Where There’s a Pauch, There’s a Win at
New Egypt, NJ (July
16, 2011) – Billy Pauch of
Frenchtown, NJ won his 99th feature of his
career at the New Egypt Speedway Saturday
night as he captured the 30 lap Modified
main event sponsored by The Learning Well.
Pauch picked his way to the front quickly
and then used the last restart of the
event with just two laps remaining to
squeeze by a very strong David Van Horn
and cruise home to his tenth win of the
“He was really quick and had a great line
the whole race,” explained an excited
Pauch in victory lane, “I almost knocked
my right rear tire off when I bounced off
the wall on the previous restart and I
thought I was getting a flat. But on the
last restart I was able to find a spot in
the middle that had some grip and was able
to get my left rear in it, I left him a
lane but he was just spinning wheels.”
Jim Robertson and Dave Hunt brought
the 28 car field to the start with Hunt
grabbing the early lead. Hunt looked good
early as the first year Modified driver
lead the first 5 laps of the event. Ninth
starting David Van Horn was the quick
mover early as was up to fourth after just
one lap and then grabbed second from
Robertson on lap 4. One lap later he ran
down Hunt and wasted no time as he blew by
him on the outside for the lead on the
sixth circuit. Once in front Van Horn
showed his strength to everyone as he
raced away from the field. Meanwhile,
Pauch had been steadily climbing the
ladder from 18th starting spot as he was
in the top ten by lap 4 and was seventh
when Van Horn took the lead. Lap nine saw
Pauch pass a very fast Jimmy Horton for
third and two laps later he slipped under
Dave Hunt for the runner up position. One
lap before halfway, Horton stopped in turn
four with a blown engine giving Pauch one
last double file restart. With his sights
set squarely on Van Horn, DVH showed it
was going to take a lot to catch him as he
raced out to a sizeable advantage trailed
at halfway by Pauch, Hunt, Wade
Hendrickson and Ron John Koczon. Pauch
closed back in and with 8 laps to go the
duo approached the lapped car of Tommy
Farrell III who was running in the all
important outside groove that both the
leaders were racing in. It appeared that
this would force Van Horn out of his
groove for the first time with Pauch ready
to pounce, but at that moment the yellow
appeared putting clear track back in front
of the two. Van Horn seemed to have Pauch
covered on the restart only to see the
yellow come out again with 5 laps to go.
Again DVH had Pauch covered and raced away
on this restart expanding his lead to 5
car lengths when Pauch made contact with
the turn two wall as he tried everything
in his repertoire to pass the speedy Van
Horn. However with just 2 laps remaining
the final caution came on for fifth place
Mike McAleer who had come to a stop in
turn two, giving Pauch one final chance on
the green-white-checkered restart. This
time Pauch did not dive all the way to the
inside rail but instead just to the middle
lane as they charged into turn number one,
finding a spot that still had some grip.
The two leaders ran inches apart thru turn
two and this time Pauch had the bite he
needed to make the pass and charge into
the lead. Once in front Pauch sped to
career win number 99 by 4 car lengths over
Van Horn who settled for runner-up honors.
Hendrickson crossed the line in third,
followed by Dave Hunt who did a 360 spin
and kept going with two laps remaining to
post his first career top five by
finishing fourth and Ron John Koczon got
back by Bobby Drayton on the final lap to
Rocco Infante of Robbinsville, NJ was the
class of the field in the 20 lap Sportsman
main event. The two-time defending
champion started 18th, and raced into the
lead passing leader Rich Rutski with five
laps to go to post his second win of 2011.
The win moves Infante into the all-time
lead for career Sportsman wins with 23.
Rutski raced home second trailed by Mike
Butler, Ryan Beltz and Pat Wall.
Point leader John Carpenter of Howell, NJ
won the Outlaw Stock feature for his
fourth win of the season. Former champ
Gary Klimeczak finished second while
Jarrod Burdge posted his best finish in
third. Billy Wroble and Mick Search
rounded out the top five.
Saturday night, July 23, New Egypt
Speedway & the GiveBack Foundation will
present Legends Night. Over 40 legendary
drivers will be on hand to sign autographs
including Stan Ploski Jr., Ken Brenn Jr.,
Roger Laureno, Billy Osmun, Bobby Rossell,
Carl Van Horn, Phil Meisner, Les Katona,
Newt Hartman, Johnny Leach, Fritz Epright,
& Tom Hager just to name a few along with
former NES asphalt champs John Blewett
Jr., Harold Dauncey and Tony Siscone. On
the track, the legendary Billy Pauch will
make his first attempt at milestone win
number 100 at NES in a full card of
Big-Block Modifieds. Joining the Modifieds
on the card will be the Crate-1 Sportsman
and the FASTRAK Late Models. The Garden
State Vintage Stock Car Club will also
join in on the festivities. Gates open at
4:00 p.m. with the first race starting at
6:00 pm. For more information, call
the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or
log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.
