New Egypt, NJ (Aug. 30) -- Put 50 grand in cash on the line, and the racing action notches up a couple hundred degrees. And New Egypt Speedway competitors are more than up to the challenge as they scramble to finish in the money at season's end...
New Egypt, NJ (Aug. 30) -- Put 50 grand in cash on the line, and the racing action notches up a couple hundred degrees. And New Egypt Speedway competitors are more than up to the challenge as they scramble to finish in the money at season's end in the Central Jersey track's $50,000 point chase.
New Egypt's $50,000 in year-end award monies, sponsored by McCreary Tire, amounts to the largest all-cash point fund being offered by any independent raceway in the tri-state area. That's a cool $10,000 for the Modified division champ; three grand to the Sportsman titlist; and a hefty $1,500 to the season's top Street Stock driver, in addition to $35,500 that will be distributed to the remaining top ten in all three classes at the season-end banquet, to be held at the fabulous Bally's Park Place Casino in Atlantic City on February 5, 2000.
That fact is not lost on Kenny Brightbill. In 1998, Brightbill finished second to Modified point champion Roger Laureno and collected $5,000 at year's end. This time out, he's looking to double that take-home. Brightbill, of Sinking Spring, PA, has already won nine feature events at New Egypt in 1999; currently, he holds an 89-point lead over the division's other nine-time winner, Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ, in the championship point chase -- and their ferocious battles to the line this season have reached legendary proportions.
It's another two-man race in the Sportsman division, with last year's runnerup, Bob Worthington, mounting a late charge to overtake Kenny's son, Keith Brightbill, for the $3,000 top prize. Worthington and Brightbill, with three wins apiece in 1999, are separated by a mere four points after last Saturday's events.
And it's any man's game in the Street Stock ranks, with current point leader Billy Bauer, "Mr. Consistency" Pat Conaway and five-time feature winner Ralph Gargiulo all having a shot at the title.
Four point races remain on the schedule, so look for primo performances from these and other drivers during the month of September. With double points being awarded on various nights -- for the Street Stocks and Sportsman this coming week, and for all divisions on September 25 -- that $50,000 is up for grabs.
Reminder: Sunday 4 pm raindate in effect for remainder of regular season.
New Egypt Speedway 1999 Point Fund
1.$10,000 2.$5000 3.$4500 4.$3500 5.$2500 6.$2200 7.$2000 8.$1650 9.$1250 10.$1000 Total: $33,600
1.$3000 2.$2000 3.$1000 4.$800 5.$750 6.$700 7.$650 8.$600 9.$550 10.$500 Total: $10,550
1.$1500 2.$800 3.$700 4.$600 5.$500 6.$450 7.$400 8.$350 9.$300 10.$250 Total: $5850
All Paid in Cash!