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TWIN MODIFIED RACES AT WALL SATURDAY NIGHT (MAY 25)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ After a rain postponement after just a few laps on May 11, the headlining All American Auto Group Modified stock cars will return to action at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday night (May 25) to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in two feature races. Grandstand seating for this Country Pride Night event will open 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 remaining laps of the rain postponed Modified feature will start at 7:00 p.m. while the regularly scheduled Modified main event will be presented later in the evening.

The twin Modified main events on the night, one featuring the remaining laps from the May 11 postponement and the other being the regularly scheduled 40-lapper, are always important in the race for the season-long driving title. Two time champ Steven Reed of Jackson, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Andrew Krause of Holmdel and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River are just a few of the competiros expected to see battle.

Also on the card 25-lap races are planned for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. The open cockpit Three Quarter Midgets of the ATQMRA will make their first appearance of the season on the fifth mile inner oval.

On this Memorial Day weekend Saturday night all active military and veterans will be honored with free grandstand admission when presenting proper identification.

Pit gates will open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday; with on track testing starting at 3:00 p.m. Grandstand gates 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.

PITKAT SRVIVES TO SCORE WALL MODIFIED TOUR WIN

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. The wait was well worth it for Woody Pitkat.

The Stafford, Connecticut, native outlasted all competitors in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour return to Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday and took the checkered flag in the first event for the series at the third-mile oval in 12 years.

Woody Pitkat taking the Jersey Shore 150 checker flag at Wall Stadium Speedway May 18th 2019-Michael Jaworecki Myracenews Photo

It was the fourth career Whelen Modified Tour win for Pitkat, and his first in four years. It was also his first win driving for Danny Watts Racing in his 21st start with the team. Pitkat took over the ride after the passing of Ted Christopher in 2017.

“The biggest thing I told the guys today was that I wasn’t going to be over-aggressive,” Pitkat said. “I figured we wouldn’t qualify that great, but I knew I just needed to be there at the end. I was just trying to ride as much as I could. I really wasn’t sure how it was going to work out.”

The race didn’t look like it was going to fall into Pitkat’s lap until the final stages. Justin Bonsignore and Andrew Krause took turns leading early before Doug Coby took control of the race on lap 66 after starting sixth. He led a race-high 72 laps.

Coby was in control of the field on a restart on lap 138, and after contact with home town favorite Krause entering turn three, both of their chances ended. Krause, who was fastest in practice and led 35 laps himself, was done for the night.

That handed the lead to former series champion Ron Silk, who looked as though he would score his second win of the young season driving for Kevin Stuart. But, a restart with just five laps remaining ended Silk’s chances as contact sent him spinning in a wreck that collected many of the cars left on the track.

Ron Silk #85 led late but a spin ended his hopes for at win at Wall Stadium Speedway May 18th 2019 Michael Jaworecki Myracenews photo.

From there, the battle for Pitkat was underway on a green-white-checkered restart in NASCAR overtime, Pitkat lined up to the outside of Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Timmy Catalano on the front row. At the green, Pitkat powered by to the lead and never looked back, as the No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet started smoking when the nerf-bar starting rubbing on the right-rear tire.

In the end Pitkat made it around to the checkered flag at the top of the field.

In the late dash, rising star and local favorite Blake Barney powered his way to a second-place finish, his career best effort in Whelen Modified Tour competition. Veteran Rob Summers was third, followed by Catalano and Dave Sapienza. Sapienza crashed into an infield barrier at the finish, but no injury was reported.

Eric Goodale was sixth, followed by Ken Heagy, Ron Silk, Tommy Catalano and Doug Coby.

Kyle Scisco of Jackson won his second 25-lap main event of the young season in the companion Center State Engineering Sportsman main event. Scisco’s win came after he and fellow Jackson resident Jarret DiGiantomasso touched and tangled on a couple of occasions during the closing laps. Mancester’s Shanon Mongeau was able to slip into second spot in front of Carsten DiGiantomasso while Christian LaCicero of Lavallette and Howell’s Kevin Davison wrapped up the top five.

Elliott Wohl of Beachwood led most of the way to top the 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Defending class champion Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. was the runner-up, while Farmingdale’s Kenny Green, Tim Majek of Scotch Plains and Union’s Joey Helberg wrapped up the top five.

Neil Rutt III of Edison took the lead on lap 17 and won the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Early leader Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City was second, with Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim, Edison’s Darianne McLaren and Brick’s Randy Hart were third through fifth.

