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EAT HERE OR BRING YOUR COOLER
Coolers are permitted on NJMP grounds with no size restrictions. Several concession stands are also open on a weekly basis. The Finish Line Pub in the Clubhouse is also open to the public during major spectator events and weekends.
EVERY TICKET IS A PIT PASS
New Jersey Motorsports Park welcomes race fans to tour the pit and garage areas during major event weekends. The purchase of a ticket also includes access to the cars, bikes, racers and teams in the garage area – the access fans want most that they can’t get at other motorsports parks. NJMP offers fans the opportunity to tour the garage bays as the teams ready for the racing events. Fans are also encouraged to walk the grid on pit lane during designated Fan Walk times prior to the start of the racing events. These up-close, all access-type opportunities are staples of experiencing a major racing series event at NJMP.
Bleachers are available in strategic sections of the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway, including Turns 1, 3, 5, 7, 11 and near the start-finish line. All seating is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectators are also encouraged to bring their own seating (lawn chairs, popup chairs) and enjoy the action from wherever permissible. Fans may also park along the fence line and tailgate from their own vehicles and watch the action – a unique way to watch the races.
VIP parking is available in the paddock area inside Thunderbolt Raceway and also outside of the paddock on the opposite side of the Subaru Bridge near Turn 12. Prices vary.
NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK RACE GROUP REGULATIONS
All participants must comply with Chapter 62 of the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Racetrack Regulations. Copies of Chapter 62 are available for by clicking here. If you need a hard copy, please contact the NJMP administration office at 856-327-8000.
Good Neighbor Policy: Please know that en route to New Jersey Motorsports Park, you will pass through and by several neighboring communities. With those neighbors in mind, please limit any excess noise your vehicle may create on your way to our facility by traveling at a high rate of speed, revving of engine, etc.
Engine Starts: Un-muffled engines must not be run before 8:30 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m.
Gate Hours: The main gate is generally open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily unless other advance arrangements are made. No one will be permitted access to the facility 30 minutes prior to the gate closing to ensure that NJMP staff can secure the facility at the appointed closing time.
Age Requirements: Crew members must be 16 years of age or older. On-track participants must be 17 years of age of older.
Trailer Drops: Trailer drops are typically allowed from 7-10 p.m., but there are occasions when this is not possible due to events taking place at the facility. You must contact your series or group administration to determine if trailer drops will be allowed, and if so, at what times. Times may start earlier on a case-by-case basis.
Speed Limits: Speed limit in the paddock is 5 mph. Speed limit on access roads is 25 mph. Do not test vehicles or bed brakes on infield roads. For non-racing events, the pit lane speed limit is 20 mph. For racing events, the pit lane speed limit is 45 mph.
Asphalt: Do not pound stakes or make any holes in any asphalt surface. Do not paint any asphalt surface. Offenders will be held liable for all damages and may be ejected. Do not paddock on paved areas. Do not fuel cars on paved areas, except as permitted on pit road during racing competition. Any fuel spills on pit road must be immediately diluted with Cold Fire. If you must temporarily jack a vehicle on asphalt, you must have metal or wood under the jack and jack stands. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Disposal of Waste Fluid and Environmental Debris: Use of the waste receptacles is mandatory for used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, and other polluting material. Spillage will not be tolerated and may result in ejection from the facility. You must remove all used tires, batteries and unwanted parts. Environmental debris left behind will result in fines.
Dispensing Race Fuels: State law requires that only a NJMP fuel attendant dispense race fuels from the fuel station. Participants are prohibited from dispensing race fuels themselves and must wait for a NJMP Fuel Attendant to dispense fuels.
Fences: Do not climb fences or enter areas behind spectator fences without obtaining permission from NJMP security or emergency personnel. Proper credentials must be shown by anyone entering the pit area.
Showers: The showers are located on the facilities map. Please do not waste water in any way.
Camping: Camping is permitted on NJMP property for competitors during all major and club events. Camping for spectators is only permitted during major events. Fees vary. Please click here for pricing and additional information. Camping in any of the NJMP buildings is strictly forbidden.
Electric/Power: There are limited electrical power outlets available in the paddock and VIP RV parking areas. NJMP personnel will collect the current NJMP fee from you for any power use.
Cars & Motorcycles: No one under 18 years of age may operate a car or motorcycle anywhere on NJMP premises, without NJMP’s prior written approval. In addition, anyone operating a car or motorcycle must have a valid operator’s license and liability insurance, as required by New Jersey law. Helmets will be required outside the paddock areas. The paddock area ends at the up ramps to the infield access bridge.
Firearms and Fireworks: Firearms and fireworks are prohibited anywhere on the grounds.
Personal Paddock Vehicles (PPVs): The use of non-golf cart PPVs such as golf carts, ATVs, etc., is allowed in the track paddocks only. Golf carts may be operated anywhere on the facility. Operators of all motorized PPVs must register their PPV with NJMP, and the NJMP supplied PPV sticker must be displayed on the PPV at all times in a prominent location. PPV stickers can be purchased at registration. Common sense and care must be applied to the use of PPVs. Persons under the age of 17 may not operate motorized PPVs. Personal powered vehicles, including skates, skateboards, razors and similar devices, are NOT permitted in the paddock. With the exception of golf karts, all motorized vehicles driven outside of the paddock must be street legal, tagged, registered, and insured. Motorized “mini-bikes” with a 14″ wheel size or smaller are strictly prohibited anywhere on NJMP property.
Alcohol: Beer and wine are available for sale at our concession stands. Alcohol is not permitted in the paddock or on pit lane while the track is deemed “hot.” Beer in coolers is permitted for individual consumption only outside the paddock area.
Drugs: Illegal drugs are strictly prohibited at NJMP.
Children: A responsible adult must closely supervise all children under 17 years of age. No unsupervised children are permitted in the race control buildings.
Pets: NJMP discourages bringing pets to the track. Pets will be allowed if they are leashed and then only if you clean up after them. Otherwise, NJMP will fine the owner and both may be asked to leave the facility. Do not take leashed pets onto false grid or pit areas. Pets are also not allowed in any of NJMP’s buildings or the concession area.
Music: Please, do not play loud music. Be considerate of those around you.
Pit Wall: Standing on pit wall or applying tape/banners to the pit wall without permission is prohibited.
Campfires: Campfires/Ground fires are not allowed.
Track Closed: Unless otherwise posting in the event schedule, the race course will close from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. to all motorized traffic except facility personnel.
Smoking: New Jersey State Law prohibits smoking in public buildings. Smoking is also not permitted in the hot pits, anywhere that fuel is being dispensed as well as in any facility building or garage.
Convertibles: All non-racing convertible or open-top cars, except for touring/promotional laps behind a pace car, must be equipped with a proper fixed rollover protection bar, or bars as set forth in Chapter 62 of the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Racetrack Regulations. Factory installed self-deploying or “pop-up” bars or roll hoops are not compliant, and will not be acceptable. Furthermore, fixed roll bars or hoops must terminate above the head of any driver or passenger (pass the “broomstick test”). Convertibles with fabric tops must run in driver education or lapping events with the top in the down, or stowed position, unless otherwise approved by NJMP Track Operations officials. Retractable hardtop cars with proper rollover protection installed may run in driver education or lapping events with the top in the up or down position. NJMP may, at its discretion, deny any convertible or open-top car access to the track for any reason.