NEW EGYPT INCREASES EASTERN SPRINT SWING TO 4 DATES
The half-mile dirt New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey has been added to the upcoming USAC Eastern Sprint Car Swing, bringing the total of races to four in four nights. The New Egypt date is Thursday, June 3, making it round three of the tour.
The race, featuring the stars and cars of USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series, will be the first for USAC at the New Jersey oval and the first for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars in New Jersey in 32 years! Tom Bigelow won the last, at the Flemington Fairgrounds in June of 1978.
The Eastern Swing begins on Tuesday night, June 1, at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. Grandview race organizers Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers have teamed up with track management to promote the race at New Egypt. “New Egypt is a great addition to an already exciting Eastern Swing,” said Miller. “USAC racing is awesome and like many race fans I can’t wait to see these guys take on this tricky oval.” Other Eastern Swing dates are Wednesday, June 2, at the Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pa. and Friday, June 4 at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa. The Big Block Modifieds will share the billing with the Sprint cars at New Egypt, competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to a 25-lap feature. Race time will be 7:30 pm.
Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. has begun the 2010 campaign with four victories in five starts and has the early-season point lead. He posted “top-10” finishes in all three Eastern races last season.
Jesse Hockett of Warsaw, Mo. is the defending race winner at Grandview, while Cole Whitt recorded victories at Minersville and Mercer, Pa. in 2009.
USAC has had only sporadic appearances in New Jersey since Bigelow’s Flemington win. The last three USAC races in New Jersey were Ford Focus events at Wall Stadium in Belmar in 2006 and 2007.
For more information regarding the June 3 race at New Egypt Speedway, contact Bob Miller at 443-513-4456 or visit www.newegyptspeedway.net.