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TWIN MODIFIED RACES ON TAP SATURDAY (Sept. 3) AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Wall Stadium Speedway will celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend with six feature races for five stock car divisions this Saturday evening (Sept. 3). Highlighting the card will be Twin Downs Ford Modified 40-lap main events. The first, rain postponed from July 30, will be contested before regularly scheduled qualifying at 5:30 p.m. sharp. The second will be presented later in the evening as a part of the regularly scheduled racing card. Grandstand seating opens at 5:00 p.m. and regularly scheduled main events will start at 7:00 p.m.

These two Modified feature races are crucial in the race for the 2016 driving crown. Point leader and defending champion Steven Reed of Jackson is currently being chased by four time Modified champ Chas Okerson of Freehold, feature winner Shawna Ingraham of Brick, two-time winner Andrew Krause of Holmdel and Howell’s Eric Mauriello.

Series regulars also expected to see action include Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Ron Frees of Brick, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, brothers Trevor and Zack Alspach, both of Willingboro, and Jason Hearne of New Egypt.

The Modifieds are not the only racers in Saturday night’s spotlight. The Snap On Sportsman cars are slated for a 30-lapper, while the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks will all see action in regularly scheduled 25-lap main events. A special Mechanic’s Race is also on the “Country Night Take 2 Night” event schedule.

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. The rain postponed 40-lap Modified feature and qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. with regularly scheduled main events to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday night auto racing continues every week through October 1. Post-season races are set for October 15 and Thanksgiving weekend during the day light 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 and the complete schedule can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

HIRSCHMAN POCKETS $5105 IN WOODY’S 105 AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Stock car driver Matt Hirschman likes to travel to different speedway to focus on the races that pay the big money. On Saturday night this search for fortune led the Northampton, Pa. resident to Wall Stadium Speedway for the annual “Woody’s High Banks 105” for Downs Ford Modified stock cars. He was rewarded handsomely by pocketing $5,105 for his traveling and racing efforts.

Freehold’s Chas Okerson was the first leader while Anthony Sesely of Matawan and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause battled for second for most of the early going. Sesely finally took command on lap 40 as Krause followed him through for second. Meanwhile, Hirschman clawed his way into the top three by the time 50 laps were recorded.

A lap 59 cautions forced by a pair of competitors with flat tires saw Krause head to the pits for fresh rubber. The restart found Sesely, still on his original tires, on the pole while Hirschman, who had already pitted for two new tires, started on the outside of the front row.

What became the winning move of the race occurred on the restart as Sesely’s worn tires apparently spun on acceleration while Hirschman gained the needed traction to race into the lead. Sesely soon headed to the pits for new rubber while Hirschman, Danny Bohn of Mooresville, N.C. and Krause made up the top three.

Bohn and Krause then wrestled for the second spot while Hirschman stayed out front. Soon Sesely charged through the field to move back into contention after his tire change.

By lap 89 Sesely had advanced into second spot while Krause’s night ended on lap 95 with ignition failure. Sesely then hounded Hirschman to the finish for second while, Bohn, Jackson’s Steven Reed and Jason Hearne of New Egypt wrapped up the top five.

“I wasn’t happy to see all the cautions late in the race, but I wasn’t really worried either,” Hirschman said after the win. “This car was just super tonight. The car was not going to let up. My guys did an excellent job.

“This win is pretty special because of the big payday and because it is here at Wall. We’ve had some tough luck here but we have also gotten big wins. The Jersey Shore fans are great so I like racing here. I’ll be back for Turkey Derby so I’ll see you all again in November.”

The Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models were also on the card in a pair of 25-lap main events. In the first, rain postponed from July 30, Howie Conk of Freehold grabbed the win over Wall’s Cole Ormsbee, Mike Tillett of Bayville, Brian Doyle of Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. and Bill Vanderveen of Beachwood.

In the nightcap Limited Late Model 25-lapper former champ Vanderveen won his first feature race since 2011. Conk, Ormsbee, Jackson’s Greg Gastelu and Michelle Moorman of Beachwood were second through fifth.

