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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ After winning his 25-lap main on September 3 O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock point leader and defending champion Joe Mongeau claimed that he wouldn’t even think about a second straight crown until after he got through Saturday night’s (Sept. 10) Triple 25 lap main events at Wall Stadium Speedway. After posting three top three finishes on Saturday night, the first of which was another main event win in front of a large crowd on “Pack The Track Night,” the Brick resident can now focus a little more attention on the crown.

Mongeau battled his way to the front in the first of three 25-lappers before grabbing his fourth win of the campaign. Howell’s Richie Byrne, Joey Helberg of Union, Manchester’s Scott Riggleman and Scott Maher of Brick wrapped up the top five.

Byrne came on strong from a mid pack starting slot in the second Factory Stock 25-lapper taking his second win of the season. Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg was the big challenger in this one before finishing second with Mongeau, Riggleman and Mike Montano completing the top five.

The third Factory Stock 25 lap main event was also a thriller as Ron Booth of Eatontown won his second main event of the campaign fighting off late race challenges from Mongeau who finished second. Byrne, Riggleman and Helberg completed the top five finishers in this Factory Stock nightcap.

“This was a real big night for us and I’m a little more relaxed now,” Mongeau said after his win, a second and a third place finish. “We ran real well and so did Richie and Ron who are kind of my teammates. The season is far from over now and there are a lot of good racers in the Factory Stocks.

“Still, this night with three feature races was a big night to get through.”

Byrne enjoyed a good night overall as he also won a special 15-lap “Dash For Cash” for the top Factory Stock finishers in the three features. Mongeau, Riggleman, Helberg, Stanzione and Booth followed him across the finish line.

Young Blake Barney enjoyed a large round of applause from the big crowd after posting his first ever win on the third mile paved oval in the companion 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman cars during this his rookie season. The former Champ Kart racer, who enjoyed great success on the fifth mile “inner oval” during his time in the Sunday Series, was in contention from the start. Barney’s winning move came early when he avoided a multi-car restart crash that occurred when Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. and Robby Walton of Tuckerton tangled. Collins and fellow title contender Kevin Davison of Howell, who was also involved, were able to make repairs and return to the race. Title contender Dom Fattarusso of Brick, also involved, was not able to make repairs and was scored in 18th.

At the end of the Sportsman race Jarret DiGiantomasso chased Barney across the finish line. Howell’s Eric Lane was third, Collins recovered for fourth and Tyler Truex of Mayetta was fifth. Former champ Davison retained a slim point lead over Collins by finishing sixth after the early crash.

Brian Osborn of Howell won his second 25-lap main event in his rookie season for the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Mike Lavery of Orangeburg, N.Y. battled Osborn for the lead early before Lavery left the race because of fluid leaking from his car on the speedway. Brick’s Ronnie Mullen settled for second in this one followed by point leader Todd Pilla of Beachwood. Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth and Jackson’s Darren Burdge completed the top five.

Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y. came from deep in the field to cross the finish line first in the 25-lap main for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Vinny Troia of Browns Mills, Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park and Howell’s Robert French were second through fourth. Louie Keraitis of Toms River retained his championship point lead by finishing fifth. As of Sunday the finish remains unofficial as officials wait for a rules clarification from INEX, the sanctioning body of Legend Cars racing.

Mike Harrigan won the championship Demolition Derby and fans enjoyed the grandstand midway games and festivities of “Carnival Night.”

Stock car racing continues this Saturday night (Sept. 17) with “Ladies’ Night” action when all ladies will be admitted to the grandstand for a discounted ticket price of just $10. On the track the Downs Ford Modifieds will return for a 40-lapper while the Legend Cars will battle in three 25-lap features. Also on the agenda will be the Sportsman cars in a 30-lapper and the Factory Stocks and the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models both in 25-lappers on the third mile paved oval. The Three Quarter Midgets and the Senior Champ Karts will compete on the “inner oval.” Grandstand seating opens at 5:00 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. and feature racing begins at 7:00 p.m.

