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New Egypt, NJ (September 11, 2016) – On Championship Night at New Egypt Speedway, Bobby Butler won his third Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprint feature of the year. The victory enabled Butler to capture the division championship. Steve Davis topped the field in the Sportsman feature as Bob Lineman, Jr. claimed the title. The Crate Modified main event was taken by Ebby Ridge with Brandon Grosso grabbing the championship. Vern McLaughlin took the checkered flag in the Street Stock contest and the 2016 divisional title went to Mick Search.
After taking the lead from Chris Moll on the second tour of the 20-lap Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprint feature, Bobby Butler remained in command to win the feature. In the second half of the contest, Butler successfully repelled several challenges by Moll. The victory was the third of the year for Butler, who captured the division championship for the season. With Moll finishing in second, Wayne Weaver completed the race in third. Fourth went to Johnny Cornell with fifth taken by Heidi Heddin. Lou Cicconi won the Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprint qualifying race.
Sixteenth place starting Steve Davis bested the competition in the 20-lap Sportsman feature. Steve Desmelyk led the opening seven tours before Brandon Grosso inherited the lead when Desmelyk spun following a restart. With seven laps remaining, Davis charged into the runner-up position as he passed Bob Lineman, Jr. Following a restart, Davis gained the lead from Grosso on the fourteenth circuit. Davis led the rest of the way to secure his first New Egypt Speedway win of the season. Lineman, Jr. followed Davis to finish in second place. Matt Stangle crossed the finish line next but was disqualified for a weight infraction. Third place was awarded to Grosso with fourth place going to Marty Resnick. Chuck Potts was placed fifth as Roger Manning failed to meet the minimum weight following the race. With his second place finish, Lineman, Jr. was able to take his second career Sportsman championship at New Egypt Speedway. The Sportsman heat races were won by Alan Bleacher and Desmelyk.
For the first time since 2010, Ebby Ridge visited New Egypt Speedway’s victory lane as he took top honors in the 20-lap Crate Modified race. Ridge took the lead from Jason Bittner on the second revolution and survived several restarts to take the checkered flag. Frank Dorry, Jr. finished in the runner-up spot. A third place finish by Brandon Grosso allowed him to claim the Crate Modified championship. Shawn Ratchford was fourth with Bittner coming home in fifth. Bittner, Aaron Weaver and Ridge were the victors in the Crate Modified heat races.
In the 15-lap Street Stock feature, Vern McLaughlin took the lead while the white flag waved as he captured the first place prize. Mick Search was crowned the division champion after finishing in fifth place. Bill Liedtka paced the field for the opening six circuits before Search took over. Two laps later, title contending John Meyer moved into second place and tried to track down Search. On lap thirteen, a caution period took place and both Search and Meyer went to the pits with flat tires. On the ensuing restart, McLaughlin outgunned Dan Salmons and led the field the rest of the way. Liedtka claimed the runner-up spot. A late surge by Meyer gave him a third place finish with Salmons taking fourth.
On Saturday, September 17, the 4th Annual All Star Cup caps off the 2016 racing season at New Egypt Speedway. The 358 Modifieds headline the card with a full racing program and a 50-lap feature paying $5000 to the winner and $400 to take the green. The Sportsman, Crate Modifieds and Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints are on the docket as well with qualifying events and features for each division. Prior to the racing action, a meet and greet with drivers will occur from 3:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The pit gates swing open at noon with the grandstand turnstiles unlocking at 3:00 p.m. Hot laps crank up at 4:00 p.m. and the first qualifying event starts at 5:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $30 for adults, $28 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for teens 12-15, $15 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and no charge for children 11 and under. Pit admission is $35 with any track or series license and $40 with no license.
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 roast beef sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
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NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints
Heat 1 – 1. Lou Cicconi 2. Johnny Cornell 3. Heidi Heddin 4. Rich Mellor 5. Bobby Butler 6. Chris Moll 7. Al Cheney
BURLINGTON COUNTY OVERHEAD DOOR NEWS SPRINTS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. BOBBY BUTLER 2. Chris Moll 3. Wayne Weaver 4. Johnny Cornell 5. Heidi Heddin 6. Lou Cicconi 7. Clay Butler 8. Al Cheney 9. Rich Mellor
2016 BURLINGTON COUNTY OVERHEAD DOOR NEWS SPRINTS CHAMPION – BOBBY BUTLER
Heat 1 – 1. Alan Bleacher 2. JR Fulper 3. Bob Lineman, Jr. 4. Cale Ross 5. Art Liedl 6. Roger Manning 7. Marty Resnick 8. Brad Roberts
Heat 2 – 1. Steve Desmelyk 2. JT Trstensky 3. Dakota Kessler 4. Ryan Simmons 5. Steve Davis 6. Marty Saxton 7. Matt Stangle 8. Brandon Grosso
SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. STEVE DAVIS 2. Bob Lineman, Jr. 3. Brandon Grosso 4. Marty Resnick 5. Chuck Potts 6. Marty Saxton 7. Cale Ross 8. Steve Desmelyk 9. Jason Kosch 10. JT Trstensky 11. Ryan Simmons 12. Mickey Kessler 13. Art Liedl 14. Dakota Kessler 15. Alan Bleacher 16. JR Fulper 17. Andy Visinski 18. Brad Roberts 19. Jesse Dill 20. Chris Grbac
DQ: Matt Stangle, Roger Manning
2016 SPORTSMAN CHAMPION – BOB LINEMAN, JR.
Heat 1 – 1. Jason Bittner 2. Frank Dorry, Jr. 3. Ryan Simmons 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Chuckles Stone 6. Alonzo Morales
Heat 2 – 1. Aaron Weaver 2. Johnny Bangs 3. Steve Hicks 4. Adam Cox 5. Dakota Kessler 6. Jeremy Martino
Heat 3 – 1. Ebby Ridge 2. Shawn Ratchford 3. John Criscione 4. Tom Tanner 5. Jason Dunn 6. Billy Osmun, III
CRATE MODIFIEDS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. EBBY RIDGE 2. Frank Dorry, Jr. 3. Brandon Grosso 4. Shawn Ratchford 5. Jason Bittner 6. Ryan Simmons 7. Tom Tanner 8. John Aumick 9. Chuckles Stone 10. Kyle Kania 11. Johnny Bangs 12. Jeremy Martino 13. John Criscione 14. Alonzo Morales 15. Matt Knaub 16. Thomas Sherby 17. Jason Dunn 18. Steve Hicks 19. Billy Osmun, III 20. Dan Fleming 21. Dakota Kessler 22. Aaron Weaver 23. Robbie Dunn 24. Adam Cox 25. Jack Butler
2016 CRATE MODIFIED CHAMPION – BRANDON GROSSO
STREET STOCKS – 15 LAPS FEATURE
1. VERN MCLAUGHLIN 2. Bill Liedtka 3. John Meyer 4. Dan Salmons 5. Mick Search 6. Kim Cooke 7. Ron Frees 8. Joe Reid 9. Bill Connelly
2016 STREET STOCK CHAMPION – MICK SEARCH