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DATE OF EVENT: Oct. 10, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Oct. 10, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

KRAUSE WINS TITLE, MCCARTHY WINS WALL MODIFIED RACE SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Eddie McCarthy of Brick won his career first Modified stock car 40-lap feature race and Holmdel's Andrew Krause won his first Modified driving championship during Wall Stadium Speedway's regular season finale Saturday night.

Kenny Van Wickle of Brick was the first leader of the event as McCarthy soon applied the pressure from second. After often wrestling side-by-side for the top spot, McCarthy powered to the lead just before halfway and just before the race was stopped by a massive front stretch pile-up on lap 18. Brick's Dom Fattaruso seemed to get the worst of the exchange, but no injuries ere reported.

From that point on McCarthy powered on to the win with Wall's Jack Ely second, title contender Steven Reed of Jackson, third and Krause crossing the line in fourth. Farmingdale's Tommy Martino was fifth.

“We've been trying to get a Modified win for a long time. Two weeks ago we blew a motor and last week we fought this one that Buddy Miller lent us,” McCarthy said. “We got it figured out and it was a rocket tonight. I have to thank my mom and dad, my finance and Bill Cole for all they did to make this possible!”

“Ever since my father came to this place my family fell in love with it,” Krause, whose sister and mother operate the 70 year old third mile paved oval, said. “We have been trying hard for a long time to put a championship season together. Thanks to a lot of very good people we have done it!”

Tom Rajkowski of Fords fought to the finish to win the 25-lap main event for the Factory Stocks while Elliot Wohl of Beachwood was a hard charging runner-up which was more than good enough for him to earn his second straight driving title. Title contenders Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City, Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. and Billy Both of Rahway were third through fifth.

Ricky Williams of Barnegat drove a borrowed car to victory in the 25-lap 4 Cylinder Stock main event over Alonzo Morales of Burlington and Billy Pross of Hazlet. Neptune City's Ryan Maher raced from the rear of the field to fourth in the final four laps to win the 4 Cylinder Stock driving crown. Wall's TJ Graves was fifth in the night's race.

Peter Bruno of Little Silver recovered from first lap trouble to finish second and clinch the 2020 Legend Cars driving title. Eugene Drew of Vernon won his first ever feature race while Long Island's Ed Cheslak, Eric Green of Red Bank and title contender Bryan Gardella of Brick were third through fifth.

Brothers Jarret and Carsten DiGiantomasso battled to the finish for both the title and race win in the Sportsman 25-lap feature race before the brothers finished in that order for both the race and the point title. It was Jarret's third win of the year and first ever crown. Neil Rutt III of Edison, Neptune City's Jeffrey Loesch and Howell's Rob Anderton wrapped up the top five. After leading the point race going into the race, Manahawkin's Jake Nelke suffered heartbreak as his car retired from the race early with reported electrical issues.

Hazlet's Chris Silvestri convincingly won his second straight title by winning the 25-lap Limited Late Model main event over Long Island invader Ray Minieri. Bayville's Mike Tillett, Buddy Miller of Cream Ridge and Jackson's Greg Gastelu completed the top five.

With the 2020 regular season complete, attention turns to the annual Turkey Derby which is traditionally contested during the daylight hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

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. Updates are available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. EDDIE MCCARTHY, BRICK, 2. Jack Ely, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Andrew Krause, 5. Tommy Martino, 6. Ron Freed, 7. Joey Merlino, 8. Shaun Carrig, 9. Kenny Van Wickle, 10. Glenn Slocum, 11. Ricky Collins, 12. Jason Treat, 13. Kevin Davison, 14. Derek Hopkinson, 15. Dam Fattaruso, 16. Kyle Scisco, 17. Chris Reynolds, 18. Marc Rogers, 19. Mike Brennan, 20. Robert French

