The Flat Track at NHMS Receives Lakes Region Chamber Business Inspiration Award
The Flat Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was honored with the Business Inspiration Award from the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. The award was given during their annual meeting on January 31 to the seven-month-old dirt track for bringing a brand new event - the Laconia Short Track - to the nearly 100-year-old Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally in June 2019, making Loudon's New Hampshire Motor Speedway the epicenter of Laconia Motorcycle Week action.
"The Lakes Region Chamber was proud to recognize New Hampshire Motor Speedway for their new Flat Track," said Karmen Gifford, president of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. "The added facility impacts our tourism economy. It's exciting to have the additional featured events."
The Business Inspiration Award was given to 17 businesses and organizations that invested in new construction, renovations or sustainable projects that bring value to them and increase the real estate values in the region. The Flat Track is the first track to be built in New England in the last 25 years. Crews turned roughly 186,095 square feet of ground and 3,000 tons of clay to build the 0.25-mile track. The Flat Track, located directly behind the North East Motor Sports Museum, is the fourth racing surface on New Hampshire Motor Speedway's 1,200-acre property, which already includes the famed 1.058-mile NASCAR oval, 1.6-mile road course and 0.25-mile mini-oval.
"It's an honor to accept the Business Inspiration Award from the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce on behalf of everyone at New Hampshire Motor Speedway," said Matt Goslant, vice president of operations and development for New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "The opening of The Flat Track allowed us to not only introduce a new chapter of racing to the New England area, but to enhance the already iconic Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally with the addition of the Laconia Short Track event. We're excited to offer our fans even more reasons to love racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2020."
The 2020 lineup will open with Snocross at The Flat Track, featuring the debut of the Eastern Snocross Tour on the snow-covered dirt track bringing snowmobilers from around the country the first winter event, February 15-16.
Once the snow melts and New Englanders take their motorcycles out of winter storage, the Laconia Short Track, sanctioned by American Flat Track, will return on June 13 to launch Motorcycle Week at NHMS, which continues through June 20.
Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel will kick off the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend on July 17 headlined by the Granite State Legends Cars and the USAC Dirt Midget Association, featuring a night of short track racing on the dirt with NASCAR stars.
The USAC Dirt Midget Association will race on The Flat Track for a second time in 2020 on September 11 during Full Throttle Fall Weekend with additional events being announced at a later date.
For ticket information for all events at The Flat Track, including the February 15-16 Snocross at The Flat Track, the June 13 Laconia Short Track, the July 17 Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel and the September 11 event, visit New Hampshire Motor Speedway's website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.