Experience’s a “Holiday Miracle” at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (July 18, 2009)
– Many people say that the Holiday season
is full of little miracles. Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ experienced
this first hand at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he watched his
broken motor roar back to life and carry him to victory lane in the 30
lap Advantage Financial Mortgage Banker sponsored Christmas in July
event. Pauch took the lead just before the halfway point from Ken
Carberry and survived the motor scare on the final turn to post his
76th career Modified triumph, his fifth of 2009.
felt the motor break in turn 3 & 4 on the final lap,” Pauch said
in disbelief, “When I came off of (turn) four I stepped back on the
gas and it sputtered, grabbed the track and we made it to the line; We
were very fortunate tonight. I would be surprised if we really had a
motor failure, these Morrison Motors have been outstanding all year
and have been a big reason for our success!”
The early part of the event saw several cars battling for and sharing
the lead thru several caution periods including John Miloszar, Mark
Forte Sr., & Brad Freeman. By the 5th lap, the two fastest movers
were Kenny Carberry and heat winner Tim Tanner Jr., as they raced into
first and second respectively. Meanwhile, 17th starting Pauch was
putting on a passing clinic for the large crowd in attendance as he
passed Tanner for second on lap 7. The fans now sat on the edge of
there seats as everyone awaited the pass for the lead, however
Carberry had different ideas as he not only continued to lead, but
began to pull back away from Pauch. On lap 12 Pauch began reeling in a
slowing Carberry and made what would be the winning pass on lap 14.
Two laps later, Carberry exited the race as his car finally gave out.
Rick Laubach, who started 16th, was also a busy man as he raced into
second one lap later only to find that Pauch was lapping cars a
straightaway ahead. A lap 21 yellow closed the gap and got
everyone excited in anticipation of the restart, but it was
anti-climatic as Pauch drove away easily. On the final two turns,
Pauch saw Santa grant him his Christmas wish early as “Billy the
Kid” got one last gasp from his motor, enough to carry him to
victory lane, where his motor then deposited every fluid it had been
carrying to the win. Laubach settled for a hard earned second, and by
virtue of this finish it left Pauch and Laubach in a dead heat for the
point lead going into next week’s events. Tanner was stout all
night long with a new small block motor under the hood as he came home
a convincing third. Rich Rutski who was back for only the second time
after taking 6 weeks off, charged from his 18th starting spot to cross
the line fourth and June 27th winner Bobby Drayton rebounded back from
an early race tangle and pit stop to finish fifth.
Infante of Robbinsville, NJ again showed he is the man to beat, as he
raced from 24th starting spot to pass leader Lou Farina III at the
white flag and take his fourth victory of the season in the 20 lap
Sportsman feature. Farina, who won his heat and led most of the event,
was denied his first win but came up with season best runner-up
finish. Former Super Stock champ George Quinlan continues to get
stronger with each event as he crossed the line third, followed by a
career best fourth place by JT Trstensky. Tim Apgar drove the Baumann
Racing #64 home fifth.
Mongeau finally won his first ever feature at NES in the 20 lap Outlaw
Stock feature event. Mongeau had finished second in the last two
events, however he finally put it all together as he out-dueled PJ
Oliver to the popular win. Oliver came home a strong second chased by
defending champ Rich Mongeau. Point leader Vern McLaughlin was fourth
followed by Johnny Carpenter.
In the SS Sprint division, John Wyers
was invited by the SS Sprint teams to compete against them with his
Limited Sprint Car, and Wyers went from last starting spot to beat the
10 car field in exciting fashion for the fans. Modified driver
John McClelland took honors of the first SS Sprint across the line,
posting his second straight win in as many attempts. Ian Borden
finished second followed by Frank Cozze Jr.
Saturday night, July 25, New Egypt Speedway presents Legends Night
sponsored by Perone’s Auto Salvage. The Garden State Vintage Stock
Car Club will be on hand with vintage racers on display and on the
track as well. The racing will feature a full card of Big-Block
Modifieds, Super Stocks, Crate1 Sportsman & SS Sprints. 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. Mike Hendershot 2. John Salvatore Jr. 3. Brad Freeman 4.
