Hot in New Egypt Mods, Buffalino Cruises in Held-over Feature
New Egypt, NJ
(June 7, 2008) – Billy
Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ won his third race of the 2008 season at New
Egypt Speedway Saturday night as he captured the 30 lap Modified
feature event. Pauch took the lead from race long leader Rick Wegner
just before halfway and went on to record his 67th career win at NES
on B & B Recycling Night.
sure is tough in these cars on a hot night like tonight," a
winded Pauch said in victory lane, "I want to thank everyone
involved with my team, they all worked very hard to give me a car as
great as this tonight."
Wegner led the event at the start and opened up a sizeable lead over
the field. While Wegner was dominating at the front, Rick Laubach and
Frank Cozze were on fire as they made some incredible passes thru
traffic working their way to the front. Laubach was first to arrive on
the scene and immediately reeled in the impressive Wegner. However,
Wegner was up the challenge as Laubach applied the pressure. Quietly
Pauch moved into the picture on lap 11 and the next few laps brought
the crowd to the edge of their seats as all 3 hot shoes worked on the
young Wegner. Just before halfway, Pauch was the winner of this four
car battle as he used the low side of turn one to take over the lead.
Laubach and Cozze immediately went after him, but over the second half
of the event Pauch proved that he was the class of the field on this
night. Pauch easily picked up the top prize as he cruised home 10 car
lengths ahead of Laubach, who settled for the runner-up spot. Jim
Robertson crossed the line in third after a strong run in his #85,
followed closely by a very fast Ken Meisner. Tom Carberry came all the
way up from the rear after transferring in the B Main to round out the
the completion of last Saturday nights 25-lap Modified feature, Rich
Rutski was leading when the rains came on lap 10 and restarted at the
front. But it was Dominick Buffalino who restarted second that caught
the fans attention. Buffalino hit the set-up perfect, jumped out in
front on the green flag and never looked back. Rutski chased him
valiantly but could not mount a serious challenge and had to settle
for a very nice second place run. Frank Cozze drove home third,
followed by Rick Laubach and Tim Tanner Jr., both of whom had
restarted deep in the pack. Pauch was into the top five when a flat
right rear tire took him to the pits late in the event. He returned to
action but was only able to get back to 11th place before the
checkered flag fell.
the A-1 Racing Products Sportsman division Rocco Infante of
Robbinsville, NJ won his first feature event of the season, the 7th of
his career. Infante had been fast all year but victory lane had eluded
him up until now. Rich Scagliotta raced from 16th starting spot to
finish second, while Marc Herman ran up front the entire race and
placed a well earned third. Tim Apgar jumped into the Joe Baumann
Racing #64 for the first time and gave the team their first top five
finish by placing fourth while last year’s Rookie champ Danny Bouc
completed the top five. Tommy Carberry Jr. drove an excellent race up
front crossing the line in third, but was disqualified when the post
race inspection showed that his carburetor spacer was bigger than the
allowed 1 1/16”. This is the same infraction that caused the second
and third place Sportsman finishers last week to be DQ’d as well.
Ormsbee of Wall, NJ won the 19th feature event of his career in the 20
lap Super Stock feature. Bauer, second on the track’s All-Time
leading feature win list in the Super Stock division, had to withstand
a strong challenge from last week’s winner Todd Cray. Cray settled
for second, followed by Mick Search in third, George Marrero fourth,
and Billy Bauer rounding out the top 5.
Cozze of Easton, PA grabbed his first feature win of the season in the
SS Sprint feature. Cozze was leading by an impressive margin when the
race was red flagged on lap 9 of the 15 lap event when Ian Borden
flipped wildly on the backstretch. Borden was uninjured in the
accident, which resulted in the race being declared official after the
extensive clean up took the time past the track’s 11:15pm curfew.
Art Liedl was second, followed by Tom Wyckoff, Dan Biggs and Bryan
the seventh race of the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers
Rookie Sportsman series, Andy Visinski became the fifth different
winner as he withstood several challenges to take top honors in the 8
lap event. Chris Allen Jr. finished in second followed by last
week’s winner Kevin Vaclavicek.
15 lap Crate-1 Sportsman Feature was taken for the second straight
week by veteran chauffeur Richie Cass Sr. Rookie’s Rob Stump and
Gabe Fox chased Cass across the line.
Saturday night, June 14th, it will be the annual Father’s Day Races
at New Egypt Speedway sponsored by Pathway Car Care. The racing will
feature a full card of big-block Modifieds, A-1 Sportsman, Super
Stocks & the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookies,
along with the SS Sprints and the Outlaw Stocks. Gates open at 4:00
p.m. with first green at 6:00 pm. For more information, call the
speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to
Make-Up Feature From 5/31: 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Rich Rutski 3.
