|Date: 3/8/2011 9:19:57 PM|
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Sportsman Entries Start to Arrive for New Egypt's RoC Sportsman 40
New Egypt, NJ (March 7, 2011): In just three short weeks the gates
will swing open at NJ's New Egypt Speedway in grand style for the
March 26 'Cabin Fever' double header program. Not to be outdone by
the mighty Modifieds, the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour rolls into
town the very same day as the best of the best will be turning out
for the first Sportsman event of the 2011 season.
The 40-lap affair will be a highly contested event with one of the
most talented Sportsman field's ever assembled at New Egypt. NES
boasted an average division car count just shy of 40 cars on Saturday
evenings last season. Add the Race of Champion hot shoes as well as
the Big Diamond and Orange County Speedway standouts and you have a
recipe for a great opening day.
The first race of the 2011 RoC Sportsman Tour will pay a cool $1,000
to the first driver across the finish line. Just like the Modified
event, there will be a 'Cabin Fever Sportsman Gambler's Option'. If
the Sportsman winner chooses to gamble by pre-paying the $50
gambler's entry they will double their winnings to a prosperous
The first official entry was Bridgewater NJ's Brian Roemer. Roemer
will be starting his third year of competition in the Sportsman ranks
and has high hopes for the 2011 season with his new 'Spike N Go'
sponsorship on board for the season. Brian is in search of his first
career win so don't be surprised to see him visit victory lane at
some point in the season.
Tim Apgar of Flemington, NJ has also filed entry in his 'Blue Steel'
No. 98 car. Apgar had one of his most successful seasons as a driver
in 2010. After capturing his first-ever win during Memorial Day
Weekend, Apgar backed it up with a second triumph in late August.
Apgar looked like he might have scored the 'hat trick' in the
inaugural Romano Memorial 84-lapper. Tim led many laps until
retiring from the event with mechanical problems.
Local New Egypt resident Kevin Vaclavicek is another driver itching
to get the 2011 season started. The 20-year old chauffeur is another
driver coming off of his best season ever. After shocking the crowd
at NES by winning on opening night 2010, Kevin decided to make a
return trip to the winner's circle on one of the biggest nights of
the year by bringing home the big $1,500 Friends of Mike check.
Vaclavicek finished 4th in last year's final point standings while
also earning the "Most Improved Driver" of the year award at the
season ending banquet.
Two more drivers who have registered for the RoC opener are John
Cornell III and Walt Larson. Cornell of Neshanic Station, NJ had an
up and down 2010 season at NES but, the 22-year old is ready to put
last season behind him and start out 2011 with an RoC victory.
Larson is about to enter his second season behind the wheel of a
racecar. Larson was a rookie last year and is more than ready to
step up his game this coming season with the help and guidance of
fellow sportsman competitor Bob Lineman Jr.
Pit gates open at 9am for 'Early Bird' inspection on Saturday, March
26. General Admission gates will open at 2pm with hot laps starting
at 3pm and the first heat race slated for 4pm. For more information
please log onto www.newegyptspeedway.net.
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