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Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s To Sponsor Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars At New Egypt Speedway

New Egypt, NJ – Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s has signed on to be the division sponsor of the Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars at New Egypt Speedway starting with the 2018 season.

Located in Croydon, PA Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s is the #1 full-service facility for both hot rods and Harley’s where all work is guaranteed.

“We are looking to build on our wingless class here at New Egypt and Larry is helping to take it to the next level, he’s an avid supporter of this class and we look to build it together”, said New Egypt Speedway’s Joey Liquori. “There was a lot of interest at our roundtable discussion a few weeks back, people are building cars and we’re looking forward to an excellent season.”

The first race of the newly named Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car Season will be held on Saturday night April 7th at New Egypt Speedway.

New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 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, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway, or call the Speedway Hotline at 609-758-190

Modified Specials, Monster Trucks And A Whole Lot More Highlight 2018 New Egypt Speedway Schedule

New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway management has released their 2018 schedule which is set to launch with the running of the annual “March Meltdown” on Saturday March 24th. The March 24th event will feature a $5,000 to win/$400 to start Big Block vs. Small Block Modified feature event.

The first “points-race” of the 2018 season will be held on Saturday night April 7th when Oliver Communications Group presents a 40-Lap Modified double points event.

Blockbuster Modified events being held in 2018 will be the return of both the Garden State Gunfight on Wednesday night June 20th, which will pay $6,000 to win for a 60-Lap distance and the “Legends of the Fall 75” on Saturday September 22nd which will pay $7,500 to win and $500 to start for 75 laps of competition.

The All Star Cup shootout will be held for the sixth time on Saturday, October 20th and will be 60 laps for $6,000 to win for the Modifieds. Also the ever-popular Jersey Rush VIII featuring 410 Sprint Cars, Modifieds and for the first time ever the Sportsman will be held on July 24th.

Other key Modified events include celebrating Memorial Day with Remember Our Veterans 40 on Saturday May 26th and the Firecracker 40 for the Modifieds on July 7th along with the USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series.

The Monster Truck Racing League Schools Out Monster Truck Summer Smash featuring Bigfoot, Snake Bite and more along with Freestyle Motocross will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 23rd and 24th. Times and ticket information will be available soon.

The Mid Atlantic 305 Sprint Car Series will return to New Egypt speedway for four events on April 14th, May 12th, July 21st and August 14th.

The Mr. Sportsman Classic is back for 2018 and will be held on July 28th and the Mr. Crate Classic will be held on Saturday June 30th.

The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience will visit New Egypt Speedway on four occasions in addition to three Mud Hop, Classic Car Shows and Demolition Derbies. The 2018 Season will conclude with the 21st Annual Fall Swap Meet and Flea Market on December 1st.

New Egypt Speedway will be taking part in the Motorsports 2018 Trade Show held in Oaks, PA next weekend.

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.

