posted September 30, 2001 09:20 AM
Pauch Comes Back With A Vengeance At New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (September 29) - After losing the $10,000 division
championship in a late-race spin last week, Modified kingpin Billy Pauch
came back to New Egypt Speedway with a vengeance on Saturday, taking his
11th win of the season on Opdyke Lumber Night.
"The track's been slick and smooth the last few weeks. We made quite a few
changes to the car to get it right," Pauch admitted in victory lane. "I've
really got to thank my sponsors and crew for giving me something good to get
out there and race with."
As on September 22, the 30-lap Modified race was between Pauch and Tim
Tanner Jr. Tanner dominated the first third of the fray, until Pauch got
within striking distance on lap 11. Running dead even around the track,
Tanner hugging the bottom and Pauch on top, the duo snaked through lapped
traffic, neither giving an inch. Pauch edged Tanner for the point on lap 22,
but Tanner doggedly took it back the next tour. The thrilling lead swapping
continued until lap 26, when Pauch took the lead for good. The Frenchtown
Flyer inked number 11 on the year over Tanner, 2001 track champ Keith
Hoffman, Gary Velenger and Eddie Bohn.
Donnie Kline of Hamilton Square, NJ, had lots to crow about after the
Sportsman main. Kline held off the hard-core press of two-time winner Matt
Papiez to score his first career victory in the 20-lap event. Papiez was
second, with Jack Swain third, Scott Butler fourth and Rich Scagliotta
Former Modified driver Gary Butler of Phillipsburg, NJ, cruised to his
second win of the year in the Street Stock division. The potent Page
brothers, Mario and Rich II, shadowed Butler to the stripe. Jeff Carpenter
and George Quinlan completed the top five.
The Herman's Trucking Lightning Lap Awards for fastest lap in a feature
event were won by Pauch (Mods, 19.556), Kline (Sportsman, 20.695) and Butler
(Street Stock, 21.156).
It was also Crew's Cruise Night at New Egypt Saturday, with 77 mechanics
taking the wheel in four special Crew Chief Challenge events that were won
by Rich Miller, Mickey Wasitowski, Don Farreny and Tom Wyckoff. Sponsor
Opdyke Lumber awarded trophies to the winners and purse money to the top
three in the four races.
New Egypt Speedway will be dark next Saturday, October 6, to gear up for its
big season-end finale - the two-day Legends of the Fall weekend, sponsored
by Advanced Wireless and Sprint PCS, on October 13-14. The weekend features
big-bucks races for URC Sprints and Sportsman on Saturday, and Modifieds and
Street Stocks on Sunday. Track champions of past eras will be honored both
days and vintage stock cars will be on display. In addition, Advantage
Financial Mortgage Bankers is offering a $5,000 bonus to any driver who can
sweep both the Sportsman and Modified events. Don't miss it! Gates open at
12 noon both days, with racing at 2:30 pm. For more information, call the
speedway at (609) 758-1900.
1st Heat: 1.VanGorder 2.Grosso 3.Worthington 4.Dmuchowski 5.Scagliotta
2nd Heat: 1.Velenger 2.Hoffman 3.McCaughey 4.Drayton 5.Koczon 6.Moss
3rd Heat: 1.Pauch 2.Tanner Jr. 3.Infante 4.Carberry 5.P.Cox 6.Bohn
B Main: 1.Bitner 2.Brightbill 3.Hoffman 4.Slocum 5.Singley 6.Hendershot
(Fan Prov:Tom Hager)
Feature (30 laps):
1.Billy Pauch 2.Tim Tanner Jr. 3.Keith Hoffman 4.Gary Velenger 5.Eddie Bohn
6.Darren McCaughey 7.Ron John Koczon 8.Fritz Epright 9.Kenny Brightbill
10.Bob Drayton 11.Mark Bitner 12.Tom Carberry 13.Fred Dmuchowski 14.Tom
Hager 15.Rick Grosso 16.Scott VanGorder 17.Steve Moss 18.Chip Slocum 19.Rich
Scagliotta 20.Korey Keimig 21.Phil Cox 22.Bob Worthington 23.Mike Hendershot
24.Todd Singley 25.Rocco Infante.
DNQ: Matt Papiez, Tom Solderich, Clyde Cox III, Bernie Kelly, Sam Martz,
Mickey Kessler, Ray Swinehart, John Megill, Leonard Dristand, John Willman,
Bobby Gunther Walsh.
1st Heat: 1.Reutter Jr.2.B.Godown 3.Pearson 4.Liedl 5.S.Butler
2nd Heat: 1.M.Papiez 2.Scagliotta 3.Tinnes 4.Stravinsky 5.Cremer
3rd Heat: 1.D.Kline 2.Toth 3.Pfister 4.Geiges 5.Fleming
4th Heat: 1.Swain 2.Flesch 3.J.Papiez 4.Woolston 5.Foster
1st B Main: 1.Ely 2.J.C. Mears 3.Mongiello III 4.Coffey
2nd B Main: 1.R. Godown 2.Hoffman 3.Kuiken 4.Wilson
Feature (20 laps):
1.Donnie Kline 2.Matt Papiez 3.Jack Swain 4.Scott Butler 5.Rich Scagliotta
6.Brian Pearson 7.Doug Liedl 8.Brian Godown 9.Tom Cremer 10.Dave Hoffman
11.Steve Wilson 12.Mike Toth 13.Brien Ely 14.Ryan Godown 15.Keith Fleming
16.Chuck Flesch 17.Keith Foster 18.Dave Woolston 19.Rich Kuiken 20.J.C.
Mears 21.Joey Tinnes 22.Mike Mongiello III 23.Gene Stravinsky 24.Rob Pfister
25.Joe Papiez 26.Mike Reutter Jr. 27.Jeff Geiges 28.Bryan Coffey.
DNQ: Rick Yard, Rich McTighe, Phil McCloughan, John Scheideler, Bobby
Burns, John Snook, Rick Raisner, Steve Ramsey, Stan Ploski III, Art Liedl,
Pat McBride, George Idell Jr., Rick Holsten, Bob Pomeroy, Jim Falzini, Mike
Fattori, Jimmy Heolterling, John Bush, John Romano, Christiaan VanSchuyler.
STREET STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1.Butler 2.Jn. Hewitt 3.Melton 4.Carpenter 5.M. Page 6.Seredy
2nd Heat: 1.R. Page 2.Nixon 3.Apgar 4.Bubeck 5.Jm. Hewitt 6.Gargiulo
3rd Heat: 1.Bifulco 2.Quinlan 3.Miscoski 4.Fleming 5.Garey 6.Reed
B Main: 1.Whitehouse 2.Barnstead 3.Ferris 4.Cheney III 5.Ensinger 6.Scarpati
Feature (15 laps):
1.Gary Butler 2.Mario Page 3.Rich Page 4.Jeff Carpenter 5.George Quinlan
6.Kory Fleming 7.Carol Whitehouse 8.Tim Apgar 9.Jim Hewitt 10.Joe Garey
11.Bill Miscoski 12.Al Cheney III 13.Joe Ferris 14.Bryan Reed 15.Ron
Barnstead 16.Brian Nixon 17.John Scarpati Jr.18.Spider Ensinger 19.John
Hewitt 20.Kevin Bifulco 21.Jason Seredy 22.Robert Melton 23.Larry Bubeck
DNQ: Pat Conaway, Jason Horner, Allen Hurley, Shawn Byrne, Pete Fogarty,
Rick Marvin, Al Dorflinger, Weldon Collier.