Pauch Shows Watt Around New Egypt For Tri Track Series Win
New Egypt, NJ (August 31, 2010)
– After two races he
would rather forget with a disqualification and a last place finish,
Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ showed everyone how it’s done Tuesday
night to win the Summer Sizzler 40 Tri Track Series event at New Egypt
Speedway. Pauch grabbed the lead from Bridgeport invader and pole
sitter Ryan Watt on lap 14 while both were navigating lapped traffic
and never looked back on his way to victory.
“I have to thank
my crew,” said Pauch from Victory Lane. “They give me a great car
every week. We had our struggles on Saturday night, but we worked hard
to get here tonight. Fred and Bill and Wayne and his crew give us a
great place to race every week. We come here to put on a show. Last
year’s points battle with Rick didn’t go our way so hopefully this win
tonight means that things are going to our way this year.”
drew the pole, with Pauch starting second, and immediately took the
lead at the drop of the green flag after Pauch looked to get loose
coming off of turn two. On lap three Steve Haggan and Jim Robertson
tussled going into turn two but both were able to keep their cars
going in the right direction. Watt continued to lead Pauch until lap
eight when Watt began to hit lapped traffic. Meanwhile, Tri Track
Series point leader Rick Laubach had moved quickly up to the fifth
position and was looking to challenge the fourth place car of Dominick
Buffalino. On lap 14 Watt was dealing with the lapped traffic when
Pauch saw an opportunity to capitalize and took the lead going into
turn two. Watt tried to crossover on the exit of the turn but couldn’t
overtake Pauch. A caution on lap 20 for the blown tire from Jimmy
Horton’s car brought the field back to Pauch’s back bumper. However,
on the single file restart Pauch again pulled away from Watt. The last
20 laps of the race seemed to be a battle for the third position
between Tim Tanner, Buffalino, Laubach, and Frank Cozze. The four
battled hard for the position in the closing laps until the lapped car
of John Keller pushed up the track off of turn four coming to take the
white flag causing Buffalino to hit the wall, lose a tire, and spin
backwards passed the starters stand. Fireworks ensued as a visibly
angry Buffalino exited his car looking for Keller. Buffalino calmed
down and left the track gearing the drivers up for a green, white,
checkered finish. With one final restart Pauch again pulled away from
Watt and the rest of the field to claim his fifth victory of the
season. Rounding out the top-10 was Watt, Tanner, Cozze, Laubach,
Richie Pratt Jr., David VanHorn, Johnny Guarino, Gary Butler, and Sam
Steve Buckwalter of Royersford, PA dominated the only
appearance by the ARDC Midgets at New Egypt to end up in Victory Lane.
After starting 12th on the night Buckwalter quickly
made his way to the front where we stayed for the rest of the event.
Buckwalter was able to defend his ARDC feature win from last season
holding off second place finisher Drew Heistand. Bruce Buckwalter Jr.
finished in third while Ryan Smith and Alex Bright rounded out the top
This Saturday night the Big Block Modified will be in
action along with the Crate-1 Sportsman racing in the Nick Roslin
Memorial race, and the Fastrak Late Models on Back to School Night
sponsored by Calabreeze Pools. The first 250 school aged children to
enter the Speedway will receive a Back to School Pack full of useful
school supplies courtesy of the track. Adults are $20; senior and
military $18; children 12-15 $10; and children 11 and under are free.
Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the front gates open at 4 p.m. Practice
will be at 5:15 p.m. with the first heat starting at 6 p.m.
Monday, September 6, the John Romano Sportsman Memorial race will be
held. Sportsman drivers from all over the east coast will be competing
against New Egypt regulars for the big $5,000 prize. The TSRS 305
Sprints will also be on the track competing for the $1,000 top prize.
Gates will be opening at 2 p.m. on Monday. Adults are $20; senior and
military are $18; children 12-15 are $10; children 11 and under are
free; and the pits will be a standard $35 with no license required.
For more information on Back to School Night or the John Romano
Memorial Sportsman race visit www.newegyptspeedway.net
or call the Speedway office at (609) 758-1900.
Heat 1: 1. Richie Pratt Jr. 2. Ryan
Watt 3. Dominick Buffalino 4. Billy Pauch 5. Wade Hendrickson 6. Frank
Cozze 7. Bob Drayton 8. Tim Tanner Jr.
Heat 2: 1. Jimmy Horton 2.
Ryan Godown 3. Rick Laubach 4. Sam Martz 5. Brian Truppi 6. David Van
Horn 7. John McClelland 8. Gary Butler
"Summer Sizzler" Feature (40 Laps): 1.
Billy Pauch 2. Ryan Watt 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Frank Cozze 5. Rick
LAubach 6. Richie Pratt Jr. 7. David Van Horn 8. Johnny Guarino 9.
Gary Butler 10. Sam Martz 11. John McClelland 12. Dominick Buffalino
13. Mike Handershot 14. Brad Freeman 15. Steve Haggan 16. John Keller
17. Jim Robertson 18. Bob Drayton 19. Brian Truppi 20. Jimmy Horton
21. Wade Hendrickson 22. Ron John Koczon DNS: Ryan Godown, Willie
Osmun, Keith Hoffman.
ARDC MIDGET RESULTS
Heat 1: 1. Nick
Wean 2. Ryan Smith 3. Drew Heistand 4. Dusty Heistand 5. Eric
Heydenreich 6. Brett Arndt
Heat 2: 1. Bruce Buckwalter Jr. 2. Alex
Bright 3. Trevor Kobylarz 4.Frank Polimeda 5. Dave Shirk 6. Steve
Heat 3: 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Donnie Trent 3. Billy Pauch
Jr. 4. Tim Buckwalter 5. PJ Gargiulo 6. Chris Zrinski
Feature (25 Laps): 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Drew
Heistand 3. Bruce Buckwalter Jr. 4. Ryan Smith 5. Alex Bright 6.
Trevor Kobylarz 7. Eric Heydenreich 8. Billy Pauch Jr. 9. Dusty
Heistand 10. PJ Gariulo 11. Brett Arndt 12. Steve Drevicki 13. Tracy
Readinger 14. Steve Lenig 15. Chris Zrinski 16. Lou Cicconi 17. Frank
Polimeda 18. Nick Wean 19. Donnie Hoffman 20. Carey Becker 21. Tim
Buckwalter 22. Donnie Trent 23. Ryan Watt 24. Dave Shirk