For the second consecutive year the Ron Meade Toy Run and Parade Lap will honor the memory of long time New Hampshire Motor Speedway employee and motorsports publicist, Ron Meade.
The ride leaves from Meredith High School (Inter-lakes) at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 13. Riders will travel to the speedway, where Ron was an employee.
Ron passed away in September 2008 after a brief illness. He was actively involved in the promotion of travel and tourism throughout the Granite State.
"Ron was truly a valued colleague, and we miss him greatly," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Those who participate are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for Speedway Children’s Charities. Toys will go to New Hampshire Children in need. Anyone who makes a donation will be given a discount for Sunday’s 87th Annual Loudon Classic.
This year also marks the third annual State of New Hampshire Legislators Parade Lap. Several renowned state political figures will take to the track for the ceremonial parade lap on Sunday.
Legislators participating in this year’s event include State Senator Deb Reynolds of District 2, State Senator Bob Letourneau of District 19, State Senator Paul Ingersoll of District 4, State Representative Elaine Swinford of District 5, State Representative William Infantine of District 13, State Representative Frank Emiro of District 3, State Representative Frank Sapareto District 5, and State Representative Stan Kolodnicki of the State House Protective Services.
“It is an honor to once again be joined by such fine members of our States Legislation,” said Gappens. “Their support of the 87th Annual Loudon Classic and other track events is a vital element to the states growth.”
Rain or shine tickets are $10 per day, per person. Children age 12 - 16 are $5 and children age 11 and under are admitted free. Infield passes are available for an additional $10 per day. The Infield opens at 9:00 a.m. daily. Our $50 weekend camping pass includes grandstand and infield admission. Tickets will be available at the Speedway Main Gate during the event.
Speed month continues at “The Magic Mile,” great tickets are still available! Purchase them now for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 27 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 19 by visiting us online at www.nhms.com or by calling our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.