NASCAR weekend at ‘The Magic Mile’ is all about fast cars and passionate fans, but it’s also about New England racing fans coming together to support children in need across the region. . The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCCNH), the official charity of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), offers fans many fun ways to create race weekend memories while making a difference, including traditional events and new events.
“Last year’s fundraiser was great fun and very successful. I’m thrilled to not only bring these events back, but to add a few new events this year,” said Danielle Cyr, director of the New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and marketing for New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “New England racing fans are truly the best, and they always step up when it comes to helping local kids in need.”
Cornhole Tournament presented by NBT Bank | Thursday July 14
The first NASCAR Weekend Cornhole Tournament presented by NBT Bank is a new fundraising event that will consist of a four-game round robin leading up to a playoff bracket. The first-place team will earn two seats for Sunday’s Ambetter 301 NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) race. Prizes will also be awarded to the second and third teams. Registration and practice will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 in the Fan Zone, with the tournament kicking off at 3 p.m. sharp. Pre-registration ($60 per two-person team) is required at SpeedwayCharities.org.
towers for charity | Thursday July 14
Anyone who has ever dreamed of being a racing driver can make it happen on Thursday July 15 from 5-7:30 p.m. Laps for Charity offers anyone in need of speed the opportunity to drive their own vehicle or ride in the official NHMS race car on ‘The Magic Mile’.
Fans can purchase three paced group laps in a personal vehicle or one lap in the NHMS Pilot Car plus a photo in victory lane for $40. For those looking for a more exclusive experience, three-lap VIP sessions as the only vehicle behind the pace car on the 1,058-mile oval with a photo in victory lane are available for $100. Limited places are available and prior registration is required at SpeedwayCharities.org.
Sign Track Wall Banner | From Friday 15 July to Saturday 16 July
Racing fans can leave their mark on the NCS race at the NHMS. For just $5, fans can sign the track wall banner on the NHMS display in the Fan Zone on Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16. The banner will be placed on the wall of the racecourse on Sunday morning for the Ambetter 301.
50/50 Raffle presented by PPG | From Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17
Fans can win big with the second annual NASCAR Weekend 50/50 draw presented by PPG. Tickets will be sold at The Flat Track during Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel Friday July 15, at the NHMS exhibition in the Fan Zone and under a tent in the space between the Concord and Main stands all day Saturday July 16 and until the end of the second stage of the Ambetter 301 NCS race Sunday. Ticket sellers will also roam around the property. The winner of half the jackpot will be announced during the third leg of the Ambetter 301 on Sunday. The other half will go directly to the SCCNH. Last year’s winner took home over $40,000!
Walk on Track presented by PPG | Saturday July 16
A fan favorite returns to the NASCAR weekend with Saturday’s walk around “The Magic Mile” on July 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. NCS driver Austin Cindric will join fans for a lap around the 1.058 mile oval on the track walk presented by PPG. Pre-registration is required at SpeedwayCharities.org for $25 per person. Children 16 and under are free with a paying adult.
Wicked Good Live Auction | Sunday July 17
Fans can bid on a variety of unique NASCAR memorabilia items from many of their favorite drivers during the Wicked Good Live Auction from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17 at the Embrace Home Loans Entertainment Stage located just outside the inner tunnel. There will also be articles from New England sports teams, local businesses and unique experiences. NCS Pilot Aric Almirola will also join the party at 10:15 a.m. to auction off one of his fire suits.
Hot spins | Sunday July 17
Fans can experience the speed and excitement of “The Magic Mile” from the official Toyota Camry TRD race car during the inaugural Hot Laps event from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 17. For just $200, a fan and two of their friends can strap in as a professional driver takes them for a two-lap ride around the 1.058-mile oval where they’ll feel the speed and g-forces that drivers race car feel a few hours before the Ambetter 301. Seating is extremely limited, and pre-registration is required at SpeedwayCharities.org.
Login to NHMS.com for tickets and more information on the weekend’s action-packed racing lineup. Tickets for Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel are just $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Double Saturday tickets start at just $45 for adults while children 12 and under are free. Sunday Ambetter 301 tickets start at just $59 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
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