NEW EGYPT, NJ – It’s almost here!
The premier midweek event of June takes place this Thursday (June 11) at New Egypt Speedway when Lentini Auto Salvage presents the ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ event. Modifieds, big-blocks vs. small-blocks, will race 40 laps for a $10,000 winner’s share. The total purse structure is $30,670 (minus any bonuses and awards) which is a new record for BD Motorsports Media LLC in its 33-race promotional history and the second-year Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek.
Pit gates open at 3 p.m., with grandstand gates swinging open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are planned for 6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $29. Seniors (ages 65 and over with ID) and Military (with ID) pay $24. Students, ages 12-15, pay $12. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.
Fans can take part in the fun with a pre-race tailgating competition. Prizes will be given away by the roaming ‘Dirty Girls’ in the parking area. There will be giveaways, musical entertainment, R/C car racing and other fan activities.
One of the Northeast’s most diverse Modified fields of 2015 will be present at the Garden State facility Thursday to compete for the huge payout. A strong northern flare is building to include Tim McCreadie, the national Late Model star in a rare New Jersey Modified start; Brett Hearn, who is stepping into the Mike Petruska Sr. owned No. 66 Atlas Paving mount for the event; red-hot Danny Johnson in the Chris Gennarelli No. 27J; Stewart Friesen, who will drive the Jeff Daley-owned No. 44 small-block and a Doug Emery 360 Sprint Car; Andy Bachetti, in only the third NES appearance of his career; Central New York Modified and SpeedSTR talent Mike Mahaney; southeastern New York rising stars Anthony Perrego and Danny Creeden and many more.
Rick Laubach, a Big Diamond (Pa.) and Bridgeport (N.J.) regular leads the STSS Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region standings into NES following victories in the opening two events of the series. Laubach has the best record in the ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ to date, winning the inaugural event in 2013 and finishing second a year ago.
The Keystone State sends some of its top talents to NES on Thursday. Craig Von Dohren will drive the Dick Biever-owned No. 14s, while Duane Howard will strap into the potent Glenn Hyneman-owned No. 126. Doug Manmiller will drive the Jason Miller No. 44.
Ryan Watt, one of the Penn-Jersey area’s most popular drivers, will strap into the Ron Roberts-owned No. 14W for the ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ special. Watt used Saturday’s regular program at New Egypt to score some additional lap time.
Delaware’s Jamie Mills has launched to a strong start to the STSS South Region with top-10 finishes at Bridgeport and Big Diamond. Mills heads to NES after a long absence. Mills’ nephew, defending Delaware International Speedway champion Jordan Watson will make the tow in addition to other expected Delaware entries.
New Egypt’s own talent will be led by defending track champion Ryan Godown, utilizing a fresh ERD big-block powerplant in his John Chemidlin No. 747; the father-son tandem of Billy Pauch Sr. and Billy Pauch Jr. (driving the Pakenham Motorsports No. 18); David Van Horn Jr. in the family No. 71; and many more of the tough weekly field.
The welcoming rules package for Thursday night’s event allows the weekly NES or PA-legal small-block Modifieds to utilize sail panels. All other engine packages must use windows. American Racer tires will be utilized for this year’s edition.
Also on the ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ program are the United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars with an invite to the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). The 360 Sprint Cars make their only visit to NES this season as part of the unique Thursday program. The stars of URC will be out in full force led by defending event winner Davie Franek, Curt Michael, Robbie Stillwaggon, Josh Weller, Randy West, Mark Bitner and more.
Crate 602 Sportsman complete the card in a 20-lap feature paying $750 to the winner and $75. Timed warm-ups will set the top-18 starting positions, with a B-Main setting the remainder of the field.
Complete Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman rules and info are at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/dirty-jersey-3-general-rules-prices-information/
For 360 Sprint Car info, visit: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/360-sprint-car-rules-and-payout/
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Located in New Egypt, N.J., New Egypt Speedway features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. There are clean, heated restrooms, a monitored playground area for young fans and restaurant-quality concession stands serving up a full menu at family style prices. The racy, 7/16ths-mile clay oval hosts tight, wheel-to-wheel, all-out competition. New Egypt Speedway’s GPS address is 720 Route 539 New Egypt, NJ 08533 and the speedway website is www.newegyptspeedway.net.
The Short Track Super Series is presented by Hi-Tek Race Fuel, American Racer/Lias Tire, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Scotty’s Speed & Diesel, East Coast Speed/ECS Auto, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Allstar Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group (COMP Cams, Driven Racing Oil & Quarter Master), Crane Ignition, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Stainless Steel Exhaust, Hig Fab Chassis, Hyperco, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lineman Racing, Pilat Graphic Design, Race Pro Weekly, Racers Guide, S&D Bodyline, S&W Awards, Shiley Fabrication, Simplicity Design, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & VP Racing Fuel.
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 2015 Schedule
Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Presented By Scotty’s Speed & Diesel
Sunday, April 19 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ: South Jersey Shootout – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Tuesday, May 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Thursday, June 11 (Rain Date: June 15) – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ: Dirty Jersey 3 – $10,000 to win!
Tuesday, Aug. 4 (Rain Date: Aug. 5) – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (Rain Date: Sept. 2) – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Beach Blast 2 – Championship Points
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Presented By Scotty’s Speed & Diesel Point Fund (*based on 5 events): 1. $7,500; 2. $3,000; 3. $2,250; 4. $1,500; 5. $1,250; 6. $1,000; 7. $900; 8. $850; 9. $800; 10. $750.
Drivers with perfect attendance outside the Top-10 receive $250.
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