BOUC BESTS THE MODIFIED FIELD AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY
Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway
Photos By: Harry Meeks & Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com
New Egypt, NJ (May 6, 2018) – During the Round of 24 for the May Madness
Modified Series, Danny Bouc bested the Modified field at New Egypt Speedway.
The Hammer Sportsman feature was won by Pat Wall. Joe Toth took the
checkered flag in the Crate Modified main event. Eric Jennings scored the
victory in the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car
feature. The 8-lap Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman feature was
taken by Ryan Heim. Joe Garey, Sr. claimed the top prize in the 4-Cylinder
As the 30-lap Modified feature got underway, JR Fulper jumped out to the
front with Steve Davis and Brian Papiez next in line. Eighth place starting
Danny Bouc quickly began to move forward and was in second place with five
tours completed. On the sixth circuit, a slowing Bryan Kuhl brought out the
first yellow flag. When the green flag waved again, Bouc blasted by Fulper
to take the lead with David VanHorn driving into third. VanHorn, who started
the contest in ninth, slipped by Fulper on lap nine to take over second.
Following another caution period on the ninth revolution, Bouc held off
VanHorn to maintain his advantage with Billy Pauch, Jr. taking third from
Fulper. After a trio of cautions at the halfway point, Bouc was still pacing
the field over VanHorn and Pauch, Jr. with Ryan Godown running in fourth
after starting the race in twenty-fifth position using a backup car. Over
the next several laps, Bouc was feeling pressure from VanHorn for the lead
while Pauch, Jr. and Godown were dueling for third. With five laps remaining
and Bouc approaching slower traffic, the yellow lights illuminated for Brian
Roemer. During this appearance of the caution flag, Ryan Godown relinquished
fourth place as he visited his pit stall. With the restart marred by a
multi-car tangle, green flag racing finally resumed with Bouc retaining his
edge over VanHorn and Pauch, Jr. Over the final laps, Bouc went unchallenged
to win his ninth career Modified checkered flag at New Egypt Speedway. With
the victory, Bouc has automatically qualified for the final round of the May
Madness Modified Series. With VanHorn taking second, Pauch, Jr. came home in
third. Eleventh place starting Ryan Krachun finished fourth. Brandon Grosso
came from fifteenth to complete the race in fifth. Steve Davis, Danny Bouc
and Brian Papiez were victorious in the heat races for the Modifieds.
Pat Wall celebrated his birthday by winning the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman
feature for the second time this season. Joseph Brown led the opening
thirteen tours before the eighth place starting Wall assumed command of the
race. Bob Lineman, Jr. was second with Art Liedl finishing third. Bill
Liedtka was fourth and David Burns rounded out the top five. Hammer
Sportsman qualifying events were won by Pat Wall and Billy Osmun.
With the time limit reached in the scheduled 20-lap Crate Modified feature,
Joe Toth was scored as the winner with eighteen circuits completed. Toth
took the lead from Paul Hartwig on the second circuit and paced the field
for the remainder of the contest for his first career victory at New Egypt
Speedway. Connor King drove up from his fourteenth place start to take the
runner-up spot. Jeremy Martino, John Criscione and Kyle Kania completed the
top five. Joe Toth and Ryan Simmons were the winners in the Crate Modified
In the 20-lap main event for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast
Wingless Sprint Cars, Eric Jennings grabbed the lead from Larry Drake on the
sixth tour and led the rest of the way to win his second feature of the
year. Rich Mellor was second with Heidi Hedin placing third. Karl Freyer
finished in fourth and fifth place went to Brian Spencer. Larry Drake was
the victor in the qualifying race for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars.
For the third time in four races, Ryan Heim topped his rivals in the 8-lap
Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman feature. Paige Brown led the
race for the opening three circuits before Heim took command. Brown
concluded the contest in second. Matt Miller finished in third. Fourth went
to Kevin Borden, Jr. and Bobby Holzwarth was fifth.
