posted July 17, 2001 06:06 PM
Women Get Racy On New Egypt Ladies' Night
New Egypt, NJ (July 17) -- It's Ladies' Night and the competition's right on
Saturday, August 4 at New Egypt Speedway, as the regular drivers hand their
helmets over to the women for a much-talked-about series of Powder Puff
events, sponsored by Burnett Racing Engines of Belle Mead, NJ, that will cap
off the track's three-division race card.
"It's a high-profile night -- really exciting for the women and the fans,"
said race sponsor John Burnett. "I'm glad to be a part of it."
The ladies-only portion of the August 4 program is open to any member of the
fairer sex who has not previously competed in a regular weekly division in a
full-size race car at any speedway. Ladies may opt to borrow the wheel of a
big-block Modified, Sportsman or Street Stock -- the three types of race
cars that compete each week at New Egypt. As mandated by the state of New
Jersey, all entrants must be outfitted in full safety apparel; cars must
pass state technical requirements for safety. The number of Powder Puff
events scheduled and distance in laps will be determined by the size and
diversity of the field.
Last year's first-ever female features attracted 40 women racers who drove
their hearts out in four 10-car events, won by Kim McVay, Gina Reutter,
Nancy Leach and Brenda Pickell. Again, there will be purse money for the top
three finishers in each event; all race winners will receive a trophy, and
every participant will receive a personalized, framed certificate, courtesy
of Burnett Racing Engines.
Sick of sitting on the sidelines, watching the guys goof up, lap after lap?
Now's your chance to get out there and prove you're the next Shawna Robinson
or Shirley Muldowney. Ladies with a leadfoot and a desire to show the boys
how it's done are urged to register for Powder Puff competition prior to the
July 28 deadline. Drivers may pre-enter at the speedway office on Saturday
nights, or may call the track during the week at (609) 758-1900 and leave
their name and contact number.
Prior to the ladies taking to the track on August 4, there'll be a full bill
of macho Modified, Sportsman and Street Stock action. It all starts at 6:30
pm. Adult admission is $14, children 7-12 are $4 and kids 6 and under are