Pauch Beats The Heat In New Egypt 50 New Egypt, NJ (July 31) -- In a hotly contested duel down to the finish, Frenchtown, NJâ€™s Billy Pauch fought off the persistent challenges of division point leader Kenny Brightbill to post his eighth Modified...
Pauch Beats The Heat In New Egypt 50 New Egypt, NJ (July 31) -- In a hotly contested duel down to the finish, Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch fought off the persistent challenges of division point leader Kenny Brightbill to post his eighth Modified feature win Saturday night in New Egypt Speedway’s Summer Heat Wave 50-lap event.
“The crew got it hummin’ again tonight,” said Pauch, who scored his second New Egypt win in as many weeks after a brief dry spell. “I figured if we were gonna lose it, it would be in lapped traffic. But the lapped cars were pretty good tonight -- they held their line.”
Scott VanGorder held the point at the drop of the green with several cautions slowing the action in the early going. Tim Tanner Sr. took over on lap 2 with Bob Drayton moving up into second. Lap after lap of green flag racing found 17th place starter Billy Pauch working his way toward the front. After stealing second from Drayton, Pauch and Tanner raced side-by-side until lap 14, when Pauch’s inside run down the back chute put him on the point. A mixup on lap 19 brought out the caution, with Pauch lining up next to Kenny Brightbill, who’d recovered from a lap 2 mishap that put his #19 to the rear. Brightbill stayed glued to Pauch’s bumper as the pair darted through lapped traffic. The action slowed again on lap 27; Pauch and Brightbill continued to battle as Pauch made a daring pass between two lapped cars in turn #2 to protect the lead. Pauch then opened up on Brightbill with Roger Laureno battling Drayton for third. Pauch remained in front to take his eighth win of the season. Brightbill settled for second, with Laureno, Drayton and Gary Butler following.
Bob Worthington of Mt. Laurel, NJ, came from 19th to the lead on lap 16, en route to his second Sportsman feature win of the ’99 campaign. Ron John Koczon led most of the fray until a caution with five to go in the 20-lap main closed the field, allowing Worthington to make an inside charge to take the lead. “Ron John got a little high -- I was running good on the bottom,” Worthington related. George Gareis came on at the end to take second with Keith Brightbill rebounding from an early skirmish for third. Koczon and Bryant Brown finished fourth and fifth. Scott Singley was the winner of the Mid-State Communications Sportsman Cash Dash.
Taking the lead on a lap 3 restart from his fifth starting spot, Bordentown, NJ’s Billy Bauma maintained control in the Street Stock feature and fought off the challenges of Kenny Hammond through to the checker for his first win of the season. “This year hasn’t gone real well for us but this just tops it off,” Bauma stated. Hammond turned in a strong run for second, trailed by George Quinlan, Al Cheney III and Ralph Gargiulo.
AMSOIL awarded a case of synthetic lubricant to each feature winner. The 50/50 was worth $1,490 to one lucky fan.
Fans will have a chance to show who their favorite drivers are this Saturday on Banner Night. Modifieds will compete in a 358 Syracuse Qualifier; Sportsman and Street Stocks also on the bill. Gates open at 4 pm, and racing gets underway at 6:30 pm. Adult admission is $12, children 7-12 are $4, and 6 and under are free.
7/31/99 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Butler 2. Brightbill 3. Bauma 4. Singley 5. McVay 6. Grosso Jr. 2nd Heat: 1. Bitner 2. Drayton 3. Pauch 4. Hager 5. Tanner Sr. 6. Leach 3rd Heat: 1. Cranmer 2. VanGorder 3. Bohn 4. Tanner Jr. 5. Laureno 6. Carberry ‘B’ Main: 1. Hieber 2. Singer 3. Hawkes 4. Grbac 5. Garland 6. Miller Feature (30 laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Kenny Brightbill 3. Roger Laureno 4. Bob Drayton 5. Gary Butler 6. Tom Carberry 7. Eddie Bohn 8. Todd Singley 9. Eddie Cranmer 10. Johnny Leach 11. Tim Tanner Sr. 12. Tim Tanner Jr. 13. Scott VanGorder 14. Rick Grosso Jr. 15. Chris Grbac 16. Jim Hawkes 17. Howard Singer 18. Larry McVay 19. Mark Bitner 20. Tom Garland 21. Bob Bauma 22. Jeff Miller 23. Danny Hieber 24. Tom Hager. DNQ: Mike Hendershot.
SPORTSMAN RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Brown 2. Brightbill 3. Harris 4. Dallett 5. Coffey 6. Wasson 2nd Heat: 1. Reed 2. Kline 3. Eppolite Jr. 4. Spence 5. Papiez 6. Lamparter 3rd Heat: 1. Koczon 2. Swain 3. Gareis 4. Toth 5. Singley 6. Priore 1st ‘B’ Main: 1. Worthington 2. Archer 3. Lippincott 4. Sarvis 2nd ‘B’ Main: 1. Marra Sr. 2. Taylor 3. Infante 4. Reid Cash Dash: 1.Singley ($150) Feature (20 Laps): 1. Bob Worthington 2. George Gareis 3. Keith Brightbill 4. Ron John Koczon 5. Bryant Brown 6. Mike Toth 7. Rocco Infante 8. Jim Dallett 9. Larry Archer 10. Scott Reid 11. Larry Lippincott 12. Jack Swain 13. Joe Sarvis 14. Scott Singley 15. Matt Papiez 16. Bryan Coffey 17. Pat Priore 18. Lee Taylor Jr. 19. Chris Wasson 20. Larry Reed 21. Jimmy Harris 22. Jimmy Spence 23. Brian Lamparter 24. Paul Marra Sr. 25. Donnie Kline 26. Tom Eppolite Jr. DNQ: John Dixon, Mike Mongiello III, Brien Ely, John Scheideler, Joe Szwed, Kenny Roth, Mickey Kessler, Rich Scagliotta, Drew Grosso, Tom Tomasko, Rob Pfister, Jim Rossell, J.C. Mears, Keith McIntyre. STREET STOCKS RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Quinlan 2. Gargiulo 3. Conaway 4. Bifulco 5. Carpenter 6. Hewitt 7. Mongiello 8. Knighten 2nd Heat: 1. Cheney III 2. Guyer 3. Hammond 4. Bauer 5. Morrison 6. Bauma 7. Byrne 8. Leote 9. Berardi ‘B’ Main: 1. Hurley 2. Stamos 3. Wilson 4. Johnson 5. E. Horner 6. Barker 7. Freiberger Feature (15 laps): 1. Billy Bauma 2. Kenny Hammond 3. George Quinlan 4. Al Cheney III 5. Ralph Gargiulo 6. Jay Morrison 7. Pat Conaway 8. Jeff Carpenter 9. Bruce Leote 10. Steve Mongiello 11. Richie Byrne 12. Kenny Guyer 13. Anthony Knighten 14. Jim Hewitt 15. Kevin Bifulco 16. Paul Johnson 17. Scott Wilson 18. Chuck Barker 19. Allen Hurley 20. Evan Berardi 21. John Stamos 22. Billy Bauer 23. Pat Freiberger. DNQ: Nick Giris, Blair Guker III, Dale Haines, Joel Quick, Mick Search, Bill Miscoski.