New Egypt, NJ (July 8) -- Tom Carberry of Hopewell, NJ, scored his second win of the season Saturday at New Egypt Speedway, hitting a big $2,550 home run in the Modified feature event on Mid-State Communications' Grand Slam Little League ...
New Egypt, NJ (July 8) -- Tom Carberry of Hopewell, NJ, scored his second win of the season Saturday at New Egypt Speedway, hitting a big $2,550 home run in the Modified feature event on Mid-State Communications' Grand Slam Little League Night.
"The last time I won, I learned and started lifting weights and riding my bike to get in shape," said Carberry, after becoming the only driver other than defending champ Billy Pauch to double in the Modified division this year. "This track is tough to drive when it has a lot of bite in it like this."
Carberry led all 30 laps in the Modified main event, deflecting a fierce charge by Whitehall, PA's Keith Hoffman in the late stages to score the win. It wasn't an easy victory, however, as Hoffman caught Carberry in lapped traffic on the final lap and actually surged ahead of the leader before Carberry resumed control in a crowd-thrilling sprint to the checker. Hoffman settled for second, with Mike Hendershot third, Willie Osmun fourth and Mark Bitner fifth.
New Egypt's own Ron John Koczon notched his third checker of the year in the Sportsman class. Koczon grabbed the lead from Jack Swain on a lap 12 restart, and cruised in for the popular victory. Larry Archer was a close second, followed by four-time winner Ryan Godown, J.C. Mears and Mike Lyons.
Williamstown, NJ's Pat "Cadillac" Conaway captured his second consecutive win, his third of the season, in the Street Stock 15-lapper. Conaway charged from the rear after an early race tangle to take command with five to go. Ralph Gargiulo was second, with Billy Bauer third, Rich Page fourth and Kenny Guyer in fifth.
Winners of the OfficeMates 5 of Englewood Cliffs Lightning Lap Awards for fastest lap in a feature event were Carberry (Mods, 15.525), Archer (Sportsman, 15.811) and Gargiulo (Street Stock, 18.072).
On this baseball theme night, heat race winners in all three divisions took part in Mid-State Communications' Grand Slam Challenge, with any driver able to hit a pitch out of the park winning $50. Three drivers -- Mickey Kessler, Ron John Koczon and Kenny Guyer -- slammed homers off pitcher Jack Swain and collected the Mid-State bonus bucks.
This Saturday, July 15, it's Wing Night sponsored by Opdyke Lumber and AMSOIL, with the popular URC Sprint Cars invading the speedway. Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks complete the four-division race card which starts at 6:15 pm. Gates open at 4. Adult admission is $18, children 7-12 are $6, and kids 6 and under are free. For more information, call the speedway at (609) 758-1900.
<pre> 7/8/00 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Carberry 2. Adams 3. Velenger 4. Pauch 5. Drayton 6. Moss 2nd Heat: 1. McCaughey 2. Hendershot 3. Osmun 4. Hoffman 5. Cranmer 6. Rue 3rd Heat: 1. Tanner Jr. 2. Infante 3. Wismer III 4. Grosso Jr. 5. Butler 6. Bohn B Main: 1. Tanner Sr. 2. Bitner 3. Janiszewski 4. Worthington 5. Ostwald 6.Voss 7. Huchko Feature (30 laps): 1.Tom Carberry 2.Keith Hoffman 3.Mike Hendershot 4.Willie Osmun 5.Mark Bitner 6.Rick Grosso Jr. 7.Art Adams 8.Tim Tanner Jr. 9.Eddie Cranmer 10.Bob Worthington 11.Barry Voss 12.Kenny Wismer III 13.Stan Janiszewski 14.Tim Tanner Sr. 15.Bob Drayton 16.Darren McCaughey 17.Doug Ostwald 18.Rocco Infante 19.Kenny Huchko 20.Gary Velenger 21.Steve Moss 22.Billy Pauch 23.Eddie Bohn 24.Ralph Rue 25.Gary Butler
SPORTSMAN RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Koczon 2. Ely 3. Archer 4. Papiez 5. Fleming 6. Foster 2nd Heat: 1. Carpenter 2. Taylor Jr. 3. Lyons 4. Lippincott 5. Mears 6. Reutter Jr. 3rd Heat: 1. Kessler 2. Godown 3. Swain 4. Reed 5. Eppolite 6. Scagliotta 1st B Main: 1. McVay 2. Marra 3. Liedl 2nd B Main: 1. King 2. Tomasko 3. Pfister Feature (20 Laps): 1. Ron John Koczon 2. Larry Archer 3. Ryan Godown 4. J.C. Mears 5. Mike Lyons 6. Tom Eppolite 7. Larry Reed 8. Matt Papiez 9. Mike Reutter Jr. 10. Keith Fleming 11. Rob Pfister 12. Lee Taylor Jr. 13. Jack Swain 14. Rich Scagliotta 15. Tom Tomasko 16. Doug Liedl 17. Keith Foster 18. Mike King 19. Larry McVay 20. Paul Marra 21. Mickey Kessler 22. Larry Lippincott 23. Jeff Carpenter 24. Brien Ely DNQ: Donnie Kline, John Scheideler, Joey Tinnes, Mike Mongiello, Gene Stravinsky, Jack Caffrey, Bryant Brown, Dave Hoffman, Jeff Geigis, Jim Zangli, Kyle Morrison, Chris Wasson, Pat Priore, Scott Hyland, Keith McIntyre. STREET STOCK RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Whitehouse 2. Conaway 3. Freiberger 4. Mongiello 5. Giannino 6. Reed 2nd Heat: 1. Cooke 2. Berardi 3. Quinlan 4. B. Gerber 5. Cheney III 6. Page 3rd Heat: 1. Guyer 2. Mongeau 3. Roth 4. Gargiulo 5. Hewitt 6. Wagner B Main: 1. Bauer 2. Halstead 3. Haines 4. Quick 5. Guker III 6. Ensinger Feature (15 laps):1.Pat Conaway 2.Ralph Gargiulo 3.Billy Bauer 4.Rich Page 5.Kenny Guyer 6.Joe Mongeau 7.Kim Cooke 8.Evan Berardi 9.Al Cheney III 10.Brian Wagner 11.Steve Mongiello 12.Kenny Roth 13.Dale Haines 14.Blair Guker III 15.George Quinlan 16.Jim Hewitt 17.Spider Ensinger 18.Pat Freiberger 19.Bryan Reed 20.Carol Whitehouse 21.Joel Quick 22.Ricky Giannino 23.Chris Halstead 24.Bill Gerber DNQ: Jeff Bethman, Tim Walker, Kevin Bifulco, Art Avery, Bill Miscoski, Mick Search, John Hewitt, Rich Roveda, Ken Snook, Dave Cologna.