With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series enjoying a rare off weekend, New Englanders can still fulfill their need for speed by visiting the New Hampshire Motor Speedway display at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo.

The Northeast Motorcycle Expo, which takes place at Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass., is a two-wheeled enthusiast’s paradise, bringing together dealers, vendors, collectors and those with a passion for riding or racing motorcycles. Representatives of “The Magic Mile” will distribute information and answer questions about the track’s schedule of events, including the 88th Loudon Classic on June 17-19.

This year, the Northeast Motorcycle Expo will feature “Puppet” from the hit television show “Half Pint Brawlers.” “Puppet” will sign autographs and entertain fans throughout the two-day event.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and continues during the same hours on Sunday. Tickets range from $6 and $7 for children to $13 and $15 for adults. For information about the Northeast Motorcycle Expo, visit http://www.kevmarv.com/index.asp.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s season of speed is fast approaching and tickets for all 2011 events, including; the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 17, the INDYCAR 225 on Aug. 14 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 25, are now available. 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.