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BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 21, 2019 . . . Brad Brightbill and Kevin Hirthler thrilled the fans in the stands Friday night at Grandview Speedway with a spirited battle for the top spot in-and-out of heavy lapped traffic over the final dozen laps or so in the sixth annual “Night Before The Sixer” Freedom 38’er, with Brightbill coming out on top to earn the $2,000 payday at the checkered.

For Brightbill, who just a week earlier earned his first career Sportsman track championship at the Bechtelsville, PA dirt track, it was career win number 10 and Brightbill’s fifth win of the 2019 racing season. The popular triumph was his first since August 17 of this season. The Sinking Spring, PA second-generation chauffeur became the sixth different winner in six Freedom 38’er events overall to date at the high-banked third-mile oval.

Brightbill captured checkered flags in his heat race and the feature to give him a clean sweep for the evening.

Also on the card were the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series winged 305 Sprint Cars, with Dublin, PA based self-employed electrician Joe Kay powering out on top with the drop of the green after starting from the pole position and leading every lap in the 25-lap feature to earn his first career MASS victory by a safe margin. Kay was never seriously challenged in the fray, leading by nearly a full straightaway through much of the event.

“I can’t really put it into words,” revealed Brightbill afterwards. “I am so thankful for all the guys who helped me this season. To go out on a high note like this, it really means a lot.”

Nate Brinker, 24, of Allentown, PA started on the pole in the 38-lap Sportsman main event as the 26-car starting field took the green and was the race leader until Kenny Bock, who started outside row one, grabbed the top spot on lap 4.

By lap 8, Brightbill, who started from fifth by the luck of the draw, climbed into the runner-up role, followed by Brian Hirthler and Brinker. The 26-year-old Birdsboro, PA resident, Bock, remained out in from as the laps clicked off, with Brightbill closing the gap by lap 14.

Laps 15 and 16 saw Bock and Brightbill in a fan-pleasing battle, with Brightbill exiting turn 4 on lap 17, driving under Bock to become the new race leader.

“Kenny was running me pretty good there and I just couldn’t shake him on the outside,” explained Brightbill. “As the track started to get slicker our car just started to come around and we were lucky to prevail there at the end.”

Kevin Hirthler, 39, of Boyertown, PA, who won the event in 2018, started from eleventh-place and hustled his way up to fourth-place by lap 9. Ten circuits later, Hirthler advanced into second-place and lap 20 saw the only caution of the night as Ryan Beltz spun out in turn 2.

When racing resumed it was Brightbill rocketing out in front of Kevin Hirthler, as Bock battled wheel-to-wheel with 27-year-old Jared Umbenhauer for third for a lap, prior to Umbenhauer eventually taking the spot on lap 22.

With 26 tours complete, Kevin Hirthler closed in on the rear of Brightbill’s homebuilt mount and the battle for first was on. Hirthler challenged Brightbill racing in-and-out of lapped traffic, but Brightbill fought off every challenge with ease.

“I didn’t know how close anyone was,” Brightbill was saying. “I just tried to pick and choose very carefully where I went without getting tangled up with anyone else in lapped traffic. Things just turned out in our favor.”

“It was a tough track, being so narrow,” offered Kevin Hirthler. “I understand the lapped cars are out there racing for position too and I wished we could have had some good side-by-side racing for the lead, but that’s not how it turned out. Everyone was running clean and it is what it is.”

Brightbill brought home the victory over Kevin Hirthler, who earned an additional $100 as the first Crate powered car to cross the line, with Jared Umbenhauer finishing third, after starting thirteenth, with 37-year-old Brian Hirthler of Perkiomenville, PA fourth, after starting from eighth, and Bock rounding out the top five finishers in that order.

“We were fighting the car all night and finally figured it out before the feature,” announced the third-place finisher from Richland, PA, Umbenhauer. “I couldn’t tell who the race leader was racing in all that lapped traffic. I had to look up at the leader’s board to see just who was where at one point. It feels good to finally finish a feature race for once.”

