New Egypt’s Diverse Modified Field will be Wide Open in 2022
(January 31, 2022): This year marks the 25th season for New Egypt Speedway on the clay, and one of the most diverse and competitive Modified fields in recent memory will greet fans each Saturday night. Over 30 race teams have already pre-entered to compete in this special anniversary season, ranging from former track champions and seasoned NES veterans to a group of young guns and a strong crop of Modified rookies.
Two-time champion Rick Laubach will return again this season in the Gary Hermann-owned #7, looking to garner his third track championship. Laubach, who won his 17th career feature in 2021, will be challenged by 2018 champ David Van Horn, who has 11 career wins of his own. Van Horn finished third in the final standing last year and is definitely a pre-season favorite in the Vahlco Wheels #323.
Several second-generation hotshoes will be trying to etch their names into the record book this year, none more prominent than Brandon Grosso. The “Belle Mead Bullet” came up just 30 points shy of the championship last year and will be in the hunt once again in his family-owned #32. This season will mark the first that Brandon will compete directly against his younger brother Justin. Justin Grosso will lead a talented field of Modified rookies which will include former Rookie Sportsman champs Anthony Tramontana, Ryan Heim, and Paul Mancini.
The depth of NES homegrown talent doesn’t end there, as they will join 2-time career Modified feature winner Cale Ross, and second-year star David Burns, to complete the list of 5 straight former Rookie Sportsman Champs now competing with the Modifieds. Ross, a winner in September, came home fifth in the final Modified point standings last year.
Louden Reimert is another 2nd-Gen young gun who will look to improve on his rookie Modified performance in 2021. He came to New Egypt halfway thru the season and posted top-ten finishes in 8 of his 9 starts, and he is looking to build on this momentum in his first full season at the speedway. Newcomer Jack Butler is also another future star with a strong family pedigree that will call NES home this season. His dad, the Phillipsburg Phantom Gary Butler, will be turning the wrenches on his potent #5 as the season kicks off.
The list doesn’t end here, as it is just beginning with challengers like Wade Hendrickson, Mike Butler, John McClelland, Dakota Kessler, Bryan Kuhl, Kevin Vaclavicek, JR Fulper, Jim Housworth, DJ Hunt, Kory Fleming, Jack Swain, Chris Grbac, Blaine Bracelin and more.
Drivers interested in signing up for the 2022 season, in any division, are urged to call the track office at 609-758-1900.
Keep an eye on our social media pages daily for announcements and “Spot-Light” articles highlighting the talented drivers that will call New Egypt Speedway home in 2022. We can be found on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. You can also keep track of all the latest news and see our 2022 schedule on our website at www.newegyptspeedway.net.
NEW EGYPT’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON A DIVERSIFIED ONE
The twenty-fifth anniversary season at the New Egypt Speedway will be one of its most diversified in over ten years. Regular divisions at the Route 539 oval this season will be the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, the Racersguide.com Crates, Larry’s Hot Rods & Harleys Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, the Street Stocks, and the 4-Cylinders.
A strong rookie class is rapidly shaping up and once again will be sponsored by Lyons Construction and Metal Fab. The thirteen-week schedule will begin on April 2nd and end on June 25th with a twelve-lap main event.
The popular MASS 305 group will be on hand for five shows this year. The first is set to go on April 23rd followed by shows on May 21st, June 18th, July 6th, and September 17th.
Set to make their return after a two-year absence will be the URC Sprint Cars. The winged group is always a crowd pleaser, and they are set to run on June 18th and August 13th.
The USAC East group will be making a record three stops at the tricky 7/16-mile speedway. Their first event on the 2022 campaign is scheduled for May 28th with July 30th and October 22nd rounding out the trio of shows.
Making their first appearance since 2014 are the ARDC midgets. The group has presented some exciting features of the years with the last one being won by Steve Buckwalter on June 5, 2014. They are scheduled to compete on April 30th, June 18th, and August 27th.
The Eastern 600 sprints will return for two special shows. Coming off a trial run last year, the group will be part of our Garden State Gunfight on June 14th, and the Legends of the Fall event on October 22nd.
The season will open on March 19th with a big AMA show, followed by an open practice on March 26th for all divisions. The Cabin Fever 40 will mark the start of the 25th season on dirt as the modifieds will compete in a forty-lap main event. Joining them will be the crates, NEWS, 4-Cylinders, and the Rookies.
The New Egypt Speedway, which will present racing through the end of October, is located on Route 539 in New Egypt. For further information, please call 609-758-1900.
In 2022, the New Egypt Speedway will proudly present its 25th year of motorsports as a dirt surface speedway.
For 2021, the Rt. 539 speedway presented twenty five programs which were viewed by close to 20,000 fans. On average, we have 78-85 race cars in attendance per event from our season opener in April to the season ending event in October.
We are home to four divisions of race cars each Saturday night. The most powerful is our modified division while our street stock and 4-cylinder division are equally as exciting and serve as stepping stones into the world of oval track racing.
We believe that our location, facility, and personnel staff are well equipped to support your advertising needs. We will ensure you and your company will receive maximum exposure and a great deal of publicity for your investment with us.
Our 2022 schedule features over 25 Saturday night events, in conjunction with a few mid-week shows. The choices are numerous and we would like to offer your company the opportunity to join us with your sponsorship support.
We would like to thank you and your company in advance for the opportunity to join New Egypt Speedway and consider us with your sponsorship support.
Many thanks, Dawn Johanson Office Manager Joey Liquori General Manager Amy Szwed, Pete Wortman, Bill Baumann Public Relations
The Swap meet on November 20th is canceled
ALL Modifieds are allowed to have SAIL PANELS and MUST have DIRT legal doors.
Spec Head Small Block ON Gas - 2275lbs
Spec Head Small Block ON Alcohol - 2350lbs
Big Block - 2500lbs
Open Small Block (Under 373ci) - 2450lbs
Open Small Block (Over 373ci) - 2550lbs
NO oxygenated fuels are permitted.
RR: American Racer 48 or harder
LR: American Racer 44 or harder
RF: American Racer 38 or harder
LF: American Racer 33 or harder
There will be a fuel stop at Lap 40. What will be permitted will be discussed at the drivers meeting on Saturday.
This afternoon, after several lengthy conversations with both the NJ State Police and state agencies, New Egypt Speedway decided to suspend all scheduled events during the month of March until we receive confirmation that we may resume.
Although we were looking forward to getting this season underway, we respect the decision made today by our Governor to prohibit large public gatherings.
The health and safety of our staff, fans, the race teams and their families take priority in this matter. We will continue to update any changes as they are made available to us.