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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.

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


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

Tickets On Sale Now for Comedy Show to Benefit Speedway Children’s Charities

LOUDON, N.H. – The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities is hosting a fun adult night full of laughs at The Whiskey Barrel in Laconia on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now atbit.ly/SCCComedyShow18 for $20.00 and will be on sale at the door for $25.00.

“We at Speedway Children’s Charities are excited to host this new comedy show event,” said Hillarie Scott, director of the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. “It will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fun night out with some good laughs and meet new faces that will help so many children across New England.”

Each December, the New Hampshire Chapter of SCC distributes grant checks to nonprofit organizations in the region. Since its inception in 2009, the Granite State chapter has raised more than $1.7 million, which has benefitted more than 667,000 children across New England.

Heather Bishop from WZID/95.7 FM will be the host of two hilarious comedians; Frank Santorelli and Joe Yannetty.

“I’m so excited to help out the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities raise funds for great local organizations,” said Bishop. “As a comedy fan, I can’t wait to laugh the night away for an important cause!”

Frank Santorelli

Frank Santorelli is one of the country’s hardest working and funniest comedians. Frank headlines top comedy clubs all over the U.S. You might have seen Frank as Georgie the Bartender in his recurring role on the HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Frank has been on “CONAN,” “Law and Order,” “Law and Order Criminal Intent,” “Las Vegas with James Caan,” “Spin City with Michael J. Fox” and in “Meet the Fockers.”

Joe Yannetty

Joe Yannetty, like most native East Bostonians, is hilarious. He was raised in an inner-city Italian neighborhood, which means that being funny is not only a survival skill, it is in his blood.

Yannetty got his start at the Ding Ho Comedy Club in Cambridge, Mass., and he quickly became one of the top comedians in Boston and throughout New England, becoming a regular at all the most popular clubs in Manhattan, N.Y.

Yannetty headed west to Los Angeles, Calif., where he continued headlining clubs all across the U.S., and he has since logged more than 40 TV shows. He can be seen in and also wrote the HBO movie “SUCKERS,” for which he won a Best Screenplay award.

A move back to the East Coast brought with it morning radio on two of Boston’s biggest stations, WROR/105.7 FM and WZLX/100.7 FM, and Mr. Yannetty is currently headlining the world’s largest and most prestigious cruise lines.

For more information about other upcoming events for the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, call Hillarie Scott at (603) 513-5738 or visit SpeedwayCharities.org/NewHampshire/. 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.