The best spot to watch the races is from "Jenkinsons" pavillion on the Point Pleasant board walk. Many spectators watch the boats go out the Manasquan inlet, and then make a mad dash for Jenkinsons to watch the start, Its probably an 1/8 mile from the inlet to Jenkinsons.
The wet and dry pits are on Mantoloking Rd. at what use to be called Traders Cove marina, I think it may now be called Mantoloking Cove Marina. The Marina (pits) are 3-4 miles from Jenkinsons.