Willie Osmun 5. Mike McAleer 6. Dominick Buffalino
Heat 2: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Kenny Carberry 3. Johnny Guarino 4. Mark
Forte Jr. 5. John McClelland 6. Mark Forte Sr.
Heat 3: 1. Tim Tanner Jr. 2. John Miloszar 3. Tommy Beamer 4. Ron John
Koczon 5. Rick Laubach 6. Rich Rutski
B-Main: 1. Bob Drayton 2. Sam Martz 3. Jim Robertson 4. Mike Krachun
5. Rick Holsten 6. Tom Carberry (Prov: Steve Haggan, Bruce Gsell)
(Pts. Prov: Tad Cox) (Fans Prov: Frank Cozze Jr.)
(30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Rich
Rutski 5. Bob Drayton 6. Mike McAleer 7. John Miloszar 8. Willie Osmun
9. John McClelland 10. Jim Robertson 11. Steve Haggan 12. Ron John
Koczon 13. Sam Martz 14. Brad Freeman 15. Johnny Guarino 16. Mike
Hendershot 17. Mark Forte Jr. 18. Bruce Gsell 19. Frank Cozze Jr. 20.
Mike Krachun 21. Tommy Beamer 22. Mark Forte Sr. 23. Kenny Carberry
24. John Salvatore Jr. 25. Rick Holsten 26. Dominick Buffalino 27.
Marc Herman 28. Tom Carberry 29. Tad Cox
Chris Grbac, Chris Allen Jr., Kevin Nagy, Tommy Carberry Jr., John
Heat 1: 1. Jeff Marcucci 2. Kevin Vaclavicek 3. Mike Lyons 4. Mike
Howardson 5. Jeff Geiges 6. Will Dupree
Heat 2: 1. Lou Farina III 2. JT Trstensky 3. Chad Barney 4. George
Quinlan 5. Ryan Forte 6. DJ Ruppert
(20 Laps): 1. Rocco Infante 2. Lou Farina III 3. George Quinlan 4. JT
Trstensky 5. Tim Apgar 6. Mike Howardson 7. Bill Liedtka 8. DJ Ruppert
9. Jeff Marcucci 10. Will Dupree 11. Kevin Vaclavicek 12. Bobby Butler
13. Ryan Forte 14. Gene Stravinsky 15. Mike Lyons 16. Pat Wall 17.
John Cornell 18. Alan Bleacher 19. Everitt Taylor 20. Ryan Simmons 21.
John Marini Jr. 22. Robin McTighe 23. Dwight Laird 24. Jeff Geiges 25.
Chad Barney DNS: Brian Roemer
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
Heat 1: 1. Johnny Carpenter 2. Joe Mongeau 3. Billy Wroble 4. Gary
Klimeczak 5. Kevin Bifulco
Heat 2: 1. PJ Oliver 2. Rich Mongeau 3. Shanon Mongeau 4. Vern
McLaughlin 5. Doug Debray
(20 Laps): 1. Shanon Mongeau 2. PJ Oliver 3. Rich Mongeau 4. Vern
McLaughlin 5. Johnny Carpenter 6. Gary Klimeczak 7. Scott Dugan 8.
Kevin Bifulco 9. Billy Wroble 10. Ray Posick 11. Jason Saredy 12. J.
Henry Doerr 13. Mike Butler 14. Spider Ensinger Sr. 15. Jay Bundy 16.
Doug Debray 17. Brian Ludwig 18. Joe Mongeau 19. Doug Bates 20. Dean
Wolford 21. Tom Princiotta 22. Jarrod Burdge 23. Scott Dunn 24. Joe
Reid 25. Pat Priore Sr. DNS: Mike Butler
SS SPRINT RESULTS:
Feature (20 Laps): 1. John Wyers (Limited Sprint) 1. John McClelland
(SS Sprint) 2. Ian Borden 3. Frank Cozze Jr. 4. Dan Biggs 5. Ryan
Miscoski 6. Nick Bardsley Jr. 7. Dave Martin 8. Robert Liedl 9. Harris