Ryan Godown Wins Thriller at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (May 19, 2012)
–  Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ won his second feature of the season at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night winning the 30 lap main event on Banner night sponsored by Buhler Auto Group.  Godown passed Billy Pauch Jr. for the lead with just two laps remaining to pick up his 16th career win at the facility.

John Stangle grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag and immediately pulled away from the field in impressive fashion. Billy Pauch Jr. charged up to second as he and Dave Witte tried to keep pace with Stangle.  A lap eight caution bunched the field up, however Stangle was just as impressive on the restart as he again opened up a half of a straightaway lead. Point leader Ryan Godown took advantage of this restart as he powered from 11th to 6th in one lap showing everyone that he was going to figure into the outcome.  Godown marched to third by the halfway mark as he began to challenge Pauch Jr. for second while Billy Pauch moved into fifth after starting 15th. With 10 laps to go Pauch Jr. and Godown were beginning to close in on Stangle who was driving the race of his life, catching the leader with 6 laps to go. The ensuing battle brought the crowd to their feet Godown used the low groove and Pauch Jr. rim rode the outside around Stangle in what became a two lap 3-wide battle for the lead!  Pauch Jr. finally wrestled the lead away from Stangle on lap 26 but Godown got by Stangle as well and quickly pulled back up along side of him as they approached the beginning of lapped traffic. With just two laps remaining Godown edged in front of Pauch Jr. as they ran side by side all the way around the speedway. The final lap saw Pauch Jr. make one final hard charge into turn one getting him back up alongside of Godown again only to have his right rear tire shred as he exited turn number two. The race was not quite over though as John McClelland had been charging thru the top ten over the second half of the race and had just snuck up on the two leaders. He kept the pressure on Godown’s back bumper to the finish but just ran out of time settling for second.  Stangle finished third recording his best finish to date at NES, while Willie Osmun and Billy Pauch rounded out the top five. Pauch Jr. drove around the outside to the finish with his flat tire and was still able to cross the line in ninth. Of the 25 cars that started the event, 23 finished with 22 of them on the lead lap!

John Aumick of Highland Lakes, NJ continued his fast start winning his third event of 2012 in the Crate-1 Sportsman 20 lap feature. Aumick passed race long leader Mike Carman with 5 laps remaining and then held off a fast closing Jordan Henn for the victory.  Henn finished second while rookie Carman held on for his best finish ever in third. Jordan Cox was fourth and Felix Verlangieri came from deep in the pack to finish fifth.

The Tri-State Race Saver 305 Sprint Series also came down to the final lap, as Kyle Purks of Langhorne, PA ducked under leader Mike Haggenbottom in turn two and then held on despite one last hard outside run by Haggenbottom for his first ever win at New Egypt Speedway. Haggenbottom was second while Eddie Wagner brought his mount home in third. Jonathan Swanson and Brian Carber were fourth and fifth respectively.

Jesse Dill of Whiting, NJ took top honors in the HCI/Spike-N-Go Rookie Sportsman feature event for the third time. Kimee Ling came home in second while Lauren Emmons was third.

In the twin Fastrak Late Model 12-lap features, Rob Ormsbee of Wall, NJ swept both ends of the event for the third straight time. The first 12 lap event Ormsbee survived the caution filled event beating Tony Giglio and Skip Syester. The second event Ormsbee handled easily besting PJ Oliver and Giglio.
Next Saturday May 26th New Egypt Speedway will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a tribute to the military and the fan favorite Twin 20 lap features for the Modifieds, all sponsored by Joy Auto Parts. The winner’s purse from last week’s Modified feature that was withheld from Billy Pauch due to his DQ for a technical infraction, was equally split up and added to the winner’s share for these twin 20 lap events. They will now each pay a cool $2662 to win! Joining the Modifieds on the card will be 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.Sammy Piazza 2.Billy Pauch Jr 3.Rick Holsten 4. Sam Martz 5.Darren Mccaughey 6.Danny Bouc
2nd Heat: 1. Willie Osmun 2. David Vanhorn 3.John Stangle 4.Tadd Cox 5. Dave Witte 6. Neal Williams
3rd Heat: 1. John McClelland 2. Mike Iles 3. Ryan Godown 4. Dominick Buffalino 5. Billy Pauch 6. Jimmy Blewett
B Main: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Jim Robertson 4. Mike McAleer 5. Keith Hoffman 6. Randy Laird
Pts. Prov: None
Fans Prov.: Johnny Gaurino

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

DNQ: Tommy Carberry Jr., Tom Carberry Sr., Ryan Forte, Mark Forte, Chris Grbac, Brad Freeman, Rich Acolia
1st Heat: 1. Matt Carman 2. Jarrett Rozycki 3. John Aumick 4. Jordan Henn 5. Brian Papiez 6. Jon Haegele
2nd Heat: 1. Eric Palmer 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Mike Carman 4. Ryan Simmons 5. Doug Urbano 6. Jeremy Martino
3rd Heat: 1. Jordan Cox 2. Adam Cox 3. Frank Dorry 4. Mike Everett 5. John Micek 6. Jeff Geiges
B Main: 1. Felix Verlangieri 2. Steve Hicks 3. Mike Butler 4. Joe Dill 5. Ron Barnstead 6. Scott Lamantia
Pts. Provisional: None

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

DNQ: Chuck Steuer, Matt McAnally, Glenn Knell, Scott Hyland
1st Heat: 1. Mike Haggenbottom 2. Brian Carber 3. Bobby Devault 4. Stephanie Palmai 5. Jonathan swanson 6. Brian Pomponio
2nd Heat: 1. Kyle Purks 2. Jeff Geiges 3. Jeff Mueller 4. Eddie Wagner 5.Gabe Fox 6. Keith McIntyre Jr.
3rd Heat: 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. Bill Case Jr. 3. Phil Meisner Jr. 4. Jimmy Carpenter 5. Chuck Palmucci 6. Mike Esposito
B Main: 1. Adam Carberry 2. Rick Stief 3. Ed Newhouser 4. Joe Lord 5. Chris Allen Jr. 6. Rick Homan

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Kyle Purks 2. Mike Haggenbottom 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Jonathan Swanson 5. Brian Carber 6. Jeff Mueller 7. Bobby Devault 8. Steph Palmai 9. Gabe Fox 10. Keith McIntyre Jr. 11. Kyle Reinhardt 12. Joe Lord 13. Brian Pomponio 14. Rick Stief 15. Jeff Geiges 16. Phil Meisner Jr. 17. Mike Esposito 18. Chris Allen Jr. 19. Ed Newhouser 20. Jimmy Carpenter 21. Rick Homan 22. Bill Case Jr. 23. Adam Carberry 24. Chuck Palmucci

DNQ: Scott Frack, Cody Jourdan, Pat U'Sellis, Harris Cohen, Stephanie Stevens, George Loux, John Wyers
Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2. Tony Giglio 3. Skip Syester 4. DJ Macri 5. Cody Dawson 6. Alessa Young 7. Al Burdge 8. Daniel Hudson 9. PJ Oliver
Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2. PJ Oliver 3. Tony Giglio 4. Cody Dawson 5. Skip Syester 6. Alessa Young 7. DJ Macri 8. Al Burdge 9. Daniel Hudson
Feature (8 Laps): 1. Jesse Dill 2. Kimee Ling 3. Lauren Emmons 4. Anthony Sisco