Pauch Overcomes Wednesday Disappointment with Saturday Victory at New Egypt

Date: 10/4/2009 2:08:09 AM


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Pauch Overcomes Wednesday Disappointment with Saturday Victory at New

New Egypt, NJ-(Oct 3, 2009).Just three days after losing the Modified
title chase in the final point event, Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ
bounced back with a strong effort ending in victory lane at New Egypt
Speedway on Saturday night. Pauch started 6th in the 40-lap
BPG/Hooters tri-track event and beat a star studded field for his
10th win at NES this season on Rocktoberfest sponsored by Hamill
Flooring. Pauch took the lead from NY invader Stewart Friesen after a
spirited battle and then held off a late race surge by 2009 champ
Rick Laubach to record his 81st career Modified win at NES. 

Pole sitter Friesen charged into the lead at the start of the event
over Laubach, Ryan Watt and Richie Pratt, Jr. Pauch quickly worked
his way up to the runner-up spot when the yellow appeared on lap 13
for Pratt, who slowed with a left rear flat. Pauch took advantage of
this as he grabbed the lead on the restart, and after several laps of
challenges from Friesen slowly began to pull away. Laubach was back
in the hunt after halfway as he moved back into second and with just
ten laps left looked as though he may have something for Pauch in the
late stages. However, with the final 27 laps being run clean and
green, Laubach could not muster enough to chase down Pauch who took
the checkered 5 car lengths ahead of Laubach.  Duane Howard was the
big mover in the event, as he raced from his 19th starting spot after
winning the Consolation, to 8th spot in the first 7 laps of the race.
Howard got as far as third, before his car finally leveled out and he
followed Pauch and Laubach to the finish. Friesen impressed many with
his strong run finishing fourth and Jeff Strunk completed the top
five just edging out Ryan Watt who came home sixth. Kenny Carberry &
Bobby Drayton finished 7th and 8th and picked up the contingency
awards. Keith Hoffman and Chic Cossaboone rounded out the top ten. 

Championships were on the line in the other four support divisions,
and in a strange coincidence all of the fan voted Most Popular Driver
winners for 2009, who received their awards at intermission, won
their respective feature events.

Mike Howardson won his first feature event of the year and just the
second of his career in the 20-lap Sportsman main event. Howardson
took advantage of his pole starting spot to take the win over Pat
Wall and Rookie champ DJ Ruppert. JT Trestensky was fourth and Jack
Swain finished fifth. Six-time winner Rocco Infante finished 7th to
clinch the 2009 Sportsman track title.

John Micek scored his third victory of the season in the Crate-1
Sportsman  feature. Micek took the lead from Bryan Kuhl and then
cruised to the popular win. Kuhl was second, followed by Gabe Fox,
Rob Stump and Ryan Forte. Jon Haegele needed to finish 11th or better
to wrap up his first NES championship, and he did just that finishing
11th to be the NES 2009 Crate-1 Sportsman Champ.

Rob Ormsbee of Wall, NJ won for the second straight race defeating
Shawn McCaughey and Todd Cray in the 20-lap Super Stock finale. Jason
Bubeck and George Quinlan chased this trio across the finish line to
complete the top five. Cray's third place run put the finishing
touches on his second straight track title.

Second year racer PJ Oliver scored his third win of the season in the
20-lap Outlaw Stock feature. Oliver grabbed the lead on lap eight and
was the class of the field over the last half of the race winning his
third feature of the year. Johnny Carpenter held on for second in a
race which had the top 6 cars all finish right together and the
Championship decided by just one spot on the final lap. Title
contender Vern McLaughlin raced home third, while point leader
Shannon Mongeau passed Jason Saredy on the final lap to finish fourth
and win the 2009 championship outright by just 4 points over
McLaughlin. Saredy crossed the line in fifth.

