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Old 12-03-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default NJ Motorsports Park (Thunderbolt) - Paving is underway!

http://www.njmotorsportspark.com/htm...ct_status.html

I heard they are still targeting an early spring opening...
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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Cool!

I pray they have a national caliber autox pad!! I guess that would be too much to hope for though.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:55 AM   #4
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Cool!

I pray they have a national caliber autox pad!! I guess that would be too much to hope for though.
found this...

Four Major Motorsports Attractions:
Thunderbolt Raceway (4.1 Mile Road Course)
Karting & Skid Pad Facility
3/4 Mil Tri-Oval Track
ORV Course for X-treme Sports
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Four Major Motorsports Attractions:
Thunderbolt Raceway (4.1 Mile Road Course)
Karting & Skid Pad Facility
3/4 Mil Tri-Oval Track
ORV Course for X-treme Sports
hmmmm...not looking good. Bummer. We need a national caliber Autox facility here in NJ and the NE.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:35 PM   #6
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YES This is what I was looking for under http://www.njmotorsportspark.com/htm...rivileges.html

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Driving privileges at Virginia International Raceway on member days


Member Rates Apply
Reciprocal agreements as both tracks are owned / managed by the same ppl
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I heard they are still targeting an early spring opening...

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The skid pad is a part of the 1st course (lightning), and the KART course, so I think you will get your skid pad.

Also, they will have enough club track days that you won't need any memberships. PDA already has 3-4 weekdays and a 3 day weekend, BMW club a couple days, and I am sure many other's are jumping on board as well.
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YES This is what I was looking for under http://www.njmotorsportspark.com/htm...rivileges.html



Reciprocal agreements as both tracks are owned / managed by the same ppl

I am probably joining. Going to be a ton of fun.
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I am probably joining. Going to be a ton of fun.
VIR Membership is $3,000 / year.* If you pay it all up front then all the member days are FREE. If use the payment plan, $500 down & $300 / month Member track days are $150 a day

* VA and NC residents. Other states residents is less IIRC
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VIR Membership is $3,000 / year.* If you pay it all up front then all the member days are FREE. If use the payment plan, $500 down & $300 / month Member track days are $150 a day

* VA and NC residents. Other states residents is less IIRC
How many days are included with membership? That price is pretty STEEP. If I divide $3000 by say a typical HPDE cost of $250 per day, that gives me 12 days. With the payment plan, it's almost $6000, which would give you 24 regular club days. To each his own, but I can't say that I could even do 12 days a year, let alone at a single track, and pay such a premium. Like I said, there will be enough clubs with track days at Thunderbolt that you could be there all summer long without worrying about a membership, but to each his own.
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VIR has 19 member days

http://www.virclub.com/vir/index.php...d=13&Itemid=74

Have you read Thunderbolts membership fees?

"General Membership Deposit: (Reservation) $500

Membership Initiation Fee: $10,000

Membership Annual Dues: $2,400

PLUS Road Course Driving Time on all 30 member days.
This includes immediate “Licensed” family members.
(Immediate family is spouse and children)


$150 pd/pp"

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I would assume that there is also the use of the club and club facilities as a member. That should be considered too.

I also happen to see that if you are outside the tri-state area the prices are much lower. I happen to have a residence in Vermont which may become my full time residence if that is true.
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