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AFTER TREVOR ALSPACH DQ FREES IS WALL MODIFIED WINNER SATURDAY

 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Trevor Alspach appeared to be on his way to glory Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway as he raced into contention halfway through the 40-lap feature race for the Downs Ford Modifieds and took the lead in the closing stages. But when his No. 86 failed a post-race technical inspection the win was awarded to Ron Frees of Brick whose lap 35 restart drive into second turned out to be his winning move.

Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y. was the star of the race through the initial 30 laps as he paced the field. Meanwhile Alspach, Frees and a host of others were finding paths to the front of the pack. Alspach was able to drive into the lead after racing side-by-side with Matlach for a couple of laps before Frees made what would become his winning move a few moments later.

Once the finish was official Frees was named the winner with Justin Gumley of Howell second and the 17th place starting Jimmy Blewett, also of Howell, finishing third. Matlach was fourth and Adam LaCicero of Lavallette was fifth.

Second year Snap On Sportsman driver Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. won his first ever 30-lapper Saturday night fighting off several of the best drivers in the class. Opening night winner Shanon Mongeau of Manchester was on his rear bumper at the finish, while former champ Kevin Davison of Howell, Manasquan’s Kenny Van Wickle and Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, NY completed the top five.

Ron Booth of Toms River took his first win of the year in the 25-lap main event for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Booth tracked down early leader Gerry Koenig of Seaford, NY to take the lead with ten laps to go. Koenig held on for second with defending champ Joe Mongeau of Brick third, Wall’s Rob Haberstick fourth and Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg fifth.

Taking the lead early Lou Keraitis of Toms River raced to his first ever win in the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Car 25 lap race over Kevin Nowak of Medford, NY, Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park, Jim Sylvester and Malcolm Campbell.

Beachwood’s Todd Pilla won his first 25-lap race of the year in the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Randy Hart and Jason Lane, both of Brick, were second and third while Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth and Howell’s Brian Osborn wrapped up the top five.

Wall’s Cole Ormsbee was the big winner in the 25-lap race for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Modifieds. Former champ Brian Doyle was the runner-up with Howell’s Howie Conk, Mike Tillett of Bayville and Ray Minieri completing the top five.

Racing returns this Saturday evening (May 7) with grandstand seating opening at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying at 6:00 p.m. Main event action, which will start around 7:00 p.m., will see the Modifieds race in a 40-lapper, the Sportsman cars compete in a 30-lapper and the Legend Cars, Factory Stocks and the Microstocks also in racing action.

The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through the end of September, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” in October and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also being planned.

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.

 

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. RON FREES, BRICK, 2. Justin Gumley, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Ken Matlach, 5. Adam LaCicero, 6. Steven Reed, 7. Chas Okerson, 8. Andrew Krause, 9. Shaun Carrig, 10. Robby Walton, 11. Zack Alspach, 12. Shawna Ingraham, 13. Ed DeLage, 14. Derek Hopkinson, 15. Jason Treat, 16. Eric Mauriello, 17. Chris Reynolds, 18. Jonathan Mandato, DQ Trevor Alspach

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. RICKY COLLINS, WILLOW GROVE, PA., 2. Shanon Mongeau, 3. Kevin Davison, 4. Kenny Van Wickle, 5. Brian Doyle, 6. Scott Brannick, 7. Matt Langbein, 8. Eric Lane, 9. Jonathan Laureigh, 10. Dave Bailey, 11. Jason Caruso, 12. Jimmy Wolcott, 13. Tyler Truex, 14. Dom Fattaruso, 15. Jarrett DeGiantomasso, 16. Blake Barney, 17. Robert Sutphin, 18. Roland DeMartino, 19. Joe Cocca, 20. Dan Roslin, 21. Larry Thompson, 22. Tim Stephan

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RON BOOTH, TOMS RIVER, 2. Gerry Koenig, 3. Joe Mongeau, 4. Rob Haberstick, 5. Jerry Stanzione, 6. Marty Van Druten, 7. Scott Riggleman, 8. Richie Byrne, 9. John Bowers, 10. Mike Montano, 11. Neil Rutt, 12. Tim O’Shea, 13. Scott Maher, 14. Bill Stockert, 15. Dave Green, 16. Tom Rajkowski, 17. Joey Helberg, 18. Steve West, 19. Danny Bruer, 20. Matt Badessa, 21. Tony Bartone, 22. Rick Siddons.

