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Department leaders will be on hand to meet with potential hires for 2015 race season

MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park will host its annual job fair Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the facility’s Officers Club, located in the Thunderbolt Raceway paddock.

Managers from each of the Park’s departments will be present to meet with potential employees ahead of the 2015 season, including karting, food and beverage, security and registration, track operations, housekeeping, and maintenance.

“We’re looking to fill several open seasonal positions at the Park,” said Lori Lewis, the Park’s human resources manager. “We aim to bring hard working and dedicated individuals onto our staff for the upcoming year.”

Lewis noted that attendees should “dress to impress” and bring their most up-to-date resumes.

In case of inclement weather, a snow date will be announced. For more information about NJMP, call (856) 327-8000 or visit www.njmp.com.

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.

Agreement includes presenting sponsor rights for Weekend of Thunder event; product to be available at General’s Store

MPTMILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park today announced a new partnership with MPT Industries, naming the New Jersey-based brand as the “Official Motor Oil” of the Millville facility.

Since 1985, MPT Industries has set the standard for improvements in lubrication and automotive appearance technology. As a manufacturer of products of unequaled quality, MPT Industries uses only the finest ingredients to produce products that are guaranteed to outperform.

“We are honored to be working with the folks at NJMP for the upcoming season. With two world class road courses, and two karting tracks, as well as plenty of amenities such as a restaurant and bar, I cannot think of a better place to showcase the MPT line of products. It is going to be an exciting year.” said MPT Industries president Michael Treuba.

MPT takes pride in manufacturing the finest lubricants, sealants, additives and appearance products available for their intended use. The Dover, NJ-based company offers a money back guarantee with proof of purchase on all lubricants, sealants, additives and appearance products manufactured by MPT.

“We are excited to welcome a New Jersey-based company that shares our commitment to excellence,” New Jersey Motorsports Park general manager Brad Scott said. “MPT Industries offers an impressive catalog of products for every automotive enthusiast, whether you’re on the track on the street. We look forward to working alongside them during the upcoming season.”

As part of the relationship, the June 13-14, 2015 race weekend featuring Trans Am Championship, Formula Lites, and National Auto Sports Association (NASA) will be branded as “Weekend of Thunder presented by MPT Industries”.

“Trans Am feels that by partnering with MPT Industries and NJMP we can put on a fantastic showcase of racing excellence on the Weekend of Thunder,” said John Clagett, President of the Trans Am Race Company. “As always we aim to put on the best possible event for drivers, teams and, most importantly, fans.  With partnerships like these, I’m confident we will all deliver a first class event for everyone.”

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 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 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.

Phoenix Racing leads the way at Palm Tree Winter Majors

1606993_582730535194898_4972599971587682631_n                                                                                                                                           Photo by Rob Bodle

Seven members of the New Jersey Motorsports Park Drivers Club took center stage this past weekend at Homestead Motor Speedway during the 2015 SCCA Palm Tree Winter Majors event.

Each member participating, along with their notable finishes and accomplishments from the weekend, is listed below.

Andrew Aquilante – T1
1st (Race 1, T1)
1st (Race 2, T1)
1st (Race 1, T3)
1st (Race 2, T3)
T1 Track Record (x2)

Preston Calvert – GT2, T2
1st (Race 1, T2)
1st (Race 2, T2)
T2 Track Record (x2)

John Heinricy – B-Spec
1st (Race 1)
1st (Race 2)
B-Spec Track Record

Bruce Hamilton – FA
3rd (Race 2)

Joe Aquilante – T1
Joe Guinta – Spec Miata
Theodoros Zorbas – FA

Heat things up at New Jersey Motorsports Park! Now through February 28 take advantage of our winter specials at Go-Karting & Battlegrounds Paintball!

