TALENTED FIELD EXPECTED FOR WALL STADIUM’S MODIFIED “HAUNTED HUNDRED” SATURDAY

wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ A large and talented field of Downs Ford Modified stock car drivers can be expected at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (Oct. 24) when the headlining 100-lap feature race offers $5,000 to the winner. The “Haunted Hundred” is just a part of the four division/five main event spooky spectacular dubbed “The Thriller.” Pit area gates will open at 9:00 a.m., practice starts at 10:00 a.m., grandstand seating opens at 11:00 a.m. and qualifying starts at 12:30 p.m. with main events immediately to follow at around 2:00 p.m.

Regular Wall Stadium Modified competitors expected to see action will be led by newly crowned driving champion Steve Reed of Jackson. Eric Mauriello of Howell, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Ron Frees of Brick and Trevor Alspach of Willingboro are among the other top point earners from the regular season expected to battle.

Howell’s Jimmy Blewett, who made occasional starts at the third mile paved high banked oval during the regular season, says that he will be racing on Saturday as does Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa., Danny Bohn of Millstone and Tommy Farrell of Shrowesbury. If history is any indication former champion Anthony Sesely of Matawan may also be in the field.

Also on the October 24 Halloween themed card will be the Snap-on Sportsman cars in the “Freakish 50,” the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars in the “Blood Thirsty 30,” and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks in “Twisted Twin 25’s.”

Fans who arrive at the track in zombie attire will receive a monster discount at the grandstand admission gates and all fans that dress as zombies will participate in a “Thriller Dance Mob” during intermission. Make up artists will be available in the grandstand mid-way as will several Halloween themed events. After the day’s events are complete fans will be invited to visit the pit area to participate in a “trunk or treat” with the race teams.

Once the October 24 event is in the books all attention will turn toward the 41st running of the “Turkey Derby” 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.wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

Historic Georgetown Speedway Set To Live Another Year

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GEORGETOWN, DE – A First State facility rich in history will live to see another year of auto racing.

On Tuesday, Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC signed a lease agreement with Seacoast Investments LLC to operate Georgetown Speedway in 2016 with a second-year option in place for 2017. A limited schedule of unique and special events will take place next season at the storied half-mile clay oval located just off the heavily traveled Route 113 corridor.

“There is a tremendous amount of support in Delaware for Georgetown Speedway,” Deyo said of the opportunity. “When Laura (Schafer, who had been leasing the speedway) made it known she was not going to renew her lease, the wheels started turning this past August. A number of people in the local business community have stepped up to make this possible.”

GeorgetownCrowd2During the last two years, Deyo and driver/racing businessman Eric Kormann have partnered to present the ‘Blast at the Beach’ midweek event at Georgetown. Both events were highly successful and drew large crowds and solid car counts with competitors from several surrounding states.

“I always respected the history of Georgetown, and definitely fell in love with the track after Eric led me down to promote our first race there in 2014,” Deyo said. “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to be part of the Georgetown legacy.”

The third annual ‘Blast at the Beach’ will of course be among the ’16 schedule highlights, again as a partnership with Kormann featuring the South Region of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek. Kormann, who came on board with Schafer during the summer stretch last year, will again play a key role at Georgetown next season.

A number of different divisions are being looked at for the ’16 agenda. Scheduling will be done in conjunction with area speedways, namely neighboring Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., to avoid conflicts and ensure maximum participation and attendance.

“We will be working closely with Charlie Cathell (Delaware International owner and promoter) and his family for the betterment of racing in Delaware as a whole,” Deyo said.

“The plan is to bring a variety of different classes to the track and make each event something special and different.”

Due to the speedway’s southern location, an early season March event is already in the planning stages. Deyo hopes to be able to kick off the ’16 dirt Modified season in the Northeast at Georgetown.

Local businesses looking to get involved either as marketing partners or to enable facility improvements are urged to contact Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. A complete website and social media overhaul is expected during the off-season.

“So far, the commitments from people in the area with businesses has been very encouraging,” Deyo said. “I am hoping the racing community can rally around Georgetown and keep the track thriving into the future.”

A general clean-up of the facility is planned with other projects pending as funding and time permit. Other news regarding the Georgetown ’16 season will be forthcoming.

Deyo will continue to organize the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek North and South regions in 2016. Scheduling is in the works for the series and will be released by early December.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1950, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found online at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, on Facebook under “Short Track Super Series” and on Twitter @ShortTrackSS.  Calls should be directed to 845.728.2781 during business hours.