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. LOU KERAITIS, TOMS RIVER, 2. Kevin Nowak, 3. Nick Van Wickle, 4. Jim Sylvester, 5. Malcolm Campbell, 6. Chris Gall, 7. James Van Wickle, 8. Peter Bruno, 9. Brian Russell, 10. Thomas Stavola, 11. Mitchell Dowd, 12. Richie Davidowitz, 13. Casey Robicheau, 14. Robert French.

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TODD PILLA, BEACHWOOD, 2. Randy Hart, 3. Jason Lane, 4. Fred Cannock, 5. Brian Osborn, 6. Darren Burdge, 7. Jeff Loesch, 8. Richard Smith, 9. Mike Lavery, 10. Mike Mee, 11. Frank Ciancitti, 12. Cody Mount, 13. TJ Graves, 14. Darianne McLaren, 15. Robert Lane

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. COLE ORMSBEE, WALL, 2. Brian Doyle, 3. Howie Conk, 4. Mike Tillett, 5. Ray Minieri, 6. Gregg Miranda, 7. Bill Vanderveen, 8. Greg Gastelu, 9. Glen Conk, 10. Neil Rutt

ON-TRACK PARTY MARKS APRIL 30 STOCK CAR SHOW AT WALL STADIUM

wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Appreciation of race fans will be the main goal this Saturday Night (April 30) at Wall Stadium Speedway as enthusiasts will be rewarded with a 40-lap race for the Downs Ford Modifieds, plus action for the Snap-on Sportsman racers, Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models, O’Shea Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder division. Also on tap for the Saturday night schedule is an on-tack party where fans can meet the drivers and check out the racecars while waking the famous third mile high-banked paved oval.

 Grandstand seating will open this Saturday (April 30) at 4:00 p.m. with early arrivals enjoying $2 discount on admission until 5:30 p.m. The on track party will start at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for 6:00 p.m. and main event racing will follow.

             The Fan Appreciation Night on track party is popular with the fans and the race teams alike. Fans will have the opportunity to walk down onto the famous track and meet all the drivers. Many race teams will have giveaways for the fans and fans will be welcome to talk to the drivers, collect autographs, take pictures and sit in many of the racecars.

             The Downs Ford Modified 40-lap main event on the night is important in the race for the 2016 driving crown. Opening night winner Andrew Krause of Holmdel looked strong in competition, as did defending champ Steven Reed of Jackson who finished a tight second. Freehold’s Chas Okerson, Shawna Ingraham of Brick, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Brick’s Ron Frees, Jason Hearne of New Egypt, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls and Adam LaCicero of Lavallette are just a few of the other Modified drivers to watch.

 Also on the card will be a Sportsman 30-lapper as well as 25-lappers for the Factory Stocks, Limited Late Models, Legend Cars and the 4 Cylinder Stocks.

Pit gates will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday; with practice running from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. and the “On Track Party” festivities are slated for 4:30 p.m. Qualifying is then set for 6:00 p.m. with main events for all divisions to follow.

 Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through September 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.

 

 

ANDREW KRAUSE GRABS FIRST MODIFIED WIN IN WALL STADIUM OPENER SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Andrew Krause of Holmdel had an opening night to remember Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway as he won his first ever Downs Ford Modified stock car race at the third mile high banked paved oval. Krause, the 2015 Sportsman driving champion here, battled Jackson’s Steven Reed on numerous restarts before taking the win.

At the drop of the green flag Krause and Reed, the defending Modified champion, battled side by side around the oval for a couple of laps before Krause was finally able to slip to the front. This same scenario played out on each of the event’s four restarts with Krause able to slip back into the lead. Reed, who finished second, was never far behind. Freehold’s Chas Okerson was third while Brick’s Shawna Ingraham and Howell’s Eric Mauriello wrestled their way into fourth and fifth.

“This is just awesome,” Krause said of his initial Modified triumph. “There is nobody better on restarts than Steven (Reed) so it was tough on every one of them. He always runs hard but he runs real clean. I thank him for that.”

