Speedway Children’s Charities Distributes $75,190 to New England Children in Need

Speedway Children’s Charities Distributes $75,190 to New England Children in Need
SCC New Hampshire Chapter distributed grants to 55 charities to help 82,230 children across New England.

LOUDON, N.H. – The room was filled with holiday spirit on Thursday as New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig joined Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter at its 10th annual grant distribution ceremony at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, N.H. Grants were handed out to 55 local nonprofits totaling $75,190 in front of the festive backdrop from “A Christmas Carol.”

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American Flat Track Comes to NHMS, New Facility Opens Spring 2019

American Flat Track Comes to NHMS, New Facility Opens Spring 2019
American Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Series Inks Deal to Race at New ‘Flat Track.’

LOUDON, N.H. – It is known simply as ‘The Flat Track,’ but when the green flag drops at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next spring, ‘America’s Original Extreme Sport’ – American Flat Track – will make its first appearance in New Hampshire, giving race fans a new reason to enjoy the thrill of racing in Loudon. Construction crews are already hard at work on a brand-new racing surface, and in just a few weeks, the dirt and clay will be transformed into an exciting racing venue.
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Strong New England Presence at Road Course World Championship

Strong New England Presence at Road Course World Championship
2018 Road Course World Champions beat out drivers from around the world and race regularly at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

LOUDON, N.H. – The Road Course World Finals brought a great group of racers from as far as Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Canada to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but it was the United States – New Hampshire, more specifically – that came out on top in every division. All of the INEX point championships given in the road course discipline came out of the Granite State Legends program at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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NASCAR Legend Richard Petty to Be Honored in Boston

NASCAR Legend Richard Petty to Be Honored in Boston

Petty is the first NASCAR driver to be honored and is among six New England athletes who will be recognized at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. on Wednesday, November 28.

LOUDON, N.H. – Richard Petty will be honored at The Sports Museum’s 17th annual fundraising gala, The Tradition, at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. on Wednesday, November 28 for his accomplishments and contributions to NASCAR and the motorsports industry. Petty will be among a group of New England’s most legendary athletes and New Hampshire Motor Speedway is giving away tickets to a lucky fan to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event.
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Pumpkins and Lemons Take Over New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Pumpkins and Lemons Take Over New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Two signature fall events set for a weekend of family fun and unique entertainment at the Extreme Chunkin Festival and the 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween Hooptiefest on Oct. 20 and 21.

LOUDON, N.H. – Pumpkins and lemons take over New Hampshire Motor Speedway with two signature fall events set for a weekend of family fun and unique entertainment at the Extreme Chunkin Festival and the 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween Hooptiefest on Oct. 20 and 21.
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A Battle to the Finish: Musket 250 Goes to Chase Dowling After Wild Final Turn Crash

 

Chase Dowling (holding up musket) with David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager (left, pointing) after his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the inaugural Musket 250 at NHMS on Saturday. Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Alan MacRae

Late race leaders, Justin Bonsignore and Ryan Preece, wreck in final turn, allowing Dowling to slide by and take an unexpected win in longest Whelen Modified race in series history.

LOUDON, N.H. – After 250 hard fought laps and numerous lead changes, of course the Whelen Modified race came down to the final turn of the final lap to determine a winner in a wild finish to the Musket 250. When the dust had settled, Chase Dowling sped across the Granite Stripe to win the longest race in series history. The pole sitter Dowling takes home $25,000 plus $100 for every lap he led through the afternoon; quite a haul for the young driver who captured his first ever Modified victory. He nearly took home the checkered flag at NHMS in July, losing the summer race by .014 seconds.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Dowling. “This race is a lot different than earlier in the year. You’re leading one moment and then you pit out and you don’t know where you are when you come out; you just had to be patient.”

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