New Egypt, NJ– Willie Osmun of Bloomsbury, NJ scored his first victory of the 2015 New Egypt Speedway season winning the May Modified Madness extended 35-lap feature on Saturday night. With the victory came a bigger payday with Osmun taking home $3,000 for the night courtesy of Liberty Toyota Scion of Burlington, NJ. It was Osmun’s fifth career 358 Modified win at the Ocean County D-Shaped oval.
John Stangle jumped out to an early lead in the event and looked like the car to beat until the first caution of the night on lap 13 erased his early lead. Stangle would again jump to the lead on the impending restart but a hard charging Danny Bouc was on his back bumper. Bouc was looking to pass Stangle for the lead when Stangle came to an almost dead stop suffering with a mechanical issue. This allowed third place running Osmun to drive around both cars and into the lead. From there Osmun would hold off a very hard charging Billy Pauch Sr. and Billy Pauch Jr. to secure the victory and $3,000 pay day. Rounding out the top five were Danny Bouc and Ryan Godown.
With his second place finish Billy Pauch, Sr. won the second annual May Modified Madness Championship. Pauch Sr. was the highest finisher out the four drivers still eligible for the Championship. Finishing second May Madness points was Billy Pauch, Jr. followed by Ryan Godown and David VanHorn. Sammy Piazza was the winner of the Brinckman Coins Modified Cash Dash after holding off Andrew Bohn, John Stangle, and Bryan Kuhl.
For the first time in several weeks the Sportsman division had enough cars to run one feature that was won by Jason Dunn of Hamilton, NJ. Dunn held off a hard charging Mike Lyons, Mike Hendershot, Clay Butler, and Steve Davis.
Adam Carberry of Bensalem, PA took the first NERS/TSRS Sprint feature of the night. The event was the continuation of the May 9th event that was halted on lap 5 after heavy fog moved in. Adam beat cousin Tommy Carberry, Jr. to the line. Rounding out the top five behind the Carberry’s were Mark Bitner, Gabe Fox, and Tim Tanner.
Mike Haggenbottom of Levittown, PA won the second NERS/TSRS Sprint feature event. The race was checkered on lap 12 after the caution waved after the tracks curfew. Haggenbottom held onto the victory over David Brown, Mark Bitner, Adam Carberry, and Rick Stief.
This Thursday, June 4th, the USAC Wingless Sprints invade New Egypt Speedway for their annual Eastern Storm event. Joining the USAC Sprints on the schedule will be the Crate Modifieds in a $700 to win, $75 to take the green event. Pit gates open at 4 pm, front gates open at 5 pm, hot laps begin at 6:45 pm, and racing starts at 7:30 pm. Adults are $25, seniors 65 and older are $23, teens 12-15 are $15, and children 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.
Then Saturday, June 6th, is Scout Night sponsored by Route 1 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram featuring the 358 Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, and NEWS Sprints,. All Scouts in uniform receive FREE general admission and group rates are available for Scout parents by calling the Speedway office at 609-758-1900. Pit gates open at 4 pm, front gates open at 5 pm, hot laps begin at 6:15 pm, and racing begins at 7 pm. Adults are $20, seniors 65 and older are $18, teens 12-15 and military and their spouses with ID are $10, and children 11 and under are FREE.
-New Egypt Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Jim Brown