Godown and Pauch Jr. Share Twin 20 Victories at New Egypt

NEW EGYPT, NJ – On Twin Twenty Night presented by Premio Sausage, Ryan Godown and Billy Pauch, Jr. each won a 358 Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway. In addition to his 358 Modified victory, Godown topped the field in the Northeast Wingless Sprint Car contest. TJ Lilly took top honors in the Hammer Sportsman main event. David Burns was the victor in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie feature.

At the start of the first 20-lap feature for the 358 Modifieds, fourth place starting Danny Bouc bolted to the front of the pack. After a couple of caution periods and five circuits completed, Bouc was still on top with Ryan Godown in second place after starting in fifteenth. Godown was tracking down Bouc when a series of yellow flags took place on the eighth circuit. Once green flag racing resumed, Godown took the lead with nine tours recorded. Godown continued to his stretch his advantage over Bouc until he began to enter lap traffic with three laps remaining. In the midst of slower cars, Bouc began to close in on the leader but Godown maintained his position to take the win. With Bouc finishing in second, Ryan Krachun came home in third. Fourth went to DJ Ruppert. After starting in twenty-third, Rocco Infante finished in fifth.

With the top twelve finishers of the first feature inverted for the second 20-lap feature for the 358 Modifieds, polesitter Billy Pauch, Jr. grabbed the opening lap lead after the original start was scrubbed due to a caution. Just after the first tour was completed, the red flag was shone as a multi-car incident in turn one saw Roger Manning’s car rollover. After a few appearances of the yellow flag, Pauch, Jr. was still in command on lap six with Godown in second place and David Van Horn in third. At the halfway point, a mechanical issue forced Van Horn to drop out of the race on another restart and John McClelland was next in line behind Pauch, Jr. and Godown. In the second half of the race, Pauch, Jr. began to pull away from Godown but one final caution period occurred on lap nineteen. On the final resumption of racing, Pauch, Jr. held off one last charge by Godown to take his second win of the year. With McClelland breaking on the closing circuit, Willie Osmun finished in third. Fourth was taken by Ryan Krachun and Brandon Grosso completed the race in fifth. The 358 Modified heat winners were Lou Cicconi, Danny Bouc, and PJ Oliver. The consolation race was taken by Chad Barney.

In the 20-lap Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event, Ryan Godown took the lead from Rich Mellor on the seventh revolution and went unchallenged the remainder of the way for his second win of the year in the division. Mellor took the runner-up spot. Heidi Hedin’s strong run resulted in a third place finish. Lee Nardelli and defending champion Bobby Butler completed the top five. Ryan Godown and Bobby Butler won the Northeast Wingless Sprint Car qualifying races.

After taking the lead from Shaun Ratchford on the third circuit, TJ Lilly survived several restarts to score his second career win in the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature. Billy Osmun, III, who won two weeks ago, finished in second place. Third place was taken by Pat Wall. Cale Ross and Mike Lyons completed the top five. The victors in the Hammer Sportsman heat races were TJ Lilly and Mike Lyons.

David Burns led every circuit of the 8-lap Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie feature to collect his second checkered flag of the season. Rob Mancini, Joseph Brown, Richard Wegner, Sr. and Walt McIntyre followed Burns across the finish line.

On Saturday, May 6, the 2017 version of the May Modified Madness for the 358 Modifieds gets underway with the Round of 24. The Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman and the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will be on the docket as well. Pit gates unlock at 3:00 p.m. with the grandstand ticket window opening at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps begin at 5:00 p.m. and racing starts at 6:00 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 kids 11 & under are FREE. 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 Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

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358 Modifieds

Heat 1 – 1. Lou Cicconi 2. DJ Ruppert 3. Billy Pauch, Jr. 4. Steve Davis 5. Tad Cox 6. Willie Osmun

Heat 2 – 1. Danny Bouc 2. Doug Ostwald 3. Ryan Godown 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Dominick Buffalino

Heat 3 – 1. PJ Oliver 2. John McClelland 3. David Van Horn 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Marty Saxton 6. John Pakenham

Consolation – 1. Chad Barney 2. Andrew Bohn 3. Roger Manning 4. Chris Grbac 5. Rocco Infante 6. Tim Apgar

DNQ: Mike Everett, Jim Bobbitt, Derek Krum, Lou Farina, Kevin Vaclavicek


1. RYAN GODOWN 2. Danny Bouc 3. Ryan Krachun 4. DJ Ruppert 5. Rocco Infante 6. Dominick Buffalino 7. Brandon Grosso 8. Willie Osmun 9. John McClelland 10. David Van Horn 11. Tad Cox 12. Billy Pauch, Jr. 13. PJ Oliver 14. Bryan Kuhl 15. Roger Manning 16. Lou Cicconi 17. John Pakenham 18. Doug Ostwald 19. Marty Saxton 20. Tim Apgar 21. Andrew Bohn 22. Steve Davis 23. Chad Barney 24. Chris Grbac

1. BILLY PAUCH, JR. 2. Ryan Godown 3. Willie Osmun 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Brandon Grosso 6. Danny Bouc 7. Tad Cox 8. Chad Barney 9. John McClelland 10. Andrew Bohn 11. Lou Cicconi 12. John Pakenham 13. Doug Ostwald 14. DJ Ruppert 15. Tim Apgar 16. David Van Horn 17. PJ Oliver 18. Rocco Infante 19. Dominick Buffalino 20. Chris Grbac 21. Bryan Kuhl 22. Roger Manning 23. Steve Davis

DNS: Marty Saxton
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars

Heat 1 – 1. Ryan Godown 2. Rich Mellor 3. Lou Cicconi 4. Jermain Godshall 5. Brian Spencer 6. Eric Jennings

Heat 2 – 1. Bobby Butler 2. Lee Nardelli 3. Wayne Weaver 4. Heidi Hedin 5. Duane Nixon 6. Larry Drake


1. RYAN GODOWN 2. Rich Mellor 3. Heidi Hedin 4. Lee Nardelli 5. Bobby Butler 6. Jermain Godshall 7. Eric Jennings 8. Duane Nixon 9. Larry Drake 10. Brian Spencer 11. Lou Cicconi 12. Wayne Weaver
Hammer Sportsman

Heat 1 – 1. TJ Lilly 2. Pat Wall 3. JR Fulper 4. Frank Dorry, Jr. 5. Jesse Dill 6. Joe Dill

Heat 2 – 1. Mike Lyons 2. J.T. Trstensky 3. Billy Osmun, III 4. Ryan Simmons 5. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Marty Resnick
1. TJ LILLY 2. Billy Osmun, III 3. Pat Wall 4. Cale Ross 5. Mike Lyons 6. Bob Lineman, Jr. 7. Ryan Simmons 8. J.T. Trstensky 9. JR Fulper 10. Jeremy Martino 11. Jimmy Amato 12. Will Dupree 13. Jesse Dill 14. Jason Kosch 15. Richard Wegner, Sr. 16. Rob Mancini 17. Shaun Ratchford 18. Frank Dorry, Jr. 19. Joe Dill 20. Joseph Brown 21. Walt McIntyre 22. Marty Resnick 23. David Burns
DNS: Dakota Kessler

1. DAVID BURNS 2. Rob Mancini 3. Joseph Brown 4. Richard Wegner, Sr. 5. Walt McIntyre