Pauch Ties Brightbill At New Egypt Nine New Egypt, NJ (Aug. 7) -- After Saturday night, Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch is now tied with Modified division point leader Kenny Brightbill as Win King at New Egypt Speedway, as he scored his ninth ...
Pauch Ties Brightbill At New Egypt Nine
New Egypt, NJ (Aug. 7) -- After Saturday night, Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch is now tied with Modified division point leader Kenny Brightbill as Win King at New Egypt Speedway, as he scored his ninth Modified victory of the season. It was Pauch's third consecutive win at the Central Jersey track -- and, like all the others, Brightbill was nipping at his heels.
"We've got a little bit more motor and now we've got the horsepower to run with Kenny," said Pauch, who claimed win number 9 with a Bernie Smith big-block Chevy under the hood. "It makes all the difference."
Mark Bitner held sway the first six laps, until the yellow flew for a Tom Carberry and Jerry Glenn tangle. Scott VanGorder took over the top spot on the restart and maintained control, while big winners Pauch and Brightbill pressed into the lead group from their row 9 starting spots. By lap 15, VanGorder had the top guns on his tail, battling each other hard for track position and thrilling the fans in the process. Pauch pressed past for the lead on lap 18 with Brightbill chasing him in second the next tour. Brightbill's Tabloid Graphics #19 shadowed Pauch right to the line, but Billy the Kid wouldn't be denied the $2,500 prize. Brightbill was second; VanGorder turned in a strong run for third, earning a spot in the Sunoco Fuels 358 race at Syracuse in October. Tim Tanner, Sr. and Larry McVay completed the top five.
Continuing the momentum from a week prior, Mt. Laurel, NJ's Bob Worthington drove his Dietz & Watson #6 from 17th to a second win in his last two tries in the Sportsman division. "I plan to make a helluva run for the title," said Worthington, who currently stands second to Keith Brightbill in the standings. Larry Lippincott looked good, finishing second to Worthington, with Mickey Kessler third, Kenny Roth fourth and Ron John Koczon fifth.
Street Stock point leader Billy Bauer padded his lead with his fourth victory of the season. "I'd like to win the championship for my Dad," Bauer said. Bauer held off a hard charge by Richie Byrne for the win, with Jeff Carpenter, Pat Freiberger and Mike Nixon following.
The Mid-State Communications Cash Dash for Modifieds was taken by Tom Carberry. The nightly 50/50 was worth $1,610 to one very happy fan. Banner Night produced over 50 creative entries by fans of all ages; prizes included a VIP night at the track, complete with tower suite and refreshments.
This Saturday it's Mid-State Communications Twin 20s for the Modifieds at New Egypt with Sportsnman and Street Stocks sharing the bill. Gates open at 4 pm, warm-ups are at 6 and the first heat goes green at 6:30 pm. Adult admission is $14, children 7-12 are $5, and kids 6 and under are free.
8/7/99 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Hendershot 2. Tanner Sr. 3. Pauch 4. VanGorder 5. Leach 6. Bohn 2nd Heat: 1. Bitner 2. Cranmer 3. Brightbill 4. Singley 5. Huchko 6. Adams 3rd Heat: 1. Janiszewski 2. Hager 3. Drayton 4. Carberry 5. Velenger 6. Grbac 'B' Main: 1. Butler 2. McVay 3. Hieber 4. Glenn 5. Scagliotta 6. Grosso Jr. (Fans' Prov: Laureno) Cash Dash: 1. Carberry ($155) Feature (30 laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Kenny Brightbill 3. Scott VanGorder 4. Tim Tanner Sr. 5. Larry McVay 6. Mike Hendershot 7. Eddie Bohn 8. Todd Singley 9. Bob Drayton 10. Eddie Cranmer 11. Johnny Leach 12. Gary Velenger 13. Rich Scagliotta 14. Tom Hager 15. Gary Butler 16. Tim Tanner Jr. 17. Jerry Glenn 18. Chris Grbac 19. Tom Carberry 20. Mark Bitner 21. Rick Grosso Jr. 22. Danny Hieber 23. Stan Janiszewski 24. Art Adams 25. Roger Laureno DNS: Kenny Huchko DNQ: Bob Bauma, Jim Hawkes, Jeff Miller, Craig Pondish.
SPORTSMAN RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Reed 2. Scagliotta 3. Singley 4. Coffey 5. Worthington 6. Ely 2nd Heat: 1. Taylor Jr. 2. Tomasko 3. Reid 4. Harris 5. Kessler 6. Koczon 3rd Heat: 1. Swain 2. Roth 3. Dixon 4. Archer 5. Krachen 6. Lippincott 1st 'B' Main: 1. Brightbill 2. Toth 3. Eppolite 4. Papiez 2nd 'B' Main: 1. Kline 2. Brown 3. Marra Sr. 4. Grosso Feature (20 Laps): 1. Bob Worthington 2. Larry Lippincott 3. Mickey Kessler 4. Kenny Roth 5. Ron John Koczon 6. Tom Eppolite 7. Scott Singley 8. Keith Brightbill 9. Jimmy Harris 10. Brien Ely 11. Jack Swain 12. Rich Scagliotta 13. Scott Reid 14. Larry Reed 15. Mike Toth 16. Bryan Coffey 17. Larry Archer 18. Drew Grosso 19. John Dixon 20. Matt Papiez 21. Lee Taylor Jr. 22. Tom Tomasko 23. Mike Krachen 24. Donnie Kline 25. Paul Marra Sr. 26. Bryant Brown DNQ: Kim Cooke, Rob Housley, Chris Wasson, Mike Mongiello III, Joe Sarvis, Rob Pfister, Jim Rossell, Rocco Infante, Joe Szwed, J.C. Mears, George Gareis, Jim Dallett, John Scheideler, Keith McIntyre.
STREET STOCKS RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Nixon 2. Search 3. Morrison 4. Leote 5. Byrne 6. Bauer 2nd Heat: 1. Freiberger 2. Carpenter 3. Guyer 4. Cheney 5. Giris 6. Wagner 3rd Heat: 1. Conaway 2. Gargiulo 3. Bauma 4. Holloway 5. Hewitt 6. Knighten 'B' Main: 1. Hammond 2. Jones 3. Bifulco 4. Mongiello 5. Guker 6. Grant Feature (15 laps): 1. Billy Bauer 2. Richie Byrne 3. Jeff Carpenter 4. Pat Freiberger 5. Mike Nixon 6. Mick Search 7. Ken Hammond 8. Kenny Guyer 9. Pat Conaway 10. Billy Bauma 11. Bruce Leote 12. Steve Mongiello 13. Jay Morrison 14. Ben Jones 15. Kevin Bifulco 16. Chip Grant 17. Jim Hewitt 18. Brian Wagner 19. Ralph Gargiulo 20. Nick Giris 21. Tom Holloway 22. Anthony Knighten 23. Blair Guker III 24. Al Cheney III DNQ: George Quinlan, Evan Berardi, Joe McCleary, Paul Johnson, Spider Ensinger, Scott Wilson, Allen Hurley.