Header

 

Pauch Sweeps NES Twin 20s, But Laubach Repeats as Champion

New Egypt, NJ (September 25, 2010) Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ needed to win both 20 lap Modified features on Saturday night at New Egypt Speedway to put himself in position to win his 5th track championship. This is exactly what he did, as he dominated the evening sweeping both ends of Twin 20's on Championship night sponsored by C & S Equipment. However, defending champ Rick Laubach took care of business on his end, posting two top five finishes clinching his second consecutive track title.

"I didn't want to get caught up in the points tonight," stated Pauch in victory lane, "I knew what we had to do and I just wanted to go out and win both races and let the chips fall where they may." Laubach was elated after finishing second in the nightcap to capture the 2010 crown, "My goal was to finish in the top five in both races tonight and take home the title, and everything worked out great."

Willie Osmun started fifth and had the lead by lap three in the first feature as Jimmy Horton was flying early grabbing second. Pauch started 13th and was wasted no time getting to the front as he caught Osmun at halfway and flew by into the lead. Laubach, who was looking for a top five, followed Pauch to the front but leveled out in fifth for much of the second half of the race. Horton chased Osmun to no avail in the late stages as Pauch ran away from the field taking the checkered just as he reached heavy lapped traffic. Osmun came home second, followed by Horton, Laubach and Ron John Koczon.

The second feature saw Keith Hoffman and Billy Pauch Jr. bring the field to the green with Hoffman taking control early. Pauch Jr. kept the pressure on and the race was a crowd pleaser early on as they raced side by side several times. Laubach reached the top five first, but Pauch was on a mission and would make quick work of the field and grab the lead from his son just before halfway. Once in front, Pauch again dominated the second event but was unable to shake a determined Laubach who followed him to the front was glued to his back bumper. Pauch raced to his 88th career win at NES, his 7th of the season as Laubach held on for a second place finish and the 2010 Modified Championship! Pauch Jr. held on for third, while Bob Drayton came up thru the field to finish fourth and Hoffman crossed the stripe fifth.

In the ARDC Midget event, Steve Buckwalter seemed to be unbeatable for much of the evening, but under a late race yellow with just three laps to go, Buckwalter developed 2 right side flats and had to head to the pits for two new tires.  The gave the lead to a very fast Drew Heistand and he took full advantage as her raced to his first feature win of the year in ARDC competition, and his first ever New Egypt win as well. Ryan Smith, who was a 305 sprint feature winner at NES in August, came home second chased by Modified hotshoe Ryan Watt in third. Fourth went to Nick Wean while PJ Gargiulo finished fifth. Buckwalter raced all the way back up from the rear in the final three laps to take sixth finishing position.

2009 Crate-1 Sportsman champ Jon Haegele won his third feature of the year in convincing fashion Saturday night. Haegele took the lead in the opening laps and held off several challenges from John Micek, who finished second.  Bryan Kuhl, Bill Martino and Chris Allen Jr would round out the top five.

The Factory Stocks 15 lap event was won by Rob Longo, Ronnie Mullen
was second and Rick Latza raced across the in third.

New Egypt Speedway will be dark for two weekends before returning to action on Saturday, Oct. 16, when New Egypt Speedway presents it's annual Rocktoberfest event. A full card of racing featuring the Big-Block Modifieds Tri-Track Series 40 lap event will headline, along with the Sportsman, Crate-1 Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks, the FASTRAX Late Models and the TSRS 305 Sprint Cars will all also be on tap. For more information about this event, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.

NES RESULTS 09/25/10

MODIFIED RESULTS
Heat 1: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. John Miloszar Jr. 3. Billy Pauch Jr. 4. Mike Hendershot 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Gary Butler
Heat 2: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Ryan Forte 3. Tom Carberry Sr. 4. Bob Drayton 5. Gary Hager 6. David Van Horn
Heat 3: 1. Matt Harrell 2. Willie Osmun 3. Rick Laubach 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Tad Cox 6. Johnny Guarino
Consi: 1. Keith Hoffman 2. Dominick Buffalino 3. Jerry Higbie 4. Frank Cozze Sr. 5. Mike Barone 6. Darren McCaughey 7. Frank Cozze Jr. 8. John Salvatore
Fan Provisional: Tommy Carberry Jr.

Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Willie Osmun 3. Jimmy Horton 4. Rick Laubach 5. Ron John Koczon 6. Tad Cox 7. Matt Harrell 8. Tim Tanner Jr. 9. Gary Butler 10. Bob Drayton 11. Billy Pauch Jr. 12. Keith Hoffman 13. Tom Carberry 14. Johnny Guarino 15. David Van Horn 16. Dominick Buffalino 17. John Miloszar Jr. 18. Jerry Higbie 19. Gary Hager 20. Mike Hendershot 21. Mike Barone 22. John Salvatore 23. Frank Cozze Jr. 24. Ryan Forte 25. Tommy Carberry Jr. 26. Darren McCaughey DNS: Frank Cozze

Feature 2 (20 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. Billy Pauch Jr. 4. Bob Drayton 5. Keith Hoffman 6. David Van Horn 7. Gary Butler 8. Ron John Koczon 9. Tad Cox 10. Mike Hendershot 11. Jerry Higbie 12. Ryan Forte 13. Frank Cozze Jr. 14. Matt Harrell 15. John Miloszar Jr. 16. Gary Hager 17. Jimmy Horton 18. Willie Osmun 19. Tim Tanner Jr. 20. Dominick Buffalino 21. Johnny Guarino 22. Tommy Carberry Jr. 23. Darren McCaughey 24. Mike Barone 25. Tom Carberry 26. John Salvatore
DNS: Frank Cozze
DNQ: COrey Andersen, Brian Crammer, Randy Laird, Jason Wiggett

CRATE-1 SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Heat 1: 1. John Micek 2. Jon Haegele 3. Jarrett Rozycki 4. Brian Papiez 5. Kyle Borror 6. Rich Steele Jr.
Heat 2: 1. Danny DeStafano 2. Ron Barnstead 3. Doug Debray 4. Tim Paul 5. Jim Housworth 6. Joe Dill
Heat 3: 1. Dan Mazy 2. Bill Martino 3. Chris Allen Jr. 4. Scott Hyland 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Dave Damiano
Consi: 1. Chris Allen Sr. 2. Eric Engstrom 3. Jordan Cox 4. Glen Schneck 5. Danny Roslin 6. Scott Cranston

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jon Haegele 2. John Micek 3. Bryan Kuhl 4. Bill Martino 5. Chris Allen Jr. 6. Rich Steele Jr. 7. Brian Papiez 8. Dan Mazy 9. Joe Dill 10. Jim Housworth 11. Eric Engstrom 12. Jarrett Rozycki 13. Ron Barnstead 14. Chirs Allen Sr. 15. Scott Hyland 16. Dave Damiano 17. Jordan Cox 18. Dan Stout 19. Danny DeStafano 20. Doug Debray 21. Tim Paul 22. Scott Cranston 23. Glen Schneck 24. Danny Roslin DQ: Kyle Borror
DNQ: Dan Stout

ARDC MIDGET RESULTS
Heat 1: 1. Dave Shirk 2. Donnie Trent 3. Andrew Hannula 4. Brett Arndt 5. PJ Gargiulo 6. Jimmy Cammock
Heat 2: 1. Drew Heistand 2. Nick Wean 3. Ryan Smith 4. Justin Grosz 5. Ryan Watt 6. Trevor Kobylarz
Heat 3: 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Bruce Buckwalter Jr. 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Steve Bull 5. Jason Rice 6. Dusty Heistand

Feature (25 Laps): 1. Drew Heistand 2. Ryan Smith 3. Ryan Watt 4. Nick Wean 5. PJ Gargiulo 6. Steve Buckwalter 7. Dusty Heistand 8. Tim Buckwalter 9. Andrew Hannula 10. Brett Arndt 11. Steven Drevicki 12. Donnie Trent 13. Alex Bright 14. Steve Bull 15. Jimmy Cammock 16. Shawn Jackson 17. Scott Zipp 18. Dave Shirk 19. Trevor Kobylarz 20. Bruce Buckwalter Jr. 21. Donnie Hoffman 22. Jason Rice 23. John Grosz 24. Steve Lenig

FACTORY STOCK RESULTS
Feature (15 Laps): 1. Rob Longo 2. Ronnie Mullen 3. Rick Latza