New Egypt, NJ (June 11, 2017) – In the 358 Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway, Andrew Bohn captured his first career win as Danny Bouc won the May Modified Madness Series. The Hammer Sportsman contest was taken by TJ Lilly. Ryan Godown topped the field in the Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event. The victors in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman features were Joseph Brown and David Burns.
As the 30-lap 358 Modified feature got underway, Andrew Bohn bolted to the front with Chris Grbac and Chad Barney next in line. In the opening circuits, Grbac and Barney engaged in an entertaining duel for the runner-up spot. After a few cautions and one red flag incident, Bohn was still in control on the twelfth tour with Barney, PJ Oliver, Ryan Krachun and Grbac in tow. At the halfway point, Oliver swept past Barney and began to close in on Bohn. On the nineteenth lap, Krachun motored by Barney to advance into third. On lap twenty just as fifteenth place starting Danny Bouc had moved into fifth, Krachun’s strong run ended as his car stopped in turn four. On the final restart of the event, Bohn rejected the advances of Oliver to maintain his lead with Bouc driving into third past Barney and Godown leaping into fifth. With eight circuits remaining, Godown slipped by Barney to take fourth place. On lap twenty-seven, the top three of Bohn, Oliver and Bouc were in tight quarters. Over the final tours, Bohn retained his front running position to capture the win. Oliver was next to cross the finish line. Third place went to Bouc with Godown coming home in fourth. Billy Pauch, Jr. completed the race in fifth. By out finishing Steve Davis, Godown, and Pauch, Jr., Bouc took the 2017 May Modified Madness title. The 358 Modified heats were taken by John McClelland, Bryan Kuhl and Andrew Bohn.
For the second time in 2017, TJ Lilly won the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature. The fifth place starting Lilly grabbed the lead from Jesse Dill on the fourth circuit and led the remaining distance to collect his third career checkered flag at New Egypt Speedway. Second place went to JR Fulper. Veteran Mike Lyons finished in third. Billy Osmun, III was fourth with Bob Lineman, Jr. taking fifth. Pat Wall, Mike Lyons and Bob Lineman, Jr. won the Hammer Sportsman qualifying events.
In the 20-lap Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event, Ryan Godown continued his victory streak by winning his fourth feature of the year. Jermain Godshall led the opening three revolutions before Godown took command of the race. The runner-up spot was claimed by Lee Nardelli. Rich Mellor was third. A strong run netted Heidi Hedin fourth place. Godshall was fifth. The victor in the Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars heat race was Ryan Godown.
Joseph Brown held off several challenges from David Burns to capture his second checkered flag in the first 8-lap feature for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman. With Burns coming home in second, Rob Mancini crossed the finish line in third. Walt McIntyre and Rick Wegner Sr. completed the field.
In the second 8-lap feature for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman, David Burns took the lead on the second circuit and set the pace for the remainder of the contest to capture his sixth win of the year. The runner-up spot was claimed by Walt McIntyre. Joseph Brown, Rob Mancini and Rick Wegner, Sr. rounded out the field.
On Saturday, June 17, Graduation Night takes place at New Egypt Speedway as commencement ceremonies will take place for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman drivers along with their final point event. In addition, the racing docket will include the 358 Modifieds, Crate Modifieds and Street Stocks. All 2017 graduates will be admitted for free with a copy of their diploma. The grandstand and pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. Warm-ups get underway at 6:00 p.m.and racing starts 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.
NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017
Heat 1 – 1. John McClelland 2. Chad Barney 3. Ryan Godown 4. Billy Pauch, Jr. 5. David Van Horn 6. Rocco Infante
Heat 2 – 1. Bryan Kuhl 2. Willie Osmun 3. Chris Grbac 4. John Pakenham 5. DJ Ruppert 6. Steve Davis
Heat 3 – 1. Andrew Bohn 2. Ryan Krachun 3. PJ Oliver 4. Danny Bouc 5. Lou Cicconi 6. Rick Laubach
358 MODIFIEDS – 30 LAPS FEATURE
- ANDREW BOHN 2. PJ Oliver 3. Danny Bouc 4. Ryan Godown 5. Billy Pauch, Jr. 6. Willie Osmun 7. John McClelland 8. Chad Barney 9. David Van Horn 10. Dominick Buffalino 11. Rick Laubach 12. Bryan Kuhl 13. Lou Cicconi 14. DJ Ruppert 15. Rich Rutski 16. Kevin Vaclavicek 17. Jeff Kuhl 18. Chris Grbac 19. Ryan Krachun 20. Steve Davis 21. Tim Buckwalter 22. John Pakenham 23. Roger Manning 24. Doug Ostwald
DNS: Rocco Infante
Heat 1 – 1. Pat Wall 2. Billy Osmun, III 3. Jesse Dill 4. Ryan Simmons 5. Jason Kosch 6. Steve Desmelyk
Heat 2 – 1. Mike Lyons 2. Marty Resnick 3. Cale Ross 4. Joe Dill 5. Will Dupree 6. Mickey Kessler
Heat 3 – 1. Bob Lineman, Jr. 2. TJ Lilly 3. 3. JR Fulper 4. Sam Wescott 5. Connor King 6. Dakota Kessler
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
- TJ LILLY 2. JR Fulper 3. Mike Lyons 4. Billy Osmun, III 5. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Joe Dill 7. Marty Resnick 8. Jesse Dill 9. Jason Kosch 10. Walt McIntyre 11. Rick Wegner, Sr. 12. Ryan Simmons 13. David Burns 14. Pat Wall 15. Mickey Kessler 16. Dakota Kessler 17. Cale Ross 18. Steve Desmelyk 19. Will Dupree 20. Sam Wescott 21. Connor King 22. Joseph Brown
DNS: Jimmy Amato, Rob Mancini
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 – 1. Ryan Godown 2. Rich Mellor 3. Brian Spencer 4. Lee Nardelli 5. Heidi Hedin 6. Duane Nixon 7. Larry McVay 8. Jermain Godshall
NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
- RYAN GODOWN 2. Lee Nardelli 3. Rich Mellor 4. Heidi Hedin 5. Jermain Godshall 6. Larry McVay 7. Duane Nixon 8. Larry Drake 9. Brian Spencer
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAPS FEATURE #1
- JOSEPH BROWN 2. David Burns 3. Rob Mancini 4. Walt McIntyre 5. Rick Wegner, Sr.
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAPS FEATURE #2
- DAVID BURNS 2. Walt McIntyre 3. Joseph Brown 4. Rob Mancini 5. Rick Wegner, Sr.