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ANDREW KRAUSE GRABS FIRST MODIFIED WIN IN WALL STADIUM OPENER SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Andrew Krause of Holmdel had an opening night to remember Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway as he won his first ever Downs Ford Modified stock car race at the third mile high banked paved oval. Krause, the 2015 Sportsman driving champion here, battled Jackson’s Steven Reed on numerous restarts before taking the win.

At the drop of the green flag Krause and Reed, the defending Modified champion, battled side by side around the oval for a couple of laps before Krause was finally able to slip to the front. This same scenario played out on each of the event’s four restarts with Krause able to slip back into the lead. Reed, who finished second, was never far behind. Freehold’s Chas Okerson was third while Brick’s Shawna Ingraham and Howell’s Eric Mauriello wrestled their way into fourth and fifth.

“This is just awesome,” Krause said of his initial Modified triumph. “There is nobody better on restarts than Steven (Reed) so it was tough on every one of them. He always runs hard but he runs real clean. I thank him for that.”

Shannon Mongeau of Manchester kept a win streak alive that dates back to November by winning the companion 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman cars. In a new car Mongeau led all the way while Dominic Fattaruso of Brick finished second. Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa., Manasquan’s Kenny Van Wickle and Tyler Truex of Mayetta wrapped up the top five.

Kevin Nowak of Medford, NY won the 25 lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars while Rich Davidowitz of Center Moriches, NY came from the rear of the pack to finish second. Mitchell Dowd, Nick Van Wickle and defending champion Robert French completed the top five.

Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg grabbed his first ever O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock 25-lap win over Union’s Joey Helberg, Wall’s Rob Haberstick, defending champ Joe Mongeau of Brick and Manchester’s Scott Riggleman.

Mike Lavery was also a first time winner in the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stock main event over Todd Pilla and Jason Lane. Ray Minieri took the win in the Elite Maintenance Limited late Model event over Brian Doyle and Mike Tillett. Geoffrey Sutton won the 25-lapper for the visiting TQ Midgets.

Racing returns this Saturday evening (April 30) with “Fan Appreciation Night” action, which is kicked off with a party on the track where drivers will meet the fans and display their racecars. Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. with a discounted admission for all early arrivals until 5:30 p.m. The party on the track will run from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. with qualifying to follow. Main event action, which will start around 7:00 p.m., will see the Modifieds race in a 40-lapper, the Sportsman cars compete in a 30-lapper and the Limited Late Models, Legend Cars, Factory Stock and the 4 Cylinder Stocks compete in 25-lap main events.

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.

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Steven Reed, 3. Chas Okerson, 4. Shawna Ingraham, 5. Eric Mauriello, 6. Ron Frees, 7. Jason Hearne, 8. Shaun Carrig, 9. Adam LaCicero, 10. Trevor Alspach, 11. Jonathon Mandato, 12. Zack Alspach, 13. Ken Woolley, Jr., 14. Justin Gumley, 15. Robby Walton, 16. Derek Hopkinson, 17. Ken Matlach, 18. Chris Lane, 19. Ed DeLage, 20. Jason Treat

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Dominic Fattaruso, 3. Ricky Collins, 4. Kenny Van Wickle, 5. Tyler Truex, 6. Kevin Davison, 7. Eric Lane, 8. Blake Barney, 9. Jason Caruso, 10. Brian Doyle, 11. Joe Cocca, 12. Dave Bailey, 13. Jarrett DeGiantomasso, 14. Matt Langbein, 15. Dan Roslin, 16. Larry Thompson, 17. Scott Brannick, 18. Robert Sutphin, 19. Tim Stephan, 20. Jimmy Wolcott, 21. Roland DeMartino

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KEVIN NOWAK, MEDFORD, NY, 2. Rich Davidowitz, 3. Mitchell Dowd, 4. Nick Van Wickle, 5. Robert French, 6. Louie Keraitis, 7. Casey Robicheau, 8. Malcolm Campbell, 9. Chris Gall, 10. Ron Merlino, 11. James Van Wickle, 12. Peter Bruno, 13. Roger Nickerson, 14. Brian Russell, 15. Vinnie Troia

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JERRY STANZIONE, KEANSBURG, 2. Joey Helberg, 3. Rob Haberstick, 4. Joe Mongeau, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. Mike Montano, 7. Ron Booth, 8. John Bowers, 9. Steve West, 10. Scott Maher, 11. Tim O’Shea, 12. Tom Rajkowski, 13. Jerry Koenig, 14. Tony Bartone, 15. Danny Bruer, 16. Kenny Green, 17. Rick Siddons, DQ. Marty Van Druten and Ronnie Mullen

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE LAVERY, 2. Todd Pilla, 3. Jason Lane, 4. Fred Cannock, 5. Brian Osborn, 6. Darren Burdge, 7. Darianne McLaren, 8. Mike Mee, 9. Rich Smith, 10. Allen Camp, 11. Jim Sturteckey

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RAY MINIERI, 2. Brian Doyle, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Bill Vanderveen, 5. Howie Conk, 6. Cole Ormsbee, 7. Glen Conk, 8. Greg Gastelu

 

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.

FREE GRANDSTAND ADMISSION FOR WALL STADIUM STOCK CAR PRACTICE SATURDAY (APRIL 9)

 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Auto racing fans will have the opportunity to check out the new cars that will see competition in 2016 free of charge as Wall Stadium Speedway will present the first of two pre-season practice sessions this Saturday (April 9) from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. While the grandstands will be open to the public on Saturday there is a fee for competitors and crews.

The second of two practice sessions is set for Saturday, April 16, before the season opens on Saturday night, April 23.

The 2016 season looks to be the strongest yet at the shore speedway. All indications point to record car counts as all pit area spots have already been spoken for.

“It looks like record car counts,” manager Diane Krause said. “We are having trouble getting a spot for everyone but that is a good problem. We will have a spot for every racer. No racers will be turned away because of parking.”

Competitors are urged to visit the speedway office on practice Saturdays to make arrangements for their 2016 registrations and competitor licenses so that they can avoid long lines on opening night. Racers will also be able to obtain their tires on both practice days including the Hoosier 850 tires that will be used by the Factory Stocks this season. Factory Stock racers are advised that they will have until June 11 to use up their supply of tires from last season if they choose.

Racecar technical inspections will also be conducted during both practice days and the speedway office will also be open during business hours during the week so that racers can complete their pre-season paperwork.

The 2016 weekly Saturday night campaign gets the green flag on April 23 with the Downs Ford Modifieds, Snap-on Sportsman cars, Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models, O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and the Three Quarter Midgets all in racing action. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying will start at 6:00 p.m. and main event action is slated for 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.

More information on Wall Stadium and the 2016 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at www.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.