Cozze Ends Two Year Drought at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (September 4, 2010)
– Frank Cozze of Wind Gap, PA out-dueled defending champ and current
point leader Rick Laubach at New Egypt Speedway on
Saturday night as he posted his first win in almost 2 years in the
30-lap main event sponsored by Calabreeze Pools, Inc. Cozze used a
late race restart to his advantage wrestling the lead
away from Laubach with just five laps remaining to win the
26th feature of his career at NES.
“I knew I would only get one shot,” stated Cozze referring to the last
restart, “He was starting to slip in the middle of the corners the
last few laps, so I thought I might be able to get him if I could
get a good start. It has been a while since our last win and I was
going to give it everything I had.”
Gary Hager and Tommy Carberry
Jr. brought the 27 car field to the start with Carberry Jr. grabbing
the initial lead. Several caution periods slowed the early going as
Carberry Jr. & third starting Mike Barone lead the first five laps. A
fast Dominick Buffalino then charged to the point and took control for
the next five laps. Billy Pauch and Rick Laubach, who started the
evening separated by just one point in their
race for the NES championship, were advancing quickly and were both
scored in the top five by lap eight with Laubach 2nd. Laubach wasted
no time as he grabbed the top spot away from Buffalino
on lap 11 to become the race’s fourth leader. At this point Pauch,
Tuesday night’s Tri-Track Series winner at NES, was up to third and
13th starting Frank Cozze entered the top five. A lap 13 restart would
then change the complexion of the event for the second half. As
the green flag flew, Cozze would charge past 3 cars into second and
chase after Laubach, while Pauch fell back to eighth. At halfway
Laubach was flying high on the cushion and was slowly pulling away
from Cozze trailed by Keith Hoffman, Buffalino and last Saturday
night’s winner David Van Horn. As the laps clicked by the track was
changing & it seemed as though Laubach had the best set-up for the
changing conditions. With six laps to go it appeared that heavy lapped
traffic would play a major part in the outcome as Laubach was about to
hit the back of the field. However Johnny Guarino’s mount broke and
brought out the race’s final caution and it appeared to everyone that
Laubach would now cruise to his fifth win of the season. Cozze had
other ideas though and as the green came back on he
charged into turn one and dove all the way to the bottom of the
speedway and attempted a slider into the lead. Laubach fought
back as he had his foot to the floor and raced back up along side of
Cozze on the backstretch and they entered turn three even. The two
brought the crowd to their collective feet as they raced side by side
for the lead with sparks flying for the next half a lap into turn one
when Cozze grabbed the top spot. Once in front, Cozze used the cushion
and raced on to his first win since Sept. of 2008.
Laubach settled for second, followed by Buffalino, Hoffman and Van
Defending Crate-1 Sportsman champion Jon Haegele won his second race
of the season. Chris Allen Jr. gave it everything he had but settled
for second at the finish. John Micek was third, Gabe Fox finished
fourth and became the new point leader with just one race remaining.
Bobby Dmuchowski raced across the line fifth.
The Outlaw Stock 20-lap feature was taken by Mick Search. Search had
won six Super Stock features in his career, however this was his first
Outlaw stock triumph. John Carpenter and PJ Oliver, who have
dominated the Outlaw Stocks this season, finished second and third
respectively. Dan Collamer and Scott Dugan rounded out the top five.
The Fastrak Late Models ran two 12 lap features with Steve Davis
sweeping both of them for the fourth time this year. Tony Giglio and
PJ Oliver finshed second and third in the first one, and Giglio and
point leader Darin Henderson completed the top three in the second
This Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 6 New Egypt Speedway will present the
biggest Sportsman race in the Northeast this year with the 84-lap John
Romano Memorial paying $5000 to win and $300 to take the green.
Sportsman drivers from all over the northeast are expected to be on
hand to challenge the NES regulars for the top prize. Lap money of at
least $20 every lap will be paid as well along with many other
contingency awards and bonuses. Sportsman will also compete in the
fan favorite one-on-one Match races for $500. Joining the Sportsman on
the race card will Tri-State RaceSavers 305 Sprints as they will
compete in a 25 lap main event paying a cool $1000 to win, with many
NY and PA invaders expected to be on hand as well. The Factory Stocks
will also compete in one 15 lap event. Pit Gates will open at 1pm,
Spectator Gates will open at 2pm with warm-ups at 4pm and the first
race is at 5pm. Adult Admission is $20, Age 12-15 is $10, with kids 11
and under being admitted free. Pit Admission will be $35 with No
License Required. All Rules for this event as well as additional info
can be found on the track’s website at www.newegyptspeedway.net or you
can call the speedway for more info at 609-758-1900.
