Ladies take the wheel at New Egypt

New Egypt, NJ (June 30) -- It's Ladies' Night and the competition's right on Saturday, July 22 at New Egypt Speedway, as the regular drivers hand their helmets over to the women for a much-awaited Powder Puff event that will cap off the ...

New Egypt, NJ (June 30) -- It's Ladies' Night and the competition's right on Saturday, July 22 at New Egypt Speedway, as the regular drivers hand their helmets over to the women for a much-awaited Powder Puff event that will cap off the three-division race card.

The ladies-only portion of the program is open to any member of the fairer sex who has not previously competed in a regular weekly division in a full-size race car at any speedway. Ladies may opt to borrow the wheel of a big-block Modified, Sportsman car or Street Stock -- the three types of race cars that compete each week at New Egypt. As mandated by the state of New Jersey, all competitors must be outfitted in full safety apparel; cars must pass state technical requirements for safety. The number of Powder Puff events scheduled and distance in laps will be determined by the size and diversity of the field.

Not an exhibition or showcase, the women will engage in serious, no-holds-barred racing action, with some sizable purse money at stake. Purse will be decided and distributed based on the amount of pre-entries received by July 15.

Sick of sitting on the sidelines, watching the guys goof up, lap after lap? Now's your chance to get out there and show that you're the next Lynn St. James or Shirley Muldowney. Ladies with a leadfoot and a desire to show the boys how it's done are urged to register for Powder Puff competition prior to the July 15 cut-off date. Drivers may pre-enter at the speedway office on Saturday nights, or may call the track during the week at (609) 758-1900 and leave a message.

Prior to the ladies taking to the track on July 22, there'll be a full bill of macho big-block Modified, Sportsman and Street Stock action. Gates open at 4 pm, warmups at 5:45 pm and the first flag will fly at 6:30 pm. Adult admission is $14, children 7-12 are $5 and kids 6 and under are free.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Shirley Muldowney