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BLEWETT GRABS $5000 IN WALL SUMMER SCORCHER SATURDAY

 WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Modified stock car driver Jimmy Blewett capped off a dream weekend with a third mail event victory Saturday night as he won the 125 lap “Summer Scorcher” for Downs Ford Modifieds at Wall Stadium Speedway. The $5000 win capped off a weekend that saw the Howell resident win a Modified Tour event in Connecticut on Friday night and a Limited Late Model feature race at Wall earlier Saturday evening.

With heavy rain falling in surrounding areas and lightning flashing in the distance Steven Reed of Jackson, the defending Modified champion and recent Garden State Classic winner, out dueled Howell’s Eric Mauriello at the start of the Scorcher to take the lead as Blewett hovered in the top five. Seventy non-stop laps were then recorded with Reed, Mauriello, Holmdel’s Andrew Krause and Blewett making up the top four most of the way.

When the caution finally waved for a spinning Zack Alspach of Willingboro on lap 70 the entire field ducked to the pit area for a two tire change and adjustments. When the race resumed Blewett, with the help of chassis adjustments made during the pit stop, began to chip his way to the front. The race was slowed again on lap 92 when Krause, who had been battling his car with the loss of power steering from lap 30, spun in the fourth turn when a broken wheel forced him to loose his left rear tire. On the restart Blewett was able to dive to the inside of Reed on the inside lane of the second turn to take the lead and eventual win.

Blewett then held his ground to the finish while several cars battled for second to the finish. At the checker Mauriello nailed down the runner-up spot with Brick’s Ron Frees, an impressive Shaun Carrig of Little Falls and Reed completing the top five.

“I’m Jersey proud,” said an elated Blewett in victory lane. “What a weekend! Tonight the car was a little loose during those first 70 laps. I was able to tell my guys on the radio and tell them what I thought we might be able to do on that tire stop to fix it. They made all the right adjustments in the pits during the stop and the car was almost perfect after that.

“My crew guys did a great job for me tonight!”

Prior to the “Scorcher” Blewett hitched a ride in the Cole Ormsbee No. 19 for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Model 25-lapper and raced through the pack for the win. Early leader Howie Conk of Jackson was the runner-up with Bayville’s Mike Tillett, Michelle Moormann of Beachwood and Jackson’s Greg Gastelu completing the top five.

Vinny Troia of Browns Mills won his first 25-lap Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars feature race of the season Saturday taking the lead with a lap nine pass before holding his ground to the finish. Middletown’s Joe McGrath, Ron Merlino of Pine Beach, Chris Gall of Brick and Eatontown’s Ron Merlino were second through fifth.

The O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks raced in two 25-lappers on Saturday with Kenny Green of Farmingdale winning the first which was rain postponed from July 30. Brick’s Joe Mongeau, Toms River’s Marty Van Druten, Richie Byrne of Howell and Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. were second through fifth.

The second Factory Stock main event was called official after 14 laps when several cars slammed the fourth turn rail with Wall’s Rob Haberstick getting the worst of it. The race was called official since time consuming guardrail repairs were needed. Gerry Koenig of Seaford, N.Y. took his first ever win in this race followed by Green, Mongeau, Byrne and John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant.

Stock car racing continues this Saturday night (August 13) as the speedway presents “First Responders Night.” On Saturday first responders with proper identification will be honored with free admission. On the track the Downs Ford Modifieds will battle in a 40-lap main event and the Snap On Sportsman cars will compete in two 30-lappers, one rain postponed from July 30. The Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks will compete in two 25-lappers, one rain postponed from July 30, and the Factory Stocks are set for a 50-lapper. Grandstand seating opens at 5:00 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and feature racing begins at 7:00 p.m.

