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Two-Wheel Weekend Coming This Saturday & Sunday October 19th & 20th At New Egypt Speedway

New Egypt, NJ – It’s a two-wheel weekend this coming weekend October 19th and 20th at New Egypt Speedway as we have two Motorcycle related events on the docket.

First on Saturday, October 19th it will be Flat Track Under The Lights as AMA District 6 invades New Egypt Speedway for the second time in 2019. The first event back on July 21st fielded 75 bikes in the pit area, which wasn’t bad for a 113-degree day, after hearing how well lit the New Egypt Speedway was, everyone wanted to come back under the lights which is exactly what we did. Pit gates will open at 1pm on Saturday; grandstands will open at 4pm with racing beginning at 5pm on Saturday night. Adult (16+) admission is $20, Seniors (65+) are $18 with Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID being $10 and as always Kids 11 & Under are FREE!

Then the following day on Sunday, October 20th it will be our eighth and final Central Jersey Motorcycle Swap Meet and Bike Show of 2019. There will be eleven categories in the bike show. Categories for the bike show include Best Bagger, Best Big Twin, Best Vintage, Best Chopper, Best Custom, Best British, Best Euro, Best Japanese, Best Racer, Best Sportster and Peoples Choice. 

Spaces are $15 per space, it is absolutely free to browse and the gates open at 8am on Sunday!

Our on track activity ends for 2019 on Saturday October 26th with the 7th Annual All Star Cup Shootout which pays $6,000 to win and $400 to start the 60-lap Big Block vs. Small Block Modified event. Completing the card that night will be the Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Open Sportsman and Crate Modifieds. Racing will begin at 6pm on the 26th.

New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, 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, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

INSIDE

They say beauty is only skin deep. What you see on the outside is not always what you get. I have seen some good-looking racecars that don’t have what it takes to be competitive on the track. How do we know what’s in there. There is an easy way to find out if what you see is what you get. Let’s peal the cover off and look inside. Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Tech inspection exists for the purpose of making sure the seen and unseen components conform to the rules. The necessity of having to check gives us an indication of our human nature, we tend to try and manipulate things so that we have an advantage. Is it cheating if no one catches you? I can think of many sayings we have, in and out of racing, which help us rationalize bending the rules.

“We get paid to cheat and they get paid to catch us”

“What they don’t know won’t hurt them.”

“No one will ever know”

“Everyone’s doing it.”

Many times we rationalize doing something based on the risk of being caught. Is the reward worth it? If you receive an honor as a result of doing something illegal, immoral or deceitful; is it worth it? Some would say yes, win at all cost. Some would say yes, as long as no one was hurt. God’s word says, no.

Think about how we tend to see things. We bend the rules in our favor. We try to have everything work out to our benefit. We spend time trying to figure out how we can get the upper hand and not get caught. We tend to be self-centered and do everything in our power to achieve the best outcome for us. We spend very little time thinking about others.

I have been known to golf a little bit. Golf is a very interesting sport. There are no officials out there checking to see if you are following the rules. You and you alone are responsible for enforcing the rules on yourself. Call your own penalties. That’s when it gets interesting. How many of us are ready to turn ourselves in for something that violates the rules? They say someone’s true character shows when you watch them play golf, will they cheat themselves or will they hold up the integrity of the rules. What does it matter it’s only a game right?

In Luke’s gospel he tells us that the blessings we receive from God are contingent on how we handle the things of this world.  Do we handle them with the moral character that will honor God? Do we view these resources as someone else’s not to be squandered?

Luke 16:10-13; “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

God doesn’t need tech inspection. He knows all that we do, seen and unseen. He knows the secrets that hide in each one of our closets. We cannot hide them from Him. God honors those that honor Him. It comes down to a choice. Who will we serve; God or money?

We love to sit on the fence. We want the best of both worlds. We look at things and decide which side of the fence we will live on today.  We choose which side of the fence we want to jump down on and live accordingly. Our decision making process is guided by what we would like to do most. The three people we like to please are, me, myself and I.

God says there are no fence sitters. You either are going to please Him or not. We need to change the way we see things. We need to jump off the fence onto the side that honors and pleases God without concern for ourselves. Then we will know the blessing of God’s presence in our lives.