MODIFIED CHAMPION: ANDREW KRAUSE

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TOM RAJKOWSKI, FORDS, 2. Elliot Wohl, 3. Bryan O'Shea, 4. Mike Montano, 5. Billy Both, 6. Robert Stack, 7. John Bowers, 8. Gerry Koenig, 9. Brian Osborn, 10. Joe Mongeau, 11. Matt Badessa, 12. Tony Barton, 13. Brian Brown, 14. Kevin Flores, 15. Nick Kilmer, 16. Scott Riggleman, 17. Gary Burton, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. Steve Adams, 20. Nick Catone, 21. Chris Webber, 22. Darren Cox

FACTORY STOCK CHAMPION: ELLIOT WOHL

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RICKY WILLIAMS, BARNEGAT, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3. Billy Pross, 4. Ryan Maher, 5. TJ Graves, 6. Doug Ashford, 7. Sean Vuksanic, 8. Ian Ashford, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Max Montijo, 11. Kayleigh Sharry, 12. Bill Schwarz, 13. Cody Critelli, 14. Nicole Razzano, 15. Kevin Mee, 16. Deanna McLaren

4 CYLINDER STOCK CHAMPION: RYAN MAHER

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. EUGENE DREW, VERNON, 2. Peter Bruno, 3. Ed Cheslak, 4. Eric Green, 5. Bryan Gardella, 6. Quinn Trimmer, 7. Phil Bogdan, 8. Eddie Idec, 9. Scott Cheslak, 10. Steve Woytysiak, 11. Roger Nickerson, 12. Joe Przybylinski

LEGEND CARS CHAMPION: PETER BRUNO

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps- 1. JARRET DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 3. Neil Rutt III, 4. Jeffrey Loesch, 5. rob Anderton, 6. Rob Schultz, 7. Kenny Reaves, 8. Tomas Stainionis, 9. Jimmy Wolcott, 10. Dave Bailey, 11. Jake Nelke, 12. Ryan Fisher

SPORTSMAN CHAMPION: JARRET DIGIANTOMASSO

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. CHRIS SILVESTRI, HASLET, 2. Ray Minieri, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Buddy Miller, 5. Greg Gastelu, 6. Steve Puglisi

LIMITED LATE MODEL CHAMPION: CHRIS SILVESTRI

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DATE OF EVENT: Oct. 10, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Oct. 4, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED THIS SATURDAY NIGHT (OCT. 10) AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Six driving championship battles in Wall Stadium Speedway's race car divisions will be decided in double point main events this Saturday evening. The Modifieds will compete in a 40-lap feature race, while 25-lap main events for the Sportsman racers, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, Legend Cars and the 4 Cylinder Stock are also on the “Champion's Night” card.

Grandstand seating will open this Saturday (Oct. 10) at 4:00 p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:00 p.m. and main event racing will follow at 6:30 p.m.

The regular season's final Modified 40-lap main event is important with double points offered for the 2020 driving crown. Current point leader Andrew Krause of Holmdel and three-time champ Steven Reed of Jackson will lead the chase with Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Howell's Kevin Davison all vying to top championship spots.

In the Sportsman division Manahawkin's Jake Nelke, Jackson's Jarret DiGiantomasso and Neil Rutt III of Edison are among the title contenders, while Beachwood's Elliot Wohl, Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. and Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City are at the top of the Factory Stock standings.

Ryan Maher of Neptune City, Burlington's Alonzo Morales and Sal Liguori of Hazlet are the top racers in the 4 Cylinder Stocks, while Peter Bruno of Little Silver and Bryan Gardella of Brick wrestle for the Legend Cars crown. In the Limited Late Models, Hazlet's Chris Silvestri is looking for his second straight title.

Pit gates will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday; with practice starting at 2:30 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. and qualifying is then set for 5:00 p.m. with main events for all divisions to follow at 6:30 p.m.

The northeast outdoor 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.

