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LAUREIGH WINS SPORTSMAN, MAJEK CASHES TO FACTORY WIN AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor recovered from what has been a disappointing 2018 All American Auto Group Racing Series to win the 25-lap main event for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway. Tim Majek of Scott Plains also had a night to remember as he won his career first 25-lap race for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and crashed just past the finish line.

Laureigh was an early leader of the Sportsman race but Eddie McCarthy of Pt. Pleasant and Toms River’s Louie Keraitis soon slipped into the top two spots. This duo then battled for the lead until lap 20 when McCarthy spun from the top spot in turn two. McCarthy went to the rear of the field for causing the caution while Keraitis also went to the back since officials felt he contributed to the spin.

That put Laureigh on top with Kyle Scisco and Jarret DiGiantomasso, both of Jackson, close behind. The final five laps saw this trio fight for first before Laureigh took down the win. DiGiantomasso grabbed second in the closing laps with Scisco finishing third. Point leader Kevin Davison of Howell and Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson completed the top five.

“We took home a wrecked car last week and came back to win tonight so this feels real good,” Laureigh said after the race. “I have to thank my mom and dad for all their hard work and of course my sponsors for their support. I know it is late in the season but I think we may have a couple more wins in this car.”

Majek led the majority of the regularly scheduled Factory Stock 25-lapper and fought off early challenges from John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant and Howell’s Richie Byrne. Point leader Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. took up the chase late in the race and shadowed Majek to the finish line. Majek’s big problem came about 50 feet past the finish line as lapped cars suddenly spun and he had no way to avoid them, badly damaging his winning car.

Montano, Shanon Mongeau of Manchester, Bayville’s Elliott Wohl and Byrne wrapped up the top five.

In a make-up factory stock 25-lapper from earlier this season Howell’s Johnny Carpenter raced to his second win of the year, taking the lead with an outside lane pass on lap ten. Wall’s Bob Haberstick, Montano, Majek and Howell’s Steve West were second through fifth.

Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City earned his second win of the campaign in the 25-lap race for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, taking the lead on lap seven. AJ Jadacki and Brian Osborn, both of Howell, were second and third while Brian DeSarno and TJ Graves, both of Wall, were fourth and fifth.

Kyle Taraska won his first ever 25-lap main event for the visiting open cockpit Three Quarter Midgets and Joey Helbent of Pemberton won the big car Demolition Derby.

The All American Auto Group Racing Series continues this Saturday evening (Sept. 29) on “Fanfest Night,” sponsored by area NAPA dealers. The Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modifieds will return for a 40-lap main event, while the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models, the Sportsman cars and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will all compete in a 25-lappers. Grandstands will open on hour early at 4:00 p.m., with the “On Track Party” starting at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. and feature race action set for 7:00 p.m.

Saturday night racing action continues through the October 6 “Champion’s Night” with schedule details at wallspeedwayracing.com. The Halloween themed “Spooky Spectacular” racing event is set for October 20 and the annual Turkey Derby is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The post-season racing cards start during the afternoon.

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.

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RACE RESULTS

SPORTSMAN

FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JONATHAN LAUREIGH, LANOKA HARBOR, 2. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 3. Kyle Scisco, 4. Kevin Davison, 5. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 6. Jake Nelke, 7. Eric Lane, 8. Larry Thompson, 9. Michael Rising, 10. Eddie McCarthy, 11. John Blewett IV, 12. Howie Conk, 13. Tom Martino, 14. Louie Keraitis, 15. Mike Brennan, 16. Joe Cooley, 17. Robert Sutphin

FACTORY STOCKS

1ST FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOHNNY CARPENTER, HOWELL, 2. Bob Haberstick, 3. Mike Montano, 4. Tim Majek, 5. Steve West, 6. Shanon Mongeau, 7. Bryan O’Shea, 8. Elliot Wohl, 9. Scott Riggleman, 10. Tony Bartone, 11. Theresa Collins, 12. Nancy Riggleman, 13. Whitey Miller, 14. Gerry Koenig, 15. John Bowers, 16. Robert Ptaszynski, 17. Matt Malachatka, 18. Robert DePonte, 19. Anthony Pancoast, 20. Gary Bronne, 21. Josh Merlino, 22. Eric Bodenschatz, 23. Tom Rajkowski, 24. Neil Rutt III, 25. Terry Cain, 26. Matt Badessa, 27. Waylon Speer, 28. Richie Byrne