The complete updated regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through October 1, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” on October 15 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, the website is wallspeedwayracing.com and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

1ST FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOE MONGEAU, BRICK, 2. Richie Byrne, 3. Joey Helberg, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. Scott Maher, 6. Gerry Koenig, 7. Mike Montano, 8. Rick Siddons, 9. Tom Rajkowski, 10. Josh Matthews, 11. Steve West, 12. Matt Badessa, 13. Eric Bodenschatz, 14. Tony Bartone, 15. Bill Stockert, 16. Ron Booth, 17. Dave Green, 18. Tim O’Shea

2ND FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RICHIE BYRNE, HOWELL, 2. Jerry Stanzione, 3. Mongeau, 4. Riggleman, 5. Montano, 6. Helberg, 7. West, 8. Rajkowski, 9. Stockert, 10. Matthews, 11. Green, 12. Bodenschatz, 13. Bartone, 14. Siddons, 15. O’Shea, 16. Badessa, 17. Maher

3RD FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RON BOOTH, EATONTOWN, 2. Mongeau, 3. Byrne, 4. Riggleman, 5. Helberg, 6. Siddons, 7. Koenig, 8. Montano, 9. Rajkowski, 10. West, 11. Matthews, 12. Bowers, 13. Stanzione, 14. Green, 15. Bodenschatz, 16. Maher

DASH FOR CASH – 15 Laps – 1. RICHIE BYRNE, HOWELL, 2. Mongeau, 3. Riggleman, 4. Helberg, 5. Stanzione, 6. Booth

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. BLAKE BARNEY, JACKSON, 2. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 3. Eric Lane, 4. Ricky Collins, 5. Tyler Truex, 6. Kevin Davison, 7. Kenny Van Wickle, 8. Kenny Green, 9. Jonathan Laureigh, 10. Jimmy Wolcott, 11. Roland DeMartino, 12. Dave Bailey, 13. Larry Thompson, 14. Joe Cocca, 15. Robert Sutphin, 16. Matt Langbein, 17. Robby Walton, 18. Dom Fattarusso

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KEVIN NOWAK, MEDFORD, N.Y., 2. Vinny Troia, 3. Nick Van Wickle, 4. Robert French, 5. Louie Keraitis, 6. Todd McCollum, 7. Chris Gall, 8. Joe Fresco, 9. Malcolm Campbell, 10. Peter Bruno, 11. Jim Van Wickle, 12. Luke Marzano, 13. Richie Davidowitz, 14. Joe McGrath

4 CYLINDER STOCKS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRIAN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Ronnie Mullen, 3. Todd Pilla, 4. Fred Cannock, 5. Darren Burdge, 6. Jason Lane, 7. Darianne McLaren, 8. Jeff Loesch, 9. Mike Lavery, 10. Richard Smith

MEDIA NOTE: Special thanks to Eric Brennan and Larry Reed for their help in the preparation of this release.



WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Jason Hearne of New Egypt and Brick’s Shawna Ingraham were main event winners in the Memorial Day weekend Twin 35 lap feature races for the Downs Ford Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Saturday night. Both enjoyed their first win of the 2016 season.

Jason Treat of Jackson was the leader at the outset of the first 35-lapper with Hearne and Jonathan Mandato of Toms River almost instant challengers. Hearne slipped into the lead on lap nine with Mandato and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River close behind. By the time 19 laps were complete Eric Mauriello and Jimmy Blewett, both of Howell, advanced to second and third and the battle for second was on!

This battle boiled over when the duo touched in the third turn on lap 20 with Mauriello spinning as a result. That left Blewett to chase down Hearne but his race ended with three laps to go when his car lost power. Hearne then raced on to the win with Brick’s Ron Frees crossing the finish line second. When it was learned during a post race inspection that Frees raced with a tire that was not in his tire bank. He lost the runner-up spot.

Andrew Krause of Holmdel was then recorded as second while Howell’s Justin Gumley, Ingraham and Chas Okerson of Freehold wrapped up the top five.

“I am so glad for (car-owner) Jim Wolf,” Hearne said after the race. “We’ve had a tough couple of years and really needed this win.”

The second 35-lapper saw Mandato the early leader as defending champ Steven Reed of Freehold soon advanced to second. Reed soon looked for a path to the lead but slowed on the backstretch with a broken flywheel moments later. Mandato then fought off Hopkinson and Ingraham as Blewett, who picked up a ride in the Kenny Matlach No. 34 for the second race, moved into contention.

