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REED WINS WALL STADIUM MODIFIED TITLE; HOPKINSON GRABS FEATURE WIN

wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Overcoming both a wrist injury early in the season and being involved in a wreck in the Saturday’s final 40-lap main event to finish sixth Jackson’s Steven Reed raced to his first ever Downs Ford Modified stock car driving championship at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. Derek Hopkinson of Toms River bounced back from three major wrecks during the campaign to win the Saturday night series finale.

Holmdel’s Andrew Krause led the initial 27 laps of the contest, fighting off several challenges early, before spinning from the lead when his car and Hopkinson’s touched exiting the second turn. Hopkinson then raced to the win over Eric Mauriello and Jimmy Blewett, both of Howell, early challenger Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y. and Brick’s Ron Frees.

Reed held the point lead going into the event with former champ Chas Okerson and Mauriello in contention. All three had a shot at the title during the contest but each had their own on-track problems. Reed’s turning point came on lap 22 when he was involved in a tangle exiting turn two. Reed’s crew performed quick right front suspension damage repair so that he could return to the track and advance to sixth for the title.

“I’ve always raced to win and let the points take care of themselves,” Reed said. “This one is for my sponsors, crew and especially my mom and dad. The crew did a great job fixing this thing and my mom and dad put their hearts into the car.”

After losing the point lead in the next to the last race of the point series Andrew Krause returned to win the driving title in the Snap-on Sportsman division finishing second to race winner Larry Thompson of Parlin. Defending champ Kevin Davison of Howell went into the contest with the point lead but was involved in an early race accident. That left title contenders Krause and Shanon Mongeau of Jackson to battle for second on the track and for first for the season.

This one boiled over with a late race caution when the duo touched in turn one with Mongeau spinning as the result. That clinched Krause’s first ever driving crown. Trevor Alspach of Willingboro claimed third in the race followed by Howell’s Chris Lane and Mongeau. Davison returned after repairs to finish ninth.

25 year veteran driver Joe Mongeau of Brick fought a stumbling motor due to a carburetor issue to finish seventh and win his first ever driving title in the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg led this one for 20-laps before former champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester took the lead and raced the final 5-laps to the win. Stanzione, Brick’s Rich Mongeau, Whitey Miller of Jamesburg and title contender Joey Helberg of Union completed the top five.

The race for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Car title came down to the race for the lead in the 25-lap main events. Contenders Brian Spencer of Edison and Howell’s Robert French wrestled for the lead for much of the race before French motored to the front for good on lap 19 to claim his first ever crown. Pennsylvania’s Mitchell Dowd slipped into second late in the race while Spencer settled for third. Whiting’s Casey Robicheau and Nick Van Wickle wrapped up the top five.

An emotional Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth celebrated his first ever Elite Maintenance Limited Late Model driving title after finishing sixth in the 25-lapper. Two-time and defending champ Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. won the race while Jackson’s Howie Conk, early leader Bill Vanderveen of Beachwood, Wall’s Cole Ormsbee and Mike Tillett completed the top five.

Brick’s Ronnie Mullen clinched the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stock driving title by finishing second to Lavallette’s Christian LaCicero in the 25-lap main event. Brick’s Mike Bilello, contender TJ Graves of Wall and Brick’s Robert Sutphin were third through fifth. Mullen also won a Legend Cars race for drivers over age 40.

With the 2015 Saturday night season complete the shore speedway now focuses on post-season events. An automotive flea market is set for Saturday, October 10, before the speedway hosts the annual “Spooky Spectacular” stock car race program on Saturday afternoon, October 24. Spectator seating opens at noon with qualifying and main events to follow.

The “Awards Dinner” will then be enjoyed on Sunday, November 1, 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 visitingwallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

 

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. DEREK HOPKINSON, TOMS RIVER, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Ken Matlach, 5. Ron Frees, 6. Steven Reed, 7. Trevor Alspach, 8. Jason Treat, 9. Chas Okerson, 10. Shanon Mongeau, 11. Renee Dupuis, 12. Keith Mulleneaux, 13. Kevin Davison, 14. Andrew Krause, 15. Jonathan Mandato, 16. Adam LaCicero, 17. Justin Gumley, 18. Shawna Ingraham, 19. Jason Hearne, 20. Zack Alspach

CHAMPION: STEVEN REED, JACKSON

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. LARRY THOMPSON, PARLIN, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Trevor Alspach, 4. Chris Lane, 5. Shanon Mongeau, 6. Robby Walton, 7. Scott Brannick, 8. Rob Silver, 9. Kevin Davison, 10. Matt Langbein, 11. Ricky Collins, 12. Jarret DeGiantomasso, 13. Eric Lane, 14. Kenny Van Wickle, 15. Tyler Truex, 16. Chris Owsik, 17. Tim Stephan, 18. Dave Bailey, 19. Joe King, Jr.

CHAMPION: ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SCOTT RIGGLEMAN, MANCHESTER, 2. Jerry Stanzione, 3. Rich Mongeau, 4. Whitey Miller, 5. Joey Helberg, 6. Bob Haberstick, 7. Joe Mongeau, 8. Tim O’Shea, 9. Tiffany Olejnik, 10. Richie Byrne, 11. Marty Van Druten, 12. Gerry Koenig, 13. John Bowers, 14. Darren Cox, 15. Rick Patterson, 16. Tom Rajkowski, 17. Josh Matthews, 18. Tony Bartone, 19. Matt Badessa, 20. Bill Bruer, 21. Scott Maher, 22. Bill Stockert, 23. Ronnie Mullen

