Clay Butler On Top in Sportsman
Headliner at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (June 9, 2012)
– Clay Butler of Milford, NJ won his first
feature of the season at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he
captured the 30 lap Double Point main event for the Sportsman. With
the Modifieds off this week, the Sportsman got a rare chance to
headline the show and divisional point leader Butler took full
advantage of it as he out dueled Mike Lyons and cruised to the
“We are running really good right now” stated a very
happy Butler, “My crew has been working hard and giving me a great car
each week and I am just so happy to be on top right now.”
Kosch and Alan Bleacher brought the field to the start with Kosch
grabbing the lead only to see Marc Herman roar under him to take
command before the completion of lap one. Lyons started sixth and by
lap five had moved into second and was chasing after Herman. A restart
on lap 9 was all that Lyons needed as he drove by Herman to the point.
At halfway, 11th starting Butler moved into second and began chasing
after the leader. He caught Lyons with 10 laps to go only to see the
caution wave. Lyons held on to the lead on the restart, but Butler got
enough momentum to pull off a perfectly executed slide job in turn two
to take the lead for good. The final 7 laps were caution plagued but
Butler was up to every challenge and he would pull away each time.
When the checker finally fell, Butler won by 5 car lengths to pad his
point lead while Lyons drove a great race holding on to second.
Despite a ton of pressure from Rich Rutski during the closing laps,
Herman was able to squeeze out third over Rutski, as Jim Housworth
captured his best finish to date coming home fifth.
Tri-State Race Saver 305 Sprint Series Phil Meisner, Jr. of Bordentown, NJ made a late race pass of leader Kyle Reinhardt and went
on to grab his second win of the season. Reinhardt had led the whole
race and withstood a serious challenge from Mike Haggenbottom during
the first half of the event, however Meisner found the track coming to
his car late in the race as he ducked under Reinhardt for the lead
with 6 laps to go. Reinhardt didn’t let him get away though and was
right on his tail tank as the event ended in heavy lapped traffic.
Bobby Devault had closed in but ran out of time as he settled for
third, followed by Haggenbottom and Rick Stief.
Stocks ran two features as they started with their make-up feature
from April 28th which found Dan Collamer race from 15th to the lead by
halfway and win his first feature of the year. Rich Mongeau was
second, chased across the line by John Carpenter, Billy Wroble and Ed
Tinsman. In the regular 20 lap feature Jarrod Burdge took his first
win of the year, beating Carpenter and Collamer. Ron Freese was fourth
and Wroble was fifth.
Jesse Dill of Whiting, NJ took top honors
in the HCI/Spike-N-Go Rookie Sportsman feature event for the sixth
time, his fourth in a row. Kimme Ling finished second while Melissa
Scarpati was third.
Next Saturday June 16th at New Egypt
Speedway the Modifieds return for the Fathers Day races. The Crate-1
Sportsman and the TSRS 305 Sprint Cars will be in action along with
the FASTrak Late Models and the HCI/SpikenGo Rookies. Racing gets
underway at 6pm, with gates opening at 4pm. For more information, call
the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to
NES RESULTS 6/9/12
1st Heat: 1. Rocco Infante 2. Alan Bleacher 3. Rich Rutski
4. Mike Hendershot 5. John Cornell 6. DJ Ruppert
2nd Heat: 1. Mike
Lyons 2. Ryan Simmons 3. Mike Howardson 4. Chad Barney 5. Kevin
Vaclavicek 6. Mike Butler
3rd Heat: 1. Clay Butler 2. Marc Herman
3. Jason Kosch 4. Gene Stravinsky 5. Chris Lane 6. Jim Housworth
Main: 1. Bob Lineman Jr. 2. Randy Yaple 3. Jeff Marcucci 4. Will
Dupree 5. Bill Liedtka 6. John Scarpati Jr. 7. Wayne Bechtel 8. Brian
Pts. Prov: Ebby Ridge
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Clay
Butler 2. Mike Lyons 3. Marc Herman 4. Rich Rutski 5. Jim Housworth 6.
Chris Lane 7. Chad Barney 8. Mike Butler 9. Bob Lineman Jr. 10. Gene
Stravinsky 11. Ryan Simmons 12. Bill Liedtka 13. Alan Bleacher 14.
Kevin Vaclavicek 15. Will Dupree 16. Ebby Ridge 17. Jeff Marcucci 18.
DJ Ruppert 19. Mike Hendershot 20. John Cornell 21. John Scarpati Jr.
