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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Professional auto racers from all divisions that will be participating in Wall Stadium Speedway’s 44th annual “Turkey Derby” on Thanksgiving weekend will have the opportunity to participate in paid practice sessions on November 11 and 18. On each Saturday competitor pit area gates will open at 10:00 a.m. with on track action starting at 11:00 a.m. and running through 4:00 p.m. Although both are paid sessions for the race teams fans are welcome to witness the practice from the grandstand free of charge.
Judging by early interest expressed to the speedway office via telephone and email a large field of competitors from throughout the northeast can be expected. Rules, entry forms, pit pass forms and a hotel list are all available on the track website at Lap sponsorships for all divisions, available at $25, $50 and $100, are also available by calling the speedway office at 732-681-6400.
The Turkey Derby is the traditional northeast season ending stock car spectacular presented during the daylight hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The Tour Type Modifieds, Freehold Ford Modifieds, Dirt Track Modified, Sportsman racers, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Legend Cars, TQ Midgets, Dirt Track Sportsman, Dirt Outlaw Stock and Demolition Derby competitors will all see action during the 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 is the track’s email address. More information is also available at


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ 2017 Freehold Ford Modified stock car driving champion Jimmy Blewett of Howell pocketed $3,000 Saturday evening by winning the 75-lap main event at Wall Stadium Speedway’s annual “Spooky Spectacular” stock car event. The post season victory was Blewett’s seventh Modified feature race win of 2017 and his first since clinching his third track driving title in September.
Blewett started eighth on the grid and slowly bean to work his way to the front from the initial green flag. Zack Alspach of Willingboro jumped to the lead at the outset and raced in close formation with Howell’s Eric Mauriello who ran second. By the 20 lap mark Holmdel’s Andrew Krause and Blewett advanced to third and fourth before ducking to the pit area for new right rear tires on lap 44. Both Alspach and Mauriello elected not to stop for tires and continued to lead the way.
As the race wore on Blewett put his new tire to good use and charged to the front. On lap 54 Blewett raced past Mauriello for second before diving to the inside lane on lap 63 to take the lead from Alspach. Blewett then cruised for the final 12 laps to take the win over Mauriello. Krause drove home third with Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Jackson’s Blake Barney fourth and fifth. Due to his worn tire and the resulting ill handling Alspach slipped to sixth in the closing laps.
“I owe this win to my grandfather,” Blewett said after the race. “We lost a little speed in the final weeks of the regular season and he gave me a little time off to work on the car. He also gave me a lot of advice like when to stop for tires. I owe a lot to him.”
The post season race meet was obviously good to newly crowned champions as Tyler Truex of Mayetta raced to victory in the companion 25-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman cars. It was his fourth win on the year. Truex led the entire way while Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson slipped into second in the closing laps to challenge. Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor, Tuckerton’s Robby Walton and Howell’s Kevin Davison were third through fifth.
The theme of race winning newly crowned champions continued in the second 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks as Manchester’s Scott Riggleman won just a few weeks after winning the crown. Following the six-time winner across the line were Elliott Wohl of Beachwood, Union’s Joey Helberg, Mike Montano of Fort Myers, Fla., and Brian Brown of Long Island. Wohl won the first Factory Stock 25-lapper over Riggleman, Wall’s Bob Haberstick, Montano and Helberg.
Christian LaCicero of Lavalette won by a bumper in a photo finish over Wall’s TJ Graves who came charging in the closing lap in the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock 25 lap main. Former champ Todd Pilla of Beachwood, Jackson’s Darren Burdge and Dan Birdsall completed the top five.
Mike Alcaro of West Milford made it eight wins in as many starts in the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Richie Davidowitz, Kevin Nowak, Matt Maring and Rob Silver wrapped up the top five.
The 2017 post season will conclude on FridaySaturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend with the annual running of Turkey Derby XLIV. Details and event schedules will be announced soon.
