THERE’S A STORM HEADING.....
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT TOUR
TO OPEN EASTERN SWING
New Egypt, NJ (May 1, 2012)
The USAC Eastern Storm Tour is heading east and opening night is set for
the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 5 as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder
on the Hill Racing Series continues in its twenty-third season.
If you have never seen wingless sprints, you’ll need to block out the
Eastern Storm opener at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.
Some say, the USAC wingless sprints in time trials at Grandview is
worth the price of admission as these nationally known stars use every
inch of the track, and often the outside boiler-plate when they visit
this one-third mile oval. Defending winner, “The Beast” Bobby East will
return to defend his win in the Jesse Hockett 40 lap Classic paying
$6,000 to the winner.
Grandview Speedway will open the Eastern
Storm Series on Tuesday night, June 5 followed by stops at the New Egypt
Speedway on Thursday night, June 7, the Big Diamond Raceway on Friday
night, June 8 and close out the swing at the always fast and exciting
Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, June 9. The stars of USAC
expected to be part of the Eastern Storm include Levi Jones, current
point leader John Stanbrough, Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, Tracy Hines,
Justin Grant, Damion Gardner, Kody Swanson, Bud Kaeding, Casey Shuman
and Hunter Schuerenberg, the winner of the 2011 New Egypt USAC event.
Time trials will open the Tuesday, June 5 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on
the Hill Racing Series event that will showcase the AMSOIL USAC Eastern
Storm Tour. The USAC wingless sprints will compete in a series of
qualifying events all leading up to the 40 lap Jesse Hockett classic.
Also on the program will be the popular ARDC Midgets also taking part in
a series of qualifying events building up to a 20 lap feature event.
The ARDC roster is expected to include Steve Buckwalter, Nick Wean,
Ryan Smith, Brenden Bright, Steve Drevicki, Shawn Jackson, Trevor
Kobylzar and Eric Heydenreich.
The USAC Easter Storm at
Grandview Speedway will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5
New Egypt Speedway will also present the USAC Wingless
Sprints and Big Block Modifieds in a Twin 30’s program on Thursday
night, June 7. The USAC wingless sprints will chase a $6,000
payday as the Modifieds duke it out for $3,000 to the winner. The
previous two USAC Sprint and Big Block Modified events at New Egypt were
definite crowd pleasers and you can expect the same on Thursday night,
June 7. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.
NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY EVENT FACTS:
WHEN: Thursday, June 7th - Gates Open 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Starting Time
WHERE: New Egypt Speedway - 720 Pinehurst Road New Egypt, NJ
3rd Annual EASTERN STORM USAC NON-Wing Sprints & Big Block
TWIN 30’S USAC WINGLESS SPRINTS & $3,000 To Win BIG BLOCK
Adults: $30, Children 6-11 $10. Children 5 and Under Free
Pits: $35 No license required
FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL 443 513 4456
- BOB MILLER
Past USAC Sprint
Winners at New Egypt
2011 - Hunter Schuerenberg/Sikeston, MO
2010 - Levi Jones/Olney, IL
Facility Amenities: The entire New Egypt Speedway facility
features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines
from any seat in the house. The track is fully wheelchair-accessible
with wide, clear and well groomed walkways. There are clean, heated rest
rooms, a monitored playground area for the little fans. Whistle-clean
concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice
cream treats at family style prices. Our dynamic-duo of track announcers
keep fans informed and involved with a state of the art sound system.
The Track: The racy, 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval plays host to some
of the tightest all out wheel-to-wheel competition you'll ever witness.