October Brings More Exciting On-Track Action To New Hampshire Motor Speedway

(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

Competitors line up to take on the 1.6-mile road course during the 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween Hopptiefest at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2018. (Photo: Courtesy New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

The trees are creating a colorful background for fall’s events including motorcycle and legend car racing, racing clubs and teams, drifting, rally schools, a half marathon and the fan-favorite 24 Hours of Lemons.

The green landscape of New Hampshire Motor Speedway is transforming to rich hues of red, orange and gold, creating a beautiful New England fall background for the exciting events lined up for October at “The Magic Mile.”

“We love summer for obvious reasons, but fall in New England is just spectacular,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “As the 2019 racing season quickly wraps up, October is still full of fun events with exciting action for our fans to enjoy – all while experiencing the beautiful New England foliage.”

The fan-favorite 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween Hooptiefest, the world’s first endurance race series for cars that cost $500 or less, returns to Loudon to take on the 1.6-mile road course Oct. 19-20. With 10,000 participants spread across dozens of races at tracks coast-to-coast, no other event creates bigger, weirder, more hilariously-irrational challenges than this weekend-long blowout of bumper-to-bumper competition between cars that are due for the scrapheap. Tickets, which include infield access, are $30 for the weekend and a portion of the proceeds benefit Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter. Overnight camping is available for purchase at the front gate on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Thursday, Oct. 17.

Two wheels take to the track when motorcycles come to town. Penguin Roadracing School will hit the track Oct. 4 prior to the Loudon Road Race Series taking on the road course for round seven, the final round of the 2019 season, Oct. 5-6. The following day, riders of any skill level who want to learn the physics of how a motorcycle works and how to make it do what you want can join Fishtail Riding School on Oct. 7. Legend cars will accompany the LRRS weekend with MOAT Mountain Road Course Series, Oct. 5-6.

Car clubs will invade the speedway when the White Mountain Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America (Oct. 5), COM Sports Car Club (Oct. 12-13), Sports Car Club of New Hampshire (Oct. 13) and the Boston Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America (Oct. 26) come to town. 

Looking to get involved with drifting? The Team O’Neil Rally School will be at NHMS on Oct. 12-13 with their Drift Driving Course. This course helps drivers progress their skills with different levels of instruction that cater to everyone from beginners to intermediate drivers. North East Drift Co. will keep grassroots drifting fun and alive with their Fall Brawl on Oct. 5-6, and GIG Motorsports brings their Halloween Drift-tacular to the speedway on Oct. 20. Spectator wristbands are available for purchase for both events at the Operations window at the Main Entrance at NHMS on the day of the events. NEDCo will also be at the speedway Oct. 26-27 and offers free ride-alongs to those who purchase a spectator wristband.

The New England Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 13 will take runners on a scenic journey from the start line at the entrance of New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, along country roads to the finish line at the New Hampshire State House in Concord. Registration is open now through the morning of the half marathon, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter.

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the November 28, 2019-January 5, 2020 Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil, 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 NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

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