World of Outlaws to come to New Egypt

World of Outlaws to
come to New Egypt

With all grandstand seating close to sold out, Sprint car fans who didn’t nab tickets for New Egypt Speedway’s national profile Pennzoil World of Outlaws event on Monday, presented by CARQUEST Auto Parts, will get a second chance: pit passes, which afford entrants a standing-room-only view of the race from the infield, are on sale now.

"We are going to try our best not to turn anyone away," said promoter Howard Commander, who is partnering with New Egypt owners Rick and Nancy Grosso to present the Outlaws blockbuster.

The ticket frenzy for this World of Outlaws race began as soon as the date was confirmed by World of Outlaws President Ted Johnson in mid-December.

As the first and only Garden State stop on the Outlaws tour in over a decade, the phone lines were afire when tickets for the event went on sale in mid-March, with fans fighting for the chance to see national Sprint car heroes such as Steve and Mark Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Jac Haudenschild, Andy Hillenburg, Stevie Smith, Craig Dollansky and more in ground-pounding action on Jersey soil.

The $35 pit pass will provide access to the pit area and a fenced-in area of the infield where entrants can view the race. Concessions and sanitary facilities will be provided.

Pit passes can be purchased in advance at the main office on Saturday nights or at the track’s back gate on race day. As per New Jersey state law, pit entrants must be 17 or older, with photo identification.

Gates will open at 2 p.m. on July 30 for New Egypt Speedway’s "Greatest Show on Dirt," sponsored by CARQUEST Auto Parts — the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint car series with a 20-lap Sportsman Invitational undercard. Sprints will warm up at 5:30 p.m., with time trials starting at 6 p.m.

New Egypt Speedway is located minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. For more information, call the track at (609) 758-1900.

The World of Outlaws has become the premier Sprint car racing series on dirt. This year, the series, which is in its 24th year, will have 64 events at 41 tracks in 25 states. The drivers will be competing for $19 million in purses.

Through July 21, it was Mark Kinser who had the points lead. He has won 11 events. Lasoski is runner-up by only 38 points, and Mark’s cousin, Steve Kinser, the 16-time series champion, is third, 163 points behind Mark. Lasoski and Steve Kinser have three wins this year.

Hillenburg has four wins in 2001 and is fifth in points. Dollansky is third in points and has two wins.

The Outlaws race cars have 410-cubic-inch engines that put out between 750 and 815 horsepower. They can reach a top speed of 150 mph, which is why they are considered "the greatest show on dirt."