NEW EGYPT, NJ  – Before competitors enter a season-long war to claim the throne as the New Egypt Speedway Modified Champion, an exhibition-style battle brings in the top racers from the region fighting for bragging rights and over $25,000 in prize money as the Ocean County dirt-oval presents March Madness Meltdown on Saturday, March 19.


Headlined by the mighty Modifieds in a 50-lap main event, March Madness Meltdown includes a lucrative payout that boasts $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for fifth, and $400 to start. With the popular Sportsman division also on tap, both classes are offered a unique set of rule package options allowing nearly every driver in the region the opportunity to compete.


“This is one of our biggest events of the season,” General Manager, Allyse Wolfinger said. “We feel like the best way to kick off 2016 is with a great paying event that allows our regulars and a host of invaders the opportunity to participate. It’s a win-win for the drivers and fans.”


Drivers like defending Modified Champion, Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ, as well as Billy Pauch and Billy Pauch Jr., both of Frenchtown, NJ are expected to participate – along with invaders like Duane Howard of Oley, PA, aboard the Petruska No. 66, and Jeff Strunk of Pottstown, PA aboard the Glenn Hyneman owned No. 126.


As an added bonus to the competitors, New Egypt Speedway is currently collecting contingency awards and lap money. Laps are currently on sale for a minimum of $15 per lap for the Modified division and a minimum of $10 per lap for the Sportsman. There are also additional sponsorship opportunities available to get involved with the event. For more information or to get involved, contact the Speedway office at 609-758-1900 or [email protected]


Drivers are encouraged to pre-enter for the event. Modified early entry is $20 and Sportsman early entry is $10 – entry fees for both divisions will see a $5 increase on the day of the event.


Pit gates will open at 12 pm for early technical inspection. All cars MUST be inspected before hitting the racetrack. Front gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps starting at 4 pm and racing starting at 5 pm.


Adult admission is $25, seniors 65 and older are $23, teens 12-15 and members of the military and their spouses are $15, and children 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35 with any track or series license and $40 without a license.


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The New Egypt Speedway season kicks off on Saturday, March 19 with the March Madness Meltdown, featuring a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win Modified event that promises fast-paced action, hometown heroes and the region’s greatest invaders.


New Egypt Speedway sees action on Saturday, March 26 with a free-to-the-public open practice session for all divisions. Competitors are encouraged to test and tune their machines in preparation for the 2016 racing season.


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 roast beef sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.


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Lucrative Payout set for March Madness Meltdown at New Egypt