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The Bowl at NHMS Road Course

It was 25 years ago that I started my racing career at what is now known as New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Back then it was Bryar Motorsports Park, a 1.6-mile, 10-turn, hilly, banked, curvy, busy, physically demanding, extremely fun little racetrack. It was a horribly run-down facility, but the racetrack itself was awesome, especially the corner called “The Bowl.” Everybody loved The Bowl.

A lot has changed at the track since I first dragged my newly purchased go-kart out of the trunk of my car in 1984, for my very first race weekend. In 1990, the Robert Bahre family bought the facility, named it New Hampshire International Speedway, then plowed up almost everything in order to build a NASCAR-suitable oval, plus a new road course. But what did Bob Bahre not put to the bulldozer’s blade?

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