TROPICAL STORM HANNA
WASHES OUT WEEKEND ACTION
New Egypt, NJ
(Sept. 5, 2008) –
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.