(July 24, 2021): Justin Grosso of Belle Mead, NJ and Paul Mancini of New Gretna, NJ drove to victory Saturday night in their 20 lap feature events on Scout Night at New Egypt Speedway. Mancini won for his second win of the year in the Crate Modified event. The Sportsman event marked the second time in a row Grosso won with that division, and the 7th time overall across both divisions this year for the young driver.
Grosso raced from 6th starting position to win the Sportsman 20 lap event. Will Dupree led much of the event but Grosso proved to be too strong in the end as he ran Dupree down and went on to win by 1.9 seconds. Anthony Tramontana won the battle for third over Ryan Heim, with Tom Princiotta rounding out the top five.
Paul Mancini won the Racersguide.com Crate Modified 20 lapper for the second time in three races. The event was only slowed once for an early caution, and Mancini held off a persistent Johnny Bangs for the victory. Point leader Pat Wall finished a close third, followed by Ryan Simmons and Anthony Tramontana.
Rich Mellor won his third Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s NEWS Wingless Sprint Car 20 lap feature event to take sole possession of the division point lead. Mellor rebounded after losing the lead to young Shea Wills to recapture the top spot and go on to post the victory. Wills dropped back as far as third, only to come roaring back to finish a very close second for his best finish to date. Mick D’Agastino was third followed by Stan Ploski, also posting his best finish of 2021, and Lee Nardelli fifth.
The Street Stock 15 lap feature was won by Rob Ormsbee for the seventh time this season in 8 events. Lee Allen finished a solid second for the sixth time this year, followed by Joe Reid, Bill Liedtka and Dennis Seeley.
Next Saturday night the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds return to action after a week off with a 30 lap event on Throwback Night. The Racersguide Crate Modifieds will also be on the card, along with the Open Sportsman and John Blewett Inc. 4-cylinders. Gates open for the grandstand at 5pm, with Warm-ups at 6pm & racing getting underway at 7pm.
New Egypt Speedway 7/24/21 - Scout Night
Racersguide.com Crate Modified Feature Results (20 Laps):
1.) PAUL MANCINI 2.) Johnny Bangs 3.) Pat Wall 4.) Ryan Simmons 5.) Anthony Tramontana 6.) Justin Grosso 7.) Kevin Borden 8.) George Gareis Jr 9.) Matt Miller 10.) Dan Fleming 11.) Tom Princiotta 12.) Nick Van Wickle 13.) Nick Stephan 14.) Brandon Shipley 15.) Doug Dubiel 16.) Matt Knaub 17.) Tommy Klimkowski 18.) Will Dupree 19.) Ryan Heim 20.) Jeremy Martino
Heat Race Winners: Jeremy Martino & Brandon Shipley
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car Feature Results (20 Laps):
1.) RICH MELLOR 2.) Shea Wills 3.) Mick D’Agostino 4.) Stan Ploski 5.) Lee Nardelli 6.) Duane Nixon 7.) Heidi Hedin 8.) Rob Ward 9.) Ken Nealis 10.) Gary Huston 11.) Eric Miller 12.) Walter Fletcher 13.) Al Cheney
DNS: Larry Drake
Heat Race Winners: Rich Mellor & Stan Ploski
Sportsman Feature Results (20 Laps):
1.) JUSTIN GROSSO 2.) Will Dupree 3.) Anthony Tramontana 4.) Ryan Heim 5.) Tom Princiotta 6.) Paul Mancini 7.) Ryan Simmons 8.) Brad Roberts 9.) Adam Buchel 10.) Ricky Moran 11.) Amanda Buchel 12.) Nick Stephan 13.) Brandon Shipley 14.) Erik Renninger 15.) Jim Avery 16.) Dan Fleming 17.) Kevin Borden
Heat Race Winners: Ryan Simmons & Will Dupree
Street Stock Feature Results (15 Laps):
1.) ROB ORMSBEE 2.) Lee Allen 3.) Joe Reid 4.) Bill Liedtka 5.) Dennis Seeley 6.) Joe Wolfe 7.) Drew Brocklebank 8.) Derek Jones 9.) Brian Ludwig 10.) TJ Hewitt