Horton Ends Drought
on Steamy Night at New Egypt
Egypt, NJ (July 23, 2011) – Jimmy
Horton of Neshanic, NJ captured his first feature in 14 months at
New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he
won the 30 lap Legends Night Modified
event sponsored by The GiveBack
Foundation. Horton passed race long leader
Tim Tanner Jr. with just 2 laps remaining
to post his 18th career victory at NES.
Tim Tanner Jr. was very fast right from
the start as he shot by pole sitter Rick
Holsten on lap #2 to grab the lead and
then walked away from the field.
Meanwhile, 7th starter Horton was hot on
his heels as he grabbed second just 2 laps
later and set his sights on Tanner. Tanner
had checked out though and had a sizeable
lead until he hit lapped traffic. With
Horton closing in, the first yellow of the
event appeared on lap 16 and closed up the
field on his bumper. When the green flew,
Tanner picked up where he had left off
leading the way, however Horton was
putting on the pressure which he increased
each and every lap. With
8 laps to go he began pulling up alongside
of Tanner in turn one and each passing lap
saw him shave a little bit more off
Tanner’s lead. Horton finally got the bite
he had been searching for and drove into
the lead on the backstretch with just two
laps left and then raced to a popular
victory. Tanner drove a great race but had
to settle for second. Willie Osmun came on
strong in the final 10 laps to race home
third as he prepares to defend his Friends
of Mike crown next week. Tad Cox and
Jimmy Blewett rounded out
the top five.
Neal Williams invaded the New Egypt
Speedway on Saturday night and captured his first NES feature
victory of his career in the Crate-1
Sportsman 20 lapper. Williams got by
Rookie competitor Jordan Cox with less
than five laps remaining to post the win.
Dan Mazy crossed the line
second while Cox drove to his best finish
to date finishing third. Fourth was John
Micek and Jarrett Rozycki completed the
Mike Wharton and Rob Ormsbee split the
Fastrak Late Model 12-lap features.
Wharton took the first one in his first
appearance at NES this season, chased by
Rob Ormsbee and defending champ Darin
Henderson. Ormsbee then took the nightcap
over Wharton and Tony Giglio.
Saturday night, July 30, New Egypt
Speedway presents Friends of Mike Night. Modifieds will
headline the show with a 100 lap $15,000
to win event that also offers a guaranteed
starting spot in this years Eastern States
200 at Orange County Fair Speedway. The
event could pay $20,000 if the driver
takes the Gambler’s challenge. Many top
Modified drivers from around the northeast
are expected to invade to
try and take home the top notch payday,
including Danny Johnson, Stewart Freisen,
Duane Howard, and Jeff Strunk just to name
a few. Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks will
also compete for additional money and the Mods will also compete in
the “Rogie Rumble” Match races. Gates open
at 2:00 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 www.newegyptspeedway.net.
NES RESULTS 7/23/11
Heat 1: 1. Rick Holsten 2. Mike McAleer 3.
Sam Martz 4. Tad Cox 5. Billy Pauch 6.
Heat 2: 1. Tim Tanner Jr. 2.
Jimmy Horton 3. John Miloszar 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Jimmy Blewett 6.
Heat 3: 1. Richie Pratt Jr.
2. Willie Osmun 3. Rick Laubach 4. Bob
Drayton 5. Tom Carberry 6. Wade
B Main: 1. David Van
Horn 2. Mike Hendershot 3. Mike Iles 4.
Dominick Buffalino 5. Robbie Nixon 6. Stan
Frankenfield Jr. 7. John Salvatore Jr. 8. Brad Freeman
Provisional: Mike Franz
Laps): 1. Jimmy Horton 2. Tim Tanner 3.
Willie Osmun 4. Tad Cox 5. Jimmy Blewett
6. Gary Butler 7. Billy Pauch 8. Wade
Hendrickson 9. Rick Laubach 10. Sam Martz
11. Bob Drayton 12. Mike Iles 13. Ron John
Kocxon 14. John Salvatore 15. Dominick
Buffalino 16. Mike McAleer 17. Richie
Pratt Jr. 18. Tom Carberry Sr. 19. Mike
Hendershot 20. Danny Bouc 21. John
Miloszar 22. Robbie Nixon 23. Stan Frankenfield 24. David Van Horn
25. Brad Freeman 26. Rick Holsten
DNQ: Dave Hunt, Doug Ostwald.
Heat 1: 1. Joe Dill
2. Jordan Cox 3. Dan Mazy 4. Kyle Borror
5. Jordan Henn 6. Jon Haegele
1. Jarrett Rozycki 2. Jeremy Martino 3.
Jim Housworth 4. Scott Cranstoun 5. Steve
Hicks 6. Brett Ballard
Heat 3: 1.
Ron Barnstead 2. Glenn Knell 3. Neal
Williams 4. John Micek 5. Harry Marlin 6.
B Main: 1. Bryan
Kuhl 2. Chuck Buchman 3. Dan Cogdill 4.
Mike Everrett 5. Scott Hyland 6. Steve
Pts. Prov.: John Aumick
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Neal Williams 2. Dan
Mazy 3. Jordan Cox 4. John Micek 5.
Jarrett Rozycki 6. Harry Marlin 7. Joe
Dill 8. Kyle Borror 9. Jim Housworth 10.
Jon Haegele 11. Glenn Knell 12. Jeremy
Martino 13. Ron Barnstead 14. Steve Ramsey
15. Jordan Henn 16. Mike Everett 17. Mike Mongiello 18. Scott
Hyland 19. Scott Cranstoun 20. Steve Hicks
21. John Aumick 22. Brett Ballard 23.
Bryan Kuhl 24. Chuck Buchman
DNS: Dan Cogdill
DNQ: Doug Urbano
FASTRAK LATE MODELS
Feature 1 (12
Laps): 1. Mike Wharton 2. Rob Ormsbee 3.
Henderson 4. Tony Giglio 5. DJ Marci 6.
Alessa Young 7. P.J. Oliver
Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2.
Mike Wharton 3. Tony Giglio 4. Darin Henderson 5. DJ Marci 6.
Alessa Young 7. P.J. Oliver