The roar of motorcycles can be heard this weekend as the Loudon Road Race Series  returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for its second event of 2011, today through Sunday. 

At speeds of up to 175 mph, the series two-wheeled stars will tackle the tricky 12-turn, 1.6 “Magic Mile” road course. 

Motorcycle fans can check out all of the local LRRS riders including: Shane Narbone of Tyngsboro, Mass., Brent Lyskawa, Loudon, N.H. native Christian Cronin, Scott Greenwood of Dunbarton, N.H. and Sandown, N.H., native Rick Doucette.

New England’s U.S. Legends Car Series, the Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour, will be on track again today, beginning approximately at 5:15 p.m.  The Legend races will feature two practices, two heat races and two main events.

Grandstands will open at noon this weekend. A family four-pack costs just $20. Infield admission is sold separately.  The Checkered Flag restaurant and Levy concession stands will also be open throughout the weekend.

For more information on the Loudon Road Race Series and for the complete 2011 season schedule please visit www.nhms.com.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will make its first trip to Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.  Television coverage begins at 1 p.m. on FOX.

Tickets for all 2011 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway are available now for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 17, the INDYCAR 225 on Aug. 14 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 25. They can be purchased by calling the NHMS ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931. Additional information, including camping availability and prices, can be found online at www.nhms.com.

ABOUT NHMS

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England and will host the three biggest sporting events in the six-state region as part of its exciting 2011 racing schedule.

Located approximately one hour north of Boston, in Loudon, N.H., the speedway hosts more than 100,000 spectators at each of its two prestigious NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Our NASCAR event weekends draw larger crowds than the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series and the NCAA Final Four events. The facility is active every day from April through October and attracts more than 600,000 guests during the season. For more information on NHMS, please visit us at http://www.nhms.com/