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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ His race car may have had a new paint scheme, sponsor and number, but the final results were the same as Jimmy Blewett raced to the opening night win in the Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified 40-lap feature at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. The All American Auto Group Racing Series victory moved the Howell speedster to second spot on the all-time Modified win list.
With opening night qualifying determined by time trials, Blewett started at the front and never looked back. The race for second was frantic, however, as Jackson’s Steven Reed and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause wrestled for the spot most of the way before Krause nailed down the finish. Howell’s Eric Mauriello was also impressive as he slipped into third in the closing laps after pitting in the first half of the race when his window net became unlatched. Reed was fourth and Freehold’s Chas Okerson was fifth.
“Up until a few days ago we had no sponsors,” Blewett said in regards to the number and color change of his car. “Then North American Construction stepped up.
“The way the weather went from hot to cold in a matter of minutes worked out for us in a way. We used our Turkey Derby set up and the car was near perfect.”
Before the race new division sponsor Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria distributed decals to the race teams. When it was announced during the race that the first car across the finish line displaying a decal would earn a bonus, Krause’s team was rewarded $500 for being the first across the line with the new decal on his car.
Howell’s Eric Lane raced to victory in the companion 25-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars. Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson led early but left the race with mechanical trouble with just five laps remaining. Lane, who was running second, was able to avoid the trouble and grab the checker flag. Howell’s Rob Silver, Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor, Kevin Davison of Howell and Jackson’s Kyle Scisco wrapped up the top five.
Wall’s Bob Haberstick was the opening night winner in O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock action leading defending champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester most of the way. Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y., Bayville’s Elliott Wohl an Bryan O’Shea of Wall were third through fifth.
Defending Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock champion Brian Osborn of Howell started his title defense off with a win in the 25-lapper. Nicole Razzano of Cookstown crossed the line second but her car failed a post race inspection. That moved Chris Silvestri of Hazlet, Darianne McLaren of Edison, Jennifer Schultz of Jackson and Bill Schwartz of Howell into second through fifth spots.
Shannon Mongeau of of Manchester took the win in the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Model 20-lapper followed by Joe Mongeau of Brick, Harry Schaeffer of Carteret and Greg Gastelu of Jackson.
Mike Alcaro of West Milford crossed the line first in the 20-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, but when his car failed post race inspection Vinny Troia of Browns Mills got the win. Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park, Peter Bruno of Little Silver, Tony Hodgson of Southampton and Brick’s Roger Nickerson were second through fifth.
The 2018 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday evening with the Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Legend Cars and the Limited Late Models in action The pit area will open at 1:00 p.m.Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. and a special “Fan Fest” on track party is set for 4:30 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday night racing action continues through early October with schedule details at
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
MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Eric Mauriello, 4. Steven reed, 5. Chas Okerson, 6. Tyler Truex, 7. Jonathan Mandato, 8. Derek Hopkinson, 9. Anthony Sesely, 10. Kenny Van Wickle, 11. Tom Catanzaro, 12. Jason Hearne, 13. Joey Merlino, 14. Zack Alspach, 15. Ricky Collins, 16. Blake Barney, DNS Shaun Carrig
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ERIC LANE, HOWELL, 2. Rob Silver, 3. Jonathan Laureigh, 4. Kevin Davison, 5. Kyle Scisco, 6. Robby Walton, 7. Michael Rising, 8. Jake Nelke, 9. Joey King, 10. Dom Fattarusso, 11. Roland DeMartino, 12. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 13. Robert Sutphin, 14. Joe Cocca, 15. Mike Brennan, 16. Louie Keraitis, 17. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 18. Eddie McCarthy, 19. Dave Bailey, 20. Howie Conk
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BOB HABERSTICK, WALL, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Mike Montano, 4. Elliott Wohl, 5. Bryan O’Shea, 6. Tony Bartone, 7. John Bowers, 8. Jerry Koenig, 9. Robert Ptaszynski, 10. Matt Badessa, 11. Nancy Riggleman, 12. Whitey Miller, 13. Theresa Collins, 14. Robert DePonte, 15. John Carpenter, 16. Kenny Green, 17. Matt Malachatka, 18. Tom Rajkowski
4 CYLINDER STOCKS – 25 Laps – 1. BRAIN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Chris Silvestri, 3. Darianne McLaren, 4. Jennifer Schultz, 5. Bill Schwarz, 6. Jay Conrad, 7. Randy Hart, 8. Ian Ashford, 9. Chuck McDonald, 10. Richard Smith, 11. Mike Carr, 12. Sal Liguori, 13. Cody Burbank, 14. Darren Burdge, 15. JC Duvall, 16. Jeff Loesch, 17. Tom Stavola, 18. Doug Ashford, 19. Neil Rutt, DQ Nicole Razzano
LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 20 Laps – 1. SHANNON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, Joe Mongeau, 3. Harry Schaeffer, 4. Greg Gastelu
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. VINNY TROIA, BROWNS MILLS, 2. Nick Van Wickle, 3. Peter Bruno, 4. Tony Hodgson, 5. Roger Nickerson, 6. Joe Fresco, DQ Mike Alcaro


