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Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway

Photos By: Dave Kovacs/

New Egypt, NJ (August 5, 2018) – On National Parts Supply’s Scout Night at
New Egypt Speedway, Danny Bouc bagged his second Modified feature of the
season. The Hammer Sportsman feature was captured by Joseph Brown. Rich
Mellor claimed the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car
main event.

As the 30-lap feature for the Modifieds got underway, PJ Oliver grabbed the
lead over Davey Sammons and Bryan Kuhl. By the seventh tour, the top two of
Oliver and Sammons were engaged in a duel for the top spot. On the next
circuit, Sammons had just taken command when the yellow flag appeared as
Oliver appeared to have grazed the inside guardrail in the fourth turn and
spun. After another caution on lap nine for a flat on Matt Stangle’s ride,
Sammons was still in control with John McClelland and fourteenth place
starting Billy Pauch Jr. next in line. Following another caution and
restart, Sammons was still setting the pace with Pauch Jr., McClelland,
Danny Bouc and David VanHorn in tow as the contest reached the halfway
point. Just after the midway mark of the race, Bouc, who started the feature
in sixteenth, moved his racecar to the upper groove and the tactical change
quickly helped his efforts to move forward. On lap eighteen, Bouc drove by
Sammons to take over the front running spot just before the yellow lights
illuminated for a multi-car tangle on the track. When the green flag waved
again, Bouc remained in first with Pauch Jr. motoring into the runner-up
spot for one lap until VanHorn ascended into second on the next revolution.
As the event progressed into the final third, the scoreboard showed Bouc in
front with VanHorn in second and Sammons in third. With five to go, Bouc was
pulling away from his rivals as Sammons was using the high line to reel in
VanHorn for second. On lap twenty-six, Sammons swept past VanHorn to retake
the spot. Over the closing laps, Bouc continued to increase his advantage to
take his second win of the season and tenth of his career at New Egypt
Speedway. A strong run by Sammons netted the Modified rookie second place.
With VanHorn finishing third, Brandon Grosso was fourth and McClelland came
home in fifth. The Modified heat races were won by David VanHorn, Davey
Sammons and Billy Pauch Jr.

After taking the lead from Bob Rambone on the second circuit, Joseph Brown
survived several restarts in the first half of the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman
feature to capture his first career checkered flag. Brown, who was a rookie
at New Egypt Speedway in 2017, started the race in third. Pat Wall followed
Brown and finished in second place. Third place was taken by Jimmy Amato.
Will Dupree was fourth and fifth went to Cale Ross. Joseph Brown and Pat
Wall were victors in the qualifying events for the Hammer Sportsman.

In the 20-lap Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car
feature, Rich Mellor took the lead with six circuits to go and survived a
late restart to gain his first career victory. Duane Nixon led the field for
the opening nine tours before Jermain Godshall gained the top spot following
a restart. Using an inside maneuver in the fourth corner, the fifth place
starting Mellor hopped to the front of the field on lap fourteen. Mellor
repelled a challenge by Lee Nardelli following a caution period with two
laps left to snare the win. Nardelli was second with Karl Freyer taking
third. Heidi Hedin, the heat race winner, and Brian Spencer completed the
top five.

On Saturday, August 11 at New Egypt Speedway, Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse
Night takes place with six feature events. The Modifieds will be in action
along with two main events for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series (complete
show plus make-up feature from April 14). The Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks
& 4-Cylinders round out the docket. The pit gates swing open at 4:00 p.m.
and spectators can begin to enter the grandstand at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps get
started at 6:00 p.m. with the first green flag waving 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.

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Heat 1 – 1. David VanHorn 2. PJ Oliver 3. JR Fulper 4. Bryan Kuhl 5. Steve
Davis 6. Kevin Vaclavicek

Heat 2 – 1. Davey Sammons 2. Ryan Krachun 3. Danny Bouc 4. Rich Rutski 5.
Brian Papiez 6. TJ Lilly

Heat 3 – 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Brandon Grosso 3. Matt Stangle 4. John
McClelland 5. Blaine Bracelin 6. John Pakenham

1. DANNY BOUC 2. Davey Sammons 3. David VanHorn 4. Brandon Grosso 5. John
McClelland 6. Matt Stangle 7. Billy Pauch Jr. 8. Bryan Kuhl 9. Rich Rutski
10. JR Fulper 11. Dakota Kessler 12. Steve Davis 13. Kevin Vaclavicek 14.
Blaine Bracelin 15. Brian Papiez 16. Eric Engstrom 17. Ryan Krachun 18. Jim
Bobbitt 19. Rocco Infante 20. TJ Lilly 21. Derek Krum 22. PJ Oliver 23. Chad
Barney 24. John Pakenham

Hammer Sportsman

Heat 1 – 1. Joseph Brown 2. Cale Ross 3. Jimmy Amato 4. Bob Lineman Jr. 5.
Shaun Ratchford 6. Bob Rambone

Heat 2 – 1. Pat Wall 2. Ryan Simmons 3. David Burns 4. Will Dupree 5. Ryan
Heim 6. Marty Resnick

1. JOSEPH BROWN 2. Pat Wall 3. Jimmy Amato 4. Will Dupree 5. Cale Ross 6.
Ryan Simmons 7. David Burns 8. Shaun Ratchford 9. Marty Resnick 10. Bob
Rambone 11. Bill Liedtka 12. Ryan Heim 13. Bob Lineman Jr. 14. Joe Nappi 15.
Erich Conk
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars

Heat 1 – 1. Heidi Hedin 2. Rich Mellor 3. Brian Spencer 4. Karl Freyer 5.
Jermain Godshall 6. Duane Nixon
1. RICH MELLOR 2. Lee Nardelli 3. Karl Freyer 4. Heidi Hedin 5. Brian
Spencer 6. Duane Nixon 7. Al Cheney 8. Paul Comstock 9. Jermain Godshall

DNS: Mike Haggenbottom