2018 New Egypt Speedway Schedule
Date: Event: Time: Grandstand Admission:
3-Mar Spring Swap Meet & Flea Market 7:30AM FREE
10-Mar McGrew Equipment Auction 7AM FREE
24-Mar March Meltdown (Modifieds 50 Laps $5,000 to win/$400 To Start & Crate vs. Sportsman 25 Laps) 4PM $25
31-Mar Open Practice 12PM FREE
7-Apr Modifieds (40 Laps, Double Points), Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds & Rookie Sportsman Presented By: Oliver Communications Group 6PM $22
14-Apr Modifieds, Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series, Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders & Rookie Sportsman 6PM $20
21-Apr Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds & Rookie Sportsman 6PM $20
22-Apr Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience 12PM FREE
28-Apr Twin 20’s Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders, Rookie Sportsman & GSVSCC 6PM $25
5-May Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, 4-Cylinders & Rookie Sportsman 6PM $20
6-May Mud In The Pines Mud Hop, Classic Car Show & DEMOLITION DERBY! 1PM $15
9-May Open Practice 4PM FREE
12-May Modifieds, Sportsman, Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series, Street Stocks & Rookie Sportsman 6PM $20
19-May Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds & Rookie Sportsman 6PM $20
26-May Salute To Our Veterans 40 Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders, Rookie Sportsman & GSVSCC 6PM $22
2-Jun Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds & Rookie Sportsman 7PM $20
9-Jun Bike Night: Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders & Rookie Sportsman 7PM $20
13-Jun Open Practice 4PM FREE
16-Jun Graduation Night – Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds & Rookie Sportsman 7PM $20
20-Jun Garden State Gunfight 2 – Modifieds 60 Laps ($6,000 To Win/$400 To Start) & Crate vs. Sportsman 30 Laps (50 Show-Up Points To All Competitors) 7PM $25
23-Jun Monster Truck Racing League Schools Out Summer Smash Featuring BIGFOOT, SNAKE BITE & MORE + FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS! TBA TBA
24-Jun Monster Truck Racing League Schools Out Summer Smash Featuring BIGFOOT, SNAKE BITE & MORE + FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS! TBA TBA
30-Jun Modifieds, 2nd Annual Mr. Crate Classic Crate Modifieds (30 Laps), Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, & 4 Cylinders 7PM $20
1-Jul Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience 12PM FREE
7-Jul Firecracker 40 Modifieds, USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars (50 Show-Up Points To NEWS Competitors), Crate Modifieds, 4 Cylinders & GSVSCC 7PM $25
14-Jul Little League Night: Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders 7PM $20
18-Jul Open Practice 4PM FREE
21-Jul Modifieds, Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series Interregional Event, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & GSVSCC 7PM $20
24-Jul Jersey Rush VIII – 410 Sprint Cars, Modifieds (50 Show-Up Points To Modified Competitors) & Sportsman 7:30PM $30
28-Jul 2nd Annual Mr. Sportsman Classic Sportsman (30 Laps), Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Crate Modifieds, Mr. Street Stock Classic (35 Laps), 4-Cylinders 7PM $10
4-Aug Scout Night: Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Sportsman 7PM $20
11-Aug Modifieds, Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders Presented By: Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse 7PM $20
18-Aug Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Sportsman (MAKE UP POINTS RACE FOR Crate Modifieds or Street Stocks IF NEEDED) 7PM $20
25-Aug Fan Appreciation Night: Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders & GSVSCC + Mechanic’s Races 7PM $10
1-Sep Twin 20’s Modifieds, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Crate Modifieds 7PM $25
8-Sep First Responders Night: Modified Championship Night, Sportsman, Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders 6PM $20
9-Sep Mud In The Pines Mud Hop, Classic Car Show & DEMOLITION DERBY! 12PM $15
15-Sep Championship Night: Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders 6PM $20
22-Sep 2nd Annual Legends of the Fall 75 (Modifieds 75 Laps – $7,500 To Win/$500 To Start & Crate vs. Sportsman 35 Laps) & GSVSCC 7PM $27
29-Sep Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience 12PM FREE
30-Sep Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience 12PM FREE
6-Oct Mud In The Pines Mud Hop, Classic Car Show & DEMOLITION DERBY! 1PM $15
20-Oct 6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout (Modifieds 60 Laps – ($6,000 To Win/$400 To Start), Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman & Crate Modifieds) 6PM $25
10-Nov McGrew Equipment Auction 7AM FREE
1-Dec Fall Swap Meet & Flea Market 7:30AM

