NES Geared Up For 2010 Season

Date: 2/2/2010 6:16:49 PM


NES Geared Up For 2010 Season
 

New Egypt, NJ…..Fresh off a successful Motorsports weekend and awards banquet, NES is prepped and  ready for the 2010 season to officially begin.  A full schedule of events was released this past week with plenty of dates for fans to mark their calendars in 2010. 

The Plumsted, NJ four-tenths mile clay oval will host 31 racing events throughout the 2010 season.  “Our schedule is solid, but there is a possibility of adding a few more special shows if everything comes together correctly,” track manager Danny Serrano confirmed.  “We’re pretty much mirroring last year’s schedule as far as having the Modifieds run every week and our support divisions (Sportsman, FASTRAK Late Models, Crate-1 Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks) race on an every other week basis.”  

The 13th season opener will be preceded by two open practice sessions on Wednesday, April 7 and 14.  Practice is slated to start at 5p.m. and run to 9p.m.

The Tri-Track Series between the New Egypt, Bridgeport, and Georgetown Speedways will once again take place at all three tracks in 2010.  NES will officially open their doors on April 17 with a 40-lap Tri-Track Cabin Fever 40 for the Modifieds, along with the Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks. 

New to the scene in 2010 of course are the FASTRAK Late Models.  The Late Models have replaced the Super Stocks for 2010.  “FASTRAK is growing by the day…literally,” Serrano pointed out.  “Tracks are signing up left and right.  I guarantee you will see some other tracks closer to New Egypt sign up in the near future.  We can’t stress it enough…This is a building process.  We know that car counts and purses will be low in the beginning but, in time you will see this division take off like it has around the rest of the country.”

The Tri-State RaceSaver 305 Sprint Series will make 7 appearances at the track in 2010.  “Joe Grandinetti and his guys have done a great job in organizing this group, and NES is really looking forward to seeing open wheel sprints on a semi-regular basis,” Serrano added. 

The Toby Tobias Jr.-designed SpeedSTR midgets are scheduled on four occasions throughout the season.  The ARDC midgets will invade NES on Tuesday, August 24 in conjunction with the Summer Sizzler Tri-Track Modified 40-lapper.  The powerful URC 360 Sprint cars will race into New Egypt on Saturday, July 3 in conjunction with a 40-lap Tri-Track Modified race and of course a great fireworks display during the holiday weekend.  

Highlighting this year’s schedule will be the 5th annual Friends of Mike Race, now a staple on the New Egypt schedule paying $10,000 to the Modified winner.  This year’s race will be held on Saturday, July 31.  With the great cooperation from Bridgeport, Grandview and Orange County, these tracks have not scheduled Modifieds that night so that their drivers can compete for the $10,000 first place prize.

Another event that stands out on New Egypt’s schedule is the 1st Annual John Romano Memorial.  The 84-lap event will take place on Labor Day Monday, September 6 (*it should be noted that there is a misprint on the schedule…it is September 6th not September 5th).  “John was a great competitor and an even better person,” commented Serrano.  “This race has the potential to be the biggest Sportsman event ever.  There is going to be some great money on the line for this race and I don’t see why there shouldn’t be 100 cars entered.  It’s been a while since NJ had a Labor Day Race that the fans could attend.  I don’t think that this one will disappoint anyone.”
    

Other popular race nights will return to the schedule in 2010 such as the always fan-favorite Christmas in July presented by Advantage Financial which will be held on July 17.  Twin 20s return for the Modifieds on both Military Night and on Championship Night.  Powder Puff races, Legends Night, Banner Night plus many other theme nights once again will take place at NES.

One thing that Serrano is pretty excited about is the Guaranteed Spot Qualifiers between all the neighboring race tracks.  “I’ll tell you what…I think it’s a great thing for New Egypt to work with all these tracks and offer something to all the drivers that support these tracks.  It’s a step in the right direction and I’m just proud to be part of it.”  Look for a press release coming soon regarding the qualifiers and there will be plenty of information on New Egypt’s website.  I have to commend Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond, Orange County, Penn Can, Accord and Five Mile Point for working with NES. 

Lias Tire and American Racer will once again be the official track tire at the New Egypt Speedway for the 2010 racing campaign.  Also returning to the scene will be Pit Stop Tire Service which is owned and operated by four-time Modified track champion Billy Pauch.  Pauch will sell the American Racing tires at the track as well as from his shop in Frenchtown, New Jersey.  Insinger Performance (fuel) and Metal Fab (parts supplier) will once again provide their services for the 2010 season at New Egypt.

As in years past NES will still honor Bridgeport, Grandview and Orange County stamped American Racers (48/44 compound) when a rainout occurs at any of these three speedways.  Track licenses will be honored as well for drivers and fans that want to enter the pits.     

For Sunday events (Demo/Enduro Series), there will be no licenses required for entry to the pit area.  $30 will be the back gate entry fee for those events for everyone.  The Enduro Series grew in 2009, and 2010 looks even better for the NJ Enduro fans.  There are four Enduro and demolition Derbys that are scheduled throughout the year (May 2, June 27, Aug 29 and Oct 30). 

To round it all out, there are six ‘Mud Hops’ on Sunday afternoons (1 Friday night) which offer yet another different flavor of racing at New Egypt Speedway.

New Egypt Speedway will also be participating in the 3rd Annual Dirt Track Heroes and Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall Show which is being held from March 7 to March 13.  Wednesday, March 10 at 6pm some of the NES drivers will be on hand for interviews and autographs.  There will be a table with 2010 schedules and other handy information set up at the mall show. 

This year’s “Winter Jam” will be held at the Cream Ridge Golf Course on Friday, February 26.  Cream Ridge is located seven miles north of the track on Route 539.  Pit license, pit stall spot, preferred spectator parking, and season pass applications can all be filled out and purchased when the doors open at 5pm on Friday.  Schedules will be available and the NES staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the upcoming season.  Food and drinks will be available for everyone on hand.

Pit Licenses will remain at $75 as in years past if they are purchased prior to opening day (April 17).  The cost for a track license will then be $100 after April 17.  The pit entry fees will remain the same in 2010 for license ($30) and non-license ($40) holders.   

Numerous teams have been inquiring about renting the track before the season officially starts.  If you are interested in the valuable extra track time, please contact the NES office at 609-758-1900 in order to arrange dates, pricing, and groupings.  You can also visit the track website at www.newegyptspeedway.net.

 



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