Group known for massive Barber Vintage Festival will visit Millville August 2-4th
MILLVILLE, N.J. – Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts: mark your calendars for the first weekend of August 2013.
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 August 2-4, 2012.
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.
Sonoma Raceway, Road America, Barber Motorsports Park, Miller Motorsports Park and Daytona International Speedway are just a few of the other tracks on the 2013 AHRMA Road Racing schedule.
AHRMA is perhaps best known for putting on the competition events at the annual Barber Vintage Festival, which drew 57,000 spectators over a 3-day span in October. That event has become so popular with AHRMA road racers that entry limits had to be enforced.
“We’re looking to put together a festival-type experience with AHRMA, similar to what they helped build at Barber,” general manager Brad Scott said. “We want this to be a premiere event on our schedule for years to come. Swap meets, bike shows, auctions, vendors, all in addition to the racing; two-wheel fans of all ages are going to be very pleased with this announcement.”
The diverse slate of activities will be announced closer to the event, according to Scott.
AHRMA Executive Director David Lamberth also commented on the event announcement, which made the association’s first trip to New Jersey official.
“AHRMA is thrilled to be participating in bringing our national roadracing series to New Jersey Motorsports Park. We are confident that our association with NJMP will allow both organizations to assemble a top-quality festival-style event that will become a “must-attend” weekend for vintage racers and spectators alike.”
AHRMA joins at least one GEICO AMA Pro Road Racing date on NJMP’s 2013 schedule, in addition to the ARCA Racing Series, and two vintage sportscar weekends featuring the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and Vintage Racer Group (VRG), respectively.
The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 4,000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing organization 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. For additional information about AHRMA, visit its website at www.ahrma.org.
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 F1 New Jersey, one of the top karting facilities in the U.S. For more information, visit www.NJMP.com or call (856) 327-8000. GPS Address: 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ 08332.
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