The New Hampshire Karting Association will take on “The Magic Mile” this weekend with drivers from elementary-school age to Social Security recipients hoping to capture the Granite State Championship.

The NHKA is one of the premier karting series in the nation and can easily be called the home of karting in New England. Multiple classes of go-karts will be in action throughout the weekend, providing a wonderful educational opportunity for all racers looking ahead to the next level in racing. 

The speedway’s 1.6-mile road course is sure to produce fast and intense racing through its 12 tricky turns.

For more information or to sign up for this weekend’s events, please visit www.nhka.net. 

The cars and stars of NASCAR are back in Charlotte this weekend.  Racing begins Friday with the Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event. Live television coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. 

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup continues Saturday night with the Bank of America 500.  The fifth race in the Chase begins live at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. 

To renew or purchase tickets for the 2011 season at NHMS, including the IZOD IndyCar Series event on Aug. 14, call the New Hampshire Motor Speedway ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931. Information is also available at www.nhms.com