Pauch Jr. Takes Dad to School on Graduation Night at New Egypt

New Egypt, NJ (June 30, 2012)
Ė  Billy Pauch, Jr. of Frenchtown, NJ won his second feature of the year at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he captured the 30 lap main event on Graduation Night sponsored by SpikeNGo and Hopewell Construction, Inc.  Pauch Jr., who led from lap two, had to survive one final restart with 5 laps to go and his dad Billy Pauch on his bumper. But the younger Pauch used a move he learned from his dad by pulling up in front of him to take his fatherís momentum away as they fired off of turn four and then pulled away fro the victory.

ďI went to school on one of my dadís moves and it worked, itís a good move!Ē exclaimed Pauch, Jr. in the winnerís circle, ďI knew he was in second, but it doesnít make me drive any differently. You always want to just hit your marks and keep from making a mistake. I just want to thank this team. This is the best opportunity I have had and I am glad to see it finally coming together and pay off.Ē

Sammy Piazza charged into the lead on the first lap before fourth starting Pauch, Jr. slid in front of him to lead lap number two. These two drivers were the fastest on the track as Pauch, Jr. pulled away from everyone except Piazza, who matched his speed just 5 car lengths off the lead. During the first half of the event, one of the fastest cars on the track was the winner two weeks ago Dominick Buffalino. Buffalino started the race 16th and was into the top five by lap 10, chased by Pauch Sr. who had started in front of him. Pauch Sr. finally got by him and then began to battle for third with point leader Ryan Godown. Godown held him off for several laps before Pauch wrestled his way by him around the halfway mark. Pauch caught and finally passed runnerup Piazza with just 7 laps to go only to find his son with a sizeable cushion. But this was erased with five laps to go when the yellow came out for Mike McAleer who spun in turn one. The long awaited showdown between father and son went to Pauch Jr. as he used his dadís move to cruise back out in front into turn one and throughout the final 5 laps, winning by almost a full second (.961 sec.) when the checkered flag fell. Godown settled for third followed by Buffalino and Sam Martz.

Brian Papiez of Belle Mead, NJ earned his first Crate Sportsman win of the year in the 20 lap main event. By virtue of the win Papiez took over sole possession of 3rd place on the all-time win list with six career victories. Frank Dorry drove a strong race finishing a close second and Adam Cox brought his mount across the line third. Jon Haegele and Ryan Simmons completed the top five.

In the Tri-State Race Saver 305 Sprint Series Jeff Schall of Great Meadows, NJ captured his first win at New Egypt in their 20-lap A Main. Bobby Devault grabbed second late in the race but was unable to mount a serious challenge on Schall. Last weeks winner Joe Lord continued to be hot as he posted another top three finish coming home third. Kyle Purks finished fourth and Mark Bitner, picking up a ride in Harris Kohenís #36 rounded out the top 5.

Jesse Dill of Whiting, NJ won his 7th straight feature in the HCI/Spike-N-Go Rookie Sportsman 12-lap finale. With the win Dill was crowned the 2012 NES Rookie champion and also set a new NES record with 9 Rookie wins in one season breaking Danny Boucís old mark of eight set in 2007. Kimee Ling drove to a second place finish while Scott Doty finished third. Melissa Scarpati and Lauren Emmons were fourth and fifth respectively.

In the twin Fastrak Late Model 12-lap features, Rob Ormsbee of Wall, NJ swept the two events for the fourth time this season. Ormsbee now has 11 Late Model wins this season already. Skip Syester led the first 5 laps of the first one but settled for second with PJ Oliver finishing third. Cody Dawson was able to lead the first 3 laps of the second event before Ormsbee roared by, Dawson was second and DJ Macri posted his best finish to date with third.

Next Saturday July 7 it will be our big Independence Day celebration at New Egypt Speedway featuring our famous fireworks.  It will be a two division show, featuring the Modifieds and the first appearance in a year of the URC Sprint Cars. URC will compete in a full tour event, while the Modifieds will have a full regular show capped of by a 30 lap feature and the fan favorite Match Races. The Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will also be on hand with displays and an exhibition on the track. Racing gets underway at 7pm, 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. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Neal Williams 4. Dave Witte 5. Mike McAleer 6. Dominick Buffalino
2nd Heat: 1. Sammy Piazza 2. Billy Pauch 3. Tom Carberry 4. Ryan Godown 5. Tad Cox 6. Johnny Guarino
3rd Heat: 1. Sam Martz 2. Willie Osmun 3. John McClelland 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Danny Bouc 6. John Stangle

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

DNQ: None

1st Heat: 1. Bryan Kuhl 2. Ron Barnstead 3. John Micek 4. Steve Ramsey 5. Mike Carman 6. Doug Urbano
2nd Heat: 1. Adam Cox 2. Ryan Simmons 3. John Aumick 4. Joe Dill 5. Jarrett Rozycki 6. Jon Haegele
3rd Heat: 1. Mike Everett 2. Steve Hicks 3. Frank Dorry 4. Brian Papiez 5. Jeremy Martino 6. Mike Butler
B Main: 1. Chuck Steuer 2. Glenn Knell 3. Matt Carman 4. Eric Palmer 5. Melissa Scarpati 6. Clay Butler
Pts. Provisional: Jordan Cox

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

DNQ: Matt McAnally, Lauren Emmons, Scott Doty, Curt Krazer, Jeff Geiges

1st Heat: 1. Adam Carberry 2. Mark Bitner 3. Kyle Purks 4. Bill Case Jr. 5. Bobby Devault 6. Eddie Wagner
2nd Heat: 1. Mike Haggenbottom 2. Rick Stief 3. Phil Meisner Jr. 4. Joe Lord 5. Jeff Schall 6. Stephanie Palmai

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jeff Schall 2. Bobby Devault 3. Joe Lord 4. Kyle Purks 5. Mark Bitner 6. Bill Case Jr. 7. Kyle Reinhardt 8. Phil Meisner Jr. 9. Mike Haggenbottom 10. Stephanie Palmai 11. Adam Carberry 12. Rick Stief 13. Jamie Kostic 14. Shawn Campbell 15. David Martin 16. Rick Homan 17. Eddie Wagner 18. Torrey Rose 19. Brock Bilger 20. Keith McIntyre Jr. 21. Jeff Davis

DNQ: None

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

Feature (8 Laps): 1. Jesse Dill 2. Kimee Ling 3. Scott Doty 4. Melissa Scarpati 5. Lauren Emmons 6. Luke Schostkewitz 7. Anthony Sisco