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Laubach Picks Up Where He Left Off in New Egypt Tri-Track Event

 

New 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.

"This 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 it."

 

Laubach 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.

Kevin 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.

2008 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.

In 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.

 

Next 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.

 

NES RESULTS 4/17/10

 

MODIFIED RESULTS
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

 

1st 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

 

Feature (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: Brian Truppi

 

DNQ: 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
 
SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Rookie Feature (8 laps): 1. Jarrett Rozycki 2. Bill Lester 3. Dave Damiano 4. Walt Larson DNS: Lisa Schaefer, Glen Knell

 

1st 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

 

1st B-Main: 1. George Quinlan 2. DJ Ruppert 3. Clay Butler
2nd B-Main: 1. Mike Butler 2. Ryan Beltz 3. Will Dupree

 

Feature (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

 

DNQ: 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

 

Feature (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 McLaughlin