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DATE OF EVENT: July 27, 2019
DATE OF RELEASE: July 22, 2019
CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

125 LAP MODIFIED RACE AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (JULY 27); FORMER CHAMPS TO BE HONORED

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ A 125 lap race paying $5,000 to the winner for the All American Auto Group Modified stock cars will be presented this Saturday night (July 27) at Wall Stadium Speedway. In addition to the “Summer Scorcher,” approximately 40 former Wall Stadium Speedway champions are expected to attend to be honored in a special meet and greet/autograph session at 6:30 p.m. Among the former champions expected to be on hand are former multi-time Modified title winners Gil Hearne, Charlie Kremer, Jr., Tony Siscone and Dave Michel. (A list of those planning to participate, in no particular order, follows.)

Officials have announced that the evening's qualifying will begin at 5:45 p.m. Once qualifying for the Modifieds, O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks has been completed main event action will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The 125-lap format is attracting the attention of several racers in the Modified division. Former track champion and recent Garden State Classic winner Steven Reed of Jackson is expected to be on hand for the big event as is Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Brick's Eric Mauriello, Mayetta's Tyler Truex, Roger Coss of Lafayette, Jackson's Jason Treat, Joey Merlino of Pine Hill, Manasquan's Kenny Van Wickle, Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y. and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River can also be expected to be among the drivers in competition.

The Modifieds are not the only racers in Saturday night’s spotlight. The Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Legend Cars are all slated for 25-lap main events.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.

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.

PAST CHAMPIONS NIGHT JULY 27 2019

George Clayton 1967

John Luhrs 1969

Charlie Kremer 1968 1969 1972 1979

Steve Golembeski 1983

Ray Shea 1966

Tony Siscone 1980 1982 1983 1984 1988 1989

Jerry Cranmer 1995 609-412-0451

David Michel 1996 1998 1999 2000 2003 2005

Robert Schiectweg 1993

Tom Mauser 1981 1986

Steven Reed 2015 2016

Kevin Davison 2014 2016 2018

Shanon Mongeau 2011 2018

Bill Vanderveen 2005 2006 2010

Ron Frees 2003

Scott Riggleman 2012 2014

Joe Mongeau 2015 2016

Rich Mongeau 1985 1989 1990 1991 1997 2007

Doug French 1979

Robert French 2015

Bob Haberstick 1985 1989

Bob Rossell 1970

Kevin Flockhart 2004 2007

Gil Hearne 1973 1974 1977 1978 1981 1985 1987 1991

Mike Carpenter 1994

Kevin Eyres 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013

Larry Thompson 2000

John McCormack 2001

Bill Brice 1963

Mike Tillett 2016

Brian Scisco 1992

Eric Mauriello 2012

Billy Cole 1995

Tyler Truex 2017

Derek Hopkinson 2011 2012

Keith Mullineux 2006

Harold Dauncey 1980

Walt Rogers 1975 1976

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WALL STADIUM RACE RESULTS JULY 13

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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: July 13, 2019
DATE OF RELEASE: July 13, 2019
CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

REED AND HOPKINSON ARE WALL MODIFIED TWIN WINNERS

WALL, N.J. ~ Steven Reed of Jackson and Toms River's Derek Hopkinson were winners in All American Auto Group Modified stock car twin 35-lap main events at Wall Stadium on Saturday night. The wins came in front of a large “First Responders Night” crowd.

In the first Modified race Reed and early leader Andrew Krause of Holmdel struggled for the top spot early before they touched on a restart. Krause went sliding as a result as Reed raced into the lead. Reed then fought off Brick's Eric Mauriello in the late stages of the contest before nailing down the win. Roger Coss of Lafayette was third in the 20-car field, while Tyler Truex of Mayetta and Long Island's Ken Matlach wrapped up the top five.

Hopkinson charged to the front at the outset of the second 35-lapper and never looked back. Matlach haunted him early before Truex advanced to second and challenged. Later in the race Truex had to divert his attention from chasing Hopkinson and fighting off the advances of Reed. Krause and Mauriello were fourth and fifth.

After his car was nearly destroyed in a wreck in his last race here John Carpenter of Howell took the lead with an outside lane pass and then raced to victory in the companion 25 lapper for the O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Wall's Bryan O'Shea and Manchester's Scott Riggleman, who was involved in that recent wreck with Carpenter, was third. Shanon Mongeau of Jackson and John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant were fourth and fifth.

An outside lane pass was also the winning move for Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson in the 25-lap Center state Engineering Sportsman feature race. Micheal Carr of Pt. Pleasant advanced to second by the finish with Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor, Kyle Scisco of Jackson and Edison's Neil Rutt III finishing third through fifth.

