PAUCH MASTERS THE 358 MODIFIED FIELD AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAYerik158@gmail.com
New Egypt, NJ (August 28, 2016) – At New Egypt Speedway’s Back to School Night presented by National Parts Supply, Billy Pauch, Sr. mastered the field to win the 358 Modified feature. Brandon Grosso was victorious in the Sportsman main event. John Meyer took the checkered flag in the Street Stock race. In non-point events, Kyle Kania took top honors in the Crate Modified feature while Lou Cicconi won the Burlington County Overhead Door News Sprint contest.
At the start of the 30-lap 358 Modified feature, John Pakenham grabbed the lead with Lou Cicconi in second. Just after the leaders were completing the first circuit, the caution flag waved for Andrew Bohn. On the restart, Cicconi blasted by Pakenham to take over the front running position. Billy Pauch, Sr., who started in tenth place, was quickly moving through the field as he had reached fifth place with four laps completed. Two tours later, the yellow lights flashed for Ryan Godown. When action resumed, Cicconi maintained his advantage with Pakenham in second and Pauch, Sr. in third. Behind the top three, fourteenth place starting Billy Pauch, Jr. was continuing his charge to the top as he ascended into fourth with nine laps completed. Cicconi was building a sizeable edge over his opponents when Clay Butler’s ride slowed and the caution flag was shown on lap thirteen. When the green flag waved, Cicconi was still on top with Pauch, Sr. slipping into the runner-up spot. Pauch, Jr. advanced into third as the halfway point was displayed to the drivers. Cicconi and Pauch, Sr. would dice for the lead for several laps until the yellow lights lit up the dirt oval for Dominick Buffalino with ten circuits remaining. On the restart, Pauch, Sr. scooted by Cicconi to take the lead with Pauch, Jr. in third, John McClelland in fourth and David Van Horn in fifth. Although Pauch, Sr., would lead the rest of the way, the other positions in the top five would change. On the next lap, Van Horn marched into fourth and Godown, driving his way back to the top from an earlier caution, motored into fifth. With seven tours to go, Pauch, Jr. moved into second with Van Horn taking third. On the next circuit, Godown went from fifth to third. As the checkered flag was waved, it was Pauch, Sr. on top for his second win of 2016 and his one hundred twenty-sixth Modified feature victory at New Egypt Speedway. Pauch, Jr. finished second with Godown taking third. Van Horn was fourth and Cicconi’s good run resulted in a fifth place outcome. John Pakenham and Lou Cicconi won the 358 Modified heat races.
Brandon Grosso, the current leader in the chase for the Sportsman championship, padded his advantage entering the final two point races by taking the checkered flag in the 20-lap feature. JR Fulper took the lead at the start of the event and led the first nine revolutions before Grosso took over. The win was Grosso’s second in the division in 2016. Fulper completed the race in second. Third went to Cale Ross, the track’s 2016 Rookie champion. TJ Lilly, who won last Saturday’s feature, finished in fourth. Bob Lineman, Jr. completed the top five. The Sportsman qualifying events were taken by JR Fulper and JT Trstensky.
After ascending to the front on the seventh circuit, John Meyer held off several challenges from Mick Search to win his first career Street Stock feature. Todd Dige, who set the pace for the opening six tours of the 15-lap contest, finished in third. Joe Reid came home in fourth and Bill Connelly was fifth.
In the non-point 20-lap Crate Modified event, Rookie Kyle Kania controlled the lead for the entire distance to win his first career feature. The runner-up spot was claimed by Tom Tanner. Veteran Frank Dorry, Jr was third. John Aumick and Brandon Grosso filled out the top five.
Lou Cicconi led from green to checkered and repelled the advances of Ryan Godown in the final circuits to take the victory in the 20-lap non-point Burlington County Overhead Door News Sprint contest. The win was the first for Cicconi in the division. With Godown finishing second, Johnny Cornell completed the race in third. Chris Moll was fourth with Wayne Weaver claiming fifth.
On Saturday, September 3 at New Egypt Speedway, Flemington Car and Truck Country presents First Responder’s Night. The 2016 358 Modified championship will be decided with a double point finale. In addition, the Sportsman and TSRS Sprint Cars will be on the docket. All First Responders will receive free grandstand admission with proper identification. Flemington Car and Truck Country will have plenty of giveaways and an autograph session will feature Modified driver Ryan Krachun. Competitors can begin to enter the pits at 4:00 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps will 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, $35 with a TSRS 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, AUGUST 27, 2016
Heat 1 – 1. John Pakenham 2. Billy Pauch, Sr. 3. Doug Ostwald 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Chad Barney 6. David Van Horn 7. Clay Butler 8. Dominick Buffalino
Heat 2 – 1. Lou Cicconi 2. Ryan Godown 3. Bryan Kuhl 4. PJ Oliver 5. John McClelland 6. Billy Pauch, Jr. 7. Willie Osmun 8. Andrew Bohn
358 MODIFIEDS – 30 LAPS FEATURE
1. BILLY PAUCH, SR. 2. Billy Pauch, Jr. 3. Ryan Godown 4. David Van Horn 5. Lou Cicconi 6. Willie Osmun 7. Ryan Krachun 8. PJ Oliver 9. John Pakenham 10. John McClelland 11. Doug Ostwald 12. Tad Cox 13. Kevin Vaclavicek 14. Chad Barney 15. Dominick Buffalino 16. Clay Butler 17. Bryan Kuhl 18. DJ Ruppert 19. Danny Bouc 20. Andrew Bohn
Heat 1 – 1. JR Fulper 2. Brandon Grosso 3. Joe Dill 4. Art Liedl 5. Alan Bleacher 6. TJ Lilly 7. Marty Resnick
Heat 2 – 1. JT Trstensky 2. Cale Ross 3. Bob Lineman, Jr. 4. Will Dupree 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Bill Liedtka 7. Jimmy Amato
SPORTSMAN – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. BRANDON GROSSO 2. JR Fulper 3. Cale Ross 4. TJ Lilly 5. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. JT Trstensky 7. Art Liedl 8. Ryan Simmons 9. Bill Liedtka 10. Will Dupree 11. Jimmy Amato 12. Bob Rambone 13. Alan Bleacher 14. Marty Resnick 15. Drew Reinhold 16. Joe Dill
DNS: Steve Desmelyk
STREET STOCKS – 15 LAPS FEATURE
1. JOHN MEYER 2. Mick Search 3. Todd Dige 4. Joe Reid 5. Bill Connelly 6. Kim Cooke 7. Jarrod Burdge 8. Bill Liedtka 9. Dan Salmons 10. Darren Cox
CRATE MODIFIEDS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. KYLE KANIA 2. Tom Tanner 3. Frank Dorry, Jr. 4. John Aumick 5. Brandon Grosso 6. Jeremy Martino 7. Dan Fleming 8. Ebby Ridge 9. Ryan Simmons 10. John Criscione 11. Aaron Weaver 12. Alonzo Morales 13. Matt Knaub 14. Shawn Ratchford
BURLINGTON COUNTY OVERHEAD DOOR NEWS SPRINTS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. LOU CICCONI 2. Ryan Godown 3. Johnny Cornell 4. Chris Moll 5. Wayne Weaver 6. Bobby Butler 7. Rich Mellor 8. Heidi Heddin