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.
NEW NES CRATE SERIES HAS CHAMPION EARNING $2000
The New Egypt Speedway is proud to present the first High Gear Towing Crate Select Series. A ten race series for the Crate division which will see the winner walking away with $2,000.
High Gear Towing is located in Bordentown Township and offers a full spectrum of towing and recovery as well as complete automotive repair services. Being in the business for over 15 years, High Gear Towing is anxious to join the NES team in this new and exciting series.
During the ten race schedule, a driver will pay $30 to enter each event. Separate points will be awarded to those entered. The point system used will be the same as the one which determines the season long track champion, sixty points for first, fifty six for second, etc. This series will in no way affect the 2022 points race for the Crates. All New Egypt Speedway rules will be adhered to.
While the winner is walking away with $2,000, the top five finishers will receive significant paychecks. Second will be awarded $1250, third $1000, fourth $750, and fifth $500. Those finishing in positions six thru ten will receive contingency awards. You must enter at least eight of the ten events to be eligible for an award.
The dates are, May 14 and 28, June 11 and 25, July 26, August 6 and 20, September 3 and 17, and October 1. The October race will carry with it double points. If one of the events is rained out, an alternate date will be announced.
A strong field is expected to compete in the first ever High Gear Towing series and among them will be, Johnny Bangs, George Gareis, Tom Princiotta, Ryan Simmons, Nick Van Wickle, Matt Knaub, Zachary Merola, and Dan Fleming, just to name a few.
The annual open house practice session is scheduled for Saturday, March 26th. All divisions are welcomed to shake down their machines for the up coming 2022 season, which will begin on Saturday, April 2nd.
For more information please contact the speedway office, which is open daily from 9AM to 3 PM, at 609-758-1900.
SOPHOMORE BURNS READY FOR ‘22 AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY
Coming off a very successful rookie season, Flemington’s David Burns has his sights set on that first modified win when the 2022 season rolls around at the New Egypt Speedway on April 2nd.
The 21-year-old made the jump from the sportsman ranks early in 2021 and had several top ten runs before motor issues sidelined the team late in the season.
Once again driving for Resnick Racing, Burns will find himself in a ‘20 Bicknell powered by a Gary Bouc motor. Sponsorship for the team will come from Flemington Dept. Store, Braddock Chiropractic, and Active Disposal.
A four-time winner in the sportsman division, Burns will find himself competing against not only a host of new talent at the Route 539 oval but a strong field of seasoned veterans. The combination will no doubt make the upcoming modified season one of the most competitive in the speedway’s twenty-five-year history as a dirt facility.
Preping the speedway for the big silver anniversary season, track management is looking to not only give the historic speedway a different look but add several new fan friendly features. New clay was added to the 7/16 oval back in November giving it the necessary time needed to blend with the existing surface.
The Cabin Fever 40 for the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds will set the 2022 season in motion with the Racersguide.com Crates, Larry’s Hot Rods and Harley’s NEWS Sprints, 4-Cylinders, and Rookies on the schedule as well.
Pit licenses and designated pit parking spots are available either online at newegyptspeedway.net or by calling the speedway at 609-758-1900. The office is open daily from 9AM to 3PM.
New Egypt Speedway – Where Tomorrows Stars Are Discovered!
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.
New Egypt Speedway – Where Tomorrows Stars Are Discovered!