NEW EGYPT, NJ – At Eastern AutoParts Warehouse’s Jeep Night, Ryan Krachun marched back into New Egypt Speedway’s victory lane by winning the Modified feature. The Hammer Sportsman main event was won by Bob Lineman Jr. Karl Freyer was triumphant in the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car feature.
As the 30-lap Modified feature got underway, PJ Oliver grabbed the lead. Sixth place starting Ryan Krachun was quickly on the move as he traveled into the runner-up spot with three laps in the books. After the yellow lights illuminated on the third circuit, Oliver was still on top with Krachun in second and Billy Pauch Jr., who started the contest in eleventh, motoring into third. Krachun was beginning to reel in Oliver just before two appearances of the yellow flag on the seventh revolution. Once racing resumed, Krachun raced past Oliver to gain first place with Pauch Jr. slipping into second and Oliver, Steve Davis and Jimmy Horton next in line.
Following an additional caution period, Krachun was still setting the pace at the halfway point with Pauch Jr., Davis, Oliver and TJ Lilly completing the top five. One tour later, Horton would work his way past Lilly to regain fifth. With ten laps to go, Krachun had a three-car advantage over Pauch Jr.
On lap twenty one, David VanHorn, who was the point leader entering the race, stopped in the fourth corner to bring out the final yellow flag of the contest. When the green flag waved, Krachun repelled another challenge by Pauch Jr. to maintain his lead with Oliver, Davis, and Horton rounding out the top five. With only five to go, Krachun and Pauch Jr. had pulled away from the field with Krachun having a two-car length advantage. Over the final tours, Krachun continued his strong pace to record his third career checkered flag and his first since 2015. With Pauch Jr. finishing in second, Oliver netted third. Davis came home in fourth and Horton captured fifth.
The Modified heat races were claimed by PJ Oliver, Steve Davis, and Billy Pauch Jr. Brandon Grosso was the victor in the consolation contest.
In the non-stop feature for the Hammer Sportsman, Bob Lineman Jr. led from start to finish to win the 20-lap race. The victory was the second of the year for Lineman Jr. and the eighteenth of his career at New Egypt Speedway.
Tenth place starting Cale Ross took the runner-up spot after a good battle with Will Dupree. With Dupree finishing third, David Burns was fourth. Ryan Heim, the 2018 Rookie Champion, completed the contest in fifth. David Burns and Bob Lineman Jr. won the qualifying events for the Hammer Sportsman.
After gaining the lead from Duane Nixon on the sixth circuit, Karl Freyer paced the field for the remaining distance to take the 20-lap feature for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars. The victory was Freyer’s third of the season as he continues to sit on top of the point standings. Rich Mellor followed Freyer across the finish line. Third went to Lee Nardelli. Jordan Lawrence and Dan Malley filled out the top five. The heat races in the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars division were taken by Brian Spencer and Duane Nixon.
On Saturday, August 25 at New Egypt Speedway, the Hammer Companies will be presenting Fan Appreciation Night. Plenty of giveaways will be doled out during the evening and Dollar Dogs return as hot dogs will be available for $1. On the track, the Hammer Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders, and Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will be in action. Plus, pit crew members will take to the track in Mechanic Races to close out the night. The pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand turnstiles unlocking at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps start at 6:00 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 7:00 p.m.
Admission to the grandstand is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older,
$8 for teens 12-15, $8 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 18, 2018
Heat 1 – 1. PJ Oliver 2. Ryan Krachun 3. Danny Bouc 4. Kevin Vaclavicek 5. JR Fulper 6. Chad Barney
Heat 2 – 1. Steve Davis 2. Blaine Bracelin 3. John McClelland 4. Rich Rutski 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Richie Pratt Jr.
Heat 3 – 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. TJ Lilly 3. Rocco Infante 4. Davey Sammons 5. David VanHorn 6. Wade Hendrickson
Consolation – 1. Brandon Grosso 2. John Pakenham 3. Brian Papiez 4. Bryan Kuhl 5. Tim Apgar 6. David Hunt DNQ: Jack Swain, Jim Bobbitt, Billy Lasko, Derek Krum, Bruce Kline
MODIFIEDS – 30 LAPS FEATURE
1. RYAN KRACHUN 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. PJ Oliver 4. Steve Davis 5. Jimmy Horton 6. TJ Lilly 7. Danny Bouc 8. Brandon Grosso 9. Brian Papiez 10. Richie Pratt Jr. 11. Kevin Vaclavicek 12. John McClelland 13. Chad Barney 14. Wade Hendrickson 15. Rich Rutski 16. Tim Apgar 17. Blaine Bracelin 18. David Hunt 19. JR Fulper 20. John Pakenham 21. Davey Sammons 22. David VanHorn 23. Rocco Infante 24. Bryan Kuhl
Heat 1 – 1. David Burns 2. Cale Ross 3. Jason Kosch 4. Kyle Kania 5. Ryan Heim 6. Shaun Ratchford 7. Jimmy Amato
Heat 2 – 1. Bob Lineman Jr. 2. Will Dupree 3. Pat Wall 4. Art Liedl 5. Brad Roberts 6. Joe Toth 7. Joseph Brown
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. BOB LINEMAN JR. 2. Cale Ross 3. Will Dupree 4. David Burns 5. Ryan Heim 6. Joseph Brown 7. Kyle Kania 8. Pat Wall 9. Shaun Ratchford 10. Art Liedl 11. Joe Toth 12. Jason Kosch 13. Jimmy Amato 14. Brad Roberts 15. Kevin Borden 16. Aaron Weaver 17. Marty Resnick
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 – 1. Brian Spencer 2. Lee Nardelli 3. Karl Freyer 4. Mark Bitner
Heat 2 – 1. Duane Nixon 2. Rich Mellor 3. Heidi Hedin 4. Nick Wean
LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. KARL FREYER 2. Rich Mellor 3. Lee Nardelli 4. Jordan Lawrence 5. Dan Malley 6. Paul Comstock 7. Nick Wean 8. Duane Nixon 9. Chase Leahy 10. Brian Spencer 11. Heidi Hedin
DNS: Mark Bitner