Van Horn Wins First in
New Egypt Thriller
New Egypt, NJ (Sept. 10,
– David Van Horn of Harmony, NJ won his
first feature of the year at the New Egypt Speedway
Saturday night as he captured the 30 lap Modified main
event on 911/First Responders Tribute Night sponsored
by Bob Drayton, Inc. Van Horn wrestled the lead away
from Jimmy Horton just 2 laps before halfway and then
held off a late race charge from Horton and sponsor
Bobby Drayton to score the exciting victory.
The start was a sign of things to come as 7th starting
David Van Horn charged up to second behind pole sitter
Mike Franz as they completed the opening lap. Jimmy
Horton had looked fast in his heat and wasted no time
charging around the out side of the top two to take
command just one lap later. Horton opened up a slight
advantage over Van Horn, however DVH was not going to
settle in as he chased down Horton in just 2 laps. The
next 9 laps saw the crowd on their feet almost
constantly as Van Horn consistently drove under, and
sometimes past, Horton in each corner only to see
Horton storm back around the outside to hold the lead.
A lap 13 restart would be the turning point of this
battle as leader Horton chose to take Van Horn’s lane
away by restarting on the inside of the front row
rather than the outside lane he had been using up to
that point. Van Horn then showed that his car would
work anywhere on the speedway as he charged into the
lead as the green flag was displayed. After halfway,
Van Horn opened up about 5 car lengths over Horton
while 19th starting Bobby Drayton had his family and
friends in the sponsor’s box cheering wildly as he
entered the battle for the lead passing Horton for
second with 11 laps remaining. Drayton then quickly
ran down Van Horn pulling alongside the leader with 6
laps to go as they approached lapped traffic. Drayton
first tried Van Horn on the far outside where he had
been racing to the front successfully, however Van
Horn only had to see that once before he moved up and
took that groove away in the next turn. Drayton then
started trying to dive under Van Horn actually getting
by several times only to see Van Horn use his momentum
to drive back by. With the two-laps-to-go sign being
given, Horton shocked everyone by flying by both of
the leaders on the outside entering turn one. Van Horn
quickly was able to sneak under a lapped car and get
back under Horton entering turn 3 and Drayton split
thru two lapped cars and dove under Horton to get
second back and not let Van Horn get away as they
exited turn 4 for the white flag. The final lap saw
Drayton build his speed for one final slingshot
attempt in Turn four, but he was only able to get his
front wheels under Van Horn as DVH held everyone off
for his first win of 2011. Drayton put on quite a show
for everyone one his sponsors night settling for a
hard earned second. Horton was right on the top two
cars back bumper for third as he continues to be hot
the second half of the season. Tad Cox quietly closed
in on the top three over the final five laps to
finish fourth just 4 car lengths behind. Richie Pratt,
Jr. had a very strong run as he crossed the line in
Rocco Infante of Robbinsville, NJ won his third
feature of the season in the 20 lap Sportsman main
event. The two-time defending champion started 17th
taking the lead at the halfway mark from Brian Roemer
and never looked back. The win was Infante’s division
leading 24th career Sportsman victory. Paul Kline
posted his best finish at NES so far with a second
place run in just his sixth start. Roemer held on for
third followed by DJ Ruppert and Mike Howardson in
Doug Debray of Somerville, NJ won the Outlaw Stock
feature for the first time in his career Saturday
night. Dan Collamer threw everything he could muster
at him but had to settle for second at the finish.
Brian Ludwig was third, Ken Snook finished fourth and
former champ Gary Klimeczak finished fifth.
Next Saturday night, Sept. 17, Lawrenceville Ford
Lincoln Mercury will present the Championship
Challenge. Sportsman and Crate-1 Sportsman will
headline the racing card joined by the Outlaw Stocks
and the Fastrak Late Models. All 4 of these divisions
will decide the 2011 champions as they will compete
for double points in each of their feature events. The
TSRS 305 Sprint Cars will also be in action as they
continue their 2011 series. 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 www.newegyptspeedway.net.
NES RESULTS 9/10/11
Heat 1: 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Mike McAleer 3. Wade
Hendrickson 4. Danny Bouc 5. David Van Horn 6. Mike
Heat 2: 1. Rick Holsten 2. Rick Laubach 3.
Willie Osmun 4. Richie Pratt Jr. 5.
Stan Frankenfield Jr. 6. Gary Butler
Heat 3: 1.
Jimmy Horton 2. Billy Pauch 3. John Miloszar 4. Sam
Martz 5. Tad Cox 6. Tim Tanner Jr.
