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Local fans flock to Loudon

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For some fans, the journey to New Hampshire Motor Speedway is made annually.  For others, it's their first time. Regardless, most of Sunday's attendees agree that it was worth the trip.

"I'm really not into the whole NASCAR scene, but some of my family is part of NASCAR," Plattsburgh's Richard Walker said.  "I had to come check it out and I gotta say man, it's awesome and I can't wait to come back."

"I came down for the first time last year, Spring race, sitting in the stands and I absolutely loved it," Barre's Tyler Spooner said.  "It was my first NASCAR race. I'm just blown away by being able to be back here, be in the garage and be close to everybody.  It's an amazing experience for sure."

"Twice a year, we come down for a week," Crystal Bresette from Washington, Vermont said.  "Being with the other race fans, you meet a lot of people and you see a lot of people that you've met from year's past."

New Hampshire Motor Speedway has traditionally hosted two NASCAR races a year.  The first in July, followed by a playoff race in September.  This year will mark the final time for the September race as it will be moving to Las Vegas in 2018.

"I'm kind of disappointed about that myself," Spooner said.  "That's when the best racing happens. It's a chase race.  Either way it's an awesome experience. I recommend everyone come down and check it out at least once. You won't regret it."

"I really wish they would keep it but I understand, but I'll still be here for July,"  Bresette said.

"Yeah (it) definitely will probably hurt the area economically, but it gives other tracks the opportunity to get on the NASCAR circuit and maybe have better racing for their area," Plattsburgh's Marty Donivan said.

The ISM Connect 300 will take place at the Magic Mile on September 24th.

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