posted July 01, 2001 12:26 AM
Pauch Marches To $3,000 New Egypt Victory
New Egypt, NJ (June 30) - Defending Modified champ Billy Pauch of
Frenchtown, NJ, showed everyone who's boss at New Egypt Speedway, marching
from 18th straight to victory lane in Saturday night's Big Bang 40,
sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. The $3,000 score was Pauch's fifth win of the
season, his first since May 26.
"It was a seat-of-the-pants feel," Pauch said of his decision to commit to
the top groove late in the going. "I know Kenny was coming and he's usually
faster on the bottom, so I kept it up there and tried to make it happen."
The first half of the 40-lap Modified feature went non-stop and polesitter
Donnie Radd led all 20 laps while Pauch advanced spot by spot to the front.
When the yellow waved on lap 20, Pauch was third, pressing for second. The
restart put him there, and he dropped Radd two tours later. It looked to be
all Pauch from that point on, but arch rival Kenny Brightbill definitely had
other ideas. Brightbill got close enough to breathe on Pauch's bumper with
seven to go, but it was his best shot. At the finish it was Pauch by almost
a full straight over Brightbill, Rocco Infante, Tim Tanner Jr. and Brian
Weaver. The win put Pauch back on top of New Egypt's lucrative point chase.
Division points leader Matt Papiez of Belle Mead, NJ, led the last half to
claim his second of the year in the 20-lap Sportsman main. A determined
Scott Singley came from 17th to claim second. Dave Hoffman, Chuck Flesch and
Brian Godown followed Papiez and Singley to the flag.
In a stellar Street Stock race that had the fans on their feet, defending
division champ Billy Bauer of Flemington, NJ, held off a strong Rich Page II
on the final lap to claim his third of the year after weeks of misfortune.
The Page brothers, Rich and Mario, followed Bauer to the podium. Bill Gerber
and Al Cheney III completed the top five. Rich Page II notched the $500
checker in Cream Ridge Golf Club's four-lap Street Stock Cash Dash.
The Herman's Trucking Lightning Lap Awards for fastest lap in a feature
event were won by Pauch (Mods, 18.830), Papiez (Sportsman, 19.970) and Carol
Whitehouse (Street Stock, 21.322).
Pepsi flooded the grandstands with giveaways on this pre-holiday night, and
brought along Jeff Gordon's Winston Cup car for fan photo ops. A delayed
Dad's Appreciation celebration saw Cream Ridge Golf Club present two color
TVs, greens fees and carts, and a bunch of other great prizes to lucky Dads.
When no driver could sink a putt and cash in during Cream Ridge Golf Club's
Hole-In-One Putting Challenge, Club owner Bill Miscoski donated $200 to the
Going Fast for Gary Fund, benefiting three-year-old Gary Bozowski who is
battling leukemia, and awarded an extra $100 to the third-place finisher in
each feature event.
The evening was capped off by a spectacular fireworks display, in honor of
Next week, Mid-State Communications presents Grand Slam Little League Night
at New Egypt Speedway, featuring big-block Modifieds, Sportsman and Street
Stocks in action, and a batting bonus for the driver who can hit a pitch out
of the park. All Little Leaguers in uniform, ages 7-12, will be admitted
free. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m., with gates opening at 4 p.m. Adult
admission is $13, children 7-12 are $4, and kids 6 and under are free. For
more information, call the track at (609) 758-1900.
1st Heat: 1.Brightbill 2.Keimig 3.Worthington 4.Tanner Jr. 5.Velenger 6.C.
