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ERIC ZEH READY FOR DOUBLE DUTY IN LATE MODEL & BLUNDERBUST RANKS AT RIVERHEAD RACEWAY IN 2016

Riverhead, NY Apr. 19th.

When the green flag drops on Grand Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway Saturday May 7th one of the busiest drivers at the famed quarter mile will be former two-time Charger champion Eric Zeh of Selden. Zeh announced today that he will be a regular in both the Late Model and Blunderbust classes in 2016 with both part of the seven division Grand Opening Night card that features a spectacular Fireworks display.

“I’m happy to announce we’ve picked up a Late Model from Brian McElearney to compete with this season at Riverhead” Zeh disclosed, “I’m also very excited to announce that Corwith’s Auto Body is coming on board to sponsor us in this new venture”. The Corwith’s sponsorship is a sentimental one for Zeh and his family as the Water Mill based body shop was a prominent sponsor of Eric’s grandfathers championship NASCAR Modifieds driven by Don Howe. In fact Howe will be joining the Zeh’s in their Late Model effort as well.

Zeh also announced that Finishline Demolition & Masonry, Randy’s Performance Center, S&P Carting, Tony Power Kart Supply and Island Fabricating, have signed on as sponsors of the Late Model.  Of course the car will carry the traditional #34 of the Zeh family.

As for his Blunderbust ride, Eric confirmed he’ll be once again driving for Frank & Vicki Curtis in the class hoping to contend for the 2016 title. Frank is a former Blunderbust standout as well as the son of former L.I. racing legend Frank “Mississippi” Curtis known for his signature “AOK” Modifieds. The Curtis/Zeh tandem will also run the #34.

“I look forward to teaming with Frank & Vicki again this year and seeing if we can’t make a run at the championship” Eric offered.  Marketing partners for the Blunderbust team are Wilson Distributors, along with Robin & Kevin Schwire of Westhampton Auto Salvage.

Excitement is running at an all-time high for the Grand Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway with new track owners Eddie & Connie Partridge & Tom Gatz planning a Fireworks spectacular for the May 7th lid lifter. In addition to the Late Models and Blunderbusts the seven for one race card will feature the NASCAR Modifieds, Riverhead Modified Crates, Figure Eights, Super Pro Trucks and Legend Race Cars.

To download the entire 2016 Riverhead Raceway schedule, rules and entry blanks please visit www.riverheadraceway.com. To contact the track you can do so by e-mailing us info@riverheadraceway.com or dialing

FOUR OF 6 WALL STADIUM CHAMPS WILL DEFEND TITLES AT SATURDAY’S (APRIL 23) SEASON OPENER

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Four of the six Wall Stadium Speedway 2015 stock car driving champions will defend their titles when the third mile high banked paved oval opens its 66th season this Saturday night (April 23). Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying slated for 6:00 p.m. and the first main event planned for 7:00 p.m.

The Downs Ford Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event with defending titleholder Steven Reed of Jackson planning to go for his second straight speedway crown. Chas Okerson of Freehold, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, brothers Zack and Trevor Alspach, both of Willingboro, and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause have all served notice they plan on improving on their 2015 point finishes. Also turning fast laps during last weekend’s practice were Brick’s Shawna Ingraham, Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, NY, Toms River’s Derek Hopkinson and two returning veteran drivers Jimmy Blewett and Ken Woolley, Jr., both of Howell.

With 2015 champ Andrew Krause electing to concentrate on Modified racing this season Howell’s Kevin Davison is a favorite for a second crown in the Snap-on Tools Sportsman ranks. But top runners Kenny Van Wickle of Manasquan, Robert Sutphin of Brick and Matt Langbein of Lanoka Harbor are just a few of the drivers planning to step up this season.

After winning his first speedway crown in 2015 Howell’s Robert French is looking to repeat in the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Last year’s O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock champion Joe Mongeau of Brick and 2015 Elite Maintenance Limited Late Model kingpin Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth have also made it known that a repeat driving title is in their 2015 plans.

The second division that seems wide open at this point is the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. While 2015 champ Ronnie Mullen of Brick will not concentrate on the class this year several returning veterans and a host of rookies invading the 4 Cylinder Stocks should make the title truly be up for grabs.

The ATQMRA Three Quarter Midgets will also compete in the opener on the inner oval making for a gigantic seven division card.

For Saturday’s season opener the speedway office will open at 9:00 a.m. so that competitors and crewmembers can obtain their licenses for the season and avoid afternoon lines. The pit area will open at noon for racecar technical inspections while practice sessions will begin at 2:00 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 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

Small Block Super Veteran Cameron Rowe to Hold Team Fundraiser Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes

(Bill Taylor Photo)

 

OSWEGO, NY (April 19, 2016) – Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super racing veteran Cameron Rowe will be holding a team fundraiser on Saturday, April 23 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego beginning at Noon.

Chicken BBQ or pulled pork dinners will be will be available for a donation of $10.

Several prizes will also be raffled off through the day including lottery boards, an RCA 50 inch television, and more.

Rowe, a former winner of the Bud Light SBS Classic in 2012, is returning to the Speedway in 2016 with a former Jason Simmons owned Small Block Super as No. 77.

Competing in just one event at Oswego in 2015, Rowe acted as the crew chief of the Mark Castiglia No. 69 for the majority of the season, helping Castiglia to one main event win last year.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions.  Testing will run from 1-5pm on May 7 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com.  You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.