NES RESULTS 7/16/11
Heat 1: 1. David Van Horn 2.
Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Wade Hendrickson 4. Rick
Holsten 5. Rick Laubach 6. Ron John Koczon
Heat 2: 1. Jim Robertson 2. Jimmy Horton
3. Willie Osmun 4. Billy Pauch 5. Mike
Franz 6. Mike Hendershot
Heat 3: 1.
Dave Hunt 2. Tad Cox 3. John McClelland 4.
Rich Acolia 5. Gary Butler 6. Mike McAleer
Consi: 1. Bob Drayton 2. Richie Pratt Jr.
3. Frank Cozze Jr. 4. John Miloszar 5.
Mike Mammana 6. Ryan Forte 7. Sam Martz 8.
Tommy Farrell III
Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. David Van Horn 3.
Wade Henderickson 4. Dave Hunt 5. Ron John
Koczon 6. Bob Drayton 7. Gary Butler 8.
Willie Osmun 9. John McClelland 10. Richie
Pratt Jr. 11. Rick Laubach 12. Sam Martz
13. Tim Tanner Jr. 14. Tad Cox 15. Mike
Franz 16. John Salvatore Jr. 17. Tommy
Farrell III 18. Frank Cozze Jr. 19. Mike
McAleer 20. Dominick Buffalino 21. Ryan
Forte 22. Jimmy Horton 23. Mike Mammana
24. John Miloszar 25. Rich Acolia 26. Jim
Robertson 27. Mike Hendershot 28. Rick
DNQ: Randy Laird, Brad
Freeman, Rich Kuiken Jr., Tom Carberry
Sr., Stan Frankenfield Jr
Heat 1: 1. Tim Apgar 2. Joe
Systo 3. Ryan Osborne 4. Ryan Simmons 5.
Mike Butler 6. Bob Lineman Jr.
1. Rocco Infante 2. Kyle Borror 3. Bill
Liedtka 4. Rich Rutski 5. John Cornell III
6. Joe Funk
Heat 3: 1. Ryan Beltz 2.
Pat Wall 3. Mike Howardson 4. Erik
Renniger 5. Randy Yaple 6. DJ Ruppert
Consi: 1. Clay Butler 2. Brian Roemer 3.
Danny Bouc 4. Paul Kline 5. Justin Hoffman
6. Alan Bleacher 7. Will Dupree 8. Richie
Pts. Provisional: Kevin
Feature (20 laps): 1.
Rocco Infante 2. Rich Rutski 3. Mike
Butler 4. Ryan Beltz 5. Pat Wall 6. Bob
Lineman Jr. 7. Danny Bouc 8. Bill Liedtka
9. Paul Kline 10. Clay Butler 11. Justin
Hoffman 12. Tim Apgar 13. DJ Ruppert 14.
Joe Systo 15. Ryan Simmons 16. Alan
Bleacher 17. Kyle Borror 18. Randy Yaple
19. Brian Roemer 20. Kevin Vaclavicek 21.
Joe Funk 22. John Cornell III 23. Erik
Renniger 24. Ryan Osborne 25. Mike
DNQ: Mike Lyons, Joe
Dill, Walt Larsen, John Desmelyk, Jason
Kosch, John Scarpati Jr., Wayne Bechtel
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
Heat 1: 1. Ken
Snook 2. John Carpenter 3. Tom Wills 4.
Jason Saredy 5. Kevin Bifulco 6. Mick
Heat 2: 1. Brian Ludwig 2. Doug
Debray 3. Billy Wroble 4. Jarred Burdge 5.
P.J. Oliver 6. Spider Ensinger Jr.
Consi: 1. Everett Taylor 2. Marty Derr 3.
Herb Stout 4. Scott Dugan 5. Ray Posick 6.
Darren Cox 7. Dennis Seely 8. Ed Tinsman
Feature (20 laps): 1. John
Carpenter 2. Gary Klimeczak 3. Jarred
Burdge 4. Billy Wroble 5. Mick Search 6.
Doug Debray 7. Brian Ludwig 8. Kevin
Bifulco 9. P.J. Oliver 10. Spider Ensinger
Jr. 11. Marty Derr 12. Ken Snook 13. Bill
Connolly 14. Dennis Seely 15. Jason Saredy
16. Scott Dugan 17. Herb Stout 18. Everett
Taylor 19. Tom Wills 20. Ed Tinsman 21.
Darren Cox 22. Tom Princiotta 23. Ray
Posick 24. Jason Prater
Willetts, Jim Avery, Tony Klimeczak.