|Date: 10/3/2008 10:06:26 PM|
New Egypt Rocktoberfest Weekend Features Racing Action for Everyone
(October 2, 2009)New Egypt, NJ - Anticipation is growing by the day
as the 2nd Annual Rocktoberfest Weekend at the New Egypt Speedway
draws closer and closer. There will be plenty of racing for all to
see this coming weekend at NES.
Allstate will be the proud sponsor of Day 1 of
Rocktoberfest. Pit gates will open at 2pm while the grandstand gates
will swing open at 2:30. Warm ups will take to the track roughly
around 4:15 and the first green flag of the evening will wave at 5pm.
Headlining Saturday's action will be the ever-popular
Rislone URC Sprints. Newly crowned series champion Curt Michael will
lead over 30 plus 360 sprints into the half-mile facility. Becca
Anderson, Dave Ely, Kevin Welsh, Chris Coyle, Davey Sammons, and of
course JJ Grasso will all be gunning for victory. Grasso has been
undefeated at NES in 2008 winning all four of the events held this
year. The "Jersey Jet" and his No. 37 will be the man that everyone
has their eyes on this coming weekend!
The 358-Open Competition Small Blocks will making their
2008 debut on Saturday as well. Jeff Strunk and Billy Pauch were the
two winners in 2007 competition in the 358 ranks at NES. The 358s
will do battle in a 40-lap $4,000 to win feature. Early entries that
have been received include 2008 Big Diamond/Grandview champ Jeff
Strunk, Keith Hoffman, the "Quaker Shaker" Rick Laubach, 2008
Bridgeport track champion Mike "The Mad Dog" Iles, Jimmy Chester,
Ryan Godown, Chic Cossaboone, Wade Hendrickson, Jimmy Horton, Jason
Hamilton, Troy Wink, Eric Korman, John Stangle, Mike Gular, and Ryan
Watt. NES regulars Mike McAleer, Ricky Wegner, Stan Frankenfield,
and John Keller are just a few of the NES big block chauffers
planning on running with the 358s. Top Pennsy runners Meme Desantis,
Doug Manmiller, and Terry Meitzler are all rumored to making the trip
east to New Egypt this weekend as well.
The Super Stocks and Crate-1 divisions will round out
Saturday's program. There have been numerous entries in the Crates
and at least 30 cars expected to be in attendance with extra money on
the line. For all the racing historians and fans who love the cars
from yesteryear.The Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will also be
at New Egypt on Saturday.
FedEx will take over sponsorship of Day 2 at Rocktoberfest
while the Big Block Modifieds reign supreme on Sunday afternoon.
Joining the modifieds will be the Sportsman, SS Sprints (Super
Sportsman), and Outlaw Stocks. Pit gates will open at 10am while the
grandstands will open at 11. Warm ups take to the track at roughly
12:15 with the first heat race scheduled to start at 1pm.
Race No. 7 of the Garden State Dual Track Series will take
place on Sunday. Rick Laubach currently leads the point standings
between New Egypt and Bridgeport. Other drivers that will be in
action on Sunday include Bridgeport champion Mike Iles, NES track
champ Billy "The Kid" Pauch, Frank Cozze, Keith Hoffman, Jimmy
Chester, Jimmy Horton, Jimmy Horton IV, Tim Tanner, Ron John Koczon,
Bobby Drayton, Chic Cossaboone, Wade Hendrickson, Jeff Strunk, Ryan
Godown, Sammy Martz, and a host of other hot shoes from the tri-state
area. $5,000 will be up for grabs in the modified 40-lap affair
The Sportsman and Outlaw stocks will run for extra money on
Sunday as well. Many Bridgeport regulars are expected to invade NES
in these two classes. The SS Sprints or Super Sportsman as they are
known in Pennsylvania will round out the show on Sunday. Sprint
super star Frankie Herr is expected to be in action along with John
Stehman, Bobby Hockenberry, Gregg Foster and a plenty more Pennsy hot
shoes. 2008 track champ Art Liedl along John Romano, Rick Cozze,
Bryan Kuhl, Tom Wyckoff, Ed Hughes and all the rest of the NES
regulars will have their work cut out for them as the SS Sprints will
do battle with extra cash on the line.
The "Kids in Racing" theme will be strong on Sunday
afternoon as all the youngsters who steer quarter-midgets around the
tri-state area will be displaying their race cars over in the turn 4
picnic area. For all parents interested in displaying their cars
please contact the speedway.
For more information regarding admission prices,
directions, or any other general questions regarding this weekend's
activities please visit our website- www.newegyptspeedway.net or call
the main office at 609-758-1900.
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