It’s the Best Night of
the Year for Laubach at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (Aug 20, 2011)
– Rick Laubach
of Hellertown, PA had his best night of the year at
New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he won his first
feature event in almost a year on Christmas in August
sponsored by John Blewett, Inc. Laubach, who has
finished second 3 times already this season, grabbed
the lead on a lap 12 restart from Mike Iles and never
looked back cruising to the 11th win of his career at
Rich Acolia and Dominick Buffalino led the
27 car starting grid to the opening green flag with
fourth place starting Iles wasting no time getting
into the top spot. Buffalino gave chase staying close
but had his hands full as Sam Martz and Laubach were
moving up quickly and began challenging for the
runner-up spot. By lap 7 Billy Pauch and Jimmy Horton,
who had both started on row nine, were really flying
as they were both about to crack the top when Pauch
spun in turn four setting off a chain reaction 6 car
pile up that also involved Horton, which ended his
night. Pauch returned to the fray, but with a badly
damaged racer. Iles continued to hold the top spot
over Laubach when the yellow flag appeared again on
lap 12 when Pauch broke on the frontstretch and was
slammed into by Mike McAleer. Both drivers were ok but
their cars were done for the evening. On the restart
Laubach powered into the lead past Iles and quickly
opened up a 8 car length advantage as the field
clicked off the next 10 laps under green. The final
caution closed the field up but Laubach again pulled
away and went on to record his first win of 2011. A
disappointed Iles settled for a strong run in second,
while Sam Martz crossed the line in third. In
the best run of the evening, Tim Tanner Jr. worked
hard the whole race as he raced thru the field from
21st starting position including a daring 3-wide move
between two cars with less than 5 laps remaining to
record 4th. Willie Osmun, who is now tied with Laubach
for second in points rounded out the top five.
Bryan Kuhl of Flemington, NJ posted his second feature
victory of the season in the non-stop Crate-1
Sportsman 20 lapper. Kuhl started third and won the
event in just 6 minutes and 24 seconds for his third
career NES victory. Glenn Knell scored his best ever
finish crossing the line second, followed by Rookie
champion Jeremy Martino, first year Sportsman driver
Jordan Henn who finishes in the top five for the
second straight week, and 2009 champ Jon Haegele.
In the TriState RaceSaver 305 Sprint Series race,
Bobby Devault Jr. won the 20-lap main event. Devault
ran down race long leader and hometown favorite
Stephanie Palmai, passing her on the outside with less
than 2 laps to go to record his 2nd career win, his
first since May 21st. Palmai chased Devault across the
line a very close second, followed by defending series
champ Jeff Geiges, “Low-Buck” Chuck Palmucci and young
In the twin Fastrak Late Model
12-lap features, PJ Oliver of Cream Ridge, NJ and Rob
Ormsbee of Wall, NJ were the winners. Oliver beat
Ormsbee and Tony Giglio in the first one, while
Ormsbee bested Darin Henderson and Oliver in the
Tonight’s Christmas in August program
sponsored by John Blewett, Inc. and Blewett
Motorsports raised over $3000 for the Marines Toys for
This Tuesday night, Aug. 23rd it
will be Midget Madness at New Egypt Speedway. The ARDC
wingless Midgets will make their only appearance of
the season at NES as the big-block Modifieds will
share the program in this 2-division show. First race
will get underway at 7:30pm, with gates opening at
Next Saturday Aug. 27th it will be Bike
Night at New Egypt Speedway. All people who come to
this event on a motorcycle will be admitted for half
of the admission price. There will also be over 20
bicycles given away to lucky kids that were donated by
many of the race teams. Modifieds will headline the
show joined by the Sportsman and the Outlaw Stocks.
Racing gets underway at 6pm, with gates opening at
4pm. For more information, call the speedway office at
(609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.
NES RESULTS 8/20/11
Heat 1: 1.
Billy Pauch 2. Rich Acolia 3. Dave Hunt 4. Willie
Osmun 5. Mike Hendershot 6. Gary Butler
Heat 2: 1.
