Meisner is The Master at New Egypt, Wins Career First

Date: 8/10/2008 8:37:34 PM

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Meisner is The Master at New Egypt, Wins Career First

New Egypt, NJ (Aug. 9, 2008) - Ken Meisner of Chesterfield, NJ won
his first ever Big-Block Modified feature of his career Saturday
night at New Egypt Speedway. Meisner was flawless as he took the lead
on lap two and then held off two former champions over the final 10
laps to post the popular victory on Burnett-Wegner Racing Engines

The start of the 30 lap affair saw Jim Robertson jump out in front
quickly with Meisner using a great inside move to grab the second
position from his fourth starting spot. A red flag on lap 2 abruptly
halted the action when a chain reaction on the backstretch set off a
violent 12 car pile-up. The aftermath found Tim Tanner’s car perched
on its side on top of a pile which consisted of, among others, John
Keller, Keith Hoffman, Dominick Buffalino, Billy Pauch, Rich Rutski
and Stan Frankenfield. Keller required medical attention and was
transported to the hospital to be checked over for possible injuries.
The crash took extra time to clean up and saw all but three cars
return to action; some after quick, but extensive, pit work. When the
race finally got back to green, Meisner wasted no time as he took the
lead from a fast Robertson and paced the field. Frank Cozze was on
the move at this point and was in a spirited battle with Sam Martz
for third when the two made contact resulting in Martz hitting the
wall and Cozze being penalized to the rear of the field. Meisner
continued to set a fast pace as now all eyes were focused on the hard
charging pair of Brian Godown and Mike Krachun, who had started 21st
and 25th respectively, and were now both in the top four. Krachun
took over second by lap 10 while Godown and Robertson waged the
battle for third. At halfway Pauch and Cozze both re-entered the
picture and they wasted no time moving thru the top five and setting
their sights on Meisner. Over the final 10 circuits the two applied
constant pressure with Pauch pulling out all the stops and actually
getting alongside of Meisner on numerous occasions, but this was
Meisner's night as the young driver hit all of his marks each and
every lap beating Pauch by one car length to win his first Big-Block
Modified feature ever. Pauch crossed the line second but was
disqualified after the race for not going directly to technical
inspection following the event pursuant to NES rules. This put Cozze
officially second finishing off a long comeback. Mike Krachun ended
an incredible run in third after being added to the field as the
points provisional, Jim Robertson was fast all night long and came
home fourth and Brian Godown continued his hot hand passing 16 cars
to post his fifth top five in the last 8 weeks.  

The A-1 Racing Products Sportsman 20 lap feature event turned out to
be a barnburner as well when the top two all-time Sportsman feature
winners hooked up in a crowd pleasing duel. Willie Osmun of
Bloomsbury, NJ passed race long leader Rich Scagliotta on the outside
of the final turn to post his third victory of the season, his first
since week #3. The victory, the 18th of his career, allowed Osmun to
pad his point lead which was already 45 points when the night began.
Two-time winner Scagliotta settled for second trailed by Gary Butler,
Lou Farina and Mike Howardson.  

Billy Bauer of Flemington, NJ impressed the crowd as he raced to the
22nd win of his career, his second of the year, holding off point
leader Todd Cray over the second half of the event. Cray was second
followed by Shawn McCaughey who returned to racing for the first time
in two years and posted an extraordinary third place finish. Kory
Fleming and Bill Liedtka rounded out the top five.

The 20 lap SS Sprint feature saw URC Sprint and former Modified
standout Mark Bitner of Allentown, NJ win the first of SS Sprint race
of his career. Bitner inherited the lead with 6 laps to go when race
long leader Lee Taylor, Jr. jumped the wheel of a lapped car and
flipped wildly in turn three. Chasing Bitner across the finish line
were John Romano, Jr., Ian Borden, point leader Art Leidl and last
week’s winner Bryan Kuhl.

The 15-lap Outlaw stock feature was won for the second straight week
by former Wall Twp. Speedway champion Vern McLaughlin. McLaughlin was
yet another driver who used a final turn pass this night, using
lapped traffic to his advantage to beat defending champ Gary
Klimeczak by half of a car length. Dan Collamer rebounded from a
first lap spin coming from the rear of the 25 car field to finish

In the Burnett-Wegner Racing Engines Powder Puff races, the five
division winners were Debbie Gastelu (Outlaw Stocks), Heidi Schaeffer
(Super Stocks), Terri Hoopes (Sportsman), Kelly Idell (Crate-1) and
Katie Lyons (Modifieds).

Next Saturday night, August 16th, it will be Vespia Tire and Auto
Care Center presenting their annual Pit Crew Challenge along with the
ARDC Midgets at New Egypt Speedway. Joining the traveling Midget
series will be the Big-Block Modifieds, the A1 Racing Products
Sportsman, Super Stocks & Crate-1 Sportsman. Gates will open at 4:00
p.m. with the first green at 6:00 pm.