Shannon Mongeau of Manchester kept a win streak alive that dates back to November by winning the companion 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman cars. In a new car Mongeau led all the way while Dominic Fattaruso of Brick finished second. Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa., Manasquan’s Kenny Van Wickle and Tyler Truex of Mayetta wrapped up the top five.

Kevin Nowak of Medford, NY won the 25 lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars while Rich Davidowitz of Center Moriches, NY came from the rear of the pack to finish second. Mitchell Dowd, Nick Van Wickle and defending champion Robert French completed the top five.

Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg grabbed his first ever O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock 25-lap win over Union’s Joey Helberg, Wall’s Rob Haberstick, defending champ Joe Mongeau of Brick and Manchester’s Scott Riggleman.

Mike Lavery was also a first time winner in the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stock main event over Todd Pilla and Jason Lane. Ray Minieri took the win in the Elite Maintenance Limited late Model event over Brian Doyle and Mike Tillett. Geoffrey Sutton won the 25-lapper for the visiting TQ Midgets.

Racing returns this Saturday evening (April 30) with “Fan Appreciation Night” action, which is kicked off with a party on the track where drivers will meet the fans and display their racecars. Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. with a discounted admission for all early arrivals until 5:30 p.m. The party on the track will run from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. with qualifying to follow. Main event action, which will start around 7:00 p.m., will see the Modifieds race in a 40-lapper, the Sportsman cars compete in a 30-lapper and the Limited Late Models, Legend Cars, Factory Stock and the 4 Cylinder Stocks compete in 25-lap main events.

The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through the end of September, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” in October and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also being planned.

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.

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Steven Reed, 3. Chas Okerson, 4. Shawna Ingraham, 5. Eric Mauriello, 6. Ron Frees, 7. Jason Hearne, 8. Shaun Carrig, 9. Adam LaCicero, 10. Trevor Alspach, 11. Jonathon Mandato, 12. Zack Alspach, 13. Ken Woolley, Jr., 14. Justin Gumley, 15. Robby Walton, 16. Derek Hopkinson, 17. Ken Matlach, 18. Chris Lane, 19. Ed DeLage, 20. Jason Treat

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Dominic Fattaruso, 3. Ricky Collins, 4. Kenny Van Wickle, 5. Tyler Truex, 6. Kevin Davison, 7. Eric Lane, 8. Blake Barney, 9. Jason Caruso, 10. Brian Doyle, 11. Joe Cocca, 12. Dave Bailey, 13. Jarrett DeGiantomasso, 14. Matt Langbein, 15. Dan Roslin, 16. Larry Thompson, 17. Scott Brannick, 18. Robert Sutphin, 19. Tim Stephan, 20. Jimmy Wolcott, 21. Roland DeMartino

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KEVIN NOWAK, MEDFORD, NY, 2. Rich Davidowitz, 3. Mitchell Dowd, 4. Nick Van Wickle, 5. Robert French, 6. Louie Keraitis, 7. Casey Robicheau, 8. Malcolm Campbell, 9. Chris Gall, 10. Ron Merlino, 11. James Van Wickle, 12. Peter Bruno, 13. Roger Nickerson, 14. Brian Russell, 15. Vinnie Troia

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JERRY STANZIONE, KEANSBURG, 2. Joey Helberg, 3. Rob Haberstick, 4. Joe Mongeau, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. Mike Montano, 7. Ron Booth, 8. John Bowers, 9. Steve West, 10. Scott Maher, 11. Tim O’Shea, 12. Tom Rajkowski, 13. Jerry Koenig, 14. Tony Bartone, 15. Danny Bruer, 16. Kenny Green, 17. Rick Siddons, DQ. Marty Van Druten and Ronnie Mullen

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE LAVERY, 2. Todd Pilla, 3. Jason Lane, 4. Fred Cannock, 5. Brian Osborn, 6. Darren Burdge, 7. Darianne McLaren, 8. Mike Mee, 9. Rich Smith, 10. Allen Camp, 11. Jim Sturteckey

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RAY MINIERI, 2. Brian Doyle, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Bill Vanderveen, 5. Howie Conk, 6. Cole Ormsbee, 7. Glen Conk, 8. Greg Gastelu