Category Archives: NASCAR K & N Pro Series

Ty Gibbs Earns His First Career NASCAR Win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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LOUDON, N.H. – After knocking on the door of victory lane four times this season, Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 54 Toyota, finally broke through and drove his way to the win after  his first visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday after taking the checkered flag for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 during the second annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend.

“It was just like going on a Sunday drive the car was so good,” said Gibbs, who started the race from the third position. “We led a lot of laps, and we got a little tight halfway through the race, but the guys fixed it up, and we went back out there and won.”

Gibbs led a majority of the race with Chase Cabre, who won at Loudon in July, Sam Mayer and Tanner Gray close behind. Gibbs lost his cushion after a late-race caution, but pulled away after bumping Gray, securing the first place position for the remainder of the race. Gray, Josh Berry, Spencer Davis and Mayer rounded out the top five at the conclusion after a four-car battle for second place.

Racing is in his blood, so it’s no surprise the grandson of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner Joe Gibbs landed in victory lane during his rookie season after only 11 starts.

With his 17th birthday only two weeks away, today’s victory lane celebration served as an early birthday present for the Charlotte, N.C. native.

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the September 20-21, 2019 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, the June 13-21, 2020 Motorcycle Week at NHMS and the July 17-19, 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

Autographs, Garage Access, Camping & Short Track Racing Highlight Full Throttle Fall Weekend

LOUDON, N.H. – Full Throttle Fall Weekend is the must-see, must-attend short track spectacular at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, September 20-21, headlined by three of NASCAR’s regional series. Fans can enjoy 495 laps of grassroots racing on “The Magic Mile” with more action and more access to the cars and stars of racing.

The main event, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 presented by Whelen, is the longest mileage and richest purse of the season. The Saturday tripleheader also features the sport’s stars of tomorrow at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 and the only chance in America this year to see Canada’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series drivers race at the Visit New Hampshire 100. A fourth race has been added to the lineup with a 20-lap J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series race featuring Granite State Legends Cars competing for a $5,000 purse on Friday.

“Full Throttle Fall Weekend proved to be a unique and exciting race weekend with unprecedented access for our fans last year,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Fans can once again expect to see grassroots racing at its finest with another race added to the lineup and some new exciting features for this year’s event that we think they’ll enjoy.”

All ticket holders have access to a free autograph session (behind the Main Grandstand) with the drivers from all three NASCAR series on Saturday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and also have access to a limited number of temporary grandstand seats (general admission) along the backstretch near turn two in the infield.

Pit passes for this event allow access into the garages, on pit road and the racetrack for fans of all ages. Pit pass holders get front-stage access for pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, including driver introductions, and can get up close to all of the race cars, which will be lined up and down the frontstretch.

The Fan Zone will be just outside the infield tunnel next to the Concord Ticket Booth and will feature kids activities, a beer tent with lawn games, a variety of farm style and fall harvest food options, vendors, displays and live music. When the on-track action ends on Friday, the party continues at the Fan Zone stage with live music from Shot of Poison presented by Binnie Media from 7:30-10 p.m.

Due to the popularity during the inaugural Full Throttle Fall Weekend, infield camping has been expanded to include 100 more spots, bringing fans right into the middle of the on-track action. Other trackside campsites include spots along the backstretch in turn three, along turn four in Trackside Terrace as well as in the S9 lot.

Free parking is available in the N1 lot. For closer infield and grandstand access, the S1, S2 and S3 lots will be open for $10 per day, and, for the most convenient parking, premium spots are available behind the Main Grandstand for $35 for the weekend.

Single-day tickets, upgrades and a new weekend package are on sale now.

Find the complete race weekend schedule here: https://www.NHMS.com/Events/Full-Throttle-Fall-Weekend/Schedule or download a PDF version.

*Please note: Schedule is subject to change.

The Full Throttle Fall Weekend event map and track map are available in PDFs for easy download. Be sure to check the event map for tram routes that will assist in getting around the NHMS property.

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the September 20-21, 2019 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, the June 13-21, 2020 Motorcycle Week at NHMS and the July 17-19, 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

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Giovanni Bromante Signs with Visconti Motorsports for the 2020 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Season

With several marquee short track victories to his credit and a solid resume of Late Model success, 16-year-old racer Giovanni Bromante is ready to make the next step in his racing career.


“We are extremely pleased to have Giovanni driving for Visconti Motorsports and representing us in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. He has talent that far exceeds his age. We feel that the combination of his talent behind the wheel and the quality equipment that we bring to the track each week will be a recipe for success.” said John Visconti.


Bromante, a Lattingtown, New York native, has signed with Visconti Motorsports for the 2020 season and will compete full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with the possibility of running select events in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


“I am very excited for next season,” said Bromante, winner of two Southern Super Series Super Late Model events in 2019 including the prestigious Rattler 250. “Most of all, I’m just extremely thankful to have the ability to move up in my career and to get closer to the top levels of the sport.


“The Visconti Motorsports team has already proven to be a championship-caliber team in the K&N Pro Series and I’m really looking forward to working with them. I love learning a new type of car and I’m always up for a new challenge, so it will be great having their experience on my side next season.”


The decision to move forward with Visconti Motorsports in 2020 was an easy one for Bromante and his family. The team is owned by fellow Long Islander and former racer John Visconti, III and his wife, Marie Visconti. When the Bromante family met with Visconti to discuss their 2020 racing plans, it was a natural fit for both sides to work together to advance the young racer’s career.


“It is very special to work with a Long Island team owner,” said Bromante. “It is very rare to have a team from New York working at that high of a level. It felt right to me and my family and I couldn’t be more excited to join Visconti Motorsports next year.”


As a young team in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Visconti Motorsports has already picked up one victory and has finished in the top five in nearly half of their starts. Bromante will have Visconti Motorsports team manager, Bruce Cook calling the shots and overseeing race day operations. The Visconti team will also
continue to utilize the resources of top-level NASCAR teams when necessary.


“I think the biggest challenge will be getting used to the car,” said Bromante. “It’s just a different animal and a different driving style than a Super Late Model, but I know the team will give me every opportunity to learn and succeed.”


The Reichert Group, which owns and operates several IGA grocery stores throughout the Long Island area, will be an associate sponsor for the Visconti team.


Sponsorship opportunities with Giovanni Bromante and Visconti Motorsports are available for the 2020 season. For more information on how marketing with Giovanni Bromante can benefit organizations of all sizes, contact Jana Wimmer at shiftmarketingdesign@gmail.com


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