Lee Brahin is the Chief Executive Officer and majority shareholder of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Brahin Properties, Inc., which has a real estate portfolio of approximately 2 million square feet in seven states. He was also responsible for the development and financing of the New Jersey Motorsports Park project, and remains an active management partner today.
Lee became active with competition racing and performance driving in 1998, participating in the Bondurant School of high performance driving and going on that year to participate in several club driving events with Ferrari Club of North America. In 1999, Lee purchased a 1959 Elva Mark 5, participated in the Bertil Roos Driving School and went on to obtain his competition license through SVRA. Currently, Lee participates with SVRA, HGP, and the Masters Racing Series. He has totaled over 80 racing events and finished first in points in the 2005 SVRA Sprint Race series.
He drives and competes on an amateur basis purely for the love of the vehicles, their history, and for the sport.
RJ Valentine is co-managing partner of New Jersey Motorsports Park and Chairman of The MBA Group of Companies. He has been a serial entrepreneur, private equity investor, and race car driver for more than thirty years.
As an entrepreneur, Mr. Valentine has founded and built dozens of businesses in a wide range of industries, creating category leaders in diverse industries. As an investor, he recognizes potential in other entrepreneurial endeavors become an early investor in such companies as LoJack, ShotSpotter, Enforsys, and Mosquito Magnet.
Mr. Valentine has been racing cars as long as he’s been building businesses. As a racer, he has had 384 pro starts, numerous pole positions, and multiple podium finishes. In 2009, he won the Grand Am Rolex 24 hour of Daytona, driving the #67 TRG Construct Corps/CRG Porsche GT3, with teammates Andy Lally, Jörg Bergmeister, Patrick Long and Justin Marks. Given the grueling nature of the 24 hour race, it was a remarkable feat, capping a racing career of more than 35 years.