ACT & PASS Confirm Weekend for Inaugural Northeast Classic at NHMS
2-Day Event to be Held Weekend of April 16-18
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have confirmed the dates for the inaugural Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The long-awaited event will be held on the weekend of April 16-18, 2021.
A two-day schedule is planned with open practice on day one and qualifying/features on day two. Whether the event has a Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday schedule will be determined over the winter.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Returns to “The Magic Mile” on July 17, 2021 The Lakes Region 200 joins the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 for New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s traditional mid-summer NASCAR race weekend, July 17-18, 2021.
LOUDON, N.H. – New England race fans can add another race to their plans for the 2021 NASCAR race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule includes its traditional mid-summer visit to “The Magic Mile” on July 17.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the NASCAR Xfinity Series back to ‘The Magic Mile’ in 2021,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “As New Englanders, we’re all about tradition, and the Xfinity Series has been with us since day one. We’re very much looking forward to next season and NASCAR’s rising stars putting on an exciting show for New England race fans.”
Modified Schedule for Motorcycle Week at 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.
LOUDON, N.H. – Brad Keselowski battled Mother Nature, fuel mileage and Denny Hamlin, but came out victorious against all three at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
New England’s first major sporting event with fans since the start of the pandemic was briefly paused by a rain shower early in the second stage, but the delay didn’t deter excited race fans – and Keselowski didn’t disappoint, leading a race-high 184 laps and holding off Hamlin for the win.
“We’ve had a lot of great races this year with the No. 2 car and we just haven’t really gone out and dominated a race, you know?” Keselowski said. “I was talking to (crew chief) Jeremy Bullins and said that’s what we really need to get to that next level. We’re right there. We just need to go out there and dominate a race; that’s what today was for us.”
BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Western Star/Alliance Parts Ford Mustang — VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW
WHAT KIND OF STATEMENT WAS THAT TODAY? “We’ve had a lot of great races this year with the 2 car, but we just haven’t really went out and kind of dominated a race. Talking to Jeremy Bullins and like, ‘Man, what do we need to get to that next level? We’re right there. We need to go out and just dominate a race,’ and that’s what today was for us with the Western Star/Alliance Parts Ford Mustang. I’m really proud of my team and the effort that they gave today. A great race car and to all of Team Penske, thank you. Its so great to be racing back in front of fans again. It feels like forever, so welcome back, guys.”
LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway honored the career and legacy of Jimmie Johnson as he prepares for his final Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race at “The Magic Mile” as a full-time Cup Series driver on Sunday. NHMS Executive Vice President and General Manager David McGrath presented the veteran driver with a custom-designed musket and dedicated a new 5K running trail around New Hampshire Motor Speedway named in Johnson’s honor.