Frank Cozze 4. Rick Laubach 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Mike Krachun 7. Mike
Hendershot 8. John Keller 9. Bob Drayton 10. Steve Haggan 11. Billy
Pauch 12. Brian Godown 13. John Salvatore Jr. 14. Tad Cox 15. Stan
Frankenfield Jr. 16. Tom Carberry 17. Wade Hendrickson 18. Ricky
Yetter 19. Mark Forte Jr. 20. Scott VanGorder 21. Sam Martz 22. Billy
Pauch Jr. 23. Kenny Meisner 24. Ron John Koczon 25. Keith Hoffman
Heat: 1. Ron John Koczon 2. John Salvatore Jr. 3. Frank Cozze 4. Jim
Robertson 5. Rick Laubach 6. Tad Cox
2nd Heat: 1. John Miloszar 2. Billy Pauch 3. Rick Wegner 4. Steve
Haggan 5. Mike Hendershot 6. Dominick Buffalino
Heat: 1. Ricky Yetter 2. Kenny Meisner 3. Brian Godown 4. John Keller
5. Keith Hoffman 6. Pat Wall
B Main: 1. Rich Rutski 2. Keith Fleming 3. Tom Carberry 4. Mark
Forte Jr. 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Robbie Nixon (Pts. Prov. Bob Drayton)
(30 laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. Jim Robertson 4.
Ken Meisner 5. Tom Carberry 6. John Keller 7. Ron John Koczon 8. Mike
Hendershot 9. Dominick Buffalino 10. Keith Hoffman 11. Rick Wegner 12.
Bob Drayton 13. John Miloszar 14. John Salvatore Jr. 15. Frank Cozze
16. Tim Tanner Jr. 17. Brian Godown 18. Pat Wall 19. Mark Forte Jr.
20. Tad Cox 21. Rich Rutski 22. Keith Fleming 23. Ricky Yetter 24.
Robbie Nixon DNS: Steve Haggen.
Dave Stonebreaker, Anthony Moran, Brad Freeman, Sam Martz, Bill
Paulmenn, Stan Frankenfield Jr., Mike Krachun, Chris Grbac
Rookie Feature (8 laps): 1. Andy Visinski 2. Chris Allen Jr. 3. Kevin
Vaclavicek 4. Rob Stump 5. Gabe Fox 6. Wayne Groover 7. Bobby Sandt
Jr. 8. Jimmy Watts
Heat: 1. Rich Scagliotta 2. Tommy Carberry Jr. 3. Rocco Infante 4. Dan
Waisempacher 5. Jeff Marcucci 6. Chris Lane
2nd Heat: 1. Danny Bouc 2. John McClelland 3. Steve Schmidt 4. John
Stangle 5. Ray Woodall Jr. 6. Gary Butler
3rd Heat: 1. Willie Osmun 2. Marc Herman 3. Lou Farina III 4. Clay
Butler 5. Tim Apgar 6. Joe Systo
B Main: 1. John Romano Jr. 2. Ryan Forte 3. Mario Page 4. Will Dupree
5. Frank Cozze Jr. 6. Donnie Kline (Pts. Prov. Mike Howardson)
(15 Laps): 1. Rocco Infante 2. Rich Scagliotta 3. Marc Herman 4. Tim
Apgar 5. Danny Bouc 6. Lou Farina III 7. Willie Osmun 8. John
McClelland 9. Frank Cozze Jr. 10. Gary Butler 11. John Stangle 12. Ray
Woodall Jr. 13. Dan Waisempacher 14. Mike Howardson 15. Donnie Kline
16. Steve Schmidt 17. Will Dupree 18. Ryan Forte 19. Andy Visinski 20.
Jeff Marcucci 21. John Romano Jr. 22. Clay Butler 23. Mario Page 24.
Joe Systo DQ: Tommy Carberry Jr. DNS: Chris Lane
Bob Hendershot, Kevin Vaclavicek, Jimmy Watts, Chris Allen Jr., Alan
Bleacher, Everett Taylor, Chad Barney, J.J. Marini, Bobby Sandt Jr.,
SS SPRINT RESULTS
Timed-Dashes: 1. Rick Cozze 16.992 2. John Snook 17.144 3. John Romano
Jr. 17.265 4. Art Liedl 17.328 5. Ed Hughes 17.430 6. Bryan Kuhl
17.688 7. Ian Borden 17.746 8. Dan Biggs 17.814
(8 Laps-OFFICIAL): 1. Rick Cozze 2. Art Liedl 3. Tom Wyckoff 4. Dan
Biggs 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Ed Hughes 7. Kevin Nagy 8. Robert Liedl 9.
Frank Smith 10. Ian Borden 11. Jimmy Hoelterling 12. Glenn Sinibaldi
13. Ken Buckley 14. John Snook DNS: John Romano Jr.
Timed-Dashes: 1. Rob Ormsbee 20.095 2. Kory Fleming 20.561 3. Todd
Cray 20.754 4. Bill Liedtka 20.811 5. Jason Bubeck 20.821 6. Billy
Bauer 20.848 7. Steve Davis 20.949 8. Don Shipley 20.987
(20 laps): 1. Rob Ormsbee 2. Todd Cray 3. Mick Search 4. George
Marrero 5. Billy Bauer 6. George Quinlan 7. Don Shipley 8. Pete
Fogarty 9. Al Burdge 10. Tony Giglio 11. Greg Schmidt 12. Kory Fleming
13. Harry Schaffer 14. Norm Saxton 15. Bill Liedtka 16. Nick Vasquez
17. Kenny Hammond 18. Jason Bubeck 19. Chris Kramer 20. Kevin Bifulco
21. Marty Derr 22. Steve Davis 23. Bob Vaccaro DNS: Herb Stout
Feature (15 Laps): 1. Richie Cass Sr. 2. Rob Stump 3. Gabe Fox 4.
George Idell Jr. 5. Darrel Delnero 6. Ron Barnstead 7. Tom Gibson 8.
Tom Raneri 9. Bryan Papiez 10. Lee Allen 11. Dan Stout