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DATE OF EVENT: Oct. 3, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Oct. 3, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

SESELY WINS FIRST WALL MODIFIED RACE IN 5 YEARS SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Anthony Sesely was impressive in winning his first Modified feature race in over five years Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway. The Matawan based two-time driving champion last won at the speedway in July, 2015. Saturday's win was his career 20th at the third mile paved oval.

Sesely wasted little time in jumping to the lead in the 40-lap main event and was slowed by just two caution flags. Sesely fought off early challenges by Brick's Dom Fattaruso and Toms River's Derek Hopkinson in the early going before point leader Andrew Krause of Holmdel moved into second to chase the leader on lap 26. Even though lapped traffic proved challenging in the final quarter of the event, Sesely took down the win while Krause, who was forced to repair damage from an afternoon test session crash, crossed the line second. Three-time champion Steven Reed of Jackson, Hopkinson and Jason Hearne of New Egypt completed the top five.

“Life throws a lot of curve balls at you and you never know what is coming next,” Sesely said when asked about his absence from regular competition in recent seasons. “A lot has gone on in my life with the passing of my mother one of the bigger things. We came here tonight looking to win because this would have have been her 70th birthday.

“We wanted to win tonight for my mother!”

Brick's Nick Catone led the early going in the companion 25-lapper for the Factory Stocks before defending champ Elliot Wohl of Beachwood took the lead on lap nine. This one was far from over, however, as a late race caution set up a side-by-side battle between Wohl and Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. during the last two circuits. Wohl was first and Montano was second at the finish, with Scott Riggleman of Manchester, Billy Both of Rahway and Tom Rajkowski of Fords wrapping up the top five.

Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson won his second Sportsman 25-lapper of the season, while title chase leader Jake Nelke of Manahawkin stretched his point lead by finishing second. Jackson's Carsten DiGiantomasso, Brick's Robert Sutphin and Howell's Jimmy Wolcott were third, fourth and fifth.

Alonzo Morales of Burlington won his second 4 Cylinder Stock 25-lap feature race of the campaign, racing to the lead with just five laps to go. Farmingdale's Doug Ashford, Wall's TJ Graves and point leader Ryan Maher of Neptune City were second through fourth. Early race leader Billy Pross of Hazlet was fifth.

Peter Bruno of Little Silver stretched his title chase lead by winning a wild 25-lap Legend Cars feature over Eugene Drew of Vernon. Brick's Bryan Gardella was third, while Joe Przybylinski of Fairfield and Eddie Idec were fourth and fifth.

Buddy Miller of Cream Ridge won his second straight Limited Late Model 25-lapper over early race leader Greg Gastelu of Jackson. Andy Gamble of Bernardsville, Chris Silvestri of Hazlet and Bayville's Mike Tillett.

The 2020 Saturday night regular season concludes this Saturday (Oct. 10) evening with the Modified stock cars racing in a 40-lap event while the Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Sportsman cars, Legend Cars and the Limited Late Models are on the card in 25-lap main events. With champions in all divisions being crowned, all of these regular season finale main events will offer double championship points. The pit area will open at 1:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.

Plans are already in gear for the annual Turkey Derby which is contested during the daylight hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

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.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANTHONY SESELY, MATAWAN, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Derek Hopkinson, 5. Jason Hearne, 6. Kevin Davison, 7. Dom Fattaruso, 8. Joey Merlino, 9. Ken Matlach, 10. Shaun Carrig, 11. Jack Ely, 12. Kyle Scisco, 13. Kenny Van Wickle, 14. Jonathan Mandato, 15. Ron Frees, 16. Mike Brennan, 17. Marc Rogers, 18. Jason Treat, 19. Ricky Collins, 20. Glenn Slocum, 21. Tommy Martino, 22. Eddie McCarthy

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ELLIOT WOHL, BEACHWOOD, 2. Mike Montano, 3. Scott Riggleman, 4. Billy Both, 5. Tom Rajkowski, 6. Brian Osborn, 7. Nick Catone, 8. Gary Burton, 9. Matt Badessa, 10. Gerry Koenig, 11. Kevin Flores, 12. Nick Kilmer, 13. Robert Stack, 14. Nancy Riggleman, 15. Steve Mangano, 16. John Carpenter, 17. Bryan O'Shea

