posted May 05, 2002 11:14 AM
Pauch Charges From Consi To Collect New Egypt Cash
New Egypt, NJ (May 4) - It didn't start out as a good night for Frenchtown,
NJ's Billy Pauch on Saturday. The two-time Modified champion failed to
qualify in his heat, started deep in 19th in the 30-lap feature event - and,
quite frankly, didn't look all that strong in the early going. But Pauch
being Pauch, he let the track come to him, waging a whale of a battle with a
ferocious Frank Cozze in the last half before capturing a sweet $2,750 win
on his sponsor's night at New Egypt Speedway.
"I worked hard for you guys tonight. I hope you enjoyed it," Pauch said to
the contingent from sponsor Pioneer Pole Buildings of Schuylkill Haven, PA.
"These other guys thought they had us covered because they started up front
and the track was dry-slick," he grinned. "I always drive extra hard when my
sponsors are here."
Modified rookie Ryan Godown had it his way for the first half of the show,
leading a fast pace with the big guns breathing hard behind him. It was a
wild three-way between Godown, Cozze and Pauch before Pauch swept under both
to claim the top spot on lap 17. Cozze made a couple of gutsy runs at the
#1, pulling even in a last-ditch restart move with three to go. Pauch,
however, didn't want any of it, and ran dead-on under the checker to record
his second win of the season, collecting a $250 winner's bonus from Pioneer
Pole Buildings in the process. Cozze was second, with Tim Tanner Jr.
muscling into third, Godown settling for fourth and Roger Laureno in fifth.
New Egypt hometown boy Lee Taylor Jr. hustled past Gene Stravinsky on lap 8
and went on to ink his second career victory in the 20-lap Sportsman fray.
Keith Foster, Larry Kline, Joe Papiez and Jack Swain were second through
Bill Gerber of Waterford, NJ, made the most of Mario Page's misfortune in
the Super Stock feature event, grabbing the top spot and the victory after
Page dropped from the race with mechanical woes. Carol Whitehouse, Gary
Butler, Pat Conaway and Kenny Hammond followed Gerber to the stripe.
Second generation driver Dave Woolston Jr., Florence, NJ, switched cars with
his father to become the first two-time winner in the Mid-State
Communications Rookie Series. Tom Fitzsimmons, Rich Acolia, Glenn Hisko and
Anthony Tramontana completed the top five.
The Herman's Trucking Lightning Lap Awards for fastest lap in a feature
event were won by Ryan Godown (Mods, 18.377), Chris Wasson (Sportsman,
20.080) and Mario Page (Super Stock, 19.649).
Next week marks the first 2002 appearance of the popular URC Sprint cars at
New Egypt Speedway, along with a Mother's Day tribute sponsored by DeVos
Motorsports. Big-block Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stocks and Rookies are
also on the five-division card. Gates open at 2 pm, with first race at 5.
Adult admission is $18, children 7-12 are $6, and kids 6 and under are free.
For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900.
1st Heat: 1.Velenger 2.McCaughey 3.Carberry 4.Hendershot 5.Cozze 6.Drayton
2nd Heat: 1.Grosso 2.Infante 3.Hager 4.Bitner 5.Reppert 6.Laureno
3rd Heat: 1.Godown 2.Tanner Jr. 3.Hoffman 4.Brightbill 5.Martz 6.Dmuchowski
B Main: 1.Pauch 2.VanGorder 3.Keimig 4.Worthington 5.McVay 6.Kessler (Fan
Feature (30 laps):
1.Billy Pauch 2.Frank Cozze 3.Tim Tanner Jr. 4.Ryan Godown 5.Roger Laureno
6.Kenny Brightbill 7.Keith Hoffman 8.Rick Grosso 9.Eddie Bohn 10.Sam Martz
11.Rocco Infante 12.Gary Velenger 13.Fred Dmuchowski 14.Bob Drayton
15.Larry McVay 16.Tom Carberry 17.Korey Keimig 18.Jimmy Reppert 19.Mickey
Kessler 20.Darren McCaughey 21.Mark Bitner 22.Bob Worthington 23.Tom Hager
24.Mike Hendershot 25.Scott VanGorder.