At halfway Blewett had advanced to second and went after the leader when the duo touched in turn four. Mandato was somehow able to retain control of his sliding car while Blewett left the race with a cut tire. On the restart Ingraham chased the leaders before a lane opened on the inside and she made the winning pass. Mandato was the runner-up with Hopkinson, Matawan’s Anthony Sesely and Trevor Alspach of Willingboro wrapping up the top five.

“A lane opened up on the inside and I just took it,” Ingraham, the only woman to win in the Modifieds here said. “The car was awesome.”

Dom Fattaruso of Brick crossed the finish line first in the companion 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman cars but when his car’s rev limiter failed to function during post race inspection he was dropped to fourth place on the finishing order as required by the rules. That moved Brick’s Scott Brannick, who was in winning contention most of the way; to the top spot for his first ever win. Howell’s Kevin Davison and Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. were second and third. Blake Barney of Jackson was fifth.

Steve West of Howell led almost the entire 25-lap distance to win the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock main event. Wall’s Rob Haberstick was second, with Ron Booth of Eatontown, Brick’s Joe Mongeau and Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg completing the top five.

Leslie Harrigan won the Demolition Derby.

Racing returns this Saturday evening (June 4) with grandstand seating opening at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying starting at 5:45 p.m. Main event action, which will start around 7:00 p.m., will see the Modifieds in a 40-lapper, Sportsman cars in a 30-lapper and the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models in a 50-lap race. The Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, ATQMRA TQ Midgets and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will also be in racing action. “Super Hero Night” festivities will have many costumed characters in the grandstands to meet fans young and old.

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.

1ST MODIFIED FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. JASON HEARNE, NEW EGYPT, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Justin Gumley, 4. Shawna Ingraham, 5. Chas Okerson, 6. Ken Matlach, 7. Chris Lane, 8. Zack Alspach, 9. Shaun Carrig, 10. Trevor Alspach, 11. Robby Walton, 12. Jimmy Blewett, 13. Jonathan Mandato, 14. Ken Woolley, 15. Eric Mauriello, 16. Jason Treat, 17. Derek Hopkinson, 18. Steven Reed, 19. Anthony Sesely, DQ Ron Frees

2ND MODIFIED FEATURE 35 Laps – 1. SHAWNA INGRAHAM, BRICKI, 2. Mandato, 3. Hopkinson, 4. Sesely, 5. Trevor Alspach, 6. Zack Alspach, 7. Okerson, 8. Woolley, 9. Carrig, 10. Krause, 11. Treat, 12. Walton, 13. Blewett, 14. Lane, 15. Frees, 16. Reed, 17. Gumley, 18. Hearne, 19. Mauriello

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. SCOTT BRANNICK, BRICK, 2. Kevin Davison, 3. Ricky Collins, 4. Dom Fattaruso, 5. Blake Barney, 6. Jarret DeGiantomasso, 7. Shanon Mongeau, 8. Dave Bailey, 9. Brian Doyle, 10. Matt Langbein, 11. Jimmy Wolcott, 12. Joe Cocca, 13. Eric Lane, 14. Chris Laureigh, 15. Kenny Van Wickle, 16. Jason Caruso, 17. Robert Sutphin, 18. Tyler Truex

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. STEVE WEST, HOWELL, 2. Rob Haberstick, 3. Ron Booth, 4. Joe Mongeau, 5. Jerry Stanzione, 6. Scott Riggleman, 7. Marty Van Druten, 8. Richie Byrne, 9. John Bowers, 10. Ronnie Mullen, 11. Scott Maher, 12. Tim O’Shea, 13. Matt Badessa, 14. Tom Rajkowski, 15. Dave Green, 16. Tony Bartone, 17. Rick Siddons, 18. Gerry Koenig


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The 42nd running of the Turkey Derby stock car classic at Wall Stadium Speedway, set for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Thanksgiving weekend during the daylight hours, is expected to feature one of the largest fields of cars in recent memory. During last Saturday’s final pre-race practice session an astounding 120 cars participated in the testing session. Each of the fields in the participating divisions are expected to be full to overflowing.

