Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on the passing of Bob Bahre, former owner of Oxford Plains Speedway and founder of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
“Bob was an icon in the racing industry and a truly beloved member of the Oxford Hills community. After purchasing Oxford Plains Speedway in the 1960s, Bob and his wife, Sandy, worked hard to successfully turn the track into a popular destination for racing fans, drawing families from throughout New England. Bob went on to found the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and built tracks around the country, cementing his legendary status in the racing world.
“Bob will long be remembered not only for his contributions to the sport of racing, but also for his philanthropic support for his community and our state.”