Jack Butler Calling NES His Saturday Night Home
Looking to follow in his father’s footsteps, Jack Butler of Phillipsburg, NJ will be making the New Egypt Speedway his Saturday night home in 2022. The twenty-two-year-old driver becomes yet another new young gun in town looking to aim at the tough competition.
His dad, Gary Butler, had a brilliant career at the Route 539 oval as he captured ten modified wins and was the 2003 and 2006 sportsman champion.
Having visited the speedway three times in 2021, the team liked what they saw. It was evident as they finished the season on a high note with a strong ninth-place finish in the Legends of the Fall 50.
The car they will be campaigning in is a Bicknell chassis powered by a Leindecker Racing Engine. A host of sponsors will adorn the #5 and among them are Mancini Custom Homes, Brink Construction, Reid Sod Farm, Stasak Auctioneers, and Apgar Trucking.
The Butler team, along with a host of others including the 2018 track champion David Van Horn, two-time track champion Rick Laubach, former crate champions, Jim Housworth, Brandon Grosso, and Mike Butler will be looking for the winners’ share of the purse in the season-opening Cabin Fever 40. Joining the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds will be the Racersguide.com Crate Modifieds, the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harleys NEWS, the 4-Cylinders, and the rookies.
The first green flag of the 2022 stock car racing season is set to drop on Saturday, April 2nd at 6PM. Pit gates will swing open at 3PM, while the grandstands will open to the fans at 4PM. A special open practice session is set for Saturday, March 26th for all divisions. This session is free to the public.
The AMA flat track motorcycles will make their first of two appearances on Saturday, March 19th while the second is slated for October 15th.
Licenses and parking spots are available online at www.newegyptspeedway.net or by calling the speedway office at 609-758-1900 and ask for office manager Dawn.
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