Power run lands Kyle Strohl second Mahoning Modified win

(LEHIGHTON, PA. 6-16-18) Soon after Kyle Strohl had a spirited battle with Lou Strohl for the race lead in the headline Modified feature, he then put the race away, powering to a decisive second 2018 victory.

            Starting fourth, K. Strohl utilized a lap two restart to get by Nick Baer and then zeroed in on L. Strohl. Once there the pair engaged in a torrid lead fight. Side-by-side they ran with an occasional bump or two.

With K. Strohl on the outside line, he was slowly creeping ahead by the start of lap eight. Once that circuit was completed he put his nose just upfront. After finally clearing his way he then put his No. 44 into overdrive and was never challenged en route to a ninth career Modified win and 32nd overall.

            “The car was working so much better tonight then the past few weeks and I can’t say enough thanks to my crew for all the hard work they’ve put in,” said K. Strohl.

            “I really have to give a shout out to Lou Strohl for acing me so clean. I know it was a little rough at some points and I’m sure it looked pretty heated from the grandstands – I know it was from my seat.”

            K. Strohl was so strong that by the time he reached the checkers he had stretched his lead over runner-up John Markovic to over 3-seconds.

           “The season is still young and if we continue to run like this I think we can make a good statement towards the championship,” he surmised.

            Markovic himself was having an outstanding run. At mid-race he unseated Earl Paules for second spot and like K. Strohl was able to pull away from the pack, however, the race leader had already been checking out, leaving him to settle for a solid second.

            “We stumbled across a couple little things that really turned this car around the past few weeks and it’s been really beneficial,” said Markovic, who has been very fast of late.

            “That kid (K. Strohl) is such a good talent and an all-around good kid and I’m glad to see him win. I was trying to run him down but it was obvious it wasn’t going to be enough so I knew it was best to just hold my line and settle for second.”

            Point leader Brian DeFebo, who turned the fastest lap of the race, was third, almost two seconds behind Markovic. Gene Bowers had another strong outing in taking fourth while Bobby Jones rounded out the top five.

            Frankie Althouse parleyed his outside front row starting spot into his second Late Model win of the season.

            Althouse jumped ahead of Samantha Osborn at the outset and then set sail. Without the hassle of any cautions, Althouse was able to run hard enough to maintain his lead and hold off Mike Sweeney for the win, which was also beneficial to his current point lead.

            2016 Street Stock champion Jon Moser was no match for the field on this night.

Even though Jared Ahner showed the way early on, Moser had him figured out, taking the lead after just six laps. From there on it was no contest as he cruised to his first win of the year.

Hard charging Corey Edelman came on strong in the waning laps and notched second spot over Cody Geist as the checkers waved.


            For the first time in 20 years a Wambold has won a Modified race. BJ Wambold held off Earl Paules to the checkers in the Sportsman Mod event.

            Wambold started from the pole and was able to fend off Paules as well as Devin Schmidt for the popular win. His grandfather, “The Legend” George Wambold, last won a Modified feature in 1997.

            Ricky Yetter was finally able to shake his early season woes as he picked up his first win since returning after a one year hiatus.

            Yetter did have a little luck come his way. Rookie Vince Fegley Jr., was leading and handily at that.

Fegley was on the cusp of scoring an upset win as he confidently raced in the lead and maneuvered around traffic like a seasoned veteran. However, his great run got sidetracked with three laps to go when he suddenly veered out of line and scrapped the back straight wall. Yetter seized that opportunity and over the final lap held off fast approaching Billy Lowden Jr., for the win.  Fegley was third.

The Hobby Stocks had a special 40-lap feature that awarded $400 to win but prior to the start an anonymous donor added an additional $100.

With the high stakes it became an exciting event, especially for the lead position. Al Arthofer was showing the way but hot on his heels was Beau Drobot.

Steadfastly Drobot hounded Arthofer, finally getting the upper advantage with 12 lap to go. Once he prevailed on that task he was smooth and solid en route to his second win in a month’s time.              


