Pauch 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.


"It 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."


Rick 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 top five.


In 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.


In 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.


Rob 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.


Rick 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 Kuhl.


In 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.


The 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.


Next 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 www.newegyptspeedway.net.


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


1st 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

3rd 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)


Feature (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.


DNQ:   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


1st 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)


Feature (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


DNQ:  Bob Hendershot, Kevin Vaclavicek, Jimmy Watts, Chris Allen Jr., Alan Bleacher, Everett Taylor, Chad Barney, J.J. Marini, Bobby Sandt Jr., Wayne Groover  
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


Feature (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


Feature (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