NEW EGYPT, NJ – Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car standout Greg Hodnett will be among those seeking a New Egypt Speedway victory on Tuesday night.
Hodnett, a native of Memphis, Tenn., will chase a $2,000 United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Car payday on June 14 (rain date: June 15) at the 7/16ths-mile D-shaped facility, part of the ‘Dirty Jersey 4’ event promoted by BD Motorsports Media LLC. Hodnett will be at the wheel of car owner Mike Heffner’s potent No. 27.
“This is a race I have been looking forward to,” Heffner said. “I really wanted to go and talked the guys into it. New Egypt is a nice facility and I know there will be a big crowd.”
Tuesday night’s event marks the sole 2016 appearance by the potent URC Sprint Cars at New Egypt. The defending ‘Turnpike 25’ winner at NES is Curt Michael of Ocean View, Del.
URC Sprint Cars receive a minimum of $250 to take the green flag.
The URC 360 Sprint Cars will be part of a tripleheader program at New Egypt. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Modifieds battle in a $10,000-to-win, 40-lap special, Round No. 5 of the seven-race Velocita South Region.
The ‘Dirty Jersey’ event is extremely lucrative for STSS Modified competitors, with $10,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th-place and $400 to take the green. There is additional lap money, product awards, contingency bonuses and more, as well. Crate 602 Sportsman complete the show.
A welcoming rules package will allow for various engine combinations to take part in the STSS Modified program.
Spec head small-blocks, with Grandview/Big Diamond/New Egypt seals ONLY, weigh 2,275 lbs. (gasoline) or 2,350 lbs. (methanol) and may utilize sail panels. All other combinations (open small-block – 2,400 lbs., big-block – 2,500 lbs. and “Delaware big-block – 2,600 lbs.) will be outfitted with standard windows.
Tires permitted are American Racer 33 or harder (fronts), 44 or harder (left-rear) and 48 or harder (right-rear).
Entering the ‘Dirty Jersey’ at NES, Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., leads the Velocita South Region standings. Friesen, the most recent winner at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., holds a 52-point edge over defending series champion Ryan Watt (353-301). New Yorker Anthony Perrego, Pennsylvania’s Craig Von Dohren and Delaware driver Jordan Watson complete the front five in the standings.
Crate 602 Sportsman will have the top-18 positions locked in via timed hot laps. The remainder of the field will be set with a B-Main. A 20-lap feature will pay $750 to win and $75 to take the green flag.
URC Sprint Cars will qualify via heat races and take part in the ‘Turnpike 25’ main event.
Complete times, rules and general information can be found at the following link:http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/
-BD Motorsports Media Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com