New Egypt (NJ) Speedway results 98-09-12

BRIGHTBILL CONTINUES STREAK -- WINS NEW EGYPT 10th New Egypt, NJ, September 12, 1998...... Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Spring, PA captured his tenth win of the season, and his 5th in the last six, at the New Egypt Speedway in the 30 lap ...


New Egypt, NJ, September 12, 1998...... Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Spring, PA captured his tenth win of the season, and his 5th in the last six, at the New Egypt Speedway in the 30 lap Modified feature Saturday night. Brightbill started 17th on the grid and charged to the front by lap #9. Brightbill ran his personal hot streak to five wins in the last 8 days, as he has won every race he has entered the last two weekends. “This track has alot of different passing lanes,” stated Brightbill, “that allowed us to be able to get to the front quickly tonight.”

Brian Jones lead the 25 car field down to starter Frank Resta’s green flag. Jones took command of the field and held the lead for the first five laps and several caution periods. On lap 6, tenth place starter Fritz Epright raced into the top spot in the Michael Bros. #51m followed by Jones, Ralph Rue and Bob Bauma. Both Brightbill and 1998 point champion Roger Laureno were both on the move as they entered the top five. By lap eight they were on Epright’s bumper, and as they ran down the backstretch on lap #9, Brightbill made the winning pass driving under Epright’s machine. After a final caution on lap #14, Brightbill raced away from the competition as he dominated the second half of the event. Laureno and Epright hooked up in a crowd pleasing duel for second, which finally saw Laureno getting the runner-up spot for good with just 6 laps to go. Brightbill took home the top prize of $2500 by half of a straightaway and in the process moved into second in the current point standings. Laureno of Ivyland PA brought the Tanner Dairy Store #36 home second followed by Epright of Whitehouse Station NJ. Brian Jones of East Windsor NJ turned his luck around as he captured fourth in his own #3J. Gary Butler returned for the first time after a two week absence to finish fifth in the Dave’s Flemington Collision #68. Rounding out the top ten were Mark Bitner, Bauma, Tim Tanner Jr., Mike Sena and Scott Van Gorder. The three heat winners were Jones, Todd Singley, and Brightbill with Butler taking the consolation. In the 20 lap Sportsman feature event, Larry McVay of Flemington NJ returned to victory lane for the first time since July 25th, capturing his seventh win of the season. 1998 Rookie Champion Rich Scagliotta of Bound Brook NJ finished second in his #8. Keith Brightbill of Sinking Spring PA nipped Ron John Koczon by a wheel at the line to take third in the Tabloid Graphics #19. Koczon of New Egypt NJ brought the Agip Oil #RJ7 home fourth followed by ‘Jumpin’ Jack Swain of Tabernacle NJ fifth in his #42. Sportsman heats were won by Keith McIntyre, Dick Robbins and Scagliotta while Brightbill won the consolation. In the Mid-State Communications 5 lap Cash Dash, which was held for the Sportsman division this week, Keith McIntyre won in his own #9 pocketing $365 for his effort. In the fifteen lap Street Stock feature, Dan Weir of Vineland NJ won his second feature this year in his #90L. Jim Gerber of Shamong NJ was second in the Gerber Racing #34, followed by Mick Search of Allentown NJ in the #14. Al Cheney III and Kevin Bifulco rounded out the top five. A collection was taken by the drivers for the family of Donnie Lippencott, the crewman killed last week in a traffic accident in front of the speedway. Over $1900 was collected in addition to the money that was donated last week. Last Saturday, Street Stock driver Dan Weir, Sportsman driver Drew Grosso and Modified driver Rick Cozze donated their winnings to the family with Cozze adding an additional $100. Our thanks go out to these caring individuals for their generosity. Only two weeks are left in the 1998 season here at New Egypt. This Saturday, Sept. 19th, will be Fan-tastic Fan Appreciation night as well as local business recognition night. Many give-aways for fans young and old will be given out throughout the evening courtesy of many local businesses and race teams. The evening will feature Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks. All of the action gets underway with warm-ups at 5:30 and the first heat at 6pm. Coming Sat. Sept. 26 will be the season finale with the final point races of the season being run in all three divisions, along with the URC sprint cars returning for the third time. 9/12/98 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1.Jones 2.Radd 3.Sena 4.Epright 5.Tanner Sr. 6.McClaren

2nd Heat: 1.Singley 2.Bauma 3.Polenz 4.Van Gorder 5.Hager 6.Drayton

3rd Heat: 1.Brightbill 2.Rue 3.Cranmer 4.Moss 5.Infante 6.Laureno

‘B’ Main: 1.Butler 2.Bitner 3.Tanner Jr. 4.Leach 5.Velenger 6.Megill (Fans Prov:Wismer)

