FORMER TRACK CHAMPION CALLING NES HOME IN ‘22
Wind Gap, Pa’s Frank Cozze will be calling the New Egypt Speedway his home in 2022. The Dave Renaldo owned team evaluated their options for the upcoming season and finally decided to be a regular at the Route 539 oval. According to speedway manager Joey Liquori, “we are pleased to welcome this team back to New Egypt as they add a level of competition which will add greatly to the diverse modified field we have in place for this season.”
Coming off a thrilling last lap victory in the season ending Legends of the Fall event might have sealed the deal as the crowd in attendance rewarded the popular 2005 track champion with thunderous applause.
The team will be campaigning a Bicknell chassis with a Martino powerplant. Sponsorship will come from Harry’s U-Pull-It Auto Parts, MSG Associates, Renaldo’s Mechanical, Bert Transmissions, Brian’s Small Engine Repair, and Jennifer’s Consignment Boutique.
Currently sitting in fifth place on the NES all time modified feature winners list with twenty-eight, the crafty veteran will give the young guns in town all the competition they can handle. Among those young guns will be modified rookies Justin Grosso, Ryan Heim, Paul Mancini, Anthony Tramontana, plus Brandon Grosso, David Burns, Dakota Kessler, and Jack Butler just to name a few.
March 26th will be the only practice session which is open to all competitors and will begin at 12PM. All NJ safety rules will be in effect, and this session is free to the public.
Then on Saturday night, April 2nd, the silver anniversary season will officially begin. Headlining the program will be the Cabin Fever 40 for the Vahlco modifieds. Also on the schedule will be the Hamilton Auto Clinic/Racersguide.com Crates, Larry’s Hot Rods and Harleys NEWS Sprints, 4- Cylinders, and the Rookies.
The ten race High Gear Towing Crate Select Series is gaining great momentum as a few more drivers have expressed an interest in the event. Again, it’s a ten-race series with the winner receiving $2,000 at
the end of the Series in October. This in no way affects the season long points race or Saturday night’s regular purse. One correction to the schedule is the race in July is the 16th and not the 26th.
For further information on the upcoming season please call the speedway office at 609-758-1900 or check out our website at newegyptspeedway.net.