The MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship likes New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) so much it will return to the venue not once but twice in 2016.
Press Release by Paul Carruthers, MotoAmerica
New Jersey Motorsports Park will host rounds three and nine of the 2016 series, April 29-May 1 and September 9-11. Combine those two events with the seven rounds previously announced and the MotoAmerica series is now finalized for the coming season with nine championship rounds.
NJMP and its 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway is a favorite among the riders and teams and has been a staple of the AMA Superbike series since 2009. It has also served as the series finale the past two years, including this past September when Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier wrapped up the first-ever MotoAmerica Superbike title.
“I’m excited to be going to New Jersey twice this year,” Beaubier said. “I’ve had a lot of success there in the past and I’ve been able to wrap up two of my championships at NJMP, so it’s a special place to me. There are a lot of passionate fans in that part of the country and it will be nice to give them two chances to see us in 2016.”
2016 MotoAmerica Series Schedule
April 8-10: Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas (MotoGP World Championship)
April 15-17: Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
April 29-May 1: New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
May 13-15: Virginia International Raceway, Danville, Virginia
June 3-5: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 10-12: Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama
June 23-25: Utah Motorsports Campus, Tooele, Utah
July 8-10: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California (Superbike World Championship)
September 9-11: New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
Having two races at NJMP will give MotoAmerica double the opportunity to serve what is a large portion of the motorcycle market in the US, with the 500-acre complex located near Philadelphia and New York City.
“New Jersey Motorsports Park was the perfect place to end our debut season in 2015,” MotoAmerica partner Chuck Aksland said. “And we think it’s the perfect venue to hold two rounds in 2016. We believe the fan base will not only support two races, they will embrace it. We’re excited to be going to that area of the country twice for a racetrack and facility that our teams, riders, and staff look forward to going to.”
NJMP is also looking forward to having two MotoAmerica events on its 2016 calendar.
“We are thrilled to be hosting two MotoAmerica races for the 2016 season,” said Brad Scott, Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Motorsports Park. “MotoAmerica is our largest spectator event to date, and this will bring two times the Superbike excitement for our fan base next season. We are planning more off-track activities for both events to keep the fun and energy in high gear throughout the race weekends.”