PAUCH, JR. AND LAUBACH WIN 358 MODIFIED FEATURES AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAYerik158@gmail.com
New Egypt, NJ (July 3, 2016) – On Military Heroes Twin Twenties Night at New Egypt Speedway, Billy Pauch, Jr. and Rick Laubach were the winners in the 358 Modified features. Ryan Godown topped the field in the Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprint main event. Brandon Grosso scored the win in the Crate Sportsman feature.
As the first 20-lap feature for the 358 Modifieds began, Ryan Krachun jumped out to the front with Chad Barney and Chris Grbac next in line. With five circuits completed, Krachun was still in command with Barney, Mike Butler, Grbac and fourteenth place starting Billy Pauch, Jr in tow. At the halfway point, Krachun had built a comfortable lead over Barney with Pauch, Jr. in third. With only five tours remaining, Krachun was approaching lap traffic when the second caution of the contest occurred for a slowing Steve Davis on the backstretch and Grbac stopping in the fourth corner. The third yellow flag appearance of the contest occurred on the ensuing restart as two simultaneous incidents took place and involved several drivers including the second place running Barney. With Pauch, Jr. now in the runner-up spot, the green flag waved and Krachun lost two positions as Pauch, Jr. ascended to the front with Dominick Buffalino motoring into second. Pauch, Jr. was pulling from the pack when the final caution took place with only one revolution remaining. On the final restart, Buffalino tried to wrestle the lead from Pauch, Jr. but was repelled as Pauch, Jr. raced to his third victory of the season at New Egypt Speedway. Buffalino finished in second. Ryan Godown came from fifteenth to score a third place finish. Ryan Krachun crossed the finish line in fourth but was disqualified for being light at the scales. David Van Horn was awarded fourth and fifth went to John McClelland.
With an inversion of the top fourteen finishers in the first feature, polesitter Rick Laubach grabbed the lead and Mike Butler took the runner-up spot as the second 20-lap 358 Modified feature got underway. With a quarter of the contest in the books, the top two of Laubach and Butler remained in order. On lap ten, Willie Osmun worked his way by Butler to gain second just before a multicar tangle took place. Following two more caution periods and nine laps remaining, Laubach was still in charge with Danny Bouc in second and Osmun in third. As Laubach was pulling away, Bouc and Osmun were in the process of swapping second place several times with Ryan Godown and Billy Pauch, Jr. just behind them. Laubach’s comfortable edge disappeared when the final caution period occurred with only one lap left. On the final restart, Laubach maintained his advantage and collected his sixteenth career victory at New Egypt Speedway. Second place was seized by Osmun. Bouc barely nosed out Godown to finish in third. With Godown finishing fourth, Billy Pauch, Jr. took fifth. Chris Grbac, Rick Laubach and PJ Oliver won the 358 Modified heat races.
In the main event for the Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints, Ryan Godown collected his second checkered flag in the division. Brian Spencer took the lead as the 20-lap event started. Spencer held the lead until Godown took over on the eighth circuit. Godown, who has only three starts in the class, would lead the rest of the way to capture the win. Spencer wound up in second with Bobby Butler finishing in third. Rich Mellor was fourth with Wayne Weaver finishing in fifth. The Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints qualifying contests were taken by Ryan Godown and Brian Spencer.
For the second week in a row, Brandon Grosso triumphed in the 20-lap Crate Sportsman feature. Shawn Ratchford set the pace for the opening nine tours before Chuckles Stone advanced to the lead. Grosso, who started the race in fifteenth, diced his way past Stone for the top spot on the eleventh lap. Stone’s strong run resulted in a second place finish. Third place was taken by Steve Hicks. Jeremy Martino was fourth. Rookie Kyle Kania came from his twentieth place start to finish in fifth. Jeremy Martino, Adam Cox and Chuckles Stone were victorious in the heat races for the Crate Sportsman. The consolation event was captured by Connor King.
Bike Night, presented by Discount Crowd Control, takes place on Saturday, July 9 at New Egypt Speedway. The racing agenda includes the 358 Modifieds, Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints and Sportsman. Kids will be eligible to win a free bike. Plus, Discount Crowd Control and Dill Motorsports will be giving away a new 2016 Yamaha dirt racing bike. All fans arriving to the speedway via motorcycle will receive half price general admission. Racing legends will be on hand on this night as well with an autograph session scheduled for the intermission break. Competitors can begin to enter the pits at 4:00 p.m. and the spectator gates open at 5:00 p.m. Warm-ups start at 6:00 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for teens 12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and no charge for children 11 and under. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and $40 with no license.
