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Christmas Comes Early for Billy Pauch at New Egypt 
 
New Egypt, NJ (July 19, 2008) – Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ won his
fifth event of the season Saturday night as he captured the 30 lap Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway. With sponsor Advantage Financial Mortgage Bankers presenting their annual Christmas in July program, Pauch received an early gift as race leader Bob Drayton had his left rear tire give out with just 3 laps remaining giving Pauch the lead.  Pauch cruised over the final 3 laps to win his second feature in as many weeks.

 

“I was trying different lines each lap to try and gain on him (Drayton), and I thought I had found something in turns three and four,” stated Pauch in victory lane, “It was a tough break for him, He is very fast here this year and is going to win one soon.”
 
Mark Forte, Jr. took command at the start and looked impressive early as he led the event until lap 9. John Keller and Drayton then raced by Forte and immediately began battling for the lead. Keller could only hold back a very fast Drayton for 3 laps before Drayton made the pass for the top spot. 18th starter Pauch was flying high and moved into second on lap 13. All eyes were watching Pauch to see him run down Drayton….but the opposite began to occur as Drayton not only held the lead but began to open it up. With just five laps to go, Pauch was back on the move in lapped traffic but he still could not get closer than five car lengths to Drayton. Heartbreak then struck for Drayton as he raced off of turn four to complete lap 27 when his left rear tire let go. Causing him to slow and bring out the caution. Pauch inherited the lead and went on to record the victory, the 69th Modified win of his career at NES. Brian Godown drove a very steady race, finishing second. Dominick Buffalino came on strong near the end to grab third. Early race leader John Keller was fourth and Frank Cozze rebounded back from a first lap tangle to cross the line fifth.

 

The new traveling Tobias Speedsters were in attendance and saw NASCAR stars Ray Evernham and Erin Crocker in competition. Second generation driver Andy Burkhart of Temple, PA ran down Steve Hicks from a straightaway back to win the 20 lap non-stop event. Hicks finished second followed by former NJ racing star and current NASCAR Sprint Cup car owner Ray Evernham third. Willy Evernham and NY’s Billy VanInwegan rounded out the top five. Crocker, a former WoO sprint car star, came home in seventh.

 

In the A-1 Racing Products Sportsman 20 lap feature, 15th starter Rocco Infante took the lead from Ryan Forte at halfway and then held off a late race challenge from a fast Gray Butler to record his third win of the year. Butler and Forte crossed the line second and third respectively trailed by point leader Willie Osmun and John Romano, Jr.

 

Kenny Hammond won his first Super Stock feature since 1999 in his newly purchased car. Defending champ George Quinlan of Brick, NJ was second in the 20 lap event. Todd Cray was third, followed by Bill Liedtka, Billy Bauer and Bob Vaccaro. Third place finisher Steve Davis was DQ’d for oversized wheels.   
 
The Crate-1 Sportsman feature also saw the top two finishers, Pat Hires and Darrell Delnero disqualified for separate post race tech infractions. Rob Stump was declared the winner after crossing the line in third, his first.  His teammate George Idell, Jr. was second followed by Jon Haegele third.

 

Art Liedl took top honors in the SS Sprint 20 lap feature, his second in a row and third of the season as he continues his quest for his fifth straight championship. Ian Borden lead till the final two laps and settled for second. Dan Biggs, Lee Taylor, Jr. and John Romano,
Jr. completed the top five.    
 
Next Saturday night, July 26th, it will be “Friends of Mike Night” at New Egypt Speedway. This third annual event features the friends of Mike Rogie memorializing him by raising money to sponsor the event and putting it all back into the night’s purse for all of the divisions. Last year Modified winner Keith Hoffman won over $7200 in the 30 lap event. This year headlining the card will be the big-block Modifieds in FOUR 20 lap feature events. With the added purse money on the line, many invaders have expressed interest in making the tow to NES next Saturday. Two drivers have already been confirmed, 2007 NES Modified champion Matt Sheppard and former Bridgeport, Grandview and Big Diamond champ Duane Howard. Sportsman, Super Stocks, & SS Sprints will also compete for extra $$$ as they round out the 4 division racing card. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with the first green at 5:30 pm. For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.

