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New Egypt, NJ— Billy Pauch, Jr. picked up his second victory in a row in the 358 Modified division at New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night bringing his season total to three. Pauch Jr. rocketed to the front of the field after starting in 11th position to cruise to the checkers.
John Pakenham led the field to take the green and quickly took the lead over second place starter Patrick Gold. The first caution of the night would come for Neal Williams spinning collecting a few other cars and damaging race winner Pauch, Jr.’s sail panel. The damage however was not severe enough to warrant him making a pit stop and he continued to accelerate through the field when the green flag was thrown. On lap 10 Pauch, Jr. was able to maneuver around Pakenham to take the lead. He would easily cruise to the checkered flag followed by Jimmy Horton, Ryan Godown, Neal Williams, and Billy Pauch. The victory brought Pauch, Jr. within 43 points of the championship that will be wrapped up next Saturday, September 5th with a double point feature event. Pauch, Jr. could play spoiler to the rivalry that has been once again ignited between his father Billy Pauch, Sr. and his biggest rival at New Egypt Ryan Godown. Godown leads Pauch, Sr. by 22 points heading into the points finale.
Eric Palmer of Cresco, PA picked up his third Crate Modified victory of the season. Shaun Ratchford led the field to take the green and quickly jumped to the lead. But on lap 11 it would be Ryan Simmons taking the lead from Ratchford. Simmons would lead until lap 14 when Palmer was able to get around him and score the victory. Following Palmer to the line was Brandon Grosso, Simmons, Tom Tanner, and Connor King. With a strong third place finish Ryan Simmons jumped back into the point lead where the top eight are separated by just 56 points going into their championship, double points night on Saturday, September 12th.
Mick Search of New Egypt, NJ won the first of two Street Stock features. Search would take the checkered in a race that saw numerous cautions and point leader Bill Liedtka taken off the track on the wrecker. Search was followed to the line by John Carpenter, Billy Wroble, Gary Klimeczak, and Joe Reid. John Carpenter would score the victory and the points lead in the second Street Stock feature of the night. The victory is Carpenter’s sixth on the season. Following Carpenter to the checkers was Bill Liedtka, Mick Search, Billy Wroble, and Joe Reid. Carpenter captured the point lead from Liedtka and is on top by only four points going into their championship night on Saturday, September 12th.
Billy Pauch, Jr. also claimed the NEWS Sprint victory taking the checkers over Ryan Krachun, Neal Williams, Johnny Cornell, and Sam LaMothe.
Next Saturday, September 5th, is First Responders Night sponsored by the Flemington Family of Dealerships. All first responders with ID will receive FREE general admission and there will be a first responder vehicle parade on track during Intermission. The New Egypt Fire Department will be on hand for a Boot Driver fundraiser. Flemington Family of Dealerships will be set up at the main entrance with giveaways for the fans starting at 4 pm. It is Modified Championship Night with double points on the line as we crown our 2015 champion. Also racing will be the Sportsman and NERS Sprints. Pit gates open at 3 pm, front gates open at 4 pm, hot laps begin at 5:15 pm, and racing starts at 6 pm. Adults are $20, seniors 65 and older are $18, teens 12-15 and military and their spouses with ID are $10, and children 11 and under are free.
Crate Modified Results
1st Heat: 1. Shaun Ratchford 2. Dakota Kessler 3. Tom Princiotta 4. Jarrett Rozycki 5. Frank Dorry 6. Steve Hicks
2nd Heat: 1. Eric Palmer 2. Connor King 3. Brandon Grosso 4. Joe Reid 5. Jordan Cox 6. Adam Cox
3rd Heat: 1. Tommy Tanner 2. Ryan Simmond 3. Ebby Ridge 4.Brian Papiez 5. Jason Dunn 6. Dan Fleming
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Eric Palmer 2. Brandon Grosso 3. Ryan Simmons 4. Tommy Tanner 5. Connor King 6. Brian Papiez 7. Shawn Ratchford 8. Jordan Cox 9. Frank Dorry 10. Tom Princiotta 11. Steve Hicks 12. Jason Dunn 13. Dan Fleming 14. Adam Cox 15. Clyde Cox 16. Joe Reid 17. Dakota Kessler 18. Mike Everett 19. Jeremy Martino 20. Heidi Hedin 21. Stan Hawk 22. Jarrett Rozycki 23. Aaron Weaver 24. Ebby Ridge
358 Modified Results
1st Heat: 1. Mike Butler 2. John Pakenham 3. Billy Pauch 4. Jimmy Blewett 5. PJ Oliver 6. Jimmy Horton
2nd Heat: 1. David VanHorn 2. Ryan Godown 3. Dominick Buffalino 4. Patrick Gold 5. Tommy Farrell 6. John McClelland
3rd Heat: 1. Neal Williams 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Ryan Krachun 4. Chad Barney 5. Eric Engstrom 6. Rocco Infante
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Jimmy Horton 3. Ryan Godown 4. Neal Williams 5. Billy Pauch 6. Dominick Buffalino 7. Jimmy Blewett 8. Chad Barney 9. John McClelland 10. Rocco Infante 11. Ryan Krachun 12. Doug Ostwald 13. Tommy Farrell 14. Patrick Gold 15. Eric Engstrom 16. Mike Butler 17. John Pakenham 18. Andrew Bohn 19. David VanHorn
DNS: Chris Grbac, PJ Oliver
