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John Romano Memorial This Saturday September 7th At New Egypt Speedway

New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway is back in action this Saturday night with the John Romano Memorial presented by 48Barriers.com, G&M Dill Trucking and Amwell Auto Body.

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This will be the Hammer Sportsman’s night in the spotlight as the John Romano Memorial will be 30 laps in distance and pay $840 to win and $84 just to start the feature event. Lap money and contingency bonuses will be aplenty, as they will be handed out through the field on Saturday night. There will be three bikes given away to lucky fans courtesy of 48Barriers.com, and also t-shirts thrown into the crowd throughout the night.

The Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, Crate Modifieds and Street Stocks will also be on the card this Saturday night. The Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club is also scheduled to be putting the cars of yesteryear on display at the main entrance on Saturday.

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Former Champs Pauch Jr. & VanHorn Split Twin 20’s at New Egypt Speedway

(Aug. 31, 2019):  2017 track champion Billy Pauch Jr. of , Frenchtown, NJ won his fifth Vahlco Wheels Modified feature event of the season in the first feature, and 2018 track champ David VanHorn of Harmony, NJ took his fourth win of the season in the nightcap at New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night. For Pauch Jr. it was career win number 26, tying him for 4th on the all-time Modified win list with Keith Hoffman and Frank Cozze.  VanHorn’s tenth career victory came in one of the most exciting feature events in track history, as he bested Mike Butler and Brandon Grosso in a torrid three car battle for the win.  

In the first event, heat race winner TJ Lilly grabbed the initial lead ahead of PJ Oliver, Rich Rutski and Cale Ross. Lilly looked strong in the early going as Rutski took over the runner-up position. Rutski was persistent and finally wrestled the lead away from Lilly on lap 9, but this was short lived as PJ Oliver roared back to life and raced from 4th to the lead on a restart to lead at the halfway mark. Oliver began to stretch his lead as fifth starting Kevin Vaclavicek raced into second and 13th starting Billy Pauch Jr. was now third.  Pauch Jr. wasted no time as he quickly charged into second and reeled in the leader. Lap 13 saw Pauch Jr. grab the lead before the caution flew for a tangle between top five runners Danny Bouc and Vaclavicek. The restart saw Pauch Jr. pull away with ease as he cruised to his third Modified victory this week. Ryan Krachun drove from his 9th starting spot to finish a very solid second, besting David VanHorn, Brandon Grosso and Rutski, who completed the top five. In victory lane, Pauch Jr chose the child holding the inversion number 11, meaning that the top 11 finishers would be inverted for the start of the second Twin 20.  

 Billy Osmun and Danny Bouc made up the front row for the second feature with Bouc racing out to the lead. Bouc quickly opened up a lead with the rest of the pack virtually on his heels racing 2, 3, and twice 4 wide for the top 12 positions in a wild and crowd pleasing battle. With positions changing radically on each passing lap in the top ten Bouc continued to lead each lap. Finally on lap 9 ground swell behind Bouc caught up to the leader as Mike Butler and three other cars passed him on both sides. Two-time winner Butler now had the lead at the halfway sign, but the pressure was relentless from behind as VanHorn and Brandon Grosso raced side by side on his back bumper. The following lap this duo caught the cushion riding Butler and brought the crowd to their feet as they raced under Butler to make it three-wide for the lead. Unknown to the crowd, they would stay on their feet for the remaining last half of the race, as VanHorn & Grosso would not give each other an inch, racing side by side around the speedway lap after lap, and pulling up under Butler to make it 3-abreast in every corner of the speedway. On lap 16 VanHorn showed that his relentless pounding on the bottom groove was paying off as he finally got the bite he was looking for off turn 2 and nosed ahead into turn three. Just as DVH grabbed the lead he got into a little fluid on the bottom of turn four forcing the car to push up the speedway as if he was diving into the pits directly in front of the leaders. VanHorn made an incredible save on the far outside of the track as Butler shot by with Grosso in tow. VanHorn had not only saved it, but was right on the back bumper of the leader down the frontstretch and tried to swing back under Butler, however Grosso was right there as well with the two making hard contact but immediately recovering and both picking up the chase once again. In one lap it was back to the three-wide battle again and as the white flag flew VanHorn grabbed the lead on the low side of turn 4. The final lap saw Butler and Grosso battling for second as VanHorn went on to capture the exciting 20 lap event. Butler came home second, Grosso third, followed by Billy Pauch Jr. and Cale Ross. 

Steve Davis of Jackson, NJ was victorious in the Hammer Sportsman 20 lap feature event. Early race leader and new point leader Jim Housworth came home second.  John Criscione, David Burns and last week’s winner Ryan Heim rounded out the top five.

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48Barriers.com & G&M Dill Trucking Present the John Romano Memorial At New Egypt Speedway Saturday September 7th

New Egypt, NJ – After a number of seasons away, the John Romano Memorial is returning to New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night September 7th. The 30-lap, $840 to win/$84 to start affair is the one that all Hammer Sportsman competitors have had circled on their calendar since the beginning of the season, the event is being presented by 48Barriers.com and G&M Dill Trucking.

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Romano, who had nine career wins at New Egypt Speedway passed away after a brief illness in 2009 did anything and everything that he absolutely could to help a fellow racer, whether it was lend them a motor, help change a flat or even run back to his own house to get parts. You name it; John did it to help them out. In fact, Saturday September 7th is the 10-year anniversary of John’s passing.

The number 84, which was synonymous with John’s racing career, will be seen a lot throughout the evening.

