Mike Romeo Raffle – Shakedown Nationals
There is an epic-sized raffle taking place at the 2012 Shakedown Nationals, organized by our buddy Rob. Check this thread on YellowBullet.com to see the insane amount of items up for grabs, as well as the companies and individuals that have stepped up!
Local Racer, Michael Conway, Passes away
As many of you have known since we discussed this on our Facebook page and many local forums since last week, our friend and local racer Michael Conway has passed away in a series of tragic events. Mike was very involved with the Corvette Challenge Series at Englishtown before he also stepped over to the 8.50 Index Series that we regularly cover. In his first year, he came in second place at Englishtown and took the championship at Atco Raceway. Mike’s infectious smile and big heart will be missed at the track by all of us for years to come.
We put together a photo gallery with shots we had of Mike racing and in the winner’s circle on our Facebook page. Please visit it and share your favorites with Mike’s friends in the racing community.
Viewing services and liturgy information
Calling hours at Freeman Funeral Home, 47 East Main Street, Freehold, on Tuesday, 8/9 from 4 to 8 pm. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold, on Wednesday, 8/10 at a time to be announced. Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Pekin, IL. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his memory to a charity of your choice.
July 22nd – Hot Weather Update
Due to the hot weather, Index racing at Englishtown is cancelled for tonight, Friday July 22nd.
July 23rd race for 10.5 Outlaws, 8.50 Index & DR 275 at Atco Raceway is cancelled and rescheduled to Sunday November 13th.
Bracket classes are still running.
Buick vs. Ford Day will be moved to November 27th.
June 18th, 2011- Englishtown PC Richard & Sons Night of Thrills
PC Richard & Sons along with Englishtown Raceway Park packed the house on Saturday night with their first installment of the 2011 season thrill shows! These shows are insanely fun, where diehard race fans come to enjoy exhibition passes from many racing classes, as well as some awesome monster truck action!
On hand were Pro Mods, Jet Funny Cars, Jet Dragsters, Bob Motz’ Jet Truck, Nostalgia Funny Cars, as well as exhibition passes from the 8.50 Index Class and the Englishtown Corvette Challenge race classes. PC Richard and Sons brought out their cars that are regularly raced in NHRA national events! The folks from Hell on Wheels were also back again, wowing the crowd with their BMX stunts along the return road.
The crowd favorites as usual were the Monster Trucks, there were at least 8 of them, including Grave Digger Legend driven by Adam Anderson, and Maximum Destruction “Max D” driven by Tom Meents. All of the drivers raced each other in their first outing, then came back on the freestyle round and really wowed the crowd with some sky high jumps and insane cyclones on the starting line!
Benny the Bomb was back, blowing himself up in a Pontiac Grand Am this time. We’re not sure how old Benny is, but hope he keeps his act up for another 100 years as it is pretty exciting to watch!
Be sure to check out the photo galleries to see what we captured. The remaining thrill shows for the 2011 season are on Wednesday July 20th, Wednesday August 17th, and Saturday September 17th.
Click here to see the Englishtown Night of Thrills Photo Gallery!
Friday 5/20 – Englishtown – Rained out
Englishtown is rained out for the Friday, May 20th race.
Big Tire Outlaws Return to Raceway Park!
Big Tire Outlaws are BACK at Englishtown Raceway Park!! The much anticipated series will be in action on Sunday, May 22nd, Sunday June 12th, Sunday July 31st, and Sunday August 21st.
The Big Tire Outlaw racing series is for back-halfed, big tire, factory appearing cars that use every imaginable means to make horsepower and shoot down the strip. If you are interested in participating, check the rules page to see where your car fits. Everyone will have a place to race!
For more information, please visit the Big Tire Outlaws Web Site.