By Robert Miller
NEW EGYPT, NJ (July 16, 2017) – The date is quickly closing in.
The Jersey Rush VII is again presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings with gates opening at 5 PM and race time set for 7:30 PM. Don’t forget to come early and take part in the pre-race pit party where you can visit the pits, meet the drivers, see the cars prior to the start of the race.
The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $4,000 winner’s share, with $1,000 bonus available for the highest finishing pre-registered car. $1,000 will go to the tenth place finisher and $300 to start the A-main. The area’s fastest Sprint Car drivers will compete in 10 lap heat races – set from time trials, and a 12 lap B-Main before the 30 lap main event. Only approved Hoosier H-Series tires will be eligible for competition.
Entry for Sprint Car competitors is $50 and includes 3 FREE pit passes.
Previous Jersey Rush winners Greg Hodnett, Ryan Smith and JJ Grasso are among the first to enter the July 25 event along with Davey Sammons, Kyle Reinhardt and yes, even some interest from at least well known NASCAR star. All this as popular fan favorites like Danny Dietrich and Lucas Wolfe are chasing their first victories at the Jersey dirt track.
The Modifieds will compete for a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth place finisher and $250 to start the feature event. The top-12 heat race finishers will redraw for feature starting positions. Modifieds MUST use American Racer tires with a left rear 44 compound and a right rear 48 compound. Competitors have the option of running a Big-Block with windows or a spec Small-Block with Sail Panels. Big-Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,500 lbs.; Open Small Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,450 lbs. and use windows; Spec Small Blocks on alcohol must weigh a minimum of 2,350 lbs. and on gas a minimum of 2,275 lbs. and have the option to run sail panels.
Oliver Communications Group, a telecommunications cabling company, based in Bordentown, New Jersey, has upped the ante offering $200 bonus money to the winners of the 410 Sprint Car and Modified qualifying heats on Tuesday, July 25.
Before the racing action, fans will be treated to a special pre-race Meet and Greet from 5:00-6:00 PM. All race fans are welcome to visit the pit area and get an up-close look at the stars and cars competing in the JERSEY RUSH VII. Spectators can enter the pit area from the gate behind the fourth turn grandstands.
Adult Admission for Jersey Rush VI is $30, Children (6-11): $10 and Children 5 and under are FREE! Pit admission is $35 with no license required.
Pit Gates open at 3:30 PM, Grandstands open at 5:00 PM, the Driver’s Meeting will be at 6:15 PM, Warm-Ups at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.
For full event information fans and competitors can visit www.jerseyrushrace.com – the website contains rules, full payout information, and entry forms.
Pioneer Pole Building presents…
JERSEY RUSH VII
Tuesday, July 25 (Raindate July 26) 7:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618
Bob Miller 443-513-4456
About New Egypt Speedway
With state-of-the-art facilities, New Egypt Speedway feature daylight-quality lighting system, 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 sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. On the track, the multi-grooved 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.