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BIG NIGHT FOR SHANON MONGEAU AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY

wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Veteran stock car driver Shanon Mongeau enjoyed the biggest night of career on Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway as he won both the Downs Ford Modified and Snap-on Sportsman main events and the overall “Triple Crown” title for the Sportsman cars. The Jackson resident, who was taking his first ever ride in the Brannick Racing No. 51 in the Modified race, noted in the winner’s circle that his wife and young son were in the grandstands to witness the events.

The Modified 40-lapper started off on a sour note when several of the top runners tangled while fighting for the lead in the third turn triggering a big pile-up. Mongeau was somehow able to avoid the chaos and restarted the race from the pole position. From that point on he fought off both Trevor Alspach of Willingboro and point leader Steven Reed of Jackson for the win. Alspach and Reed swapped the second position a couple of times before Alspach nailed down the spot with Derek Hopkinson of Toms River recovering from that lap one incident for third. Reed was fourth at the stripe after getting caught up on lap one and title contender Eric Mauriello of Howell, who was also involved in that first lap crash, was fifth.

Chas Okerson of Freehold, also a title contender, lost ground in the season-long race as his car suffered damage in the lap one crash. After making repairs he finished 11th.

Thanks to posting fast time in qualifying Mongeau started on the front row of the Sportsman 35-lapper and never looked back. Manasquan’s Kenny Van Wickle applied almost constant pressure before finishing second followed by title contender Kevin Davison of Howell, Willingboro’s Trevor Alspach and Robby Walton of Tuckerton. Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, who was the point leader going into the event, was involved in a lap 15 crash and finished 18th.

“I have to thank Scott Brannick for offering me his Modified tonight,” Mongeau said. “That car may be old but it is top notch equipment. My Sportsman car isn’t brand new either but Steve Ferrara and Joe Wisniewski make sure it is the very best.

“Steve Blauvelt said he just needed a couple of nights off with the No. 41 Modified I usually drive. I’m real fortunate to drive for some great people.”

The Mongeau family had even more to celebrate as Rich Mongeau of Brick, Shanon’s father, won the 35-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Joey Helberg of Union advanced to second in the late going to win the division’s “Triple Crown” title, while Joe Mongeau of Brick, Manchester’s Scott Riggleman and Wall’s Bob Haberstick wrapped up the top five.

Wall’s Robert French won both the 35-lap main event and the “Triple Crown” title for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars while defending champion Brian Spencer of Edison chased him most of the way for second. Mitchell Dowd, Chris Gall and Raven Schrantz completed the top five.

Howell’s Darren Burdge won the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stock 35-lapper and the division’s “Triple Crown” title over the constant pressure of Wall’s TJ Graves. Robert Sutphin and Ronnie Mullen, both of Brick, and Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth completed the top five.

Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth won the 20-lapper for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models over the fast closing Howie Conk of Jackson. Greg Miranda of Hazlet and Michelle Moorman and Jim Moorman, both of Beachwood, were fourth and fifth.

Ryan Tidman of Levittown, Pa. beat a 25-car field in the 25-lapper for the TQ Midgets on the flat “inner oval.”

Wall Stadium will conclude the 2015 Saturday night regular season this Saturday night (9/26) with “Champions Night” activities. Double points will be offered in all six divisions as the title winners are crowned. Due to the importance of the event, a rain date of Oct. 3 only is in effect to settle the titles. Spectator seating opens at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and main event action to follow

An auto racers flea market is then set for October 10 and the “Spooky Spectacular” is slated for Saturday October 24. The “Awards Dinner” will then be enjoyed on Sunday, November 1, and the annual “Turkey Derby” will be presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend

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 www.wallspeedway.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, JACKSON, 2. Trevor Alspach, 3. Derek Hopkinson, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Eric Mauriello, 6. Ron Frees, 7. Ken Matlach, 8. Dom Fattaruso, 9. Renee Dupuis, 10. Ronnie Mullen, 11. Chas Okerson, 12. Brian Doyle, 13. Geoff Sutton, 14. Andrew Krause, 15. Zack Alspach, 16. Jonathan Mandato, 17. Jason Hearne, 18. Kevin Davison, 19. Shawna Ingraham, 20. Adam LaCicero

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, JACKSON, 2. Kenny Van Wickle, 3. Kevin Davison, 4. Trevor Alspach, 5. Robby Walton, 6. Matt Langbein, 7. Rob Silver, 8. Ricky Collins, 9. Larry Thompson, 10. Eric Lane, 11. Jarret DeGiantomasso, 12. Chris Owsik, 13. Dave Bailey, 14. Roland DeMartino, 15. Scott Brannick, 16. Chris Lane, 17. Tyler Truex, 18. Andrew Krause, 19. Robert Sutphin

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. RICH MONGEAU, BRICK, 2. Joey Helberg, 3. Joe Mongeau, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. Bob Haberstick, 6. Tiffany Olejnik, 7. Richie Byrne, 8. Gerry Koenig, 9. John Bowers, 10. Lee Allen, 11. Tom Rajkowski, 12. Ron Booth, 13. Jerry Stanzione, 14. Neil Rutt, 15. Bill Stockert, 16. Tim O’Shea, 17. Rick Patterson, 18. Matt Badessa, 19. Tony Bartone, 20. Ronnie Mullen, 21. Scott Maher, 22. Steve West, 23. Whitey Miller

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. ROBERT FRENCH, WALL, 2. Brian Spencer, 3. Mitchell Dowd, 4. Chris Gall, 5. Raven Schrantz, 6. Casey Robicheau, 7. Lowbed Johnson, 8 Steven Woytysiak, 9. Peter Bruno, 10. Art Marrera, 11. Matt Marzano, 12. Beth MacFarlane, 13. Luke Marzano, 14. Nick Van Wickle

