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ANDREW KRAUSE GRABS 6TH WIN, 2ND WALL MODIFIED CROWN SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Andrew Krause of Holmdel raced from ninth on the grid to win his sixth Modified stock car main event of the season at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. Krause’s impressive performance also nailed down his second straight Modified driving title at the third mile paved oval.

Tyler Truex of Egg Harbor Township was the first leader of the test before Jackson’s Steven Reed and Brick’s Eddie McCarthy moved in to challenge as Krause continued his climb towards the front. The battle for the top spot then continued well past halfway before Truex and Reed tangled on the front stretch. McCarthy and Krause then advanced into the top two spots on the restart before Truex and Reed again tussled on the front stretch with Truex tangling with the first turn guard rail as a result.

On the ensuing restart Krause used the outside lane to rocket into the lead and raced on to the win and the title. McCarthy was the runner-up, with Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Reed and New Egypt’s Jason Hearne wrapping up he top five.

“These guys killed it again!” Krause said in the winner’s circle as he pointed twoard his pit crew. “We took home our sixth win of the year to finish out the regular season and wrap up the championship! Thanks to everyone involved! This is what it’s all about!”

Billy Both of Rahway moved into contention early and raced on to his first ever Factory Stock 25 lap win. Both battled with title contender and former champ Elliot Wohl of Beachwood late in the race before Wohl spun from contention for both the win and the season-long title. Bryan O’Shea of Neptune City, who also suffered a spin early in the test, recovered to finish sixth to secure the driving crown. Scott Riggleman of Manchester, Farmingdale’s Doug Ashford, Nick Catone of Brick and Robert Stack of Manahawkin completed the top five.

Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson overcame early race trouble and a flat tire to finish sixth in the Sportsman main event and that was enough for him to secure that division’s driving crown. Kevin Davison of Howell, the eventual champ’s closest rival, did all he could to steal way the title as he won his third race of the year but fell two points short. Jake Nelke of Manahawkin, Chris Silvestri of Hazlet, Parlin’s Larry Thompson and Ryan Fisher of Howell were second through fifth.

Ian Ashford of Farmingdale grabbed his second win of the year in the 25-lapper for the Fast 4 cars, taking the lead on lap four and then holding off challenger Billy Pross of Hazlet late in the event. Mike Lavery of Orangeburg, N.Y., Alex Graetz of Wall and Nicole Razzano of Cookstown completed the top five, while Burlington’s Alonzo Morales earned the 2021 driving crown by finishing sixth.

Mike Alcaro of West Milford topped the 25-lapper for the Legend Cars, taking the lead on lap five. Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y., Long Island’s Allan Pederson, Richie Davidowicz of Center Moriches, N.Y. and Tanner Jones wrapped up the top five. Mason Magee of Northeast, Md. overcame early race trouble to recover for a sixth place finish that earned him the 2021 driving title.

The 2021 Saturday night post season begins this Saturday (Oct. 9) evening with the annual running of the 127-lap Cliff Krause Memorial for the Modifieds. Sportsman cars, Fast 4 cars and Factory Stocks will compete in 27 lap races. Grandstands will open at 3:00 p.m., qualifying starts at 4:00 p.m. and main event action starts at 6:00 p.m.

The post season will then continue with the 48th annual running of Turkey Derby on November 20, 26 and 27 during the daylight hours. More information is available 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.

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RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Eddie McCarthy, 3. Derek Hopkinson, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Jason Hearne, 6. Joey Merlino, 7. Blake Barney, 8. Shaun Carrig, 9. Marc Rogers, 10. Mike Brennan, 11. Jason Treat, 12. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 13. Tommy Martino, Jr., 14. Tom Catanzaro, 15. Kenny Matlach, 16. Kenny Van Wickle, DQ Tyler Truex

CHAMPION: ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL

FATORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BILLY BOTH, RAHWAY, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Doug Ashford, 4. Nick Catone, 5. Robert Stack, 6. Bryan O’Shea, 7. Brian Osborn, 8. Gregg Moench, 9. Ricky Collins, 10. Elliot Wohl, 11. Brian DeSarno, 12. AJ Jadacki, 13. Nick Kilmer, 14. Tom Rajkowski, 15. Matt Guadagno, 16. John Carpenter, 17. Matt Badessa, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. Kevin Flores

