WALL 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.
Riverhead, NY Sept. 12th.
Former Blunderbust champion Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park burned the midnight oil to get his potent racer back in shape for action at Riverhead Raceway Saturday evening and the effort paid off as Scott was declared the winner of the race when rain halted the 20-lap main event after 16-laps. Jimmy “The Kid” White Jr. of Southampton triumphed in the 40-lap Grand Enduro.
Early in the going of the Blunderbust event Bill Wegmann Sr. and his grandson Derek went toe to toe for the race lead over the first six laps of the tilt with Jimmy White Jr. in the mix as well. Lap 7 saw Scott Maliszewski throw his hat in the ring taking second from Derek on lap 7 and setting his sights on the “Racing Grandpa” Lap 10 Scott ducked under Bill Wegmann down the back stretch to take the lead. Jessica Cohan looped her car in turn two on lap 16 and during that caution flag period rain started to fall and the race was deemed official with Scott Maliszewski in his Thomas J. Stock Attorney At Law Chevy notching his 17th career win. Bill Wegmann Sr., 70 of North Bellmore was runner-up in the Crackerjack Auto Stores Olds with Jack Handley Jr. of Medford third in the Relle Electric entry.
Jamie Meyer making her first Grand Enduro start of 2015 led the first six laps of the 40-lap main event before Ed Brown Jr. took the lead on lap 7. Brown would lead up until the 7th circuit when she was passed by Ed Brown Jr. off turn two. Brown would then proceed to lead up until the 12th lap when Dave Antos moved out front. Antos was seeking his second win in six days but on lap 26 in lapped traffic Jimmy White Jr. ended those hopes when he took the lead with an inside pass off turn four. Once out front White would keep the Busy Bee Pest Control Chevy in the lead until the checker flag waved. Dave Antos of Lindenhurst was runner-up in the CR Customs Chevy with Greg Zaleski of Jamesport third in the Peconic Sign entry.
Once the rain moved in on lap 16 of the Blunderbust feature it would not leave Riverhead Raceway halting the remainder of the program. This Saturday night September 19th will see the final NASCAR Whelen All American Series program under Barbara & Jim Cromarty presented with some 225 laps in feature event racing set for Champion’s Night. A special twilight start time of 4:30 for feature event racing will get a very busy evening and night underway.
For further information please visit www.riverheadraceway.com or call 631-842-RACE.
Blunderbusts: 1. Scott Maliszewski 2. Bill Wegmann Sr. 3. Jack Handley Jr. 4. Jim Laird Jr. 5. Derek Wegmann 6. Tommy Walkowiak 7. Tom Pickerell 8. Ed Mistretta 9. Tom Sullivan 10. Tim Mulqueen 11. Tom Puccia 12. Joe Warren Jr. 13. Jimmy White Jr. 14. Jessica Cohan 15. Ryan Zukowski
Grand Enduro (top five) 1. Jimmy White Jr. 2. Dave Antos 3. Greg Zaleski 4. Jeff Otto Jr. 5. Erick Zegel
(SEEKONK,MA) – The Seekonk Speedway will hold its awards banquet to celebrate its champions on November 7th. The festivities will be held at the Venus De Milo in Swansea MA and will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm with the awards to follow.
Seekonk Speedway will crown its NASCAR NWASS Champions from the Pro Stock, Late Model, Street Stock and Sport Truck Divisions as well as its fast Friday champs from the Pure Stocks, Legends, Sport 4 and Seekonk Youth racing Association.
Rookie of the year honors and most improved driver awards will also be presented.
Tickets are available at the Speedway office located at 1710 Fall River Ave, by phone at 508-336-9959 or via the Seekonk Speedway website at http://seekonkspeedway.com/2015-awards-banquet/. Ticket will cost $40 each and include dinner served family style featuring Venus de Milo Minestrone, Salad, Roasted Turkey, Roast Sirloin, Stuffing, Smashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas with Baby Onions, Coffee and Dessert.
Feel free to contact the office with any questions at 508-336-9959