J.J. Grasso Continues New Egypt Dominance, Martz Marvelous in Mods


New Egypt, NJ (Aug. 30, 2008) – Sammy Martz of Whitehouse Station, NJ & J.J. Grasso of Pedricktown both survived a 2 hour rain delay to post victories on Saturday night at New Egypt Speedway. Martz captured the 30 lap Modified feature on Pathway Car Care Night, his second of the year and his 7th of his career. Grasso once again dominated the Rislone URC Sprint Car Series 25-lap event as he posted his 4th straight win at NES, and is now one win away from being the first ever driver to sweep every URC event at NES in one season.

In the Modified feature, John Miloszar grabbed the early lead at the onset of the event only to quickly be unseated from the top spot by a very fast Rich Rutski. Rutski looked strongas he paced the field for the first 8 laps. Martz pressured Rutski for several laps before he found a groove to charge by Rutski for the lead.  Once in front, Martz’s main concern became lapped traffic as the race wore on, as he and Rutski ran away from the field. Rutski was able to stay close enough so Martz felt the pressure and could not make a mistake. However, Martz would prove to be too much for everyone to handle on this humid evening as he took the victory. Rutski was superb finishing second. Billy Pauch turned an almost disastrous evening into a positive. After crashing hard in his heat, Pauch finished 8th in the B Main making him the second alternate. But things started to turn around for Pauch when scheduled pole sitter Rick Holsten scratched from the event and the first alternate could not run either. Pauch started 21st and charged thru the pack to claim third and actually pad his points lead slightly over Keith Hoffman. Hoffman did finish a solid 4th while Frank Cozze rounded out the top 5.

J.J. Grasso of Pedricktown, NJ claimed his sixth win of his young career in the Rislone URC Sprint Series 25 lap feature event. Grasso is currently on a tear here at NES, as he currently has all four victories this season and is now one win away from sweeping the season series.  Grasso went wire to wire and was in his own zip code during the second half of the race as he completely dominated the event winning by just over 7 seconds. Ed Aiken finished second, as he held off a hard charging Michael Carber. Carber was third followed by Dave Ely and Series point leader Curt Michael.

In the A-1 Racing Products Sportsman 25 lap feature, Gary Butler of Phillipsburg, NJ won for the third straight time. Butler started 18th and worked hard to get to the front, finally taking the lead with less than two laps to go from race long leader Randy Yaple. Yaple was an impressive second while Jeff Geiges finished third in only his 3rd start after a 2 year hiatus. Willie Osmun and Ray Woodall, Jr. rounded out the top 5.

The Crate-1 Sportsman feature found Jon Haegele in victory lane for the first time. Darrell Delnero and Gabe Fox were second and third in the 15 lap affair. The 15 lap Outlaw Stock feature saw defending champ Gary Klimeczak winning for the second time this year. A fast closing Spider Ensinger Jr. was second while last week’s winner Dan Collomer was third.

Next Saturday night, September 6, Hamill Flooring will present the popular Sportsman Match Races, as well as the second annual “Kids in Racing Night.” Headlining the card will be the big-block Modifieds, along with the Sportsman, Super Stocks, & SS Sprints. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with the first green at 6:00 pm. For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.


8/30/08 (Unofficial Results)



1st Heat: 1. John Miloszar Jr. 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Tad Cox 4. Jim Robertson 5. Dave Stonebreaker 6. Dominick Buffalino

2nd Heat: 1. Frank Cozze 2. Rick Holsten 3. Sam Martz 4. Rick Rutski 5. Kenny Meisner 6. Bob Drayton

3rd Heat: 1. Pat Wall 2. Ron John Koczon 3. Tom Carberry 4. Keith Hoffman 5. Rick Laubach 6. Brad Freeman

B-main: 1. Brian Godown 2. Mark Forte Jr. 3. Stan Frankenfield 4. John Salvatore Jr. 5. Rich Wenger 6. Mark Forte Sr.

Pts. Provisional - 10. Mike Hendershot

Alternates - 8. Billy Pauch 12. Chris Grbac 13. Bobby Sandt Jr.


