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Triple 35 Format And Time Trials Coming to Waterford

WALPOLE N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series presented by Springfield Buick GMC will be rolling into Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday, May 26th with a unique Triple 35 Format with Time Trials.

 Two Maine drivers lead the way, Jacob Dore of  Sanford and Joey Doiron of Berwick look to continue their success far from home. “I like Waterford, we’ll see if we can go for two in a row, I’ve never done that before.” Dore said. “We never really got to show our strength in Claremont but, Waterford will be a track where we will be really good at.” Doiron said.

 The event will start with single car time trials. If over 24 cars attempt to qualify, 18 will be locked in, and we will have a consolation race. That will be TBD as current pre-entered projects have the car count at 24 from throughout New England.

 Once the field is set, we will go heads up for the first 35 lap segment. The second segment will invert all lead lap cars and be scored as its own event. The third segment will invert all lead lap cars from the previous, and will be scored as its own event as well. The car with the lowest points will win overall. Finishing position in each segment added together is your points total. In case of a tie, the finishing position in the final segment will be the tie breaker.

 As the season enters its second event, names like Barry Gray, Scott MacMichael, Nick Lascoula, and defending champ Mike O’Sullivan will be grinding for championship points. We will have some welcome competitors from other tracks and series joining us as well. Brad Babb from Windham, M.E. will be driving the BRF #42 along with George Bessette of Danbury, C.T and Kevin Folan of Arrleboro, M.A.

 Pit gates open at 11:00am, grandstands open at 1:30pm, and time trials will begin at 5:00pm.

 For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, including the latest updates, fans are encouraged to visit our Facebook page or follow the series on Twitter, @GSProStocks.

You can also visit us on the web at www.gspss.net.

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MOMS TO BE HONORED WITH CONE RACES AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Mothers will be in the spotlight at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (May 12) evening as moms who enter the grandstand area will be rewarded with a discount admission price of just $15 and a free flowering plant courtesy of John Gasko and Son Farm and Greenhouses in Monroe while supplies. All of the fans who attend the evening’s events will be rewarded with high-speed All American Auto Group Racing Series action from four racing divisions in “cone races” on the high-banked third mile paved oval.
Grandstand seating will open this Saturday at 5:00 p.m., qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. and main event racing will follow at 7:00 p.m.
The Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified 40-lap “cone race” main event on the night is important in the race for the season-long driving title. Three-time winner Jimmy Blewett of Howell has looked strong in early season action as has two-time champ Steven Reed of Jackson, Eric Mauriello of Howell and Andrew Krause of Holmdel.
Also on the card will be 25-lap “cone races” for the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. The restored cars of the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will also be on hand.
In a “Cone Race” a traffic cone is placed on the backstretch at the one-to-go sign for a restart. Any driver can choose to go inside the cone or outside the cone. If the first four drivers choose the inside, for example, the fifth place driver can choose the outside and move up to the front row. Does a driver take the preferred inside groove and restart further back on the inside, or does he or she choose the shorter line of cars on the outside and hope he or she can make it stick? That’s the issue each driver will face on each restart.
Pit gates will open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday; with practice starting at 3:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying is then set for 5:45 p.m. with main events for all divisions to follow.
Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through early October with special post-season races in October and November. The 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, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is also available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

BLEWETT AGAIN IN WALL STADIUM MODIFIED RACE

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Defending Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified champion Jimmy Blewett raced to his third All American Auto Group Racing Series feature race win in as many 2018 starts at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. It was the Howell resident’s 69th career Modified stock car win at the speedway.
Winning his qualifying race from a last place starting spot was a key on this night as that victory set him up on the front row for the feature race. Blewett then rocketed to the lead on the green flag and never looked back in the non-stop test. Zack Alspach of Willingboro, who chased Blewett the entire distance, found his runner-up finish to be a personal victory because he crashed hard after hitting oil in afternoon testing forcing his crew to make extensive repairs to his car for the night’s race.
Howell’s Eric Mauriello chipped his way through the field to finish third, with Steven Reed of Jackson and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause wrapping up the top five.
“I didn’t think I would be here tonight,” Blewett, who was also racing in Connecticut on both Saturday and Sunday, said. “My grandfather arranged for me to get a plane ride back for tonight so here I am!”
Dom Fattarusso won the companion 25-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman racers in dramatic fashion. The Brick racer came through he pack early and then seemed to be involved in almost every controversial incident on the track. Kyle Scisco of Jackson also survived some contact to race from mid pack to second, while Jarrett DiGiantomasso of Jackson survived trouble for third. Louie Keraitis of Toms River and Stephan Nikolof wrapped up the top five.
Bayville’s Elliott Wohl battled race leader Kenny Green of Farmingdale most of the way in the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock 25-lapper before slipping into the lead with just three laps remaining. Wohl drove home to the win with Green and Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. finishing a tight second and third. Wall’s Rob Haberstick and Gerry Koenig of Seaford, N.Y. were fourth and fifth.
Defending Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock champion Brian Osborn of Howell won his third straight 25-lapper after tracking down and passing eventual runner-up TJ Graves of Wall. Sal Liguori of Union Beach, Edison’s Darianne McLaren and Chuck McDonald were third through fifth.
Mike Alcaro of West Milford won the 20-lap main event for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars over Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park. Alex McCollum of Phillipsburg, two-time early season winning Vinny Troia of Browns Mills and Tony Hodgson of Southampton wrapped up the top five.
The 2018 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday evening (May 5) with the 4 Cylinder Stocks in twin feature races and the Sportsman cars and the Factory Stocks in racing action. This “Crasho De Mayo” pack the track night event, with a discount adult admission of just $10, will also feature two Demolition Derbies, one for 8 cylinder cars and one for 4 cylinder cars. The pit area will open at 1:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m.Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday night racing action continues through early October with schedule details at wallspeedwayracing.com.
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 isckmotorsports@aol.com.