|Date: 4/27/2010 11:45:33 PM|
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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443-513-4456
USAC WINGLESS SPRINTS & BIG BLOCK MODIFIED DOUBLE HEADER SET FOR NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY THURSDAY NIGHT, JUNE 3
One of the biggest events in New Egypt Speedway history will take place on Thursday night, June 3rd when the National Touring Division, the USAC Wingless Sprints invade this popular three-eighth mile, for their first return visit to the state of New Jersey in 32 years. The USAC wingless sprints are known around the country for their "bring you to the edge of your seat" three wide racing excitement. Without the top wing that is sported today by most sprint cars, the wingless sprints allow race fans a clear view of the driver as they fight the wheel in fierce competition. The USAC wingless sprints, also known for their "slide jobs", a racing slang descriptor of an on the track pass. . . . . . with just a touch of attitude. If you've never seen wingless sprint car racing, you don't know what you're missing.
Along with the USAC wingless sprints, the powerful New Egypt Big Block Modifieds will join this gate-buster Double Header on Thursday night, June 3rd. Both divisions will compete in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the $6,000 to win 40 lap USAC wingless sprint feature and a $3,000 to win Big Block Modified 30 lap main event. This event is a joint promotion between New Egypt Speedway, Special events Promoter Bob Miller and Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers.
Current AMSOIL National Sprint Tour point leader Damion Gardner of Concord, CA will lead all competitors to New Jersey for this "wild and wooly" event. Other expected entries include Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, AZ, Levi Jones of Olney, IL, Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, IN, Tracy Hines New Castle, IN, Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN, Shane Cottle, Kokomo, IN, Ricky Williams, Canton, OH and Brady Short of Bedford, IN.
Watch for local favorite Billy "the kid" Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ to land a USAC ride in chase of the $6,000 first place prize. Pauch is expected to do double-duty in chase of a possible $9,000 take for the night, if he should sweep both features. Pauch has plenty of wingless sprint car racing experience and scored a win at the Grandview Speedway a few years back. Pauch earned the win with a last lap pass on J.J. Yaley.
In the modified ranks, New Egypt Speedway defending champion Rick Laubach will be in the field along with Jimmy Horton, Frank Cozze, Willie Osmun, Keith Hoffman, Mark Forte, Sam Martz and a host of other local standouts.
Gates will open at 5 PM. General admission tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and our young friends under the age of 6 will be admitted for free.
Advance tickets for this event will go on sale shortly.
New Egypt Speedway is located at 720 Pinehurst Road (on Route 539) in New Egypt, NJ 98533. The New Egypt Speedway phone number is 609-758-1900 and you may visit their website at: www.NewEgyptSpeedway.net<http://www.NewEgyptSpeedway.net> For more information, call Bob Miller at: 443-513-4456.
Brief History of New Egypt Speedway:
Fort Dix Speedway (aka: New Egypt Speedway) was built as a dirt track in the 1950's and paved in the 60's. The Fort Dix name gave way to New Egypt Speedway, then later Central Jersey Speedway before continuous yearly action stop in the 1980's. The track would open back up occasionally, lastly for a short season in the early 1990's.
Rick Grosso bought the old New Egypt paved track from the Grabac family in the mid 90's. At first many East Windsor Speedway racers would make the drive down route 539, as New Egypt now once again offered area fans two nights of dirt track racing as the Flemington Fair Speedway was paved in 1991.
The speedway was enlarged and reconfigured three times under the Grosso family, to end up a small 1/2-mile "D" shaped clay speedway that would once again be in continuous operation since 1998.
Bill Miscoski & Fred Vahlsing then purchased the speedway from the Grosso's, and after their second season, put down new red clay and widened the speedway. New Egypt is currently a 3/8-mile speedway.
New Egypt Speedway was the last dirt speedway in New Jersey that featured DIRT Modifieds, World of Outlaw Sprints and Late Models. The track presented other touring divisions such as the URC Sprints and ARDC Midgets. The USAC Wingless Sprints last competed in the state of New Jersey thirty-two years ago, in an event held at the Flemington Fair Speedway. This event will be a monumental "first" in the history of New Egypt Speedway.
Many great drivers have competed over the years at New Egypt Speedway, such drivers included: Ray Evernham, Jimmy Spencer, John Blewett and Tony Siscone to name just a few.
Directions to New Egypt Speedway:
From NJ Turnpike:
Exit 7A to 195 East (Shore Points) to Exit 16A (Route 537 West). Stay on 537W for 5 miles. Left on Route 539 (South). Track is 3 miles down on left.
From PA Turnpike:
East to NJ Turnpike North to Exit 7A. Follow directions from NJ Turnpike above.
Delaware Memorial Bridge to NJ Turnpike North. Follow directions from NJ Turnpike above.
From Philadelphia/SW Jersey:
In NJ, 295 North to Route 70 East. Stay on 70E for approximately 25 miles to Route 539. Left on Route 539 (North). Track is 6 miles up on right.
From NE Philadelphia/NW Jersey:
Route 78 East into NJ to Route 31 South, approximately 30 miles to Route 95 North. 95N will become 295 South. Stay on 295S to Route 195 East (Shore Points) to Exit 16A (Route 537 West). Stay on 537W for 5 miles. Left on Route 539 (South). Track is 3 miles down on left.
From Garden State Parkway (Belmar area and North Jersey):
GSP South to Exit 98. 195 West to Exit 16. Left at exit ramp traffic light onto Route 537 West. Stay on 537W for approximately 5 miles. Left on Route 539 (South). Track is 3 miles down on left.
From Garden State Parkway (Atlantic City area and South Jersey):
GSP North to Exit 58 (Route 539). Route 539 North approximately 25 miles to speedway (on right).
From Toms River/Seaside Heights:
Route 37 West to Route 70 West to Route 539. Right on Route 539 (North). Track is 6 miles up on right.
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