posted September 09, 2001 12:25 AM
BILLY PAUCH IS DOMINANT IN SAMMONS MEMORIAL WIN
AT EAST WINDSOR SPEEDWAY FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ Popular Billy Pauch of Frenchtown was nothing short of
awesome Friday night in winning the annual "Len Sammons Memorial" 25-lap
Modified feature race at the East Windsor Speedway. Pauch's fourth win of the
campaign was earned as he sported a large aerodynamic wing on the top of his
car in the "Run What Ya Brung" format.
Ryan Kerr of Stockton was the first leader of the contest while Pauch
paraded to the front from his 11th starting slot. Pauch avoided several minor
tangles to advance to the front before taking the lead on a lap five restart.
After completing many three-wide passes to get to the front, it was then all
smooth sailing for the No. 1 car to the checkered flag.
Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Spring was the runner-up, while Doug Hoffman
of Allentown, pa. was third, Kerr was fourth and Fritz Epright of Whitehouse
station was fifth. Kerr earned a $150 bonus from the Sammons family for being
the first driver who has yet to win at the speedway to cross the finish line.
Fans of the Liedl family had plenty to cheer about in the companion
Sportsman 20-lap main event. First Doug Liedl led the battle, before Art
Liedl, Jr. of Somerville raced into the lead near the halfway mark. Art then
led Doug to the checkered flag, while Rich Stinson of North Branch, Rick
Holsten of Dayton and Hightstown's Mike Lyons completed the top five. Doug
Liedl earned the Sammons' family $150 bonus for being the first non-winner
across the line.
Defending champion and current point leader Al Cheney III of Cranbury
continued his winning ways in the 15-lapper for the Street Stocks. Following
the six-time winner across the finish line was Jackson's Rob Ormsbee, Kevin
Bifulco of Cranbury, Frank Dorry of Ringoes and Larry Bubeck of New Hope, Pa.
The sixth place finishing Jake Roveda of Cream Ridge pocketed the $150
Sammons family bonus for being the first non-winner to the checker flag.
The late Len Sammons, the founder of the Area Auto Racing News, is
honored each year at the speedway. His son, Lenny, still operates the
Trenton, N.J. based auto racing newspaper.
The East Windsor Speedway returns to action this Friday evening
(September 14) with the Modifieds featured in 25-lap main event. The
Sportsman racers have a 20-lapper planned, while the Street Stocks will
battle in a 15-lapper on "Bill Nichols Memorial Night." Competitors who do
not have East Windsor licenses are reminded that they can enter the pit area
by paying an extra $10 at the pit gate. Friday night's races begin at 7:30
The East Windsor Speedway presents dirt track stock car racing through
the end of September.
More information can be obtained by calling the speedway hotlines at
609-448-8510 or 732-521-0910. The speedway website is www.ewspeedway.com.
EAST WINDSOR SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS
September 7, 2001
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Kerr; Pauch; Hoffman; CONSOLATION: RUTSKY
FEATURE - 25 Laps - 1. BILLY PAUCH, FRENCHTOWN; 2. Kenny Brightbill; 3. Doug
Hoffman; 4. Ryan Kerr; 5. Fritz Epright; 6. Fred Dmuchowski; 7. Ryan Watt; 8.
Jon Packenham; 9. Ryan Godown; 10. Art Taylor, Jr.; 11. Craig Ott; 12. John
Megill; 13. Rich Scagliotta; 14. Joe Szwed; 15. John Protinick; 16. Doug
Pannepacker; 17. John Salvatore; 18. Todd Singley; 19. Scott Vangorder; 20.
John Oliver; 21. Jimmy Horton; 22. Jeff Harvey; 23. Rich Rutsky; 24. Doug
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Acolia; Delnaro; Marra, Sr.; CONSOLATION: Radd
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. ART LIEDL, JR., SOMERVILLE; 2. Doug Liedl; 3. Rich
Stinson; 4. Rick Holsten; 5. Mike Lyons; 6. Brian Pearson; 7. GR Smith; 8.
Rob Gallmayer; 9. Mike Reuter; 10. Paul Marra, Sr.; 11. Jeff Acolia; 12. Joey
Tinnes; 13. John Romano, Jr.; 14. Lowell Snyder; 15. John Bush; 16. Barry
Christ; 17. John Dixon; 18. Jim Rossell; 19. John Gray; 20. Donny Radd; 21.
Bob Reese; 22. Rob Shuster; 23. Scott Flammer; 24. Garrett Luzi; 25. Jim
Weiss; 26. George Garies
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Bubeck; Ormsbee
FEATURE - 15 Laps - 1. AL CHENEY III, CRANBURY; 2. Rob Ormsbee; 3. Kevin
Bifulco; 4. Frank Dorry; 5. Larry Bubeck; 6. Jake Roveda; 7. George Quinlin;
8. Carol Whitehouse; 9. Joe Garey; 10. Whitey Miller; 11. Greg Buchanon; 12.
Kenny Guyer; 13. Jim Hewitt; 14. Tom Lainhart; 15. Chip Grant; 16. Jeff
Sexton; 17. Norm Saxton; 18. Chuck Barker; 19. Joe Mongeau; 20. Jim
McLaughlin, Jr.; 21. Al Burdge; 22. Art Bifulco; 23. John Hewitt; 24. Pete
BILL NICHOLS MEMORIAL SET FOR EAST WINDSOR
SPEEDWAY THIS FRIDAY EVENING (SEPTEMBER 14)
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ~ The 2001 dirt track stock car season at the East Windsor
Speedway continues this Friday evening (September 14) as the half-mile clay
oval presents the annual "Bill Nichols Memorial" for three divisions of stock
cars. The green flag waves on the first qualifying event at 7:30 p.m.
The 5th annual "Bill Nichols Memorial," which is named for a long-time
member of the speedway safety staff who passed away in January, 1997 from
natural causes, will carry valuable points towards the season-long driving
title. Even before the feature race goes to the green flag, there will be
plenty of Modified action as the field of race cars will battle in qualifying
races for the right to start the prestigious memorial event.
Early season winners Doug Hoffman of Allentown, Pa., Kenny Brightbill of
Sinking Spring, Pa. and defending champ Jimmy Horton of Whitehouse Station,
plus standouts Billy Pauch of Frenchtown and Fred Dmuchowski of Neshanic
Station are expected to be among the drivers to watch in Modified action.
The Sportsman division will return for a 20-lap main event. Defending
champ Ryan Godown of Ringoes is always a threat, as are Folsom's GR Smith and
Stan Janiszewski of Trenton. Sportsman racers will run a consolation race, in
addition to heat races, to set a 26-car main event field.
Defending champ Al Cheney of Cranbury will be a favorite in the night's
Street Stock 15-lapper. Still, plenty of pressure will come from Jackson's
Rob Ormsbee, Larry Bubeck of New Hope, pa. and Cream Ridge's Jake Roveda,
just to name a few.
The 2001 race season is slated to continue through the end of September.
Located just minutes from Exit 8 of the New Jersey Turnpike on Airport
Road, the East Windsor Speedway is easy to get to from anywhere. For more
information call the speedway hotline at 609-448-8510 or visit the website at www.ewspeedway.com.