New Jersey Motorsports Park Unveils 2018 Schedule

New Jersey Motorsports Park unveils their 2018 schedule, with the MotoAmerica riders coming into the Garden State Sept. 7-9. (Brian J. Nelson Photo)

MILLVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey Motorsports Park General Manager, Mark Verrastro, has announced the 2018 season schedule for the facility located in Southern New Jersey.

The schedule will feature 15 on and off-track events that Verrastro believes will spark the interest of non-racing fans and racing fans alike.

“New Jersey Motorsports Park continues to build and grow every year creating a schedule full of thrilling on and off-track events. We look forward to hosting NJMP schedule mainstays such as the MotoAmerica Series, Vintage Racer Group, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association, and three Monster Truck and Thrill Shows,” said Verrastro. “The 2017 season was a huge success and included many enhancements and additions to improve the overall fan experience. From open paddock access, free parking, and low ticket prices we have seen record crowds throughout the facility. With that said, 2018 is going to be one of the most anticipated seasons yet, with the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the addition of several new off-track events.”

The first race to hit the pavement at NJMP features two-wheeled action, April 28-29, when the Championship Cup Series comes for the first of four race weekends. In May, 24 Hours of LeMons: Real Hoopties of New Jersey, May 12-13, and WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, May 26-27, at Thunderbolt Raceway.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East rolls in on June 16 at Thunderbolt Raceway as the only major event held in the month of June.

July offers three events with back-to-back race weekends at Thunderbolt Raceway. Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts will be on track during the 6th annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival and Swap Meet, July 13-15, offering a 60,000-square foot swap meet and festival atmosphere.

The best amateur drivers race in wheel-to-wheel action during the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour, July 21-23. Vintage Racer Group will showcase historic and vintage race and sports cars during their annual event, July 27-29.

MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey returns for a double-header race weekend, Sept. 7-9. Taking center stage, the top Superbike Racers in North America will battle for the championship title during round nine of the 10-round series.

The major race season will wrap up Oct. 20, as the South Jersey Region SCCA returns for Devil in the Dark 12-Hour Endurance Race.

New for 2018, the World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturer’s Cup Series will hit the go-karting track, July 13-15. WKA is the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in North America. The Man Cup will feature the following classes, Kid Karts, Mini Swift, Yamaha Sportsman, Pro Swift Sportsman, Yamaha Junior, Pro IAME Junior, Yamaha Senior, Pro IAME Senior, and LO206/CIK Senior.

“As President of WKA, I have witnessed kart racing grow at NJMP since day one so it is bittersweet to bring the largest race series, the Man Cup, to Tempest Raceway,” said WKA President, John Ferris. “NJMP is a fantastic facility with a premier location, hence why we are looking forward to heating up the karting track in 2018.”