NEAR Selects New Board Of Directors
MILLDALE, Conn. — The New England Antique Racers (NEAR) have selected their 2011 Board of Directors.
After a tally of voting results, Jim Splettstoezer, Bob Seller, Rhonda Blanchette, Pete Newsham, Rachael Seller, Mare Harlow, Brian Bancroft, Val LeSeiur and Dave Dykes have been selected to serve on the Board of Directors next year during the groups most recent meeting Dec. 14.
The next event for NEAR will be the 14th annual New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled for Jan. 30 at LaRenaissance Banquet Hall in East Windsor, Conn.
Drivers Punky Caron, Dan Meservey, Russ Nutting and Jerry Dolliver, car owners Rich and Ray Garuti, Stanley Matczak, Vic Kangas, and Speedway Scene publisher Val Lesieur will be inducted during the event.
Veterans Committee inductees are the late Danny Galullo, early car owner Louie D’Amore, and racer Buddy Bardwell. Pioneering New England auto racing photographer Bill Balser will receive the New England Antique Racers Jack Ratta Memorial Award.