3rd Annual “Friends of Mike” Night

Date: 7/13/2008 3:58:31 PM

3rd Annual “Friends of Mike” Night

 

            YES…..It’s going to happen again!  Only this time it’s going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever.  “The Friends of Mike” clan will be back out in full force come July 26th at the New Egypt Speedway honoring their good friend Mike Rogie one more time.  Mark this date on your calendar as this is one race you do not want to miss.

            Who is Mike Rogie you ask.  Mike was one of the nicest people you could ever want to meet.  He grew up just outside of New Egypt in Cookstown, NJ less than 7 miles from the speedway.  Mike was a diehard race fan, an awesome cook, a huge sports fan, but most of all…Mike was a great friend.  Unfortunately Mike was not able to be at the track on his own night two years ago, at least not psychically as we all knew Mike was there watching over us the entire night.

            Mike Rogie was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2005.….He passed away on July 29, 2006.…he was only 38-years-old.  “Mike fought until the very end just like I knew he would.  He showed tremendous courage and never once complained,” expressed Jim Gauze.  Gauze and Rogie were best of friends who met on McGuire AFB where Mike worked as a civilian and where Gauze is still currently active in the U.S. Air Force.

            With Mike’s health declining by the week his friends wanted to do something to honor him in the sport that he loved.  And that is when “Friends of Mike” was born.  On the day when Mike Rogie was to be recognized for being the great person that he was, how ironic was it that this would have been Mike’s last day on earth with us.

            In 2006 the “Friends of Mike” single-handedly collected over $7,500 in just three week’s time.  Last year they raised $25,000.  The race fans themselves turned sponsor for the evening.  Where did the money go?  “We wanted to give something back to the drivers since they are the reason why we come out to the track,” said Danny Serrano, who was also good friends with Rogie. 

            The four division winners won not only the extra money that was on the line, but also took home beautiful plaques and life-sized checks.  Last year Keith Hoffman (Modified) was able to take home over $7,000, John Romano Jr. (Sportsman) won $2,200, Kory Fleming (Super Stocks) took home $1,500, Ken Carberry (Sprint) was able to win $1,500 and there were also over thirty $100 bonuses passed out to 30 different drivers that night.

            The “Friends of Mike” not only want to do it all over again but want to bring it to the next level.  “We have something really big planned for all the drivers in all the divisions this year.  New Egypt Speedway will be the place to be on July 26th,” says Serrano.

            For the past two years the “Friends of Mike” also had an excellent Chinese Auction for everyone to participate in which raised over $5,000.  This year will be no different.  Hundreds of framed pictures, collages, collectibles, and plenty of racing paraphernalia will be won by all the lucky fans who are involved.  So everyone is more than welcome to come out and support a great cause, give back to our racers, and take home some great prizes.

            We are currently looking for advertisers to help raise the purse for all of our races.  Lap advertisers will be listed in our souvenir race day program and on our website (www.newegyptspeedway.net).  Lap advertisers will also receive a FREE pass for the “Friends of Mike” event.  Every single dollar will go directly to our NES drivers on this night.  Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated.  Jessie Blewett, who has previously helped raise the purses at Wall Township Speedway for Turkey Derby, has played a major role in helping the “Friends of Mike” meet their goal this year.  Thank you and God bless.

 


Friends of Mike

The Can’t Miss Event Of 2008 That Everyone Is Talking About !!!!!  Modified 4-20s, Sportsman, Super Stocks, SS Sprints, & Huge Chinese Auction

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY ADVERTISING SPACE

FRIENDS OF MIKE 2008

 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE ADVERTISING GOAL:

 

1.      WE ARE TRYING TO INCREASE THE PURSE FOR THE MODIFIEDS, SPORTSMAN, SUPER STOCKS, & THE SS SPRINT DIVISIONS.  ADVERTISING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT A RATE OF $150.00.  WE WILL NEED A BUSINESS CARD TO PUT THE AD IN OUR PROGRAM AND YOUR BUSINESS WILL BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE NIGHT.  WE WILL ALSO LIST YOU ON OUR WEBSITE AS AN ADVERTISER FOR THE EVENT

 

2.      PRODUCTS AND/OR PRODUCT CERTIFICATES ARE ALSO ACCEPTED

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL DANNY SERRANO AT 609-548-5794 OR 609-758-1900.  YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS EVER-GROWING TRADITION WILL SINCERELY BE APPRECIATED. 

 

                        (CHECKS CAN BE MADE PAYABLE TO NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY)

                          MAIL TO:  NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

                          C/O DANNY SERRANO

                          720 ROUTE 539

                          NEW EGYPT, NJ  08533

 
JULY 26th, 2008-3rd Annual Friends of Mike Night
 
MODIFIEDS, SPORTSMAN
SUPER STOCKS, SS SPRINTS

Sponsor a lap for only $150.00.  Help us give the racers something back!!!

 

Circle all laps requested:

Modified Heat #1-     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10

Modified Heat #2-     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10

Modified Heat #3-     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10

Sportsman Heat #1-     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8

Sportsman Heat #2-     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8

Sportsman Heat #3-     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8

SS Sprint Feature-       1      2     3     4      5     6     7     8      9     10 

                                                11    12   13   14    15   16   17   18   19     20

Super Stock    1     2      3     4      5     6      7     8     9     10 

Feature           11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19     20

Sportsman     1     2      3    4      5      6     7      8     9    10 

Feature         11   12   13   14    15   16    17   18   19   20

Modified Feature #1-    1     2      3     4      5     6      7      8     9    10  11   12   13   14    15   16   17   18   19   20

Modified Feature #2-    1     2      3     4      5     6      7      8     9    10  11   12   13   14    15   16   17   18   19   20

Modified Feature #3-    1     2      3     4      5     6      7      8     9    10  11   12   13   14    15   16   17   18   19   20

Modified Feature #4-    1     2      3     4      5      6     7      8     9    10  11   12   13   14    15   16   17   18   19   20

 

Company Name:  ___________________________________________________________

Contact Name:  ____________________________________________________________

Mailing Address:  _________________________________________________________

City:  ___________________________  State:  __________________  Zip:  _____________

Phone:  ______________________Fax:  ________________ E-Mail  __________________

 

Lap Sponsorship to read:

 

Lap#_________ To Read:  _____________________________________________

Lap#_________ To Read:  _____________________________________________

Lap#_________ To Read:  _____________________________________________

Lap#_________ To Read:  _____________________________________________

Lap#_________ To Read:  _____________________________________________

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Lap#_________ To Read:  _____________________________________________

 

Total Number of Laps Sponsored:  ________ @ $150.00= $______ Total Amount Due

 

Signature:  ______________________________________Date:  ____________________

 

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Make Checks Payable to New Egypt Speedway

Send Checks and form:

c/o Danny Serrano

720 Route 539

New Egypt, NJ  08533

609-758-1900

609-548-5794



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