Series New Jersey event news 2009-04-23

Updated New Jersey Motorsports Park Set to Host Mustang Challenge Tooele, UT-- (23 April 2009) -With a highly successful double-race weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in the rear view mirror, the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge will now look...

Updated New Jersey Motorsports Park Set to Host Mustang Challenge

Tooele, UT-- (23 April 2009) -With a highly successful double-race weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in the rear view mirror, the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge will now look ahead to the series return visit to New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey for round 5 of the 2009 championship season on May 1-3. The Verizon 250 event marks the second-ever Mustang Challenge race weekend at the track, which is located proximate to the Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore markets.

While the weekend is a return visit for the series, for the drivers and teams who participated in the NJMP event in 2008, the continued upgrades at the south Jersey facility might make it seem like an entirely new experience.

NJMP, which opened just days before the Mustang Challenge 2008 race visit, has not stopped changing, as improvements have been made on and off track to benefit both the racers and the fans that come to see them compete. Both the entrance and exit of pit lane have been completely reconfigured and repaved, and barriers within the pit lane have also been moved and reconfigured. The track has also received over 1500 feet of FIA-approved curbing on the 14-turn circuit.

And it won't just be the drivers enjoying the non-stop improvements at NJMP. More seating and more fan trolleys will give the race attendees the full road racing viewing experience from all seven different grandstand locations at the facility. The efforts are sure to be appreciated by all, and have not gone unnoticed from the community as well, as the track also recently scored honors from 2009 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for their efforts.

The event marks the first weekend will see the Mustang Challenge racing as part of a Rolex Sports Car Series event weekend for the first time of the 2009 season,

"We're really looking forward to getting back to New Jersey and seeing everything that has been put in place since we raced there last August," said Series Director Lynda Randall. "We have had a lot of interest from drivers who are looking to get as much seat time as they can next weekend, and we would like to invite anyone who is thinking about racing with us to come see what we have to offer. Ask any of our drivers-Mustang Challenge is the Place to Race."

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