Pauch Scores Win ...
Pauch Scores Win #4 At New Egypt Speedway
New Egypt, NJ (May 15) -- In an exciting 30 lap Modified feature event, Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch captured his fourth win of the season at the New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night.
"We were kind of lucky there when Tom (Hager) broke -- he was running good. I don't know if we could have gotten him," Pauch told the crowd from Victory Lane.
Hager took charge at the drop of the green as Pauch made his way through the field from his 18th starting spot. Hager looked to have a strong hold on the lead when he suddenly stopped on the track and retired to the pits. Last week's winner, Roger Laureno, was now riding second and appeared headed for a top finish when he rode up over the wheel of another car and brought out the yellow before the half-way flags. Pauch was now leading Kenny Brightbill and within several circuits was approaching lapped traffic. Pauch was up to the challenge on several restarts as he continued to open a lead en route to the checkered flag. Completing the top five behind Pauch were Brightbill, Tim Tanner Jr., Tim Tanner Sr. and Eddie Bohn.
Bordentown, NJ's George Gareis broke a 15-year win drought with a final lap move on Keith Brightbill to retake the lead and score his career first Sportsman win in a wild 15 lap main event. "It feels great. They say the first one is the hardest to get and I proved it," said Gareis, who swept the night with a win in his heat. Brightbill, Larry Archer, Bob Worthington and Rich Scagliotta followed Gareis to the line in the feature.
Kenny Hammond of Old Bridge, NJ, captured his first ever Street Stock checkered flag, coming from fifth to the front in quick fashion in the 15 lap feature. Chasing Hammond to the line were Bruce Leote, Richie Byrne, Bill Bauma and Steve Mongiello.
Points leader Scott Reid made it two straight and three on the season, winning the Rookie Sportsman main event. Trailing Reid at the checkers were Tom Tomasko, John Dixon, Tim Burke and Darren Cox.
The nightly 50/50 drawing was worth $1,225 to one lucky spectator, and one Carol Whitehouse fan won $150 in Mid-State Communications' "Ride Along" Dash contest. Mark Bitner took the Modified Cash Dash.
Next Saturday night, May 22, Herr's Snack Foods sponsors an action-filled program of Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Rookie Sportsman. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with warm-ups at 5 and the first heat at 6. Adult admission is $12, children 7-12 are $4, 6 and under are free.
5/15/99 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1.Hager 2.Tanner Jr. 3.Sena 4.Cranmer 5.Pauch 6.Hendershot 2nd Heat: 1.Laureno 2.Polenz 3.Osmun 4.Carberry 5.Van Gorder 6.Leach 3rd Heat: 1.Bitner 2.Brightbill 3.Butler 4.Drayton 5.McVay 6.Velenger 'B' Main: 1.Bohn 2.Tanner Sr. 3.Glenn 4.Hieber 5.Bauma 6.Singley (Fans' Prov: Epright) Cash Dash: 1.Bitner ($255) Feature (30 laps): 1.Billy Pauch 2.Kenny Brightbill 3.Tim Tanner Jr. 4.Tim Tanner Sr. 5.Eddie Bohn 6.Eddie Cranmer 7Mike Hendershot 8.Tom Carberry 9.Scott Van Gorder 10.Jerry Glenn 11.Bob Drayton 12.Willie Osmun 13.Gary Butler 14.Todd Singley 15.Mike Sena 16.Larry McVay 17.Fritz Epright 18.Roger Laureno 19.Tom Hager 20.Mark Bitner 21.Gary Velenger 22.John Leach 23.Danny Hieber 24.Rich Polenz 25.Bob Bauma (DNS). DNQ: Craig Pondish, Chris Grbac, John Megill, Scott McClaren, Rick Cozze, Kenny Huchko, Ken Wismer III, Jeff Miller, Art Taylor. SPORTSMAN RESULTS Rookie Feature (8 laps): 1.Scott Reid 2.Tom Tomasko 3.John Dixon 4.Tim Burke 5.Darren Cox 6.Chuck Flesch 7.John Scheideler 8.Joe Szwed (DNS). 1st Heat: 1.Gareis 2.Eppolite 3.Rindgen 4.Koczon 5.Scagliotta 6.Taylor Jr. 2nd Heat: 1.Brightbill 2.Cooke 3.Kline 4.Infante 5.Robbins 6.Swain 3rd Heat: 1.Archer 2.Worthington 3.Coffey 4.Harris 5.Dallett 6.Meisner Jr. 'B' Main: 1.David 2.Ely 3.Mears 4.Keimig 5.Papiez 6.Adama 7.Lippincott 8.Toth 9.Sarvis 10.Wasson
Feature (15 laps): 1.George Gareis 2.Keith Brightbill 3.Larry Archer 4.Bob Worthington 5.Rich Scagliotta 6.Jim Harris 7. Lee Taylor Jr. 8.Jim Dallett 9.Kim Cooke 10.Larry Lippincott 11.Mike David 12.Dick Robbins 13.JC Mears 14.Jack Swain 15.Bryan Coffey 16.Kory Keimig 17.Rocco Infante 18.Brien Ely 19.Joe Sarvis 20.Donnie Kline 21.Tom Eppolite 22.Mike Toth 23.Bobby Rindgen 24.Scott Reid 25.Chris Wasson 26.Phil Meisner Jr. 27.Art Adams 28.Matt Papiez 29.Ron John Koczon.
DNQ: John Dixon, Darren Cox, Chuck Flesch, Tom Tomasko, Donnie Radd, Mike Mongiello III, Larry Reed, John Scheideler, Joe Szwed, Johnny Foy, Tim Burke, Mickey Kessler, Keith McIntyre. STREET STOCK 1st Heat: 1.Bauer 2. Mongiello 3.Freiberger 4. Leote 5. Cheney III 6.Morrison
2nd Heat: 1.Quinlan 2.Bifulco 3.Berardi 4.Whitehouse 5.Jones 6.Fleming 3rd Heat: 1.Hammond 2.Gargiulo 3.Bauma 4.Byrne 5. Search 6.Rudolph 'B' Main: 1.Carpenter 2.Nixon 3.Gerber 4.Conaway 5.Haines 6. Hurley Feature (15 laps): 1.Kenny Hammond 2.Bruce Leote 3.Richie Byrne 4.Bill Bauma 5.Steve Mongiello 6.Al Cheney III 7.Pat Freiberger 8.Billy Bauer 9.Pat Conaway 10.Mike Nixon 11.Ralph Gargiulo 12.Mick Search 13.Mike Rudolph 14.Jeff Carpenter 15.Jim Gerber 16.Carol Whitehouse 17.Kevin Bifulco 18.Jay Morrison 19.Dale Haines 20.Ben Jones 21.Allen Hurley 22.Kory Fleming 23.Evan Berardi 24.George Quinlan. DNQ: Jim Hewitt, Chuck Barker, Nick Giris, Joel Quick, Blair Guker III, Rich Reider, Tony Horner, John Turnure, Brian Wagner, Anthony Knighton.