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Friday, September 11 - Saturday, September 12, 2020

Full Throttle Fall Weekend is back by popular demand, featuring two days of heart-pounding short track racing. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will get the on-track action started on the 1.058-mile oval, taking center stage for the longest mileage race on the Tour's schedule, the Musket 200 presented by Whelen, on Saturday, September 12 at 12:05 p.m.

Once the checkered flag flies for the modifieds, the ARCA Menards Series East will take on "The Magic Mile" for their 125-lap championship race at approximately 2:30 p.m. followed by the 75-lap championship race for the American-Canadian Tour at 4 p.m.

The Granite State Legend Cars will also crown two champions with a 30-lap Oval Series race on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the 0.25-mile mini oval in turns one and two and a 20-lap Road Course Series event on the 0.95-mile modified road course on Friday at 5 p.m.

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Musket 200 <span class=presented>presented by Whelen</span>

Musket 200 presented by Whelen

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take center stage for the longest mileage race on the Tour – the Musket 200 presented by Whelen – on Saturday, September 12 at 12:05 p.m..

Musket 200 <span class=presented>presented by Whelen</span>

Musket 200 presented by Whelen

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take center stage for the longest mileage race on the Tour – the Musket 200 presented by Whelen – on Saturday, September 12 at 12:05 p.m.

In 2019, Bobby Santos III pushed the No. 36 Dodge to the front of the field when it counted, winning the longest mileage and richest purse race on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Santos landed in victory lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the sixth time in his career; this time after winning the highlight of Full Throttle Fall Weekend.

“I saw the front, and I knew if I could put myself in position to be leading this thing and fight for the lead from the top two spots, we’d have a shot at it,” said Franklin, Mass. native Santos.

Santos hung around the bottom of the top 10 with Ron Silk and Justin Bonsignore bouncing back and forth between the top two positions for most of the race, but worked his way through the pack to the front of the field, earning the top spot and playing defense for the final laps to capture the checkered flag.

“This is awesome,” said Santos. “As far as race wins and competition in this series, it doesn’t get much better. I’d put the top 10 in this race up against anybody anywhere, so to win here against these guys means a lot.”

After receiving a big hug and congratulations in victory lane from team owner Dave Sapienza who injured his back in a race earlier in the season, Santos was presented with a custom musket, traditional Revolutionary War-era tricorn hat and a minuteman trophy from David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of NHMS.

The handmade flintlock musket was built by Edwin Parry of Black Hart Long Arms out of Eastford, Conn. Using a blend of tiger maple and brass, Parry hand engraved the Revolutionary War-style musket with the race logo, a checkered flag, the profile of the state of New Hampshire and a spot for Santos’s name. Taking on its New England roots, the trophy is a replica of the Minuteman statue in Concord, Mass., weighing 30 pounds and measuring 32 inches tall.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 200 presented by Whelen serves as the main event in a weekend of high energy, thrilling short track racing that also features the American-Canadian Tour, ARCA Menards Series East and Granite State Legends Cars and will crown four season champions during the two-day event.

ARCA Menards Series East 125-Lap Championship Race

ARCA Menards Series East 125-Lap Championship Race

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The ARCA Menards Series East (formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) will take on "The Magic Mile" for a 125-lap championship race on Saturday, September 12 at approximately 2:30 p.m.

ARCA Menards Series East 125-Lap Championship Race

ARCA Menards Series East 125-Lap Championship Race

The ARCA Menards Series East (formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) will take on "The Magic Mile" for a 125-lap championship race on Saturday, September 12 at approximately 2:30 p.m.

In 2019, after knocking on the door of victory lane four times, Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 54 Toyota, finally broke through and drove his way to the win after his first visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway after taking the checkered flag for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 during the second annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend.

“It was just like going on a Sunday drive the car was so good,” said Gibbs, who started the race from the third position. “We led a lot of laps, and we got a little tight halfway through the race, but the guys fixed it up, and we went back out there and won.”

Gibbs led a majority of the race with Chase Cabre, who won at Loudon in July 2019, Sam Mayer and Tanner Gray close behind. Gibbs lost his cushion after a late-race caution, but pulled away after bumping Gray, securing the first place position for the remainder of the race. Gray, Josh Berry, Spencer Davis and Mayer rounded out the top five at the conclusion after a four-car battle for second place.

