Author Nanci A. Smith to our Staff
RacingAroundJersey.com is proud to announce the addition of Nanci A. Smith to our staff. We are excited to have a writer with Nanci's ability help us cover the local racing action that we love to bring to you.
Nanci A. Smith is a writer and the author of "When My Heart Speaks," and is also getting ready to publish her second book, "Waking Up...Lessons Learned Through Life and Breast Cancer."
She also has a column in the Wall Revue at Wall Stadium Speedway called "The Need for Speed," which is an up-close and personal look at the drivers, pit crews, and behind the scenes people at the track.
She has recently started her own business, "Blue Moon Media, LLC" which includes website design, social network advertising/marketing, business solutions, freelance writing, and more!
Nanci is a single mother to five children and resides at the Jersey Shore. She is a breast cancer survivor and shares her experience and positive attitude with other women going through it.
Nanci will be our weekly representative at Wall Stadium Speedway. She will not only report results, but also bring our readers a closer look at the drivers, crew members, and officials who make up the Wall Stadium Speedway family.
Her presence will give us the ability to report breaking news from the track, as it happens, on both our Facebook page, and Twitter feed. This will make us the go-to source for all news concerning the speedway.
Please join us in welcoming Nanci to our staff as we continue to grow our coverage of local auto racing in New Jersey.
Billy Pauch Jr. Is the RacingAroundJersey.com
Driver of the Week
Lots of things are going right for Billy Pauch Jr. these days. On a personal level, the "Kid of the Kid" is expecting his own child with wife Michelle Dysart Pauch soon, and couldn't be any happier. As a racer he feels he can always do better, but he would be hard-pressed to have a better week than the one he just completed.
The week got started early for Pauch Jr. with the running of the Jersey Rush V event on Tuesday night at New Egypt Speedway. And it looked as though it was going to start in the best way possible. That is until a brake pedal issue cost him the lead, on the final lap, to eventual race winner Duane Howard. He settled for second in a race that looked to be his.
Friday night Pauch Jr. headed to Big Diamond Speedway in Pennsylvania with a shot at capturing the track title. Driving his own number 15 machine, he managed a fourth place finish. A finish that was good enough to make him the 2015 Big Diamond Speedway Modified Champion.
A second in the Jersey Rush V event, and a championship secured would make a spectacular week for most race drivers. Not Pauch Jr., he still had a night of racing left at New Egypt on Saturday.
A night that would include racing in two divisions, the track's headline 358 Modifieds and the NEW Sprints, which the track introduced this season.
All Pauch Jr. did was win them both. His performance in the 358 Modified feature was particularly impressive as he drove from a 13th starting spot to best NJ racing legend Jimmy Horton for the win.
When Saturday night was over Billy Pauch Jr. had captured a track championship, won two features in two different divisions on the same night, and finished second in one of the biggest races of the season in New Jersey.
A week which makes him the RacingAroundJersey.com Driver of the Week for the second time in 2015. Congrats Billy!