RIVERHEAD RACEWAY TO DEBUT BUSY 2018 SCHEDULE WITH OPENING WEEKEND DOUBLEHEADER SATURDAY MAY 5TH & SUNDAY MAY 6TH

Riverhead, NY Jan. 11th.
By Bob Finan
Just prior to the holiday season third year Riverhead Raceway owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz released their 2018 NASCAR Whelen All American Series and Enduro race series schedule on the track’s web page much to the delight of race teams and race fans alike. The 2018 season will get underway with opening weekend featuring the Cinco De Mayo opening night card for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series stock cars on Saturday May 5th while the next afternoon the Enduro racers will compete in their May Meltdown opening day program.
Traditionally the NASCAR Modifieds have been the premier division of the Whelen All American Series at Riverhead Raceway a tradition that will remain intact in 2018. The weekly feature event distance for the NASCAR Modifieds is set at 40-laps but the 2018 slate of events features numerous extra distance and special events. First up on the menu will be the 2nd annual Islip 300 set for Saturday May 26th, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Dillon Steuer of Bohemia at just 15-years old triumphed in the Islip 300 last spring scoring an extremely popular victory. In June the “Mod Squad” will run the Mullet Madness 50 on Saturday June 16th and just two weeks later they’ll go to post in the 68th Year Celebration race, part of the annual Fireworks program celebrating the 4th of July.
In July the open wheel racers will compete in the popular Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77 Memorial honoring three legends of the NASCAR Modified world. In conjunction with the 77 the annual Cromarty Wall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will be presented. August find a 50-lap NASCAR Night event set for August 4th while the month will conclude on August 25th with Twin 50’s slated for the NASCAR Modifieds who join the wildly popular School Bus Demolition Derby that night. Saturday evening September 15th the Whelen Engineering Night 100 will unfold featuring a Twin 50 formal with the results of this event perhaps going a long way in determining the 2018 NASCAR Modified champion at the historic quarter mile oval.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will again visit Riverhead Raceway twice in 2018 with the first of 200-lap WMT events set for Saturday night July 7th while the second race will unfold on Saturday September 8th. One WMT championship contending team who have already circled both Riverhead WMT dates off on their schedule is the Flamingo Motorsports team and their talented driver Timmy Solomito of Islip who swept the 2017 WMT races at the track where “The Natural” began his driving  career.
The six support divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series have all seen an increase of schedules events in 2018 headed up by the Late Models who’ll again run 25-lap main events weekly. Three 50-lap races have been planned for the Late Models on June 23rdJuly 21st and August 18th. Ever since their inception prior to the 2016 race season the Eagle Auto Modified Crate class has grown in both numbers and popularity and again will be a weekly fixture competing in 25-lap feature events. Three extra distance 30-lap time trial races are planned for June 2ndJuly 14th and September 8th.  The “world famous” Figure Eight troops will be back for yet another exciting campaign of racing and are booked for 14 events in ’18.
The heavy hitting racing action provided by the Blunderbusts returns in 2018 as they’ll run 20-lap main events weekly with three extra distance 30-lap races set for May 19thJune 23rd and July 7th. Super Pro Trucks like the Blunderbusts compete in 20-lap feature events weekly and will also run 3 extra distance 30-lap contests in ’18 on June 16th, August 8gth and September 15th. The INEX Legend Race Cars will be a weekly fixture at Riverhead this season as well racing in 20-lap feature events weekly. Four extra distance races have been scheduled for the Legend racers, three 30-lappers on May 12thJune 30th & August 25th will be joined by the annual INEX National Qualifier a 50-lap affair set Saturday September 22nd,
A popular addition to the pit area at Riverhead Raceway in 2017 were the Long Island Vintage Auto Racing Series racers and their vintage race cars. Starting with the Cinco De Mayo opening night show May 5th the LIVARS machines will go to post six time in 2018 with shows on May 19thJune 9thJuly 28thAugust 4th and September 22nd joining the May 5th opener. Former five time NASCAR Modified champion Don Howe of Water Mill swept the five race LIVARS series in 2017.
Open cockpit fans can again look forward to the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites making their annual visit to Riverhead on Saturday June 2nd. Last year former Riverhead NASCAR Modified champion Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville wheeled the Bertrand Motorsports entry to victory in the 25-lap Allan Cantor Memorial 25 by IGA Food Markets NEMA Midget event.
Since 1986 the Enduro drivers have thrilled the Riverhead Raceway faithful with their brand of competition and will again be a vital part of the 2018 race season. After the Sunday May 6th May Meltdown opener the Enduro race teams will be right back in action Sunday May 27th for the Spring Smack Down. Afterwards the next stand alone Sunday show will be presented with the Summer Shootout on August 12th. The Sunday series will conclude with the annual Sunday Labor Day weekend event and later on September 30th the Enduro Extravaganza will conclude the season. As in past years all of the Enduro classes will see Saturday night action in ’18.
Once again Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz will present some great family attractions to join the weekly racing throughout 2018. Aside from the 68th Year Celebration Fireworks spectacular set for June 30th the annual I Love America Night Fireworks presentation is set for Saturday night August 11th.
School Buses will be getting a workout at Riverhead this coming season as School Bus Figure 8 races planned for Saturday May 12th and June 2nd. Later in the season the 13-ton machines will be destroyed in two hard hitting School Bus Demolition Derby events Saturday July 21stand again Saturday August 25th.
Saturday evening July 14th the Monster Trucks will again converge on Riverhead Raceway for another wild “free-style” event featuring the diesel burning & churning XDP Diesel Monster Truck along with several other top name trucks. It is sure to be a car crushing good time for young and old to enjoy alike.
Four bone jarring, car destroying Demolition Derby contests are set for 2018 with two 4-Cylinder Demolition Derbies on June 16th and again June 30th. The first 8-Cylinder Demo will unfold August 11th and then the big one, the National Demolition Derby championship Saturday night September 22nd. The Demo schedule is tentative as one of the two June dates could very well be moved.
Marketing opportunities are plentiful with the diverse 2018 Riverhead Raceway schedule of events, everything from the two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races, the Islip 300 or any other race for any division at Riverhead Raceway. Seasonal marketing opportunities for any class of racing along with comprehensive billboard packages also available. For further marketing information please call 631-842-RACE Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or send an e-mail to us at info@riverheadraceway.com.
To view  2018 Riverhead Raceway schedule in it’s entirety please visit www.riverheadraceway.com.