NEW EGYPT, NJ – Billy Pauch Jr. won the Vahlco Wheels Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway. The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series main event was claimed by Bryant Davis. Jim Housworth was the victor in the Hammer Sportsman feature. The Street Stock contest was taken by Bill Liedtka. Ryan Godown Jr. was the victor in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman race.
After the original start of the 30-lap Vahlco Wheels Modified feature was marred by a caution, Cale Ross rocketed to the front on the ensuing green flag with Brian Papiez next in line. As the top two of Ross and Papiez were pulling away from the pack, Mike Butler was continuing his march to the front as the tenth place starter slipped into third place on lap five. Following the second and final yellow flag of the race on the eighth circuit, Ross was still on top with Butler nudging past Papiez for second with sixteenth place starting Billy Pauch Jr. jumping into fourth. One lap later, Papiez regained the runner-up spot. At the midway point of the race, Ross had a half-straightaway advantage over Papiez. Two circuits later, Pauch. Jr. was just in the process of driving by Butler for third when the second place running Papiez pulled into the infield and out of the contest. Now with Pauch Jr. in second and in hot pursuit, Ross was beginning to encounter the tail end of the field with eleven laps remaining. By the twenty-second tour, Ross’s margin over Pauch Jr. had evaporated to a mere two car lengths in heavier lap traffic. Over the next few tours, Ross had Pauch Jr. on his bumper. After a brief side-by-side duel, Pauch Jr. scooted past Ross with only five revolutions left in the race. Over the final laps, Pauch Jr. increased his lead and went unchallenged to grab the checkered flag for his twenty-second career Modified win. Ross held off Butler to take second. With Butler in third, Ryan Krachun finished in fourth after starting the race in eleventh. Brandon Grosso, who started the race in thirteenth, came home in fifth. The winners in the Vahlco Wheels Modified heat races were PJ Oliver and Brian Papiez.
In the 20-lap Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series main event, Bryant Davis motored by the early leading Larry McVay with seven laps remaining to gain the victory. The runner-up spot went to Rick Stief. Jason Dunn finished in third after starting the contest in eleventh. Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series rookie Chuckles Stone came from nineteenth to complete the race in fourth. Eighteenth place starting Ricky DiEva completed the event in fifth. Bryant Davis and Randy Wilbert won the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series qualifying events.
In the originally scheduled 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature, Jim Housworth was declared the victor after the time limit was reached and eight laps were completed. The victory was the fifth Sportsman win for Housworth at New Egypt Speedway. Second place was captured by JT Trstensky. Twelfth place starting Steve Davis finished in third. Joseph Brown and John Criscione filled out the top five. JT Trstensky and Steve Davis were victorious in the Hammer Sportsman heat races. The consolation contest was captured by Brad Roberts.
For the twenty-seventh time in his career, Bill Liedtka took top honors in the 15-lap Street Stock feature. Liedtka, who was involved in a second lap caution with Jon Meyer, roared back through the field and took the lead from Brian Ludwig on the seventh tour. Meyer slipped by Ludwig on the final circuit to take second. With Ludwig crossing the line in third, Billy Wroble was fourth and Vern McLaughlin finished fifth.
After taking command from Jim Van Wickle on the fourth circuit, Ryan Godown Jr. ran away from the field to win his second consecutive 8-lap Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman race. The runner-up position was claimed by Anthony Tramontana Jr. Third place went to Vinny Troia. DJ Hunt and Ryan Krushinski completed the top five.
Plumsted Township Night takes place on Saturday, April 20 at New Egypt Speedway as all residents of Plumsted Township will receive free general admission with proof of residency. On the track, the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Crate Modifieds, 4-Cylinders and the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman will be in action. Pit gates unlock at 3:00 p.m. with the grandstand ticket office opening at 4:00 p.m. Warm-ups get underway at 5:00 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6:00 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 without.
“New Jersey’s Premier Dirt Track Facility”, 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.
NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019
Vahlco Wheels Modifieds
Heat 1 – 1. PJ Oliver 2. Cale Ross 3. Mike Butler 4. Blaine Bracelin 5. Danny Bouc 6. Rich Rutski 7. Brandon Grosso 8. Davey Sammons
Heat 2 – 1. Brian Papiez 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Matt Stangle 4. Kyle Kania 5. JR Fulper 6. Billy Pauch Jr. 7. Ryan Krachun 8. John McClelland
VAHLCO WHEELS MODIFIEDS – 30 LAP FEATURE
- BILLY PAUCH JR. 2. Cale Ross 3. Mike Butler 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Brandon Grosso 6. Danny Bouc 7. Davey Sammons 8. Billy Osmun 9. PJ Oliver 10. Rich Rutski 11. Blaine Bracelin 12. Kevin Vaclavicek 13. Bryan Kuhl 14. Pat Wall 15. TJ Lilly 16. John Pakenham 17. Kyle Kania 18. Dakota Kessler 19. Brian Papiez 20. Matt Stangle 21. John McClelland 22. Bob Rambone 23. JR Fulper
Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
Heat 1 – 1. Bryant Davis 2. Tom Carberry 3. Rick Stief 4. Scott Frack 5. Tim Tanner 6. Jason Dunn
Heat 2 – 1. Randy Wilbert 2. Samantha Lieberman 3. Larry McVay 4. Dave Bonner 5. Logan Diehl 6. Eddie Wagner
DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES – 20 LAP FEATURE
- BRYANT DAVIS 2. Rick Stief 3. Justin Dunn 4. Chuckles Stone 5. Ricky DiEva 6. Tom Carberry 7. Samantha Lieberman 8. Scott Frack 9. Dom Melair 10. Dave Bonner 11. Marie McVay 12. Larry McVay 13. Randy Wilbert 14. Eddie Wagner 15. Tim Tanner 16. Jon Haegele 17. Dan Leaper 18. Logan Diehl 19. Jeff Geiges 20. Bobby Scherff
Heat 1 – 1. JT Trstensky 2. Will Dupree 3. Jim Housworth 4. Joseph Brown 5. Bob Lineman Jr. 6. Steve Desmelyk 7. Art Liedl 8. Ryan Heim
Heat 2 – 1. Steve Davis 2. David Burns 3. John Criscione 4. Jim Hawkes 5. Jimmy Amato 6. Tom Princiotta 7. Darren Cox 8. Joe Nappi
Consolation – 1. Brad Roberts 2. Anthony Tramontana Jr. 3. Will Trstensky 4. Vinny Troia 5. Ryan Krushinski 6. Nick Van Winkle 7. Jim Van Winkle 8. Zachary Merola
DNQ: Mike Toth, Matt Miller, DJ Hunt, Jason Kosch
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAP FEATURE – 8 LAPS COMPLETED – TIME LIMIT
- JIM HOUSWORTH 2. JT Trstensky 3. Steve Davis 4. Joseph Brown 5. John Criscione 6. David Burns 7. Art Liedl 8. Bob Lineman Jr. 9. Ryan Heim 10. Jim Hawkes 11. Jimmy Amato 12. Will Trstensky 13. Ryan Krushinski 14. Vinny Troia 15. Nick Van Wickle 16. Darren Cox 17. Zachary Merola 18. Brad Roberts 19. Tom Princiotta 20. Will Dupree 21. Ryan Godown Jr. 22. Steve Desmelyk 23. Anthony Tramontana Jr. 24. Jim Van Wickle
DNS: Joe Nappi
STREET STOCKS – 15 LAP FEATURE
- BILL LIEDTKA 2. Jon Meyer 3. Brian Ludwig 4. Billy Wroble 5. Vern McLaughlin 6. Joe Reed 7. Lee Allen 8. Jerry Stanzione 9. Marty Derr 10. Chris Felber
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAP FEATURE
- RYAN GODOWN JR. 2. Anthony Tramontana Jr. 3. Vinny Troia 4. DJ Hunt 5. Ryan Krushinski 6. Zachary Merola 7. Jim Van Wickle 8. Nick Van Wickle