Consi: 1. Bob Drayton 2. John McClelland 3. Rich
Acolia 4. Darren McCaughey 5. Bucky Kell 6. Tommy
Farrell III 7. Scott Irwin 8. Brad Freeman
Provisional: Dave Hunt & Johnny Guarino
(30 Laps): 1. David Van Horn 2. Bob Drayton 3. Jimmy
Horton 4. Tad Cox 5. Richie Pratt Jr. 6. Sam Martz 7.
Billy Pauch 8. Danny Bouc 9. Dominick Buffalino 10.
Rick Laubach 11. Wade Hendrickson 12. John McClelland
13. Rick Holsten 14. Tim Tanner Jr. 15. Gary Butler
16. Darren McCaughey 17. John Miloszar 18. Mike Franz
19. Dave Hunt 20. Stan Frankenfield
Jr. 21. Scott Irwin 22. Johnny Guarino 23. Mike McAleer 24. Bucky Kell 25. Rich Acolia 26.
Tommy Farrell III 27. Willie Osmun DNS: Brad Freeman
DNQ: John Stangle, Robbie Nixon, Mike Hendershot
Heat 1: 1. John Cornell III
2. Clay Butler 3. Paul Kline 4. Danny Bouc 5. Joe
Systo 6. J.T. Trstensky
Heat 2: 1. Will Dupree 2.
Mike Butler 3. Alan Bleacher 4. Rocco Infante 5. Brian
Roemer 6. Bob Lineman Jr.
Heat 3: 1. D.J. Ruppert
2. Mike Lyons 3. Kyle Borror 4. Rich Rutski 5. Mike Howardson 6. Joe Funk
Ryan Beltz 2. Pat Wall 3. Ryan Simmons 4. Kevin
Vaclavicek 5. Gene Stravinsky 6. Bill Liedtka
Feature (20 laps): 1. Rocco Infante 2. Paul Kline 3.
Brian Roemer 4. D.J. Ruppert 5. Mike Howardson 6. Pat
Wall 7. Will Dupree 8. Rich Rutski 9. Clay Butler 10.
Ryan Beltz 11. Danny Bouc 12. Joe Funk 13. Gene
Stravinsky 14. Joe Systo 15. Bill Liedtka 16. Mike
Lyons 17. Ryan Simmons 18. John Cornell III 19. Mike
Butler 20. Bob Lineman Jr. 21. Kyle Borror 22. Kevin
Vaclavicek 23. Alan Bleacher 24. J.T. Trstensky
DNQ: Justin Hoffman, Erik Renninger, Jeff
Marcucci, John Scarpati Jr., Jason Kosch, Wayne
Bechtel, Harris Kohen, John Marini Jr., Steve Davis
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
1. Doug Debray 2. Tony Klimeczak 3. Brian Ludwig 4.
Ken Snook 5. Billy Wroble 6. John
Heat 2: 1. Tom Princiotta 2. Jason Saredy
3. Kevin Bifulco 4. Jarrod Burdge 5. Spider Ensinger
Sr. 6. Jason Prater
Heat 3: 1. Vern McLaughlin 2.
Dan Collamer 3. P.J. Oliver 4. Everett Taylor 5. Bill
Connelly 6. Tom Wills
Consi: 1. Gary Klimeczak 2.
Kim Cooke 3. Scott Dugan 4. Herb Stout 5. Mick Search 6. Woody Woodriff
Provisional: Dennis Seeley
Feature (20 laps):
1. Doug Debray 2. Dan Collamer 3. Brian Ludwig 4. Ken
Snook 5. Gary Klimeczak 6. Jason Saredy 7. Jarrod
Burdge 8. Kevin Bifulco 9. Kim Cooke 10. P.J. Oliver
11. Billy Wroble 12. Jason Prater 13. Scott Dugan 14.
Woody Woodriff 15. Vern McLaughlin 16. Herb Stout 17.
Tom Wills 18. Tony Klimeczak 19. Dennis Seeley 20. Tom Princiotta 21. John Carpenter 22. Brian Barker
23. Spider Ensinger Sr. 24. Bill Connelly 25. Everett
DNQ: Earl Willetts, Jesse McLaughlin, Ed
Tinsman, Marty Derr, Jim Avery
Modifieds: 1. Sherry Drayton 2. Beth
Sportsman: 1. Marie McVay 2. Rebecca
Outlaw Stocks: 1. Laura Zachery 2. Marilyn