New Egypt Speedway Honored by Racing Promoters

New Egypt Honored By Nation's Promoters New Egypt, NJ (February 11) -- The bright lights shone on Daytona Beach last week and, for a single moment, the national focus narrowed on New Egypt Speedway, as the Central Jersey track was singled out...

New Egypt Honored By Nation's Promoters

New Egypt, NJ (February 11) -- The bright lights shone on Daytona Beach last week and, for a single moment, the national focus narrowed on New Egypt Speedway, as the Central Jersey track was singled out for recognition at the 26th Annual RPM Promoters Workshop, a yearly gathering of auto racing promoters from across the country.

RPM members from 50 states voted New Egypt "Most Outstanding Rehabilitation of a Speedway" in 1998. At the Wednesday night awards dinner held at the Daytona Beach Resort, race director Jim Swanson accepted the achievement award on behalf of the Grosso family.

Rick and Nancy Grosso of Belle Mead, NJ, bought the derelict quarter-mile paved track in 1997. Their total reconstruction of the raceway -- complete with heated bathrooms and hanging flower baskets -- has "raised the bar" for short tracks across the nation, according to the RPM membership.

The speedway completed its first season as a third-mile dirt oval in 1998. For 1999, the Grosso family has expanded the track to 4/10ths mile and is in the process of adding enough new grandstands to double the speedway's existing seating capacity.

The award-winning track will open its "bigger and better" second season on dirt on March 27, with an open practice session that is free to the public. The Easter Eve opening event, featuring Modified, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Rookies, kicks off on April 3. For further information, contact the speedway at (609) 758-1900.

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