New Egypt, NJ (May 6, 2018) – During the Round of 24 for the May Madness Modified Series, Danny Bouc bested the Modified field at New Egypt Speedway. The Hammer Sportsman feature was won by Pat Wall. Joe Toth took the checkered flag in the Crate Modified main event. Eric Jennings scored the victory in the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car feature. The 8-lap Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman feature was taken by Ryan Heim. Joe Garey, Sr. claimed the top prize in the 4-Cylinder race.
As the 30-lap Modified feature got underway, JR Fulper jumped out to the front with Steve Davis and Brian Papiez next in line. Eighth place starting Danny Bouc quickly began to move forward and was in second place with five tours completed. On the sixth circuit, a slowing Bryan Kuhl brought out the first yellow flag. When the green flag waved again, Bouc blasted by Fulper to take the lead with David VanHorn driving into third. VanHorn, who started the contest in ninth, slipped by Fulper on lap nine to take over second. Following another caution period on the ninth revolution, Bouc held off VanHorn to maintain his advantage with Billy Pauch, Jr. taking third from Fulper. After a trio of cautions at the halfway point, Bouc was still pacing the field over VanHorn and Pauch, Jr. with Ryan Godown running in fourth after starting the race in twenty-fifth position using a backup car. Over the next several laps, Bouc was feeling pressure from VanHorn for the lead while Pauch, Jr. and Godown were dueling for third. With five laps remaining and Bouc approaching slower traffic, the yellow lights illuminated for Brian Roemer. During this appearance of the caution flag, Ryan Godown relinquished fourth place as he visited his pit stall. With the restart marred by a multi-car tangle, green flag racing finally resumed with Bouc retaining his edge over VanHorn and Pauch, Jr. Over the final laps, Bouc went unchallenged to win his ninth career Modified checkered flag at New Egypt Speedway. With the victory, Bouc has automatically qualified for the final round of the May Madness Modified Series. With VanHorn taking second, Pauch, Jr. came home in third. Eleventh place starting Ryan Krachun finished fourth. Brandon Grosso came from fifteenth to complete the race in fifth. Steve Davis, Danny Bouc and Brian Papiez were victorious in the heat races for the Modifieds.
Pat Wall celebrated his birthday by winning the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature for the second time this season. Joseph Brown led the opening thirteen tours before the eighth place starting Wall assumed command of the race. Bob Lineman, Jr. was second with Art Liedl finishing third. Bill Liedtka was fourth and David Burns rounded out the top five. Hammer Sportsman qualifying events were won by Pat Wall and Billy Osmun.
With the time limit reached in the scheduled 20-lap Crate Modified feature, Joe Toth was scored as the winner with eighteen circuits completed. Toth took the lead from Paul Hartwig on the second circuit and paced the field for the remainder of the contest for his first career victory at New Egypt Speedway. Connor King drove up from his fourteenth place start to take the runner-up spot. Jeremy Martino, John Criscione and Kyle Kania completed the top five. Joe Toth and Ryan Simmons were the winners in the Crate Modified heat races.