Laubach Overcomes All Odds to Win New Egypt Mom's Night

Date: 5/10/2009 2:07:41 AM

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Laubach Overcomes All Odds to Win New Egypt Mom's Night 

New Egypt, NJ (May 9, 2009) - Rick Laubach of Quakertown, PA won his
first feature of the season at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as
he captured the 30 lap CMX Engineering  sponsored event. Laubach took
the lead 1 lap before halfway and then masterfully navigated the
speedway overcoming all obstacles and competition to capture his
fourth career win at the facility.

"The track was tough tonight, but I want to commend the management
for trying to run," stated Laubach referring to a week's worth of
rain that created less than desirable track conditions. "Fortunately
we were able to keep the car out of too much trouble and survive all
the restarts." 

John Salvatore, Jr. took command at vthe start of the event and led
the first 5 laps, before losing the top spot to Ken Carberry on a
restart. Carberry and Ron John Koczon were hooked up early and began
to put on a wild crowd pleasing battle for the top spot while Laubach
was quickly moving up thru traffic. By lap 8 Laubach had moved into
the top five from his 16th starting spot and he was gaining more
attention from the crowd. A lap 13 restart would prove to be the
turning point as Laubach blasted from 4th to first in just one lap to
gain the lead that he would never relinquish. Laubach held off the
challenges of Koczon, then of Gary Butler and finally of Bucky Kell
over the last half of the race, but none of them had enough to catch
him as he put on a clinic of how to drive in less than ideal
conditions. Kell finished a strong second, his third straight top
three finish. Salvatore Jr. rebounded back and survived the attrition
finishing third, Jim Robertson came home fourth and Tad Cox crossed
the line in fifth.      

Bryan Papiez of Belle Mead, NJ posted his first victory of 2009 in
the 20 lap Crate-1 Sportsman feature. Last week's winner Pat Wall
rallied late to finish second, followed by Jon Haegele in third.
Bobby Dmuchowski finished fourth and Rob Stump was fifth.

George Quinlan of Brick, NJ, the 2007 Super Stock champion, won the
20 lap Super Stock feature event. Quinlan got stronger as the event
went on and won his 16th career feature event at the Ocean county
speedplant. Mick Search finished second, followed by former champ
Billy Bauer in third, Nick Vasquez fourth and opening night winner
Todd Cray fifth.

In the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman
series, D.J. Ruppert won the 8 lap feature event for his first career
triumph. Matt Vaillancourt finished secondfor the second straight
week chased by Ryen Simmons who settled for third. 

Next Saturday night, May 16, New Egypt Speedway presents Scout Night.
All Scouts in uniform will be admitted free of charge. The racing
will feature a full card of Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Outlaw
Stocks & Rookies. 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

AGATE 5/9/09

1st Heat: 1. Kenny Carberry 2. Frank Cozze Jr. 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4.
Bucky Kell 5. Gary Butler 6. Sam Martz
2nd Heat: 1. Frank Cozze 2. Jim Robertson 3. Billy Pauch 4. Bob
Drayton 5. Mark Forte Jr. 6. Tad Cox
3rd Heat: 1. John Salvatore Jr. 2. Ron John Koczon 3. Rick Laubach 4.
Tom Carberry 5. Mike McAleer 6. Dominick Buffalino
B-Main: 1. Johnny Guarino 2. Brad Freeman 3. John McClelland 4. Mike
Hendershot 5. Rick Holsten 6. Dan Waisempacher

Feature (30 Laps): 1. Rick Laubach 2. Bucky Kell 3. John Salvatore
Jr. 4. Jim Robertson 5. Tad Cox 6. John Guarino 7. Billy Pauch 8.
Mark Forte Jr. 9. Mike Hendershot 10. Gary Butler 11. Rick Holsten
12. Ron John Koczon 13. John McClelland 14. Dominick Buffalino 15.
Sam Martz 16. Frank Cozze 17. Tim Tanner Jr. 18. Bob Drayton 19. Tom
Carberry 20. Ken Carberry 21. Frank Cozze Jr. 22. Dan Waisempacher
23. Rich Rutski 24. Brad Freeman 25. Mike McAleer 26. Chris Grbac  
DNQ: Tommy Beamer, Chris Allen Jr., Marc Herman, John Stangle, Bobby

1st Heat: 1. Lee Allen  2. Ryan Forte 3. Bryan Kuhl 4. Jon Haegele 5.
George Idell
2nd Heat: 1. Rob Stump 2. Bobby Dumchowski 3. John Micek 4. Bryan
Papiez 5. Gabe Fox
Feature(20 Laps): 1. Brian Papiez 2. Pat Wall 3. Jon Haegele 4. Bobby
Dumchowski 5. Rob Stump 6. George Idell Jr. 7. Lee Allen 8. Bryan
Kuhl 9. Ryan Forte 10. Scott Cranstoun 11. Gabe Fox 12. Eric Engstrom
13. Matt Vaillancourt 14. Ryan Simmons 15. Rich Steele 16. John Micek

1st Heat: 1. Jerry Confer 2. Mick Search 3. Todd Cray 4. Marty Derr
5. Pete Fogarty 6. Mike Vaccaro
2nd Heat: 1. Nick Vasquez 2. Jason Bubeck 3. Norm Saxton 4. George
Quinlan 5. Billy Bauer 6. Al Burdge
Feature (20 Laps): 1. George Quinlan 2. Mick Search 3. Billy Bauer 4.
Nick Vasquez 5. Todd Cray 6. Jason Bubeck 7. George Marrero 8. Pete
Fogarty 9. Kenny Guyer 10. Tony Giglio 11. Jesse McLaughlin 12. Larry
Bubeck 13. Jerry Confer 14. Charlie Gunner 15.Al Burdge 16. Mike
Vaccaro 17. Marty Derr 18. Norm Saxton 19. Dennis Seely Jr.

Feature (8 Laps): 1. DJ Ruppert 2. Matt Vaillancourt 3. Ryan Simmons
4. Brian Roemer 5. Harris Kohen 6. Ryan Hoffman

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