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MAURIELLO MOTORS TO MODIFIED WIN AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ In front of a large crowd that had gathered for NAPA Auto Parts Fan Appreciation Night action and an on-track party, Eric Mauriello was dominant in racing from the rear of the pack to win the 40-lap main event for the Pete & Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Speedway. The Howell speedster’s Saturday night win was his first victory of the 2018 All American Auto Group Racing Series.

The race did not start well for Mauriello as a first turn scramble at the initial green flag found his No. 31 sitting on the track in the wrong direction. He then righted his car for the restart and immediately began his march to the front. Jackson’s Jason Treat jumped to the early lead and was soon fighting off Manasquan’s Kenny Van Wickle and then Derek Hopkinson of Toms River for the glory. Meanwhile, Mauriello was charging to the front and arrived in third by the halfway mark. Without the benefit of a restart Mauriello then advanced to second by lap 30 and then dove to the inside lane to take the lead for good one lap later.

Mauriello then stretched his advantage to the checker flag with Treat, Hopkinson, point leader Jimmy Blewett of Howell and Jackson’s Steven Reed completing the top five.

“I am just so happy for Steve Ferrara and everyone who works on this car,” Mauriello said in the winner’s circle. “They pour their heart and soul into this team and we’ve had some disappointing outings. After that first lap mess when we were pointed in the wrong direction I thought this could be another one of those disappointing races. But they had this car running so fast! I think it was the best it has ever been!”

After his own fair share of disappointment this season Michael Rising of Red Bank raced to the win in the 25-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars. Rising took the lead on a lap seven restart, the final one of the event, and raced on to the impressive win. Point leader Kevin Davison of Howell was the runner-up, with Eddie McCarthy of Pt. Pleasant, Jackson’s Carsten DiGiantomasso and title contender Kyle Scisco of Jackson wrapping up the top five. Title contender Eric Lane of Howell suffered a reported broken wrist in a lap five tangle was was credited with 14th.

Shanon Mongeau of Jackson had a big night by winning both the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Model and O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stock 25-lap races. In the Limited Late Model ranks, where he has been undefeated this season, Mongeau was chased across the line by Joe Mongeau of Brick, Carteret’s Harry Schaeffer, Dom Casola of Holmdel and Bayville’s Mike Tillett.

In the Factory stock race Mongeau took the lead for good on lap 18 and was followed to the finish by point leader Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y., Beachwood’s Elliott Wohl, John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant and Gerry Koenig of Seaford, N.Y.

TJ Graves of Wall took the lead on lap six and raced to win the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Neil Rutt III crossed the finish line second but was moved to eighth in the final order for what officials felt was avoidable contact. Point leader Brian Osborn of Howell was officially second, with AJ Jadacki, Chris Silvestri and Nicole Razzano completing the top five.

Championship point leader Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park won his fourth Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars 25-lapper of the year over Peter Bruno of Little Silver, Joe Przybylinski, James Van Wickle and Roger Nickerson.

The All American Auto Group Racing Series regular season wraps up this Saturday with Champion’s Night action when the 2018 title winners will be crowned. The Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modifieds will return for a 40-lap main event, while the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models, the Center state Engineering Sportsman cars and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will all compete in a 25-lappers. Due to the importance for deciding the championships on the track, a rain date for Sunday, October 7, will be in effect.

On Saturday, October 6, grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. and feature race action set for 7:00 p.m.

The Halloween themed “Spooky Spectacular” racing event is then set for October 20 and the annual Turkey Derby is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. These post-season racing cards start during the daylight hours..

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 website is wallspeedwayracing.com, the hotline number is 732-681-6400 and the email address is ckmotorsports@aol.com.

 RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ERIC MAURIELLO, HOWELL, 2. Jason Treat, 3. Derek Hopkinson, 4. Jimmy Blewett, 5. Steven Reed, 6. Chas Okerson, 7. Andrew Krause, 8. Kenny Van Wickle, 9. Roger Coss, 10. Shaun Carrig, 11. Jonathan Mandato, 12. Joey Merlino, 13. Tyler Truex, 14. Tom Catanzaro, 15. Dom Fattaruso, 16. Nick Baer

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MICHAEL RISING, RED BANK, 2. Kevin Davison, 3. Eddie McCarthy, 4. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 5. Kyle Scisco, 6. Jonathan Laureigh, 7. Michael Carr, 8. Robert Vassilatos, 9. Jake Nelke, 10. Howie Conk, 11. Tom Martino, 12. Roland DeMartino, 13. Sal Liguori, 14. Eric Lane, 15. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 16. Louie Keraitis, 17. Larry Thompson, 18. Donnie Ericson, 19. Todd Dige.