 

Go-Karting:  karting logo

  • 10 Minute Practice
  • 12 Lap Qualifier
  • 16 Lap Feature
  • Includes: Racing Suit, Neck Brace, Helmet
  • Any Day of the Week: $50 per person (8 + ppl required)

 

Battlegrounds Paintball: Battlegrounds

  • All Day Play Pass (9am – 5pm)
  • Unlimited Air Refills
  • Access to All Fields
  • V-Tac Sw-1 Gun with Barrel Cover
  • Annex M1-3 Field Thermal Mask
  • 500 Paintballs
  • Any Day of the Week: $40 per person (8 + ppl required)

Race & Shoot

  • Experience Karting and Battlegrounds Paintball for $80 per person!

 

Contact Nancy Masino to book your group today!

nmasino@njmp.com or 856-327-7221

MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park is pleased to announce its competition karting program for the 2015 season. With many of the series returning, and the addition of two new events, NJMP is thrilled to be part of the excitement the upcoming year is sure to bring to the racing community.

The 500-acre Millville, N.J. facility will see the return of the three major karting race series, including F-Series, NJ Sprint Series, and ROTAX, with the following dates –

NJ Sprint Series
May 15, Practice (Liberator)
May 16, Race (Liberator)
May 17, Race (Liberator)

NE Rotax
July 10, Practice (Avenger)
July 11, Practice (Avenger)
July 12, Practice (Tempest)
August 21, Practice (Liberator)
August 22, Race (Liberator)
August 23, Race (Tempest)

F-Series
September 18, Practice (Tempest)
September 19, Race (Tempest)
September 20, Race (Tempest)

In lieu of hosting an in-house club series, New Jersey Motorsports Park is proud to be part

of the growing excitement surrounding these major race groups and looks forward to being a partner in helping support the expected growth. The Park will continue to offer extensive track time for racing and competition drivers while focusing on promoting competition race partners in the coming season.

MiniGP-4The NJ Mini GP Series will return to NJMP with an extensive schedule which will include a 12-hour race on April 25, 2015 on the Liberator Course. For more information or to join, visit www.njminigp.com.

NJMP also welcomes back Pro Cup Karting for the second consecutive season. This year, however, Pro Cup Karting has a 12-hour race scheduled on the Avenger course on April 25, 2015 in conjunction with NJ Mini GP for a weekend full of endurance racing. To join the fun, visit www.procupkarting.com.

New Jersey Motorsports Park is also working with Super Moto to build a track at the karting facility anticipates hosting a championship race in September 2015. More information on this partnership will follow.

Dates for each series are listed at www.njmp.com. For additional details on how to get involved, please call Steven Hahn, Karting Director, at 856-327-7218.

A weekend of EMPA media activities culminated today in the Liberty Convention Center at the Crown Plaza Hotel

KING OF PRUSSIA, PaIMG_0767. – A weekend of Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) media activities culminated today in the Liberty Convention Center at the Crown Plaza Hotel, where representatives from 13 motorsports facilities and sanctioning bodies gathered to discuss industry trends, issues, and, most importantly – the upcoming 2015 race season.

The new year has arrived. New Jersey Motorsports Park will hold its first public track day on Saturday, January 24th, with a pre-season job fair in the works – and the season-opening April 25 Garden State Endurance Challenge appearing on the horizon.

NJMP Manager of Communications Chris Banker spoke in the 130-seat amphitheater in front of industry peers and reporters.

Presenting guests included Kevin Heaney (Pocono Raceway), Kate Guerra (Verizon IndyCar Series), Don Radebaugh (ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards), and Tim Southers (NASCAR), among several others from racing facilities and sanctioning bodies.

The keynote speaker was legendary motorsports broadcaster Ken Squier, a previous inductee to the Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame.

Below are some clips from Banker, who participated in the Convention for the second straight year.

On the season-opening Garden State Endurance Challenge, scheduled to feature four 12-hour endurance races on April 25th:

“I don’t know if there’s a better way to kick off our season. We wanted to put together a unique event that celebrates the history of endurance racing, both in New Jersey and beyond, and I think people are excited for it. To combine what is a great regional SCCA event in the Devil in the Dark, ChumpCar World Series, along with MiniGP and Endurance Karting races on the karting track, that weekend is truly going to have something for everyone.

