New Egypt– Rocco Infante of Robbinsville, NJ & Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ split the twin 20 lap 358 Modified features on Craftmaster Printing night at New Egypt Speedway Saturday. Infante lead the entire non-stop opening event as he picked up his first ever Modified victory. In the second event, Godown inherited the lead when leader Jimmy Blewett was penalized two spots for going too soon on a restart during the first half of the event. He then took full advantage of it as he cruised to his second win of the season.
Infante grabbed the lead at the start of the first 20 lapper as John Stangle took up the chase. Fifth starter Sammy Piazza quickly raced into third as these three drove away from the field. Meanwhile 9th starter Billy Pauch was quickly slicing thru traffic as he moved into the top five by lap 6 and was fourth at halfway. Infante raced 8-10 car lengths out in front as Stangle and Piazza charged after him but it was not meant to be as the all-time leader in Sportsman wins cruised to his first Modified triumph. Stangle and Piazza crossed the line next followed by Pauch who was right on Piazza’s rear bumper at the finish. Modified rookie Tim Apgar rounded out the top five.
The second feature found Jimmy Blewett grabbing the lead from his pole starting position as Godown and Pauch were hot on his heels. Blewett survived several restarts and looked like he may become the 7th different winners in as many events, however before halfway Blewett fired too early as he brought the field to green and was put bacvk two positions, the standard punishment for going before the start area marked by two cones in turn four. This moved Godown and Pauch to the front row. Godown not only held off Pauch on the restart but he pulled away over the final 5 laps to take his second win of the 2013 campaign. Pauch was second as he got back by seventh starting John Stangle with two laps remaining. Stangle appeared to finish third and be the overall best finisher on the night, however following the event he was 18 lbs. light at the scale and was DQ’d. Blewett settled for third, followed by 14th starting David Van Horn and Neal Williams in fifth.
Jim Housworth passed race long leader Steve Davis with 4 laps to go and went on to win his first feature at New Egypt in the Sportsman division in the 20 lap event. Davis ran a very good race but had to settle for second. Third was Brian Roemer followed by Bob Lineman Jr. and defending champ Clay Butler.
Bill Liedtka captured his third career feature win in the 20 lap Street Stock feature. Liedtka also took the lead with 4 to go from 2011 champion Jason Saredy who was looking for his first ever victory. Saredy was strong the whole race but fell just short at the end and came home second. Billy Wroble finished third with two time winner Dan Collamer finishing fourth and Jarrod Burdge completed the top five.
Patrick Gold ran away and hid from the rest of the HCI/SpikeNGo Rookie Sportsman series event. Robbie Dunn scored his best finish coming in second and point leader Chuckles Stone was third.
Next Saturday May 12th it will be Mother’s Day Night as we celebrate all of the Mom’s at NES. The 358 Modifieds will headline the night, joined by the Fastrak Crate Sportsman, TSRS 305 Sprint Cars, the Fastrak Late Models and the HCI/SpikeNGo Rookie Sportsman. Racing gets underway 6pm, with gates opening at 4pm. For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net. You can also follow NES on Facebook and Twitter.
NES RESULTS 5/04/13
1st Heat: 1. Sammy Piazza 2. Neal williams 3. John Stangle 4. Billy
Pauch 5. Tad Cox 6. David Van Horn
2nd Heat: 1. Tim Apgar 2. Rocco Infante 3. John McClleland 4. Jimmy
Blewett 5. Bob Drayton 6. Tommy Farrell
1st Feature (20 Laps): 1. Rocco Infante 2. John Stangle 3. Sammy
Piazza 4. Billy Pauch 5. Tim Apgar 6. Ryan Godown 7. Tad Cox 8. Jimmy
Blewett 9. Bob Drayton 10. Neal Williams 11. Tommy Farrell 12. John
McClleland 13. Willie Osmun 14. David Van Horn 15. Ron John Koczon 16.
PJ Oliver 17. Gary Butler 18. Rick Holsten 19. Chris Grbac 20. John
Pakenham 21. Mike Lyons 22. Doug Ostwald
2nd Feature (20 Laps): 1. Ryan Godown 2. Billy Pauch 3. Jimmy Blewett
4. David Van Horn 5. Neal Williams 6. Willie Osmun 7. Sammy Piazza 8.
Rocco Infante 9. Bob Drayton 10. Ron John Koczon 11. Rick Holsten 12.
Tommy Farrell 13. Tim Apgar 14. PJ Oliver 15. John Pakenham 16. Mike
Lyons 17. Doug Ostwald 18. Tad Cox 19. Chris Garbac 20. Gary Butler
21. John McClelland
DQ: John Stangle
1st Heat: 1. Jason Dunn 2. Steve Davis 3. Mike Howardson 4. Marty
Saxton 5. Alan Bleacher 6. Andy Visinski
2nd Heat: 1. J.T Trsensky 2. Jim Housworth 3. Mike Hendershot 4. Brian
Roemer 5. Mike Butler 6. Kevin Vaclavicek
3rd heat: 1. Bob Lineman Jr. 2. Rich Rutski 3. Ebby Ridge 4. Mike
Lyons 5. Clay Butler 6. John Cornell III
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jim Housworth 2. Steve Davis 3. Brian Roemer 4.
Bob Lineman Jr. 5. Clay Butler 6. Rich Rutski 7. John Cornell III 8.
Mike Howardson 9. Mike Lyons 10. Alan Bleacher 11. Patrick Gold 12.
Joe Systo 13. Kevin Vaclavicek 14. Mike Henedershot 15. Marty Saxton
16. Jason Dunn 17. Mike Butler 18. Ebby Ridge 19. J.T Trsensky 20.
Andy Visinski DNS: Thomas McCoy
STREET STOCKS RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Jason Saredy 2. Spider Ensiger Jr. 3. Marty Derr 4. Joe
Reid 5. Jarrod Burdge 6. Dennis Seeley
2nd Heat: 1. Bill Liedtka 2. Rich Mongueu 3. Dan Collamer 4. John
Capenter 5. Everett Taylor 6. Gary Klimeczak
3rd Heat: 1. Tom Princiotta 2. Billy Wroble 3. Jason Prater 4. Todd
Woodruff 5. Nick Keefe 6. Goop Mondelli
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Bill Liedtka 2. Jason Saredy 3. Billy Wroble 4.
Dan Collamer 5. Jarrod Burdge 6. Rich Mongueu 7. Gary Klimeczak 8.
John Carpenter 9. Tom Princiotta 10. Joe Reid 11. Jason Prater 12.
Dennis Seeley 13. Tod Woodruff 14. Earl Willetts 15. Goop Modelli 16.
Spider Ensinger Jr. 17. Everett Taylor 18. Nick Keefe
DNS: Scott Dugan, Marty Derr.
HCI/SPIKE N GO ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature (10 Laps): 1. Patrick Gold 2. Robbie Dunn 3. Chuckles Stone 4.
Jessie Rozycki 5. Aaron Weaver 6. Ryan Cox 7. George Gareis Jr. 8.
George Kohrman 9. Dean Conk Jr. 10. Justin Dunn 11. Joe Amato 12. JR