Midweek Trio Highlights 2000 New Egypt Sked

New Egypt, NJ (Jan. 20) -- Powerful 410 PA Sprint Cars, massive Monster Trucks and the fiercely competitive Super DIRT Series Modifieds will headline in three midweek summer specials at New Egypt Speedway this season.

The Central Jersey track's 31-race Y2K schedule, released last week, kicks off on Saturday night, April 1, with a full card of Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock and Rookie Sportsman racing. The speedway will be in action every Saturday night through September 30, with a one-week breather before the big Legends of the Fall season finale on October 14.

The popular URC Sprint Cars will make five New Egypt Speedway appearances in 2000, the first on April 15. Also on the schedule: the Medal of Honor 50-lap Modified event on Memorial Day weekend, sponsored by International Masonry Institute; Ladies Night, featuring a real-payoff Powder Puff race for the women, on July 22; and a variety of fan-interactive theme nights, including Advantage Financial's Christmas in July blowout and Grand Slam Little League Night, underwritten by Mid-State Communications.

On Wednesday night, June 14, the PA Posse Sprint Cars will return to New Egypt for the anxiously awaited 410 Thunder in the Pines encore, sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Last year's high-profile event saw the area's top Sprint Car drivers square off in heart-stopping style before the largest crowd in the track's history. The 30-lap rematch should be equally memorable.

Monster Trucks -- featuring the notorious Gravedigger -- will invade the speedway for Haldeman Ford's July 3 Night of Destruction 2000, with the big trucks running rampant, stunt drivers incinerating before your eyes, and blazing fireworks lighting up the sky.

Then DIRT's cars and stars will sashay into town on Wednesday night, August 2, for a 100-lap Modified special that's part of the summer-long Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series. Can New Egypt kings Billy Pauch and Kenny Brightbill successfully defend their home turf? Come out and see.

The track will be open for a shakedown practice day a week prior to the April 1 season opener, on Saturday, March 25. For further information, contact the speedway office at (609) 758-1900.

2000 NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

Modifieds = Mod Sportsman = Spts Street Stocks = SS

Sat, Mar 25 -- OPEN PRACTICE/All Divisions (Grandstands Free) Sun, Mar 26 -- Raindate for Open Practice Sat, Apr 1 -- OPENING DAY/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15), Rookies (8) ($12) Mon, Apr 3 -- BILLY PAUCH DRIVING SCHOOL (Raindate Apr 17) Sat, Apr 8 -- AMSOIL NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15), Rookies (8) ($12) Mon, Apr 10 -- BILLY PAUCH DRIVING SCHOOL (Raindate Apr 17) Sat, Apr 15 -- WING NIGHT/URC Sprints (25), Mod (25), Spts (15), SS (15), Rookies (8) ($18) Sat, Apr 22 -- BUNNY HOP/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15), Rookies (8) ($12)

Sat, Apr 29 -- SHAMMY SHINE NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15), Rookies (8) ($12) Sat, May 6 -- MID-STATE RACE PAGE NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15), Rookies (8) ($12) Sat, May 13 -- MOTHER'S DAY BOUQUET & WING NIGHT/URC Sprints (25), Mod (25), Spts (15), SS (15), Rookies (8) ($18) Mon, May 15 -- BILLY PAUCH DRIVING SCHOOL (Raindate Jun 5) Sat, May 20 -- GRADUATION DAY FOR ROOKIES/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15), Rookies (12, Dbl Points)($12) Mon, May 22 -- BILLY PAUCH DRIVING SCHOOL (Raindate Jun 5) Sat, May 27 -- IMI PRESENTS MEDAL OF HONOR 50/Mod (50), Spts (20), SS (15) ($16) Sat, Jun 3 -- SCOUT NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) ($12) Sat, Jun 10 -- BE-BOP NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) + Vintage Stocks ($12) Wed, Jun 14 -- THUNDER IN THE PINES 410 SPRINTS (Raindate Jun 15) ($18) Sat, Jun 17 -- DAD'S APPRECIATION NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) ($12) Sat, Jun 24 -- RECLAMATION NIGHT/TWIN 20s for Mod, Spts (20), SS (15) ($14) Sat, Jul 1 -- ADVANTAGE FINANCIAL PRESENTS CHRISTMAS IN JULY/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) ($12) Mon, Jul 3 -- HALDEMAN FORD PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION 2000/Monster Trucks + Fireworks (Raindate Jul 4) ($20) Sat, Jul 8 -- MID-STATE GRAND SLAM LITTLE LEAGUE NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) ($12) Sat, Jul 15 -- AMSOIL/WING NIGHT/URC Sprints (25), Mod (25), Spts (15), SS (15) ($18) Sat, Jul 22 -- LADIES' NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) + Powder Puffs ($14) Sat, Jul 29 -- ART'S RADIATOR NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (25, Dbl Points), SS (15) ($12) Wed, Aug 2 -- ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES/Mod (100) ($20) Sat, Aug 5 -- DICK GREENFIELD/BANNER NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) ($12) Sat, Aug 12 -- WING NIGHT/URC Sprints (25), Mod (25), Spts (15), SS (15) ($18) Sat, Aug 19 -- DELRAN AUTO BODY KIDS' BIG WHEEL CHALLENGE/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) ($12) Sat, Aug 26 -- MID-STATE FUTURE WINNERS NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15), Mod Future Winners (20) ($14) Sat, Sep 2 -- 724 AUTO NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (20, Dbl Points) ($12) Sat, Sep 9 -- BALLY'S/FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) ($12) Sat, Sep 16 -- METAL FAB NIGHT/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) $12 Sat, Sep 23 -- AMSOIL NIGHT/LAST POINT SHOW/Mod (30), Spts (20), SS (15) - Dbl Points, All Divisions ($12) Sat, Sep 30 -- WING NIGHT/URC Sprints (25), Mod (25), Spts (15), SS (15) ($18) Sat, Oct 14 -- LEGENDS OF THE FALL CHAMPIONSHIP/Mod, Spts, SS + Vintage Stocks (Raindate Oct 15) ($18) Sat, Nov 11 -- 2nd Annual RACE CAR FLEA MARKET

Prices in parentheses are for adult admission. Schedule subject to change. Call (609) 758-1900 for information on events, starting times, weather, raindates, etc.