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Visconti Looking For Turkey Derby SUCCESS

STATEN ISLAND NY ( November 16th 2019)- Joey “Blankets” Braun of Manorville NY has partnered with John & Marie Visconti of Visconti Motorsports to run the Legends portion of this years Turkey Derby XLVI at Wall Stadium Speedway.

Joey  Braun, 17, caught the eye of NASCAR K & N team owner John Visconti this past season at Riverhead Raceway and were highly impressed with his driving skills in the highly competitive INEX Legends division.

John Visconti then made the trip to The King of the Green race at Evergreen Speedway a few weeks ago specifically to observe Joey outside of his regular weekly INEX Legends track. 
Joey did not disappoint as he led most of the race but was involved in a late race incident that relegated him to a 10th place finish. 

The team led by Joey’s dad, Joseph, crew members Tommy Barton and Kyle Elwood look to take on the high banks of Wall Speedway this Thanksgiving weekend with a Visconti Motorsports #74 Legends car. The INEX Legends will compete in two features, a 30 lap feature on Saturday November 30th and a 40 lap feature on Sunday December 1st. 

Visconti said , I see the value in young aggressive drivers that have the skills to advance into the bigger arenas such as the NASCAR K&N series ( ARCA Menards as of 2020). We now have two young wheelmen in our NASCAR cars in 2020 , Giovanni Bromante and Parker Retzlaff. Both talented drivers are only 16 years old and have plenty of talent to get the job done at any level of racing.

 Giovanni is the 2019 Super Late Model Blizzard Champion and also comes from Long Island. Giovanni will race in the Snowball Derby on December 8th at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola Florida. Joey Braun should be a solid contender for this years Turkey Derby trophy against some of the best Legends drivers in the Northeast. 

Wall Stadium Speedway will host the traditional Thanksgiving weekend Turkey Derby starting on Friday November 29th to Sunday December 1st. 803 Highway 34 South wall Township NJ 07719.


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ After fighting through tough fortunes during the 2019 regular season Andrew Krause fought off the competition to win the 75 lap All American Auto Group Modified stock car feature race Saturday afternoon at Wall Stadium Speedway. The victory in the “Spooky Spectacular” racing program’s main event was Krause’s first of the 2019 campaign.

Adam LaCicero of Lavallette was the first leader of the event before Brick’s Eric Mauriello took command on lap 10 with an outside lane pass. Krause, who had lined up sixth at the outset, also took the high road two laps later to race into second spot and chase Mauriello. The duo then wrestled, often times in side-by-side fashion, towards the halfway point of the test before Krause drove to the high side of a sliding Mauriello to take the lead near lap 25. The duo then continued their fight past the halfway mark as Derek Hopkinson of Toms River ran a tight third.

Just past the halfway point officials asked Mauriello to go to the rear of the pack because they felt that Mauriello had been warned about jumping on restarts too many times. This gave Hopkinson the chance to go after Krause and he took the lead with just over 25 laps remaining. Krause and Hopkinson then battled side-by-side after a lap 66 caution before Krause slipped back into the lead and raced on to the win in the 75 lap test. Hopkinson, Eddie McCarthy of Pt. Pleasant, who was in contention most of the way, Mauriello and Chris Andretta of Neptune wrapped up the top five.

“That was a real workout,” Krause said after the win. “I really have to thank my family and the crew for all the support they give me and the race team. Thanks to all of them we always come to the track with a car that is capable of winning.”

Bryan O’Shea of Neptune City continued his break through season with his sixth win of the campaign in the 50-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Newly crowned champion Elliot Wohl of Beachwood was the runner-up, while invader Rob McCormick, early leader Scott Riggleman of Manchester and Brick’s Kevin Flores wrapped up the top five.

Newly crowned Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock champ Neil Rutt III of Edison topped the 25-lap main event in convincing fashion over Brick’s Ronnie Mullen, Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City, Hazlet’s Sal Liguori and Todd Dige.

Young racer Mason Magee of Charlestown, Md. grabbed his third win of the season in the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Jim Sylvester, Quinn Trimmer, Mike Benton and Art Marrero were second through fifth.

The season-ending “Turkey Derby” is next on the schedule on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. More information on the event is available at

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


FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Derek Hopkinson, 3. Eddie McCarthy, 4. Eric Mauriello, 5. Chris Andretta, 6. Danny Bohn, 7. Adam LaCicero, 8. Ricky Collins, 9. Michael Carr, 10. Joey Jarowicz, 11. Ken Matlach, 12. Nick Baer, 13. Robert French, 14. Tyler Truex, 15. Tommy Martino


FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. BRYAN O’SHEA, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Elliot Wohl, 3. Rob McCormick, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. Kevin Flores, 6. Billy Both, 7. Gary Burton, 8. Nancy Riggleman, 9. Scott Purcell, 10. Jerry Stanzione, 11. Tom Rajkowski, 12. Nick Catone, 13. Eric Bodenschatz


FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NEIL RUTT III, EDISON, 2. Ronnie Mullen, 3. Jeffrey Loesch, 4. Sal Liguori, 5. Todd Dige, 6. Ryan Maher, 7. Chuck McDonald, 8. Nicole Razzano, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Cody Critelli, 11. Marko Vuksanic, 12. Deanna McLaren, 13. Brian DeSarno


FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MASON MAGEE, CHARLESTOWN, MD., 2. Jim Sylvester, 3. Quinn Trimmer, 4. Mike Benton, 5. Art Marrero, 6. Joe Przybylinski, 7. Chris Gall


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Veteran All American Auto Group Modified stock car driver Steven Reed of Jackson claimed the Modified driving title at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night while Brick’s Eric Mauriello won the final 40-lap main event of the regular season. The championship was Reed’s career third while the victory was Mauriello’s fifth of the campaign.

