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FIRST RESPONDERS” WILL BE HONORED AT WALL STADIUM “CONE RACES” SATURDAY (JULY 31)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Exciting stock car racing, which will feature a 40 lap race for the Modified stock cars and “cone races” for all divisions, will take center stage on the speedway and community heroes will be honored in the grandstands as Wall Stadium Speedway presents “First Responders Night” this Saturday (July 31). On the track six divisions will compete in six “cone race” main events while in the grandstands the men and women who serve our community in police forces, fire companies and rescue squads will be admitted to the spectator area free of charge with proper identification.

Grandstand seating will open at 4:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:00 p.m. The evening’s main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m.

On the third mile high-banked paved oval the Modifieds will be in the spotlight in a 40-lap main event. Top drivers Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Jackson’s Steven Reed, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Tommy Martino, Jr. of Farmingdale, Dom Fattaruso of Brick and Jason Treat of Jackson, just to name a few, are expected to see action.

The Sportsman cars, the Factory Stocks, the Fast 4 Cars, Legend Cars and the touring TQ Midgets are all slated to compete in 25-lap feature races. All feature events will be “cone races.”

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.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 2:30 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 4:00 p.m. Qualifying for the night’s program starts at 5:00 p.m. and main events will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through early October. Special events are also featured including the season ending Turkey Derby on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

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 available at wallspeedwayracing.com.

REED TOPS WALL MODIFIEDS; BREAKS KRAUSE’S STREAK AT FIVE

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Three-time driving champion Steven Reed snapped an Andrew Krause winning streak at five Saturday night at Wall Stadium by winning the “Christmas in July” 40-lap main event for Modified stock cars. It was the Jackson speedster’s 35th career win and his first since September 14, 2019.

Soon after the green flag waved Reed rocketed to the front after fighting with Derek Hopkinson of Toms River. Tyler Truex of Little Egg Harbor became Reed’s rival near lap ten and briefly took command before Reed came roaring back on the inside lane a few laps later.

Soon Holmdel’s Krause advanced from deep in the pack and into second spot. The remaining laps featured a battle royal between the two former champs before Reed beat Krause to the finish line. Brick’s Eric Mauriello came from deep in the field for third, while Truex and Jackson’s Blake Barney wrapped up the top five.

“It’s been a while since we got a win so this one feels real good,” Reed said in the winner’s circle. “My father had some health issues recently so this is real special. Harry doesn’t admit when he feels bad so we just kept it as business as usual. I just want to thank him and everyone who helps me.”

Howell’s Johnny Carpenter raced through the pack and into the lead near the five to go mark to win the companion 25-lapper for the Factory Stocks. It was his second win of the campaign. Defending champ Elliot Wohl of Beachwood was close at the finish, with Bryan O’Shea of Neptune City, early race leader Scott Riggleman of Manchester and Brick’s Nick Catone completing the top five.

Carsten DiGiantomasso beat his brother Jarret to the finish line to win the Sportsman 25-lap main. Howell’s Kevin Davison overcame an early race tangle for third, with Hazlet’s Chris Silvestri and Jackson’s Jimmy Wolcott fourth and fifth. Several cars were claimed in a first turn pile up. Later Neil Rutt III of Edison was transport to the hospital with reported leg injuries.

The Legend Cars battled in two 25-lap features with each race victor becoming a three time winner. In the first race Quinn Trimmer of Waldwick took the trophy over Joe McGrath of Howell, Mason Magee of Northeast, Md., Brick’s Brian Gardella and Jeff Stevens of Howell. Magee won the nightcap Legend Cars race over Trimmer, Peter Bruno of Little Silver, McGrath and Stevens.

Jackson’s Howie Conk won the 25-lapper for the Limited Late Models over Bayville’s Mike Tillett, Greg Gastelu and Andy Gamble.

The 2021 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday (July 31) evening. Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks, Fast 4 cars, Legend Cars and TQ Midgets will all compete. Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:00 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.

Current plans call for Saturday night racing action to continue 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 is ckmotorsports@aol.com.

RACE RESULTS July 24th 2021

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Eric Mauriello, 4. Tyler Truex, 5. Blake Barney, 6. Eddie McCarthy, 7. Derek Hopkinson, 8. Eric Lane, 9. Jason Treat, 10. Tommy Martino, Jr., 11. Joey Merlino, 12. Shaun Carrig, 13. Tommy Catanzaro, 14. Chris Andretta, 15. Kenny Van Wickle

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOHNNY CARPENTER, HOWELL, 2. Elliot Wohl, 3. Bryan O’Shea, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. Nick Catone, 6. Doug Ashford, 7. Tom Rajkowski, 8. Brian Osborn, 9. Brian DeSarno, 10. Billy Both, 11. Matt Badessa, 12. Robert Stack, 13. Nick Kilmer, 14. Chris Webber, 15. Dennis Pinkiewicz, 16. Nancy Riggleman, 17. Steve Mangano, 18. Kevin Flores

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. CARSTEN DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 3. Kevin Davison, 4. Chris Silvestri, 5. Jimmy Wolcott, 6. Jake Nelke, 7. Jeffrey Loesch, 8. Teddy Cranmer, 9. Dave Bailey, 10. Larry Thompson, 11. Neil Rutt III, 12. Mike Carr, 13. Kenny Reaves, 14. Ryan Fisher

