Butler, Nixon, Holzwarth and Krushinski All Win First At New Egypt
Story & Photos By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway
New Egypt, NJ – It was a night of firsts at New Egypt Speedway as there were four first time feature winners on Jackson/Wrightstown/North Hanover night. Mike Butler picked up his first career Vahlco Wheels Modified win, Duane Nixon scored his first Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars feature event win, Robbie Holzwarth won the Crate Modified feature and Ryan Krushinski was the winner in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman division.
Billy Osmun III led the Vahlco Wheels Modified’s to the green flag and would get out to the early lead. Osmun would lead the first four laps of the 30-lap affair until the first yellow flag flew when PJ Oliver came to a stop in turn number four. Osmun would lead the field back to the green on the ensuing restart but it would be Mike Butler jumping out to the lead clearing Osmun off of turn two. Ryan Krachun would be the man on the move as he charged up to fourth place behind Butler, Osmun and Kevin Vaclavicek.
Butler would continue to lead the way over the course of the next 22 laps when John McClelland came to a stop in turn two. Under the caution for McClelland Ryan Godown went pitside with a left-rear flat tire. On the restart Butler would again jump out to the lead but less than a lap later the yellow flag would come unfurled again when Pat Wall spun off of turn four. Butler again would jump out to the lead following the yellow. Brandon Grosso would enter the top-5 for the first time on lap 27. Butler would take the white flag as the leader but the final caution would wave on lap 29 when Danny Bouc came to a stop on the frontstretch setting up a one-lap dash for the win. Butler would again jump out to the lead and beat Osmun back to the stripe to pick up his first career Modified win. Kevin Vaclavicek, Ryan Krachun and Brandon Grosso would round out the top 5.
“We had some bad luck last week and this is a hell of a way to capitalize on it. It’s been years since I’ve seen Victory Lane. The last thing I wanted to see was caution after caution going for your first win. I can’t thank everyone enough that makes this possible”, said Butler postrace.
Duane Nixon jumped out to the lead during the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car feature event and would not look back as he as well picked up his first career victory over Brad Schaale, Kevin Nealls, Eric Degler and Chace Leahy.
Robbie Holzwarth III also would score his first career Crate Modified feature event as he controlled virtually the entire distance. Holzwarth would hold off a hard-charging Johnny Bangs. Ryan Heim would come home third with Steve Hicks and Eric Palmer completing the Top-5.
Ryan Krushinski would complete the first career win trifecta winning the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman feature over Anthony Tramontana Jr., DJ Hunt, Zach Merola and Vinny Troia.
New Egypt Speedway is back in action next Saturday night with Graduation Night. In action will be the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, the Hammer Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks and the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman along with the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club. We will crown our first champion of 2019 next Saturday night in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman as they will be graduating into the Crate Modified and Hammer Sportsman divisions. All 2019 graduates will receive free grandstand admission with a copy of their diploma. Pit gates will open at 4pm, grandstand turnstiles will unlock at 5pm with hot laps scheduled for 6pm and racing kicking off at 7pm. Adult (16+) admission will be $20, Seniors (65+) are $18, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $10 while Kids 11 & Under are Free.
New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, 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 Jackson Twp. Night 6/15/2019
Vahlco Wheels MODIFIEDS
Feature (30 laps): 1. Mike Butler 2. Billy Osmun 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Brandon Grosso 6. John Pakenham 7. Brian Papiez 8. Billy Pauch Jr. 9. Wade Hendrickson 10. Davey Sammons 11. David VanHorn 12. Ryan Godown 13. Pat Wall 14. Darren Schuler 15. Danny Bouc 16. John McClelland 17. Blaine Bracelin 18. Brian Roemer 19. Bill Liedtka 20. PJ Oliver 21. Cale Ross 22. JR Fulper 23. Rich Rutski
Heat Winners: John Pakenham, Kevin Vaclavicek
Larry’s Hot Rods and Harley’s Northeast Wingless SPRINT CARS
Feature (20 laps): 1. Duane Nixon 2. Brad Schalle 3. Ken Nealls 4. Eric Degler 5. Chace Leahy 6. Heidi Hedin 7. Stan Ploski 8. Jermain Godshall 9. Al Cheney 10. Larry Drake 11. John Brammel 12. Rich Mellor DNS: Jeff Schall
Heat Winners: Stan Ploski, Jermain Godshall
Feature (20 laps): 1. Bobby Holzwarth 2. Johnny Bangs 3. Ryan Heim 4. Steve Hicks 5. Eric Palmer 6. Steve Davis 7. Joe Toth 8. Dan Fleming 9. Howie Finch 10. Anthony Tramontana 11.Tom Princiotta 12. Matt Miller 13. Vinny Troia 14. Ryan Simmons 15. Ryan Krushinski 16. Jim Van Wickle 17. DJ Hunt 18. Rob Mancini 19. Aaron Weaver 20. Kevin Borden 21. Andy Walko 22. Nick Van Wickle 23. Zachary Merola
DNS: George Garies Jr.
Heat Winners: Ryan Heim, Bobby Holzwarth