On the ARCA Racing Series’ eighth straight visit to Millville:

“I think that’s a testament to the tradition that we’ve built with the ARCA Racing Series. We’ve had eight races that have given us some of the best finishes in our history. Don [Radebaugh] can vouch for this, I think we’ve had at least two or three last-lap passes for the win during that stretch. We’ve had guys like Andrew Ranger, Andy Lally, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Chase Elliott as part of these races over the years, and the list goes on. We’re really looking forward to it.

On the 2015 “Weekend of Thunder” featuring Trans-Am Championship and Formula Lites:

The Trans-Am Championship is one of the fastest growing pro series in racing. Those entry lists are multiplying; I believe they had some fields between 45 and 50 cars at Mid-Ohio and Road America last year during the NASCAR Nationwide weekends. We’re thrilled to have them back. Formula Lites, a new SCCA Pro Racing series, unveiled their car at SEMA late last year. The interest and entry lists are growing with them as well.

On attracting new events, on and off the track:

If you look at our schedule, there aren’t too many in racing that can match its diversity. We go from big rigs in April to stock cars in May, vintage motorcycles in June, monster trucks in August, and some of the best motorcycle racing in North America to finish up in September. We’ve also recently announced an agreement with the Warrior Dash, the world’s largest obstacle race series, for an August 8th date at NJMP.

NJMP press conference scheduled for  10:10 a.m., Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

MILLVILLE, N.J. – On Saturday, January 3rd, New Jersey Motorsports Park Manager of Communications Chris Banker will travel to King of Prussia, Pa. to participate in the 2015 Eastern Motorsport Press Association Convention at the Crown Plaza Hotel.

Joining notable tracks and sanctioning bodies such as Pocono Raceway, IndyCar, ARCA, and NASCAR, the Millville, NJ facility will hold a press conference previewing the 2015 season in the 160-seat Liberty Convention Center amphitheater, scheduled for 10:10 a.m. ET.

The full listing of Saturday’s EMPA media availability is as follows:

Saturday press conference schedule
8:15 – 9:15 am Breakfast
9:25 am – Welcome media Earl Krause/Dino Oberto
9:30 am – Kevin Heaney, Pocono Raceway
9:40 am – Kate Guerra, IndyCar
9:50 am – Gary Mondschein, Vintage Indy Car
10:00 am – Bill Gallagher, URC
10:10 am – Don Radebaugh, ARCA
10:20 am – Chris Banker, New Jersey Motorsports Park
10:30 am – Steve Barrick, Flemington Historical Society
10:40 am – Aaron Creed, Super Cup Stock Car Series
10:50 am – Len Sammons, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions
11:00 am – Doug Borger 600 XCEL Modified Series
11:10 am – Tom Southers, NASCAR
11:20 am – Chris Dolack, DIRT
11:30 am – Ken Squire, keynote speaker
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:10 pm – Deb Smith, ARDC
1:20 pm – Rick Yetter, legal issues in media (1 hour)
Subject to change

Released earlier this month, the 2015 New Jersey Motorsports Park schedule includes the return of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, MotoAmerica (formerly AMA Pro Road Racing), American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association, and Trans-Am Championship. Also on the slate for next season, Formula Lites, North American Road Racing Association, Championship Cup Series, 24 Hours of LeMons, SCCA U.S. Majors Tour, ChumpCar World Series and ChampTruck World Series, and Formula Atlantic/F2000/F1600 Championships, among others.

The full season schedule along with tickets and race weekend information is available online at www.njmp.com.

Members of the media interested in attending the Eastern Motorsport Press Association convention are asked to contact Dino Oberto at dlmo@ptd.net.

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 the Eastern Motorsport Press Association

The Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) was founded in 1969 to foster a better understanding of the sport by gaining recognition for the motorsports press, improving working conditions, and by honoring deserving individuals who make contributions to the sport. Since being founded, the EMPA has grown from a handful of members to become one of the largest motorsports media organizations in the nation, more than 250 members. To accomplish its goals, the EMPA holds the only annual working convention featuring seminars, press conferences with outstanding competitors, sponsors, organizers and promoters.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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.

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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