Schedule Changes For Motorcycle Week At NHMS


(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

Riders take to the 1.6-mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during the Mae West Memorial “For the Love of Pets” Ride for the Humane Society on June 10, 2019 (Photo: Courtesy NHMS)

Plenty of on-track action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during Laconia Motorcycle Week, Aug. 22-30.

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host plenty of on-track action during the 97th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally, Aug. 22-30, with a modified schedule of activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Charity rides, select competition events and limited camping will take place at the speedway, but vendor displays, concessions and demo rides are canceled for 2020 in order to support proper social distancing.

Racing action kicks off Aug. 22-23 with the United States Classic Racing Association’s FIM North American Vintage Championships on the 1.6-mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The Loudon Road Race Series will host the 97th Annual Loudon Classic – America’s longest running motorcycle race – as an expert Middleweight Grand Prix on Aug. 29 as part of the three-day third round of competition for LRRS, Aug. 28-30.

The Granite State Legends Cars, which are powered by motorcycle engines, will get the on-track action started Aug. 29-30 when the Road Course Series hits the track.

Riders on the 14th Annual Peter Makris Memorial Ride (Aug. 22), AMA Gypsy Tour Ride (Aug. 23) and the Mae West Memorial “For the Love of Pets” Ride for the Humane Society (Aug. 24) will enjoy a couple laps on the 1.6-mile road course as part of the rides, and Penguin Roadracing School will host instructional sessions (Aug. 27) for riders looking to improve their skills.

“This year looks and feels a bit different all around, but we’re looking forward to welcoming riders to the speedway to enjoy on-track action during Motorcycle Week,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “The health and safety of every rider and attendee is our top priority. Based on the unique layout of activities for this event off-track, we, along with Katancha Event Management, felt removing display and concession areas was the best decision for 2020. We’ll come back bigger and better in 2021.”

Modified Event Schedule for Motorcycle Week at NHMS:

  • 14th Annual Peter Makris Memorial Ride (Aug. 22)
  • United States Classic Racing Association’s FIM North American Vintage Championships (Aug. 22-23)
  • AMA Gypsy Tour Ride (Aug. 23)
  • Mae West Memorial “For the Love of Pets” Ride for the Humane Society (Aug. 24)
  • Penguin Roadracing School (Aug. 27)
  • Loudon Road Race Series (Aug. 28-30)
  • 97th Annual Loudon Classic (Aug. 29)
  • Road Course Series (Aug. 29-30)
  • Limited Camping (Available Aug. 21-29)

Canceled Motorcycle Week at NHMS Events:

  • Vendors
  • Demo Rides
  • American Flat Track’s Laconia Short Track

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