Osmun and Bright Beat the Rain at New
Egypt, 2 Features Postponed
New Egypt, NJ (Sept 22, 2012)
– Willie Osmun of Bloomsbury, NJ won his second feature of the season
Saturday night by winning the make-up 20 main event from April 28th.
The event, which has been postponed several times this season, was run
early in the evening as Osmun out-dueled Billy Pauch, Jr. for his
third career victory. Qualifying was then completed and the ARDC
Midget feature was run as Alex Bright of Collegeville, PA won his
first ever event at NES. A line of heavy thundershowers then hit the
speedway at about 8:45pm just as the green flag was thrown on the TSRS
305 sprint feature causing the postponement of the final two feature
events of the evening, which was sponsored by Roma Bank.
charged to the lead of the make-up feature event only to see the
yellow thrown before a lap could be recorded as a four car pileup
occurred in turn #3 involving Darren McCaughey, Chris Grbac, Rick
Holsten and Randy Laird. On the complete restart, pole-sitter Tommy
Carberry, Jr. grabbed the lead chased by Ron John Koczon, Osmun and
Billy Pauch Jr. Osmun wasted no time as he caught Carberry Jr and
passed him for the lead on lap 3 and quickly opened up a 10 car length
lead as Pauch Jr. raced into second. Pauch Jr. was visibly running
Osmun down with open track ahead and caught Osmun just as the duo
reached the first lapped car. Before Osmun could lap that car, Pauch
Jr. roared around the outside of both for the lead as Osmun then
chased after him. Lapped traffic became very heavy causing both
drivers to be on top of their games as Osmun kept the pressure on by
matching every one of Pauch Jr.’s moves. With 6 laps remaining, Pauch
Jr. attempted to lap Dominick Buffalino in turn two at the exact same
time that Buffalino slowed and turned left into the infield. This
caused Pauch Jr. to check up and opened the door for Osmun as he raced
around the outside of both cars to regain the lead. Pauch Jr. then
stayed right on Osmun’s bumper for the next five laps till the only
other caution of the event since the start appeared with just one lap
remaining, setting up a one lap shoot out. When the green flag flew
however, Osmun never let him mount a challenge as he pulled away to a
3 car length victory over “the Kid’s Kid”. Tommy Carberry Jr. worked
extremely hard the entire event holding off Ron John Koczon to finish
third, with Koczon settleing for fourth at the checkered. Mike Iles
rounded out the top five.
The traveling ARDC Midget series made
their only appearance of 2012 at New Egypt as Alex Bright took top
honors in their 20 lap event. Bright passed race long leader Mark
Gilmore for the top spot just after halfway, and then held off
challenges from Trevor Kobylarz and Steve Buckwalter for the win.
Kobylarz was a very close second and Buckwalter just nipped Gilmore at
the line for third. Gilmore was fourth and young Jimmy Glenn came home
The TSRS 305 Sprint feature had just gone green when the
yellow was thrown in turn one for the rain, which minutes later
brought the night to a halt. Information on when this race and the
regularly scheduled 30-lap Modified feature will be made up will be
released sometime this week.
In Modified qualifying, the three
heat races run for the 33 cars on hand were won by Rick Holsten, Tim
Tanner and Tom Carberry, Sr. Tommy Carberry, Jr. was victorious in the
B Main. 305 Sprint heats for the 36 sprint cars on hand were captured
by Chuck Palmucci, Steve Wilson and Jamie Kostic with Phil Meisner,
Jr. and Jeff Schall winning the two B Mains.
night, Sept. 29th, New Egypt Speedway presents Modified championship
night. The Modifieds are scheduled to compete in Twin 20 lap features
to decide the 2012 NES point championship, however the format of this
show could change to accommodate tonight’s 30-lap postponed feature
event and will be released soon. The always popular URC Sprints make
their second and final appearance of the year at New Egypt Speedway as
well. 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 9/22/12
Make-up Feature from 4/28 (20 Laps): 1. Willie
Osmun 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Tommy Carberry Jr. 4. Ron John Koczon 5.
Mike Iles 6. David Van Horn 7. Tad Cox 8. Billy Pauch 9. Ryan Godown
10. Danny Bouc 11. Neal Williams 12. Tim Tanner Jr. 13. John
McClelland 14. Tommy Farrell III 15. Sam Martz 16. Bob Drayton 17.
Randy Laird 18. Rick Holsten 19. Sammy Piazza 20. Rich Acolia 21.
Dominick Buffalino 22. Tom Carberry 23. Dave Witte 24. John Stangle
25. Darren McCaughey 26. Chris Grbac
1st Heat: 1. Rick Holsten
2. John McClelland 3. Neal Williams 4. Dominick Buffalino 5. Gary
Butler 6. Ron John Koczon
2nd Heat: 1. Tim Tanner Jr. 2. Sam Martz
3. Willie Osmun 4. Billy Pauch Jr. 5. Ryan Godown 6. John Stangle
3rd Heat: 1. Tom Carberry 2. Mike Iles 3. Dave Witte 4. Tommy Farrell
5. Billy Pauch Jr. 6. Tad Cox
B Main: 1. Tommy Carberry Jr.
2. Danny Bouc 3. Brad Freeman 4. Bob Drayton 5. John Miloszar 6. Rich
Pts. Prov: David Van Horn
Fans Prov: Mike McAleer
Feature (30 Laps): RAIN - Postponed
DNQ: Sammy Piazza, Chris
Grbac, Randy Laird, Dave Hunt, Doug Ostwald, Eric Engstrom, Darren
TSRS 305 SPRINT CAR RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Chuck
Palmucci 2. Mike Haggenbottom 3. Bill Case Jr. 4. Craig Rochelle 5.
Eddie Wagner 6. Bobby Devault
2nd Heat: 1. Steve Wilson 2. Bruce
Kindberg 3. Adam Carberry 4. Kyle Purks 5. Jimmy Carpenter 6. Pat
3rd Heat: 1. Jamie Kostic 2. Mike Esposito 3. Gabe Fox
4. Ed Newhouser 5. Kyle Reinhardt 6. Keith McIntyre Jr.
1st B Main:
1. Phil Meisner Jr. 2. Brian Carber 3. Joe Lord
2nd B Main: 1. Jeff
Schall 2. David Martin 3. Rick Stief
Feature (20 Laps): RAIN -
DNQ: Scott Frack, Stephanie Palmai, Chris Allen Jr.,
Rick Homan, Harris Kohen, Keith Anderson, Steve Davis, David Brown
Jr., Brock Bilger, Cody Jourdan, Jeff Davis, Pat Usellis
1st Heat: 1. Mark Gilmore 2. Jimmy Glenn 3. Tim
Buckwalter 4. Dusty Heistand 5. Steve Buckwalter
2nd Heat: 1. Ryan
Greth 2. Nick Wean 3. Dave Shirk 4. Alex Bright 5. PJ Gargiulo
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Alex Bright 2. Trevor Kobylarz 3. Steve
Buckwalter 4. Mark Gilmore 5. Jimmy Glenn 6. Tim Buckwalter 7. Steven
Drevicki 8. Brett Arndt 9. Dusty Heistand 10. PJ Gargiulo 11. Brenden
Bright 12. Dave Shirk 13. Corey Becker 14. Steve Craig 15. Bill
Courtwright 16. Nick Wean 17. Drew Heistand 18. Ryan Greth 19. Brett
Wanner 20. Bruce Buckwalter 21. Brian Gilmore