This Friday night, May 24th, Lee USA Speedway will join the rest of the nation in celebrating Memorial Day Weekend with Veterans and Swings & Things Night, honoring our military veterans, particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the land we love. Ed Miller of VFW Post 90 in Raymond, NH will lead the Color Guard in a twenty-one Gun Salute to those who have fallen. All active military personnel will be admitted free.
In particular, Lee USA Speedway will remember the life of a US Army veteran and long-time supporter of the speedway, Jay Merryfield, who succumbed to cancer in January. Merryfield drove the Lee USA Suburban push truck for many years. He regarded the track as his home, and its fans, his family. Lee USA will remember him in a very special way this Friday night.
Along with the NASCAR Whelen Weekly Racing Series contingent of Benson’s Lumber Small Block Supers, Prime Storage Late Model Sportsman, David’s Race Cars Hobby Stocks, and American Used Auto Parts Ironman, Swings & Things will be presenting S.T.A.R. Cars (Senior Tour Auto Racers). The traveling band of vintage auto racing enthusiasts annually brings twenty or more painstakingly restored race cars of the 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s to Lee USA for this very special show. There will be old supers, modifieds, midgets, and late models from years gone by.
Lee USA wrecker driver Skip Stern of Skip’s Towing in Londonderry will have two of his prized possessions on display; a 1963 Nova Modified and his NASCAR 37 Chevy Coup Modified, both well worth a second look. Last year, 70’s era cars driven by northeast legends Ed Flemke and Geoff Bodine were on hand. Any old time racing fan is sure to recognize and appreciate some of the many vintage racing machines on display and in action this Friday night at the Lee USA Speedway.
This is a very special must see show starting at 6:45PM. All active military personnel will be admitted free.