 

7/19/08

 

MODIFIED RESULTS  
1st Heat: 1. Bob Drayton 2. Tom Carberry 3. John Miloszar 4. Brad Freeman 5. Sam Martz 6. Jim Robertson
2nd Heat: 1. John Keller 2. Frank Cozze 3. Billy Pauch 4. Stan Frankenfield Jr. 5. Kenny Meisner 6. Dominick Buffalino
3rd Heat: 1. Mark Forte Jr. 2. Mike Hendershot 3. Brian Godown 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Keith Hoffman
B Main:  1. Tad Cox 2. Pat Wall 3. Mike Krachun 4. Rick Laubach 5. Doug Ostwald 6. John Dixon (Pts. Prov.: Rick Wegner)

 

Feature (30 laps):  1. Billy Pauch 2. Brian Godown 3. Dominick Buffalino 4. John Keller 5. Frank Cozze 6. Tim Tanner Jr. 7. Kenny Meisner 8. Keith Hoffman 9. Ron John Koczon 10. John Miloszar 11. Tad Cox 12. Sam Martz 13. Bob Drayton 14. Mike Hendershot 15. Brad Freeman 16. Rick Wegner 17. Rick Laubach 18. Doug Ostwald 19. Pat Wall 20. Tom Carberry 21. Stan Frankenfield Jr. 22. Mark Forte Jr. 23. Gene Stravinsky 24. Mike Krachun 25. Jim Robertson DNS: John Dixon

 

DNQ:   Gene Stravinsky, Keith Fleming, Chris Grbac, Robbie Nixon, Bill Paulmenn, Mike McAleer, Randy Laird, Anthony Moran 
 
SPORTSMAN RESULTS 
1st Heat: 1. Ryan Forte 2. Lou Farina III 3. John Romano Jr. 4. Frank Cozze Jr. 5. Donnie Kline 6. Bob Lineman Jr. 
2nd Heat: 1. Tommy Carberry Jr. 2. Tim Apgar 3. Rocco Infante 4. Bob Hendershot 5. Chad Barney 6. Jack Swain
3rd Heat: 1. Gary Butler 2. Willie Osmun 3. Rich Scagliotta 4. Chris Lane 5. Jeff Marcucci 6. Mike Howardson 
B Main: 1. George Quinlan 2. Bobby Sandt Jr. 3. Andy Visinski 4. Clay Butler 5. Dan Waisempacher 6. John Stangle (Pts. Prov: Ray Woodall, Jr.)

 

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Rocco Infante 2. Gary Butler 3. Ryan Forte 4. Willie Osmun 5. John Romano Jr. 6. Mike Howardson 7. Jeff Marcucci 8. Jack Swain 9. Chad Barney 10. Frank Cozze Jr. 11. Chris Lane 12. Bob Lineman Jr. 13. Donnie Kline 14. Bob Hendershot 15. Ray Woodall Jr. 16. George Quinlan 17. Rich Scagliotta 18. Steve Schmidt 19. Andy Visinski 20. Danny Bouc 21. Dan Waisempacher 22. Tim Apgar 23. Bobby Sandt Jr. 24. Lou Farina III 25. Tommy Carberry Jr. 26. Clay Butler 27. John Stangle

 

DNQ:  Steve Schmidt, Everett Taylor, Danny Bouc, Marc Herman, Kevin Vaclavicek, Chris Allen Jr., Jimmy Watts, Ray Woodall Jr., Dwight Laird, Robin McTighe   
 
SUPER STOCK RESULTS
Feature (20 laps): 1. Kenny Hammond 2. George Quinlan 3. Todd Cray 4. Bill Liedtka 5. Billy Bauer 6. Bob Vaccaro 7. Pete Fogarty 8. Jason Bubeck 9. Rob Ormsbee 10. Nick Vasquez 11. Tony Giglio 12. George Marrero 13. Norm Saxton 14. Kory Fleming 15. Harry Schaefer 16. Glenn Higgins 17. Marty Derr 18. Mick Search 19. Don Shipley 20. Al Burdge 21. Chris Kramer 22. Charlie Gunner DQ: Steve Davis. 
 
SS SPRINT RESULTS
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Art Liedl 2. Ian Borden 3. Dan Biggs 4. Lee Taylor Jr. 5. John Romano Jr. 6. Bryan Kuhl 7. Rick Cozze 8. Ed Hughes 9. Tom Wyckoff 10. Frank Smith 11. Jim Hoelterling 12. Ken Buckley 13. Glenn Sinibaldi 14. Robert Liedl
 
CRATE-1 SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature (15 Laps): 1. Rob Stump 2. George Idell Jr. 3. Jon Haegele 4. Archie Myers 5. Brandon Guyer 6. Gabe Fox 7. Ron Barnstead 8. Lee Allen 9. Tom Raneri 10. Richie Cass Sr. 11. Dan Stout 12. Bryan Papiez DQ: Pat Hires, Darrell Delnero
 
TOBIAS SPEEDstr RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Steve Hicks 2. Doug Rose 3. Ray Evernham 
2nd Heat: 1. Billy VanInwegen 2. Andy Burkhart 3. Willy Evernham

 

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Andy Burkhart 2. Steve Hicks 3. Ray Evernham 4. Willy Evernham 5. Billy VanInwegen 6. Nick Pecko 7. Erin Crocker 8. Doug Rose 9. Ken Jones 10. Paul Lotier Jr. 11. Jeff Gallup DNS: Gary Hieber