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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: August 1, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: July 27, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Wall Stadium Speedway auto racing fans will not only have the opportunity to witness six feature races on Saturday (8-1) evening, but will also be able to enjoy a celebration of the “70th Anniversary Season” at the famous third mile paved oval speedway! Area and auto racing dignitaries are expected to be on hand for the occasion and celebration.

On Saturday the pit area will open at 12:30 p.m. with a paid practice from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Regular practice will then run from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Grandstand seating will open at 4:30 p.m. with a limited number of tickets available. All tickets will be sold at the gate on a first come, first served basis. Qualifying will then start at 5:30 p.m. before the anniversary celebration and then six main events begin at 7:00 p.m.

Top Modified racers including opening night winner Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Steven Reed of Jackson, Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa., Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Kenny Van Wickle of Manasquan and Brick's Dom Fattaruso, among others, are expected to see action.

Opening night winners, Eric Lane of Howell (Sportsman), Chris Silvestri of Hazlet (Limited Late Models), Rich Maher of Neptune City (4 Cylinder Stock), Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City (Factory Stock) and Daniel Carter of Cortland, N.Y. (Legend Car) are all expected to participate in the evening's racing events.

The Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event and the Sportsman cars, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, Legend Cars and 4 Cylinder Stocks are all scheduled for 25-lap feature races on the third mile high banked paved oval.

The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through early October, is available at as are the rules and regulations for all divisions and up to the minute updates.

More information on Wall Stadium and the 2020 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at

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

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Fuller Bags Bragging Rights at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Bruno takes third win; Mahoney is fifth first-time Mini Stock winner

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Tim Fuller secured $1,500 and bragging rights at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, July 25, taking the “Saturday Night Special” for Small Block 358 Modifieds – and, more importantly, building momentum for the upcoming “Battle at the Bowl” event on August 9. Johnny Bruno and rookie Griff Mahoney also grabbed big wins at the event.

Fuller made the long, four-hour haul from Edwards, N.Y., pay off as he dominated the 35-lap special event. Fuller benefitted from a random invert draw to start on the pole position and then bested a field of 27 cars for the first win of his storied career at the Vermont track. The race was stalled by several caution periods for backmarkers, but Fuller was rock-solid at every restart despite the challenges of Rocky Warner and Neil Stratton.

Warner ran in second place for most of the race, briefly giving up the spot to Stratton late in the going. Warner engaged in an entertaining multi-car battle, dicing with Stratton, Adam Pierson, and eventually Mike Maresca, often in lapped traffic. Maresca was the star of the show after rebounding from an early crash; he was running in the top five in the early laps, but made a pit stop after hitting the wall hard. Maresca drove from outside the top 20 to steal third from Pierson in the final lap.

Pierson finished fourth and Stratton was fifth. Jessey Mueller was next in line, followed by Randy Green and Frank Hoard III. Justin Comes had an impressive run to finish ninth with a Crate Sportsman car. Hector Stratton rounded out the top 10 in his first race since September 2019. Qualifying heats were won by Demetrios Drellos, Maresca, and Pierson, and Michael Horton won the last-chance consolation qualifier.

Point leader Johnny Bruno grabbed his third win of the season in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman division after an entertaining 25-lap run. Kevin Groff and Scott FitzGerald set the pace for most of the event, with Groff leading the first 16 laps while under pressure. FitzGerald completed the pass to take over on lap 17, but Bruno and Anthony Warren pounced at the same time, making it a three-wide fight up front.

FitzGerald held the lead when a caution flag flew at the end of lap 17, and he was able to lead four laps after the restart, but Castleton, Vt.’s Bruno took command for the final four circuits and drove away. Warren, charging hard on the outside lane, finished second with FitzGerald third. Lacey Hanson finished fourth and Groff held on for fifth. Austin Comes was sixth, followed by Matt Bilodeau, Randy Ryan, Gary English, and Garrett Given. Heats were won by Groff, Jeff White, and Warren.

Rookie Griff Mahoney became the fifth consecutive driver to earn his first-ever win in the Mini Stock division. The Bristol, Vt., racer led the first half of the race, but had a bad restart just after the halfway mark of the 20-lap feature and fell back to fifth place. Chris Sumner and Michael Daniels each took turns leading, but Mahoney drove back around both to retake command at lap 18.

