2022 New Egypt Speedway Schedule
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(Oct. 23, 2021): Frank Cozze of Wind Gap, PA used a last turn pass to edge out reigning NES champ Mike Gular by .029 seconds and capture the thrilling Legends of the Fall 50 lapper Saturday at New Egypt Speedway. Cozze took advantage of a late race caution with 2 laps remaining to challenge Gular and utilize the outside groove thru the final turn to win his 28th career Modified feature event at the track.
“I knew I had a good car when that yellow came out, and I just laid it in there on the outside” Cozze exclaimed in Victory Lane, “When you can beat Mike (Gular), you beat one of the best. This is the closest I have seen this track to how it used to be back in 2004, with three fast grooves. We had a good car tonight and it paid off.”
(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.”
(Sept. 28, 2021): This Saturday evening the 9th annual All-Star Cup Shootout for the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds will take place at New Egypt Speedway, and a star studded field will be on hand to compete for the $10,000 top prize. The 100 lap event will pay $1000 for tenth and $500 to start, plus additional lap money. Confirmed entries from across the Tri-State area have already been received, and continue to come in.
Leading the list is newly crowned New Egypt champion Mike Gular, as he will be looking to capture his first All-Star Cup title. Former track champions David Van Horn & Rick Laubach, and 2017 All-Star Cup winner Brandon Grosso plan to defend their home turf. The trio accounted for 5 feature wins this season between them at the central Jersey track. The task will not be easy as many potent invaders will be in attendance, several of which have had previous NES success.
(Sept. 18, 2021): Anthony Tramontana of Vineland, NJ, Will Dupree of Somerset, NJ & Lee Nardelli of Bridgeton, NJ drove to victory Saturday night in their 20 lap feature events on Championship Night at New Egypt Speedway. Tramontana captured his first career win in the Racersguide Crate Modified feature, Dupree won his first Sportsman feature in over two years, and Nardelli took top honors in the Larry’s Hot Rods and Harley’s NEWS Sprint Cars for the first time since April.
All 5 division champions were crowned following each of the feature events. Long time NES competitor Pat Wall won his first ever championship by finishing fifth in the Crate Modified main event. Justin Grosso won his first championship capturing the Sportsman division crown with a solid third place feature finish. Rich Mellor clinched his third straight NEWS Sprint title with his third place feature run. Rob Ormsbee won his 11th Street Stock feature of the season and was crowned champion for the first time in this division, and Justin Dunn won his first out-right John Blewett Inc. 4-Cylinder title after being a co-champ last season.
(September 11, 2021): John McClelland of Martinsville, NJ has been racing a Modified at New Egypt Speedway for 13 years. He has come close on many occasions, has been a top five point driver several times, but had never visited victory lane in a Modified. That all changed Saturday night on First Responders night as the veteran racer broke thru in a big way, taking the lead on lap 8, then surviving a restart challenge from Mike Butler with 4 laps remaining to record his first Vahlco Wheels Modified triumph.
Mike Gular of Boyertown, PA clinched the track championship in his first full season of racing at the central Jersey track by finishing 4th for the third straight week. Gular only won a single feature this season on April 17th, but that propelled him to finish in the top 3 in eight straight events resulting in the 2021 Modified championship.
Wade Hendrickson grabbed the lead at the start of the 30 lap event trailed by DJ Hunt and David Burns. Hendrickson immediately began to open up a comfortable lead as Dakota Kessler moved into third. McClelland, who started 6th, had entered the top five after the opening lap and immediately used the outside groove to march toward the front. “Johnny Mac” began picking off a position a lap and found himself second by lap 5 and closing quickly on the leader. On lap 8 he caught Hendrickson and after a “slider” in turn 4 he was the leader of lap 8. McClelland was hooked up and just drove away from the competition as Modified rookie DJ Hunt raced in second. Mike Butler took over third at halfway and began pressuring Hunt when the caution came out with 20 laps in the books. McClelland drove away on the restart as Butler charged by Hunt for second, bringing Rick Laubach and Mike Gular with him. Brandon Grosso also used this restart to charge forward and enter the top 5. With just four laps remaining Frank Venezia slowed on the front straightaway with a broken RR suspension, setting up a final challenge for McClelland. When the green waved Mike Butler threw his car under the leader as they raced side by side for a lap. Butler looked to have completed the pass the following lap in turn 1, only to watch “Johnny Mac” drive back around him in turn 2 and drive away to his first ever Modified win. Laubach got by Butler to finish second with Butler settling for third. Mike Gular crossed the line fourth to clinch his first ever championship, and Brandon Grosso rounded out the top 5.
(September 4, 2021) Billy Pauch Jr. overcame a broken driveshaft in his heat race, which relegated him to start 20th in the feature, and earned his 6th win of 2021 at New Egypt Speedway Saturday Night in the Vahlco Wheels Modified 30 lap feature event. Pauch marched steadily to the front, and then took advantage of a lap 19 restart, as he wrestled the lead away from Kory Fleming and drove away to victory.
