Pauch Picks Up Where He Left off in New Egypt Opener

New Egypt, NJ (April 7, 2012)
–  Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ started off 2012 as if it was still 2011 capturing the first event at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night winning the 30 lap opener sponsored by C & S Equipment. Pauch took the lead from Danny Bouc on a lap 15 restart and then cruised to the victory.

John Stangle and first heat winner Tim Tanner Jr. brought the 25 car field to the start with Stangle taking the early lead.  Stangle showed the way for the first 4 laps before a hard charging Danny Bouc raced around the outside of him for the lead.  Bouc looked impressive as Billy Pauch Jr. took up the chase in second. Pauch Jr.’s dad was also quickly moving up as he raced into third two laps later and began to challenge his son for second. David Van Horn and Ryan Godown now joined in and made it a spirited 4 car battle for the second spot as Bouc raced away. Pauch and Van Horn finally took over the second and third spots on lap 10 and took up the chase for the lead, however Bouc had built up a half of a straightaway advantage. As Bouc took the halfway sign and was just entering lapped traffic the yellow flag was displayed for Mike McAleer who had spun in turn two. On the restart Pauch wasted no time as he dove to the bottom hard in turn one and pulled off the slider in turn two for the lead. Once in front Pauch pulled away and took the checkered by a comfortable margin for career win number 104. Ryan Godown got by Danny Bouc with two laps to go to finish second, Bouc settled for third, John McClelland raced from 14th starting spot to finish fourth and Johnny Guarino came home fifth.  Van Horn, Willie Osmun, Ron John Koczon, Sam Martz and Stangle rounded out the top ten.

John Aumick of Highland Lakes, NJ posted his second feature victory of the season in the Crate-1 Sportsman 20 lapper. Aumick, who shocked everyone two weeks ago driving this same Crate car to the NES RoC Sportsman tour event, showed that it was no fluke as he scored his third career win.  Bryan Kuhl crossed the line a close second, chased by Jordan Henn, newcomer Eric Palmer and Steve Ramsey.

In the TriState RaceSaver 305 Sprint Series race, Brian Carber won the 20-lap main event that was slowed by only one caution. Third starter Carber led the race from the start with sixth starting Kyle Reinhardt charging thru traffic to catch him on lap 17. Reinhardt’s tremendous run came to an end as he spun trying to dive under Carber for the lead in turn three bringing out the event’s only yellow. Carber raced away on the restart and posted his second straight tour win at NES as he won the final event of 2011. Mike Haggenbottom raced up from 8th to take the runnerup spot, while Jeff Schall crossed the stripe in third. Joe Lord came home fourth followed by Jonathan Swanson in fifth.  Four heats for the 40 Sprints in the pits were won by Haggenbottom, Phil Meisner Jr., Reinhardt and Jimmy Carpenter. The two B Mains were taken by teammates Bill Case and Chris Allen.

In the first HCI/Spike-N-Go Rookie Sportsman race of 2012, Matt Carman of Flemington, NJ took top honors in the non-stop 8 lap event, besting the field of 11 Rookies. Will Trstensky finished second and Matt’s brother Mike Carman was third.

In the twin Fastrak Late Model 12-lap features, Rob Ormsbee of Wall, NJ and Tony Giglio of Collingswood, NJ were the winners. Ormsbee beat Cody Dawson and PJ Oliver in the first one, while Giglio bested Oliver and Ormsbee in the second.

Next Saturday Apr. 14th it will be Cray Motorsports night at New Egypt Speedway. Modifieds will headline the show joined by the Sportsman, the HCI/SpikenGo Rookies and the Outlaw Stocks. There will also be a NEETS small car enduro at the end of the show. 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.


1st Heat: 1. Tim Tanner Jr. 2. Jimmy Blewett 3. Johnny Guarino 4. Neal Williams 5. David Van Horn 6. John Stangle
2nd Heat: 1. Sam Martz 2. Billy Pauch 3. Ryan Godown 4. Willie Osmun 5. Dave Witte 6. Ron John Koczon
3rd Heat: 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Darren McCaughey 3. John McClelland 4. Danny Bouc 5. Dominick Buffalino 6. Dave Hunt
B-Main: 1. Gary Butler 2. Tad Cox 3. Rick Holsten 4. Sammy Piazza 5. Tommy Farrell III 6. Tommy Carberry Jr.
Points Provisional: Mike McAleer
Fans Provisional: Rich Acolia (declined)

Feature (30 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Ryan Godown 3. Danny Bouc 4. John McClelland 5. Johnny Guarino 6. David Van Horn 7. Willie Osmun 8. Ron John Koczon 9. Sam Martz 10. John Stangle 11. Dominick Buffalino 12. Tim Tanner Jr. 13. Billy Pauch Jr. 14. Neal Williams 15. Tad Cox 16. Gary Butler 17. Dave Witte 18. Darren McCaughey 19. Tommy Farrell III 20. Jimmy Blewett 21. Sammy Piazza 22. Rick Holsten 23. Dave Hunt 24. Mike McAleer 25. Tommy Carberry Jr.