Daniels took the runner-up finish with point leader Chris Conroy taking third; it was Conroy’s eighth podium finish in as many races in 2020. Brian Blake was fourth for his best finish. Tim Simonds crossed the finish line fifth, but was disqualified for an engine infraction; T.J. Knight was moved up into fifth place as a result. Mahoney and Daniels won the qualifying heats. Katrina Bean and Justin Allen both walked away uninjured after violent rollovers; Bean’s crash happened before the first lap was completed, and Allen’s happened moments after the race ended.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on Sunday, July 26, at 7:00 p.m. All five of the track’s weekly divisions will be in action, along with the first race for Pro Stocks in two years. Limited grandstand seating and infield drive-in spectator parking is available. Grandstand tickets are $15 and infield tickets are $20. Tickets will be for sale online at (online processing fees apply), or at the speedway on race night.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of U.S. Route 4, Exit 2, and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at, and on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – “Saturday Night Special”

Devil’s Bowl Speedway – West Haven, Vt.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Small Block 358 Modified Feature (35 laps)


# - denotes rookie

1. (1) Tim Fuller, Edwards, N.Y.

2. (4) Ricky Warner, Gloversville, N.Y.

3. (8) Mike Maresca, Potsdam, N.Y.

4. (7) Adam Pierson, East Corinth, Vt.

5. (6) Neil Stratton, Bennington, Vt.

6. (10) Jessey Mueller, Chestertown, N.Y.

7. (5) Randy Green, Wallkill, N.Y.

8. (11) Frank Hoard III, Manchester Center, Vt.

9. (2) Justin Comes, Middlebury, Vt.

10. (12) Hector Stratton, Bennington, Vt.

11. (17) Roger Henion Jr., Montgomery, N.Y.

12. (16) Matt Depew, Argyle, N.Y.

13. (14) Elmo Reckner, Ballston Lake, N.Y.

14. (20) Matt Woodruff, Bloomingdale, N.Y.

15. (19) Michael Horton, Lackawaxen, Penn.

16. (18) Vince Quenneville, Brandon, Vt.

17. (3) Mike Palmer, Salisbury, Vt.

18. (15) Brian Whittemore, Pittsford, Vt.

19. (24) Dylan Scribner, East Greenbush, N.Y.

20. (23) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.

21. (22) Jim Introne Jr., Hartford, N.Y.

22. (13) Todd Morey, Castleton, Vt.

23. (9) Demetrios Drellos, Queensbury, N.Y.

24. (26) Tyler Atkins, Au Sable Forks, N.Y.

25. (25) Ryan McLean, Au Sable Forks, N.Y.

26. (21) Don Mattison, Wells, Vt.

Did Not Start: Alex Bell, Cambridge, N.Y.

Heat Winners: Demetrios Drellos, Mike Maresca, Adam Pierson

Consi Winner: Michael Horton

O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Feature (25 laps)


1. (5) Johnny Bruno, Castleton, Vt.

2. (11) Anthony Warren, Shoreham, Vt.

3. (1) Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt.

4. (6) Lacey Hanson, Orwell, Vt.

5. (2) Kevin Groff, Wynantskill, N.Y.

6. (10) Austin Comes, Middlebury, Vt.

7. (9) Matt Bilodeau, Brandon, Vt.

8. (15) Randy Ryan, Orwell, Vt.

9. (4) Gary English, Salisbury, Vt.

10. (13) Garrett Given, Orwell, Vt.

11. (14) Josh Bussino, Mount Holly, Vt.

12. (17) Mike McGinn, Elizabethtown, N.Y.

13. (18) Shawn McPhee, Rutland, Vt.

14. (8) Evan Roberts, Fletcher, Vt.

15. (16) Montgomery Tremont, West Sand Lake, N.Y.

16. (7) Anthony Ryan, Benson, Vt.

17. (12) D.J. Gonyo, Chazy, N.Y.

18. (19) Dakota Green, Cambridge, N.Y.

19. (3) Jeff White, Rutland, Vt.

Heat Winners: Kevin Groff, Jeff White, Anthony Warren

Mini Stock Feature (20 laps)


# - denotes rookie

1. (4) # Griff Mahoney, Brandon, Vt.

2. (5) Michael Daniels, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

3. (16) Chris Conroy, Newport, N.H.

4. (10) Brian Blake, Cornwall, Vt.

5. (13) T.J. Knight, Wells, Vt.

6. (11) Craig Kirby, St. Albans, Vt.

7. (14) Jake Barrows, Middlebury, Vt.

8. (8) Jarrod Colburn, Rutland, Vt.

9. (24) Justin Allen, Forest Dale, Vt.