DNQ: Ron Jon Koczon, John Miloszar Jr., Steve Moss.
Rookie Feature: 1.Dave Woolston Jr. 2.Fitzsimmmons 3.Acolia 4.Hisko
5.Tramontana 6.Tanner IV 7.Plumstead 8.Farina III 9.Kuhl 10.Lawrence
11.Solderich 12.Thomas 13.Crowley 14.Morris 15.Monk 16.Yard
1st Heat: 1.Beamer 2.Scherer 3.McClelland 4.Scagliotta 5.Swain
2nd Heat: 1.Reid 2.Lyons 3.Foster 4.Ploski III 5.Pearson
3rd Heat: 1.Taylor Jr. 2.Kline 3.Meisner 4.Stravinsky 5.Tomasko
4th Heat: 1.Reutter Jr. 2.Wasson 3.J.Papiez 4.Godown 5.Tanner III
1st B Main: 1.Hoffman 2.Buffalino 3.McCloughan 4.Ely
2nd B Main: 1.Flesch 2.Leote 3.Apgar 4.Mongiello III
Feature (20 Laps):
1.Lee Taylor Jr. 2.Keith Foster 3.Larry Kline 4.Joe Papiez 5.Jack Swain
6.Ken Meisner 7.Bill Tanner III 8.Tommy Beamer 9.Tom Tomasko 10.Brian Godown
11.Chuck Flesch 12.Chris Wasson 13.Gene Stravinsky 14.Dominick Buffalino
15.Brian Pearson 16.John McClelland 17.Mike Mongiello III 18.Brien Ely
19.Mike Lyons 20.Tim Apgar 21.Dave Hoffman 22.Stan Ploski III 23.Rich
Scagliotta 24.Bruce Leote 25.Dave Woolston Jr. 26.Jim Scherer 27.Mike
Reutter Jr. 28.Phil McCloughan 29.Scott Reid
DNQ: Mike Toth, Rick Beavers, Rick Raisner, Anthony Tramontana, Keith
Plumstead, **** Robbins, Rich Acolia, Rich McTighe, Joe Solderich, Will
Crowley, Fred Monk, Todd Kuhl, Rob Pfister, Dave Bailey, Jimmy Harris, Lou
Farina III, Billy Tanner IV, G.R. Smith, Matt Papiez, Glenn Hisko, Randy
Thomas, Tom Fitzsimmons, Doug Boyce, Laura Lawrence, Jeff Geiges, Robert
Morris, Rick Yard, Joe Szwed.
SUPER STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1.Butler 2.Cheney 3. Hammond 4.Roveda 5.Conaway 6.Bentz
2nd Heat: 1.Miscoski 2.Freiberger 3.Collier 4.R.Gargiulo 5.Whitehouse
3rd Heat: 1.Gerber 2.Fleming 3.Bauer 4.M.Page 5.Jn.Hewitt 6.Nixon
B Main: 1.Coverly 2.Bifulco 3.Search 4.Melton 5.N.Gargiulo Jr. 6.Garey
Feature (15 laps):1.Bill Gerber 2.Carol Whitehouse 3.Gary Butler 4.Pat
Conaway 5.Kenny Hammond 6.Kory Fleming 7.Mick Search 8.Pat Freiberger 9.Ron
Coverly 10.Brian Nixon 11.Robert Melton 12.Al Cheney III 13.Jon Hewitt
14.Ralph Gargiulo 15.Nick Gargiulo Jr. 16.Bill Miscoski 17.Kenny Guyer
18.Joe Garey 19.Tom Bentz 20.Mario Page 21.Jake Roveda 22.Kevin Bifulco
23.Billy Bauer 24.Weldon Collier
DNQ: Dan Dewey, Steve Barnes, George Quinlan, Art Avery, Kyle Pickering, Al
Derlinger, Jim Hewitt.