Headlining Turkey Derby competition will be the Tour Type Modifieds in a 150-lap main event and the track’s Downs Ford Modifieds in a 100-lapper.

On hand for the two pre-race practice sessions and turning fast times were Tour Type Modified standouts Ron Silk of Norwalk, Ct., Keith Rocco of Berlin, Ct., Nick Ladyga of Voluntown, Ct., Max Zachem of Preston, Ct. and Austin Kochenash and Eric Kocher, both of Danielsville, Pa.

Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Ken Darch and Dave Sapienza, both of Riverhead, N.Y., Howell speedsters Jimmy Blewett and Eric Mauriello, Brick’s Shawna Ingraham, Tuckerton’s Robby Walton, Cory Osland of East Hampton, N.Y., Jackson’s Steven Reed, Tim Arre of Toms River, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls and Anthony Sesely of Matawan were also turning fast Tour Type Modified laps.

Although not participating in the two practice sessions Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct., Woody Pitkat, Matt Hirschman, Les Hinckley, David Calabrese and Doug Coby of Milford, Ct. have all expressed an interest in entering the 150-lap Tour Type Modified event.

The speedway’s own Downs Ford Modifieds were also well represented at both test sessions as newly crowned champion Steven Reed, Danny Bohn of Millstone, Jimmy Blewett, Adam LaCicero of Lavallette, Freehold’s Chas Okerson, Andrew Krause, Blair Culhane of Brookfield, Ct. and Michael Gervais of Southberry, Ct. all seemed fast in practice.

Ron Frees of Brick, Keith Mulleneaux of Egg Harbor City, Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y., Zack Alspach of Willingboro, Justin Gumley of Howell, Jason Hearne of New Egypt, Jonathan Mandato of Toms River, Jackson’s Jason Treat, Tommy Farrell of Shrewsbury, Howell’s Chris Reynolds and Sesely were also turning laps at top speeds preparing for the Downs Ford Modified 100-lap feature.

Among the drivers contemplating entering both Modified races are Reed, Blewett, Krause, Bohn, Mauriello, Ingraham, Carrig, Sesely, Hirschman and Alspach.

On Friday, November 27, day one of Turkey Derby, pit area gates will open at 6:30 a.m., practice will begin at 8:30 a.m. and grandstand seating will open at 9:30 a.m. Qualifying is set for 12:15 p.m. with feature racing scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. The Snap-on Sportsman cars will compete in a 50-lap main event, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will battle in a 30-lapper and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stocks will each battle in 40-lap races.

On Saturday, November 28, the pit area will again open at 6:30 a.m. with practice at 8:30 a.m. and grandstands opening at 9:30 a.m. Qualifying will start at 11:00 a.m. with main events set for 1:00 p.m. The Tour Type Modifieds are set for a 150-lap, $5,000 to win feature race while the speedway’s Down Ford Modifieds will compete in a 100-lap feature race that also offers $5,000 to the winner. Dirt Modifieds will also be on the Saturday card in a 50-lap feature, as will the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the open cockpit Three Quarter Midgets. The TQ Midgets will race on the inner oval.

The Turkey Derby weekend will then wrap up on Sunday, November 29, with pit gates opening at 10:00 a.m., practice starting at 11:00 a.m., qualifying at noon and main events set for 1:00 p.m. The Legend Cars will be competing in a 40-lapper and the Factory Stocks racing in a 50-lapper. The 4 Cylinder Stocks are set for a 60-lapper on Sunday and Trucks are returning to the speedway for a 25-lap main event. A Demolition Derby will cap off Sunday’s action.

A special commemorative Turkey Derby 42 sweatshirt will be available during the weekend and fans are reminded to bring small headset type radios to listen to the live call of the race events over the track’s 90.1 FM frequency. Campers are welcome but they are urged to call the speedway office prior to the event to make mandatory reservations.

Fans are also reminded that speedway sponsor Woody’s Roadside Tavern in nearby Farmingdale will host the popular Victory Lane Radio program on Friday evening with many of the racing stars stopping by for interviews.

Turkey Derby rules, registration forms, ticket purchase forms and more detailed information are all available on the speedway website at wallspeedwayracing.com.

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