By Robert Miller
NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 21, 2017) – A $5,000 payday will go to the winner of the 35 lap 410 sprint car feature and several drivers are already planning a bank deposit. Lucas Wolfe, “Double D” Danny Dietrich, Davey Sammons and previous Jersey Rush winners Ryan Smith and JJ Grasso are geared up and likely big contenders for the win.
The most popular racing divisions in the area – the 410 Sprint Cars and the Modifieds – combine for an all-out battle of the best racers around. This thrilling double division main event will kick off with an exclusive pre-race pit party for all race fans from 5 to 6 PM. Come out early and meet the drivers before the racing event gets underway at 7:30 PM.
The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $5,000 pay day with $1,000 going 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.
A Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modifieds challenge will offer a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth-place finisher and $250 to start the feature event. Duane Howard, Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch Jr, Jeff Strunk, Rick Laubach, and Danny Bouc are among the top contenders in the modified division planning to be in the hunt. 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 Wednesday, August 23.
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 VII 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
Wednesday, August 23 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.