Billy Pauch Dominates New Egypt Modifieds Saturday

New Egypt, NJ (June 18, 2011) – Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ captured his sixth win of the season at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he ran away with the 30 lap Modified event sponsored by B&B Towing and Recycling. Pauch started eighteenth and wasted absolutely no time at all getting to the front as he charged around the outside groove to eighth position in just one lap. He then advanced to second quickly and grabbed the lead from Mike Franz on a lap 9 restart. Once in front Pauch was in a class by himself as he ran away and hid from the competition leaving everyone else to battle for second. For Pauch it was his 95th career win at the Central Jersey oval, leaving him just 5 away from the 100 milestone.

Third starting Mike Franz grabbed the early lead from pole sitter Steve Haggan on the opening lap as Pauch was blasting around the high groove from 18th starting spot to eighth. The next several laps saw Franz set the pace as 7th starting Tim Tanner Jr. and 5th starting Frank Cozze Jr. waged a crowd pleasing battle for second. Pauch meanwhile continued his march to the front, breaking into the top five on lap 3 and joining the Tanner/Cozze battle the following lap. By lap 7 the 4 time champ had moved into second and set his sights on the leader when the yellow flag was displayed. The restart would end any drama that had built up as Pauch stuck like glue to the inside groove and just drove off into the night. A lot of racing still remained and Franz, Cozze Jr. and Tanner were joined by David Van Horn for a duel that would give the crowd their money’s worth. With just 7 laps to go a very fast Dominick Buffalino was involved in a hard wreck on the front stretch which saw his car bounce off the wall across the track in heavy traffic. Everyone was able to miss Buffalino’s very bent racer, however the ensuing melee found John McClelland hitting the end of the inside guardrail in turn one at almost full throttle. McClelland fortunately walked away uninjured from the scary crash as the combination of tractor tires he hit that protect that spot and the fact that the guardrail bent absorbed most of the impact. After repairs to the fence racing resumed and Pauch picked up where he left off winning his 4th race in his last five starts. Frank Cozze Jr. drove an excellent race to gain the runner up spot over a fast closing Van Horn. Tim Tanner Jr. came home fourth and Jimmy Horton battled back from an early race tangle to complete the top five.

Brian Papiez of Belle Mead, NJ took home his first feature victory in over two years in the Crate-1 Sportsman 20 lapper. Papiez raced past point leader Bryan Kuhl just before halfway and captured the fifth win of his career. Kuhl finished second followed by former champ Jon Haegele, Kyle Borror and Rookie feature winner Jeremy Martino who came up from 23rd starting spot.

In the TriState RaceSaver 305 Sprint Series race, Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, NJ. won his first career Sprint Car win in the 20-lap event. With the win Reinhardt became the seventh different winner for TSRS in as many events. Reinhardt used lapped traffic to his advantage late in the race and then pulled off a last lap pass to beat Jeff Schall by a little less than a car length. Schall settled for second after leading most of the event, Stefanie Palmai found something up in the high groove late in the race and finished afast closing third. John Wyers and defending champ Jeff Geiges rounded out the top five.

In the twin Fastrak Late Model 12-lap features, Rob Ormsbee of Wall, NJ and Tony Giglio of Collingswood, NJ were the victors. Ormsbee posted his sixth win in nine events in the first one, besting Steve Davis and defending champ Darin Henderson. In the nightcap, PJ Oliver took the checkered first only to be found 19 lbs. light at the scale. Giglio then inherited the win which was the second of his career. Henderson and Davis finished second and third in a wild finish that saw both of them get by Ormsbee on the final turn.

In the Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman series, Jeremy Martino grabbed his second win of the series, taking the point lead back. Jordan Cox & John Desmelyk chased him across the line. With one race left, only 6 points separate the top 4 drivers chasing the 2011 Rookie Championship.

