The South Jersey Region and New Jersey Motorsports Park announce the ninth running of The Devil in the Dark 12 Hour endurance race on Thunderbolt Circuit at NJMP. The 2018 edition will be held on Saturday, 27 October 2018 and will again race around the clock into the night.
To enhance this year's event, the Region distributed a survey this past summer for endurance participants to determine their interests in long distance racing. A substantial number of responses were received - Thank you for those who participated in the survey. These responses were overwhelmingly positive and contained several suggestions for improving the event. The survey results are on the region website: 2017 Endurance Survey Results
Again this year, the Region is offering a companion event - The Devil during the Day 6 Hour endurance race. The 6 Hour will run concurrent with the 12 Hour. This year a Spec Racer challenge will be included with the 6 Hour. The 12 Hour rules and procedures will be utilized. There will be separate results and awards for the daytime race.
The format and rules will be very similar to the 2017 race with no major changes from previous years' events. An adjustment will provide allowances for street tires to make them more competitive with DOT R Comp tires. The only change to the Endurance Classes will be the separation of Spec Racers to their own class.
This year the Region incurred a very significant financial loss on the 12 Hour due to a drastic drop in the number of entries. With this loss in mind, the Region plans to ask for an earlier commitment from competitors and is reserving the right to repurpose the weekend if a sufficient number of entries are not on hand at the beginning of the summer.
There will be an SCCA Test Day on Friday, 26 October for 12 Hour competitors and other closed wheel cars.
The entry package will be posted online by the end of the year. Registration will open on 1 February 2018.
Racing around the clock again in 2018!
27 October 2018 -- SAVE THE DATE!