|Date: 7/29/2007 3:44:02 AM|
Keith Hoffman Pockets $7286 At New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (July 28, 2007) - Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, PA picked
the right night to visit victory lane for the first time this year.
Hoffman proved to be the class of the field on Saturday night when he
captured the special 38 lap Mike Rogie Memorial event for the DIRTcar
Modifieds at New Egypt Speedway. With over $25,000 being raised by
the "Friends of Mike" and added to the nightly purse throughout the
four divisions, Hoffman earned a cool $7286 for his efforts. The
night, sponsored by a group of race fans calling themselves the
"Friends of Mike", was a tribute to a loyal NES fan who died one year
ago from cancer at the age of 38.
"I just needed a car I could drive," stated an elated Hoffman
following a roof dance with the checkered flag. "All season our car
has been terrible, but tonight it all came together."
Dominick Buffalino brought the 24 car field down to starter Warren
Alston's green flag and he would set the pace for the first few laps.
On the first lap, a near miss at the front of the field in turn 3 set
off a chain reaction that found invader and opening night winner
Brett Hearn stopped on the frontstretch with a broken right front
spindle. Jimmy Horton, who started fourth, continued his hunt for the
lead on the restart as he charged into second. Buffalino was only
able to hold onto the lead for 2 more laps before Horton charged by
him for the top spot. Once in front, Horton began to pull away and
many in attendance thought at this point that it was his race to
lose. However, with 10 laps in the books Buffalino and 12th place
starting Hoffman began to run Horton down. As the two approached
Horton, Hoffman made a nice move to the low side to pass Buffalino
for second. Two laps later, with the crossed flags displayed for
halfway, Hoffman dove under Horton coming off of turn four. Hoffman
then began to pull away while Horotn rallied to hold off Buffalino
and try to stay with the leader. The final caution of the event waved
with 9 laps to go, placing Horton directly on Hoffman's rear bumper
giving him one final shot at re-taking the lead. On the restart
Hoffman wasted no time showing everyone in attendance that this was
his night as he raced to a straightaway advantage over the next 6
laps and cruised to his 21st career victory. Horton finished a solid
but distant second, while local driver Ron John Koczon posted his
best finish of 2007 coming home third. 2005 Sportsman champ Rich
Rutski finished a solid fourth while Ryan Godown closed to within
just 14 points of point leader Matt Sheppard by finishing fifth.
John Romano, Jr. of Cream Ridge, NJ won the 20 lap Sportsman feature
event. Romano took the lead from early race leader Danny Bouc, then
held off a persistent Rich Scagliotta to post his second triumph of
the year. Scagliotta, who has won at least one feature event in each
of the nine years NES has been dirt, fell short of his first of the
year finishing second. John McClelland raced across the line third
ahead of Willie Osmun and Mike Krachun. Romano pocketed $2200 for his
efforts and an extra $100 for being the first driver across the line
that was not in the top ten in the point standings.
The "Educator" Mick Search of Allentown, NJ won his second of the
season in the Super Stock 20 lap feature. Search powered by Al Cheney
just after halfway and then held off Cheney despite a spirited battle
to collect the $1500 top prize. Cheney settled for second, followed
by George Quinlan, Todd Cray and Pete Fogarty.
In the Lucas Ford SS Sprint 20 lap feature event, Ken Carberry of
Fairless Hills, PA charged to his third victory of the season. Tom
Wyckoff finished second, while Dan Biggs raced home third. Rick Cozze
came from deep in field to finish fourth while Steve Wilson completed
the top five.
The "Friends of Mike" raised over $25,000 and gave every cent to the
drivers in tonight's racing program thru heat payouts, purse
increases and various bonuses. The Modifieds received over $11,000
extra dollars, the Sportsman over $8000 extra, the Super Stocks over
$3000 and the SS Sprints over $2000. Modified and Sportsman Heats
paid $500 to win, while $600 was given out in each Super Stock and SS
Sprint heat with $300 going to the winner, $200 for second and $100
to the third place finisher. Modified heats went to Buffalino,
Koczon, and Pat Wall; Sportsman Heats were taken by Romano, Osmun,
Steve Ramsey and Mike Howardson; Super Stock heats were won by Kory
Fleming, Search and Cheney; and the first ever SS Sprint heats were
captured by Ian Borden and Wyckoff.
This Wednesday night, August 1st, will be the "Midsummers Night
Madness" as the top names in northeast Big Block Modified racing will
compete for 50 laps with $8000 going to the winner. The Lucas Ford SS
Sprints will join the Modifieds on the card with Adult admission for
this show being JUST $10. Gates will open at 5pm with racing getting
underway at 7:30pm.
Next Saturday night, August 4th, it will be Twins night at New Egypt
Speedway with twin 20 lap features for the DIRTcar Big-Block
Modifieds. The Sportsman, Super Stocks, Outlaw Stocks and Crate 1
Sportsman will also be in competition. Gates will open at 4pm with
the first race at 6pm.
For more information call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or
log on to our website at www.newegyptspeedway.net.
1st Heat: 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Jimmy Horton 3. Sam Martz 4. Tom
Carberry 5. Ryan Godown 6. Bucky Kell
2nd Heat: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. Rich Rutski 3. Frank Cozze 4. Brett
Hearn 5. Matt Sheppard 6. Jim Robertson
3rd Heat: 1. Pat Wall 2. Brian Godown 3. Keith Hoffman 4. Mike
Hendershot 5. Billy Decker 6. Tim Tanner Jr.
