Hendrickson & Pratt Share
Spotlight in New Egypt Twin 20's
New Egypt, NJ (May 7, 2011) Ė Wade Hendrickson of Lawrenceville,
NJ and Richie Pratt Jr. of Sewell, NJ won each end of the
Modified Twin Twenties program at New Egypt Speedway Saturday
night sponsored by Buhler Auto Group. Hendrickson took the
lead at the start of the first feature and lead wire to wire
to post his first ever feature win at the speedway.
Hendrickson held off repeated challenges from Johnny Guarino,
Tim Tanner, Jr. and finally Rick Laubach to post the popular
victory. In the nightcap Pratt took the lead on lap 6 when
leader Gary Butler broke an axle and lead the final 14 laps
holding off perennial winner Billy Pauch by .516 seconds to
win his second career feature at the central jersey oval.
Hendrickson started 3rd by the luck of the draw and had
the lead by the time the field was on the backstretch in the
first feature. Ninth starting Johnny Guarino made his presence
known on lap 6 when he passed 5 cars to move into third, then
taking second from Mike Hendershot one lap later. Guarino was
fast, but Hendrickosn was faster as he slowly pulled away from
him as suddenly Tim Tanner Jr. raced into the picture, passing
Guarino and taking a turn at challenging for the lead.
Hendrickson was up to the task and continued to show the way
despite Guarino again advancing to second and applying even
harder pressure. The final challenge was when 2 time defending
champ Rick Laubach moved into second with just two laps to go,
however Hendrickson was not to be denied as he held on thru
one final restart to capture his first ever feature at NES.
Laubach crossed the line second followed by Billy Pauch,
Guarino and Tanner.
In the second feature, Brian Truppi
lead Gary Butler for the first lap before giving way to
Butler, who made a daring outside-inside move going into turn
one to take command. Butler seemed very fast, as attested to
by Richie Pratt after the race when he said he didnít know if
he would have had anything for him. But on lap 6 Butler
swerved to a stop on the homestretch with a broken rear axle
ending his night. Pratt gained the lead and drove away from
the field on the restart with Laubach and Pauch already in his
wake. Laubach chased Pratt into lapped traffic, but Pratt was
masterful as he negotiated the back markers with ease. With
just 5 laps remaining Pauch charged under Laubach and went
after Pratt, pulling up under him several times over the final
2 laps. Pratt had all the answers on this night though as he
beat Pauch by less than a car length for his first win of
2011. Pauch and Laubach were second and third again, this time
in reverse, while Willie Osmun drove home with a fourth and
Sam Martz rounding out the top five.
Bob Lineman, Jr.
of Doylestown, PA won a crowd pleasing race over two-time
defending champ Rocco Infante to take top honors in the 20 lap
Sportsman main event. Lineman and Infante ran almost the
entire race side by side thru traffic and then battling for
the lead, changing the lead 5 times over the final two laps
alone. Lineman withstood the onslaught on the final turn as he
posted his second win in three races by just .247 seconds.
Mike Howardson, who led the first 12 laps of the event,
completed a nice run in third, followed by Ryan Beltz in
fourth and Mike Lyons fifth.
In the Cradlerock
Developers Rookie Sportsman series, John Desmelyk won his
first race In just his second outing defeating Mike Everett
and Jeremy Martino.
Dan Collamer of Waretown, NJ won
the 20 lap Outlaw Stock feature for his fourth career win and
his second this year in as many races. Defending champion PJ
Oliver was second while Jason Saredy came in third. John
Carpenter crossed the line fourth while Brian Ludwig completed
the top five.
Next Saturday night, May 7, New Egypt
Speedway presents Motherís Day Night, as all the Momís in
attendance will get free flowers courtesy of Mr. Green Jeans.
The racing will feature a full card of Big-Block Modifieds,
Crate-1 Sportsman, Fastrak late Models, Tri-State Racesavers
305 Sprint Cars and Rookie Sportsman. 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
NES RESULTS 4/30/11
Heat 1: 1. Sam Martz 2. Ron John
Koczon 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Tommy Carberry Jr. 5. Billy Pauch
6. Willie Osmun
Heat 2: 1. Tad Cox 2. Gary Butler 3. Johnny
Guarino 4. John McClelland 5. Richie Pratt Jr. 6. Mike
Heat 3: 1. David Van Horn 2. Frank Cozze Jr. 3.
Rick Laubach 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Wade Hendrickson 6. John
1st Consi: 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Matt Harrell
3. Ryan Forte 4. Mike Franz
2nd Consi: 1. Bob Drayton 2.
