Calling All Car Enthusiasts to NHMS in AugustNew Hampshire Motor Speedway
Lisa Martineau August 05. 2018 3:03PM
LOUDON, N.H. – Vintage racing meets tuner cars and drifting when Hot Import Nights, Club Loose North and theVintage Racing Celebration highlight the month of August at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The now two-day event returns to the speedway Aug. 25-26 with car shows, on-track action, drifting on multiple courses, exotic car ride alongs, food, family fun and overnight camping.
“This is the perfect event for car enthusiasts from any generation,” said David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s executive vice president and general manager. “We’ll have cars here that the young guys of today like along with classic and vintage cars from the good ol’ days. Plain and simple, if you like cars, you’ve got to be here for Hot Import Nights and the Vintage Racing Celebration.”
Hot Import Nights is the nation’s largest and most unique outdoor car, music and pop-culture festival attended by thousands of automotive and entertainment enthusiasts each year. Combined with burnouts from Club Loose North drifters and on Sunday, the Vintage Racing Celebration, this event makes for a weekend for car lovers to see hotrods from all generations and backgrounds. The Vintage Celebration will continue on track for its second and final day on Monday, Aug. 27 with classic and vintage race cars.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway serves as host for many other clubs and events in August including:
The Sunapee Racing Team, a New England-based cycling team, holds their races at NHMS every Thursday throughSept. 13. They participate in and promote the sport of competitive cycling with a keen emphasis on its long term viability and growth.
The New England Region of the Sports Car Club of America fuses together a love for sports cars and a love for racing. NERSCCA will be at NHMS Aug. 3-5.
Founded in 1995, the Sports Car Driving Association, LLC provides the driving enthusiast the opportunity to experience high performance driving in a safe and controlled environment. Events are strictly driver educational events – they are non-competitive and are not timed events. The club welcomes everyone – from novices with no track experience as well as seasoned track drivers – to come on out Aug. 6.
The NASCAR Racing Experience returns to NHMS Aug. 10-12. Get behind the wheel and drive a NASCAR race car on “The Magic Mile” by yourself. If you don’t want to drive, go for a NASCAR Ride Along. NASCAR Racing Experience is as real as it gets. There’s no lead car to follow and no instructor rides with you when you drive.
The fifth round of the Loudon Road Race Series, the fastest racing on two wheels, is Aug. 18-19. The LRRS features seven weekends of Championship Cup Series motorcycle racing on the 1.6-mile road course. Over the years, LRRS has developed a reputation for having some of the closest and most intense racing on two wheels. The series will continue Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 29-30.
The J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series Legends and Bandolero Divisions will race on the 0.25-mile mini oval, which is located between turns 1 and 2 on the NHMS oval, Aug. 18. The series pulls drivers from across New England, and these competitors are narrowing down their chase for 2018 world championship points to compete at the World Championships at Las Vegas Motor Speedway later this fall. This series returns Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 and 29.
Aug. 18-19 you can catch the Moat Mountain Road Course Series on the 1.6-mile road course, featuring drivers from across New England who compete in monthly doubleheaders that coincide with the Loudon Road Race Series weekends. The road course challenges drivers with difficult elevation changes and tight switchback turns that go both left and right. Future dates include Sept. 8-9 and 29-30.
Club Loose North keeps drifting alive in New Hampshire as they lay down rubber with their signature style. Everyone comes to Club Loose events for one thing – to have a blast! See their tires slide across the pavement Aug. 18-19,Sept. 8-9 and 29-30 and October 27-28.
The Sports Car Club of New Hampshire will make an appearance at NHMS on Aug. 25-26. Are you ready to get behind the wheel and put your sports car driving skills through the test of a time-trial competition? Registration is required. Future dates include Sept. 9 and Oct. 7 and 28.
For full schedule and ticket information on all 2018 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including theSeptember 21-22 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, please stop by the ticket office, visit the speedway website atwww.NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.