BACK-TO-BACK FOR BUFFALINO AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY
Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway
Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com
New Egypt, NJ (June 10, 2018) – On Bike Night at New Egypt Speedway,
Dominick Buffalino pedaled to his second consecutive win by topping the
Modified field. Bob Lineman, Jr. scored the checkered flag in the main event
for the Hammer Sportsman. The Street Stock feature was taken by Jon Meyer.
Ryan Heim visited victory lane twice as he won both features for the Lyons
Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman. Joe Garey, Sr. claimed the
As the 30-lap Modified feature began, polesitter Steve Davis grabbed the
lead with Chad Barney, Bryan Kuhl and Rich Rutski next in line. A slowing
Matt Stangle brought out the first caution of the event with three circuits
recorded. On the ensuing restart, Davis and Barney remained in the top two
spots with PJ Oliver moving into third and Dominick Buffalino climbing into
fourth. After two additional appearances of the yellow flag on laps five and
six, Davis was still in control with Oliver in second and Buffalino
advancing to third. On the tenth circuit, Buffalino motored by Oliver to
gain the runner-up position. Quickly, Buffalino began to track down Davis.
On lap twelve, Buffalino used an inside move going into turn one to gain the
lead. As the top two of Buffalino and Davis were in the second corner,
Davis’s left front wheel collided with the rear of Buffalino’s ride. The
incident allowed Oliver to regain second with John McClelland, Billy Pauch,
Jr. and Danny Bouc racing past Davis as well. Once on top, Buffalino began
to pull away from the field. With ten laps to go, Buffalino had a
comfortable advantage and was catching the rear of the field with Oliver
still in second and McClelland holding off Pauch, Jr. in a tight race for
third. By lap twenty-five, Buffalino had passed several slower competitors
and his lead was continuing to grow. After encountering another batch of lap
traffic in the final two laps, Buffalino crossed the finish line with a
notable edge to gain his second consecutive win. Oliver’s strong run netted
him second place. With McClelland finishing in third, Pauch, Jr. came home
in fourth and Bouc was fifth. The winners in the Modified heats were Ryan
Godown, Ryan Krachun and Billy Pauch, Jr.
Bob Lineman, Jr. fended off Cale Ross in the closing moments to win his
first 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature of the year. Jimmy Amato set the pace
for the first four circuits before the tenth place starting Lineman, Jr.
seized the lead. In the final four tours, Ross closed in and began to
pressure Lineman, Jr. for the top running spot. At the end, Lineman, Jr.
edged Ross by less than a car length for his seventeenth career victory.
Third place was taken by Billy Osmun. Art Liedl was fourth and Will Dupree
finished in fifth. Billy Osmun and Will Dupree were victorious in the Hammer
Sportsman qualifying races.
Jon Meyer held off Bill Liedtka to win the very competitive 15-lap Street
Stock race. Billy Wroble led the opening tour before Liedtka took over.
Meyer became the leader on the eighth circuit after a tough battle with
Liedtka. Two revolutions later, Liedtka returned to the front following a
restart. On the white flag circuit, Meyer stormed past Liedtka and survived
a last lap charge by Liedtka to win his second race of the year. Jim Avery,
Wroble and Jerry Stanzione rounded out the top five.
In the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman division, Ryan Heim
took the checkered flag in both 8-lap features. In the first event, Heim
took the lead from Matt Miller on the fifth circuit and paced the field the
rest of the way. Bobby Holzwarth finished in second. Kevin Borden, Jr.
completed the race in third. Miller was fourth and Paige Brown finished
fifth. In the second feature for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie
Sportsman, Heim passed Miller on the third tour and led the remaining
distance for his sixth feature victory of the year. Second place was taken
by Brown. Holzwarth was third, Borden, Jr. finished in fourth and fifth
place was claimed by Miller.