Street Stock Results
1st Feature (12 Laps): 1. Mick Search 2. John Carpenter 3. Billy Wroble 4. Gary Klimeczak 5. Joe Reid 6. Dan Collamer 7. John Meyer 8. Jim Avery 9. Ryan Freshneck 10. Darren Cox 11. Todd Dige 12. Bill Liedtka 13. Everett Taylor 14. Tom Princiotta
2nd Feature (12 Laps): 1. John Carpenter 2. Bill Liedtka 3. Mick Search 4. Billy Wroble 5. Joe Reid 6. Gary Klimeczak 7. Dan Collamer 8. John Meyer 9. Ryan Freshneck 10. Everett Taylor 11. Jim Avery
DNS: Tom Princiotta, Todd Dige, Darren Cox
North East Wingless Sprint Car Results
Feature (10 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Ryan Krachun 3. Neal Williams 4. Johnny Cornell 5. Sam LaMothe 6. Rich Mellor
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Results story by Vicki Gehris with additions from Ernie Saxton
HOWARD REBOUNDS FOR FOURTH WIN OF THE SEASON IN NASCAR MODIFIEDS, OGIN AND RYAN LILICK GRAB FEATURE WINS ON SUPERIOR RACING PRODUCTS NIGHT PRESENTED BY BERNHEISEL RACE CARS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 30, 2015 . . . Duane Howard had a dismal 27th place finish last Saturday night at Grandview Speedway after an accident on the 21st lap of the Modified feature caused major damage to the rear end of the Petruska team-owned No. 66 and put him out of action. The five-time point champion rebounded 26 positions this week to pull into victory lane for the fourth time this season in the T.P. Trailers NASCAR Whelen 30-lap 358 Modified feature. Kevin Hirthler, whom he battled with for several laps before he made the pass when Hirthler got hung up behind lapped traffic came home second on Superior Racing Products Night presented by Bernheisel Race Cars.
Dave Ogin, having the best season of his career, put the Taylor White and Wanda Brown owned No. 31 into the winner’s circle for his second career win in the 30-lap NASCAR BRC Late Model feature.
Ryan Lilick scored his third win by taking home the checkered in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature.
All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers, Limerick. VP Racing Fuels had product awards for the top finishers using their product. And Superior Racing Products/Bernheisel Race Cars gave out thousands of dollars in product awards for Late Model racers that qualified.
At the onset of the Modified feature, polesitter Ron Haring Jr. set the pace for seven laps before Hirthler, seventh-place starter, took control of the reigns.
With Hirthler now in control, trying to unseat him were Mike Gular, Haring Jr., Ryan Grim and Kyle Borror.
Meme DeSantis brought out the yellow on lap 11 when he stopped along the backstretch out of competition. The restart was void after Borror hit the backstretch wall with heavy contact. He was uninjured. Haring Jr. was sent to the rear for the incident. Hirthler was still in front on the restart, but by now Mike Gular, Grim, Howard and Doug Manmiller, ninth, fifth, 14th and 13th-place starters respectively were the challengers.
Howard overtook second just as the caution flew on the 17th lap when Todd Smith stopped on the backstretch. It was still Hirthler running the high lane ahead with Howard trying to make a move on the inside.
While Hirthler and Howard diced for first, the action behind them was hot and heavy between Grim, Gular and Jeff Strunk, who came from 18th. Craig Von Dohren, who started 15th, was trying feverishly to break into the top five.
With three to go, Howard made the pass for the lead along the backstretch when Hirthler wasn’t able to get around a lapped car quick enough.
Grim, who was right in the thick of things having a solid fourth-place run at the time, was plagued with mechanical problems once again and came to a stop in turn two with two laps remaining. Howard pulled away fast since he knew Hirthler wasn’t about to give up without a fight.
Howard kept the competition at bay and chalked up career win No. 68 followed by Hirthler, a three-time feature winner this season; Gular, for his best finish; J. Strunk and Von Dohren. Sixth through tenth were Danny Erb, Nate Christman, Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer and Frank Cozze.
Heats were won by Smith, Borror and Hirthler while Umbenhauer took the consolation race.
After two failed attempts, the Late Model feature finally got a lap in with Steve Wilson in the lead followed by Shawn Horning, Kyle Merkel, Steve Gross and Kory Fleming.
K. Merkel moved into second on the third lap and put in his bids for the lead running the high line. K. Merkel made several runs to overtake Wilson with each try uneventful.
With a few laps Wilson soon had some breathing room since K. Merkel and Ogin jockeyed for second with Ogin overtaking the spot on the 16th lap.
Now not only did Wilson have to contend with the slower moving cars, Ogin was right on his bumper with five to go.
Ogin made his move off the second turn and was able to make the pass stick for first with two laps left.
The lead never changed and Ogin went on to pick up the win. Chasing him across were Wilson, Fleming, Dan Green and K. Merkel. Chuck Schutz, Lou Egrie Jr., last week’s feature winner; Wayne Pfeil, Jason Miller and Sean Merkel completed the top ten.
