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 is 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.
April 1 marked a major milestone in NJMPs development, as tickets for this summer’s spectator events went on sale at http://njmp.com 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:
- August 7-10, SVRA Vintage Racing
- August 15-17, Shelby American Auto Club (SAAC)
- August 29-31, Grand-Am Weekend: Rolex Sports Car Series, KONI Challenge, Moto-ST, Ford Racing Mustang Challenge, Skip Barber Mazda and Ferrari Challenge
- September 12-14, Mazda Formula Zoom Zoom: Atlantic Championship, Star Mazda, Spec Miata
- September 20-21, Wheels and Warbirds Airshow with SCCA and VRG racing
- September 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 were 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.”
For the most recent aerial and construction pictures, please visit http://mahoneyandcompany.net/njmp_construction.html.
About New Jersey Motorsports Park
The New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) is a multi-phase motorsports lifestyle complex located on 700 acres of land adjacent to the historical Millville Airport in Southern New Jersey. When completed, members and guests of NJMP will enjoy road, oval and off-road racing venues, as well as luxurious spectator and participant facilities including VIP suites, shade tree garages, event garages and trackside villas. With a demographic of over 38 million people within a 150-mile radius of the facility, NJMP is centrally located in one of the United States largest population centers.
For more information, please visit www.njmotorsportspark.com.