Pauch Jr. Notches Career First, Godown
Wins Third at New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (May 26, 2012) –
Billy Pauch, Jr. of Frenchtown, NJ & Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ split
the Modified Twin 20 lap feature events at New Egypt Speedway Saturday
night in the Memorial Day tribute to the Military sponsored by Joy
Auto Parts. Pauch Jr. won his first career Modified feature at NES in
the opening 20 lapper. Pauch Jr. passed race long leader Neal Williams
in lapped traffic with one lap to go in what was a non-stop event
In the second 20 lap event, Godown continued his hot streak and padded
his point lead by winning his third race of the year. Godown raced
side by side with David Van Horn during the first half of the event
before taking command and driving to the 17th victory of his career at
“This feels great!!” exclaimed an excited but very matter of fact
Pauch Jr., “This is such a great team and we are getting better every
week. I just want to thank everyone for their support.” Godown echoed
Pauch Jr’s words giving all the credit to his crew, “This team works
really hard on this car and they have given me a great car every week.
This win is for them.”
Neal Williams bolted to the lead of the first feature from outside the
front row and quickly pulled away from the field with Mike McAleer the
only car able to keep up the pace. Pauch Jr. started fifth and hooked
up with Mike Iles as the duo raced hard to the front then waged a
torrid battle for third. Once Pauch Jr. won that battle he then set
his sites on McAleer and quickly ran him down and moved into second by
halfway. Pauch Jr. was slowly reeling in Williams and when Williams
hit lapped traffic with five laps remaining Pauch Jr. closed the gap
quickly and began to challenge the leader. Over the next four laps
Pauch Jr. kept pulling alongside of Williams on the outside in traffic
only to have Williams surge back ahead. With the white flag flying
Williams found himself boxed in on the bottom groove in turn four and
Pauch Jr. raced by to lead for the first time in the event“. Williams
got by the lapped car and made one last run at “the Kid’s kid” but
Pauch Jr. was just too much winning by one car length at the
checkered. Williams settled for a career best second, McAleer held of
a persistent Mike Iles for third, Iles was forth with tenth starter
Willie Osmun rounding out the top five.
In the second 20 lap
feature, winner Pauch Jr. started 14th by virtue of picking the #14
inversion pill. This put David Van Horn and Richie Pratt Jr. on the
front row with Van Horn powering into the lead at the drop of Terry
Branson’s green flag. Point leader Ryan Godown and defending 5-time
champ Billy Pauch had started on the second row and Godown wasted no
time grabbing second on lap 3 before a rash of yellow flags and one
red flag for a 7-car front stretch pile-up slowed the pace of the
event to a crawl over the next two laps. No one was injured in the
pile-up just before the flagger’s stand, however it was a very hard
crash that found several cars severely damaged including Mike Iles,
Keith Hoffman and Tommy Farrell who ended up upside down on top of the
pile. The final yellow on lap five was for another hard crash in turn
two which found first event winner Billy Pauch Jr. eliminated from the
event. When the green finally came back out, the final 15 laps were
run off non-stop as Godown and Van Horn had the crowd on their feet as
they put on a classic side by side duel without touching, exchange the
lead numerous times over the next 6 laps. Godown finally got under Van
Horn and he then slid up and took Van Horn’s groove away and pulled
away to a comfortable 8 car length lead which he would maintain to the
checkered. Van Horn then had to contend with the senior Pauch, but was
successful in holding him off to capture the runner-up position with
Pauch crossing the line third. Neal Williams had a great run coming
from 13th starting spot to finish fourth, despite running out of fuel
at the finish line. However he came up 7 lbs. light at the scale and
was disqualified. Richie Pratt finished in fourth and Sam Martz was
Mike Butler of Milford, NJ won his first ever feature event at New
Egypt in the Sportsman 20 lap feature. Butler went wire to wire for
the popular win, as he bested Kevin Vaclavicek by three car lengths.
Will Dupree was third followed by Bob Lineman Jr. and Mike Hendershot.
Vern McLaughlin of Whitehouse Station, NJ won the 20 lap Outlaw Stock
feature. It was his 8th career victory at NES, but his first of the
year as he held off Doug Debray for the entire second half of the
race. Debray settled for second followed by opening night winner John
Carpenter, last week’s winner Bill Liedtka and Dan Collamer.
The HCI/SpikeNGO Rookie Sportsman feature event was won for the second
straight week by Jesse Dill of Whiting, NJ. It was Dill’s 4th victory
of the series. Lauren Emmons was second and Melissa Scarpati posted
her best finish so far coming home third.
Next Saturday night,
June 2, New Egypt Speedway presents Scout Night, as all scouts in
uniform will be admitted for free. The racing will feature a full card
of Big-Block Modifieds, Crate-1 Sportsman, FASTRAK Late Models,
Tri-State Race Savers 305 Sprint Cars and the HCI/SpikeNGo Rookie
Sportsman. 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 5/26/12
1st Heat: 1. Neal Williams 2. Ryan Godown 3. Sam Martz 4. Rick Laubach
5. John McClelland 6. Mike McAleer
2nd Heat: 1. Rick Holsten 2.
Mike Iles 3. Richie Pratt Jr. 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6.
3rd Heat: 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Willie Osmun 3. Tad
Cox 4. Billy Pauch 5. Tommy Farrell III 6. David Van Horn
1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Danny Bouc 3. Bob Drayton 4. Sammy Piazza 5.