Heat race victories with a total of 42 Sportsman on hand went out to Brightbill, Jesse Leiby, Brad Grim and Brian Hirthler, with consolation wins earned by Brad Arnold and Mike Toth.

In the MASS Sprint Car feature, Kay started on the pole and immediately jumped out on top over 29-year-old Eddie Wagner, of Franklinville, N.J., who started outside of row one. Dominic Melair of Jamison, PA followed as the third-place car.

Christian Rumsey, 21, of Middletown, N.Y. advanced to fifth-place on lap 10, just behind 36-year-old Jon Haegele out of Rockledge, PA, and climbed to fourth at the halfway point, just prior to Wagner spinning out all alone in turn 2, bringing out the only caution of the event that started 20 cars.

With the new green Kay again powered out in front and by lap 17 he was nearly a full straightaway out in front over Melair, Rumsey, Haegele and recently crowned champion Bordentown, N.J. veteran racer Larry McVay, who’ll turn 56-years-old on September 28, in that order. That’s how the race finished, as Kay authored his first-ever MASS 305 Sprint Car feature win.

“Damn, this feels good,” announced Kay, who also races 600 wingless micro sprints throughout the season. “I tried not to worry and not make any mistakes while I was running out in front. I tried to be consistent and just hit my marks each lap. I did my best to not get tangled up with any of the lapped cars. Tonight we just had all our ducks in a row.

“I’ve got to thank Brian Carber and my good friend Tim Tanner Jr. They both helped me out and Tanner Jr. is always there if I need something. This is just totally awesome. It feels great,” Kay pointed out.

Heat victories for 20 MASS 305 Sprint Cars went to Daniel Leaper and Dominic Melair. No consolation was needed.

Some 43 358 Modified campaigners showed up for a night of practice sessions throughout the night preparing for the Freedom 76 scheduled for Saturday night. In all the pits were packed with a grand total of 105 race cars for the evening of competition.

Next on the agenda is the $25,000 to win 49th Annual Freedom 76 for Modifieds. Racing will get the green for the first qualifying event at 7 p.m. Adult admission is $40, with youngsters 6 through 11 paying $10 and kids under 6 admitted free. Advance ticket holders are admitted at 3 p.m. with general admission tickets on sale at 3:30 p.m.

For additional information check in at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

MASS 305 Sprints 25-laps – 1) Joe Kay, 2) Dominic Melair, 3) Christian Rumsey, 4) Jon Haegele, 5) Larry McVay, 6) Scott Frack, 7) Tim Tanner Jr. 8) Tom Carberry, 9) Jeff Geiges, 10) Keith Prutzman, 11) Logan Diehl, 12) Ricky Dieva, 13) Dylan Smith, 14) Johnny Yanek, 15) Daniel Leaper, 16) Josh Bricker, 17) Marie McVay, 18) Kevin Nagy, 19) Eddie Wagner, 20) Dave Bonner (DNS).

Sportsman 38-laps – 1) Brad Brightbill, 2) Kevin Hirthler, 3) Jared Umbenhauer, 4) Brian Hirthler, 5) Kenny Bock, 6) Kyle Lilick, 7) Dean Bachman, 8) Mike Mammana, 9) Tim Buckwalter, 10) Jesse Leiby, 11) Brad Grim, 12) Brad Arnold, 13) Jesse Landis, 14) Matt Peck, 15) Brandon Edgar, 16) Mark Kemmerer, 17) Nate Brinker, 18) Dakota Kohler, 19) Tyler Peet, 20) Jimmy Leiby, 21) Josh Adams, 22) Matt Clay, 23) Mike Toth, 24) Ryan Beltz, 25) Jack Butler, 26) Doug Snyder.

