– The Weekend of Thunder presented by MPT Industries roars into New Jersey Motorsports Park for the second consecutive year and Round 5 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship. If you are a fan of V8 powered muscle cars, this is the event for you. A Trans Am Series race is 100 miles in length, and does not require a mandatory pit stop for fueling, tires or driver changes. As a sprint, it is driver versus driver, and that means it’s flat out racing from start to finish. Past Trans Am champions include Scott Pruett, Brian Simo, Scott Sharp, and Boris Said. Formula Lites will make their series debut at NJMP this year. This series is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing and was created to provide an economical, technologically advanced race vehicle with an emphasis on safety, to give drivers the opportunity to develop their skills to progress into higher levels of open-wheel racing. The Formula Lites program aims at developing drivers interested in entering professional motorsports, including those who seek to make the leap from karting to open-wheel racing. Also joining the lineup for the Weekend of Thunder will be the Porsche Club of America and NASA’s (National Auto Sport Association) Northeast region will also bring high-throttle racing action to the weekend with two race groups.
New Jersey Motorsports Park announced last week that they will offer $1.00 (one dollar) tickets to this event. These tickets must be purchased in advance on the park’s website and will require an additional parking fee. Brad Scott, General Manager and COO of NJMP states “We want to invite racing fans out to experience the excitement that this event brings. With the wide spectrum of cars you will see on the track, we are sure it will be a crowd pleaser. We have over 200 cars registered to race for the Weekend of Thunder.”
The weekend kicks off Friday evening at the Finish Line Pub with Bike Night and back by popular demand Megan Knight will be performing from 6-10pm. Tickets for Weekend of Thunder event are available at NJMP.com, advance tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $1.00, gate tickets will be regular price.
The Trans Am Series, America’s Road Racing Series, began igniting the passion of motorsports fans across the world in 1966 and has been home to some of the greatest names in road racing. Today, Trans Am continues to honor its legacy, while challenging the status quo in racing, through meaningful racing platforms and a driver-oriented focus. The Trans Am Series is operated by The Trans Am Race Company, LLC (TARC), through a five-year agreement in which TARC oversees the management and marketing of the Trans Am Series. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides operations services to the Series. Defending Champions include: Doug Peterson (TA), Cameron Lawrence (TA2), Ernie Francis, Jr., (TA3 American Muscle) and Jason Berkeley (TA3 International). For more on the Trans Am Series visit www.gotransam.com, “like” Trans Am on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotransam, or follow Trans Am on Twitter at @gotransam.
MPT Industries is a manufacturer of advanced true synthetic lubricants located in Dover, NJ. We specialize in the production of a wide variety of full synthetic passenger car, motorcycle, and race car motor oils, as well as gear oils, fuel additives, and oil additives that will enhance the fuel mileage, performance and life of any vehicle. Since 1985, we have set the standard for improvements in lubrication technology with the use of true synthetic base stocks, and friction reducing additives. Our products have been shown to outperform in heavy duty equipment, trucks, passenger cars, and race cars including monster trucks, sprint, drag, and sports car endurance road racing at many race tracks throughout the U.S. To learn more about MPT Industries, please visit www.mptindustries.com or call 800-351-0605.
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.