Autographs, Garage Access, Camping & Short Track Racing Highlight Full Throttle Fall Weekend At NHMS

The start of the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Photo: Shawn Courchesne/RaceDayCT)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s upcoming race weekend offers multiple opportunities for race fans to get up close and personal with the cars and stars of NASCAR.

Full Throttle Fall Weekend is the must-see, must-attend short track spectacular at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, September 20-21, headlined by three of NASCAR’s regional series. Fans can enjoy 495 laps of grassroots racing on “The Magic Mile” with more action and more access to the cars and stars of racing.

The main event, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 presented by Whelen, is the longest mileage and richest purse of the season. The Saturday tripleheader also features the sport’s stars of tomorrow at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 and the only chance in America this year to see Canada’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series drivers race at the Visit New Hampshire 100. A fourth race has been added to the lineup with a 20-lap J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series race featuring Granite State Legends Cars competing for a $5,000 purse on Friday.

“Full Throttle Fall Weekend proved to be a unique and exciting race weekend with unprecedented access for our fans last year,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Fans can once again expect to see grassroots racing at its finest with another race added to the lineup and some new exciting features for this year’s event that we think they’ll enjoy.”

All ticket holders have access to a free autograph session (behind the Main Grandstand) with the drivers from all three NASCAR series on Saturday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and also have access to a limited number of temporary grandstand seats (general admission) along the backstretch near turn two in the infield. 

Pit passes for this event allow access into the garages, on pit road and the racetrack for fans of all ages. Pit pass holders get front-stage access for pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, including driver introductions, and can get up close to all of the race cars, which will be lined up and down the frontstretch. 

The Fan Zone will be just outside the infield tunnel next to the Concord Ticket Booth and will feature kids activities, a beer tent with lawn games, a variety of farm style and fall harvest food options, vendors, displays and live music. When the on-track action ends on Friday, the party continues at the Fan Zone stage with live music from Shot of Poison presented by Binnie Media from 7:30-10 p.m.

Due to the popularity during the inaugural Full Throttle Fall Weekend, infield camping has been expanded to include 100 more spots, bringing fans right into the middle of the on-track action. Other trackside campsites include spots along the backstretch in turn three, along turn four in Trackside Terrace as well as in the S9 lot.

Free parking is available in the N1 lot. For closer infield and grandstand access, the S1, S2 and S3 lots will be open for $10 per day, and, for the most convenient parking, premium spots are available behind the Main Grandstand for $35 for the weekend.

Single-day tickets, upgrades and a new weekend package are on sale now

Find the complete race weekend schedule here: or download a PDF version.

*Please note: Schedule is subject to change.

The Full Throttle Fall Weekend event map and track map are available in PDFs for easy download. Be sure to check the event map for tram routes that will assist in getting around the NHMS property.

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the September 20-21, 2019 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, the June 13-21, 2020 Motorcycle Week at NHMS and the July 17-19, 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend, visit the speedway website at or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

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  1. No Tent camping allowed for this event. Unbelievable given the facilities they have there.

  2. Pay to Park?

  3. Bill Realist says

    I heard if you can prove you watched the entire K&N race they will refund you the $35.00 for parking.

  4. I had more questions than answers from this presser. There isn’t much racing to entice fans to go up for two days. Scheduled Friday there is practice, time trials, and a 20 lap Legend race. Are the legends running on the mile? Are they on the new little dirt track they made? No prices, so I looked it up. Saturday is 45 day of, 35 in advance for ga.

  5. I WILL pay $10 for Friday practice and Qualifying and $35 for races on SAT all day even Wth Kids & Nephews Series over $ 50 for the AUG Thompson WMT 4 hr show anyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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