The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for New Hampshire Motor Speedway to trade in the checkered flags for more than 2.5 million twinkly LED lights for the ninth annual Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil, open Thursday, November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving) through Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Media Racing Challenge
Have a need for speed? Want to know exactly what it feels like to scream down a straightaway at 135 mph headed into turn one?
You are invited for a unique "thrill of a lifetime" opportunity to experience what it's really like competing at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level of racing you see on TV. All of this and more will be your ticket to ride during Media Racing Challenge on Friday, July 12 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
We want to show you exactly what NASCAR in New England is all about. You'll start off with a walk across the pre-race stage for driver introductions, and then you'll suit up to experience a few "hot" laps around "The Magic Mile," try your hand as a pit crew member with a tire change competition and enjoy a Taste of the Speedways to sample our new unique concession stand items!
A trophy will be presented to the best overall driver allowing for some wicked cool bragging rights! Last year, Brian Bell from "The Wicked Fast Podcast" on 105.7 WROR in Boston, Mass. won the second annual event. Bell has been proudly showcasing the Media Racing Challenge perpetual trophy in the 105.7 WROR office for the past year, and this year's winner will do the same!
This exciting event is Friday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
This event comes less than 10 days before the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 21 when 40 of the best drivers in the world compete for a chance to visit victory lane and hoist a 20-pound lobster named "Loudon."
Photo, video and b-roll opportunities available.
We promise the day will be filled with horsepower, fun and good food!
RSVP by Wednesday, July 3
*RSVP is required to participate. Limited spots available!
All media will be broken down into groups and will each experience:
- Taste of the Speedways - sample the new unique menu items
- Tire Change Competition - timed tire change competition
- In-Car Experience - three-lap ride along before you take the wheel for six laps on "The Magic Mile"
Tentative Schedule for the Day:
- 11:00 a.m. - Arrival
- 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - NHMS Welcome & Driving Orientation
- 11:45 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Session #1
- 12:55 - 2:00 p.m. - Session #2
- 2:00 p.m. - Trophy Presentation and the winner is announced