WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Three-time Wall Stadium Modified stock car driving champion Steven Reed raced in contention for most of the season opening 40-lap main event to put himself in the right place to take the win in the final few laps of the Saturday night main event. This victory brought back memories of ten years earlier when the Jackson resident won the opening night feature and proposed marriage to Katie in victory lane.
Saturday night’s race saw Tommy Martino, Jr. of Farmingdale, Howell’s Jimmy Blewett, Tyler Truex of Little Egg Harbor, Holmdel’s Andrew Krause and Reed wrestle in the top five for most of the event. A lap 38 restart saw Blewett and Truex, who made up the front row, tangled and spin exiting turn two while Reed was able to dart past the carnage and then race on to the win. Martino, Krause, Dom Fattaruso and Eddie McCarthy, both of Brick, wrapped up the top five.
“We had a good top five car tonight and the rest was up to me,” It gave me the chance to be in the spot I was in to take a win. Thanks to Harry and everyone on the car, we were there to take the win.”
After battling with leader Nick Catone of Brick most of the way, former champ Elliot Wohl of Beachwood fought off Howell’s Brian Osborn and Jackson’s Shanon Mongeau to win the 25-lap Factory Stock opener. Defending champ Bryan O’Shea of Neptune City was second when the dust settled, with Howell’s Johnny Carpenter, Robert Stack of Manahawkin and Osborn wrapping up the top five.
Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson fought off several challengers to win the 25-lapper for the Sportsman cars. Hazlet’s Chris Silvestri was the former champs constant rival before finishing second, with Neil Rutt III of Edison, Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City and Tyler Ferris of Freehold rouding out the top five.
Quinn Trimmer of Waldwick fought off constant pressure to win the 25-lap main event for the Legend Cars over a hard charging Alex McCollum, Kevin Nowak, Richie Davidowitz and Nick Morabito.
Billy Pross of Hazlet battled with competitors early and then ran from the field in the second half of the 25-lapper to win his second Fast 4 division feature race. Mike Lavery of Orangeburg, N.Y., Wall’s Alex Graetz, defending champ Alonzo Morales of Burlington and Cookstown’s Nicole Razzano were second through fifth.
Buddy Sload raced to victory in the 25-lap race for the visiting TQ Midgets.
The 2022 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday (May 8) evening with the Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks, Fast 4 cars and Legend Cars in action. Fans are reminded to arrive early as the popular on-track “Fan Fest” returns after a two-year hiatus forced by Covid-19. Grandstands will open at 3:00 p.m. with the party on the track starting at 4:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday night racing action to continue 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 is firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACE RESULTS 04/30/2022
MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, Tommy Martino, 3. Andrew Krause, 4. Dom Fattaruso, 5. Eddie McCarthy, 6. Eric Lane, 7. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 8. Mike Brennan, 9. Joey Merlino, 10. Marc Rogers, 11. Jonathan Mandato, 12. Derek Hopkinson, 13. Jake Nelke, 14. Ricky Collins, 15. Tom Catanzaro, 16. Jimmy Blewett, 17. Tyler Truex, 18. Kenny Van Wickle, 19. Shaun Carrig, 20. Kyle Scisco, 21. Blake Barney
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ELLIOT WOHL, BEACHWOOD, 2. Bryan O’Shea, 3. Johnny Carpenter, 4. Robert Stack, 5. Brian Osborn, 6. John Bowers, 7. Billy Both, 8. Nick Catone, 9. Matt Badessa, 10. Shanon Mongeau, 11. Doug Ashford, 12. Nancy Riggleman, 13. Rob Anderton, 14. Steven Mangano, 15. Tom Rajkowski, 16. Geoff Green, 17. Scott Riggleman, 18. Kevin Flores, 19. Chris Webber, 20. AJ Jadacki, 21. Nick Kilmer, 22. Theresa Collins, 23. Kristin O’Shea, 24. Gary Burton
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JARRET DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Chris Silvestri, 3. Neil Rutt III, 4. Jeffrey Loesch, 5. Tyler Ferris, 6. Jimmy Wolcott, 7. Ryan Fisher, 8. Jonathan Laureigh, 9. Mike Car, 10. Jimmy Stanger, 11. Tyler Truex, 12. Greg Gastelu, 13. Dave Bailey, 14. Kevin Davison, 15. Rob Anderton, 16. Quinn Trimmer, 17. Robert Sutphin
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. QUINN TRIMMER, WALDWICK, 2. Alex McCollum, 3. Kevin Nowak, 4. Richie Davidowicz, 5. Nick Morabito, 6. Tanner Jones, 7. Joe McGrath, 8. Robert Silver, 9. Brian Gardella, 10. Peter Bruno, 11. Joe Parker, 12. Justin Emmons, 13. Phil Bogdan, 14. Steve Woytysiak, 15. Jeff Stevens, 16. Lianne Sharry, 17 Roger Nickerson, 18. Matt Verlangieri
4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BILLY PROSS, HAZLER, 2. Mike Lavery, 3. Alex Graetz, 4. Alonzo Morales, 5. Nicole Razzano, 6. Kayleigh Sharry, 7. Ryan Maher, 8. Sean Vulsanic, 9. Logan Fisher, 10. Cody Critelli, 11. Travis Schwarz, 12. Leroy Raup, 13. Ryan Bilello, 14. Greg Veil, 15. Chuck McDonald