Fri, Aug 9 - Sun, Aug 11, 2024

Schattenbaum NJMP DE at Club Race

Thunderbolt Raceway

About this event

Come out and join Schattenbaum Region for a great 3-day event on the Thunderbolt circuit at New Jersey Motorsports Park. 

Dates: August 9-11 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Track: Thunderbolt (Both days)

DE participants will get lots of track time each day, and can watch some exciting club racing between run sessions.

Open to all licensed drivers, age 18 and over --  Beginner / Student, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced skill levels.

New to Drivers Ed?  Visit our Beginners Guide, watch this video or search the web for PCA Drivers Education.

NOTE: Entrants in the PCA Club Race are not permitted to register for this DE event.  
If you are registering for the PCA Club Race, you are in the wrong place.  Click
here for the Club Race registration site.


All track-worthy sports cars are accepted pending a satisfactory safety inspection prior to the event.  No EVs or Hybrids permitted.  Performance-oriented SUVs may be accepted upon approval from the registrar.  Contact the registrar prior to registering.

The Safety Inspection Form must be completed for all cars within 30 days of the event and submitted at the track on the first day of attendance.  Vehicles deemed by Schattenbaum or track staff to be unsuitable for high speed track duty will not be permitted. Review the notes in the Safety Inspection Form to make sure your car meets all pertinent requirements.  

New Format for 2024 -- All skill levels accepted

  • Friday is for experienced solo drivers and instructors only.
    • Over 3 hours of track time.
    • There will be no student drivers and no instructor assignments on Friday.
  • Saturday and Sunday are open to all drivers. 
    • One group for students and novices and one group for intermediate, advanced and instructors.
    • Student drivers can register for Saturday and Sunday only.

** Instructors are encouraged to register early.  The discounted fee may not be available once the instructor quota for an event is exceeded.

Garage Rental: See registration form.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • All entrants must have a credit card on file at unless other payment arrangements have been made with the registrar for the upcoming event.
  • The entry fee will be automatically charged to your credit card approximately 30 days prior to the event.  Registrations made within 30 days of the event will be charged immediately.
  • The Late Registration Fee may be charged for registrations within 15 days of the event.
  • For cancellation 15-30 days in advance of the event start date, there is a $50 administrative fee ($25 for a 1-day registration).  The balance will be refunded to your credit card.
  • For cancellation less than 15 days from the event or for withdrawing at the event, no refunds or event credits will be issued.
  • Cancellation should be made via  Notify the registrar via email to if there are any issues regarding cancellation.
  • No refunds or event credit will be issued due to mechanical or scheduling problems once the event has started.

Event requirements

Open to all licensed drivers age 18 or older. 

A Safety Inspection Form must be completed for all cars within 30 days of the event and after any other track event prior to this one.  The completed and signed form is submitted at the track during grid tech on the first day of attendance. 


A few of the key requirements for PCA and NJ Motorsports Park are:

  • Helmets must be Snell 2015 or 2020 rated, SA or M.  
  • Closed-face helmets are recommended.  Open-face helmets are permitted in factory-spec cars with fully functional air bag system.
  • A certified (SFI 38.1, FIA 8858 or newer) head and neck restraint device MUST be used by all occupants of any car with an aftermarket harness and roll bar/cage system.
  • All convertibles must have rollover protection (No un-deployed "pop-up" bars), with top up if possible.
  • All cars running open-top must have proper 5 or 6-point harnesses, harness-compatible seats and arm restraints.
  • Long pants and long-sleeve shirts required.  Short-sleeve shirts MAY be permitted if allowed by the track.  
  • Shorts and open shoes are NOT permitted beyond the pit lane fence.
  • Harness expiration dates are enforced (SFI 2 years, FIA 5 years).



Opt-In Text Messaging
We can now send you text messages during an event to notify you of delays, schedule changes, or other event announcements that are often difficult to hear over the track's PA system.  This text-messaging service will only be used for communication at an event and will not be used for purposes unrelated to the event. Once you opt-in to the service, you will be able to receive messages at all future events until you opt-out.  To opt-in, supply your mobile number in the "Receive Notifications?" box on the registration page.

Additional NJMP Information:

1. The NJMP track registration office is open the night before an event from 6-10 pm and also from 7:00-10 am every morning.  All participants who wish to purchase NJMP support services such as camping, electricity, garages, and suite rentals must go to the front gate NJMP window to sign waivers and pay for the additional services .  Participants will not be able to purchase additional services outside of these registration hours.  Services may be purchased in advance by contacting the track directly.

2.  All persons entering the NJMP facility may be required to sign NJMP's waiver statement.  No one will be allowed to enter the park without the proper wrist band or credential.  All DE entrants must also sign a PCA liability waiver when checking in for the event in the paddock classroom.  Credentials distributed by Schattenbaum are for Club use only and do not override or substitute NJMP credentials unless previously authorized by NJMP.

3. Typically, entrants will not be allowed to enter the paddock until 7pm the night before an event.  However, NJMP security personnel may permit early entry on a case by case basis.  This will never occur before 6pm.  The same procedure applies to the morning entry time of 7am.  Contact NJMP directly at 856-327-8000 to inquire about pre-event entry.

4. State of New Jersey Chapter 62 Race Track Regulations do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to enter the hot pits.  NJMP security will not allow anyone without the proper wristband/credentials to go beyond the pit lane fence.  These credentials will be available at the NJMP gate window.

5. For information regarding garage rentals, suite rentals, overnight camping, electrical hookups, etc. contact NJMP directly at 856-327-8000.

Entries (9)

Alan Brackup
Fatih Selekler
Alec Farid
Marc Sandford
Louis DAmelio
David Rosenwasser
Lee Whipple
Tom Casey

Thunderbolt Raceway

Millville, NJ


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Fri, Aug 9 - Sun, Aug 11, 2024