4 CYLINDER STOCKS FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. DARREN BURDGE, HOWELL, 2. TJ Graves, 3. Robert Sutphin, 4. Ronnie Mullen, 5. Fred Cannock, 6. Jason Lane, 7. Jeff Ackerman, 8. Darianne McLaren, 9. JC Duvall, 10. Mike Bilello
LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 20 Laps – 1. ANTHONY CRIMALDI, PORT MONMOUTH, 2. Howie Conk, 3. Greg Miranda, 4. Michelle Moorman, 5. Jim Moorman, 6. Bill Vanderveen, 7. Mike Tillett, 8. Cole Ormsbee, 9. Dominic Casola, 10. Brian Doyle

ON-TRACK PARTY HIGHLIGHTS WALL STADIUM STOCK CAR RACING SATURDAY

wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ A pre-race “On-Track Party” where fans are invited to walk onto the speedway, check out the race cars and pose for photos with and collect autographs from drivers, “Carnival Night” festivities in the grandstand midway, seven feature events and tight point races in all divisions are in store for those who attend Wall Stadium Speedway’s “Fan Appreciation Night” events this Saturday (Sept. 19). Due to the “On-Track Party,” which runs from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., the evening will see grandstand seating opening one hour earlier than usual at 4:00 p.m. with qualifying beginning at 6:00 p.m. and main event racing will follow. Fans who arrive between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. will receive a $2 admission discount.

The Downs Ford Modified stock cars will compete in a 40-lap main event while the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models are set for a 25-lapper. The Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, the O’Shea’s Auto Repairs Factory Stocks, the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Snap-on Sportsman cars will all be racing in “Triple Crown” main events with 35-laps being the distance for each. The ATQMRA Three Quarter Midgets will also be in action racing on the inner oval.

In the Modified ranks Jackson’s Steven Reed is at the top of the point rankings as he seeks his first ever crown. Still, Reed’s brother in law, Freehold’s Chas Okerson, Howell’s Eric Mauriello and Brick’s Ron Frees are also within striking distance.

Andrew Krause of Holmdel, defending champion Kevin Davison and Chris Lane, both of Howell, and Manchester’s Shanon Mongeau are at the top of the Sportsman chase. Brick’s Joe Mongeau and Ronnie Mullen, Union’s Joey Helberg and Manchester’s Scott Riggleman lead Factory Stock points going into the night’s action.

The Legend Cars find defending champ Brian Spencer of Edison and Howell’s Robert French locked in a battle for the title. In the 4 Cylinder Stocks Ronnie Mullen and Jason Lane, both of Brick, and Wall’s TJ Graves are the top point drivers and Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth leads the Limited Late Model points with former champs Howie Conk of Jackson and Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. close behind.

Saturday will also be special as Wall Stadium joins Legend Cars driver Mitchell Dowd in a shoe drive to support the “In Ian’s Boots” charity. Both fans and competitors are asked to clean out their shoe rooms and closets of lightly worn or new shoes and boots of any kind including men’s, women’s and children’s. Sports shoes are also accepted. Shoes and boots will be collected in the pit area and the grandstand midway. More information on the charity and the distribution of these boots and shoes to the needy is available at iniansboots.org.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 2:30 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 4:00 p.m. The “On-Track Party” starts at 4:30 p.m. while qualifying starts at 6:00 p.m. with main events to follow.

The 2015 championship season will then conclude on Saturday, September 26, when all divisions race for double championship points. In the event of rain on September 26 only an October 3 rain date will be put into effect. Once the Saturday night season has concluded the “Spooky Spectacular” is set for Saturday October 24 and the annual “Turkey Derby” will be presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

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 www.wallspeedway.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

WALL STADIUM RAINED OUT SATURDAY (SEPT. 12); FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT UP NEXT SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 19)

wallstadium_239129296wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ With a forecast predicting heavy rain and thunderstorms for Saturday (Sept. 12) evening Wall Stadium Speedway officials have announced that the scheduled auto racing events have been cancelled. The rainout is the first that the third mile paved oval has suffered since June 20.

When action resumes this Saturday night (Sept. 19) a gigantic card of events is on tap in addition to the scheduled “Fan Appreciation Night” festivities. The centerpiece of the evening will be an on-track party where fans are invited to walk down on the speedway to check out the racecars and take photos with and get autographs from all the drivers in competition.

The Downs Ford Modifieds will lead the racing action in a 40-lap main event while the Snap-on Sportsman cars, the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stocks, the O’Shea’s Auto Repairs Factory Stocks and the ATQMRA TQ Midgets will all see action.

Tight point races in all stock car divisions are all up for grabs with the final night of regular season races then set for September 26.

With the “On-Track Party” up first, the evening will see grandstand seating opening at 4:30 p.m. with qualifying beginning at 5:30 p.m. and main event racing will follow.

Saturday will also be special as Wall Stadium joins Legend Cars driver Mitchell Dowd in a shoe drive to support the “In Ian’s Boots” charity. Both fans and competitors are asked to clean out their shoe rooms and closets of lightly worn or new shoes and boots of any kind including men’s, women’s and children’s. Sports shoes are also accepted. Shoes and boots will be collected in the pit area and the grandstand midway. More information on the charity and the distribution of these boots and shoes to the needy is available at iniansboots.org.

Weekly stock car racing and championship points awarding events will conclude on September 26. The “Spooky Spectacular” is then set for Saturday October 24 and the annual “Turkey Derby” will be presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

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 www.wallspeedway.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.