CHAMPION: BRYAN O’SHEA, NEPTUNE CITY

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KEVIN DAVISON, HOWELL, 2. Jake Nelke, 3. Chris Silvestri, 4. Larry Thompson, 5. Ryan Fisher, 6. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 7. Jimmy Wolcott, 8. Kenny Reaves, 9. Dave Bailey, 10. Neil Rutt III, 11. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 12. Jeffrey Loesch, 13. Robert Sutphin

CHAMPION: CARSTEN DIGIANTOMASSO

FAST 4 FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. IAN ASHFORD, FARMINGDALE, 2. Billy Pross, 3. Mike Lavery, 4. Alex Graetz, 5. Nicole Razzano, 6. Alonzo Morales, 7. Deanna McLaren, 8. Sean Vuksanic, 9. Cody Critelli, 10. Lianne Sharry, 11. Bill Schwarz, 12. Ryan Maher, 13. James Hall

CHAMPION: ALONZO MORALES, BURLINGTON

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Kevin Nowak, 3. Allan Pederson, 4. Richie Davidowicz, 5. Tanner Jones, 6. Mason Magee, 7. Quinn Trimmer, 8. Malcolm Campbell, 9. Eugene Drew, 10. Justin Emmons, 11. Phil Bogdan, 12. Lianne Sharry, 13. Roger Nickerson, 14. Matt Verlangieri

CHAMPION: MASON MAGEE, NORTHEAST, MD.

TITLES TO BE DECIDED AT WALL STADIUM

CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED SATURDAY OCT. 2

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Championship point races that have raged through the summer months will be decided as Wall Stadium Speedway settles the top spots in the stock car racing series this Saturday night (Oct. 2). Grandstand seating on “Champions Night” will open at 4:00 p.m. with qualifying beginning at 5:00 p.m. and main event action to follow at 7:00 p.m. All main will events offer double points

In the Modified ranks Holmdel’s Andrew Krause is at the top of the point rankings as he seeks second straight speedway crown. Still, Steven Reed of Jackson, Brick’s Eddie McCarthy and Farmingdale’s Tommy Martino, Jr. are within striking distance. The Modifieds will compete in a double point 40-lapper.

Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson is at the top of the Sportsman chase going into Saturday’s double point 25-lapper. Still, Howell’s Kevin Davison Manahawkin’s Jake Nelke and defending champ Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson all have a shot at the crown.

Elliot Wohl of Beachwood is looking for his third driving title, but Manchester’s Scott Riggleman and Neptune City’s Bryan O’Shea still have a shot at the Factory Stock points title going into the night’s double point 25-lap headliner.

The Legend Cars find point leader Quinn Trimmer of Waldwick and Mason Magee of Northeast, Md. at the top of the title chase with double points offered in the 25-lapper.

In the Fast 4 Stocks Alonzo Morales of Burlington, Mike Lavery of Orangeburg, NY and defending champ Ryan Maher of Neptune, City are the top point drivers going into Saturday’s double point 25-lap point finale.

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 starts at 5:00 p.m. with main events at 7:00 p.m.

Once the Saturday night regular season has concluded the “Cliff Krause Memorial” is set for Saturday, October 9, and the annual “Turkey Derby” will be presented in late November. Turkey Derby events will start during the daylight hours.

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 wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

MAURIELLO IS SATURDAY’S WALL STADIUM MODIFIED RACE WINNER

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Eric Mauriello made one of his occasional visits to Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night well worth the effort as he raced to victory in the 40-lap Modified stock car feature race. The victory came on an evening scheduled to remember late racing photographer JJ Lane. It also became a memorial to long-time track worker and Racing with Jesus Ministries Track Chaplain Bob Menschner who passed away earlier in the week.

The Modified feature race came down to a fierce battle for the eventual win between Brick’s Mauriello and Tyler Truex of Egg Harbor Township. For much of the contest sparks were flying between the duo and at one point officials advised both drivers, through radio communications, to calm their aggressive driving actions.

Although several cautions waved for minor incidents, the attention stayed on the front runners to the checker flag with Mauriello and Truex crossing the line first and second. Eddie McCarthy of Brick, Jackson’s Steven Reed and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, all of whom were in the battle for top spots for most of the race, wrapped up the top five.

