Loudon, N.H. – It’s a weekend of firsts for the Inaugural Full Throttle Fall Weekend, Sept. 21-22 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This must-see, must-attend short track spectacular is headlined by three of NASCAR’s regional series creating memorable moments at “The Magic Mile” that will provide more action and unprecedented infield access for fans.
The 1.058-mile oval will be burning rubber for 475 laps of grassroots racing. The main event, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250, will be the longest mileage and richest purse in series history. The Saturday tripleheader also features the Apple Barrel 125, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship points race that gives fans their first look at the sport’s stars of tomorrow, as well as the first appearance outside of Canada for NASCAR Pinty’s Series as they race for the first time in America at the Granite 100.
“We have been working all year long to create a unique and exciting race weekend for our fans with the new Full Throttle Fall Weekend,” explained David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “This will be grassroots racing at its finest with never before seen events. Fans can expect this to be very different from our July race with much more access. It will certainly be a memorable weekend!”
Also for the first time, all Full Throttle Fall Weekend tickets include infield access, something new and different merging fans and race teams into one space. The Fan Zone will be relocated to the infield and will feature kids activities, food trucks, a beer garden, live music, carnival-style games and amusement rides. When the on-track action ends, the party begins in the infield with live music from the Rory Scott Band Friday and Saturday until 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., respectively.
If you’ve ever seen the bumping and drafting of the Mods, you already know that the Full Throttle Fall Weekend will feature some of the tightest and most competitive racing in the region. The Musket 250 will take center stage on Saturday following the Granite 100 and the Apple Barrel 125. Races begin at 12:15 p.m. with pre-race ceremonies for all three series starting at 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 22.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway just launched its new Full Throttle Fridays promotion starting Aug. 24 and going through Sept. 21. A winner will be selected each Friday for one of five once-in-a-lifetime experiences and cool access for September’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend.
Other features of Full Throttle Fall Weekend include:
Pit Passes are good all weekend and allow access into the garage, on pit road and the racetrack for fans of all ages.
Meet the drivers on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for an autograph session, along the Main Grandstand fence line, free for all ticket holders. Nearly all 80 drivers who will be racing that day will be in attendance from all three series with their race cars lined up and down the front stretch for fans to get up close to and see.
Camping will bring the race weekend experience over the top Thursday – Sunday. Let the party continue trackside with options based location and amenities. Campsites are available close to the action in the infield, on the backstretch, Trackside Terrace and in S9.
Parking is free on property all weekend in lot S12. For closer infield and grandstand access, S1, S2 and S3 lots will be open for $10, and, for the most convenient parking, we have premium spots available in the infield and behind the grandstand. Speedway trams will run a continuous loop from the S12 lot to the Fan Zone.
Full Throttle Fall Weekend Schedule: http://www.nhms.com/nascar/full-throttle-fall-weekend/schedule/
Full Throttle Fall Weekend Access Map: http://www.nhms.com/documents/ftfw_full_map.pdf
Tickets are on sale now:
$10 (Adults on Friday & kids (12 & under) on Saturday)
$35 (Adults in advance on Saturday)
Free (Adults on Thursday & kids (12 & under) on Thursday & Friday)
All grandstand tickets are general admission seating. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. daily. Stop by the ticket office, visit the speedway website at www.NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.
-New Hampshire Motor Speedway Press Release
-Photo credit: Speed51.com / Rick Ibsen