10. (20) Chuck Mooney, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

11. (23) Adam Mahoney, Rutland, Vt.

12. (2) # Tom Severance, Fair Haven, Vt.

13. (21) Caleb Tourville, Grand Isle, Vt.

14. (18) Mary Gardner, Middle Granville, N.Y.

15. (19) Josh LaPorte, Peru, N.Y.

16. (1) # Freddy Burch, Middle Granville, N.Y.

17. (12) # Chris Sumner, Ripton, Vt.

18. (23) Dick Stone, Rutland, Vt.

19. (3) # Adam Stewart, Benson, Vt.

20. (17) Willie Rice, Poultney, Vt.

21. (9) Kyle Davis Jr., Cornish, N.H.

22. (15) Shawn Moquin, Milton, Vt.

23. (7) Katrina Bean, Benson, Vt.

Disqualified: (6) Tim Simonds, Clarendon, Vt. (engine)

Did Not Start: Andrea Noble, Wells, Vt.

Heat Winners: Griff Mahoney, Michael Daniels

Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director Email:

Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282 Track Information Line: (802) 265-3112

Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: July 25, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: July 25, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Derek Hopkinson raced from tenth on the starting grid to grab the lead with three laps remaining to win the long awaited season opening 40-lap Modified stock car feature race at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the spectator gathering was limited in size for the season opener that was delayed since late April.

Defending champion Steven Reed and Blake Barney, both of Jackson, wrestled side-by-side for the lead in the early going as Eddie McCarthy of Brock and Holmdel's Andrew Krause watched from third and fourth positions. Krause and McCarthy slipped into second and third spots near lap 15 with Krause soon swinging to the outside lane to battle side-by-side for the top spot.

Krause was finally able to inch into the lead at the halfway point, but this race was far from over. Meanwhile, Hopkinson had climbed into third position.

Reed regained the lead with an inside lane pass on a lap 27 restart and Hopkinson was quick to take over second. Hopkinson then shadowed Reed until lap 37 when he muscled his way into the inside lane and then raced on for the win. Reed, Krause, Barney and Manasquan's Kenny Van Wickle completed the top five.

“The car was great to be able to get me to the front from tenth,” Hopkinson said after the win. “At the end of the race I knew I had to get to the inside. I just had to drive it in there and hope for the best. It worked out for me tonight!”

Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City was in the spotlight the entire way as he won the 25-lapper for the Factory Stock cars. Billy Both of Rahway chased him to the finish, while defending champion Elliott Wohl of Beachwood was third. Manchester's Scott Riggleman and Howell's John Carpenter wrapped up the top five.

Early leader Alonzo Morales of Burlington and Wall's TJ Graves offered up a battle royal through most of the 25 lap 4 Cylinder Stock main event as Neptune City's Ryan Maher ran a tight third. But when the lead duo tangled on the front stretch with one lap to go and Graves spun from contention, Maher was able to avoid the mayhem and race to his career first main event win. Morales recovered for second, while Ian Ashford of Farmingdale, Chuck McDonald of Groton, Ct. and Doug Ashford of Farmingdale wrapped up the top five. Graves was scored 11th.

Howell's Eric Lane raced to victory in the season's first 25-lapper for the Sportsman racers. Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson was the early leader in this race, but when his motor exploded on lap seven the resulting oil spill also ruined the night for his brother, Carsten DiGiantomasso. Brick's Robert Sutphin was also involved in the resulting tangle but was able to continue.

Lane picked up the lead at that point and raced on to the win. Sutphin recovered from that early flat tire to finish second, while Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor, Jake Nelke of Manahawkin and Neil Rutt III of Edison were third through fifth.

Daniel Carter of Cortland, N.Y. grabbed the win in the Legend Cars 25-lapper, fighting off Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y. most of the way. Bryan Gardella of Brick and Quinn Trimmer of Waldwick wrapped up the top five.

Defending Limited Late Model champ Chris Silvestri of Hazlet outlasted the competition to win a shortened opening night main event. Jackson's Greg Gastelu, Mike Tillett of Bayville. Buddy Miller and Stephen Puglisi wrapped up the top five.

The 2020 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday (August 1) evening with the Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Legend Cars and the Limited Late Models in action. On this evening the speedway will observe its 70th anniversary with a celebration that will feature several special guests. The pit area will open at 12:30 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m., qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.