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Labor Day Double Dip On Tap For New Egypt Speedway This Saturday, August 31st; Twin 20’s For Vahlco Wheels Modifieds

New Egypt, NJ – Like the saying goes, double your pleasure, double your fun. That is the case at New Egypt Speedway this Saturday night when the 2nd Annual Labor Day Double Dip is taking place for the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds who will do battle in not one but two 20-lap feature events this weekend. Billy Pauch Jr. leads the points right now over Danny Bouc, Brandon Grosso, Ryan Krachun and Mike Butler and with two races this weekend, the points can certainly get shaken up. Also in action this Saturday will be the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Hammer Sportsman and the Mike’s Performance Center 4-Cylinders. Rich Mellor, Bob Lineman Jr. and Mike Fox currently lead the point standings in those respective divisions.

All sets of twins will be admitted free on Saturday night. Adult admission is $25, Seniors (65+) are $23, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $15 with Kids 11 & Under being FREE. Pit gates will open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm with Hot Laps starting at 6pm and Racing beginning at 7pm! This will be our last 7pm start of the season as starting next week we will move back to a 6pm starting time.

As the points season starts to wind down, New Egypt Speedway still has some big events left in its 2019 season starting with the John Romano Memorial coming up on September 7th, Modified championship night coming up on September 14th, Championship night on September 15th, the 3rd Annual Legends of the Fall 75 on October 5th, AMA Flat Track Motorcycles on Saturday night October 19th and the 7th Annual All Star Cup Shootout on Saturday October 26th.

New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, 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.
For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Pete MacDonald – 609-758-1900 – nesoffice@comcast.net

 
 
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Billy Pauch Jr. is “the Man” on Ladies Night at New Egypt

(Aug. 24, 2019):  Billy Pauch Jr. of , Frenchtown, NJ won his fourth Vahlco Wheels Modified feature event of the season on Central Paint Ladies Night Saturday at New Egypt Speedway. The 2017 Modified champion & current point leader powered around race leader Cale Ross on lap 16 and went on to his first win at NES since June 26th.

“We finally got one!” quipped a visibly relieved Pauch Jr. in victory lane, “We had a very good car tonight. These past two weeks are probably the toughest I have ever had racing and I was really down on myself, but we pushed thru and I am really proud of this whole team. This was a much needed win” 

Cale Ross, who ran away and hid in his heat race victory, looked to repeat that performance at the start of the 30 lap feature event. Ross with Blaine Bracelin in tow pulled away from the rest of the field when the yellow was quickly displayed with two laps in the books when Kevin Vaclavicek spun in turn 3 and Tuesday night’s winner David Van Horn slammed into him.  Despite the heavy contact, both cars were able to rejoin at the back of the pack for the restart which saw Pauch Jr. already up to 6th from his 10th starting slot. Ross again dominated the restart as Bracelin gave chase and Pauch Jr. battled with hard charger Danny Bouc as the duo sliced thru the pack. Pauch Jr. won this battle and quickly caught and passed Bracelin for second on lap 7 and then set his sights on Ross, who was 10 car lengths out in front. Pauch began to pound the outside of the race track as he tracked down and was the bumper of the leader by lap 12. Pauch appeared ready to fly by the leader, however Ross had found grip on the very bottom groove of the track and would power back past the point leader on every turn. Ross thwarted Pauch’s attempts to pass at every turn for 4 consecutive laps, until lap 16 when Pauch drove the car in deep into turn 3 and powered around the leader in turn 4. Ross moved up to the outside and kept up the torrid pace just five lengths back over the remaining distance. Some brief hope came in the form of lapped traffic in the final 5 laps, but Pauch Jr. handled it like the champion he is and went on to his 25th career Modified win at New Egypt Speedway. Modified rookie Ross continued to impress with yet another strong run for second. Bracelin posted his best finish ever at NES in third. David VanHorn rallied back from that lap 2 tangle to finish 4th and Davey Sammons rounded out the top five.   

Ryan Heim of Parkertown, NJ won his first career feature in the Hammer Sportsman 20 lap event. Heim took command on lap 4 and led the remaining distance holding off a late race charge by Jim Housworth and Steve Davis, who finished second and third respectively.  JT Trstensky and Art Liedl rounded out the top five.

The Crate Modifieds also saw a first time winner in victory lane, for the seventh time this season, as Kevin Borden Jr. outpaced rookie Nick Van Wickle over the 20 lap distance. Veteran racer Steve Hicks came home third, followed by point leader Ryan Simmons fourth and Howie Finch in fifth.      

Billy Liedtka scored his fifth win and 31st of his career in the 15 lap Street Stock victory. Liedtka held off Mick Search & Brian Spencer for the popular victory.

The Central Paint Ladies night Powder Puff race winners were Daralynne McCaughey (Sportsman) & Ashley Wroble (Street Stocks).   

Next week Sat. night August 31st, it is New Egypt Speedway’s annual Labor Day weekend double dip, with Twin 20 lap features for the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds. Also on the card will be the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harleys NEWS Sprint Cars, the Hammer Sportsman and the Mike’s Performance Center 4-cylinders.  Gates will open at 5pm, with warm-ups at 6pm and the first race starting at 7pm.       

Reminder, Sept. 7th will be the John Romano Memorial 30 lap event for the Hammer Sportsman sponsored by 48Barriers.com along with G&M Dill Trucking and Amwell Auto Body. Lap sponsorships and contingency bonuses continue to come in for this must see event. Anyone interested in getting involved by sponsoring something for this event please contact Pete McDonald at the track office (609)-758-1900. 

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