Point leader Rutt continued his winning ways by taking the top spot in the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Early leader Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim was second while Ryan Maher and Jeffrey Loesch, both of Neptune City, and Ian Ashford of Howell completed the top five.

Jackson's Shanon Mongeau won the 25-lapper for the Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Models over Bayville's Mike Tillett, Chris Silvestri of Hazlet, Michelle Moorman and Greg Gastelu.

Auto racing continues at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (July 20) night. Featuring a discounted $10 adult admission, Pack the Track Night will feature twin 25-lap main events for both the Sportsman and Factory Stock cars. 25-lappers will also be contested by the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the Three-Quarter Midgets. Demolition Derby action will also be a highlight of the program. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. and features start at 7:00 p.m.

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. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Roger Coss, 4. Tyler Truex, 5. Ken Matlach, 6. Eddie McCarthy, 7 Derek Hopkinson, 8. Andrew Krause, 9. Joey Jarowicz, 10. Kevin Davison, 11. Ed Delage, 12. Jason Treat, 13. Richie Cooper, 14. Tom Catanzaro, 15. Mike Brennan, 16. Kenny Van Wickle, 17. Joey Merlino, 18. Robert French, 19. Chris Andretta, 20. Christian LaCicero

2ND MODIFIED FEATURE – 35 Laps – 1. DEREK HOPKINSON, TOMS RIVER, 2. Truex, 3. Reed, 4. Krause, 5. Mauriello, 6. Matlach, 7. Davison, 8. Van Wickle, 9. Coss, 10. Delage, 11. French, 12. Treat, 13. Catanzaro, 14. Brennan, 15. Cooper, 16. McCarthy, 17. Jarowicz, 18. Merlino, 19. Andretta, 20. LaCicero

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOHN CARPENTER, HOWELL, 2. Bryan O'Shea, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Shanon Mongeau, 5. John Bowers, 6. Elliot Wohl, 7. Tom Rajkowski, 8. Tim Majek, 9. Nick Kilmer, 10. Brian Osborn, 11. Matt Badessa, 12. Robert Ptaszynski, 13. Tony Bartone, 14. Kevin Flores, 15. Matt Malachaka, 16. Billy Both, 17. Nancy Riggleman, 18. Ashley Taylor, 19. Joey Helberg, 20. Robert Stack 21. Joe Mongeau

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. CARSTEN DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Michael Carr, 3. Jonathan Laureigh, 4. Kyle Scisco, 5. Neil Rutt III, 6. Robert Sutphin, 7. Jake Nelke, 8. Micheal Rising, 9. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 10. Rich Kopf, 11. Eric Lane, 12. Christian LaCicero, 13 Tommy Martino

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NEIL RUTT III, EDISON, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3. Ryan Maher, 4. Jeffrey Loesch, 5. Ian Ashford, 6. Marko Vulsanic, 7. Doug Ashford, 8. John Ciallella, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Cody Critelli, 11. Brian Osborn, 12. Nicole Razzano, 13. Deanna McLaren

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, JACKSON, 2. Mike Tillett, 3. Chris Silvestri, 4. Michelle Moorman, 5. Greg Gastelu, Jim Moorman

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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: July 13, 2019

DATE OF RELEASE: July 8, 2019

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

“FIRST RESPONDERS” WILL BE HONORED AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY (JULY 13) WITH TWIN MOD RACES

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Exciting stock car racing, which will feature twin 40 laps races for the All American Auto Group Modified stock cars, will take center stage on the speedway and community heroes will be honored in the grandstands as Wall Stadium Speedway presents “First Responders Night” this Saturday (July 13). On the track five divisions will compete in six main events while in the grandstands the men and women who serve our community in police forces, fire companies and rescue squads will be admitted to the spectator area free of charge with proper identification.

Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. The evening’s main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m. In addition, the track will celebrate the nation's birthday with a special performance by the Newark Fire Department Honor Guard and the New Jersey Pipe Band.

On the third mile high-banked paved oval the Modifieds will be in the spotlight in two 40-lap main events. Top drivers Eric Mauriello of Brick, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Jackson's Steven Reed, Roger Coss of Lafayette, Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Jason Treat of Jackson, just to name a few, are expected to see action.

The Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Models are all slated to compete in 25-lap feature races.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying for the night’s program starts at 5:45 p.m. and main events will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through early October. Special events are also featured in the fall including the “Spooky Spectacular” in October and the season ending Turkey Derby on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. 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 available at wallspeedwayracing.com.

