April 30 Devil in the Dark 12-hour race a big challenge for SCCA racers; big fun for fans of all ages
Spectator tickets just $10 in advance, kids under 12 free
Millville, N.J. (April 26, 2011) -
New Jersey Motorsports Park is getting set to host its second annual 12-hour endurance race this Saturday, April 30, as the “Devil in the Dark” presented by VAC Motorsports.com returns to the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway. The Devil in the Dark, featuring nearly 20 different classes of sports cars from the South Jersey Region SCCA, is scheduled from noon to midnight on Saturday. Last year, the winning team completed 415 laps, and over 930 miles, as 25 cars completed all 12 hours of intense road racing.
For spectators, the Devil in the Dark is more than just a race. Live music from local favorites “Cheezy and the Crackers” and “Fame and Fortune” will rock the concert stage into the night, as fans can take part in a number of activities including ladder ball and cornhole, beer pong and XBOX tournaments, a hot dog eating challenge, and a drink making contest, among other planned events.
After dark, fans can also take a trip on the Jersey Devil hayride and hear the tale of the mysterious creature, just before the checkered flag flies at the stroke of midnight.
April 30, 2011 – Devil in the Dark schedule of events10:00am – SCCA 20 minute warm-up practice
11:30am – Cars on the grid on pit road
12:00am – Devil in the Dark 12-hour race begins
12:30-4:30pm – Live music: Cheezy and the Crackers
4:30pm – Ice sculpting demonstration with Mark Borowski
5:00pm – Dietz & Watson Hot Dog Eating Contest
6:00pm – Drink Making Contest
7:00-11:00pm – Live music: Fame and Fortune
7:00pm – Beer pong tournament
7:00pm – XBOX playoff
9:00-10:30pm – Jersey Devil Tale Ride
12:00am – Devil in the Dark 12-hour race ends
All day – Cornhole
All day – Ladder Ball
Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.NJMP.com for just $10, or at the gate for $15 on April 30. Children 12 and under are free. A Saturday, April 30 event ticket also includes free admission for SCCA testing and practice sessions on Friday, April 29 at Thunderbolt Raceway.
For more information about the April 30, 2011 Devil in the Dark at New Jersey Motorsports Park, call (856) 327-7217 or visit www.NJMP.com.
About New Jersey Motorsports ParkSitting 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. Adjacent to Millville Municipal Airport, 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 known as the \"Drivers Club\" with the Finish Line Pub and Breighton Room Restaurant, and F1 New Jersey, one of the top karting facilities in the U.S. 2011 spectator events are highlighted by the return of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards May 21-22, the New Jersey Vintage Grand Prix festival, including a performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels May 27-29, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series July 22-24 and the AMA Pro Superbike Championship Sept. 2-4. For more information about NJMP spectator events or to purchase tickets, call (856) 327-7217 or visit NJMP.com.
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