Story By: KRISTEN LESTOCK / NHMS – LOUDON, NH – Full Throttle Fall Weekend is the must-see, must-attend short track spectacular at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, September 20-21, headlined by three of NASCAR’s regional series. Fans can enjoy 495 laps of grassroots racing on “The Magic Mile” with more action and more access to the cars and stars of racing.
The main event, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 presented by Whelen, is the longest mileage and richest purse of the season. The Saturday tripleheader also features the sport’s stars of tomorrow at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 and the only chance in America this year to see Canada’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series drivers race at the Visit New Hampshire 100. A fourth race has been added to the lineup with a 20-lap J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series race featuring Granite State Legends Cars competing for a $5,000 purse on Friday.
“Full Throttle Fall Weekend proved to be a unique and exciting race weekend with unprecedented access for our fans last year,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Fans can once again expect to see grassroots racing at its finest with another race added to the lineup and some new exciting features for this year’s event that we think they’ll enjoy.”
All ticket holders have access to a free autograph session (behind the Main Grandstand) with the drivers from all three NASCAR series on Saturday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and also have access to a limited number of temporary grandstand seats (general admission) along the backstretch near turn two in the infield.
Pit passes for this event allow access into the garages, on pit road and the racetrack for fans of all ages. Pit pass holders get front-stage access for pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, including driver introductions, and can get up close to all of the race cars, which will be lined up and down the frontstretch.
The Fan Zone will be just outside the infield tunnel next to the Concord Ticket Booth and will feature kids activities, a beer tent with lawn games, a variety of farm style and fall harvest food options, vendors, displays and live music. When the on-track action ends on Friday, the party continues at the Fan Zone stage with live music from Shot of Poison presented by Binnie Media from 7:30-10 p.m.
Due to the popularity during the inaugural Full Throttle Fall Weekend, infield camping has been expanded to include 100 more spots, bringing fans right into the middle of the on-track action. Other trackside campsites include spots along the backstretch in turn three, along turn four in Trackside Terrace as well as in the S9 lot.
Free parking is available in the N1 lot. For closer infield and grandstand access, the S1, S2 and S3 lots will be open for $10 per day, and, for the most convenient parking, premium spots are available behind the Main Grandstand for $35 for the weekend.
Single-day tickets, upgrades and a new weekend package are on sale now.