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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ If the quality and quantity of race cars at the November 12 Turkey Derby practice and the interest of other Modified stock car drivers can be any indication the 43rd running of the Turkey Derby stock car classic at Wall Stadium Speedway will feature an all-star field. The event is presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend and set during the daylight hours.

On hand for the November 12 practice and turning fast times were Tour Type Modified standouts Austin Kochenash of Danielsville, Pa., Dave Sapienza of Riverhead, N.Y., Howell speedster Eric Mauriello, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, Les Hinkley of Windsor Locks, Ct., Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, Earl Paules of Palmertown, Pa. and Long Island racers Amber Fortin and Kenny Darch. Each one plans to compete in the 150-lap Tour Type Modified event.

The speedway’s own Downs Ford Modifieds were also well represented at the November 14 test session as newly crowned champion Steven Reed of Jackson, Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y., Jason Hearne of New Egypt, Howell’s Chris Lane, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Wall’s Jack Ely, Robert Schwarz and Sportsman hot shoe Ricky Collins were all turning laps at top speeds preparing for the Wall Modified 100-lap feature.

In fact, each division that will compete in Turkey Derby action was well represented at the practice session.

One more paid practice session will be held this Saturday November 19. Grandstand admission is free for the session, which will run from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Pit area gates will open at 10:00 a.m.

On Friday, November 25, day one of Turkey Derby, pit area gates will open at 6:30 a.m., practice will begin at 8:30 a.m. and grandstand seating will open at 9:30 a.m. Qualifying is set for 12:15 p.m. with feature racing scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. The Snap-on Sportsman cars will compete in a 50-lap main event, the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models will battle in a 50-lapper, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks will each battle in 40-lap races.

On Saturday, November 26, the pit area will again open at 6:30 a.m. with practice at 8:30 a.m. and grandstands opening at 9:30 a.m. Qualifying will start at 11:00 a.m. with main events set for 1:00 p.m. The Tour Type Modifieds are set for a 150-lap, $5,000 to win feature race while the speedway’s Down Ford Modifieds will compete in a 100-lap feature race that offers $4,000 to the winner. Dirt Modifieds will also be on the Saturday card in a 50-lap feature and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legends cars will compete in a 30-lapper. The TQ Midgets will race on the inner oval in a 30-lap race.

The Turkey Derby weekend will then wrap up on Sunday, November 27, with pit gates opening at 10:00 a.m., practice starting at 11:00 a.m., qualifying at noon and main events set for 1:00 p.m. The Legend Cars will be competing in a 40-lapper and the Factory Stocks will race in a 50-lapper. The 4 Cylinder Stocks are set for a 75-lapper on Sunday while the Dirt Outlaw Stocks and the Dirt Sportsman cars have been added this season in 25-lap main events. A Demolition Derby will cap off Sunday’s action.

Among special awards offered for the weekend will be the Larsen Brothers Memorial Fast Time Award for both the Tour and Wall Modified divisions. The fast qualifier in each division will pocket $200.

A special commemorative Turkey Derby 43 sweatshirt will be available during the weekend and fans are reminded to bring small headset type radios to listen to the live call of the race events over the track’s 90.1 FM frequency. Campers are welcome but they are urged to call the speedway office prior to the event to make mandatory reservations.

Turkey Derby rules, registration forms, ticket purchase forms and more detailed information are all available on the speedway website 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.



WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Trevor Alspach appeared to be on his way to glory Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway as he raced into contention halfway through the 40-lap feature race for the Downs Ford Modifieds and took the lead in the closing stages. But when his No. 86 failed a post-race technical inspection the win was awarded to Ron Frees of Brick whose lap 35 restart drive into second turned out to be his winning move.

Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y. was the star of the race through the initial 30 laps as he paced the field. Meanwhile Alspach, Frees and a host of others were finding paths to the front of the pack. Alspach was able to drive into the lead after racing side-by-side with Matlach for a couple of laps before Frees made what would become his winning move a few moments later.

Once the finish was official Frees was named the winner with Justin Gumley of Howell second and the 17th place starting Jimmy Blewett, also of Howell, finishing third. Matlach was fourth and Adam LaCicero of Lavallette was fifth.

