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One Worth Celebrating: Danny Bouc Tops STSS ‘Dirty Jersey’ at New Egypt
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6/19/2024

6/19/2024

Short Track Super Series


One Worth Celebrating: Danny Bouc Tops STSS ‘Dirty Jersey’ at New Egypt

Written by Chris Moore

NEW EGYPT, NJ – One worth celebrating.

For the second time in his career, Danny Bouc was victorious with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco on Tuesday night.

The Pipersville, Pa., native snatched the lead away on a lap 23 restart and led the final 28 laps to win the 10th running of the ‘Dirty Jersey’ and the $6,000 top prize.

“We’ve found a lot of ways to lose this race,” Bouc explained in Bicknell Racing Products Victory Lane. “We’ve had several years, including last year, I thought we had a car to win, and it just never happened.”

Bouc’s win came in Round No. 5 of the NJ Quality Drywall South Region and Round No. 8 of the Ollie’s Overall Championship chase.

It took Bouc several years to win his first STSS race, which came in October of 2023, but just a half year later to get his second with his Craig and Leslie Pondish owned No. 6.

“I felt like we could get rolling (after last October’s triumph),” Bouc reasoned. “Then this year started, and we have not always been good.

“We’ve picked it up a little bit here lately and this one definitely feels good to get.”

Following the Beyea Custom Headers Redraw, Bouc rolled from the fourth position, with Boyertown, Pa.’s Ryan Watt and Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen on the front row.

Friesen quickly rolled the outside groove to lead the opening laps and was setting a torrid pace. Meanwhile, Bouc and Watt were battling back and forth for the runner-up spot for several laps.

Bouc wrestled the runner-up spot away from Watt on lap 11 but was three seconds behind Friesen by the time he got to second.

Yellow flags reset the field, however, and put Bouc alongside Friesen to settle it amongst themselves. Bouc failed on a lap-20 restart to take the lead away, but three laps later, Bouc took the lead away on his second try and never relinquished it.

“I was nervous on the first restart I was leading; you have to be with Stewart (Friesen) alongside you,” Bouc said. “Once I got a feel for them though and realized I was clearing him, I was ok with the cautions keeping me from lap traffic and letting my tires cool off.”

Bouc, a former champion at New Egypt Speedway, survived a late race scare as lap traffic had cost him speed and allowed Friesen to close, but a final yellow with two laps to go allowed Bouc to get clean racetrack and hang on for the victory.

Friesen settled for second in his Halmar International No. 44.

“We got rolling pretty good early, but I knew the restarts were going to be tough on us,” Friesen offered. “We got to him again in traffic and the dang caution came out again.”

Covington Township, Pa.’s Alex Yankowski completed the podium in his Millman’s NAPA Auto Parts No. 84y.

“They put the water down before the feature and we had the bigger motor,” Yankowski said. "That helped us work our way forward in the early going to get here.”

Schnecksville, Pa.’s Tanner Van Doren came from the 10th starting position to finish fourth in his family-owned No. 27 and Walden, N.Y.’s Anthony Perrego raced from 18th to finish fifth in the Vinnie Salerno-owned No. 4*, awarding him the Hard Charger Award in honor of Terry Fasnacht.

Finishing sixth through 10th, respectively, were Montgomery, N.J.’s Brandon Grosso in his family-owned No. 32; Watt in the Roberts Watt Racing No. 14w; Frenchtown, N.J.’s Billy Pauch Jr. from 20th in the Kid Racing No. 1; Neshanic Station, N.J.’s Ryan Krachun in his family-owned No. 29; and Binghamton, N.Y.’s Darren Smith in the Jeremy Smith Racing No. 12.

Thirty-one STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds signed in for competition in the ‘Dirty Jersey 10.’

Heat winners were Van Doren, Matt Sheppard, and Mike Mahaney. Dillon Steuer won the consolation event.

In Round No. 4 of the Belmont’s Garage South Region for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman, Logan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., dominated for his fifth career STSS victory.

Despite starting in fourth, Watt led every lap of the 25-lap affair to claim the $1,500 winners share.

Watt now sits second on the all-time STSS wins list for the Crate 602 Sportsman.

Dylan Madsen, Ethan Bill, Nick Van Wickle, and Mike Butler rounded out the top five.

The STSS now lays dormant for two weeks before firing off for a loaded month of July that kicks off on Wednesday, July 3 with the ‘Firecracker 50’ at N.Y.’s Fonda Speedway. The STSS Modifieds go for 50 laps and a $10,000 top prize in Round No. 4 of the River Valley Builders North Region and Round No. 9 of the Ollie’s Overall Championship. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman are also on the docket for a 25-lap, $2,000 top prize in Round No. 3 of the Madsen Overhead Doors North Region.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook, @ShortTrack_SS on Twitter or @ShortTrackSS on Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear, FloRacing, American Racer, Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, BDR Speed, NJ Quality Drywall, River Valley Builders, Ollie’s, Penske Racing Shocks, Saint Lawrence Radiology, Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches, Bicknell Racing Products, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Madsen Overhead Doors, Belmont’s Garage, Wegner Automotive, DIG Race Products, ATL, Dirt Draft, Swagger Factory Apparel, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel LLC, Beyea Custom Headers, Design for Vision, Sunglass Central, Dirt Track Digest TV, DKM Fabrication, EIBACH, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Headers & Exhaust Systems, JK Signworks, JLR Technologies, Dave Prime Jr. MAC Tools, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Superior Remodeling, TV 12 Racing Products, VAHLCO Wheels & Wilwood Disc Brakes.