1ST LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. QUINN TRIMMER, WALDWICK, 2. Joe McGrath, 3. Mason Magee, 4. Brian Gardella, 5. Jeff Stevens, 6. Colin Milroy, 7. Justin Emmons, 8. Phil Bogdan, 9. Lianne Sharry, 10. Matt Verlangieri, 11. Peter Bruno, 12. Eugene Drew

2ND LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MASON MAGEE, NORTHEAST, MD, 2. Trimmer, 3. Bruno, 4. McGrath, 5. Stevens, 6. Gardella, 7. Emmons, 8. Sharry, 9. Verlangieri, 10. Milroy, 11. Bogdan

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. HOWIE CONK, JACKSON, 2. Mike Tillett, 3. Greg Gastelu, 4. Andy Gamble

SUMMER THUNDER 100 WIN IS KRAUSE’S FIFTH STRAIGHT AT WALL STADIUM

File Photo Noah Watts

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Defending driving champion and current point leader Andrew Krause raced to victory in the Summer Thunder 100 lap Modified stock car race Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway. The hard fought victory marked a sweep for the Holmdel resident as he has won all five of the regular season Modified races contested here thus far in the 2021 season.

Starting 10th on the 24-car grid after posting fast time in qualifying, Krause was on a mission as he passed all cars in front of him to take the lead after only eight laps! Howell’s Jimmy Blewett was also on the charge as he advanced to second from an 11th starting spot in just 18 circuits.

With many in the field battling for position behind them, Krause and Blewett struggled for the lead at the head of the field. On several restarts, mostly forced by minor incidents, Blewett would line on up the inside lane with Krause to his outside. The duo would then race side-by-side with Krause eventually slipping into the lead again.

At the finish Krause held the winning trophies with Blewett second. After much position swapping, Brick’s Eddie McCarthy and Steven Reed and Blake Barney, both of Jackson, wrapped up the top five.

“You always try to get to the front quickly, but tonight things just really went our way,” Krause said of his early race charge to the front. “I’m real happy it worked out this way because the 51 car was moving to the the front behind me. We had a good race the rest of the way and I hope you all enjoyed it.”

Nick Catone of Brick grabbed his first ever win in the companion 25-lap race for the Factory Stocks, dedicating the victory to his young son who passed away a few years ago. Catone fought off the late race challenges of two time champion Elliot Wohl of Beachwood, while Kevin Flores of Brick, Bryan O’Shea of Neptune City and Manchester’s Scott Riggleman completed the top five.

Defending champ Ryan Maher of Neptune City won the 25-lapper for the Fast 4 cars over Mike Lavery of Orangeburg, N.Y.. Farmingdale’s Ian Avery, Billy Pross of Hazlet and Burlington’s Alonzo Morales.

Mike Alcaro of West Milford to the 25-lap win for the Legend Cars over Waldwick’s Quinn Trimmer, Mason Magee of Northeast, Maryland, Malcolm Campbell and Southampton’s Colin Milroy.

The 2021 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday (July 17) evening with the Family Fun Night competition featuring Demolition Derby action. Sportsman cars, Limited Late Models, Fast 4 cars, Legend Cars and TQ Midgets all compete in 25-lappers. Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:00 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.

Current plans call for Saturday night racing action to continue 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 is ckmotorsports@aol.com.

RACE RESULTS July 10th 2021

MODIFIED FEATURE – 100 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Jimmy Blewett, 3. Eddie McCarthy, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Blake Barney, 6. Tyler Truex, 7. Jonathan Mandato, 8. Kyle Scisco, 9. Tommy Martino, Jr., 10. Joey Merlino, 11. Jason Treat, 12. Jack Ely, 13. Derek Hopkinson, 14. Eric Lane, 15. Ricky Collins, 16. Kenny Van Wickle. 17. Ken Matlach, 18. Adam LaCicero, 19. Anthony Sesely, 20. Mike Brennan, 21. Shaun Carrig, 22. Dom Fattaruso, 23. Jason Hearne, 24. Chris Reynolds

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NICK CATONE, BRICK, 2. Elliot Wohl, 3. Kevin Flores, 4. Bryan O’Shea, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. Gary Burton, 7. Billy Both, 8. Joey Helberg, 9. Tom Rajkowski, 10. Robert Stack, 11. Theresa Collins. 12. Matt Badessa, 13. Chris Webber, 14. Nancy Riggleman, 15. Scott Purcell, 16. Nick Kilmer, 17. John Carpenter, 18. AJ Jadacki, 19. Michael Kane, 20. Doug Ashford

FAST 4 FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RYAN MAHER, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Mike Lavery, 3. Ian Ashford, 4. Billy Pross, 5. Alonzo Morales, 6. Neil Rutt III, 7. Alex Graetz, 8. Sean Vuksanic, 9. Nicole Razzano, 10. Cody Critelli, 11. Deanna McLaren, 12. James Hall, 13. Bill Schwartz, 14. Darren Burdge

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Quinn Trimmer, 3. Mason Magee, 4. Malcolm Campbell, 5. Colin Milroy, 6. Phil Bogdan, 7. Justin Emmons, 8. Eddie Idec, 9. Matt Verlangieri, 10. Joe Parker