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BLEWETT WINS WALL STADIUM MODIFIED OPENER

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ For the third straight year defending Modified stock car driving champion Jimmy Blewett won the season opening race at Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday night. It was the 77th career main event win for the Howell resident.

Derek Hopkinson of Toms River jumped to the lead early in the 40-lapper but Blewett soon advanced to second spot in the 23 car field. Blewett then stalked Hopkinson until making his winning pass in the outside lane in turns one and two. Hopkinson was not ready to settle for second, however, as he challenged Blewett to the finish. Former champ Steven Reed of Jackson, Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. and Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor completed the top five.

“This is the white No. 19 that we ran at Turkey Derby last year,” Blewett said. “During the off season I felt that I really wanted to get back to my family’s colors and the No. 76. I think the red, white and blue car looks good here in victory lane.”

After setting fast time in qualifying Jackson’s Kyle Scisco raced into the lead in the closing laps to win the companion 25-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman racers. Larry Thompson of Parlin finished second and Brick’s Robert Sutphin finished third after taking his turn in the lead. Tommy Martino, Jr. of Farmingdale and Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson wrapped up the top five.

Shannon Mongeau of Manchester, who was undefeated in winning the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Model championship last season, continued his success by winning Saturday’s 20-lapper. Former champ Mike Tillett of Bayville, Chris Silvestri and Greg Miranda, both of Hazlet, and Mike Shea completed the top five.

Mongeau also crossed the finish line first in the 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, but when his car did not get past post-race inspection Elliott Wohl of Beachwood earned the win. Farmingdale’s Kenny Green, Tim Majek of Scotch Plains, defending champ Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. and Wall’s Bryan O’Shea were second through fifth.

Mike Alcaro of West Milford won the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars over Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y. Howell’s Rob Silver, Sean Verwys and Ronnie Milroy were third through fifth.

Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City was the opening winner in the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks over Neil Rutt III of Waretown, Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim, Brick’s Randy Hart and Chuck McDonald.

Although Saturday night stock car racing will be suspended this Saturday night (April 20) in observance of Easter weekend, the speedway will host a paid practice session on Saturday with rookies on the track at 10:00 a.m. and then all racers welcome to test from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The 2019 Saturday night regular season then continues in two weeks on Saturday (April 27) evening with the Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Legend Cars and the Limited Late Models in action The pit area will open at 1:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. and a special “Fan Fest” on track party is set for 4:30 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.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Derek Hopkinson, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Ricky Collins, 5. Ron Frees, 6. Timmy Solomito, 7. Kenny Van Wickle, 8. Ken Matlach, 9. Joey Jarowicz, 10. Kevin Davison, 11. Chris Andretta, 12. Roger Coss, 13. Joey Merlino, 14. Andrew Krause, 15. Shaun Carrig, 16. Jonathan Mandato, 17. Jason Treat, 18. Eric Mauriello, 19. Vinny Marone, 20. Tyler Truex, 21. Dom Fattaruso, 22. Eddie McCarthy, 23. Ed DeLage

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KYLE SCISCO, JACKSON, 2. Larry Thompson, 3. Robert Sutphin, 4. Tommy Martino, Jr., 5. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 6. Jarrett DiGiantomasso, 7. Jake Nelke, 8. Tomas Stanious, 9. Michael Carr, 10. Louie Keraitis, 11. Timmy Stephan, 12. Roland DeMartino, DQ Michael Rising

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 20 Laps – SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Mike Tillett, 3. Chris Silvestri, 4. Greg Miranda, 5. Mike Shea, 6. Greg Gastelu

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ELLIOTT WOHL, BAYVILLE, 2. Kenny Green, 3. Tim Majek, 4. Mike Montano, 5. Bryan O’Shea, 6. Scott Riggleman, 7. Gerry Koenig, 8. John Bowers, 9. Tom Rajkowski, 10. Richie Byrne, 11. Nick Kilmer, 12. Matt Badessa, 13. Robert Ptaszynski, 14. Waylon Speer, 15. Eric Bodenschatz, 16. Joey Helberg, 17. Nancy Riggleman, 18. Matt Malachatka, 19. Bill Both, 20. Terry Cain, DQ Shanon Mongeau

