executive staff & ownership/contact us
Main switchboard: (856) 327-8000
Guest Services: (856) 327-7202
Ticket Sales/Garage Rentals/Camping/Electric Sales: (856) 327-7256
Arrive & Drive Go-Karting: (856) 327-7213
Mailing Address: 47 Warbird Dr., Millville, NJ 08332
GPS Address: 8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville, NJ 08332
Lee Brahin is the Chief Executive Officer and majority shareholder of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Brahin Properties, Inc., which has a real estate portfolio of approximately 2 million square feet in seven states. He was also responsible for the development and financing of the New Jersey Motorsports Park project, and remains an active management partner today.
Lee became active with competition racing and performance driving in 1998, participating in the Bondurant School of high performance driving and going on that year to participate in several club driving events with Ferrari Club of North America. In 1999, Lee purchased a 1959 Elva Mark 5, participated in the Bertil Roos Driving School and went on to obtain his competition license through SVRA. Currently, Lee participates with SVRA, HGP, and the Masters Racing Series. He has totaled over 80 racing events and finished first in points in the 2005 SVRA Sprint Race series.
He drives and competes on an amateur basis purely for the love of the vehicles, their history, and for the sport.
RJ Valentine is co-managing partner of New Jersey Motorsports Park and Chairman of The MBA Group of Companies. He has been a serial entrepreneur, private equity investor, and race car driver for more than thirty years.
As an entrepreneur, Mr. Valentine has founded and built dozens of businesses in a wide range of industries, creating category leaders in diverse industries. As an investor, he recognizes potential in other entrepreneurial endeavors become an early investor in such companies as LoJack, ShotSpotter, Enforsys, and Mosquito Magnet.
Mr. Valentine has been racing cars as long as he’s been building businesses. As a racer, he has had 384 pro starts, numerous pole positions, and multiple podium finishes. In 2009, he won the Grand Am Rolex 24 hour of Daytona, driving the #67 TRG Construct Corps/CRG Porsche GT3, with teammates Andy Lally, Jörg Bergmeister, Patrick Long and Justin Marks. Given the grueling nature of the 24 hour race, it was a remarkable feat, capping a racing career of more than 35 years.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Brad Scott – (856) 327-7202
Brad Scott joined New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2009, after more than 20 years of experience managing operations in a variety of east coast sporting and entertainment facilities. Brad most recently served as a Regional Director for ARAMARK, overseeing the company’s services at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center. During 10 years at ARAMARK, Scott’s duties covered luxury suite operations, membership, sponsorship, marketing, retail and catering responsibilities. As a Regional Director, Scott worked at a variety of ARAMARK-run facilities, including Boston’s Fenway Park and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Scott’s tenure at ARAMARK was sandwiched around a five-year stint as Chief Operating Officer/GM at Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson, N.J.
At Riverton Country Club, Scott oversaw all aspects of the club, ranging from membership growth to the club’s restaurant and catering and the overall care of the golf course.
Prior to that, Scott worked for nine years at the former Garden State Park Race Track in Cherry Hill, N.J. Scott also is a small business owner and investor in the famous Braddock’s Tavern in Medford, New Jersey.
Mark Verrastro – (856) 327-7208
Mark Verrastro joined the New Jersey Motorsports Park team in October 2015. He brings with him his 20+ years of experience in resort and entertainment management, specializing in outdoor recreation. Mark directly managed 2 multi-million dollar recreational facilities in the PA and NJ markets.
Mark most recently served as General Manager at Sahara Sam’s Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark during their most successful summer ever. Prior to that, Verrastro worked for 21 years at Montage Mountain Ski Resort and Waterpark, where his management skill set included operations and facility management, event planning and execution, sponsorship, sales and finance, food and beverage, and so much more. Verrastro is a passionate race fan and is excited to bring his event planning and management experience to NJMP.
Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Koniecki – (856) 327-7247
Andrew Koniecki joined New Jersey Motorsports Park in July 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in the Facility Management and Food & Beverage Management industry, specifically Sports & Entertainment and Convention Centers.
