DUPREE DRIVES INTO VICTORY LANE AS LINEMAN IS CROWNED HAMMER SPORTSMAN CHAMPION AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

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DUPREE DRIVES INTO VICTORY LANE AS LINEMAN IS CROWNED HAMMER SPORTSMAN
CHAMPION AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway

Photos By: Harry Meeks & Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com

New Egypt, NJ (September 16, 2018) – At New Egypt Speedway’s Championship
Night presented by the United States Air Force, Will Dupree scored the win
in the Hammer Sportsman feature as Bob Lineman Jr. was crowned the 2018
division champion. In the Crate Modified class, Joe Toth topped the field
while Kyle Kania won the points title. Lee Nardelli took the checkered flag
in the main event for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless
Sprint Cars and the championship was captured by Karl Freyer. The point
finale and championship in the Street Stock division went to Jon Meyer. Joe
Garey Jr. was the victor in the 4-Cylinder contest while his dad, Joe Garey
Sr., won the division championship.

As the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman got underway, Marty Resnick grabbed the lead
with David Burns in second. Will Dupree motored into third with two laps
completed. Cale Ross, who was trailing Bob Lineman Jr. by ten points in the
title chase, moved into fourth place just before the first of three
appearances of the yellow flag on lap seven. On the second attempt to resume
the contest, the fifth place running Lineman Jr. made accidental contact
with Ross. The incident resulted in Ross spinning in turn four and Lineman
Jr. was sent to the rear of the field. When green flag racing returned,
Burns sped past Resnick to assume the front running spot with Dupree
shuffling into second. At the halfway point, Burns was still on top as
Dupree was within striking distance. With seven laps remaining, Burns began
to slow down on the backstretch and Dupree inherited the lead with Ryan Heim
advancing into second and Art Liedl taking over third. Over the final tours
of the race, Dupree went unchallenged and drove to his first win of the
year. Heim, the 2018 rookie champion, was the runner-up. With Liedl
finishing third, Ross came from the back to take fourth. Fifth went to
Resnick. By finishing eighth, Lineman Jr. was able to win the 2018 Hammer
Sportsman championship by two points over Ross. The Hammer Sportsman heat
races were taken by Art Liedl and Will Dupree.

After a mid-race battle with Steve Desmelyk in the 20-lap Crate Modified
contest, Joe Toth was able to pull away in the latter stages to win his
second feature of the season. Desmelyk lead the first nine laps before Toth
became the leader as the halfway sign was given to the field. On lap eleven,
Desmelyk returned to the top running position. Following a good clash
between the top runners, Toth regained the lead for good with seven laps
remaining. With a strong second place finish, Kyle Kania was able to secure
the Crate Modified title for 2018. Jeremy Martino was third. After his car
was damaged in a heat race accident, Ryan Simmons steered Rob Mancini’s ride
from the rear to a fourth place finish. Desmelyk held on to complete the top
five. Steve Desmelyk and Aaron Weaver scored wins in the Crate Modifieds
qualifying races.

In the non-stop 20-lap main event for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, a dominant green to checkered performance
put Lee Nardelli in the winner’s circle for the first time in 2018. Heidi
Hedin was second. Third was grabbed by Joey Biasi and fourth went to Rich
Mellor. Karl Freyer, the division champion for the season, completed the
race in fifth. In addition to winning the feature, Nardelli was the victor
in the heat race for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless
Sprint Cars.

In the 15-lap Street Stock race, Jon Meyer led from start to finish to win
the feature and claim the 2018 title. The victory was Meyer’s fifth of the
year. Bill Liedtka came home in second. Third was taken by Lee Allen. Jerry
Stanzione and Jim Avery rounded out the top five.

Joe Garey Jr. took the lead from Neil Rutt with three laps remaining in the
15-lap 4-Cylinder feature and paced the pack the rest of the way to snare
his third checkered flag of the season. Joe Garey Sr. finished in second and
won the 4-Cylinder championship. Rutt, who led the opening eleven circuits,
held on to finish third. Fourth was JC Duvall and Charlie Lauble was fifth.

