MILLVILLE, N.J, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The excitement of heavy-duty truck racing returns to the United States for the first time since 1993 when, beginning today, drivers start their engines for the Meritor ChampTruck World Series® 2015 season opener at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
"This marks the first time in 22 years that American racing fans can experience the fun of watching Class 8 heavy-duty trucks compete in three days of exciting events," said Krista Sohm, vice president, Marketing & Communications for Meritor, Inc. "These fast-paced racing events are fan-friendly and family-affordable with immediate access to the trucks, the drivers and teams."
Friday's events are free to the public. Gates open at 8 a.m., with practice events taking place throughout the day. A two-hour mini endurance race starts at 6 p.m. Warm-ups, qualifying events and autograph sessions are set for Saturday. Races continue on Sunday with a podium race at 4:15 p.m. and awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $20 per person. For more information, visit New Jersey Motorsports Park's website.
Meritor, Inc., a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, is executive sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season. Ten events, beginning at the New Jersey Motorsports Park, conclude with the 2015 Meritor ChampTruck Series National Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.
Any conventional or cab-over truck that's at least 5 years old can race in the Meritor ChampTruck World Series events throughout the country. The next regular season race is at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, California from May 22 through May 24. Drivers earn and accumulate points for the national championship event.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
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