NEW EGYPT, NJ – At New Egypt Speedway’s Premio Foods Little League Night, Rich Rutski rolled to his second Modified feature win of the year. The Hammer Sportsman feature was taken by Billy Osmun. Bill Liedtka won the Street Stock main event while Joe Garey Sr. was the victor in the 4-Cylinder race.
After the original start was marred by a multi-car tangle in turn one, the 30-lap Modified feature began with polesitter Rich Rutski grabbing the lead and Steve Davis running in second. Following a caution period on the third circuit, Davis sped past Rutski on the restart to gain first place. After a trio of cautions on lap five, Davis was still on top with Rutski and Brian Papiez next in line. Over the next few tours, Rutski began to track down
Davis and returned to the lead with ten laps completed. By the halfway point, Rutski had established a comfortable margin over Davis with Billy Pauch Jr. in third, Papiez in fourth and Danny Bouc in fifth. With ten laps remaining, Rutski was beginning to navigate through lap traffic as Pauch Jr. edged past Davis for second. Brandon Grosso, who won the July 7 feature, was continuing his march to the front by moving into fifth on lap twenty-one. With five circuits to go, Rutski had nearly a full straightway advantage over Pauch Jr. with a three car battle for third between Davis, Papiez and Grosso beginning to heat up. Over the final tours, Rutski’s edge over Pauch Jr. narrowed but Rutski held on for his second win of the season and the third of his career. Pauch Jr. finished in second. Grosso won the good clash for third in the closing circuits. Davis came home in fourth and Bouc rallied by Papiez on the last lap to finish in fifth. Rich Rutski, Davey Sammons and David VanHorn recorded wins in the heats for the Modifieds.
In the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature, Billy Osmun grabbed the lead at the midway point and remained in control the rest of the way to score his first win of the season. Shaun Ratchford led the opening nine revolutions before the eleventh place starting Osmun ascended to the front. Cale Ross finished in second. After starting in thirteenth, Kyle Kania completed the race in third. Fourth went to Ratchford with Ryan Heim taking fifth. Hammer
Sportsman qualifying races were taken by Cale Ross and Shaun Ratchford.
Bill Liedtka regained the lead with two circuits remaining to capture the 15-lap race for the Street Stocks. After Spider Ensinger Sr. paced the field for the opening tour, the sixth place starting Liedtka took over. During a caution on lap three, Liedtka retired to the pits with a flat tire and Ensinger Sr. returned to the top of the field. On the sixth lap, Mick Search
motored to the front with Liedtka in fourth and on the march forward. On lap thirteen, Liedtka slipped by Search and went on to win his third feature of the year. With the victory, Liedtka is now the all-time leader in wins in the division with a total of twenty-five. Search finished in second. Jon Meyer, Ensinger Sr. and Billy Wroble rounded out the top five.
After taking the lead from his son on the seventh revolution, Joe Garey Sr. sped away from the competition to register his fifth win of the year in the 15-lap 4-Cylinder race. Joe Garey Jr. finished second and Tom Stavola was third.
Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse Night is set for Saturday, July 21 at New Egypt Speedway. The Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series will be on hand for an interregional event plus a make-up feature from April 14. The Modifieds, Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club are on the racing docket as well. The pit gates swing open at 4:00 p.m. and the grandstand turnstiles unlock at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps
start at 6:00 p.m. and racing begins 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.
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NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018
Heat 1 – 1. Rich Rutski 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Matt Stangle 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Rocco Infante
Heat 2 – 1. Davey Sammons 2. Brandon Grosso 3. John McClelland 4. Steve Davis 5. Wade Hendrickson 6. TJ Lilly
Heat 3 – 1. David VanHorn 2. Danny Bouc 3. JR Fulper 4. Tim Apgar 5. Brian Papiez 6. Billy Osmun
MODIFIEDS – 30 LAPS FEATURE
1. RICH RUTSKI 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Brandon Grosso 4. Steve Davis 5. Danny Bouc 6. Brian Papiez 7. JR Fulper 8. David VanHorn 9. Wade Hendrickson 10. Matt Stangle 11. Rocco Infante 12. Dakota Kessler 13. Tim Apgar 14. Kevin Vaclavicek 15. TJ Lilly 16. Billy Osmun 17. John McClelland 18. Ryan Krachun 19. Blaine Bracelin 20. Davey Sammons 21. Bill Liedtka 22. John Pakenham 23. Bryan Kuhl
DNS: PJ Oliver
Heat 1 – 1. Cale Ross 2. Will Dupree 3. Jason Kosch 4. Billy Osmun 5. Jimmy Amato 6. David Burns 7. Marty Resnick
Heat 2 – 1. Shaun Ratchford 2. Pat Wall 3. Ryan Heim 4. Kyle Kania 5. Bob Lineman Jr. 6. Joseph Brown 7. Tom Princiotta
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. BILLY OSMUN 2. Cale Ross 3. Kyle Kania 4. Shaun Ratchford 5, Ryan Heim 6. Bob Lineman Jr. 7. Ryan Simmons 8. Will Dupree 9. Marty Resnick 10. Joe Nappi 11. Jimmy Amato 12. Tom Princiotta 13. Alonzo Morales 14. Bob Rambone 15. Pat Wall 16. Jason Kosch 17. Joseph Brown 18. David Burns
STREET STOCKS – 15 LAPS FEATURE
1. BILL LIEDTKA 2. Mick Search 3. Jon Meyer 4. Spider Ensinger Sr. 5. Billy Wroble 6. Jerry Stanzione 7. Marty Derr 8. Jim Avery 9. Joe Reid 10. Darren Cox
4-CYLINDERS – 15 LAPS FEATURE
1. JOE GAREY SR. 2. Joe Garey Jr. 3. Tom Stavola