Remember to mark your calendars for Wednesday night Aug. 20th as the
4th AND 5th leg of the New Egypt/Bridgeport Dual Track Series will
take place at New Egypt Speedway. That’s right, not one but two 40
lap Garden State Dual Track Series events will be run that night as
the program will begin with the make-up B Main and Dual Track feature
event rained out on July 5th after qualifying heats had been run.
Also being made up will be the very popular Modified Match races
which also fell victim to the weather on July 5th. A Sportsman
Invitational race is also on tap for this evening.  For more
information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to

8/9/08 RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Jim Robertson 2. Kenny Meisner 3. Rick Laubach 4. Stan
Frankenfield Jr. 5. Sam Martz 6. Tim Tanner
2nd Heat: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Wegner 3. Frank Cozze 4. Ron John
Koczon 5. Mike Hendershot 6. Keith Hoffman
3rd Heat: 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Rich Rutski 3. Ricky Yetter 4.
John Keller 5. Tad Cox 6. Pat Wall
B-Main: 1. Tom Carberry 2. Mark Forte Jr. 3. Brian Godown 4. Keith
Fleming 5. Korey Keimig 6. Bob Drayton (Pts Prov: Mike Krachun)
DNQ: Rick Holsten, John Salvatore Jr., Randy Laird, Dave Stonebraker,
Bill Paulmenn, John Miloszar, Ken Carberry, Bobby Sandt Jr., Chris
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Kenny Meisner 2. Frank Cozze 3. Mike Krachun 4.
Jim Robertson 5. Brian Godown 6. Tom Carberry 7. Mark Forte Jr. 8.
Ron John Koczon 9. Bob Drayton 10. Keith Hoffman 11. Tad Cox 12.
Keith Fleming 13. Ricky Yetter 14. Rick Laubach 15. Tim Tanner Jr.
16. Rick Wegner 17. Pat Wall 18. Stan Frankenfield Jr. 19. Sam Martz
20. Korey Keimig 21. Dominick Buffalino 22. Mike Hendershot 23. John
Keller 24. Rich Rutski DQ: Billy Pauch

1st Heat: 1. Rich Scagliotta 2. Frank Cozze Jr. 3. Bob Hendershot 4.
John Stangle 5. John McClelland 6. John Romano Jr.
2nd Heat: 1. Lou Farina 2. Gary Butler 3. Chris Lane 4. Mike
Howardson 5. Randy Yaple 6. Tommy Carberry Jr.
3rd Heat: 1. Will Dupree 2. Dan Waisempacher 3. Ryan Forte 4. Kevin
Vaclavicek 5. Danny Bouc 6. Clay Butler
B-Main: 1. Willie Osmun 2. Steve Schmidt 3. Chris Allen Jr., 4. Jeff
Geiges 5. Rocco Infante 6. Wayne Bechtel (Pts. Prov: Marc Herman)
DNQ: Ray Woodall Jr., Darrel Delnero, Joe Baumann, Robin McTighe,
Scott Cranston, Everett Taylor, Glenn Pyatt, Jeff Marcucci, Alan
Bleacher, Chad Barney, Joe Systo
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Willie Osmun 2. Rich Scagliotta 3. Gary Butler
4. Lou Farina III 5. Mike Howardson 6. John Romano Jr. 7. Kevin
Vaclavicek 8. Danny Bouc 9. John McClelland 10. Rocco Infante 11.
Will Dupree 12. John Stangle 13. Clay Butler 14. Chris Lane 15. Frank
Cozze Jr. 16. Steve Schmidt 17. Dan Waisempacher 18. Ryan Forte 19.
Randy Yaple 20. Jeff Geiges 21. Marc Herman 22. Chris Allen Jr. 23.
Wayne Bechtel 24. Bob Hendershot 25. Tommy Carberry Jr.

Timed-Dashes: 1. George Marrero 21.309 2. Jason Bubeck 21.385 3. Mick
Search 21.521 4. Shawn McCaughey 21.864 5. Don Shipley 21.952 6. Pete
Fogarty 22.073 7. George Quinlan 22.222 8. Billy Bauer 22.238
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Billy Bauer 2. Todd Cray 3. Shawn McCaughey 4.
Kory Fleming 5. Bill Liedtka 6. George Quinlan 7. George Marrero 8.
Jason Bubeck 9. Kenny Guyer 10. Kevin Bifulco 11. Al Burdge 12. Bob
Vaccaro 13. Pete Fogarty 14. Marty Derr 15. Tony Giglio 16. Don
Shipley 17. Harry Schaefer 18. Kenny Hammond 19. Charlie Gunner 20.
Jesse McLaughlin 21. Mick Search DNS: Chris Kramer

Timed-Dashes: 1. Art Liedl 17.435 2. Ed Hughes 17.562 3. John Romano
Jr. 17.667 4. Mark Bitner 17.695 5. Tom Wyckoff 17.773 6. Bryan Kuhl
Feature (15 Laps): 1. Mark Bitner 2. John Romano Jr. 3. Ian Borden 4.
Art Liedl 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Tom Wyckoff 7. Dan Biggs 8. David Martin
9. Ed Hughes 10. Rick Cozze 11. Tom Tomasko 12. Ken Buckley 13. Jim
Hoelterling 14. Lee Taylor Jr 15. Robert Liedl

Feature (10 Laps): 1. Vern McLaughlin 2. Gary Klimeczak 3. Dan
Collamer 4. Doug Bates 5. Spider Ensinger Jr. 6. Brian Ludwig 7. Rich
Mongeau 8. Whitey Miller 9. Spider Ensinger Sr. 10. Rich Smith 11.
Doug Debray 12. Goop Mondelli 13. Billy Wroble 14. P.J. Oliver 15.
Chris Pidgeon 16. Rob Longo 17. Stu Paer 18. Jay Bundy 19. Jason
Saredy 20. Mike Biello 21. Scott Dugan 22. Frank D'Entremont 23. Ed
Tinsman 24. Eric Ludwig 25. Tom Princiotta DNS: Rick Latza

Modified: Katie Lyons Sportsman: Terri Hoopes Super Stocks: Heidi
Schaeffer Outlaw Stock: Debbie Gastelu
Crate 1:  Kelly Idell

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