More information on Wall Stadium 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
MODIFIED FEATURE – 75 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Andrew Krause, 4. Derek Hopkinson, 5. Blake Barney, 6. Zack Alspach, 7. Shanon Mongeau, 8. Anthony Sesely, 9. Adam LaCicero, 10. Joey Merlino, 11. Chris Reynolds, 12. Trevor Alspach, 13. Steven Reed, 14. Shawna Ingraham
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TYLER TRUEX, MAYETTA, 2. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 3. Jonathan Laureigh, 4. Robby Walton, 5. Kevin Davison, 6. Kyle Scisco, 7. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 8. Jake Nelke, 9. Robert Vassilatos, 10. Dom Fattarusso, 11. Howie Conk, 12. Nick Shaw, 13. Dave Bailey, 14. Louie Keraitis, 15. Todd Dige, 16. Joe Cocca, 17. Larry Thompson, 18. John Blewett IV, 19. Mike Rising
1ST FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ELLIOTT WOHL, BEACHWOOD, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Bob Haberstick, 4. Mike Montano, 5. Joey Helberg, 6. Joe Mongeau, 7. Steve West, 8. Jerry Stanzione, 9. Tim Majek, 10. Brian Brown, 11. Matt Badessa, 12. Whitey Miller, 13. Bill Stockert, 14. Bryan O’Shea, 15. Tom Rajkowski, 16. Tim O’Shea, 17. Nancy Riggleman, 18. Marty Van Druten, 19. Neil Rutt, 20. Robert Ptaszynski, 21. Waylon Speer, 22. Richie Byrne, 23. Ray Fattarusso
2ND FATORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SCOTT RIGGLEMAN, 2. Wohl, 3. Helberg, 4. Montano, 5. Brown, 6. Byrne, 7. Stanzione, 8. West, 9. Miller, 10. Rajkowski, 11. Majek, 12. Van Druten, 13. Ptaszynski, 14. Speer, 15. Rutt, 16. Tim O’Shea, 17. Nancy Riggleman, 18. Bryan O’Shea, 19. Haberstick, 20. Mongeau, 21. Stockert
4 CYLINDER STOCKS – 25 Laps – 1. CHRISTAIN LACICERO, LAVALLETTE, 2. TJ Graves, 3. Todd Pilla, 4. Darren Burdge, 5. Dan Birdsall, 6. Jason lane, 7. Chris Silvestri, 8. Nicole Razzano, 9. Mike Lavery, 10. Randy Hart, 11. Jennifer Schultz, 12. Mike Mee, 13. Brian DeSarno, 14. Matt Malachatka, 15. Stan Patterson, 16. Jeff Loesch, 17. Darianne McLaren, 18. Brian Osborn
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Richie Davidowitz, 3. Kevin Nowak, 4. Matt Maring, 5. Rob Silver, 6. Vinny Delaney, 7. Jon Parsons, 8. Ed Cheslak, 9. Dennis Kurras, 10. Kevin Anderson, 11. Jeff Otto


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Although the current long range forecast says that October 21 will offer near perfect weather for the annual running of the “Spooky Spectacular” at Wall Stadium Speedway, officials are taking no chances as an October 28 rain date has been announced. On either October 21 of on October 28 if needed, pit area gates will open at 11:00 a.m., practice starts at noon, grandstand seating opens at 2:00 p.m. and qualifying starts at 2:45 p.m. with main events immediately to follow at around 4:00 p.m.
An impressive field of Freehold Ford Modified stock cars can be expected when a 75-lap main event offering $3,000 to the winner headlines the annual Spooky Spectacular stock car racing card.
Newly crowned Modified driving champion and six-time winner Jimmy Blewett of Howell is sure to be a favorite as are top point earners four-time winner Steven Reed of Jackson and three-time winner Andrew Krause of Holmdel. Two-time winner Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and impressive rookies Blake Barney of Jackson and Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. are also expected to be among those in the Modified field.
Also on the October 21 Halloween themed card will be the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, led by 2017 champion Scott Riggleman, in Twin 25 lap races and the Snap-on Sportsman cars, led by newly crowned champion Tyler Truex of Mayetta, in a 25-lapper. Robert French of Howell, the 2017 Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars champion, is expected to be in the field in a 25-lap main event and the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, led by recent title winner Brian Osborn of Howell, will race in a 25-lapper.
With the season-long title chase completed drivers in all divisions can forget about earning points and race strictly for the prize money offered.
Also featured during the festivities will be a “Haunted Carnival” in the grandstand midway area. Included in the grandstand admission price fans will have the opportunity to play a variety of carnival games as much as they like in order to collect tickets to win prizes such as stuffed animals, candy, toys and more. Fans are also welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to the track to add to the fun.
Once the October 21 event is in the books all attention will turn toward the 44th running of the “Turkey Derby” on FridaySaturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend during the daylight hours.
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. More information can be obtained by visiting The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is