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Kevin Nowak, 3. Rob Silver, 4. Sean Verwys, 5. Ronnie Milroy, 6. Peter Bruno, 7. Vinny Delaney, 8. Austin Bellamere, 9. Joe McGrath, 10. Joe Przybylinski, 11. Jim Downey, 12. Quinn Trimmer, 13. Kevin Pritchard, 14. Roger Nickerson, 15. Richie Davidowitz, 16. Eugene Drew

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JEFFREY LOESCH, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Neil Rutt III, 3. Alonzo Morales, 4. Randy Hart, 5. Chuck McDonald, 6. Sal Liguori 7. Ronnie Mullen, 8. Nicole Razzano, 9. Jennifer Schultz, 10. Darianne McLaren, 11. Marko Vulsanic, 12. Bill Schwartz, 13. Max Montijo, 14. Ryan Maher

Photo-Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

WALL STADIUM AUTO RACERS READY FOR SATURDAY’S (APRIL 13) 2019 SEASON OPENER

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ All six Wall Stadium Speedway stock car racing divisions will be in action when the third mile high banked paved oval opens the 2019 stock car racing season this Saturday night (April 13). Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying slated for 5:45 p.m. and the first main event planned for 7:00 p.m.

The headlining Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event with defending champ Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, Jackson’s Steven Reed, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River all expected to compete in the series. Last season’s Sportsman champ Kevin Davison of Howell will also be among those competing in the 2019 Modified series.

With Davison moving to the Modifieds, the Center State Engineering Sportsman title chase will be wide open with top runners Kyle Scisco and brothers Jarret and Carsten DiGiantomasso, all from Jackson, and Howell’s Eric Lane all expected to see Sportsman action.

Last year’s O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock champion Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. will lead the full-fendered cars into opening night competition, while former champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester and 2018 big winner Elliott Wohl of Bayville will also see action.

With two-time 4 Cylinder Champion Brain Osborn of Howell advancing to the Factory Stocks, the race for the title in the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks will be up for grabs. The Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will also have the driving title up for grabs.

Competition will be high in the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models. Defending champ Shannon Mongeau of Manchester is expected to defend, but reports say that the field is growing in 2019. All five support divisions will battle in 25-lappers on opening night.

For Saturday’s season opener the speedway office will open at 9:00 a.m. so that competitors and crew members can obtain their licenses for the season and avoid afternoon lines. The pit area will open at noon for race car technical inspections while practice sessions will begin at 2:00 P.M.

The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through early October except when racing is suspended on April 20 in observance of Easter weekend, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” in late October and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also being planned.

More information on Wall Stadium and the 2019 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website 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 is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

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FREE SATURDAY GRANDSTAND SEATING FOR WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY PRE-SEASON PRACTICES

WALL, N.J. ~ Stock car racers will have their first opportunity to test their new and rebuilt creations this Saturday, March 30, as Wall Stadium Speedway hosts the first practice session of the new season. Although there is a fee for competitors to participate, fans are welcome into the grandstands free of charge.

On Saturday, March 30, competitor pit area gates will open at 9:00 a.m. before a special “rookie practice session” begins at 10:00 a.m. All cars will then be welcome to test and tune at 11:00 a.m. and the grandstands will also open at the same time. The practice session will run until 4:00 p.m.

A second paid practice session will then be offered on Saturday, April 6, with the same times in effect. Grandstand seating will also be free on April 6.

The speedway office will be open on both Saturdays so that competitors can obtain racing licenses and complete needed forms before opening night. The speedway office is also open weekdays so that race teams and fans can get ready for the season early. In addition, the 2019 schedule, rules and registration forms can be downloaded at wallspeedwayracing.com.

Once the two pre-season practices are complete Wall Stadium Speedway’s regular season will open on Saturday night, April 13, with all divisions in racing action. The Modifieds are set for an opening night 40-lapper, while the Sportsmen cars, the Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Limited Late Models and the Legend Cars will all race in 25-lap main events.

Another afternoon practice session is then set for April 20 as the speedway suspends racing that weekend in observance of Easter. Saturday night racing will then resume on April 27. A big event on the schedule is set for May 18 as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits the speedway for a 150-lap Saturday night main event.

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. More information can be obtained by visiting wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is ckmotorsports@aol.com.