NAPLES, Maine — The inaugural running of the Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been delayed for one more day.
American-Canadian Tour, Pro All Stars Series, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials have postponed the event until Sunday, April 18 due to weather concerns.
The open practice has also been moved back a day until Saturday, April 17.
The decision was made because of a Friday weather forecast in Loudon that calls for snow mixed with rain. However, temperatures are supposed to get progressively warmer throughout the weekend, reaching the high 50s on Sunday afternoon.
With open weekends on the NHMS, ACT, and PASS schedules at a premium, officials determined that moving everything back one day was the best solution.
All scheduled times will remain the same apart from the date change. Northeast Classic qualifying begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 18, with the first feature rolling out at 1:30 p.m. The pits will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Northeast Classic camping has also been pushed back one day. Campers may enter the grounds on Friday and Saturday. Some camping slots are still available.
General admission tickets and pit passes will be sold at the track only. Grandstand tickets for Sunday are $30 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $50 for Sunday only or $75 for Saturday and Sunday.
Face masks and social distancing are required per New Hampshire state guidelines.
“We certainly didn’t expect snow this week given the recent weather, but that’s the Northeast for you,” PASS president Tom Mayberry said. “Fortunately, we already had a Sunday weather date built into the schedule. By moving everything back one day, we can give teams and fans the race weekend they expected while still getting home in time for work on Monday.”