Four Straight For Brightbill At New Egypt New Egypt, NJ (June 19) -- Sinking Spring, PA's Kenny Brightbill kept his white-hot streak alive on Saturday night, winning his fourth straight Modified feature event at the New Egypt Speedway. "I want...
Four Straight For Brightbill At New Egypt New Egypt, NJ (June 19) -- Sinking Spring, PA's Kenny Brightbill kept his white-hot streak alive on Saturday night, winning his fourth straight Modified feature event at the New Egypt Speedway.
"I want to thank all of my sponsors," Brightbill told the crowd. "Rick (Grosso) is doing a heck of a job with the track. You can really race on it."
Johnny Leach took control of the main from his pole starting spot when the first caution waved on the second go-round when Gary Butler stopped in turn #4. Leach remained on top on the restart with Gary Velenger in pursuit. The early goings found Kenny Brightbill making his way through the field from 18th when the caution lights blinked on at the lap 9 mark with Larry McVay and Mike Hendershot tangled on the backstretch and Tim Tanner Jr. making contact with the third turn wall. Under caution, Billy Pauch made his way to the pits. Pauch did return to action briefly but ultimately retired with power steering trouble. Leach remained out front on the green with Brightbill quickly making his way into second. Lap 11 saw Brightbill's inside run in turn #4 put him in charge and Roger Laureno made his presence known, challenging Leach for second. Laureno took over the second spot at the halfway mark but Brightbill was clearly in command. Lap 22 found the caution flags waving for Jerry Glenn. Although two additional cautions closed the field on Brightbill, he remained on top to the checker for his sixth win of the '99 season. Trailing Brightbill were Laureno, Leach, Eddie Cranmer and Scott VanGorder.
Scoring his first checker of the season in the Sportsman main was East Windsor, NJ's Larry Archer, who started 7th and took the lead on lap 6. Archer held off the late race charges of Jim Dallett to take the win. "This Edison Generator car was on a rail tonight," commented Archer. Behind Archer and Dallett at the finish were George Gareis, Rocco Infante and Bob Worthington.
Flemington, NJ's Billy Bauer captured his second win of the season in the Street Stock feature event. Bauer, who started 16th, was out front on lap 7 after wrestling the lead from Dale Haines. "I could never do this without Larry McVay," Bauer said, acknowledging the help he received from McVay, the Tanner family and Matt Papiez in repairing his wrecked car a couple weeks back. Behind Bauer at the checker were Pat Conaway, Ralph Gargiulo, Haines and Jeff Carpenter.
Larry Archer took home $225 in the Sportsman Dash For Cash. The night's 50/50 was worth $2,023.50 to one lucky fan.
Next Saturday, June 26th, the fast and furious action continues for the Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks on Advantage Financial Night with a mountain of giveaways for the fans. Gates open at 4 pm, warm-ups are at 6 and the first heat takes the green flag at 6:30 pm. Adult admission is $12, Children 7-12 are $4 and 6 and under are free.
6/19/99 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1.Wismer III 2.Tanner Sr. 3.Cranmer 4.Pauch 5.Glenn 6.Manmiller 2nd Heat: 1.Leach 2.VanGorder 3.Laureno 4.Bauma 5.Bitner 6.Hieber 3rd Heat: 1.Brightbill 2.Velenger 3.Drayton 4.Tanner Jr. 5.McVay 6.Hendershot 1st 'B' Main: 1.Epright 2.Butler 3.Hager 4.Grosso Jr. 5.Carberry 6.Janiszewski (Fans Prov: Bohn) Feature (30 laps): 1.Kenny Brightbill 2.Roger Laureno 3.Johnny Leach 4.Eddie Cranmer 5.Scott VanGorder 6.Mark Bitner 7.Fritz Epright 8.Doug Manmiller 9.Gary Velenger 10.Danny Hieber 11.Mike Hendershot 12.Rick Grosso Jr. 13.Bob Drayton 14.Tom Carberry 15.Stan Janiszewski 16.Bob Bauma 17.Larry McVay 18.Eddie Bohn 19.Tom Hager 20.Jerry Glenn 21.Tim Tanner Sr. 22.Billy Pauch 23.Tim Tanner Jr. 24.Kenny Wismer III 25. Gary Butler DNQ: Steve Moss, Craig Pondish, Willie Osmun, Chris Grbac, Jeff Miller, Rick Cozze.
SPORTSMAN RESULTS 1st Heat: 1.Coffey 2.Tomasko 3.Reid 4.Rindgen 5.Koczon 2nd Heat: 1.Kline 2.Taylor Jr. 3.Papiez 4.Wasson 5.Dallett 3rd Heat: 1.Archer 2.Worthington 3.Infante 4.Brightbill 5.McIntyre 4th Heat: 1.Robbins 2.Lippincott 3.Scagliotta 4.Brown 5.Gareis 1st 'B' Main: 1.Kessler 2.Roth 3.Ely 4.Marra Sr. 2nd 'B' Main: 1.Harris 2.Eppolite Jr. 3.Toth 4.Mears Cash Dash: 1.Archer ($225)
Feature (20 Laps): 1.Larry Archer 2.Jim Dallett 3.George Gareis 4.Rocco Infante 5.Bob Worthington 6.Matt Papiez 7.Larry Lippincott 8.Donnie Kline 9.Tom Tomasko 10.Ron John Koczon 11.Keith Brightbill 12.Bryant Brown 13.Mike Toth 14.Mickey Kessler 15.Chris Wasson 16.Jimmy Harris 17.Scott Reid 18.Brien Ely 19.Tom Eppolite Jr. 20.Kenny Roth 21.Bryan Coffey 22.J.C. Mears 23.Keith McIntyre 24.Dick Robbins 25.Bobby Rindgen 26.Paul Marra Sr. 27.Rich Scagliotta 28.Lee Taylor Jr. DNQ: Lewie Parker, Rob Pfister, Kim Cooke, Jack Swain, Joe Szwed, Drew Grosso, Buck Ward, Billy Dubovick, Pat Priore, Lee Lawrence, Art Adams Jr., Larry Reed, Joe Sarvis, John Dixon.
STREET STOCK 1st Heat: 1.Gargiulo 2.Berardi 3.Giris 4.Quinlan 5.Whitehouse 6.Nixon 2nd Heat: 1.Turnure 2.Mongiello 3.Bauma 4.Bauer 5.Fleming 6.Bifulco 3rd Heat: 1.Conaway 2.Byrne 3.Wagner 4.Cheney III 5.Search 6.Hammond 'B' Main: 1.Freiberger 2.Carpenter 3.Gerber 4.Haines 5.Wright 6.Knighten
Feature (15 laps):1.Billy Bauer 2.Pat Conaway 3.Ralph Gargiulo 4.Dale Haines 5.Jeff Carpenter 6.Richie Byrne 7.Evan Berardi 8.Brian Wagner 9.Kevin Bifulco 10.Kory Fleming 11.Nick Giris 12.Kyle Wright 13.Mike Nixon 14.Anthony Knighten 15.Mick Search 16.Carol Whitehouse 17.George Quinlan 18.Steve Mongiello 19.Kenny Hammond 20.Pat Freiberger 21.John Turnure 22.Bill Gerber 23.Billy Bauma 24.Al Cheney III(DNS). DNQ: Ben Jones, Joel Quick, Jim Hewitt, Chuck Barker.