Rick Laubach 2. Bob Drayton 3. David Van Horn 4.
Richie Pratt Jr. 5. John Miloszar Jr. 6. John
Heat 3: 1. Mike Iles 2. Sam Martz 3.
Jimmy Blewett 4. Dominick Buffalino 5. Tad Cox 6.
B Main: 1. Danny Bouc 2. Wade
Hendrickson 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Mike McAleer 5.
Johnny Guarino 6. Randy Laird 7. Brad Freeman 8.
Fans Provisional: Ron John Koczon
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Rick Laubach 2. Mike Iles 3.
Sam Martz 4. Tim Tanner Jr. 5. Willie Osmun 6. Bob
Drayton 7. John McClelland 8. Wade Hendrickson 9. Tad
Cox 10. Ron John Koczon 11. Danny Bouc 12. Mike
Hendershot 13. Brad Freeman 14. David Van Horn 15.
Rich Acolia 16. Gary Butler 17. Mike McAleer 18. Billy
Pauch 19. Dave Hunt 20. Dominick Buffalino 21. Robbie
Nixon 22. Jimmy Horton 23. Jimmy Blewett 24. John
Miloszar Jr. 25. Johnny Guarino 26. Richie Pratt Jr.
27. Randy Laird
DNQ: Rick Holston, Steve
Haggan, Mike Franz, DJ Ruppert, John Salvatore Jr.,
Tommy Farrell III, John Stangle
Heat 1: 1. Mike Mongiello 2. Scott Hyland
3. Steve Ramsey 4. Jeremy Martino 5. Joe Dill
2: 1. Bryan Kuhl 2. Glenn Knell 3. Jarrett Rozycki 4.
Kyle Borror 5. John Micek
Feature (20 Laps): 1.
Bryan Kuhl 2. Glenn Knell 3. Jeremy Martino 4. Jordan
Henn 5. Jon Haegele 6. Jim Housworth 7. Brian Papiez
8. Dan Mazy 9. Joe Dill 10. John Aumick 11. Mike
Mongiello 12. Steve Hicks 13. Doug Urbano 14. John
Micek 15. Jarrett Rozycki 16. Harry Marlin 17. Jeff
Kuhl 18. Jordan Cox 19. Steve Ramsey 20. Scott Hyland
21. Ron Barnstead 22. Bob Rambone 23. Rich Steele Jr.
24. Kyle Borror
TSRS 305 Sprint Cars
1. Chuck Palmucci 2. Phil Meisner Jr. 3. Sean Campbell
4. Stephanie Stevens 5. Jeff Schell 6. Ian Borden
Heat 2: 1. Bruce Kindbeg 2. Bobby DeVault 3. Jeff
Geigis 4. Frank Leita 5. Jimmy Carpenter 6. Bill Case
Heat 3: 1. Joe Lord 2. John Wyers 3. Stephanie
Palmai 4. Kyle Reinhardt 5. Jim Campbell 6. Gabe Fox
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Bobby DeVault 2. Stephanie
Palmai 3. Jeff Geiges 4. Chuck Palmucci 5. Kyle
Reinhardt 6. Jimmy Carpenter 7. John Wyers 8. Chris
Allen Jr. 9. Mike Esposito 10. Jeff Schall 11. Bill
Case Jr. 12. Ian Borden 13. Bill Corsa 14. Bill Berry
15. Stephanie Stevens 16. Sean Campbell 17. Joe Lord
18. Harris Kohen 19. Phil Meisner Jr. 20. Bruce
Kindberg 21. Frank Leita 22. Jim Campbell 23. Gabe Fox
FASTRAK LATE MODELS
Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1.
P.J. Oliver 2. Rob Ormsbee 3. Tony Giglio 4. Skip
Syester 5. Alessa Young 6. Darin Henderson 7. Mick
Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2.
Darin Henderson 3. P.J. Oliver 4. Tony Giglio 5. Mick
Search 6. Skip Syester 7. Alessa Young