LOUDON, N.H. (Feb. 24, 2012) – For the second time in less than a month, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is launching a “Fans of NHMS” fantasy racing group and you are encouraged to join! After the initial privately-designed group reached a maximum capacity of 100 players, Yahoo agreed to specially create a group for NHMS to allow everyone associated with the track an opportunity to compete for auto racing supremacy. The game is free to play and simple to learn.
Fans, media, employees, celebrities and anyone that somehow doesn’t fall under that umbrella is being encouraged to sign up and create a team for free at http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com/auto. Once the team is created, it’s simple to join the “Fans of NHMS” joining private group with ID 35 and password nhms or following this quick link – http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com/auto/register/joinprivategroup?GID=35&P=nhms&stage=1
Some of the competition will include NHMS Exec. VP/GM Jerry Gappens, Yahoo Fantasy Auto Racing writer Dan Beaver and WMUR-9 Sports Anchor Jamie Staton. Prizes will be awarded to the top fan finishes. Additionally, everyone that beats Jerry Gappens will receive a small prize, courtesy of NHMS.
Those that joined the original, privately-designed NHMS group are being encouraged to switch over to this group instead. Yahoo users may enter their team in up to three different groups, but the original group will become defunct as the new group populates.
The first day of scoring will be the Daytona 500 and team rosters must be set by 1:25 p.m. EST on Feb. 26 to receive credit for the race. Players may join the “Fans of NHMS” group even after the first race and carry their team’s points with them. Additionally, users may create a team later in the season (although, they won’t receive credit for any races before their team was created).