Osmun Beats All Odds to Win Career
Second at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (June 23, 2012)
– Willie Osmun of Bloomsbury, NJ took top honors at New
Egypt Speedway Saturday night in the 30 lap Modified feature sponsored
by C & M Automotive Warehouse. Osmun was on his game as he beat the
competition and the unusually challenging track conditions caused by
the heavy rain the night before.
“I lost the brakes on that last restart and I thought we were going to
give this one away,” stated a relieved Osmun in victory lane, “The
track tonight was the exact opposite of what I usually like, but the
car worked well and it all worked out for us.”
Sammy Piazza was
the early leader of the event as he set a quick pace. Osmun quickly
got to second and began moving in on Piazza to challenge for the top
spot. Osmun overtook Piazza on lap 6 and immediately raced to
comfortable lead with Piazza the only car able to keep pace with him
as the duo pulled away from the field and raced into lapped traffic.
With 10 laps to go Piazza found himself being hounded by Mike McAleer
who was making a late race charge while Billy Pauch moved into fifth
position after starting 15th. The last caution of the event was
displayed with just 6 laps remaining, and during this slow down Piazza
and Pauch both ducked into the pit area with flat tires on their
mounts. This put McAleer on the back bumper of Osmun setting up a
potential challenge, and as the green was displayed McAleer gave Osmun
everything he had. However Osmun just had too much for him as he raced
to the victory by three car lengths. McAleer settled for a hard earned
second while Dave Witte came home third. John McClelland crossed the
line fourth and Billy Pauch Jr. rounded out the top five.
Brain Roemer of Flemington, NJ won his second feature event at New
Egypt in the Sportsman 20 lap feature. Roemer got to the lead by
halfway and raced to the popular victory over the all-time win leader
and three time defending champ Rocco Infante. Bob Lineman Jr. raced
home third followed by DJ Ruppert and Mike Howardson.
The Sportsman started the night off with the make-up of their 20 lap
feature that was rained out on April 28th. In that event Rocco Infante
of Robbinsville, NJ won his second feature of the season and the 29th
of his career by a comfortable margin. Mike Lyons who had started deep
in the pack made a spirited run to finish second. Johnny Cornell
finished third ahead of Alan Bleacher and Kevin Vaclavicek.
Point leader Dan Collamer of Waretown, NJ won the 20 lap Outlaw Stock
feature. Collamer was able to get by leader Brian Ludwig with just
over a lap to go in heavy lapped traffic, spoiling Ludwig’s bid for
his first win in over 4 years. Bill Liedtka, John Carpenter and Doug
Debray completed the top five.
The HCI/SpikeNGO Rookie Sportsman feature event was won again by Jesse
Dill. For Dill, it was his 8th win of the season, tying the Rookie
record for the most wins in a season. Dill got a timely caution flag
with 2 laps to go and took full advantage of it as he squeezed by
Lauren Emmons in turn two spoiling her bid for her first ever win.
Emmons settled for second and Scott Doty was third.
Saturday night, June 30, New Egypt Speedway presents Graduation Night
as the HCI/SpikeNGo Rookie Sportsman series will crown their champion
in a 12 lap double point event and graduate into the regular Sportsman
and Crate-1 Sportsman classes. The racing will also feature a full
card of Big-Block Modifieds, Crate-1 Sportsman, FASTRAK Late Models,
and the Tri-State Race Savers 305 Sprint Cars. 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
NES RESULTS 6/23/12
1st Heat: 1. Sam Martz 2. David Van Horn 3. Sammy Piazza 4.
Ryan Godown 5. Mike McAleer 6. Darren McCaughey
2nd Heat: 1. Danny
Bouc 2. Willie Osmun 3. Ron John Koczon 4. Mike Iles 5. Dominick
Buffalino 6. Dave Witte
3rd Heat: 1. John McClelland 2. Billy Pauch
3. Billy Pauch Jr. 4. Tad Cox 5. Neal Williams 6. Brad Freeman
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Willie Osmun 2. Mike McAleer 3. Dave Witte 4.
John McClelland 5. Billy Pauch Jr. 6. Danny Bouc 7. Ron John Koczon 8.
Tim Tanner Jr. 9. Ryan Godown 10. Tom Carberry 11. Sam Martz 12. Sammy
Piazza 13. Billy Pauch 14. Tommy Farrell III 15. Tad Cox 16. Dominick
Buffalino 17. Mike Iles 18. Neal Williams 19. Tommy Carberry Jr. 20.
