Military with Flawless Performance at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (May 28, 2011)
Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ won his third feature of
the 2011 season at New Egypt Speedway Saturday
night as he captured the 30 lap Modified feature
event sponsored by Joy Auto Parts. Pauch chased
leader Wade Hendrickson till just after halfway,
then used a lap 17 restart to his advantage as he
crossed under him in turn two to grab a lead that
he would never relinquish. Once in front Pauch
cruised to his 92nd career win by 8 car lengths.
“This is a tough place to win so every win feels
special,” stated Pauch in victory lane, “It
reminds me of Flemington in the mid-1980’s when
there were 15-20 cars capable of winning every
night. You really have to on top of your game.”
The 30-lap event got off to a rocky start as a
first lap tangle in turn two saw team mates Jimmy
Blewett and defending champ Rick Laubach tangled
together with Tommy Carberry Jr. and Rich Kuiken
Jr. in turn #2. Laubach was able to continue after
two trips to the pits but was never a factor on
this night. Once it finally got going Ron John
Koczon grabbed the early lead and looked very
impressive as he opened up a sizeable lead on the
field. Hendrickson was up to second by lap 3 and
was fast, but had nothing for Koczon in the early
going. Pauch was up to third when the caution
lights came on lap 9. The restart saw Hendrickson
first, and then Pauch a lap later, get by Koczon
for the top spots. Pauch couldn’t muster a serious
challenge until a restart on lap 17 when Pauch
caught the cushion in turn two and used it to
drive off under Hendrickson coming off the corner.
Over the final 10 laps Hendrickson kept pace but
could not close the gap at all as Pauch raced
across the line first. Hendrickson settled for
second while Sam Martz drove a very nice race to
come home third. Jimmy Horton made Martz work for
the spot but fell short in the end finishing
fourth. Rick Holsten posted one of his best
finishes ever at NES rounding out the top five.
Marc Herman of Windsor, NJ took top honors in the
20 lap Sportsman main event. Herman bested young
DJ Ruppert to post his third career win, his first
in almost 3 years. Ruppert held on for second,
while Clay Butler was very fast again late in the
event and wound up third. Danny Bouc raced up to
finish fourth while Tim Apgar completed the top
John Carpenter won the 20 lap Outlaw Stock feature
for his second win of the year and his ninth
career win. Dan Collamer finished second, followed
by Jason Saredy, Gary Klimeczak and Marty Derr.
At intermission a military ceremony was held
in front of the grandstands as Outlaw Stock
regular Billy Wroble retired from the United
States Air Force. Wroble stated that since he was
stationed at McGuire AFB five years ago, everyone
at the speedway has become like an extended family
to him, and he wanted to share this with them.
Tomorrow, Sunday May 29th, Rich Tobias
presents the first event of the Big Kahuna Series
which will run one Sunday a month for the summer.
The Tobias SpeedSTERS will be in action along with
a Sportsman/Crate-1 combo event, the Vintage cars
and a 100 lap Enduro.
Gates will open at 10am,
with the first race at 12:00.
evening, June 2, it is the Amsoil Wingless Sprints
USAC National Tour making their only visit to NJ
during their Eastern Storm. The USAC Sprints will
compete in a 40-lap $6000 to win event. They will
be joined by the Big-Block Modifieds racing in a
30-lap $3000 to win race. Gates open at 5pm, with
racing getting underway at 7:30pm.
finally, Next Saturday night, June 4th, New Egypt
Speedway presents Scout Night sponsored by Downs
Ford. All Scouts 17 yrs old and under in uniform
will be admitted free. The racing will feature a
full card of Big-Block Modifieds, Crate-1
Sportsman, FasTRAK Late Models, Tri-State
Racesavers 305 Sprint Cars and Rookie Sportsman.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with the first race
starting at 6:00 pm. For more information, call
the speedway office at
log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.
Heat 1: 1.
Jimmy Blewett 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Rick Holsten
4. Richie Pratt Jr. 5. Jimmy Horton 6. David Van
Heat 2: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Mike Hendershot
3. Bob Drayton 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Mike Franz 6.
Rich Kuiken Jr.