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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: July 6, 2019

DATE OF RELEASE: July 2, 2019

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

STOCK CAR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The birthday of our nation will be the focus on Saturday night (July 6) as auto racing enthusiasts will be rewarded with a 40-lap race for the All American Auto Group Modified stock cars and a 50-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. The O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks are set for two 25-lap races, one regularly scheduled and one rain postponed from earlier in the season. The Center State Engineering Sportsman racers and the open cockpit ATQMRA Three Quarter Midgets will each race in a 25-lap main event. The restored cars of the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will present a rolling exhibition. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. Main event racing will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Veterans and active military, with proper id, will be admitted free in honor of their service and the Independence Day holiday. In addition, the holiday weekend celebration will feature a free sunglasses for fans while supplies last, special food items at the refreshment stands and country music on the public address system.

Recent winner Eric Mauriello of Brick will lead the way in the Modified division with expected competition coming from Holmdel's Andrew Krause, Jackson's Steven Reed, Toms River's Derek Hopkinson, Kenny Van Wickle of Manasquan, Dom Fattaruso of Brick and Roger Coss of Lafayette, just to name a few.

Leading the 4 Cylinder Stocks into their 50-lap main event will be point leader Neil Rutt III of Edison, Randy Hart of Brick, Darianne McLaren of Edison, and Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City, among many others.

Top Sportsman drivers Eric Lane of Howell, Kyle Scisco of Jackson and brothers Jarret and Carsten DiGiantomasso, both of Jackson, are expected to see action in the feature race. Beachwood's Elliott Wohl and Scott Riggleman of Manchester will lead the Factory Stocks into action.

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months. 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 available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: June 29, 2019

DATE OF RELEASE: June 26, 2019

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

MODIFIEDS, 50-LAP 4 CYLINDER RACE HEADLINE “SCOUT NIGHT” AUTO RACING ACTION AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (JUNE 29)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ An extra-distance 50 lap race for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder stocks and a 40-lapper for the All American Auto Group Modifieds will headline “Scout Night” auto racing action this Saturday night (June 29) at Wall Stadium Speedway. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. Main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m.

The evening will honor both Boy and Girl Scouts, as they will be admitted free when wearing an item from the official scout uniform or come to the speedway with their Scout troop. It will be $1 Hot Dog Night at the refreshment stands.

On the third mile high-banked paved oval the Modifieds will battle in a 40-lap main event. Three-time and recent Garden State Classic champion Steven Reed of Jackson will lead the way with plenty of competition coming from Modified point leader Eric Mauriello of Brick, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Roger Coss of Lafayette, Dom Fattaruso of Brick and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River just to name a few.

The 4 Cylinder Stocks will also be in the spotlight in a 50-lap main event with current point leader Neil Rutt III of Edison leading the way. Top runners Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City, Darianne McLaren of Edison, Brick's Randy Hart and Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim are also expected to see action

The Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars are all also set for 25-lap races.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.

The 2019 Saturday night schedule is available 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.

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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: June 22, 2019

DATE OF RELEASE: June 22, 2019

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

MAURIELLO TOPS MODS, MAJEK, O'SHEA AND RAJKOWSKI ARE WALL FACTORY STOCK WNNERS

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Eric Mauriello raced to his third win of the season in the 40-lap main event for the All American Auto Group Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. The Brick resident's victory came in front of a large crowd on the first Saturday night of the summer season at the Jersey Shore.

Kenny Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y. was the first leader of the contest but Tyler Truex of Little Egg Harbor soon advanced to second to challenge. Mauriello was on the charge from deep in the pack and arrived in third spot soon after. The top runners raced in tight formation until lap eight when several made contact and Matlach spun as a result. Mauriello then used the outside lane, as he had to advance through the pack, to race into the lead and was never headed the rest of the way.

Holmdel's Andrew Krause advanced to second by lap 12 and then raced home for second with Roger Coss of Lafayette, Toms River's Derek Hopkinson and recent Garden State Classic winner Steven Reed of Jackson wrapping up the top five.

“Steve and the crew have this No. 31 running great,” Mauriello said after stretching his point lead. “Inside or outside the car is fast and handles well. It really works good in the outside lane.”

The O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks were featured in three 25-lap main events. Tim Majek of Scotch Plains grabbed his second career win in the first race after early leader John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant spun after the duo made contact in the heat of battle on lap 18. Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City, Manchester's Scott Riggleman, Gerry Koenig of Merrick, N.Y. and Howell's Nick Kilmer wrapped up the top five.

