Precision Valley Corvette Museum Night
Twin State Speedway
June 4, 2004
This was a brand new event on the schedule this
Since the event was Friday evening, and a 4
hour drive from home,
I drove the Vette to work in Augusta, ME for the morning.
Noon, I left for Springfield, VT and the Precision Valley Corvette Museum.
About a dozen Corvettes met at the
Museum. 50 years were represented:
From a '54 to the 2004 that was to be raffled off on July 4.
about 5:30 we headed out in a caravan for the short, scenic drive to
NH, and the racetrack.
The Vettes had a
special corral set
aside for us. I even had a tent!
(Check that mirror shot: all 5 Corvette generations!)
After several practice sessions
on the track for the various
classes, it was our turn. All of the Vettes lined up behind the track pace car,
6 laps around the track. The 2 C5s at the back of the pack wowed the crowd by
hanging back, stopping side by side, then drag racing
down the straight in front
of the stands. The track officials got into the spirit by actually flagging them
off to start each race! While we were doing that,
the race drivers were passing their helmets
stands collecting donations for the American Cancer Society as the announcer
told the story of Corvettes Conquer Cancer - how it started and what we have
been doing since.
our 6 laps, we pulled up in a Le Mans Start sort of formation in front of the
stands. There the track owner, Dennis Fleury, presented me with a check for
sponsorship and Matt Alldredge, owner of Precision Valley Corvette Museum,
presented a check for $2500 sponsorship. Then the drivers turned over
that they had collected from the spectators for the American Cancer Society.
Finally, Museum manager Roberto Rodriguez gave me $240 (the
$20 registration for
the 12 participating Vettes), also for ACS. Doing the quick math, that makes
$500.62 for the American Cancer Society in NH and VT!
then cleared the track, and the evening's races began. After each class heat, we
went down on the track to present the trophies to the top 3 finishers
in a photo
session. There are a lot of VERY SERIOUS RACERS at this track, and we are
looking forward to going back again next year!
to Dennis Fleury of Twin State Speedway and Matt Alldredge of the Precision
Valley Corvette Museum for hosting this fun event, which produced $260.62 for
the American Cancer Society in New Hampshire
and $240.00 for ACS in Vermont.
activities the next day