Hits Homerun in Yankee Classic at NES
New Egypt, NJ (July 4, 2009)
– Jimmy Horton
invaded the New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night and captured the
Yankee Classic BPG/Hooters Tri-Track Series event, sponsored by RJS
Heating and Air Conditioning & H&H Gas. Horton, a former 2
time Modified track champ at NES, passed race leader Rick Laubach with
12 laps remaining and went on to post his second Series victory. The
win was Horton’s 16th of his career at New Egypt Speedway.
fell back from his second row starting spot to 8th in the first few
laps, but quickly righted the ship and began his march back to the
front. With pole sitter Laubach in control early, defending champ
Billy Pauch passed Tim Tanner for second and began to apply steady
pressure to the leader. Meanwhile Horton had snuck back into the
picture, and on a lap 9 restart he ducked under Pauch to take over
second. With much of the field using the low groove on the slick
racing surface, Horton went to the middle of the track and got his car
to work with a combination of a great set-up and excellent throttle
control. Lap after lap he gained a few more feet on Laubach, until he
eventually just wore him down, taking command of the event in turn
three as he went around Laubach. Once in front he opened up
about a five car length advantage, until the final lap, when in true
NES fashion Laubach made a desperate but well-timed charge on the
final turn, only to fall short by 1 car length. Laubach settled for
second, while Pauch watched the battle from his front row seat in
third. Tom Carberry completed an impressive run coming home
fourth while Willie Osmun completed the top five.
the Rislone URC Sprint Series event, Trevor Lewis of Upper Black Eddy,
PA won his first race at New Egypt since 2002, as he held off the
challenges of both JJ Grasso and defending champion Curt Michael.
Lewis, who started 11th, took the lead from the top three race
leaders in one lap just after halfway passing Micheal, Chris Coyle,
and leader Michael Carber. JJ Grasso was about to challenge Lewis for
the lead in lapped traffic when the yellow appeared with 8 laps
remaining. However, Grasso used the remainder of the event to fight of
Curt Michael for the runnerup honors. Coyle drove home 4th followed by
Kyle Purks in fifth.
McLaughlin took top honors in the Outlaw Stock event. McLaughlin had
his hands full with young Shanon Mongeau but held on to record his
second straight win. Mongeau crossed the line in second followed
by John Carpenter, Joe Mongeau and Kevin Bifulco.
The popular Modified Match races saw Gary Butler win the first 6 in a
row, pocketing $300, before falling to Sam Martz. Bobby Drayton took
care of Martz in the very next race and then beat Rick Laubach, before
inviting the lone driver left, Billy Pauch out for the final event.
Pauch took the 1 lap match race and the final race purse of
Next Saturday night, July 11, New Egypt Speedway takes a week off from
the regular card in order to bring you the Extreme Off-Road Series
Tour for the second time this season. Then the following Tuesday, July
14th, New Egypt Speedway will present their big mid-week Sportsman 50
lapper, paying a cool $2500 to win. Many top Sportsman drivers
from the Northeast are expected to be on hand to compete for the big
money. For more information about these events, call the speedway
office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.
1st Heat: 1.Jimmy Horton 2. Mike Hendershot 3. Jimmy Chester 4. Tom
Carberry 5. Bucky Kell
2nd Heat: 1. Bob Drayton 2. Ryan Forte 3. Ryan Watt 4. Tad Cox 5. Mark
3rd Heat: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. Kenny Carberry 3. Richie Pratt Jr.
4.Tim Tanner Jr. 5. Mike Krachun
4th Heat: 1. Gary Butler 2. Rick Laubach 3. Billy Pauch 4. Willie
Osmun 5. Frank Cozze Jr.
Race Winner: Billy Pauch
B Main: 1. Rich Rutski 2. Mike McAleer 3. John Miloszar
B Main: 1. Chic Cossaboone 2. Sam Martz 3. Wade Hendrickson
(40 laps): 1. Jimmy Horton 2. Rick Laubach 3. Billy Pauch 4. Tom
Carberry 5. Willie Osmun 6. Bob Drayton 7. Richie Pratt Jr. 8. Mike
Hendershot 9. Jimmy Chester 10. Sam Martz 11. Tim Tanner Jr. 12. Gary
Butler 13. Ryan Watt 14. Tad Cox 15. Rich Rutski 16. Wade Hendrickson
17. John Miloszar 18. Johnny Guarino 19. Chic Cossaboone 20.
Frank Cozze Jr. 21. Ryan Forte 22. Ron John Koczon 23. Mark Forte Jr.
24. Mike Krachun 25. Bucky Kell 26. Kenny Carberry 27. Mike McAleer
Rick Holsten, John Stangle, Steve Davis, Jimmy Horton IV, Marc Herman,
Steve Haggan, John Salvatore Jr., Jim Robertson, Dan Waisempacher,
Dominick Buffalino, Chris Grbac, Frank Cozze, Rick Wegner, Bruce Gsell,
Chris Allen Jr.
URC SPRINT CAR RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Michael Carber 2. Chris Coyle 3. Art Liedl 4. Danny
Massey 5. Scott Pursell 6. Andy Best
2nd Heat: 1. Trevor Lewis 2. Kyle Purks 3. Brett Schoenly 4. Robbie
Stillwaggon 5. Kenny Meisner 6. Jimmy Reppert
3rd Heat: 1. Curt Michael 2. Dave Gable 3. JJ Grasso 4. Kramer
Williamson 5. Davey Sammons 6. Joe Zuzcek
B Main: 1. Randy West 2. Mark Bitner 3. Jonathan Baker 4. Eddie Wagner
5. Bryn Gohn 6. Nick Schlauch Jr.
(25 laps): 1. Trevor Lewis 2. JJ Grasso 3. Curt Michael 4. Chris Coyle
5. Kyle Purks 6. Davey Sammons 7. Michael Carber 8. Brett Schoenly 9.
Kenny Meisner 10. Danny Massey 11. Nick Schlauch Jr, 12. Dave Gable
13. Mark Bitner 14. Andy Best 15. Eddie Wagner 16. Jimmy Reppert 17.
Bryn Gohn 18. John Baker 19. Randy West 20. Art Liedl 21. Kramer
Williamson 22. Joe Zuzcek 23. Robbie Stillwaggon 24. Scott Pursell
Jonathan Swanson, Andrew Hannula, Chuck Palmucci, Mike Kostic, Jay
Shypinka, Tim Houge, Becca Anderson
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. John Carpenter 2. PJ Okilver 3. Rich Mongeau 4. Jarrod
Burdge 5. Ray Posik 6. Spider Ensinger Sr.
2nd Heat: 1. Shanon Mongeau 2. Kevin Bifulco 3. Joe Mongeau 4.
Billy Wroble 5. Vern McLaughlin 6. Brian Ludwig
(20 Laps): 1. Vern McLaughlin 2. Shanon Mongeau 3. John Carpenter 4.
Joe Mongeau 5. Kevin Bifulco 6. Doug Debray 7. Ray Posik 8. Brian
Ludwig 9. Scott Dugan 10. PJ Oliver 11. Jarrod Burdge 12. Tom
Princiotta 13. Jay Bundy 14. Ed Tinsman 15. Billy Wroble 16. Jason
Saredy 17. Rich Mongeau DNS: Mike Butler, Spider Ensinger Sr., Goop