Most Talented Big-Block Modified Cast Of The Decade Ready for New Egypt Speedway Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. ‘Dirty Jersey 60’ On Tuesday, June 18
PA, NJ, NY, DE, MA, Ontario, & Australia To Be Represented; Fan Fun Activities Planned
By: Brett Deyo
NEW EGYPT, NJ – Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. ‘Dirty Jersey 60’ co-promoter Stewart Friesen has called the expected DIRTcar Modified lineup for Tuesday night’s event at New Egypt Speedway “the best big-block field of the 2000s era.”
Certainly, the pristine D-shaped 7/16th-mile oval will play host to an all-star cast as the touring SuperDIRTcar Series returns to the Garden State for a 60-lap headliner to pit the best of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, Ontario and even Australia. Joining the big-block Modifieds are Open vs. Crate Sportsman in a ‘Turnpike 25’ clash.
The inaugural Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. ‘Dirty Jersey 60’ is a co-promotion involving dirt Modified driving star Friesen and special events promoter Brett Deyo under the Friesen-Deyo Promotions banner. The SuperDIRTcar Series has not run in New Jersey since 2007.
“We are expecting one of the best big-block Modified fields to be assembled in the last 10 years,” noted Friesen, 29, while looking toward the second round on the 2013 Super DIRTcar Series. “The talent all at one track that night should get any race fan excited.”
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Grandstand gates swing open at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6:45 p.m. and racing will get underway at 7:15 p.m. There is a rain date of Wednesday, June 19 if needed.
Admission is $27 (Adults), $24 (Seniors 65 and over with ID and Military with ID), $12 (Students 12-15 years old with ID) and Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35 (no license required).
The Super DIRTcar Series Modified field will be led by Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., driver Friesen, who won the series opener at Rolling Wheels (N.Y.) Raceway earlier this month, three-time Mr. DIRTcar Modified champion Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., Gary Tomkins of Clifton Springs, N.Y., Brett Hearn of Sussex, N.J., Danny Johnson of Phelps, N.Y., Justin Haers, also of Phelps, N.Y., Australia’s Peter Britten, Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., Tim Currier of Auburn, N.Y., and several others.
National Late Model driving star Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., is expected to return to the Modifieds in Vinnie Salerno’s potent No. 4* Teo-Pro car. McCreadie is a past winner at New Egypt. Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y., a rising star on the independent tracks of Central New York, has also set plans to attend.
Bobby Varin of Sharon Springs, N.Y. – a winner at Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway, Glen Ridge (N.Y.) and Bridgeport (N.J.) this season – will invade with the Mike Petruska-owned No. 66. The Petruska car ran at New Egypt regularly last year with Billy Pauch Jr. behind the wheel.
From New Jersey, all-time leading New Egypt winner and five-time track champion Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, N.J., is set to take on the DIRTcar contingent. Defending champ Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., former Orange County Fair Speedway point title winner David Van Horn of Harmony, N.J., Bridgeport Speedway standout Eric Kormann of Vineland, N.J., recent Bridgeport winners Dave Hunt of Bridgewater, N.J., and Dom Buffalino of Bridgewater, N.J., first-time NES winner in ’13 Neal Williams of Pittsgrove, N.J., Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., and many more.
Pennsylvania Modified talent, likewise, will be well represented. From the Keystone State are Grandview (Pa.) Speedway king Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., in Glenn Hyneman’s No. 126, Big Diamond (Pa.) Speedway point leader Craig Von Dohren, also of Oley, Pa., former two-time New Egypt champion Frank Cozze of Wind Gap, Pa., another returning champion from New Egypt and last year’s Bridgeport champ Rick Laubach of Quakertown, Pa., recent Penn Can (Pa.) Speedway ‘Clash at the Can’ winner Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., Doug Manmiller of Shoemakersville, Pa., (driving the Rick Clay No. 88c) and others.
Scranton-area driver Brett Tonkin of Carbondale, Pa., who won at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., on Fridaynight, will make a rare New Egypt appearance.
The First State sends two track champions from Delaware International Speedway – Matt Jester and H.J. Bunting III, both of Milford, Del. – to New Egypt in rare visits.
Massachusetts driver Andy Bachetti, who has been red hot at Lebanon Valley (N.Y.) Speedway this season, has also set plans to attend.
“We are very anxious to see this type of diversity together at one state-of-the-art venue,” Friesen said.
Modified drivers will be racing for more than $30,000 in posted awards, purse money and prizes. Lap money – more than $2,200 has been collected – will be distributed via a “Lucky 7” program to the first-seven positions in cyclical fashion throughout the event.
The Crate vs. Open Sportsman field is also set to be stellar. New Egypt’s standout weekly field will be peppered with invaders from Pennsylvania, New York and Bridgeport. Lap money – approaching $500 – will be distributed via the same “Lucky 7” program as the Modifieds. Also, special awards have been posted including a drum of VP Racing Fuel to the winner.
Competitors in both divisions will enjoy a pre-race picnic in the pit area thanks to Dietz & Watson, ERK Steering and Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz.
A full listing of special awards is posted on the front page of www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com.
Fans have not been forgotten in the ‘Dirty Jersey 60’ program, either. There will be a pre-race tailgating competition will award fans with the most creative setup or tribute to a favorite driver with four FREE grandstand passes. In the midway, there will be live music, R/C car racing, driver autographs, collectibles on sale and an appearance by Ms. Motorsports 2013 Katie Todorow.
Of course, there will be fireworks and fan fun giveaways throughout the night as well.
“We know there are fans planning to travel great distances to this event,” co-promoter Deyo said. “We want them to leave enjoying the experience of the whole night. It is truly a destination event on the SuperDIRTcar Series schedule.”
To learn more about the ‘Dirty Jersey 60’ visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com orwww.newegyptspeedway.net. For questions on race day, contact the speedway office at 609.758.1900. “Like” BD Motorsports Media on Facebook for up-to-the-minute news.
About New Egypt Speedway
Located in New Egypt, N.J., New Egypt Speedway features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. There are clean, heated restrooms, a monitored playground area for young fans and restaurant-quality concession stands serving up a full menu at family style prices. The racy, 7/16ths-mile clay oval hosts tight, wheel-to-wheel, all-out competition. New Egypt Speedway’s GPS address is 720 Route 539 New Egypt, NJ 08533 and the speedway website is www.newegyptspeedway.net.
About Friesen-Deyo Promotions
A collaboration between dirt Modified standout driver Stewart Friesen and special events promoter and motorsports writer Brett Deyo, Friesen-Deyo Promotions anticipates its first event at New Egypt Speedway in June 2013 with a goal of additional events in the future.
The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, Gander Mountain, NAPA Auto Parts, Nationwide Insurance, and Safety-Kleen. Promotional partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio. Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Ignition, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow, Vicci Racing Apparel, WIX Filters, Wrisco Industries, and Xtreme Lubricants.
The ‘Dirty Jersey 60’ is presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Avis Rental Car, Shiley Fabrication, BFP Specialty, Art’s Radiator, Teo-Pro Car, Hoosier Racing Tire, Fatheadz Eyewear, Utica-Rome Speedway, Black Rock Speedway, VP Racing Fuels, Elite 3 Web Design, ERK Steering, Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz, Dietz & Watson and many other fine marketing partners