Sweeps NES Twin 20’s, 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.
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
NES RESULTS 09/25/10
Heat 1: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. John Miloszar Jr. 3. Billy
Pauch Jr. 4. Mike Hendershot 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Gary Butler
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.
Fan Provisional: Tommy Carberry Jr.
(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
Andersen, Brian Crammer, Randy Laird, Jason Wiggett
Heat 1: 1. John Micek 2. Jon Haegele 3. Jarrett
Rozycki 4. Brian Papiez 5. Kyle Borror 6. Rich Steele Jr.
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
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
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
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