NEW EGYPT, NJ – It all goes down at sun down on Tuesday night, July 24 with the eighth running of the Pioneer Pole Buildings JERSEY RUSH VIII.
For their one and only appearance in the state of New Jersey, the 410 sprints will invade the state and they remain the most powerful race cars on dirt, making this very special appearance at the New Egypt Speedway. The Jersey Rush VIII, the ultimate triple header event, has a new twist in the Tuesday night, July 24 event. The 410 sprints will headline this show joined again by the Big Block/358 Modified Challenge and new in 2018, the addition of the Sportsman (open sportsman and crate sportsman) competing in a unique format to include a 20 lap $1,000 to win feature event.
Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Come out early and take part in the Meet & Greet where you may go in the pits between 5 PM and 6:15 to meet your favorite sprint drivers and get a close up look at the sprint cars before the drop of the green flag.
The 410 sprints will complete in time trials and a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 30 lap $5,000 to win Jersey Rush VIII. Tenth will pay an attractive $1,000 and $300 is being offered just to start the main event. Oliver Construction has sweetened the pot posting $200 to win each of the sprint heat race events as CNB Chubby added $200 in cash as the Fast Time Award.
JJ Grasso is the defending Jersey Rush champion and winner of three of the seven Jersey Rush events. 410 star Greg Hodnett is a two time winner of the Jersey Rush. Other event winners include Daryn Pitman and the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith. Both Grasso and Smith are early entries and have their eyes glued on the $5,000 winner’s check.
The Big Block vs Small Block Modifieds will take part in timed warm-ups, a series of heat race events also paying $200 to win courtesy of Oliver Construction and a 30 lap $3,000 to win feature event. Fifth will pay $1,000 with $250 being paid to start the main event. Billy Pauch Jr is the defending winner of the Modified Jersey Rush. Previous modified winners include Jimmy Horton, Duane Howard, Ryan Godown and Billy Pauch, a two time winner.
The newest addition to the Jersey Rush VIII is the Open Sportsman vs Crate Sportsman Challenge, a 20 lap feature that will pay $1,000 to the winner. The Sportsman will compete in timed warm-ups and a consolation leading up to the main event. Both Open Sportsman and Crate Sportsman will be awarded 50 show-up points for taking part in the Jersey Rush III.
Event sheets for each division, detailing the complete purse, car specifications and race procedures are posted at www.JERSEYURSHHRACE.com. For additional information, contact Lenny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or Bob Miller at 443-513-4456.
The Jersey Rush VIII is a co-promotion between Lenny, Danny and Davey Sammons and special events organizer Bob Miller. The promotional team is pleased to have Pioneer Pole Buildings back as the event sponsor.
General admission for the Jersey Rush VIII is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and children five and under will be admitted FREE. The pit fee is $35 and a track license is not required.
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Event Information: Len Sammons 609-8883613 or Bob Miller 443 513 4456
About New Egypt Speedway: This state-of-the-art facility, New Egypt Speedway features a daylight-quality lighting system, excellent sightlines-from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheel-chair 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 racy 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.