|Date: 8/2/2009 10:45:58 PM|
Third Times The Charm For Billy Pauch At New Egypt Speedway
New Egypt, NJ (August 1, 2009) – On a night where New Egypt Speedway honored one of their greatest fans, fan favorite Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ, captured the checkered flag and the $10,000 modified purse on “Friends of Mike Night” sponsored by K&A Excavating and Lynch-Gray Towing. Pauch beat out some of the best in the business including Rick Laubach, Brett Hearn, John Stangle, Frank Cozze, David Van Horn, Kenny Brightbill, and Keith Hoffman to win his third straight modified feature and his seventh overall this season.
“Right now we have a great combination going,” said a very happy Billy Pauch. “I need to thank Wayne for giving us such a great track to run on. Again we had two groove racing. I started 19th and when I got to second both grooves were working, so when Rick (Laubach) went to the outside I went to the inside. We had a pretty tough field tonight with guys like Brett Hearn and Richie Pratt Jr. They gave us a run for our money, but the New Egypt crew really put on one hell of a race tonight.”
From the beginning of the race pole sitter John Stangle painted himself as a contender leading for the first 19 laps. David VanHorn, an invader from Orange County Fair Speedway in New York, brought out the first caution on lap two as he slowed on the front stretch. A caution on lap eight for Tom Carberry who stopped in turn two, caused a big accident on the lap nine restart that took many good cars out of contention. Willie Osmun, Mike McAleer, and the invader Keith Hoffman collided in turn two taking all three cars out of contention, although Hoffman was able to return to the race. By lap 10, Pauch had begun his move into the top five as he engaged in a battle for the fifth position with another invader Brett Hearn. Pauch continued his move toward the front as Laubach had taken over second and set his sights on the leader Stangle. A caution on lap 19 gave Laubach the chance to pass Stangle off of turn two on a lap 20 restart. That same lap, a caution for Richie Pratt Jr. brought Pauch to the back bumper of Laubach. Pauch took the lead for good on lap 22 when he passed Laubach in turn two. A hard charging Frank Cozze began his move on lap 32 when he moved into the sixth position but by then he was too far behind and Pauch claimed his 77th career victory. Rounding out the top-10 was Rick Laubach, Brett Hearn, John Stangle, Frank Cozze, Mark Forte Jr., Bob Drayton, Dominick Buffalino, John McClelland, and Mike Hendershot.
Ryan Forte of Blue Anchor, NJ, won his second Sportsman feature event this season in dominating fashion, claiming the $1,000 purse. After winning his heat race, Forte dominated the race leading every lap after a first lap pass in turn two of pole sitter Everett Taylor. Rounding out the top-5 was Mike Lyons, Alan Bleacher, Jack Swain, and Lou Farina.
P.J. Oliver of Cream Ridge, NJ, won his second Outlaw Stock feature of the season after a pass with two laps to go on second place finishing Pat Conoway. Oliver looked to be having a little trouble from the start of the race with his car producing heavy smoke throughout much of the event. But he capitalized on Conoway running into lap traffic and held on for the final two laps to capture the victory and the $1,000 purse. Rounding out the top-5 was Conoway, Joe Mongeau, Jason Saredy, and Shannon Mongeau.
On this special evening where drivers are rewarded for their accomplishments in honor of the late Mike Rogie, drivers who won their heat races were awarded an extra bonus thanks to the tremendous fundraising efforts of New Egypt General Manager Danny Serrano. Modified drivers Rick Laubach, Tom Carberry, Billy Pauch, and Keith Hoffman all received a $500 bonus for winning their heat races. Sportsman drivers Ryan Forte and Alan Bleacher were awarded $250 for winning their heats. Vern McLaughlin and Rich Mongeau both received $200 for winning the Outlaw Stock heat races.
The next event at New Egypt Speedway will be the Mud Bog on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at 7 p.m. Come see 4x4 trucks and mud skippers maneuver around the track in lots and lots of mud. Next Saturday night, Aug. 8, is Beach Party Night at New Egypt Speedway sponsored by AFX Fencing. The modifies will be in action as will the Super Stocks and Crate-1 Sportsman divisions, plus big wheel races. Racing begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or visit our website at www.newegyptspeedway.net.
Feature (40 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. Brett Hearn 4. John Stangle 5. Frank Cozze
6. Mark Forte Jr. 7. Bob Drayton 8. Dominick Buffalino 9. John McClelland 10. Mike Hendershot
11. Mike Iles 12. Rich Rutski 13. Keith Hoffman 14. Brian Truppi 15. Rick Holsten 16. Tad Cox 17.
Mike McAleer 18. Rick Wegner 19. Tim Tanner Jr. 20. Ron John Koczon 21. Richie Pratt Jr. 22.
Kenny Brightbill 23. John Salvatore Jr. 24. Danny Johnson 25. Steve Haggan 26. Sam Martz 27.
Brad Freeman 28. Kenny Carberry 29. Willie Osmun 30. Tom Carberry 31. Jim Robertson 32.
Johnny Guarino 33. David VanHorn
DNQ: John Miloszar, Tommy Carberry Jr., Marc Herman, Bruce Gsell, Mike Butler, Ryan Tidman, Pat Wall, Frank Cozze Jr., Chris Allen Jr., Dan Waisempacher
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Ryan Forte 2. Mike Lyons 3. Alan Bleacher 4. Jack Swain 5. Lou Farina 6.
Jeff Geiges 7. Bobby Butler 8. Gene Stravinsky 9. Pat Wall 10. Steve Davis 11. Kevin Vaclavicek
12. DJ Ruppert 13. Jeff Marcucci 14. Joe Masiado 15. PJ Oilver 16. Brian Roemer 17. Everett
Taylor 18. Joe Baumann 19. Tim Apgar 20. Rocco Infante 21. JT Trstensky 22. Mike Howardson
23. Will Dupree 24. George Quinlan
DNQ: Bil Liedtka, Robin McTighe, John Marini, Wayne Bechtel, Ryan Hoffman
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
Feature (20 Laps): 1. PJ Oilver 2. Pat Conaway 3. Joe Mongeau 4. Jason Saredy 5. Shanon
Mongeau 6. Bill Wroble 7. Dan Collamer 8. John Carpenter 9. Kevin Bifulco 10. Gary Klimeczak 11.
Mike Butler 12. Brian Ludwig 13. Doug Debray 14. Scott Dugan 15. Tom Wolfe 16. Tom
Princiotta 17. Ray Posick 18. Jarrod Burdge 19. Vern McLaughlin 20. Jay Bundy 21. Jason Kosch
22. Don Shipley 23. Ted Walters 24. Rich Mongeau
DNQ: Goop Mondelli, Spider Ensinger Sr., Joe Reid, Doug Bates, Tony Klimeczak
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