Joe Garey, Sr. racked up his second 2018 visit to victory lane by leading
every step of the way in the 15-lap race for the 4-Cylinders. Justin Dunn,
Jim Backowski, Scott Dunn and Joe Garey, Jr. finished in order behind the
On Saturday, May 12 at New Egypt Speedway, the May Madness Modified Series
continues with the Round of 12. The Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series will be
competing in two feature events including the postponed contest from April
14. The Hammer Sportsman, Street Stocks and the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab
Rookie Sportsman fill out the card. The gates to the pit area unlock at 2:30
p.m. with the grandstand turnstiles opening at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps get
cranked up at 4:30 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 5:30 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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NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018
Heat 1 – 1. Steve Davis 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Jim Bobbitt 4. Ryan Krachun 5.
David VanHorn 6. Rich Rutski
Heat 2 – 1. Danny Bouc 2. Billy Pauch, Jr. 3. Jeff Bubori 4. John
McClelland 5. Rocco Infante 6. Blaine Bracelin
Heat 3 – 1. Brian Papiez 2. JR Fulper 3. Davey Sammons 4. Matt Stangle 5.
Brandon Grosso 6. Brian Roemer
MODIFIEDS – 30 LAPS FEATURE
1. DANNY BOUC 2. David VanHorn 3. Billy Pauch, Jr. 4. Ryan Krachun 5.
Brandon Grosso 6. JR Fulper 7. Davey Sammons 8. Matt Stangle 9. Ryan Godown
10. Kevin Vaclavicek 11. John McClelland 12. PJ Oliver 13. Bryan Kuhl 14.
Rich Rutski 15. Jim Bobbitt 16. Brian Papiez 17. Tim Apgar 18. Brian Roemer
19. Dominick Buffalino 20. Rocco Infante 21. Dakota Kessler 22. Jeff Bubori
23. Steve Davis 24. TJ Lilly 25. Blaine Bracelin
DNS: Chad Barney
Heat 1 – 1. Pat Wall 2. Shaun Ratchford 3. Art Liedl 4. Cale Ross 5. Jimmy
Amato 6. Jim Hawkes 7. Andy Visinski
Heat 2 – 1. Billy Osmun 2. Joseph Brown 3. Bill Liedtka 4. Bob Lineman, Jr.
5. Will Dupree 6. Marty Resnick 7. Jason Kosch
HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. PAT WALL 2. Bob Lineman, Jr. 3. Art Liedl 4. Bill Liedtka 5. David Burns
6.Billy Osmun 7. Ryan Heim 8. Joseph Brown 9. Marty Resnick 10. Jim Hawkes
11. Jason Kosch 12. Will Dupree 13. Andy Visinski 14. Cale Ross 15. Jimmy
Amato 16.Erich Conk 17. Shaun Ratchford
Heat 1 – 1. Joe Toth 2. Tom Princiotta 3. Jeremy Martino 4. Kyle Kania 5.
John Criscione 6. Steve Hicks 7. George Gareis, Jr.
Heat 2 – 1. Ryan Simmons 2. Paul Hartwig 3. Connor King 4. Steve Desmelyk 5.
Dan Fleming 6. Eric Palmer 7. John Aumick
CRATE MODIFIEDS – 18 LAPS FEATURE – TIME LIMIT
1. JOE TOTH 2. Connor King 3. Jeremy Martino 4. John Criscione 5. Kyle Kania
6. Steve Hicks 7. Steve Desmelyk 8. Ryan Simmons 9. Tom Princiotta 10. Robby
Dunn 11. Aaron Weaver 12. John Aumick 13. George Gareis, Jr. 14. Matt Miller
15. Paige Brown 16. Dan Fleming 17. Paul Hartwig 18. Kevin Borden, Jr. 19.
Eric Palmer 20. Johnny Bangs
DNS: Rob Mancini, Bobby Holzwarth
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 – 1. Larry Drake 2. Jermain Godshall 3. Eric Jennings 4. Duane Nixon
5. Heidi Hedin 6. Karl Freyer
LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. ERIC JENNINGS 2. Rich Mellor 3. Heidi Hedin 4. Karl Freyer 5. Brian
Spencer 6. Larry Drake 7. Duane Nixon 8. Paul Comstock 9. Jermain Godshall
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAPS FEATURE
1. RYAN HEIM 2. Paige Brown 3. Matt Miller 4. Kevin Borden, Jr. 5. Bobby
Holzwarth 6. Erich Conk
4-CYLINDERS – 15 LAPS FEATURE
1. JOE GAREY, SR. 2. Justin Dunn 3. Jim Backowski 4. Scott Dunn 5. Joe