Joey Helberg of Union won his first main event of the year in the 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Howell’s Richie Byrne, Scott Riggleman of Manchester, Eatontown’s Ron Booth and Brick’s Joe Mongeau completed the top five in an event that saw plenty of side-by-side racing. Dave Green of Howell won a special $50 cash bonus from division sponsor O’Shea’s Auto Repair for leading at halfway. Green finished 11th.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. continued his hot streak by winning the 25-lapper for the touring Three Quarter Midgets.

Stock car racing continues this Saturday night (Sept. 3) with the Modifieds competing in twin 40-lap main events. The first, rain postponed from July 30, will be run at the opening of the card at 5:30 p.m. The second will be run later in the evening. Also on the card will be the Snap-on Sportsman cars in a 30-lapper, the Factory Stocks, Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks all in 25-lappers. A special mechanic’s race will also be contested. Grandstand seating opens at 5:00 p.m., the first Modified feature and then qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. and regularly scheduled feature racing begins at 7:00 p.m.

The complete updated regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through October 1, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” on October 1 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 – 105 Laps – 1. MATT HIRSCHMAN, NORTHAMPTON, PA., 2. Anthony Sesely, 3. Danny Bohn, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Jason Hearne, 6. Ron Frees, 7. Zane Zeiner, 8. Kevin Davison, 9. Kenny Van Wickle, 10. Shawna Ingraham, 11. Zack Alspach, 12. Chas Okerson, 13. Derek Hopkinson, 14. Andrew Krause, 15. Jonathan Mandato, 16. Shaun Carrig, 17. Chris Lane, 18. Eric Mauriello, 19. Trevor Alspach, 20. Chris Reynolds

1ST LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. HOWIE CONK, FREEHOLD, 2. Cole Ormsbee, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Brian Doyle, 5. Bill Vanderveen, 6. Glen Conk, 7. Michelle Moorman, 8. Greg Gastelu

2ND LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BILL VANDERVEEN, BEACHWOOD, 2. Howie Conk, 3. Ormsbee, 4. Gastelu, 5. Moorman, 6. Glen Conk, 7. Ricky Collins, 8. Tillett, 9. Doyle

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOEY HELBERG, UNION, 2. Richie Byrne, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Ron Booth, 5. Joe Mongeau, 6. Gerry Koenig, 7. Scott Maher, 8. John Bowers, 9. John Carpenter, 10. Tony Bartone, 11. Dave Green, 12. Jerry Stanzione, 13. Matt Badessa, 14. Tom Rajkowski, 15. Chris Felber, DQ Neil Rutt

DANNY BOHN TO RACE BRANNICK’S NO. 51 MODIFIED IN WALL STADIUM’S WOODY’S HIGH BANKS 105, SPOOKY SPECTACULAR AND TURKEY DERBY

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WALL, N.J. ~ Young veteran Modified stock car driver Danny Bohn will be returning to Wall Stadium Speedway once again this Saturday (Aug. 27)) as he will drive for Scott Brannick in the North American Construction No. 51 in the “Woody’s High Banks 105” which offers $5,105 to the winner. Bohn and the No. 51 will then return to the third mile high-banked paved oval on October 15 for the “Spooky Spectacular” and on Thanksgiving weekend for the annual “Turkey Derby.”

Bohn will be at the wheel of Brannick’s Troyer chassis No. 51 which is powered by a Tom Martino Race Engine, the same car that veteran Kenny Woolley, Jr. has raced this season on numerous occasions. After many disappointing outings changes were made. Rob Ormsbee will return as the team’s crew chief Saturday.

“I’ve been around the track since I was a kid with my father and grandfather so it is always fun to come back home,” Bohn said. “Scott is known for having the best equipment available. It is always well maintained and very fast.

“We have always been fast in the No. 51 we just haven’t had any luck. Hopefully we’ll have good luck this weekend.”

Bohn, the 2014 driving Bowman Gray Stadium champion and four-time Bowman Gray Modified winner last season, is no stranger to Wall Stadium’s 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.

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 races.