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Address  176 Exeter Rd, Epping, NH 03042, USA
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Star Speedway is located in Epping, New Hampshire. It hosts a tour-type modified division under the management of the Webber family. The track was closed for most of the 2010 season due to issues between track manager and promoter Robert MacArthur and the town of Epping.

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History

The track has a long-history of legendary drivers, highlighted by Dynamite Ollie Silva, a super-modified and modified standout who won features races from Canada to Florida with less than top equipment. In the 1970s Star hosted the Supermodifieds and Modifieds (called late models) weekly, and Ollie's weekly battles with "Big Daddy" Don McLaren, Eddie West, Jim Cheney, Dick Batchelder, and Paul Richardson provided fans with great thrills and memories. In the 1970s the track hosted what was then thought to be the heaviest wedding cake in history, tipping the scales at over 700 lbs.

Boston Bruins race

Star hosted celebrity races in the 1970s featuring Boston Bruins players. Often Don Awrey (after being traded) would invade Star and beat the local Bruins.

Star Classic

The track has hosts the Star Classic every fall, featuring the ISMA Super Modifieds. Stars such as Chris Perley (the 2005 winner), Russ Wood, Mike Ordway and Indy veteran Bentley Warren have participated in the 200-lap race.

Today

The track has been struggling in recent years, often failing town inspection. It was closed for most of the 2010 season, but was permitted by the town of Epping to be open for three days at the end of October, subject to the completion of required repairs to the facility. In 2008, Bobby MacArthur renamed the speedway "All-STAR" and promoted a very aggressive and diverse program including Supermodifieds, Modifieds and Late Models. Unfortunately, the promotion did not draw enough fans to be successful, leaving the track and promoter seriously in the red.

References

Star Speedway Wikipedia


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