On Saturday, September 22, the 2nd Annual Legends of the Fall takes place at
New Egypt Speedway. The Modifieds (Small Blocks vs. Big Blocks) will be
competing in a 75-lap feature that will pay $7,500 to win and $500 to start
the race. In addition, the racing program will be rounded out by a 35-lap
affair featuring the Crate Modifieds vs. Sportsman and an exhibition race
staged by the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club. Plus, a host of racing
legends will be on hand for a meet and greet session. Along with the hefty
payout, plenty of contingency bonuses will be up for grabs. The rules for
the Modifieds have been adjusted for this event. All Modified cars will be
permitted to run sail panels and all other Short Track Super Series South
Rules will be in effect. The complete list of rules and other information
including entry forms can be found at www.newegyptspeedway.net. On Saturday,
September 22, the pit gates unlock at 3:00 p.m. with the grandstand ticket
office opening at 4:00 p.m. Hot Laps get underway at 6:00 p.m. and racing
commences at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $27 for adults, $25
for seniors 65 and older, $17 for teens 12-15, $17 for military personal and
their spouses with ID, and kids 11 & under are free. Pit admission is $40.
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
Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on
Twitter @nesspeedway.

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Hammer Sportsman

Heat 1 – 1. Art Liedl 2. Marty Resnick 3. Bob Lineman Jr. 4. Jason Kosch 5.
David Burns 6. Joe Nappi

Heat 2 – 1. Will Dupree 2. Shaun Ratchford 3. Mickey Kessler 4. Cale Ross 5.
Joseph Brown 6. Matt Ellery

HAMMER SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE

1. WILL DUPREE 2. Ryan Heim 3. Art Liedl 4. Cale Ross 5. Marty Resnick 6.
Shaun Ratchford 7. Joseph Brown 8. Bob Lineman Jr. 9. Jason Kosch 10. Jimmy
Amato 11. Joe Nappi 12. Matt Ellery 13. Jim Hawkes 14. David Burns 15.
Mickey Kessler

DNS: Bob Rambone

2018 HAMMER SPORTSMAN CHAMPION: BOB LINEMAN JR.
Crate Modifieds

Heat 1 – 1. Steve Desmelyk 2. Jeremy Martino 3. Steve Hicks 4. Seth Spayd 5.
Johnny Bangs 6. Dan Fleming 7. Kevin Borden

Heat 2 – 1. Aaron Weaver 2. Kyle Kania 3. Glenn McIntyre 4. Tom Princiotta
5. Eric Palmer 6. John Aumick 7. Joe Toth
CRATE MODIFIEDS – 20 LAPS FEATURE

1. JOE TOTH 2. Kyle Kania 3. Jeremy Martino 4. Ryan Simmons 5. Steve
Desmelyk 6. Steve Hicks 7. Johnny Bangs 8. Seth Spayd 9. Dan Fleming 10. Tom
Princiotta 11. John Criscione 12. Eric Palmer 13. George Gareis Jr. 14. Tom
Moore Jr. 15. Kevin Borden 16. John Aumick 17. Tom Sherby 18. Chuckles Stone
19. Bobby Holzwarth 20. Scott Hulmes 21. Aaron Weaver 22. Glenn McIntyre

DNS: Rob Mancini, Matt Miller

2018 CRATE MODIFIED CHAMPION: KYLE KANIA
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars

Heat 1 – 1. Lee Nardelli 2. Karl Freyer 3. Rich Mellor 4. Al Cheney 5. Brian
Spencer 6. Heidi Hedin
LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. LEE NARDELLI 2. Heidi Hedin 3. Joey Biasi 4. Rich Mellor 5. Karl Freyer
6. Brian Spencer 7. Jermain Godshall 8. Al Cheney 9. Paul Comstock

DNS: Chase Leahy

2018 LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CAR CHAMPION:
KARL FREYER

STREET STOCKS – 20 LAPS FEATURE

1. JON MEYER 2. Bill Liedtka 3. Lee Allen 4. Jerry Stanzione 5. Jim Avery 6.
Billy Wroble 7. Marty Derr 8. Roy Maurer 9. Jack Decker 10. Darren Cox

2018 STREET STOCK CHAMPION: JON MEYER
4-CYLINDERS – 20 LAPS FEATURE

1. JOE GAREY JR. 2. Joe Garey Sr. 3. Neil Rutt 4. JC Duvall 5. Charlie
Lauble 6. Billy Boat 7. Bob Marshall 8. Doug Ashford 9. Paul Hartwig 10. Ian
Ashford 11. Bruce McLaren 12. Justin Dunn 13. Nicole Razzano

2018 4-CYLINDER CHAMPION: JOE GAREY SR.

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