With cash prizes and awards to be won, auto fans are invited to enter their cars and bikes – one free admission per entry. For more information visit www.harleyrendezvous.com
Dates: 12-13 January 2013
Venue: Garden State Exhibit Center
State: New Jersey
Country: United States
The 2011 edition of the 48hrs of Tristate will actually consist of 2 X 48 hours. The event is a great way to meet car enthusiasts as well as raising money for a good cause. About 60 or so cars take part in this great social event. Those taking part have been offered the opportunity to visit Subaru of America’s headquarters in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, as well as a tour of the Subaru plant in Indiana. So why not consider joining this fantastic event?
To register, please visit The 48hrs of Tristate website.
Date: 12 – 16 January 2011
Venue: Subaru of America Headquarters
City: Cherry Hill
State: New Jersey
Country: United States of America
Once again, road closures will be the order of the day, as the 8th Annual Classic Car Show gets underway on 24 October 2010. It is most definitely a classic car show with a difference that motoring enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy. Not only will there be magnificent cars on display, but there are prizes for car owners who are willing to have a little fun, as there is a Best Costumed Classic Car Owner and Best Decorated Themed Classic Car categories. There will also be arts and crafts for visitors to enjoy, food stalls and a host of activities.
For more information in regard to this fun event, visit the website at www.FairLawnRiverRoad.com.
Date: 24 October 2010
Venue: River Road
City: Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Country: United States of America
Teams racing the Pontiac Grand-Am Daytona Prototype and GT will be making their way to New Jersey for their next race on August 31. The race is set to take place at the brand new New Jersey Motorsports Park, which is located in Millville. The teams will be heating up the Thunderbolt Circuit at the park for the very first time and it will be interesting to note which drivers get a feel for the track the quickest in order to come out on top.
The New Jersey Motorsports Park is home to two different race circuits. The Thunderbolt Circuit is 2.25 miles long and features fourteen turns. This will no doubt provide a fitting challenge for drivers as they race is the penultimate round of the Rolex Series. The much shorter 1.9 mile Lightning Circuit features ten turns and will not be used for the event. The Motorsports Park is also home to a 1.1 mile karting facility and a Â¾ mile tri oval, so the park will no doubt be hosting some fantastic auto racing events in the near future.
Currently in the lead in the GT series points chase are Kelly Collins and Paul Edwards with their No. 07 Pontiac GXP.R. The pair has managed to work their way to the top with wins at Laguna Seca, Lime Rock Park and Homestead-Miami Speedway. While they are currently in the lead, they do not have enough points to ensure that things stay that way, so they will be working hard during this race to build up a points cushion that will no doubt serve them well in the final race later this season. According to Edwards, “the plan is to win.” The team is hoping that their knack for handling a circuit will count to their advantage on the new track. But they will not have it easy as they will be hotly pursued by the No. 70 car and the No. 57 GXP.R belonging to Stevenson Motorsport. Collins and Edwards may be in the lead for points but Stevenson Motorsports has the privilege of being the most consistent Pontiac GT runners of the entire season. The entire team will have to work very hard if they want to maintain their lead. Collins and Edwards are followed by Ham and Tremblay in second place and Davis and Liddell in Third place.
The Sports Car Club of America, or SCCA, decided to open a new racing class in 1972, known as the Showroom Stock. It was a class that was reserved for stock street automobiles and its popularity grew at such pace that by 1980 a twenty-four hour racing event was being held. By 1985, the series had expanded to six races and by 1996 the world challenge was divided into a touring class and sports class. In 2002, the title sponsor became Speedvision, which was bought by Fox, and the name became the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge.
The SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge is raced in two divisions, namely the Speed World Challenge Speed GT and the Speed World Challenge Speed Touring Car. The aim of the Speed World Challenge is to provide a production based racing event to manufacturers and teams, in which they are able to display the power and quality of their products. Drivers and manufacturers are allocated championship points according to the finishing position of each class. In the Drivers Championship, a winning driver will be selection on their points in each class, whereas there is only one award for the Manufacturers Championship.
At present, Pierre Kleinubing leads the Speed Touring Car Driver Championships with 122 points, Kuno Wittmer is in second with 108 points, Peter Cunningham has 98 points, Charles Espenlaub has 85 points and Jeff Altenburg has 80 points. In the Speed GT, Randy Pobst has the lead with 220 points, Brandon Davis has 208 points, Andy Pilgrim is in third position so far with 198, Michael Galati with 182 and Jason Daskalos with 145.
In the Speed GT and the Speed Touring Car divisions, a Rookie of the Year award is given to a driver who has not had more than three starts and they have to be confirmed as Rookies by SCCA Pro Racing. Entrant drivers in the season are able to be awarded the Jim Cook Memorial Trophy, which is given to drivers who show sportsmanship, character and contribute positively to the sport. Crew Chiefs stand in line to be presented with the Zimmermann Cup, for dedication, passion and leadership shown during the racing season.
This year, the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge started in Sebring on 12 to 14 March, moved to ACS Long Beach from the 18th to the 20th of April and continued at VIR Danvill from the 25th of April to the 27th. Miller Tooele takes place on 16 to 18 May, Lime Rock from 24 to 26 May, The Glen from 5 to 8 June, Mid Ohio from 17 to 20 July, Road America from 8 to 10 August, Mosport from 21 to 24 August, Detroit from 29 to 31 August, New Jersey from 26 to 28 September and Road Atlanta fromm the 1st to the 4th of October 2008.