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Billy Pauch Reaches Milestone with 75th Career Big-Block Win at NES

 

New Egypt, NJ (June 6, 2009) Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ won his 75th career Big-Block Modified feature at the New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he captured the 30 lap Cray Electric sponsored main event. Pauch took the lead just before halfway and was never headed enroute to his 4th win of the season.

Young hot shoe Johnny Guarino, Jr. took command at the drop of the green flag over Jim Robertson leading the first three laps of the event. Dominick Buffalino, who started fifth, was on the move and quickly grabbed the lead on lap four from Guarino and looked fast in the early going.  Buffalino lead for 7 laps until Pauch, who started 18th, burst on the scene and charged into the top spot on lap 11. Rick Laubach was in hot pursuit at this point and quickly took over second and the chase was on.  Despite trying different grooves and lines, Laubach had nothing for Pauch on this night as he cruised to his second win in a row.  Laubach settled for second followed by a great run by Mike McAleer, who once again impressed by finishing third.  Frank Cozze rebounded back from a mid race spin, rim riding all the way back around heavy traffic to finish fourth while Sam Martz finished a solid fifth.

Todd Cray of Trenton, NJ, shined very brightly on his sponsors night as he took the title of Mr. Super Stock for the second time in three years, capturing the 25 lap title race sponsored by Cray Electric/Cray Motorsports. Cray got to the front quickly from the back of the pack to lead, but was run down by 2 time champ Rob Ormsbee. His lead was short-lived as a few laps later, Cray raced back by and took command, going on to win to the delight of his friends and family. Ormsbee crossed the line in second but was disqualified after failing the post race inspection. Jason Bubeck drove a nice race to finish second, followed by George Quinlan, Billy Bauer and Marty Derr.

John Micek held off the hard charging Jon Haegele over the final half of the race to win a popular victory in the 20 lap Crate-1 Sportsman feature. Haegele had to settle for second followed by Gabe Fox in third. Bryan Kuhl finished fourth with Pat Wall in fifth.

In the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman series, D.J. Ruppert won his fifth in a row, capturing the 8 lap feature event. Ruppert defeated Brian Roemer again, who won the first three Rookie features this season.  Matt Vaillancourt brought his entry home in third.   
 
Next Saturday night, June 13, New Egypt Speedway presents Mechanics Night, presented by C&M Automotive Warehouse. The racing will feature a full card of Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies. Kids 3 thru 9 are encouraged to bring their Big Wheels with them and take part in our annual big wheel races`in three different age groups. 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.
 
NES 6/6/09 RESULTS
 
MODIFED RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Rick Laubach 2. Billy Pauch 3. Gary Butler 4. Mike Hendershot 5. Jim Robertson 6. Dominick Buffalino
2nd Heat: 1. John Stangle 2. Johnny Guarino 3. Sammy Martz 4. Mike McAleer 5. John McClelland 6. Tommy Beamer
3rd Heat: 1. John Salvatore Jr. 2. Willie Osmun 3. Brad Freeman 4. Frank Cozze 5. Bob Drayton 6. Mike Krachun
B-Main: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Mark Forte Sr. 4. Tom Carberry 5. Mark Forte Jr. 6. Frank Cozze Jr.

(Fans Prov. Rick Holsten)

 

Feature (30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. Mike McAleer 4. Frank Cozze 5. Sam Martz 6. Mike Krachun 7. Bob Drayton 8. Gary Butler 9. Mark Forte Jr. 10. Ron John Koczon 11. Dominick Buffalino 12. Frank Cozze Jr. 13. Brad Freeman 14. Jim Robertson 15. John Salvatore 16. John Stangle 17. John McClelland 18. John Gaurino 19. Rocco Infante 20. Tommy Beamer 21. Tom Carberry 22. MIke Hendershot 23. Marc Herman 24. Willie Osmun 25. Rick Holsten 26. Doug Ostwald 27. Tim Tanner Jr.

DNS: Mark Forte Sr.

DNQ: Kenny Carberry, Chris Allen Jr., Chris Grbac, John Miloszar, Tad Cox, Kenny Huchko
 
CRATE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. George Idell Jr. 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Lee Allen 4. Bryan Papiez 5. Jon Haegele 6. Harry Marlin

2nd Heat: 1. Gabe Fox 2. Pat Wall 3. John Micek 4. Rob Stump 5. Richie Cass Sr. 6. Tom Raneri

 

Feature (20 Laps): 1. John Micek 2. Jon Haegele 3. Gabe Fox 4. Bryan Kuhl 5. Pat Wall 6. Richie Cass Sr. 7. Ryan Forte 8. Lee Allen 9. Tom Raneri 10. Rob Stump 11. Eric Engstrom 12. Rich Steele 13. Ryan Simmons 14. Bryan Papiez 15. George Idell Jr. 16. Matt Vaillancourt DNS: Harry Marlin
 
SUPER STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Rob Ormsbee 2. George Quinlan 3. Billy Bauer 4. Nick Vasquez 5. Marty Derr 6. Jason Bubeck
2nd Heat: 1. Norm Saxton 2. Todd Cray 3. Al Burdge 4. Mick Search 5. Pete Fogarty 6. George Marrero

 

Feature (25 Laps): 1. Todd Cray 2. Jason Bubeck 3. George Quinlan 4. Billy Bauer 5. Marty Derr 6. Nick Vasquez 7. Tony Giglio 8. Kevin Bifulco 9. Pete Fogarty 10. Larry Bubeck 11. Jerry Confer 12. Al Burdge 13. Kenny Guyer 14. Charlie Gunner 15. Jesse McLauglin 16. George Marrero 17. Mike Vacarro 18. Jason Dooley 19. Chris Vadasz 20. Mick Search 21. Norm Saxton 22. Dennis Seely Jr. DQ: Rob Ormsbee

DNS: Shawn McCaughey
 
ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature (8 Laps): 1. DJ Ruppert 2. Brian Roemer 3. Matt Vaillancourt 4. Ryan Hoffman 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Harris Kohen