New Egypt, NJ (September 16, 2018) – At New Egypt Speedway’s Championship Night presented by the United States Air Force, Will Dupree scored the win in the Hammer Sportsman feature as Bob Lineman Jr. was crowned the 2018 division champion. In the Crate Modified class, Joe Toth topped the field while Kyle Kania won the points title. Lee Nardelli took the checkered flag in the main event for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars and the championship was captured by Karl Freyer. The point finale and championship in the Street Stock division went to Jon Meyer. Joe Garey Jr. was the victor in the 4-Cylinder contest while his dad, Joe Garey Sr., won the division championship.
As the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman got underway, Marty Resnick grabbed the lead with David Burns in second. Will Dupree motored into third with two laps completed. Cale Ross, who was trailing Bob Lineman Jr. by ten points in the title chase, moved into fourth place just before the first of three appearances of the yellow flag on lap seven. On the second attempt to resume the contest, the fifth place running Lineman Jr. made accidental contact with Ross. The incident resulted in Ross spinning in turn four and Lineman Jr. was sent to the rear of the field. When green flag racing returned, Burns sped past Resnick to assume the front running spot with Dupree shuffling into second. At the halfway point, Burns was still on top as Dupree was within striking distance. With seven laps remaining, Burns began to slow down on the backstretch and Dupree inherited the lead with Ryan Heim advancing into second and Art Liedl taking over third. Over the final tours of the race, Dupree went unchallenged and drove to his first win of the year. Heim, the 2018 rookie champion, was the runner-up. With Liedl finishing third, Ross came from the back to take fourth. Fifth went to Resnick. By finishing eighth, Lineman Jr. was able to win the 2018 Hammer Sportsman championship by two points over Ross. The Hammer Sportsman heat races were taken by Art Liedl and Will Dupree.
After a mid-race battle with Steve Desmelyk in the 20-lap Crate Modified contest, Joe Toth was able to pull away in the latter stages to win his second feature of the season. Desmelyk lead the first nine laps before Toth became the leader as the halfway sign was given to the field. On lap eleven, Desmelyk returned to the top running position. Following a good clash between the top runners, Toth regained the lead for good with seven laps remaining. With a strong second place finish, Kyle Kania was able to secure the Crate Modified title for 2018. Jeremy Martino was third. After his car was damaged in a heat race accident, Ryan Simmons steered Rob Mancini’s ride from the rear to a fourth place finish. Desmelyk held on to complete the top five. Steve Desmelyk and Aaron Weaver scored wins in the Crate Modifieds qualifying races.
In the non-stop 20-lap main event for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, a dominant green to checkered performance put Lee Nardelli in the winner’s circle for the first time in 2018. Heidi Hedin was second. Third was grabbed by Joey Biasi and fourth went to Rich Mellor. Karl Freyer, the division champion for the season, completed the race in fifth. In addition to winning the feature, Nardelli was the victor in the heat race for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars.
In the 15-lap Street Stock race, Jon Meyer led from start to finish to win the feature and claim the 2018 title. The victory was Meyer’s fifth of the year. Bill Liedtka came home in second. Third was taken by Lee Allen. Jerry Stanzione and Jim Avery rounded out the top five.
Joe Garey Jr. took the lead from Neil Rutt with three laps remaining in the 15-lap 4-Cylinder feature and paced the pack the rest of the way to snare his third checkered flag of the season. Joe Garey Sr. finished in second and won the 4-Cylinder championship. Rutt, who led the opening eleven circuits, held on to finish third. Fourth was JC Duvall and Charlie Lauble was fifth.
On Saturday, September 22, the 2nd Annual Legends of the Fall takes place at New Egypt Speedway. The Modifieds (Small Blocks vs. Big Blocks) will be competing in a 75-lap feature that will pay $7,500 to win and $500 to start the race. In addition, the racing program will be rounded out by a 35-lap affair featuring the Crate Modifieds vs. Sportsman and an exhibition race staged by the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club. Plus, a host of racing legends will be on hand for a meet and greet session. Along with the hefty payout, plenty of contingency bonuses will be up for grabs. The rules for the Modifieds have been adjusted for this event. All Modified cars will be permitted to run sail panels and all other Short Track Super Series South Rules will be in effect. The complete list of rules and other information including entry forms can be found at www.newegyptspeedway.net. On Saturday, September 22, the pit gates unlock at 3:00 p.m. with the grandstand ticket office opening at 4:00 p.m. Hot Laps get underway at 6:00 p.m. and racing commences at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $27 for adults, $25 for seniors 65 and older, $17 for teens 12-15, $17 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and kids 11 & under are free. Pit admission is $40.
