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NASCAR Isn’t The Only Event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NHMS is Ready for a Very Busy Event Season Outside of its July and September NASCAR Weekends

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway is already buzzing with the roar of motorcycles, the squeals of tires and the hum of engines of all kinds. The property also serves as the location for bicycle rides, a 5K and Boy Scout Jamboree.

“Many people think we’re just NASCAR,” started David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s executive vice president and general manager, “but there are so many other exciting events happening every single week from the first weekend in April straight through October. There’s always something on the track or somewhere on our property to come out and see with your family.”

The 2018 season opened with the BMW Club of America – White Mountain Chapter holding a meet. They provide members with the opportunity to meet other BMW lovers and to improve their enjoyment of and education in their ultimate driving machines. Check out the Boston chapter when they’re at NHMS May 19, June 2, Aug. 29 and Sept. 15.

The Sunapee Racing Team, a New England-based cycling team, holds their races at NHMS every Thursday, now – Sept. 13, with the exception of June 14 and July 19. They participate in and promote the sport of competitive cycling with a keen emphasis on its long term viability and growth.

Club Loose keeps drifting alive in New Hampshire as they lay down rubber with their signature style. Everyone comes to Club Loose events for one thing – to have a blast! See their tires slide across the pavement April 28-29, May 12-13 and 26-27, June 30- July 1, July 28-29, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 8-9 and 29-30 and October 27-28.

New Hampshire’s fastest racing on two wheels returns to NHMS when the Loudon Road Race Series kicks off April 28 and 29. The LRRS features seven weekends of Championship Cup Series motorcycle racing on the 1.6-mile road course. Over the years, LRRS has developed a reputation for having some of the closest and most intense racing on two wheels. The series will continue May 19-20, June 15-17, July 7-8, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 29-30.

Teams of college students from all over the world will come to NHMS April 29-May 3 for the annual Formula Hybrid competition. They’ll build hybrid cars with the overall competition being an endurance race.

The 28th annual New Hampshire D.A.R.E. Classic 5k Road Race returns to NHMS on May 4. This family-friendly event features a one-mile fun run for the kids followed by a 5k road race for the adults. Bring your family to take part or cheer on the participants while enjoying demonstrations by the New Hampshire State Police K9 Unit, Drill Team, Aviation Unit and Motorcycle Unit, and you can also get your face painted and meet Daren the D.A.R.E. Lion.

The Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host their triennial jamboree May 4-6. This event will bring together Scouts, Scouters and families from throughout New Hampshire and neighboring states for a weekend of fun, adventure and excitement as they take part in repelling, mountain biking, kayaking, backpacking, camping, signaling and more.

NHMS’s McGrath will join former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty as he revs up his Charity Ride Across America for the 24th year in a row. The Ride will start in Portland, Maine on May 5 and end in Greensboro, N.C. on May 11, Petty will lead 225 participants through nine states in seven days. The Ride will travel 1,200 miles to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

For full schedule and ticket information on all 2018 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 20-22 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend and the September 21-22 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, please stop by the ticket office, visit the speedway website at www.NHMS.com, or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

The Days of Cash Only Are Now History With New Partnership With Square

All Eight SMI Tracks Across the U.S. Continue “Fans First” Commitment With Square Partnership For Quick and Easy Concession Transactions.

LOUDON, N.H. – Speedway Motorsports, Inc. tracks across the country, including New Hampshire Motor Speedway, have partnered with Square to provide fans with the opportunity to pay using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google play at concession stands that have previously been cash only.

Square’s point-of-sale system is a new part of SMI’s “Fans First” commitment, as its innovative technology, simple design and fast payment processing – most transactions going through in five seconds or less – help save time, allowing fans to get back to the grandstands quickly so they don’t miss as much of the action on the track while fueling up their own system.

“Speedway Motorsports is all about the fans, and our efforts with Square give us a chance to make fans’ trips to the concessions stands a lot more convenient,” said Marcus Smith, the president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. “We want our fans to enjoy great food that is easy to grab, scan and go. With Square coming on board, the process is quicker and smoother.”

Square has already debuted at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway and has been well received by fans and concessionaires.

“We’re New Englanders – we want things done yesterday. We don’t like to wait, and this new partnership with Square will help our fans save time and get back to their seats quicker,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “New Hampshire fans are going to love this!”

Fans will have the option to use multiple payments on one transaction, and they can receive their receipt digitally (email or text) or get a printed copy. There will also be the ability to add a tip, with predetermined amounts already displayed as options to add on quickly without having to do the math in their head.

Square is software built for simplicity and will help enhance the overall fan experience during NASCAR events and other events throughout the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

For ticket information on all 2018 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 20-22 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend and the September 21-22 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, please stop by the ticket office, visit the speedway website at www.NHMS.com, or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

 

Second Annual New England Short Track Showdown set for June 24th, 2018

WALPOLE, N.H.

Two months in advance, the Granite State Pro Stock Series entry list for the New England Short Track Showdown is already 23 strong. The talent of the teams that are coming to challenge for $5,000 to win and the chance to stand in NHMS victory lane is shaking down to be absolutely fantastic.

2017 GSPSS Champion Mike O’Sullivan looks to best his fourth place finish last year against the likes of two time 2018 PASS event winner Derek Griffith, 2017 Oxford 250 runner-up and defending NASCAR Pro Series Champion at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Reid Lanpher to name a few.

But don’t rest on the GSPSS regulars of Cory Casagrande, 2017 ARBodies rookie of the year Scott MacMichael, and 2016 GSPSS Champion Barry Gray with his brand new Davis Chassis Works #29. “This is like our Daytona 500” series President Mike Parks said, “I know all our teams will have this event circled on the calendar.”

Racing will be better then ever with the new McCreary Race Tire provided by American Racer & Dave Lind Race Tires as after testing, GSPSS officials found this combination to be 30 degrees cooler with significantly better wear as well.

Drivers entered as of 4/17/2018

#08     Mike O’Sullivan

#05     Jacob Dore

#39     Nick Lascoula

#18     Mike Scorzelli

#29     Barry Gray

#00     Jimmy Renfrew Jr

#93     Ray Christian III

#21     Josh King

#72     Scott MacMichael

#43     Devin O’Connell

#7       Cory Casagrande

#59     Reid Lanpher

#57     Scott “Zig” Geno

#12G  Derek Griffith

#60     DJ Shaw

#05M  Phil Richardson

#42     TBA

#8       Guy Caron

#17     Haywood Herriot

#4       Tommy O’Sullivan

#14     TBA

#4M   Ben Rowe

For more information, to sponsor laps for the GSPSS feature, and more visit www.gspss.net

Photo Credit John Miller