WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Kyle Scisco of Jackson stayed in contention throughout the 25-lap main event and took over the lead late in the contest to win the Spooky Spectacular Center State Engineering Sportsman stock car feature Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway. It was the Scisco Kid’s fourth win the the 2018 All American Auto Group Racing Series.
Louie Keraitis of Toms River led the race from the first green flag as brothers Carsten and Jarret DiGiantomasso, both of Jackson, moved into contention along with Scisco. Jarret DiGiantomasso left the race on lap 18 when he tagged the front stretch rail. Keraitis and Carsten DiGiantomasso then saw their great runs end on lap 21 when they tangled in the first turn with Keraitis spinning as a result. Officials then determined that Carsten DiGiantomasso contributed to the miscue and sent him to the rear of the pack.
That moved Scisco to the front with newly crowned champion Kevin Davison of Howell, who recovered from early trouble, racing in for second. Jackson’s Shanon Mongeau, Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor and Kyle Strohl of Palmerton, Pa. wrapped up the top five.
“We were a little off on the set-up today so we didn’t have our best car,” Scisco said after the race. “But it was good enough to stay in contention and that is what we needed.”
Shannon Mongeau had a great day with two wins in four feature race starts. In the first O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock 25-lapper he jumped to the lead early and led all the way to the checker flag with Farmingdale’s Kenny Green, newly crowned champion Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y., Eatontown’s Ron Booth and Elliot Wohl of Beachwood wrapping up the top five.
Shanon Mongeau then won the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Model 20-lapper with a similar wire-to-wire run over his uncle Joe Mongeau of Brick and Mike Tillett of Bayville.
In the second Factory Stock feature race Wall’s Bryan O’Shea jumped to the lead early, fought off mid-race challenges from Booth and then beat Mongeau to the finish line for his first ever 25-lap win. Montano, Tom Rajkowski of Fords and Booth completed the top five.
Neil Rutt III of Jackson took the lead early and then raced on to win a 25-lap race for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, his fourth of the year. Newly crowned champion Brian Osborn of Howell, Lavallette’s Christian LaCicero, Brick’s Randy Hart and Chris Silvestri of Hazlet wrapped up the top five. In the 25-lap nightcap Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City led almost all the way for the win over Rutt, Brick’s Robert Sutphin, Osborn and LaCicero.
Wall Stadium returns to action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, during the daylight hours, of Thanksgiving weekend with the annual running of the “Turkey Derby.” The three day schedule, which will feature Tour Type Modified and Wall’s own Modified stock cars, will be announced soon and will be posted on the speedway website 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 website is wallspeedwayracing.com, the hotline number is 732-681-6400 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.