Aug 17, 2011
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AMA Pro Road Racing championship weekend shaping up to be an exciting one for both racers and fans on Sept. 2-4, 2011 at New Jersey Motorsports Park
MILLVILLE, N.J. - The final challenge ahead for championship contenders in all four of AMA Pro Road Racing's top classes is the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Blake Young and Josh Hayes are separated by just five points in the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship headed into the doubleheader weekend at New Jersey. Young, whose class-high six wins this season have boosted him to the top spot headed into NJMP, will look to capture his first AMA Pro championship title from Hayes, a four-time winner at New Jersey and reigning SuperBike champion.
The AMA Pro Daytona SportBike and Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport East Division classes will also compete in doubleheader features on Sept. 3 and 4, while the Vance & Hines XR1200 series will decide its championship on Sept. 4. All four champions will be determined following the races at NJMP and the four champions will be crowned the following night at the 2011 AMA Pro championship banquet in Atlantic City.
For bike fans, the AMA Pro championship weekend will be one huge party to wrap up the 2011 season. Hell On Wheels and Tony's Stunts featuring Tony Carbajal return to NJMP with three free stunt shows on both Saturday and Sunday of race weekend. Fan Walks and autograph sessions with the AMA Pro riders are scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and give fans the perfect opportunity to walk on the grid and meet the riders.
Fans will also have numerous opportunities to win cool AMA Pro-themed items, including autographed merchandise, ticket upgrades, exclusive "2-up" rides and more, by texting "AMAPro" to 90210 on their mobile devices.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, fans will also have the opportunity to walk the entire Thunderbolt Raceway circuit with select AMA Pro riders as they discuss the racing lines, trouble spots and key passing zones of the course. Ten dollar Fan Walk tickets are on sale now by calling (856) 327-7217. Limited quantities are available.
NJMP will also host the third annual AMA Pro weekend Clubhouse barbeque from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 featuring live music with "Fame and Fortune," a beer pong tournament, drink specials, an umbrella girl contest and a bikini model competition with guest judges and cash prizes. The event is free to the public. For more information, or to register for the contests, call (856) 327-7216.
For a full schedule of on-track events and fan activities, visit or click here.
Tickets are on sale now for the entire Sept. 2-4, 2011 AMA Pro championship weekend. Single tickets, two-day and three-day options are available, including the Turn 3 VIP Club all-inclusive hospitality package. Children 12 and under are free. Every ticket provides access to the Fan Walk, the garage area and post-race Victory Lane celebrations.
New for 2011, motorcycle riders can pre-pay for parking and take advantage of the new Gate C motorcycles-only express entrance at NJMP. For more information, or to buy online and save, visit or call the Registration office at (856) 327-7217.
About New Jersey Motorsports Park
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) is nestled snugly in a beautifully forested region surrounded by scenic rivers and the nearby Delaware Bay. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, New York and Baltimore, offering diverse and dynamic motorsports attractions. The park includes two world-class road courses, Thunderbolt and Lightning, a motorsports country club known as the "Drivers Club" featuring the Finish Line Pub restaurant, and F1 New Jersey, one of the top karting facilities in the U.S. 2011 spectator events are highlighted by the return of GRAND-AM Road Racing July 22-24 and AMA Pro Racing Sept. 2-4. For more information about NJMP spectator events or to purchase tickets, call (856) 327-7217 or visit .