This completes our Saturday night racing program for 2009. The final
event at New Egypt Speedway for the year will be held on Sunday Oct.
25 at 1pm, when the track presents it's annual Halloween Havoc show,
with a Demolition Derby, an Enduro and an appearance of the Vintage
Stock Cars.  For more information, call the speedway office at (609)
758-1900 or visit our website at

1st Heat: 1. Frank Cozze Jr. 2. Ryan Godown 3. Ryan Watt 4. Chic
Cossaboone 5. Jimmy Chester 6. Ron John Koczon
2nd Heat: 1. Jimmy Horton 2. Billy Pauch 3. Keith Hoffman 4. Jeff
Strunk 5. Tommy Beamer 6. Dan Waisempacher
3rd Heat: 1. Richie Pratt Jr. 2. Stewart Freisen 3. John McClelland
4. Rick Laubach 5. Willie Osmun 6. Kenny Carberry
B-Main: 1. Duane Howard 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Bob Drayton 4. Rich
Ricci Jr. 5. Tom Carberry 6. Scott Ambruster 7. Steve
Haggan 8. John Stangle
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. Duane Howard 4.
Stewart Freisen 5. Jeff Strunk 6. Ryan Watt 7. Kenny
Carberry 8. Bob Drayton 9. Keith Hoffman 10. Chic Cossaboone 11. Ryan
Godown 12. Wade Hendrickson 13. Richie Pratt Jr. 14.
John McClelland 15. Willie Osmun 16. John Stangle 17. Steve Haggan
18. Jimmy Horton 19. Frank Cozze Jr. 20. Tom Carberry 21.
Ron John Koczon 22. Rich Ricci Jr. 23. Scott Ambruster 24. Tommy
Beamer 25. Jimmy Chester 26. Dan Waisempacher  
DNQ: Chuck Hopkins, John Salvatore Jr., Kevin Nagy, Bruce Gsell,
Bobby Sandt Jr.

1st Heat: 1. Mike Howardson 2. Pat Wall 3. Will Dupree 4. JT
Trsesnsky 5. DJ Ruppert 6. Rocco Infante
2nd Heat: 1. Chad Barney 2. Lou Farina III 3. Alan Bleacher 4. John
Cornell 5. Mike Lyons 6. George Quinlan
3rd Heat: 1. Bill Liedtka 2. Tim Apgar 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Ryan
Forte 5. Gene Stravinsky 6. Jack Swain
B-Main: 1. Keith Plumstead 2. Patrick Cozze 3. Sean Gunther 4. Brian
Roemer 5. Mike Bulter 6. Mark Forte Jr.
Feature (20 laps) 1. Mike Howardson 2. Pat Wall 3. DJ Ruppert 4. JT
Trsesnsky 5. Jack Swain 6. Mike Lyons 7. Rocco Infante 8.
Bill Liedtka 9. Gene Stravinsky 10. George Quinlan 11. Tim Apgar 12.
Will Dupree 13. Kevin Vaclavicek 14. Alan Bleacher 15.
Mike Butler 16. Sean Gunther 17. John Cornell 18. Keith Plumstead 19.
Brian Roemer 20. Ryan Forte 21. Patrick Cozze 22. Mark
Forte Jr. 23. Lou Farina III 24. Chad Barney
DNQ: Jeff Marcucci, Harris Kohen, Everett Taylor, John Marini Jr.,
Dwight Laird, Robin McTighe, Joe Baumann

1st Heat: 1. Jon Haegele 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Rob Stump 4. Gabe Fox 5.
George Idell Jr. 6. Bobby Dmuchowski
2nd Heat: 1. John Micek 2. Ryan Forte 3. Lee Allen 4. Harry Marlin 5.
Kyle Borror 6. Ryan Simmons
Feature (20 Laps): 1. John Micek 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Gabe Fox 4. Rob
Stump 5. Ryan Forte 6. Bobby Dmuchowski 7. Bill Martino 8.
Ryan Simmons 9. Kyle Borror 10. Eric Engstrom 11. Jon Haegele 12.
George Idell Jr. 13. Rich Steele 14. Lee Allen 15. Harry
Marlin  DNS : Doug Urbano

1st Heat: 1. John Carpenter 2. Jason Saredy 3. Rich Mongeau 4. Bill
Connolly 5. Vern McLaughlin 6. Tom Wolfe
2nd Heat: 1. PJ Oliver 2. Kevin Bifulco 3. Doug Debray 4. Shannon
Mongeau 5. Joe Mongeau 6. Billy Wroble
Feature (20 laps): 1. PJ Oliver 2. John Carpenter 3. Vern McLaughlin
4. Shannon Mongeau 5. Jason Saredy 6. Joe Mongeau 7.
Rich Mongeau 8. Doug Debray 9. Rob Longo 10. Jay Bundy 11. Kevin
Bifulco 12. Tom Princiotta 13. Billy Wroble 14. Tony
Klimeczak 15. Bill Connolly 16. Joe Reid 17. Scott Dugan 18. Kent
Kreider 19. Tom Wolfe

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

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