‘DIRTY JERSEY’ RESULTS SUMMARY – NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2024

‘Dirty Jersey’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco NJ Quality Drywall South Region Round No. 5 Feature Finish (50 laps): 1. 6B-DANNY BOUC[4]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen[2]; 3. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[7]; 4. 27-Tanner Van Doren[10]; 5. 4P-Anthony Perrego[18]; 6. 32-Brandon Grosso[8]; 7. 14W-Ryan Watt[1]; 8. 1P-Billy Pauch Jr[20]; 9. 29-Ryan Krachun[9]; 10. 12S-Darren Smith[14]; 11. 3W-Mat Williamson[15]; 12. 35M-Mike Mahaney[12]; 13. 2A-Mike Gular[13]; 14. J24-Justin Grosso[21]; 15. 28T-Michael Trautschold[17]; 16. 6D-Dillon Steuer[19]; 17. 7M-Paul Mancini[27]; 18. 20C-Cole Stangle[23]; 19. 9S-Matt Sheppard[6]; 20. 13T-Anthony Tramontana[3]; 21. 112-Cale Ross[11]; 22. 11-Danny Hieber[26]; 23. 6S-Matt Stangle[25]; 24. 323-Johnny Bangs[24]; 25. 24-DJ Hunt[22]; 26. 26-Ryan Godown[5]; 27. 28-Michael Storms[16]

Did Not Qualify: 24M-Sammy Martz Jr; 24W-Sean Weiss; 74W-John Willman; 7G-Chris Grbac

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire Certificate): Darren Smith (10th) & Mike Gular (13th)
ATL Fuel Cell ‘Hot Lap Hero ($100): Matt Sheppard (17.072)
Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Bonuses ($50 Gift Cards): Tanner Van Doren (fourth) & Ryan Krachun (ninth)
Beyea Custom Headers Redraw Bonus ($50): Mike Mahaney (Redrew 12th) Bill Brown & Company Overall Heat Race Hard Charger ($50): Darren Smith (10th to fifth) Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Bonus (Oakley Sunglasses): Danny Bouc (Winner)
EIBACH Springs Bonus ($100 Certificate): Brandon Grosso (sixth)
Henry’s Exhaust Bonus ($50 Certificate): Mat Williamson (11th)
NJ Top Driver Bonus from Dirt Racing Heroes ($150): Brandon Grosso (sixth)
PEM Engineering & Manufacturing Bonus (Quick Change Gears): Alex Yankowski (third)
Penske Racing Shocks Bonuses: Danny Bouc (first - $150 certificate); Stewart Friesen (second - $75 certificate); Alex Yankowski (third - $50 certificate); Tanner Van Doren (fourth - $25 certificate) Schultz Racing Fuel Cells Bonus ($100 Certificate): Darren Smith (10th)
Terry Fasnacht Memorial Hard Charger Award Bonus ($222): Anthony Perrego (18th to fifth)
Wilwood Brakes ‘Lucky 7’ Bonus ($100 Certificate): Ryan Watt (seventh)

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Crate 602 Sportsman Belmont’s Garage South Region Round No. 4 Feature Finish (25 laps): 1. 4M-LOGAN WATT[4]; 2. 89-Dylan Madsen[6]; 3. 14B-Ethan Bill[1]; 4. 41-Nick Van Wickle[5]; 5. 04-Mike Butler[14]; 6. 29-Matt Ellery[13]; 7. 20-Ryan Simmons[11]; 8. 32C-David Miloszar[22]; 9. 43-Michael White[2]; 10. 15W-Adam White[12]; 11. 51-James Blewett[3]; 12. 9L-Jimmy Leiby[15]; 13. 77-Kyle Smith[16]; 14. 95-Ricky Moran[17]; 15. 4*-Joe Toth[25]; 16. 14T-Payton Talbot[8]; 17. 74-Jax Yohn[9]; 18. 7J-Jarod Millman[20]; 19. 72-Steve Davis[10]; 20. 18-Joe Nappi[21]; 21. 18R-Ryan Krushinski[27]; 22. 12-George Schweigart[26]; 23. 43P-Stephen Puglisi Jr[23]; 24. 13-Tyler James[24]; 25. 59-Colin Cox[18]; 26. 59K-Dakota Kohler[19]; 27. 89T-Mike Toth[7]

Did Not Qualify: USA1-Bob Lineman Jr; 08-Andrew Bohn; 69K-Stephen Kemery; 3PW-Will Protinick

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonus (FREE Tire Certificate): Matt Ellery (sixth)
Belmont’s Garage Hard Charger Award ($100): David Miloszar (22nd to eighth) Beyea Custom Headers Redraw Bonus ($25): Adam White (Redrew 12th)
Fastline Performance Bonuses ($100 Certificates): Dylan Madsen (second) & Jimmy Leiby (12th) Fastline Performance ‘Hot Lap Hero ($50): Ryan Simmons (18.402) Henry’s Exhaust Bonus ($50 Certificate): James Blewett (11th)
NJ Top Driver Bonus from Dirt Racing Heroes ($75): Ethan Bill (third)

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