Six finalists are one step closer to singing the national anthem in front of thousands of race fans at a New Hampshire Motor Speedway major event.

The finalists were chosen during the first ever Speedway Star Competition this past Saturday at FANtasy Drive 2.

It is now up to you race fans to decide who will showcase their talents at either the New England 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, July 16 or the F.W. Webb 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The six national anthem hopefuls are: Jilly Martin of Chelmsford, Mass.; Nikki Brouillette from Ipswich, Mass; Christopher Duffley, of Manchester, N.H.; Courtney Parsons from Londonderry, N.H.;  Alex Wentworth of Rollinsford, N.H. and Alicia Rossman from Brentwood, N.H.  

Voting is now open to the public and will conclude Monday, May 9.  To vote for your favorite contestant please visit www.nhms.com. Voting is located in the poll section.  Good luck to all participants. 

Don’t miss any of the action this season of speed at New England’s largest sports and entertainment facility.  Purchase your tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 17, the INDYCAR 225 on Aug. 14 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 25 by calling the ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931 or by visiting www.nhms.com.