|Date: 6/20/2009 10:54:18 PM|
Rain Again… Events Rescheduled… Fan Appreciation 50 Announced
New Egypt, NJ (June 20, 2009) - For the second consecutive Saturday, Mother Nature was the big winner at the New Egypt Speedway. Co-owner Bill Miscoski was very disappointed in suffering back to back cancellations. “We’ve had as many rainouts in the past two weeks as we’ve had in the past two years! We even adjusted our schedule to try and accommodate all our support divisions by adding them to some other Saturday programs and then it rains again. Hopefully this rain will move out of here soon and we can get back to some racing.”
The Xtreme exhibition that was scheduled for Saturday cannot be made up. Therefore the next time the Xtreme Off-Road machines visit New Egypt it will be in full competition on Saturday, July 11. The
‘Father’s Day Races’ will be rescheduled to another date later in the season.
The first order of business will be this Wednesday’s (6/24) rescheduled “open practice.” Teams can test and tune from 3:30pm to 8:30pm. Please call the speedway to register your car for the practice. $150 will get car and crew into the pit area on Wednesday. In case of inclement weather, the practice will then be held on Thursday (same hours).
Then on Saturday, June 27 C&M Automotive Warehouse will be out in full force sponsoring “Graduation and Mechanics Night”. All graduating students presenting a copy of their 2009 Diploma will be admitted FREE on Saturday. Also graduating that night will be the Advantage Financial/Cradlerock Developers Rookie Class and a champion will also be crowned. DJ Ruppert and Brian Roemer are in a tight battle for the points lead as these two drivers are the only rookies to visit victory lane in all previous 8 races. The Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stocks, and the SS Sprints (recently added) will all be in action on the 6/27. Capping off the night will be the “Mechanic’s Races” that were originally scheduled on June 13. Gates will open at 4pm with the first race hitting the track at 6pm.
New Egypt will then be open the very next day as the “Junkin’ June” Demolition Derby takes place on Sunday, June 28. The ‘Spring Smash’ was rained out back in April so there are many drivers and cars awaiting the carnage that will take place on Sunday afternoon. A 50-lap Enduro along with the Vintage Cars will accompany the Demo Derby. Also on tap will be the Crate-1 Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks competing in qualifying events and features (these shows are point races). The gates open at 11am with a start time for 1pm.
The following week will certainly be an event that every race fan will not want to miss... The 4th of July Spectacular presented by H&H Gas. The holiday will mark the one and only appearance by the URC Sprint cars in 2009. The Tri-Track Series will also be having the 4th leg of the series paying a cool $3,000 to win. Bridgeport Speedway standouts Jimmy Horton, Richie Pratt, Ryan Watt, Wade Hendrickson, Jimmy Chester, Chad James and plenty of other modified drivers are expected to travel north for the “Yankee Classic”. The Outlaw Stocks have been added to the show as well from last week’s rainout. If that’s not enough the Mighty Modifieds will hit the track for the ever-popular “1 on 1 Match Races” featuring the top 10 in points along with 2 wild card opponents. Rounding out this great night of racing will be a fabulous display of Fireworks courtesy of New Egypt Speedway.
With rain winning out the last two weeks, owner’s Bill Miscoski and Fred Vahlsing have decided to add a mid-week show to the schedule. A “Fan and Driver Appreciation 50-Lapper” will take place on Tuesday, July 14. However, it will not be the modifieds headlining the show as the Sportsman will get their shot to be in the limelight. “The Sportsman competitors have really supported New Egypt in 2009 with all the changes that were made in the off-season. This is a way we thought we could repay them and show them our appreciation,” track General Manager Danny Serrano explained. “This show is not only for our own Sportsman drivers, we would love to have drivers from Bridgeport, Big Diamond, Delaware, Orange County, and Accord join us on this night.
The Sportsman will be racing for a $2,500 first place prize, with $1,000 going to 2nd place, and $800 for 3rd, $700 for 4th, 5th place paying $500 and $400 going to the 6th place finisher. An entire purse will be paid to all 24 drivers taking the green flag ($75 green money). There is a $50 entry fee for all Sportsman competitors. There will be a downloadable Entry Form available on the New Egypt Speedway website within the next few days.
Serrano went on to say, “We really think this could be something big with the Sportsman guys running for some pretty decent money that night. We’re hoping to see guys like Jack Swain, the Hill Brothers, Brett Ballard, Sean Gunther, Brad Brightbill, Tom Brennan, Johnny Scarborough, Mike Ruggiero, Mike White and anyone else take on New Egypt‘s best. We may even see some modified drivers try to pick up a ride for the night, you never know.” Currently the rules are being finalized and will be released in a few days. The Crate-1 and Crate-2 cars will receive weight breaks and in fact are encouraged to come and race that Tuesday. There will most likely be some cash bonuses for the highest finishing Crate-1 and Crate-2 drivers, possibly even for the highest finishing non-regular.
Also joining the Sportsman on this night will be the very entertaining Super Stock Division. Since their race was rained out on June 20th management wanted to make sure they had the opportunity to race as well. Their 20-lap race will be a point show that Tuesday. There is a chance that the SS Sprints could be added to round out the show. That decision will be made in the upcoming weeks.
Admission will be $15 for adults with hot laps starting at 7pm and the first green flag dropping at 7:30pm.
For more information please log onto www.newegyptspeedway.net or call the track office at 609-758-1900.
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