Egrie Jr. and Bill Henning won the heats.
Steve Young was the early pacesetter of the Sportsman feature with Mark Kemmerer, already a feature winner; Kyle Lilick, Paul Kline and Ryan Lilick in tow.
R. Lilick was making very bold moves as the front runners approached lap traffic and at the completion of lap 10 he was the new leader.
Current point leader Brett Kressley was out of competition after he spun in the second turn bringing out the yellow and was finished for the night in 24th. R. Lilick was still ahead on the restart.
By the Dan’s Deli Halfway mark R. Lilick was pursued by Kline, Young, Jim Housworth and last week’s feature winner Brad Brightbill.
With five laps to go Brightbill overtook second and took chase after R. Lilick.
No one was able to pass R. Lilick and he was able to win his third career victory. He won his first ever feature on July 18, 2015 and has been knocking on the door every week. Brightbill hung on for second followed by Kline, Housworth and Jordan Henn. Rounding out the top ten were Brad Arnold, Kemmerer, Brett Gilmore, Mike Lisowski and Young.
Young, Kyle Lilick and Kemmerer won the heats. The consolation race went to Ryan Shupp.
The final tripleheader Saturday night show of stock car racing for the 2015 season is set for Saturday, September 5 when Marshall Home Services of Skippack Night is presented. This will be the final point events, the championships decided, for the NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman racers. Action will get the green at 7:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $15 while youngsters under the age of 12 are admitted free.
Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 are still available for $35 for adults, $10 for youngsters 6-11 and those under 6 are admitted free. There are still lap and heat sponsorships available for the September 12 Modified Classic that rewards the winner with $25,000.
T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Duane Howard, 2. Kevin Hirthler, 3. Mike Gular, 4. Jeff Strunk, 5. Craig Von Dohren, 6. Danny Erb, 7. Nate Christman, 8. Doug Manmiller, 9. Jared Umbenhauer, 10. Frank Cozze, 11. Tim Buckwalter, 12. Don Norris Jr., 13. John Willman, 14. Brian Houseknecht, 15. Ray Swinehart, 16. Eric Biehn, 17. Dale Hartz, 18. Glenn Owens, 19. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 20. Ryan Grim, 21 Justin Grim, 22. Ron Seltmann Jr., 23. Ron Haring Jr., 24. Todd Smith, 25. Mike Kellner, 26. Kyle Borror, 27. Meme DeSantis, 28. Chris Gambler. DNQ: Addison Meitzler, Glenn Strunk, Jarrad Miller and Paul Moyer.
BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature (30 Laps): 1. Dave Ogin, 2. Steve Wilson, 3. Kory Fleming, 4. Dan Green, 5. Kyle Merkel, 6. Chuck Schutz, 7. Lou Egrie Jr., 8. Wayne Pfeil, 9. Jason Miller, 10. Sean Merkel, 11. Shaun Miller, 12. Cory Merkel, 13. Joe Fanelli, 14. Rick Todorow, 15. Steve Gross, 16. Dirk Rimrott, 17. Bill Henning, 18. Shawn Horning, 19. Buddy Mertz.
NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Ryan Lilick, 2. Brad Brightbill, 3 Paul Kline, 4. Jim Housworth, 5. Jordan Henn, 6. Brad Arnold, 7. Mark Kemmerer, 8. Brett Gilmore, 9. Mike Lisowski, 10. Steve Young, 11. Kyle Lilick, 12. Craig Whitmoyer, 13. Ryan Beltz, 14. Ryan Shupp, 15. Joe Funk, 16. Jason Neidlinger, 1`7. Jesse Landis, 18. Nathan Mohr, 19. Larry Hoagland, 20. Mike Koffel, 21. Brandon Whitmoyer, 22. Jimmy Landis, 23. Paul Effrig, 24. Brett Kressley. DNQ: Jeff Bubori, Brian Hirthler and Jimmy Landis.
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR
T.P. TRAILERS 358 MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 29, 2015
* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are
NASCAR point events.)
1. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 5015****
2. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66 4682****
3. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA #88 4477**
4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #00 4373
5. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 3987*
6. Mike Gular, Green Lane, PA #53/2 3703
7. Don Norris, Douglassville, PA #976 3524
8. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #5/11 3498
9. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #357/19 3492
10. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #22 3464
11. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 3289***
12. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 3275*
13. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W 3210
14. Glenn Strunk, Bechtelsville, PA #41 3044
15. Nate Christman, Oley, PA #37 2806
16. Meme DeSantis, Temple, PA #357 2786
17. Kyle Borror, Peach Bottom, PA #B4 2671
18. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 2620*
19. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2589*
20. Eric Biehn, Bechtelsville, PA #87 2438
21. Brian Houseknecht, Bechtelsville, PA #323 2308
22. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA #A1/57 2297*
23. Jarred Miller, Barto, PA #917 1953
24. Todd Smith, Hatfield, PA #39 1847
25. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA #15 1485
26. Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA #1 1478
27. Ron Seltmann, Lower Pottsgrove, #R19 1459*
28. Ryan Wyatt, Boyertown, PA #14W 1441
29. Mike Bailey, Kutztown, PA #81 1403
30. Ryan Kunkle, Fleetwood, PA #77K 1052
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR
BRC LATE MODELS AS OF AUGUST 29, 2015
1. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #1 4229****
2. Sean Merkel, Boyertown, PA #118 3897*
3. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 3889**
4. Dave Ogin, Bechtelsville, PA #31/8M 3707**
5. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ #704 3602**
6. Dan Green, Coatesville, PA #46 3575
7. Rick Todorow, Quakertown, PA #93 3400
8. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 3331
9. Lou Egrie Jr., Willow Grove, PA #4E 3222*
10. Cory Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #16 2930*
11. Bill Henning, Lansdale, PA #80 2478
12. Steve Gross, West Chester, PA #62 2437
13. Randy Stoudt, Pottstown, PA #5/10 2280****
14. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 2142
15. Kyle Merkel, Boyertown, PA #00 2139
16. John Giesler, Aston, PA #ZT1 1384
17. Shawn Horning, Blandon, PA #8M 1256
18. Devin Frey, Myerstown, PA #F62 1136
19. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #92 1022
20. Buddy Mertz, Boyertown, PA #00 817
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR
SPORTSMAN AS OF AUGUST 29, 2015
1. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 3783****
2. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 3510
3. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 3461
4. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 3350**
5. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #00 3287*
6. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 3142
7. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #142 3121***
8. Brad Arnold, Kenhorst, PA #830 3098*
9. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2932**
10. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 2928
11. Erik Renninger, Bridgewater, NJ #51 2613
12. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 2325
13. Jason Neidlinger, Schuylkill Haven, PA #88X 2215
14. Brandon Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #25 1950
15. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1948
16. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14J 1854
17. Ken Eckert, Orwigsburg, PA #29 1755
18. Paul Kline, Reading, PA #1 1614**
19. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 1599
20. Ryan Shupp, #15R 1343
Also Feature Winners: Mark Kemmerer (1), Sean Weiss (1), Brad Brightbill (1), Jeff Sechrist
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full assortment of great concessions and novelty items are available. Free parking on the grounds. Fans are invited to the competition area after the events are completed to meet the racers. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Twitter@GrandviewSpeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway along with Rainedout.com(for rainout information).
Saturday, September 5, 7:30 p.m. Marshall Home Services Night, final point races, NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.
Sunday, September 6, 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduros and Blast From the Past Vintage cars.
Friday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. Race of Champions Sportsman and 305 Sprints. Adult tickets are $12, youngsters 6-12 pay $5 and under 6 admitted FREE. There is no raindate for this event.
Saturday, September 12, 7 p.m. Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic, $25,000 to win, plus Cash Dash. Adult tickets in advance $35.00, on race day $40. Youngsters 6-11 $10 and kids under 6 are admitted FREE. Rain date is Saturday, September 19
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. – The point races in all of Wall Stadium Speedway’s stock car racing divisions are tight as the third-mile paved oval enters the final month of regular season competition. This Saturday night’s (Sept. 5) pivotal racing card, featuring the Downs Ford Modifieds, the Snap-on Sportsman, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stocks, will see qualifying begin at 5:30 p.m. and main event racing will follow.
In the Modified ranks Jackson’s Steven Reed is at the top of the point rankings as he seeks his first ever crown. Still, Reed’s brother in law, Freehold’s Chas Okerson, is just ten markers behind. Howell’s Eric Mauriello and Brick’s Ron Frees are also within striking distance. The Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event Saturday night.
The Limited Late Models and the 4 Cylinder Stocks are set for 40-lap and 30-lap feature races, respectively. In the Limited Late Models Port Monmouth’s Anthony Crimaldi and former champs Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. and Jackson’s Howie Conk are knotted at the top of the points pile. In the 4 Cylinder Stocks Ronnie Mullen and Jason Lane, both of Brick, and Wall’s TJ Graves are the top drivers.
Andrew Krause of Holmdel, defending champion Kevin Davison and Chris Lane, both of Howell, are at the top of the Sportsman chase as they prepare for a 25-lapper and Brick’s Joe Mongeau and Ronnie Mullen, Union’s Joey Helberg and Manchester’s Scott Riggleman lead Factory Stock points going into a 25-lapper.
Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. with main events to follow.
Weekly stock car racing will continue every Saturday night through September. The “Spooky Spectacular” is then set for Saturday October 24 and the annual “Turkey Derby” will be presented on Thanksgiving weekend.
Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedway.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.
MARTZ, BRITT & TANNER TOP SATURDAY NIGHT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY ACTION
Wagner Clinches Poker Series Title
Sam Martz held off the persistent attempts of Jamie Mills in the final laps of the Spirit Auto Centers Big Block Modified Feature event to pick up his second win of the 2015 season in exciting fashion. Jim Britt was the class of the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman division, picking up his fifth win of the year while Tim Tanner won his second race of the year in the final hand of the Bethman Auto Center/Bruce’s Speed Shop/Thayer Performance Poker Series for the Hilborn TriState Race Saver sprint cars.
In what was one of the closest finishes of the season, Martz fought off the late race challenges of Jamie Mills to capture the win in the twenty-five lap Big Block Modified feature event.
