NEW EGYPT, NJ – On National Parts Supply’s Scout Night at New Egypt Speedway, Danny Bouc bagged his second Modified feature of the season. The Hammer Sportsman feature was captured by Joseph Brown. Rich Mellor claimed the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event.
As the 30-lap feature for the Modifieds got underway, PJ Oliver grabbed the lead over Davey Sammons and Bryan Kuhl. By the seventh tour, the top two of Oliver and Sammons were engaged in a duel for the top spot. On the next circuit, Sammons had just taken command when the yellow flag appeared as Oliver appeared to have grazed the inside guardrail in the fourth turn and spun. After another caution on lap nine for a flat on Matt Stangle’s ride, Sammons was still in control with John McClelland and fourteenth place starting Billy Pauch Jr. next in line. Following another caution and restart, Sammons was still setting the pace with Pauch Jr., McClelland, Danny Bouc and David VanHorn in tow as the contest reached the halfway point. Just after the midway mark of the race, Bouc, who started the feature in sixteenth, moved his racecar to the upper groove and the tactical change quickly helped his efforts to move forward. On lap eighteen, Bouc drove by Sammons to take over the front running spot just before the yellow lights illuminated for a multi-car tangle on the track. When the green flag waved again, Bouc remained in first with Pauch Jr. motoring into the runner-up spot for one lap until VanHorn ascended into second on the next revolution.
As the event progressed into the final third, the scoreboard showed Bouc in front with VanHorn in second and Sammons in third. With five to go, Bouc was pulling away from his rivals as Sammons was using the high line to reel in VanHorn for second. On lap twenty-six, Sammons swept past VanHorn to retake the spot. Over the closing laps, Bouc continued to increase his advantage to take his second win of the season and tenth of his career at New Egypt Speedway. A strong run by Sammons netted the Modified rookie second place.
With VanHorn finishing third, Brandon Grosso was fourth and McClelland came home in fifth. The Modified heat races were won by David VanHorn, Davey Sammons and Billy Pauch Jr.
After taking the lead from Bob Rambone on the second circuit, Joseph Brown survived several restarts in the first half of the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature to capture his first career checkered flag. Brown, who was a rookie at New Egypt Speedway in 2017, started the race in third. Pat Wall followed Brown and finished in second place. Third place was taken by Jimmy Amato.
Will Dupree was fourth and fifth went to Cale Ross. Joseph Brown and Pat Wall were victors in the qualifying events for the Hammer Sportsman.
In the 20-lap Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car feature, Rich Mellor took the lead with six circuits to go and survived a late restart to gain his first career victory. Duane Nixon led the field for the opening nine tours before Jermain Godshall gained the top spot following a restart. Using an inside maneuver in the fourth corner, the fifth place starting Mellor hopped to the front of the field on lap fourteen. Mellor repelled a challenge by Lee Nardelli following a caution period with two laps left to snare the win. Nardelli was second with Karl Freyer taking third. Heidi Hedin, the heat race winner, and Brian Spencer completed the top five.
On Saturday, August 11 at New Egypt Speedway, Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse Night takes place with six feature events. The Modifieds will be in action along with two main events for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series (complete show plus make-up feature from April 14). The Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders round out the docket. The pit gates swing open at 4:00 p.m. and spectators can begin to enter the grandstand at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps get started at 6:00 p.m. with the first green flag waving at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for teens 12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and Kids 11 & under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and $40 with no license.
New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
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NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018
Heat 1 – 1. David VanHorn 2. PJ Oliver 3. JR Fulper 4. Bryan Kuhl 5. Steve Davis 6. Kevin Vaclavicek
Heat 2 – 1. Davey Sammons 2. Ryan Krachun 3. Danny Bouc 4. Rich Rutski 5. Brian Papiez 6. TJ Lilly
Heat 3 – 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Brandon Grosso 3. Matt Stangle 4. John McClelland 5. Blaine Bracelin 6. John Pakenham
MODIFIEDS – 30 LAPS FEATURE
1. DANNY BOUC 2. Davey Sammons 3. David VanHorn 4. Brandon Grosso 5. John McClelland 6. Matt Stangle 7. Billy Pauch Jr. 8. Bryan Kuhl 9. Rich Rutski 10. JR Fulper 11. Dakota Kessler 12. Steve Davis 13. Kevin Vaclavicek 14. Blaine Bracelin 15. Brian Papiez 16. Eric Engstrom 17. Ryan Krachun 18. Jim Bobbitt 19. Rocco Infante 20. TJ Lilly 21. Derek Krum 22. PJ Oliver 23. Chad Barney 24. John Pakenham
Heat 1 – 1. Joseph Brown 2. Cale Ross 3. Jimmy Amato 4. Bob Lineman Jr. 5. Shaun Ratchford 6. Bob Rambone
Heat 2 – 1. Pat Wall 2. Ryan Simmons 3. David Burns 4. Will Dupree 5. Ryan Heim 6. Marty Resnick
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. JOSEPH BROWN 2. Pat Wall 3. Jimmy Amato 4. Will Dupree 5. Cale Ross 6. Ryan Simmons 7. David Burns 8. Shaun Ratchford 9. Marty Resnick 10. Bob Rambone 11. Bill Liedtka 12. Ryan Heim 13. Bob Lineman Jr. 14. Joe Nappi 15. Erich Conk
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 – 1. Heidi Hedin 2. Rich Mellor 3. Brian Spencer 4. Karl Freyer 5. Jermain Godshall 6. Duane Nixon
LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. RICH MELLOR 2. Lee Nardelli 3. Karl Freyer 4. Heidi Hedin 5. Brian Spencer 6. Duane Nixon 7. Al Cheney 8. Paul Comstock 9. Jermain Godshall DNS: Mike Haggenbottom