Chris Grbac and Jack Swain brought the field to the start with Grbac assuming command. Bryan Kuhl quickly charged into second and began catching the leader. As he closed in to challenge Grbac, 7th starter Kory Fleming was also charging to the front and quickly passed Kuhl and Grbac for the lead on lap 7. Fleming began to open up a comfortable lead as Kuhl moved into second and took up the chase. Meanwhile, 20th starting Pauch was already up to 8th and following a restart began to show how strong his car was becoming as the race moved on. By lap 17 Pauch had moved into third but had a lot of ground to make up on the two leaders and was having trouble closing the gap. But that changed 2 laps later as the yellow flashed on for John Aumick, who had spun in turn four. On the restart Pauch beat Kuhl into turn 1 and drove up on the outside of Fleming. Fleming was fast on this night and as Pauch past him in turn 2, Fleming came roaring back under him to hold the lead. The duo raced side-by-side for 2 laps before Pauch wrestled the lead away from him. Once in front, Pauch Jr cruised away to post the victory, the 35th of his career at NES. Cale Ross found a bite on the outside in the closing laps and took second, ahead of Rick Laubach who also made a late charge past several cars. Fleming settled for 4th with Mike Gular rounding out the top five.
Due to the inclement weather forecast for today, speedway management has decided to cancel tonight's 2nd Annual Ron John Koczon Classic. We will be back in action next Saturday, September 4th for Back To School Night!
(July 10, 2021): Pat Wall won for the first time since May 1st as he captured the fifth annual 40 lap Mr. Crate Classic at New Egypt Speedway. Wall took the lead from Will Protinick just past halfway and then held off the challenges of Anthony Tramontana to score his fifth career victory. Wall also completed the non-stop 40 lap event in a record time of 12:30.
Protinick and Wall brought the field to the start of the extra distance event with Protinicj grabbing the early advantage. Wall chased after him but Protinick was hooked up and had every one covered thru the opening laps. Sixth starter Anthony Tramontana quickly moved into third and methodically ran down the front running duo challenging Wall for second by lap 12. As Wall and Tramontana battled they quickly closed in on the leader and the fans suddenly had a three car battle for the lead to watch. Tramontana grabbed second from Wall and almost got by Protinick with the same move, when suddenly Wall came back by both of them for the lead. Lapped traffic began to come into play as Tramontana finally slipped by Protinick and went back after Wall. STSS Crate winner Johnny Bangs and the winner of the race the last 2 years Ryan Simmons now entered the top five and were battling for fourth half of a straightaway behind the leaders. At the front Wall held off the persistent Tramontana thru lapped traffic to post his 4th win of the season. Tramontana was a close second with Bangs grabbing third in the closing laps. Protinick finished his great run in fourth followed by Simmons. 5-time winner Justin Grosso, Tom Princiotta, Ryan Heim, Will Dupree and Jon Meyer completed the top ten,
(June 26, 2021): Billy Pauch Jr. won for the second time this week at New Egypt Speedway as he captured the Graduation Night 30 lap event. Pauch Jr. took the lead from Cale Ross on lap 17, and then held off 2018 track champ David Van Horn to win his 33rd career Modified feature at NES.
“My crew works very hard to give me a fast car every night, and this car has been really hooked up the past week,” complimented Pauch in the winner’s circle, “My hats off to the track crew, they have been working very hard on the surface here and it is better each week.”
Pauch worked his way to the front from his 14th starting position during the first 10 laps of the race and then chased Cale Ross for the lead. On lap 17 he powered by a quick Ross and took control of the 30 lap event that he would never relinquish. David Van Horn continues to get faster every week, coming home second, chased by point leader Mike Gular who again finished third for the 3rd straight Saturday night event. Ross held on for fourth and Brandon Grosso rounded out the top 5.
Adam Buchel was crowned the Lyons Construction/MetalFAb Pro Race Shop Rookie champ for 2021, as he won his fifth feature of the season to clinch the title. Ricky Moran had his best finish of the season coming home second in the 12 lap affair, followed by Tommy Klimkowski third.
(June 23, 2021): Billy Pauch Jr. took top honors Wednesday evening in the fourth annual Garden State Gunfight presented by Creston Hydraulics. Pauch Jr., who waged a crowd pleasing duel for almost 20 laps with 4-time NES champ Ryan Godown, grabbed the lead right at the halfway point of the 60 lap main event and went on to score his 3rd victory at NES in 2021.
“Ryan (Godown) and I had a great battle there for the fans,” exclaimed Pauch Jr. in victory lane, “We raced very close on all grooves of the track for many laps, and never touched once. That was a lot of fun!”