Andrew’s previous roles were Corporate Controller for Stephen Starr Events and Director of Facility Accounting for SMG which included the oversight of buildings across the country. Also, Andrew spent 8 years working for Aramark at various venues. He has had the privilege of working in premier venues such as McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Wells Fargo Center and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and The New York Botanical Gardens in Bronx. He has also been a part of the opening/transition teams for venues such as the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA and The National Theatre in Washington, DC.
Currently residing in Pitman, NJ with his wife and three kids but a native to Roxborough in Philadelphia.
Lori Bruynell – (856) 327-7245
Lori has been with New Jersey Motorsports Park for over 3 years . She has a very extensive background in accounting, working with Commerce Bank, Bridgeport Speedway, Sony DADC, and other companies. Lori is a team player that will take on anything at least once. She currently works under the CFO and handles accounts payable, Shade Tree Garages, payroll, and a variety of other areas. Lori enjoys working at the track and feels that it is a great environment and place to work.
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Cyndi Riggins – (856) 327-7271
Director of Track Operations
Tom Holding – (856) 327-7217
Tom officially joined the New Jersey Motorsports Park team in 2012, however, was a member of the track’s Green Flag Committee since 2009, serving as co-chairman. Tom spent 35 years in the pharmaceutical packaging manufacturing industry, serving top companies and their household name brands. Most recently, Tom worked as a Director of Strategic Account Management responsible for innovative plastics technology and managed major multi-year contracts in the pediatric dosage device marketplace. Tom was raised in Cumberland County, along with the rich racing history in the area, and spent countless childhood hours in local race shops and tracks. At the conclusion of his packaging career, Tom returned to his lifelong passion of motorsports and joined the NJMP team. In addition to his current role, he builds, restores, and races vintage dirt modifieds – including iconic cars from the famous Hildreth and Tobias racing stables, and races a Crate Sportsman dirt car weekly at Bridgeport Speedway.
Track Rental Coordinator
Karen Taylor (856) 327-7258
Karen Taylor originally joined New Jersey Motorsports park as one of the original staff in 2008. She worked in the registration and security department from 2008 to 2012 where she was the Security Dept. Manager. After moving to Florida for a few years, Karen returned in October of 2015 to NJ and NJMP. She is currently the Track Partner Coordinator within the Track Operations Department. Karen is the proud mother of two children and currently lives in Newport with her dog Tommy.
Go-Karting/Battlegrounds Paintball Manager
Steven Hahn – (856) 327-7218
Steven comes to NJMP from Oakland Valley Race Park in NY where he worked for four years. He has worked at NJMP since the beginning of 2014 and is currently the karting and paintball operations manager. He also recently became a certified EMT.
Battlegrounds Paintball Operations Manager
Brad Scott II – (856) 327-7257
MARKETING, SALES AND COMMUNICATIONS
Director of Marketing and Sales
Justin Kamm – (856) 327-7214
Justin joined New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2013, after more than 5 years of experience in the motorsports industry. Most recently, Justin served as an Operations Coordinator at zMAX Dragway assisting in the facilities event planning. Justin’s other tenures include Charlotte Motor Speedway, Foley Racing, and Island Dragway covering many responsibilities including ticket sales, sponsorship, and event planning and execution. Justin attended Catawba College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in 2011.
Ashley Freas – (856) 327-7242
Ashley joined the New Jersey Motorsports Park team in April 2015. Most recently, Ashley served as Event Coordinator at Centerton Country Club assisting in the facilities event planning. Ashley attended Rowan University, graduating in 2014 with a B.S. in Public Relations and Advertising.
Lori Lewis – (856) 327-7209
Director of Sales & Services
Tina Yerkes – (856) 327-7226
Tina Yerkes comes to NJMP with over 15 years in the group, tour & travel business as well as special & corporate events. Tina comes from Independence Seaport Museum, in Philadelphia, and has previously worked for a riverboat, battleship and theater. These experiences are varied but all have given her insight on providing great guest experiences in this tri-state region. Tina resides in Washington Twp. with her husband, three kids, in-laws and a stubborn, but sweet, dog.
