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Amy Ruman Tops the Podium for the Third Consecutive Time leading the pack in Round 5 at The MPT Industries Weekend of Thunder at New Jersey Motorsports Park

Amy Ruman Tops the Podium for the Third Consecutive Time leading the pack in Round 5 of the
2015 Trans Am Championship at The MPT Industries Weekend of Thunder at New Jersey Motorsports Park
NJMP Drivers Club Member Andrew Aquilante takes top honors TA3 class

MILLVILLE, N.J The weather was hot and so was the racing at New Jersey Motorsports this past weekend at the MPT Industries Weekend of Thunder featuring the Trans Am Championship. Amy Ruman and Adam Andretti were victorious in the TA and TA2 classes while Ernie Francis, Jr., and Andrew Aquilante won their respective TA3 groups.

For Amy Ruman, driver of the No. 23 McNichols Company Chevrolet Corvette, the victory, in the TA class MPT Fuel Systems Cleanse 100 Race, marked her fourth on the year and a return to the top step after a frustrating outing at Lime Rock Park. It was a victory hard earned; one that once more saw her run through the entire field having been forced into the pits immediately for a temporary power steering failure—another in what had been a weekend full of mechanical issues for the No. 23. The victory marked Ruman’s third in a row here at New Jersey Motorsports Park, as she remains undefeated in all Trans Am races at NJMP.

“It was a tough weekend,” said Ruman. “As soon as we got here, we were immediately working through mechanical issues; the crew worked hard to try and get us out for qualifying, but we unfortunately missed the deadline by five minutes. We went out, requalified, and put down a lap that would have been second on the grid if we had done it in the main session. I just couldn’t be happier with this team; they go out and bust their butts for me day in and day out and this one goes to them for getting the car together and getting us back out.”

Sharing the track for the weekend of Thunder was NASA, along with The Porsche Club of America and Formula Lites. This was the first appearance for Formula Lites at NJMP, this being their inaugural season. Vinicius Papareli with Team JDX Racing topped the podium in both weekend races.

NJMP Drivers Club members had a strong showing over the weekend in different races and classes. Andrew Aquilante placed 10th overall and 1st in class in Sunday’s Trans Am Ta/Ta3 race stepping in last minute for his father Joe Aquilante. The elder Aquilante walked away with the “Cool Move of the Race Award” from Trans Am. “Not too bad for sitting on the couch this morning,” said Andrew Aquilante. “I got a call from my dad; he said it was going to be a little warm out and asked if I wanted to come out and race. I couldn’t turn that down. It’s great to add a Trans Am win to my name and to do it at home here in New Jersey.”

Member Steve Tullman took 1st in class and overall in Saturday and Sunday’s PCA races.

Complete race results can be found at www.race-monitor.com

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 New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

 

The 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival returns to New Jersey Motorsports Park

The 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival returns to New Jersey Motorsports Park
Joined by The South Jersey Wine Festival with 10 New Jersey Wineries, Food Trucks and Live Music!

MILLVILLE, N.J. The American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association returns to NJMP July 10-12 for the 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival presented by Flying Fish Brewing Company featuring The South Jersey Wine Festival presented by the South Jersey Tourism Corporation. The American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association, AHRMA, will bring North America’s largest tour of vintage and modern alternative racing motorcycles to Thunderbolt Raceway on July 10-12, 2015.

AHRMA, which traces its roots to the late 1970’s, offers vintage national and regional road racing, motocross, dirt track, observed trials and cross-country competition. The vintage machines featured in the association’s events span a full 50 years, from the 1920s to the early 90s. AHRMA Road Racing also features “modern” alternative classes for single, twin, and three-cylinder machines.

“This event is growing every year, AHRMA first came to NJMP in 2012 and each year we are building on the festival aspect of it. The list of wineries is very impressive and our fans will not be disappointed with the caliber of food trucks that are scheduled to participate” says NJMP General Manager and COO Brad Scott. “Swap meets, bike shows, auctions, wine tasting, food trucks, vendors and live music, all in addition to the racing; there is something for two-wheel fans of all ages”.