22. Wayne Bechtel 23. Brian Roemer 24. Rocco Infante 25. Mike
Howardson 26. Jason Kosch 27. Randy Yaple
DNQ: Andy Visinski,
Melissa Scarpati, J.J. Marini, Marty Saxton, Jason
McTighe, Justin Hoffman
TSRS 305 SPRINT CAR RESULTS
Heat: 1. Phil Meisner Jr. 2. Ed Newhouser 3. Mike Esposito 4. Kyle
Reinhardt 5. Stephanie Palmai 6. Adam Carberry
2nd Heat: 1. Chris
Allen Jr. 2. Bobby Devault 3. Mike Haggenbottom 4. Jimmy Campbell 5.
Jeff Mueller 6. Ian Borden
3rd Heat: 1. Jimmy Carpenter 2. Jamie
Kostic 3. Bruce Kindberg 4. Gabe Fox 5. Rick Stief 6. Sean Campbell
B Main: 1. Joe Lord 2. Eddie Wagner 3. David Martin 4. Chuck Palmucci
5. Gary Berkenstock 6. Stephanie Stevens
Feature (25 Laps): 1.
Phil Meisner Jr. 2. Kyle Reinhardt 3. Bobby Devault 4. Mike
Haggenbottom 5. Rick Stief 6. Mike Esposito 7. Gabe Fox 8. Bruce
Kindberg 9. Jeff Mueller 10. Jamie Kostic 11. Adam Carberry 12.
Stephanie Stevens 13. Jimmy Carpenter 14. David Martin 15. Ian Borden
16. Sean Campbell 17. Stephanie Palmai 18. Gary Berkenstock 19. Chris
Allen Jr. 20. Ed Newhouser 21. Jimmy Campbell 22. Joe Lord 23. Eddie
Wagner 24. Chuck Palmucci 25. Keith McIntyre Jr.
Palmai, Kurtis June, Keith McIntyre Jr., Harris Kohen, Keith Anderson,
Pat USellis, Scott Frack
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
Feature from 4/28 (20 Laps): 1. Dan Collamer 2. Rich Mongeau 3. John
Carpenter 4. Billy Wroble 5. Ed Tinsman 6. Gary Klimeczak 7. Ron
Fresse 8. Jarrod Burdge 9. Jason Saredy 10. Brian Ludwig 11. Spider
Ensinger Sr. 12. Tom Princiotta 13. Everett Taylor 14. Marty Derr 15.
Jimmy Avery 16. Todd Woodruff 17. Tony Klimeczak 18. Vern McLaughlin
19. Spider Ensinger Jr. 20. Bill Connelly 21. Bill Liedtka 22. Doug
Debray 23. Chris Allen Sr. 24. Art Avery
1st Heat: 1. Ron
Freese 2. Jason Saredy 3. John Carpenter 4. Spider Ensinger Sr. 5. Dan
Collamer 6. Brian Ludwig
2nd Heat: 1. Jarrod Burdge 2. Rob Longo 3.
Everett Taylor 4. Chris Allen Sr. 5. Bill Connelly
3rd Heat: 1.
Billy Wroble 2. Gary Klimeczak 3. Rich Mongeau 4. Bill Leidtka 5. Tony
B Main: 1. Jason Prater 2. Spider Ensinger Jr. 3. Tom
Princiotta 4. Tom Wills Jr. 5. Marty Derr 6. Don Chambers 7. Ed
Tinsman 8. Joe Reid
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jarrod Burdge 2. John
Carpenter 3. Dan Collamer 4. Ron Freese 5. Billy Wroble 6. Gary
Klimeczak 7. Jason Prater 8. Jason Saredy 9. Spider Ensinger Jr. 10.
Ed Tinsman 11. Brian Ludwig 12. Tom Wills Jr. 13. Spider Ensinger Sr.
14. Rich Mongeau 15. Joe Reid 16. Chris Allen Sr. 17. Tony Klimeczak
18. Marty Derr 19. Tom Princiotta 20. Don Chambers 21. Bill Connelly
22. Rob Longo 23. Bill Liedtka 24. Everett Taylor
Avery, Doug Bates, Earl Willetts, Todd Woodruff, Todd Dige, Doug
Debray, Chralie Gunner, Ed Tinsman Sr., Vern McLaughlin, Art Avery
HCI/SPIKENGO ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature (8 Laps): 1.
Jesse Dill 2. Kimee Ling 3. Melissa Scarpati 4. Scott Doty 5. Lauren