New Egypt, NJ – Sixteen year old Ryan Krachun picked up his first career 358 Modified win in just his second career start at the Ocean County speed plant and would do so in dominating fashion by leading all 30 laps.
“It’s awesome to do this,” said Krachun. “This is only my second race I made in one of these cars and it’s great to win in front of my hometown crowd. I grew up watching my dad in victory lane here and now I’m in victory lane here too, so it’s pretty special.”
Lambertville, NJ’s Doug Ostwald led the twenty-five car field to the green but it would be Ryan Krachun hopping out to the early lead. The first caution would fly just as a lap was being completed when four-time feature winner Ryan Godown was backwards off of turn four. When green replaced yellow Krachun would jump back out to the lead but again the yellow would come unfurled when there was a multi car pileup in turn one involving title contenders Jimmy Blewett and Sammy Piazza. Krachun would again show the way on the restart holding off the challenges of Danny Bouc and Billy Pauch, Jr. The caution would come out again on lap 11 for David VanHorn who stopped on the backstretch with a flat tire. On the restart Pauch, Jr. would elevate his game by getting by Bouc for second and setting his sights on Krachun until he would come to a rest in the short chute on lap 17 with a right-rear flat tire. Krachun would again jump out to the lead now with Bouc in tow. As the race would go on, Bouc would gain entering the corner and Krachun would pull away coming off until the final caution flag would fly with just two laps to go when Chris Esposito came to a sudden stop just off of turn four. Ryan Krachun would not be denied on the final restart winning over Danny Bouc who has his best run of the 2015 campaign with a strong second place; Billy Pauch would wind up third with Jimmy Horton and John McClelland rounding out the top-5.
Mike Carman would pick up his first career Crate Modified feature holding off a late race challenge from his brother and winner last time out Matt Carman. Following the Carman brothers over the finish line would be Jason Bittner, Ryan Simmons, and Steve Hicks.
The NERS/TSRS Sprint Cars would complete five laps of their 20-lap feature when the red would fly for Bobby DeVault who took a nasty flip in the short chute. During the red flag heavy fog, which had been rolling in throughout the evening, just became too much for the competitors to see, causing the remainder of the race to be finished when the series comes back on May 30th.
Shaun Ratchford would make it four winners in four races in the HCI/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman Division over Dan Fleming, Matt Stangle, Heidi Hedin and newcomer Dakota Kessler.
New Egypt Speedway is back in action this Saturday night with NASCAR Night featuring the Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, NorthEast Wingless Sprint Cars and a Demolition Derby will cap off the evening, which will see hot laps begin at 5:15PM and the first green flag to fly at 6:00PM. Adult admission is $18. Receive $5 off your General Admission with purchase of a NASCAR Foundation Pin.
Then all focus turns to Tuesday May 19th when “The Greatest Show on Dirt” the World of Outlaws Sprint cars returns to New Egypt Speedway for their only Garden State appearance of 2015. See the best sprint car drivers in the world such as Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana and more take on a heavy cast of invaders such as Danny Dietrich, Steve Buckwalter, Brent Marks and more. Tickets are on sale at worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or by calling (844) DIRT TIX. Pit Gates will open at 3:00PM with the front gates at 4:00PM followed by racing at 7:00PM.
For more information, visit www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway. New Egypt Speedway is 7/16th mile, family friendly dirt racing track located minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ.