Bob Drayton 21. Darren McCaughey 22. Brad Freeman 23. David Van Horn
Make-up Feature (From 4/28)
(20 Laps): 1. Rocco Infante 2. Mike Lyons 3. John Cornell III 4. Alan
Bleacher 5. Kevin Vaclavicek 6. Ebby Ridge 7. Brian Roemer 8. DJ
Ruppert 9. Tim Apgar 10. Mike Howardson 11. Marc Herman 12. Jim
Housworth 13. Jeff Marcucci 14. Steve Davis 15. Mike Butler 16. Will
Dupree 17. Bill Liedtka 18. Doug Urbano 19. Chad Barney 20. Chris Lane
21. Clay Butler 22. Bob Lineman Jr. 23. Mike Hendershot 24. Rich
Rutski 25. Gene Stravinsky 26. Justin Hoffman
1st Heat: 1. Jeff
Marcucci 2. Marc Herman 3. Ryan Simmons 4. Alan Bleacher 5. Joe Systo
2nd Heat: 1. Brian Roemer 2. Mike Hendershot 3. Mike Lyons 4. Kevin
Vaclavicek 5. Glenn Knell
3rd Heat: 1. Ebby Ridge 2. Randy Yaple 3.
DJ Ruppert 4. Mike Butler 5. Bob Lineman Jr.
4th Heat: Clay Butler
2. Rocco Infante 3. Mike Howardson 4. Rich Rutski 5. John Cornell III
B-Main 1: 1. Chad Barney 2. Will Dupree
B-Main 2: 1. Chris Lane 2.
Pts. Prov: Jim Housworth & Gene Stravinsky
(20 Laps): 1. Brian Roemer 2. Rocco Infante 3. Bob Lineman Jr. 4. DJ
Ruppert 5. Mike Howardson 6. Kevin Vaclavicek 7. Clay Butler 8. Jeff
Marcucci 9. Rich Rutski 10. Mike Lyons 11. Gene Stravinsky 12. Tim
Apgar 13. Chris Lane 14. Jim Housworth 15. Will Dupree 16. Marc Herman
17. Joe Systo 18. John Cornell III 19. Ryan Simmons 20. Paul Crosley
21. Glenn Knell 22. Chad Barney 23. Mike Hendershot 24. Alan Bleacher
25. Randy Yaple 26. Ebby Ridge 27. Mike Butler
DNQ: Adam Cox,
Marty Saxton, John Marini Jr., Andy Visinski, Melissa Scarpati, Jason
Dunn, Doug Urbano, Bryan Kuhl, Jason Kosch, Robin McTighe, Bill
Liedtka, Justin Hoffman, John Scarpati Jr.
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Chris Allen Sr. 2. Kevin Bifulco 3. Todd Woodruff 4. John
Carpenter 5. Ron Freese 6. Rich Mongeau
2nd Heat: 1. Brian Ludwig
2. Dan Collamer 3. Billy Wroble 4. Jimmy Avery 5. Gary Klimeczak 6.
3rd Heat: 1. Spider Ensinger Jr. 2. Bill Liedtka 3.
Bill Connelly 4. Tom Wills Jr. 5. Doug Debray 6. Jarrod Burdge
Main: 1. Darren Cox 2. Tom Princiotta 3. Jason Prater 4. Ed Tinsman 5.
Jason Saredy 6. Jim Hewitt
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Dan Collamer
2. Brian Ludwig 3. Bill Liedtka 4. John Carpenter 5. Doug Debray 6.
Jason Saredy 7. Rich Mongeau 8. Everett Taylor 9. Ron Freese 10. Gary
Klimeczak 11. Tom Princiotta 12. Billy Wroble 13. Kevin Bifulco 14.
Bill Connelly 15. Tom Wills Jr. 16. Todd Woodruff 17. Jason Prater 18.
Jimmy Avery 19. Jim Hewitt 20. Darren Cox 21. Chris Allen Sr. 22. Ed
Tinsman 23. Spider Ensinger Jr. 24. Jarrod Burdge
Ensinger Sr., Joe Reid, Art Avery, Goop Mondelli, Vern McLaughlin,
Earl Willetts, Ed Tinsman Sr., Charlie Gunner
ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature (8 Laps): 1. Jesse Dill 2. Lauren
Emmons 3. Scott Doty 4, Melissa Scarpati