The 2019 Saturday night regular season then continues on Saturday (May 25) evening with the Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Legend Cars and the Limited Late Models in action The open cockpit Three Quarter Midgets will make their first appearance of the season.

In observance of Memorial day weekend, all active military and veterans will enjoy free grandstand admission when providing proper identification. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 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.

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RACE RESULTS

TOUR MODIFIED FEATURE – 150 Laps – 1. WOODY PITKAT, STAFFORD, CT., 2. Blake Barney, 3. Rob Summers, 4. Tim Catalano, 5. Dave Sapienza, 6. Eric Goodale, 7. Ken Heagy, 8. Ron Silk, 9. Tommy Catalano, 10. Doug Coby, 11. Wade Cole, 12. Jimmy Blewett, 13 Justin Bonsignore, 14. Matt Swanson, 15. Melissa Fifield, 16. Calvin Carroll, 17. Andrew Krause, 18. Chris Pasteryak, 19. Kyle Elwood, 20. J.B. Fortin, 21. Anthony Sesely, 22. Sam Rameau, 23. Patrick Emerling, 24. Jamie Tomaino, 25. Tim Solomito, 26. Craig Lutz, 27. Danny Bohn, 28. Joey Mucciacciaro

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KYLE SCISCO, JACKSON, 2. Shanon Mongeau, 3. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 4. Christian LaCicero, 5. Kevin Davison, 6. John McCormack, 7. Larry Thompson, 8. Tommy Martino, Jr., 9. Jonathan Laureigh, 10. Robert Sutphin, 11. Jarrett DiGiantomasso, 12. Jake Nelke, 13. Robert Vassilatos, 14. Michael Rising, 15. Michael Carr, 16. Joe Cooley, 17. Eric Lane

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ELLIOTT WOHL, BAYVILLE, 2. Mike Montano, 3. Kenny Green, 4. Tim Majek, 5. Joey Helberg, 6. Scott Riggleman, 7. Richie Byrne, 8. John Carpenter, 9. Eric Bodenschatz, 10. John Bowers, 11. Brian O’Shea, 12. Waylon Spear, 13. Robert Ptaszynski, 14. Tony Bartone, 15. Kevin Flores, 16. Matt Badessa, 17. Theresa Collins, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. Billy Both, 20. Robert Stack, 21. Anthony Pancoast, 22. Gerry Koenig, 23. Tom Rajkowski, 24. Nick Kilmer, 25. terry Cain

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NEIL RUTT III, Edison, 2. Jeffrey Loesch, 3. Alonzo Morales, 4. Darianne McLaren, 5. Randy Hart, 6. Mike Lavery, 7. Sal Liguori, 8. Chuck McDonald, 9. Doug Ashford, 10. Jennifer Schultz, 11. Ryan Maher, 12. Nicole Razzano, 13. Marko Vulsanic, 14. Deanna McLaren, 15. Bill Schwarz

NASCAR MODIFIED TOUR AT WALL STADIUM ON SATURDAY (MAY 18)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The stars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will invade Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday, May 18 for the Jersey Shore 150 stock car race. On Saturday gates will open at 2:00 p.m., with practice at 2:15 p.m., qualifying at 5:45 p.m. and feature races starting at 7:00 p.m. In the event of bad Saturday weather, a special Sunday rain date has been set for this event. Tickets and pit passes are now available online only at wallspeedwayracing.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the track starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

All of the top NASCAR Modified racing stars are expected for this 150 lap event led by early 2019 tour race winners including two-time victor Doug Coby of Southington, Ct., as well as winners Ron Silk of Norwalk, Ct. and Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y. Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., Eric Goodale of Riverhead, N.Y., Craig Lutz of Miller Place, N.Y., Chris Pasteryak of Lisbon, Ct. and Woody Pitkat of Bellingham, Mass., all of whom are currently in the top ten of tour points, are on the official entry list. Dave Sapienza of Riverhead, N.Y., who enjoyed a Wall Stadium Speedway win in the Turkey Derby last November, is also among the entries.

Local fans should also have plenty to cheer for in this race as Howell’s Jimmy Blewett and Jackson’s Blake Barney, both of whom are in the top ten in driver points, as well as Holmdel’s Andrew Krause and Matawan’s Anthony Sesely are expected to try to defend their local turf.

In addition to the 150 lap Tour Modified Main Event, the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and the Surfside Collision 4Cylinder Stocks will all see action in 25-lap feature races.

Saturday night racing action then 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.