Overcomes Wednesday Disappointment with Saturday Victory at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (October 3, 2009)
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
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 www.newegyptspeedway.net.
NES RESULTS 10/3/09
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
(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
Chuck Hopkins, John Salvatore Jr., Kevin Nagy, Bruce Gsell, Bobby
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.
(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
Jeff Marcucci, Harris Kohen, Everett Taylor, John Marini Jr., Dwight
Laird, Robin McTighe, Joe Baumann
CRATE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
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
(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
OUTLAW STOCKS RESULTS
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
(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
SUPER STOCK RESULTS
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
(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.