Vintage Runs Oval Days on Aug. 27-28
The Vintage Racing Celebration returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 27-28 in the form the traditional Oval Days exposition. The Vintage event has been a staple of NHMS since it first opened in 1990, and this year will mark the 26th such celebration.
The Oval Days feature several styles of cars from days-gone-by, including stock cars, Indy cars, midgets, sprints, and modifieds that date back to the roots of racing. The cars will be piloted by enthusiasts that come together once a year at NHMS to fire up the engines and give their collection a few more victory laps around the Magic Mile.
Fans that attend will be allowed into the infield for the opportunity to get up close to the cars and learn their history from their respective owners. You never know when you'll find a former Indy 500 winner, and the stock car division has been known to roll out some retro looks, like the Goodwrench No. 3 of Dale Earnhardt Sr.
The Bahre Cup will be presented on Friday afternoon to one participant as voted on by his peers. The award is given to signify a special level of commitment to the Vintage Racing Celebration event over the years.
With NHMS scheduled to help the Northeast Motorsports Museum break ground on Friday, Sept. 25, the on-track time for some of these cars could be running short. Many of the collectors have already shown an interest in loaning cars and donating other artifacts to the museum when it opens.