Pauch Impressive On His Sponsors Night at New Egypt


New Egypt, NJ (May 30, 2009) – For the third time this season, Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ was the winner of the Big-Block Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night. Pauch charged to the front, fighting off some very tough competition, to capture his 74th career win at the central Jersey speed plant in front of his primary sponsor K & A Excavating, who was co-sponsoring the evening’s events. Pauch grabbed the lead at the halfway mark, and then held off the late race challenges of arch-rival Rick Laubach on Agin Signs & K & A Excavating Night.

“The track is getting better every week!” exclaimed Pauch in victory lane, “The last few weeks the top groove is really coming in which is making for some really good racing. This was fun tonight.”    
John Stangle brought the field to the start and led the first five laps of the event followed by Sam Martz & Gary Butler, who were battling fiercely for second. Martz and Butler slipped by Stangle on lap six along with Tim Tanner, Jr., who was also now in the act. At this point Ron John Koczon, Billy Pauch and Mike McAleer all joined in and a tremendous 6 car battle for the lead ensued. Cars were in every groove as each lap the top six running order changed with no one showing a clear advantage, although Martz held the lead at the line till lap ten. Tanner then wrestled the lead from Martz and showed the way for the next four laps, beating Pauch on two consecutive restarts. A third restart on lap 14 would be Tanner’s downfall, as Pauch would finally grab the lead as the crossed flags showed at halfway. Laubach then burst on the scene and chased after Pauch. Over the last half of the race, Laubach used the bottom groove to try and challenge for the lead, but Pauch was too much for him on this night winning by 3 car lengths. Laubach settled for a solid second, while Koczon made a late race charge to take third. Butler raced home fourth followed by Martz in fifth.

Pat Wall of New Egypt, NJ won his Sportsman feature in the 20 lap event. Wall held of the relentless challenges of George Quinlan to take the victory. Gene Stravinsky posted his best finish of 2009 coming home third followed by the consistent Tim Apgar and point leader Rocco Infante.

Joe Mongeau of Brick, NJ won the Outlaw Stock feature event for his first ever dirt win. Mongeau held off a last lap charge by Vern McLaughlin to win by just 2 feet!  John Carpenter came home third, while the two previous winners so far this year, PJ Oliver and Rich Mongeau rounded out the top five.

In the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman series, DJ Ruppert won the 8 lap feature event for the fourth time in a row, defeating Brian Roemer who had won the first three races of the series. Roemer ran second in the event followed by Ryan Hoffman third.

Pastor Dell Smith showed who the “Faster Pastor” was as he won the 6 lap Faster Pastor challenge in front of a large group from his congregation. Smith, driving one of Vern McLaughlin’s Outlaw Stocks, took the lead on the final lap to beat Pastor Shawn Bentley and Pastor Steve G.    
Next Saturday night, June 6, New Egypt Speedway presents the Mr. Super Stock Classic title race and Banner night for the fans, sponsored by Cray Electric & Cray Motorsports.  The racing will feature a full card of Big-Block Modifieds, Super Stocks, Crate1 Sportsman & Rookies. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with the first race starting at 6:30 pm.  For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.


1st Heat: 1. Gary Butler 2. Tom Carberry 3. Sam Martz 4. Frank Cozze Jr. 5. Bucky Kell 6. John McClelland
2nd Heat: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Frank Cozze 3. Kenny Carberry 4. Willie Osmun 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Ron John Koczon
3rd Heat: 1. Rick Laubach 2. John Stangle 3. Mike McAleer 4. Bob Drayton 5. Dan Waisempacher 6. Rick Holsten

B-Main: 1. Mike Hendershot 2. John Miloszar 3. Mark Forte Jr. 4. John Salvatore Jr. 5. Tommy Beamer 6. Johnny Guarino 7. Dominick Buffalino 8. Tad Cox (Fans Prov. Mike Krachun, Jim Robertson)


Feature (30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. Ron John Koczon 4. Gary Butler 5. Sam Martz 6. Bob Drayton 7. Tom Carberry 8. John McClelland 9. Jim Robertson 10. Bucky Kell 11. Mike Krachun 12. Tommy Beamer 13. Frank Cozze 14. Tim Tanner Jr. 15. Mike Hendershot 16. Tad Cox 17. Mike McAleer 18. Mark Forte Jr. 19. John Stangle 20. Willie Osmun 21. John Salvatore Jr. 22. Frank Cozze Jr. 23. Kenny Carberry 24. Johnny Guarino 25. John Miloszar 26. Dominick Buffalino 27. Dan Waisempacher 28. Rick Holsten


DNQ: Brad Freeman, Ryan Tidman, Mark Forte Sr., Chris Allen Jr., Marc Herman
1st Heat: 1. John Stangle 2. Pat Wall 3. Chad Barney 4. Rocco Infante 5. Tim Apgar 6. JT Trstensky
2nd Heat: 1. Gene Stravinsky 2. George Quinlan 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Alan Bleacher 5. Mike Howardson 6. Jeff Geiges
B-Main: 1. Jeff Marcucci 2. Ryan Forte 3. Tommy Carberry Jr. 4. Brian Roemer 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Ryan Hoffman


Feature (20 Laps): 1. Pat Wall 2. George Quinlan 3. Gene Stravinsky 4. Tim Apgar 5. Rocco Infante 6. Mike Howardson 7. Kevin Vaclavicek 8. Chad Barney 9. Will Dupree 10. J.T. Trstensky 11. Ryan Forte 12. Brian Roemer 13. John Cornell 14. Bill Liedtka 15. Jeff Marcucci 16. John Marini Jr. 17. Ryan Hoffman 18. Wayne Betchtel 19. DJ Ruppert 20. Jeff Geiges 21. John Stangle 22. Tommy Carberry Jr. 23. Alan Bleacher 24. Everett Taylor 25. Bryan Kuhl


DNQ: Jimmy Watts, Andy Viskinski, Harris Kohen, PJ Oliver, Ryan Simmons, Robin McTighe, Lou Farina, Matt Vaillancourt
1st Heat: 1. Joe Mongeau 2. PJ Oliver 3. Mike Butler 4. Dan Collamer 5. Brian Ludwig 6. Doug Debray
2nd Heat: 1. Rich Mongeau 2. Vern McLaughlin 3. John Carpenter 4. Jason Saredy 5. Billy Wroble 6. Shanon Mongeau

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Joe Mongeau 2. Vern McLaughlin 3. John Carpenter 4. PJ Oliver 5. Rich Mongeau 6. Billy Wroble 7. Jason Saredy 8. Mike Butler 9. Scott Dugan 10. Shanon Mongeau 11. Doug Bates 12. Doug Debray 13. J. Henry Doerr 14. Jarrod Burdge 15. Ray Posick 16. Tom Princiotta 17. Jay Bundy 18. Terry Griffin 19. Dan Collamer 20. Joe Reid 21. Pat Hires 22. Brian Ludwig 23. Jeff Dirkes DNS: Spider Ensinger Jr., Gary Klimeczak, Pat Conaway, Ed Tinsman, Ken Watson
Feature (8 Laps): 1. DJ Ruppert 2. Brian Roemer 3. Ryan Hoffman 4. Matt Vaillancourt 5. Harris Kohen 6. Ryan Simmons