The New Hampshire Motor Speedway Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of the supporters and participants who contributed to the many SCC events during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend.
Kicking off the weekend was the successful silent auction held at Makris Lobster and Steak House and was sponsored by N.H. Distributors. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne both had items available for bidding.
We were honored to be invited to participate in SYLVANIA's annual media Lobster Bake. It was the first time that tickets were available to the public and all proceeds from the ticket sales went to the N.H. chapter of SCC. Guests were entertained by the "Legends of Loudon," a panel consisting of Bob Bahre, Jerry Gappens, Mark Martin and Bobby Allison. Dick Berggren engaged the panel in questions that covered the history of "The Magic Mile." Laughter and smiles filled the room as the panel reminisced about their NASCAR careers.
Sheet metal, helmets and other items filled the SPEED Stage during the Speedway Children's Charities memorabilia auction. An excited crowd was given a surprise when NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Joey Logano and Travis Kvapil made guest appearances. Logano's sweatshirt was even auctioned off right off his back!
On race day, the Ride of a Lifetime online auction winners were treated to a lap around the speedway during driver introductions. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows racing enthusiasts to meet and talk with their favorite drivers, as 100,000 fans cheer them on.
With the help of many generous supporters we were able to raise $50,000 throughout the weekend. Thank you to all that sponsored, volunteered and participated in these events. Without your help it would not have been possible to raise money for New England children in need.