New Jersey wineries have increased in numbers and popularity in past years and are turning out excellent wines that are pleasing to the palate of even the most discerning connoisseur. The list of wineries that will be attending are DiMatteo Vineyards, Valenzano Winery, Chestnut Run Farm, Coda Rossa Winery, Wagonhouse Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Sharrott Winery, Villari Vineyards and Cedarvale Winery. As an added attraction to the festival organizer Kathy Bullock of GPS Inc. has assembled an impressive lineup of food trucks to make sure fans have plenty of tasty food to select from as they sample the different wines. Participating food trucks include Carolina Blue, El Leche de Negron, Mexi-Flip Taco and Star of the Sea who will be filling the paddock with the aroma of their specialties. Adding to the festival atmosphere will be music throughout the weekend with artists such as Megan Knight and Jay Mickens.

In addition, the event sponsor Flying Fish Brewing Co., New Jersey’s most award winning craft brewery, will have selections available at The Finish Line Pub, which is open to the public and located at the heart of New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Flying Fish Brewing Company is located in Somerdale, New Jersey and produces a range of beers year-round, along with a variety of seasonal specialties. The brewery recently moved into its new facility which boasts a wealth of sustainability features, enabling the very eco-conscious business to brew their award-winning beer in the most environmentally friendly way possible. A new tasting room just opened to the public, and tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday every week.

“We’re excited to partner with NJMP, another great local business, for what is going to be a really fun weekend,” states Flying Fish founder Gene Muller.

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 AHRMA:

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 4000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.

About Flying Fish Brewing Co.

Flying Fish started as the web’s first “virtual” brewery in 1995, opened for real in 1996 and has become the largest of the 30+ craft breweries in NJ. In 2012, Flying Fish opened a 45,000 sq. ft. brewery. Flying Fish beers have won seven medals at the Great American Beer Festival and are almost exclusively distributed within 100 miles of the brewery. For more information about the brewery, tours and beers, head to www.flyingfish.com

About New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

 

New Jersey Motorsports Park Announces Phase II of Exotic Car Garages Project

Exotic Car Garage Phase I – SOLD OUT

New Jersey Motorsports Park Announces Phase II of Exotic Car Garages Project
Real estate development to take place overlooking Thunderbolt Raceway

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Following the completion and sell out of Phase I of the Exotic Car Garage project overlooking Thunderbolt Raceway this month, New Jersey Motorsports Park to announce Phase II.

Phase I consisting of 10 Exotic Car Garage units ranging in size of 500 sf to 1,500 sf are located in the 15,000 sf building, sold its final unit on June 1, 2015.

“It’s great to see what our phase one garage owners are doing with their spaces. Lofts, decks, kitchenettes, lifts; if you can dream it up, it can be done,” said NJMP managing partner Lee Brahin. “The Exotic Car Garages have been a great addition to the infrastructure at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and phase two is another example of that progress.”

Available options and upgrades included an outside deck overlooking Thunderbolt Raceway, elevated loft with staircase, powder room, shower, kitchenette, and upgrade electric source.

Phase I of the Exotic Car Garage Project has proven to be exactly what our clients were looking for, here is what some of the buyers have to say:

“I loved the idea of a car condominium for car guys to be able to hang out, work on our cars and as an added bonus be able to take that sports car on a first class motorsports track.   My 1,000 ft. space is a trackside unit that allows an excellent view of the Thunderbolt racetrack for viewing racing events but yet the whole building has been designed to offer privacy and exclusivity. Given all the amenities that the track has built including an in-ground pool, clubhouse with restaurant and bar, karting tracks,  motocross/ ATV riding track and paint ball course it has expanded to a full entertainment complex that the whole family can enjoy. “ David Shields

“It is the best investment that I could have made being a car and track freak. I added a loft with a kitchen and bathroom, I never have to leave. Except when I’m driving on the track!”. Jerry Raffa

“I believe that it is one of the best investments I ever made. My plans include a 750sf loft with a bathroom, rest space, full kitchen, wraparound deck, a 18ft. long bar on the loft and a 8ft. bar at the garage.  I am also installing two lifts so I can store eight race cars and full line tool cabinets. I am also looking into the possibility of renting race cars.

I am also an NJMP club member which by far one of the most exclusive and best and fun club memberships I ever join.