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps- 1. JARRET DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Jake Nelke, 3. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 4. Robert Sutphin, 5. Jimmy Wolcott, 6. Rob Schultz, 7. Tomas Stainionis, 8. Neil Rutt III, 9. Jeffrey Loesch, 10. Teddy Cranmer, 11. Dave Bailey, 12. Roland DeMartino, 13. Ryan Fisher, 14. Rob Anderton, 15. Joe King, Jr., 16. Jonathan Laureigh

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ALONZO MORALES, BURLINGTON, 2. Doug Ashford, 3. TJ Graves, 4. Ryan Maher, 5. Billy Pross, 6. Sean Vuksanic, 7. Ian Ashford, 8. Nicole Razzano, 9. Cody Critelli, 10. John Ciaella, 11. Richard Smith, 12. Bill Schwarz, 13. Kevin Mee, 14. Sal Liguori, 15 Darianne McLaren

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. PETER BRUNO, LITTLE SILVER, 2. Eugene Drew, 3. Bryan Gardella, 4. Joe Przybylinski, 5. Eddie Idec, 6. Roger Nickerson, 7. Steve Woytysiak, 8. Phil Bogdan, 9. Eric Green, 10. Mason Magee, 11 Quinn Trimmer

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BUDDY MILLER, ASBURY PARK, 2. Greg Gastelu, 3. Andy Gamble, 4. Chris Silvestri, 5. Mike Tillett, 6. Steve Puglisi

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01

WALL STADIUM ADVANCE FOR OCT. 3

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DATE OF EVENT: Oct. 3, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Sept. 27, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

TITLE RACES TO BE SETTLED DURING NEXT 2 SATURDAY NIGHTS AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Tight championship battles in all six of Wall Stadium Speedway's race car divisions will be decided as the Shore Speedway enters the final two Saturday nights of regular season competition this Saturday evening. The Modifieds will compete in a 40-lap feature race, while 25-lap main events for the Sportsman racers, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, Legend Cars and the 4 Cylinder Stock are also on the “Ladies Night” agenda. All ladies will enjoy half price grandstand admission.

Grandstand seating will open this Saturday (Oct. 3) at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:30 p.m. and main event racing will follow at 7:00 p.m.

The Modified 40-lap main event is important in the race for the 2020 driving crown. Current point leader Andrew Krause of Holmdel and two-time champ Steven Reed of Jackson will lead the chase with Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor, Eddie McCarthy of Brick and Jackson's Jason Treat all vying to top championship spots.

In the Sportsman division Neil Rutt III of Edison and Manahawkin's Jake Nelke are among the title contenders, while Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City and Beachwood's Elliot Wohl are at the top of the Factory Stock standings.

Ryan Maher of Neptune City and Sal Liguori of Hazlet are the top racers in the 4 Cylinder Stocks, while Peter Bruno of Little Silver and Bryan Gardella of Brick wrestle for the Legend Cars crown. In the Limited Late Models, Hazlet's Chris Silvestri is looking for his second straight title.

Title races in all divisions are still up for grabs with champions being decided on Saturday night, October 10.

Pit gates will open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday; with practice starting at 3:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m. and qualifying is then set for 5:30 p.m. with main events for all divisions to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Wall Stadium driving titles will then be decided on Saturday night, October 10, when all six divisions will again see action in the regular season finale..

The northeast outdoor 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 wallspeedwayracing.com.

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27

WALL STADIUM RESULTS 9-26-2020

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DATE OF EVENT: Sept. 26, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Sept. 26, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

JACK ELY WINS CAREER FIRST WALL MODIFIED RACE SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Third generation race car driver Jack Ely won his first ever Wall Stadium Speedway Modified stock car race Saturday night in just his second appearance behind the wheel of the famous Dick Barney Big Red No. 14. The Wall resident, who is filling in for team driver Blake Barney who is recovering from an illness, completed the non-stop event in just 8 minutes, 43.544 seconds.