-New Egypt Speedway Press Release. Photo Credit: Jim Brown Photo
New Egypt Speedway Results 5/9/15
358 MODIFIED RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Danny Bouc 3. John McClelland 4. Billy Pauch 5. Neal Williams 6. Andrew Bohn
2nd Heat: 1. Chris Grbac 2. Doug Ostwald 3. Tad Cox 4. Willie Osmun 5. David Van Horn 6. Jimmy Blewett
3rd Heat: 1. Chris Esposito 2. Sammy Piazza 3. Ryan Godown 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Jimmy Horton
6. Rocco Infante
B-Main: 1. Johnny Guarino 2. Dave Witte 3. Tommy Farrell 4. Jimmy Martin 5. Chuck Steuer 6. Lou Cicconi
Pts. Provistional: DJ Ruppert
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Ryan Krachun 2. Danny Bouc 3. Billy Pauch 4. Jimmy Horton 5. John McClelland 6. Neal Williams 7. Billy Pauch Jr. 8. Ryan Godown 9. Sammy Piazza 10. Chris Grbac 11. David Van Horn 12. Chuck Steuer 13. Jimmy Martin 14. Chris Esposito 15. DJ Ruppert 16. Willie Osmun 17. Johnny Guarino 18. Doug Ostwald 19. Jimmy Blewett 20. Tad Cox 21. Tommy Farrell 22. Lou Cicconi 23. Andrew Bohn 24. Dave Witte 25. Rocco Infante
DNQ: Bryan Kuhl, John Stangle, Chris Bennett, Chad Barney, PJ Oliver, Mike Butler
NERS/TSRS 305 SPRINT CAR RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Tim Tanner 2. Tommy Carberry 3. Adam Carberry 4. Mike Haggenbottom 5. Eddie Wagner 6. Bob DeVault
2nd Heat: 1. Mark Bitner 2. Joe Lord 3. Gabe Fox 4. Stefanie Palmai 5. Kody Kinser 6. Joe Kay
3rd Heat: 1. Brad Franks 2. Karl Freyer 3. Rick Stief 4. Chris Allen Jr. 5. Jeff Geiges 6. Pat U’Sellis
B-Main: 1. David Brown Jr. 2. Bryant Davis 3. Samantha Lieberman 4. Harris Kohen 5. Keith Anderson 6. Brandon Poff
Feature Running Order (Remaining 15 Laps to be run 5/30): Adam Carberry, Gabe Fox, Karl Freyer, Tommy Carberry, Joe Lord, Mike Haggenbottom, Mark Bitner, Rick Stief, Tim Tanner, Stefanie Palmai, Eddie Wagner, Chris Allen Jr., Dave Brown Jr., Kody Kinser, Brad Franks, Sam Lieberman, Bryant Davis, Joe Kay, Keith Anderson, Brandon Poff, Pat U’Selis, Harris Kohen, Jeff Geiges, Bob DeVault
DNQ: David Bonner, Ryan Cox
CRATE MODIFIED RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Ryan Simmons 2. Aaron Weaver 3. Mike Carman 4. Matt Carman 5. Jarrett Rozycki 6. Joe Nappi
2nd Heat: 1. Jason Bittner 2. Bobby Butler 3. Ebby Ridge 4. Frank Dorry 5. Jeremy Martino 6. Joe Reid
3rd Heat: 1. Adam Cox 2. Eric Palmer 3. Tom Princiotta 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Jordan Cox 6. Steve Hicks
B-Main: 1. Tom Tanner 2. Brandon Clauss 3. Dan Fleming 4. Matt Stangle 5. Scott Hyland 6. Kevin Dale
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Mike Carman 2. Matt Carman 3. Jason Bittner 4. Ryan Simmons 5. Steve Hicks 6. Tom Tanner 7. Jeremy Martino 8. Tom Princiotta 9. Ebby Ridge 10. Shawn Ratchford 11. Frank Dorry 12. Dan Fleming 13. Scott Hyland 14. Brandon Grosso 15. Joe Nappi 16. Marty Resnick 17. Joe Reid 18. Aaron Weaver 19. Eric Palmer 20. Bobby Butler 21. Adam Cox 22. Jordan Cox 23. Jarrett Rozycki 24. Brandon Clauss 25. Kevin Dale
DNQ: Marty Resnick, Heidi Hedin, Dakota Kessler, George Gareis Jr., Billy Osmun
HCI/METALFAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature(10 Laps): 1. Shawn Ratchford 2. Dan Fleming 3. Matt Stangle 4. Heidi Hedin 5. Dakota Kessler DQ: Marty Resnick, Billy Osmun