Modified Feature Finish (35 Laps): 1. Kyle Strohl, 2. John Markovic, 3. Brian DeFebo, 4. Gene Bowers, 5. Bobby Jones, 6. Earl Paules, 7. Nick Baer, 8. Lou Strohl, 9. Jack Ely, 10. Joey Jarowicz, 11. Rick Kirkendall, 12. Ron Haring Jr., 13. Kristy Arthofer, 14. Cody Geist, 15. Corey Edelman


Late Model Feature Finish (25 Laps): 1. Frankie Althouse, 2. Mike Sweeney, 3. Paul Koehler Jr., 4. Jeremy Miller, 5. Samantha Osborn, 6. Kenny Hein, 7. Matt Wentz, 8. Jacob Kerstetter, 9. Nick Kerstetter, 10. Taylor Schmidt


Street Stock Feature Finish (30 Laps) 1. Jon Moser, 2. Corey Edelman, 3. Cody Geist, 4. Jared Ahner, 5. Mark Deysher, 6. Stacey Brown, 7. Shayne Geist, 8. Jamie Smith, 9. Jillian Long, 10. BJ Wambold, 11. Randy Schlenker, 12. Todd Ahner, 13. Ken Erney III, 14. Rick Reichenbach


Sportsman Modified Feature Finish (25 Laps): 1. BJ Wambold, 2. Earl Paules, 3. Austin Beers, 4. Devin Schmidt, 5. Blair Culhane, 6. Avery Arthofer, 7. Joe King Jr., 8. Kassidy Altemose


Dirt Modified Feature Finish (20 Laps): 1. Ricky Yetter, 2. Billy Lowden Jr., 3. Vincent Fegley, 4. Mike Stofflet, 5. Jeff Parker, 6. Corey Edelman, 7. Dave Chapman, 8. Bill Sittler, 9. Mary Peck, 10. Colton Perry, 11. Larry Beers


Hobby Stock Feature Finish (40 Laps): 1. Bo Drobot, 2. Al Arthofer, 3. Todd Geist, 4.Trisha Connolly, 5. Michael Wambold, 6. Justin Merkel, 7. Lyndsay Bush, 8. Peyton Arthofer, 9. Ryan Berger, 10. Cody Boehm, 11. Shawn Kistler, 12. Kassidy Altemose, 13. Peter Maier, 14. Travis Solomon, 15. Jacob Boehm, 16. Gunner Zeiner, 17. Tiffany Wambold, 18. Devin Schmidt, DNS: Tad Snyder


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Andrew Krause of Holmdel nailed down an emotional stock car victory at Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday night of Father’s Day weekend in the All American Auto Group Racing Series. After his Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified 40-lap win, Krause dedicated the victory to the memory of his father, Cliff Krause. The senior Krause, who passed away in January, promoted the speedway for several years. His family still promotes the track today.
Jackson’s Steven Reed took the lead at the drop of the green flag but Krause and a host of others were charging to the front. Krause was the first to get to Reed and made an outside lane pass on lap seven. Soon Eric Mauriello and Jimmy Blewett, both of Howell, joined Krause and Reed in the top four.
As the race neared the halfway mark Reed and Blewett battled fiercely for the runner-up spot before the caution waved when Blewett stopped with a flat tire. Once action resumed Krause raced home for the emotional victory and stopped Blewett’s win streak at five victories. Reed, Mauriello, Blewett and Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. completed the top five.
“This is a very emotional weekend for my family so this win really means a lot,” Krause said after the victory. “My father has done so much for me and my family. He has done so much for this great place.”
Eric Lane of Howell raced to his second victory of the year in the companion 25-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars. Lane took the lead near the halfway mark after early leaders Kevin Davison of Howell and Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson tangled in turn four. Lane then survived his own restart trouble before taking the win. Farmingdlae’s John McCormick, Davison, Brick’s Robert Sutphin and Eddie McCarthey of Pt. Pleasant wrapped up the top five.
Point race leader Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. took the win in the 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Defending champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester was second, with Elliot Wohl of Bayville and Bob Haberstick and Bryan O’Shea, both of Wall, completing the top five.
Sal Liguori of Hazlet won his second straight Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock main event over defending series champ Brian OsBorn of Howell. Wall’s TJ Graves, Neil Rutt and Mike Lavery were third through fifth.
Mike Alcaro of West Milford was tops in the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars 25-lapper with Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park and Kyle Dealaman completing the top three. Shannon Mongeau of Manchester won the 25-lap Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Model feature over Brick’s Joe Mongeau and Harry Schaeffer of Carteret.
The All American Auto Group Racing Series continues this Saturday evening (June 23) with the Modifieds in a 40-lapper, the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars in twin 25-lappers, the Factory Stocks in triple 25-lappers and the 4 Cylinder Stocks in a 25-lapper during Ladies’ Night activities. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m., with qualifying set for 5:45 p.m. and feature race action set for 7:00 p.m.
Saturday night racing action continues through early October with schedule details 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 isckmotorsports@aol.com.
MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Steven Reed, 3. Eric Mauriello, 4. Jimmy Blewett, 5. Ricky Collins, 6. Jason Treat, 7. Blake Barney, 8. Kenny Van Wickle, 9. Tyler Truex, 10. Chas Okerson
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ERIC LANE, HOWELL, 2. John McCormick, 3. Kevin Davison, 4. Robert Sutphin, 5. Eddie McCarthy, 6. Michael Rising, 7. Larry Thompson, 8. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 9. Kyle Scisco, 10. Jonathan Laureigh, 11. Joe Cooley, 12. Jake Nelke, 13. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 14. Andy Wolko, 15. Louie Keraitis, 16. Robert Vassilatos, 17. Roland DeMartino, 18. Chris Oswik
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE MONTANO, FREEPORT, N.Y., . Scott Riggleman, 3. Elliot Wohl, 4. Bob Haberstick, 5. Bryan O’Shea, 6. John Bowers, 7. Ron Booth, 8. Gerry Koenig, 9. Tom Rajkowski, 10. Tony Bartone, 11. Theresa Collins, 12. Richie Byrne, 13. Robert DePonte, 14. Tim Majek, 15. Robert Ptaszynski, 16. Matt Badessa, 17. Waylon Speer, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. Kenny Green.
4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SAL LIGUORI, UNION BEACH, 2. Brian Osborn, 3. TJ Graves, 4. Neil Rutt, 5. Mike Lavery, 6. Chris Silvestri, 7. Nicole Razzano, 8. Jennifer Schultz, 9. Darren Burdge, 10. Darianne McLaren, 11. Jeff Loesch, 12. Willie Davis, 13. Bill Schwartz, 14. Richard Smith
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Nick Van Wickle, 3. Kyle Dealaman, 4. Peter Bruno, 5. Joe Fresco, 6. James Van Wickle, 7. Roger Nickerson, 8. Joe Przyblinski, 9. Bill Petrolino, 10. Chris Hammett
LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1.SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Joe Mongeau, 3. Harry Schaeffer, 4. Rick Kopf, 5. Greg Gastelu, 6. Mike Tillett, 7. Rob Moorman, 8. James Moorman



