Brandon Grosso Wins Thrilling Sportsman Feature At New Egypt Speedway Hicks and Nagy Also Score Victorieserik158@gmail.com
Brandon Grosso Wins Thrilling Sportsman Feature At New Egypt Speedway
Hicks and Nagy Also Score Victories
New Egypt, NJ– Talk about a way to win your first Sportsman feature at the ripe age of 15 years old. Brandon Grosso pulled a veteran move in the final two laps of one of the best Sportsman feature events New Egypt Speedway has ever seen this past Saturday night.
Derek Krum led the field to take the green and would lead the opening two laps until Mike Hendershot took control of the lead. Hendershot continued to lead over Bobby Butler who worked lap after lap to get around him. Finally on lap nine Butler was able to overtake Hendershot and take the top spot. Grosso meanwhile was making his was steadily through the field after starting in the eighth position. For the next nine laps Butler, Grosso, and Hendershot would fight for the top three spots with great three wide and side by side racing action. On lap 18 Grosso would pull a move coming out of turn four that made him look more like a seasoned veteran than a 16 year old first year driver, to take the lead from Butler at the line. Grosso would hold onto the lead to score the victory over Butler, Hendershot, JT Trstensky, and Brian Roemer.
Steve Hicks of Fountainville, PA scored his first Crate Modified victory of the year in dominating fashion. For the first time all season the Crate Modified feature when green to checker in a little over six minutes. Hicks started third and quickly moved into the lead by passing pole sitter Joe Reid on lap two. Hicks would never have a challenge for the lead as the laps clicked off quickly. Finishing second was your new Crate Modified point leader Frank Dorry followed by Brandon Grosso, Adam Cox, and Brian Papiez.
Kevin Nagy, a recent addition to the 305 division, grabbed the NERS Sprint victory. Nagy started second and quickly passed pole sitter Tommy Carberry, Jr. to take the lead. Nagy would lead every lap on his way to the victory. Adam Carberry, Mark Bitner, Joe Lord, and Mike Hagganbottom rounded out the top five.
This Saturday, August 29th, is Back to School Night. Racing will be the 358 Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, and NEWS Sprints. The first 50 children will receive a free backpack full of school supplies courtesy of The Snack Shack. All teachers with ID will receive half price general admission. There will be a new school supply collection to benefit the New Egypt MOMS Club. Anyone donating supplies will be entered to win the chance to wave the green flag for the Modified feature. There will also be a Backpack Raffle of 5 back packs filled with over $100 worth of school supplies. Pit gates open at 4 pm, front gates open at 5 pm, hot laps begin at 6:15 pm, and racing starts at 7 pm. Adults are $20, seniors 65 and older are $18, teens 12-15 and military and their spouse with ID are $10, and children 11 and under are FREE.