The Champion, The Legend, and The Spoiler; Who Will Come Out Of New Egypt Speedway On Top Saturday?

The Champion, The Legend, and The Spoiler

Who Will Come Out Of New Egypt Speedway On Top Saturday?

By: Pete MacDonald

DSC_032730 laps for double points.

That’s all that separates one of three men from the 2015 New Egypt Speedway 358 Modified championship. Heading into this Saturday, only Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch and Billy Pauch Jr. have a mathematical chance at winning the crown.

“We just got to do what we do and that’s it. Let it all play out. It’s our championship to win,” said Godown, who is looking for his second straight New Egypt crown.

Ryan Godown currently leads the way with 864 points (5 Wins). Billy Pauch (1 Win) sits second with 842 and Billy Pauch Jr. (3 Wins) is not far behind him with 821. The way they sit now, with double points on the line, if Ryan Godown finishes 3rd or better no matter what either Pauch does, he will be your 2015 champion. For Pauch or Pauch Jr. to pick up the crown, Billy Sr. would need to win the feature and Ryan would have to finish fourth and for Billy Jr. to win it all he would have to win the feature with his father finishing at least fourth and Godown would need to end up ninth or worse.

DSC_0278“It’s all about putting on a show for the fans as long as people don’t run into me. Once they run into me, it gets a little personal. We just got to finish in front of him (Godown),” said Billy Sr. who already has one championship at NES this season after picking up the May Modified Madness crown.

I documented a few weeks back the rivalry between Billy Pauch and Ryan Godown but Pauch Jr. has thrown a monkey wrench into this whole situation. If it wasn’t for a faulty brake pedal he would have three straight wins coming into the final points showdown. These three drivers have won 36 of the last 49 358 Modified features at New Egypt Speedway including nine this season.

“Everyone keeps talking about my Dad and Godown. We’re still in this. All I figure is go and win and hopefully the rest will take care of itself,” said Pauch Jr.

DSC_0214An entire season comes down to 30 laps this coming Saturday with double points on the line. Who is your pick to win the 2015 New Egypt Speedway Modified title? Let us know on the Racers Guide Discussion Forums. I can be emailed at or found on Twitter @PMacDonald51. Thanks for reading!

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