BECHTELSVILLE, PA  JUNE 17, 2018 – Craig Von Dohren recorded his first 30-lap T.P Trailers NASCAR 30-lap Modified feature win of the season at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. Wayne Pfeil and Kyle Lilick were season repeat winners in the Late Model and Sportsman features in the activities sponsored by T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment.

All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and merchandise awards from VP Fuels providing they met the necessary requirements.

Von Dohren’s 103rd career win didn’t come easily for the defending and ten-time point champion. The Oley lead foot had to hold off the continuous challenges of Jared Umbenhauer, who returned with a back-up car after his primary one was destroyed by last week’s fire. Von Dohren had to weave in and out of lap traffic once he merged ahead on the 20th lap.

Von Dohren credited crew chief Jason Bashore and all the pit crew members plus sponsors for their continuous support and was thankful that the breaks were in his favor for a change.

Bobby Gunther-Walsh set the pace for five laps before the yellow was out for debris along the homestretch. When action resumed Danny Erb, who returned after missing a few weeks, charged to the front of the pack leaving Gunther-Walsh, Mark Kratz, Umbenhauer and Doug Manmiller dice for positions.

Manmiller overtook second on the seventh lap to pressure Erb, who stuck to the high groove while Manmiller tried to duck underneath him.

While Erb and Manmiller battled for the lead this allowed Umbenhauer to reel the pair in to make it a three-way battle for first.

The lead changed for the third time on the 18th lap when Umbenhauer, who overtook the runner up spot on lap 16, proceeded to charge into the lead, but Erb stayed with him trying to regain control.

The running order behind Umbenhauer by this time now consisted of Erb, Von Dohren, Manmiller and Duane Howard.

Umbenhauer went high coming off of turn four on the 20th lap and Von Dohren took advance of the situation and went through the middle to put the Nick Gatto powered No. 1C at the head of the class.

Lapped traffic came into the picture as the front runners had to use heads up driving to maneuver past them. This allowed last week’s feature winner Jeff Strunk to close the distance and made it a three-way race for the top spot.

Von Dohren hit all the right marks to proceed into victory lane for the win. Following closely across the line were Umbenhauer, Strunk, Manmiller and Howard.

Walsh, Umbenhauer and Kyle Weiss were the heat winners. Brett Kressley had trouble in the first heat, but was able to pull off the consi win.

In the 25-lap ASCAR Late Model feature Wayne Pfeil, out of action last week due to engine problems, started on the pole and led every lap of the event.

