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Speedway Children’s Charities to Distribute $55,375 on Dec. 10

Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter will distribute 51 grants to charities throughout New England.

LOUDON, N.H. –

What:

With 2019 coming to an end, it’s time for Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter to spread some holiday cheer for kids in need throughout New England. The 11th annual Grant Distribution Ceremony, set for Tuesday, December 10 at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, N.H., will provide $55,375 in grants to 51 area charities.

Who:

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President & General Manager David McGrath

Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter Director Hillarie Scott

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu

Manchester, New Hampshire Mayor Joyce Craig

When:

Tuesday, December 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Where:

The Palace Theatre

80 Hanover Street

Manchester, N.H. 03101

Photo and video opportunities for media will be available at The Palace Theatre. This event is not open to the public.

For parking information, please visit https://www.PalaceTheatre.org/Your-Visit/ and scroll down to the Parking section.

About Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC)

The mission of Speedway Children’s Charities is to care for children with educational, financial, social and medical needs to help them lead productive lives. Founded by Bruton Smith in 1982, Speedway Children’s Charities is a non-profit 501c (3) organization providing funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations that meet the direct needs of children. The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities was officially established in 2009. Since then, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities has raised more than $1.8 million. The goal is to ensure that every child in need be given the tools to build a better, brighter and healthier future.

The New Hampshire Chapter is one of eight chapters around the country, and the money raised comes in large part thanks to the fundraising efforts of the eight Speedway Motorsports facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.

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

American-Canadian Tour Added to Full Throttle Fall Weekend

American-Canadian Tour and Granite State Legends Cars add three more races to Full Throttle Fall Weekend with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and ARCA Menards Series East, September 11-12, 2020.

LOUDON, N.H. – Three more short track races have been added to New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend, September 11-12, 2020. The fresh new lineup will include the American-Canadian Tour and Granite State Legend Cars along with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and ARCA Menards Series East and will crown four season champions during the two-day event.

“New England race fans spoke, and we listened,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Full Throttle Fall Weekend is now bigger and better with five heart-pounding short track races in two days. They won’t want to miss this high energy, thrilling race lineup!”

The American-Canadian Tour is no stranger to “The Magic Mile,” making nine appearances from 2009-2016 and making it’s homecoming on Saturday, September 12. The 75-lap feature is the final race of the Tour’s season championship and will hit the 1.058-mile oval at 4:00 p.m. capping off the day’s races. 

Prior to the ACT race, the ARCA Menards Series East will take on a 125-lap event at 2:30 p.m., which will also mark the final race of the series championship season. The weekend’s main event, the Musket 200 presented by Whelen, is the longest mileage race on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour beginning at 12:05 p.m. rounding out the day’s races on “The Magic Mile.”

The Granite State Legend Cars will also crown two champions at Full Throttle Fall Weekend with a 30-lap Oval Series race on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the 0.25-mile mini oval in turns one and two and a 20-lap Road Course Series event on the 0.95-mile modified road course on Friday at 5 p.m.

All Saturday ticket holders will have access to a free autograph session with all the drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, ARCA Menards Series East and American-Canadian Tour at 10:15 a.m. Pit passes for the speedway will allow access into the garages, on pit road and the racetrack with front-stage access for Saturday’s pre-race ceremonies, including driver introductions. Free and premium parking will be available along with various camping options.

Single-day tickets and upgrades for Full Throttle Fall Weekend are on sale now.

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the November 28, 2019-January 5, 2020 Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil, the June 13-20, 2020 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 17-19, 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 11-12, 2020 Full Throttle Fall Weekend visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

Gift of Lights Opens Thanksgiving Night

LOUDON, N.H. – With the holidays fast approaching, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is getting into the spirit by trading in the checkered flags for 2.5 million twinkly lights during the Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil. The ninth annual event spreads holiday cheer for 35 days with fundraising for the local community from Thursday, November 28 – Sunday, January 5 (full schedule available here).

This year, the 2.5-mile drive-thru light show is bigger and better with 520 displays and 80 different scenes opening at 4 p.m. daily including Thanksgiving and Christmas. The out of car experience includes the s’mores pit and $5 pictures with Santa Claus on Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

Over 650 hours went into setting up this year’s show including the new Light Co. display with construction working elves, a cowboy Christmas, race cars, a military display plus the popular 12 Days of Christmas and the fan-favorite Tunnel of Lights, 130-foot long infield entrance and exit tunnels made up of over 25,000 lights.

“The holidays are all about traditions, spending time with family and helping those who are less fortunate,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “There’s no better way to do all of that than with a visit to the Gift of Lights. We love to see the community come together to help our neighbors while enjoying a festive night out with the family.”

Helping the community begins immediately at the front gate. A portion of all admissions proceeds benefit Speedway Children’s Charities, the official charity for New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which has distributed $1.7 million to local non-profits. On December 15, Yule Light Up The Night, a 2.1-mile fun run or walk with Millennium Running, will kick off at 4:30 p.m. and will also support SCC while giving visitors a unique view of the light show (Gift of Lights has a delayed opening).

For a $2 discount, visitors can bring three or more non-perishable canned goods for donation to the Loudon Food Pantry. Since the Gift of Lights first started in 2011, food and monetary donations have allowed New Hampshire Motor Speedway to donate more than 93,000 pounds of food providing more than 88,000 meals to locals during the holiday and winter months.

The Loudon Firefighters Association will fundraise by hosting the s’mores pit on Friday and Saturday nights through December 21. Over the last two years, nearly $6,500 was raised for their off-road utility vehicle fund for the purchase of a UTV for wildland firefighting efforts, off-road rescues and searches for missing individuals in town.

Coca-Cola night is December 15, after the conclusion of Yule Light Up The Night, and will include the iconic Coca-Cola Santa and caravan. Theme nights allow visitors to get in to the holiday spirit and save $2 off admissions at the gate by dressing up for Pajama Night (December 4), Military Night (December 11) and Ugly Sweater Night (December 18).

Admission is $25 per car. The Gift of Lights will be closed on December 2, 3, 9 and 10. Please visit www.NHMS.com/GiftOfLights for event details. A PDF version of the schedule is available: https://www.NHMS.com/Documents/Gift-Of-Lights-Schedule-2019.pdf

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the November 28, 2019-January 5, 2020 Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil, the June 13-20, 2020 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 17-19, 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 11-12, 2020 Full Throttle Fall Weekend visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.