10 Things to Know: 56th Star Classic Weekend

There will be racing all weekend long from Star Speedway in Epping New Hampshire, with the 56th Star Classic weekend starting Friday.  Here are 10 Things to Know about the massive weekend before you settle in for all of the excitement on Speed51.TV.

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1 – Jon McKennedy will be seeking his fourth win in the Star Classic at Star on Saturday.

 

2 – The race will be 125 laps for the ISMA Super Modifieds on Saturday night at Star.  The is the 56th running of the Star Classic, which was first run back in 1966 when Eddie West won the race.

 

3 – Russ Wood is the all-time leader in Star Classic wins with seven.

 

4 – Built in 1966, Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire is a fast quarter-mile track that has been holding Super Modified races and Modified events since the doors opened.

 

5 – Points wise, Otto Sitterly leads by 206 points heading into Star over Ben Seitz in the ISMA Supermodifieds.  Both drivers have never won at Star. Chris Perley is third in points, 269 back of the lead.  However, Perley has won at Star five times in the past.

 

6 – On Sunday, the marquee event will be the Modified Racing Series 100-lap event.  Friday’s action is headlined by the Granite State Pro Stock Series

 

7 – There will be 14 divisions of racing from Friday to Sunday during the Star Classic weekend.

 

8 – Jacob Perry is a two-time MRS winner this season. He has five top 10s in five starts.  Also Brian Robie has had a strong season with a win and four top five finishes.

 

9 – Speed51.TV will be live all weekend long at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire.

 

10 – Anthony Nocella won the last MRS event at Star in 2020.  Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. won the Granite State portion of last year’s Star Classic weekend, while Bryan Kruczek won at the track earlier this year.

 

Star Classic Winners

2020 Jon McKennedy (3)

2019 Jeff Abold

2018 Jon McKennedy (2)

2017 Dave Shullick, Jr.

2016 Moe Lilje

2015 Lou Cicconi, Jr. (2)

2014 Lou Cicconi, Jr.

2013 Jon McKennedy

2012 Russ Wood (7)

2011 Russ Wood (6)

2010 Chris Perley (5)

2009 Chris Perley (4)

2008 Chris Perley (3)

2007 Justin Belfiore

2006 Lou Cicconi (2)

2005 Chris Perley (2)

2004 Russ Wood (5)

2003 Russ Wood (4)

2002 Russ Wood (3)

2001 Joe Gosek (2)

2000 Lou Cicconi

1999 Russ Wood (2)

1998 Mike Ordway

1997 Russ Wood

1996 Chris Perley

1995 Joe Gosek

1994 Bentley Warren (6)

1993 Bentley Warren (5)

1992 Dave Simard (2)

1991 Dave Simard

1990 Bentley Warren (4)

1989 Bentley Warren (3)

1988 Dick Batchelder (2)

1987 Gene Lee Gibson

1986 Paul Richardson (2)

1985 Paul Richardson

1984 Bentley Warren (2)

1983 Doug Heveron (2)

1982 Doug Heveron

1981 Dick Batchelder

1980 Jim Shampine (2)

1979 Jim Shampine

1978 Dave Thomas

1977 Howie Brown

1976 Bentley Warren

1975 Eddie West (3)

1974 Ollie Silva (4)

1973 Eddie West (2)

1972 Jim Landry

1971 Ollie Silva (3)

1970 Ollie Silva (2)

1969 Ollie Silva

1968 Don MacLaren

1967 Bud Crotty

1966 Eddie West

 

-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

10 Things to Know: 56th Star Classic Weekend