New Egypt, NJ – On Twin Twenty Night at New Egypt Speedway,
Rich Rutski and Kevin Vaclavicek each scored a Modified feature win. The
Crate Modified main event was won by Dan Fleming. Jon Meyer captured the
victory in the Street Stock race. The Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie
Sportsman feature went to Bobby Holzwarth. Joe Garey, Sr. took top honors in
the 4-Cylinder contest.
After three attempts, the first 20-lap Modified feature began with Dominick
Buffalino taking command over Jeff Bubori and Rich Rutski. With six circuits
in the books, Buffalino was running strong with Rutski advancing into second
and Ryan Krachun running in third. On the eighth circuit, Buffalino, who had
a full straightaway advantage over the field, pulled into the infield and
retired from the race with a mechanical issue. Rutski, a teammate of
Buffalino, became the new leader with Krachun taking over second and Danny
Bouc moving into third place. Three laps later, Krachun was closing in on
Rutski when the yellow flag waved for a spinning Kevin Vaclavicek. On the
ensuing restart, Rutski held off a challenge for the lead with Ryan Godown
charging into second and John McClelland taking over third. With two
additional cautions and resumptions in the final six laps, Rutski held off
additional threats to his lead and raced home to his second career win in
the Modified ranks. The runner-up spot went to McClelland. With Krachun
taking third, Godown slipped back in the final tours to finish in fourth.
Jimmy Horton completed the top five.
As the top twelve finishers in the first contest were inverted, the second
20-lap feature got underway with second place starting Chad Barney grabbing
the lead. Jeff Bubori and Kevin Vaclavicek were next in line. With three
circuits in the books, Vaclavicek advanced past Bubori and began to track
down Barney. On the fourth lap, Vaclavicek sped past Barney to become the
new leader. Once in front, Vaclavicek began to pull away from the field. On
the eighth circuit, Vaclavicek’s sizeable advantage was lost as Barney, who
had lost second place to Bubori, spun while running in third place. After a
few unsuccessful tries, green flag racing returned with Vaclavicek
maintaining his position, Ryan Godown in second and Matt Stangle in third.
At the halfway point, Stangle drove by Godown to take over the runner-up
spot. Over the final half of the affair, Vaclavicek drove flawlessly as he
logged his first career Modified feature victory. Second place went to
Stangle. Godown completed the race in third with John McClelland taking
fourth and Jimmy Horton was fifth. The Modified heat winners were Rich
Rutski, Blaine Bracelin and Dominick Buffalino.
In the 20-lap Crate Modified main event, Dan Fleming took the lead from
Robbie Dunn on the eleventh tour and paced the field the rest of the way.
The win was Fleming’s second career checkered flag in the division. Kyle
Kania’s last lap charge past John Aumick earned him a second place finish.
With Aumick in third, eleventh place starting Ryan Simmons was fourth. After
starting in tenth, Johnny Bangs completed the race in fifth. John Aumick and
John Criscione were victorious in the Crate Modified qualifying races.
Jon Meyer slipped beneath Lee Allen in the first corner of the last circuit
to take the victory in the 15-lap Street Stock contest. Meyer, who was
running in second when he was involved in an incident on the eighth
revolution, was able to roar back through the field to collect his third
career victory. Billy Wroble slipped by Allen on the final lap as well to
take second place. With Allen finishing third, Jim Avery was fourth and
Jerry Stanzione was fifth.
After taking the lead on lap five from Matt Miller, Bobby Holzwarth held off
Sam Martz, Jr. in the final three tours to win his first Lyons
Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman feature. The second place finish by
Martz was his third consecutive in three events. Miller, who led the opening
five circuits, came home in third. Kevin Borden, Jr. and Erich Conk
completed the top five.
Joe Garey, Sr. led every step of the way to gain the checkered flag in the
10-lap race for the 4-Cylinders. Justin Dunn, Scott Miller, Scott Dunn and
Joe Garey, Jr. followed the victor across the finish line.
