NEWS FROM NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY
Brightbill Builds Win Total On Sat. At New Egypt New Egypt, NJ (July 3) -- In a wild, action-packed "Big Bang 40" lap Modified main, Sinking Spring, PA's Kenny Brightbill scored his seventh win of the season on IMI Night Saturday at New Egypt Speedway.
"We were having a little bit of trouble up there on the cushion," Brightbill said after the hard-earned victory. Brightbill thanked his sponsors, including International Masonry Institute (IMI), which underwrote the night's racing.
Mike Hendershot led the way at the start of the 40-lap main with Tom Carberry giving chase. A turn 2 mixup on lap 4 found Kenny Brightbill involved and forced to pit with a left-rear flat. Carberry became the race leader on the restart with Tom Hager pressuring. As the field worked the fourth turn, Hager's inside run on Carberry put him in front. With Hager leading the way, six-time winner Billy Pauch began to press into the top five until he bounced over the cushion between turns 3 and 4. Pauch took his mount to the pits and returned to action. Hager led Eddie Bohn around the speedway as Brightbill worked for second. On lap 17, Brightbill moved into the runner-up slot and set his sights on Hager. Two laps later, Brightbill's inside charge down the back chute put him on top. Bohn then squeezed past Hager for second before Hager pulled into the pits. Bohn put up a strong bid for the lead against Brightbill, with Pauch moving into the picture, picking up third. The leaders moved up on slow traffic with Bohn continuing to challenge. With five to go, Tim Tanner Jr. brought out the red flag when his mount slammed the wall in turn 4; he was not injured. In the closing laps, Brightbill held a commanding lead on Bohn, who was hounded for second by Pauch. Brightbill came in for the win, trailed by Bohn, Pauch, Roger Laureno and Tanner Sr.
A very excited Kenny Roth exited his car in Victory Lane following the 15-lap Sportsman feature as the Hamilton, NJ driver scored his career-first win. "Those last two restarts were killers," said Roth, who held off hard charges by division point leader Keith Brightbill and Bob Worthington to score the popular win. Ron John Koczon and Brien Ely completed the top five.
Brick, NJ's Ralph Gargiulo returned from last week's backstretch flip to take his fourth Street Stock checker of the season. Pat Freiberger, Mick Search, Jeff Carpenter and current point leader Billy Bauer chased Gargiulo to the line.
Art's Radiator of Flemington presented racing radiators to top finishers Jeff Carpenter (Street Stock), Brien Ely (Sportsman) and Roger Laureno (Modified). The Mid-State Communications Modified Cash Dash, worth $150, was won by Billy Pauch. One lucky fan took home $1,847 in the nightly 50/50.
Next week, it's Wing Night with the popular URC Sprints headlining the action which includes Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks. Gates open at 4, warm-ups at 5:30 and the first heat will go green at 6 pm. Adult admission is $18, children 7-12 are $6, and those 6 and under are free.
7/3/99 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Brightbill 2. Carberry 3. Bitner 4. Singley 5. Drayton 6. Grbac 2nd Heat: 1. Tanner Sr. 2. Bohn 3. Leach 4. Laureno 5. Hendershot 6. VanGorder 3rd Heat: 1. Pauch 2. Tanner Jr. 3. Hager 4. Velenger 5. Butler 6. Polenz Cash Dash: 1. Pauch ($150) Feature (40 laps): 1. Kenny Brightbill 2. Eddie Bohn 3. Billy Pauch 4. Roger Laureno 5. Tim Tanner Sr. 6. Bob Drayton 7. Mark Bitner 8. Todd Singley 9. Scott VanGorder 10. Tom Hager 11. Mike Hendershot 12. Rich Scagliotta 13. Rick Grosso Jr. 14. Rich Polenz 15. Gary Butler 16. Tim Tanner Jr. 17. Jeff Miller 18. Chris Grbac 19. Craig Pondish 20. Tom Carberry 21. Gary Velenger 22. John Leach 23. Eddie Cranmer. SPORTSMAN RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Ely 2. Worthington 3. Roth 4. Koczon 5. Eppolite 6. Infante 2nd Heat: 1. Scagliotta 2. Reid 3. Brightbill 4. Harris 5. McIntyre 6. Archer 3rd Heat: 1. Mears 2. Sarvis 3. Singley 4. Swain 5. Liedl 6. Flesch 1st ‘B’ Main: 1. Papiez 2. Kline 3. Rindgen 4. Reed 2nd ‘B’ Main: 1. Lippincott 2. Nicholas 3. Kessler 4. Gareis Feature (15 Laps): 1. Kenny Roth 2. Keith Brightbill 3. Bob Worthington 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Brien Ely 6. Rocco Infante 7. Keith McIntyre 8. Tom Eppolite 9. Larry Archer 10. Scott Singley 11. Rich Scagliotta 12. Jim Harris 13. Art Liedl 14. Bobby Rindgen 15. Chuck Flesch 16. Larry Lippincott 17. Scott Reid 18. Donnie Kline 19. Wayne Nicholas 20. George Gareis 21. J.C. Mears 22. Joe Sarvis 23. Mickey Kessler 24. Matt Papiez 25. Larry Reed 26. Jack Swain. DNQ: Rick Holsten, Pat Priore, John Dixon, Bobby Richards, Rob Pfister, Bill Dubovick, John Scheideler, Mike Toth, Art Adams, Bryant Brown, Mike Mongiello III, Bob Burlew, Brian Lamparter, Drew Grosso, Jim Dallett. STREET STOCK 1st Heat: 1. Hammond 2. Conaway 3. Byrne 4. Gargiulo 5. Berardi 6. Cheney 2nd Heat: 1. Freiberger 2. Bauer 3. Hewitt 4. Mongiello 5. Nixon 6. Search 3rd Heat: 1. Bauma 2. Whitehouse 3. Carpenter 4. Quinlan 5. Gerber 6. Morrison ‘B’ Main: 1. Wagner 2. Guyer 3. Fleming 4. Haines 5. Hurley 6. Bifulco Feature (15 laps):1. Ralph Gargiulo 2. Pat Freiberger 3. Mick Search 4. Jeff Carpenter 5. Bill Bauer 6. Al Cheney III 7. Kenny Guyer 8. Richie Byrne 9. Bill Gerber 10. Dale Haines 11. Kory Fleming 12. Kevin Bifulco 13. Allen Hurley 14. Pat Conaway 15. Steve Mongiello 16. Carol Whitehouse 17. Evan Berardi 18. George Quinlan 19. Mike Nixon 20. Kenny Hammond 21. Bill Bauma 22. Brian Wagner 23. Jay Morrison 24. Jim Hewitt. DNQ: Kyle Wright, Ben Jones, Chuck Barker, Joe Dallackiesa, Joel Quick, Nick Giris, Keith Flores.