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Chris Banker
Manager of Communications
New Jersey Motorsports Park
cbanker@njmp.com

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.

Kid Kart
1. Charles Volpe
2. Will Fahey
3. Ben Maier

Micro Max
1. Justin White
2. Sufyan Waryah
3. Alfonso Lombardo

Mini Max
1. Nicholas Galdi
2. Nicky Badame
3. Jack Manzani

Junior Rotax
1. George Stojakovic
2. Stephen Mallozi
3. Billy Drury

Senior Rotax
1. Sal Sparacio
2. Billy Ogle
3. Adam Petit

Junior Tag
1. Dan Nyman
2. Rylee Osborn
3. Michael Galdi

Senior Tag
1. Billy Ogle
2. Brad Nyman
3. Giuliano Damiano

Tag Masters
1. Corey Chase
2. Joe Lattanzi
3. Miles Mahoney

Shifter
1. Dan Laporta
2. Mark Abrahams
3. Gunnar Van Der Steur

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 MEDIA CONTACT:
Chris Banker
Manager of Communications
New Jersey Motorsports Park
cbanker@njmp.com

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. Exotic Car Garages

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 bscott@njmp.com.

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. NJMP is a proud partner of Tower Hospitality, Inspira Health Network, and Monster Energy. For more information, visit www.NJMP.com or call (856) 327-8000.  GPS Address: 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ 08332.

2014 Kawasaki Devil's Showdown presented by Ion

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.

Need a place to stay for the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown?
Tower Hospitality, the exclusive hotel partner of New Jersey Motorsports Park, owns and operates several hotels within a short distance of Thunderbolt Raceway, including Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, and Wingate by Wyndham. Book through http://www.towerhospitality.com/njmp and receive 15% off of your stay.

About Kawasaki
Kawasaki started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half century ago. Our first motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines, and our entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by Kawasaki’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market, and in the process have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, speed, power, design and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki’s commitment to maintaining and furthering these strengths will surely give birth to new legends. Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, Side x Sides, and Jet Ski® watercraft through a network of more than 1,200 independent retailers, with an additional 7,400 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of them located at KMC’s Irvine, California headquarters. Kawasaki’s tagline “Let the good times roll.”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand is synonymous with powerful, stylish and category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

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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.:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS), is a leader in the motorsports market. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include motorcycles, ATVs and Side-by-Side vehicle, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

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   

Multi-class event makes first stop at Lightning Raaerlogoceway August 1-3, 2014

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.

 

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9:49 a.m.

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.)
Brian Heun – 2nd in F500 Class (Sat.)
Jim Boggs – 3rd In GT2 Class (Sun.)
Joe Aquilante – T1 Class Win (Sat.), 3rd In T1 Class (Sun.)
Preston Calvert – T2 Class Win (Sat.), 2nd In T1 Class (Sat.), T4 (Sun.)
Amy Aquilante – 2nd In AS Class (Sat.), (Sun.)
Tom Aquilante – 2nd In T4 Class (Sat.), T4 Class Win (Sun.)
Andy Trought
Beth Aquilante
Peter Seabrook
Ivin Seabrook
Stephen Tullman
Maxwell Tullman
Neal Walker
Steven Thomas
David Dickerson

Phoenix’s Flight
The Phoenix Performance effort at New Jersey Motorsports Park was most impressive after a few members of the team finished 2nd in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge event at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night. Kurt Rezzatano and NJMP Drivers Club members Preston Calvert and Joe Aquilante completed the “double”, posting successful stints over the course of the weekend, after some 1,200 miles of travel.

Photo: Terry Hall

 

CENJMP3:25 p.m.

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.

Robert Radivoy of Go-Karting at NJMP has been named New Jersey Motorsports Park’s March employee of the month. Congratulations, Robert!

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11:38 a.m. 

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.”

 

 
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