Grandview Speedway







Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Track office: 610.754.7688

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: – Cell phone: 267.934.7286





BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 17, 2019 . . . The biggest stock car racing event of the season at Grandview Speedway, the 49th Annual Freedom 76, is set for Saturday, September 21st. More than $25,000 is being offered to the winner of what has become the “Granddaddy” of area Modified stock car racing classics. The action gets the green at 7 p.m. A September 28th rain date is in place.

Duane Howard, the new track Modified champion and defending champion of this event, is being touted as a favorite to win. He is a five time winner of the Classic. Other past winners expected to be entered include Craig Von Dohren, the all-time leading feature winner at the Bechtelsville clay oval. And there will be Jeff Strunk, a seven time winner, Brett Kressley, past winner Ray Swinehart, along with three time winner Meme DeSantis, Mike Gular, Doug Manmiller, and quite possibly six time winner Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr. along with NASCAR Truck Series standout Stewart Friesen.

Of course the 49th version of the Freedom 76 will also attract many of the top names in the sport as visiting talents along with a large field of Grandview regulars. You just never know who might show up to try for the $25,000 plus winner’s money.

And on Friday, September 20th the Mid Atlantic Sprint Series along with the Sportsman racers will be in action in the doubleheader Freedom 38. Modifieds entered in the Freedom 76 will be permitted some practice laps as part of the Friday night racing action. Heading up the popular sprint car racing action will be such talents as Tim Tanner Jr., Jon Haegele, Jeff Geiges, Ryan Stillwagon, and a long list of others.

Bobby Gunther Walsh and his sponsors have added some excitement by posting $500 for the Hard Charger in the 76 lap race that will this year have no mandatory fuel stop.

Top performers during the Saturday night qualifying will take part in a Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win.

Adult admission for the Freedom 76 is $40 but advance tickets are available up to and including September 20th and they are priced at $35. Youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

Advance ticket holders are admitted at 3 p.m. while the general admission gates will be open at 3:30 p.m.

Between 3:35 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Duane Howard and Brad Brightbill will be meeting fans and signing autographs at the SDS Photo booth.

There is no license required for the Friday and Saturday stock car racing events.

Admission for the Friday, September 20th, Sprint and Sportsman doubleheader, is $12 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 thru 11 and under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission is $35. Racing gets the green at 7:30 p.m.

The Freedom 76 has a September 28 rain date while the Friday night event offers no rain date.

Full details on camping, parking, seating and more is available at at the Freedom 76 link. Rules for the race and entry blanks are also available at the same location. Those with campers on the speedway grounds are reminded that the campers must be removed the day following the Freedom 76.

Final point standings show Duane Howard and Brad Brightbill as the official 2019 NASCAR champions.

Duane Howard tallied 5153 points on his way to a sixth T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified championship. Finishing second, in a late season charge, was Brett Kressley with 4773 counters. Ten time champion Craig Von Dohren finished third with 4675 points followed by Doug Manmiller with 4385 and Rick Laubach at 4174. The Modifieds raced n 20 point events with 61 racers earning points.

Brad Brightbill earned his first title in the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman division getting 4172 points. Second spot was taken by past champion Brian Hirthler with 3796 points. Third spot went to Brad Grim who had tallied 3670 points. Fourth went to Brad Arnold with 3551 followed by fifth place finisher Kyle Lilick with 3541 counters. Sportsman raced in 20 races during the season with 55 racers earning points.

Grandview Speedway, a banked one-third-mile clay track, is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown,- PA. Telephone 610.754.7688 for information.



1. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 5153*****
2. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 4773***
3. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 4675****
4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 4385*
5. Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L 4174*
6. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 4000****
7. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19/1H 3991
8. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 3692
9. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 3364
10. Alex Yankowski, Covington Twp., PA #84Y 3239
11. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16 3222
12. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 3046
13. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2845
14. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 2600
15. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #OG7/14 2551
16. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 2538
17. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6/78D 2452
18. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2430
19. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA#33 2359
20. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #355 2131
21. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #81 2078*
22. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1930
23. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 1925
24. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 1924
25 Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B 1722
26. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14RR 1704
27. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611/61 1657
28. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W 1616*
29. Richie Hitzler, Lebanon, PA #22 1509
30. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA#87 1448



1. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 4172****
2. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4*/117 3796**
3. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #13 3670
4. Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #830 3551*
5. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 3541*
6. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 3297
7. Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 3202
8. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 3123**
9. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 2732
10. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #976 2564
11. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 2564
12. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 2339
13. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 2270
14. Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K 2109
15. Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA #11 2002**
16. Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57 1992*
17. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6 1936
18. Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14 1677
19. Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA #17M 1532*
20. Scott Kohler, Boyertown, PA #12S 1464
21. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31A 1380
22. Tom Miller, Gilbertsville, PA #77T 1287*
23. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA#20 1232*
23. Sean Weiss, Gilbertsville, PA #24 1171*
25. Josh Adams, Douglassville, PA #44A 1134

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only for those that are

NASCAR point events.)

Grandview Speedway







Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Track office: 610.754.7688

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: – Cell phone: 267.934.7286



BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 15, 2019 . . . The excitement continues to build for two big nights of auto racing action at Grandview Speedway this weekend topped by the 49th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic that rewards the winner with $25, 000 plus lap money on Saturday night.

The weekend kicks off with the action packed Freedom 38 for Sportsman stock cars paying the winner of the 38-lapper $2,000. With the increased purse this race is bound to attract a number of visitors. And the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, featuring the popular 305 Sprints, will have standouts such as Tim Tanner Jr. leading a large field of entries as they battle in their 25-lap main event.

Also on Friday night, action starting at 7:30 p.m., the Modified racers planning to participate in the Freedom 76 will be given practice time during the evening’s events.

Pits open at 3 p.m. and main grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $12 with youngsters 6 through 11 paying $5 and kids under 6 admitted free. Pit admission for Friday is $35 and there is no license required.

Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 will be available Friday night for just $35 while on race day they will sell for $40. Youngsters, 6 through 11, on Saturday will pay $10 while kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission will be $45 with no license required.

Saturday will see pit gates open at 9 a.m. Advance ticketholders are admitted to the main grandstands at 3 p.m. while the ticket windows open at 3:30 p.m.

Before the action starts on the track Saturday the Grandview Speedway 2019 champions will be featured in an autograph session at the SDS Photo stand from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m./4:30p.m. Modified champion, now a six time champion, Duane Howard, along with Sportsman champion Brad Brightbill will have their Sharpies ready to sign autographs for the fans.

And then it will be on track action at 7 p.m. as Modified racers warm up, participate in qualifying events, the $1,000 to win Cash Dash, the Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and topped off by the 49th edition of the Freedom 76, “The Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”.

A large amount of lap money will be divided amongst lap leaders during the big race and the racer gaining the most positions during the 76 laps will receive $500 from Bobby Gunther Walsh and his sponsors as the Hardcharger.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear will present a jacket to the winner of the Freedom 76. As in the past Penske Shocks will present a product certificate to the Minuteman 20 winner. And Lias Tire will be awarding tire certificates.

Heading up the Modified action will a number of visiting talents along with others taking on Grandview champion Duane Howard who is a five time winner including last year, five time winner Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk (a seven time winner), former winner Ray Swinehart, John Willman, Doug Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Hall of Famer Frank Cozze, three time winner Meme DeSantis, Mike Gular, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ryan Lilick, and so many more. And as always there will be a number of last minute surprise entries.

Rain date for the Freedom 76 is September 28th. There is no rain date for the Friday night events.

Additional details, camping info, and more is available at Check in on Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688. Campers are reminded that campers must be removed from Speedway grounds no later than the day following the Freedom 76.

Grandview Speedway, celebrating 57 years of continuous operation, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.



