New Egypt, NJ – Mother Nature certainly hasn't been a race fan the past couple weeks. Multiple Nor'easter storms have left the New Egypt Speedway grounds saturated forcing the Ocean County D-Shaped oval to cancel the March Meltdown scheduled for this Saturday March 24th.
"With the amount of rain and snow that has fallen the past couple weeks, It would have been nearly impossible to create a safe, smooth, and racy surface for our competitors", said New Egypt Speedway's Joey Liquori. "We don't want to see people tear cars up for no reason so early in the season."
The focus now turns to the following Saturday March 31st when New Egypt Speedway will be hosting a free to the public practice session from 12-4PM.
Pit Gates will open at 10:00AM for Tech Inspection and Practice will run from 12PM-4PM, any racecar that is New Jersey legal is welcome to take part in the practice session. Pit Admission will be $25.
One twist to this years practice session.
Whoever sets the fastest time in their division throughout the day of practice will receive a guaranteed redraw spot on their division's opening night.
New Egypt Speedway will kick-off its season on Saturday night April 7th when Oliver Communications Group presents the return of the Modifieds who will compete in a 40-Lap Double Points affair along with the Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds and Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman.
Pit Gates will open at 3PM on April 7th, 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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