Keith Hoffman 6. John Stangle
Points Provisional: Chris Grbac
Fans Provisional: Jimmy Blewett
1st Feature (20 Laps): 1. Billy
Pauch Jr. 2. Neal Williams 3. Mike McAleer 4. Mike Iles 5. Willie
Osmun 6. Sam Martz 7. Rick Holsten 8. Tim Tanner Jr. 9. Tad Cox 10.
Ron John Koczon 11. Billy Pauch 12. Ryan Godown 13. Richie Pratt Jr.
14. David Van Horn 15. Jimmy Horton 16. Danny Bouc 17. Dominick
Buffalino 18. Rick Laubach 19. Jimmy Blewett 20. Keith Hoffman 21.
Tommy Farrell III 22. John McClelland 23. Bob Drayton 24. John Stangle
25. Chris Grbac 26. Sammy Piazza
2nd Feature (20 laps): 1. Ryan
Godown 2. David Van Horn 3. Billy Pauch 4. Richie Pratt Jr. 5. Sam
Martz 6. Ron John Koczon 7. Danny Bouc 8. Rick Holsten 9. Tim Tanner
Jr. 10. Bob Drayton 11. Jimmy Blewett 12. Willie Osmun 13. Rick
Laubach 14. Chris Grbac 15. Sammy Piazza 16. John Stangle 17. Tad Cox
18. Billy Pauch Jr. 19. Jimmy Horton 20. Mike Iles 21. Dominick
Buffalino 22. Tommy Farrell III 23. Mike McAleer 24. Keith Hoffman 25.
John McClelland DQ: Neal Williams
DNQ: Johnny Guarino, John
Pfeffer, Billy Lowden, Eric Kormann, Dave Witte, Randy Laird, Darren
McCaughey, Doug Ostwald, Rich Acolia, Mark Forte, Ryan Forte
1st Heat: 1. Mike
Howardson 2. Will Dupree 3. Rocco Infante 4. Johnny Cornell 5. Bob
Lineman Jr. 6. Jim Housworth
2nd Heat: 1. Ebby Ridge 2. Gene
Stravinsky 3. Randy Yaple 4. Brian Roemer 5. Chris Lane 6. Clay Butler
3rd Heat: 1. Mike Butler 2. Kevin Vaclavicek 3. Jeff Marcucci 4. Mike
Hendershot 5. Chad Barney 6. DJ Ruppert
B-Main 1: 1. John Scarpati
2. Marc Herman 3. Tim Apgar
B-Main 2: 1. Joe Systo 2. Rich Rutski
3. Mike Lyons
Pts. Prov: Justin Hoffman
Feature (20 Laps):
1. Mike Butler 2. Kevin Vaclavicek 3. Will Dupree 4. Bob Lineman Jr.
5. Mike Hendershot 6. Clay Butler 7. Mike Howardson 8. Johnny Cornell
9. Ebby Ridge 10. Mike Lyons 11. Gene Stravinsky 12. Chad Barney 13.
Rocco Infante 14. Jeff Marcucci 15. Chris Lane 16. Rich Rutski 17.
Randy Yaple 18. DJ Ruppert 19. Jim Housworth 20. Tim Apgar 21. Joe
Systo 22. Justin Hoffman 23. Marc Herman 24. Brian Roemer 25. John
DNQ: Ryan Simmons, Justin Hoffman, Wayne Bechtel,
Marty Saxton, John Marini Jr., Joe Fredrick, Alan Bleacher, Jeremy
Martino, Steve Davis, Chuck Steuer, Lauren Emmons, Melissa Scarpati,
Jason Kosch, Jason Dunn, Robin McTighe
OUTLAW STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Billy Wroble 2. Bill Liedtka 3.
Gary Klimeczak 4. Rich Mongeau 5. Spider Ensinger Jr. 6. Tony
2nd Heat: 1. Jimmy Avery 2. Bill Connelly 3. Brian Ludwig
4. Dan Collamer 5. Lee Allen 6. Jason Saredy
3rd Heat: 1. Vern
McLaughlin 2. Doug Debray 3. Tom Princiotta 4. Ron Freese 5. John
Carpenter 6. Chris Allen Sr.
B Main 1: 1. Jarrod Burdge 2. Everett
Taylor 3. Marty Derr 4. Don Chambers 5. Jason Prater 6. Todd Woodruff
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Vern McLaughlin 2. Doug Debray 3. John
Carpenter 4. Bill Liedtka 5. Dan Collamer 6. Gary Klimeczek 7. Bill
Connelly 8. Rich Mongeau 9. Chris Allen Sr. 10. Jason Saredy 11. Brian
Ludwig 12. Ron Freese 13. Spider Ensinger Jr. 14. Jimmy Avery 15.
Jason Prater 16. Don Chambers 17. Todd Woodruff 18. Lee Allen 19.
Billy Wroble 20. Jarrod Burdge 21. Tom Princiotta 22. Tony Klimeczak
23. Everett Taylor 24. Marty Derr
DNQ: Tom Wills Jr., Earl
Willetts, Dennis Seeley, Joe Reid, Mike Avery, Spider Ensinger Sr.,
Justin Moench, Kevin Bifulco, Ken Snook, Ed Tinsman
HCI/SpikeNGo ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature (8 Laps): 1. Jesse
Dill 2. Lauren Emmons 3. Melissa Scarpati 4. Scott Doty 5. Kimee Ling
6. Joe Fredrick