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This topic contains 10 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  brian downing 4 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #35149

    Scott Paape
    Participant

    Recently i heard a rumor of  a  lawsuit between njmp and F1, wondering if anyone knows any details on this. I have been out of karting for about 3 years, after losing my job there and this news makes me really believe what goes around comes around. All the money i made them will now go to F1 racing.Opps! NJMP is very good about screwing up peoples dreams. Very sad, it could be a great facility and now is a laughing stock of the karting community.

  • #35164

    Jim Silverheels
    Participant

    SCOTT, I REMEMBER YOU FROM NJMP AND WOULD HAVE TO SAY YOU WERE A GREAT WORKER WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING TO HELP THE KARTERS. SO SORRY THINGS WENT SOUR FOR YA THERE.

  • #35260

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    Hey Scott right after you left they turned the track into Meischke’s Christmas Wonderland. I would of paid real money to see you dressed as Santa Claus.

    http://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.ssf/2011/11/meischkes_christmas_wonderland_1.html

    Gif

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

  • #35263

    Scott Paape
    Participant

    Walt, I was suppose to be Santa, Jenni did alot of the painting of the characters. The soldiers in the article were designed by me, and my family was actually decorating the karting registration building when they came in to “let me go”. HA HA

  • #35314

    Greg Wright
    Participant

    I’m surprised that the lawsuit tended by F1 hasn’t been a big topic of conversation on this forum. It’s been all over various International motorsports outlets. It’s about copyright infringement and names RJ Valentine exclusively. F1 Boston, F1 outdoors, F1 Logistics etc. are all using the trademarked F1 name without permission from Uncle Bernie Ecclestone.

    Greg Wright
    Rapid Racing Inc.
    Vintage B-Stock Pilot
    "When in doubt Gas it, It won't help but it ends the suspense."

  • #35365

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    I guess they were hoping to fly under the radar.

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

  • #35801

    brian downing
    Participant

    Speaking of NJMP, I heard a rumor at the track this past weekend that there will be no club racing at NJMP in 2015. Granted it’s just a rumor, but I can see them being tired of the hassle and noise from racers for what amounts to lunch money for NJMP.
    I certainly hope it ain’t true as it’s a beautiful track. If anything they should be working to encourage *more* racing, less arrive and drive.

  • #35846

    Anonymous

    Brian, NJMP makes a ton more money on rentals than club racing that’s for sure..   Weekly karting events all over this area not drawing the racer’s it used to back a few years.  No one has any extra cash these days. Take a look at your local Dirt and asphalt big tracks, they  aren’t pulling many as well.

     

  • #35902

    brian downing
    Participant

    That’s a chicken and egg problem. My son started with arrive and drive and has now successfully completed his 1st year of racing. We’ve all got to start somewhere and those that get bitten, get it bad. A racetrack, presumably managed by racers would want to encourage racing and leave arrive and drive as a portal for newbies. Again, I hope this was just talk and not true. Doesn’t matter much as we only get to race one or two races a year there anyway because of the various club’s screwed up class structures. Can’t buy only one motor and run all the clubs competitively.
    Parilla, Rotax and PRD (TaG) seem to stepped on their own toes promoting their products.

  • #35936

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    “A racetrack, presumably managed by racers would want to encourage racing and leave arrive and drive as a portal for newbies”.

    I think you’re confused, the track is a play ground for the rich. They have the tennis courts, swimming pool, go kart rides, villas, security guards, fine dining and a place to drive your sports car.

    There have been several grass root karting programs that have been priced right out of the park. The managers I knew that were racers have quit or been let go.

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

  • #35970

    brian downing
    Participant

    I’m sure that was the original plan, but reality hit them hard, just like Atlantic City. Millville is a slum and their largest industry is prisons, with three of them. Since the reorg they’re a little more realistic about where their money is going to come from. Most of the Porsches and BMWs are because the PCA and BMW car clubs rent the tracks for driver education days.
    I belong to both and have never bothered going. Just joined SCCA and might try it out next year.

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