New Egypt, NJ (July 1) -- It was ho-ho-ho all the way to the bank for Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch Saturday night, as Pauch won both the held-over and regularly scheduled Modified features on Advantage Financial's Christmas In July Night at...
New Egypt, NJ (July 1) -- It was ho-ho-ho all the way to the bank for Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch Saturday night, as Pauch won both the held-over and regularly scheduled Modified features on Advantage Financial's Christmas In July Night at New Egypt Speedway.
"When you've got a good car and the crew does their job, it makes my job easier," said Pauch, who collected $5,050 for his double score. Pauch's incredible win tear includes six victories in his last seven starts at the Central Jersey raceway.
In the race rescheduled from May 13, Rick Grosso appeared to have his first Modified win within his grasp when he suddenly pulled off the track with 5 laps to go. Both Pauch and Kenny Brightbill had their hands full working traffic as Brightbill took command upon Grosso's departure. But Pauch made an inside run with two to go good for the lead and win. Brightbill was second with Tom Carberry, Keith Hoffman and Gary Butler behind. In the Modified nightcap, Willie Osmun took the lead in the early going and stayed out front until the halfway signal, when Pauch's inside run in the fourth turn put him in charge for good. Brightbill again had to settle for the bridesmaid slot, beating Butler, Osmun and Steve Moss to the finish line.
Ringoes, NJ's Ryan Godown also kept his streak alive, posting his third straight Sportsman feature win of the season, his fourth of the year. Bryant Brown was the early leader while Godown advanced his way to the front. At the halfway flags, Godown used the outside lane to take command, and led Larry Lippincott, Tom Eppolite, J.C. Mears and rookie champ Dave Hoffman to the checker.
Williamstown, NJ's Pat "Cadillac" Conaway captured his second Street Stock checker in an exciting 15-lap main event. Conaway moved in front early and held off the late race challenge of George Quinlan for the win. Behind the top two at the finish were Bill Gerber, Bryan Reed and Al Cheney III.
Winners of the OfficeMates 5 of Englewood Cliffs Lightning Lap Awards for fastest lap in a feature event were Pauch (Mods, 15.862), Brown (Sportsman, 16.905) and Quinlan (Street Stock, 17.597).
Advantage Financial and Santa Claus gave away over $5,000 in fabulous prizes to fans who donated to the U.S. Marines' Toys for Tots drive. The crowd responded by topping all previous USMC New Jersey fundraisers, collecting more than 2,500 toys and $3,017 in cash for the worthy cause.
This Saturday, July 8, Mid-State Communications will present Grand Slam Little League Night, with Little Leaguers in uniform, ages 7-12, admitted free. Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stock are on the race card, and a special Grand Slam challenge will pit the drivers in a home run derby. First pitch is at 6:30 pm. Gates open at 4. Adult admission is $12, children 7-12 are $4, and kids 6 and under are free. For more information, call the speedway at (609) 758-1900.
<pre> 7/1/00 MODIFIED RESULTS 1st Heat: 1.Grosso Jr. 2.Worthington 3.Bohn 4.Drayton 5.McCaughey 6.Hager 2nd Heat: 1.Brightbill 2.Osmun 3.Infante 4.Bitner 5.Harris 6.Adams 3rd Heat: 1.Pauch 2.Moss 3.Keimig 4.Hendershot 5.Butler 6.Tanner Jr. 'B' Main: None Feature (Make-up from 5/13) (30 laps): 1.Billy Pauch 2.Kenny Brightbill 3.Tom Carberry 4.Keith Hoffman 5.Gary Butler 6.Mark Bitner 7.Bob Drayton 8.Tom Hager 9.Bob Worthington 10.Tim Tanner Jr. 11.Willie Osmun 12.Eddie Bohn 13.Rocco Infante 14.Gary Velenger 15.Ralph Rue 16.Mike Hendershot 17.Rick Grosso Jr. 18.Art Adams 19.Korey Keimig 20.Jim Harris Feature (30 laps): 1.Billy Pauch 2.Kenny Brightbill 3.Gary Butler 4.Willie Osmun 5.Steve Moss 6.Eddie Bohn 7.Mike Hendershot 8.Tom Hager 9.Keith Hoffman 10.Rocco Infante 11.Tom Carberry 12.Rick Grosso Jr. 13.Ralph Rue 14.Tim Tanner Jr. 15.Bob Drayton 16.Art Adams 17.Korey Keimig 18.Craig Pondish 19.Bob Worthington 20.Gary Velenger 21.Jim Harris 22.Doug Ostwald 23.Mark Bitner 24.Kenny Wismer 25.Darren McCaughey 26.Barry Voss
SPORTSMAN RESULTS 1st Heat: 1.Kessler 2.Brown 3.Godown 4.Reed 5.Flesch 6.Papiez 2nd Heat: 1.Pfister 2.Eppolite 3.Swain 4.Ely 5.Kline 6.Mears 3rd Heat: 1.Foster 2.Liedl 3.Koczon 4.Lippincott 5.Archer 6.Hoffman 1st 'B' Main: 1.Toth 2.Carpenter 3.Wasson 4.Fleming 2nd 'B' Main: 1.Stravinsky 2.Scheideler 3.Scagliotta 4.Reutter Feature (20 Laps): 1.Ryan Godown 2.Larry Lippincott 3.Tom Eppolite Jr. 4.J.C. Mears 5.Dave Hoffman 6.Rob Pfister 7.Matt Papiez 8.Jack Swain 9.Brien Ely 10.Donnie Kline 11.Larry Reed 12.Larry Archer 13.Ron John Koczon 14.Mike Toth 15.Jeff Carpenter 16.Mickey Kessler 17.John Scheideler 18.Chris Wasson 19.Gene Stravinsky 20.Bryant Brown 21.Doug Liedl 22.Chuck Flesch 23.Keith Foster 24.Rich Scagliotta 25.Keith Fleming 26.Mike Reutter Jr. DNQ: Dan Austin, Drew Grosso, Brian Pearson, Jack Caffrey, Joey Tinnes, Tom Tomasko, Mike Lyons, Paul Marra Sr., Mike King, Pat Priore, Kyle Morrison, Jeff Geigis, Mike Mongiello III, John Piazzolla, Dave Bailey, Joe Szwed, Tom Sickler. STREET STOCK 1st Heat: 1.B.Gerber 2.Quinlan 3.Whitehouse 4.Cooke 5.Bethman 6.Hewitt 2nd Heat: 1.Conaway 2.Freiberger 3.Bauer 4.Mongiello 5.Roth 6.Haines 3rd Heat: 1.Gargiulo 2.Cheney 3.Berardi 4.Reed 5.Page 6.Walker 'B' Main: 1.Wagner 2.Woolford 3.Cologna 4.Ensinger 5.Avery 6.Hess Feature (15 laps):1.Pat Conaway 2.George Quinlan 3.Bill Gerber 4.Bryan Reed 5.Al Cheney III 6.Steve Mongiello 7.Rich Page 8.Ralph Gargiulo 9.Evan Berardi 10.Kim Cooke 11.Pat Freiberger 12.Billy Bauer 13.Brian Wagner 14.Jim Hewitt 15.Armin Hess 16.Kenny Roth 17.Tim Walker 18.Dave Cologna 19.Spider Ensinger 20.Dale Haines 21.Dean Woolford 22.Art Avery 23.Carol Whitehouse 24.Jeff Bethman
DNQ: Bill Miscoski, Rich Roveda, Kevin Bifulco, Chris Halstead, Ken Snook, John Hewitt, Mick Search.