New Jersey Motorsports Park is a constantly evolving facility. What started as a sort of country club for owners of high end vehicles has become a world class racing operation featuring several of the top motorsport divisions in the nation. During this evolution the management realized they were in the entertainment business, and have done their best to provide a number of events with the residents of New Jersey in mind, not just race fans.
Their latest offering, Zombie Paintball Hayride: Shoot to Survive. With Halloween just around the corner NJMP has combined a traditional hayride with their recently opened paintball operation.
Every Friday and Saturday night from now until November 1st you can take your turn on a hayride, while equipped with a paintball gun, and defend yourself against an invasion of zombies.
The rides take place on Battlegrounds Paintball from 7pm to 11pm. Each ride costs $25, lasts approximately 15 minutes, and comes with a supply of 200 glow in the dark paintballs.
NJMP suggests buying tickets in advance. For more information on this, and the other great events at NJMP, be sure to check out the NJMP website.
Jimmy Blewett May Return to NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour in 2015
When one of New Jersey's most talented asphalt drivers, Jimmy Blewett, sold all of his pavement equipment to concentrate on dirt racing many felt it would only be a matter of time until he returned to his home track of Wall Stadium Speedway. This week we learned not only has the time come for "Showtime" to return to the Jersey Shore paved oval, but possibly to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as well.
Jimmy announced, via his Facebook page, that he will be competing at Wall this weekend in the "Spooky Spectacular." For more details on that be sure to check out our Wall Stadium News page.
However, what may be even bigger news for Jimmy Blewett fans is his possible return to the Tour. In an article posted on RacedayCt.com Ed Partridge, owner of the Partridge Motorsports number 12, announced that current driver, Ron Silk, will not return for the 2015 season. He was also very forthcoming about his list of possible drivers for next season consisting of three drivers. Those three are 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Champion Ryan Preece, Jimmy Blewett, and an unnamed dirt driver, thought to be Stewart Friesen.
Preece seems to be the first choice, but he is reportedly exploring his options for next season, and beyond. Those options may include a move up the NASCAR ladder into the Camping World Truck Series, or the Nationwide Series.
Friesen would be an interesting choice. He is obviously a very talented dirt driver, but would that talent translate to the asphalt, and if it did how long would it take?
Blewett, on the other hand, is a known commodity to Partridge. He drove the number 12 from 2005 to 2009. He picked up all five of his career NWMT wins during his 63 starts with Partridge Motorsports.
According to the article Blewett would jump at the chance to get back behind the wheel of the Partridge machine, which won the series title with Silk behind the wheel in 2011.
With the very limited number of races on the Mod Tour, Blewett would still have plenty of opportunities to continue his dirt racing, while not having to worry about maintaining an asphalt car.
RacingAroundJersey.com will continue to follow developments to this story, so be sure to check back here or on our Facebook page.
Flemington Speedway Historical Society
Car Show this Saturday
The Flemington Speedway Historical Society will present it's fourth annual car show this Saturday, October 18th. The show, presented by Lentini Auto Salvage, will take place at the Hunterdon County Fair Grounds at South County Park in Lambertville located on Route 179.
After attracting more than 700 vehicles last year, organizers are hoping to top the 1,000 mark for number of cars this year. The show is open to everything from race cars, to classics, to hot rods.
The show will also feature a flea market, and swap meet for those looking for those hard to find parts needed for a restoration, or customization.
As an added attraction, Jersey Jerky, America's Best Damn Jerky, will present a "Purple Night" to honor a tradition started by the late Paul Kuhl at Flemington Speedway. The best Flemington Speedway themed costumes will be awarded prizes.
Admission to this event is $10 per car load with all proceeds going to the Flemington Speedway Historical Society to help support their efforts at preserving the memories of this great speedway.
RacingJunk.com Giving Away a New Chevy Pickup
RacingJunk.com bills itself as the "World's #1 Motorsports Marketplace" and after checking out their site we at RacingAroundJersey.com cannot argue. They have everything from complete ready-to-race cars, right down to the smallest of parts you might need for your race machine.
Even if you don't own a race car, or are not in the market for one, the site is great for browsing even if you are just a race fan. Who knows you might see a car from your local track for sale, and get the racing bud after all.
RacingJunk.com is also running a contest where you can win a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4, and a trip to SEMA 2014.
To enter just go to the RacnigJunk.com Contest. Good luck!