The complete updated 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 – 125 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Ron Frees, 4. Shaun Carrig, 5. Steven Reed, 6. Anthony Sesely, 7. Zack Alspach, 8. Chas Okerson, 9. Shawna Ingraham, 10. Derek Hopkinson, 11. Jonathan Mandato, 12. Kevin Davison, 13. Ken Woolley, 14. Trevor Alspach, 15. Andrew Krause, 16. Kenny Van Wickle, 17. Jason Treat, 18. Jason Hearne

 

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – (rain postponed) – 1. KENNY GREEN, FARMINGDALE, 2. Joe Mongeau, 3. Marty Van Druten, 4. Richie Byrne, 5. Mike Montano, 6. Joey Helberg, 7. Scott Riggleman, 8. Jerry Stanzione, 9. Gerry Koenig, 10. Rob Haberstick, 11. Scott Maher, 12. Dave Green, 13. Tom Rajkowski, 14. Neil Rutt, 15. Bill Stockert, 16. Darren Cox, 17. Tony Bartone, 18. Rick Siddons, 19. John Bowers, 20. Rob Longo, 21. Matt Badessa, 22. Marco Flores, 23. Steve West

 

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. GERRY KOENIG, SEAFORD, N.Y., 2. Kenny Green, 3. Mongeau, 4. Byrne, 5. Bowers, 6. Montano, 7. Stanzione, 8. Helberg, 9. Haberstick, 10. Rutt, 11. Stockert, 12. Rajkowski, 13. Maher, 14. Dave Green, 15. Bartone, 16. Cox, 17. Riggleman, 18. Flores, DQ Van Druten

 

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. VINNY TROIA, BROWNS MILLS, 2. Joe McGrath, 3. Ron Merlino, 4. Chris Gall, 5. Malcolm Campbell, 6. Nick Van Wickle, 7. Luke Marzano, 8. Peter Bruno, 9. Brian Russell, 10. Roger Nickerson, 11. James Van Wickle, 12. Matt Marzano, 13. Tom Stavola, 14. Louie Keraitis, 15. Robert French

 

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Howie Conk, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Michelle Moormann, 5. Greg Gastelu, 6. Bill Vanderveen, 7. Brian Doyle, 8. Glen Conk

$5,000 TO WIN WALL STADIUM MODIFIED SUMMER SCORCHER THIS SATURDAY (AUG. 6)

 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ As the summer weather heats up at the Jersey Shore so does the professional stock car racing action at Wall Stadium Speedway. This Saturday night the shore speedway presents the “Summer Scorcher” for the Downs Ford Modified stock cars, a 125-lap feature race that offers an astounding $5,000 to the winner!

Officials have announced that a rain postponed 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks will be presented at 5:30 pm followed immediately by qualifying for the Modifieds, Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the Factory Stocks. Once qualifying is complete main event action will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. The evening will also feature a Beach Luau theme in the grandstand midway to celebrate the summer season.

For this special event only a Sunday, August 7, rain date will be in effect. If needed features will start at 1:00 p.m. with gate opening time to be announced as needed.

This 125-lap “Summer Scorcher” format, offering $5,000 to the winner, is attracting the attention of several racers in the Modified division.

Series regulars expected to see action include top drivers Steven Reed of Jackson, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Jimmy Blewett and Eric Mauriello, both of Howell, Shawna Ingraham and Ron Frees, both of Brick, and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River. Also among expected local entries are Adam LaCicero of Lavallette, 10-time track driving champ Chas Okerson of Freehold, 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 Limited Late Models, Legend Cars and the Factory Stocks will all see action in regularly scheduled 25-lap main events.

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 Factory Stock feature and qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. with regularly scheduled main events to follow.

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

AUTO RACING ACTION AND FAN GIVEAWAYS AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (JULY 30)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Fans will enjoy plenty of stock car racing action while also having the chance to collect great prizes as Wall Stadium Speedway presents “Giveaways Galore Night” this Saturday evening (July 30). The card will feature gifts for many of the fans in attendance and six main events for five divisions of stock cars. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. Main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m.

On the famous third mile high-banked paved oval the Downs Ford Modifieds will share the spotlight in a 40-lap main event. Defending champion Steven Reed of Jackson will lead the way with expected competition coming from multi-time champ Chas Okerson of Freehold, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Ron Frees of Brick, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Brick’s Shawna Ingraham and Adam LaCicero of Lavallette just to name a few.

The Snap On Sportsman cars will also be featured in a pair of 25-lap feature races. Top point earners Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa., Shanon Mongeau of Manchester, Dom Fattarusso of Brick, Kevin Davison of Howell and Jackson’s Blake Barney are among those expected to see action.

The Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks will also see action in 25-lap feature races.

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. Qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.

The revised speedway schedule, made necessary by four rainouts this season, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com.

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