Pauch Jr Powers to Third Modified Win at New Egypt

NEW EGYPT, NJ – For the third time this year, Billy Pauch, Jr. won the 358 Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway. Connor King topped the field in the Crate Modified main event. Bill Liedtka was the victor in the Street Stock contest. The Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman features were taken by Joseph Brown and David Burns.

As the 30-lap May Modified Madness Round of 24 feature got underway for the 358 Modifieds, Steve Davis grabbed the point with Lou Cicconi in his tracks. PJ Oliver motored into third on the second tour and began to pursue Cicconi for second. As the battle for the runner-up spot was developing, the yellow flag waved on the fourth tour for a slowing Ryan Godown. When action resumed, Cicconi blasted by Davis for the lead. By the tenth tour after some great racing action and a few additional caution periods, Cicconi and Davis remained in the top two spots with Billy Pauch, Jr., Oliver and Danny Bouc next in line. Davis and Pauch, Jr. were in a spirited duel for second when Davis was forced to retire on the twelfth revolution with a mechanical failure.

At the halfway point, Cicconi and Pauch, Jr. began a multi-lap side by side clash for the lead with Oliver in striking distance. With Cicconi in the high groove, Pauch, Jr. used an inside move and slid into the front running position with ten laps remaining. With Pauch, Jr. extending his advantage, Bouc rode into third on the twenty third lap and passed Cicconi for second one tour later. With five laps remaining and Pauch, Jr. nearly a straightaway ahead of the pack, the yellow lights illuminated one last time for Doug Ostwald. On the single file restart, Pauch, Jr. held off Bouc and paced the field for the final laps to capture his third win of the year. With the victory, Pauch, Jr. has qualified for the May Modified Madness Finale. Bouc completed the race in second. Oliver rushed past Cicconi on the twenty-ninth lap to finish in third. With Cicconi coming home in fourth, David Van Horn wound up in fifth. The 358 Modified heat winners were Steve Davis, PJ Oliver, and Danny Bouc.

After taking the lead from the early pacesetter Ryan Simmons, ninth place starting Connor King went unchallenged to win the 20-lap Crate Modified main event. The victory was the second of King’s career. Jeremy Martino drove by Simmons in the latter stages of the affair to finish in second place. Simmons, who led the opening eleven laps, finished in third. Tom Tanner and Steve Hicks completed the top five. Connor King, Steve Hicks, and Ryan Simmons won the Crate Modified qualifying races. The consolation contest was taken by Steve Kemery.

Bill Liedtka withstood a final tour surge from John Meyer to capture the victory in the 15-lap Street Stock feature. With Meyer taking second, Darren Cox finished third. A late race charge earned Mick Search fourth place. Joe Reid completed the contest in fifth. In addition to his win in the main event, Liedtka was victorious in the Street Stock heat race.

In the first 8-lap feature for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman, Joseph Brown was awarded the win after disqualifications of the top two finishers, Rick Wegner Sr. and David Burns. Completing the top three were Walt McIntyre and Rob Mancini.

In the second 8-lap feature for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Sportsman, David Burns took the lead at the halfway point from Rob Mancini and led the field for the remaining distance to take his third checkered flag of the year. Walt McIntyre was second. Joseph Brown crossed the finish line in third and Mancini came home in fourth.

The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’, the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, is set to invade New Egypt Speedway onTuesday, May 23 for the 5th Annual Jersey Outlaw Classic. A star studded lineup of Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana, Sheldon Haudenschild, Paul McMahan and more will be in action. Tickets are available now by visiting Pit Gates unlock at 2:00 p.m. The ticket and will call windows will open at 3:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 4:00 p.m. Hot Laps get underway at 6:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m. A rain date of Wednesday, May 24 has been added in case there is inclement weather. General Admission tickets are $30, reserved tickets are $35, Teens 12-15 are $15, and Children 11 and under are free. Pit admission is $40.

Racing continues on Saturday, May 27 with the 358 Modifieds competing in the Remember Our Veterans 40. This extra distance event will also serve as the Round of 12 in the May Modified Madness Series. The Hammer Sportsman, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars and Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman will be in action as well. The pits open at 3:00 p.m. with the spectator gates unlocking at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps crank up at 5:00 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 6:00 p.m. On this special night, military personnel will be admitted at no charge with proper identification. Adult admission is $22, Seniors 65 & up are $20, Teens 12-15 are $12 and Children 11 and 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. Steve Davis 2. John McClelland 3. Bryan Kuhl 4. Billy Pauch, Jr. 5. Lou Cicconi 6. Tad Cox


Heat 2 – 1. PJ Oliver 2. Ryan Godown 3. David Van Horn 4. Chris Grbac 5. Willie Osmun 6. Tim Apgar


Heat 3 – 1. Danny Bouc 2. John Pakenham 3.Chad Barney 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Rocco Infante 6. Rick Laubach





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


Crate Modifieds


Heat 1 – 1. Connor King 2. Matt Stangle 3. Jason Bittner 4. Billy Osmun, III 5. John Criscione 6. Dakota Kessler


Heat 2 – 1. Steve Hicks 2. Dan Fleming 3. Kyle Kania 4. John Aumick 5. Robbie Dunn 6. Johnny Bangs


Heat 3 – 1. Ryan Simmons 2. Tom Princiotta 3. Tom Tanner 4. Jeremy Martino 5. Jason Dunn 6. Frank Dorry, Jr.


Consolation – 1. Steve Kemery 2. Eric Palmer 3. George Gareis, Jr. 4. J.D. Cranstoun 5. Jordan Cox 6. Aaron Weaver



  1. CONNOR KING 2. Jeremy Martino 3. Ryan Simmons 4.Tom Tanner 5. Steve Hicks 6. Frank Dorry, Jr. 7. Eric Palmer 8. Billy Osmun, III 9. Jason Bittner 10. Steve Kemery 11. Tom Princiotta 12. David Burns 13. Dakota Kessler 14. John Aumick 15. Kyle Kania 16. Robbie Dunn 17. George Gareis, Jr. 18. Joseph Brown 19. Johnny Bangs 20. J.D. Cranstoun 21. John Criscione 22. Dan Fleming 23. Jordan Cox 24. Aaron Weaver 25. Jason Dunn 26. Matt Stangle

DNQ: Alonzo Morales, Rick Wegner, Sr., Walt McIntyre, Joe Nappi, Rob Mancini, Matt Knaub


Street Stocks

Heat 1 – 1. Bill Liedtka 2. John Meyer 3. Marty Derr 4. Darren Cox 5. Joe Reid



  1. BILL LIEDTKA 2. John Meyer 3. Darren Cox 4. Mick Search 5. Joe Reid 6. Dan Salmons 7. Brian Ludwig 8. Marty Derr

DNS: Billy Wroble





  1. JOSEPH BROWN 2. Walt McIntyre 3. Rob Mancini


DQ: Rick Wegner, Sr., David Burns





  1. DAVID BURNS 2. Walt McIntyre 3. Joseph Brown 4. Rob Mancini


DNS: Rick Wegner, Sr.