AER 2021 NJMP Thunderbolt Supplement

November 19 – 20, 2021

  • Spectators are welcome and there will not be any gate charge.

  • You may enter the paddock after 7:00pm on Thursday.

  • Camping is provided courtesy of AER on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This means the gate will be open and staffed on those nights so you may come and go. Please vacate by noon on Sunday.

  • Electrical hook ups are provided courtesy of AER

  • Garages are available to rent for $100 for the whole event. Garage and Pit Box sign ups are available in our registration system once you are paid in full.

  • The fuel pumps will only have 93 octane fuel but plenty of it

  • The Finish Line Pub is open from 11am – 8pm on Thursday and 11am – 10pm on Friday & Saturday. You can order ahead with the Toast TakOut App and pick up in the pub.

  • The Generals Store will be open Friday 11/19 from 8am -6pm and Saturday 11/20 from 8am to 8pm.

  • Nine, three minute stops will be required during the 14 hour race

  • You must be at least 17 to enter the pits

  • Points for this 14 hour race will be equal to the sum of points described in AER Rulebook 7.2.5 & 7.2.6 for each finishing portion. Eg; First Place 25+28=53, Second Place 18+21=39. Third Place 15+18=33, etc

  • AER Endurance Championship is brought to you by Summit Racing Equipment

  • AER Drivers Championship brought to you by Stable Energies Motorsports


At approximately 4:00 pm, there will be a sign displayed at the start/finish flagging station saying “LIGHTS ON”. Teams will have 30 minutes to comply with the request and turn on their forward and door/number lighting. During this time, all cars must have at least one operating rear taillight and two forward headlamps. The car must also comply with all other requirements in the rule book for working brake lights and rain lights. Door/number lighting must render the door numbers legible to flaggers with no additional ambient light. Marker lamps or illuminated panels may be used to achieve this.

In addition to the above, you may also have up to four additional light fixtures that may be mounted to the front of the car.

  • These fixtures must be facing forward and are allowed to be angled up to 45 degrees from the centerline of the car to illuminate apexes.
  • No part of these fixtures may be above the bottom plane of the windshield of the car.
  • These fixtures must be securely mounted as to not vibrate or wobble in a way that will distract cars in front of you.
  • These additional fixtures must have their own switch so they may be independently operated.
  • These additional fixtures must be extinguished any time you are between the RFID readers or in the paddock.

Colored LED identifying lights/light strips may be used to differentiate cars but may not provide illumination or otherwise distract.



7:00pm Paddock open to AER participants


8:30a  Drivers Meeting

9:00a – 12:00p  HPDE & Transponder/RFID Test

12:00p – 1:00p  Lunch Break

1:00p – 4:00p  Qualifying

4:00p  New Drivers Meeting

5:30p – 7:30p  Night Practice


7:45a  Drivers Meeting

8:15a – 8:45a  Grid

9:00a  Race  Start

11:00p  Race  Checkers

11:30p  Podium


Pit Lane Speed: 35mph
Speed Within Coned RFID Lane: 5mph.
Paddock Speed: 15mph

Noise: Un-muffled engines must not be run before 8:30 a.m. Please recognize that we are visiting someone’s neighborhood, where they live. Let’s be good neighbors, and watch our noise, traffic, and behavior as we visit NJMP. Respect the neighbors that live there.

Personal Paddock Vehicles (PPVs): The use of non-golf cart PPVs such as golf carts, ATVs, etc., is allowed in the track paddocks only. Golf carts may be operated anywhere on the facility. Operators of all motorized PPVs must register their PPV with NJMP, and the NJMP supplied PPV sticker must be displayed on the PPV at all times in a prominent location. PPV stickers can be purchased at registration. Common sense and care must be applied to the use of PPVs. Persons under the age of 17 may not operate motorized PPVs. Personal powered vehicles, including skates, skateboards, razors and similar devices, are NOT permitted in the paddock. With the exception of golf karts, all motorized vehicles driven outside of the paddock must be street legal, tagged, registered, and insured. Motorized “mini-bikes” with a 14” wheel size or smaller are strictly prohibited anywhere on NJMP property. NJMP does not permit the use of motorized bike or other motorized vehicles for recreational purposes anywhere on NJMP property. Disregard for NJMP PPV rules may result in fines and/or other disciplinary action.

Smoking: New Jersey State Law prohibits smoking in public buildings. Smoking, and E- Cigarettes or similar devices, are also not permitted in the hot pits, anywhere that fuel is being dispensed as well as in any facility building or garage.

Drones: The use of Drone Aircraft of any type is strictly prohibited anywhere on or over NJMP property.

Facility Damage and Replacement Rate:
(Parties deemed responsible for damages by AER will be responsible for charges)

Guard Rail and Posts – $30.00 per foot for Rails and $150.00 per unit for Posts
Oil Dry – $15.00 per bag
Banner Damage – Based on Replacement cost
Brake Markers Signs – $50.00 per unit
Paddock Electric Boxes – $600.00 per unit to replace
Jersey Barriers – $1500 per unit
Tire Bundles – $100.00 per unit
Paddock Damage from Inappropriate Behavior- TBD Damage to pavement- TBD
Event and VIP Garage Doors – $800.00 to replace entire unit; $100 to replace panel only Yellow Sand Barrels-$350.00 per unit

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