New Egypt, NJ (April 22) -- With Mother Nature forcing cancellation at every other area race track on Saturday, a number of outsiders invaded New Egypt Speedway to produce a super show of racing in all divisions. Topping a talented field of ...
New Egypt, NJ (April 22) -- With Mother Nature forcing cancellation at every other area race track on Saturday, a number of outsiders invaded New Egypt Speedway to produce a super show of racing in all divisions. Topping a talented field of Modifieds, Whitehall, PA's Keith Hoffman scored his career first win at the track, becoming the 16th different Modified winner since the track opened under the Grosso family leadership.
"It was my kind of track tonight," Hoffman informed the crowd. "It had plenty of bite."
Luck of the draw put Eddie Bohn on the pole and he took charge on the start, with defending division champ Billy Pauch soon hot on his heels. Bohn held off Pauch's hard charge until Hoffman slipped beneath Billy for second and took up the chase, weaving through in and around lapped traffic. Finally, on lap 24 Hoffman's inside move stuck and he beat Bohn to the line, never relinquishing the lead even when lapped traffic made the ending a breath-holder. Pauch stole second from Bohn on the white flag lap. Kenny Brightbill and his son Keith Brightbill completed the top five.
Bound Brook, NJ's Rich Scagliotta survived a caution-filled feature to score his third career Sportsman win. Scagliotta fought off the challenges of Keith Foster throughout the 20-lap run to claim his first of the season. "The track was exceptionally good for the amount of rain we had. I've got to thank everyone for coming out tonight," Scagliotta commented. Trailing Scagliotta and Foster at the line were Scott Reid, Mickey Kessler and Mike Lyons.
Leading from green to checker, Browns Mills, NJ's Kenny Guyer captured his first Street Stock checker since opening day in 1998. "This car was hooked up!" Guyer exclaimed. "I've got to give a lot of credit to the crew." Giving Guyer chase through lapped traffic was second-place finisher Kim Cooke who was followed by Pat Freiberger, Pat Conaway and Ralph Gargiulo.
Mike Reutter Jr. of Howell, NJ, led the distance for his first win in the Mid-State Communications Rookie event, with Kyle Morrison, John McClelland, John Piazzolla and Gene Stravinsky in tow.
Kids enjoyed the antics of the Easter Bunny, and the track's annual Easter egg hunt.
Action continues this Saturday, April 29, with a four-division card competing on Shammy Shine Night. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., and the first green flag drops at 5:30. Adult admission is $12, children 7-12 are $4, and kids 6 and under are free. For more info, call the speedway at (609) 758-1900.
1st Heat: 1.K.Hoffman 2.Osmun 3.Hendershot 4.Singley 5.Butler 6.Grosso Jr.
2nd Heat: 1.Pauch 2.Crouse 3.Ken Brightbill 4.Rue 5.Van Gorder 6.Slocum
3rd Heat: 1.Keith Brightbill 2.Laureno 3.Bohn 4.Bitner 5.Drayton
'B' Main: 1.Tanner Jr. 2.Worthington 3.Keimig 4.Hooper 5.Moss 6.Adams Jr.(Fans Prov: McCaughey)
Feature (30 laps): 1.Keith Hoffman 2.Billy Pauch 3.Eddie Bohn 4.Kenny Brightbill 5.Keith Brightbill 6.Willie Osmun 7.Roger Laureno 8.Todd Singley 9.Mike Hendershot 10.Ralph Rue 11.Bob Drayton 12.Steve Moss 13.Gary Butler 14.Korey Keimig 15.Mark Bitner 16.Darren McCaughey 17.Bob Worthington 18.J.R. Crouse 19.Chip Slocum 20.Rocco Infante 21.Scott Van Gorder 22.Tim Tanner Jr. 23.Art Adams Jr. 24.Bruce Hooper 25.Rick Grooso Jr.
DNQ: Chris Grbac, Kenny Wismer III, Mike Isles, Tom Carberry, Tom Hager.
Rookie Feature (8 laps): 1.Mike Reutter Jr. 2.Morrison 3.McClelland 4.Piazzolla 5.Stravinsky 6.Buffalino 7.Fleming 8.Liedl 9.Hoffman 10.Bailey 11.Smyth 12.Tinnes Jr.
1st Heat: 1.Reid 2.Singley 3.Koczon 4.Foster 5.Eppolite 6.Sarvis
2nd Heat: 1.Papiez 2.Lippincott 3.Harris 4.Tomasko 5.Kessler 6.Mears
3rd Heat: 1.Archer 2.Scagliotta 3.Ely 4.Toth 5.Flesch 6.Kline
1st 'B' Main: 1.Swain 2.Priore 3.Robbins 4.Buffalino 5.Piazzolla
2nd 'B' Main: 1.Marra 2.Lyons 3.Hammond 4.Reed 5.Lamparter
Feature (20 Laps): 1.Rich Scagliotta 2.Keith Foster 3.Scott Reid 4.Mickey Kessler 5.Mike Lyons 6.Brien Ely 7.Larry Archer 8.Jack Swain 9.J.C. Mears 10.Mike Reutter Jr. 11.Joe Sarvis 12.Pat Priore 13.Jimmy Harris 14.Dick Robbins 15.Donnie Kline 16.Tom Tomasko 17.Matt Papiez 18.John Piazzolla 19.Chuck Flesch 20.Mike Toth 21.Tom Eppolite 22.Paul Marra 23.Dominick Buffalino 24.Kenny Hammond 25.Larry Reed 26.Larry Lippincott 27.Bryan Lamparter 28.Ron John Koczon 29.Scott Singley
DNQ: Kyle Morrison, Doug Liedl, Dave Bailey, Joey Tinnes Jr., Rob
Pfister, Bob Kaelin, Brian Pearson, Jim Dallett, Bryant Brown, Chris
Wasson, John McClelland, Tim Burke, Gene Stravinsky, Dave Hoffman, Joe
Garey, Steve Ramsey, Keith Fleming, Joe Szwed, Eddie Smyth, John
1st Heat: 1.B. Gerber 2.Gargiulo 3.Cooke 4.Whitehouse 5.Bauer 6.Quinlan
2nd Heat: 1.Freiberger 2.Mongiello 3.Leote 4.Bethman 5.Fleming 6.Wagner
3rd Heat: 1.Conaway 2.Guyer 3.Search 4.Nixon 5.Bifulco 6.Berardi
'B' Main: 1.Mongeau 2.Gianinno 3.Cheney 4.Reed 5.Ensinger 6.Avery
Feature (15 laps):1.Kenny Guyer 2.Kim Cooke 3.Pat Freiberger 4.Pat Conaway 5.Ralph Gargiulo 6.Carol Whitehouse 7.Steve Mongiello 8.Bill Gerber 9.Billy Bauer 10.Ricky Gianinno 11.George Quinlan 12.Joe Mongeau 13.Bruce Leote 14.Jeff Bethman 15.Mick Search 16.Kevin Bifulco 17.Spider Ensinger 18.Kory Fleming 19.Art Avery 20.Evan Berardi 21.Bryan Reed 22.Brian Wagner 23.Mike Nixon 24.Al Cheney
DNQ: Dean Woolford, Dale Haines, Jim Hewitt, Al Johnson, Tom Holloway, Bill Miscoski.