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CONE RACES HEADLINE “NAPA NIGHT/BEACH LUAU NIGHT” AUTO RACING ACTION AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 5)

Photo Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Cone races for the Freehold Ford Modifieds and five other racing divisions will headline “NAPA Night” auto racing action this Saturday night (August 5) at Wall Stadium Speedway. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. Main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m. A “Beach Luau” theme will also be the focus in the grandstand midway with many summer type activities and food and drink items being offered.

On the famous third mile high-banked paved oval the Freehold Ford Modifieds will battle in a 40-lap main event. Defending champion Steven Reed of Jackson will lead the way with plenty of competition coming from point leader Jimmy Blewett of Howell, two-time winner Andrew Krause of Holmdel and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River just to name a few.

The Snap-on Sportsman racers, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models are all also set for 25-lap races. All six features will be “cone races.”

In a “cone race” a traffic cone is placed on the backstretch at the one-to-go sign for a restart. Any driver can choose to go inside the cone or outside the cone. If the first four drivers choose the inside, for example, the fifth place driver can choose the outside and move up to the front row. Does a driver take the preferred inside groove and restart further back on the inside, or does he or she choose the shorter line of cars on the outside and hope he or she can make it stick? That’s the issue each driver will face on each restart.

Area NAPA dealers, who will play an important role during the activities, will be awarding prizes to feature winners and will have give-aways for the fans as well. A large contingent of local NAPA dealers is expected to be on hand to enjoy the night’s activities and all of the speedway’s NAPA backed race cars are expected to be on display in the grandstand mid-way early in the evening. The NAPA drivers will be signing autographs by their cars.

The local chapter of Wounded Warriors will be conducting the 50/50 and the Navy Color Guard will be presenting our nation’s Colors.

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 is set for 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.

The Saturday night schedule is available at wallspeedwayracing.com.

Wall Stadium 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 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

 

KRAUSE, HOPKINSON WIN WALL STADIUM MOD TWINS SATURDAY

 Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Andrew Krause of Holmdel and Toms River’s Derek Hopkinson raced to Freehold Ford Modified stock car victories Saturday night at Wall St6adium in the “Pete & Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Twin 40’.” Krause’s win was his second of the season while Hopkinson grabbed his first win of the campaign.

The first Modified race saw Jason Hearne of New Egypt and Hopkinson wrestle for the top spot early before Hopkinson went spinning from contention. Krause then moved to second and raced side-by-side with Hearne for several laps before taking the lead. Krause then cruised on to the victory with Howell’s Jimmy Blewett fighting off Jackson’s Steven Reed for second. Trevor Alspach of Willingboro and Manchester’s Shanon Mongeau were fourth and fifth.

In the Modified nightcap Jackson’s Blake Barney was the early leader as Hopkinson stalked the top spot. An early race restart saw Hopkinson swing to the outside lane and then race side-by-side with Barney for several laps. Eventually Hopkinson took the lead and fought off Alspach, Blewett and eventual runner-up Krause before taking the win. Blewett, Alspach and Howell’s Eric Mauriello completed the top five.

The O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks raced in twin 25 lap events with Union’s Joey Helberg taking the win after charging to the top spot near the half way point in the first event. Wall’s Bob Haberstick, Ron Booth of Eatontown, Manchester’s Scott Riggleman and Mike Montano of Fort Myers, Florida wrapped up the top five.

Joe Mongeau of Brick crossed the finish line first in the second Factory Stock 25-lapper but when officials said that Mongeau elected not to take his car to post-race inspection his win and a sixth place finish in the first feature were wiped out. As a result Haberstick was awarded his second win of the year in this one with Bayville’s Elliott Wohl, Riggleman, Wall’s Bryan O’Shea and Montano completing the top five.

Mike Alcaro of West Milford won the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars coming from the rear of the field for the victory. Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park, Howell’s Robert French, Louie Keraitis of Toms River and Luke Marzano were second through fifth.

Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. was the top man in the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Model 25-lapper over Bayville’s Mike Tillett, Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth, Wall’s Cole Ormsbee and Harry Schaeffer.

Racing returns this Saturday night. The August 5 “NAPA Night/Luau Night” card will feature the Freehold Ford Modifieds, the Snap on Sportsman, the Factory Stocks, the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, the Limited Late Models and the Legend Cars in “Cone Races.” Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.

More information on Wall Stadium and the 2017 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website 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 is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

RACE RESULTS

1ST MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Jimmy Blewett, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Trevor Alspach, 5. Shanon Mongeau, 6. Jason Treat, 7. Justin Gumley, 8. Blake Barney, 9. Derek Hopkinson, 10. Adam LaCicero, 11. Marc Rogers, 12. Tommy Catanzano, 13. Scott Brannick, 14. Jason Hearne, 15. Zack Alspach, 16. Shaun Carrig, 17. Ricky Collins, 18. Chas Okerson, 19. Shawna Ingraham, 20. Kenny Van Wickle

2ND MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. DEREK HOPKINSON, TOMS RIVER, 2. Krause, 3. Blewett, 4. Trevor Alspach, 5. Eric Mauriello, 6. Reed, 7. Rogers, 8. Hearne, 9. Ingraham, 10. Collins, 11. Catanzano, 12. LaCicero, 13. Gumley, 14. Carrig, 15. Van Wickle, 16. Treat, 17. Okerson, 18. Barney

1ST FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOEY HELBERG, UNION, 2. Bob Haberstick, Jr. 3. Ron Booth, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. Mike Montano, 6. Elliott Wohl, 7. Bryan O’Shea, 8. Matt Badessa, 9. John Bowers, 10. Tony Bartone, 11. Theresa Collins, 12. Gerry Koenig, 13. Tim O’Shea, 14. Eric Bodenschatz, 15. Waylon Speer, 16. Nancy Riggleman, 17. Tim Majek, 18. Richie Byrne, 19. Whitey Miller, 20. Tom Rajkowski, DQ Joe Mongeau

2ND FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BOB HABERSTICK, JR., WALL, 2. Wohl, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Bryan O’Shea, 5. Montano, 6. Booth, 7. Bowers, 8. Rajkowski, 9. Koenig, 10. Bodenschatz, 11. Majek, 12. Helberg, 13. Tim O’Shea, 14. Miller, 15. Badessa, 16. Speer, 17. Nancy Riggleman, 18. Bartone, 19. Collins, 20. Byrne, DQ Mongeau

MODIFIED TWIN 40-LAPPERS HEADLINE AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (JULY 29)

 WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The Freehold Ford Modified stock cars will take center stage at Wall Stadium this Saturday night (July 29) as they compete in the “Pete & Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Twin 40’s.” Also seeing double duty will be the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks in Twin 25-lappers. The Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars are will full out the card in 25-lap main events. 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.

In addition to being the night’s presenting trophy sponsor Pete & Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria will also sponsor several cash bonus awards for both the Modifieds and Factory Stocks including Hard Charger, Hard Luck and Best Average Finish awards. Former speedway standout racer George Andretta will be on hand representing the Neptune City landmark restaurant.

On the famous third mile high-banked paved oval defending champion Steven Reed of Jackson will lead the way with expected competition coming from recent “Garden State Classic” winner Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Manchester’s Shanon Mongeau, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Jason Hearne of New Egypt just to name a few.

The Factory Stocks will be led into their twin main events by former champ and current point leader Scott Riggleman of Manchester, Mike Montano of Fort Myers, Fla., Union’s Joey Helberg, Elliott Wohl of Bayville, Tom Rajkowski of Fords and defending champ Joe Mongeau of Brick.

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 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 FridaySaturday 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.