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Meritor ChampTruck Thrills The Crowds at New Jersey Motorsports Park

The first stop was Millville for the inaugural 10 race American series.

MILLVILLE, N.J. – The Meritor Champtruck World Series kicked off its 2015 inaugural American series last weekend here at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The big rigs took on Lightning Raceway for two days of gear jamming racing that was a spectacle not witnessed on U.S. soil in 30 some years.

After decades of successful racing in Europe, the ChampTruck Series decided it was time to bring this unique racing series back to the states. Millville was the first stop on a 10 race schedule that winds down at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 30th.

Topping the podium on Sunday afternoon was Powershift Performance driver “88Mike” Morgan after an exciting weekend of wheel-to-wheel racing. Mike Ryan, driving for Team 31 placed second followed by Rick Rude in third driving for Jupiter Motorports.

“We are proud to be the first stop on the Meritor ChampTruck 2015 season, the fans that came out this weekend were part of racing history being made at New Jersey Motorsports Park” said Brad Scott NJMP General Manager and COO.

The Meritor Champtruck World Series next stop is on May 22-24 at Thunderhill Raceway (Willows, CA). Next up at New Jersey Motorsports Park is the 24 Hours of LeMons May 9-10. Tickets are available online at njmp.com.

Photos covering the entire ChampTruck weekend can be found on the NJMP website at http://njmp.smugmug.com/2015/ChampTruck-2015/i-qRwrFmR

For more info on the ChampTruck series please visit: http://www.champtruck.us.com

About New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premiere motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

New Jersey Motorsports Park Voted One of the Top 10 Favorite Race Tracks in America

MILLVILLE, N.J. –  New Jersey Motorsports Park announced today that it has been selected as one of the top 10 favorite race tracks in the country. Readers of SPEED SPORT Magazine and nationalspeedsportnews.com selected their favorites in the fourth edition of SPEED SPORT’s My Favorite Track survey conducted in late February and early March. The response was more than twice that was received during last year’s competition and 10 times more than during the inaugural year of 2012. Many of America’s race tracks created social media campaigns specifically to generate votes in the My Favorite Track competition.

“We are thrilled to have earned this recognition” says Brad Scott COO and General Manager of NJMP. “We have strived to create a diverse and customer service oriented facility that satisfies the needs of all our racers and fans. Our number one focus here at NJMP is on fan experience and this survey shows that we are doing our job by keeping our fans happy with our racing and events schedule as well as our facility”.

R.J. Valentine, race car driver and Managing Member of New Jersey Motorsports Park states, “NJMP has the distinction of having two tracks, and both have different challenges, which make for a really great driving experience”.

“To achieve this ranking among these world class tracks is an honor and a distinction”, said Lee Brahin also

an accomplished driver and Managing Member of NJMP.

Speed Sport’s full article on the survey can be found at: http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/featured/eldora-is-my-favorite-track-yet-again/

About New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premiere motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

Bottino’s ShopRite Renews Partnership with New Jersey Motorsports Park

South Jersey based grocer has partnered with NJMP since 2010

MILLVILLE, N.J. –Bottino’s ShopRite and New Jersey Motorsports Park today announced a renewal of their sponsorship agreement. Per the agreement, Bottino’s Shop Rite will have a trackside signage presence on both Thunderbolt and Lightning Raceways at the Millville facility.

As part of the Bottino’s ShopRite  partnership with NJMP it includes naming rights to the Bottino’s ShopRite Camping  Zone located adjacent to the front straight away on the Thunderbolt track, a favorite viewing spot for campers during major spectator events. In addition New Jersey Motorsports Park 4th Friday Cruise Nights will continue to bear the name “Bottino’s ShopRite 4th Friday ShopRite Cruise Night”.

Bottino’s ShopRite has had a long and successful relationship partnering with NJMP on such events as the Bill Bottino Mud Run for Cancer and the annual “Coats for Kids” coat drive that provides warm coats for underprivileged children in our area.  This is the sixth year of a successful partnership between the two companies.

“New Jersey Motorsports Park is proud to partner with one the leading grocers in the South Jersey region. We hope to continue our partnership and relationship for many years to come”, says Brad Scott General Manager and COO of NJMP.

Tickets are on sale now for New Jersey Motorsports Park’s 2015 major spectator events, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival presented by Flying Fish Brewing Company featuring the South Jersey Wine Festival and the MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (856) 327-7256 or online at www.njmp.com.

About Bottino’s ShopRite

Bottino’s ShopRite is a family run business that has been the leading name in the local retail grocery business for decades. They have three stores in Cumberland County; Millville, Vineland and Upper Deerfield Township. The fourth store is in Gloucester County.

About New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premiere motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

New Jersey Motorsports Park announces its fourth competition karting series to join the schedule for the 2015 season.

MILLVILLE, N.J. – A group of veteran karters and racing enthusiasts will be hosting the eight race karting series based at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. Competitors will run at least three different track configurations, the Avenger, Liberator and Tempest throughout the Championship.  The 2015 Mid-Atlantic Karting Championship is set for 8 dates this season:

May 24 –  Avenger

June 7 – Liberator

July 11 – Avenger

July 12 – Tempest

August 22 – Liberator

August 23 – Tempest

September 6 – Avenger

October 11 – Liberator

The Championship is simply devoted to those drivers who want a professionally operated, family-based atmosphere, safe and regulated racing, as well as a rewarding driving experience.

John Bonanno, Media and Communications representative for the series states, “The racing community in the Mid-Atlantic states is in a tremendously healthy position as the drivers, tracks, and race event management are all poised to reap the benefits of working together – It’s an exciting time!”

