Tanner & Hoffman Split New Egypt Medal of Honor 20’s


New Egypt, NJ (May 24, 2008) – Tim Tanner Jr. of Ivyland, PA and Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, PA shared the spotlight on Saturday night at New Egypt Speedway as the pair each grabbed their first victory of the season in the “Medal of Honor Twin 20’s” presented by Joy Auto Parts. Tanner was the class of the field in the first event, driving from tenth starting spot to the lead by halfway and easily going on to take his 8th career Modified win at the track. In the nightcap, Hoffman was equally impressive as he hit the setup perfectly and then withstood a late race challenge from Rick Laubach and a left rear tire going flat to post his 23rd career victory. The win moved Hoffman into sole possession of third place on the NES all time win list.


"We hit the setup perfectly," stated Tanner in victory lane, "The track crew did a tremendous job to fix the problems this week. It was just the way we like it and the car responded. Hopefully we can get on a roll from here." The NES track crew worked around the clock this past week to correct the conditions from last week and it resulted in a smooth and very fast surface. Hoffman echoed Tanner’s praise. “The track was great tonight.” exclaimed Hoffman, “Thankfully we had enough air in this tire to make it to the finish, from the looks of it I don’t think we would have made another lap.”


In the opening 20 lapper, Tanner started tenth and quickly charged thru the field. Once in front, he set a blistering pace that saw his competitors struggle just to keep up. A late race caution proved to be no big deal for tanner as he easily pulled away from the field to record the victory. Sam Martz was also very fast in this event, but was no match for Tanner and settled for second. Two time winner Billy Pauch finished third, trailed by Rick Laubach and Kenny Meisner.


The second 20 saw Keith Hoffman get to the front quickly and open a comfortable lead. However, over the final 4 laps, Rick Laubach chased down Hoffman and began to apply the pressure as Hoffman’s tire was slowly going down. Hoffman’s tire and luck held out as he beat laubach to the line by just a car length. Dominick Buffalino ran a strong race to finish in the third position followed by last week’s winner Ron John Koczon and Tad Cox.


John McClelland of Martinsville, NJ picked up his first victory of 2008 as he held off longtime friend and point leader Willie Osmun. McClelland ran a smooth, fast line to take the win in the regularly scheduled 20 lap A1 Racing Products Sportsman feature event. Osmun was second with Ryan Forte, Ray Woodall and Rich Scagliotta rounding out the top five.


The postponed Sportsman feature from May 3rd was also run at the beginning of the show, and Rich Scagliotta of Bound Brook, NJ ended a year and a half dry spell by winning his first feature of the season. Scagliotta continues to be the all time leading Sportsman feature winner at NES now with 21 career victories. John Stangle finished a strong second with Rocco Infante continuing to finish in the top five coming home third. Fourth was Chris Lane and Danny Bouc crossed the line in fifth.


Rob Ormsbee of Howell, NJ claimed his 18th career feature win in the 20 lap Super Stock feature event, his first since 2005. With 5 laps to go, Ormsbee was running third and watching a crowd pleasing battle for the win between all time leading feature winner Billy Bauer and defending champion George Quinlan. However on lap 16 Bauer broke the motor and brought out the caution. Ormsbee used the restart to his advantage to get by Quinlan and record the win. Quinlan settled for the runner-up spot, with Jason Bubeck third, Todd Cray fourth and Bill Liedtka completing the top five.


In the fifth event of the 2008 Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman series, Chris Allen, Jr. won his first race in the 8 lap feature event. Last week’s winner Kevin Vaclavicek lead most of the race before settling for second, while Andrew Visinski came home third.


Richie Cass Sr. made his first start of the 2008 season in the 10 lap Crate-1 Sportsman feature and made it a victorious one. Cass bested a 10 car field that saw Rookie Gabe Fox finish second and George Idell third.


Next Saturday night, May 31, Carefree Bus Tours presents the first appearance of the ARDC Midgets. The racing will also feature a full card of Big-Block Modifieds, A1 Racing Sportsman, Super Stocks, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with the first race starting at 5:30 pm.  For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.




1st Heat: 1. Brad Freeman 2. Keith Hoffman 3. Rich Rutski 4. Mike Krachun 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Billy Pauch

2nd Heat: 1. Mark Forte Jr. 2. Frank Cozze 3. Tad Cox 4. Mike Hendershot 5. Rick Laubach 6. Sam Martz

3rd Heat: 1. Ken Meisner 2. Brian Godown 3. John Keller 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Bob Drayton 6. John Miloszar

B Main:  1. Jim Robertson 2. Dominick Buffalino 3. Rick Wegner 4. John Salvatore Jr. 5. Tom Carberry 6. Stan Frankenfield Jr.


