WKA: New Jersey Motorsports Park news 2009-06-05

WKA Karting New Jersey Sprint Series Coming To New Jersey Motorsports Park June 13-14 Kart Race Expected To Attract National Caliber Talent Millville, N.J. (June 5, 2009) - More than 200 entries are expected for next weekend's WKA New Jersey ...

WKA Karting New Jersey Sprint Series Coming To New Jersey Motorsports Park
June 13-14 Kart Race Expected To Attract National Caliber Talent

Millville, N.J. (June 5, 2009) - More than 200 entries are expected for next weekend's WKA New Jersey Sprint Series race at F1 New Jersey Motorsports Park June 12-14, round two of the five-race series. The first of two New Jersey Motorsports Park rounds on the schedule will be held on the world-class 1.1-mile F1 New Jersey course located in the paddock at Lightning Raceway.

The race is expected to attract national-level entries among its 16 available classes, but is open to all drivers with a World Karting Association (WKA) license. Racers gunning for points in the WKA championship season-long national championship will earn credit for a national win by capturing a New Jersey Sprint Series class championship.

"This series has some stiff competition, but it's not just for national racers," said John Ferris, WKA District 8 Trustee, overseeing New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. "This is a chance for racers to see how they stack up against the best without having to travel outside of their own region."

Races will be held on both Saturday and Sunday, and includes Full Tilt Cadet, Mike Doty Racing Jr. Sportsman Yamaha Lite, Thetwinsracingteam.com HPV Sportsman, RPK Jr. Sportsman, Hindman Racing Jr. Super-can Lite, SCS Racing Jr. HPV Lite, Action Kart Supply Jr. Tag, Kustom Kart Shop RP Unlimited, Contemporary Motor Cars Formula 125, Sr. Sportsman, Sr. Shifter, Leopard Tag, WKA Tag, Tag Masters, and Jr. and Sr. Briggs classes.

"In this economic climate, not everyone can travel great distances to race," Ferris said. "This is a great way to compete. Racing here will let you race against some of the top drivers in the nation."

The New Jersey Sprint Series is just one part of a busy weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park, including Formula X presented by Cooper Tires and the All Revved Up motorcycle show and exhibition. A number of karting graduates will be racing on the South Jersey facility's 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway during the Mazda Formula Atlantic Championship, Star Mazda and Skip Barber Championships, SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup, and IMSA Lites. One ticket provides access to all three events throughout the weekend.

The New Jersey Sprint Series returns to F1 New Jersey for round four, September 11 -13.

More information on the New Jersey Sprint Series can be found at www.njsprintseries.com.

Tickets for all events at New Jersey Motorsports Park, including the New Jersey Sprint Series race, Formula X presented by Cooper Tires and All Revved Up are available at www.njmp.com. Children 12 and under are admitted free to all events at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

-credit: njmp

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