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 victory.

"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 worked out.”  
John Miloszar 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 7:30pm. 
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 www.newegyptspeedway.net.

1st Heat: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Darren McCaughey 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Tom Carberry 5. Bob Drayton 6. Gary Butler
2nd 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 Cozze
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 Cozze Jr.

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

DNQ: 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 Lyons
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

DNQ: 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, Joe Baumann
1st 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