posted September 02, 2001 03:42 AM
Pauch Powers To New Egypt 10th
New Egypt, NJ (September 1) - Darren McCaughey was fast but Billy Pauch was
faster. The Frenchtown, NJ flyer and two-time track champ powered to his
10th Modified victory of the season Saturday night at New Egypt Speedway.
The win was career number 38 in Pauch's track resume, and his fifth
consecutive $2,500 payday at the central Jersey raceway.
"The track was racy on the top and bottom, which really helps when you're
trying to avoid the accidents and the lapped cars," said Pauch. "A big
thanks to the all the fans for putting up with me here," he added, referring
to his recent stranglehold on the Modified victory flag.
Three-time winner Darren McCaughey was a man on the move in the early going
of the 30-lap feature event, pressing leader Ron John Koczon hard before
taking the point on lap 13. McCaughey was moving -- but Pauch knows all the
moves there are to make on the half-mile tri-oval. By lap 16 Pauch had
pushed into second; the next tour he whisked past McCaughey and was gone.
While Darren was able to stay with Pauch as he weaved through traffic, he
was never in a position to challenge. Pauch scored number 10 easily over
McCaughey, Kenny Brightbill, Bob Drayton and Brian Weaver.
An emotional Dominick Buffalino, Morganville, NJ, celebrated his first
career victory in the 20-lap Sportsman main event. Jack Swain was second,
Larry Kline was third, Rich Scagliotta fourth and division points leader
Matt Papiez placed fifth in the Sportsman fray.
Al Cheney III of Cranbury, NJ, extended his hot hand in the Street Stock
division, inking his seventh of the season. Cheney muscled from 16th to lead
by lap 3 and win the 15-lap event handily over Bill Gerber, Rich Page II,
Mario Page and Pat Conaway.
The Herman's Trucking Lightning Lap Awards for fastest lap in a feature
event were won by Pauch (Mods, 18.726), Buffalino (Sportsman, 20.238) and
Cheney (Street Stock, 20.779).
Gene Stravinsky of New Egypt, NJ, claimed $480 and a huge trophy in the
winner-takes-all Sportsman Cash Dash, sponsored by Johnnie's Signs of
A field of 40 youngsters took their turn on the track this night, competing
for trophies in the annual Kids' Big Wheel Challenge, presented by Delran
Next Saturday, the ladies take to the track as Burnett Racing Engines
presents New Egypt's annual Powder Puff series. A full card of big-block
Modified, Sportsman and Street Stock action completes the program, and
sponsor Bally's Park Place Casino will honor the spectators on Fan
Appreciation Night. Adult admission is $14, children 7-12 are $5, and kids 6
and under are free. For more information, call the speedway at (609)
1st Heat: 1.McCaughey 2.Moss 3.Drayton 4.Pauch 5.Hager 6.Bitner
2nd Heat: 1.Velenger 2.K. Hoffman 3.Dmuchowki 4.Grosso 5.P. Cox 6.Archer
3rd Heat: 1.Radd 2.Worthington 3.Koczon 4.Hendershot 5.Brightbill 6.Infante
B Main: 1.Weaver 2.Cozze 3.Martz 4.Bohn 5.Ostwald 6.VanGorder (Fan Prov:
Feature (30 laps):
1.Billy Pauch 2.Darren McCaughey 3.Kenny Brightbill 4.Bob Drayton 5.Brian
Weaver 6.Mark Bitner 7.Ron John Koczon 8.Donnie Radd 9.Bob Worthington
10.Sam Martz 11.Eddie Bohn 12.Steve Moss 13.Mike Hendershot 14.Tim Tanner
Jr. 15.Fred Dmuchowski 16.Phil Cox 17.Scott VanGorder 18.Doug Ostwald
19.Rocco Infante 20.Tom Hager 21.Frank Cozze 22.Rick Grosso Jr. 23.Keith
Hoffman 24.Gary Velenger 25. Larry Archer
DNQ: Richie Rutski, Korey Keimig, John Miloszar Jr., Kenny Hammond, Gary
Butler, Larry McVay, Chris Wasson.
1st Heat: 1.Pfister 2.Foster 3.Scagliotta 4.G. Hager 5.McCloughan (DQ)
2nd Heat: 1.Stravinsky 2.Tomasko 3.L. Kline 4.M. Papiez 5.Leote
3rd Heat: 1.Buffalino 2.Scherer 3.Swain 4.Liedl 5.R.Godown
4th Heat: 1.Pearson 2.Woolston 3.Lyons 4.Tinnes 5.Toth
1st B Main: 1.Flesch 2.Kuiken 3.Geiges 4.Raisner 5.C. Hager
2nd B Main: 1.Wasson 2.Ploski III 3.Cremer 4.B. Godown
Feature (20 Laps):
1.Dominick Buffalino 2.Jack Swain 3.Larry Kline 4.Rich Scagliotta 5.Matt
Papiez 6.Mike Lyons 7.Ryan Godown 8.Chuck Flesch 9.Doug Liedl 10.Brian
Pearson 11.Brian Godown 12.Mike Toth 13.Gary Hager 14.Stan Ploski III
15.Joey Tinnes Jr. 16.Tom Tomasko 17.Jeff Geiges 18.Jim Scherer 19.Gene
Stravinsky 20.Dave Woolston 21.Keith Foster 22.Bruce Leote 23.Rick Raisner
24.Cody Hager 25.Rob Pfister 26.Rich Kuiken 27.Tom Cremer 28.Chris Wasson
DNQ: Dave Hoffman, Donnie Kline, Rich McTighe, Joe Szwed, George Gareis,
Phil Meisner Jr., Phil McCloughan, Dave Seip, Pat McBride, Tom Sickler,
Keith Fleming, Mike Reutter Jr., Joe Papiez, Jack Amundsen, Dave Gorbatuk,
Mike Mongiello III, Brett Butler, John Snook, Matt Kaminskas, Frank Kukla.
STREET STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1.Fleming 2.Cheney III 3.Mongeau 4.Jm. Hewitt (DQ) 5.Gargiulo
2nd Heat: 1.Unfried 2.Melton 3.Bauma 4.Jn. Hewitt 5.M. Page 6.Miscoski
3rd Heat: 1.Collier 2.Quinlan 3.Apgar 4.Guker III 5.Carpenter 6.Berardi
B Main: 1.Page II 2.Bifulco 3.Gerber 4.Conaway 5.Mongiello 6.Guyer 7.Bauer
Feature (15 laps): 1.Al Cheney III 2.Bill Gerber 3.Rich Page II 4.Mario Page
5.Pat Conaway 6.George Quinlan 7.Billy Bauer 8.Kevin Bifulco 9.John Hewitt
10.Robert Melton 11.Jeff Carpenter 12.Spider Ensinger 13.Bill Miscoski
14.Ralph Gargiulo 15.Steve Mongiello 16.Kory Fleming 17.Tim Apgar 18.Kenny
Guyer 19.Weldon Collier 20.Joe Mongeau 21.Blair Guker III 22.George Unfried
23.Evan Berardi 24.Billy Bauma
DNQ: Carol Whitehouse, Brian Nixon, George Idell Sr., Pete Fogarty, Jason
Seredy, Tim Horner, Jim Hewitt.