Story By: MIKE WISNIEWSKI / NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY – NEW EGYPT, NJ – On Twin Twenty Night at New Egypt Speedway, Ryan Krachun and Ryan Godown scored Vahlco Wheels Modified feature wins. The Hammer Sportsman main event went to Will Dupree. Jermain Godshall came out on top of the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car feature. Jon Meyer took the Street Stock race while Anthony Tramontana Jr. claimed the checkered flag in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman race.
After the original start of the first 20-lap feature for the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds was scrubbed due to a caution, Blaine Bracelin took the lead on the ensuing green flag with Pat Wall and JR Fulper next in line. Tenth place starter Ryan Krachun was quickly on the move and motored into fourth on the second revolution. The caution lights were illuminated on the fourth circuit. When action resumed, Krachun drove from fourth into first with Bracelin in second and Fulper in third. Pat Wall scooted past Fulper for third on lap six. Leading the field, Krachun began to pull away as the remainder of the top five spots began to shuffle. At the halfway point, Krachun had a comfortable edge over Wall, thirteenth place starter Billy Pauch Jr., eighteenth place starter David VanHorn and twelfth place starter Danny Bouc. With Krachun continuing to set a fast pace, VanHorn was persistent in moving forward and advanced into second with only six tours left. One lap later, Krachun began to encounter slower traffic. Throughout the final five circuits, Krachun’s large advantage decreased but he went unchallenged to record his fourth career win. With VanHorn taking second, Pauch Jr. finished third. Fourth went to Wall and fifth was taken by Bouc.
With the top thirteen from the first Vahlco Wheels Modified feature inverted for the second 20-lap affair, outside pole sitter Ryan Godown darted to the front with Matt Stangle and Brandon Grosso in tow. On lap four, Billy Pauch Jr. brought out the first yellow flag of the race for a flat tire. On the resumption of racing, Godown maintained his lead with Grosso moving into second. Following another caution period, Godown, Grosso and Danny Bouc were running in the top three positions with six laps recorded. On the eighth circuit, Godown repelled a strong challenge by Grosso to keep his advantage. By lap ten and after one additional caution, Godown was still in front with Bouc slipping by Grosso for second. Two tours later and following a restart, Grosso returned to the runner-up spot with Mike Butler driving past Bouc as well to take third. Following two more appearances of the caution flag and with five laps left, the lead was in Godown’s control with Grosso, Butler, and David VanHorn in his tracks. Godown went unchallenged in the final tours to record his second win of the year. Grosso finished in the runner-up spot with third going to Butler. VanHorn came home in fourth. After his fourth lap visit to the pits to get a new tire, Pauch Jr. drove back through the field to take fifth. The Vahlco Wheels Modified heats were taken by Danny Bouc, Billy Pauch Jr. and PJ Oliver. Davey Sammons won the consolation contest.
In the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature, Will Dupree held off Bob Lineman Jr. on a final lap restart to record his third career victory. Jason Kosch paced his rivals for the opening two tours before Dupree hopped into the lead. With Lineman Jr. placing second, David Burns finished in third after starting the contest in ninth. Brad Roberts was fourth and twelfth place starting Steve Davis was fifth. Ryan Heim and Will Dupree were the victors in the heat races for the Hammer Sportsman.
After drawing a caution on the original start, Jermain Godshall came from last place to win the 25-lap feature for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars. Polesitter Larry Drake led the first nine revolutions before Brian Spencer grabbed the lead. Rich Mellor, who won last week’s race, took over the top running spot on lap eleven. Spencer regained the lead with four circuits left. On lap twenty-three, Godshall was able to gain first place from Spencer as he registered his second win of the season. Mellor surpassed Spencer to finish in second. Stan Ploski and Heidi Hedin completed the top five. The Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars qualifying races were captured by Larry Drake and Heidi Hedin.
Defending champion Jon Meyer took the checkered flag in the 15-lap Street Stock race. Meyer passed Bill Liedtka on the sixth tour to clinch his eighth career victory. Jim Avery finished in the runner-up spot. Bill Liedtka placed third. Mick Search and Vern McLaughlin rounded out the top five.
For the second week in a row, Anthony Tramontana Jr. triumphed in the 8-lap Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman race. Tramontana Jr., who started in fifth place, took the lead from DJ Hunt on lap two and headed the field the rest of the way. With Hunt completing the race in second, Ryan Godown Jr. was third. In the battle for fourth place, Vinny Troia outdueled Ryan Krushinski.
On Saturday, May 4, Little League Night swings into New Egypt Speedway as Little League players in uniform are admitted for free to the grandstand. On the track, the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series makes their second appearance of the season. The Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, 4-Cylinders and the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman complete the racing docket. The pit gates unlock at 3:00 p.m. and the spectator turnstiles open at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5:00 p.m. with racing beginning at 6:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for teens 12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and Kids 11 & under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and $40 without.
