Story By: MIKE PARKS / CLAREMONT MOTORSPORTS PARK – CLAREMONT, NH – Claremont Motorsports Park, Maurice Enterprises, The Racing Guys and The Long Island Mod Maniac, along with numerous sponsors are proud to present the Racers Honoring Racers 100. This race will be an open competition style event for pavement Modifieds on August 28th, 2020.
This race was originally scheduled to be run at the Waterford Speedbowl but due to unforeseen circumstances, the races organizers as well as its loyal sponsors have decided to move it to Claremont Motorsports Park and honor some of the tracks local heroes.
This race will be run in honor of a number of the legendary modified drivers that made their names at Claremont Motorsports Park. Some of the invitees will be Dwight Jarvis, Peter Daniels, Punky Caron and Donnie Miller among others. “We really want to honor the modified drivers that made their names at Claremont Motorsports Park”, said race co-promoter Dick Williams. “With all that is going on in the world and the state of CT, it just wasn’t going to happen at Waterford so we got together with Mike (Parks) and here we are. We can’t wait to get some of the greats that put this speedway on the map together and pay homage to them.” Details of the events that will honor the living legends of the Claremont Modifieds will be announced in the coming weeks along with a schedule of events for race day.
Williams, Parks, Maurice Hurd Jim Schaefer and Wayne Coates have put together a huge purse for this event, totaling in excess of $45,000. The winner’s portion will be $10,000 with a goal of a minimum check for $1100 to take the green flag.
“We are still seeking sponsorship for this event”, said race supporter and Claremont native Maurice Hurd. “Things are coming together nicely but the more we get, the more we can give back to the teams. Hopefully with this announcement there will be a local buzz and we can get some local businesses involved.”
With this event moving to the Thrasher Road speed plant the excitement continues to grow around the track and first year promoter Mike Parks. “Despite all of the craziness in the world today our season has started off pretty well. We had two very successful pay-per-view events and are just now welcoming back our fans”, stated Parks during a recent break in his very busy schedule. “This event is just the Icing on the cake for an amazing 2020 season.” Parks went on to say, “I can’t thank Dick (Williams) and his group enough for helping to bring this event to Claremont Motorsports Park. All of those guys, Dick, Jim (Schaefer), Wayne (Coates) and Maurice (Hurd) have been huge in making this happen and I can’t thank them enough”.
This event will be a 100 green flag laps with heat races and consis to qualify the starting field. In addition to the Tour Type Modifieds the NHSTRA Sportsman Modifieds will be in action along with the Late Model Sportsmen, Street Stocks, Six Shooters and Pure Stocks.
A full schedule of events for the nights racing will be released soon along with pit gate fees and grandstand ticket pricing. All state guidelines still in place will be followed for the safety of fans, competitors and staff alike.
For more information and updates on this event and its schedule or any of the happenings at the track, go to http://www.claremontmotorsportspark.com or follow them on facebook.