FACTORY STOCKS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, JACKSON, 2. Mike Montano, 3. Elliot Wohl, 4. John Bowers, 5. Gerry Koenig, 6. Scott Riggleman, 7. Johnny Carpenter, 8. Richie Byrne, 9. Whitey Miller, 10. Tim Majek, 11. Robert Ptaszynski, 12. Bryan O’Shea, 13. Bill Stockert, 14. Bob Haberstick, 15. Robert DePonte, 16. Matt Malachatka, 17. Nancy Riggleman, 18. Steve West, 19. Ricky Collins, 20. Gary Bronne, 21. Jon Bronne, 22. Terry Cain, 23. Waylon Speer

4 CYLINDER STOCKS FEATURE– 25 Laps – 1. TJ GRAVES, WALL, 2. Brian Osborn, 3. AJ Jadacki, 4. Chris Silvestri, 5. Nicole Razzano, 6. Todd Dige, 7. Jeffrey Loesch, 8. Neil Rutt III, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Randy Hart, 11. Billy Both, 12. Jennifer Schultz, 13. Charlie Lauble, 14. Frank Ciancitto, 15. Max Montijo, 16. JC Duvall

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps- 1. SHANON MONGEAU, JACKSON, 2. Joe Mongeau, 3. Harry Schaeffer, 4. Dom Casola, 5. Mike Tillett, 6. Greg Miranda, 7. Greg Gastelu

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NICK VAN WICKLE, EDGEWATER PARK, 2. Peter Bruno, 3. Joe Przybylinski, 4. James Van Wickle, 5. Roger Nickerson, 6. Bill Petrolino.

ON-TRACK PARTY MARKS SEPT. 29 STOCK CAR RACE AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Appreciation of All American Auto Group Racing Series fans will be the focus this Saturday night (Sept. 29) at Wall Stadium Speedway as enthusiasts will be rewarded with a 40-lap race for the Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modifieds, plus action for the Center state Engineering Sportsman racers, Mike’s Performance Center 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 early part of the “NAPA Auto Parts Fan Appreciation Night” schedule is an on-tack party where fans can meet the drivers and check out the race cars while waking the famous third mile high-banked paved oval.

Grandstand seating will open this Saturday (Sept. 29) at 4:00 p.m., with fans arriving between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. a discounted ticket price. The on track party will start at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. and main event racing will follow at 7:00 p.m.

The “NAPA Auto Parts 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 race cars.

The Modified 40-lap main event on the night is important in the race for the 2016 driving crown. Current point leader and defending champ Jimmy Blewett of Howell will lead the chase with Andrew Krause of Holmdel and Jackson’s Steven Reed still in contention.

Also on the card will be a 25-lappers for the Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks, Limited Late Models, Legend Cars and the 4 Cylinder Stocks. Title races in all divisions are still up for grabs with champions being decided on Saturday night, October 6, with a rain date of October 7.

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 5:45 p.m. with main events for all divisions to follow.

Wall Stadium driving titles will then be decided on Saturday night, October 6, when all six divisions will again see action in the regular season finale. In the event of wet weather on October 6 only, an October 7 rain date will be in effect due to the importance of deciding the driving crowns. Special post-season races will be presented on October 20 with the annual running of the “Spooky Spectacular.” The northeast racing season will then be completed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend with the annual running of the “Turkey Derby.”

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.

LAUREIGH WINS SPORTSMAN, MAJEK CASHES TO FACTORY WIN AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor recovered from what has been a disappointing 2018 All American Auto Group Racing Series to win the 25-lap main event for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway. Tim Majek of Scott Plains also had a night to remember as he won his career first 25-lap race for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and crashed just past the finish line.

Laureigh was an early leader of the Sportsman race but Eddie McCarthy of Pt. Pleasant and Toms River’s Louie Keraitis soon slipped into the top two spots. This duo then battled for the lead until lap 20 when McCarthy spun from the top spot in turn two. McCarthy went to the rear of the field for causing the caution while Keraitis also went to the back since officials felt he contributed to the spin.

That put Laureigh on top with Kyle Scisco and Jarret DiGiantomasso, both of Jackson, close behind. The final five laps saw this trio fight for first before Laureigh took down the win. DiGiantomasso grabbed second in the closing laps with Scisco finishing third. Point leader Kevin Davison of Howell and Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson completed the top five.

