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
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
Provisional: Ron John Koczon
DNQ: Rich Acolia, Jim
Robertson, Tommy Farrell III, Chris Grbac, Stan
Frankenfield, Darren McCaughey, John Miloszar Jr.,
Mike McAleer, Richie Pratt Jr.
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
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
FASTRAK LATE MODELS
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
(12 Laps): 1. Tony Giglio 2. Darin Henderson 3.
Steve Davis 4. Rob Ormsbee 5. DJ Marci 6. Alessa
DQ: P.J. Oliver
TSRS 305 SPRINTS
Heat 1: 1. Phil Meisner Jr. 2. John Wyers 3.
Stephanie Palmai 4. Chris Allen Jr. 5. Joe Lord 6.
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
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