Van Horn Holds Off Guarino to Win Second at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (August 28, 2010)
– David Van Horn of Harmony, NJ picked up his second win of the season
and his career in the 30-lap Modified feature on Saturday night,
sponsored by Perone’s Auto Service & Salvage. Van Horn passed leader
Gary Butler with 12 laps remaining and then held off a hard charging
Johnny Guarino in a spirited battle over the final 10 laps to post the
"I knew he was going to be tough when I watched him in the Consi and
then saw he was up to second," Van Horn said referring to Guarino,
"When I passed him to get the lead back, I took his lane away and
decided he was going to have to beat me on the bottom. I am glad it
grabbed the lead at the start of the event over the 28 car field
followed by Mike Barone, Gary Butler, Darren McCaughey and Dominick
Buffalino. Several yellows slowed the action but Miloszar held sway
each time as Butler moved into second and began to challenge. Eight
laps into the event, a tangle in turn four found two-time champ Jimmy
Horton stopped against the inside guardrail as four-time champ & point
leader Billy Pauch headed pitside with front end damage. Horton was
able to restart, however, Pauch never returned to the race as the
damage sidelined him for the evening. On the restart Butler found a
way by the fast Miloszar and was now the pacesetter as he then
survived several more restarts including a hard front stretch crash
with Frank Cozze Jr. and Sam Martz, and then a lap 17 pileup in turn
two that started when Miloszar spun in front of the field. Once we
were back to green, Van Horn wasted no time getting the lead as
Guarino followed him by Butler. The two pulled away and began to
battle with Guarino constantly challenging Van Horn to the inside when
the final caution of the event came out with just 7 laps remaining.
Guarino made the most of this as he switched it up and charged around
the outside to sweep into the lead with six to go, but two laps later,
Van Horn went under Guarino in turn three very hard to get the lead.
As the car slid high up the track, many thought Guarino would just
drive back by on the inside. But Van Horn’s car stuck on the outside
and he easily grabbed the lead. With this knowledge Van Horn then
drove the car in that groove over the remaining 4 laps and won the
race going away by 6 car lengths. Guarino raced home with his third
second place finish, while Frank Cozze finished a good night for him
in third. Butler held on for fourth while defending champ Rick
Laubach, who had struggled all night long finished a surprising fifth.
With Pauch finished in last (28th), Laubach takes over the point lead
by just one point as we enter the final month of the season.
Asphalt Modified standout Jimmy Blewett of Howell, NJ started the
night off by shattering the one-lap Sportsman track record by over
three tenths of a second (17.177) during his heat race victory, and
then finished the night off with his first ever dirt track feature win
in the 20-lap nightcap. Blewett passed leader JT Trestensky before
halfway and went on to record an impressive win over defending
Sportsman champion and current point leader Rocco Infante. Mike
Howardson finished third over Trestensky, who settled for fourth.
Rookie champ Bill Lester rounded out the top five.
John Carpenter of Howell, NJ posted his fifth win in the last seven
events in the 20-lap Outlaw Stock feature. Carpenter passed leader PJ
Oliver and then held him off to get the popular victory. Oliver was
second, followed by Mick Search, Marty Derr and Brian Ludwig.
This Tuesday evening, August 31, New Egypt
Speedway presents the Modified Tri-Track Series “Summer Sizzler 40”
along with the always exciting ARDC Midgets. Racing gets underway at
Next Saturday night,
September 4, New Egypt Speedway presents Back to School Night.
Big-Block Modifieds, Crate1 Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the 305
Sprint Cars will be on the card. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with the
first race starting at 6:00 pm.
Then on Labor Day Monday, it will be the John Romano Memorial 84-lap
Sportsman event. FasTRAK Late Models will also be on the racing card
the evening with racing starting at 5pm. For more information, call
the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to
NES RESULTS 8/28/10
1st Heat: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Darren McCaughey 3.
Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Tom Carberry 5. Bob Drayton 6. Gary Butler
Heat: 1. Rick Laubach 2. Dominick Buffalino 3. Tad Cox 4. Ron John
Koczon 5. Sam Martz 6. Brian Truppi
3rd Heat: 1. David Van Horn 2.
John Miloszar 3. Mike Barone 4. Keith Hoffman 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Frank
Consi: 1. Mike Hendershot 2. Johnny Guarino 3. Jim Robertson
4. Brad Freeman 5. Corey Anderson 6. John Salvatore 7. Matt Harrell 8.
Tommy Carberry Jr.
Pts. Prov: Willie Osmun
Fans Prov: Frank
Feature (30 Laps): 1. David Van Horn 2. Johnny
Guarino 3. Frank Cozze 4. Gary Butler 5. Rick Laubach 6. Tad Cox 7.
Bob Drayton 8. Mike Barone 9. Darren McCaughey 10. Ron John Koczon 11.
Dominick Buffalino 12. Tim Tanner Jr. 13. Jimmy Horton 14. Matt
Harrell 15. Mike Hendershot 16. Jim Robertson 17. Corey Andersen 18.
Brad Freeman 19. Tommy Carberry Jr. 20. Tom Carberry 21. Willie Osmun
22. John Miloszar 23. Brian Truppi 24. John Salvatore 25. Keith
Hoffman 26. Frank Cozze Jr. 27. Sam Martz 28. Billy Pauch
Mark Forte Jr., Randy Laird, Gary Hager, DJ Ruppert, Steve Haggan,
John Keller, Doug Ostwald
1st Heat: 1. J.T. Trsensky 2. Dave Hunt 3. Chad Barney 4.
Mike Krachun 5. Gene Stravinksy 6. Kyle Borror
2nd Heat: 1. Will
Dupree 2. Bill Lester 3. John Cornell III 4. Kevin Vaclavicek 5. Alan
Bleacher 6. Ryan Simmons
3rd Heat: 1. Jimmy Blewett 2. Mike
Henderson 3. Rocco Infante 4. Mike Butler 5. Richie Cass Sr. 6. Mike
Consi: 1. Clay Butler 2. George Quinlan 3. Bob Lineman Jr. 4.
Randy Yaple 5. Ryan Beltz 6. Marc Herman
Feature (20 Laps): 1.
Jimmy Blewett 2. Rocco Infante 3. Mike Howardson 4. J.T. Trsensky 5.
Bill Lester 6. Kevin Vaclavicek 7. Mike Lyons 8. Randy Yaple 9. John
Cornell III 10. Mike Butler 11. Chad Barney 12. George Quinlan 13.
Will Dupree 14. Ryan Beltz 15. Gene Stravinksy 16. Clay Butler 17. Bob
Lineman Jr. 18. Ryan Simmons 19. Richie Cass Sr. 20. Alan Bleacher 21.
Kyle Borror 22. Marc Herman 23. Dave Hunt 24. Mike Krachun
Ray Woodall, Ryan Osborne, Walt Larson, Everett Taylor, Harry Landis,
Chris Christ, Danny DeStefano, Harris Kohen, Robin McTighe, John
Marini Jr., Steve Ramsey, Doug Urbano, Wayne Bechtel, Jeff Marcucci,
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
Heat: 1. John Carpenter 2. Jason Saredy 3. Marty Derr 4. Rich Mongeau
5. Billy Wroble
2nd Heat: 1. Mick Search 2. P.J. Oliver 3. Kevin
Bifulco 4. Scott Dugan 5. Brian Ludwig
Feature (20 Laps): 1.
John Carpenter 2. P.J. Oliver 3. Mick Search 4. Marty Derr 5. Brian
Ludwig 6. Billy Wroble 7. Spider Engsinger Sr. 8. Tony Klimeczak 9.
Kevin Bifulco 10. Scott Dugan 11. Shanon Mongeau 12. Dennis Seely 13.
Don Chambers 14. Jesse McLaughlin 15. Jason Saredy
DQ: Rich Mongeau