Matt Stangle and DJ Hunt would bring the field to the start of the 60 lap event with Stangle putting his Danny Sommeling Motorsports #51 into the early lead. Stangle was fast in his new ride and opened up a nice lead as Wade Hendrickson, Danny Bouc and John McClelland battled with Hunt for the second position. It did not take long for 7th starter Ryan Godown to quickly move into the mix, and soon he won the battle for second and set his sights on the Stangle. As he ran down the leader, Pauch Jr., who started 11th, was quickly on his heels as a caution flag reset the field. The restart saw Stangle fight hard to hold on to the lead, but Godown finally wore him down and got around him to take the lead, bringing a very fast Pauch Jr. with him. PAuch Jr. quickly caught Godown, but then could only match the speed of Godown, as they both raised their game and put on a crowd pleasing side by side battle each lap and thru several restarts. David Van Horn, who had fallen back early in the event, had now moved to third after battling with Stangle and was looking to make it a three car race. Godown and Pauch Jr. battled side by side thru turns lap after lap with Godown’s momentum taking back out front each lap. The two swapped grooves as well a couple times, and finally, as the crossed flags were being displayed to the duo, Pauch roared into the lead. At this point, point leader Mike Gular was in 4th and really working well in the bottom groove, despite a broken sail panel that had been dangling since lap 5. Gular continued to move up until he was second, and would challenge Pauch on the last two restarts only to watch him pull away each time. Pauch Jr. would win the event by 1.795 seconds over Gular to score the 32nd Modified win of his career at NES. Godown came on strong again during the closing laps but settled for third, chased by Van Horn and Stangle. Sixth thru tenth went to Bouc, Hendrickson, Rick Laubach, Brandon Grosso and first year Modified competitor DJ Hunt.
June 12, 2021): Justin Grosso of Belle Mead, NJ continued his recent dominance at New Egypt Speedway, as he won both the Sportsman and the Racersguide.com Crate Modified features on Saturday evening. Grosso led wire to wire in the 20 lap non-stop feature event for the Crates, then drove from the eighth starting position to the lead in 10 laps and went on to capture the Sportsman 20 lap event, which was not slowed by caution until 3 laps remained. It was Grosso’s first ever Open Sportsman triumph, whereas it was his 4th straight Crate Modified victory at the central Jersey speedway.
Grosso combined skill and luck for his Crate Modified victory, as he drew the pole for the feature event and took full advantage of it for his 4th straight win. Grosso sliced thru lapped traffic masterfully in the non-stop race, as Ryan Simmons was the only car that could keep pace with Grosso’s family owned j24, settling for a well deserved second place finish. Pat Wall, Johnny Bangs and Anthony Tramontana rounded out the top five in a rare sweep of the top five spots by the top five in points!
(June 5, 2021): Rick Laubach of Hellertown, PA took top honors Saturday night in the 30 lap Vahlco Wheels Modified main event on Rat Rod/Hot Rod Night at NES. The two time champ took full advantage of his front row starting spot to lead all 30 laps of the feature, the final 25 being run non-stop. It was the 17th win of his career at NES, his first in almost 5 years.
“A lot of people have asked me why I came back to run here (NES) because the competition is so tough, there are 6 STSS winners that compete here regularly!” stated Laubach in the winner’s circle, “My answer is because I enjoy running here, It’s a great track to pass on and you can be proud when you are standing here at the end of the night.”
Laubach, after a forgettable last three weeks, started on the pole for the 30 lap event and brought the field to the start. After a couple yellows in the opening five laps, including one on the initial start, the race would get going and would not be stopped again. Laubach jumped out in front and quickly stretched his lead to a full straightaway by the halfway mark. Back in the pack, Billy Pauch Jr who won the last event here on May 15, and Mike Gular, also a winner in April, were storming to the front. Gular made a great move to get by Pauch and Mike Butler to move into second only to see Pauch Jr. return the favor with ten to go. The final 8 laps saw Laubach move into and thru heavy lapped traffic bring Pauch Jr. closer, but Laubach masterfully handled the back markers and cruised to his first win since 2016 at New Egypt. Pauch Jr. settled for the runner-up spot, and Gular came home third and by virtue of this take’s over the division point lead. Mike Butler held on for his second 4th place finish this year, and Bryan Kuhl grabbed fifth from Jim Housworth on the final lap to complete the top five.
Tom Princiotta, of Columbus, NJ, broke thru for his first ever victory in the Sportsman 20 lap main event. Since he started running these cars in 2015, Princiotta has been very close on numerous occasions, but had never cracked the win column. That all changed on Saturday night as he used his Brandon Solarski Racing #32 Crate to dominate the second half of the race. After a good battle with Paul Mancini during the first half, he pulled away to a big lead in the second half only to have a late race yellow bring the field back to him. However, on this evening he would not be denied, as he once again pulled away from all competitors to post the very popular victory. Two time winner Anthony Tramontana came home a distant second, followed by Ryan Heim third, Ryan Simmons fourth and Justin Grosso fifth.
Today’s racing event has been canceled due to rain. Please join us next week for our Rat Rod II / Motors & Music Night. REMINDER: Racing begins at 7 pm starting Saturday, June 5th. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.