August 21, 2018 – The hot shoe out of Milford, NJ, Billy Pauch Jr., secured his third USAC SpeedSTR Championship and first ever 600 Micro Sprint Championship Sunday evening at Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds.
“We started out the year strong in both divisions at Action Track USA,” noted Pauch Jr. “We were able to win three SpeedSTR races and two Micro Sprint races, which put us in the position for both championships.”
Last year saw Pauch Jr. come one spot short in the Heffner Racing Enterprises No.27 SpeedSTR. This year was redemption for the No.27 team.
“This is our second year driving for Mike Heffner,” he said. “It’s cool to be associated with him. He puts a first-class effort in and it definitely shows. Unfortunately, last year we fell one spot short. We were close but to be able to put it all together this year and get our first championship together with Mike is awesome.”
Pauch Jr. would like to give a special thanks to all of his sponsors who were on board with him this season on the SpeedSTR; Lealands.com, Weaknecht Archery, Liv’n Green, Berks Sealcoating, and Buck Rubs.
Pauch Jr.’s 2018 USAC SpeedSTR Championship marked his third SpeedSTR Championship at the Kutztown oval.
After Lamar Shaffer, owner of the No.91s Micro Sprint, took the 2017 season off, the dynamic duo jumped at the opportunity to once again join forces in 2018.
“We had a solid year,” Pauch Jr. said. “We didn’t finish any worse than fourth-place for a while but had a rough last two weeks.”
Pauch Jr. went seven races straight with top-four finishes in the Micro Sprint until their streak ended abruptly after braking a rear end resulting in a DNF.
“It’s pretty cool to get our first Micro Sprint championship,” added Pauch Jr. “We got second in points a bunch of times, but we were able to come back together, thanks to some help from Pioneer Pole Buildings who jumped on board and helped us this year, we were able to put together a solid year and propel to our first championship.”
Running two divisions in one night can put a toll on a driver, but with a lot of help, both teams were able to persevere and come out on top.
“To run two divisions in one night puts a lot of stress on the crew but I’m fortunate to have a great bunch of guys,” he said. “I have a good group of guys that come every week. They’re solid and help make my life easy.”
Once the trailer doors open and the cars roll out, it’s nonstop action for Pauch Jr. every Wednesday night.
“They put on a really good show at Action Track USA,” he said. “They get 50+ Micro Sprints and a strong field of SpeedSTR’s weekly, which makes it intense. This was my sixth year running there and my first time being able to grab two championships in one year.”
PAUCH RACING SEASON STATS –
Billy Pauch Sr.
22 races – 3 wins, 6 top 5’s, 11 top 10’s
Billy Pauch Jr.
62 races – 9 wins, 30 top 5’s, 45 top 10’s
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All Pauch Sr. and Jr. racing apparel will be available for sale at their racecar trailer during events they compete in.
PAUCH RACING SPONSOR’S –
Pauch Racing would like to thank K&A Excavating, Growers Garden Center, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Wyckoff Roofing, Husqvarna Bish Sales, First Choice Auto Equipment, Atlantic Sprinkler, Vandale Properties, Al’s Sunoco, Wayne Subaru, Degre Engineering, Ken’s Tire, ACM Tool & Die, M&T Tree Service, Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz, Phillip’s Garage, Lealands.com, Berks Seal Coating, Weaknect Archery, Liv N Green Landscaping, Premio Italian Sausage, Art’s Radiator, Jones Racing Products, Sunoco, Diversified Machine Inc., GME, Bicknell Racing Products, Auto Meter, MSD, Bilstein Shocks, ISC Racers Tape, Seals-It, Zemco, Sway-A-Way, Green Filters, ASF, Fel-Pro, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Wiz Fab, American Racer, Kirkey and Suspension Springs for their continued support.
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