Koczon is Kozy in
New Egypt Victory Lane
New Egypt, NJ (May
5, 2012) – Ron John Koczon of New Egypt, NJ won his first
feature in two years at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night winning the
30 lap main event sponsored by Downs Ford. Koczon passed race
long leader Tim Tanner Jr. with just 8 laps remaining to score the
Darren McCaughey used his pole position to lead the field for the
first several laps. On lap four Tim Tanner Jr. had closed in and moved
under McCaughey for the lead. Tanner was fast and he quickly began to
pull away from the rest of the field. As the race neared halfway
Tanner was in full command as he cruised a straightaway ahead of the
everyone else, while McCaughey continued to hold onto second over
Koczon, Tad Cox and Tommy Carberry Jr. Tanner then soon hit heavy
lapped traffic and his lead evaporated quickly, however the caution
came on before a serious challenge could be mounted. The restart saw
Tanner quickly pull away again, but Koczon and Cox moved by McCaughey
just after halfway and quickly zeroed in on the leader. With 10 laps
remaining they had caught up to Tanner and two laps later Koczon got
under him in turn one followed closely by Cox as he followed suit. One
lap later Tanner’s motor expired entering turn one ending his great
run and bringing out the races final yellow flag. The final seven laps
saw Koczon and Cox fly away from all competition, but not from each
other as Cox tried everything he could muster to catch Koczon to no
avail as it was Koczon crossing the stripe first. Cox drove a superb
race finishing second, followed by McCaughey, Carberry Jr. and Neal
Point leader Bryan Kuhl of Flemington, NJ posted his first win of 2012
in the Crate-1 Sportsman 20 lapper. Kuhl led almost the entire event
and cruised to the fourth victory of his career at NES. John Micek ran
second holding off two time 2012 winner John Aumick. Jordan Henn
and Chuck Steuer rounded out the top five.
In the Tri-State Race Saver 305 Sprint Series, Kyle Reinhardt of
Neptune City, NJ was the winner in the 20 lap A Main. Reinhardt took
his time as he patiently chased Danny Massey thru heavy lapped
traffic, passing him with just 3 laps remaining and going on to his
second career feature win at New Egypt. Massey settled for second
after leading much of the way. Opening night winner Brian Carber
crossed the line third followed by Mike Haggenbottom and 13th starter
In the HCI/Spike-N-Go Rookie Sportsman feature
event, Jesse Dill of Whiting, NJ took the victory in the fifth race of
the series, vaulting him into the Rookie point lead. Kimee Ling had
her best finish yet so far with a strong second place effort. Lauren
Emmons also had her best finish coming home third.
Rob Ormsbee of Wall, NJ swept both ends of the twin 12-lap features
for the FASTRAK Late Model for the second straight time. The first 12
lap event Ormsbee started seventh, grabbed the lead just 4 laps into
the event and took the checkered ahead of a fast Cody Dawson and PJ
Oliver. In the second event, Ormsbee started sixth and took the lead
from Dawson with just 4 laps remaining to go on to his fifth win of
the year in six tries. Again Dawson was second and Oliver third.
In the first NEETS Big Car Enduro of the season, it was
all Pat Hires of Levittown,
PA leading all 50-laps. Hires, a former Crate-1 Sportsman competitor
found his experience beneficial beating out runner-up Drew Ott. Bill
Stockert nailed down third while Robby Dunn finished fourth. Mike Dunn
rounded out the top five.
The track was very fast
tonight as two track records were broken during the evening. In the
first Modified heat race winner Tad Cox turned in a single lap time of
16.187 seconds, breaking the old mark by almost 3/10 of a second. In
the second TSRS 305 Sprint heat, Jeff Mueller turned the ½ mile
D-shaped oval in 15.107 seconds. The features saw fast lap times as
well with several drivers turning numerous laps within just .20 of a
second of the new records.
Next Saturday May 12th New Egypt
Speedway will be celebrating Mother’s Day as each Mom attending the
races will get a free potted plant courtesy of Mr. Green Jeans. The
Modifieds will headline the show joined by the Sportsman, the
HCI/SpikenGo Rookies and the Outlaw Stocks. The Modifieds will
also make up the first of the two rained out 20 lap features from
April 28th. This will be the second event on the racing card so plan
to arrive on time. 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 5/5/12
1st Heat: 1. Tad Cox 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Willie Osmun 4. Tommy
Carberry Jr. 5. Mike Iles 6. Dominick Buffalino
2nd Heat: 1. Darren
McCaughey 2. Neal Williams 3. Sammy Piazza 4. John McClelland 5. Ryan
Godown 6. Tom Carberry
3rd Heat: 1. Tim Tanner Jr. 2. Danny Bouc 3.
Dave Witte 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Sam Martz 6. Billy Pauch
1. David Van Horn 2. Mario Page 3. Mike McAleer 4. Keith Hoffman 5.
Rick Holsten 6. Brad Freeman
Pts. Prov: John Stangle
Tommy Farrell III
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Ron John Koczon 2. Tad
Cox 3. Darren McCaughey 4. Tommy Carberry Jr. 5. Neal Williams 6. Sam
Martz 7. Ryan Godown 8. Danny Bouc 9. Billy Pauch Jr. 10. Billy Pauch
11. Willie Osmun 12. Dominick Buffalino 13. Dave Witte 14. John
McClelland 15. Mike McAleer 16. Sammy Piazza 17. Rick Holsten 18.
