posted May 12, 2001 12:50 PM
JIMMY HORTON OUTSTANDING IN SECOND MODIFIED WIN OF THE YEAR AT EAST WINDSOR
SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY NIGHT (MAY 11)
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ Defending Modified driving champ Jimmy Horton raced from
16th to grab his second win of the season in East Windsor Speedway Modified
stock car action Friday night. It was the Neshanic Station veteran's second
win of the young season and keeps him in the thick of the fight for the point
Flemington's John Oliver was the leader at the outset, but Wade
Hendrickson of Lawrenceville charged to the front just two laps later.
Hendrickson led the way for the next few circuits, while Horton marched
through the pack before arriving in second. Horton then tailed the leader for
a couple of circuits before racing to the front on lap seven. Horton then
cruised to victory.
Hendrickson was second at the stripe, while point leader Eddie Bohn of
Freehold was third. Fritz Epright of Whitehouse Station was fourth, while
Doug Hoffman recovered from a flat tire for fifth.
GR Smith of Folsom tried high and low on the speedway to get around
Sportsman feature race leader Stan Janiszewski of Trenton before finally
racing over him to take the lead and the win in the division's 20-lapper.
Smith's car actually climbed over Janiszewski's wheel and flew through the
air before ending up in the lead and taking the win in the closing laps. Ryan
Godown of Ringoes was third at the stripe, while Paul Marra, Sr. of
Bordentown and Richie Pratt, Jr. of Hurffville wrapped up the top five.
Wall's Rob Ormsbee grabbed his second win of the young season in the
Street Stock 15-lapper, grabbing the lead from Flemington's Billy Bauer in
the closing laps when Bauer spun in the third turn. Phil Retter of Easton,
Pa. then advanced to second, while defending champ Al Cheney of Cranbury was
third. Kim Cooke and Carol Whitehouse, both of Hamilton, were fourth and
The East Windsor Speedway returns to action this Friday evening (May 18)
for Bill Nichols Memorial Night action with the Modifieds in the spotlight in
a 50-lap main event. Sportsman racers have a 20-lapper planned, while the
Street Stocks will battle in a 15-lapper. Friday night racing is slated
weekly through September.
More information can be obtained by calling the speedway hotlines at
609-448-8510 or 732-521-0910. The speedway website is www.ewspeedway.com.
EAST WINDSOR SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS
May 11, 2001
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Watt; Epright; Tanner
FEATURE - 25 Laps - 1. JIMMY HORTON, NESHANIC STATION; 2. Wade Hendrickson;
3. Eddie Bohn; 4. Fritz Epright; 5. Doug Hoffman; 6. Tad Cox; 7. Fred
Dmuchowski; 8. Art Taylor, Jr.; 9. Mike McAleer; 10. Tim Tanner, Jr.; 11.
Ryan Watt; 12. Mark Tranquilli; 13. John Oliver; 14. Mike Johnston; 15. Ken
Hammond; 16. Donnie Radd; 17. Stan Frankenfield; 18. Korey Keimig; 19. Brian
Jones; 20. Mark Bitner; 21. Kenny Brightbill
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Janiszewski; Gallmayer; Marra; CONSOLATION: Mears
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. GR. SMITH, FOLSOM; 2. Stan Janiszewski; 3. Ryan
Godown; 4. Paul Marra, Sr.; 5. Richie Pratt, Jr.; 6. Jeff Geigus; 7. Jon
Dixon; 8. Buck Ward; 9. Joey Tinnes; 10. Jack Amundsen; 11. **** Robbins; 12.
Kenny Nutt; 13. Art Liedl; 14. Rob Gallmayer; 15. Jim Falzini; 16. Rob
Shuster; 17. Garrett Luzi; 18. Mickey Kessler; 19. John Snook; 20. Jim
Rossell; 21. Gene Stravinsky; 22. Barry Christ; 23. Doug Liedl; 24. Rich
Stinson, Jr.; 25. JC Mears; 26. Larry Reed
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Whitehouse; Retter
FEATURE - 15 Laps - 1. ROB ORMSBEE, WALL; 2. Phil Retter; 3. Al Cheney; 4.
Kim Cooke; 5. Carol Whitehouse; 6. Jim Hewitt; 7. Whitey Miller; 8. Chip
Grant; 9. Billy Bauer; 10. Al Burdge; 11. Kevin Bifulco; 12. Greg Buchanon;
13. Art Bifulco; 14. Joe Garey; 15. John Micek; 16. Kenny Guyer; 17. Paul
Marra, Jr.; 18. Art Avery; 19. Frank Dorry
SMALL-BLOCK MODIFIED 50-LAPPER SET FOR EAST WINDSOR
SPEEDWAY THIS FRIDAY EVENING (MAY 18)
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ The 2001 dirt track stock car season at the East Windsor
Speedway continues this Friday evening (May 18) as the half-mile clay oval
presents the season's first double point, 50-lap main event for the Modified
stock cars. The green flag waves on the first qualifying event at 7:30 p.m.
The 5th annual Bill Nichols Memorial 50, which is named for a long-time
member of the speedway safety staff who passed away in January, 1997 from
natural causes, will carry an inflated purse and double points towards the
season-long driving title. Even before the half century grind goes to the
green flag, there will be plenty of Modified action as the field of race cars
will battle in qualifying races for the right to start the prestigious
Early season winners Doug Hoffman of Allentown, Pa., Kenny Brightbill of
Sinking Spring, Pa. and defending champ Jimmy Horton of Whitehouse Station,
plus standouts Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, Eddie Bohn of Freehold and Fred
Dmuchowski of Neshanic Station are expected to be among the drivers
to watch in Modified action.
The Sportsman division will return for a 20-lap main event. Defending
champ Ryan Godown of Ringoes is always a threat, as are Folsom's GR Smith and
Stan Janiszewski and Buck Ward, both of Trenton. Sportsman racers will run a
consolation race, in addition to heat races, to set a 26-car main event field.
Defending champ Al Cheney of Cranbury will be a favorite in the night's
Street Stock 15-lapper. Still, plenty of pressure will come from Lenny Riley
of North Brunswick, Kim Cooke of Hamilton and Wall's Rob Ormsbee just to name
The 2001 race season is only just beginning. Weekly Friday night dirt
track action is slated to continue through September.
Located just minutes from Exit 8 of the New Jersey Turnpike on Airport
Road, the East Windsor Speedway is easy to get to from anywhere. For more
information call the speedway hotline at 609-448-8510 or visit the website at www.ewspeedway.com.