Free admission, parade laps, and karting experiences attract thousands to Millville facility
MILLVILLE, N.J. – With nearly a full calendar year separating New Jersey Motorsports Park from its inaugural (and overwhelming) Open House, those behind the event are feeling much better about their second effort.
On Saturday, March 2nd, between six and seven thousand fans came through the Park’s gates, braving a blast of cold weather to experience all that the southern New Jersey circuits have to offer.
Over 3600 motorcycles and cars took advantage of parade laps on Thunderbolt and Lightning Raceways totaling nearly 8,000 miles in all.
F1 Karting at New Jersey Motorsports Park was just as busy, strapping in fans for over 600 miles of driving on NJMP’s renowned karting courses.
Months of planning went into preventing the mistakes from last year’s event, which blew away expectations, and the attendance projections of Park officials.
“This event was designed to open the facility up to the community,” general manager Brad Scott said. “We want to show people what we do here, thank them for their participation, and create awareness throughout the region.”
In addition to track time, attendees found a variety of vendors, static car and motorcycle displays, and concession specials throughout the Park.
NJMP’s newest venture, “The General’s Store”, located on Thunderbolt Raceway at the base of the Officer’s Club, held its grand opening during the event.
“I’ve been here since [New Jersey Motorsports Park] opened,” Millville resident Juanita Flores told the South Jersey Times on Saturday. “It’s a great place to bring my family. It’s so much fun and it keeps getting better and better. We love it.”
Those who registered for their tickets online can give their own feedback to the NJMP staff through post-event surveys that will be e-mailed to them this week.
“The fan surveys will help us continue to improve,” Scott said. “Many of the comments we received following last year’s Open House were voiced in our meetings leading up to this year’s event. They’re very helpful.”
New Jersey Motorsports Park’s first on-track spectator event of 2013 is under two months away, when the SCCA’s “Devil in the Dark” 12-hour endurance race takes center stage at Thunderbolt Raceway on April 27th.
Tickets for the Devil in the Dark can be purchased online at store.njmp.com or by calling 856-327-7256.
About New Jersey Motorsports Park
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) is nestled snugly in a beautifully forested region surrounded by scenic rivers and the nearby Delaware Bay. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, New York and Baltimore, offering diverse and dynamic motorsports attractions. The park includes two world-class road courses, Thunderbolt and Lightning, a motorsports country club membership program known as the “Drivers Club,” the Finish Line Pub restaurant, and F1 New Jersey, one of the top karting facilities in the U.S. For more information, visit www.NJMP.com or call (856) 327-8000. GPS Address: 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ 08332.
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