“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.
NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
Vahlco Wheels Modifieds
Heat 1 – 1. Danny Bouc 2. Ryan Godown 3. Cale Ross 4. JR Fulper 5. Brandon Grosso 6. Todd Neiheiser
Heat 2 – 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Pat Wall. 3. Ryan Krachun 4. Blaine Bracelin 5. David VanHorn 6. TJ Lilly
Heat 3 – 1. PJ Oliver 2. Rich Rutski 3. John McClelland 4. Mike Butler 5. Dakota Kessler 6. Brian Papiez
Consolation – 1. Davey Sammons 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Kyle Kania 4. Matt Stangle 5. John Pakenham 6. Bob Rambone
DNQ: Tim Apgar, Jeff Kuhl, Dan Fleming, Joseph Brown, Rick Holsten
VAHLCO WHEELS MODIFIEDS – 20 LAP FEATURE #1
1. RYAN KRACHUN 2. David VanHorn 3. Billy Pauch Jr. 4. Pat Wall 5. Danny Bouc 6. JR Fulper 7. Kyle Kania 8. Mike Butler 9. Cale Ross 10. Brandon Grosso 11. John McClelland 12. Ryan Godown 13. Matt Stangle 14. Rich Rutski 15. Blaine Bracelin 16. PJ Oliver 17. TJ Lilly 18. Bryan Kuhl 19. Dakota Kessler 20. Brian Papiez 21. John Pakenham 22. Todd Neiheiser 23. Davey Sammons 24. Bob Rambone
VAHLCO WHEELS MODIFIEDS – 20 LAP FEATURE #2
- RYAN GODOWN 2. Brandon Grosso 3. Mike Butler 4. David VanHorn 5. Billy Pauch Jr. 6. Danny Bouc 7. Kyle Kania 8. Ryan Krachun 9. John McClelland 10. PJ Oliver 11. Cale Ross 12. Dakota Kessler 13. Blaine Bracelin 14. Pat Wall 15. TJ Lilly 16. JR Fulper 17.Bryan Kuhl 18. John Pakenham 19. Davey Sammons 20. Brian Papiez 21. Rich Rutski 22. Matt Stangle 23. Todd Neiheiser
DNS: Bob Rambone
Heat 1 – 1. Ryan Heim 2. Art Liedl 3. Steve Davis 4. Jim Housworth 5. John Criscione 6. Steve Desmelyk 7. Brad Roberts
Heat 2 – 1. Will Dupree 2. David Burns 3. Bob Lineman Jr. 4. Jason Kosch 5. JT Trstensky 6. Joseph Brown 7. Will Trstensky
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAP FEATURE
1. WILL DUPREE 2. Bob Lineman Jr. 3. David Burns 4. Brad Roberts 5. Steve Davis 6. Art Liedl 7. JT Trstensky 8. Jim Housworth 9. Jason Kosch 10. Corey Cormier 11. Will Trstensky 12. Marty Resnick 13. Joe Nappi 14. John Criscione 15. Ryan Heim 16. DJ Hunt 17. Jimmy Amato 18. Ryan Godown Jr. 19. Jim Hawkes 20. Steve Desmelyk 21. Joseph Brown 22. Kevin Borden 23. Zachary Merola
DNS: Anthony Tramontana Jr., Vinny Troia, Ryan Krushinski
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 – 1. Larry Drake 2. Jermain Godshall 3. Stan Ploski 4. Ken Nealls
Heat 2 – 1. Heidi Hedin 2. Rich Mellor 3. Duane Nixon 4. Brian Spencer
LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – 25 LAP FEATURE
- JERMAIN GODSHALL 2. Rich Mellor 3. Brian Spencer 4. Stan Ploski 5. Heidi Hedin 6. Duane Nixon 7. John Brammell 8. Al Cheney 9. Ken Nealls 10. Charles Weslowski 11. Larry Drake 12. Brad Schaale
STREET STOCKS – 15 LAP FEATURE
- JON MEYER 2. Jim Avery 3. Bill Liedtka 4. Mick Search 5. Vern McLaughlin 6. Billy Wroble 7. Lee Allen 8. Joe Reid 9. Chris Felber 10. Spider Ensinger Sr. 11. Jerry Stanzione 12. Brian Ludwig 13. Marty Derr
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAP FEATURE
- ANTHONY TRAMONTANA JR. 2. DJ Hunt 3. Ryan Godown Jr. 4. Vinny Troia 5. Ryan Krushinski 6. Zachary Merola
DNS: Steve Darling