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REED TOPS MODIFIEDS AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Rebounding from several Saturday nights of misfortune defending champion Steve Reed raced to victory in the 40-lap main event for the Downs Ford Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. It was Reed’s first win of the year and the 24th of his career at the third mile paved oval.

Due to several mechanical problems and the poor finishes that resulted Reed took full advantage of a front row starting spot to rocket to the lead at the outset. New Egypt’s Jason Hearne was his first challenger before Howell’s Eric Mauriello took over second spot on lap eight. Meanwhile Howell’s Jimmy Blewett advanced from a tenth starting spot to take over second with seven laps remaining. Blewett then chased Reed to the finish line. Mauriello, Hearne and Ron Frees of Brick completed the top five.

“We’ve had some bad luck recently, but then again racing is often mostly back luck with a few bright spots like this added in,” Reed said. “We’ll be back in the field due to the handicap after this win and then it is a matter of picking the right lanes and things going your way.”

Dom Fattaruso of Brick celebrated his birthday in style as he won the companion 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman cars. Fattaruso raced through the field to take the lead with an inside pass in turn four on the 19th lap. Early leader Larry Thompson of Parlin nailed down second with Brick’s Robert Sutphin, Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. and Tyler Truex of Mayetta completing the top five.

West Milford’s Mike Alcaro came from deep in the field to win the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. After battling with eventual runner-up Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y., Alcaro took the lead with seven laps remaining. Mitchell Dowd of Pottstown, Pa., Richie Davidowitz of Medford, N.Y. and Vinny Troia of Browns Mills were third through fifth.

TJ Graves of Wall borrowed a ride and raced to his first ever win in the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock feature. Todd Pilla of Beachwood chased him most of the way while Brick’s Jason Lane, Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth and Howell’s Brian Osborn wrapped up the top five.

Like Graves, Harry Schaeffer of Careret drove a borrowed car to victory in the 40-lapper for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models. Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Mike Tillett of Beachwood, Jackson’s Greg Gastelu and Glen Conk completed the top five.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. won the 25-lapper for the visiting Three Quarter Midgets.

Racing returns this Saturday evening (June 11) with grandstand seating opening at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying starting at 5:45 p.m. Main event action, which will start around 7:00 p.m., will see the Modifieds in a 40-lapper, Sportsman cars in a 30-lapper and the Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, Legend Cars and the Dirt Cars all in 25-lappers.

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 40 Laps – 1. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, 2. Jimmy Blewett, 3. Eric Mauriello, 4. Jason Hearne, 5. Ron Frees, 6. Derek Hopkinson, 7. Shaun Carrig, 8. Jonathan Mandato, 9. Andrew Krause, 10. Trevor Alspach, 11. Zack Alspach, 12. Chas Okerson, 13. Shawna Ingraham, 14. Jason Treat, 15. Justin Gumley, 16. Ken Woolley, 17. Chris Reynolds, 18. Ed Delage, 19. Robby Walton

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. DOM FATTARUSO, BRICK, 2. Larry Thompson, 3. Robert Sutphin, 4. Ricky Collins, 5. Tyler Truex, 6. Blake Barney, 7. Jimmy Wolcott, 8. Dan Roslin, 9. Shanon Mongeau, 10. Kevin Davison, 11. Scott Brannick, 12. Matt Langbein, 13. Eric Lane, 14. Dave Bailey, 15. Jason Caruso, 16. Roland DeMartino, 17. Kenny Van Wickle, 18. Jarret DeGiantomasso, 19. Jonathan Laureigh, 20. Brian Doyle, 21. Chris Owsik, 22. Joe Cocca

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Kevin Nowak, 3. Mitchell Dowd, 4. Rich Davidowitz, 5. Vinny Troia, 6. Ron Merlino, 7. Louie Keraitis, 8. Malcolm Campbell, 9. Joe McGrath, 10. Peter Bruno, 11. Roger Nickerson, 12. Tom Stavola, 13. Brian Russell, 14. Joe Fresco, 15. Chris Gall

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TJ GRAVES, WALL, 2. Todd Pilla, 3. Jason Lane, 4. Fred Cannock, 5. Brian Osborn, 6. Darianne McLaren, 7. Darren Burdge, 8. Randy hart, 9. Mike Tillett, 10. Frank Ciancitti, 11. Jeff Loesch

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. HARRY SCHAEFFER, CARTERET, 2. Brian Doyle, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Greg Gastelu, 5. Glen Conk, 6. Michelle Moorman, 7. John Kopf, 8. Cole Ormsbee, 9. Bill Vanderveen, 10. Howie Conk

MODIFIEDS AND LATE MODEL 50 ON TAP THIS SATURDAY (JUNE 4) AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~  The Downs Ford Modified stock cars in a 40-lap feature and the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models in a 50-lap main event take center stage at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday night (June 4) as the shore speedway presents “Super Hero Night” racing action. In addition to enjoying stock car racing action fans young and old will be able to meet and pose for photos with Batman and Spiderman early in the evening. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. with main events for all divisions to follow.

On the speedway the Modified cars will compete in a 40-lap main event. Early season winners Shawna Ingraham of Brick, New Egypt’s Jason Hearne, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Ron Frees of Brick and Jimmy Blewett of Howell will lead the field into main event action. Defending champion Steven Reed of Jackson, former champ Chas Okerson of Freehold and Eric Mauriello of Howell are also expected to be in the field.

Also in the spotlight will be the Limited late Models with former champs Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, NY, Howie Conk of Freehold and Bill Vanderveen of Beachwood leading the way in a 50-lap feature race.

he Snap On Sportsman cars are slated for a 30-lapper and the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars are each ready for a 25-lap main event. The open cockpit Three-Quarter Midgets will also see action on the fifth mile “inner oval.”