“I have to thank Steve Ferrara and the entire crew for getting me back out here and back in the winner’s circle,” Mauriello said. “We probably shouldn’t have driven that hard that early in the race. We were racing every lap like the last lap.”

The Factory Stocks battled in two 25-lap main events, one regularly scheduled and one rain postponed from June 19. In the first race early leader Nick Catone of Brick and Neptune City’s Bryan O’Shea tangled on lap 18 with Catone spinning as a result. O’Shea then went on to the win over Manchester’s Scott Riggleman, Nick Kilmer of Howell, Robert Stack of Manahawkin and Farmingdale’s Doug Ashford.

The second Factory Stock race saw Kilmer lead most of the way as Ashford closed in late in the race. Ashford finally took the lead with two laps to go and was followed by Keith Flores of Brick who nailed down second. Kilmer, Rahway’s Billy Both and O’Shea were third, fourth and fifth.

Mike Lavery of Orangeburg, N.Y. made it two wins in a row in the 25 lapper for the Fast 4 cars over defending champ Ryan Maher of Neptune City. Point race leader Alonzo Morales of Burlington, Nicole Razzano of Cookstown and James Hall wrapped up the top five.

Parlin’s Larry Thompson became a two-time winner in the 25 lapper for the Sportsman cars, taking the lead from Chris Silvestri of Hazlet with an outside lane pass on lap 18. Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson, Jake Nelke of Manahawkin, early leader Silvestri and point leader Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson were second through fifth.

Buddy Sload of Glenmoore, Pa. won the 25-lap JJ Lane Memorial race for the visiting TQ Midgets.

The 2021 Saturday night regular season concludes this Saturday (Oct. 2) evening with Champion’s Night action. Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Fast 4 cars, Factory Stocks and Legend Cars 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.

Saturday night racing action will then continue on October 9 with the Cliff Krause Memorial. Details are available 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.

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RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ERIC MAURIELLO, BRICK, 2. Tyler Truex, 3. Eddie McCarthy, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Andrew Krause, 6. Ricky Collins, 7. Eric Lane, 8. Jason Treat, 9. Kenny Van Wickle, 10. Joey Merlino, 11. Tommy Martino, Jr. 12. Tom Catanzaro, 13. Mike Brennan, 14. Kyle Scisco

FATORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRYAN O’SHEA, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Nick Kilmer, 4. Robert Stack, 5. Doug Ashford, 6. Nick Catone, 7. Joey Helberg, 8. Gregg Moench, 9. Elliot Wohl, 10. Brian Osborn, 11. AJ Jadacki, 12. Billy Both, 13. Nancy Riggleman, 14. Matt Guadagno, 15. Matt Badessa, 16. Matt Kreuger, 17. Kevin Flores, 18. Tom Rajkowski, 19. John Carpenter, 20. Gary Burton, 21. Chris Weber

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. DOUG ASHFORD, FARMINGDALE, 2. Flores, 3. Kilmer, 4. Both, 5. O’Shea, 6. Wohl, 7. Scott Riggleman, 8. Jadacki, 9. Stack, 10. Badessa, 11.Kreuger, 12. Burton, 13. Moench, 14. Nancy Riggleman, 15. Rajkowski, 16. Osborn, 17. Catone

FAST 4 FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE LAVERY, ORANGEBURG, N.Y., 2. Ryan Maher, 3. Alonzo Morales, 4. Nicole Razzano, 5. James Hall, 6. Ian Ashford, 7. Alex Graetz, 8. Cody Critelli, 9. Billy Pross, 10. Bill Schwarz, 11. Liane Sharry, 12. Cody Geist, 13. Darren Burdge, 14. Jared Hale, 15. Deanna McLaren, 16. Sean Vuksanic

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. LARRY THOMPSON, PARLIN, 2. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 3. Jake Nelke, 4. Chris Silvestri, 5. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 6. Kevin Davison, 7. Ryan Fisher, 8. Dave Bailey, 9. Jimmy Wolcott, 10. Teddy Cranmer, 11. Neil Rutt III, 12. Robert Sutphin, 13. Jeffrey Loesch