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TROPICAL STORM HANNA WASHES OUT WEEKEND ACTION

 

New Egypt, NJ (Sept. 5, 2008) With a dismal forecast predicted for this past Saturday, NES management decided to pull the plug early Friday afternoon for both Saturday and Sunday’s event.  “We really didn’t want to hold anyone up for the whole weekend so we decided to cancel early.  There were just so many forecasts and every one of them indicated that Saturday was going to be a complete washout,” stated track owner Bill Miscoski.

 

Sunday’s Demolition Derby was also nixed on Friday afternoon as well.  “It may have seemed a bit premature but canceling Sunday’s show was the right decision.  Even though Sunday’s weather was beautiful, there was no way we could have gotten race cars on the track by 12:30pm for hot laps…it was just too wet.”  New Egypt is currently looking at some dates and will announce a suitable rain date for Sunday’s program.

 

This coming Saturday will be New Egypt’s second to last point night.  Headlining the program will be Twin 35’s for the big block modifieds.  Twin 20’s were originally scheduled for this Saturday, however there is still a 30-lap feature that has to be made up.  It’s been decided to take that 30 laps from May and split it up and ad them between the twin 20’s.   A brand new set of heat races will be run for Saturday’s features as the timed dashes from May 17th have been scrapped.  The purses for both 35-lap events will be beefed up considerably compared to the normal twin 20 payouts.  The sportsman, super stock, crate-1, and outlaw stock divisions will also be on the agenda this Saturday.

 

The following week will see all six classes in action on “Championship Night” with double points on the line in all divisions.  Three-time track champion Billy Pauch and 2001 champ Keith Hoffman are separated by a mere two points in the modified division heading into this week’s double feature program.  Ron John Koczon, Tim Tanner, and Rick Laubach remain within striking distance, who are all seeking their first NES track title.  Willie Osmun, Todd Cray, Art Liedl, Rich Mongeau, and Richie Cass are the current leaders in their respective divisions.

 

New Egypt then will remain dark for one week while many of their competitors will head to Big Diamond Raceway for the “Diamond Nationals”.  Then NES comes back to life for their annual “Rocktoberfest Weekend”.  NES is looking forward to this big weekend as they’ll have eight divisions (four on each day).  October 4th will feature the URC Sprint cars, open-comp 358 small blocks, super stocks, and crate-1.

 

Sunday’s show will be headlined by race #7 for the Garden State Dual Track Series.  Joining the big block modifieds will be the sportsman, ss sprints, and the outlaw stocks.  For starting times, prices, and more information please log onto www.newegyptspeedway.net or call the track office at 609-758-1900.