The rising stars of NASCAR heat up Thunderbolt Raceway for the JustDrive.com 125
MILLVILLE, NJ – New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the season as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East makes NASCAR’s inaugural visit to the Millville track September 17. The JUSTDRIVE.com 125 race weekend will feature two days of tire burning action with BMW CCA New Jersey as the race support series.
“We’re excited to head to New Jersey Motorsports Park in September,” said Chris Wright, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East director. “It’s a top notch facility that will showcase the immense competition and variety of talent in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. We look forward to putting on a great show for the fans in New Jersey.”
Since 2007, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East has produced stars such as the 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, 2015 Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano and 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott, along with NASCAR Next drivers Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr., Daniel Suarez.
“We are expecting record crowds for this monumental first time event,” said Kevin Markland, NJMP general manager. “We are extremely excited to welcome the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East to New Jersey Motorsports Park.”
Schedule as follows, subject to change.
Friday, September 16, 2016
11:00am ———— Gates Open to the Public —————–
12:00pm – 12:25pm BMW Practice
12:30pm – 1:25pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 1:55pm BMW Qualifying
2:00pm – 2:55pm NASCAR Open Session
3:00pm – 3:45pm BMW Race
4:00pm – 6:30pm NASCAR Open Session
Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:00am ————- Gates Open to the Public ——————
11:00am – 11:30am BMW Warm Up
11:30 – 1:00pm NASCAR Open Session
1:00pm – 1:40pm Off Track Fan Activities
1:40pm – 2:10pm BMW Sprint Qualifying Race
2:15pm – 3:15pm NASCAR Qualifying
3:20pm – 4:00pm BMW Race
4:00pm – 5:00pm Fan Track Walk, Autograph Session & Opening Ceremonies
5:00pm – JUSTDRIVE.com 125: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race
For tickets and additional event information please visit NJMP.com. Free Friday entry with the purchase of a Saturday ticket. Tickets available online for $15 – children 12 and under are free. You can also stay up to speed with New Jersey Motorsports Park by following on Twitter at @NJMP or becoming a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewJerseyMotorsportsPark.
About New Jersey Motorsports Park:
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.
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