2ND FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TIM MAJEK, SCOTT PLAINS, 2. Montano, 3. Mongeau, 4. Wohl, 5. Byrne, 6. bowers, 7. Koenig, 8. West, 9. Carpenter, 10. Scott Riggleman, 11. O’Shea, 12. Rajkowski, 13. Ptaszynski, 14. Miller, 15. Speer, 16. Malachatka, 17. Collins, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. DePonte, 20. Danny Bruer, 21. Jon Bronne, 22. Bodenschatz, 23. Gary Bronne, 24. Bartone, 25. Haberstick, 26. Merlino, 27. Rutt

4 CYLINDER STOCKS

FEATURE- 25 Laps – 1. JEFFREY LOESCH, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. AJ Jadacki, 3. Brian Osborn, 4. TJ Graves, 5. Brian DeSarno, 6. Nicole Razzano, 7. Chris Silvestri, 8. Darianne McLaren, 9. Billy Both, 10. Ian Ashford, 11. Doug Ashford, 12. Max Montijo, 13. Neil Rutt III, 14. Charlie Lauble, 15. Jennifer Schultz

TQ MIDGET FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KYLE TARASKI

DEMOLITION DERBY WINNER – JOEY HELLBENT, PEMBERSTON

REED GRABS MODIFIED WIN, MONGEAU AND ALCARO SWEEP TWINS AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Two-time former driving champion Steven Reed of Jackson turned around a season of bad fortunes to win the 40-lap Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified stock car race at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. It was Reed’s 30th career win in the All American Auto Group Racing Series.

Young Joey Merlino of Pine Hill was the first leader of the contest as Reed and a host of others charged to the front from mid-pack. Jason Treat of Jackson was the first to arrive and took the lead with an outside lane pass on lap nine. Treat’s strong Run only lasted four laps, however, as his race car suddenly shut off on the front stretch sending his competitors scrambling to avoid him. Merlino then regained the lead, but that lasted only moments as he was forced to pit with a flat tire.

By this time Holmdel’s Andrew Krause and Reed had completed their runs to the front and lined up side-by-side for the restart. Using the outside lane Reed was able to power to the front and then raced home to win. Krause was the runner-up, while point leader Jimmy Blewett of Howell was third. Freehold’s Chas Okerson and Roger Coss wrapped up the top five.

“Finally,” Reed said upon exiting his car in the winner’s circle. “You know, I really have to thank my grandmother for her support. Even when we were having all that trouble, she is here every race and always offering support. Have to thank my wife, my mother, my father and everyone who helps! This is a real team sport and family sport. Dennis Freese and George Andretta were also big in getting this new car together.”

Shanon Mongeau of Manchester continued his perfect season with two victories in twin Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Model main events. In the first 25-lapper Joe Mongeau of Brick was the runner-up, while Bayville’s Mike Tillett, Dom Casola of Holmdel and Harry Schaeffer of Carteret wrapped up the top five. In the second 25-lapper Shanon Mongeau made it eight wins in eight starts, while Tillett, Schaeffer, Jackson’s Greg Gastelu and Casola completed the top five.

Mike Alcaro of West Milford also earned two sets of trophies as he swept 25-lappers for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Point leader Nick Van Wickle was the runner-up in race number one, while Rob Silver of Wall, Peter Bruno of Little Silver and Chris Hammett were third through fifth. In the second 25-lapper Alcaro was the winner with Van Wickle, Hammett, Bruno and Eugene Drew of Oakland wrapping the top five.

Kyle Scisco of Jackson tasted victory for the third time this year in a caution plagued 25-lap race for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars. Scisco took the lead with an outside lane pass at the halfway mark and earned the win over Howell’s Kevin Davison, Mike Brennan of Morristown, Jackson’s Jarret DiGiantomasso and Michael Rising of Red Bank.