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 is then set for 5:45 p.m. Main events for all divisions to follow. Super Heroes are expected to arrive at the speedway at 6:00 p.m.

Action will then continue on Sunday (June 5) as Wall Stadium presents the “Sunday Small-Car Series” starting at noon.

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through September with special post-season races in October and November. 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 also available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

HEARNE AND INGRAHAM TOP MODIFIED TWINS AT WALL SATURDAY

 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Jason Hearne of New Egypt and Brick’s Shawna Ingraham were main event winners in the Memorial Day weekend Twin 35 lap feature races for the Downs Ford Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Saturday night. Both enjoyed their first win of the 2016 season.

Jason Treat of Jackson was the leader at the outset of the first 35-lapper with Hearne and Jonathan Mandato of Toms River almost instant challengers. Hearne slipped into the lead on lap nine with Mandato and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River close behind. By the time 19 laps were complete Eric Mauriello and Jimmy Blewett, both of Howell, advanced to second and third and the battle for second was on!

This battle boiled over when the duo touched in the third turn on lap 20 with Mauriello spinning as a result. That left Blewett to chase down Hearne but his race ended with three laps to go when his car lost power. Hearne then raced on to the win with Brick’s Ron Frees crossing the finish line second. When it was learned during a post race inspection that Frees raced with a tire that was not in his tire bank. He lost the runner-up spot.

Andrew Krause of Holmdel was then recorded as second while Howell’s Justin Gumley, Ingraham and Chas Okerson of Freehold wrapped up the top five.

“I am so glad for (car-owner) Jim Wolf,” Hearne said after the race. “We’ve had a tough couple of years and really needed this win.”

The second 35-lapper saw Mandato the early leader as defending champ Steven Reed of Freehold soon advanced to second. Reed soon looked for a path to the lead but slowed on the backstretch with a broken flywheel moments later. Mandato then fought off Hopkinson and Ingraham as Blewett, who picked up a ride in the Kenny Matlach No. 34 for the second race, moved into contention.

At halfway Blewett had advanced to second and went after the leader when the duo touched in turn four. Mandato was somehow able to retain control of his sliding car while Blewett left the race with a cut tire. On the restart Ingraham chased the leaders before a lane opened on the inside and she made the winning pass. Mandato was the runner-up with Hopkinson, Matawan’s Anthony Sesely and Trevor Alspach of Willingboro wrapping up the top five.

“A lane opened up on the inside and I just took it,” Ingraham, the only woman to win in the Modifieds here said. “The car was awesome.”

Dom Fattaruso of Brick crossed the finish line first in the companion 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman cars but when his car’s rev limiter failed to function during post race inspection he was dropped to fourth place on the finishing order as required by the rules. That moved Brick’s Scott Brannick, who was in winning contention most of the way; to the top spot for his first ever win. Howell’s Kevin Davison and Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. were second and third. Blake Barney of Jackson was fifth.

Steve West of Howell led almost the entire 25-lap distance to win the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock main event. Wall’s Rob Haberstick was second, with Ron Booth of Eatontown, Brick’s Joe Mongeau and Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg completing the top five.

Leslie Harrigan won the Demolition Derby.

Racing returns this Saturday evening (June 4) with grandstand seating opening at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying starting at 5:45 p.m. Main event action, which will start around 7:00 p.m., will see the Modifieds in a 40-lapper, Sportsman cars in a 30-lapper and the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models in a 50-lap race. The Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, ATQMRA TQ Midgets and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will also be in racing action. “Super Hero Night” festivities will have many costumed characters in the grandstands to meet fans young and old.

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.

1ST MODIFIED FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. JASON HEARNE, NEW EGYPT, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Justin Gumley, 4. Shawna Ingraham, 5. Chas Okerson, 6. Ken Matlach, 7. Chris Lane, 8. Zack Alspach, 9. Shaun Carrig, 10. Trevor Alspach, 11. Robby Walton, 12. Jimmy Blewett, 13. Jonathan Mandato, 14. Ken Woolley, 15. Eric Mauriello, 16. Jason Treat, 17. Derek Hopkinson, 18. Steven Reed, 19. Anthony Sesely, DQ Ron Frees

2ND MODIFIED FEATURE 35 Laps – 1. SHAWNA INGRAHAM, BRICKI, 2. Mandato, 3. Hopkinson, 4. Sesely, 5. Trevor Alspach, 6. Zack Alspach, 7. Okerson, 8. Woolley, 9. Carrig, 10. Krause, 11. Treat, 12. Walton, 13. Blewett, 14. Lane, 15. Frees, 16. Reed, 17. Gumley, 18. Hearne, 19. Mauriello

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. SCOTT BRANNICK, BRICK, 2. Kevin Davison, 3. Ricky Collins, 4. Dom Fattaruso, 5. Blake Barney, 6. Jarret DeGiantomasso, 7. Shanon Mongeau, 8. Dave Bailey, 9. Brian Doyle, 10. Matt Langbein, 11. Jimmy Wolcott, 12. Joe Cocca, 13. Eric Lane, 14. Chris Laureigh, 15. Kenny Van Wickle, 16. Jason Caruso, 17. Robert Sutphin, 18. Tyler Truex

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. STEVE WEST, HOWELL, 2. Rob Haberstick, 3. Ron Booth, 4. Joe Mongeau, 5. Jerry Stanzione, 6. Scott Riggleman, 7. Marty Van Druten, 8. Richie Byrne, 9. John Bowers, 10. Ronnie Mullen, 11. Scott Maher, 12. Tim O’Shea, 13. Matt Badessa, 14. Tom Rajkowski, 15. Dave Green, 16. Tony Bartone, 17. Rick Siddons, 18. Gerry Koenig