Andrew Krause of Holmdel charged to the lead in the early going and as the race wore on seemed to be on his way to his first win of the campaign. Krause’s luck turned sour, just as it had often times this season, on lap 36 when his car swerved exiting turn two, the victim of a reported broken rear axle. Eddie McCarthy of Pt. Pleasant, who had chased Krause most of the way, then took over the top spot but Mauriello, who had raced from back in the pack, slipped into the lead on a restart to grab the win.

McCarthy, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Mayetta’s Tyler Truex wrapped up the top four. Reed’s fifth place finish cemented the title.

“This car has been great all season,” Mauriello said. “I have to thank Steve Ferarra and the entire team for letting me be a part of it.”

“I wanted to win the race tonight for my daughter’s birthday,” Reed said to the large Champion’s Night crowd. “I do have to thank my family, my crew and my sponsors for all they have done for me. It has been a great season and this is a special championship.”

Bryan O’Shea of Neptune City raced to his second straight win in the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock 25-lapper. Elliot Wohl of Beachwood stayed on his bumper most of the way and became the 2019 Driving Champion. Defending Champion Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. was third and Jackson’s Shanon Mongeau and Scott Riggleman of Manchester completed the top five.

Invader Richie Davidowitz of Center Moriches, N.Y. won the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars as Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y. was the runner-up. Sean Verwys of East Stroudsburg, Pa. crossed the finish line third to win the season-long driving crown, while Mason Magee of North East, Md. And Howell’s Rob Silver completed the top five.

Brick’s Ronnie Mullen won the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks while Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim and Neil Rutt III of Edison were second and third. That finish earned Rutt the driving title. Sal Liguori of Hazlet and Cookstown’s Nicole Razzano were fourth and fifth.

Manchester’s Shanon Mongeau won his second straight Center State Engineering Sportsman 25-lapper over a top five of Howell’s Eric Lane, Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson, Jake Nelke of Manahawkin and Michael Rising of Little Egg Harbor. Jackson’s Kyle Scisco crossed the line sixth to clinch of the driving title.

Mongeau also took the win in the 25-lapper for the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models while second place finisher Chris Silvestri of Hazlet wrapped up his first ever driving title. Mike Tillett of Beachwood, Jim Moorman of Brooklawn and Jackson’s Greg Gastelu were third through fifth.

Geoffrey Sutton won the 25-lapper for the visiting Three Quarter Midgets.

Wall Stadium Speedway will be dark this Saturday (Oct. 12) before action resumes on Saturday (Oct. 19) afternoon with the running of the “Spooky Spectacular.” The Modifieds will headline this afternoon event in a 75-lap main event, while the Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Legend Cars will all compete in 25-lap main events. Grandstand gates open at 11:00 a.m., qualifying begins at 1:40 p.m. and features start at 3:00 p.m. on October 19.

The season-ending “Turkey Derby” will then be contested on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. More information on all events is available at

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

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ERIC MAURIELLO, BRICK, 2. Eddie McCarthy, 3. Derek Hopkinson, 4. Tyler Truex, 5. Steven Reed, 6. Chris Andretta, 7. Jason Treat, 8. Kenny Van Wickle, 9. Shaun Carrig, 10. Kevin Davison, 11. Jason Hearne, 12. Andrew Krause, 13. Rich Cooper, 14. Robert French, 15. Ron Frees, 16. Ed Delage


FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRYAN O’SHEA, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Elliot Wohl, 3. Mike Montano, 4. Shanon Mongeau, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. Joey Helberg, 7. Jerry Koenig, 8. Matt Badessa, 9. Robert Ptaszynski, 10. Kevin Flores, 11. Nancy Riggleman, 12. Scott Purcell, 13. Billy Both, 14. Tim Majek, 15. Tom Rajkowski, 16. Matt Malachaka, 17. Nick Killmer


LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RICHIE DAVIDOWICZ, CENTER MORICHES, N.Y., 2. Kevin Nowak, 3. Sean Verwys, 4. Mason Magee, 5. Rob Silver, 6. Peter Bruno, 7. Joe McGrath, 8. Joe Przybylinski, 9. Quinn Trimmer, 10. Jim Downey, 11. Pat Moore, 12. Mike Benton, 13. David Strohmeyer, 14. Anthony Colandro 15. Eddie Idec, 16. Roger Nickerson


4 CYLINDER FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RONNIE MULLEN, BRICK, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3. Neil Rutt III, 4. Sal Liguori, 5. Nicole Razzano, 6. Todd Dige, 7. Jeffrey Loesch, 8. Ryan Maher, 9. Cody Critelli, 10. Brian Barbalacci, 11. Deanna McLaren, 12. Marko Vuksanic, 13. Darianne McLaren, 14. Bill Schwarz


SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, JACKSON, 2. Eric lane, 3. Jarrett DiGiantomasso, 4. Jake Nelke, 5. Michael Rising, 6. Kyle Scisco, 7. Tommy Martino, 8. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 9. Tomas Stainionis, 10. Jonathan Laureigh, 11. Christian LaCicero


LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, JACKSON, 2. Chris Silvestri, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Jim Moorman, 5. Greg Gastelu, 6. Andy Gamble, 7. Michelle Moorman