Finally if you a real car fanatic and love racing this is your chance to live the dream”.  Yiani Galanos

New Jersey Motorsports Park is excited to announce the project’s second phase, featuring 6-8 trackside units and a slightly revised footprint.

Plans call for units sized at 800 to 1,600 square feet priced at $140 per square foot, with an additional $5 per square foot for two premium end units. The total square footage of the building will be 7,000 square feet.

“We’re looking forward to getting the second phase of this development project underway,” said NJMP General Manager and COO Brad Scott. “We plan to follow the same look and feel as the first garage building, with a few tweaks made here and there. It’s going to be another great addition to the real estate opportunities here at New Jersey Motorsports Park.”

One such adjustment is the addition of a ground-level patio that overlooks the portion of Thunderbolt Raceway affectionately known as “The Devil”. Outside decks also remain an available upgrade to each buyer.

Also included with the climate controlled garage is a sprinkler system and CO2 detectors, water and flood drains, 24-hour security, asphalt driveway, landscaping, sewer and cable connections, lighting, an entrance door, and a ground-level sliding glass door that leads to the patio area.

“What’s really exciting about phase two of the Exotic Car Garages is that every unit will have a phenomenal track side viewing area,” said Lee Brahin, NJMP managing partner. “These units have also been designed to accommodate significantly larger outdoor viewing decks than in the first phase.”

Phase II deposits are being accepted beginning June 15, 2015. All inquiries and questions related to the Exotic Car Garages project should be directed to Brad Scott at bscott@njmp.com. Or (856) 327-7269.

About New Jersey Motorsports Park Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) is nestled snugly in a beautifully forested region surrounded by scenic rivers and the nearby Delaware Bay. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, New York and Baltimore, offering diverse and dynamic motorsports attractions. The park includes two world-class road courses, Thunderbolt and Lightning, a motorsports country club membership program known as the “Drivers Club,” the Finish Line Pub restaurant, and Tempest Raceway, one of the top karting facilities in the U.S. NJMP is a proud partner of Tower Hospitality, Inspira Healthcare, and Monster Energy. For more information, visit www.NJMP.com or call (856) 327-8000. GPS Address: 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ 08332.

New Jersey Motorsports Park Invites Fans to “Feel the Thunder” as Trans Am Returns June 13 & 14

New Jersey Motorsports Park invites fans to “feel the thunder” as Trans Am returns June 13-14 for the Weekend of Thunder presented by MPT Industries in conjunction with Formula Lites, NASA and PCA.

NJMP announces $1 tickets for the event!

MILLVILLE, N.J.  The Weekend of Thunder presented by MPT Industries roars into New Jersey Motorsports Park for the second consecutive year and Round 5 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship.  If you are a fan of V8 powered muscle cars, this is the event for you. A Trans Am Series race is 100 miles in length, and does not require a mandatory pit stop for fueling, tires or driver changes. As a sprint, it is driver versus driver, and that means it’s flat out racing from start to finish.  Past Trans Am champions include Scott Pruett, Brian Simo, Scott Sharp, and Boris Said. Formula Lites will make their series debut at NJMP this year. This series is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing and was created to provide an economical, technologically advanced race vehicle with an emphasis on safety, to give drivers the opportunity to develop their skills to progress into higher levels of open-wheel racing.  The Formula Lites program aims at developing drivers interested in entering professional motorsports, including those who seek to make the leap from karting to open-wheel racing.  Also joining the lineup for the Weekend of Thunder will be the Porsche Club of America and NASA’s (National Auto Sport Association) Northeast region will also bring high-throttle racing action to the weekend with two race groups.

New Jersey Motorsports Park announced last week that they will offer $1.00 (one dollar) tickets to this event. These tickets must be purchased in advance on the park’s website and will require an additional parking fee. Brad Scott, General Manager and COO of NJMP states “We want to invite racing fans out to experience the excitement that this event brings.  With the wide spectrum of cars you will see on the track, we are sure it will be a crowd pleaser.  We have over 200 cars registered to race for the Weekend of Thunder.”

 

The weekend kicks off Friday evening at the Finish Line Pub with Bike Night and back by popular demand Megan Knight will be performing from 6-10pm. Tickets for Weekend of Thunder event are available at NJMP.com, advance tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $1.00, gate tickets will be regular price.

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.

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 New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.