The 85th annual Loudon Classic, the oldest motorcycle race in the country, will once again take to the road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, 2008.

Riders from all over the northeast will flock to the speedway to take on the challenging 1.6 mile road course.  The Loudon Classic boasts some of the most exciting racing in New England.  A "classic" trademark of New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the "Bowl", considered one of the most famous turns in all of motorcycle road racing.

Last year's champion, Jeff Wood, is looking to claim his fourth victory in five years during Sunday's marquee race.

Sunday's events will begin at 11:30 a.m. featuring a ceremonial pace lap that will include prominent New Hampshire political figures:  Hon. Mary Gorman, Vice-Chair of Labor; Hon. Jay Phinizy, Chair of Environment & Agriculture; Hon. Candace Bouchard, Chair of Public Works; and Hon. Vinny Graco, Vice-Chair of Fish & Game.

Racing begins at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and runs through Sunday, with 13 races on each day.  Grandstand and infield tickets are $10 each day, or $50 for the weekend, including camping Friday and Saturday nights.  Children 11 and under will be admitted to the grandstand area at no charge with infield access available for $10 each day.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information on the Loudon Classic, and all of the upcoming major events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on June 29 and the SYLVANIA 300 on September 14, please visit us here or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.