The red was thrown on the sixth lap after Chuck Schutz, last week’s winner, clipped the inside fourth turn guard rail and shot up into the fourth turn wall with hard impact. He was uninjured, but the car sustained heavy damage. Pfeil maintained his lead on the restart and within no time had a healthy lead built up.

Positions behind Pfeil were constantly changing, but he never faltered to go on to claim his lucky 13th career win. Finishing second was Danny Snyder followed by Kyle Merkel, Drew Weisser and Steve Todorow, already a feature winners this year.

Mike Mammana, returning to Sportsman action after sitting out much of last year due to an early injury, was the early pacesetter in the Sportsman main event with Andrew Kreis, Mark Kemmerer, Lilick and Kurt Bettler in pursuit.

Lilick moved into second on the 10th circuit in an effort to overtake the lead.

B.J. Joly stopped between the third and fourth turn for the 11th lap caution. Before action resumed, Jim Housworth, running a strong fifth dropped out of contention. Mammana continued to show the pace with Lilick making valiant efforts to pass him. Lilick made several attempts to get underneath Mammana, but was unsuccessful.

Lilick’s bid for first stuck on the 17th lap as when he was able to move. At the same time Louden Reimert followed through for second.

Lilick kept everyone behind him to go on to capture another win for his third career victory. Second went to Reimert followed by Kemmerer, Whitmoyer and Funk III.

Heats were won by Mammana, Kemmerer and Gary Wagner.

Next Saturday these same Sportsman drivers plus a host of others will compete in the Summer Splash 40-lap event along with the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models with action set to get underway at 7:30 p.m. The night will also include the Safety Net Sanctuary of Fleetwood Raffle Fundraiser. Fans are invited to support this animal charity by bringing dog and cat food to be deposited in special containers and purchase raffle tickets with many great prizes to be awarded.

Then on Sunday at 1 p.m. the Outlaw Enduros and Blast From the Past Vintage racers will be in action.


T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Jared Umbenhauer, 3. Jeff Strunk, 4. Doug Manmiller, 5. Duane Howard, 6. Mike Gular, 7. Frank Cozze, 8. Danny Erb, 9. Brett Kressley, 10. John Willman, 11. Kyle Weiss, 12. Ryan Lilick, 13. Ryan Grim, 14. Justin Grim, 15. Clay Butler, 16. Dan Waisempacher, 17. Mike Mahaney, 18. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 19. Joe Fanelli, 20. Briggs Danner, 21. Ron Myers, 22. Ray Swinehart, 23. Chris Gambler, 24. Bobby Trapper, 25. Brett Gilmore, 26. Kenny Gilmore, 27. Mark Kratz, 28. Eric Biehn. DNQ: Ron Seltmann Jr., Bobby Trapper Jr., Ron Kline and Kevin Hirthler.

T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment Late Model Feature (25 Laps): 1. Wayne Pfeil, 2. Danny Snyder, 3. Kyle Merkel, 4. Drew Weisser, 5. Steve Todorow, 6. Lo Egrie, 7. Shawn Horning, 8. Jordan Knepp, 9. Tod Ravel, 10. Bryon Sipe, 11. Steve Wilson, 12. Dave Ogin, 13. Chuck Schutz, 14. Patrick Robinson, 15. Dallas Breidenbach.

T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Kyle Lilick, 2. Louden Reimert, 3. Mark Kemmerer, 4. Craig Whitmoyer, 5. Joe Funk III, 6. Mike Mammana, 7. Brad Arnold, 8. Brad Brightbill, 9. Gary Wagner, 10. Brad Grim, 11. Jack Butler, 12. Dylan Swinehart, 13. Kurt Bettler, 14. Jesse Landis, 15. Nico Flammer, 16. Andrew Kreis, 17. Jim Housworth, 18. Brian Hirthler, 19. Derrick Smith, 20. Kenny Bock, 21. B.J. Joly, 22. Sean Weiss, 23. Lex Shive, 24. Mike Lisowski.




Saturday, June 23        SAFETY NET SANCTUARY RAFFLE FUNDRAISER featuring Summer Splash 40-Lapper for Sportsman plus racing for 358 Modifieds and Late Models –Adult admission is $18 kids under 12 free

Saturday, June 30        Bechtelsville Car Wash Night –Modifieds, Sportsman, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and Vintage Racers – no Late Model racing

Tuesday, July 3             410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series plus 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points) part of Thunder on the Hill Series – Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 7           Firecracker 40 for Late Models plus T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

Saturday, July 14         Whelen Engineering Night featuring T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman

Friday, July 20              Outlaw Enduros and Blast From the Past Vintage Racers – 6 p.m.

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