posted July 28, 2001 11:37 PM
Pauch Rolls Lucky 7 Saturday At New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (July 28) - In a wild, three-way race to the finish line,
two-time division champ Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, NJ, fended off the final
lap bids of both Brian Weaver and Kenny Brightbill to ink his seventh
Modified win of the season Saturday on AMSOIL Night at New Egypt Speedway.
"We had a problem with the fuel pickup in the heat race, and the crew had to
take the whole system apart," Pauch revealed in victory lane, adding, "It's
Weaver dominated the first third of the 30-lap Modified feature, until a
crankin' Frank Cozze grabbed the top spot on lap 12. By that time, Pauch had
snaked his way from 16th; Cozze was tough, but Pauch was tougher, edging the
Pennsy ace by a wheel to lead lap 19. It could've been all Pauch in the
final 10, but a three-to-go caution bunched the field. On the restart,
Brightbill - rebounding from earlier brake trouble - swiped second from
Cozze, with Weaver all over him for third. The three-wide race to the
checker saw Pauch score number seven, with Weaver barely squeezing by
Brightbill for second. Cozze and Keith Hoffman completed the front five.
Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ, soared from 18th to score his fourth of the year
in the extra-distance Sportsman main. Division points leader Matt Papiez
limped home second, nursing a left-front flat. Phil Meisner Jr. was third,
with Kenny Roth fourth and Donnie Kline fifth. Double points were awarded in
the 25-lap race.
In an edge-of-the-seat Street Stock event, "Super" Mario Page of Beachwood,
NJ, survived a three-car assault and two-to-go restart to ink his second win
in the past three weeks. Al Cheney III, a four-time victor this year,
finished right on Page's bumper, with Pat Conaway third, Pat Freiberger
fourth and Jim Hewitt fifth.
Freightliner of Sussex County/G&G Diesel Inc. sponsored a four-lap Street
Stock Cash Dash that was worth a whopping $1,431.50 to winner Richie Byrne
of Bradley Beach, NJ. The Freightliner dealer started the pot with $200,
inviting fans to up the ante. In a charitable gesture, the dealership
matched all fan contributions, donating the match monies to little Gary
Bozowski, who is battling leukemia. Bob Drayton Sr. and Gene Stravinsky
joined G&G in matching the fan donations, making it a $4,400 fundraiser for
the Going Fast for Gary Fund. Byrne also turned back $100 of his winnings to
The Herman's Trucking Lightning Lap Awards for fastest lap in a feature
event were won by Brightbill (Mods, 18.760), Papiez (Sportsman, 19.984) and
Mario Page (Street Stock, 21.184).
The top three drivers in each division shared $1,000 in cash bonuses,
courtesy of Champion Tire of Ringoes. Winners also received cases of AMSOIL
synthetic lubricants and jackets from the Checkered Flag Fan Club.
Next Saturday, Burnett Racing Engines presents Ladies' Night at New Egypt
Speedway, with the women taking the wheel for a series of Powder Puff
events. The boys compete in big-block Modified, Sportsman and Street Stock
action. Adult admission is $14, children 7-12 are $5, and kids 6 and under
are free. For more information, call the track at (609) 758-1900.
1st Heat: 1.Keimig 2.Weaver 3.McCaughey 4.VanGorder 5.Hoffman 6.Worthington
2nd Heat: 1.Grosso Jr. 2.Tanner Jr. 3.Pauch 4.Miloszar Jr. 5.Koczon 6.Bohn
3rd Heat: 1.Hager 2.Brightbill 3.Infante 4.Butler 5.Cozze 6.Carberry
B Main: 1. Dmuchowski 2.Drayton 3.Bitner 4.Ostwald 5.Martz 6.Velenger (Fan
Feature (30 laps):
1.Billy Pauch 2.Brian Weaver 3.Kenny Brightbill 4.Frank Cozze 5.Keith
Hoffman 6.Rick Grosso Jr. 7.Eddie Bohn 8.Tom Carberry 9.Mark Bitner 10.Gary
Butler 11.Scott VanGorder 12.Tom Hager 13.Rocco Infante 14.Gary Velenger
15.Tim Tanner Jr. 16.Fred Dmuchowski 17.Bob Worthington 18.Art Adams 19.Doug
Ostwald 20.John Miloszar 21.Korey Keimig 22.Ron Jon Koczon 23.Darren
McCaughey 24.Bob Drayton 25.Sam Martz
DNQ: Mike Hendershot, Ralph Rue, Chuck Kaelin, Larry McVay, Phil Cox.
1st Heat: 1.Dixon 2.Swain 3.Ely 4.Fleming 5.G.Hager
2nd Heat: 1.Wasson 2.Carpenter 3.D.Kline 4.Raisner 5.Reid
3rd Heat: 1.Woolston 2.Hoffman 3.L.Kline 4.Toth 5.Roth
4th Heat: 1.Reutter 2.Meisner 3.R.Godown 4.Buffalino 5.Tomasko
1st B Main: 1.Liedl 2. M.Papiez 3.Scherer 4. J.Papiez
2nd B Main: 1.B.Godown 2.Ploski 3.Pearson 4.Geiges
Feature (25 Laps):
1.Ryan Godown 2.Matt Papiez 3.Phil Meisner Jr. 4.Kenny Roth 5.Donnie Kline
6.Dave Hoffman 7.Brian Pearson 8.Brian Godown 9.Jeff Carpenter 10.Stan
Ploski III 11.Jack Swain 12.Mike Toth 13.Larry Kline 14.Gary Hager 15.Brien
Ely 16.Tom Tomasko 17.Doug Liedl 18.Jim Scherer 19.Mike Reutter Jr.
20.Dominick Buffalino 21.Dave Woolston 22.Joe Papiez 23.Keith Fleming
24.Rick Raisner 25.John Dixon 26.Jeff Geiges 27.Chris Wasson 28.Scott Reid
DNQ: Rob Pfister, J.C. Mears, Jim Mennuti, Bob Kaelin, Dave Wiszniewski,
Rick Beavers, Rich Scagliotta, Bruce Leote, Phil McCloughan, John
McClelland, Mick Search, Joey Tinnes Jr., Scott Butler, John Scheideler,
Gene Stravinsky, Dave Gorbatuk, Chuck Flesch, Mickey Kessler.
1st Heat: 1.Gerber 2.Collier 3.Whitehouse 4.Bauma 5.Conaway 6.M. Page
2nd Heat: 1.Byrne 2.Freiberger 3.Unfried 4.Jn. Hewitt 5.Nixon 6.Quinlan
3rd Heat: 1.Bauer 2.Roveda 3.Jm. Hewitt 4.Gargiulo 5.Bifulco 6.Fleming
B Main: 1.Cheney III 2.Melton 3.Berardi 4.Barnstead 5.Guker 6.Ensinger
Feature (15 laps):
1.Mario Page 2.Al Cheney III 3.Pat Conaway 4.Pat Freiberger 5.Jim Hewitt
6.Bill Gerber 7.George Quinlan 8.Billy Bauma 9.Carol Whitehouse 10.Evan
Berardi 11.Ralph Gargiulo 12.Jake Roveda 13.Ron Barnstead 14.Billy Bauer
15.Blair Guker III 16.Richie Byrne 17.Robert Melton 18.John Hewitt 19.Spider
Ensinger 20. Kevin Bifulco 21.George Unfried 22.Brian Nixon 23.Kory Fleming
DNQ: Jason Saredy, Bob Vaccaro, Chuck Barker, George McCall, Bill Miscoski,
Tim Apgar, Rich Page II, George Idell Sr., Steve Mongiello.