Florida First: Billy Pauch Jr. to Make Sunshine State Dirt Modified Debut at All-Tech Raceway
Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS
Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com
LAKE CITY, FL – The last name ‘Pauch’ carries a sense of responsibility in Northeast auto racing.
It’s safe to say Billy Pauch Jr. is doing the legacy well.
Pauch Jr., the third-generation of the famed New Jersey racing family, enjoyed a successful 2019 season traversing the dirt tracks of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware.
The Milford, N.J., driver recorded 10 victories in the Modified division amidst his other open-wheel racing endeavors.
Among those conquests was a nationally televised victory with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway. With MAV-TV cameras on hand, Pauch Jr. ran down and passed the region’s leading winner – Matt Sheppard – and went on to win the VAHLCO Racing Wheels ‘Blast at the Beach’ presented by Melon 1 in August.
Pauch Jr. won twice on the Georgetown clay, picked up a pair of victories at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., and racked up six Sunoco checkered flags at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway en route to the championship in the track’s headline division.
Now, with the ’19 campaign fading into the rear view, Pauch Jr. has his sights set on a new goal: the inaugural ‘Sunshine Swing’ at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 5-8, 2020.
The 32-year-old has filed an entry to compete in the ‘Sunshine Swing’ aboard the Rick Holsten-owned No. 96 with progressively more lucrative payouts: $5,000 on Thursday, $7,500 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.
While he has competed in the Sunshine State previously driving a pavement Modified and Micro-Sprint, the ‘Kid’s kid’ has never taken part in a dirt Modified event on Florida soil. That will change in just over a month’s time at the half-mile oval located roughly an hour to the south and west of Jacksonville.
Car registrations, weeklong grandstand passes and pit passes are now available for the ‘Sunshine Swing’ online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunshine-swing-tickets-86280217453
All ‘Sunshine Swing’ information has been posted on the Short Track Super Series website.
‘Sunshine Swing’ times, prices and schedule of events: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sunshine-Swing-Agenda.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified rules: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SunshineSwingModifiedRules.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Crate 602 Sportsman rules: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SunshineSwingCrate602Rules.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified registration form: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SunshineSwingModifiedEntryForm.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Crate 602 Sportsman registration form: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SunshineSwingCrateEntryForm.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Feb. 6 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February6Modified.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Feb. 7 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February7Modified.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Modified Feb. 8 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February8Modified.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feb. 6 & 7 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February6and7Crate.pdf
‘Sunshine Swing’ STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feb. 8 Pay Structure: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/February8Crate.pdf
All-Tech Raceway is located at 1024 SW Howell Road Lake City, FL 32024. To learn more about the speedway, visit www.alltechraceway.com.
For Lake City area lodging, visit the following link: https://alltechraceway.com/where-to-stay/
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.
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