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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456


BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 9, 2019) . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill finale will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 19. A Spooktacular event returns to the “haunted hill” with the 22nd running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth-place and $500 to start the twenty-four car starting field for all who pre-enter. The Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thunder Thriller event with pit gates opening at 2:30 PM, general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM with the green flag falling on heat race qualifying at 6 PM.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 19 with general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM — a race rich in history, starting back in 1998. Duane Howard is an expected entry along with Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Billy Pauch Jr, Rick Laubach and defending Traffic Jam winner Ryan Watt.

A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at

There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456. Modified drivers are required to pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff and bonus money. The event rules and payoff is posted on the website at: and go to event info.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 16 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website:
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 136 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC Midgets, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS Photo)


The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be making their final appearence in the state of New Jersey for 2019 AND on the fastest dirt track in the east - Bridgeport Speedway! Pit gates are scheduled to open at 4PM, with grandstands opening for fans also at 5:30PM, hot laps beginning at 6:00PM and racing starting promptly at 7:00PM!

Tonight will be the seventh and final night of the Snow's Sealcoating LLC.sponsored New Jersey State Championship portion of the "Tri-State Championship Series". Rick Stief and Ricky DiEva are tied in the New Jersey State Championship point battle heading into tonight, with Jason Dunn sitting just 11 points behind the two!

Snow's Sealcoating LLC. is a fully licensed and insured asphalt maintenance company, specializing in sealcoating, line striping & crack filling. Interested customers can call to get a free estimate and be put on their schedule for the upcoming year!

Additional contingency awards include $50 cash to each heat race winner presented by Bruce's Auto Body, John W. Kay Electric, and Professional Design Services, a $50 gift certificate to Keizer Sprint Wheels for the worst pill draw of the night, the $50 Bitner Automotive 'Lightning Fast Time of the Night' bonus, 5 gallons of fuel to the winner of tonights feature courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels, a case of oil to the fourth place finisher courtesy of VP Lubricants the Fred's Trailers $50 Hard Charger Award, the “Burning Rubber Bonus” which is a BRAND NEW Hoosier Tire Racesaver Spec Right Rear tire courtesy of Thayer Performance, a $50 Gift Certificate courtesy of Competition Suspension Inc., the CRC Industries Brakleen feature redraw and the Worthington Rigging & Storage Worst Pill Draw $100 cash prize concludes the list of extras up for grabs tonight.

Associate marketing partner Engler Machine and Tool will be sponsoring the front row starters for all the MASS feature events in 2019. The pole sitters each night will be rewarded with two tickets for the fuel injection that is being raffled off at the season end banquet as part of the "Engler Machine and Tool Front Row Challenge" Award.

Several drivers looking forward to join the list of 7 different drivers who have earn victories so far this season like Eddie Wagner, Logan Diehl, Jason Dunn, Jon Brennfleck, Jon Haegele, Tom Carberry, Scott R Frack, and Larry Mc Vay to name a few.

For more information on THIS event, LIVE race day coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, our Instagram and Twitter pages @masprints305 and our website!

Jeffrey Geiges
Edward Wagner

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
PO Box 4172
Trenton NJ 08610

New Egypt Speedway





New Egypt Speedway

720 Route 539

New Egypt, NJ 08533

Track Phone: 609-758-1900




Contact: Mike Wisniewski – Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137


Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Back to School Monster Truck Summer Smash - Monster Trucks, Quad Wars and Demolition Derby

5:00 p.m. – Gates open
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Pit Party
7:00 p.m. – Show begins

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - Back to School Monster Truck Summer Smash - Monster Trucks, Quad Wars and Demolition Derby

2:00 p.m. – Gates open
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Pit Party
4:00 p.m. – Show begins

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Dirty Jersey 6 – Short Track Super Series – Modifieds, United Racing Club Sprint Cars and Crate Sportsman

3:00 p.m. – Pit gates open
4:00 p.m. – Grandstand gates open
6:00 p.m. – Hot laps start
7:00 p.m. – Racing starts


New Egypt, NJ (August 11, 2019) – On Toms River Night at New Egypt Speedway, Mike Butler registered his second Vahlco Wheels Modified feature win of the year. The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series main event went to Tim Tanner Jr. John Criscione was the victor in the Hammer Sportsman feature. Brian Spencer topped the field in the Street Stock race.