Feature 1 (20 laps): 1. Tim Tanner Jr. 2. Sam Martz 3. Billy Pauch 4. Rick Laubach 5. Ken Meisner 6. Brian Godown 7. Keith Hoffman 8. Tad Cox 9. Ron John Koczon 10. Mark Forte Jr. 11. Bob Drayton 12. Mike Krachun 13. Dominick Buffalino 14. Tom Carberry 15. Mike Hendershot 16. Jim Robertson 17. John Salvatore Jr. 18. Brad Freeman 19. Rich Rutski 20. John Miloszar 21. John Keller 22. Rick Wegner 23. Frank Cozze 24. Stan Frankenfield Jr.


Feature 2 (20 laps):  1. Keith Hoffman 2. Rick Laubach 3. Dominick Buffalino 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Tad Cox 6. Bob Drayton 7. Brian Godown 8. Tim Tanner Jr. 9. Ken Meisner 10. John Keller 11. Mike Krachun 12. Sam Martz 13. Mike Hendershot 14. Rick Wegner 15. Mark Forte Jr. 16. Billy Pauch 17. Robbie Nixon 18. John Salvatore Jr. 19. Bill Paulmenn 20. Brad Freeman 21. Stan Frankenfield Jr. 22. Tom Carberry 23. Steve Haggan 24. Jim Robertson DNS: Frank Cozze, Rich Rutski, John Miloszar.
DNQ:   Robbie Nixon, Steve Haggan, Ricky Yetter, Dennis Halas, Bill Paulmenn



Rookie Feature (8 laps): 1. Chris Allen Jr. 2. Kevin Vacalavicek 3. Andrew Visinski 4. Gabe Fox 5. Rob Stump 6. Bobby Sandt Jr. 7. Wayne Groover  8. Jimmy Watts


Make-Up Feature from 5/3 (20 Laps): 1. Rich Scagliotta 2. John Stangle 3. Rocco Infante 4. Chris Lane 5. Danny Bouc 6. Willie Osmun 7. Mike Howardson 8. Lou Farina 9. John Romano Jr, 10. Frank Cozze Jr. 11. Steve Schmidt 12. Tim Apgar 13. John McClelland 14. Ryan Forte 15. Ray Woodall 16. Bob Hendershot 17. Kevin Vacalavicek 18. Marc Herman 19. Dan Waisempacher 20. Jeff Marcucci 21. Clay Butler 22. Tommy Carberry Jr. 23. Andrew Visinski 24. Bobby Sandt Jr.


1st Heat: 1. Ray Woodall Jr. 2. Willie Osmun 3. John McClelland 4. Tommy Carberry 5. Tim Apgar 6. Dan Waisempacher

2nd Heat: 1. Rocco Infante 2. Ryan Forte 3. Danny Bouc 4. Mike Howardson 5. Steve Schmidt 6. Gary Butler

3rd Heat: 1. Rich Scagliotta 2. Lou Farina 3. Donnie Kline 4. Will Dupree 5. Joe Systo 6. Jeff Marcucci

B Main:  1. Clay Butler 2. John Stangle 3. John Romano Jr. 4. Bob Hendershot 5. Frank Cozze Jr. 6. Chris Lane


Feature (20 Laps): 1. John McClelland 2. Willie Osmun 3. Ryan Forte 4. Ray Woodall Jr. 5. Rich Scagliotta 6. Lou Farina 7. Frank Cozze Jr. 8. Clay Butler 9. Tim Apgar 10. Mike Howardson 11. Marc Herman 12. Will Dupree 13. Bob Hendershot 14. Jeff Marcucci 15. Joe Systo 16. Chris Allen Jr. 17. Danny Bouc 18. Tommy Carberry Jr. 19. Donnie Kline 20. John Stangle 21. Chris Lane 22. Steve Schmidt 23. Rocco Infante 24. Dan Waisempacher 25. Gary Butler 26. John Romano Jr.

DNQ:  Marc Herman, Everett Taylor, Joe Baumann, Kevin Vaclavicek, Alan Bleacher, Bobby Sandt Jr., Andrew Visinski, Jimmy Watts, Robin McTighe, Dwight Laird



Timed-Dashes: 1. Todd Cray 20.131 2. Mick Search 20.172 3. Rob Ormsbee 20.577 4. Billy Bauer 20.870 5. George Quinlan 20.925 6. Bob Vaccaro 20.949 7. Kory Fleming 20.984 8. Jason Bubeck 21.071


Feature (20 laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2. George Quinlan 3. Jason Bubeck 4. Todd Cray 5. Bill Liedtka 6. Bob Vaccaro 7. George Marrero 8. Pete Fogarty 9. Al Burdge 10. Marty Derr 11. Nick Vasquez 12. Don Shipley 13. Billy Bauer 14. Kory Fleming 15. Jesse McLaughlin 16. Mick Search 17. Kevin Bifulco 18. Kenny Hammond 19. Norm Saxton 20. Steve Davis 21. John Dunnigean 22. Tony Giglio DNS: Harry Schaffer



Feature (10 Laps): 1. Richie Cass Sr. 2. Gabe Fox 3. George Idell 4. Darrel Delnero 5. Rob Stump 6. Bryan Papiez 7. Ron Barnstead 8. Lee Allen  9. Tom Raneri DQ: Pat Hires.