Beats Guarino in New Egypt Thriller
New Egypt, NJ (May 1, 2010)
– In what many believe was one of the best nights in recent memory
at New Egypt Speedway, Rick Laubach of Hellertown, PA scored his
second feature win of the young season in the 30-lap Modified feature
on Saturday night, sponsored by Cradlerock Developers &
Professional Water Services. Laubach used the ultra fast and smooth
surface to grab the lead from race-long leader Johnny Guarino with
just two laps remaining and then sped to the seventh victory of his
career at NES. In fact, all three feature of the evening came down to
the final lap!
was tough tonight, but I think my experience is the only reason we won
tonight," proclaimed Laubach in victory lane, "I know that
when your trying to win your first the nerves start up late in the
race, and now that I am a veteran I get up for these challenges. I
feel bad for Johnny, but we are here to win and I give it my all every
week. He will get one soon."
started the race in 13th spot while Guarino charged to the early lead
from his front row start. Guarino looked impressive early, as he
pulled away at will from Mike Barone and David Van Horn. Van Horn’s
night was short lived as he broke on lap 11 as he was challenging for
second. The restart found Laubach sitting on row 4 with Billy Pauch,
and 2 laps later, Pauch broke in turn two setting off a chain reaction
involving Ron John Koczon, Gary Butler and Jimmy Horton, with Koczon
done for the evening. Guarino continued to control the event by
as much as half of a straightaway while Frank Cozze and Laubach moved
into second and third. With 9 laps to go, Laubach took second spot
from Cozze and began zeroing in on the leader. Laubach chipped
away at Gaurino’s lead each lap until he caught him with just 3 laps
left. As the two-to-go sign was given, the cars were side by side at
the start-finish line with each person in attendance having their own
view of who was in the lead. Laubach then took the lead in turn one,
only to see Guarino take it back on the backstretch as they hit lapped
traffic. At this moment the yellow lights came on for Frank
Cozze Jr. who stopped against the homestretch fence. The official
scoring reverting back to the completion of lap 28, Lauback was found
to be the leader by just .005 of a second on the AMD transponders.
Laubach held on over the final two laps to post his second win in
three races while Guarino held off Cozze for his best finish ever at
NES. Cozze cruised home third ahead of a fast Kenny Carberry and
new-comer Mike Barone who also posted his best ever NES finish.
Infante of Robbinsville, NJ bounced back after a less than stellar
performance in the season opener as he raced side by side with
race-long leader Dave Hunt for the final 18 laps of the 20 lap
Sportsman Feature event. Hunt and Infante raced side by side lap after
lap without touching, till Infante finally grabbed the lead for good
with just two laps remaining for the 17th win of his career. Hunt
settled for second, followed by Randy Yaple third, Will Dupree fourth
and Pat Wall in fifth.
Dugan of Farmingdale, NJ posted his first ever win at New Egypt
Speedway taking top honors in the 20-lap Outlaw Stock nightcap. He did
this by holding off both PJ Oliver and Johnny Carpenter on either side
of him over the final 3 laps. Oliver held on for second over Jason
Saredy, Rich Mongeau and defending champ Shannon Mongeau.
the third event of the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers
Rookie Sportsman series, Bill Lester became the 3rd winner in as many
events for the Rookies followed by Walt Larson and Glen Knell.
Saturday night, May 8, New Egypt Speedway presents Mother’s Day
night. Big-Block Modifieds, Crate1 Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, 305
Sprint Cars & Fastrak Late Models will be on the card. 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
1st Heat: 1. Rick Laubach 2. John Guarino 3. Ron John Koczon 4. Gary
Butler 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Frank Cozze
2nd Heat: 1. Mike Barone 2. David Van Horn 3. Kenny Carberry 4. Bob
Drayton 5. Mark Forte Jr. 6. Mike Hendershot
3rd Heat: 1. Frank Cozze Jr. 2. Billy Pauch 3. Keith Hoffman 4. Cory
Anderson 5. Sam Martz 6. John Miloszar Jr.
