I received this tonight. We're all a part of the racing family so I'm sure any help would be deeply appreciated. I have fond memories of my days of covering the dirt tracks and trips to Autodrome Drummond. Let's help out our racing family in this time of need.


STONY POINT, NY (September 23, 2009) ?  Vinnie Salerno, owner of Four Star Transmissions Motorsports, formally announced today a reward of $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the weekend theft of the contents of the Four Star truck and hauler.

The theft, which took place from the parking lot of the Motel Blanchette at 225 Blvd. St. Joseph West, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, September 19, 2009 included the following items: 
? complete big block Modified car
? complete small block Modified car
? 60 Keizer wheels mounted with Hoosier tires
? several unmounted Keizer wheels
? black Snap On Tool wheeled tool box with all hand tools
? One Off pit cart
? impact wrenches
? Storms? helmet and Hans device
? two complete Quick Change rear ends
? five carburetors
? bottle of Nitro Oxygen
? lead weights
? Four Star Motorsports set up books
? RACEceiver  and Transponder systems
? transmissions
? 30 shocks
? front end unit
? entire contents of all hauler cabinets (i.e. nuts, bolts, etc.)
? Storms? apparel items (including tee shirts for sale)

Motel security cameras show the Four Star truck and hauler being driven out of the motel at 5:19 a.m. on Saturday, September 19 by a heavy set male with light or grey hair and a companion.  The truck and hauler were found abandoned in a rural hunting area approximately 30 minutes from the motel.  The vehicle, which had become stuck on the dirt road, was empty of its entire contents except for several jugs of racing fuel. 

No insurance was carried on the trailer contents which means the team will have to replace all items, from complete cars to spare nuts and bolts, with no outside source of funding.
Salerno has an extensive inventory of the contents and indicates all items, including hand tools, were marked with the team name making it difficult for the thieves to resell them. 

The $20,000 reward is being offered by the Salerno family and team sponsor Don Kruger.  They are asking the members of the racing community to be alert and report anything they might see at upcoming race flea markets, on the internet, or on used car parts they might be purchasing. 

Anyone with information, no matter how small the detail, is asked to called Vinnie Salerno at 845-786-2200 or 845-591-7254.  All information will be investigated.  The team is hopeful a piece of information learned will lead to an arrest and conviction.