A possible $20,000scratch-card payday to a lucky fan; School bus races, featuring New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre plus an exciting card of 300 miles-per-hour Jet-powered dragsters headline Saturday night’s New Hampshire Lottery’s “Jet Cars Under the Stars” program at New England Dragway.
Governor Sununu and McIntyre will be joined by 2017 New Hampshire “Teacher of the Year” Tate Aldrich and “Greg and The Morning Buzz
” radio personality Scotty “Roadkill” McMullen in a heads up school bus competition down the quarter-mile drag strip. The race is to help promote awareness to education as New Hampshire schools prepare to begin their 2017-18 academic year later this month. More than $1.7 billion from lottery tickets sales have gone to support education in N.H. since 1964.
“Shockwave,” the triple-jet-powered Peterbilt truck featuring 10,000 pounds of thrust, headlines the jet-powered program. In addition “Queen of Diamond and “Beast from the East” represent jet-powered dragsters, with top speeds capable of 300-miles-per-hour “Top Secret,” “First Strike” and a “Police Car”headline the jet-powered funny cars. In addition, the popular “Jet Trains” will return. A program of Pro Comps is also on the racing card.
Ticket and event information are available online at NewEnglandDragway.com. Fans presenting a non-winning NH Lottery ticket at the gate will receive $5 off a $30 general admission ticket. Every ticket is also a free pit pass to see the cars and stars of the night up close. New England Dragway is located at
Exit 8 off NH 101. Plenty of free parking is available. Gates open at 3pm with the event program starting at 6 p.m.