Mike Iles 3. Brian Truppi 4. John Miloszar
Provisionals: Mike Barone, Pt. Prov: Mike McAleer
Freeman, Rich Acolia, Tommy Farrell III, Dan Mazy, Rick
Holsten, John Stangle, Stan Frankenfield Jr., Dave Hunt.
1st Feature (20 Laps): 1. Wade Hendrickson 2. Rick Laubach
3. Billy Pauch 4. Johnny Guarino 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Bob
Drayton 7. David Van Horn 8. Mike Hendershot 9. Sam Martz 10.
Ron John Koczon 11. Willie Osmun 12. Richie Pratt Jr. 13. Gary
Butler 14. Brian Truppi 15. John Miloszar Jr. 16. Ryan Forte
17. Dominick Buffalino 18. Frank Cozze Jr. 19. Mike Franz 20.
John Salvatore 21. Mike Iles 22. John McClelland 23. Mike
Barone 24. Mike McAleer 25. John Stangle 26. Jimmy Horton 27.
Tommy Carberry Jr. 28. Matt Harrell 29. Tad Cox
Feature (20 laps): 1. Richie Pratt Jr. 2. Billy Pauch 3. Rick
Laubach 4. Willie Osmun 5. Sam Martz 6. Dominick Buffalino 7.
Bob Drayton 8. Frank Cozze Jr. 9. David Van Horn 10. John
McClelland 11. Tim Tanner Jr. 12. Tommy Carberry Jr. 13. Brian
Truppi 14. Mike Iles 15. Tad Cox 16. Mike McAleer 17. Tommy
Farrell III 18. Mike Franz 19. John Miloszar Jr. 20. Ryan
Forte 21. Johnny Guarino 22. Gary Butler 23. Ron John Koczon
24. Mike Hendershot 25. Wade Hendrickson 26. John Salvatore
27. Jimmy Horton DNS: John Stangle, Matt Harrell, Mike Barone
Heat 1: 1. Mike Howardson 2. Bob
Lineman Jr. 3. Ebby Ridge 4. Rocco Infante 5. Bill Lester 6.
Heat 2: 1. Mike Lyons 2. Tim Apgar 3. Danny
Bouc 4. Will Dupree 5. Kevin Vaclavicek 6. Jarrett Rozycki
Heat 3: 1. J.T. Trstensky 2. Ryan Beltz 3. John Cornell III 4.
Alan Bleacher 5. Marc Herman 6. Bill Liedtka
Consi: 1. Rich
Rutski 2. Clay Butler 3. Ryan Osborne 4. Brian Roemer 5. Ryan
Simmons 6. Kyle Borror
DNQ: DJ Ruppert, Bryan Kuhl, Brian
Papiez, JJ Marini Jr., Walt Larsen, Eric Renninger, Justin
Hoffman, Joe Dill.
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Bob Lineman
Jr. 2. Rocco Infante 3. Mike Howardson 4. Ryan Beltz 5. Mike
Lyons 6. Danny Bouc 7. Kevin Vaclavicek 8. Kyle Borror 9. J.T.
Tsrtensky 10. Clay Butler 11. Ebby Ridge 12. Brian Roemer 13.
Ryan Osborne 14. Rich Rutski 15. Ryan Simmons 16. Marc Herman
17. Bill Lester 18. Jarrett Rozycki 19. Alan Bleacher 20. John
Cornell III 21. Tim Apgar 22. Will Dupree 23. Bill Liedtka 24.
1. Billy Wroble 2. Jim Hewitt 3. Jason Saredy 4. Art Fariello
5. Marty Derr 6. Kevin Bifulco 7. Tom Princiotta
Heat 2: 1.
P.J Oliver 2. Dan Collamer 3. Scott Dugan 4. Everett Taylor 5.
John Carpenter 6. Tom Wills 7. Dennis Seeley
(20 Laps): 1. Dan Collamer 2. P.J. Oliver 3. Jason Saredy 4.
John Carpenter 5. Brian Ludwig 6. Tom Princiotta 7. Tom Wills
8. Jim Hewitt 9. Gary Klimeczak 10. Ken Snook 11. Dennis
Seeley 12. Jim Avery 13. Art Fariello 14. Everett Taylor 15.
Marty Derr 16. Scott Dugan 17. Kevin Bifulco 18. Billy Wroble
19. Herb Stout 20. Bill Connolly DNS: Tony Klimeczak, Doug
Feature (8 Laps): 1.
John Desmelyk 2. Mike Everett 3. Jeremy Martino 4. Jordan Cox
5. Cole Hager 6. Lee Schaffer