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 NES.

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 Kyle Reinhardt.

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 second.

Tonight’s Christmas in August program sponsored by John Blewett, Inc. and Blewett Motorsports raised over $3000 for the Marines Toys for Tots program.

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 5pm.

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.


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 McClelland
Heat 3: 1. Mike Iles 2. Sam Martz 3. Jimmy Blewett 4. Dominick Buffalino 5. Tad Cox 6. Jimmy Horton
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. Robbie Nixon
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
Heat 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
Heat 1: 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 Jr.
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

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 Search

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