Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about this weekend’s inaugural Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 51’s Fast Facts below. 


Date: September 21-22


Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile paved oval)


Location: 1122 NH-106, Loudon, NH, 03307


Sanction: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour


Distance: 250 laps


General Admission Tickets: 

Adults (Saturday): $35 Advanced, $45 on Race Day

Adults (Friday): $10


Kids 12 and Under (Saturday): $10

Kids 12 and Under (Friday): Free


Weekend Package (Saturday Ticket, Friday Ticket & Saturday Pit Pass): $75*

*Must Be Purchased Before Race Weekend


Pit Passes (Saturday): 

Adults – $40

Kids 12 and Under – $20


Speed51.com’s Coverage: Speed51.com will offer live Trackside Now coverage of both Friday and Saturday’s racing action.


Website: www.nhms.com


Track Phone Number: (833)-456-8366


Notes: The Musket 250 will be the main event during the inaugural Full Throttle Weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour stars will be joined by the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.  The Musket 250 will be the longest-distance race (264.50 miles) in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. There will be a break at or near the conclusion of lap 100 that will give teams five minutes to make adjustments, change tires and refuel.


Justin Bonsignore heads back to “The Magic Mile” as a seven-time winner already in 2018.  Bonsignore won the Whelen All-Star Shootout earlier this year at New Hampshire and won the September race at the Magic Mile in 2016.  Bobby Santos III is a four-time winner at New Hampshire and the most recent winner, as he nipped Chase Dowling by .014 seconds back in July. Five-time tour champion Doug Coby will be looking to turn around a subpar season by scoring one of the biggest victories of his career.  Coby is also a four-time winner at New Hampshire. Ryan Preece will not be behind the wheel of the TS Haulers No. 6 car this weekend.  Instead, he’ll be piloting Gary Putnam’s No. 77 that was piloted by Ryan Newman in July.  Connecticut driver Jeff Rocco, the brother of former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Keith Rocco, and Southern ace Burt Myers will both be driving Eddie Harvey-owned Modifieds. Matt Swanson will be behind the wheel of the legendary Ole Blue No. 3 as he has been named the replacement driver for Rowan Pennink, who recently retired from racing. Patrick Emerling will be competing in the Musket 250 on Friday and Saturday before heading to Lancaster National Speedway for the U.S. Open on Sunday. Although we have yet to confirm this, don’t be surprised if Tommy Catalano pulls the weekend double as well.


Purse:  $25,000 to win plus $100 per lap led


Musket 250 Entry List: 

01 Melissa Fifield
1 Jeff Rocco
2 Doug Coby
3 Matt Swanson
7 Jon McKennedy
07 Patrick Emerling
11 Burt Myers
14 Blake Barney
15 Chase Dowling
16 Timmy Solomito
18 Ken Heagy
21 Ronnie Williams
23 Joe DeGracia
25 Calvin Carroll
26 Gary McDonald
33 Wade Cole
36 Dave Sapienza
38 TBA
44 Bobby Santos III
46 Craig Lutz
51 Justin Bonsignore
54 Tommy Catalano
57 Andy Seuss
58 Eric Goodale
64 Rob Summers
75 Chris Pasteryak
77 Ryan Preece
78 Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.
82 Woody Pitkat
85 Ron Silk
92 Anthony Nocella
97 Todd Cooper
99 Jamie Tomaino

Event Schedule:

Friday, September 21

8 a.m. – Gates Open

9 a.m. – NASCAR Pinty’s Series Practice

10:05 a.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series Practice

10:55 a.m. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Practice

12 p.m. – NASCAR Pinty’s Series Final Practice

1:35 p.m. – NASAR K&N Pro Series Final Practice

2:25 p.m. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Final Practice

3:20 p.m. – NASCAR Pinty’s Series Qualifying

4:45 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series Qualifying

5:30 p.m. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Qualifying


Saturday, September 22

8 a.m. – Gates Open

10:30 a.m. – Driver Autograph Session (All Series)

11:45 a.m. – Driver Intros Begin & Pre-Race Ceremonies

12:15 p.m. – NASCAR Pinty’s Series Visit New Hampshire 100

1:45 p.m. (approx.) – NASCAR K&N Pro Series Apple Barrel 125

3:30 p.m. (approx.) – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250


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Fast Facts: Inaugural Musket 250 at New Hampshire