Parker Kligerman celebrates his win in the Twilight 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in May.

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New Jersey Motorsports Park will lose one of its biggest races of the season in 2017.

NJMP General Manager Mark Verrastro confirmed Wednesday the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series will not return to the Millville race track next year. ARCA plans to run only one road course, and it won’t be at NJMP.}

“We don’t think it’s a big loss,” Verrastro said. “With our major event announcements coming up in the near future, we’ll definitely have a lot more going on, but the ARCA series for us is not a loss.”

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ARCA ran 20 races in 2016, and Millville has been an annual destination since 2008. NASCAR’s Parker Kligerman won the most recent race May 28.

Verrastro said it was a scheduling issue that kept ARCA out of Millville for 2017.

In 2016, NJMP had two MotoAmerica Superbike events as well as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA series headline some of its biggest events.

Verrastro said the 2017 schedule will be announced before Thanksgiving. It’s already confirmed that 2017 will have one MotoAmerica event instead of two like in 2016.

"We still have stock car racing with the K&N series as well,” Verrastro said.


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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013

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