New Egypt, NJ – With over a foot of snow forecasted for the Central New Jersey area, New Egypt Speedway management has decided to cancel the 2017 version of the March Meltdown.
“With the way the weather looked, we are looking out for the best interest of all the drivers, car owners, teams and fans”, said Joey Liquori who is a member of the New Egypt Speedway management team. “We didn’t want to see anybody tear anything up cause the surface was too soft from the weather, we are looking to have a big season this year and we didn’t want to start it off on the wrong foot.
An all-star lineup was taking place for the March Meltdown that included invaders such as Mike Mahaney, Tyler Dippel, Frank Cozze, Danny Creeden, Duane Howard, Jimmy Horton and many more who were to take on the New Egypt Speedway regulars such in Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch Jr., David VanHorn, Danny Bouc and more.
The event will not be made up. The next Big Block vs. Small Block Modified event will be the “Garden State Gunfight” held on Tuesday night June 20th which will be 60-Laps in distance and $6,000 to win with $400 to start.
All entry fee money that was submitted will be mailed back.
The focus now shifts to the first of many Open Practices that New Egypt Speedway has planned for the 2017 season on Saturday March 25th. Pit gates will open at 10AM for early Tech Inspection and practice will run from 12-4PM and is open to any racing vehicle. Pit admission will be $25 per person with grandstand admission being FREE.
New Egypt Speedway will then kick-off its 20th Season as a dirt track on Saturday April 1st where the 358 Modifieds will be in action in a 30-Lap Main Event paying $2,500 to win and $300 to start along with the Sportsman, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars and Rookie Sportsman.
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.
Saturday March 25th – Open Practice 12PM-4PM
Saturday April 1st – 20th Annual Opening Night – 358 Modifieds (30 Laps), Sportsman (20 Laps), Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars (20 Laps) & Rookie Sportsman (8 Laps)