As the 30-lap feature began for the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, Billy Osmun grabbed the lead with Cale Ross, Pat Wall, Rich Rutski and Blaine Bracelin next in line. By the third circuit and just before the first yellow flag waved for a multi-car tangle, Wall passed Ross for second with eighth place starting Mike Butler advancing into fifth. On the ensuing restart, Osmun maintained his edge with Butler motoring to the runner-up spot. Following another caution period on the fourth tour, Butler bolted to the front as action resumed with Wall in second and Osmun in third. Just as action was beginning to heat up on the fifth lap, Dakota Kessler’s ride came to a stop near the pit entrance and the yellow lights illuminated for the final time. When green flag racing returned, Butler fended off Wall to keep the lead with Osmun running in third. At the halfway point of the contest, Butler was increasing his margin over Wall and Osmun with Ryan Krachun in fourth and Danny Bouc in fifth. On lap sixteen, Bouc slipped by Krachun to move into fourth. With ten circuits left, the top two of Butler and Wall had pulled away from their rivals with Butler having a comfortable advantage. Over the final moments of the contest, Butler went unchallenged as he scored his second career Vahlco Wheels Modified feature win. Wall’s strong run netted him second place. With Osmun finishing third, Bouc came home in fourth after starting eleventh. Fifth place was claimed by Krachun. The winners in the Vahlco Wheels Modified heat races were Blaine Bracelin and Cale Ross.

In the 20-lap main event for the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, Tim Tanner Jr. powered by Tyler Brehm on a lap six restart to take his second checkered flag of the season. With Brehm finishing second, Mark Bitner completed the race in third. Eddie Wagner’s last lap pass earned him fourth place over Ricky DiEva. Jason Dunn and Mark Bitner won the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series qualifying events.

John Criscione led from start to finish to win the non-stop 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature. The victory was the first for Criscione in the division. Tenth place starting Bob Lineman Jr. finished in second place. With Joseph Brown in third, fourth place was captured by David Burns. Will Dupree completed the top five. John Criscione and Art Liedl were victorious in the Hammer Sportsman heat races.

After taking the lead from Vern McLaughlin on the seventh circuit, Brian Spencer paced the field the rest of the way to snare the victory in the 15-lap Street Stock race. The win was the second in a row for Spencer. Ninth place starting Mick Search took the runner-up spot. Third place went to Bill Liedtka. McLaughlin crossed the finish line in fourth. After an early race visit to the pits, Todd Dige came back through the field to take fifth.

The 2nd Annual Back to School Monster Truck Summer Smash will take place at New Egypt Speedway on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. Each day will be action packed with Monster Trucks, Quad Wars and a Demolition Derby. On Saturday, August 17, the gates open at 5:00 p.m., the pit party starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts until 6:30 p.m. The show gets underway at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, August 18, spectators can be begin to enter the facility at 2:00 p.m. and can visit the pit area from 2:00 p.m. up to 3:30 p.m. Action starts at 4:00 p.m. Tickets and further information are available at

“New Jersey’s Premier Dirt Track Facility”, New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

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Vahlco Wheels Modifieds

Heat 1 - 1. Blaine Bracelin 2. Billy Osmun 3. Ryan Krachun 4. Wade Hendrickson 5. David VanHorn 6. Pat Wall 7. Davey Sammons 8. Kevin Vaclavicek

Heat 2 - 1. Cale Ross 2. Rich Rutski 3. Danny Bouc 4. Mike Butler 5. John McClelland 6. Billy Pauch Jr. 7. Jimmy Blewett 8. Brandon Grosso