Ely, who took advantage of a front row starting spot after setting fast time in qualifying, wrestled for the top spot with Matawan's Anthony Sesely in the early going before taking command of the race. That left Sesely to fight for second with Toms River's Derek Hopkinson, former champion Steven Reed of Jackson and point leader Andrew Krause of Holmdel.

As Ely distanced himself from the pack, his most challenging moment came near lap 25 when lapped cars blocked his path. Ely was able to negotiate through the traffic and race on to the win. Hopkinson, Sesely, Reed and Krause wrapped up the top five.

“It is an honor to be able to fill in for Blake and drive the red No. 14,” Ely said in the winner's circle. “This car right here is the best car I've ever raced. Both my father and grandfather raced here so it is an honor to be the first member of my family to win a Modified race here. My step-grandfather, who supported my racing every lap, passed away over the winter so I want to dedicate this win to his memory.

“It is also an honor to add my name to the list of famous drivers who have won in a Dick Barney No. 14!”

Howell's John Carpenter took the lead early in the companion 25-lapper for the Factory Stocks and raced on to his first win of the campaign. He fought off eventual runner-up Elliot Wohl of Beachwood and former champion Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. Point leader Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City and Scott Riggleman of Manchester were fourth and fifth.

TJ Graves of Wall took the lead near the halfway mark and raced on to win the 25-lap feature race for the 4 Cylinder Stocks. Burlington's Alonzo Morales chased Graves to the stripe, with Farmingdale's Doug Ashford, point leader Ryan Maher of Neptune City and Hazlet's Sal Liguori wrapping up the top five.

Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson grabbed the top spot near lap 20 and then led Brick's Robert Sutphin across the finish line in the Sportsman 25-lapper. Title contender Jake Nelke of Manahawkin was third, with Jackson's Jarret DiGiantomasso, fourth, and Rob Anderton of Howell, fifth.

Buddy Miller of Asbury Park raced to his first win in the 25-lap event for the Limited Late Models by taking the lead on lap five and never looking back. Long Island's Rick Giannino, point leader Chris Silvestri of Hazlet, Toms River's Steve Puglisi and Bayville's Mike Tillett were second through fifth.

The 2020 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday (Oct. 3) evening with the Modified stock cars racing in a 40-lap event while the Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Sportsman cars, Legend Cars and the Limited Late Models are on the card in 25-lap main events. The pit area will open at 1:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.

Current plans call for Saturday night racing action to continue through October 10 with updated schedule details always 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.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. JACK ELY, WALL, 2. Derek Hopkinson, 3. Anthony Sesely, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Andrew Krause, 6. Kyle Scisco, 7. Tyler Truex, 8. Kenny Van Wickle, 9. Kevin Davison, 10. Jason Treat, 11. Tommy Martino, 12. Dom Fattaruso, 13. Glenn Slocum, 14. Eddie McCarthy, 15. Ron Frees, 16. Joey Merlino, 17. Ricky Collins

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOHN CARPENTER, HOWELL, 2. Elliot Wohl, 3. Mike Montano, 4. Bryan O'Shea, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. John Bowers, 7. Nick Kilmer, 8. Brian Osborn, 9. Kevin Flores, 10. Gerry Koenig, 11. Robert Stack, 12. Mike Baldwin, 13. Nick Catone, 14. Tom Rajkowski, 15. Matt Badessa, 16. Chris Webber, 17. Steve Mangano, 18. Gary Burton, 19. Steve Adams, 20. Billy Both

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TJ GRAVES, WALL, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3. Doug Ashford, 4. Ryan Maher, 5. Sal Liguori, 6. Billy Pross, 7. Nicole Razzano, 8. Cody Critelli, 9. Sean Vuksanic, 10. Ian Ashford, 11. Darianne McLaren, 12. John Ciaella, 13. Kayleigh Sharry, 14. Deanna McLaren, 15. Kevin Mee, 16. Max Montijo

