Things Break Right for Laubach, Wins Race and Title at New Egypt

Date: 10/1/2009 2:40:35 PM


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Things Break Right for Laubach, Wins Race and Title at New Egypt

New Egypt, NJ (September 30, 2009) - Rick Laubach of Hellertown, PA
entered Wednesday evening trailing point leader Billy Pauch by 32
points, and when he crashed on the first lap of his heat race sending
him to the pits and the B Main, no one in attendance gave him much of
a chance. However in the 30 lap Big-Block Modified double-point
championship event things broke right for him as he charged to the
front to win his second feature of the year and stun everyone as he
picked up his first ever track championship at New Egypt Speedway.
What broke right for Laubach was Pauch, who was caught up in a second
lap 12-car pileup in turn two finding him sitting upside down in the
middle of the track. Despite his crew thrashing feverishly to get him
back out without losing a lap, the damage was so severe to his front
end that it caused Pauch to bring out three consecutive yellows over
the next 2 laps resulting in him being forced to retire from the

"Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don't" exclaimed a
happy Laubach in victory lane, "It seemed that most of the year when
Billy had problems we could not take advantage of it, but tonight we
did. We are going to enjoy this one for a while!"

Ron John Koczon grabbed the early lead on the first lap and was
leading when several cars got together in turn two triggering the big
pileup on the outside of the speedway. Pauch dove to the bottom with
most of the back half of the field and looked like he would make it
thru, but it was not meant to be as he got sideways and ended up on
top of Jimmy Horton rolling onto his roof. What transpired next was a
valiant effort on the part of Pauch's crew to get the car repaired
enough to continue. He returned without losing a lap, but it was
evident that the right front wheel was farther back than normal. On
the restart the field only made it to turn three when Pauch spun with
a right front flat. Again his crew got him out quickly only to have
the car get out from under him again in turn one. With the car
obviously almost undrivable, Pauch shot to the pits for the crew to
give it one final try, but as Pauch raced onto the track behind the
field as the green flew, he made it only as far as the flagger stand
before the car snapped around again, putting an end to his evening.
At this point Laubach was up to 11th, and now all he had to do was
finish in the top ten and he would win the title. But Laubach never
even thought about changing his style and playing it conservative as
he drove as hard as he could to the front, grabbing the lead from
Koczon on lap 17. Ryan Godown followed him into second and many
thought he was going to have something for him, but it was not to be
as Laubach's car seem to get better as the race progressed and he
went on to win his second feature of the year along with the 2009
track title, his first at NES. Ken Carberry charged up late &
settled for second five car lengths back, while Godown held on for
third. Richie Pratt Jr. finished fourth after starting at the rear
due to a move into his back-up car, and Koczon completed the top

After several strong runs, Mike Lyons finally broke into the winners
circle for the first time this year in the Sportsman 20 lap feature.
Lyons held off the persistent challenges of Rookie champ DJ Ruppert
to win for the first time in 3 years. Ruppert drove an impressive
race to finish second, followed by Jack Swain returning to NES to
post a solid third. Tim Apgar and John Cornell rounded out the top

Vern McLaughlin captured his third win of the year in the 20 lap
Outlaw Stock feature event. With the win, McLaughlin pulls to within
8 points of point leader Shannon Mongeau, who finished fourth, with
just one point race remaining. John Carpenter chased him the whole
race but didn't have enough to pull off a pass and settled for
second. PJ Oliver was third, followed by Shannon Mongeau and Bill

This Saturday, October 3, New Egypt Speedway presents Rocktoberfest
2009, the final show of 2009. The Modifieds will headline the event
as they will compete in a 40-lap, $3000 to win, Tri-Track Series
point race. Drivers will have the option to race for $5000 to win if
they put up a $60 gamblers fee at the beginning of the show.
Sportsman, Crate1 Sportsman, Super Stocks, and Outlaw Stocks will all
be in competition as well; each racing in their own season ending
20-lap double point championship event. A live band will provide
entertainment before the races get underway. Gates open at 1:00 p.m.,
Warm-ups begin at 3:30pm with the first race starting at 4:30 pm.
For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or
log on to

