Picks Up Where He Left Off in New Egypt Tri-Track Event
Egypt, NJ (April 17, 2010)
– Rick Laubach of Hellertown, PA continued his dominance of the
Tri-Track Series at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he captured
the 40 lap Series event, sponsored by Roemer Paintless Dent
Repair. Laubach, the defending NES champion and 2-time defending
Tri-Track Series champ held off perennial NES winner Billy Pauch for
all 40 laps to claim his sixth career win at the New Jersey oval.
is awesome!," exclaimed Laubach in victory lane, "We like to
chase and run the big paying shows when we can, and when they have one
at your home track it is great to be able to take advantage of
started 2nd by the luck of the draw and wasted no time as he charged
to the lead at the drop of the green. However, winning this event was
anything but easy for him as Billy Pauch had drawn fourth starting
spot and was right on his bumper from the outset. Laubach seemed to
have Pauch covered in the early going, but a 16-lap green flag period
before halfway found Pauch really starting to apply the pressure in
lapped traffic. New track regular David Van Horn looked strong in his
first NES outing of the year as he ran down the top 2 NES chauffeurs
during this run, trailed by Dominick Buffalino and Ryan Watt. When not
watching the battle for the lead, most eyes were focused on former
track champions Jimmy Horton and Frank Cozze, as they made some
exciting moves thru traffic as they charged from the back. Horton’s
great run from 13th starting spot would end on lap 32 when he coasted
to a stop in turn 4 while running fifth. Cozze started 21st and was in
the top ten just 10 laps into the event and seemed to be one of the
fastest cars on the track as he ran the far outside of the
multi-grooved racing surface. Up front, Laubach survived two late race
cautions and proved he had the best car on this night as he raced
under the checkered 5 car lengths ahead of Pauch. Van Horn had a solid
first run coming home third, while Ryan Watt was steady again
finishing fourth for the second straight season in this event.
Cozze’s great run resulted in a nice fifth place finish after
winning the B-Main in the tough 41 car field. Ken Carberry beat out
Tim Tanner Jr. after a hard fought late race battle for sixth.
Rounding out the top ten were Richie Pratt Jr., Buffalino and
Bridgeport Tri-Track winner Wade Hendrickson.
Vaclavicek of New Egypt, NJ started 2010 off in fine style as he
picked up his first ever career win in the 20-lap companion Sportsman
event. Vaclavicek held off several different challenges, the last from
former multi-winner Mike Lyons to pick up the victory. Mike Howardson
added yet another top five finish to his resume as he chases after the
Sportsman title this year finishing third. After a stint in the Middle
East with the military last season, Clay Butler made his return to
racing a successful one as he came home 4th and Chad Barney rounded
out the top five.
champ Rich Mongeau of Manchester, NJ looked strong in the Outlaw Stock
season opener. Mongeau ran down and passed leader Johnny Carpenter
with just 3 laps remaining to post his seventh career win. Carpenter
settled for second followed by early leader PJ Oliver, Jason Saredy
and defending champ Shanon Mongeau.
the 2010 opener of the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers
Rookie Sportsman series, Jarrett Rozycki of Flemington, NJ won the 8
lap feature event in his first ever start in a Sportsman. Bill Lester
was second and Dave Damiano was third.
Saturday night, April 24, New Egypt Speedway presents Infante Sod Farm
Little League Night, as all little leaguers in uniform will be
admitted free. The racing will feature a full card of Big-Block
Modifieds, Crate1 Sportsman and Rookie Sportsman along with the first
ever appearance of both the 305 Sprint Cars & Fastrak Late Models.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with the first race starting at 6:00 pm.
For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or
log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.
1st Heat: 1. Bob Drayton 2. Rick Laubach 3. Sam Martz 4. Willie Osmun
5. Gary Butler
2nd Heat: 1. Johnny Guarino 2. Tad Cox 3. Ryan Watt 4. Tommy Carberry
Jr. 5. Richie Pratt Jr.
3rd Heat: 1. Mike Hendershot 2. Ron John Koczon 3. David Van Horn 4.
