Makes It Two Straight At New Egypt
Egypt, NJ (May 2, 2009)
Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ won his second straight feature at New Egypt
Speedway Saturday night as he captured the 30 lap B&B Towing and
Recycling sponsored event. Pauch took the lead in lapped traffic on
lap 22 from race long leader Bob Drayton, then held off several
challenges from two time champ Frank Cozze to post his 73rd career
After several tries to complete the first two laps and a 10 car pileup
in turn number one, the race finally got rolling with Bob Drayton
grabbing the lead away from Tom Carberry on lap #3. Drayton appeared
very quick, as he and Frank Cozze motored to a 2/3 of a straightaway
lead. Pauch emerged in third by lap 8 and began to try and run the
front runners down. Pauch was making progress and he was
considerably closer when the the two leaders hit lapped traffic at the
halfway point. Without a caution flag to help, Pauch worked lapped
traffic masterfully and grabbed second from Cozze on lap 19. Drayton
proved not to be as easy though as he held Pauch at bay until lap 22
when pauch got an opening on the bottom and drove into the lead.
Drayton didnít let him get away though as the crowd was really
getting into this duel for the lead as Cozze continued to threaten. On
lap 26, Drayton brought out the first yellow since lap 2 as the car
got out from under him in turn four almost collecting Cozze as well.
Cozze somehow avoided disaster and then on the restart mounted a
serious challenge for the win. Pauch proved to have just a little too
much though as he held off Cozze to take the victory. Cozze, who
arrived just minutes before his heat after watching his daughter
graduate college in the afternoon, settled for a strong second place
run, followed by 21st starter Bucky Kell, Sam Martz and invader Richie
Rocco Infante of Robbinsville, NJ showed he is the man to beat, as he
raced from 14th starting spot to pass leader Jeff Geiges on lap 12 and
then went on to cruise to the victory in the 20 lap Sportsman feature.
Geiges gave a strong perfomance to finish second in the Mongiello
Motorsports entry, followed by Mike Howardson in third. Bill Liedtka
finished fourth in only his second event in the Sportsman divison
after moving up from the Super Stock divison and Will Dupree placed in
the top five for the second straight time finishing fifth.
P.J. Oliver won the 20 lap Outlaw Stock feature event. For young
Oliver it was only his second career win as he held off many
challenges including the final one from defending champ and opening
night winner Rich Mongeau. Billy Wroble had his best ever finish
coming home third, followed by John Carpenter and Vern McLaughlin who
both bounced back from early race tangles to finish fourth and fifth
In the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman
series, Brian Roemer won the 8 lap feature event for the third time in
a row, remaining undefeated so far. Matt Vaillancourt finished second
in only his second start, followed closely by DJ Ruppert.
Next Saturday night, May 9, New Egypt Speedway presents Ladies Night
sponsored by CMX Engineering. All Ladies will receive $2 off the
admission price and in celebration of Mothers day all moms will
receive flowers. The racing will feature a full card of Big-Block
Modifieds, Super Stocks, Crate1 Sportsman & 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
Heat 1: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. Gary Butler 3. Bob Drayton 4. Wade
Hendrickson 5. Jimmy Chester 6. John McClelland
Heat 2: 1. Rick Laubach 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Tom Carberry 4. John
Miloszar 5. Ken Carberry 6. Richie Pratt Jr.
Heat 3: 1. Frank Cozze 2. Billy Pauch 3. Sam Martz 4. Frank Cozze Jr.
5. Johnny Guarino 6. Dominick Buffalino
B-Main 1: 1. Mark Forte Jr. 2. Bucky Kell 3. Mike McAleer
B-Main 2: 1. Tad Cox 2. Donnie Radd 3. Rick Holsten
(30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Frank Cozze 3. Bucky Kell 4. Sam Martz 5.
Richie Pratt Jr. 6. Dominick Buffalino 7. Tom Carberry 8. John
McClelland 9. Tad Cox 10. Wade Hendrickson 11. Tim Tanner Jr. 12.
Jimmy Chester 13. Rick Laubach 14. Mark Forte Jr. 15. Rick Holsten 16.
Bob Drayton 17. Mike Hendershot 18. Donnie Radd 19. Mike Krachun 20.
Mike Iles 21. Frank Cozze Jr. 22. Johnny Guarino 23. Gary Butler 24.
John Miloszar 25. Kenny Carberry 26. Mike McAleer 27. Ron John Koczon
Rich Rutski, Chris Grbac, Chris Allen Jr., John Salvatore Jr., Dan
Waisempacher, Marc Herman, Bobby Sandt Jr., Jimmy Horton, John Stangle,
Heat 1: 1. Jeff Geiges 2. Ryan Forte 3. Rocco Infante 4. Will Dupree
5. George Quinlan 6. Alan Bleacher 7. Mike Howardson 8. Bill Liedtka
Heat 2: 1. Pat Wall 2. Tim Apgar 3. Chad Barney 4. Jeff Marcucci 5.
John Stangle 6. JT Trstensky 7. Corey Anderson 8. Everett Taylor
B-Main: 1. Lou Farina 2. John Cornell 3. Joe Baumann 4. DJ Ruppert 5.
Wayne Bechtel 6. Jimmy Watts 7. Harris Kohen 8. Bob Cook 9. Robin
(20 Laps): 1. Rocco Infante 2. Jeff Geiges 3. Mike Howardson 4. Bill
Liedtka 5. Will Dupree 6. Tim Apgar 7. DJ Ruppert 8. George Quinlan 9.
JT Trstensky 10. Alan Bleacher 11. Corey Anderson 12. Jeff Marcucci
13. Jimmy Watts 14. Everett Taylor 15. Wayne Bechtel 16. John Stangle
17. Harris Kohen 18. John Cornell 19. Bob Cook 20. Lou Farina 21. Chad
Barney 22. Ryan Forte 23. Joe Baumann 24. Robin McTighe
John Marini Jr., Matt Vaillancourt, Ryan Simmons, Sam Piazza, Ryan
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
Heat 1: 1. PJ Oliver 2. Billy Wroble 3. Rich Mongeau 4. Jason Saredy
5. Mike Butler
Heat 2: 1. Vern McLaughlin 2. Dan Collamer 3. John Carpenter 4. Brian
Ludwig 5. Shannon Mongeau
(20 Laps): 1. PJ Oliver 2. Rich Mongeau 3. Billy Wroble 4. John
Carpenter 5. Vern McLaughlin 6. Shannon Mongeau 7. Mike Butler 8.
Brian Ludwig 9. Doug Debray 10. Spider Ensinger Jr. 11. Bobby Butler
12. Jarred Burdge 13. Jay Bundy 14. Jason Saredy 15. Joe Reid 16. Gary
Klimeczak 17. Tom Princiotta 18. J. Henry Doerr 19. Tom Wolfe 20. Dan
Collamer DNS: Goop Mondelli
ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS:
Feature (8 Laps): 1. Brian Roemer 2. Matt Vaillancourt 3. DJ Ruppert
4. Ryan Simmons 5. Sam Piazza 6. Harris Kohen 7. Ryan Hoffman