The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and PPG are inviting all race fans to chat and enjoy chowdah during the INDY 225 weekend on Aug. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the hospitality village.

This New England themed clam bake will feature some of the IZOD IndyCar Series best drivers including; Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Dancing with the Stars champion and one of the most popular personalities in all of sports; Pippa Mann, the first and only woman to win a pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2010 Freedom 100 race; Ryan Briscoe, one of the most versatile and accomplished racers in motorsports will also be on hand; Sebastian Saavedra, one of racing’s brightest young talents and INDYCAR’s next big thing; and Alex Tagliani who was this year’s Indianapolis 500 pole winner. This group of INDYCAR stars will enjoy dinner and participate in a question and answer session for guests. 

Tickets for the NHMS Chat and Chowdah are $50 and can be purchased by contacting SCC director Cheryl LaPrade at (603) 513-5738 or by e-mail at

 All proceeds from the event will benefit the New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and children in need throughout New England.