty plus years the following superstars have led this extraordinary club Buddy Krebs, Charlie Stebbins, John Georgiades, Al Fini, Pete Newsham, Doug Farrow, Bob Seller, Val LeSieur, Paul Masse, and Rich Goucher, making it one of a few clubs of this kind that has outlived its life expectancy, and shows no signs, of slowing down.
The purpose of the corporation is to encourage the restoration of antique race cars, display same at racetracks & sporting events, honor outstanding people in the field of automobile racing and develop & foster knowledge of the history of automobile racing in New England among interested individuals and groups as well as the general public. Club functions have included exhibitions at race tracks and auto shows, and the annual Hall of Fame ceremonies where over the past 25 over 200 people of racing significance have been inducted.
2023 sees some new names on the leadership team, and the Board of Directors and club are very enthusiastic about what lies ahead with this team at the helm. The slate of officers was voted in by show of hands and each vote a “landslide”.
Serving for her first term will be Janeen Wernecke as Treasurer. Janeen is a Pharmacist of over 20 years, and is an active member of NEAR, attending the car events at tracks in the area with her partner Jeremy Huntoon who drives one of the Butch Elms and Sting Vintage Race Cars, and she has been instrumental in assisting with the Hall of Fame ceremonies for the past 2 years.
Serving for her second term will be Diane Ingerson as Secretary Diane is an Inventory Control Specialist of over 25 years. She is an active member of NEAR, and heavily involved in antique race car restoration with her husband Scotti Ingerson, Sting Vintage Race Cars. She has also been instrumental in assisting with the Hall of Fame ceremonies for the past 2 years.
Serving for his first term will be Rich Goucher as Vice President, with Vice President Skip Matczak’s request to step down from an officer role of the club President Rich Goucher said he would like to step back to serve in that role. Rich has been a Fourslide Setup/Tool Repair at Century Spring for over 20 years. As President Rich Goucher has brought the club through some tough times, having kept it alive through the pandemic, picking up the pieces and ensuring we would still be here when the dust settled! Without his leadership we would not be here today!
Serving for her first term will be April May Preston-Elms as President, the first female President of NEAR.
April May has been serving as the Treasurer of NEAR since 2019. She is retired from the Federal Government having worked for 30 years as the Chief of Administration and Business Services, managing 5 National Park units in 4 different states. She is a former Vice President of David’s House a nonprofit in NH and President of a local Toast Masters Chapter in NH. She is co-owner/promoter of Bear Ridge Speedway with her husband CV Butch Elms. In 2020 she received the Northeast DIRTcar Outstanding Woman in Racing award. April May is an active member of NEAR, attending the car events at tracks in area with her husband Butch Elms and Sting Vintage Race Cars, racing vintage race cars. She has been heavily involved with the Hall of Fame ceremonies for the past two years.
During her acceptance speech April May conveyed “I am very humbled and honored to be given this opportunity to take on the lead of this great organization and look forward to working closely with the other officers, board members, committee chairs, and members as we keep this great club relevant and vibrant for decades to come.”
Don’t forget nominations are now being accepted for the 26th Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held this year at the Log Cabin Delaney House in Holyoke Ma on Sunday November 5th. We are currently accepting nominations for this prestigious honor and look forward to another exemplary pool of applications for consideration to become one of the six individuals honored and added to the prestigious NEAR HoF roster along with two Veterans. Nominations can be mailed to NEAR, HoF Nominations P.O. Box 492 Bradford VT 05033.
The 2023 live events schedule has been set and will be posted on our social media.
Contact: Diane Ingerson Email: neantiqueracers@gmail.com

Best wishes to Matt Buckler and Ben Dodge!

Matthew Buckler

 · Hello to all my friends! I’m ready to move to Mount Sinai rehab which is reported to be a great facility. There are complications with my right foot which are making things difficult. My doctor says that with a team effort and hard work I should be able to walk in a few weeks. I am still planning to be at the speed Bowl opener on May 7th. I have to thank everybody for their support, it’s been unbelievable! Those comments are what’s keeping me going. I talked to Ben Dodge Wednesday, he is recovering. Our goal is to reunite the Ben and Matt team.Maybe we can announce some races this year at Stafford Speedway I think the team is ready to return! I thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes, they’re working see you on May 7th!

Monadnock running show 8/6/22

8/6/2022 - Monadnock Speedway

8/6/2022 – Monadnock Speedway

Winchester, NH

NASCAR Advance Auto Weekly Racing Series

NHSTRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Late Model Sportsman, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks, Young Guns, NEAR (New England Antique Racers)

Concessions, Beer Garden Area and ATM onsite.

Small coolers allowed (No Glass or Alcohol)

Pit Admission: $30 / $35 (purchased on the day of the event)

General Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors (65+) and Military (with Proof of Service, $5 (Ages 11-18) and FREE (Ages 10 & Under). Tickets available in advance or on the day of the event.


Adult General Admission$15.00
Senior General Admission (65+)$10.00
Military General Admission (with Proof of Service)$10.00

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  • Pits Open2:00 PM
  • Gates Open3:00 PM
  • Hot Laps At3:30 PM
  • Racing Starts6:00 PM


  • NHSTRA Modifieds
  • Street Stocks
  • Late Model Sportsman
  • Mini Stocks
  • Pure Stocks
  • Young Guns
  • NEAR Antique Auto Racers


2021 Annual Meeting Makeup

The date for the 2021 NEAR Annual Meeting Re-schedule has been set for Sunday, July 31,2022. It will be held in central New England for the convenience of our travelling members. The event will be at the Leominster-Fitchburg Elks Lodge, 134 North Main St., Leominster,Ma. Guests may arrive from 2:30 p.m. for the meeting to begin at 3 p.m.

A light meal and refreshments will be served and the Elks will have a bartender on duty for any desired libations. Business matters will be discussed as well as voting in of new directors previously appointed by the President. A raffle will also be on the schedule.

Awards for the 2021 running season will be presented to our 3 co-champions through 4th place. This meeting was announced in our last newsletter, please use this as a reminder. Meeting is open to 2022 paid members, and applications will be available at the door. Please bring your current membership card with you to expedite admission.

Can’t wait to see you all there!!

Rich Goucher, NEAR President