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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NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Heat 1 - 1. Art Liedl 2. Marty Resnick 3. Bob Lineman Jr. 4. Jason Kosch 5. David Burns 6. Joe Nappi
Heat 2 - 1. Will Dupree 2. Shaun Ratchford 3. Mickey Kessler 4. Cale Ross 5. Joseph Brown 6. Matt Ellery
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE 1. WILL DUPREE 2. Ryan Heim 3. Art Liedl 4. Cale Ross 5. Marty Resnick 6. Shaun Ratchford 7. Joseph Brown 8. Bob Lineman Jr. 9. Jason Kosch 10. Jimmy Amato 11. Joe Nappi 12. Matt Ellery 13. Jim Hawkes 14. David Burns 15. Mickey Kessler
DNS: Bob Rambone
2018 HAMMER SPORTSMAN CHAMPION: BOB LINEMAN JR.
Heat 1 - 1. Steve Desmelyk 2. Jeremy Martino 3. Steve Hicks 4. Seth Spayd 5. Johnny Bangs 6. Dan Fleming 7. Kevin Borden
Heat 2 - 1. Aaron Weaver 2. Kyle Kania 3. Glenn McIntyre 4. Tom Princiotta 5. Eric Palmer 6. John Aumick 7. Joe Toth
CRATE MODIFIEDS - 20 LAPS FEATURE 1. JOE TOTH 2. Kyle Kania 3. Jeremy Martino 4. Ryan Simmons 5. Steve Desmelyk 6. Steve Hicks 7. Johnny Bangs 8. Seth Spayd 9. Dan Fleming 10. Tom Princiotta 11. John Criscione 12. Eric Palmer 13. George Gareis Jr. 14. Tom Moore Jr. 15. Kevin Borden 16. John Aumick 17. Tom Sherby 18. Chuckles Stone 19. Bobby Holzwarth 20. Scott Hulmes 21. Aaron Weaver 22. Glenn McIntyre
DNS: Rob Mancini, Matt Miller
2018 CRATE MODIFIED CHAMPION: KYLE KANIA
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Lee Nardelli 2. Karl Freyer 3. Rich Mellor 4. Al Cheney 5. Brian Spencer 6. Heidi Hedin
LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS - 20 LAPS FEATURE 1. LEE NARDELLI 2. Heidi Hedin 3. Joey Biasi 4. Rich Mellor 5. Karl Freyer 6. Brian Spencer 7. Jermain Godshall 8. Al Cheney 9. Paul Comstock
DNS: Chase Leahy
2018 LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CAR CHAMPION: KARL FREYER
STREET STOCKS - 20 LAPS FEATURE 1. JON MEYER 2. Bill Liedtka 3. Lee Allen 4. Jerry Stanzione 5. Jim Avery 6. Billy Wroble 7. Marty Derr 8. Roy Maurer 9. Jack Decker 10. Darren Cox
2018 STREET STOCK CHAMPION: JON MEYER
4-CYLINDERS - 20 LAPS FEATURE 1. JOE GAREY JR. 2. Joe Garey Sr. 3. Neil Rutt 4. JC Duvall 5. Charlie Lauble 6. Billy Boat 7. Bob Marshall 8. Doug Ashford 9. Paul Hartwig 10. Ian Ashford 11. Bruce McLaren 12. Justin Dunn 13. Nicole Razzano
2018 4-CYLINDER CHAMPION: JOE GAREY SR.
NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY NEWS
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720 Route 539
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Saturday, September 22, 2018 – 2nd Annual Legends of the Fall – Big Block vs. Small Block Modifieds – 75 Laps - $7500 to win/$500 to start, Crate vs. Open Sportsman 35 Laps - $1,000 to win/$100 to start & Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club
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