“We took home a wrecked car last week and came back to win tonight so this feels real good,” Laureigh said after the race. “I have to thank my mom and dad for all their hard work and of course my sponsors for their support. I know it is late in the season but I think we may have a couple more wins in this car.”

Majek led the majority of the regularly scheduled Factory Stock 25-lapper and fought off early challenges from John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant and Howell’s Richie Byrne. Point leader Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. took up the chase late in the race and shadowed Majek to the finish line. Majek’s big problem came about 50 feet past the finish line as lapped cars suddenly spun and he had no way to avoid them, badly damaging his winning car.

Montano, Shanon Mongeau of Manchester, Bayville’s Elliott Wohl and Byrne wrapped up the top five.

In a make-up factory stock 25-lapper from earlier this season Howell’s Johnny Carpenter raced to his second win of the year, taking the lead with an outside lane pass on lap ten. Wall’s Bob Haberstick, Montano, Majek and Howell’s Steve West were second through fifth.

Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City earned his second win of the campaign in the 25-lap race for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, taking the lead on lap seven. AJ Jadacki and Brian Osborn, both of Howell, were second and third while Brian DeSarno and TJ Graves, both of Wall, were fourth and fifth.

Kyle Taraska won his first ever 25-lap main event for the visiting open cockpit Three Quarter Midgets and Joey Helbent of Pemberton won the big car Demolition Derby.

The All American Auto Group Racing Series continues this Saturday evening (Sept. 29) on “Fanfest Night,” sponsored by area NAPA dealers. The Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modifieds will return for a 40-lap main event, while the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models, the Sportsman cars and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will all compete in a 25-lappers. Grandstands will open on hour early at 4:00 p.m., with the “On Track Party” starting at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. and feature race action set for 7:00 p.m.

Saturday night racing action continues through the October 6 “Champion’s Night” with schedule details at wallspeedwayracing.com. The Halloween themed “Spooky Spectacular” racing event is set for October 20 and the annual Turkey Derby is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The post-season racing cards start during the afternoon.

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.

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RACE RESULTS

SPORTSMAN

FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JONATHAN LAUREIGH, LANOKA HARBOR, 2. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 3. Kyle Scisco, 4. Kevin Davison, 5. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 6. Jake Nelke, 7. Eric Lane, 8. Larry Thompson, 9. Michael Rising, 10. Eddie McCarthy, 11. John Blewett IV, 12. Howie Conk, 13. Tom Martino, 14. Louie Keraitis, 15. Mike Brennan, 16. Joe Cooley, 17. Robert Sutphin

FACTORY STOCKS

1ST FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOHNNY CARPENTER, HOWELL, 2. Bob Haberstick, 3. Mike Montano, 4. Tim Majek, 5. Steve West, 6. Shanon Mongeau, 7. Bryan O’Shea, 8. Elliot Wohl, 9. Scott Riggleman, 10. Tony Bartone, 11. Theresa Collins, 12. Nancy Riggleman, 13. Whitey Miller, 14. Gerry Koenig, 15. John Bowers, 16. Robert Ptaszynski, 17. Matt Malachatka, 18. Robert DePonte, 19. Anthony Pancoast, 20. Gary Bronne, 21. Josh Merlino, 22. Eric Bodenschatz, 23. Tom Rajkowski, 24. Neil Rutt III, 25. Terry Cain, 26. Matt Badessa, 27. Waylon Speer, 28. Richie Byrne

2ND FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TIM MAJEK, SCOTT PLAINS, 2. Montano, 3. Mongeau, 4. Wohl, 5. Byrne, 6. bowers, 7. Koenig, 8. West, 9. Carpenter, 10. Scott Riggleman, 11. O’Shea, 12. Rajkowski, 13. Ptaszynski, 14. Miller, 15. Speer, 16. Malachatka, 17. Collins, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. DePonte, 20. Danny Bruer, 21. Jon Bronne, 22. Bodenschatz, 23. Gary Bronne, 24. Bartone, 25. Haberstick, 26. Merlino, 27. Rutt

4 CYLINDER STOCKS

FEATURE- 25 Laps – 1. JEFFREY LOESCH, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. AJ Jadacki, 3. Brian Osborn, 4. TJ Graves, 5. Brian DeSarno, 6. Nicole Razzano, 7. Chris Silvestri, 8. Darianne McLaren, 9. Billy Both, 10. Ian Ashford, 11. Doug Ashford, 12. Max Montijo, 13. Neil Rutt III, 14. Charlie Lauble, 15. Jennifer Schultz

TQ MIDGET FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KYLE TARASKI

DEMOLITION DERBY WINNER – JOEY HELLBENT, PEMBERSTON