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps- 1. CARSTEN DIGIANTOMASSO, JACKSON, 2. Robert Sutphin, 3. Jake Nelke, 4. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 5. Rob Anderton, 6. Jimmy Wolcott, 7. Kenny Reaves, 8. Ryan Fisher, 9. Dave Bailey, 10. Jonathan Laureigh, 11. Jeffrey Loesch, 12. Neil Rutt III, 13. Tomas Stainionis, 14. Eric Lane

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BUDDY MILLER, ASBURY PARK, 2. Rick Giannino, 3. Chris Silvestri, 4. Steve Puglisi, 5. Mike Tillett, 6. Greg Gastelu, 7. Andy Gamble

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20

WALL STADIUM RACE RESULTS SEPT. 19

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DATE OF EVENT: Sept. 19, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Sept. 19, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

ANDREW KRAUSE WINS DAD'S MEMORIAL RACE AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Using speed, handling and a strategy that included a late race pit stop for two new tires, Andrew Krause of Holmdel raced through the field in the closing 28 laps to win the third annual “Cliff Krause Memorial” presented by NAPA Auto Parts Modified stock car race at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. Andrew Krause also won the first edition of the event in 2018.

The race, which paid $7,127 to the winner, is contested each season to honor the man who is credited by most for reestablishing the third mile paved oval's rich racing heritage. Cliff Krause passed away in January, 2018, of natural causes. His family continues to operate the speedway.

2019 race winner Eric Mauriello of Brick was the first leader of the contest as Krause began his climb to the front of the 24-car field from a 12th starting spot. Mauriello fought off a host of contenders, including Jason Hearne of New Egypt, Jon Mandato of Toms River, Tyler Truex of Little Egg Harbor and Howell's Jimmy Blewett, through the caution plagued first 79 laps. During a lap 79 caution Mauriello and many of his fellow top runners ducked into the pit area for tires and Krause took over the lead.

During the following 20 laps the new tires on the top runners' cars proved to be important as the group tracked down Krause. Krause then elected to pit on lap 99 for two new tires and the added traction propelled him from the rear of the field to the front. Krause then wrestled for the top spot with 15 laps remaining before securing the lead and racing on the to emotional win. Blewett and Mauriello were second and third, while Steven Reed of Jackson, who was always in contention, was fourth and Truex was fifth.

'I wish my dad was here to enjoy this win with me,” Krause said after the race. 'He was my best friend and I miss him so much. He loved this place just like my mother and sister do. Wall Stadium meant a lot to him.

“I have to thank my family and everyone who works on the car for this. I think a lot of people were second guessing us when we pitted late for tires. I guess it worked!”

Former champion Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. won the companion 25-lap race for the Factory Stocks, grabbing the lead from Howell's John Carpenter near the 20-lap mark. Elliot Wohl of Beachwood, Rahway's Billy Both and point leader Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City wrapped up the top four. Carpenter was fifth.

Point leader Ryan Maher of Neptune City raced to the lead on lap 18 and took his third win of the season in the 4 Cylinder Stock 25-lap race. Alonzo Morales of Burlington raced to second and early leader Ian Ashford of Farmingdale was third. Hazlet's Sal Liguori and Billy Pross of Hazlet were fourth and fifth.

Mike Alcaro of New Milford took the lead early and never looked back in winning the Legend Cars 25-lapper. Riley O'Keefe, Wall's Rob Silver, Peter Bruno of Little Silver and Quinn Trimmer of Waldwick wrapped up the top five.

The 2020 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday (Sept. 26) evening with the Modified stock cars racing in a 40-lap event while the Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Sportsman cars and the Limited Late Models are on the card in 25-lap main events. The pit area will open at 1:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.

