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

December 12, 2014

The SB Image, New Jersey Motorsports Park announce partnership

“Official Media Production Company” has specialized in event, portrait, and sports/motorsports photography since 2005

MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park and The SB Image have announced an agreement designating the local outfit as an official partner of the Millville facility.

The SB Image, which was formed in 2005, will have a presence in The General’s Store, located in the paddock at the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway, allowing for the display and purchase of photographs and services.

For samples of The SB Image photography, click here.

In addition, the New Jersey-based company will exclusively produce promotional and event recap pieces for the Park, allowing fans an inside look at what NJMP offers on and off the racetrack. These productions will frequent the Park’s official website and the associated social media accounts of both parties.

“We’re proud to add The SB Image to our family of partners,” said Brad Scott, General Manager/COO of NJMP. “Ray and Sara have a great deal of experience in motorsports, especially at New Jersey Motorsports Park. We’re looking forward to a long and productive partnership with them.”

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 SB Image
Ray Bradlau is an event, portrait, and sports photographer based out of Southern New Jersey, who uses photography as a way of expressing himself and enjoys bringing out the best in his subjects, through constant research for new techniques and attention to lighting, composition, and detail. Be it a traditional portrait or high energy race image, Ray is always looking for new and creative ways to bring excitement into his photography. SB Image is online at www.thesbimage.com, and available by e-mail at info@thesbimage.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Chris Banker
Manager of Communications
New Jersey Motorsports Park
cbanker@njmp.com
December 8, 2014

New Jersey Motorsports Park 2015 tickets, season passes on sale for major spectator events

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Single event tickets and season passes for 2015 major spectator events at New Jersey Motorsports Park are on sale now.

Returning for 2015, the season pass includes admission to the SCCA Devil in the Dark 12-hour, Championship Cup Series, SCCA Lightning Challenge, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Weekend of Thunder (Trans-Am Championship, Formula Lites), Vintage Motorcycle Festival (AHRMA, Swap Meet), U.S. Majors, Atlantic/F2000/F1600 Championships, MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey, Vintage Racer Group, and SCCA Jersey Road Racing Classic, and all club racing events.  

The season pass does not include ChumpCar/ChampTruck World Series races, 24 Hours of LeMons: Real Hoopties of New Jersey, and Monster Truck events.

In addition to gate admission, season pass holders will receive VIP parking, $20 karting sessions all season (some restrictions apply), and an NJMP souvenir pack.

Also on sale now are Turn 3 VIP tickets for several race weekends on next season’s calendar. The Turn 3 VIP Club, located inside of the Officers Club on the back straightaway of Thunderbolt Raceway, gives ticket holders an exclusive, elevated indoor/outdoor viewing area overlooking the challenging Turn 3 section of the course.

A turn 3 VIP ticket is an add-on to gate admission tickets, includes access to the Officers Club, air conditioning and TV’s, VIP parking in the paddock area, buffet, snacks, and soft drinks. During selected race weekends, private driver/rider autograph sessions are also held for ticket holders.

Family 4-packs are available for the August 1-2, 2015 Monster Truck shows, which include two adult and two children tickets (12-and-under) to either Saturday or Sunday’s event, sold separately.

Single-event ticket prices will vary by race weekend, with purchase available online at www.njmp.com or by calling 856-327-7256.

A one-day online ticket sale will take place on Monday, December 15th, with ticket buyers receiving a free $5 NJMP Gift Card with each ticket purchase. In addition, those who purchase a $100 NJMP Gift Card will receive a $20 gift card free.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit www.njmp.com or call the NJMP registration office at 856-327-7256.

