Buckwalter Wins New Egypt ARDC, Rain Stops Mods

Date: 6/1/2008 11:32:45 AM

Buckwalter Wins New Egypt ARDC, Rain Stops Mods

New Egypt, NJ (May 31, 2008) - Steve Buckwalter of Royersford, PA
captured his first ever win at New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night
in the Spike Chassis ARDC Midget tour event. Buckwalter sped to the
front from his mid-pack starting spot to take the lead from leader
Randy Monroe, Jr. with just five laps to go, earning his second win
of the 2008 season. Monroe settled for second on the night sponsored
by Carefree Bus Tours. Nick Wean picked up his third top five finish
in six events this season, finishing in third position. Frank
Polimeda and Billy Pauch, Jr. rounded out the top five.  

After a mid-afternoon thunderstorm caused a two-hour delay at the
start of the program, it still appeared that the entire show would be
completed in its entirety.  However, with ten laps complete in the
25-lap big block Modified event, another heavy thundershower moved in
causing the rest of the event to be rescheduled to a future date.
Rich Rutski took the lead five laps into the event from early race
leader, Ricky Yetter, and was still the leader when the rains came.
Rick Laubach and Billy Pauch, who started 21st and 18th respectively,
were putting on a crowd-pleasing duel through traffic as they raced
to the front.  The two were running third and fourth on lap 10 when
they tangled going into turn one. The incident found both spinning to
bring out the caution, heating up what apparently is already an
intense rivalry.   When the race is restarted at a future date to be
announced, both will have to race from the rear again, which should
make for some outstanding side-by-side racing.

John Romano, Jr. of New Eqypt, NJ captured the 20 lap A1 Racing
Products Sportsman Feature event.  Second place finisher John Stangle
and third place finisher Rich Scagliotta were both disqualified for
post-race technical infractions. This put Clay Butler and Gary Butler
second and third in the final run-down. Fourth was Dan Waisempacher
with defending champ Willie Osmun rounding out the top five.

In the sixth race of the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers
Rookie Sportsman series, Kevin Vaclavicek won for the second time and
took over the series point lead.  Past winner Rob Stump finished
second while two-time winner Gabe Fox ran third.

The scheduled 15-lap Outlaw Stock feature and 20-lap Super Stock main
event were also postponed due to the weather and will be rescheduled
to a future date to be announced soon.  

Next Saturday evening, June 7th, NES will be back in action featuring
big-block Modifieds,  A-1 Sportsman, Super Stocks, SS Sprints,
Crate-1 Sportsman & the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers
Rookie series. Also joining the program will be the popular Garden
State Vintage Stock Car Club, with many cars on display from races
past.  Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with first green at 5:30 pm.  For more
information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to

Heat 1: 1. Ricky Yetter 2. Rich Rutski 3. Brian Godown 4. Tom
Carberry 5. Tad Cox 6. Stan Frankenfield Jr.

Heat 2: 1. Steve Haggan 2. Sam Martz 3. Mike Krachun 4. Keith Hoffman
5. Billy Pauch 6. Bob Drayton

Heat 3: 1. John Salvatore Jr. 2. Frank Cozze 3. Mark Forte Jr. 4. Ron
John Koczon 5. Mike Hendershot 6. Dominick Buffalino

B-Main: 1. Kenny Meisner 2. Scott VanGorder 3. Rick Laubach 4. Billy
Pauch Jr. 5. Wade Hendrickson 6. Tim Tanner Jr. (Pts. Prov: John

Feature (25 Laps): 10 laps complete, to be finished at a future date

DNQ: Dave Stonebreaker, Chic Cossaboone, Robbie Nixon, Chris Grbac,
Anthony Moran, Rick Wegner


Rookie Feature (8 Laps): 1. Kevin Vaclavicek 2. Rob Stump 3. Gabe Fox
4. Chris Allen Jr. 5. Andrew Visinski DNS: Bobby Sandt Jr.

Heat 1: 1. John Romano Jr. 2. Donnie Kline 3. Dan Waisempacher 4.
Danny Bouc 5. Lou Farina III 6. Willie Osmun 7. Steve Schmidt 8. John

Heat 2: 1. Rocco Infante 2. Gary Butler 3. Rich Scagliotta 4. Tommy
Carberry Jr. 5. Clay Butler 6. Alan Bleacher 7. Mike Howardson 8.
Marc Herman

B-Main: 1. John Stangle 2. Tim Apgar 3. Ray Woodall Jr. 4. Frank
Cozze Jr. 5. Will Dupree 6. George Idell Jr. 7. Ryan Forte (Pts.
Prov: Bob Hendershot)

DNQ: Chris Allen Jr., Andrew Visinski, Bobby Sandt Jr., Gabe Fox

Feature (20 Laps): 1. John Romano Jr. 2. Clay Butler 3. Gary Butler
4. Dan Waisempacher 5. Willie Osmun 6. Alan Bleacher 7. Lou Farina
III 8. Ray Woodall Jr. 9. Will Dupree 10. Bob Hendershot 11. Frank
Cozze Jr. 12. George Idell Jr. 13. Tommy Carberry Jr. 14. Steve
Schmidt 15. Mike Howardson 16. Donnie Kline 17. John McClelland 18.
Tim Apgar 19. Danny Bouc 20. Everett Taylor 21. Kevin Vaclavicek 22.
Ryan Forte 23. Rocco Infante 24. Marc Herman DQ: John Stangle, Rich


Feature (20 Laps): Postponed to future date TBA


Feature (15 Laps): Postponed to future date TBA


Heat 1: 1. Tracy Readinger 2. Frank Polimeda 3. Brett Arndt 4. Steve
Buckwalter 5. Nick Wean 6. AJ Ernesto

Heat 2: 1. Randy Monroe Jr. 2. Andy Martin 3. Scott Zipp 4. Drew
Heistand 5. PJ Gargulio 6. Chris Zrinski

Heat 3: 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Carey Becker 3. Zach Martini 4. Steve
Lenig 5. Eric Heydenreich 6. Mark Lawshe

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Randy Monroe 3. Nick Wean
4. Frank Polimeda 5. Billy Pauch Jr. 6. AJ Ernesto 7. Eric
Heydenreich 8. Carey Becker 9. Drew Heistand 10. PJ Gargulio 11.
Scott Zipp 12. Zach Martini 13. Bruce Buckwalter 14. Brett Conkling
15. Lew Blair 16. Chris Rupp 17. Mark Lawshe 18. Steve Lenig 19.
Chris Zrinski 20. Tracy Readinger 21. Andy Martin 22. Brett Conkling
23. Stephanie Stevens 24. Jack Spence DNS: Jimmy Commock

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