“New Jersey Motorsports Park is thrilled to expand our competition karting series which will be full of great competitive racing this season” says Brad Scott, COO & General Manager of NJMP.

The Mid-Atlantic Karting Championship joins three other competitive karting series highlighting NJMP’s 2015 schedule, GoRotax, the GEARUP Challenge F Series and the New Jersey Sprint Series.

For more information on the Mid-Atlantic Karting Series please visit http://midatlantickartingchampionship.org

Dates for each competition series at NJMP are listed at www.njmp.com/competition-karting .

About New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premiere motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

Unique Pretzels named official pretzel of New Jersey Motorsports Park, presenting sponsor of the ARCA 150 May 23-24th

MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park announced today a partnership with Unique Pretzel Factory , making their unique product the Official Pretzel of NJMP and Presenting Sponsor of the ARCA 150 roaring into Millville on May 23-24th.

Unique Pretzels will receive prominent signage at the NJMP facility in Millville, NJ, and products will be available at the General’s Store, as well as The Finish Line Pub and all concessions stands throughout the park.  Unique Pretzels will also be on hand showcasing their product during the event weekend.

“New Jersey Motorsports Park is very pleased to welcome Unique Pretzels as a partner,” New Jersey Motorsports Park General Manager, Brad Scott said. “We are thrilled to work with Unique Pretzels and look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

“All of us at Unique are thrilled to partner with a great organization like New Jersey Motorsports Park. We’re a family-owned company that appreciates the family fun available at the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. We’re excited about this partnership and can’t wait to see our pretzels being enjoyed all throughout the park!” said Renée Blessington, Marketing Director for the Unique Pretzel Bakery.

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 Unique Pretzels:

The Spannuth Family started baking hard and soft pretzels back in the late 1800’s. The demand for our hard pretzels increased rapidly because of our “Unique” baking process. We would let the raw pretzel set to perfection and when ready, the pretzel would be placed into the oven where it would burst open creating bubbles and crevices that were crispy, yet crunchy, and full of flavor. As we produced this split-open pretzel we started calling them “Splits”. They were the only one of their kind. We then used that same split-open baking process when we invented the “Shells.” We removed the inside of the pretzel to create these bite-sized hollow pockets, leaving the crunchy, tasty outside pretzel shell.

Still using the original recipe, the 6th generation of the Spannuth family is proud of its quality and high standards of what a pretzel should be by only using our knowledge of the baking process to achieve the finest flavors and textures. More flavor, fewer ingredients, smarter baking.

About New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

Keen Gas renews partnership with New Jersey Motorsports Park

Delaware-based welding supply & gases distributor has partnered with Park since 2008 opening.

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Keen Compressed Gas Co. and New Jersey Motorsports Park today announced a renewal of sponsorship.

Per the agreement, Keen will have a trackside signage presence on both Thunderbolt and Lightning Raceways at the Millville facility.

“We entered into a marketing partnership with NJMP right after the opening,” said Willard Keen, Keen’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Keen and our partners in this venture, Linde Gases & Miller Welders, have been pleased to be a part of NJMP & what is happening in South Jersey,”

“This should only get better as time goes on and the economy improves.”

Tickets are on sale now for New Jersey Motorsports Park’s 2015 major spectator events, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival presented by Flying Fish Brewing Company featuring the South Jersey Wine Festival and the MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (856) 327-7256 or online at www.njmp.com.

About Keen Compressed Gas Co.

Keen is a local, family-owned & operated welding supply & gases distributor with headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Keen is a Linde Platinum distributor and also represent great manufacturers like Miller, Smith, Bernard, Weldcraft, Hobart & more, offering sales & service of virtually all welding equipment. Additionally, we do welder training and more.

About New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premiere motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

Flying Fish Brewing Co., NJMP team up for July 10-12 3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival

MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park and Flying Fish Brewing Co. have announced a new relationship ahead of one of the facility’s most unique and anticipated events of the 2015 season.

The 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival presented by Flying Fish Brewing Co. featuring the South Jersey Wine Festival presented by South Jersey Tourism Corporation is set to take place at the Millville facility’s 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway circuit, July 10-12, 2015.

In addition, Flying Fish Brewing Co., New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, will have selections available at The Finish Line Pub, which is open to the public and located at the heart of New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Flying Fish Brewing Company is located in Somerdale, New Jersey and produces a range of beers year-round, along with a variety of seasonal specialties.  The brewery recently moved into its new facility which boasts a wealth of sustainability features, enabling the very eco-conscious business to brew their award-winning beer in the most environmentally friendly way possible.  A new tasting room just opened to the public, and tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday every week.

“We’re excited to join with Flying Fish Brewing Co. for the 2015 season, and are looking forward to their partnership ahead of the event in July, which is sure to offer something for each and every visitor to New Jersey Motorsports Park that weekend.”

In addition, Flying Fish products will be available at NJMP concession outlets and the General’s Store at Thunderbolt Raceway; company signage will also be featured throughout the 500-acre property.

“We’re excited to partner with NJMP, another great local business, for what is going to be a really fun weekend,” states Flying Fish founder Gene Muller.

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.

For more information about the brewery, tours and beers, head to www.flyingfish.com

About Flying Fish Brewing Co.
Flying Fish started as the web’s first “virtual” brewery in 1995, opened for real in 1996 and has become the largest of the 30+ craft breweries in NJ.  In 2012, Flying Fish opened a 45,000 sq. ft. brewery.  Flying Fish beers have won seven medals at the Great American Beer Festival and are almost exclusively distributed within 100 miles of the brewery.

About New Jersey Motorsports Park
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premiere motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.

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.

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.

 
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