MATT STANGLE WINS HIS FIRST CAREER MODIFIED FEATURE AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

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MATT STANGLE WINS HIS FIRST CAREER MODIFIED FEATURE AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

Story By: Mike Wisniewski/New Egypt Speedway

Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com

New Egypt, NJ (July 1, 2018) – At New Egypt Speedway’s Throwback Night, Matt
Stangle won his first career Modified feature. The Mr. Crate Classic for the
Crate Modifieds went to Connor King. Jermain Godshall bested the field in
the main event for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint
Cars. Jon Meyer was the victor in the Street Stock race and Joe Garey, Sr.
took top honors in the 4-Cylinder contest.

As the green flag waved to start the 30-lap Modified feature, Modified
rookie Matt Stangle grabbed the lead with Steve Davis, Kevin Vaclavicek, Jim
Bobbitt and Blaine Bracelin in the chase. Vaclavicek motored by Davis into
second with four circuits recorded. On lap eight, the first of two cautions
in the event took place for Davey Sammons. When action resumed, Stangle
maintained his advantage with Vaclavicek and Davis still in second and third
respectively. Behind the top three, two racers, Ryan Godown and Danny Bouc,
were making moves to the front of the pack. Godown, who started in eighth
and was steering the Steve Searock owned Modified on this night, motored
into fourth with eleven laps in the books. The sixteenth place starting Bouc
zipped into fifth as the lap counter displayed fourteen. At the halfway
point, Stangle was still on top with Vaclavicek in second and Godown in
third. As a good stretch of green flag racing continued and only ten laps
remaining, the top three of Stangle, Vaclavicek and Godown were almost
nose-to-tail and approaching the back end of the field. As the final third
of the event began, Stangle began to knife his way through traffic. With six
laps remaining, Bouc slipped by Davis to gain fourth place. One lap later,
the caution flag waved for the second and final time as the third place
running Godown developed a flat right rear tire. On the single file restart,
Stangle held onto the front running position with Bouc moving past
Vaclavicek to take over the runner-up spot. Over the final few laps, Stangle
drove flawlessly to secure his first ever Modified feature victory. Bouc
came home in second with Vaclavicek finishing third. A strong run by Davis
resulted in a fourth place finish. Modified rookie JR Fulper completed the
contest in fifth. The Modified heat races were taken by Brandon Grosso and
Ryan Godown.

In the 30-lap Mr. Crate Classic for the Crate Modifieds, Connor King grabbed
first place just before the halfway point to win his second feature of the
season. Steve Desmelyk paced the pack for the opening two tours before
Jeremy Martino proceeded to the front. King, who started the extra distance
event from thirteenth, swept by Martino and into the lead for good on the
thirteenth circuit. Eric Palmer finished in second. Third place was claimed
by eighteenth place starting Sammy Martz, Jr. John Aumick was fourth and
fifth went to Martino. Johnny Bangs, Steve Hicks and John Criscione were the
victors in the Crate Modified heat races.

Jermain Godshall headed the field the entire distance to win the 20-lap main
for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars. The
victory was the first career win for Godshall. Brian Spencer chased Godshall
throughout the contest to finish second. Third place went to Heidi Hedin.
Karl Freyer was fourth and Rich Mellor completed the race in fifth. The
winners in the qualifying events for the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars were Brian Spencer and Jermain Godshall.

In the 15-lap Street Stock race, Jon Meyer regained the lead on the eighth
circuit as he scored his third checkered flag of the season. Meyer inherited
the top running spot on the fourth tour after early leader Bill Liedtka
developed a flat tire. Following a caution period, Spider Ensinger, Sr.
drove by Meyer to take the lead on the seventh revolution. On the next lap,
Meyer charged past Ensinger, Sr. and he paced the field for the remaining
distance. With Ensinger, Sr. finishing in second, Billy Wroble was third.
Jerry Stanzione and newcomer Doug Fresh completed the top five.

Joe Garey, Sr. led every step of the way to win the 15-lap 4-Cylinder race
for the fourth time this season. Tom Stavola was second and Mike Fox was
third.