The May Modified Madness Series gets underway on Saturday, May 5 at New
Egypt Speedway with the round of 24. This unique four race series features
the top-24 in the Modified point standings competing in a bracket style
elimination tournament. The Modifieds will be joined by the Larry’s Hot Rods
& Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Hammer Sportsman, Crate
Modifieds, 4-Cylinders and the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie
Sportsman. Competitors may begin to enter the pits at 3:00 p.m. and the
grandstand gates open at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5:00 p.m. with
racing starting 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 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, APRIL 28, 2018
Heat 1 – 1. Rich Rutski 2. Davey Sammons 3. Brian Papiez 4. Billy Pauch, Jr.
5. PJ Oliver 6. JR Fulper
Heat 2 – 1. Blaine Bracelin 2. Kevin Vaclavicek 3. Steve Davis 4. Brandon
Grosso 5. Chad Barney 6. John McClelland
Heat 3 – 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Danny Bouc 3. Ryan Godown 4. David VanHorn
5. Ryan Krachun 6. Jeff Bubori
DNQ: Dakota Kessler, Corey Holsten, Derek Krum
MODIFIEDS – 20 LAPS FEATURE #1
1. RICH RUTSKI 2. John McClelland 3. Ryan Krachun 4. Ryan Godown 5. Jimmy
Horton 6. Davey Sammons 7. Matt Stangle 8. Kevin Vaclavicek 9. PJ Oliver 10.
Jeff Bubori 11. Chad Barney 12. Jim Bobbitt 13. Blaine Bracelin 14. Danny
Bouc 15. Jack Swain 16. Brian Papiez 17. Bryan Kuhl 18. Dominick Buffalino
19. Mike Everett 20. JR Fulper 21. David VanHorn 22. Steve Davis 23. Billy
Pauch, Jr. 24. Brandon Grosso
MODIFIEDS – 20 LAPS FEATURE #2
1. KEVIN VACLAVICEK 2. Matt Stangle 3. Ryan Godown 4. John McClelland 5.
Jimmy Horton 6. David VanHorn 7. Rich Rutski 8. Billy Pauch, Jr. 9. Danny
Bouc 10. Brandon Grosso 11. Ryan Krachun 12. Jim Bobbitt 13. Jeff Bubori 14.
Brian Papiez 15. Davey Sammons 16. Bryan Kuhl 17. Chad Barney 18. PJ Oliver
19. Blaine Bracelin 20. Jack Swain 21. JR Fulper
DNS: Dominick Buffalino, Steve Davis, Mike Everett
Heat 1 – 1. John Aumick 2. Dan Fleming 3. Steve Hicks 4. Kyle Kania 5.
Johnny Bangs 6. Jeremy Martino 7. Jordon Cox
Heat 2 – 1. John Criscione 2. Robby Dunn 3. Paul Hartwig 4. George Gareis,
Jr. 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Joe Toth 7. Eric Palmer
CRATE MODIFIEDS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. DAN FLEMING 2. Kyle Kania 3. John Aumick 4. Ryan Simmons 5. Johnny Bangs
6. John Criscione 7. George Gareis, Jr. 8. Steve Hicks 9. Jeremy Martino 10.
Eric Palmer 11. Aaron Weaver 12. Jordon Cox 13. Sam Martz, Jr. 14. Rob
Mancini 15. Glenn McIntyre 16. Tom Princiotta 17. Steve Desmelyk 18. Robby
Dunn 19. Paul Hartwig 20. Joe Toth 21. Kevin Borden, Jr. 22. Matt Miller 23.
Bobby Holzwarth 24. Paige Brown
STREET STOCKS – 15 LAPS FEATURE
1. JON MEYER 2. Billy Wroble 3. Lee Allen 4. Jimmy Avery 5. Jerry Stanzione
6. Marty Derr 7. Chris Felber 8. Ryan Freshneck 9. Spider Ensinger, Sr. 10.
Joe Reid 11. Mick Search 12. Brian Ludwig
DNS: Darren Cox
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAPS FEATURE
1. BOBBY HOLZWARTH 2. Sam Martz, Jr. 3. Matt Miller 4. Kevin Borden, Jr. 5.
Erich Conk 6. Paige Brown 7. Ryan Heim
4-CYLINDERS – 10 LAPS FEATURE
1. JOE GAREY, SR. 2. Justin Dunn 3. Scott Miller 4. Scott Dunn 5. Joe Garey,