New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from roast beef sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
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NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016
Heat 1 – 1. Chris Grbac 2. Brian Roemer 3. Mike Butler 4. Billy Pauch, Jr. 5. Willie Osmun 6. Dominick Buffalino
Heat 2 – 1. Rick Laubach 2. Chad Barney 3. Ryan Krachun 4. David Van Horn 5. Andrew Bohn 6. Doug Ostwald
Heat 3 – 1. PJ Oliver 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Lou Cicconi 4. Ryan Godown 5. Clay Butler 6. Jimmy Horton
358 MODIFIEDS – 20 LAPS FEATURE #1
1. BILLY PAUCH, JR. 2. Dominick Buffalino 3. Ryan Godown 4. David Van Horn 5. John McClelland 6. PJ Oliver 7. Jimmy Horton 8. Danny Bouc 9. Tad Cox 10. Willie Osmun 11. Andrew Bohn 12. Kevin Vaclavicek 13. Mike Butler 14. Rick Laubach 15. Steve Davis 16. Clay Butler 17. DJ Ruppert 18. Chad Barney 19. Chris Grbac 20. Bryan Kuhl 21. Brian Roemer 22. Lou Cicconi 23. Doug Ostwald
DQ: Ryan Krachun (Light)
358 MODIFIEDS – 20 LAPS FEATURE #2
1. RICK LAUBACH 2. Willie Osmun 3. Danny Bouc 4. Ryan Godown 5. Billy Pauch, Jr. 6. David Van Horn 7. Tad Cox 8. Ryan Krachun 9. Dominick Buffalino 10. Andrew Bohn 11. Mike Butler 12. DJ Ruppert 13. Jimmy Horton 14. Clay Butler 15. Steve Davis 16. Chad Barney 17. John McClelland 18. PJ Oliver 19. Kevin Vaclavicek 20. Lou Cicconi 21. Doug Ostwald
DNS: Brian Roemer, Bryan Kuhl, Chris Grbac
Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints
Heat 1 – 1. Ryan Godown 2. Lee Nardelli 3. Lou Cicconi 4. Heidi Heddin 5. Al Cheney 6. Chris Moll
Heat 2 – 1. Brian Spencer 2. Bobby Butler 3. Rich Mellor 4. Wayne Weaver 5. Johnny Cornell 6. Drew Richmond
BURLINGTON COUNTY OVERHEAD DOOR NEWS SPRINTS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. RYAN GODOWN 2. Brian Spencer 3. Bobby Butler 4. Rich Mellor 5. Wayne Weaver 6. Lou Cicconi 7. Lee Nardelli 8. Al Cheney 9. Chris Moll 10. Heidi Heddin 11. Johnny Cornell
DNS: Drew Richmond
Heat 1 – 1. Jeremy Martino 2. Ebby Ridge 3. Dan Fleming 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Dakota Kessler 6. Billy Osmun, III
Heat 2 – 1. Adam Cox 2. Frank Dorry 3. Ryan Simmons 4. John Criscione 5. Robbie Dunn 6. Jason Bittner
Heat 3 – 1. Chuckles Stone 2. Steve Hicks 3. John Aumick 4. Tom Tanner 5. Shawn Ratchford 6. Jason Dunn
Consolation – 1. Connor King 2. Kyle Kania 3. Johnny Bangs 4. Joe Nappi 5. Alonzo Morales 6. Aaron Weaver
CRATE SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. BRANDON GROSSO 2. Chuckles Stone 3. Steve Hicks 4. Jeremy Martino 5. Kyle Kania 6. Dan Fleming 7. Billy Osmun, III 8. John Aumick 9. Adam Cox 10. Ebby Ridge 11. Dakota Kessler 12. Jason Dunn 13. Connor King 14. John Criscione 15. Johnny Bangs 16. Alonzo Morales 17. Robbie Dunn 18. Frank Dorry 19. Tom Tanner 20. Shawn Ratchford 21. Ryan Simmons 22. Jason Bittner 23. Joe Nappi 24. Aaron Weaver
DNQ: Matt Knaub, Joe Reid