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.
Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman Feature Results (8 Laps):
1.) BRANDON SHIPLEY 2.) Adam Buchel 3.) Emily Fleming 4.) Doug Dubiel 5.) Sarah Napora 6.) Matt Dealaman 7.) Ricky Moran 8.) Tommy Klimkowski
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car Feature Results (20 Laps):
1.) BRIAN SPENCER 2.) Rich Mellor 3.) Brad Schaale 4.) Shea Wills 5.) Mick D’Agostino 6.) Heidi Hedin 7.) Al Cheney 8.) Stan Ploski 9.) Ken Nealis 10.) Rob Ward 11.) Eric Miller 12.) Larry Drake
Heat Race Winners: Mick D’Agostino & Brad Schaale
Racersguide.com Crate Modified Feature Results (20 Laps):
1.) JUSTIN GROSSO 2.) Johnny Bangs 3.) Jeremy Martino 4.) Tom Princiotta 5.) Paul Mancini 6.) Anthony Tramontana 7.) Pat Wall 8.) Ricky Wegner 9.) Dan Fleming 10.) Nick Van Wickle 11.) Ryan Simmons 12.) Kevin Borden 13.) Matt Miller 14.) Steve Davis 15.) John Guarino 16.) George Gareis Jr 17.) Ryan Krushinski 18.) Ryan Heim 19.) Glenn McIntyre 20.) Will Protinick 21.) Will Dupree 22.) Ricky Moran 23.) Doug Dubiel 24.) Matt Dealaman 25.) Brandon Shipley
DNQ: Jason Duppel, Bob Rambone, Sarah Napora, Tom Klimkowski
Heat Race Winners: Glenn McIntyre, Tom Princiotta, Johnny Bangs
B Main Winner: Johnny Guarino
John Blewett Inc 4 Cylinder Feature Results (15 Laps):
1.) JUSTIN DUNN 2.) Tim Jones 3.) Mike Fox 4.) Chris Gall 5.) Joe Wolfe 6.) Joe Garey Jr 7.) John Ciallella 8.) Kyle Hurley 9.) Chris Elsner 10.) Joe Tinnes 11.) Joe Garey Sr 12.) Scott Dunn 13.) Rich Page
Sportsman Feature Results (20 Laps):
1.) ANTHONY TRAMONTANA 2.) Justin Grosso 3.) Paul Mancini 4.) Dan Fleming 5.) Ryan Heim 6.) Tom Princiotta 7.) Ryan Simmons 8.) Glenn McIntyre 9.) Pat Wall 10.) Brandon Shipley 11.) Amanda Buchel 12.) Jim Avery 13.) Will Protinick 14.) Emily Fleming 15.) Steve Davis 16.) Bill Liedtka 17.) Bob Rambone 18.) Kevin Borden 19.) Sarah Napora 20.) Will Dupree
Heat Race Winners: Dan Fleming & Justin Grosso
Street Stock Feature Results (15 Laps):
1.) ROB ORMSBEE 2.) Lee Allen 3.) Brian Ludwig 4.) Sean Wall 5.) Joe Reid 6.) Larry Reed 7.) Drew Brocklebank 8.) Todd Dige 9.) Dennis Seeley 10.) Mike Baldwin 11.) Joe Biederman 12.) Bill Liedtka 13.) Eric Degler 14.) Derek Jones 15.) Spider Ensinger Sr
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5th Annual Legends Of The Fall/Legends Night: Modifieds (75 Laps) + Crate Modifieds and Eastern 600 Sprints
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4th Annual Back To School Monster Truck Summer Smash
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4th Annual Back To School Monster Truck Summer Smash