New Egypt Speedway Hosts 162 Competitors For AMA Flat Track Under The Lights
Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway
New Egypt, NJ – For only the second time ever, New Egypt Speedway played host to AMA Flat Track Motorcycle racing on Saturday night October 19th for Flat Track Under The Lights.
The first event back on July 21st produced 75 entries on a day where thermometers read 113 degrees, due to the conditions AMA District 6 riders and officials asked New Egypt Speedway if there was a way that a race could be held on a Saturday night under the lights a date was rescheduled and Flat Track Under The Lights was born.
162 competitors registered for competition this past Saturday in classes that ranged from 50cc to 50 years of age on Saturday night for Flat Track Under The Lights featuring competitors from as far as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New York and New Jersey. A solid spectator count was also in attendance on a chilly October evening. The track surface was also in absolutely impeccable condition as it drew great reviews from the riders all throughout the event.
New Egypt Speedway officials are already discussing dates for the 2020 season with AMA District 6 officials to bring the riders back to the Ocean County D-Shaped oval on more than one occasion.
New Egypt Speedway will finish off its 2019 racing schedule this Saturday night October 26th with the 7th Annual All Star Cup Shootout. The Big Block vs. Small Block Modifieds will do battle for 60 laps paying $6,000 to win and $400 to start. The Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Open Sportsman and Crate Modifieds will also be in competition Saturday night. Entry forms and rules are available on the New Egypt Speedway website at www.newegyptspeedway.net
Adult admission will be $25, Seniors (65+) will be $23, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $15 while Kids 11 & Under will be free! Pit admission will be $40. Pit gates open at 3pm, Grandstands at 4pm with hot laps firing off at 5pm and racing at 6pm this Saturday!
Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, is located on
Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey
Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden
State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s
state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent
sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair
accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities
serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly
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