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Visconti Looking For Turkey Derby SUCCESS

STATEN ISLAND NY ( November 16th 2019)- Joey “Blankets” Braun of Manorville NY has partnered with John & Marie Visconti of Visconti Motorsports to run the Legends portion of this years Turkey Derby XLVI at Wall Stadium Speedway.

Joey  Braun, 17, caught the eye of NASCAR K & N team owner John Visconti this past season at Riverhead Raceway and were highly impressed with his driving skills in the highly competitive INEX Legends division.

John Visconti then made the trip to The King of the Green race at Evergreen Speedway a few weeks ago specifically to observe Joey outside of his regular weekly INEX Legends track. 
Joey did not disappoint as he led most of the race but was involved in a late race incident that relegated him to a 10th place finish. 

The team led by Joey’s dad, Joseph, crew members Tommy Barton and Kyle Elwood look to take on the high banks of Wall Speedway this Thanksgiving weekend with a Visconti Motorsports #74 Legends car. The INEX Legends will compete in two features, a 30 lap feature on Saturday November 30th and a 40 lap feature on Sunday December 1st. 

Visconti said , I see the value in young aggressive drivers that have the skills to advance into the bigger arenas such as the NASCAR K&N series ( ARCA Menards as of 2020). We now have two young wheelmen in our NASCAR cars in 2020 , Giovanni Bromante and Parker Retzlaff. Both talented drivers are only 16 years old and have plenty of talent to get the job done at any level of racing.

 Giovanni is the 2019 Super Late Model Blizzard Champion and also comes from Long Island. Giovanni will race in the Snowball Derby on December 8th at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola Florida. Joey Braun should be a solid contender for this years Turkey Derby trophy against some of the best Legends drivers in the Northeast. 

Wall Stadium Speedway will host the traditional Thanksgiving weekend Turkey Derby starting on Friday November 29th to Sunday December 1st. 803 Highway 34 South wall Township NJ 07719.


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ After fighting through tough fortunes during the 2019 regular season Andrew Krause fought off the competition to win the 75 lap All American Auto Group Modified stock car feature race Saturday afternoon at Wall Stadium Speedway. The victory in the “Spooky Spectacular” racing program’s main event was Krause’s first of the 2019 campaign.

Adam LaCicero of Lavallette was the first leader of the event before Brick’s Eric Mauriello took command on lap 10 with an outside lane pass. Krause, who had lined up sixth at the outset, also took the high road two laps later to race into second spot and chase Mauriello. The duo then wrestled, often times in side-by-side fashion, towards the halfway point of the test before Krause drove to the high side of a sliding Mauriello to take the lead near lap 25. The duo then continued their fight past the halfway mark as Derek Hopkinson of Toms River ran a tight third.

Just past the halfway point officials asked Mauriello to go to the rear of the pack because they felt that Mauriello had been warned about jumping on restarts too many times. This gave Hopkinson the chance to go after Krause and he took the lead with just over 25 laps remaining. Krause and Hopkinson then battled side-by-side after a lap 66 caution before Krause slipped back into the lead and raced on to the win in the 75 lap test. Hopkinson, Eddie McCarthy of Pt. Pleasant, who was in contention most of the way, Mauriello and Chris Andretta of Neptune wrapped up the top five.

“That was a real workout,” Krause said after the win. “I really have to thank my family and the crew for all the support they give me and the race team. Thanks to all of them we always come to the track with a car that is capable of winning.”

Bryan O’Shea of Neptune City continued his break through season with his sixth win of the campaign in the 50-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Newly crowned champion Elliot Wohl of Beachwood was the runner-up, while invader Rob McCormick, early leader Scott Riggleman of Manchester and Brick’s Kevin Flores wrapped up the top five.

Newly crowned Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock champ Neil Rutt III of Edison topped the 25-lap main event in convincing fashion over Brick’s Ronnie Mullen, Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City, Hazlet’s Sal Liguori and Todd Dige.

Young racer Mason Magee of Charlestown, Md. grabbed his third win of the season in the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Jim Sylvester, Quinn Trimmer, Mike Benton and Art Marrero were second through fifth.

The season-ending “Turkey Derby” is next on the schedule on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. More information on the event is available 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.


FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Derek Hopkinson, 3. Eddie McCarthy, 4. Eric Mauriello, 5. Chris Andretta, 6. Danny Bohn, 7. Adam LaCicero, 8. Ricky Collins, 9. Michael Carr, 10. Joey Jarowicz, 11. Ken Matlach, 12. Nick Baer, 13. Robert French, 14. Tyler Truex, 15. Tommy Martino


FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. BRYAN O’SHEA, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Elliot Wohl, 3. Rob McCormick, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. Kevin Flores, 6. Billy Both, 7. Gary Burton, 8. Nancy Riggleman, 9. Scott Purcell, 10. Jerry Stanzione, 11. Tom Rajkowski, 12. Nick Catone, 13. Eric Bodenschatz


FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NEIL RUTT III, EDISON, 2. Ronnie Mullen, 3. Jeffrey Loesch, 4. Sal Liguori, 5. Todd Dige, 6. Ryan Maher, 7. Chuck McDonald, 8. Nicole Razzano, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Cody Critelli, 11. Marko Vuksanic, 12. Deanna McLaren, 13. Brian DeSarno


FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MASON MAGEE, CHARLESTOWN, MD., 2. Jim Sylvester, 3. Quinn Trimmer, 4. Mike Benton, 5. Art Marrero, 6. Joe Przybylinski, 7. Chris Gall


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Daytime stock car racing and a huge Bingo game in the grandstand will highlight the annual Halloween themed “Spooky Spectacular” auto racing event at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (Oct. 19). Although the current long range forecast says that October 19 will offer near perfect weather, officials are taking no chances as an October 20 rain date has been announced. Competitor pit area gates will open at 10:00 a.m., grandstand seating opens at 11:00 a.m. and qualifying starts at 1:40 p.m. with main events at 3:00 p.m.

The enormous “Boogeyman Bingo” games, which will offer several great prizes, will see the first round of Bingo start at 1:00 p.m. with the second round of Bingo starting at 2:30 p.m. Five Storm Troopers in full uniforms will also be on hand to meet and greet fans.

An impressive field of All American Auto Group Modified stock cars can be expected when a 75-lap main event offering $3,000 to the winner headlines the annual Spooky Spectacular stock car racing card.

Newly crowned three-time Modified driving champion Steven Reed of Jackson is expected to be a favorite as are 2019 top point earners Eric Mauriello of Brick, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Andrew Krause of Holmdel and Howell’s Kevin Davison. Danny Bohn of Huntersville, N.C. Is among the invaders who have announced an entry.

Also on the Halloween themed card will be the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, led by 2019 champion Elliot Wohl of Beachwood, in a 50 lap race.

Sean Verwys of East Stroudsburg, Pa., the 2019 Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars champion, is expected to be in the field in a 25-lap main event and the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, led by recent title winner Neil Rutt III of Edison, will race in a 25-lapper.

With the season-long title chase completed drivers in all divisions can forget about earning points and race strictly for the prize money offered. Mertens Jewelers will present commemorative money clips to each main event winner.

Fans are also welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to the track to add to the fun and fans are welcome to a free pumpkin while supplies last.

Once the October 19 event is in the books all attention will turn toward the annual running of the “Turkey Derby” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend during the daylight hours.

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