On Sunday, November 13, New England Racing Museum will host Legends Day, which will feature numerous stock car stars of the former NASCAR North and Busch North Series in attendance. These stars include Maine’s Kelly Moore (all-time wins leader in the Busch North Series), legendary Vermont racing brothers Bobby and Beaver Dragon, ‘Dynamite ‘ Dave Dion, and Central New Hampshire native Brad Leighton.
“This event honors these drivers, all of whom collectively represent an all-star lineup of New England stock car greats,” noted Tom Netishen, executive director of the museum.
Presented by Autopac Gallery and Overhead Door Options, the event includes an honoree panel discussion, permanent banner unveiling, and buffet lunch. Event co-emcees will include museum founder Dick Berggren and Vermont native Dave Moody, the latter of whom is host of the nationally syndicated Sirius Speedway radio show.
Expressing excitement for the event, Netishen said he hopes it serves to enlighten people as to the deeper mission behind New England Racing Museum itself. “While the primary focus of the museum is racing, guests also learn how regional motor sports have impacted the development of automotive engineering and automotive safety,” he explained. “Many developments in auto racing have directly impacted consumer and commercial vehicles.”
The museum also features multiple interactive exhibits. “If you’ve never been to a race or driven a race car, we encourage you to test drive our simulator and sit in a real race car,” added Netishen.
New England Racing Museum is a member of the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail, which features more than 20 museums throughout New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, Merrimack Valley, and Seacoast. “We are excited to be part of The Trail and, like all member institutions, reveal deeper insight into a slice of New Hampshire history and its relevance to today.”
Legends Day takes place at New England Racing Museum on Sunday, November 13. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. with guests able to explore the museum’s 30+ race cars, motorcycles, and hundreds of artifacts. The museum’s 2022 feature exhibit includes the Busch North cars of Brad Leighton, Dave Dion, and Kelly Moore. Buffet lunch and social hour is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Honoree discussion starts at 1:00 p.m., and the event concludes with a dramatic banner unveiling ceremony in which commemorative banners become a permanent part of the museum.
Legends Day tickets are $50 for museum members and $55 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit nemsmuseum.com or call 603-783-0183.
In addition to the New England Racing Museum in Loudon, member institutions on the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail are located in Canterbury, Concord, Dover, Exeter, Laconia, Manchester, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Tamworth, and Wolfeboro.