NES RESULTS 9/04/10
1st Heat: 1. Rick Laubach 2.
Gary Hager 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Sam Martz 5. John McClelland 6. Ron
2nd Heat: 1. Willie Osmun 2. Dominick
Buffalino 3. Billy Pauch 4. Tom Carberry Sr. 5. Frank Cozze Sr. 6.
3rd Heat: 1. Tad Cox 2. Jimmy Horton 3.
Mike Barone 4. Tommy Carberry Jr. 5. Johnny Guarino 6. Bob Drayton
Consi: 1. David Van Horn 2.
Ryan Forte 3. Darren McCaughey 4. Gary Butler
5. Mike Hendershot 6. Frank Cozze Jr. 7. Jim Robertson 8. Corey
Fans Provisional: Brian Truppi
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Frank Cozze Sr. 2. Rick Laubach 3. Dominick
Buffalino 4. Keith Hoffman 5. David Van Horn 6. Ron John Koczon 7. Tad
Cox 8. Billy Pauch 9. Frank Cozze Jr. 10. Bob Drayton 11. Gary Butler
12. Jimmy Horton 13. Tommy Carberry Jr. 14. Mike Barone 15. Gary Hager
16. Tom Carberry Sr. 17. John McClelland 18. Mike Hendershot 19. Ryan
Forte 20. Johnny Guarino 21. Jim Robertson 22.
Tim Tanner Jr. 23. Darren McCaughey 24. Willie Osmun 25. Corey
Andersen 26. Steve Haggan 27. Brian Truppi
DNS: Sam Martz
Lyons, Brian Crammer John Salvatore, Randy Laird, Jason Wiggett, Matt
Harrell, John Miloszar Jr., Brad Freeman
CRATE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Jon Haegele 2.
Matt Valliancourt 3. Chris Allen Jr. 4. Kyle Borror 5. Glen Schneck 6.
2nd Heat: 1. Jimmy Spellman 2. Bobby
Dmuchowski 3. Danny Roslin 4. Gabe Fox 5. Dan
Mazy 6. Harry Marlin
3rd Heat: 1. John Aumick 2. Jarrett
Rozycki 3. Bill Martino 4. Jim Housworth 5. Glenn Knell 6. Bryan Kuhl
Consi: 1. Rich Steele Jr. 2.
Eric Engstrom 3. Doug Urbano 4. Joe Dill 5. Scott Hyland 6. Rob
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jon Haegele 2. Chris Allen Jr.
3. John Micek 4. Gabe Fox 5. Bobby Dmuchowski 6. Harry Marlin 7. Jim
Housworth 8. Kyle Borror 9. Doug Urbano 10. Dan Mazy 11. Jarrett
Rozycki 12. Eric Engstrom 13. Danny Roslin 14. Rich Steele Jr. 15. Joe
Dill 16. Matt Vaillancourt 17. Bill Martino 18. Scott Hyland 19. Jimmy
Spellmon 20. John Aumick 21. Bryan Kuhl 22.
Glen Schneck 23. Glenn Knell 24. Bob Rambone
DNQ: Jordan Cox, Bob Rambone, Doug Debray, Tom Raneri, Dan Stout,
Scott Cranston, Chris Allen Sr.
OUTLAW STOCKS RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Mick Search 2.
John Carpenter 3. Billy Wroble 4. Scott Dugan 5. Spider Ensinger Sr.
6. Kevin Bifulco
2nd Heat: 1. Dan Collamer 2. P.J. Oliver
3. Marty Derr 4. Brian Ludwig 5. Jesse McLaughlin 6. Tony Klimeczak
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Mick Search 2. John Carpenter 3. P.J. Oliver
4. Dan Collamer 5. Scott Dugan 6. Billy Wroble
7. Brian Ludwig 8. Spider Ensinger Sr. 9. Tony
Klimeczak 10. Kevin Bifulco 11. John Gasko 12. Rob Longo 13. Jarred
Burdge 14. Dennis Seely 15. Jesse McLaughlin 16. Paul
Hartwig Jr. 17. Jason Saredy 18. Art Fariello 19. Marty Derr
FASTRAK LATE MODEL RESULTS
Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. Steve
Davis 2. Tony Giglio 3. P.J. Oliver 4. Darin Henderson 5. Alessa Young
Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. Steve
Davis 2. Tony Giglio 3. Darin Henderson 4. Alessa Young DNS: PJ