For the third time in four events, Joe Garey, Sr. took top honors in the
15-lap 4-Cylinder feature. Joe Garey, Jr., who exchanged the lead with his
father several times during the contest, came home in second place. Newcomer
Kyle Pagano was third with Jim Backowski finishing fourth.
On Saturday, June 16, Graduation Night takes place at New Egypt Speedway.
The final races in the JTee’s Screen Printing May Modified Madness Series
and Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman Series highlight the
schedule. The Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars,
Hammer Sportsman, and Crate Modifieds will be on the agenda as well. All
2018 graduates will receive free grandstand admission. The pit gates unlock
at 4:00 p.m. and the spectator ticket windows open at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps
crank up at 6:00 p.m. with racing getting underway at 7:00 p.m. Admission to
the grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for
teens 12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and Kids
11 & under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license
and $40 with no license.
New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great
Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval,
New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best
competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature
daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the
house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear,
and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from
Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on
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NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018
Heat 1 – 1. Ryan Godown 2. David VanHorn 3. Brandon Grosso 4. PJ Oliver 5.
Steve Davis 6. JR Fulper
Heat 2 – 1. Ryan Krachun 2. Danny Bouc 3. John McClelland 4. Bryan Kuhl 5.
Davey Sammons 6. Rich Rutski
Heat 3 – 1. Billy Pauch, Jr. 2. Dominick Buffalino 3. Chad Barney 4. Matt
Stangle 5. John Pakenham 6. TJ Lilly
MODIFIEDS – 30 LAPS FEATURE
1. DOMINICK BUFFALINO 2. PJ Oliver 3. John McClelland 4. Billy Pauch, Jr. 5.
Danny Bouc 6. Brandon Grosso 7. Ryan Krachun 8. Rich Rutski 9. Chad Barney
10. JR Fulper 11. Ryan Godown 12. David VanHorn 13. Davey Sammons 14. Kevin
Vaclavicek 15. Bryan Kuhl 16. Dakota Kessler 17. Jim Bobbitt 18. Tim Apgar
19. Blaine Bracelin 20. Steve Davis 21. Derek Krum 22. Matt Stangle 23. John
DNS- TJ Lilly
Heat 1 – 1. Billy Osmun 2. Cale Ross 3. Shaun Ratchford 4. Art Liedl 5.
Jimmy Amato 6. Marty Resnick
Heat 2 – 1. Will Dupree 2. Joseph Brown 3. David Burns 4. Bill Liedtka 5.
Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Pat Wall
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. BOB LINEMAN, JR. 2. Cale Ross 3. Billy Osmun 4. Art Liedl 5. Will Dupree
6. Bill Liedtka 7. David Burns 8. Pat Wall 9. Shaun Ratchford 10. Ryan
Simmons 11. Ryan Heim 12. Jimmy Amato 13. Marty Resnick 14. Joe Nappi 15.
Bob Rambone 16. Joseph Brown 17. Jason Kosch 18. Erich Conk 19. Jim Hawkes
20. Kevin Borden, Jr. 21. Bobby Holzwarth 22. Paige Brown
DNS: Matt Miller
STREET STOCKS – 15 LAPS FEATURE
1. JON MEYER 2. Bill Liedtka 3. Jim Avery 4. Billy Wroble 5. Jerry Stanzione
6. Marty Derr 7. Ryan Freshneck 8. Spider Ensinger, Sr.
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAPS – FEATURE #1
1. RYAN HEIM 2. Bobby Holzwarth 3. Kevin Borden, Jr. 4. Matt Miller 5. Paige
Brown 6. Erich Conk
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAPS – FEATURE #2
1. RYAN HEIM 2. Paige Brown 3. Bobby Holzwarth 4. Kevin Borden, Jr. 5. Matt
Miller 6. Erich Conk
4-CYLINDERS – 15 LAPS FEATURE
1. JOE GAREY, SR. 2. Joe Garey, Jr. 3. Kyle Pagano 4. Jim Backowski