Thursday, May 01, 2008

New Jersey Motorsports Park nearing completion

Although not motocross....yet...The New Jersey Motorosports Park is nearing completion. The park which is right now a road style facility may eventually feature motocross racing as well.

From a press release issued by New Jersey Motorsports Park:

Millville, NJ - April 30, 2008 – With less than 80 days remaining to the official opening of New Jersey Motorsports Park, dust is flying, buildings are nearing completion and major developments are being finalized. Here’s an update on numerous fronts:

Race Track Paving
Spring brings ideal conditions to complete the paving. The Lightning Road Course is complete, as is the F1 New Jersey Karting complex. Paving is underway on the marquee Thunderbolt Raceway, and is on schedule for mid-May completion. Trackside safety features, such as impact walls and tire barriers, are taking shape.

Building & Facility Update
Several buildings are nearing completion, including the signature Clubhouse, Driving and Karting facility race control buildings, Shadetree garages, Event garages and the trackside medical building. Construction has started on the remaining buildings, including the Chris Economaki Media Tower, Concession Building and VIP suites. The construction is on schedule.

Ticket Sales
April 1 marked a major milestone in NJMP’s development, as tickets for this summer’s spectator events went on sale at through ComcastTIX. The schedule for the inaugural season of racing at NJMP has added several notable racing series, including the Ferrari Challenge, the Cooper Tires Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda, The Star Mazda Championship, the Speed World Challenge GT Championship, The Playboy MX-5 Cup and the recently formed Volkswagen TDI Challenge. The most current schedule includes:

• Aug 7-10 SVRA Vintage Racing
• Aug 15-17 Shelby American Auto Club (SAAC)
• Aug 29-31 Grand-Am Weekend: Rolex Sports Car Series, KONI Challenge, Moto-ST, Ford Racing Mustang Challenge, Skip Barber Mazda and Ferrari Challenge
• Sep 12-14 Mazda Formula Zoom Zoom: Atlantic Championship, Star Mazda, Spec Miata
• Sep 20-21 Wheels and Warbirds Airshow with SCCA and VRG racing
• Sep 26-28 ARCA RE/MAX, Speed World Challenge GT, Playboy MX-5 Cup, Volkswagen TDI Cup and Formula BMW

NJMP Principal and Development Project Manager Joe Savaro said, “It’s hard to believe we’re so close to the opening of New Jersey Motorsports Park. We’ve got a small army of contractors and pavers working hard to get our facilities ready for opening. As the weather has improved here in South Jersey, it’s been a big help for our construction efforts. Dry weather has enabled us to restart paving, which is critical both for infrastructure as well as for the racing surfaces. Everything from corporate partnerships to the completion of key structures at the facility are taking shape, so we are getting closer to making some exciting partnership announcements.”

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