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ All six Wall Stadium Speedway stock car racing divisions will be in action when the third mile high banked paved oval opens the 2018 “All-American Auto Group Racing Series” this Saturday night (April 14). Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying slated for 5:45 p.m. and the first main event planned for 7:00 p.m.
The Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event with defending champ Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Jackson’s Steven Reed, Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, Jackson’s Blake Barney and Derek Hopkinson of toms River all planning to compete in the series on a regular basis. Last season’s Sportsman champ will also be among those competing in the Modified series.
Howell’s Kevin Davison is looking for another crown in the Center State Engineering Sportsman ranks, but top runners Kyle Scisco and brothers Jarret and Carsten DiGiantomasso, all from Jackson, and Howell’s Eric Lane are all expected to see Sportsman action.
Last year’s O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock champion Scott Riggleman of Manchester will lead the full-fendered cars into opening night competition while Howell’s Brain Osborn will try for his second straight Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock crown. Both divisions will battle in 20-lappers on opening night.
Competition will be high in both the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars as the 2017 champs will not be going for repeat titles. Both divisions will battle in 20-lappers on opening night.
In preparation for the April 14 opener, speedway officials have announced that a special paid practice session will be offered on Friday afternoon, April 13, from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m.
For Saturday’s season opener the speedway office will open at 9:00 a.m. so that competitors and crew members can obtain their licenses for the season and avoid afternoon lines. The pit area will open at noon for race car technical inspections while practice sessions will begin at 4:00 P.M.
The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through early October, is available at as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” in late October and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also being planned.
More information on Wall Stadium and the 2018 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at
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



TRENTON, NJ March 9, 2018 . . . Racer Mike Tidaback, critically injured in a crash during the Atlantic City Indoor Race in Boardwalk Hall on January 26, has been transferred from the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, where he has been since the incident, to a specialized acute care facility in Toms River, New Jersey.

Tidaback, who suffered a massive head injury in the crash, was transferred on the evening of February 27, and is now much closer to his home in Brick, New Jersey, easing significantly the travel burden endured by his wife during the weeks since the accident. Tidaback’s transfer could not take place until doctors determined his condition to be sufficiently stable to permit the move.

The Toms River facility is specifically equipped and staffed to care for patients with the type of injury suffered by Tidaback, who turned age 50 while in the Atlantic City hospital. Tidaback continues to face a long and uncertain road ahead, and visitation is restricted to immediate family members.  However, his young son, Mikey, has been able to visit him there, something that was not possible during the weeks in the Atlantic City ICU.

Mike’s wife, Renee, has been sharing with her husband the many cards and messages received each day.  “You can’t imagine what this means to us,” Renee said of the outpouring of concern and generosity.  “The loving, caring support of family, friends, and the racing community has made us not alone during this difficult time.”

To assist the Tidaback family with mounting costs associated with Mike’s care, a GoFundMe account has been established by Katie deRitis to which persons can donate.  As of this writing the initial fund-raising goal has been greatly surpassed and the generosity of all is deeply appreciated. 

The donation platform can be accessed at and donations can be made in the donor’s own name or anonymously.

Cards and messages for Mike Tidaback can be sent to Renee Tidaback, 242 Gloria Place, Brick, NJ 08724.