Next Saturday June 25th it will be Graduation Night for the Rookie Sportsman class of 2011 as we will crown this years champion. Modifieds will headline the rest of the program competing in a 30 lap feature, while Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks join in to complete the racing card. Racing gets underway at 6pm, with gates opening at 4pm. For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.


Heat 1:. 1. John Stangle 2. Mike Franz 3. Billy Pauch 4. Dave Hunt 5. Mike Barone 6. Steve Haggan
Heat 2: 1. John Salvatore 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Dominick Buffalino 4. John McClelland 5. Bob Drayton 6. Randy Laird
Heat 3: 1. Frank Cozze 2. Mike Iles 3. David Van Horn 4. Sam Martz 5. Gary Butler 6. Tad Cox
Consi: 1. Willie Osmun 2. Mike Hendershot 3. Rick Laubach 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Danny Bouc 6. Matt Harrell 7. Tom Carberry Sr. 8. Ryan Forte
Pts. Provisional: Ron John Koczon
Fans Provisional: Jimmy Blewett

DNQ: Rich Acolia, Jim Robertson, Tommy Farrell III, Chris Grbac, Stan Frankenfield, Darren McCaughey, John Miloszar Jr., Mike McAleer, Richie Pratt Jr.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Frank Cozze Jr. 3. David Van Horn 4. Tim Tanner Jr. 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Mike Franz 7. Gary Butler 8. Matt Harrell 9. Willie Osmun 10. Rick Laubach 11. John Salvatore 12. Sam Martz 13. John McClelland 14. Danny Bouc 15. Mike Hendershot 16. Steve Haggan 17. Mike Iles 18. Bob Drayton 19. Mike Barone 20. Dominick Buffalino 21. Ryan Forte 22. Jimmy Blewett 23. Tom Carberry Sr. 24. Randy Laird 25. John Stangle 26. Ron John Koczon 27. Dave Hunt 28. Tad Cox

Heat 1: 1. Ron Barnstead 2. Jordan Henn 3. Joe Dill 4. Scott Hyland 5. Doug Urbano 6. Bryan Kuhl 7. Kyle Borror 8. John Aumick
Heat 2: 1. Brian Papiez 2. Scott Cranstoun 3. Glenn Knell 4. John Micek 5. Jon Haegele 6. Steve Hicks

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

Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2. Steve Davis 3. Darin Henderson 4. Tony Giglio 5. P.J. Oliver 6. Alessa Young 7. Skip Syster

Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. Tony Giglio 2. Darin Henderson 3. Steve Davis 4. Rob Ormsbee 5. DJ Marci 6. Alessa Young
DQ: P.J. Oliver

Heat 1: 1. Phil Meisner Jr. 2. John Wyers 3. Stephanie Palmai 4. Chris Allen Jr. 5. Joe Lord 6. Gary Berkenstock
Heat 2: 1. Jeff Geiges 2. Mike Espositio 3. Bobby Sandt 4. Jeff Schall 5. Bobby DeVault 6. Bill Case Jr.
Heat 3: 1. Stephanie Stevens 2. Kyle Reinhardt 3. Chuck Palmucci 4. Jimmy Carpenter 5. Craig Rochelle 6. Bruce Kindberg

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. Jeff Schall 3. Stephanie Palmai 4. John Wyers 5. Jeff Geiges 6. Chris Allen Jr. 7. Bobby DeVault 8. Stephanie Stevens 9. Jimmy Carpenter 10. Bobby Sandt 11. Bill Case Jr. 12. Phil Meisner Jr. 13. Mike Esposito 14. Gary Berkenstock 15. Bruce Kindberg 16. Ian Borden 17. Brittany Tresch 18. Jeff Davis 19. John Leombruno 20. Joe Lord 21. Craig Rochelle 22. Brian Pomponio 23. Chuck Palmucci

Feature (8 Laps): 1. Jeremy Martino 2. Jordan Cox 3. John Desmelyk 4. Mike Everett 5. Lee Schaffer 6. Cole Hager