Ron Roberts took control at the start and led the first sixteen laps of the feature event. Martz moved into second on the first lap and trailed Roberts by several car lengths. David Hunt raced in third, followed by Mills and Bob Sarkisian at the half way mark.
Mills was on the move, picking off positions one at a time and had just passed Hunt for third spot before the caution waved on lap seventeen. The field lined up double file for the restart and Martz used the outside line to drive by Roberts to take the lead. Mills made his way to second with an inside pass by Roberts on the backstretch.
With just five laps to go, Mills chased Martz with Hunt, Watt and Roberts trailing. Tommy Beamer was closing in Roberts to challenge for a top five position. Martz ran the middle of the track and Mills made his way around on the bottom until Watt drew a caution with three to go with a flat tire.
Martz led the field to the final restart with Mills hot on his heels. There was a three way race for fifth as Richie Pratt, Jr. was on the move and racing with Roberts and Beamer for position.
Mills changed his line on lap twenty-four and moved higher on the track, racing Martz side by side down the backstretch. Mills threw everything he had at Martz and the Izzi Trucking No. 3, changing lanes again as the leaders raced to the final lap. But Martz had it covered as he beat Mills to the finish line. by less than six one hundredths of a second. Hunt finished third with Beamer and Pratt finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.
Melissa Scarpati led the first lap of the twenty lap main event for the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman feature before David Crossman moved into the lead on lap two. Coming from his tenth place start, Jim Britt moved by Crossman to take the lead on lap four.
Current point leader, Pat Wall raced his way into second on lap seven but Britt had already driven to a sizeable lead. A caution just past half way, erased Britt’s advantage as Wall, Crossman, Gary Hieber, Jr. and Steve Desmelyk raced in the top five. Wall kept it close for a lap or two before Britt again pulled away from the field.
Britt took the win with Wall finishing second. Hieber followed in third with CJ Jones and Steve Davis rounding out thScoe top five.
Karl Freyer and Tim Tanner led the field of TSRS sprint cars to the start of their twenty lap main event with Freyer moving into the lead at the wave of the green. Freyer led Tanner by several lengths until the leaders caught up to lapped traffic on lap twelve. Tanner was able to close in on Freyer and chose to go to the outside to get by the slower traffic. That ended up being the winning move as Tanner went on to capture the win Freyer had one of his best outings of the season to finish second followed by Adam Carberry, Eddie Wagner and Joe Kay.
Wagner’s fourth place finish clinched the 2015 Poker Series Championship. Wagner has two wins at Bridgeport this season, one of which came during an exciting Poker Series event earlier this season.
SPIRIT AUTO CENTERS BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE (25 LAPS)
1. Sam Martz, 2. Jamie Mills, 3. David Hunt, 4. Tommy Beamer, 5. Richie Pratt, Jr., 6. Jordan Watson, 7. Ron Roberts, 8. Travis Hill, 9. Bob Sarkisian, 10. Jesse Hill, 11. Jack Swain, 12. Wade Hendrickson, 13. Corey Anderson, 14. Howard O’Neal, 15. Dave Shirk, 16. Scott Irwin, 17. Mike Franz, 18. Jimmy Chester, 19. Ryan Watt, 20. Bucky Kell, 21. John Milozar, Jr., 22. Rick Laubach, 23. Ryan Forte, 24. Tom Macherone
STEWART STAINLESS CRATE SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS)
1. Jim Britt, 2. Pat Wall, 3. Gary Hieber, Jr., 4. CJ Jones, 5. Steve Davis, 6. Bob Lilick, 7. Pete Visconti, 8. Matthew Peck, 9. David Crossman, 10. Steve Desmelyk, 11. Dave Damiano, 12. Steve Kemery, 13. Brett Ballard, 14. Ernie Miles, III, 15. Scott Hulmes, 16. Justin Lilick, 17. Melissa Scarpati, 18. Chuck Potts, 19. Tom Holding, 20. David Jenkins, 21. Pete Serra, 22. Jeremy Harrington
BETHMAN AUTO CENTER/BRUCE’S SPEED SHOP/THAYER PERFORMANCE POKER SERIES FOR TSRS (20 LAPS)
1. Tim Tanner, 2. Karl Freyer, 3. Adam Carberry, 4. Eddie Wagner, 5. Joe Kay, 6. Rick Steif, 7. Joe Lord, 8. Dave Brown, 9. Keith Anderson, 10. Samantha Lieberman, 11. Mike Haggenbottom, 12. Bryant Davis, 13. Erika Wagner, 14. Scott Frack
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ATTENDEES HAVE A CHANCE TO ELECT THEIR FAVORITE DRIVER AS A STARTER FOR THE $10,000 TO WIN ROMP IN THE SWAMP CALL BEFORE YOU DIG CHAMPIONSHIP
Sicklerville, NJ (August 30, 2015) – All attendees present at the Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship on Saturday, September 26 at Bridgeport Speedway will have a chance to elect their favorite driver as a starter in the main event. Upon completing their entry form, a driver can select and submit their payment for the option to be included in the fan vote contest. Upon entrance to the speedway, each attendee will receive a ballot and sheet with the eligible drivers listed. Each completed ballot will be deposited into the ballot box and counted. The driver who did not qualify for the event but receives the most votes will start the 40-lap feature in fourteenth position. The Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship will feature any type of dirt Modified Stock Car. Entry forms and rules for the Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship are available at www.bpspeedway.com under the forms and rules tab.
The Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship on Bridgeport Speedway’s quarter mile oval will employ a truly unique format culminating in the 40-lap feature with $10,000 awarded to the victor. All participants will compete in time trials and the top five qualifiers will automatically advance to the 40-lap main event. All other racers will attempt to qualify for the 40-lap main event with the bottom ten time trialers competing in the first of a series of 10-lap sub main races. The top five finishers from this initial contest will advance into the next race and face the next set of five slowest qualifiers for another 10-lap race. This sequence of races with the top five finishers advancing will continue up to the main event. In addition to the Modifieds, the wingless 600cc Micro-Sprints will be in action on Saturday, September 26. Sunday, September 27 has been reserved as the rain date for this race.
Coming up on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m., an informational meeting for interested participants will occur at Speedzone Raceway and Hobbies which is located in Mount Holly, NJ at 201 Pine Street. SpeedZone Raceway and Hobbies houses a 220 foot large eight lane Engleman slot car road course that will be open for use. Attendees for this meeting need to RSVP by Tuesday, September 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the posted event located on the Wiz Motorsports Communications Facebook page. Food and beverages will be provided for those in attendance.
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Steven Drevicki, Lee Nardelli, Tyler Reinhardt and Tom Wolf all graced Victory Lane at Bridgeport Speedway on Friday night. Drevicki won for the first time with the visiting ARDC Midgets while Nardelli and Reinhardt added to their already impressive win totals. Wolf scored his first win in the Eight Cylinder Enduro series.
Current point leader for ARDC, Steven Drevicki won his first feature of 2015. Tommy Kunsman led the opening laps of the feature ahead of Shawn Jackson, Brett Wanner and P.J. Gargiulo. Drevicki moved into second on lap four from his twelfth place starting position and overhauled Kunsman for first one lap later. Kunsman spun while running second on lap seven. On the restart, Drevicki began to pull away from the field while Nick Wean and Gargiulo battled for second. Gargiulo took second and moved to the high line and quickly closed on Drevicki. Drevicki could heard the Gargiulo approach and moved to the high groove. With the laps running down, Gargiulo made several attempts diving to the inside of Drevicki. Gargiulo was able to pull even but not able to complete the pass for the lead. Drevicki raced to the checkered flag with Gargiulo in tow. Brenden Bright, Danny Stratton and Brett Arndt completed the top five.
Lee Nardelli’s win total has reached nine as he won his third wingless 600cc Micro Sprint feature in a row. Rob Vivona drew the pole starting position and took full advantage as he led the opening laps over Jay Hartman, Rob Vivona and Bill Thomas. Nardelli, who started tenth, was quickly on the move. Nardelli took fifth by lap five. Hartman made an abrupt exit while running second on lap six. Nardelli passed Vivona for the lead on as lap eight was completed. Nardelli led the remaining laps for the win. Jermain Godshall was able to pass Vivona for second while Jon Keller finished fourth and Sam LaMothe finished fifth.
Tyler Reinhardt added win number six for the season and extended his point lead for the 270cc Micro Sprint division. Kyle Spence jumped to the lead from his pole starting position with Sean Huesser and Tyler Reinhardt in second and third. Reinhardt passed Huesser for second on lap five and chased after Spence. The races only caution happened on lap 12 for Ryan Wozunk’s stop car. Reinhardt got the jump on Spence on the restart and pulled away from Spence for the win. Spence finished second followed by Rich Keller, John Blanda and Billy Gray.
Tom Wolf scored the win in the 40-lap non-stop event for the John Gasko & Son Farm and Greenhouses Eight Cylinder Enduro event. Current point leader, Christopher Allen, Sr. led the first 30 laps of event with Lee Allen and Tom Wolf in tow. As the laps ran down the action heated up. Lee Allen challenged his brother for the lead as the trio caught slower traffic. The Allen’s encountered trouble while passing a slower car which left the door open for Wolf to make his move. Wolf completed the pass and took the lead and went on for the win. In the closing laps Lee Allen passed his brother, Christopher for second.