1. MIKE BUTLER 2. Pat Wall 3. Billy Osmun 4. Danny Bouc 5. Ryan Krachun 6. Davey Sammons 7. Rich Rutski 8. Kevin Vaclavicek 9. Brandon Grosso 10. David VanHorn 11. Jimmy Blewett 12. Cale Ross 13. John McClelland 14. Billy Pauch Jr. 15. Wade Hendrickson 16. Chris Grbac 17. Blaine Bracelin 18. Mickey Kessler 19. Bob Rambone 20. Dakota Kessler 21. TJ Lilly

Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

Heat 1 - 1. Jason Dunn 2. Keith Anderson 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Randy Wilbert 5. Scott Frack 6. Tom Carberry

Heat 2 - 1. Mark Bitner 2. Ricky DiEva 3. Logan Diehl 4. Tim Tanner Jr. 5. Tyler Brehm 6. Joe Kay


1. TIM TANNER JR. 2. Tyler Brehm 3. Mark Bitner 4. Eddie Wagner 5. Ricky DiEva 6. Jason Dunn 7. Samantha Lieberman 8. Scott Frack 9. Logan Diehl 10. Joe Kay 11. Rick Stief 12. Larry McVay 13. Dom Melair 14. Keith Anderson 15. Randy Wilbert 16. Marie McVay 17. Chad Connor 18. Chuckles Stone 19. Tom Carberry 20. Jon Brennflech 21. Steve Voorhees

Hammer Sportsman

Heat 1 - 1. John Criscione 2. Joseph Brown 3. Joe Nappi 4. Jimmy Amato 5. Bob Lineman Jr. 6. Ryan Heim

Heat 2 - 1. Art Liedl 2. David Burns 3. Jim Housworth 4. JT Trstensky 5. Will Dupree 6. Jason Kosch


1. JOHN CRISCIONE 2. Bob Lineman Jr. 3. Joseph Brown 4. David Burns 5. Will Dupree 6. Jim Housworth 7. JT Trstensky 8. Art Liedl 9. Joe Nappi 10. Ryan Heim 11. Jason Kosch 12. Jim Hawkes 13. Will Trstensky 14. Marty Resnick 15. Jimmy Amato 16. Jake Roveda


1. BRIAN SPENCER 2. Mick Search 3. Bill Liedtka 4. Vern McLaughlin 5. Todd Dige 6. Billy Wroble 7. Marty Derr 8. Joe Reid 9. Dennis Seeley 10. Chris Felber

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New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
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Toms River Township Night This Saturday Night At New Egypt Speedway; Free Grandstand Admission For Toms River Residents

New Egypt, NJ – Toms River Township night is up next at New Egypt Speedway this Saturday night August 10th. All Toms River and area township residents will receive free grandstand admission with proof of residency.

The racing program for this Saturday night includes the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, the final 2019 NES appearance of the Mid Atlantic 305 Sprint Cars, the Hammer Sportsman and the Street Stocks. Point battles are heating up as we start to hit the final stretch of the 2019 racing season.

Following this past Saturday night’s events current point leaders include Billy Pauch Jr. (Vahlco Wheels Modifieds), Rich Mellor (Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars), Steve Davis (Hammer Sportsman), Ryan Simmons (Crate Modifieds), Bill Liedtka (Street Stocks) & Mike Fox (Mike’s Performance Center 4-Cylinders).

Pit gates will open at 4pm on Saturday, the grandstand turnstiles will unlock at 5pm with hot laps being scheduled for 6pm and the first green flag of the evening set to fly at 7pm. Adult admission is $20, Seniors (65+) are $18, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $10 with Kids 11 & Under being FREE!

Then all attention turns to Saturday and Sunday August 17th & 18th for the 2nd Annual Back To School Monster Truck Summer Smash. Saturday’s show starts at 7pm with the gates opening at 5pm with Sunday’s show beginning at 4pm and the gates opening at 2pm. Six Monster Trucks will be in attendance doing both freestyle and racing along with Quad Wars and a Demolition Derby. Tickets are going quickly at, get yours today before you are left out!

New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

For more information, visit online:, “Like” us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.