 

 

The New London Waterford Speedbowl Will Be Rocking This Weekend

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WATERFORD — There’s a reason why the final racing weekend of the season is being called the Bemer’s Super Bowl of Auto Racing.
It’s going to be the ultimate racing weekend, with the highest cash purses ever paid out at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
What started as a show with just several divisions has mushroomed into a 12-division, big money show.
The centerpiece is the Tri-Track Open Modified Series. More than 44 full-powered Modifieds have already entered.
That’s just the main course, however. It will be a two-day racing feast that will include all nine of the Waterford Speedbowl weekly series, plus the New England Race Trucks and the Granite State Pro Stock series. Another added attraction will be the 19th annual SK Modified Nationals, with $5,000 going to the winner.
“We’ve had a very successful season and no one wants it to end,” Speedbowl GM Shawn Monahan said. “Drivers kept asking us if their divisions could be part of the final weekend. So we are accommodating them.
“The bottom line is that this is the biggest weekend ever at the Speedbowl. Everyone is talking about how great the Tri-Track Series race was on Sept. 13, and almost all of the drivers are coming back, plus several who weren’t with us in September.”
The Tri-Track series is just one layer of the cake.
“The Battle of the Sound Legends race is paying $2,000 to the winner, the biggest first-place purse ever offered in Connecticut,” Monahan said. “And there was so much interest, we had to add 2 consi’s and a B-Main. The enthusiasm is unbelievable.”

 

Weekend Schedule October 24th/25th
The racing starts on both days at 1:30 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be qualifying races for the Mini Stocks, New England Trucks, SK Lights, Granite State Pro Stocks, SK Modifieds, Legends, X-Cars, Late Models, Super X Cars and Limited Sportsmen.

Here is Saturday’s feature lineup, the features begin at 4:30 p.m.
***** 20-lap Bandoleros feature — Nicolas Hovey was the regular season champ.
**** 40-lap Mini Stock feature — $1,000 to win
**** 25-lap New England Race Trucks feature — Roger Turbush is the point leader
**** 150-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series — 5th Pro Stock race in Speedbowl history.
**** 20-lap X car feature — Dave Gargaro Jr. is the regular season champ
**** 20-lap Super X car feature — Brian Norman is the regular season champion.
**** 40-lap Limited Sportsman feature. $1,000 to win.

Sunday’s first event at 1:30 p.m. is a last-chance qualifier for the Legends Battle of the Sound, followed by feature racing.
**** 35-lap Tri-Track Modified Series qualifying semi-feature No. 1  — $3,000 to win.
**** 35-lap Tri-Track Modified Series qualifying semi-feature No. 2  — $3,000 to win.
**** 30-lap Late Model feature — cash bonuses
**** 25-lap SK Light feature — cash bonuses.
**** 65-lap Tri Track Modified series — $5,000 to win plus lap money
**** 35-lap Battle of the Sound Legends feature — $2,000 to win
**** 75-lap SK Modified National — $5,000 to win plus lap money bonuses

Tri-Track Modified Entry List as of Tuesday October 20th

00 Ted Christopher

0 Mike Holdridge
03 Ken Darch
04 Brendon Dion
4 Jeff Gallup
5 Chris Pasteryak
6 Ryan Preece
6 Dennis Perry
7 Kurt Vigeant
7 Rich Parker
9 Chase Dowling
11 John Beatty
12 Todd Annarummo
14 Max Zachem
16 Eric Berndt
19 Dave Schneider
25 Rowan Pennink
27 Andy Jankowiak
29 Brendon Bock
29 Jon McKennedy
33 Rob Richardi
35 Derek Ramstrom
40 Eddie LeClerc
41 Karl Fredrickson
42 Woody Pitkat
43 Kirk Alexander
45 Dan Meservey
46 Jon Kievman
50 Ron Silk
50 Carl Mederios
52 Les Hinckley
53 Norman Wrenn
55 Joe Doucette
59 Matt Hirschman
68 Keith Rocco
69 Jimmy Dolan
76 Zane Zeiner
76 Jeff Rocco
79 Garrison Grubissa
80 Dick Houlihan
85 Michael Benevides
92 Anthony Nocella
93 George Sherman
99 Richard Savary

Tickets are priced at $35 for adults and $10 for youths 13-16. Kids 12-and-under always are admitted free.
For more information, call 860-442-7223, or contact www.speedbowlct.com

 

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