So what’s inside your life? I would like to encourage you to live with integrity in all your ways, whether someone’s looking or not. We should not need to explain our motives; they should be plain to see. Don’t live our lives always looking over our shoulder wondering if anyone is watching. It is difficult to move forward if we are always looking around. In all we do we should not be ashamed if it is exposed for all to see. Only when we live like this do we experience the presence of God in our lives.

Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.

MacDonald a winner again at Thompson’s World Series

The Granite State Pro Stock Series held a fifty lap event at Thompson Speedway this weekend, and to no one’s surprise it was “The Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald taking home the win. Macdonald is always a favorite at the 5/8 mile oval proved why once again.

   The Granite State Pro Stock Series was one of many divisions to compete at the World Series of Stock Car Auto Racing at Thompson Speedway in Thompson CT. Unfortunately the story of the weekend was weather, as all competition was washed out on Friday making for a jam packed Saturday.

   One practice session was held on Friday and the fastest pro stock to take time was Ray Christian III. Christian, the previous weeks third place finisher, loves the larger, faster race tracks so his trip to the top of the charts was no surprise.

   On Saturday, a crowded pit area, two days’ worth of racing and a weather delay to start the day lead to a crowded schedule and the cancelation of all qualifying rounds for the GSPSS. As a result, the fifty lap feature was lined up per the rule book putting point leader Joey Doiron on the pole with his nearest competitor, Christian, to his outside.

   At the drop of the green, Christian got by Doiron using the heavily favored outside line and set sail. Through a couple of caution periods for minor spins, Christian was able to get the jump on the restarts and get out to as much as a twenty plus car length lead.

   The final caution fell at about the two thirds mark of the race and lined Christian up beside MacDonald. When the green came out it looked as though Christian’s car was just a little better than MacDonalds. As the two fought side by side for the lead, Macdonalds car got loose on several occasions and forced the Rawley MA driver to lift out of the throttle and settle in behind Christian.

   After regrouping for a couple of laps, MacDonald mounted another charge to the inside of the track and pull out in front. From there to the checkers it was all MacDonald as he opened up a lead of a few car lengths and picked up his second win with the GSPSS at the World Series.

   Cory Casagrande has run well at every race he has attended in 2019 and Thompson was no different. The Stafford Springs CT driver loves racing in his home state and ran a solid race finishing third after starting mid pack.

   Second Generation driver Ryan Kuhn had a busy weekend as he ran with two series. Kuhn battled hard all evening long and wound up with a fourth place finish to show for his efforts.

   Reid Lanpher and his family team made the trek down from Manchester ME and sat through the long weekend to test their metal against the GSPSS regulars. Due to this being the teams second start and lining up by owners points, Lanpher started deep in the field. By the end of fifty laps he had fought forward to a top five finish.

   Jimmy Renfrew Jr would wind up finishing sixth despite a turn three spin off the bumper of eventual eighth place finisher Devin O’Connell. Vermont driver Josh King would split the two youngsters in seventh Position.

   Rounding out the top ten would be point leader Joey Doiron and Tommy O’Sullivan making his first start of 2019. Doiron goes into the last race of the year at Claremont Motorsports Park with a comfortable, but not insurmountable lead in the championship hunt.

   Next up for the series is the fall challenge at Claremont Motorsports Park on Thrasher Rd in Claremont NH. The traveling pro stocks will hold their event on the Sunday of this two day show, with the Crazy Horse Racing race for the pole taking to the track at 2pm. Heat races and several features will follow, highlighted by the GSPSS championship race.

   For more information go to www.gspss.net or check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Granite State Pro Stock Series contingency awards:

ARB Hard Luck Award: None, will be drawn at Claremont

O’Reilly Auto Parts last car on the lead lap: $75.00 17 Kevin Folan

O’Reilly Auto Parts 7th place finisher :  $ 75.00 21 Josh King

American Racer N.E Hard Charger: 17 Eddie MacDonald

Sunoco Heat Race Winners : None

VDL 5th Place: $100.00 59 Reid Lanpher

Crazy Horse Racing Fast Time: none

Thompson Speedway World Series Official Finish

1- 17 Eddie MacDonald

2- 93ct Ray Christian III

3- 7 Cory Casagrande

4- 72 Ryan Kuhn

5- Reid Lanpher

6- 00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr

7- 21 Josh King

8- 43 Devin O’Connell

9- 73 Joey Doiron

10- 16 Tommy O’Sullivan

11- 18 Jeff Fagan

12- 4o Mike Mitchell

13- 39 Nick Lascuola

14- 17 Kevin Folan