Mario Page 19. John Stangle 20. Keith Hoffman 21. Tommy Farrell III
22. Mike Iles 23. Tim Tanner Jr. 24. David Van Horn 25. Brad Freeman
26. Tom Carberry Sr.
DNQ: Chris Grbac, Billy Lowden, Randy
Laird, John Keller, Rich Acolia, JT Trstensky.
CRATE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Chuck Steuer 2. John Aumick 3.
Matt MacAnally 4. Jordan Cox 5. Ron Barnstead 6. Mike Everett
Heat: 1. Bryan Kuhl 2. Ryan Simmons 3. Adam Cox 4. John Micek 5. Joe
Dill 6. Eric Palmer
3rd Heat: 1. Jeff Geigis 2. Frank Dorry 3.
Steve Hicks 4. Mike Carman 5. Jordan Henn 6. Brian Papiez
1. Jeremy Martino 2. Jon Haegele 3. Matt Carman 4. Doug Urbano 5.
Steve Ramsey 6. Jarrett Rozycki
Pts. Provisional: Bob Rambone
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Bryan Kuhl 2. John Micek 3. John Aumick 4.
Jordan Henn 5. Chuck Steuer 6. Jon Haegele 7. Frank Dorry 8. Eric
Palmer 9. Jeff Geiges 10. Steve Hicks 11. Jarrett Rozycki 12. Jeremy
Martino 13. Joe Dill 14. Doug Urbano 15. Matt McAnally 16. Matt Carman
17. Bob Rambone 18. Jordan Cox 19. Mike Everett 20. Adam Cox 21. Mike
Carman 22. Ryan Simmons 23. Steve Ramsey 24. Jesse Dill 25. Brian
Papiez 26. Ron Barnstead
DNQ: Mark Clauss, Scott Hyland,
TSRS 305 SPRINT CAR
1st Heat: 1. Ed Newhouser 2. Brian Carber 3. Stephanie
Palmai 4. Bobby DeVault 5. Rich Homan
2nd Heat: 1. Kyle Purks 2.
Jeff Mueller 3. Kyle Reinhardt 4. Mike Esposito 5. Billy Nye
Heat: 1. Chuck Palmucci 2. Mike Haggenbottom 3. Dan Massey 4.
Stephanie Stevens 5. Gabe Fox
4th Heat: 1. David Martin 2. Jonathan
Swanson 3. Scott Frack 4. Joe Lord 5. Jeff Taylor
B Main 1: 1. Adam
Carberry 2. Keith McIntyre Jr. 3. Steve Wilson
B Main 2: 1. Bill
Case Jr. 2. Bruce Kindberg 3. Jimmy Carpenter
Laps): 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. Danny Massey 3. Brian Carber 4. Mike
Haggenbottom 5. Bobby Devault 6. Mike Esposito 7. Scott Frack 8. Jeff
Mueller 9. Stephanie Stevens 10. Stephanie Palmai 11. Joe Lord 12.
Jonathan Swanson 13. David Martin 14. Jeff Taylor 15. Steve Wilson 16.
Bill Case Jr. 17. Jimmy Carpenter 18. Gabe Fox 19. Keith McIntyre Jr.
20. Billy Nye 21. Adam Carberry 22. Kyle Purks 23. Bruce Kindberg 24.
Chuck Palmucci 25. Ed Newhouser 26. Rick Homan
Loux, Harris Kohen, Joe Pazelli, Ian Borden, Cody Jourdan, Ken
Buckley, Eddie Wagner, John Wyers, Chris Allen Jr., Rick Stief, Steve
Patterson, Pat U'Sellis, Jeff Schall
FASTRAK LATE MODEL RESULTS
Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2.
Cody Dawson 3. P.J. Oliver 4. Skip Syester 5. Alessa Young 6. DJ Macri
7. Al Burdge 8. Daniel Hudson 9. Tony Giglio
Feature 2 (12 Laps):
1. Rob Ormsbee 2. Cody Dawson 3. P.J. Oliver 4. Skip Syester 5. DJ
Macri 6. Alessa Young 7. Tony Giglio 8. Al Burdge 9. Daniel Hudson
ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Laps): 1. Jesse Dill 2. Kimee Ling 3. Lauren Emmons 4. Melissa
Scarpati 5. Marty Saxton DNS: Will Trstensky
CAR ENDURO RESULTS
Feature (50 Laps): 1. Pat Hires 2. Drew Ott 3.
Bill Stockert 4. Robby Dunn 5. Mike Dunn 6. Justin Moench 7. Chuck
Detweiler 8. Unknown 9. Lee Allen 10. Howie Bott 11. Robert Brown 12.
Johnny Sacks 13. Randy Nelson 14. Phil Levering 15. Tom Wolf 16. Joe
Garey 17. Danny Serrano