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George Abt is Legends King at New Egypt  
 
New Egypt, NJ (May 4, 2008) –  George Abt of Bangor, PA drove to his first victory at New Egypt Speedway on Sunday afternoon in the 20 lap Keystone Legends Tour feature event. Abt started 2nd, but fell back as far as 15th at the halfway point of the race. Then he discovered the outside groove and charged back to the front in crowd pleasing fashion taking the victory on the final lap. Abt had the crowd on their feet as he passed the top 3 over the final three laps bringing second place finisher Paul Rochelle with him on the outside. For the final 3 laps, you could have thrown a blanket over the top five.  Tim Henry nosed out Tim Tomson for third, and Stephen Nederostek was fifth.

 

Rob Vivona made it two in a row taking the feature win in the 20 lap 600cc Micro Sprint feature. Vivona picked up where he left off last week as he held off opening day winner Jeff Hartman for the victory. Jimmy Carpenter came home third, followed by Johnny Carpenter and Shane Lewis.

 

In a special 12 lap wingless 600cc Micro Sprint event, Johnny Carpenter went from last to first to take the win. Rob Vivona looked strong on the first lap, but then broke ending his bid for the sweep. Rich Keller brought his #GO car home second followed by Jimmy Carpenter third. Fourth was Rich McKay & Shane Lewis came home fifth. 
 
The Crate-1 Sportsman were in competition and Bryan Papiez of Belle Mead, NJ swept the two 10 lap events. Papiez used the final turn in the second event to pass George Idell Jr. on the outside to complete the daytime sweep. Idell Jr. settled for second in both events.  
 
Next Sat. May 10th, it will be Mother’s Day night, featuring the Big-block Modifieds, A-1 Sportsman, Super Stocks, SS Sprints, Crate-1 Sportsman and the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Series, along with the finish of Saturday's postponed SS Sprint Feature event and the running of Saturday's postponed 20 lap Sportsman feature. Gates open at 3:30p.m. with the first green at 5:30pm. Adult admission is still $17, children 7-12 are $6, and kids 6 and under are always free. For further details about New Egypt Speedway's upcoming events, call the track office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.
 
AGATE 5/4/08:
 
600 Micro Sprints
Heat 1: 1. Jeff Hartman 2. Jimmy Carpenter 3. Shane Lewis
Heat 2: 1. Rob Vivona 2. Johnny Carpenter 3. Rich Keller


Feature (20 Laps): 1. Rob Vivona 2. Jeff Hartman 3. Jimmy Carpenter 4. Johnny Carpeter 5. Shane Lewis 6. Rich McKay 7. Rich Keller 8. Bill VanScoy 9. Joe Lord 10. Mark Landwher 11. Rich Mellor DNS: Justin Moench
Wingless Feature (12 Laps): 1. Johnny Carpenter 2. Rich Keller 3. Jimmy Carpenter 4. Rich McKay 5. Shane Lewis 6. Rich Mellor 7. Rob Vivona
 
Keystone Legends Tour
Feature (20 Laps): 1. George Abt 2. Paul Rochelle 3. Tim Henry 4. Tim Tomson 5. Stephen Nederostek 6. Justin Mulea 7. Ricky Harring 8. Howard Hunter 9. Steve Stull 10. Todd McCollum 11. Justin Grim 12.Gary Fent 13. Brian Spencer 14. Don Neuls 15. John Gray 16. Jim Baker 17. Ron Poley 18. Vince Keller 19. Clinton Penkauskas 20. Mike Brannan 21. Steve Gaul 22. Chuck Phillips 
 
Crate-1 Sportsman
Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. Brian Papiez 2. George Idell 3. Rob Stump 4. Darrel Delnero

Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. Brian Papiez 2. George Idell 3. Darrel Delnero 4. Rob Stump