B Main: 1. Bob Drayton 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Art Lentini 4. Kenny
Brightbill 5. David VanHorn 6. Rick Holsten
Feature (30 laps): 1. Keith Hoffman 2. Jimmy Horton 3. Ron John
Koczon 4. Rich Rutski 5. Ryan Godown 6. Dominick Buffalino 7. Billy
Decker 8. Matt Sheppard 9. Frank Cozze 10. Tim Tanner Jr. 11. Bucky
Kell 12. Jim Robertson 13. Kenny Brightbill 14. Pat Wall 15. Rick
Holsten 16. Mike Hendershot 17. Brian Godown 18. Sam Martz 19. David
VanHorn 20. Bob Drayton 21. Art Lentini 22. Tom Carberry 23. Billy
Pauch Jr. 24. Brett Hearn
DNQ: Craig Mitchell, Rick Wegner, Randy Laird, John Miloszar, Rob
Nixon, Dennis Halas, Dave Rauscher, John Keller
1st Heat: 1. John Romano Jr. 2. Rocco Infante 3. Mike Krachun 4. Dave
Hunt 5. Billy Tanner IV
2nd Heat: 1. Willie Osmun 2. Mike Brannigan 3. Marc Herman 4. Glenn
Hisko 5. Barry Christ
3rd Heat: 1. Steve Ramsey 2. Danny Bouc 3. Gary Butler 4. Chris Lane
5. Steve Davis
4th Heat: 1. Mike Howardson 2. Ben Donaruma 3. Rich Scagliotta 4.
John McClelland 5. Chad Barney
1st B Main: 1. Lou Farina III 2. Clay Butler 3. Glenn Pyatt
2nd B Main: 1. Gene Stravinsky 2. John Salvatore Jr. 3. Art Liedl
(Pts Prov.: Tim Apgar)
Feature (20 Laps): 1. John Romano Jr. 2. Rich Scagliotta 3. John
McClelland 4. Willie Osmun 5. Mike Krachun 6. Danny Bouc 7. Rocco
Infante 8. Glenn Pyatt 9. Dave Hunt 10. Glenn Hisko 11. Mike
Howardson 12. Clay Butler 13. Tim Apgar 14. Mike Brannigan 15. Marc
Herman 16. Billy Tanner IV 17. Barry Christ 18. Lou Farina III 19.
Ben Donaruma 20. Chris Lane 21. Chad Barney 22. Gary Butler 23. Art
Liedl 24. Steve Ramsey 25. Steve Davis 26. Gene Stravinsky 27. John
DNQ: Bobby Butler, Bob Hendershot, Bobby Dumchowski, Will Dupree,
Donnie Kline, Robin McTighe, Tommy Carberry Jr., Alan Bleacher, Wayne
Bechtel, Bill Paulmenn, Dan Stout, Chris Bennett, Mike Bent, Everett
Taylor, Kevin McCoy, Jeff Marcucci, Dan Waisempacher, John Bohadel,
SUPER STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Kory Fleming 2. Todd Cray 3. Bob Vaccaro 4. Billy Bauer
5. Pete Fogarty 6. Tony Giglio
2nd Heat: 1. Mick Search 2. George Quinlan 3. Ron Coverly 4. Don
Shipley 5. Steve Davis 6. George Marrero Jr.
3rd Heat: 1. Al Cheney 2. Kevin Bifulco 3. Anthony Bozowski 4. Larry
Reed 5. Bill Liedtka 6. Matt Kall
Feature (20 laps): 1. Mick Search 2. Al Cheney 3. George Quinlan 4.
Todd Cray 5. Pete Fogarty 6. Bob Vaccaro 7. Larry Reed 8. Matt Kall
9. Billy Bauer 10. George Marrero Jr. 11. Steve Davis 12. Ron Coverly
13. Anthony Bozowski 14. Don Shipley 15. Kenny Guyer 16. Tony Giglio
17. Al Burdge 18. Jim Hewitt 19. Charlie Gunner 20. Jerry Confer Jr.
21. Bill Liedtka 22. Greg Schmidt 23. Kory Fleming 24. Kevin Bifulco
25. Joe Garey DNS: Tom Serinese
SS SPRINT RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Ian Borden 2. David Martin 3. Lee Taylor Jr. 4. Dan
Biggs 5. Rich Janney 6. Art Liedl
2nd Heat: 1. Tom Wyckoff 2. Ken Carberry 3. Kevin Nagy 4. Bryan Kuhl
5. Rick Cozze 6.Steve Wilson
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Ken Carberry 2. Tom Wyckoff 3. Dan Biggs 4.
Rick Cozze 5. Steve Wilson 6. Robert Liedl 7. Rich Janney 8. John
Snook 9. Ian Borden 10. Dave Martin 11. Nick Bardsley Jr. 12. Glenn
Sinibaldi 13. Ryan Miscoski 14. Bryan Kuhl 15. Jimmy Hoelterling 16.
Mike Mongiello III 17. Art Liedl DNS: Lee Taylor Jr. Ted Arnold DQ:
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