2nd Heat: 1.McCaughey 2.Hendershot 3.R. Infante 4.Hoffman 5.Pauch 6.Grosso
3rd Heat: 1.Radd 2.Moss 3.Bohn 4.Drayton 5.Bitner 6.Weaver
B Main: 1.Dmuchowski 2.Carberry 3.Cozze 4.Koczon 5.Martz 6.Archer (Fan
Feature (40 laps):
1.Billy Pauch 2.Kenny Brightbill 3.Rocco Infante 4.Tim Tanner Jr. 5.Brian
Weaver 6.Steve Moss 7.Frank Cozze 8.Mike Hendershot 9.Bob Worthington
10.Fred Dmuchowski 11.Sam Martz 12.Eddie Bohn 13.Larry Archer 14.Keith
Hoffman 15.Ron John Koczon 16.Mark Bitner 17.Rick Grosso Jr. 18.Gary
Velenger 19.Darren McCaughey 20.Gary Butler 21.Bob Drayton 22.Donnie Radd
23.Carmine Infante 24.Korey Keimig 25.Tom Carberry
DNQ: John Miloszar Jr., Art Adams, Clyde Cox III, Rich Scagliotta, Mike
Johnston, Doug Ostwald, Bill Dubovick, Scott VanGorder, Matt Kaminskas, Tom
Hager, Larry McVay, Mickey Kessler.
1st Heat: 1.Singley 2.Mongiello III 3.Fleming 4.Stravinsky 5.Liedl
2nd Heat: 1.R. Godown 2.Reid 3.Tomasko 4.D. Kline 5.Hoffman
3rd Heat: 1.Ely 2.Reutter 3.Scagliotta 4.Flesch 5.Carpenter
4th Heat: 1.Ploski 2.M. Papiez 3.J. Papiez 4.Buffalino 5.Lyons
1st B Main: 1.Butler 2.Swain 3.Kessler 4.Roth
2nd B Main: 1.B. Godown 2.Pearson 3.Geiges 4.Wasson
Feature (20 Laps):
1.Matt Papiez 2.Scott Singley 3.Dave Hoffman 4.Chuck Flesch 5.Brian Godown
6.Ryan Godown 7.Rich Scagliotta 8.Mike Reutter Jr. 9.Doug Liedl 10.Brian
Pearson 11.Tom Tomasko 12.Scott Butler 13.Scott Reid 14.Kenny Roth 15.Jack
Swain 16.Gene Stravinsky 17.Mike Lyons 18.Dominick Buffalino 19.Mickey
Kessler 20.Brien Ely 21.Stan Ploski III 22.Joe Papiez 23.Mike Mongiello III
24.Keith Fleming 25.Jeff Geiges 26.Donnie Kline 27.Jeff Carpenter 28.Chris
DNQ: Bruce Leote, Gary Hager, Mike Toth, Rick Raisner, Kyle Morrison,
Bryan Coffey, Doug Boyce, Mike Fattori, Keith Foster, Larry Kline, Phil
Meisner Jr., Bob Kaelin, Joey Tinnes Jr., Christiaan Van Schuyler, Tom
Sickler, Anthony Moran, **** Robbins, Rob Pfister, Rich McTighe, Phil
McCloughan, J.C. Mears, Dave Woolston.
1st Heat: 1.Page II 2.Bauma 3.Jn. Hewitt 4.Dige 5.Holloway 6.Cologna
2nd Heat: 1.Quinlan 2.Melton 3.Gargiulo 4.Gerber 5.Miscoski 6.Apgar
3rd Heat: 1.Whitehouse 2.Cheney III 3.Reed 4.Bauer 5.Nixon 6.Unfried
Cash Dash: 1.Page II ($500) 2.Whitehouse 3.Quinlan
B Main: 1.M. Page 2.Fleming 3.Mongiello 4.Wagner 5.Jm. Hewitt 6.Horner
Feature (15 laps): 1.Billy Bauer 2.Rich Page II 3.Mario Page 4.Bill Gerber
5.Al Cheney III 6.Carol Whitehouse 7.George Quinlan 8.Ralph Gargiulo 9.Bryan
Reed 10.John Hewitt 11.Steve Mongiello 12.Kory Fleming 13.George Unfried
14.Tom Holloway 15.Robert Melton 16.Jim Hewitt 17.Dave Cologna 18.Brian
Nixon 19.Brian Wagner 20.Todd Dige 21.Tim Horner 22.Bill Bauma 23.Tim Apgar
DNQ: George McCall, Wayne Hansen, Ron Barnstead, Blair Guker III, Evan
Berardi, Weldon Collier, Jason Seredy, George Idell Sr., Spider Ensinger,