Second year Snap On Sportsman driver Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. won his first ever 30-lapper Saturday night fighting off several of the best drivers in the class. Opening night winner Shanon Mongeau of Manchester was on his rear bumper at the finish, while former champ Kevin Davison of Howell, Manasquan’s Kenny Van Wickle and Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, NY completed the top five.

Ron Booth of Toms River took his first win of the year in the 25-lap main event for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Booth tracked down early leader Gerry Koenig of Seaford, NY to take the lead with ten laps to go. Koenig held on for second with defending champ Joe Mongeau of Brick third, Wall’s Rob Haberstick fourth and Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg fifth.

Taking the lead early Lou Keraitis of Toms River raced to his first ever win in the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Car 25 lap race over Kevin Nowak of Medford, NY, Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park, Jim Sylvester and Malcolm Campbell.

Beachwood’s Todd Pilla won his first 25-lap race of the year in the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Randy Hart and Jason Lane, both of Brick, were second and third while Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth and Howell’s Brian Osborn wrapped up the top five.

Wall’s Cole Ormsbee was the big winner in the 25-lap race for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Modifieds. Former champ Brian Doyle was the runner-up with Howell’s Howie Conk, Mike Tillett of Bayville and Ray Minieri completing the top five.

Racing returns this Saturday evening (May 7) with grandstand seating opening at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying at 6:00 p.m. Main event action, which will start around 7:00 p.m., will see the Modifieds race in a 40-lapper, the Sportsman cars compete in a 30-lapper and the Legend Cars, Factory Stocks and the Microstocks also in racing action.

The complete 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 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.


MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. RON FREES, BRICK, 2. Justin Gumley, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Ken Matlach, 5. Adam LaCicero, 6. Steven Reed, 7. Chas Okerson, 8. Andrew Krause, 9. Shaun Carrig, 10. Robby Walton, 11. Zack Alspach, 12. Shawna Ingraham, 13. Ed DeLage, 14. Derek Hopkinson, 15. Jason Treat, 16. Eric Mauriello, 17. Chris Reynolds, 18. Jonathan Mandato, DQ Trevor Alspach

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. RICKY COLLINS, WILLOW GROVE, PA., 2. Shanon Mongeau, 3. Kevin Davison, 4. Kenny Van Wickle, 5. Brian Doyle, 6. Scott Brannick, 7. Matt Langbein, 8. Eric Lane, 9. Jonathan Laureigh, 10. Dave Bailey, 11. Jason Caruso, 12. Jimmy Wolcott, 13. Tyler Truex, 14. Dom Fattaruso, 15. Jarrett DeGiantomasso, 16. Blake Barney, 17. Robert Sutphin, 18. Roland DeMartino, 19. Joe Cocca, 20. Dan Roslin, 21. Larry Thompson, 22. Tim Stephan

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RON BOOTH, TOMS RIVER, 2. Gerry Koenig, 3. Joe Mongeau, 4. Rob Haberstick, 5. Jerry Stanzione, 6. Marty Van Druten, 7. Scott Riggleman, 8. Richie Byrne, 9. John Bowers, 10. Mike Montano, 11. Neil Rutt, 12. Tim O’Shea, 13. Scott Maher, 14. Bill Stockert, 15. Dave Green, 16. Tom Rajkowski, 17. Joey Helberg, 18. Steve West, 19. Danny Bruer, 20. Matt Badessa, 21. Tony Bartone, 22. Rick Siddons.

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. LOU KERAITIS, TOMS RIVER, 2. Kevin Nowak, 3. Nick Van Wickle, 4. Jim Sylvester, 5. Malcolm Campbell, 6. Chris Gall, 7. James Van Wickle, 8. Peter Bruno, 9. Brian Russell, 10. Thomas Stavola, 11. Mitchell Dowd, 12. Richie Davidowitz, 13. Casey Robicheau, 14. Robert French.