The All American Auto Group Racing Series continues this Saturday evening (Sept. 22) on “Pack the Track Night.” The O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks will return for twin 25-lap main events, while the Surfside Collision 4 cylinder Stocks, Sportsman cars and Legend Cars will all compete in a 25-lappers. Two Demolition Derby events will cap off the evening. Adults in the grandstand will enjoy a discounted $10 admission ticket, kids 6 to 12 are $5 and five and under are free! Parking is also free of charge. 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 the October 6 “Champion’s Night” with schedule details at wallspeedwayracing.com. The Halloween themed “Spooky Spectacular” racing event is set for October 20 and the annual Turkey Derby is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The post-season racing cards start during the afternoon.

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.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED

FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Chas Okerson, 5. Roger Coss, 6. Tyler Truex, 7. Joey Merlino, 8. Ricky Collins, 9. Shaun Carrig, 10. Jason Treat, 11. Tom Catanzaro, 12. Dom Fattaruso, 13. Kenny Van Wickle, 14. Derek Hopkinson

LIMITED LATE MODELS

1ST FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Joe Mongeau, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Dom Casola, 5. Harry Schaeffer, 6. Daryn Miller, 7. Greg Miranda, 8. Greg Gastelu

2ND FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Tillett, 3. Schaeffer, 4. Gastelu, 5. Casola, 6. Miller, 7. Joe Mongeau

LEGEND CARS

1ST FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Nick Van Wickle, 3. Rob Silver, 4. peter Bruno, 5. Chris Hammett, 6. Luke Marzano, 7. James Van Wickle, 8. Bobby Baltera, 9. Roger Nickerson, 10. Eugene Drew, 11. Joe Przybylinski, DQ Alex McCollum

2ND FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Nick Van Wickle, 3. Hammett, 4. Bruno, 5. Drew, 6. Przybylinski, 7. Nickerson, 8. Marzano, 9. Baltera, 10. James Van Wickle, 11. Silver, DQ McCollum

SPORTSMAN

FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KYLE SICSCO, JACKSON, 2. Kevin Davison, 3. Mike Brennan, 4. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 5. Michael Rising, 6. Jake Nelke, 7. John Blewett IV, 8. Joe Cooley, 9. Nick Vasquez, 10. Todd Dige, 11. Roland DeMartino, 12. Louie Keraitis, 13. Eddie McCarthy, 14. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 15. Larry Thompson, 16. Jonathan Laureigh, 17. Eric Lane, 18. Sal Liguori, 19. Robert Sutphin, 20. Donnie Ericson, 21. Tom Martino Jr.

FIVE FEATURE RACES HEADLINE AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (SEPT. 15)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified stock cars, Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will take center stage at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday night (Sept. 15) as they compete in five main events on Retro Night. While action on the track will be modern day, the track will honor days past with classic rock on the public address system and classic food items at the refreshment outlets. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. The evening’s main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m.
On the famous third mile high-banked paved oval defending Modified champion Jimmy Blewett of Howell will lead the way with expected competition coming from Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Steven Reed of Jackson, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, Jackson’s Jason Treat and Chris Reynolds of Howell, just to name a few. With the 2018 regular season title chase entering the final stretch this 40-lap race takes on added importance.
The Legend Cars also have an important race meet on this night with two 25-lap main events planned. Top point racers Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park, Peter Bruno of Little Silver and and Brick’s Roger Nickerson are expected to see competition and several invading drivers can also be expected for the twin feature races.
A 25-lap main event for the Limited Late Models will see big winner Shanon Mongeau of Manchester in the field, with top runners Joe Mongeau of Brick, Mike Tillett of Bayville, Harry Schaeffer of Cateret and Dom Casola of Holmdel also expected to compete. Top Sportsman drivers Eric Lane and Kevin Davison, both of Howell, and Jackson racers Kyle Scisco, Jarret DiGiantomasso and Carsten DiGiantomasso are expected to see action in the Sportsman 25-lapper.
Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying for the night’s program starts at 5:45 p.m. and main events will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturday evenings through October 6. Special events are also featured in the fall including the “Spooky Spectacular” on October 20 and the season ending Turkey Derby on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. These post-season events are presented during the daylight hours.
The speedway 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, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is available at wallspeedwayracing.com