More Wet Weather Forces Postponement of New Egypt Speedway Opening Weekend
Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway
Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com
New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway has been forced to postpone its opening weekend scheduled for Friday and Saturday April 6th and 7th due to the facility grounds still being wet from the winter.
“It’s the same scenario as last weekend, we need three our four dry days in a row to get it where we can work on the race track so that it is safe for our competitors. We don’t want to see anyone tear anything up this early in the season”, said New Egypt Speedways Joey Liquori. “So far the forecast looks good for next week so we will try it again.”
The free-to-the-public Open Practice session has been rescheduled for Thursday night April 12th. Pit gates will open at 3PM for inspection and practice will run from 5-9PM. Any racecar that is New Jersey legal is welcome to take part in the practice session. Pit Admission will be $25.
Then on Saturday night April 14th New Egypt Speedway will fire-off its 21st Season as a dirt track when Oliver Communications Group presents the return of the Modifieds who will compete in a 40-Lap, $2,750 to win, Double Points affair along with the Mid Atlantic 305 Sprint Cars, Hammer Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders and Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman.
Pit Gates will open at 3PM on April 14th, Spectator Gates will open at 4PM, Hot-Laps will hit the speedway at 5PM and the first green-flag of 2018 is scheduled to fly at 6PM. Admission to the grandstand is $22 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for teens 12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and Kids 11 & Under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and $40 with no license.
New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ 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 prices.
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