Ryan Godown is Error Free on NES Little League Night

New Egypt, NJ (April 21, 2012)
–  Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ won his first feature in almost 5 years at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night winning the 30 lap main event on Little League night sponsored by Ocean Medical. Godown was locked in a side by side battle with Billy Pauch on lap 20 when Pauch’s mount suddenly stopped with a broken rear. Godown then assumed command and raced to a popular win by 6 car lengths over Sammy Martz and Willie Osmun.

“I hate to see someone break down and exit a race like that,” Godown said of Pauch in victory lane, “I think I had something for him and would much rather beat him while he is running than this way, but I will take it.”

Darren McCaughey and Tommy Carberry Jr. took the field into turn one for the first time with Carberry Jr. grabbing the early lead. By the second lap, sixth starting Tad Cox moved into second and seemed to be on the charge. However Carberry Jr. had the hot hand and held a comfortable lead. By only lap five, 16th starter Billy Pauch, the winner of the first two races of the season, and 13th starting Godown moved into the top five. One lap later the duo were second and third and were hunting down Carberry Jr. That would only take two more laps as they moved into first and second respectively, now closely trailed by Sammy Martz. Pauch quickly opened up a comfortable lead of about 6 lengths while Willie Osmun made his way into 4th. As the halfway mark of the event neared, it suddenly became noticeable that Godown was closing in on Pauch. This got the crowd into it as each passing lap saw Godown another car length closer. Godown closed in and on lap 17 he made his move under Pauch coming off of Turn 2 to go to the lead, only to see the yellow flag appear for Tad Cox who slowed with a flat. Pauch got a great start on the restart to lead by six lengths again, but this time Godown closed it up and caught him in just two laps. Godown pulled up alongside of Pauch again on lap 20, however sparks flew from under Pauch’s rear axle and he coasted to a stop bringing a roar from the crowd and an end to the battle.  Godown couldn’t shake Martz, but he couldn’t get any closer than five car lengths and had to settle for second in the final rundown. It was Godown’s 14th victory of his career and his first win since August of 2007. Martz, Osmun, Van Horn and Billy Pauch Jr. rounded out top five.

Steve Hicks of Fountainville, PA posted the first win of his career in the Crate-1 Sportsman 20 lapper. Hicks used the smooth and fast surface to lead the entire event that was slowed by only one yellow on lap 17. Chuck Steuer grabbed second on lap two but had to settle for the runner up spot as Hicks was too strong.  Matt McAnally, Eric Palmer and Bryan Kuhl rounded out the top five.

In the Tri-State Race Saver 305 Sprint Series, Phil Meisner, Jr. of Bordentown, NJ was victorious in the 20 lap A Main. Meisner started 3rd and wasted no time grabbing the lead from Ed Newhouser on the 4th circuit and then dominated the 24 car field the rest of the way for his fourth career win a the track. Newhouser was fast in his own right, driving to an impressive second place finish. Bill Case, Jr. was third followed by his teammate and defending TSRS champ Chris Allen, Jr. Mike Haggenbottom came all the way from the rear of the field after being involved in a first lap 8 car pileup to finish fifth.

In the HCI/Spike-N-Go Rookie Sportsman feature event, Will Trstensky of Flemington, NJ took top honors in the 3rd straight non-stop 8 lap event. Trstensky becomes the third different winner this year in as many events. Matt Carman and his brother Mike Carman came home second and third respectively.

In the twin Fastrak Late Model 12-lap features, Rob Ormsbee of Wall, NJ swept both ends of the event. The first 12 lap event Ormsbee started seventh, grabbed the lead by halfway and took the checkered ahead of early race leader PJ Oliver & Tony Giglio. In the second event, Ormsbee again came from seventh, this time taking command on lap four. Ormsbee again cruised to the victory ahead of Giglio and Cody Dawson.

Next Saturday April 14th it will be Premio Foods night. Premio will sponsoring the first ever sausage eating contest on the frontstretch at intermission. The Modifieds will headline the show with the fan favorite Twin 20 lap feature events. The Modifieds will be joined by the Sportsman, the HCI/SpikenGo Rookies and the Outlaw Stocks. 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. Mike McAleer 2. Tad Cox 3. Dominick Buffalino 4. Danny Bouc 5. Billy Pauch 6. Jimmy Blewett
2nd Heat: 1. Darren McCaughey 2. Dave Witte 3. Ron John Koczon 4. Johnny Gaurino 5. Mike Iles 6. Billy Pauch Jr.
3rd Heat: 1. Willie Osmun 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Sam Martz 4. Ryan Godown 5. Tommy Carberry Jr. 6. David Van Horn

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

DNQ: Gary Butler

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

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Steve Hicks 2. Chuck Steuer 3. Matt McAnally 4. Eric Palmer 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Jeremy Martino 7. Jon Haegele 8. Felix Verlangieri 9. Bryan Papiez 10. Ryan Simmons 11. Jarrett Rozycki 12. John Micek 13. John Aumick 14. Frank Dorry 15. Jordan Henn 16. Jeff Geiges 17. Jordan Cox 18. Steve Ramsey 19. Matt Carman 20. Mike Everett 21. Bob Rambone 22. Ron Barnstead 23. Adam Cox 24. Jesse Dill 25. Joe Dill 26. Doug Urbano

DNQ: Mark Clauss, Scott Lamantia, Joe Fredrick, Lauren Emmons, Scott Hylund, Mike Carman, Melissa Scarpati

1st Heat: 1. Brian Carber 2. Dan Massey 3. Art Liedl 4. Phil Meisner Jr. 5. Bill Case Jr. 6. Jeff Mueller
2nd Heat: 1. Mike Haggenbottom 2. Chris Allen Jr. 3. Mike Esposito 4. Stephanie Palmai 5. Jonathan Swanson 6. Gary Birkenstock
3rd Heat: 1. Stephanie Stevens 2. Bobby Devault 3. Joe Lord 4. Ed Newhauser 5. Johnny Wyers 6. Kyle Reinhardt
B Main 1: 1. Adam Carberry 2. Gabe Fox 3. Jimmy Carpenter 4. Steve Wilson 5. Ian Borden 6. Keith McIntyre

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Phil Meisner Jr. 2. Ed Newhouser 3. Bill Case Jr. 4. Chris Allen Jr. 5. Mike Haggenbottom 6. Bobby Devault 7. Mike Esposito 8. Jeff Mueller 9. Danny Massey 10. Jimmy Carpenter 11. Keith McIntyre 12. Jonathan Swanson 13. Gabe Fox 14. Stephanie Palmai 15. Steve Wilson 16. Gary Birkenstock 17. Ian Borden 18. Adam Carberry 19. Stephanie Stevens 20. Joe Lord 21. Johnny Wyers 22. Brian Carber 23. Kyle Reinhardt 24. Chuck Palmucci 25. Art Liedl

DNQ: Chuck Palmucci, Rick Stief, Harris Cohen, Rick Homan, Ken Buckley,
Dean Schaffer

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

Feature (8 Laps): 1. Will Trstensky 2. Matt Carman 3. Mike Carmen 4. Jesse Dill 5. Marty Saxton 6. Kimee Ling 7. Joe Fredrick 8. Lauren Emmons 9. Melissa Scarpati