New Egypt, NJ (July 29) -- Returning to action after a rollover in his qualifying heat, Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch came from the back to the front in quick fashion to capture his 10th Modified feature win of the season on Art's Radiator...
New Egypt, NJ (July 29) -- Returning to action after a rollover in his qualifying heat, Frenchtown, NJ's Billy Pauch came from the back to the front in quick fashion to capture his 10th Modified feature win of the season on Art's Radiator Night at New Egypt Speedway Saturday night.
"Hopefully, this was a tuneup for Wednesday," said Pauch, referring to the track's big-money Super DIRT Series special that will attract all the region's big guns on August 2.
In the 30-lap Modified event, Bob Drayton made his presence known right away, throttling to the lead by lap 4. As Drayton made hay up front, Pauch picked his way through the competition, stealing into second on a lap 10 restart. Drayton did a valiant job defending his turf with Pauch pulling out his considerable arsenal to unseat the leader. It was a side-by-side show for the fans until the defending division champ made an inside move that stuck on lap 15, and Pauch was gone, gone, gone. Rick Grosso Jr. looked like he had something for Pauch in the late stages, until he slowed and took it pitside. Pauch notched number 10, with Drayton, Mark Bitner, Bob Worthington and Kenny Brightbill in tow.
Bound Brook, NJ's Rich Scagliotta scored his second Sportsman division win of the year, leading from lap 2 through to the checker. Scagliotta survived several cautions and a challenge from Mike Toth for the win. Behind Scagliotta and Toth at the line were Mike Lyons, Brien Ely and Ryan Godown.
Evan Berardi of Blauvelt, NY, scored his first career win in the first Street Stock event, a makeup race from June 17. Berardi picked up the lead in the late going after the front-running cars of Bill Gerber and Joe Mongeau made contact and spun. Kory Fleming, Steve Mongiello, Billy Bauer and Kim Cooke followed Berardi to the stripe. In the regularly scheduled Street Stock race, Flemington, NJ's Billy Bauer scored his fifth win of the season. Bauer was chased to the finish by Mongeau, Pat Conaway, Berardi and Gerber.
Winners of the OfficeMates 5 of Englewood Cliffs Lightning Lap Awards for fastest lap in a feature event were Pauch (Mods, 15.384), Scagliotta (Sportsman, 15.765) and Gerber and Bauer (Street Stock, 17.309 and 17.713 respectively).
Art's Radiator of Flemington, NJ, presented racing radiators to specially selected finishers in each main event. Lucky winners were Willie Osmun (Modified), Brien Ely (Sportsman) and Steve Mongiello (Street Stock).
This Saturday, August 5, Cream Ridge Golf Club presents Banner Night at New Egypt Speedway, featuring a bill of Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks, a golf-themed night of fun and prizes for the fans, and a Hole-In-One putting contest for the drivers. Adult admission is $12, children 7-12 are $4, and kids 6 and under are free. For more information, call the track office at (609) 758-1900.
1st Heat: 1.Infante 2.Tanner Jr. 3.Pauch 4.Worthington 5.Bohn 6.Voss
2nd Heat: 1.Drayton 2.Grosso Jr. 3.Velenger 4.T.Hager 5.Hendershot 6.Keimig
3rd Heat: 1.Brightbill 2.Bitner 3.Osmun 4.Carberry 5.Moss 6.Adams
B Main: 1.G. Hager 2.Hoffman 3.Butler 4.McCaughey 5.Hammond 6.Wismer (Fans Prov: Milozar)
Feature (30 laps):
1.Billy Pauch 2.Bob Drayton 3.Mark Bitner 4.Bob Worthington 5.Kenny Brightbill 6.Gary Butler 7.Rocco Infante 8.Willie Osmun 9.Keith Hoffman 10.Gary Hager 11.Art Adams 12.Kenny Hammond 13.Darren McCaughey 14.Eddie Bohn 15.Kenny Wismer III 16.Gary Velenger 17.Mike Hendershot 18.Tim Tanner Jr. 19.John Milozar 20.Korey Keimig 21.Rick Grosso Jr. 22.Barry Voss 23.Steve Moss 24.Tom Carberry 25.Tom Hager
DNQ: Bob Bauma, Mark Tranquilli, Larry McVay, Doug Ostwald.
