Kids Invade the Speedway in May
It's time for outdoor family activities, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the place to be this May, as kids as young as five years old participate in racing-style events, bringing family fun and entertainment to "The Magic Mile."
"With 1,200 acres to utilize, we are proud to be able to provide a home for different types of quality racing action," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "Families can experience the thrill of a race car or a motorcycle speeding by, and this month, we'll have kids taking part in the New Hampshire Soap Box Derby and the New Hampshire State Police hosting the D.A.R.E Classic, which puts runners right on the race track."
The 29th Annual D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race on May 3 features a one-mile run for kids followed by a 5K road race on "The Magic Mile." The event also includes demonstrations by the New Hampshire State Police K9 Unit, Drill Team, Aviation Unit and Motorcycle Unit. Kids can get their face painted and meet Daren the D.A.R.E. Lion.
The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby Spring Rally May 11-12 will feature kids seven and older assembling and racing gravity-powered cars down a 500-foot (or more) track in side-by-side competition.
Up and coming teen racers blend with adults in the Loudon Road Race Series as motorcycles take on the 1.6-mile road course May 18-19 with Championship Cup Series racing. Fans can also watch legend drivers, aged 12 years and up, race on the road course in the MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and on the 0.25-mile mini oval in turns one and two of the speedway in J&J's Yolk & Co. Oval Series.
NHMS hosts many other clubs and events throughout the month of May including:
- Sunapee Racing Team on May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
- North East Motor Sports Museum's Historic Motor Sports Exposition on May 4
- Rusty Wallace Dream Drive Exotics on May 4
- Rusty Wallace Racing Experience on May 4-5
- NASCAR Racing Experience on May 10-11
- New Hampshire Karting Association Racing Series on May 11
- Team O'Neil Rally School on May 11-12
- Fishtail Riding School on May 13
- Penguin Roadracing School on M ay 17
- Boston Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America on May 18
- North East Drift Co. on May 19
- United States Classic Racing Association on May 20
- New England Region of the Sports Car Club of America on May 24-26
- Sports Car Club of New Hampshire on May 26
- Xtreme Xperience on May 31
For ticket information for events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the June 8-16 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.