Legends Day to Honor NASCAR North and Busch North Series Greats
The museums most important event Legends Day will take place on Sunday November 13th at the New England Racing Museum (922 Rt. 106, Loudon, NH 03307). Headlining the event will be the stock car stars of the former NASCAR North and Busch North Series. The event will include an honoree panel discussion, permanent banner unveiling and a buffet lunch. The event is presented by Autopac Gallery and Overhead Door Options Inc.
Honorees include an all-star lineup of New England stock car greats. Maine’s Kelly Moore is the all-time wins leader in the Busch North Series with 27 victories. The 1995 Busch North Champion has continued his winning ways and has captured a victory just this summer at Wiscasset Speedway. Fan favorite “Dynamite” Dave Dion raced for more than four decades with his family race team. He became the first three time winner of the biggest stock car race held annually in New England, the Oxford 250. Dion also captured the 1996 Busch North Series Championship.
Legendary Vermont racing brothers Bobby and Beaver Dragon claimed checkered flags and trophies for six decades across New England. Beaver Dragon started racing in 1955. He won the inaugural NASCAR North Championship in 1979 and went on to win it again in 1980. Brother Bobby amassed 145 victories over his lustrous career. Bobby was victorious a record 52 times at his home track Catamount Stadium in Milton, Vermont.
Central New Hampshire native Brad Leighton is the all-time winningest driver with the Busch North at New England’s fastest oval track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway were he won nine times. Leighton was also a two time Busch North Champion in 1999, 2000 and is second on the all-time win list with 24 trips to victory lane.
The events co-emcees include museum founder Dick Berggren and Vermont native Dave Moody who is the host of the nationally syndicated Sirius Speedway radio show. Dave is a former track announcer at Thunder Road Speedbowl and at other tracks and series across New England.
Doors open at 11am so guests can explore the museum’s 30+ race cars, motorcycles and hundreds of artifacts. Our 2022 feature exhibit includes the Busch North cars of Brad Leighton, Dave Dion and Kelly Moore. Buffet lunch and social hour is scheduled for 12:00pm until 1:00pm. Honoree discussion to start at 1:00pm and the event will conclude with a dramatic banner unveiling ceremony in which the banners become a permanent part of the museum.
UPDATE: The event has sold out!