Thousands of runners to complete the world’s largest obstacle race series at new location on August 8, 2015
MILLVILLE, N.J. – Warrior Dash is a 5K running event that challenges and welcomes all athletic abilities.
In 2015, there are more than 30 events scheduled worldwide, in locations across the United States, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, and more to be added throughout the year. Participants at each location will conquer the battleground and face 12 obstacles over more than three miles of terrain.
On Saturday, August 8th, this worldwide event is coming to New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Participants and spectators at the event in Millville will have access to the Warrior Dash festival, featuring live music, beer selection, contests, and activities. “Goliath,” Warrior Dash’s two-story obstacle introduced in 2014, will continue to provide a challenge to Warriors in 2015.
The Warrior Dash World Championship returns in 2015 after a successful inaugural event in 2014. Elite athletes are given the option to participate in one of the competitive waves and the top 25 finishers are invited to the championship.
In 2014, Warrior Dash gave away $100,000 in prizes to some of the top athletes worldwide, including male winner, Max King, and female winner, Kimber Mattox.
“Warrior Dash is gearing up for an exciting 2015 season,” said Tad Jenkins, VP of Marketing at Warrior Dash production company Red Frog Events. “We are committed to continual course and festival experience innovation for our Warriors – it will be one of the strongest Warrior Dash seasons in our seven-year history,”
“In addition, we will host the second Warrior Dash World Championship after a remarkably successful inaugural event this past year.”
New Jersey Motorsports Park general manager Brad Scott noted the Park’s excitement to welcome the popular event to the Millville facility for the first time.
“We are thrilled to begin what we hope to be a long and successful relationship with the Warrior Dash and Red Frog Events team,” he said. “The Warrior Dash adds yet another unique event to the New Jersey Motorsports Park schedule, and we couldn’t be happier to make this announcement.”
Registration details and more information can be found at www.warriordash.com. To speak with a member of the Warrior Dash team about on-site credentials or more information, contact Lauren Gardner at email@example.com or 734-904-8117.
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October 27, 2014
Northeast Karting Showdown crowns 2014 go karting champions
9 classes battled over 7 points-paying races at New Jersey Motorsports Park
MILLVILLE, N.J. – The Northeast Karting Showdown, a 7-race club go karting racing series based at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J., crowned its 2014 champions during the October 18th season finale.
“As we conclude our 2014 season, we want to send a huge congratulations out to our Northeast Karting Showdown champions and thank everyone who participated in the club series,” said Steven Hahn, New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Karting facility manager.
“It was a great season with very competitive racing by some of the best kart racers in the region. We thoroughly enjoyed watching this competition and camaraderie all year, and we hope to see everyone back on track next season.”
Top-3 finishers in each class are listed below.
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October 24, 2014
New Jersey Motorsports Park announces Phase II of Exotic Car Garages
Real estate development to take place overlooking Thunderbolt Raceway
MILLVILLE, N.J. – Following the successful completion of the Exotic Car Garages structure overlooking Thunderbolt Raceway this past year, New Jersey Motorsports Park is excited to announce the project’s second phase, featuring up to six trackside units and a slightly revised footprint.
Plans call for units sized at 800, 1,200, 1,400, and 1,600 square feet priced at $140 per square foot, with an additional $5 per square foot for two premium end units.
“We’re looking forward to getting the second phase of this development project underway,” said NJMP general manager Brad Scott. “We plan to follow the same look and feel as the first garage building, with some 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.
“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 include an outside deck overlooking Thunderbolt Raceway, elevated loft with staircase, powder room, shower, kitchenette, and upgrade electric source.
“What’s really exciting about phase two of the Exotic Car Garages is that every unit will have a phenomenal track side viewing area,” Brahin said. “These units have also been designed to accommodate significantly larger outdoor viewing decks than in the first phase.”
In addition to the six units available for purchase in Phase II, two units remain open at the existing structure at various price points. All inquiries and questions related to the Exotic Car Garages project should be directed to Brad Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
MILLVILLE, N.J. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA and New Jersey Motorsports Park have announced a new partnership that will see the manufacturer become the title sponsor for AMA Pro Road Racing’s visit to New Jersey Motorsports Park this fall.
The weekend of September 13-14, 2014 will be branded as the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown, and will feature AMA Pro SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series classes.
“Kawasaki is excited to join forces with NJMP in sponsorship of AMA Pro Road Racing’s event in New Jersey to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ninja motorcycle and its rich racing heritage,” said Kevin Allen, Manager, Public Relations and Brand Experience. “We look forward to engaging with our fans and sharing in this Ninja experience.”
The Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown in Millville, N.J. is the last scheduled event of the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season and is expected to be a pivotal, perhaps championship-deciding weekend.
The post-Labor day event will kick off on Friday, September 12th at the Park’s Finish Line Pub with a Bike Night, featuring live music, food and drink specials, rider appearances, giveaways and more.
Additional fan activities and events will be announced shortly.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Kawasaki as a partner and to add this exciting sponsorship to our AMA Pro Racing event in September,” said NJMP General Manager/COO. “We look forward to a great event, and the Kawasaki presence and activation will be a major part of that.”
For 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.
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MILLVILLE, N.J. – Yamaha, a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, boats, outboard motors and other motorized products, has renewed their partnership with New Jersey Motorsports Park.
As part of the relationship, Yamaha receives signage at the southern New Jersey facility’s Thunderbolt and Lightning Raceways, exhibit space, and a season-long souvenir program ad.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome back Yamaha to the New Jersey Motorsports Park family,” said Brad Scott, NJMP general manager/COO. “Yamaha has been a partner and supporter of NJMP for many years, and we’re excited to continue working with them in the future.”
Yamaha will also conduct a group ticket buy, including parade laps and discounted redeemable paddock parking, ahead of the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown presented by iON Camera, AMA Pro Road Racing’s season finale, September 13-14, 2014.
“We are very excited to continue our relationship with New Jersey Motorsports Park. Their track is the perfect place in the Northeast to ride your R1 or R6 and experience everything both bikes have to offer,” said Northeast Regional Marketing Manager, Matt Potter. “We are also very excited for the final round of the AMA Pro Road Racing series being held at New Jersey Motorsports Park as Yamaha Superbike riders Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier will be battling on their R1’s for the Championship.”
AMA Pro Road Racing returns to New Jersey Motorsports September 13-14, 2014 for the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown presented by Ion Camera doubleheader weekend.
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 Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.:
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com. Follow Yamaha Motor Corp on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yamahamotorusa, on Twitter at @yamahamotorusa and Instagram at @yamahamotorusa.
American Endurance Racing set for debut at New Jersey Motorsports Park
MILLVILLE, N.J. – A new endurance racing series will make its way to southern New Jersey for the first time in early August.
American Endurance Racing (AER) was created by a group of grassroots endurance racing enthusiasts who have been racing in other disciplines for years. Born out of a desire for an inclusive endurance series with simple rules, AER’s goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for experienced drivers to participate in endurance races using almost any production-based race car while not requiring any significant series-specific prep work.
The NJMP date, like all others, will feature multiple classes, with teams trying to complete the most laps in the allotted time frame. Teams will compete for the overall win and against cars in their indexed class.
“We created AER to be the racing series that we would want to race in,” said AER president John Kolesa. “Lots of seat time at great race tracks, simple, fair rules, and the ease of being able to run the race car you already own.”
Throughout the weekend, various racing personalities and celebrities will take to the 2.25-mile Lightning Raceway in AER’s fleet of Press/VIP cars, which will also be competing for the overall and class wins.
VIP drivers scheduled to participate include: Jalopnik’s Travis Okulski, 2013 BMWCCA National SE30 champion and BMWCCA NJ Chapter president Jeff Caldwell, Road and Track’s Jack Baruth, and Randy Pobst, a two-time class winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, four-time World Challenge GT champion, and North American Touring Car champion.
Practice and qualifying are set for Friday, August 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with two days of racing Saturday (August 2nd) and Sunday (August 3rd) from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Daily spectator tickets will be available at the gate each day for $5.00. For more information on competing or about the series itself, visit www.americanenduranceracing.com.
Several members of the New Jersey Motorsports Park Drivers Club competed in SCCA U.S. Majors Tour action this past weekend at Thunderbolt Raceway.
Valerie Heun – F500 Class Win (Sat.)
New Jersey Motorsports Park added two high-profile members to its impressive Drivers Club roster on Thursday afternoon.
Chase Elliott was presented with two honorary memberships to the exclusive club during a private event at the Park’s Go-Karting facility. Chase accepted on behalf of his father, Bill, who was not available for the presentation and accompanying photo op.
Chase, 18, has won two races in his first full-season of NASCAR Nationwide series competition. Elliott finished 2nd (2012) and 3rd (2013) in two starts of ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Bill is the 1988 Winston Cup Series champion and garnered 44 wins at NASCAR’s top level of competition. Elliott won NASCAR’s “Most Popular Driver” a record 16 times, and was announced as an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame earlier this month.