Tickets now on sale for New Jersey Motorsports Park’s 2015 major spectator events:

April 24-25 Garden State Endurance Challenge: South Jersey Region SCCA Devil in the Dark 12-Hour, ChumpCar World Series 12-Hour, NJ MiniGP 12-Hour, Endurance Karting 12-Hour
April 26 ChampTruck World Series – Inaugural ChampTruck event in United States
May 2-3 Championship Cup Series
May 8-10 24 Hours of LeMons: Real Hoopties of New Jersey
May 23-24 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
June 5-7 South Jersey Region SCCA Lightning Challenge
June 13-14 Weekend of Thunder featuring Trans-Am Championship, Formula Lites, Pro IT Series
July 10-12 Vintage Motorcycle Festival featuring AHRMA and vintage swap meet
July 18-19 Championship Cup Series
July 24-26 SCCA U.S. Majors Tour
August 1-2 Monster Truck
August 8 Warrior Dash
August 14-16 South Jersey Region SCCA Summer Thunder
August 28-30 F2000 Championship, F1600 Championship, Atlantic Championship, North American Road Racing Association (NARRA)
September 5-6 Championship Cup Series
September 11-13 MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey
September 19-20 Vintage Racer Group
October 16-18 South Jersey Region SCCA Jersey Road Racing Classic

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Chris Banker
Manager of Communications
New Jersey Motorsports Park
cbanker@njmp.com
November 21, 2014

Coats for Kids drive makes a difference for over 500 Cumberland County children from 17 schools

Atlantic City Electric, Bottino’s Shoprite, South Jersey Gas, Wal-Mart, and Susquehanna Bank play major roles

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Over 500 local school children are scheduled to visit New Jersey Motorsports Park on Friday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enjoy their “Coats for Kids” holiday program hosted by the New Jersey Motorsports Park Green Flag Children’s Charities.

Cumberland County elementary and middle school students, selected by their school, will choose a brand new winter coat, a pair of gloves or mittens, a hat and a scarf, a book or two and then enjoy a hot, healthy lunch, plus a visit with Santa and some corporate mascots. Each item has been donated to the drive by corporations, Green Flag Committee members, and racers.

“The support of the corporate and local volunteer and racing community in providing these children with brand new warm-weather clothing of their choice is overwhelming,” said Patti Mackie, co-chairperson of the Coats for Kids committee.

“This is one of those special events we look forward to hosting every holiday season,” said Brad Scott, general manager and COO of New Jersey Motorsports Park. “We’re thankful for the support of the community and we’re pleased that over 500 children in Cumberland County will benefit from our coat drive.”

“The Green Flag Committee volunteers work hard to support our local children’s organizations,” said Don Fauerbach, founder of the NJMP Green Flag Committee. “For the seventh year in a row we are providing these children in need warmth, love, and happiness during the holidays. We’re thankful for the support of our sponsors, our community, and all the racers who have helped us raise the funds necessary to accomplish this special goal for these children.”

Leading the corporate contribution list are; Bottino’s Shoprite, Wal-Mart, South Jersey Gas, Susquehanna Bank, and Atlantic City Electric with their generous contributions. Bottino’s Shoprite Stores are donating, preparing and serving the complete luncheon for the children, Wal-Mart is contributing new coats, and South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric, and Susquehanna Bank are providing funding to purchase a portion of the winter wear.

The motorsports community has once again provided significant support for this year’s coat drive. The South Jersey Region of the Sport Car Club of America (SCCA) conducted a funds drive to benefit Coats for Kids, raising hundreds of dollars to help purchase additional winter coats during their recent regional races held at NJMP, and numerous Porsche and BMW racing clubs have also made substantial contributions.

In addition to the Coats for Kids program, NJMP plays host to a number of community fund raising events throughout the year. The facility also annually hosts the Barbara Cook and Bill Bottino Mud Run to fight Cancer and a Daytona 500 viewing party that raises funds for the Green Flag Children’s Charities. For more information, visit www.NJMPgfc.org or call (856) 327-7201.

Warrior Dash; NJMP

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 laureng@redfrogevents.com or 734-904-8117.

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 MEDIA CONTACT:
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

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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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

 
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