Huge thanks to all the volunteers, competitors, crew, and NJMP Staff who braved the heat to make Summer Thunder a safe and fun event! Congrats to all the winners, and all who competed!
The South Jersey Region of the Sports Car Club of America is a membership organization that facilitates and supports motorsports events in the South Jersey area. Events include Club Racing, Rally, and Solo.
Since 1944, SCCA has championed one mission: To bring motorsports to the masses of American men and women who are passionate about automobiles, speed, and competition. From National Championships to regional events, whether professional or amateur, we exist to organize, support and develop auto racing at every level, and provide an outlet for you to get out of the armchair and into the action. So, whether your passion is autocrossing, rallying, or road racing as a professional, or as a weekend warrior, SCCA wants to help you fuel your passion.
The SCCA has sectioned the country into 9 areas called divisions (for example South Jersey is in the North East division of the SCCA). South Jersey Region is one of 20 regions in the north east dedicated to the support of auto racing.
This is the heart‐pounding, adrenalin‐pumping, wheel to wheel action on the tracks at New Jersey Motorsports Park (actual contact is highly discouraged, however). Successful completion of an SCCA driver school and competition license (or novice permit) is required. South Jersey region runs five to seven events at NJMP each year, and your help would be greatly appreciated.
Club racing is also about volunteering. SJR volunteers have a lot of fun helping to organize the races, and helping to do all the little (and big) things that need to happen every race weekend. Below is a video we made a few years ago about the different specialties that are behind the scenes at an SJR race weekend.
South Jersey region members also whole‐heartedly support the professional events that are held at NJMP. These sometimes include the ARCA series, Rolex Grand‐Am, SCCA World Challenge, Mazda MX‐5 Cup, and other professional series. Come on out, and get close to the action!
SJR’s club racing information is located at the Club Racing link in the menu above.
Road Rally is also known as a time, speed, and distance rally. This is not about how fast you go, it is about how accurately you can cover that distance in a given amount of time. Clues are given for each leg of the race. If you arrive too early or too late at the end of each leg, you get penalty points. This contest is held on public roads at or below the posted speed limit and the competitor with the fewest points wins. South Jersey Region has a healthy and growing rally community. We hold 5-9 rallies per season, come out and see how fun it can be! Our Road Rally information can be found by clicking on the Rally Menu at the top.
Test your driving skill as you drive your car through a course of cones in a parking lot. All you need is a driver license and a helmet that is 1995 or newer. No special equipment is needed, but your car will undergo a safety inspection before the start of the event. Loaner helmets are available, and members save $15 on entry fees. Speeds rarely exceed 60mph, but every tenth of a second counts. South Jersey currently holds its solo events at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. We are actively looking for other venues to add to the excitement! More information and our Solo schedule can be found on the Solo link of the menu at the top of this page.
Time Trials are a mini version of a road race on a closed course (such as NJMP’s Lightning course). You get three laps each session to better your drive time. This is an excellent opportunity to fine tune your driving skills before the more competitive, wheel to wheel action of road racing.
PDX events (performance driving experience) are sometimes called track days. At these events, you can drive your street car around a real race track. There is limited passing, and if you are inexperienced, you will have an instructor assigned to you. PDX events fall under the Time Trials umbrella in SCCA.
This competition is a time trial, up a hill, on a closed public road course, in cars with roll cages. Fastest one to the top wins. The Pennsylvania Hill Climb Association can be found on the web at http://www.pahillclimb.org.