Feature (30 laps): 1.Kenny Brightbill 2.Roger Laureno 3.Fritz Epright 4.Brian Jones 5.Gary Butler 6.Mark Bitner 7.Bob Bauma 8.Tim Tanner Jr. 9.Mike Sena 10.Scott Van Gorder 11.Rich Polenz 12.Steve Moss 13.Ralph Rue 14.Bob Drayton 15.Todd Singley 16.Donnie Radd 17.John Megill18.Carmen Infante 19.Johnny Leach 20.Kenny Wismer III 21.Gary Velenger 22.Tom Hager 23.Tim Tanner Sr. 24.Eddie Cranmer 25.Scott McClaren DNQ: Mike Hendershot, Chris Grbac


1st Heat: 1.McIntyre 2.McVay 3.Dallet 4.Koczon 5.Papiez 6.David

2nd Heat: 1.Robbins 2.Kline 3.Swain 4.Foy 5.Sarvis 6.Worthington

3rd Heat: 1.Scagliotta 2.Taylor Jr. 3.R.Grosso Jr. 4.Roth 5.Cass Sr. 6.Kessler

‘B’ Main: 1.Brightbill 2.S.Singley 3.Archer 4.Marra Sr. 5.Coffey 6.McCoy

Cash Dash: 1.McIntyre ($365)

Feature (20 Laps): 1.Larry McVay 2.Rich Scagliotta 3.Keith Brightbill 4.Ron John Koczon 5.Jack Swain 6.Bob Worthington 7.Rick Grosso Jr. 8.Donnie Kline 9.Richie Cass Sr. 10.Larry Archer 11.Kevin McCoy 12.Joe Sarvis 13.Bryan Coffey 14.Kenny Roth15.Johnny Foy 16.Paul Marra Sr. 17.Mickey Kessler 18.Scott Singley 19.Mike David 20.Matt Papiez 21.Lee Taylor Jr. 22.Jim Dallett 23.Dick Robbins 24.Keith McIntyre DNQ: Rick Cozze, Jack Amundson, George Gareis, Rob Pfister, Pat Priore, Tom Eppolite Jr., J.C. Mears, Brian Ely, Mike Mongeillo III, Kerry Irwin, Bryant Brown, Frank Christiano


1st Heat: 1.Fleming 2.Search 3.Hargrove 4.Whitehouse 5.Cheney 6.Morrison 7.Mongeillo 8.Hammond 9.Freiberger

2nd Heat: 1.Carpenter 2.Guyer 3.Bifulco 4.Garguilo 5.Gerber 6.Bauer 7.Weir 8.Conaway 9.Palmer

‘B’ Main: 1.Leote 2.Horner 3.Britt 4.Grant 5.Hurley 6.Voss

Feature (15 laps):1.Dan Weir 2.Jim Gerber 3.Mick Search 4.Al Cheney III 5.Kevin Bifulco 6.Billy Bauer 7.Pat Freiberger 8.Jeff Carpenter 9.Pat Conaway 10.Ted Hargrove 11.Jay Morrison 12.Kory Fleming 13.Carol Whitehouse 14.Allen Hurley 15.Bruce Leote 16.Chip Grant 17.Ralph Garguilo 18.Lou Palmer 19.Ken Hammond 20.Ken Guyer 21.Tony Horner 22.Steve Mongiello 23.Gary Voss 24.Jimmy Britt DNQ: Bill Bauma, Tim Walker, Richie Byrne, Tom Cremer, Ed Buchanan, Kyle Wright POINT STANDINGS (THRU SAT. 9/12/98) (*denotes feature wins) Modifieds: 1. Roger Laureno - 1064*(3) 2. Kenny Brightbill - 869*(10) 3. Tom Hager - 845* 4. Fritz Epright - 831* 5. Carmen Infante - 829 6. Steve Moss - 786* 7. Mark Bitner - 752* 8. Tim Tanner Jr. - 725* 9. Tim Tanner Sr. - 719* 10.Scott Van Gorder - 708 Sportsman: 1. Larry McVay - 961*(7) 2. Bob Worthington - 876* 3. Rick Grosso Jr. - 859*(3) 4. Tom Eppolite - 813 5. Richie Cass Sr. - 796* 6. Ron John Koczon - 736* 7. Matt Papiez - 734 8. Rich Scagliotta - 710* 9. Joe Sarvis - 687* 10.Bryan Coffey - 628

Street Stocks: 1. Jeff Carpenter - 955*(5) 2. Al Cheney - 868* 3. Kenny Guyer - 867* 4. Bill Bauma - 822* 5. Ralph Garguilo - 804 6. Pat Freiberger - 759*(4) Pat Conaway - 759** 8. Tom Holloway - 718 Rocco Infante - 718*(4) 10.Glen Dugan - 640

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