GEICO AMA Pro Road Racing, ARCA Racing Series return; several new events added for Park’s sixth season
MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park will again be home to one of the most diverse schedules in racing, as officials announced tentative dates for the 2013 season on Tuesday.
The sixth race season of the Millville, N.J. facility will feature calendar mainstays such as the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing and the ARCA Racing Series, in addition to new events like the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) Festival, and the SCCA US Major Tour Series, which features some of the top amateur racers in the U.S.
Fans of historic racing will find two full weekends of to get up-close with the machines of yesteryear, with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) returning to NJMP May 10-12th after a year off of the schedule. Vintage Racer Group (VRG) comes to town later in the season, September 21-22nd.
“We’re excited to present a wide array of on and off-track offerings to our fans in 2013,” said Brad Scott, New Jersey Motorsports Park general manager.
“Diverse doesn’t even begin to describe what we have in store for next season. From thrilling, high-stakes racing with the likes of AMA and ARCA, to a salute to racing’s past with vintage motorcycle and sportscar weekends, there’s something for fans of all ages.”
Speaking of ages, as in previous years, children 12-and-under are granted free admission to the majority of the Park’s spectator events.
The ARCA Racing Series returns for its 6th visit to NJMP, tentatively scheduled for the weekend of July 26-28th. The second-longest running championship racing series in the country (61 years) has produced the likes of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, and most recently, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Boasting the largest spectator turnout of any weekend held at the Park annually, GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing returns to the schedule for a fifth consecutive season for at least one weekend in 2013, September 13-15th.
Pinned as one of the premier motorcycle road racing organizations in the world, the series is comprised of four production based classes: National Guard SuperBike, GoPro Daytona SportBike, Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport, and the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.
New next season, the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association will bring a festival-type atmosphere to the paddock. With about 4,000 members nationally, AHRMA is the largest vintage motorcycle racing group in North America. The association has grown steadily in recent years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.
Off the track, fans will be pleased to find the opportunity to participate in multiple mud run events at NJMP, highlighted by the Bill Bottino Mud Run for Cancer, along with the addition of concerts, set to bring featured acts from around the country to Millville.
Also on the slate for next season are fan favorites like the 24 Hours of LeMons and Monster Truck Mania, in addition to club racing weekends featuring the SCCA, NASA Racing Series, EMRA, Porsche Club of America Racing Series, and BMW Car Club of America Racing.
Monthly events open to the public such as Cruise Nights at The Finish Line Pub, NJMP On-Track Experiences, and Motorless Nights will all be back with dates to be announced.
NJMP’s world-class F1 Karting facility will soon announce the details of their 2013 event schedule, featuring the Northeast RMAX Series, New Jersey Sprint Series, and WKA Gold Cup.
All events and dates are preliminary and will be confirmed shortly. Fans should keep an eye on http://www.njmp.com for additional announcements relating to the 2013 race season at NJMP.
New Jersey Motorsports Park Tentative 2013 Event Schedule (Dates subject to change):
March 2 Fan Appreciation Day/Open House
April 27 SCCA “Devil in the Dark” 12-Hour Endurance Race
April 27-28 Woodbridge Karting Club
May 4-5 Championship Cup Series (CCS) Round 1
May 31-June 2 US Major Tour Series
June 7-9 North American Road Racing Series (NARRA)
June 8 Volkstreffen German Car Show w/ Food and Beer Festival
June 22 B.A.D. Ass Mud Run
June 29-30 SCCA Lightning Challenge Regional
July 11-14 Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA)
July 20-21 Championship Cup Series (CCS) Round 2
July 26-28 ARCA Racing Series w/ Trans-Am Championship, SCCA Pro-IT, Porsche Club of America
July 27-28 EMRA Sports Car Racing
August 2-4 American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) Festival
August 10-11 24 Hours of LeMons
August 17-18 SCCA Summer Thunder Regional
September 7-8 Championship Cup Series (CCS) Round 3
September 13-15 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing
September 13 2nd annual Battle of the Bands
September 14 3rd annual Bikini Contest
September 21-22 Vintage Racing Group (VRG)
October 19-20 SCCA Jersey Road Racing Classic Regional
October 26 3rd annual Halloween Party
November 29-Dec. 29 Meischke Christmas Wonderland of Lights
December 7 Coats for Kids
Every 4th Friday NJMP Cruise Night @ Finish Line Pub
Monthly Dates TBA NJMP On-Track Experience
Monthly Dates TBA Motor(less) Night
Events w/ Dates TBA
Monster Truck Mania (2 dates)
3rd Annual Miss NJMP Pageant
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.
###Posted in: NJMP News