(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)
In celebration of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 25th Anniversary of NASCAR racing in New England, the Racing History Preservation Group will have a ground breaking ceremony the North East Motor Sports Museum during the SYLVANIA 300 race weekend.
The ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 25 on the site of the future North East Motorsport Museum, on speedway property near the south entrance. Former and current drivers including Pete Hamilton, Ron Bouchard, Ricky Craven and Joey Logano, all of New England’s driver who have won at NASCAR’s highest level of racing, are expected to be part of the celebration as well as political figures from New Hampshire.
The event is free for the public to attend and will take place at 2 p.m., leading into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for the SYLVANIA 300 at 4:45.
Twelve have been named as groundbreakers and include Joey Logano, Ron Bouchard, Ricky Craven, Andy Cusack, Bentley Warren, Ken Smith, Skip Matczak, Dave Frahm, Frank Manafort, Bill Manafort, Dick Berggren and Paula Bouchard (in memory of her father, Ed Flemke).
The museum will be built in two phases with the first being 10,000 square feet with an additional 10,000 square feet being added at a later date.
The building will be used to house the history of motorsports from the Northeast area with multiple displays of racing vehicles and racing related artifacts. Construction will begin as soon as practical following groundbreaking.