New Egypt Speedway rained out 2000-09-02

New Egypt, NJ (Sept. 2) -- When rain hit -- not once, not twice, but three times on Saturday night -- New Egypt Speedway officials were forced to cancel the rest of the night's card with only four heat races in the books. The rain, which...

New Egypt, NJ (Sept. 2) -- When rain hit -- not once, not twice, but three times on Saturday night -- New Egypt Speedway officials were forced to cancel the rest of the night's card with only four heat races in the books. The rain, which started as a brief shower shortly before warm-ups, hit the speedway for the final time just before 8 p.m., making it impossible to complete the program. It was the fifth rainout this reason at the Central Jersey raceway.

"Our staff put in a monumental effort to get this show in, but Mother Nature won again," said track owner Rick Grosso Sr.

The action heats up the next three weeks at New Egypt, as the season winds down to the final three point races. On September 9, Bally's Park Place Casino sponsors Fan Appreciation Night, with a load of cool freebies for the grandstand set and a sizzling card of big-block Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks. On September 16, Metal Fab will present the Ms. New Egypt Speedway competition, open to female fans 18 or older. Then the championship battles conclude with the final night of points-chasing on September 23. To keep things interesting, there'll be double points awarded on the final night, which should skew the final standings considerably. Gates open at 4 pm; racing gets underway at 6:30 pm. For more information about any of New Egypt's speedway promotions, call the office at (609) 758-1900.

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