The stars of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Legends division racing series were on hand Friday to help the track kick off the 2014 season for the developmental division at the track.
“This segment of racing, we feel, has become a very good developmental series to give people of all ages a chance to race,” Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway said in a release. “There’s the younger group that is looking to use this as an entry-level class before moving up, and then there are a lot of people that are moving through life that have never gotten the chance to do this. It’s their hobby and they enjoy a weekend of racing like we’re about to have this weekend and throughout the summer here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.”
Shaun Buffington, last year’s oval and road course series Legends champion at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was on hand along with nine-time New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner Tom Gray and 16-year old female driver Taylor Martin.
The 2014 Legends season officially kicks off Saturday in Loudon with the running of the first Moat Mountain Road Road course series and Sign Works oval series events of the season.
“I would definitely recommend the Legends Car and this track when it comes to getting started,” said Buffington, who has three series championships and 35 Legends race wins in his career at NHMS. “It’s a very affordable opportunity and a perfect way to start your racing career.”
Friday’s Legends media day in Loudon was held outside the Granite State Legends Cars dealership at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which provides those interested in getting involved everything needed to get started.
The Granite State Bandolero Series and North East Mini Stock Tour will also be in action Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There’s no charge for grandstand admission. Infield passes are $15.