Weekend Of Firsts: Full Throttle Fall Weekend Promises Amazing Action & Access At NHMS

(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will tackle the longest race in series history on September 22 with the Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Photo: Courtesy NHMS)

It’s a weekend of firsts for the Inaugural Full Throttle Fall Weekend, Sept. 21-22 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This must-see, must-attend short track spectacular is headlined by three of NASCAR’s regional series creating memorable moments at “The Magic Mile” that will provide more action and unprecedented infield access for fans.

The 1.058-mile oval will be burning rubber for 475 laps of grassroots racing. The main event, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250, will be the longest mileage and richest purse in series history. The Saturday tripleheader also features the Apple Barrel 125, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship points race that gives fans their first look at the sport’s stars of tomorrow, as well as the first appearance outside of Canada for NASCAR Pinty’s Series as they race for the first time in America at the Granite 100.

“We have been working all year long to create a unique and exciting race weekend for our fans with the new Full Throttle Fall Weekend,” explained David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “This will be grassroots racing at its finest with never before seen events. Fans can expect this to be very different from our July race with much more access. It will certainly be a memorable weekend!”

Also for the first time, all Full Throttle Fall Weekend tickets include infield access, something new and different merging fans and race teams into one space. The Fan Zone will be relocated to the infield and will feature kids activities, food trucks, a beer garden, live music, carnival-style games and amusement rides. When the on-track action ends, the party begins in the infield with live music from the Rory Scott Band Friday and Saturday until 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., respectively.

If you’ve ever seen the bumping and drafting of the Mods, you already know that the Full Throttle Fall Weekend will feature some of the tightest and most competitive racing in the region. The Musket 250 will take center stage on Saturday following the Granite 100 and the Apple Barrel 125. Races begin at 12:15 p.m. with pre-race ceremonies for all three series starting at 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 22.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway just launched its new Full Throttle Fridays promotion starting Aug. 24 and going through Sept. 21. A winner will be selected each Friday for one of five once-in-a-lifetime experiences and cool access for September’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend.

Other features of Full Throttle Fall Weekend include:

Pit Passes are good all weekend and allow access into the garage, on pit road and the racetrack for fans of all ages.

Meet the drivers on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for an autograph session, along the Main Grandstand fence line, free for all ticket holders. Nearly all 80 drivers who will be racing that day will be in attendance from all three series with their race cars lined up and down the front stretch for fans to get up close to and see.

Camping will bring the race weekend experience over the top Thursday – Sunday. Let the party continue trackside with options based location and amenities. Campsites are available close to the action in the infield, on the backstretch, Trackside Terrace and in S9.

Parking is free on property all weekend in lot S12. For closer infield and grandstand access, S1, S2 and S3 lots will be open for $10, and, for the most convenient parking, we have premium spots available in the infield and behind the grandstand. Speedway trams will run a continuous loop from the S12 lot to the Fan Zone.

Full Throttle Fall Weekend Schedule: http://www.nhms.com/nascar/full-throttle-fall-weekend/schedule/

Full Throttle Fall Weekend Access Map: http://www.nhms.com/documents/ftfw_full_map.pdf

Tickets are on sale now:
$10 (Adults on Friday & kids (12 & under) on Saturday)
$35 (Adults in advance on Saturday)
Free (Adults on Thursday & kids (12 & under) on Thursday & Friday)

All grandstand tickets are general admission seating. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. daily. Stop by the ticket office, visit the speedway website at www.NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.


