Pauch Has The "Advantage" On Sat. At New Egypt New Egypt, NJ (June 26) -- Coming off a big mid-week Modified win, Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch fought off the persistent challenges of six-time winner and current Modified point leader Kenny ...
Pauch Has The "Advantage" On Sat. At New Egypt
New Egypt, NJ (June 26) -- Coming off a big mid-week Modified win, Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch fought off the persistent challenges of six-time winner and current Modified point leader Kenny Brightbill to score his sixth win of the season on Advantage Financial Night at New Egypt Speedway.
"The track was pretty racy tonight," Pauch told the crowd. "I didn't know whether to run the bottom or the top. We got a little loose on the bottom so I went to the top."
At the drop of the green, Tom Carberry was out front with the first caution waving on lap 6 for a multi-car mixup. It took two attempts to get the action underway with Carberry retaining the lead. After several laps, Gary Butler moved to the fore with Billy Pauch, who started 15th, making an inside charge on a high-running Carberry for second. Pauch charged into the lead on a lap 8 restart. Kenny Brightbill came from 18th to sweep under Butler, and set up for a classic one-on-one with Pauch. Brightbill tried every move in his arsenal to gain an edge on Pauch, as the two threaded their way through lapped traffic to the fans' delight. Brightbill had his best shot on a lap 25 restart, but Pauch ultimately held sway right to the finish line. Brightbill finished a car length behind, with Gary Butler, Bob Drayton and Eddie Bohn following the powerhouse duo across the stripe.
Jack Swain of Mt. Laurel, NJ, had 'em covered in the Sportsman event, coming from 11th for his first checkered flag of '99. Swain led a trio of hungry drivers in a fast and furious main. "I can give you 700 reasons why I'm happy to be here. This is the greatest track around and I mean it," Swain claimed from Victory Lane. Mickey Kessler, Ron John Koczon, Keith Brightbill and Rocco Infante played bridesmaids.
The 15 lap Street Stock feature went down to the wire, with Flemington, NJ's Billy Bauer picked up his third win of the year, after twice battling back from the rear. On the final turn of the final lap, Bauer's inside move on leader Pat Conaway made for a thrilling photo finish that was awarded to Bauer. "I didn't know if I was gonna get caught up in that wreck there with Ralph (Gargiulo) getting upside down." Trailing Bauer and Conaway at the checker were Jeff Carpenter, John Turnure and Mick Search.
The Mid-State Communications Modified Cash Dash was worth $300 to Kenny Brightbill. One lucky fan claimed the 50/50 prize of $1,638, and many fans took home valuable prizes, courtesy of Advantage Financial.
Next week's Big Bang 40 for Modifieds and fantastic holiday weekend fireworks display is sponsored by IMI and Art's Radiator; the Sportsman and Street Stock divisions are also on the card. Gates open at 4 pm, warmups at 6 and first heat goes green at 6:30. Adult admission is $20, children 7-12 are $7; kids 6 and under are free.
6/26/99 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Wismer 2. Pauch 3. Tanner Sr. 4. Bohn 5. Cozze 6. Leach 2nd Heat: 1. Bauma 2. Tanner Jr. 3. Butler 4. R. Laureno 5. Grosso Jr. 6. Singley 3rd Heat: 1. Hager 2. Drayton 3. Carberry 4. VanGorder 5. Brightbill 6. Cranmer 1st 'B' Main: 1. Bitner 2. Velenger 3. Hendershot 4. Huchko 5. Glenn 6. Janiszewski (Fans Prov: K. Laureno & Grbac) Cash Dash: 1. Brightbill ($300) Feature (30 laps): 1.Billy Pauch 2.Kenny Brightbill 3.Gary Butler 4.Bob Drayton 5.Eddie Bohn 6.Eddie Cranmer 7.Mark Bitner 8.Tom Hager 9.Tim Tanner Jr. 10.Todd Singley 11.John Leach 12.Bob Bauma 13.Stan Janiszewski 14.Jerry Glenn 15.Chris Grbac 16.Kenny Laureno 17.Gary Velenger 18.Rick Grosso Jr. 19.Rick Cozze 20.Tom Carberry 21.Scott VanGorder 22.Kenny Huchko 23.Tim Tanner Sr. 24.Kenny Wismer III 25.Roger Laureno 26.Mike Hendershot. DNQ: none.
SPORTSMAN RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Roth 2. Burke 3. Papiez 4. Swain 5. Brightbill 6. Koczon 2nd Heat: 1. Adams 2. Archer 3. Parker 4. Harris 5. Reid 6. Worthington 3rd Heat: 1. Coffey 2. Kessler 3. Toth 4. Tomasko 5. Dallett 6. Szwed 1st 'B' Main: 1. Eppolite 2. Infante 3. Gareis 4. Scheideler 2nd 'B' Main: 1. Ely 2. Lippincott 3. Kline 4. Rindgen Feature (20 Laps): 1.Jack Swain 2.Mickey Kessler 3.Ron John Koczon 4.Keith Brightbill 5.Rocco Infante 6.Bob Worthington 7.Larry Archer 8.Tom Eppolite Jr. 9.Jim Dallett 10.Scott Reid 11.Matt Papiez 12.Donnie Kline 13.Mike Toth 14.Art Adams Jr. 15.Lewie Parker 16.Joe Szwed 17.Jim Harris 18.Brien Ely 19.George Gareis 20.Larry Lippencott 21.John Scheideler 22.Tom Tomasko 23.Bryan Coffey 24.Bobby Rindgen 25.Kenny Roth 26.Tim Burke.
DNQ: Bill Dubovick, Wayne Nicholas, Lee Taylor Jr., Rich Scagliotta, Art Leidl, Rob Pfister, Chris Wasson, Bryant Brown, John Dixon, Mike Mongiello III, J.C. Mears, Scott Singley, Joe Sarvis, Keith McIntyre, Dick Robbins, Drew Grosso.
STREET STOCK 1st Heat: 1. Haines 2. Freiberger 3. Conaway 4. Bauma 5. Berardi 6. Morrison 2nd Heat: 1. Mongiello 2. Search 3. Garguilo 4. Quinlan 5. Carpenter 6. Giris 3rd Heat: 1. Bauer 2. Whitehouse 3. Byrne 4. Hammond 5. Hewitt 6. Nixon 'B' Main: 1. Turnure 2. Gerber 3. Cheney 4. Holloway 5. Wagner 6. Knighten Feature (15 laps):1.Billy Bauer 2.Pat Conaway 3.Jeff Carpenter 4.John Turnure 5.Mick Search 6.Steve Mongiello 7.Richie Byrne 8.Jay Morrison 9.Al Cheney III 10.Bill Gerber 11.Pat Freiberger 12.Evan Berardi 13.Nick Gareis 14.Kenny Hammond 15.Brian Wagner 16.Allen Hurley 17.Anthony Knighten 18.Bill Bauma 19.George Quinlan 20.Mike Nixon 21.Dale Haines 22.Ralph Gargiulo 23.John Scheideler 24.Jim Hewitt, Tom Holloway (DNS). DNQ: James Britt, Kevin Bifulco, Kyle Wright, Joel Quick, Kevin Marosovitz.