Tim Tanner Jr. 5. Dominick BUffalino
4TH HEAT: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Jimmy Horton 3. Brian Truppi 4. Wade
Hendrickson 5. Ken Carberry
B-Main: 1. Frank Cozze 2. Ryan Forte 3. Mark Forte Jr.
2nd B-Main: 1. Keith Hoffman 2. John McClelland 3. Mike McAleer
Provisionals: Frank Cozze Jr., John Stangle
(40 Laps): 1. Rick Laubach 2. Billy Pauch 3. David Van Horn 4. Ryan
Watt 5. Frank Cozze 6. Ken Carberry 7. Tim Tanner Jr. 8. Richie Pratt
Jr. 9. Dominick Buffalino 10. Wade Hendrickson 11. Mike Hendershot 12.
Sam Martz 13. Willie Osmun 14. Keith Hoffman 15. John McClelland 16.
Gary Butler 17. John Stangle 18. Johnny Guarino 19. Tommy Carberry Jr.
20. Ron John Koczon 21. Bob Drayton 22. Tad Cox 23. Jimmy Horton 24.
Mark Forte Jr. 25.Ryan Forte 26. Frank Cozze Jr. 27. Mike McAleer DNS:
Chris Grbac, Mike Barone, Jason Duppel, Neal Williams, Cory Anderson,
John Miloszar, Vern McLaughlin, Rick Holsten, Dave Adams, Brett
Ballard, Danny Johnson, Tommy Beamer, Chic Cossaboone
Rookie Feature (8 laps): 1. Jarrett Rozycki 2. Bill Lester 3. Dave
Damiano 4. Walt Larson DNS: Lisa Schaefer, Glen Knell
Heat: 1. Brian Roemer 2. Dave Hunt 3. John Cornell III 4. Alan
Bleacher 5. Marc Herman 6. Dan Mazy
2nd Heat: 1. Bob Lineman Jr. 2. Bill Liedtka 3. Rocco Infante 4. Chad
Barney 5. Ebby Ridge 6. Kevin Vaclavicek
3rd Heat: 1. Mike Howardson 2. Pat Wall 3. Gene Stravinsky 4. Mike
Lyons 5. Randy Yaple 6. Kyle Borror
B-Main: 1. George Quinlan 2. DJ Ruppert 3. Clay Butler
2nd B-Main: 1. Mike Butler 2. Ryan Beltz 3. Will Dupree
(20 Laps): 1. Kevin Vaclavicek 2. Mike Lyons 3. Mike Howardson 4. Clay
Butler 5. Chad Barney 6. Gene Stravinsky 7. Marc Herman 8. Ryan Beltz
9. George Quinlan 10. Mike Butler 11. Alan Bleacher 12. Pat Wall 13.
Brian Roemer 14. John Cornell 15. Rocco Infante 16. Dan Mazy 17. DJ
Ruppert 18. Dave Hunt 19. Bill Liedtka 20. Kyle Borror 21. Randy Yaple
22. Will Dupree 23. Jarrett Rozycki
DNS: Bob Lineman Jr. DQ: Ebby Ridge
Jimmy Watts, Steve Ramsey, John Marini Jr., Everett Taylor, Doug
Urbano, JT Trstensky, Andy Visinski, Ryan Simmons, Joe Systo, Harris
Kohen, Joe Baumann, Tim Apgar, Robin McTighe, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan
Osborne, Dave Damiano, Walt Larson.
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Rich Mongeau 2. Vern McLaughlin 3. P.J. Oliver
2nd Heat: 1. John Carpenter 2. Doug Debray 3. Jesse McLaughlin
(20 Laps): 1. Rich Mongeau 2. John Carpenter 3. PJ Oliver 4. Jason
Saredy 5. Shanon Mongeau 6. Jarred Burdge 7. Brian Ludwig 8. Billy
Wroble 9. Doug Debray 10. Darren Cox 11. Spider Ensinger Sr. 12. Marty
Derr 13. Jim Hewitt 14. Dan Collamer 15. Jesse McLaughlin 16. Gary
Klimeczak DNS: Kent Kreider, Scott Dugan, Paul Fariello DQ: Vern