(Oct. 2, 2021): Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, PA has won many prestigious events in his career. Saturday night he added yet another title to his long resume of success, as he came home victorious in the All-Star Cup Shootout 100 at New Egypt Speedway. Strunk took the lead from Max McLaughlin on lap 86 then withstood several challenges from 2018 track champion David Van Horn to pocket the $10,000 victory, his first in over 10 years at the central Jersey track.
“Max was very fast early on, but I thought he was pushing the pace a little fast,” stated Strunk in Victory Lane, “I was just trying to stay in second and see if lapped traffic would be a factor, and that’s exactly how it played out.”
(Oct. 1, 2021): Justin Grosso of Belle Mead, NJ and Ryan Simmons of New Egypt, NJ drove to victory Friday night in their 20 lap feature events to kick off the All-Star Cup weekend at New Egypt Speedway. Simmons took his first win of the year in the “Underdog 20” Crate Modified feature event. The special non-winners race also locked Simmons into Saturday’s All-Star Cup Crate 25 for Saturday. The Sportsman event saw Justin Grosso dominate the event for his 6th division win of the year, and his 12th overall of the season (combining his 6 Crate wins).
The Vahlco Wheels Modifieds were also on hand for practice time on Friday night, to prepare for Saturday’s $10,000 to win 100 lap All-Star Cup Shootout, and they were rewarded with two guaranteed Redraw starting spots in Saturday’s race for the two fast drivers during the night. Dominick Buffalino earned the first one when he turned the fastest lap of the night in session #2 with a blistering lap of 16.820 seconds around the 4/10 mile oval. Brandon Grosso’s first session time quick time of 16.913 held up as the second fastest of the night and earned him the second guaranteed spot for Saturday. These two drivers can relax until Saturday’s redraw, when they will join the 12 best heat qualifiers in a draw for the first 14 starting positions for the All-Star Cup Shootout 100.
The 2021 Crate Modified feature winners took part in an exciting 5 lap “Top Dog Dash” on Friday. 2021 champ Pat Wall took the lead from Paul Mancini 2 laps into the event and never looked back, earning $170 for his efforts and a guaranteed redraw spot for Saturday’s All-Star Crate 25. Mancini raced home second to collect $100 in cash, while Johnny Bangs pocket the $50 for third.