Pauch Makes Late Charge Pay Off at NES

New Egypt, NJ (June 4, 2011)
– Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ captured his second win in a row at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he won the 30 lap Modified event sponsored by Downs Ford. Pauch, who just won here two nights ago charged past race long leader Rich Acolia on lap 27 to post his 5 victory of the season, the 94th of his storied career at NES.

Modified newcomer in 2011 Rich Acolia jumped out to the early lead from his outside pole starting position and quickly ran away and hid from the field in the early going while hotshoe’s Rick Laubach, Jimmy Horton and Pauch struggled to move up thru the field. Gary Butler, Stan Frankenfield and 8th starter Mike McAleer all battled for second behind Acolia as he wheeled his #57 far out in front, at times more than half of a straightaway. Acolia pulled away on several early race restarts and then was totally in control of the event at halfway as he closed in on heavy lapped traffic. As Acolia caught the backmarkers on lap 18, the yellow flag was displayed as Bob Drayton slowed in turn #2. This put 2 time defending champ Laubach on his bumper as he had just raced into second while Pauch was in fifth. But the restart saw Acolia again pull away showing some exceptional and surprising power as Pauch now was working the inside and moving up to fourth. Pauch battled with McAleer for several laps before grabbing the third position, but then charged by Laubach for second with the same move as McAleer tried to also get by a surprised Laubach. The yellow then came out with just 4 laps remaining and this time Pauch was second behind Acolia, who was looking for his first ever win. On the restart Pauch grabbed the lead, only to have it erased as the yellow appeared again before a lap could be completed. The ensuing restart saw Pauch again dive to the very bottom of turn one and slide up in front of Acolia for the lead. Once out in front Pauch pulled away as Laubach then raced by Acolia and tried to chase down the leader.  But the last few laps belonged to Pauch as the 4 time champ cruised home the winner by 7 car lengths.  Laubach finished second with Acolia crossing the line to great applause from the fans in attendance in third. McAleer and Tad Cox rounded out the top five.

Defending Champion Jim Housworth of Upper Black Eddy, PA captured his first feature victory of the season in the Crate-1 Sportsman 20 lapper. Houseworth passed leader Steve Hicks in the final laps to grab top honors as Hicks posted his best finish to date in second. Kyle Borror, Bryan Kuhl and early race leader Lee Allen completed the top five.

In the TriState RaceSaver 305 Sprint Series race, Phil Meisner Jr. won his first career TSRS Sprint win in the 20-lap event. Meisner became the sixth different winner for TSRS in as many events. Defending champ Jeff Geiges was second, followed by Johnny Wyers, Jeff Schall and Stephanie Stevens.

Steve Davis and Rob Ormsbee split the Fastrak Late Model 12-lap features. Davis took the first one over Ormsbee and PJ Oliver. Ormsbee took the nightcap over Davis and Oliver finishing third again.

In the Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman series, Jordan Cox posted the victory, his third of the year and took the point lead back. John Desmylk was second and Mike Everett was third.

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Heat 1: 1. Tad Cox 2. Rick Laubach 3. John Salvatore Jr. 4. Mike Barone 5. Mike Hendershot 6. Rich Acolia
Heat 2: 1. Gary Butler 2. Mike McAleer 3. Dave Hunt 4. Dominick Buffalino 5. Willie Osmun 6. Richie Pratt Jr.
Heat 3: 1. Jimmy Blewett 2. Stan Frankenfield 3. John McClelland 4. Billy Pauch 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Jim Robertson
Consi 1: 1. Danny Bouc 2. Keith Hoffman 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. David Van Horn
Consi 2: 1. Matt Harrell 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Ron John Koczon 4. Rich Kuiken Jr.
Pts. Provisional: Bob Drayton
Fans Provisional: Frank Cozze Jr.

DNQ: Ryan Forte, Tommy Farrell III, Steve Haggan, Rick Holsten, Sam Martz, Mike Franz, Tom Carberry Sr., Randy Laird, Chris Grbac

FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. Rich Acolia Jr. 4. Mike McAleer 5. Tad Cox 6. Stan Frankenfield 7. Richie Pratt Jr. 8. John McClelland 9. Mike Barone 10. Willie Osmun 11. Dave Hunt 12. Jimmy Horton 13. Wade Hendrickson 14. Mike Hendershot 15. John Salvatore Jr. 16. Ron John Koczon 17. David Van Horn 18. Keith Hoffman 19. Danny Bouc 20. Tim Tanner Jr. 21. Frank Cozze Jr. 22. Gary Butler 23. Jimmy Blewett 24. Dominick Buffalino 25. Jim Robertson 26. Bob Drayton 27. Rich Kuiken Jr. 28. Matt Harrell

Heat 1: 1. John Micek 2. Ron Barnstead 3. Jim Housworth 4. Brian Papiez 5. Glen Knell 6. Jon Haegele 7. Rich Steele 8. Dan Mazy
Heat 2: 1. Lee Allen 2. Doug Urbano 3. Joe Dill 4. Kyle Borror 5. Steve Hicks 6. Jarrett Rozycki 7. Scott Hyland 8. John Aumick

DNQ: None

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jim Housworth 2. Steve Hicks 3. Kyle Borror 4. Bryan Kuhl 5. Lee Allen 6. Glen Knell 7. Jordan Henn 8. John Micek 9. Chuck Buchman 10. Doug Urbano 11. Dan Mazy 12. Harry Marlin 13. Joe Dill 14. Jeremy Martino 15. Scott Hyland 16. Jon Haegele 17. Ron Barnstead 18. Mike Everett 19. Scott Cranstoun 20. John Aumick 21. Jordan Cox 22. Bob Rambone 23. Jarrett Rozycki 24. Brian Papiez 25. Rich Steele

Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. Steve Davis 2. Rob Orsmbee 3. P.J. Oliver 4. Skip Syester 5. Tong Giglio 6. DJ Marci 7. Alessa Young 8. Darin Henderson
Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. Rob Orsmbee 2. Steve Davis 3. P.J. Oliver 4. Tony Giglio 5. Skip Syester 6. DJ Marci 7. Alessa Young 8. Darin Henderson

Heat 1: 1. Bobby DeVault 2. Bill Case Jr. 3. Mike Esposito 4. Jeff Geiges 5. Jimmy Carpenter 6. Stephanie Stevens
Heat 2: 1. Stephanie Palmai 2. Phil Meisner Jr. 3. Chris Allen Jr. 4. Kyle Reinhardt 5. John Wyers 6. Ian Borden

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Phil Meisner Jr. 2. Jeff Geiges 3. John Wyers 4. Jeff Schall 5. Stephanie Stevens 6. Chris Allen Jr. 7. Stephanie Palmai 8. Sean Campbell 9. Jimmy Carpenter 10. Gabe Fox 11. Mike Esposito 12. Brittany Tresch 13. John Leombruno 14. Frank Lieto 15. Ian Borden 16. Bobby Sandt 17. Bobby DeVault 18. Kyle Reinhardt 19. Jeff U'Sellis 20. Bill Case Jr.

Feature (8 Laps): 1.  Jordan Cox 2. John Desmelyk 3. Mike Everett 4. Jeremy Martino 5. Lee Schaeffer