EPPING, N.H. — Star Speedway’s 2021 schedule includes multiple major events, a full slate of weekly racing series divisions ready to race for a championship and the thrills and spills of staple shows to begin and end the season.
Fans will get a taste of Supermodifieds, Late Models, Modifieds, Midgets, Super Late Models, Trucks, Street Stocks and more over the course of more than 22 events of racing from April through October.
The schedule is headlined by two events for the Tri Track Open Modified Series (May 29 and July 24), including a new Memorial Day weekend show and the 10th annual SBM Classic in July. The 56th annual Star Classic returns, with a three-day show from September 17-19, while there are countless other special events including memorial races and extra-distance shows planned. The Granite State Pro Stock Series is back at Star for two dates — May 8 and a new Sunday special as part of the Star Classic weekend, September 19.
Continuing tradition, the season begins with the Spring Bunny Brawl on April 24, and ends with the two-day Howler weekend, October 23-24. Star will give teams, drivers and fans one week off each month during the season, with off nights scheduled for May 22, June 12, July 17, August 28 and September 4.
The J&S Paving 350 Supermodifieds will continue to honor some of the best of the past at Star Speedway, with six special events as part of their 10-race schedule for 2021. A champion will be crowned on September 11. Major memorial events planned include the inaugural Dennis McKennedy Memorial race as part of the Star Classic:
- Bob Webber Sr. Memorial (May 15)
- Jen Garland Memorial (June 19)
- Krupski Cup (June 26)
- Marco Turcotte Memorial (July 24)
- Jim Belfiore Memorial (August 14)
- Dennis McKennedy Memorial at Star Classic (September 18)
The Ken Izzett Construction Late Models are back with their own nine-race slate, headlined by an Independence Day weekend special on July 3, a 75-lapper, and a 100 lap feature on August 21. The Late Models will also return to the Star Classic, this year as part of a Friday slate. The Late Model champion will be crowned on September 11.
The MLM Diagnostic Fast 40 series return for the Woody’s Street Stocks as part of the division’s 16-race schedule. There will be four races in the 40 lap series (April 24, May 29, June 26 & August 7), while the season will begin at the Bunny Brawl and end with the title battle on September 26. The Street Stocks will continue to run their 50-lap race to end the season at the Howler, October 23.
The EXIT Realty Pro Truck Series rumbles into the New Hampshire oval for two dates of their own, slated for events on August 7 and Star Classic Sunday, September 19. The North East Mini Stock Tour returns to Star three times — including dates on June 5, August 7 and September 26. The annual NEMST 4 Cylinder Nationals main event will be run during their September date, moved from Classic weekend.
Two Wild And Whacky Wednesday night races are set for June 23 and August 4, with both nights showcasing 4 and 6/8 Cylinder enduro races. The Six Shooters join the June show, while the August race is headlined by the Mia’s Jewelry Boutique Slingshots and spectator one-on-one drag races. NELCAR returns to Star with their Legends Cars division in 2021, with dates on May 8 and Saturday, September 18.
The three-day Star Classic will honor the late Bobby Webber Sr., beginning on Friday, September 17, headlined by a 100-lap race for the Modified Racing Series, joined by the Late Models, Pure Stocks and Slingshots. On Saturday, the day full of winged warriors is back with the ISMA 125, Dennis McKennedy 350 Supermodified memorial, NEMA Midgets, NEMA Lites and NELCAR Legends Cars. On Sunday, the weekend ends with a 100-lapper for the Granite State Pro Stock Series, races for the EXIT Trucks, Classic Lites, Street Stocks and Six Shooters.
The Six Shooters will run 13 races, headlined by the Don & Aline Coster Memorial (July 10) and the Liz Paradise Memorial (October 23). The Slingshots are set for 14 battles of their own, with a 40-lap special scheduled for part of the August 4 show. There are 13 races for the Pure Stocks, races for the Classic Lites, and multiple enduro races for the 4, 6 and 8 cylinders.
The track will hold two swap meets — one to start the season on April 17, from 7-4 p.m., and one in the fall, a two-day special on October 30-31 from 6:30-3:30 p.m.
The 2021 schedule is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information visit Star Speedway at StarSpeedwayNH.com and follow the track on social media.
-Star Speedway / Souza Media Press Release
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