Derek Griffith grew up racing at the short tracks of New Hampshire, and now, is ready to take his talents to the big stage in his home state. On Saturday, July 16, Griffith will compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Crayon 200 at “The Magic Mile,” driving for Sam Hunt Racing in what will be his third race of the season with the growing operation.
With New England’s only NASCAR weekend less than a month away, New Hampshire Motor Speedway hosted media on Friday for a little taste of what’s to come. Media members from across New England took part in the fifth annual Media Racing Challenge, and it was Kyle Belcher of The Circle Jerks Podcast out of Providence, R.I. who took home the win.
A visionary and transformative figure in both business and entertainment, Ollen Bruton Smith, the founder and executive chairman of Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH), Speedway Motorsports and Speedway Children’s Charities died today of natural causes. He was 95.
It may have been chilly, but the racing was hot at The Flat Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) at the inaugural Musket Dirt Shootout. Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE), the Dirt Midget Association (DMA) and Granite State Mini Sprints (GSMS) took on the 0.25-mile dirt oval Saturday to close out this year’s Motorcycle Week at NHMS. Will Hull won the SCoNE feature, Daniel Piastka won the DMA feature and Donnie Sharp Jr. and David Bodio each won in their class of GSMS.
The 99th Annual Loudon Classic, the longest-running motorcycle race in America, capped off a successful Laconia Motorcycle Week with some of the most intense competition that the event has seen in years. Shane Narbonne of Tyngsboro, Mass. lived up to his title of “King of the Classic” as he became the first 10-time winner of the prestigious event.
Dirt racing action continues this weekend at The Flat Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with the inaugural Musket Dirt Shootout. The Dirt Midget Association, Sprint Cars of New England and Granite State Mini Sprints take on the 0.25-mile dirt oval this Saturday, June 18 to close out this year’s Motorcycle Week at NHMS.