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Free Grandstand Admission For This Saturday At New Egypt Speedway’s Open Practice

New Egypt, NJ – The first of four planned Open Practice sessions will be held this Saturday March 25 at New Egypt Speedway. Drivers in all five our weekly divisions of 358 Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds and Street Stocks will be in action. Grandstand admission will be totally free.

Pit Gates will open at 10:00AM for Tech Inspection and Practice will run from 12PM-4PM, any racecar that is New Jersey legal is welcome to take part in the practice session. Pit Admission will be $25.

The focus will then turn to New Egypt Speedway’s 20th Annual Opening Night on April 1st. This season marks the 20th year that New Egypt Speedway has been a dirt track and the new management plans to kick it off in style. The headlining 358 Modifieds will be in action where Ryan Godown looks to defend his track championship against the likes of Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc, David VanHorn, Willie Osmun and many more. The newly named Hammer Sportsman Division along with the Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars and Lyons Construcion/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman division will all be in competition on Saturday April 1st.

Pit Gates will open at 3PM on April 1st, Spectator Gates will open at 4PM, Hot-Laps will hit the speedway at 5PM and the first green-flag of 2017 is scheduled to fly at 6PM. Admission to the grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for teens 12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and Kids 11 & Under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and $40 with no license.

New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
For more information on New Egypt Speedway, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

Georgetown Speedway Set For Active 2017 Season With Unique Special Events Planned; Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Kicks It Off March 11

GEORGETOWN, DE – After a highly successful resurrection of auto racing last season at Georgetown Speedway, plans have taken shape for 2017 at the historic facility.

Ushering in the new season with the theme ‘the tide has turned’ the historic oval is set for an ambitious ’17 campaign featuring a number of high-profile, unique special events.

BD Motorsports Media LLC has signed a three-year lease extension to continue racing at Georgetown, securing the future of competition at the Sussex County track.

The season, as it did a year ago, gets underway in March with the running of the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial on Saturday, March 11, the opener for the South Region of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) for big-block/small-block Modifieds, a 49-lap main paying $4,900 to win and $490 to take the green flag.

The March 11 opener will be preceded by practice sessions on March 4 and March 10.

Thanks to a partnership with Potomac (Md.) and Winchester (Va.) speedways, Super Late Models take part in a Tri-State Challenge on May 11, a 40-lap event paying $4,000 to win and $400 to start.  The three-race mini-series continues at Potomac May 12 and Winchester May 13.

Both NASCAR weekends at nearby Dover International Speedway are occupied with Friday night racing at Georgetown.

The annual Deron Rust Memorial takes place on June 2 offering Modified racers $3,396 to win. A $3,000-to-win program is set for September 29, the fall Dover weekend.

United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars make the trek to Delaware to compete in a doubleheader with the Modifieds on Friday, July 21.

For the first time in speedway history, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models will invade Georgetown on Thursday, August 17 with the running of the Fulton Bank 40.

A trademark event in its fourth year, the ‘Blast at the Beach’ for STSS Modifieds is set for Tuesday, August 30, a 35-lap main offering $5,000 to win and $400 to start co-promoted by Eric Kormann.

A first-time event that was highly successful in its debut, the Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend returns to Georgetown on FridaySaturday October 28-29.

The two-day program will feature 10 divisions of auto racing headlined by the STSS Modified championship program ($5,000 to win), Super Late Models ($5,000 to win) and small-block Modifieds ($3,000 to win).

The schedule remains subject to change and additions/alterations are possible.

Season passes and reserved pit parking spots are on sale now. Forms for each can be found at the following link: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=78

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1949, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

The speedway website can be found at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 during business hours for more information.

 

Georgetown Speedway 2017 Schedule

Saturday, March 4Open Practice

Friday, March 10Open Practice

Saturday, March 11Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Race: Short Track Super Series Modifieds 49 laps, $4,900 to win, $490 to start, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Thursday, May 11Super Late Model Tri-State Challenge: Super Late Models 40 laps, $4,000 to win, $400 to start – Georgetown/Potomac/Winchester Series plus Crate 602 Sportsman, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Friday, June 2 Deron Rust Memorial Race: Big-Block/Small-Block Modifieds $3,396 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Friday, July 21 – URC Sprint Cars, Big-Block/Small-Block Modifieds $2,500 to win, $250 to start, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Thursday, August 17 – World of Outlaws Super Late Model Series Fulton Bank 40 plus Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Tuesday, August 29 – ‘Blast at the Beach 4’ Short Track Super Series Modifieds 35 laps, $5,000 to win, $400 to start, Crate 602 Sportsman, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Friday, September 29 – Big-Block/Small-Block Modifieds $3,000 to win, $250 to start, Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

FridaySaturday October 28-29 – Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend

FridaySmall-Block Modified Complete Program, Crate 602 Sportsman Complete Program, Delmarva Charger & Delaware Super Truck Complete Program, Southern Delaware Vintage Car Complete Program, Short Track Super Series Modified & Super Late Model Heat Races

SaturdaySTSS Modified 40 laps, $5,000 to win, Super Late Model 40 laps, $5,000 to win plus Crate Late Models, Little Lincolns, Mid-Atlantic 305 Sprint Cars, Delmarva Chargers & Delaware Super Trucks

Schedule is subject to change. Additional classes could be added at a later date.

FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY READY FOR THIRD TRY TO OPEN THE 66TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OPENER

23RD RUNNING OF THE SOUTHERN TIER OPEN FOR MODIFIEDS ON SATURDAY.
 
         KIRKWOOD, NY…This Saturday and Sunday will serve as the 66th consecutive season opening weekend at Five Mile Point Speedway.  The historic quarter mile oval is one of the longest and most storied in the United States.  Racing on Saturday will begin at 6 p.m. with the Sunday events set to get underway at 4 p.m.
 
         After a mild winter the speedway has fallen to two early season attempts to begin the 66th consecutive year of racing.  Early season on track testing has been wildly successful and the 2016 racing season looks to be outstanding in all areas.
 
         This Saturday will officially start the point races for the new Crate Sportsman division along with the IMCA Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Lightning Cats and Slingshots.  The STAR Series Modifieds will headline the Saturday program of racing with the 23rd edition of the Southern Tier Open.  The 40 lap event will pay $2,000 to the race winner.  The race provides for open competition style rules for the Modifieds and should provide for a big field of the region’s top teams.  Racing on Saturday will begin at 6 p.m.  Danny Johnson is the defending race winner of the Modified Southern Tier Open.
 
         On track testing will take place during the day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The testing session benefits area food pantry CHOW.  All spectators are admitted free to watch the early day testing with the donation of a non-perishable food item to benefit CHOW. 
 
         Sunday will see the first green flag fly at 4 p.m. with a unique racing program slated.  The Late Models will make their first return to the speedway in almost ten years with the STAR Series Crate Late Model event slated.  Teams from as far away as Canada are expected to be in competition for this event which is one of only two slated for Late Models at the speedway this season.
 
         The Sunday program will also be highlighted with an Open vs. Crate Sportsman 40 lap special, along with the STAR Series Street Stocks, STAR Series 4 Cylinders and Tommy Boy 20 for Factory Stocks.  A full weekend schedule of events is posted below.
 
         After the recent cold snap, the long term forecast shows for a dramatic warming trend for the April 16th and 17th weekend at Five Mile Point Speedway.  The action will certainly be intense on both days.  The STAR Series is a mini-series between Five Mile Point Speedway, Penn Can Speedway (Susquehanna, PA) and Skyline Raceway Park (Cortland, NY).  
        
         The 66th consecutive season opening weekend at Five Mile Point Speedway is set for this Saturday and Sunday.  Racing will get underway at 6 p.m on Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information please phone the Five Mile Point Speedway offices at 607-775-5555 or log on to www.5milepointspeedway.com.  Complete pricing and race event rules can be found on our website. 
 
66th Opening Weekend Order of Events – April 16th and 17th
 
Saturday, April 16th – Paid Open Practice 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 
Saturday, April 16th – Racing Program – 6 p.m.
 
Sunday, April 17th – Racing Program – 4 p.m.
 
Saturday, April 16th – Opening Night – racing 6 p.m.
 
Racing Divisions:  STAR Series Southern Tier Open for Modifieds (40), STAR/Empire State IMCA Modified Tour (25), Crate Sportsman point opener (20), Factory Stock (15), Lightning Cat Expert (15), Lightning Cat Novice (12), Tobias Slingshot (15).
 
Please note – full weekly track points will be awarded for IMCA Modifieds and Crate Sportsman, 25 show up points only will be awarded for Factory Stock, Lightning Cats and Tobias Slingshots due to next day (Sunday events).
 
Top three bonuses will be paid on the Southern Tier Open to Open Sportsman teams.
 
 Sunday, April 17th – racing 4 p.m.
 
Racing Divisions:  Open vs. Crate Sportsman (40), STAR Series Late Models (25), Factory Stock Tommy Boy 20, STAR Series Street Stocks (25), STAR Series Four Cylinders (20), Tobias Slingshots Mid Atlantic and Empire Dual Regional Event. 
 
Top three bonuses will be paid to the Crate Sportsman teams in the Sportsman 40.  The top finishing Crate Sportsman will earn a Guaranteed Spot in the November “Great Crate Race – $3,000 to win”…
 
 For more information please phone 607-775-5555.