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NJMP to hold annual pre-season job fair February 13th-14th

Department leaders will be on hand to meet with potential hires for 2015 race season

MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park will host its annual job fair Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the facility’s Officers Club, located in the Thunderbolt Raceway paddock.

Managers from each of the Park’s departments will be present to meet with potential employees ahead of the 2015 season, including karting, food and beverage, security and registration, track operations, housekeeping, and maintenance.

“We’re looking to fill several open seasonal positions at the Park,” said Lori Lewis, the Park’s human resources manager. “We aim to bring hard working and dedicated individuals onto our staff for the upcoming year.”

Lewis noted that attendees should “dress to impress” and bring their most up-to-date resumes.

In case of inclement weather, a snow date will be announced. For more information about NJMP, call (856) 327-8000 or visit www.njmp.com.

For event tickets and more information, call 856-327-8000 or visit NJMP.com. You can also stay up to speed with New Jersey Motorsports Park by following on Twitter at @NJMP or becoming a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewJerseyMotorsportsPark.

MPT Industries Named “Official Motor Oil” of New Jersey Motorsports Park

Agreement includes presenting sponsor rights for Weekend of Thunder event; product to be available at General’s Store

MPTMILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park today announced a new partnership with MPT Industries, naming the New Jersey-based brand as the “Official Motor Oil” of the Millville facility.

Since 1985, MPT Industries has set the standard for improvements in lubrication and automotive appearance technology. As a manufacturer of products of unequaled quality, MPT Industries uses only the finest ingredients to produce products that are guaranteed to outperform.

“We are honored to be working with the folks at NJMP for the upcoming season. With two world class road courses, and two karting tracks, as well as plenty of amenities such as a restaurant and bar, I cannot think of a better place to showcase the MPT line of products. It is going to be an exciting year.” said MPT Industries president Michael Treuba.

MPT takes pride in manufacturing the finest lubricants, sealants, additives and appearance products available for their intended use. The Dover, NJ-based company offers a money back guarantee with proof of purchase on all lubricants, sealants, additives and appearance products manufactured by MPT.

“We are excited to welcome a New Jersey-based company that shares our commitment to excellence,” New Jersey Motorsports Park general manager Brad Scott said. “MPT Industries offers an impressive catalog of products for every automotive enthusiast, whether you’re on the track on the street. We look forward to working alongside them during the upcoming season.”

As part of the relationship, the June 13-14, 2015 race weekend featuring Trans Am Championship, Formula Lites, and National Auto Sports Association (NASA) will be branded as “Weekend of Thunder presented by MPT Industries”.

“Trans Am feels that by partnering with MPT Industries and NJMP we can put on a fantastic showcase of racing excellence on the Weekend of Thunder,” said John Clagett, President of the Trans Am Race Company. “As always we aim to put on the best possible event for drivers, teams and, most importantly, fans.  With partnerships like these, I’m confident we will all deliver a first class event for everyone.”

For event tickets and more information, call 856-327-8000 or visit NJMP.com. You can also stay up to speed with New Jersey Motorsports Park by following on Twitter at @NJMP or becoming a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewJerseyMotorsportsPark.

About MPT Industries
MPT Industries is a manufacturer of advanced true synthetic lubricants located in Dover, NJ. We specialize in the production of a wide variety of full synthetic passenger car, motorcycle, and race car motor oils, as well as gear oils, fuel additives, and oil additives that will enhance the fuel mileage, performance and life of any vehicle. Since 1985, we have set the standard for improvements in lubrication technology with the use of true synthetic base stocks, and friction reducing additives. Our products have been shown to outperform in heavy duty equipment, trucks, passenger cars, and race cars including monster trucks, sprint, drag, and sports car endurance road racing at many race tracks throughout the U.S. To learn more about MPT Industries,  please visit www.mptindustries.com or call 800-351-0605.

About The Trans Am Series:
The Trans Am Series, America’s Road Racing Series, began igniting the passion of motorsports fans across the world in 1966 and has been home to some of the greatest names in road racing.  Today, Trans Am continues to honor its legacy, while challenging the status quo in racing, through meaningful racing platforms and a driver-oriented focus.   The Trans Am Series is operated by The Trans Am Race Company, LLC (TARC), through a five-year agreement in which TARC oversees the management and marketing of the Trans Am Series.  SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides operations services to the Series.

Defending Champions include:  Doug Peterson (TA), Cameron Lawrence (TA2), Ernie Francis, Jr., (TA3 American Muscle) and Jason Berkeley (TA3 International).

For more on the Trans Am Series visit www.gotransam.com, “like” Trans Am on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotransam, or follow Trans Am on Twitter at @gotransam.

NJMP members capture 8 wins, 5 track records at Homestead

Phoenix Racing leads the way at Palm Tree Winter Majors

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Seven members of the New Jersey Motorsports Park Drivers Club took center stage this past weekend at Homestead Motor Speedway during the 2015 SCCA Palm Tree Winter Majors event.

Each member participating, along with their notable finishes and accomplishments from the weekend, is listed below.

Andrew Aquilante – T1
1st (Race 1, T1)
1st (Race 2, T1)
1st (Race 1, T3)
1st (Race 2, T3)
T1 Track Record (x2)

Preston Calvert – GT2, T2
1st (Race 1, T2)
1st (Race 2, T2)
T2 Track Record (x2)

John Heinricy – B-Spec
1st (Race 1)
1st (Race 2)
B-Spec Track Record

Bruce Hamilton – FA
3rd (Race 2)

Joe Aquilante – T1
Joe Guinta – Spec Miata
Theodoros Zorbas – FA

Brrr… it’s cold outside! NJMP offers winter specials!

Heat things up at New Jersey Motorsports Park! Now through February 28 take advantage of our winter specials at Go-Karting & Battlegrounds Paintball!

