posted June 30, 2001 12:04 PM
KENNY BRIGHTBILL TAKES THE HIGH ROAD TO EAST WINDSOR SPEEDWAY FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ With a large "sail panel" mounted on his dirt track
Modified stock car, veteran driver Kenny Brightbill took full advantage of
the "Run What Ya Brung" format to win the Devos Motorsports Night 25-lap main
event Friday night (June 29) at the East Windsor Speedway. With the
aerodynamic help of the extra body panel, the Sinking Spring, Pa. speedway
was simply awesome racing in the high groove around the half-mile clay oval.
Fritz Epright of Whitehouse station was the first leader, before Billy
Pauch of Frenchtown took control on a lap two restart. Pauch was flying as he
tried to grab his first win of the year, but Brightbill was charging from
16th on the 24-car grid. Brightbill arrived in third behind behind Neshanic
Station's Jimmy Horton on the eighth lap and then motored into second on the
high groove on lap 12.
Brightbill then set sail for the distant Pauch before catching him near
the 20-lap mark. Brightbill then hurled his racecar to the outside lane again
and motored into the lead for good. Doug Hoffman of Allentown, Pa. was second
at the stripe, with Mark Bitner of Allentown, Brian Jones of East Windsor and
Flemington's John Oliver wrapping up the top five. Both Horton and Pauch
suffered late race trouble and finished eighth and tenth, respectively.
The contest was stopped cold for a violent front stretch crash on the
second lap that saw Tim Tanner, Jr. of Ivyland, Pa. flip several times. Even
more vicious were several hard hits as other cars piled on. Tad Cox, Ryan
Watt, Wade Hendrickson, Korey Keimig and Mark Tranquilli were just some of
the others involved in the frightening crash. Although several drivers
suffered bumps and bruises, no serious injuries were reported.
John Dixon of Marlboro raced to victory in the companion 20-lapper for
the Sportsman cars, grabbing the lead from Jimmy Weiss of Manalapan on the
12th circuit. Don Buffalino of Somerville was third at the finish, while Jeff
Geiges of Hillsborough and Rick Holsten of Dayton were fourth and fifth.
Jackson's Rob Ormsbee was the top finisher in the 15-lapper for the
Street Stocks, moving past eventual runner-up Kevin Bifulco of Cranbury with
five laps remaining. Jackson's Keith Flores, Billy Bauer of Flemington and
Phil Retter of Easton, Pa. were third through fifth.
The East Windsor Speedway returns to action this Friday evening (July 6)
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.
Big Block Modified entries should note that they are now allowed to run big
dirt track tires as long as they are Hoosier Tires and they can also use
aerodynamic "sail panels" as long as they are no higher than the highest peak
of the roof. Big Block Modifieds must weight at least 2,500 pounds.
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 29, 2001
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Brightbill; Pauch; Horton; CONSOLATION: Kerr
FEATURE - 25 Laps - 1. KENNY BRIGHTBILL, SINKING SPRING, PA.; 2. Doug
Hoffman; 3. Mark Bitner; 4. Brian Jones; 5. John Oliver; 6. Ryan Kerr; 7.
Stan Frankenfield; 8. Jimmy Horton; 9. Doug Pannepacker; 10. Billy Pauch; 11.
Gene Stravinsky; 12. Mike Franz; 13. Rocco Infante; 14. Art Taylor; 15. Ken
Hammond; 16. Fritz Epright; 17. Fred Dmuchowski; 18. Rick Grosso; 19. Mark
Tranquilli; 20. Tim Tanner, Jr.; 21. Tad Cox; 22. Wade Hendrickson; 23. Ryan
Watt; 24. Korey Keimig
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Weiss; Gray; Godown CONSOLATION: Nonnemacher
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. JOHN DIXON, MARLBORO; 2. Jimmy Weiss; 3. Dom
Buffalino; 4. Jeff Geiges; 5. Rick Holsten; 6. Chuck Flesch; 7. Rich Stinson;
8. Jeff Acolia; 9. Barry Christ; 10. Rob Gallmayer; 11. Art Liedl; 12. Paul
Marra; 13. Joey Tinnes; 14. Larry Reed; 15. John Gray; 16. GR Smith; 17.
Garrett Luzi; 18. Jimmy Spence; 19. Mike Lyons; 20. Keith Nonnemacher; 21.
Gene Devos; 22. Richie Pratt, Jr.; 23. John Snook; 24. John Spiegel; 25. Ryan
Godown; 26. John Romano
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Cheney; Dorry
FEATURE - 15 Laps - 1. ROB ORMSBEE, JACKSON; 2. Kevin Bifulco; 3. Keith
Flores; 4. Billy Bauer; 5. Phil Retter; 6. Al Cheney; 7. John Hewitt; 8. Kim
Cooke; 9. Rich Roveda; 10. Whitey Miller; 11. Bryan Reed; 12. Jim Hewitt; 13.
Chip Grant; 14. Art Avery; 15. Carol Whitehouse; 16. Al Burdge; 17. Art
Bifulco; 18. Dave Brymer; 19. Joel Quick; 20. Frank Dorry; 21. Greg Buchanon;
22. Larry Bubeck; 23. Paul Marra, Jr.
YOUNGSTERS ON BIG WHEELS AND ADULTS IN RACE CARS TO BATTLE
AT EAST WINDSOR SPEEDWAY ON JULY 13
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ Children will share the spotlight with professional race
drivers at the East Windsor Speedway on Friday evening (July 13) as the
half-mile clay oval presents its annual "Kids' Big Wheel Races" along with a
three division card of stock cars starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Big Wheel Races, sponsored by promoter Jack Simmons, Donna Jones and
Betty Higgins, are presented annually in memory of the late car-owner Barry
Schenck, who helped to start the event years ago. Kids, who bring their
three-wheeled vehicles from home, will race on the front stretch during
intermission. Children interested in competing are urged to register at the
speedway office at this Friday night's (July 6) racing event.
Frenchtown's Billy Pauch, Doug Hoffman of Allentown, Pa., Jimmy Horton of
Whitehouse Station and last week's winner, Kenny Brightbill of Sinking
Spring, Pa., will be among the drivers to watch in headline Modified 25-lap
The Sportsman division will return for a 20-lap main event. Defending
champ Ryan Godown of Ringoes is always a threat, as are Marlboro's John Dixon
and Stockton's Rob Gallmayer. 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 Jackson's
Rob Ormsbee and Larry Bubeck of New Hope, Pa., just to name a few.
Weekly Friday night dirt track action is slated to continue through
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.