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DANNY BOHN TO RACE BRANNICK’S NO. 51 MODIFIED IN WALL STADIUM’S “GARDEN STATE CLASSIC” SATURDAY

Danny head shotWALL, N.J. ~ Young veteran Modified stock car driver Danny Bohn will be returning to his family’s roots at Wall Stadium Speedway once again this Saturday (June 25) as he will drive for Scott Brannick in the North American Construction No. 51 in the 55th running of the “Garden State Classic.” The prestigious 125-lap race offers $5,000 to the winner.

Bohn, the 2014 driving champion at the Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. and four-time Bowman Gray Modified winner in 2015, is no stranger to Wall Stadium’s third mile high banked oval. In fact, his grandfather Parker Bohn and father Eddie Bohn were both driving champions and multi-time feature winners at the track. Danny Bohn, who was raised in New Jersey just miles from Wall Stadium, now lives in Mooresville, N.C.

“My grandfather was a legend at the speedway and my father was also very successful there,” Bohn said. “With all the success that both had at Wall Stadium neither was able to get a win in the Garden State Classic. I want to win this race for my grandfather, my father, Scott Brannick and the team.”

“I’m real happy to be racing for Scott. I raced for him twice at the end of last year and we had a real good time. Scott has a reputation for owning beautiful and very fast equipment. Winning is his goal. He has put together a great team for the Garden State Classic. What more could a driver ask from a car-owner.”

North American Construction in Brick, N.J., Blewett Equipment and Contracting in Howell, N.J., Brice’s NAPA Auto Supply in Freehold, N.J. and JT Motorsports in Howell, N.J will sponsor Bohn’s No. 51 Modified. Bilstein shock absorbers has also joined the team as an associate sponsor for the race. North American Construction Racing will also enter a team car in the race with veteran Ken Woolley, Jr. of Howell at the controls.

“When this opportunity came up for Danny to drive in the Classic I knew it was good for everyone involved,” team owner Brannick said. “Since Rob Ormsbee is available he has come on for this race as our crew chief and Tom Martino Race Engines is our motor sponsor for the weekend. I’m excited to get to the track and to see how we do in the Garden State Classic. We can’t wait for this Saturday.”

 

DADS TO BE HONORED AT WALL STADIUM AUTO RACES THIS SATURDAY (JUNE 11)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~  The Downs Ford Modified stock cars in a 40-lap feature take center stage at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday night (June 11) as the shore speedway presents six divisions of stock car racing and honors fathers. With the stock cars having the night off on Father’s Day Weekend the speedway will honor dad’s this Saturday night with gifts while supplies last, a free raffle to wave the green flag on the main events and the opportunity to take a five lap ride around the oval in a “ride-along” race car before events begin. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m., special “ride-along” opportunities will also take place at 5:00 p.m., qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. with main events for all divisions starting at approximately 7:00 p.m.

On the speedway the Modified stock 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, Jimmy Blewett of Howell and defending champion Steven Reed of Jackson will lead the field into main event action. Former champ Chas Okerson of Freehold, brothers Trevor and Zack Alspach, both of Willingboro, and Eric Mauriello of Howell are also expected to be in the field seeking their first win of the year.

Also in the spotlight will be the Snap On Sportsman cars in a 30-lapper and the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks are each ready for a 25-lap main event. The Dirt Cars will also see action on the famed third mile high-banked paved oval for the first time this season.

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.

Working closely with the Green Flag Driving Experience, which puts fans behind the wheel of real racecars on most weekends, fathers will be offered the opportunity to ride along with a professional driver in a real racecar for five laps for just $25 between 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. A limited number of rides are being offered for just $25 each. Fathers who wish to take the ride of their lives, or friends and or family, who would like to give this extraordinary gift, must call the speedway office during business hours to make reservations at 732-681-6400.

Formula Drift will take over the speedway on the weekend of June 18 before stock car action returns with the “Garden State Classic” for the Modified cars on June 25.

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.

 

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