ARDC MIDGETS (25 laps): 1. Steven Drevicki, 2. P.J. Gargiulo, 3. Brenden Bright, 4. Danny Stratton, 5. Brett Arndt, 6. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 7. Shawn Jackson, 8. Tommy Kunsman, Jr., 9. Bill Courtwright, 10. Nick Wean, 11. Brett Wanner, 12. Jamie Spears, 13. Trevor Kobylarz
WINGLESS 600CC MICRO SPRINTS (20 laps): 1. Lee Nardelli, 2. Jermain Godshall, 3. Rob Vivona, 4. Jon Keller, 5. Sam LaMothe, 6. Luke Thomas, 7. Bill Thomas, 8. Tyler DeVault, 9. Ed Barber, III, 10. Wayne Scott, 11. Jim Tippin, 12. Ernie Miles, Jr., 13. Nick Havens, 14. Sal Tossona, 15. Tim Iulg, 16. Jay Hartman, 17. Mike Fillbrunn
270CC MICRO SPRINTS (20 laps): 1. Tyler Reinhardt, 2. Kyle Spence, 3. Rich Keller, 4. John Blanda, 5. Billy Gray, 6. Colin Bustard, 7. Roland Saxton, 8. Sean Huesser, 9. Ryan Wozunk, 10. John Wagner, Jr., 11. Brandon Pavel, 12. Chuck Palmucci
JOHN GASKO & SON FARM & GREENHOUSES EIGTH CYLINDER ENDUROS (40 laps): 1. Tom Wolf, 2. Lee Allen, 3. Christopher Allen, Sr. 4. Derek Jones, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. Steve Taciak, 7. Keith McKinley
Friday, September 4, 2015 – TSRS 305 Sprints (on 5/8th mile). 270cc & 600cc Micro Sprints and Four Cylinder Enduros – Racing at 8pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015 – BIKE NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stock Twin-12’s – Racing at 7pm
Friday, September 11, 2015 – No Racing
Saturday, September 12, 2015 – No Racing
Sunday, September 13, 2015 – Poker Series Hand #6 – 270cc & 600cc Micro Sprints, Slingshots, 4 Cylinder Enduros & Stage 1 Modifieds – Racing at 5:30pm
Kokomo, Indiana…For the third straight year, “The People’s Champ” Dave Darland parked the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco in victory lane at Kokomo Speedway after a dominant performance to win “Sprint Car Smackdown IV.” The all-time wins leader in AMSOIL National Sprint Car history took the lead on lap seven and ran away with his 57th career triumph at his home track.
“I love this track, I love these fans, and I really love winning the Smackdown. It doesn’t get any better than this. My Phillips team gave me a great car again, and I couldn’t be happier to get them another one. The O’Connors gave us a good race track, and I have to thank them for all their hard work and putting on such a great event. It’s an unbelievable feeling to do it again. I’m thankful for all the people who help this small team keep getting it done. I went after them fast tonight, and I knew I just needed to be smooth and limit mistakes once I got out front. It got tough a few times coming up on traffic where it got difficult to see the cushion perfectly, but we kept it up on the fence and finished it off,” Darland said.
Brady Bacon won the night’s B&W Auto Mart “King of the Hill” to earn the pole position for the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win main event, but Chase Stockon shot to the early lead from outside the front-row. On lap three, Bacon’s hopes for a win were dashed when he got into the fence, flattening his tire and eventually bringing out a yellow on lap five. He restarted at the tail.
Things got busy up front after the restart, with both Kyle Cummins and Darland assaulting Stockon for the lead as Thomas Meseraull held the fourth spot. The lead trio flashed three-wide, with Cummins on the bottom slipping to the lead by inches on lap six over Darland, who was on the extreme high side.
Darland nailed the top through turns one and two, breaking free from Cummins and opening up his advantage that he would never relinquish. Stockon retook second from Cummins on lap 15 and opened up some breathing room.
Behind the front four, it was all-out war from fifth through tenth between 16th-starting Shane Cottle, Tyler Courtney, Jon Stanbrough, Kevin Thomas Jr., Justin Grant, and Chris Windom, who destroyed his primary car in hot laps and had to utilize a back-up car. Brady Short joined that fray after starting 17th and made it a seven-car scrap just before the inevitable contact among the group brought out a caution on lap 23 as Courtney got turned around in turn-three. He restarted at the tail. Meseraull also pulled off under that yellow with driveline issues, ending his fourth-place run.
Cottle, Windom, and Stanbrough continued their fight for fourth until another caution five laps later, this time for debris. Stockon used that restart to look underneath Darland, nearing drawing even before Darland gained his momentum and pulled away. Stockon and Cummins restarted their battle for second with five laps to go, this time turning it into a torrid affair as Cummins pulled slidejobs on Stockon only to be crossed back over for the position.
Darland was flawless as he ran right next to the Kokomo concrete, opening up a 2.542-second advantage at the checkers over Stockon, who cleared Cummins again off the final corner to take the second spot in the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher and close Robert Ballou’s National Sprint Car point lead to 24 markers.
“I couldn’t be much happier. This place is so tough and I’m still not totally in love with it, but we’ve made great strides. That last restart, I thought we maybe had something for him, but he got his momentum up and my groove kinda went away some. Kyle and I had a heck of a battle for second, and we’ve raced together for a lot of years, so it’s fun to throw it down like that in the last few laps for second at Smackdown. We’ve struggled at times here, but this week was a big momentum builder for us,” Stockon said.
Cummins finished off an impressive performance after winning the event’s “Rookie of the Year” award last season, filling out the podium in this edition aboard the Rock Steady Racing - Vincennes University #3R Mach-1/Cummins.
“I like this place a lot and love coming up here for this event. It felt like a lot of races we’ve had down at Haubstadt with Chase and me battling through the middle. Towards the end, I felt like like I was losing ground through the bottom and middle, so I got up top and was better than him at the end, just couldn’t clear him. We came up short there, but it was a good weekend and we made a little money. It’s been a tough season for us, but this feels pretty good,” Cummins said.
