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Friends of Mike 100-Lap Race Rescheduled for Wednesday, August 1st

New Egypt, NJ (July 29, 2012) – After a third round of thunderstorms hit New Egypt Speedway this past Saturday afternoon, the much anticipated annual Friends of Mike event was postponed for the first time in its seven year history.  With an already saturated racing surface, and more severe storms predicted throughout the evening, management was left with no other decision but to reschedule Saturday’s racing program.

‘We had everything in place on Saturday.
  The fans, the cars, the auction, the barbeque, you name it but we just couldn’t control the weather,’ offered a disappointed track manager Danny Serrano.  ‘You have no idea how bad we wanted to get this race in on Saturday but it just wasn’t meant to be I guess.  We looked at many options for a rain date trying to take NES’s schedule, the driver’s schedules, and the auction into account.  After extensive talks we felt it would be best to have it this coming Wednesday, August 1,’ Serrano explained.

This coming Wednesday, August 1 has been set for the Friends of Mike make-up race date.
  The original schedule of events has been revised in order to accommodate a mid-week racing program.  The big block modified 100-lap $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Friends of Mike race will highlight the evening’s festivities.  Joining the modifieds will be Outlaw Stock division, where they will compete in a special $1,000 to win 20-lap feature.  The Sportsman portion of the originally scheduled July 28 program will be made up a later date soon to be announced.

An all-star studded field of modifieds had already assembled in the pit area on Saturday before the rains came.
  The state of New York was well represented as Matt Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Stewart Friesen were in attendance, while Billy Decker, Bobby Varin, and Danny Johnson were en route to the speedway when the official cancellation was made.  New Egypt’s own Ryan Godown, David Van Horn, Sammy Martz, and Willie Osmun were just a few of the NES regulars already checked in.  NES non-regulars Richie Pratt, Jimmy Horton, Kenny Brightbill, Wade Hendrickson, Gary Tomkins, Ryan Watt, and Rick Laubach are already pre-entered for the 100-lap affair.

The Xtreme Graphics Rogie Rumble III will still be on the docket this coming Wednesday as a dozen drivers will be vying for the ‘winner-take-all’ $1,000 to win match races.
  Heat races for the modified field will still pay a generous $500 for each 10-lap qualifier.

The popular ‘Chinese Auction’ will once again start the F.O.M. events off on Wednesday afternoon.
  Lucky fans will be able to take home hundreds of beautiful prizes that will be up for grabs throughout the night in the turn four picnic area.

Both Pit and Front gates will open at 3pm on Wednesday, August 1.
  Hot laps begin at 6pm with racing scheduled to start at 6:30pm.  Adult admission is $30, students 12-15 are $15, and children 11 and under are FREE.  Pit admission is $40 no license required (NES DRIVER license holders will be acknowledged as if it were a regular Saturday event).  Wristbands from Saturday will be honored at on Wednesday or any other Saturday event for the remainder of the season.

For more information please call the speedway at 609-758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.

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