The second main event saw O'Shea take the after jumping into the top spot early. Koenig, Tom Rajkowski of Fords, Elliott Wohl of Beachwood and Brick's Joe Mongeau completed the top five.

Rajkowski then took over the lead of the third main event on lap seven and raced on to his first ever main event win. Koenig, Wohl, early leader Joey Helberg of Union and Mongeau wrapped up the top five.

Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson took an emotional victory, dedicating the win to a friend who recently passed away, in the Center State Engineering Sportsman 25-lapper. Michael Carr of Pt. Pleasant was second with Howell's Eric Lane, Tommy Martino of Farmingdale and Michael Rising of Little Egg Harbor finishing third through fifth.

Neil Rutt III of Edison to the lead early and raced to a convincing win in the 25-lap race for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, his third of the season. Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City, Darianne McLaren of Edison, Sal Liguori of Hazlet and Ryan Maher of Neptune were second through fifth.

Defending Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Model champion Shanon Mongeau of Jackson won his fifth 25-lapper of the second over Jerick Johnson of North Carolina, Hazlet's Chris Silvestri, Jim Moorman of Brooklawn and Jackson's Greg Gastelu.

Auto racing continues at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (June 29) night. The Modified cars will battle in a 40-lapper while the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend cars will compete in 25 lap main events. The Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks are set for a 50-lap feature race. All Scouts arriving at the track wearing any part of the uniform will be admitted free of charge. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. and features start at 7:00 p.m.

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.

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ERIC MAURIELLO, BRICK, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Roger Coss, 4. Derek Hopkinson, 5. Steven Reed, 6. Kenny Van Wickle, 7. Dom Fattaruso, 8. Ken Matlach, 9. Eddie McCarthy 10. Chris Andretta, 11. Jason Treat, 12. Robert French, 13. Tom Catanzaro, 14. Shaun Carrig, 15. Kevin Davison, 16. Joey Jatowicz, DQ Tyler Truex

1ST FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1 TIM MAJEK, SCOTCH PLAINS, 2. Bryan O'Shea, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Gerry Koenig, 5. Nick Kilmer, 6. John Carpenter, 7. Joey Helberg, 8. Elliott Wohl, 9. Robert Ptaszynski, 10. Matt Badessa, 11. Joe Mongeau, 12. Tony Bartone, 13. Kevin Flores, 14. John Bowers, 15. Tom Rajkowski, 16. Brian Osborn, 17. Eric Bodenschatz, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. Robert Stack, 20. Bill Both, 21. Chris Felber, 22. Anthony Pancoast, 23. Theresa Collins, 24. Ashley Tyler, 25. Matt Malachaka

2ND FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRYAN O'SHEA, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Koenig, 3. Rajkowski, 4. Wohl, 5. Mongeau, 6. Badessa, 7. Helberg, 8. Ptaszynski, 9. Bowers, 10. Majek, 11. Scott Riggleman, 12. carpenter, 13. Kilmer, 14. Bartone, 15. Bodenschatz, 16. Felber, 17. Pancoast, 18. Osborn, 19. Both, 20. Nancy Riggleman, 21. Tyler, 22. Collins, 23. Stack, 24. Malachaka, 25. Flores

3RD FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TOM RAJKOWSKI, FORDS, 2. Koenig, 3. Wohl, 4. Helberg, 5. Mongeau, 6. Kilmer, 7. Pancoast, 8. Ptaszynski, 9. Flores, 10. bowers, 11. Malachaka, 12. Both, 13. Felber, 14. Nancy Riggleman, 15. Tyler, 16. Osborn, 17. Carpenter, 18. Scott Riggleman, 19. Majek, 20. Bodenschatz, 21. Bartone, 22. Badessa, 23. O'Shea

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JARRET DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Michael Carr, 3. Eric lane, 4. Tommy Martino, 5. Michael Rising, 6. John McCormack, 7. Kyle Scisco, 8. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 9. Tim Stephen, 10. Joe Cooley, 11. Neil Rutt III, 12. Roland DeMartino, 13. Jake Nelke

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NEIL RUTT III, EDISON, 2. Jeffrey Loesch, 3. Darianne McLaren, 4. Sal Liguori, 5. Ryan Maher, 6. Randy Hart, 7. Nicole Razzano, 8. Alonzo Morales, 9. Bill Schwarz, 10. Deanna McLaren

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, JACKSON, 2. Jerick Johnson, 3. Chris Silvestri, 4. Jim Moorman, 5. Greg Gastelu

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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: June 15, 2019

DATE OF RELEASE: June 15, 2019

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

REED WINS THIRD GARDEN STATE CLASSIC AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Veteran All American Auto Group Modified stock car driver Steven Reed survived most of the carnage and raced on to victory in the Garden State Classic auto race at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. It was the Jackson speedster's third victory in the 125 lap grind.

