New Egypt 2001 schedule announced

New Egypt, NJ (Jan. 4) -- Mark a big, red circle around July 30 on New Egypt Speedway's just released 2001 racing schedule -- and make sure you don't miss "The Greatest Show on Dirt." New Egypt Speedway owners Rick and Nancy Grosso and...

New Egypt, NJ (Jan. 4) -- Mark a big, red circle around July 30 on New Egypt Speedway's just released 2001 racing schedule -- and make sure you don't miss "The Greatest Show on Dirt."

New Egypt Speedway owners Rick and Nancy Grosso and Lebanon Valley's Howard Commander have teamed up to bring the high-profile Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint series to the Garden State for a truly wild $51,600 one-shot on Monday night, July 30. And you can bet the hot-ticket event will attract an overflow crowd to see "The King,"16-time WoO series champ Steve Kinser, take on Sammy Swindell, Danny "The Dude" Lasoski, Mark Kinser, Jac "Wild Child" Haudenschild, Stevie Smith, Andy Hillenburg, Donnie Schatz and a band of other bona fide sprint stars in their only New Jersey appearance of the year.

"We're thrilled, to say the least, to have the Outlaws at New Egypt," Rick Grosso said. "This is a big opportunity for us."

"Many other promoters were vying to bring the Outlaws to this very popular New Jersey facility," according to Howard Commander, Grosso's partner in the venture and a former RPM Promoter of the Year who is behind 2001 Outlaw dates at Talladega, Rolling Wheels, Lebanon Valley and two Midwestern tracks, in addition to New Egypt. "I'm convinced this show will be a huge success."

Rich Pallai, Vice President of Marketing for Carquest auto parts stores, is equally confident. "We always try to align ourselves with a premier division at a premier facility," Pallai said of Carquest's sponsorship of the event. "From what I've heard about New Egypt, this certainly fits that bill."

A special hotline number will be set up to purchase advance tickets to New Egypt's WoO show. The $30 reserved seats will go on sale the end of February.

In addition to the eagerly-anticipated Outlaw invasion, New Egypt's 2001 schedule features an Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series 100-lap event for the big-block Modifieds on Thursday, June 21; four appearances by the URC sprint cars, including the club's season opener on April 14; the Medal of Honor 50-lap Modified program on Memorial Day weekend; Ladies' Night, with Powder Puff races for the women sponsored by Burnett Racing Engines, on August 4; and Crew's Cruise Night, with a special crew chief challenge race, on September 29. A variety of fan-interactive theme nights will include Advantage Financial's Christmas in July blowout, Dick Greenfield's Saturday Night Fever disco inferno featuring vintage stocks, and Grand Slam Little League Night, underwritten by Mid-State Communications.

New Egypt's 2001 campaign kicks off with an open daytime practice on Saturday, March 24, and racing for real on March 31, with big-block Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Rookie Sportsman on the card. The central Jersey speedway will be in action every Saturday night through September 29, with a one-week breather before the big finale Legends of the Fall two-day weekend on October 13-14.

-NES

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