CCS, New Jersey Motorsports Park Unveil New Regional Motorcycle Race Series
24.11.2009: The Championship Cup Series (CCS) and New Jersey Motorsports Park today announced plans for the 2010 debut of the New Jersey Road Race Series, a four-race regional motorcycle series. Race weekends
The Championship Cup Series (CCS) and New Jersey Motorsports Park today announced plans for the 2010 debut of the New Jersey Road Race Series, a four-race regional motorcycle series. Race weekends will take place on both of New Jersey Motorsports Park's permanent road courses, the 12-turn, 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway and the 11-turn, 1.9-mile Lightning Raceway.
The New Jersey Road Race Series will operate under CCS racing rules, which touts a class for nearly every sport bike. The regional series will crown a champion, but all New Jersey Road Race Series events will count towards CCS Mid-Atlantic and Atlantic region points.
"This region has demonstrated its enthusiasm for motorcycle racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park," said Kevin Wittman, New Jersey Motorsports Park General Manager. "In partnering with CCS, we understand that not everyone can travel the country racing. By participating in the New Jersey Road Race Series, we're offering racers two very distinct circuits without leaving our facility and their home region."
CCS hosted a very successful National event on New Jersey Motorsports Park's Lightning circuit last July. That event, a tremendous season-ending AMA Pro Superbike race, and a large contingent of motorcycle track day rentals helped set the stage for the creation of the New Jersey Road Race Series.
"The staff and management of New Jersey Motorsports Park have already shown a tremendous commitment to the motorcycling community," said Kevin Elliot, CCS Director of Operations. "The unique combination of racing on both tracks gives the racers the variety they all crave and it will make this one of the toughest championships to win. This new series is a natural progression in the growth of this premier facility and we are proud that New Jersey Motorsports Park has chosen CCS to be its sanctioning body for the New Jersey Road Race Series."
The New Jersey Road Race Series is modeled after similar programs at other road racing facilities. Like all CCS programs, the series is designed to be attractive for new riders, as well as experienced or professional racers. The series schedule includes the following four races:
April 30 - May 2 (Thunderbolt Raceway) June 25 - 27 (Lightning Raceway) July 23-25 (Thunderbolt Raceway) September 10 - 12 (Lightning Raceway)
More information on the New Jersey Road Race Series, including contingency sponsors and registration, will be announced in the near future.
More information on New Jersey Motorsports Park, including Thunderbolt and Lightning Raceway, is available at www.njmp.com.
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is conveniently located to Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, New York and Baltimore, and offers diverse and dynamic motorsports attractions. The facility includes two world-class road courses (Thunderbolt and Lightning), an exclusive motorsports country club known as the Drivers Club, the Breighton Room Restaurant open to the general public, and F1 New Jersey, one of the top karting facilities in America. Opened in July 2008, New Jersey Motorsports Park hosted seven major motorsports events in 2009 and countless club events and track rentals.
The 2009 spectator schedule opened with the Verizon Wireless 250 presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 in May, and also included the Formula X weekend featuring the Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda and a host of Mazda-powered race series, as well as All Revved Up; the debut of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Pro Road Race Series, including the American Superbike class and the new Daytona Sportbike program; the return of the South Jersey Building Trades 150 ARCA/ReMax Series race; a Ferrari Challenge event; and the excitement of two separate Vintage race weekends.
For more information on New Jersey Motorsports Park, F1 New Jersey, Breighton Room, or to purchase tickets, visit www.njmp.com or call 856-327-7217. Children 12 and under are admitted free to every event at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
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