Tyler Truex of Little Egg Harbor was the early leader of this 59th edition of the race as Reed lurked in the top pack for most of the early going. Reed pitted earlier than most for new tires and he felt that may have been the winning move. When Truex and a host of others headed to the pit area for a tire change around lap 80 Reed took over the top spot.

The race was a tough one for most competitors as the 26 car field was forced to endure several caution flags for accidents, an oil down which stopped the race when the track crew was faced with a massive clean-up and a hard hit by Willingboro's Trevor Alspach in the fourth turn guardrail. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

For the final laps of the race Reed fought off the attacks of Derek Hopkinson of Toms River who battled side-by-side with Reed for many of the closing laps before finishing second. Holmdel's Andrew Krause was in contention most of the way before finishing third while Truex finished fourth. Howell's Eric Mauriello wrestled through many problems before finishing fifth.

“The pit strategy that we used tonight won the race for us,” Reed said in the winner's circle. “This is our third win in the race. We never pitted in the first one and short pitted in these last two wins.

“Taking this win on Father's Day weekend is pretty big for me. My father has been with me ever since I started racing so this win is for him.”

Like the Modifieds, the O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks also saw plenty of action in their 25-lapper before Neptune City's Brian O'Shea raced to his second straight victory. Union's Joey Helberg was second, with Scott Riggleman of Manchester, Nick Kilmer of Howell and Beachwood's Elliott Wohl wrapping up the top five.

Neil Rutt III of Edison raced through the pack and took the win in the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Brian DeSarno of Wall, Farmingdale's Doug Ashford, Neptune City's Jeffrey Loesch and Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim were second through fifth.

Rob Silver of Howell took the win in the 25-lap Green Flag Driving Experience race after the No. 88 of Sean Verwys, which crossed the finish line first, failed a post-race inspection. Peter Bruno of Little Silver, Brick's Joe McGrath, Kyle Dealaman of Warren and Jim Downey of Cliffwood Beach wrapped up the top five.

Auto racing continues at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (June 22) night. The Modified cars will battle in a 40-lapper and the Factory Stocks are set for three 25-lap main events. The Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Models and the 4 Cylinder Stocks are all set for 25-lap feature races. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. and features start at 7:00 p.m.

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.

MODIFIED FEATURE – 125 Laps – GARDEN STATE CLASSIC – 1. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, 2. Derek Hopkinson, 3. Andrew Krause, 4. Tyler Truex, 5. Eric Mauriello, 6. Dom Fattaruso, 7. Eddie McCarthy, 8. Roger Coss, 9. Kevin Davison, 10. Marc Rogers, 11. Adam LaCicero, 12. Jason Treat, 13. Trevor Alspach, 14. Joey Merlino, 15. Ricky Collins, 16. Ron Frees, 17. Shaun Carrig, 18. Vinny Marone, 19. Joey Jarowicz, 20. Chris Andretta, 21. Robert French, 22. Chris Reynolds, 23. Kenny Van Wickle, 24. Jason Hearne, 25. Danny Bohn, 26. Tom Catalano

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRYAN O'SHEA, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Joey Helberg, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Nick Kilmer, 5. Elliott Wohl. 6. Tom Rajkowski, 7. Johnny Carpenter, 8. Matt Badessa, 9. Tim Majek, 10. Tony Bartone, 11. Theresa Collins, 12. Nancy Riggleman, 13. Ryan Flores, 14. Tim O'Shea, 15. Richie Byrne, 16. Billy Both, 17. Mike Baldwin, 18. Robert Ptaszynski, 19. Kevin Flores, 20. John Bowers

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NEIL RUTT III, EDISON, 2. Rich Desarno, 3. Doug Ashford, 4. Jeffrey Loesch, 5. Alonzo Morales, 6. Ryan Maher, 7. Sal Liguori, 8. Darianne McLaren, 9. Marko Vuksanic, 10. Nicole Razzano, 11. Dianna McLaren

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ROB SILVER, HOWELL, 2. Peter Bruno, 3. Joe McGrath, 4. Kyle Dealaman, 5. Jim Downey, 6. Joe Przybylinski, 7. Roger Nickerson, 8. Kevin Pitchard, 9. Eddie Idec, 10. Quinn Trimmer, 11. Bill Petrolino, DQ Sean Verwys

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