New Hampshire Motor Speedway official says there’s local support for night racing
Gappens is hoping that he and town officials, with support of residents, can work out an amendment to allow one night race in the spring, and allow lights to be used at the September race if needed in times of bad weather.
Donna White, administrative assistant to the planning board, said the town has not been approached by the speedway with plans for a July night race. But Gappens said town officials are aware of the speedway’s wishes.
When asked the question, “Would you support a Saturday night NHMS race to shorten a race weekend’s impact on the area?”
Gappens said the idea came mostly from fans, who have complained about watching races in July’s daytime temperatures. Night racing is also becoming a regular fixture on the NASCAR circuit, he said.
The stipulation forbidding night racing is the result of a lawsuit that residents filed against the town alleging improper conduct of a town board relating to the track’s contract. Canterbury resident Arnie Alpert said there are residents of Loudon and other towns around the track that would oppose night racing because of noise and light pollution reasons.
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