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JERSEY RUSH 2 A BIG SUCCESS.....
DARYN PITTMAN & JIMMY HORTON SHARE VICTORY LANE SPOTLIGHT
TUESDAY NIGHT AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY


A big crowd was on hand for the second annual running of the Jersey Rush 2 on Tuesday night at the New Egypt Speedway. With $5,000 on the line, Daryn Pittman of Owasso, MO took the lead with just three laps remaining to score the victory in the 30 lap feature for the 410 sprints. In the 30 lap modified feature, veteran driver Jimmy Horton held off a late race challenge from Ryan Godown to score the victory and collect the $3,000 first place prize. The well groomed New Egypt Speedway provided a track surface that allowed eleven different drivers to break the track record with Daryn Pittman establishing fast time of the night, stopping the clock with a time of 13.734. Pittman collected an additional $100 from CmB Mushrooms for setting time.

In the 30 lap Jersey Rush 2 for the 410 sprints, pole sitter Frank Cozze  remained the pace setter with Ryan Smith and Logan Schuchart in the chase. All eyes were on Daryn Pittman who was on his way to the front of the pack. On several occasions, Smith challenged Cozze for the lead, but the former New Egypt Speedway modified champion held on to the top spot.

At the halfway mark, Cozze was still the race leader followed by Ryan Smith, Schuchart, Pittman and Aaron Ott.

On lap seventeen, Cozze, Smith and Pittman were now in a three car battle for the lead. Just one lap later, the yellow was displayed for Ryan Bohlke who stopped in turn two. The restart saw Cozze in control with Smith and Pittman just a car length behind.

Lap twenty-one saw Smith move to the front of the pack with Cozze not looking for a way to regain the lead.

The only red flag of the feature was displayed on lap twenty-seven when Greg Hodnett took a wild flip exiting turn four. Hodnett walked away uninjured.

The turning point of the entire race took place on the restart. At the drop of the green flag, race leader Ryan Smith developed motor problems and fell off the pace. Cozze took the spot for just a short time as Daryn Pittman took the high groove and the lead exiting turn two. Logan Schuchart followed Pittman and took over second with Cozze now in third. For the remaining two laps, Pittman set the pace to score the win with Schuchart second with local favorite Frank Cozze third followed by Mark Smith and Aaron Ott.

The thirty lap modified feature was equally exciting. David Van Horn led the first lap before mechanical problems sidelined him before the completion of lap two. Jimmy Horton took over the lead spot at the time followed by Sam Martz and Sammy Piazza. The restart saw Horton waltz away from the rest of the field as Ryan Godown and Billy Pauch were heading to the front of the pack. Horton, Martz and Piazza held down the top three spots through the halfway point of the race with Godown and Mike Iles making up the top five.

On lap nineteen, Ryan Godown moved into third and set his sights on the front runners. Godown moved into second on lap twenty-six and now had to catch and pass Horton for the win. With just two lap remaining, Godown pulled alongside of Horton but didnít make the pass. The veteran Horton pulled out all the stops and kept Godown chasing his rear bumper to the checker flag. Horton took the win followed by Ryan Godown, Sam Martz, Sammy Piazza and Billy Pauch.

Sprint car heat winners were Greg Hodnett, Ryan Smith and Robbie Stillwaggon. In the modifieds, David Van Horn, Rick Laubach and Dominick Buffalino were heat race winners as Tommy Scheetz won the consolation.

JERSEY RUSH 2  FEATURE FINISH 30 LAPS:
1. Daryn Pittman; 2. Logan Schuchart; 3. Frank Cozze; 4. Mark Smith; 5. Aaron Ott; 6. Fred Rahmer; 7. Lance Dewease; 8. Danny Dietrich; 9. Davey Sammons; 10. Robbie Stillwaggon; 11. Davie Franek; 12. Ryan Taylor; 13. Mark Bitner; 14. Niki Young; 15. Kyle Reinhardt; 16. Rick Lafferty; 17. Tim Tanner Jr.; 18. Jeff Fithian; 19. Ryan Smith; 20. Greg Hodnett; 21. Ryan Bohlke; 22. Dan Shetler; 23. Jonathan Swanson

MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH 30 LAPS:
1. Jimmy Horton; 2. Ryan Godown; 3. Sam Martz; 4. Sammy Piazza; 5. Billy Pauch; 6. Dominick Buffalino; 7. Mike Iles; 8. Rick Laubach; 9. Jeff Strunk; 10. Ron John Koczon; 11. Neil Williams; 12. Dave Witte; 13. John Stangle; 14. Tom Carberry Jr.; 15. Tommy Scheetz; 16. Tommy Farrell; 17. Johnny Gaurino; 18. Eric Kormann; 19. John McClelland; 20. Gary Butler; 21. Danny Bouc; 22. Dave Hunt; 23. Randy Laird; 24. David Van Horn

DNQ: Richie Pratt, John Wilman, Darren McCaughey, Brad Freeman, Chris Grbac, Scott VanGorder

The Jersey Rush 2 event is co-promotion between, Lenny, Danny, Davey Sammons and Bob Miller. Look for the Jersey Rush 3 to return in 2013 to the New Egypt Speedway.