Racing is in his blood, so it’s no surprise the grandson of NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner Joe Gibbs landed in victory lane during his rookie season after only 11 starts.

With his 17th birthday only two weeks away, this victory lane celebration served as an early birthday present for the Charlotte, N.C. native.

The ARCA Menards Series East 125-lap championship race will follow the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 200 presented by Whelen, which serves as the main event in a weekend of high energy, thrilling short track racing that also features the American-Canadian Tour and Granite State Legends Cars and will crown four season champions during the two-day event.

American-Canadian Tour 75-Lap Championship Race

American-Canadian Tour 75-Lap Championship Race

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The American-Canadian Tour will round out the racing action for a 75-lap championship race on Saturday, September 12 at approximately 4:00 p.m.

American-Canadian Tour 75-Lap Championship Race

American-Canadian Tour 75-Lap Championship Race

The American-Canadian Tour will round out the racing action for a 75-lap championship race on Saturday, September 12 at approximately 4:00 p.m.

The fresh new Full Throttle Fall Weekend lineup will include the American-Canadian Tour and Granite State Legend Cars along with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and ARCA Menards Series East and will crown four season champions during the two-day event.

“New England race fans spoke, and we listened,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Full Throttle Fall Weekend is now bigger and better with five heart-pounding short track races in two days. They won’t want to miss this high energy, thrilling race lineup!”

The American-Canadian Tour is no stranger to “The Magic Mile,” making nine appearances from 2009-2016 and making it’s homecoming on Saturday, September 12. The 75-lap feature is the final race of the Tour’s season championship and will hit the 1.058-mile oval at 4:00 p.m. capping off the day’s races. 

Prior to the ACT race, the ARCA Menards Series East will take on a 125-lap event at 2:30 p.m., which will also mark the final race of the series championship season. The weekend’s main event, the Musket 200 presented by Whelen, is the longest mileage race on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour beginning at 12:05 p.m. rounding out the day’s races on “The Magic Mile.”

The Granite State Legend Cars will also crown two champions at Full Throttle Fall Weekend with a 30-lap Oval Series race on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the 0.25-mile mini oval in turns one and two and a 20-lap Road Course Series event on the 0.95-mile modified road course on Friday at 5 p.m.

Granite State Legends Cars Oval Series 30-Lap Championship Race

Granite State Legends Cars Oval Series 30-Lap Championship Race

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Granite State Legend Cars will crown the 2020 Oval Series champion with a 30-lap race on Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. on the 0.25-mile mini oval in turns one and two of the speedway.

Granite State Legends Cars Oval Series 30-Lap Championship Race

Granite State Legends Cars Oval Series 30-Lap Championship Race

The Granite State Legend Cars will crown the 2020 Oval Series champion with a 30-lap race on Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. on the 0.25-mile mini oval in turns one and two of the speedway.

The Granite State Legends Road Course and Oval Series run as part of the U.S. Legend Cars International. Legend car racing is one of the fastest growing and most affordable types of American motorsports powered by a motorcycle engine and resembles the legendary American automobiles of the 1930s and '40s. Drivers range in age from 12 to 65+ years old. To learn more, visit NHMS.com and click on Local Racing.

Granite State Legends Cars Road Course Series 20-Lap Championship Race

Granite State Legends Cars Road Course Series 20-Lap Championship Race

Friday, September 11, 2020

The Granite State Legend Cars will crown the 2020 Road Course Series champion with a 20-lap race on Friday, September 11 at approximately 5 p.m. on the 0.95-mile modified road course.

Granite State Legends Cars Road Course Series 20-Lap Championship Race

Granite State Legends Cars Road Course Series 20-Lap Championship Race

The Granite State Legend Cars will crown the 2020 Road Course Series champion with a 20-lap race on Friday, September 11 at approximately 5 p.m. on the 0.95-mile modified road course.

The Granite State Legends Road Course and Oval Series run as part of the U.S. Legend Cars International. Legend car racing is one of the fastest growing and most affordable types of American motorsports powered by a motorcycle engine and resembles the legendary American automobiles of the 1930s and '40s. Drivers range in age from 12 to 65+ years old. The Road Course Series features 15 legend car races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – 10 races on the 1.6-mile road course plus, new for 2020, five races on the 0.95-mile modified road course. To learn more, visit NHMS.com and click on Local Racing.