New Jersey Motorsports Park hires karting GM

New Jersey Motorsports Park Hires General Manager of Karting Facility Millville, N.J. (April 23, 2009) - New Jersey Motorsports Park announced today the hiring of Scott Paape as General Manager of F1 New Jersey, the world-class Millville, N.J.

New Jersey Motorsports Park Hires General Manager of Karting Facility

Millville, N.J. (April 23, 2009) - New Jersey Motorsports Park announced today the hiring of Scott Paape as General Manager of F1 New Jersey, the world-class Millville, N.J. karting facility.

Paape will oversee all aspects of the karting operations, from the arrive and drive programs in the F1 New Jersey rental karts to the top-level WKA and Stars of Karting races on the 1.1-mile track.

"I couldn't be happier to join the staff and team at New Jersey Motorsports Park," Paape said. "F1 New Jersey has the infrastructure and the potential to be the unquestioned best karting facility in the United States, and our goal is to continue to move the facility in that direction."

The 42-year-old Paape comes to New Jersey Motorsports Park following five years as the General Manager of USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wisc. During his time at USA International, Paape helped transform the track into one of the premier karting facilities in the Midwest.

"We're very pleased that Scott will be joining our management team at New Jersey Motorsports Park," said Kevin Wittman, New Jersey Motorsports Park General Manager. "As host for countless WKA, Rotax, Stars of Karting, supermoto, and motocross events, Scott has developed a reputation for active and effective management of complex karting operations. He is passionate about the sport and will put into place tested practices and procedures that will help develop F1 New Jersey into the world-class facility we are all committed to seeing."

Under Paape, F1 New Jersey will continue its relationship with sister track F1 Boston - owned by New Jersey Motorsports Park principal RJ Valentine.

"Scott's past work is exactly what we were looking for to guide F1 New Jersey," said Valentine, who won the GT class of the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona driving the No. 67 TRG Porsche. "From our arrive and drive program and corporate outings to our top-level race events, Scott has experience. We're looking forward to him taking charge of our karting operations at New Jersey Motorsports Park."

-credit: njmp

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