Snocross Makes its Debut at The Flat Track to Kick Off 2020
The Flat Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will kick off its 2020 season in the height of the New England winter with an action-packed snowmobile event. Snocross will make its debut on the snow-covered dirt track when it rips into Loudon February 15-16, marking the first ever winter event on The Flat Track.
"We're looking forward to a full season of racing on our newest racing surface, The Flat Track," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "As New Englanders, we all know the cold and the snow is inevitable, and many of our fans already embrace the winter months by riding snowmobiles throughout the state. The Flat Track's lineup will give them another reason to love racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway."
This two-day event will be round three of seven in the Eastern Snocross Tour Championship sanctioned by International Snowmobile Racing. Pro riders from around the east coast and beyond will compete in two qualifying rounds prior to the final event, which will be under the lights on Saturday, February 15. The course will include a 100-foot frontstretch triple with a rhythm section on the backstretch that will have the fans on their feet. Youth divisions will also take to the track with riders starting as young as six years old.
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 Saturday, June 13 to kick off Motorcycle Week at NHMS, which continues through Saturday, 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 Friday, 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 Friday, September 11 during Full Throttle Fall Weekend with additional events being announced at a later date.
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 which first opened in June 2019. 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 a 0.25-mile mini-oval.
For ticket information for all events at The Flat Track, including the February 15-16, 2020 Snocross at The Flat Track, the June 13, 2020 Laconia Short Track, the July 17, 2020 Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel and the September 11, 2020, visit New Hampshire Motor Speedway's website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.
About the Eastern Snocross Tour
The Eastern Snocross Tour was formed by a handful of industry veterans in the fall of 2019. Led by owner Bruce Gaspardi Sr., a respected powersports dealer from western Massachusetts and longtime snocross supporter, the new series is striving to keep this sport alive here in the northeast. For the latest series news, follow Facebook.com/ESXT28.
About American Flat Track
American Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.AmericanFlatTrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.TV and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.
About the Granite State Legends
The Granite State Legends Road Course and Oval Series run as part of the U.S. Legend Cars International. Legend car racing is one of the fastest growing and most affordable types of American motorsports powered by a motorcycle engine and resembles the legendary American automobiles of the 1930s and '40s. Drivers range in age from 12 to 65+ years old. To learn more, visit NHMS.com and click on Local Racing.
About the USAC Dirt Midget Association
The series was formed after seeing a need to bring affordable dirt midget racing back to the Northeast area. The USAC DMA offers a great way to race top notch racecars while keeping a budget friendly division top priority. The series has a very diverse group of drivers and car owners from rookies to seasoned veterans from all disciplines of racing. To learn more about the USAC Dirt Midget Association, please visit the series website at USACDMA.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DirtMidgetAssociation.