1st Heat: 1.Scagliotta 2.Archer 3.Mongiello 4.Eppolite 5.Ely 6.Koczon
2nd Heat: 1.Lyons 2.Tomasko 3.Reutter 4.Hoffman 5.Holsten 6.Reed
3rd Heat: 1.Foster 2.Swain 3.Kessler 4.Toth 5.Mears 6.Godown
1st B Main: 1.Carpenter 2.Flesch 3.Fleming 4.Wasson
2nd B Main: 1.Lippincott 2.Kline 3.Reid 4.Zangli
Feature (25 Laps-Double Points):
1.Rich Scagliotta 2.Mike Toth 3.Mike Lyons 4.Brien Ely 5.Ryan Godown 6.Chuck Flesch 7.Ron Jon Koczon 8.Mike Reutter Jr. 9.J.C. Mears 10.Mickey Kessler 11.Tom Tomasko 12.Tom Eppolite 13.Larry Lippincott 14.Mike Mongiello III 15.Jeff Carpenter 16.Donnie Kline 17.Larry Reed 18.Rick Holsten 19.Keith Foster 20.Jim Zangli 21.Chris Wasson 22.Scott Reid 23.Keith Fleming 24.Jack Swain 25.Dave Hoffman 26.Larry Archer
DNQ: Dominick Buffalino, Matt Papiez, Rob Pfister, Dan Austin, Tom Sickler, Dave Bailey, John McClelland, Keith McIntyre, Joey Tinnes, Gene Stravinsky, Kyle Morrison, Jeff Geigis, Lee Taylor Jr., Brian Pearson.
1st Heat: 1.Haines 2.Hewitt 3.Conaway 4.Cooke 5.Page 6.Giannino
2nd Heat: 1.Bauer 2.Berardi 3.Mongeau 4.Quinlan 5.Fleming 6.Cologna
3rd Heat: 1.Gargiulo 2.Mongiello 3.B. Gerber 4.Whitehouse 5.Cheney 6.Leote
B Main: 1.Search 2.Guker 3.Bifulco 4.Quick 5.Wagner 6.Roveda
Feature (Make-up from 6/17) (15 laps): 1.Evan Berardi 2.Kory Fleming 3.Steve Mongiello 4.Billy Bauer 5.Kim Cooke 6.Pat Conaway 7.Ralph Gargiulo 8.Dale Haines 9.Jim Hewitt 10.Rich Page 11.Carol Whitehouse 12.Brian Wagner 13.Bruce Leote 14.Joe Garey 15.Spider Ensinger 16.Nick Giris 17.Joe Mongeau 18.Bill Miscoski 19.Rich Roveda 20.Bill Gerber 21.Al Cheney III 22.Jim Gerber 23.Pat Freiberger
Feature (15 laps):1.Billy Bauer 2.Joe Mongeau 3.Pat Conaway 4.Evan Berardi 5.Bill Gerber 6.Ralph Gargiulo 7.George Quinlan 8.Dave Cologna 9.Kory Fleming 10.Ricky Giannino 11.Al Cheney 12.Steve Mongiello 13.Carol Whitehouse 14.Kim Cooke 15.Bruce Leote 16.Jim Hewitt 17.Dale Haines 18.Kevin Bifulco 19.Rich Roveda 20.Blair Guker III 21.Rich Page 22.Mick Search 23.Joel Quick 24.Brian Wagner
DNQ: Ken Snook, Joe Garey, Sean Carr, Spider Ensinger, Nick Giris, Tim Horner, Art Avery, Bill Miscoski, Pat Freiberger, Bryan Reed, Jim Gerber.