Over the past 95 years one toy has brought countless smiles to boys and girls faces across America, the Radio Flyer wagon. For race fans at New Hampshire Motor Speedway a fleet of little red wagons lined up along the grandstand fence means the excitement of NASCAR has finally arrived. But during this year’s SYLVANIA 300 one wagon was missing.
Jan and Diane Duisendecker of Canterbury, N.H., have been attending races at “The Magic Mile” since 2005 and each year, along with hundreds of others, they brought their wagon to help carry food and beverages to and from their campsite. Unfortunately, two weeks ago the Duisendecker’s Radio Flyer Wagon was stolen.
“It was a little disappointing knowing that someone would actually cut the lock off and take the wagon,” said Jan Duisendecker. “We really didn’t realize how handy the wagons were until we had to lug all of our stuff back and forth.”
Unhappy at the thought of theft, officials at New Hampshire Motor Speedway searched for the missing wagon but nothing turned up. As of today however, the Duisendeckers are wagonless no more. The couple picked up their new red wagon at the speedway this morning.
“This was a great surprise for us. Thank you to everyone at NHMS for putting in the extra effort in times like these.”
Mark your calendars for the 2012 season. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race into Loudon for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 15 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 23. Fans are encouraged to check www.nhms.com for more details on when to renew and purchase tickets.