NEW EGYPT, NJ – At New Egypt Speedway’s Garden State Gunfight 2, David VanHorn scored the win in the Modified feature to take the top prize of $6,000. Cale Ross topped the field in the Crate Modifieds vs. Open Sportsman contest.
As the green flag waved in the 60-lap Modified feature, Frank Cozze fired to the front of the field with Duane Howard, Matt Stangle, Kevin Vaclavicek and Jim Britt next in line. With four laps completed and after a few cautions, Cozze was still setting the pace with David VanHorn in second, Danny Bouc in third and Howard slipping back to fourth. On the sixth circuit, a multi-car tangle in the fourth turn caused the racing action to stop. On the ensuing restart, VanHorn shot his way past Cozze and into the lead with Bouc, Howard, and seventeenth place starting Ryan Krachun in tow. VanHorn quickly began to speed away from his foes. By the fifteenth circuit, VanHorn had a very comfortable advantage and was approaching the back of the field. Four tours later, VanHorn’s large lead evaporated as John McClelland’s ride slowed on the track and stopped in turn one. When racing resumed, VanHorn repelled Cozze’s attempt to regain the top running spot with Howard zipping by Bouc for third and Ryan Godown passing Krachun for fifth. Once again, VanHorn began to distance himself from the field. When the caution waved for the fuel stop at the halfway point, VanHorn’s edge was a full straightaway over Cozze. As the green flag waved following the mid-race stop for refueling, VanHorn outdueled Cozze to keep his lead with Bouc retaking third place from Howard. With twenty laps left in the feature, VanHorn had built a comfortable advantage over the pack. His lead continued to increase as he was beginning to approach lap traffic in the final ten circuits. On lap fifty-six, fifth place running Ryan Godown slowed down and the yellow lights illuminated for the final time. On the single file restart, VanHorn held off Cozze. Over the final revolutions, VanHorn was not challenged and crossed the finish line to claim his first win of the year and the sixth in his
career at New Egypt Speedway. Cozze’s strong run netted him second place. Bouc finished in third with Howard claiming fourth. Thirteenth place starting Brandon Grosso completed the race in fifth. Mike Mahaney, Matt Stangle and John McClelland were victorious in the Modified heat races. The consolation contest was taken by Brian Papiez.
In the 30-lap Crate Modified vs. Open Sportsman feature, Cale Ross led from start to finish to claim his second career checkered flag. Billy Osmun, who started in seventh, chased Ross throughout the event and finished in second place. Louden Reimert was rewarded with third place following an impressive effort. Fourth went to Joe Toth and Pat Wall came home in fifth. The winners in the qualifying events were Shaun Ratchford, Louden Reimert and Bill Liedtka. Will Dupree won the consolation race.
New Egypt Speedway rolls back into action on Saturday, June 30 with Throwback Night. Adult admission to the grandstand on this special night will only be $10 and hot dogs will only be $1. The racing schedule will see the Modifieds, the 30-lap Mr. Crate Classic for the Crate Modifieds, Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders in competition. On Saturday, June 30, the pit gates unlock at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand ticket windows opening at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 6:00 p.m. and the first race begins at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $10 for adults, $10 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 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 – GARDEN STATE
Heat 1 – 1. Mike Mahaney 2. Frank Cozze 3. David VanHorn 4. Jim Britt 5.
Brandon Grosso 6. Brett Kressley
Heat 2 – 1. Matt Stangle 2. Ryan Godown 3. Bryan Kuhl 4. Blaine Bracelin 5.
Dominick Buffalino 6. Ryan Krachun
Heat 3 – 1. John McClelland 2. Kevin Vaclavicek 3. Duane Howard 4. Danny
Bouc 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Mike Gular
Consolation – 1. Brian Papiez 2. Davey Sammons 3. PJ Oliver 4. Rich Rutski
5. Dillon Steuer 6. Billy Pauch, Jr.
DNQ: JR Fulper, Jack Swain, Rocco Infante, Steve Davis, Dakota Kessler
MODIFIEDS – 60 LAPS FEATURE
1. DAVID VANHORN 2. Frank Cozze 3. Danny Bouc 4. Duane Howard 5. Brandon
Grosso 6. Mike Gular 7. Matt Stangle 8. PJ Oliver 9. Ryan Krachun 10. Jimmy
Horton 11. Kevin Vaclavicek 12. Jim Britt 13. Ryan Godown 14. Mike Mahaney
15. Blaine Bracelin 16. John McClelland 17. Brett Kressley 18. Brian Papiez
19. Bryan Kuhl 20. Rich Rutski 21. Dillon Steuer 22. Dominick Buffalino 23.
Davey Sammons 24. Billy Pauch, Jr.
Crate Modifieds vs Open Sportsman
Heat 1 – 1. Shaun Ratchford 2. David Burns 3. Joe Toth 4. Kyle Kania 5. Paul
Hartwig 6. Ryan Simmons
Heat 2 – 1. Louden Reimert 2. Eric Palmer 3. Pat Wall 4. Aaron Weaver 5.
Jimmy Amato 6. Tom Princiotta
Heat 3 – 1. Bill Liedtka 2. George Gareis, Jr. 3. Billy Osmun 4. Cale Ross
5. Sammy Martz, Jr. 6. Art Liedl
Consolation – 1. Will Dupree 2. Mickey Kessler 3. Jeremy Martino 4. Marty
Resnick 5. Steve Hicks 6. Dan Fleming
DNQ: Jason Kosch, Steve Desmelyk, Kevin Borden, Jr. Glenn McIntyre, Johnny
Bangs, John Criscione, John Aumick, Bob Lineman, Jr.
CRATE MODIFIEDS VS. OPEN SPORTSMAN – 30 LAPS FEATURE
1. CALE ROSS 2. Billy Osmun 3. Louden Reimert 4. Joe Toth 5. Pat Wall 6.
Jimmy Amato 7. Bill Liedtka 8. Ryan Simmons 9. David Burns 10. Sammy Martz,
Jr. 11. Marty Resnick 12. Will Dupree 13. Mickey Kessler 14. Art Liedl 15.
Paul Hartwig 16. Kyle Kania 17. Dan Fleming 18. Shaun Ratchford 19. Aaron
Weaver 20. Tom Princiotta 21. Jeremy Martino 22. Eric Palmer 23. George
Gareis, Jr. 24. Steve Hicks