The fall chill is in the air, the leaves are changing colors, and that means it's time for fall fun at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Extreme Chunkin Festival is the featured event in October with two days of pumpkin launching, a beer garden, live music, carnival rides and more, Oct. 20-21. Teams travel from all across the country to battle for the chance to be number one in distance and target competitions. Using machines such as trebuchets, catapults and air cannons, they'll launch pumpkins and other items through the air.

"Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in New England," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "Pumpkins are everywhere you look, but where can your family spend time together while watching those pumpkins being launched thousands of feet through the air from a giant air cannon? Right here at Extreme Chunkin Festival at New Hampshire Motor Speedway."

When life hands you lemons, bring it on down to "The Magic Mile" where you can race your lemon on the 1.6-mile road course, Oct. 20-21. 24 Hours of Lemons is the world's first endurance race series for cars that cost $500 or less. With 10,000 participants spread across dozens of races at tracks coast-to-coast, no other event creates bigger, weirder, more hilariously irrational challenges than this weekend-long blowout of bumper-to-bumper competition between cars that are due for the scrapheap. Tickets are $30 for the weekend, include infield access, and a portion of the proceeds go to Speedway Children's Charities New Hampshire Chapter.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway serves as host for many other clubs and events in October including:

The Porsche Club of America will hold their final Drivers Education event of the year at NHMS, Oct. 6-7. Become a better driver on the challenging road course.

The Sports Car Club of New Hampshire will make two appearances at NHMS on Oct. 7 and 28. Are you ready to get behind the wheel and put your sports car driving skills through the test of a time-trial competition?

The New England Half Marathon kicks off from the Speedway on Oct. 7, with runners enjoying scenic country roads, finishing at the New Hampshire State House in Concord.

COM Sports Car Club is one of the oldest active sports car clubs in the country. The club has a long-standing reputation for excellence in high-speed driving instruction and competitive time trials on sports car tracks around the northeast and Canada, including a stop at NHMS, Oct. 13-14.

Club Loose North keeps drifting alive in New Hampshire as they lay down rubber as tires slide across the pavement October 27-28.

For ticket information for events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the upcoming Extreme Chunkin Festival, Oct. 20-21, visit the speedway website at or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.