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Belmont Classic Cars Returns to Rick Ware Racing For Military Tribute

July 17, 2019 (Thomasville, NC) – Belmont Classic Cars returns to Rick Ware Racing, at Bristol Motor Speedway, in a special military tribute. The No. 52 Chevrolet will pay tribute to fallen hero, SGT James Slape. 

SGT Slape, a Morehead City, NC native, was assigned to the NC Army National Guard’s 60th Troop Command, 430th Explosive Ordinance Company, based in Washington, NC. On October 4, 2018, SGT Slape paid the ultimate sacrifice after being wounded by an IED in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. SGT Slape was honored on the No. 52 RWR Chevrolet in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Memorial Day weekend. 

In addition to running a special paint scheme, Belmont Classic Cars and Nine Line Apparel have teamed up together to create a limited-edition t-shirt to raise money for the Gold Star Families Monument in Carteret County, honoring those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in war, and their families. Starting August 29th, for every purchase, a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the monument. 

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to carry SGT Slape’s name on my No. 52 Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway,” commented Bayley Currey. “Andy and Dana from Belmont Classic Cars approached the team about wanting to honor SGT Slape at another race after having our night end early in Charlotte, and I can’t think of a better way to honor his sacrifices, than to help raise money for the Gold Star Families Monument in Carteret County.”

“We are honored and fortunate to be able to support this great cause. NASCAR and its fans are very supportive of the military community and we couldn’t think of a better way to honor the sacrifices that SGT Slape made for our country,” said Belmont Classic Cars owner, Andy Mistak. 

As an added bonus for NASCAR fans, Belmont Classic Cars is giving away a VIP experience for two, for any new or existent followers on Instagram. For additional information on Belmont Classic Cars, visit

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Belmont Classic Cars, an Ohio based company, is a classic cars dealership. Belmont Classic Cars hopes to pass along and encourage the love and appreciation of classic cars to others by selling  “oldies but goodies”. 


WALL, N.J. ~ Steven Reed of Jackson and Toms River’s Derek Hopkinson were winners in All American Auto Group Modified stock car twin 35-lap main events at Wall Stadium on Saturday night. The wins came in front of a large “First Responders Night” crowd.

In the first Modified race Reed and early leader Andrew Krause of Holmdel struggled for the top spot early before they touched on a restart. Krause went sliding as a result as Reed raced into the lead. Reed then fought off Brick’s Eric Mauriello in the late stages of the contest before nailing down the win. Roger Coss of Lafayette was third in the 20-car field, while Tyler Truex of Mayetta and Long Island’s Ken Matlach wrapped up the top five.

Hopkinson charged to the front at the outset of the second 35-lapper and never looked back. Matlach haunted him early before Truex advanced to second and challenged. Later in the race Truex had to divert his attention from chasing Hopkinson and fighting off the advances of Reed. Krause and Mauriello were fourth and fifth.

After his car was nearly destroyed in a wreck in his last race here John Carpenter of Howell took the lead with an outside lane pass and then raced to victory in the companion 25 lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Wall’s Bryan O’Shea and Manchester’s Scott Riggleman, who was involved in that recent wreck with Carpenter, was third. Shanon Mongeau of Jackson and John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant were fourth and fifth.

An outside lane pass was also the winning move for Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson in the 25-lap Center state Engineering Sportsman feature race. Micheal Carr of Pt. Pleasant advanced to second by the finish with Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor, Kyle Scisco of Jackson and Edison’s Neil Rutt III finishing third through fifth.

Point leader Rutt continued his winning ways by taking the top spot in the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Early leader Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim was second while Ryan Maher and Jeffrey Loesch, both of Neptune City, and Ian Ashford of Howell completed the top five.

Jackson’s Shanon Mongeau won the 25-lapper for the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models over Bayville’s Mike Tillett, Chris Silvestri of Hazlet, Michelle Moorman and Greg Gastelu.

Auto racing continues at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (July 20) night. Featuring a discounted $10 adult admission, Pack the Track Night will feature twin 25-lap main events for both the Sportsman and Factory Stock cars. 25-lappers will also be contested by the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the Three-Quarter Midgets. Demolition Derby action will also be a highlight of the program. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. and features start at 7:00 p.m.

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


1ST MODIFIED FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Roger Coss, 4. Tyler Truex, 5. Ken Matlach, 6. Eddie McCarthy, 7 Derek Hopkinson, 8. Andrew Krause, 9. Joey Jarowicz, 10. Kevin Davison, 11. Ed Delage, 12. Jason Treat, 13. Richie Cooper, 14. Tom Catanzaro, 15. Mike Brennan, 16. Kenny Van Wickle, 17. Joey Merlino, 18. Robert French, 19. Chris Andretta, 20. Christian LaCicero

2ND MODIFIED FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. DEREK HOPKINSON, TOMS RIVER, 2. Truex, 3. Reed, 4. Krause, 5. Mauriello, 6. Matlach, 7. Davison, 8. Van Wickle, 9. Coss, 10. Delage, 11. French, 12. Treat, 13. Catanzaro, 14. Brennan, 15. Cooper, 16. McCarthy, 17. Jarowicz, 18. Merlino, 19. Andretta, 20. LaCicero

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOHN CARPENTER, HOWELL, 2. Bryan O’Shea, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Shanon Mongeau, 5. John Bowers, 6. Elliot Wohl, 7. Tom Rajkowski, 8. Tim Majek, 9. Nick Kilmer, 10. Brian Osborn, 11. Matt Badessa, 12. Robert Ptaszynski, 13. Tony Bartone, 14. Kevin Flores, 15. Matt Malachaka, 16. Billy Both, 17. Nancy Riggleman, 18. Ashley Taylor, 19. Joey Helberg, 20. Robert Stack 21. Joe Mongeau

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. CARSTEN DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Michael Carr, 3. Jonathan Laureigh, 4. Kyle Scisco, 5. Neil Rutt III, 6. Robert Sutphin, 7. Jake Nelke, 8. Micheal Rising, 9. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 10. Rich Kopf, 11. Eric Lane, 12. Christian LaCicero, 13 Tommy Martino

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NEIL RUTT III, EDISON, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3. Ryan Maher, 4. Jeffrey Loesch, 5. Ian Ashford, 6. Marko Vulsanic, 7. Doug Ashford, 8. John Ciallella, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Cody Critelli, 11. Brian Osborn, 12. Nicole Razzano, 13. Deanna McLaren

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


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Exciting stock car racing, which will feature twin 40 laps races for the All American Auto Group Modified stock cars, 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 13). On the track five divisions will compete in six 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 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. The evening’s main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m. In addition, the track will celebrate the nation’s birthday with a special performance by the Newark Fire Department Honor Guard and the New Jersey Pipe Band.

On the third mile high-banked paved oval the Modifieds will be in the spotlight in two 40-lap main events. Top drivers Eric Mauriello of Brick, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Jackson’s Steven Reed, Roger Coss of Lafayette, Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Jason Treat of Jackson, just to name a few, are expected to see action.

The Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models are all slated to compete in 25-lap feature races.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying for the night’s program starts at 5:45 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 in the fall including the “Spooky Spectacular” in October and 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 is the track’s email address. More information is available