posted August 25, 2001 11:58 AM
JIMMY HORTON IS AWESOME IN MODIFIED FEATURE WIN
AT EAST WINDSOR SPEEDWAY FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ Defending Modified stock car driving champ Jimmy Horton
was nothing short of awe inspiring Friday night in winning the 25-lap main
event at the East Windsor Speedway. The Neshanic Station veteran was forced
to the pit are a early in the event and then returned to race from the rear
of the 25 car field to take the win.
Mike Johnston of Franklin Park led the first two laps before former champ
Fred Dmuchowski of Neshanic Station took command. Dmuchowski then had eyes
for his first checkered flag of the season, while Horton was charging through
With no caution flags to bunch the pack, Horton had to rely in pure speed
and handling as he picked his way toward the front. Horton arrived in the top
five before ten laps were complete and then made at least two three-wide
passes to get to the front. Horton slipped into the lead on the 16th lap and
then ran front the field.
Frenchtown's Billy Pauch was second when all was said and done, with
Dmuchowski, third, Fritz Epright of Whitehouse Station, fourth and Kenny
Brightbill of Sinking Spring, Pa., fifth.
Jeff Acolia of Robbinsville was at the top of his game in the companion
20-lapper for the Sportsman cars, but lapped cars became his downfall late in
the contest. With just a few early race yellows to slow the pace, Acolia was
forced to weave through traffic late in the race. When a few of those cars
were less than cooperative, point leader Richie Pratt, Jr. of Hurffville was
able to gain needed ground and slip into the lead with just two laps
Acolia was forced to settle for second, while Lowell Snyder of Upper
Black Eddy, Pa., Rich Stinson of North Branch and Ringoes' Brian Godown
completed the top five.
Phil Retter of Easton, Pa. stormed to the front by the sixth lap and went
on to win the 15-lapper for the Street Stocks. Jackson's Keith Flores and Al
Cheney III of Cranbury were second and third, while Greg Buchanon of
Nazareth, Pa. and John Hewitt of Ottsville, Pa. were fourth and fifth.
The East Windsor Speedway returns to action this Friday evening (August
31) with the Modifieds featured in "Fan Favorite" Twin 20-lap main events.
The Sportsman racers have a 20-lapper planned, while the Street Stocks will
battle in a 15-lapper. Friday night's races begin at 7:30 p.m.
The East Windsor Speedway presents dirt track stock car racing through
the end of 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
August 24, 2001
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Brightbill; Johnston; Horton
FEATURE - 25 Laps - 1. JIMMY HORTON, NESHANIC STATION; 2. Billy Pauch; 3.
Fred Dmuchowski; 4. Fritz Epright; 5. Kenny Brightbill; 6. Ryan Watt; 7. Tad
Cox; 8. Todd Singley; 9. Doug Hoffman; 10. Art Taylor, Jr.; 11. Mark
Tranquilli; 12. Mike Johnston; 13. John Megill; 14. Rich Rutski; 15. Joe
Szwed; 16. Craig Ott; 17. Stan Frankenfield; 18. John Oliver; 19. Ken
Speaker; 20. Mike Franz; 21. John Salvatore; 22. Ryan Kerr; 23. Jeff Harvey;
24. John Protinick; 25. Jon Packenham
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Spiegel; Luzi; Acolia; CONSOLATION: Dixon
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. RICHIE PRATT, JR., HURFFVILLE; 2. Jeff Acolia; 3.
Lowell Snyder; 4. Rich Stinson; 5. Bryan Godown; 6. Rick Holsten; 7. John
Gray; 8. Jimmy Weiss; 9. GR Smith; 10. Garrett Luzi; 11. Art Liedl, Jr.; 12.
Joey Tinnes; 13. Scott Flammer; 14. John Dixon; 15. Barry Christ; 16. Stan
Janiszewski; 17. Jimmy Spence; 18. Gene Devos; 19. Rich Scagliotta; 20. John
Spiegel; 21. Jeff Geiges; 22. John Bush; 23. George Idell; 24. Jim Rossell;
25. John Romano; 26. Ryan Godown
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Marra; Retter
FEATURE - 15 Laps - 1. PHIL RETTER, EASTON, PA.; 2. Keith Flores; 3. Al
Cheney III; 4. Greg Buchanon; 5. John Hewitt; 6. Carol Whitehouse; 7. Joe
Garey; 8. Larry Bubeck; 9. Whitey Miller; 10. Jim Hewitt; 11. Pete Fogerty;
12. Chip Grant; 13. Al Burdge; 14. Kevin Bifulco; 15. Art Avery; 16. Paul
Marra, Jr.; 17. Art Bifulco; 18. Tom Leinhart; 19. Chuck Barker; 20. Ed
Metrick; 21. Mick Search; 22. Frank Dorry; 23. Norm Saxton; 24. Rob Ormsbee;
25. John Micek
MODIFIED TWIN 20'S ACTION SET FOR THIS
FRIDAY NIGHT (AUGUST 31) AT EAST WINDSOR SPEEDWAY
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ The hot and heavy race for the 2001 Modified stock car
driving title at the East Windsor Speedway will continue to sizzle this Friday
evening (August 31) as these mighty racecars compete in Twin 20 lap main
events. Both Big-Block and Small-Block powered dirt track Modified stock cars
are invited to compete on the half-mile clay oval.
This Friday night's Twin 20 lap Modified main events promise to be
competitive as many of the most talented drivers in the business are expected
to be in competition. Frenchtown's Billy Pauch, Kenny Brightbill of Sinking
Springs, Pa. and Doug Hoffman of Allentown, Pa. are sure to be favorites, as
is defending speedway champion Jimmy Horton of Neshanic Station. Others like
Neshanic Station's Fred Dmuchowski, Fritz Epright of Whitehouse Station and
Ryan Watt Phoenixville, Pa. seem prepared for a ride into the winner's circle
in every event they enter.
Potential winners Rob Ormsbee of Wall, Carol Whitehouse of Hamilton and
defending champ Al Cheney of Cranbury will be favorites in the night's Street
Stock 15-lapper. Still, plenty of pressure will come from Keith Flores of
Jackson, Phil Retter of Easton, Pa. and Art Bifulco of Monmouth Junction,
just to name a few.
The Sportsman division will return for a 20-lap main event. Defending
champ Ryan Godown of Ringoes is always a threat no matter what car he is
driving, as are Barry Christ of Piscataway, Jim Spence of New Egypt and point
leader Richie Pratt, Jr. of Hurffville.
This Friday night's racing program gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m., with
warm-ups starting one-half hour earlier. Plans call for Friday evening racing
to continue through September. For more information on the East Windsor
Speedway call the speedway hotline at 609-448-8510 732-521-0910 or visit the
website at www.ewspeedway.com.