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The Devil In The Dark – The Devil Made Us Do It!

August 4 - August 5

The Devil in the Dark 12-Hour

The Devil during the Day 6-Hour

presented by Ciocca Corvette

August 4-5 2023

The Devil in the Dark 12-Hour race, Presented by Ciocca Corvette, returns to NJMP’s Thunderbolt circuit August 4-5 2023!

This classic test of drivers, cars and crews racing for 12 hours from day into night will have practice and qualifying on Friday August 4th from 5-10pm with the race beginning at 11:45am on Saturday August 5th and running until the checkered flag waves under the stars at 11:45pm.

The race operations and sporting regulations will use the traditional rules from our last 12 Hour contested in 2018.

Sporting and Technical Regulations: Supplementals

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ


12 Hour History

Long distance endurance racing in SCCA traces its roots to the Longest Day 24 Hour races at Nelson Ledges hosted by the Northeast Ohio Region. The first event was held for Showroom Stock cars in 1980.

The Longest Day continued for close to two decades attracting a variety of Showroom Stock and Improved Touring cars. As the Longest Day was ending, the Washington DC Region started its 12 Hours at the Point endurance race using virtually the same rules package as the LD. A few additional classes of cars were added to the mix of Showroom and IT cars.

The 12 Hour ran annually at Summit Point from 1999 to 2009. In 2010, the Washington DC and South Jersey regions agreed to move the event to New Jersey Motorsports Park with the same rules and eligible cars. At the same time, the event was renamed as The Devil in the Dark recognizing New Jersey folklore.

After arriving in Jersey, the driver and car eligibilities were significantly expanded to accept most other road race sanctioning body participants. The additional cars were incorporated into five endurance classes for closer, deeper competition. The Devil ran annually from 2010 to 2018 and is being revived this year!


The Event

The Devil in the Dark and its predecessors are the longest running day into night SCCA endurance race. From its start as an SCCA showroom stock race it has evolved into an inclusive, club level endurance event.

The intent of this event is to accommodate production-based race cars and to accept licensed and experienced drivers from recognized sanctioning organizations.

Cars from eligible closed-wheel classes – SCCA, SCCA Team Enduro, NASA, Porsche Club, BMW Club, AER, ChampCar, Lucky Dog and LeMons – will be grouped into five endurance classes for the event. In addition, there will be a class for SCCA Spec Racer.

The event also includes The Devil during the Day 6-Hour race.

For questions about the event operations, sporting regulations, and car classing, to learn how you can be involved, or for help with your entry on MSR, please email atspeed@sjrscca.com and a member of the race planning team will get back to you promptly!

 RACE Runs 11:45am to 11:45pm Saturday August 5th

(11:45am to 5:45pm for the 6 Hour)

Practice, qualifying, and night practice Friday August 4th 5-10pm

Registration is open for entrants and volunteers on MotorSportReg at http://msreg.com/Devil2023

Spectator tickets are available here.

Important Dates:

April 1:  Registration for 12 Hour and 6 Hour opens on MSR.

June 1: Non-refundable intent-to-run payments due ($500 12-Hour; $300 6-Hour)

July 4:  Full payment due for all entries.


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New Jersey Motorsports Park
8000 Dividing Creek Rd
Millville, NJ 08332 United States
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