posted June 09, 2001 01:36 AM
JIMMY HORTON USES WING TO FLY TO "RUN WHAT YA BRUNG" MODIFIED WIN AT EAST
WINDSOR SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY NIGHT (JUNE 8)
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ Defending Modified driving champ Jimmy Horton was one of
the drivers who took full advantage of the "Run What Ya Brung" format at the
East Windsor Speedway Friday night as he raced to his third win of the season
in a car sporting a large wing where the roof usually is. The night's big
winner was young Gary Bozowski, son of Tony Bozowski and grandson of East
Windsor Speedway infield supervisor Gary Bozowski. Generous fans raised over
$1,500 for this youngster who is bravely battling leukemia.
In the Modified 25-lapper being equipped with an aerodynamic wing seemed
to be the way to go as both early race leader John Oliver and his successor,
Billy Pauch, were both sporting large airfoils. Pauch took the lead from
Oliver on lap three, but was forced to park his racer on the 15th lap with
smoke pouring from the engine.
Horton took up the top spot then, but Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Spring,
Pa. was right on his bumper. This duo then battled to the checker with Horton
grabbing the win by a slim margin. Fritz Epright of Whitehouse Station, Fred
Dmuchowski of Neshanic Station and Rocco Infante of Hamilton Square wrapped
up the top five.
Jeff Acolia of Robbinsville led the companion Sportsman 20-lapper from
start to finish to grab his first ever win at the half-mile clay oval. Former
champ Richie Pratt of Hurffville slipped into second on the final lap over
Rich Holsten of Dayton. Art Liedl, Jr. of Somerville and Brian Godown of
Ringoes were fourth and fifth.
Defending champ Al Cheney III of Cranbury won his second Street Stock
15-lapper of the young season over a hard charging Phil Retter of Easton, Pa.
Paul Marra, Jr., Rob Ormsbee and Carol Whitehouse completed the top five.
The East Windsor Speedway returns to action this Friday evening (June 15)
with the Modifieds in the spotlight in a 25-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
June 8, 2001
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Hoffman; Pauch; Horton
FEATURE - 25 Laps - 1. JIMMY HORTON, NESHANIC STATION; 2. Kenny Brightbill;
3. Fritz Epright; 4. Fred Dmuchowski; 5. Rocco Infante; 6. Doug Pennepacker;
7. Ken Hammond; 8. Doug Hoffman; 9. John Oliver; 10. Gene Stravinsky; 11.
Billy Pauch; 12. Mark Bitner; 13. Korey Keimig; 14. Mike McAleer; 15. Tad
Cox; 16. Art Taylor; 17. Eddie Bohn; 18. Mike Franz; 19. Ryan Watt; 20. Tim
Tanner, Jr.; 21. Wade Hendrickson
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Pratt; Acolia; Gallmayer; CONSOLATION: Smith
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. JEFF ACOLIA, ROBBINSVILLE; 2. Richie Pratt; 3. Rick
Holsten; 4. Art Liedl, Jr.; 5. Bryan Godown; 6. Mike Lyons; 7. Stan
Janiszewski; 8. Keith Nonnemaker; 9. Dom Buffalino; 10. Doug Liedl; 11. Ryan
Godown; 12. Darrell Delnero; 13. Rich Stinson; 14. John Dixon; 15. Joey
Tinnes; 16. John Romano; 17. Gene Devos; 18. Paul Marra, Sr.; 19. Rob
Gallmayer; 20. GR Smith; 21. Jim Weiss; 22. Kenny Nutt; 23. Garrett Luzi; 24.
Rob Shuster; 25. Jim Spence; 26. Jack Swain
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Marra; Whitehouse
FEATURE - 15 Laps - 1. AL CHENEY III, CRANBURY; 2. Phil Retter; 3. Paul
Marra, Jr.; 4. Rob Ormsbee; 5. Carol Whitehouse; 6. Keith Flores; 7. Kevin
Bifulco; 8. Billy Bauer; 9. Frank Dorry; 10. Kim Cooke; 11. Rich Page; 12.
Dave Brymer; 13. Bryan Reed; 14. Art Avery; 15. Chip Grant; 16. Art Bifulco;
17. Jim Hewitt; 18. John Micek; 19. Ken Keenan; 20. Jake Roveda; 21. Whitey
Miller; 22. Ed Metrick; 23. Joe Garey; 24. Brian Wagner