Current plans call for Saturday night racing action to continue through October 10 with updated schedule details always available at www.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.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 127 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Jimmy Blewett, 3. Eric Mauriello, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Tyler Truex, 6. Kyle Scisco, 7. Ricky Collins, 8. Shaun Carrig, 9. 9. Roger Coss, 10. Jason Treat, 11. Zach Alspach, 12. Jon Mandato, 13. Anthony Sesely, 14. Marc Rogers, 15. Eddie McCarthy, 16. Adam LaCicero, 17. Robert French, 18. Jack Ely, 19. Ron Frees, 20. Kenny Van Wickle, 21. Derek Hopkinson, 22. Kevin Davison, 23. Joey Merlino, 24. Jason Hearne, DID NOT QUALIFY Glenn Slocum, Mike Brennan, Vinnie Marone

FACTORY STOCK – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE MONTANO, FREEPORT, N.Y., 2 Elliot Wohl, 3. Billy Both, 4. Bryan O'Shea, 5. John Carpenter, 6. Brian DeSarno, 7. Nick Kilmer, 8. Gary Burton, 9. Matt Malachatka, 10. Mike Baldwin, 11. Mickey Montano, 12. Scott Riggleman, 13. Matt Badessa, 14. Brian Osborn, 15. Nancy Riggleman, 16. Pete Reinke, 17. Nick Catone, 18. Steve Mangano, 19. Tom Rajkowski, 20. Tim Majek, 21. Robert Stack, 22. Tony Bartone

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RYAN MAHER, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3. Ian Ashford, 4. Sal Liguori, 5. Billy Pross, 6. Doug Ashford, 7. TJ Graves, 8. Sean Vulsanic, 9. Darianne McLaren, 10. Kayleigh Sharry, 11. Nicole Razzano, 12. Deanna McLaren, 13. Bill Schwarz, 14. Richard Smith, 15. Cody Critelli

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, NEW MILFORD, 2. Riley O'Keefe, 3. Rob Silver, 4. Peter Bruno, 5. Quinn Trimmer, 6. Bryan Gardella, 7. Eric Green, 8. Steve Stull, 9. Phil Bogdan, 10. Joe Przybylinski, 11. Roger Nickerson, 12. Steve Woytysiak

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DATE OF EVENT: Sept. 19, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Sept. 13, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

KRAUSE MEMORIAL RACE WINNER WILL EARN $7,127 AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY (SEPT. 19)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The season's highest paying Modified stock car race offering $7,127 to the winner will be in the spotlight this Saturday night (Sept. 19) at Wall Stadium Speedway as the third mile paved oval track presents the 127-lap “Cliff Krause Memorial.” Krause, the promoter of the speedway who is credited by many for returning the history rich oval to prominence, passed away in January, 2018 from natural causes. The Krause family continues to operate the speedway.

Saturday night's emotional auto racing card will see grandstand seating opening at 4:30 p.m. and support division qualifying is set for 5:30 p.m. Modified single car time trials are set for 6:10 p.m. and main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m.

The Modifieds will battle in a 127-lap main event with drivers not only searching for the rich payday, but also for the honor of winning this third annual “Cliff Krause Memorial” race. Last season, Eric Mauriello of Brick won the prestigious event. Cliff Krause's son Andrew Krause was the emotional winner of the first annual event in 2018.

Current point leader Blake Barney of Jackson, who won the Garden State Classic earlier this season, plans to be in the field as well as top point earners Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor, Krause, Kevin Davison of Howell and Eddie McCarthy of Brick. Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Anthony Sesely of Matawan and Roger Coss of Lafayette have made at least one appearance each this season and could be among the invaders competing Saturday night.

The Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks and Legend Cars will also be on the card, all racing in 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 4:30 p.m. Support division qualifying is set for 5:30 p.m. and single car Modified time trials are set for 6:10 p.m. with main events to follow.

The Saturday night schedule, which continues through October 10, is available at www.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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