  1. From the Entry Blank:
    RACE PROCEDURE The MUSKET “250” is to be run in two segments. There will be a five (5) minute break at or near the conclusion of lap 100. Once the yellow flag is displayed at the start/finish line for the break, the caution vehicle will pick up the field. The “Free Pass” car will be moved past the caution vehicle to the outside. Once the field is under control, the caution vehicle will lead the field on to pit road to your assigned pit stall. No work is to be performed at the break until advised by NASCAR Officials. All participants in the event will be allowed to make changes that would normally occur during a routine pit stop. DO NOT REMOVE BODY PANELS. In NASCAR’s judgment, any unauthorized adjustments that are performed may be assessed a penalty. A maximum of five (5) uniformed crew members in the car servicing area. The time will start when the last car stops on pit road and the NASCAR Official advises work can begin. Teams will be allowed to change all four (4) tires and add fuel. Fuel cannot be added at the same time that tires are being changed. Teams must use a dry break system while adding fuel during the race on pit road. During the break if TV approaches your car please lower your window net, stay in the car. At the three (3) minute mark, start moving your car to the track behind the caution vehicle. The caution vehicle will roll at the five (5) minute mark and any car that is not on track may be assessed a penalty. At the end of the break, cars will line up with lead lap cars to the front.

  2. HOOSIER TIRE ALLOTMENT FOR THE MUSKET “250” The maximum tire allotment available for this event is twenty (20) tires per team. All tires used for qualifying and the race must be purchased at the track and scanned by Hoosier, unless otherwise approved in advance by the Series Director. Four (4) tires must be used for qualifying and to begin the race. All qualifying tires must remain in impound until released by NASCAR Officials. The remaining tire allotment may be used for practice and/or change tires during the event. The tire change rule is twelve (12) tires, any position. Read below for pit stop/change tire code information.

    A team representative will be permitted in the tire impound area during a specified time to mount, air and size tires. By the designated time the team representative must determine which tires of the allotment will be used for qualifying and which tires of the allotment will be used as practice and/or change tires during the race.

    At the designated time(s), NASCAR Officials may permit the race/change tires, as an option by the team representative, to be removed from the tire impound area to be utilized during practice. If the race/change tires are removed from the tire impound area, they MUST be returned by the designated time and MUST be scuffed unless circumstances prevent and must be approved by the Series Director. A maximum of four (4) tires from previous NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events may be used for practice sessions only, providing the tires used are the same codes supplied by Hoosier for use at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. These tires must be presented to NASCAR and marked prior to going to the track for practice. TIRE CODE: LF 640 D2517 RF 650 D2714 LR 640 D2517 RR 650 D2714

    During the race, up to four (4) additional tires may be designated by a team representative to the NASCAR Official assigned to their pit stall as an ‘Emergency Change Tire’. Emergency Change Tires may only be used in the event of a flat tire, damaged wheel and/or the tire cannot maintain the recommended minimum pressures from Hoosier. Emergency Change Tires cannot be a new/sticker tire. The procedure for utilizing an Emergency Change Tire will be discussed in the Driver/Crew Chief Meeting.

  3. RACING PURSE BREAKDOWN 1st – *$25,000 8th – $3,400 15th – $3,000 22nd – $3,000 29th – $2,500 31st – $2,500 2nd – $10,000 9th – $3,300 16th – $3,000 23rd – $2,900 30th – $2,500 32nd – $2,500 3rd – $7,000 10th – $3,200 17th – $3,000 24th – $2,800 33rd – $2,500 4th – $5,500 11th – $3,100 18th – $3,000 25th – $2,700 34th – $2,500 5th – $4,700 12th – $3,000 19th – $3,000 26th – $2,600 35th – $2,500 6th – $4,100 13th – $3,000 20th – $3,000 27th – $2,500 36th – $2,500 7th – $3,600 14th – $3,000 21st – $3,000 28th – $2,500 *1st place monies includes the $3,500 Special Award Whelen Engineering “Winner of the Race” award paid to winning driver.

  4. wmass01013 says

    I know it say the schedule times are approx. and can be changed but still concerns me that the MOD 250 race starting at 3:30 on sept 22 WHEN SUNSETS in Loudon at 6:45 with NO LIGHTS, if it’s 1 thing that really upsets WMT fans are races not run to scheduled distance due to time restraints NHMS does a great job on Cup weekends having the cars on track to race as Victory Lane goes for the previous race but with PINTY series going 100 laps and never been to NHMS, KN series 125 laps and THE WMT 250 should go atleast 3 hrs plus the break and u never know how many yellow flags will fly and how motors will last 264 miles with long cleanups, I am excited for this race but have some concerns.

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