NEW EGYPT, N.J. – Ryan Godown won his seventh feature of the season on Saturday evening as he captured the 30-lap 358 Modified feature Big Brother/Big Sister Night sponsored by Rockin Country Thunder 106 at New Egypt Speedway.
Godown charged up from 15th starting spot, passing leader Billy Pauch on a lap 10 restart and went on to the victory.
Rocco Infante and DJ Ruppert brought the field to the start with Infante taking control of the early stage of the event. Infante set the pace while 8th starter Tad Cox moved up quickly to second followed by 13th place starter Pauch. Yellow flags plagued the first 10 laps of the race. A lap five restart saw leader Infante get penalized for going too soon in turn four and he was put back to 3rd starting spot, lining up Cox and Pauch, as Pauch immediately charged to the lead.
On lap seven, another restart saw Godown now in the hunt, and he raced from fourth to second behind Pauch. Many fans anticipated another battle between the two just like this past Tuesday night, however the next restart saw Godown get top the top spot in turn one and never look back. Pauch stayed close over the final half of the race but was never really able to mount a serious challenge. Willie Osmun was a solid third, followed by early race leader Infante and Sammy Piazza completed the top five.
Bob Lineman Jr. of New Britian, PA was the winner of the 20 lap Sportsman feature. The current point leader won his third event of the season by a good margin looking strong throughout the event, holding off the Butler boys throughout the second half of the event. Mike Butler won the brotherly battle for second as defending champ Clay Butler settled for third. Mike Lyons and John Cornell III were fourth and fifth respectively.
John Carpenter won his second feature of 2013 in the Street Stock 20 lap feature event. Carpenter took advantage of a front row starting spot and cruised to his 14th career Street Stock victory, tops on the All-Time list. Dan Collamer was a fast closing second but ran out of time, followed by Gary Klimeczak, Bill Liedtka and Jason Saredy.