posted September 01, 2001 11:38 AM
JIMMY HORTON SWEEPS TWIN MODIFIED FEATURES
AT EAST WINDSOR SPEEDWAY FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ Defending Modified stock car driving champ Jimmy Horton
continued his recent hot streak by sweeping twin 20-lap feature races Friday
night at the East Windsor Speedway. All totaled, Horton now has 62 wins at
the half mile clay oval behind the wheel of a Small-Block powered Modified
and 115 East Windsor Speedway victories total. Career wise, Horton now has
385 victories and has won races in six of his last eight starts.
Flemington's John Oliver led the first 20-lapper at the outset, as Horton
set sail from his 12th starting slot. Horton was in third by the sixth lap
and then waited just two more circuits before making a diving three-wide pass
for the lead in the second corner. From then on Horton cruised to victory,
with Fritz Epright of Whitehouse Station holding off Doug Hoffman of
Allentown, Pa. for second. Ryan Watt of Phoenixville, Pa. was fourth and Tad
Cox of Doylestown, Pa. was fifth.
Oliver was again the leader at the start of the 2nd 20-lapper, but Horton
immediately started his drive to the front from 11th. Horton's run was
interrupted early in the event, however, when he was involved in a turn two
tangled along with Hoffman and Cox. The trio ducked to the pit area for
repairs and returned to restart at the back of the pack.
Neshanic Station's Fred Dmuchowski grabbed the lead as action resumed,
but Horton and company were on a mission. Horton arrive in second by lap
seven and wrestled with the leader before finally taking the lead on lap 11.
Horton then raced on to victory, with Dmuchowski second. Hoffman and Cox also
make impressive comebacks finishing third and fourth, while Todd Singley was
In the companion 20-lapper for the Sportsman cars, Stan Janiszewski of
Trenton raced from sixth on the 26-car grid to grab the feature win in the
closing laps. Mike Lyons of Hightstown was second, while Rob Gallmayer of
Stockton was third. Jimmy Weiss of Manalapan and Englishtown's John Romano,
Jr. were fourth and fifth.
Taking the lead at halfway after starting 14th, Rob Ormsbee of Jackson
raced to his third win of the year in the 15-lapper for the Street Stocks.
Carol Whitehouse of Hamilton, Phil Retter of Easton, Pa., Brick's George
Quinlin and early leader Frank Dorry of Ringoes wrapped up the top five.
The East Windsor Speedway returns to action this Friday evening
(September 7) with the Modifieds featured in 25-lap main event. The Sportsman
racers have a 20-lapper planned, while the Street Stocks will battle in a
15-lapper on "Len Sammons Memorial Night." The action will be another of the
popular "Run What Ya Brung" programs and competitors who do not have East
Windsor licenses are reminded that they can enter the pit area all through
September by paying an extra $10 at the pit gate. 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 31, 2001
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Horton; Hoffman
1ST FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. JIMMY HORTON, NESHANIC STATION; 2. Fritz Epright;
3. Doug Hoffman; 4. Ryan Watt; 5. Tad Cox; 6. Fred Dmuchowski; 7. Todd
Singley; 8. Mike Franz; 9. Stan Frankenfield; 10. John Oliver; 11. Joe Szwed;
12. Mike Johnston; 13. Art Taylor; 14. Mark Tranquilli; 15. Ken Hammond; 16.
Jack Amundsen; 17. John Protinick; 18. Larry McVay
2ND FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. JIMMY HORTON, NESHANIC STATION; 2. Dmuchowski; 3.
Hoffman; 4. Cox; 5. Singley; 6. Oliver; 7. Taylor; 8. Szwed; 9. Franz; 10.
Protinick; 11. Hammond; 12. Amundsen; 13. Tranquilli; 14. McVay; 15.
Johnston; 16. Watt; 17 Epright; 18. Frankenfield
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Marra; Lyons; Romano; CONSOLATION: Liedl
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. STAN JANISZEWSKI, TRENTON; 2. Mike Lyons; 3. Rob
Gallmayer; 4. Jimmy Weiss; 5. John Romano; 6. Rick Holsten; 7. GR Smith; 8.
John Gray; 9. Barry Christ; 10. Art Liedl, Jr.; 11. Richie Pratt, Jr.; 12.
Rob Shuster; 13. Rich Scagliotta; 14. Jeff Acolia; 15. John Dixon; 16. Brian
Pearson; 17. Joey Tinnes; 18. Garrett Luzi; 19. John Bush; 20. George Idell;
21. Rich Stinson; 22. Paul Marra, Sr.; 23. Lowell Snyder; 24. John Spiegel;
25. Gene Devos; 26. Bob Reese
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Burdge; Marra
FEATURE - 15 Laps - 1. ROB ORMSBEE, JACKSON; 2. Carol Whitehouse; 3. Phil
Retter; 4. George Quinlan; 5. Frank Dorry; 6. Al Cheney; 7. Larry Bubeck; 8.
Kevin Bifulco; 9. Jake Roveda; 10. Brian Nixon; 11. Al Burdge; 12. Chuck
Barker; 13. Greg Buchanon; 14. Wayne Hansen; 15. Whitey Miller; 16. Chip
Grant; 17. Ed Metrick; 18. John Hewitt; 19. Norm Saxton; 20. Paul Marra, Jr.;
21. Jim McLaughlin; 22. Joe Garey