posted August 14, 2001 12:35 PM
Future" Winners Earn New Egypt Spotlight
New Egypt, NJ (August 14) -- There will be a brand-new feature winner in the
Modified ranks at New Egypt Speedway next Saturday night -- guaranteed.
Thanks to Jim and Leslie Potts of Mid-State Communications, Trenton, the
track is presenting its second annual Future Winner's event for the Modified
division on Saturday, August 25 -- and at evening's end, one ambitious
driver will be able to drop the "future"tag and call himself a genuine
feature winner, complete with trophy, champagne celebration and a cash
The bonus Future Winner's race, which will be run in addition to the
regularly scheduled 30-lap Modified feature, is open to any driver who has
made at least three starts in the Modified division this season at New Egypt
but has never won a main event at the track. The winner of last year's
inaugural Future Winner's race, Mike Hendershot, is also ineligible.
Jim Potts has added "an extra element" to the 20-lap special: halfway
through the race, a competition yellow will be waved and a portion of the
field (to be determined by a blind draw) will invert their positions on the
track. As in the 2000 version, the scrambled line-up should produce an
"Last year, it was one of the best races at the track all season," said
Potts, whose Mid-State Communications supplies all radio systems in use at
the speedway. "The guys who run every week with Kenny Brightbill, Billy
Pauch, Keith Hoffman and Frank Cozze -- this is their chance to win. With a
more level playing field, you'll see a new star shining bright at night's
Of the 28 drivers eligible to compete, at least a half-dozen have been
knocking on victory's door in weekly Modified action. Rick Grosso Jr., Rocco
Infante, Sam Martz, Fred Dmuchowski, Scott VanGorder and Ron John Koczon
have all posted top-five finishes this season. So who will be the rookie
winner to pop the cork on the champagne on August 25? Come out and see.
Gates open at 4 pm and racing gets underway at 6:30. Adult admission is $14,
children ages 7-12 are $5, and kids 6 and under are free. The speedway is
located on Route 539, minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the NJ
Turnpike. For more information, call the track at (609) 758-1900.