Record Start to 10th Annual Gift of Lights

Record Start to 10th Annual Gift of Lights
Presented by Eastern Propane & Oil

Attendance is up 244% over 2019 for the first two weeks of the annual drive-thru light show. Speedway officials have adjusted traffic patterns to accommodate increased traffic flow.

LOUDON, N.H. – Instead of HO, HO, HO, it’s been GO, GO, GO as a record number of families are enjoying the Christmas season at the 10th annual Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Attendance is up 244% over the first two weeks of 2019 (despite being closed Saturday night due to inclement weather). The drive-thru attraction of 3.5 million lights is open nightly through Jan. 3.

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NASCAR Xfinity Series Returns to “The Magic Mile” on July 17, 2021

NASCAR Xfinity Series Returns to “The Magic Mile” on July 17, 2021
The Lakes Region 200 joins the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 for New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s traditional mid-summer NASCAR race weekend, July 17-18, 2021.

LOUDON, N.H. – New England race fans can add another race to their plans for the 2021 NASCAR race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule includes its traditional mid-summer visit to “The Magic Mile” on July 17.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the NASCAR Xfinity Series back to ‘The Magic Mile’ in 2021,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “As New Englanders, we’re all about tradition, and the Xfinity Series has been with us since day one. We’re very much looking forward to next season and NASCAR’s rising stars putting on an exciting show for New England race fans.”

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ACT & PASS Confirm Weekend for Inaugural Northeast Classic at NHMS

ACT & PASS Confirm Weekend for Inaugural Northeast Classic at NHMS

2-Day Event to be Held Weekend of April 16-18

Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have confirmed the dates for the inaugural Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The long-awaited event will be held on the weekend of April 16-18, 2021.

A two-day schedule is planned with open practice on day one and qualifying/features on day two. Whether the event has a Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday schedule will be determined over the winter.

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The NASCAR Cup Series Will Make its 50th Visit

The NASCAR Cup Series Will Make its 50th Visit
to “The Magic Mile” on July 18, 2021


New England race fans can mark their calendar for the 2021 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

LOUDON, N.H. – The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule includes a July 18 visit to “The Magic Mile.” The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will be the historic 50th visit by NASCAR’s premier series to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and once again serve as the season’s last race prior to NASCAR’s mid-summer break.

“The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 has been quite a show these past few years with finishes that literally had everyone on their feet,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “The 2021 season is sure to bring a fresh new energy to the sport as a whole, and we’re looking forward to welcoming New England race fans to ‘The Magic Mile’ on July 18 for more of the exciting racing action they’ve come to expect at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.”

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Santos Outduels Bonsignore to Win Thrilling Back-and-Forth Musket 200 Presented by Whelen at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. – A wild finish featuring a mind-blowing 20 lead changes in the last 20 laps, Bobby Santos III found a way to keep points leader Justin Bonsignore in his rearview mirror for the last few turns to earn a hard-fought checkered flag at the Musket 200 presented by Whelen Saturday afternoon during the third annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend, earning his sixth win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Wayne Helliwell Jr. won the ACT 75 while Shaun Buffington won both Granite State Legends Cars events.

Santos hung back in the pack until lap 167 when he slingshot around a trio of frontrunners going into turn three and pulled a similar move a few turns later to take the lead, setting up a thrilling string of lead changes with Bonsignore. The two traded the lead 20 times over 20 laps; Bonsignore dominating turn three and Santos showing how to pass going into turn one. Over and over they traded places, with Ron Silk briefly nudging his way into second, with four laps remaining.  Bonsignore took the spot back, but not before Santos took advantage and drove just far enough away from the other leaders to keep from being caught before the checkered flag waved.

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Modified Schedule for Motorcycle Week at NHMS

Modified Schedule for Motorcycle Week at NHMS
Plenty of on-track action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during Laconia Motorcycle Week, Aug. 22-30.

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host plenty of on-track action during the 97th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally, Aug. 22-30, with a modified schedule of activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Charity rides, select competition events and limited camping will take place at the speedway, but vendor displays, concessions and demo rides are canceled for 2020 in order to support proper social distancing.

Racing action kicks off Aug. 22-23 with the United States Classic Racing Association’s FIM North American Vintage Championships on the 1.6-mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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