CHAMPION, JOE MONGEAU, BRICK

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ROBERT FRENCH, HOWELL, 2. Mitchell Dowd, 3. Brian Spencer, 4. Casey Robicheau, 5. Nick Van Wickle, 6. Malcolm Campbell, 7. Peter Bruno, 8. Art Marrero, 9. Steven Woytysiak, 10. Roger Nickerson, 11. James Van Wickle, 12. Matt Marzano, 13. Beth MacFarlane, 14. Raven Schrantz, 15. Chris Gall, 16. Lowbed Johnson

CHAMPION: ROBERT FRENCH, HOWELL

4 CYLINDER STOCKS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. CHRISTIAN LACICERO, LAVALLETTE, 2. Ronnie Mullen, 3. Mike Bilello, 4. TJ Graves, 5. Robert Sutphin, 6. Fred Cannock, 7. Darren Burdge, 8. Todd Pilla, 9. Mike Lavery, 10. JC Duvall, 11. Darianne, McLaren, 12. Jason Lane, 13. James Rudd

CHAMPION: RONNIE MULLEN, BRICK

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRIAN DOYLE, RONKONKOMA, NY, 2. Howie Conk, 3. Bill Vanderveen, 4. Cole Ormsbee, 5. Mike Tillett, 6. Anthony Crimaldi, 7. John Parker, 8. Michelle Moorman, 9. Jim Moorman, 10. JR Nixon

CHAMPION: ANTHONY CRIMALDI, PORT MONMOUTH

A.W. MEYER RACECAR TO APPEAR AT “OC-TOOL-BERFEST” ON OCTOBER 3

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RIDGEFIELD, N.J. ~ 35-time race winning racecar driver Ken Matlach will bring his A.W. Meyer Co. Inc. No. 34 Modified stock car to “OcTOOLberfest” here on Saturday, October 3. The event honors the men and the women of the Armed Forces with 5% of all DeWalt purchases going directly to the Wounded Warrior Project.

New Jersey’s #1 Tool Event begins on Thursday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 7 p.m., continues on Friday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and concludes on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Matlach will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and point out the finer points of his 500 horsepower stock car all day on Saturday.

A.W. Meyer has been the home of OcTOOLberfest for the past 31 years. The annual event has become an industry tradition and, according to vendors, is “the best selling show in the business.” Over 75 manufacturers will be demonstrating their products and introducing their newest items. OcTOOLberfest is New Jersey’s largest tool event offering three days of fun and great values.

Ken Matlach (Photo Jim Smith Photography)
Ken Matlach (Photo Jim Smith Photography)

“OcTOOLberfest is an amazing event,” Matlach, who competes at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall, New Jersey, said. “It is just unbelievable! Any make or type of tool that anyone could use is offered there and will be demonstrated by the manufacturers. All the manufacturers are a part of it and the values on tools are just amazing!

“I am really thrilled to be a part of it all by having our A.W. Meyer No. 34 on display. If it wasn’t for A.W. Meyer there would be no Matlach Motorsports!”

A.W. Meyer is located only 3 miles from the George Washington Bridge and minutes from Route 80, the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 46, the Garden State Parkway and Route 3. The A.W. Meyer store location is at 589 Broad Ave in Ridgefield, New Jersey. More information can be obtained by calling 201-945-5500 or by visiting the website at awmeyer.com. A.W. Meyer Co. Inc. is also on Facebook at A.W. Meyer Company, Inc.“OcTOOLberfest is an amazing event,” Matlach, who competes at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall, New Jersey, said. “It is just unbelievable! Any make or type of tool that anyone could use is offered there and will be demonstrated by the manufacturers. All the manufacturers are a part of it and the values on tools are just amazing!

“I am really thrilled to be a part of it all by having our A.W. Meyer No. 34 on display. If it wasn’t for A.W. Meyer there would be no Matlach Motorsports!”

A.W. Meyer is located only 3 miles from the George Washington Bridge and minutes from Route 80, the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 46, the Garden State Parkway and Route 3. The A.W. Meyer store location is at 589 Broad Ave in Ridgefield, New Jersey. More information can be obtained by calling 201-945-5500 or by visiting the website at awmeyer.com. A.W. Meyer Co. Inc. is also on Facebook at A.W. Meyer Company, Inc.

CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY

wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Driving championships for all six auto racing divisions are still up for grabs and will be determined this Saturday evening (Sept. 26) as Wall Stadium Speedway presents “Champions Night.” Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying beginning at 5:30 p.m. and main event action to follow. Fans are urged to bring banners for their favorite drivers and teams as the evening will also feature “Banner Night” judging.

In the Downs Ford Modified ranks Jackson’s Steven Reed is at the top of the point rankings as he seeks his first ever crown. Still, Reed’s brother in law, ten-time track champion Chas Okerson of Freehold and Howell’s Eric Mauriello are within striking distance.

Defending champion Kevin Davison of Howell, Manchester’s Shanon Mongeau and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause are at the top of the Snap-on Sportsman chase going into Saturday’s double point 25-lapper. Brick’s Joe Mongeau and Union’s Joey Helberg lead the O’Shea Auto Repair Factory Stock points going into the night’s 25-lap headliner.

The Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars find defending champ Brian Spencer of Edison and Howell’s Robert French locked in a battle for the title with one 25-lap race remaining. In the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stocks Ronnie Mullen and Jason Lane, both of Brick, and Wall’s TJ Graves are the top point drivers going into Saturday’s 25-lap point finale.

Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth leads the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Model points with former champs Howie Conk of Jackson and Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. close behind with just one regular season 25-lapper remaining.

In addition to the regular divisions the Over 40 Legends will compete in an exhibition race and the beautifully restored cars of the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will also be on hand on Saturday.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:30 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. with main events to follow. In the event of rain on September 26 an October 3 rain date will be put into effect.

Once the Saturday night season has concluded an “Auto Racing Flea Market” is scheduled for Saturday October 10, the “Spooky Spectacular” is 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.