Bahre, who founded New Hampshire International Speedway in 1990 and was a pioneer and visionary in the New England motorsports world, passed away last week.
LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway will honor track founder Bob Bahre during pre-race ceremonies before Sunday’s running of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, officials announced today. A pioneer in motorsports across New England, Bahre passed away last week at the age of 93.
Bahre owned and operated Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine for several decades before founding New Hampshire International Speedway (now New Hampshire Motor Speedway) in 1990. He ran NHIS until its sale to Speedway Motorsports in 2008.
In recognition of his significant influence on motorsports in New England and beyond, Bahre was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. Sunday, before the green flag falls on the 30th anniversary running of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at “The Magic Mile,” the speedway will honor Bahre with infield signage, a moment of silence and recognition before the invocation.
Pre-race festivities will also include the following dignitaries:
- Invocation: Alec Kindred, Director & Founder of Propelling the Gospel Missions
- National Anthem: Todd Angilly, Official Anthem Singer of the Boston Bruins
- Grand Marshal: Jason Guyot, Interim CEO & SVP of Resort Operations at Foxwoods Resort Casino
- Honorary Starter: Steve Wang, Special Guest of Foxwoods Resort Casino
Tickets still remain for Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Adult tickets are available starting at $70 at https://www.nhms.com/events/foxwoods-resort-casino-301/tickets/. Tickets for kids 12 and under are just $10. Free parking will be available in the S1, S2, S3 and S9 lots on Aug. 2. There will be no trams, camping or open bath houses for this event. Further details can be found on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway website.
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