1st Heat: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. Billy Pauch 3. Willie Osmun 4. John
Stangle 5. Mark Forte Jr. 6. Frank Cozze Jr.
2nd Heat: 1.Ryan Godown 2. Richie Pratt Jr. 3. Jim Robertson 4. Mike
Hendershot 5. John Salvatore Jr. 6. Steve Haggan
3rd Heat: 1. Frank Cozze 2. Jimmy Horton 3. Brad Freeman 4.John
McClelland 5. Kenny Carberry 6. Dominick Buffalino
B-Main: 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Bobby Drayton 3. Rick Laubach 4. Mike
McAleer 5. Sammy Martz 6. Chic Cossaboone
Point Provisional: Tom Carberry
Fan Provisional: Jeff Acolia
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Rick Laubach 2. Kenny Carberry 3. Ryan Godown
4. Richie Pratt Jr. 5. Ron John Koczon 6. Jimmy Horton 7. Bobby
Drayton 8. Willie Osmun 9. Billy Pauch Jr. 10. Mike Hendershot 11.
Jim Robertson 12. John Stangle 13. John McClelland 14. Frank Cozze
Jr. 15. Frank Cozze 16. Mark Forte Jr. 17. Chic Cossaboone 18. Bruce
Gsell 19. Mike McAleer 20. Jeff Acolia 21. Tom Carberry 22. Brad
Freeman 23. Jimmy Horton IV 24. Dominick Buffalino 25. John Salvatore
Jr. 26. Sammy Martz 27. Billy Pauch 28. Steve Haggan
DNQ: Brian Truppi, Marc Herman, Kevin Nagy, Tommy Carberry Jr., Bobby

1st Heat: 1. Tim Apgar 2. Lou Farina III 3. Mike Howardson 4. Rocco
Infante 5. Mike Lyons 6. Bill Liedtka
2nd Heat: 1. Pat Wall 2. Chad Barney 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Jack
Swain 5. Jeff Geiges 6. Gene Stravinsky
3rd Heat: 1. DJ Ruppert 2. Brian Roemer 3. JT Trstensky 4. John
Cornell 5. Will Dupree 6. Bob Lineman Jr.
B-Main: 1. Ryan Forte 2. George Quinlan 3. Darrell Delnero 4. Alan
Bleacher 5. Jeff Marcucci 6. Everett Taylor
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Mike Lyons 2. DJ Ruppert 3. Jack Swain 4. Tim
Apgar 5. John Cornell 6. George Quinlan 7. Rocco Infante 8. Kevin
Vaclavicek 9. Alan Bleacher 10. Gene Stravinsky 11. Pat Wall 12. Will
Dupree 13. Bob Lineman Jr. 14. Brian Roemer 15. JT Trstensky 16. Chad
Barney 17. Jeff Marcucci 18. Bill Liedtka 19. Mike Butler 20. Lou
Farina III 21. Jeff Geiges 22. Everett Taylor 23. Ryan Forte 24.
Darrell Delnero 25. Mike Howardson
DNQ: Joe Baumann, Harris Kohen, Doug Urbano, Wayne Bechtel, John
Marini Jr., Sean Gunther, Robin McTighe, Marc Herman, Scott Hyland

1st Heat: 1. PJ Oliver 2. Doug Debray 3. Rich Mongeau 4. Spider
Ensinger Jr. 5. Gary Klimeczak 6. Kevin Bifulco
2nd Heat: 1. John Carpenter 2. Vern McLaughlin 3. Dan Collamer 4.
Shannon Mongeau 5. Joe Mongeau 6. Jason Saredy
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Vern McLaughlin 2. John Carpenter 3. PJ Oliver
4. Shannon Mongeau 5. Bill Connolly 6. Nick Gargiulo 7. Rob Longo 8.
Joe Mongeau 9. Rich Mongeau 10. Billy Wroble 11. Jason Saredy 12. Tom
Wolfe 13. Scott Dugan 14. Spider Ensinger Jr. 15. Tony Klimeczak 16.
Jason Kosch 17. Jay Bundy 18. Ray Posick 19. Ted Walters 20. Dan
Collamer 21. Kevin Bifulco 22. Gary Klimeczak 23. Doug Debray 24. Tom
Princiotta 25. Brian Ludwig
DNS: Joe Reid, Jarrod Burdge


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