 

Go-Karting:  karting logo

  • 10 Minute Practice
  • 12 Lap Qualifier
  • 16 Lap Feature
  • Includes: Racing Suit, Neck Brace, Helmet
  • Any Day of the Week: $50 per person (8 + ppl required)

 

Battlegrounds Paintball: Battlegrounds

  • All Day Play Pass (9am – 5pm)
  • Unlimited Air Refills
  • Access to All Fields
  • V-Tac Sw-1 Gun with Barrel Cover
  • Annex M1-3 Field Thermal Mask
  • 500 Paintballs
  • Any Day of the Week: $40 per person (8 + ppl required)

Race & Shoot

  • Experience Karting and Battlegrounds Paintball for $80 per person!

 

Contact Nancy Masino to book your group today!

nmasino@njmp.com or 856-327-7221

New Jersey Motorsports Park announces 2015 competition karting program

MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park is pleased to announce its competition karting program for the 2015 season. With many of the series returning, and the addition of two new events, NJMP is thrilled to be part of the excitement the upcoming year is sure to bring to the racing community.

The 500-acre Millville, N.J. facility will see the return of the three major karting race series, including F-Series, NJ Sprint Series, and ROTAX, with the following dates –

NJ Sprint Series
May 15, Practice (Liberator)
May 16, Race (Liberator)
May 17, Race (Liberator)

NE Rotax
July 10, Practice (Avenger)
July 11, Practice (Avenger)
July 12, Practice (Tempest)
August 21, Practice (Liberator)
August 22, Race (Liberator)
August 23, Race (Tempest)

F-Series
September 18, Practice (Tempest)
September 19, Race (Tempest)
September 20, Race (Tempest)

In lieu of hosting an in-house club series, New Jersey Motorsports Park is proud to be part

of the growing excitement surrounding these major race groups and looks forward to being a partner in helping support the expected growth. The Park will continue to offer extensive track time for racing and competition drivers while focusing on promoting competition race partners in the coming season.

MiniGP-4The NJ Mini GP Series will return to NJMP with an extensive schedule which will include a 12-hour race on April 25, 2015 on the Liberator Course. For more information or to join, visit www.njminigp.com.

NJMP also welcomes back Pro Cup Karting for the second consecutive season. This year, however, Pro Cup Karting has a 12-hour race scheduled on the Avenger course on April 25, 2015 in conjunction with NJ Mini GP for a weekend full of endurance racing. To join the fun, visit www.procupkarting.com.

New Jersey Motorsports Park is also working with Super Moto to build a track at the karting facility anticipates hosting a championship race in September 2015. More information on this partnership will follow.

Dates for each series are listed at www.njmp.com. For additional details on how to get involved, please call Steven Hahn, Karting Director, at 856-327-7218.

2015 Eastern Motorsport Press Association Convention wraps up

A weekend of EMPA media activities culminated today in the Liberty Convention Center at the Crown Plaza Hotel

KING OF PRUSSIA, PaIMG_0767. – A weekend of Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) media activities culminated today in the Liberty Convention Center at the Crown Plaza Hotel, where representatives from 13 motorsports facilities and sanctioning bodies gathered to discuss industry trends, issues, and, most importantly – the upcoming 2015 race season.

The new year has arrived. New Jersey Motorsports Park will hold its first public track day on Saturday, January 24th, with a pre-season job fair in the works – and the season-opening April 25 Garden State Endurance Challenge appearing on the horizon.

NJMP Manager of Communications Chris Banker spoke in the 130-seat amphitheater in front of industry peers and reporters.

Presenting guests included Kevin Heaney (Pocono Raceway), Kate Guerra (Verizon IndyCar Series), Don Radebaugh (ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards), and Tim Southers (NASCAR), among several others from racing facilities and sanctioning bodies.

The keynote speaker was legendary motorsports broadcaster Ken Squier, a previous inductee to the Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame.

Below are some clips from Banker, who participated in the Convention for the second straight year.

On the season-opening Garden State Endurance Challenge, scheduled to feature four 12-hour endurance races on April 25th:

“I don’t know if there’s a better way to kick off our season. We wanted to put together a unique event that celebrates the history of endurance racing, both in New Jersey and beyond, and I think people are excited for it. To combine what is a great regional SCCA event in the Devil in the Dark, ChumpCar World Series, along with MiniGP and Endurance Karting races on the karting track, that weekend is truly going to have something for everyone.

On the ARCA Racing Series’ eighth straight visit to Millville:

“I think that’s a testament to the tradition that we’ve built with the ARCA Racing Series. We’ve had eight races that have given us some of the best finishes in our history. Don [Radebaugh] can vouch for this, I think we’ve had at least two or three last-lap passes for the win during that stretch. We’ve had guys like Andrew Ranger, Andy Lally, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Chase Elliott as part of these races over the years, and the list goes on. We’re really looking forward to it.

On the 2015 “Weekend of Thunder” featuring Trans-Am Championship and Formula Lites:

The Trans-Am Championship is one of the fastest growing pro series in racing. Those entry lists are multiplying; I believe they had some fields between 45 and 50 cars at Mid-Ohio and Road America last year during the NASCAR Nationwide weekends. We’re thrilled to have them back. Formula Lites, a new SCCA Pro Racing series, unveiled their car at SEMA late last year. The interest and entry lists are growing with them as well.

On attracting new events, on and off the track:

If you look at our schedule, there aren’t too many in racing that can match its diversity. We go from big rigs in April to stock cars in May, vintage motorcycles in June, monster trucks in August, and some of the best motorcycle racing in North America to finish up in September. We’ve also recently announced an agreement with the Warrior Dash, the world’s largest obstacle race series, for an August 8th date at NJMP.