New Egypt Speedway June Preview

Governor and Gordon's Car Come To New Egypt New Egypt, NJ (June 4) -- A couple of prominent personalities will highlight the upcoming "Midweek Madness" special events at New Egypt Speedway. On Wednesday, June 16, the Garden State Governor ...

Governor and Gordon's Car Come To New Egypt

New Egypt, NJ (June 4) -- A couple of prominent personalities will highlight the upcoming "Midweek Madness" special events at New Egypt Speedway. On Wednesday, June 16, the Garden State Governor herself, Christine Todd Whitman, is scheduled to be in attendance at Fred Rahmer's much anticipated 410 Sprint car special. The Winston Cup car of NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon will be a featured attraction at the track's Pepsi Night of Champions, a 50-lap Modified event, on Tuesday, June 22.

At the June 16 event, Governor Whitman plans to suit up and take a spin or two around the 4/10ths mile clay oval prior to the start of the night's Sprint car racing. The Governor will ride shotgun with star racer Billy Pauch, in one of his specially designed driving school cars. Given the option of driving herself, the Governor chose to let Pauch do the honors.

"I want to go really fast!" Governor Whitman said.

Whitman will then wave the first flag on the only scheduled New Jersey appearance of the powerful outlaw-style 410 Sprint cars this year. The June 16 event has a June 17 raindate.

On June 22, fans will get an up-close look at one of Jeff Gordon's Winston Cup cars, which will be on display at the speedway courtesy of Pepsi-Cola. The Pepsi Night of Champions will feature qualifying events and a 50-lap feature for Modifieds only, with all the area's top champs on hand, and tons of Jeff Gordon and Pepsi giveaways.

Championship Modified drivers Kenny Brightbill, Billy Pauch, Brett Hearn, Doug Hoffman, Danny Johnson, Jack Johnson, Mike Perrotte, Roger Laureno and Jeff Strunk, among others, will battle for a $6,000 top prize at the June 22 show. New Egypt/DIRT rules apply, with any brand 13x92-inch right rear tire.

Gates open for both shows at 4 p.m., with warm-ups scheduled for 6:45 p.m. and first green at 7:15. General admission tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for seniors 65+, and $6 for children ages 7-12. Call (609) 758-1900 for more information.

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Billy Pauch , Brett Hearn