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ON-TRACK ACTION MARKS INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND STOCK CAR SHOW AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The birthday of our nation will be the focus this Saturday Night (July 2) at Wall Stadium Speedway as enthusiasts will be rewarded with a 40-lap race for the Downs Ford Modified stock cars, a 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman racers, Twin 25-lappers for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and 25-lap features for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. Main event racing will follow at 7:00 p.m.

            Veterans and active military, with proper id, will be admitted free in honor of their service and the Independence Day weekend. In addition, a “dunk tank” will be set up in the grandstand midway where fans will get the opportunity to dunk their favorite drivers.

            The Downs Ford Modified Modified 40-lap main event is important in the race for the 2016 driving crown. Recent “Garden State Classic” champion Steven Reed of Jackson is on a hot streak with two wins, but he’ll see plenty of competition from Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Chas Okerson of Freehold, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, Howell’s Jimmy Blewett, Adam LaCicero of Lavallette and Shawna Ingraham of Brick, just to name a few.

            With Twin 25 lap main events on the agenda the 4 Cylinder Stocks will also be in the spotlight. Two-time winner and current point leader Todd Pilla of Beachwood will be a favorite with challenges coming from Brick’s Jason Lane, Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth, Howell’s Brian Doyle, Jackson’s Darren Burdge and Wall’s TJ Graves, just to name a few

Pit gates will open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday; with practice starting at 3:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying will start at 5:45 p.m. Main events for all divisions are scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months. Special events are also featured in the fall including the “Spooky Spectacular” in October and the season ending Turkey Derby on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. 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 www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

 

REED WINS GARDEN STATE CLASSIC AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Defending driving champion Steven Reed of Jackson raced to victory in the 55th running of the Garden State Classic for Downs Ford Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. It was his second career win in the Classic race and it earned him $5,000 for finishing the 125 lap distance first.

Reed was in contention for the win for the entire distance as he launched into the top five at the start, advanced to the top three by the ten lap mark and raced into second behind Freehold’s Chas Okerson with 20 laps in the books.

Reed then chased Okerson until a lap 58 caution when he ducked into the pit area to change two tires. Upon returning to the track Reed was easily able to race from the rear of the field back into contention. Then, when many of the top runners pitted for tires on a lap 79 yellow, Reed was able to take over the lead.

The final laps of the race did offer suspense as Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. rode in second and shadowed Reed to the finish. Justin Gumley and Eric Mauriello, both of Howell, were third and fourth while Kenny Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y. was fifth.

“We pitted for tires as early as we did because in last year’s Turkey Derby we waited and that really hurt us,” Reed said. “The car was real good and we were just able to ride. I guess reading all those stories about the outside guys coming in for this race also inspired me. It is nice to be the local guy who defends his turf when outsiders come in to race.”

Third generation driver Richie Byrne of Howell led from start to finish to win the non-stop 25 lap main event for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock cars. It was his career first win. Wall’s Rob Haberstick was the runner-up, while Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg, Brick’s Joe Mongeau and Scott Maher of Brick wrapped up the top five.

Beachwood’s Todd Pilla won the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks over Howell’s Brian Osborn, Wall’s T.J. Graves, Christian LaCicero of Lavallette and Jackson’s Blake Barney.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. won the 25-lap main event for the touring ATQMRA TQ Midgets.

Stock car racing continues this Saturday night (July 2) as the speedway presents a celebration for the Independence Day holiday weekend. On the track the Modifieds will return in a 40-lap main event, the 4 Cylinder Stocks will compete in twin 25-lap features and the Snap On Sportsman cars, Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will all battle in 25-lappers. Grandstand seating opens at 5:00 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and feature racing begins at 7:00 p.m.

The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through the end of September, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” in October and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also being planned.

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, the website is wallspeedwayracing.com and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

MODIFIED FEATURE 125 Laps – 1. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, 2. Matt Hirschman, 3. Justin Gumley, 4. Eric Mauriello, 5. Ken Matlach, 6. Derek Hopkinson, 7. Shaun Carrig, 8. Chris lane, 9. Anthony Sesely, 10. Jonathan Mandato, 11. Andrew Krause, 12. Chas Okerson, 13. Robby Walton, 14. Danny Bohn, 15. Chris Reynolds, 16. Shawna Ingraham, 17. Ken Woolley, 18. Ron Frees, 19. Jason Hearne, 20. Adam LaCicero

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RICHIE BYRNE, HOWELL, 2. Rob Haberstick, 3. Jerry Stanzione, 4. Joe Mongeau, 5. Scott Maher, 6. Kenny Green, 7. Neil Rutt, 8. Tom Rajkowski, 9. Scott Riggleman, 10. Ron Booth, 11. Dave Green, 12. Matt Badessa, 13. Gerry Koenig, 14. Marty Van Druten

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TODD PILLA, BEACHWOOD, 2. Brian Osborn, 3. TJ Graves, 4. Christian LaCicero, 5. Blake Barney, 6. Darren Burdge, 7. Fred Cannock, 8. Jason Lane, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Jeff Loesch, 11. Frank Ciancitti, 12. Richard Smith, 13. Randy Hart

DANNY BOHN TO RACE BRANNICK’S NO. 51 MODIFIED IN WALL STADIUM’S “GARDEN STATE CLASSIC” SATURDAY

Danny head shotWALL, N.J. ~ Young veteran Modified stock car driver Danny Bohn will be returning to his family’s roots at Wall Stadium Speedway once again this Saturday (June 25) as he will drive for Scott Brannick in the North American Construction No. 51 in the 55th running of the “Garden State Classic.” The prestigious 125-lap race offers $5,000 to the winner.

Bohn, the 2014 driving champion at the Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. and four-time Bowman Gray Modified winner in 2015, is no stranger to Wall Stadium’s third mile high banked oval. In fact, his grandfather Parker Bohn and father Eddie Bohn were both driving champions and multi-time feature winners at the track. Danny Bohn, who was raised in New Jersey just miles from Wall Stadium, now lives in Mooresville, N.C.

“My grandfather was a legend at the speedway and my father was also very successful there,” Bohn said. “With all the success that both had at Wall Stadium neither was able to get a win in the Garden State Classic. I want to win this race for my grandfather, my father, Scott Brannick and the team.”

“I’m real happy to be racing for Scott. I raced for him twice at the end of last year and we had a real good time. Scott has a reputation for owning beautiful and very fast equipment. Winning is his goal. He has put together a great team for the Garden State Classic. What more could a driver ask from a car-owner.”

North American Construction in Brick, N.J., Blewett Equipment and Contracting in Howell, N.J., Brice’s NAPA Auto Supply in Freehold, N.J. and JT Motorsports in Howell, N.J will sponsor Bohn’s No. 51 Modified. Bilstein shock absorbers has also joined the team as an associate sponsor for the race. North American Construction Racing will also enter a team car in the race with veteran Ken Woolley, Jr. of Howell at the controls.

“When this opportunity came up for Danny to drive in the Classic I knew it was good for everyone involved,” team owner Brannick said. “Since Rob Ormsbee is available he has come on for this race as our crew chief and Tom Martino Race Engines is our motor sponsor for the weekend. I’m excited to get to the track and to see how we do in the Garden State Classic. We can’t wait for this Saturday.”