GEORGETOWN, DE – For the fourth consecutive week, Billy Pauch Jr. went to victory lane in the modified Friday night at Georgetown Speedway.
Pauch Jr., who started from 10th, worked his way to the front on a slick, smooth racing surface. Pauch Jr. led the final 12 laps and outdueled Matt Stangle on a mid-race restart to drive away with the $3,000 payday.
“This was not the track we were expecting at all tonight, but we made a big change after hot laps and it worked out … we have such a good car, and it makes my life easy,” said Pauch Jr. of his return to victory lane.
“I didn’t think we were gonna get Stangle, but he overshot turn one just enough on that restart that I was able to get a nose underneath him,” Pauch Jr. explained of his race-winning move on the restart.
Stangle held on for second and Craig Von Dohren rounded out the podium.
Jim Britt raced to a fourth-place finish and David Van Horn rounded out the top five.
Alex Bright won his USAC East Coast sprint car feature of the season in the 25-lap main event.
Joe Toth won his second consecutive crate 602 sportsman feature event, the latest coming from the pole.
Harold Sylvester took the vintage modified feature, Glenn Lyon dominated the vintage sportsman main event and Todd Sammons was victorious in the Little Lincoln feature.
J.R. Bergman won the super truck main event, while Ashley Merritt led the last two laps to win the 12-lap charger feature.
Racing resumes at Georgetown Speedway on Friday, Oct. 29 as the spec 358 Modifieds and RUSH Late Models kick off Mid-Atlantic Championship weekend.
The Short Track Super Series then visits Georgetown Oct. 29-30 for its championship event.