Feature (30 laps): 1. Sam Martz 2. Rich Rutski 3. Billy Pauch 4. Keith Hoffman 5. Frank Cozze 6. Rick Laubach 7. Ron John Koczon 8. Jim Robertson 9. Bob Drayton 10. Tim Tanner Jr. 11. Mark Forte Sr. 12. Mark Forte Jr. 13. Kenny Meisner 14. Mike Hendershot 15. John Salvatore Jr. 16. Dominick Buffalino 17. Chris Grbac 18. Rich Wenger 19. Pat Wall 20. John Miloszar Jr. 21. Brad Freeman 22. Tad Cox 23. Tom Carberry 24. Bobby Sandt Jr. DNS - Rick Holsten, Dave Stonebreaker, Brian Godown, Stan Frankenfield


DNQ - Randy Laird, Ricky Yetter, Art Lentini, Dennis Halas, Keith Fleming



1st Heat: 1. JJ Grasso 2. Kramer Williamson 3. Robbie Stillwagon 4. Michael Carber 5. Joey Biasi 6. Nate Snyder

2nd Heat: 1. Ed Aiken 2. Chris Coyle 3. Dave Ely 4. Curt Michael 5. Trevor Lewis 6. Mark Bitner

3rd Heat: 1. Jason Clauss 2. David Gravel 3. Kyle Purks 4. Danny Massey 5. Ken Carberry 6. Scott Pursell

B-main: 1. Randy West 2. Art Liedl 3. Rory Janney 4. Kevin Welsh 5. Becca Anderson 6. Davey Sammons

Added - Chuck Palmucci 


Feature (25 laps): 1. JJ Grasso 2. Ed Aiken 3. Michael Carber 4. Dave Ely 5. Curt Michael 6. Danny Massey 7. Mark Bitner 8. Kramer Williamson 9. Robbie Stillwagon 10. Becca Anderson 11. Randy West 12. Davey Sammons 13. Kevin Welsh 14. David Gravel 15. Joey Biasi 16. Chris Coyle 17. Art Liedl 18. Ken Carberry 19. Nate Snyder 20. Scott Pursell 21. Chuck Palmucci 22. Kyle Purks 23. Jason Clauss 24. Rory Janney 25. Trevor Lewis


DNQ - Brett Schoenly, Joe Zuzcek, Fred's Trailer 54, Tim Hogue, Jimmy Reppert, Andy Hannula



1st Heat: 1. Rocco Infante 2. Mike Howardson 3. Willie Osmun 4. John Romano Jr. 5. Donnie Kline 6. Marc Herman

2nd Heat: 1. Gary Butler 2. Dan Waisempacher 3. Rich Scagliotta 4. Clay Butler 5. Jeff Geiges 6. Frank Cozze Jr.

3rd Heat: 1. Ray Woodall Jr. 2. Randy Yaple 3. John McClelland 4. Ryan Forte 5. Tim Apgar 6. Steve Schmidt

B-main: 1. John Stangle 2. Lou Farnia III 3. Chris Allen Jr. 4. Alan Bleacher 5. Kevin Vaclavicek 6. Chris Lane

Pts. Provisional - 8. Everett Taylor


DNQ - Joe Systo, Mike Lyons, Andy Visinski, Robin McTighe, John Bohadel


Feature (20 laps): 1. Gary Butler 2. Randy Yaple 3. Jeff Geiges 4. Willie Osmun 5. Ray Woodall Jr. 6. John McClelland 7. Marc Herman 8. Clay Butler 9. John Romano Jr. 10. Mike Howardson 11. Donnie Kline 12. Rich Scagliotta 13. Rocco Infante 14. Dan Waisempacher 15. Lou Farnia III 16. Kevin Vaclavicek 17. Alan Bleacher 18. Tim Apgar 19. John Stangle 20. Everett Taylor 21. Frank Cozze Jr. 22. Chris Lane 23. Steve Schmidt 24. Ryan Forte DNS - Chris Allen Jr.



Feature (15 laps): 1. John Haegele 2. Darrell Delnero 3. Gabe Fox 4. Rob Stump 5. George Idell Jr. 6. Bryan Papiez 7. Richie Cass Sr. 8. Ron Barnstead 9. Lee Allen 10. Tom Raneri 11. Rich Steele 12. Ray Woodall Sr. 13. Archie Myers



Feature (15 laps): 1. Gary Klimeczak 2. Spider Ensinger Jr. 3. Dan Collamar 4. Rich Mongeau 5. Jason Saredy 6. Rob Longo 7. Doug Debray 8. Bill Connolly 9. Rich Smith III 10. Vern McLaughlin 11. Spider Ensinger Sr. 12. Brian Ludwig 13. Billy Wroble 14. PJ Oliver 15. Jay Bundy 16. Paul Hartwig 17. Tony Klimeczak 18. Dan Birdsall 19. Scott Dugan 20. Whitey Miller 21. Stu Paer 22. Goop Mondelli 23. Doug Bates 24. Jason Dooley 25. Ed Tinsman