(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)
The Loudon Road Racing Series (motorcycles) and Moat Mountain Road Course Series (legends cars) will drop the green flag on their respective race seasons this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Saturday will feature two- and four-wheel racing around the 1.6-mile road course; Sunday will feature just the legends cars.
The LRRS and Moat Mountain Road Course Series are two of four local racing series that will speed around the Magic Mile asphalt this season. The Sign Works Oval Series (legends) and Pro Wraps Bandolero Series will begin their respective seasons on Saturday, May 14.
The LRRS schedule will feature seven weekends of Championship Cup Series (CCS) motorcycle racing, including the 93rd Loudon Classic on June 18. Over the years, LRRS has developed a reputation for having some of the closest and most intense racing on two wheels. A strong commitment to rider training and development has contributed to the quality of the LRRS programs, helping spark the careers of six-time track champion Rick Doucette, four-time Loudon Classic champion Shane Narbonne and up-and-coming stars like Kristofer Knopf, Riley Rodgers and 2015 Rookie of the Year Kris Hopkins.
To help build the program for the future, Penguin Roadracing School has scheduled race school days on the Friday prior to all of the LRRS weekends. Present and future motorcycle road racers can get the training needed to become a fully licensed competitor in the LRRS. More information on the Penguin Roadracing School can be found on the school’s website.
Legends car racing is one of the fastest growing and most affordable types of American motorsports. Powered by a motorcycle engine, a legends car is a purpose-built race car designed to resemble the legendary American automobiles of the 1930s and ’40s. Drivers range in age from 12 to 65+ years old.
Over the last three years, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has expanded its legends car racing into two series operated by the speedway as a part of U.S. Legends Cars International. The cars race the Moat Mountain Road Course Series on the 1.6-mile road course and the Sign Works Oval Series on the 0.25-mile mini-oval between Turns 1 and 2 on the Magic Mile. Shaun Buffington is a multi-time track champion in both series, while Devon O’Connell has used legends racing to jump up to the American-Canadian Tour.
The Granite State Legends Cars dealership emphasizes the growth of developmental racing at NHMS. The on property store opened in September 2012 and is located in the S1 parking lot. It sells everything needed to begin a racing career in either legends or bandoleros.
The ProWraps Bandolero Series features the bandolero division of U.S. Legend Cars International. The cars are smaller and simpler to drive than legends cars, as there is no gear shifting required and foot pedals operate similar to go-karts that require the left foot for braking. Bandoleros often serve as a stepping stone in racing for the more powerful legends car. Drivers in this series can be as young as eight years old and have often moved up from go-kart racing.
Bandoleros began racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May 2013. All races are run on the aforementioned quarter-mile mini-oval. The creation of the series emphasizes the growth of developmental racing at NHMS, producing the likes of Jake Matheson, Jacob Perry and three-time reigning series champion Casey Call.
Single day admission passes to attend all local racing events at the speedway start at $10. For more details and information on all events at the speedway, or to purchase tickets to July’s New Hampshire 301 or September’s New England 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.