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TODD PILLA, BEACHWOOD, 2. Randy Hart, 3. Jason Lane, 4. Fred Cannock, 5. Brian Osborn, 6. Darren Burdge, 7. Jeff Loesch, 8. Richard Smith, 9. Mike Lavery, 10. Mike Mee, 11. Frank Ciancitti, 12. Cody Mount, 13. TJ Graves, 14. Darianne McLaren, 15. Robert Lane

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. COLE ORMSBEE, WALL, 2. Brian Doyle, 3. Howie Conk, 4. Mike Tillett, 5. Ray Minieri, 6. Gregg Miranda, 7. Bill Vanderveen, 8. Greg Gastelu, 9. Glen Conk, 10. Neil Rutt


wallstadium_239129296DOWNS FOR MODIFIED QUALIFYING For Nov. 28 100-lap race

TIME TRIALS – 1 Lap – Top 18 – 1. Steven Reed, 12.128, 2. Andrew Krause, 12.154, 3. Trevor Alspach, 12.164, 4. Matt Hirschman, 12.168, 5. Eric Mauriello, 12. 192, 6. Ken Matlach, 12. 200, 7. Adam LaCicero, 12.215, 8. Zack Alspach, 12.220, 9. Jimmy Blewett, 12.222, 10. Derek Hopkinson, 12.247, 11. Jonathan Mandato, 12.254, 12. Jason Hearne, 12.260, 13. Chas Okerson, 12.274, 14. Anthony Sesely, 12.274, 15. Justin Gumley, 12.278, 16. Shawna Ingraham, 12.290, 17. Michael Gervais, 12.379, 18. Chris Reynolds, 12.388

CONSOLATION – 10 Laps – Top 6 advance – 1. Jason Treat, 2. Chris Lane, 3. Dominic Fattaruso, 4. Danny Bohn, 5. Shaun Carrig, 6. Ron Frees

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Kenny Van Wickle, 3. Andrew Krause, 4. Jason Caruso, 5. Dominic Casola, 6. Tyler Truex, 7. Eric Lane, 8. Jarrett DeGiantomasso, 9. Chris Owsik, 10. Robbie Walton, 11. Roland DeMartino, 12. Robert Sutphin, 13. Trevor Alspach, 14. Joe King, 15. Ray Fattaruso, 16. Matt Langbein, 17. Larry Thompson, 18. Scott Brannick, 19. Mike Smith, 20. Rob Silver, 21. Dakota Kessler

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Joey Helberg, 3. Joe Mongeau, 4. Rob McCormick, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. Gerry Koenig, 7. Mike Montano, 8. Josh Matthews, 9. AJ Jadacki, 10. Ronnie Mullen, 11. Scott Sipe, 12. Whitey Miller, 13. Tim O’Shea, 14. Bill Stockert, 15. Jason Lane, 16. Tom Rajkowski, 17. Tony Bartone, 18. Animal, 19. Ron Booth, 20. Marty Van Druten, 21. Scott Maher, 22. Lee Allen, 23. Dan Springfield, 24. Brian Brown

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ROBERT SUTPHIN, BRICK, 2. Darren Burdge, 3. Brian Osborne, 4. Mike Wahl, 5. Christian LaCicero, 6. Jeff Ackerman, 7. Ray Herman, 8. Todd Pilla, 9. Randy Hart, 10. Mike Lavery, 11. Chuck McDonald, 12. Lance Barthelemy, 13. Darianne McLaren, 14. Cody Mount, 15. TJ Graves, 16. Jason Lane, 17. Ronnie Mullen, 18. Matt Wahl, 19. Fred Cannock, 20. JC Duvall

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, MILFORD, 2. Brad VanHouton, 3. Devin O’Connell, 4. Kyle Ellwood, 5. Joe Ryan Osborne, 6. Mitchell Dowd, 7. Rich Davidowitz, 8. Robert French, 9. Kevin Nowak, 10. Jim Sylvester, 11. Vinny Delaney, 12. Todd McCollum, 13. Gillian Kirkpatrick, 14. Greg Harris, 15. James Van Wickle, 16. Josh Andrews, 17. Don Deibert, 18. Casey Robicheau, 19. Luck Marzano, 20. Lowbed Johnson, 21. Vinny Colletti, 22. Chris Gall, 23. Brendon Bock, 24. Kyle Dealaman