The Firecracker 40, presented by Pakenham Motorsports, takes place on
Saturday, July 7 at New Egypt Speedway as the Modifieds will partake in an
extra distance 40-lap main event. The USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars
will be invading New Egypt Speedway for their only appearance this season.
The Crate Modifieds, 4-Cylinders and Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club
round out the slate. The pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. and the grandstand
turnstiles unlock at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps get started at 6:00 p.m. with racing
getting underway at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $25 for adults,
$23 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for teens 12-15, $15 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
Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on
Twitter @nesspeedway.

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

Modifieds

Heat 1 – 1. Brandon Grosso 2. JR Fulper 3. Davey Sammons 4. Steve Davis 5.
David VanHorn 6. Blaine Bracelin 7. Roger Manning 8. PJ Oliver 9. Jim
Bobbitt

Heat 2 – 1. Ryan Godown 2. Billy Pauch, Jr. 3. Ryan Krachun 4. Matt Stangle
5. John McClelland 6. Danny Bouc 7. TJ Lilly 8. Kevin Vaclavicek 9. Brian
Papiez
MODIFIEDS – 30 LAPS FEATURE

1. MATT STANGLE 2. Danny Bouc 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Steve Davis 5. JR
Fulper 6. David VanHorn 7. Billy Pauch, Jr. 8. John McClelland 9. Ryan
Krachun 10. Brandon Grosso 11. Davey Sammons 12. Blaine Bracelin 13. Brian
Papiez 14. Tim Apgar 15. TJ Lilly 16. Jim Bobbitt 17. Roger Manning 18. Ryan
Godown 19. PJ Oliver 20. Bryan Kuhl

DNS: Rich Rutski
Crate Modifieds

Heat 1 – 1. Johnny Bangs 2. John Aumick 3. Jeremy Martino 4. Joe Toth 5. Rob
Mancini

Heat 2 – 1. Steve Hicks 2. Eric Palmer 3. Seth Spayd 4. Steve Desmelyk 5.
Jordon Cox

Heat 3 – 1. John Criscione 2. Connor King 3. Kyle Kania 4. Aaron Weaver 5.
Ryan Simmons
CRATE MODIFIEDS – MR CRATE CLASSIC – 30 LAPS FEATURE

1. CONNOR KING 2. Eric Palmer 3. Sammy Martz, Jr. 4. John Aumick 5. Jeremy
Martino 6. Joe Toth 7. Steve Hicks 8. Johnny Bangs 9. John Criscione 10.
Jordon Cox 11. Tom Princiotta 12. Kyle Kania 13. Kevin Borden, Jr. 14. Steve
Desmelyk 15. Glenn McIntyre 16. Bill Lester 17. Matt Miller 18. Ryan Simmons
19. Rob Mancini 20. Seth Spayd 21. Dan Fleming 22. Aaron Weaver

DNS: George Gareis, Jr.
Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars

Heat 1 – 1. Brian Spencer 2. Eric Jennings 3. Duane Nixon 4. Paul Comstock
Heat 2 – 1. Jermain Godshall 2. Karl Freyer 3. Rich Mellor 4. Heidi Hedin

LARRY’S HOT RODS & HARLEY’S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. JERMAIN GODSHALL 2. Brian Spencer 3. Heidi Hedin 4.Karl Freyer 5. Rich
Mellor 6. Duane Nixon 7. Eric Jennings 8. Al Cheney 9. Lee Nardelli 10. Paul
Comstock

DNS: Nick Wean, Larry Drake
STREET STOCKS – 15 LAPS FEATURE

1. JON MEYER 2. Spider Ensinger, Sr. 3. Billy Wroble 4. Jerry Stanzione 5.
Doug Fresh 6. Jim Avery 7. Bill Liedtka 8. Ryan Freshneck

4-CYLINDERS – 15 LAPS FEATURE

1. JOE GAREY, SR. 2. Tom Stavola 3. Mike Fox

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