New Egypt, NJ (June 17) -- While a visit by Mother Nature forced an hour and a half rain delay, the brief shower couldn't stop Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch from capturing his fourth Modified win of the season at New Egypt Speedway Saturday ...
New Egypt, NJ (June 17) -- While a visit by Mother Nature forced an hour and a half rain delay, the brief shower couldn't stop Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch from capturing his fourth Modified win of the season at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night.
"Rick Grosso raced me tough before, so I knew it wouldn't be easy," said Pauch, who bested Grosso to score his second win of the weekend on Saturday.
In the caution-plagued 30-lap Modified main, Pauch dodged a bunch of bullets to power out front on lap 4. Rebounding from an early skirmish, Rick Grosso Jr. advanced to second and began to chase down Pauch. Pauch was not to be denied, as he opened up a commanding lead on the field and survived several restarts to post number four on the year. Grosso put in a fine performance for second, with Kenny Brightbill returning from a lap 4 accident to finish third, Rocco Infante fourth and Keith Hoffman fifth.
Ringoes, NJ's Ryan Godown posted his second trip to victory lane in the 20-lap Sportsman main event.
"We've had a streak of bad luck lately," Godown remarked, after claiming his first checker since opening night. Godown came from 14th to take second with 9 laps in the books, then walked off with the win with an inside pass on lap 12. Mike Lyons followed Godown to the stripe with Joe Infante, Matt Papiez and Rich Scagliotta in tow.
The OfficeMates 5 of Englewood Cliffs Lightning Lap Award for fastest feature lap went to Pauch (14.878 on lap 23) and Godown (16.260 on lap 18).
Due to the rain delay, the heldover Modified feature from May 13 will be an added present on the July 1 Christmas in July card.The postponed Street Stock feature will be run later in the month. Lucky dads won a Trek mountain bike from Snap-On Tools dealer Brian Casey and a "King for a Day" portable toilet rental from Mr. Bob of Southampton on Dad's Appreciation Night.
This coming Saturday, June 24, it's Reclamation Night with Twin 20-lap features for the Modifieds along with Sportsman and Street Stock racing. Gates open at 4 p.m., with the first heat scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Adult admission is $14, children 7-12 are $5 and kids 6 and under are free.
Upcoming events at New Egypt Speedway include Advantage Financial's Christmas in July celebration on July 1, coupled with a Toys for Tots donation drive; and Haldeman Ford's Night of Destruction on July 3, featuring Monster Trucks, Jet Truck Meltdown, Captain Explosion, a full fireworks display and more. For more information, contact the speedway at (609)-758-1900. <pre> 6/17/00 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Hoffman 2. Tanner Sr. 3. Pauch 4. Velenger 5. Grosso Jr. 6. Tanner Jr. 2nd Heat: 1. Keimig 2. Brightbill 3. Rue 4. McCaughey 5. Drayton 6. Osmun 3rd Heat: 1. Dubovick 2. Bitner 3. Butler 4. Wismer III 5. Hendershot 6. Worthington 'B' Main: 1. Singley 2. VanGorder 3. Bohn 4. T. Hager 5. Infante 6. Adams (Fans Prov: G. Hager) Feature (30 laps): 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Grosso Jr. 3. Kenny Brightbill 4. Rocco Infante 5. Keith Hoffman 6. Mark Bitner 7. Gary Butler 8. Eddie Bohn 9. Tom Hager 10. Scott VanGorder 11. Todd Singley 12. Tim Tanner Jr. 13. Bob Worthington 14. Art Adams 15. Gary Hager 16. Bob Drayton 17. Willie Osmun 18. Gary Velenger 19. Kenny Wismer III 20. Darren McCaughey 21. Tim Tanner Sr. 22. Billy Dubovick 23. Korey Keimig 24. Ralph Rue 25. Mike Hendershot DNQ: Archie Myers III, Craig Pondish, Chris Grbac, Steve Moss, Tom Carberry
SPORTSMAN RESULTS 1st Heat: 1. Infante 2. McClelland 3. Singley 4. Lyons 5. Reutter 6. Kessler 2nd Heat: 1. Archer 2. Tomasko 3. Kline 4. Taylor Jr. 5. Swain 6. Hoffman 3rd Heat: 1. Liedl 2. Morrison 3. Marra 4. Godown 5. Ely 6. Scagliotta 'B' Main: 1. Papiez 2. Eppolite 3. Priore 4. Toth 5. Mears 6. Carpenter 7. Harris 8. Buffalino Feature (20 Laps): 1. Ryan Godown 2. Mike Lyons 3. Joe Infante 4. Matt Papiez 5. Rich Scagliotta 6. Tom Eppolite 7. Lee Taylor Jr. 8. Jim Harris 9. Brian Ely 10. Jeff Carpenter 11. Mike Toth 12. Donnie Kline 13. Mickey Kessler 14. Pat Priore 15. Tom Tomasko 16. Jack Swain 17. Brian Pearson 18. Larry Archer 19. Paul Marra Sr. 20. Scott Singley 21. Dave Hoffman 22. J.C. Mears 23. Doug Liedl 24. John McClelland 25. Kyle Morrison 26. Mike Reutter DNQ: Brian Pearson, Bryant Brown, Gene Stravinsky, Rob Pfister, Keith Flemming, Jeff Geigis, Kenny Hammond, Keith Foster, Ron Jon Koczon, Larry Reed, Jim Falzini Jr., John Piazzolla, Eddie Smyth, Chris Wasson STREET STOCK 1st Heat: 1. Cheney III 2. Conaway 3. Mongiello 4. Hewitt 5. Garey 6. Haines 2nd Heat: 1. Page 2. Freiberger 3. Fleming 4. Whitehouse 5. Gargiulo 6. Miscoski 3rd Heat: 1. Cooke 2. Roth 3. Berardi 4. Mongeau 5. Bauer 6. Gerber 'B' Main: 1. Guyer 2. Gerber 3. Giris 4. Ensinger 5. Leote 6. Halstead DNQ: Brian Wagner, Rich Roveda, Art Avery, Dean Woolford, Jeff Bethman, Dave Cologna