DNQ: JT Trstensky

1st Heat: 1. Eric Palmer 2. Joe Dill 3. Jordan Henn 4. Mike Everett 5. Jeremy Martino 6. Glenn Knell
2nd Heat: 1. Bryan Kuhl 2. Jon Haegele 3. Steve Hicks 4. John Aumick 5. Steve Ramsey 6. Chuck Steuer
3rd Heat: 1. Bryan Papiez 2. Ryan Simmons 3. Frank Dorry 4. Jordan Cox 5. Matt McAnally 6. Jarrett Rozycki
B-Main: 1. John Micek 2. Felix Verlangieri 3. Ron Barnstead 4. Scott Hylund 5. Mike Carmen 6. Bob Rambone

Feature (20 Laps): 1. John Aumick 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Jordan Henn 4. Eric Palmer 5. Steve Ramsey 6. Brian Papiez 7. Jon Haegele 8. Frank Dorry 9. Felix Verlangieri 10. Jordan Cox 11. Jarrett Rozycki 12. John Micek 13. Chuck Steuer 14. Matt MacAnally 15. Ryan Simmons 16. Joe Dill 17. Jeremy Martino 18. Steve Hicks 19. Ron Barnstead 20. Bob Rambone 21. Matt Carman 22. Scott Hyland 23. Mike Carman 24. Glenn Knell 25. Mike Everrett

DNQ: Mark Clauss, Scott Lamontia, Adam Cox, Joe Fredrick, Lauren Emmons, Kim Ling

1st Heat: 1. Mike Haggenbottom 2. Joe Lord 3. Scott Frack 4. Steve Wilson 5. Stephanie Stevens
2nd Heat: 1. Phil Meisner Jr. 2. Jeff Schall 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Ed Newhouser 5. Jeff Taylor
3rd Heat: 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. Brian Carber 3. Jonathan Swanson 4. Bobby Sandt Jr. 5. Danny Massey
4th Heat: 1. Jimmy Carpenter 2. Kyle Purks 3. Jeff Mueller 4. John Wyers 5. Bobby Devault
B Main 1: 1. Bill Case Jr. 2. Brittany Tresch 3. Gabe Fox
B Main 2: 1. Chris Allen Jr. 2. George Loux 3. Keith McIntyre Jr.

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Brian Carber 2. Mike Haggenbottom 3. Jeff Schall 4. Joe Lord 5. Jonathan Swanson 6. Phil Meisner Jr. 7. Bobby Devault 8. Jeff Taylor 9. Bobby Sandt 10. John Wyers 11. Jimmy Carpenter 12. Jeff Mueller 13. Steve Wilson 14. Danny Massey 15. Bill Case Jr. 16. Chris Allen Jr. 17. Kyle Reinhardt 18. Brittany Tresch 19. Stephanie Stevens 20. George Loux 21. Keith McIntyre 22. Gabe Fox 23. Eddie Wagner 24. Kyle Pierks 25. Scott Frack 26. Ed Newhouser

DNQ: Chuck Palmucci, Ian Borden, Steph Palmai, Rick Stief, Adam Carberry, Harris Cohen, Rich Homan, David Martin, Mike Esposito, Gary Birkenstock, Ken Buckley, Sean Campbell, Gary Palmer, Cody Jourdan

Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2. Cody Dawson 3. P.J. Oliver 4. Alessa Young 5. Skip Syester 6. DJ Macri 7. Tony Giglio 8. Daniel Hudson 9. Al Burdge

Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. Tony Giglio 2. P.J. Oliver 3. Rob Ormsbee 4. Cody Dawson 5. Skip Syester 6. Alessa Young 7. DJ Macri 8. Daniel Hudson DNS: Al Burdge

Feature (8 Laps): 1. Matt Carmen 2. Will Trstensky 3. Mike Carmen 4. Jesse Dill 5. Joe Fredrick 6. Marty Saxton 7. Lauren Emmons 8. Scott Doty 9. Kim Ling 10. Anthony Sisco 11. Melissa Scarpati