New Egypt, N.J. — (August 15, 2013) — In anticipation of the Tuesday night, August 20 NAPA Auto Parts JERSEY RUSH III presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings, the New Egypt Speedway opened their track for a special test and tune on Wednesday night. Popular modified driver Ryan Godown was on hand to take his first ride in the #747 410 sprint car as Davey Sammons took over the wheel of Godown’s modified. Modified driver Neal Williams also brought out his 410 sprinter for the first time. Local Trenton, NJ sprint car driver Mark Bitner had his 410 sprint our for the test and tune as well.
Williams struggled with some early night mechanical problems but was turning some fast laps later in the practice. Ryan Godown also got his feel of a 410 sprint car but following some track preparation, Godown spun and backed into the wall, turning over the #747 sprinter. There was minor damage to the car and plans are still in place for Ryan Godown to be an entry in the Jersey Rush III on Tuesday night. Davey Sammons enjoyed his turn with the modified and is also looking for the 410 Sprint and Modified Double-header on Tuesday night, August 20.
A quality field of 410 sprints are expected to include Greg Hodnett, Mark Smith, Lance Dewease, Fred Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, JJ Grasso, Ryan Smith, Billy Pauch Jr., Robbie Stillwaggon, Rick Lafferty, Ryan Bohlke and Sammons. The 410 sprints will chase a $5,000 to win payoff plus $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green as the modified feature winner will collect a $3,000 payday for 30 laps.
Sammons, Godown and Williams are expected to be challenged in the modifieds by New Egypt Speedway’s Billy Pauch and Willie Osmun. Expected entries include last year’s JERSEY RUSH Modified winner Jimmy Horton, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Frank Cozze, Dave Witte, Mike Frantz, John Stangle, Tad Cox, Jimmy Blewett, David VanHorn, Sammy Piazza, Richie Pratt Jr., Sammy Martz, Lou Cicconi, Jared Umbenhauer, and Davey Sammons.
Making the Modified portion of JERSEY RUSH III even more interesting, event organizers have created a blend of rules to bring together the Big Block Modifieds and the PA/New Egypt Legal 358 Modifieds. Big Block Modifieds will have a 467 cubic inch limit, they must run with windows only, and on gas with a weight of 2,500 pounds. For the PA/New Egypt Legal 358 Modifieds, sail panels are allowed, gas with a weight of 2,275 or alcohol with a weight of 2,350. Nine-to-one compression ratio Steel Block engined cars will have a weight of 2275. American Racer Tires will be required (no stamp necessary) with the fronts at 33 or harder, the left rear at 44 or harder and the right rear at 48 or harder. This blend of rules was designed to attract drivers from various speedways and should bring together a vast number of talent laden entries.
With New Egypt regulars making their 410 Sprint debuts, a big field of 410 Sprinters already entered and an innovative Modified rules formula designed to be all-inclusive, JERSEY RUSH III is taking shape as one of the most anticipated auto racing events in the state of New Jersey.
The NAPA Auto Parts/Pioneer Pole Buildings JERSEY RUSH III will get underway at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 5:00 PM . The extremely popular 410 Sprint Car Pit Side Meet & Greet, always a highlight of this event, allows race fans to enter the pit area from 5:00 PM, to 6:00 PM.
This huge event is a co-promotion between Lenny, Danny and Davey Sammons and special events organizer Bob Miller.
For more information, visit www.aarn.com, then go to the JERSEY RUSH III Page. Sprint and Modified entry forms and details are posted.
NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY EVENT FACTS:
WHEN: Tuesday, August 20 Gates Open 5:00 PM 7:30 PM Starting Time (Rain Date: Wednesday, August 21 7:30 PM)
WHERE: New Egypt Speedway 720 Pinehurst Road New Egypt, NJ 08522 (On Route 539)
WHAT: 3rd Annual JERSEY RUSH 410 Sprints & Modifieds
TRACK PHONE: 609-758-1900
FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL 443 513 4456 BOB MILLER
ADVANCE TICKETS: CALL 443 513 4456 Leave your name, phone number and number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up o race night at the New Egypt Speedway Office after 4:30 PM.
Adults: $30, Children 6-11 $10, Children 5 & under Free. Pit Fee $35 no license required.
Past 410 Sprint Jersey Rush Feature winners
2012 Daryn Pittman- – 2nd Annual Jersey RUSH
2011 JJ Grasso- – 1st Annual Jersey RUSH
Facility Amenities: The entire New Egypt Speedway facility features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The track is fully wheelchair-accessible with wide, clear and well groomed walkways. There are clean, heated rest rooms, a monitored playground area for the little fans. Whistle-clean concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family style prices. Our dynamic-duo of track announcers keep fans informed and involved with a state of the art sound system.
The Track: The racy, 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval plays host to some of the tightest all out wheel-to-wheel competition you’ll ever witness.