Windom’s high-side exploits carried him to a fourth-place finish, earning the Weld Racing “Smackdown Badass” award for his efforts in the Rick Pollock - Bates Commodities #21x Maxim/Advanced. Thomas, Jr., who earlier took down one of four Competition Suspension (CSI) qualifying heat races to start the night, came home fifth from 12th in the Bakken Concrete - Griffin’s Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher.
Brady Short capped his incredible come-from-behind week with an eighth-place run, earning the night’s Elliott’s Custom Trailers “Hard Charger Award” presented by Maxim Chassis. He also made it a resounding victory in the battle for the Speedway Motors “Passing Master Award,” as he advanced a total of 62 positions cumulatively in every race over the three nights.
Other CSI heat race winners who also picked up Hoosier right-rear tires included Jerry Coons, Jr., Courtney, and Grant. Short and Max McGhee also earned Hoosier tires as the top-two finishers in the B Main. Ryan Bernal stormed back after going to the tail to claim the final transfer, earning the American Racing Ministries “Perseverance Award.”
Kyle Robbins was the lowest point earner to make the feature, earning the Simpson Racing “Hard Work Award” presented by Pace Performance Coatings, good for a free helmet. Ted Hines not only won the Impact Racing prize for being the first non-transfer from the B Main, but he also took $200 from Lil Moe’s Pizzeria. Hines was also the Spire Sports + Entertainment “Smackdown Rookie of the Year” award. Josh Spencer took the Simpson Racing prize for being the second non-transfer.
The SST Motorsports team was awarded the DRC Chassis “Hard Luck Award” after their tough weekend was cut short. The “Bill Gardner True Grit Award” from Lincoln Park Speedway went to the driver displaying the most persistence despite many obstacles, and that went to Justin Grant. The Frolic Bar & Grill “Best Appearing Car and Crew” went to Robert Bell.
Rod End Supply awarded certificates to all participants on Saturday who were not locked into the feature. Indy Race Parts contributed certificates that went to Aaron Farney, Brandon Mattox, and Jarett Andretti.
AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 28, 2015 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - “Sprint Car Smackdown IV”
FIRST QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Jerry Coons, Jr. (#10E Edison), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. Scotty Weir (#5 Baldwin), 4. Brian Karraker (#29 Jarrett), 5. Travis Hery (#21H Hery), 6. Brandon Mattox (#28 Mattox), 7. Joe Bares (#19 Test), 8. Lee Dakus (#75 Dakus).
SECOND QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Tyler Courtney (#23e Eberhardt), 2. Chad Boespflug (#66 Amati), 3. Hunter Schuerenberg (#2E Epperson), 4. Brady Short (#11p Pottorff), 5. Dustin Smith (#77 Smith), 6. Chris Gurley (#12G Team Automotive).
THIRD QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Justin Grant (#40 Hery), 2. Tracy Hines (#4 THR), 3. Max McGhee (#17 McGhee), 4. Ryan Bernal (#11 Walker), 5. Kody Swanson (#32M Marshall), 6. Josh Spencer (#66J Spencer), 7. Robert Bell (#71 Bell).
FOURTH QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#17RW Dutcher), 2. Shane Cottle (#57 Hazen), 3. Jarett Andretti (#18 Andretti), 4. Aaron Farney (#15F Farney), 5. Kyle Robbins (#17R Robbins), 6. Colten Cottle (#42 Jackson), 7. Ted Hines (#12H Hines).
“KING OF THE HILL” 2-CAR SHOOTOUTS: (3 laps each) Round 1: Chase Stockon (#32 32/TBI) defeated Robert Ballou (#12 Ballou); Kyle Cummins (#3R Byram) defeated Jon Stanbrough (#81 Stanbrough); Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics) defeated Thomas Meseraull (#29x Dawkins); Dave Darland (#71P Phillips/Curb-Agajanian) won by default over Chris Windom (#21x Pollock) - Windom did not start. Round 2: Stockon defeated Cummins and Bacon defeated Darland; Final Round: Bacon defeated Stockon.
SEMI: (15 laps) 1. Short, 2. McGhee, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Weir, 5. Robbins, 6. Bernal, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Spencer, 9. Swanson, 10. Harris, 11. Bell, 12. C.Cottle, 13. Hery, 14. Bares, 15. Smith, 16. Mattox, 17. Andretti, 18. Farney, 19. Karraker, 20. Gurley. NT
FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Brady Short, 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. Shane Cottle, 12. Chad Boespflug, 13. Ryan Bernal, 14. Brady Bacon, 15. Robert Ballou, 16. Tyler Courtney, 17. Scotty Weir, 18. Jerry Coons Jr., 19. Max McGhee, 20. Thomas Meseraull, 21. Hunter Schuerenberg, 22. Kyle Robbins. NT
**Windom flipped during practice. Farney flipped during the semi. Hery flipped during the semi.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Stockon, Lap 6 Cummins,Laps 7-40 Darland.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Ballou-1,706, 2-Stockon-1,682, 3-Darland-1,654, 4-Bacon-1,557, 5-Stanbrough-1,465, 6-Thomas-1,344, 7-Windom-1,205, 8-Leary-1,151, 9-Tracy Hines-1,104, 10-Grant-1,039.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 18 - Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - “Jim Hurtubise Classic”