Thunderbolt – Club Race in support of NASCAR K&N, Solo Driver School & VIP Spectator ticket with Car Corral
Event: Club Race in support of NASCAR K&N race and Special Advanced Driver School
Dates: September 16-17 (CR); September 17 (Driver School)
Track: NJMP – Thunderbolt
Following the success of last year, we again are offering a special driver school open to instructors and advanced, solo driver school students to be run in conjunction with the Club Race to be held as the support race series for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race to be held on Thunderbolt Raceway at NJMP on Sep. 16-17. There will be no in-car instruction for this event – instructors and advanced students will share the track.
This will be an unstructured driver school with 6 hours of track time on Sunday Sep. 17. Because the school is being held after the K&N race this year, no race ticket is included in your registration fee. We will offer a separate option of purchasing a VIP spectator ticket for the races (see below). The VIP package includes special access to the Officer’s Club, a BBQ buffet, special spectator area and swag. Note that there will be Club Races on both Saturday and Sunday; NASCAR K&N will run Saturday only. A second support series (NARRA) will run on Friday and Saturday.
For Club Racing this is a tremendous opportunity: two days of racing at a professional race series event. Everyone who participated last year raved about how much fun they had and this year WE HAVE 4 RACES ON A WEEKEND DATE! This is the chance to showcase Club Racing to an audience that may not be familiar with what we do, sports car racing that has cars in different classes on the track. For other fans, this is a chance to see where current racers such as Will Turner, Bill Auberlen, James Clay, Jeff Segal and our own Jerry Kaufman started. For our participants, we get to see the up and coming NASCAR racers of the future, and maybe teach them a thing or two about road course racing. And, you can tell yourselves that spectators are actually paying to come see you drive!
Club Racers will have a total of 4 races on the weekend! 2 on Saturday (including the Feature Race just before the K&N race) and 2 on Sunday.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 50 CARS EACH FOR THE DRIVER SCHOOL AND FOR CLUB RACING. YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE TO PARTICIPATE. DUE TO CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH NJMP, THE “WHEELS ON TRACK” POLICY WILL NOT APPLY FOR RACERS. ADVANCED STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED ONLY AFTER APPROVAL BY THE EVENT CHAIR.
Other details of registration times, entry times, paddock parking, etc. will be provided as we get close to the event.
VIP Ticket for NASCAR K&N race: We are offering a discounted price VIP ticket for all BMW CCA members for the Saturday K&N race activities. The VIP package includes special access to the Officer’s Club, a BBQ buffet, special spectator area, special car corral parking and swag. Come on down on Saturday (whether or not you are driving Sunday) and see our BMW Club Racers, the Vipers and other high horsepower cars of NARRA and the stars of tomorrow for NASCAR. Use the Driver School registration link above to purchase VIP tickets.
Don’t miss out on this event. Fantastic track time combined with both Club Racing and NASCAR racing for a unique experience.
$300 Registration Fee for Driver School
$550 Registration Fee for Club Racers
$15 for VIP Ticket and Car Corral
Please note the following:
Helmets with SNELL 2010 rating or newer are now required!!
Participants must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. Per requirements of BMW CCA national office, all STUDENT participants must be members of BMW CCA. Please include your BMW CCA membership number in your Profile. If you are not yet a BMW CCA member, we have a promotion to make it easy to join.
NJ BMW CCA does not allow convertibles of any kind nor SAV/SUVs at our on-track events. Spec Miatas (and similar) are acceptable if they have a full roll-cage, permanently attached factory hard-top and current SCCA log book. They must also comply with all vehicle Technical Inspection requirements.
Note that all after-market tinting must be approved in advance by the Chief of Tech. Failure to obtain pre-approval may result in your car failing Tech Inspection and loss of your registration fee.
Any damage caused to the paddock or track, including safety barriers, is the responsibility of the participant. Note that the track may collect payment on-site.
Cancellations will be accepted until one week prior to the start date of an event. Any cancellation received on or prior to the respective cancellation date will be charged a $25.00 handling fee. Any cancellation request following the cancellation date is subject to forfeiture of the entire entry fee if the Registrar is unable to fill your slot. If your slot is filled, only the $25 handling fee will apply. If you are a no-show at the event, no refund will be given. All cancellations must be communicated in writing via e-mail or letter through the Registrar. If NJ BMW CCA must cancel an event for any reason, registrants will be provided a full refund; however, NJ BMW CCA will not be liable for any charges or costs registrants may incur other than the registration fee. Refunds will be issued following the event.