New Egypt Speedway Succumbs To Rain New Egypt, NJ (June 12) -- For the first time since last July 4, New Egypt Speedway was finally forced to cancel at 6 p.m. Saturday night when rain hit the area. The track is now geared up to host Fred ...
New Egypt Speedway Succumbs To Rain
New Egypt, NJ (June 12) -- For the first time since last July 4, New Egypt Speedway was finally forced to cancel at 6 p.m. Saturday night when rain hit the area.
The track is now geared up to host Fred Rahmer's 410 Sprint car spectacular this Wednesday night, June 16. The one-time special will be the only New Jersey appearance in 1999 for the powerful outlaw-style Sprints, which will feature such noted drivers as Dale Blaney, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Don Kreitz, the Chesson boys, Cris Eash, Todd Shaffer and many more of Pennsylvania's finest. In addition, New Egypt's resident Modified stars, Billy Pauch and Kenny Brightbill, will pilot Sprint cars that night. For Brightbill, it will be his first turn in a Sprint car since the early '80s. He will drive a team car to Rahmer for legendary car owner Al Hamilton.
The track will also be honored that evening with the presence of New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, who is scheduled to wave the first green and take a spin around the speedway in one of Billy Pauch's driving school cars.
New Egypt will pick up its regular Saturday night pace on June 19, with Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks on the card, and some special doings for Dad's Appreciation Night. The next event in the track's "Midweek Madness" special series will be the Pepsi Night of Champions on Tuesday, June 22. NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon's Winston Cup car will be on display for the fans, with Pepsi providing plenty of giveaways. On the track, it'll be a championship bout, with all the area's top Modified stars firing up to race for $6,000 to win the 50-lap feature.
For further information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900.