New England Auto Racers Hall Of Fame Set To Announce 2016 Induction Class

The New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame is expected to announce on Wednesday a 2016 induction class that will include seven drivers and one broadcaster, a source close to the New England Antique Racers revealed exclusively to RaceDayCT. The New England Antique Racers group oversees the NEAR Hall of Fame. The class will include […]

New England Antique Racers To Honor Tri-Track Open Modified Series Organizers

Dick Williams of Stonington and Jim Schaefer of Riverhead, N.Y., creators and organizers of the two year old Tri-Track Open Modified Series, will share the 2015 New England Antique Racers Frank Maratta Award. The presentation, which will be given during the 18th New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame banquet on Nov. 8, is in […]

Justin St. Louis To Be Honored With Annual NEAR Media Award

(Press Release from New England Antique Racers) Justin St. Louis, a motorsports writer for three Vermont daily newspapers, is the winner of the New England Antique Racers’ Mitchell/Ratta Award. The prize will be presented at the New England Antique Racers Hall of Fame 18th induction banquet Sunday, Nov. 8 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor, CT. […]

Ronnie Marvin, Joe Fontana, Jim Moffat Added To NEAR Hall of Fame

(Press Release from New England Antique Racers) The late Ronnie Marvin, Joe Fontana, and the late Jim Moffat are this year’s veterans committee picks for inclusion into the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame. The trio, along with drivers Sam Posey, Joey Laquerre, Stan Greger, Greg Sacks, the late Jim McCallum, car owner the […]

NEAR Hall Of Fame 2015 Induction Class Announced

(Press Release from New England Antique Racers) Victories at LaMans and Daytona International Speedway are among the hundreds of checkered flags owned by the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Sam Posey, one of America’s top road racers, and Greg Sacks, the winner of the 1985 Daytona Firecracker 400, are part […]

New England Auto Racers Hall Of Famer Jimmy Jorgensen Dies

(Release from New England Antique Racers/Pete Zanardi) Jimmy Jorgensen, a member of the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame and one of the premier owner/mechanics in Northeastern auto racing history, passed away Thursday, June 18. From Riverside Park, where his “Flying Zero” won three championships between 1958 and 1962, to the 1969 Indianapolis 500, […]

NEAR Presented Attendance Award At Summer Knights 24th Annual Benefit Show & Shine

(Press Release from New England Antique Racers) The New England Antique Racers (NEAR) were presented with the coveted “Attendance Award” in honor of the clubs participation in the Summer Knights 24th Annual Benefit Show & Shine held on Sunday, April 26th at the Berlin Fairgrounds. Displaying vintage modified stock cars were NEAR members Ron Carlson […]

“Breakfast with Bill” – Conversations with the Connecticut Valley Rocket Wild Bill Slater Released

(Press Release from New England Antique Racers) “Breakfast with Bill – Conversations with the Connecticut Valley Rocket “Wild Bill Slater” by Walt Scadden is now available. Though not a lengthy affair, the book provides an engaging glimpse into the persona and career of the driver who became known as “The Connecticut Valley Rocket” during the […]

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