B-Main: 1. Willie Osmun 2. Dominick Buffalino 3. Tad Cox 4. John
McClelland 5. Brian Truppi 6. John Stangle
Jim Robertson, Darren McCaughey
Provisional: Mike McAleer
Provisional:Tommy Carberry Jr
(30 Laps): 1. Rick Laubach 2. John Guarino 3. Frank Cozze 4. Kenny
Carberry 5. Mike Barone 6. Keith Hoffman 7. Bob Drayton 8. Dominick
BUffalino 9. Sam Martz 10. Mike Hendershot 11. Jimmy Horton 12.
Willie Osmun 13. JOhn McClelland 14. Tommy Carberry Jr. 15. Gary
Butler 16. Cory Anderson 17. Ron John Koczon 18. Tad Cox 19. Brian
Truppi 20. John Stangle 21. Frank Cozze Jr. 22. Mark Forte Jr. 23.
Mike McAleer 24. Billy Pauch 25. John Miloszar 26. David Van Horn 27.
Ryan Forte, Tommy Beamer, Dan Mazy, Tom Carberry, Timmy Tanner Jr,
Rookie Feature (8 laps): 1. Bill Lester 2. Walt Larson 3. Glen Knell
4. Dave Damiano 5. Jarrett Rozycki
1st Heat: 1. Mike Lyons 2. Bob Lineman Jr. 3. Dave Hunt 4. Randy Yaple
5. Ryan Beltz 6. Ryan Simmons
2nd Heat: 1. Eddy Ridge 2. DJ Ruppert 3. Mike Butler 4. Brian Roemer
5. Marc Herman 6. Kyle Borror
3rd Heat: 1. Rocco Infante 2. J.T. Trsesnsky 3. Pat Wall 4. Will
Dupree 5. Bill Liedtka 6. Mike Howardson
B-Main: 1. Kevin Vaclavicek 2. George Quinlan 3. Clay Butler 4.
Everett Taylor 5. Alan Bleacher 6. Gene Stravinsky
(20 Laps): 1. Rocco Infante 2. Dave Hunt 3. Randy Yaple 4. Will Dupree
5. Pat Wall 6. Bill Liedtka 7. Ryan Beltz 8. Mike Howardson 9. Clay
Butler 10. Marc Herman 11. Kevin Vaclavicek 12. Brian Roemer 13. Alan
Bleacher 14. J.T. Trsensky 15. Bill Lester 16. Ryan Simmons 17.
Everett Taylor 18. Gene Stravinsky 19. George Quinlan 20. DJ Ruppert
21. Ebby Ridge 22. Mike Lyons 23. Mike Butler 24. Bob Lineman Jr. 25.
Chad Barney, Doug Stepanchuk, Joe Systo, Wayne Bechtel, Steve Ramsey,
Lee Allen, Dave Damiano, Walt Larson, Jarrett Rozycki, Ryan Osborne,
John Cornell, Robin McTighe, Glen Knell, Ryan Hoffman.
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. P.J. Oliver 2. Rich Mongeau 3. Jesse McLaughlin 4. Scott
Dugan 5. Darren Cox 6. Marty Derr
2nd Heat: 1. Dan Collamer 2. John Carpenter 3. Jason Saredy 4. Gary
Klimeczak 5. Doug Debray 6. Brian Ludwig
(20 Laps): 1. Scott Dugan 2. P.J. Oliver 3. Jason Saredy 4. Rich
Mongeau 5. Shannon Mongeau 6. Jesse McLaughin 7. Dan Collamer 8. Marty
Derr 9. Doug Debray 10. Spider Ensinger Sr. 11. John Carpenter 12.
Billy Wroble 13. Gary Klimeczak 14. Brian Ludwig 15. Darren Cox
Kevin Bifulco, Herb Stout