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 popular win.

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 Williams.

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 Bobby DeVault.

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.

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
B Main: 1. David Van Horn 2. Mario Page 3. Mike McAleer 4. Keith Hoffman 5. Rick Holsten 6. Brad Freeman
Pts. Prov: John Stangle
Fans Prov.: 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.
1st Heat: 1. Chuck Steuer 2. John Aumick 3. Matt MacAnally 4. Jordan Cox 5. Ron Barnstead 6. Mike Everett
2nd 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
B Main: 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, Melissa Scarpati
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
3rd 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

Feature (20 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

DNQ: George 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
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
Feature (8 Laps): 1. Jesse Dill 2. Kimee Ling 3. Lauren Emmons 4. Melissa Scarpati 5. Marty Saxton  DNS: Will Trstensky

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