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.
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.
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 Operations Manager
Kevin Bailey (856) 327-7248
Kevin officially joined the New Jersey Motorsports Park team in July 2008, in the track operations department as a flagger learning all of the positions such as pit out, start/finish, flag chief, and race control. In 2013 he accepted the Track Operations Manager position. He briefly left for 3 years and returned in March 2016 to continue his career in Motorsports. .
Kevin spent 30+ years in the glass manufacturing industry as a Quality Manager. Kevin was raised in Missouri starting his career in the glass industry in 1977 at a newly manufactured glass plant built by Wheaton Glass Co. He moved to Millville NJ in 1988 working with all of the major pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies worldwide.
Kevin has been involved with classic cars for most of his life including restoration of many older Mustangs as well as racing after moving to NJ.
Kevin is very excited to bring his years of management experience to NJMP and continue working/ enhancing the track operations team.
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.
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
REAL ESTATE – Exotic Car Garages/NJMP Speedplex
Real Estate and Membership Sales
Crystal Fox – (856) 304-3505
Crystal Fox is the most recent addition to the NJMP team as of May 2016. She brings with her 20 plus years of experience in the real estate & property management. She has worked in many different areas of the industry over the years. Her experience includes, management, sales, administrative duties, negotiations, legal and much more. Crystal is a fully licensed New Jersey Real Estate agent with a very strong background in customer service.
Crystal has been involved with the classic car hobby & events for most of her life. Her family currently has a few fully restored cars in their collection along with a few projects. She has been an avid race fan attending NHRA, NASCAR, Dirt Modified & QMA events over the past 25yrs. She has been heavily involved with the sport of Jr Drag Racing with her family since 2006. Her kids have both competed in the NHRA Division 1 series and ran at the Divisional and Eastern Conference Championship races. She has always been there to help out in the pits and support their efforts.
Crystal is very excited to be part of the New Jersey Motorsports Park team and is looking forward to putting her unique skill set to work.
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. Starting the 2016 season, Carolyn was promoted to Director of Security and Registration. She currently resides in Millville with her German Shepherd, Copper. Carolyn is also a Certified EMT.
Real Estate and Membership Sales
Crystal Fox – (856) 304-3505
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.
SECURITY & REGISTRATION, RENTALS, SUITES & VILLAS
Director of Security and Registration
Carolyn Watson – (856) 327-7216
Melissa Aulffo – (856)-327-7256
Guest Services Representative — VIP Suite, Villa/Garage Rentals, Dining Reservations
Melissa Aulffo – (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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