Jerrica Pierce – (856) 327-7221
Corporate and Community Affairs Officer
Donald Fauerbach – (856) 327-7201
As founder of the New Jersey Motorsports Park Green Flag Committee, Donald has been very instrumental in the progress of NJMP. An avid Motorsports enthusiast, he has raced motorcycles professionally for 8 years, and has owned and operated ARCA and NASCAR racing teams. Fauerbach worked as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM) beginning in 1992, leading Mayors and elevating NJCM to its current state and national leadership status. He previously worked for Wheaton Industries as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Scientific Instruments division. He graduated first in his class from Salem Technical Institute in 1967. Fauerbach currently serves on the Board of Directors of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center and the Millville Army Air Field Museum. He also serves as Vice President of the Millville Chamber of Commerce. He resides in Maurice River Township with his wife Toni.
Event/Drivers Club Coordinator
Carolyn Watson – (856) 327-7216
Carolyn started her employment at New Jersey Motorsport Park in March 2008 as the Drivers Club Coordinator assisting our Drivers Club Membership in all track and off track activities. Beginning in 2011 Carolyn was promoted to NJMP Off-Track Director coordinating all details for racing organization and clubs. In 2013 she assumed additional roles that included Go-Karting and Battlegrounds Paintball. She currently resides in Millville with her German Sheppard, Copper. Carolyn is also a Certified EMT.
Human Resources Manager / Administrative Assistant
Lori Lewis – (856) 327-7209
As the Park’s Human Resources Manager, Lori is responsible for recruiting, employee recognition and rewards programs, in addition to providing executive administrative and marketing support. Lori has a combined 16 years of administrative office and marketing experience to her credit. A native to the Cumberland County area, Lori followed the progress of the park planning and construction with anticipation and was thrilled to join the NJMP team in 2008 as one of the original staff members.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Director – Hospitality, Corporate Events & Catering Sales
Chris Curry – (856) 327-7204
Chris Curry joined New Jersey Motorsports Park in November 2014. Chris brings more than twenty years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Chris has had significant experience in all aspects of food service. Whether it is a wedding, corporate event, or an evening out for you and your family, Chris has a strong focus on customer service and firmly believes in creating a memorable experience for each guest.
Prior to New Jersey Motorsports Park, Chris spent 10 years at Tomasello Winery in Hammonton, New Jersey as the Director of Catering. His events included opera galas, weddings, bridal expos, wine-trail weekends, wine-education classes and so much more. Before the winery, Chris spent 11 years at Medford Village Country Club in Medford New Jersey as the Food and Beverage Manager. He was responsible for all aspects of the a la carte restaurant and privately catered events for members and general public. Chris resides in Hammonton New Jersey with his wife, Jeanine and his two sons.
Chris Conrow – (856) 327-7220
Chris joined NJMP in September 2014. He was born and raised in Vineland, NJ and a graduate of Vineland High School. Chris has 13 years experience working in restaurants in the South Jersey area, where he worked his way from dishwashing and prep to Executive Chef. He focuses on a scratch cooking philosophy, ware short cuts are not an option. Chris has experience in both a la carte and banquet service.
SECURITY & REGISTRATION, RENTALS, SUITES & VILLAS
Manager — Security & Registration
Tom Burns – (856) 327-7265
Melissa Aulffo – (856)-327-7256
Guest Services Representative — VIP Suite, Villa/Garage Rentals, Dining Reservations
Charity Aldridge – (856) 327-7202
Guest Services Representative
Shannon Peters – (856) 327-7202
General’s Store Manager
Diane Hawk – (856) 327-7206
Diane joined the New Jersey Motorsports Park team in 2008, after working in retail management for over 20 years. Being a native Floridian, and growing up right outside of Daytona International Speedway, she holds a high appreciation of our Racing industry, whether two or four wheels. Diane loves the adrenaline filled atmosphere taking care of our driver’s, their crews, or just helping one of our spectators find the right novelty or gift to take home with them. She believes that good customer service is the essential key to any business, and is more than willing to take the initiative to keep our customers happy and returning year after year.
Paul Bonney – (856) 327-7226
Paul, a Millville native, has been with New Jersey Motorsports Park since April 2008, starting as a Maintenance Department supervisor, eventually becoming Director of Maintenance in 2009. His department oversees building and grounds upkeep, in addition to track repair. Prior to his time at NJMP, Paul spent 25 years working in construction. He is happily married with three children.
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