WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Holmdel’s Andrew Krause raced to victory Saturday night in the 40-lap main event for the Freehold Ford Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Speedway. It was his first win of the year and broke a three-win streak by Howell’s Jimmy Blewett who finished second.
At the drop of the green Krause and multi-time champion Chas Okerson of Freehold raced side-by-side for a couple of laps before Krause nosed ahead by inches. Moments later the race’s only caution waved when several cars tangled in turn two. Once back to action Krause led Okerson until defending champ Steven Reed of Jackson finally slipped by for second. Moments later Blewett advanced to third.
Reed and Blewett then set their sights on Krause before Reed suffered engine failure on lap 21. Blewett then chased Krause to the finish line before finishing second. Okerson, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Shaun Carrig of Little Falls wrapped up the top five.
“This car has been fast all season but luck has not been with us,” Krause said. “Tonight everything was with us and it showed how fast we can be. I want to thank my mom, dad and sister for all they do for this place and for this race team.”
Matt Langbein of Lawrence Harbor fought off Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson most of the way to win the companion 25-lap Snap On Sportsman main event on Saturday. Brick’s Dom Fattarusso was third at the stripe with Mike Carr of Wall and Tyler Truex of Mayetta completing the top five.
The Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars battled in twin 25-lap main events and Mike Alcaro of West Milford swept both. In the first race Richie Davidowitz of Medford, N.Y., Howell’s Robert French, Mitchell Dowd of Pottstown, Pa. and Jim Sylvester completed the top five. In the second Legend Cars main event Davidowitz, defending champ Louie Keraitis of Toms River, French and Artie Pedersen of Center Moriches, N.Y. were the top five finishers.
With two Surfside Collision 25-lap main events on tap Jackson’s Darren Burdge and Howell’s Brian Osborn were winners. In the first race Burdge beat Osborn to the line followed by Mike Lavery of Orangeburg, N.Y., Wall’s Brian DeSarno and Chris Silvestri. In the nightcap Osborn, DeSarno, Burdge, JC Duvall of Jackson and Ray Rovira completed the top five.
The entire six main event slate was completed in less than two and one half hours.
The stock cars have the upcoming weekend off as Formula Drift invades the speedway for its only area competition. Stock cars then return the following Saturday and continue weekly into the fall.
More information on Wall Stadium and the 2017 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at wallspeedwayracing.com.
Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.
RACE RESULTS 5-27-17
MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Jimmy Blewett, 3. Chas Okerson, 4. Derek Hopkinson, 5. Shaun Carrig, 6. Ron Frees, 7. Kenny Van Wickle, 8. Jonathan Mandato, 9. Shanon Mongeau, 10. Blake Barney, 11. Jason Treat, 12. Tom Catanzaro, 13. Steven Reed, 14. Ken Woolley, Jr., 15. Jason Hearne, 16. Ricky Collins
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MATT LANGBEIN, LAWRENCE HARBOR, 2. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 3. Don Fattarusso, 4. Mike Carr, 5. Tyler Truex, 6. Robert Sutphin, 7. Jake Nelke, 8. Mike Tidaback, 9. Kyle Scisco, 10. Kevin Davison, 11. Jonathan Laureigh, 12. Roland DeMartino, 13. Eric Lane, 14. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 15. John Blewett IV, 16. Todd Dige, 17. Joe Cocca
1ST LEGEND CARS FEATURE 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Richie Davidowitz, 3. Robert French, 4. Mitchell Dowd, 5. Jim Sylvester, 6. Louie Keraitis, 7. Artie Pedersen, 8. Nick Van Wickle, 9. Peter Bruno, 10. Joe McGrath, 11. Allan Pedersen, 12. Chris Gall, 13. Vinny Troia, 14. Jonathan Parsons, 15. Tom Stavola, 16. Roger Nickerson, 17. Kevin Nowak
2ND LEGEND CARS FEATURE 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Davidowitz, 3. Keraitis, 4. French, 5. Artie Pederson, 6. Sylvester, 7. Nowak, 8. Van Wickle, 9. Dowd, 10. Troia, 11. Bruno, 12. McGrath, 13. Allan Pedersen, 14. Nickerson, 15. Stavola, 16. Parsons, 17. Gall
1ST 4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. DARREN BURDGE, JACKSON, 2. Brian Osborn, 3. Mike Lavery, 4. Brian DeSarno, 5. Chris Silvestri, 6. Jeff Loesch, 7. JC Duvall, 8. Chuck McDonald, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Frank Ciancitto, 11. Jennifer Schultz, 12. Nicole Razzano, 13. Jay Conrad, 14. Ray Rovira
2ND 4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRIAN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. DeSarno, 3. Burdge, 4. Duvall, 5. Rovira, 6. Silvestri, 7. McDonald, 8. Loesch, 9. McLaren, 10. Schultz, 11. Ciancitto, 12. Lavery, 13. Conrad, 14. Razzano