Heat 3: 1. Rick Laubach 2. Sam
Martz 3. Wilie Osmun 4. Dave Hunt 5. Tad Cox 6.
Consi: 1. Mike Iles 2. Dominick
Buffalino 3. Tommy Carberry Jr. 4. Jim Robertson
5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. John McClelland 7. Tom
Carberry Sr. 8. John Stangle
Fans Provisional: Mike McAleer
DNQ: Robbie Nixon, Stan Frankenfield Jr, Chris
Grback, Johnny Guarino, Steve Haggan, Randy Laird,
Rich Acolia, Chad Barney, Gary Butler, John
Salvatore Jr., Frank Cozze Jr.
Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Sam
Martz 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Rick Holsten 6. Mike Iles
7. Bob Drayton 8. Ron John Koczon 9. Willie Osmun
10. Richie Pratt Jr. 11. Tad Cox 12. Dominick
Buffalino 13. Dave Hunt 14. Mike McAleer 15. Rick
Laubach 16. John McClelland 17. Matt Harrell 18.
David Van Horn 19. Tim Tanner Jr. 20. Jim
RObertson 21. Mike Hendershot 22. Tom Carberry Sr.
23. Mike Barone 24. John Stangle 25. Mike Franz
26. Jimmy Blewett 27. Rich Kuiken Jr. 28. Tom
Heat 1: 1. Mike
Butler 2. Danny Bouc 3. Rocco Infante 4. Marc
Herman 5. Ryan Beltz 6. Mike Lyons
Heat 2: 1.
DJ Ruppert 2. Ebby Ridge 3. John Cornell III 4.
Clay Butler 5. Mike Howardson 6. Kevin Vaclavicek
Heat 3: 1. Tim Apgar 2. Rich Rutski 3. Bob Lineman
Jr. 4. Will Dupree 5. Kyle Borror 6. J.T. Trsensky
Consi: 1. Pat Wall 2. Erik Renniger 3. Chuck
Buchman 4. Jason Kosch 5. Doug Urbano 6. Alan
Pts. Prov.: Ryan Simmons
Joe Funk, John Marini Jr., Walt Larson, Mark
Bitner, Jimmy Watts, Bill Liedtka
(20 Laps): 1. Marc Herman 2. DJ Ruppert 3. Clay
Butler 4. Danny Bouc 5. Tim Apgar 6. Ebby Ridge 7.
Mike Howardson 8. John Cornell III 9. Kevin
Vaclavicek 10. Will Dupree 11. Pat Wall 12. Mike
Lyons 13. Kyle Borror 14. Mike Butler 15. J.T.
Trstensky 16. Ryan Beltz 17. Bob Lineman Jr. 18.
Ryan Simmons 19. Doug Urbano 20. Rich Rutski 21.
Jeremy Martino 22. Erik Renniger 23. Chuck Buchman
24. Jason Kosch 25. Rocco Infante 26. Alan
Heat 1: 1. Dan
Collamer 2. Kevin Bifulco 3. Billy Wroble 4. Jason
Saredy 5. Everett Taylor 6. Marty Derr
1. John Carpenter 2. Brian Ludwig 3. Gary
Klimeczak 4. Tom Princiotta 5. Tom Wills 6. Dennis
Feature (20 Laps): 1. John
Carpenter 2. Dan Collamer 3. Jason Saredy 4. Gary
Klimeczak 5. Marty Derr 6. Everett Taylor 7.
Tony Klimeczak 8. Tom Princiotta 9. Bill Connolly
10. Tom Wills 11. Brian Barker 12. Dennis Seely
Jr. 13. Billy Wroble 14. Ken Snook 15. P.J. Oliver
16. Brian Ludwig 17. Jim Avery 18. Ray Posick 19.
Kevin Bifulco 20. Jarrod Burdge 21. Ed Tinsman 22.
Jason Prater DNS: Doug Debray, Earl Willetts
Feature (8 laps): 1. Jeremy Martino 2. Jordan Cox
3. Mike Everett 4. John Desmelyk 5. Cole Hager 6.