Current plans call for Saturday night racing action to continue through early October with schedule details at

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


MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. DEREK HOPKINSON, TOMS RIVER, 2. Steven Reed, 3. Andrew Krause, 4. Blake Barney, 5. Kenny Van Wickle, 6. Jason Treat, 7. Ron Frees, 8. Joey Merlino, 9. Eddie McCarthy, 10. Robert French, 11. Glenn Slocum, Jr., 12. Kevin Davison, 13. Kyle Scisco, 14. Tommy Martino, 15. Tyler Truex, 16. Ricky Collins, 17. Dom Fattaruso

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRYAN O'SHEA, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Billy Both, 3. Elliot Wohl, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. John Carpenter, 6. Mike Montano, 7. Tom Rajkowski, 8. Robert Stack, 9. John Bowers, 10. Brian Osborn, 11. Neil Rutt III, 12. Darren Cox, 13. Robert Ptaszynski, 14. Matt Badessa, 15. Terry Cain, 16. Nick Catone, 17. Steve Mangano, 18. Joe McGrath, 19. Nancy Riggleman, 20. Kevin Flores, 21. Nick Killmer, 22. Tony Bartone, 23. Tim Majek

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RYAN MAHER, NEPTUNE CITY, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3.Ian Ashford, 4. Chuck McDonald, 5. Doug Ashford, 6. Cody Critelli, 7. William Cross, 8. Sal Liguori, 9. Sean Vulsanic, 10. Nicole Razzano, 11. TJ Graves, 12. Deanne McLaren, 13. Mike Kane, 14. Darianne McLaren, 15. Ronnie Mullen

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ERIC LANE, HOWEL, 2. Robert Sutphin, 3. Jonathan Laureigh, 4. Jake Nelke, 5. Neil Rutt III, 6. Rob Anderton, 7. Tomas Stainionis, 8. Jimmy Wolcott, 9. Sal Liguori, 10. Kenny Reaves, 11. Rob Schultz, 12. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 13. Carsten DiGiantomasso

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps - 1. DANIEL CARTER, CORTLAND, N.Y., 2. Kevin Nowak, 3. Peter Bruno, 4. Bryan Gardella, 5. Quinn Trimmer, 6. Eric Green, 7. Joe Przybylinski, 8. Charlie Hodge, 9. Austin Bellemare, 10. Phil Bogdan, 11. Roger Nickerson, 12. Lianne Sharry, 13. Steven Woytysiak

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 18 Laps – 1. CHRIS SILVESTRI, HAZLET, 2. Greg Gastelu, 3. Mike Tillett, 4. Buddy Miller, 5. Stephen Puglisi

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Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Our 58th consecutive season.

Track office: General Manager: Tina Rogers@ 610.754.7688 - Public relations: Ernie Saxton: Email: – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

Results by Vicki Gehris



BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 26, 2020 . . . All three features on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway were down-to-the-wire duals between the race winner and runner-up with close to 90 cars racing.

The T.P. Trailers Modified NASCAR Advanced Auto Parts 30-lap feature was a battle till the bitter end between Kevin Hirthler, as he became the first repeat winner in the Green Lane/Wm. Penn, Pioneer Pole Building No. 117, and defending point champion Duane Howard.

Kenny Bock took advantage to take over first in the 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman feature when rookie racer Dakota Kohler went too high and hit the fourth turn wall with two laps remaining. Kohler was able to continue, but fell to third as Jesse Leiby scooted underneath for second to challenge the leader. Bock, who thanked his parents and crew for their support, was able to withstand Leiby’s moves to score his first career victory after trying so hard and leading on numerous occasions in the past to become the fifth different winner in the class this season.

Eric Jennings ducked underneath leader Joe Biasi on the 21st lap of the 25-lap Winged Super Sportsman feature and held off Biasi’s late race challenges to go on to collect the win..

Providing the Modified and Sportsman feature winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and a certificate from VP Fuels for product awards. The Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award recipients were Hirthler and Kohler. Jesse Leiby earned an extra bonus from the track for being the highest crate engine finisher.

Kenny Gilmore set the pace for the first lap of the Modified feature before Hirthler, who had a dismal 20th-place finish the previous week, put the Dave George power plant, which was the sportsman car he would run on occasions with his modified engine underneath the hood, into the lead.

In a few laps Hirthler opened daylight leaving Gilmore, Ron Haring Jr. and Brett Kressley in a three-way battle for second trailed by Brad Grim and Briggs Danner.

Ryan Lilick stopped in the fourth turn on the eighth lap and the pack regrouped during the eighth lap yellow. Hirthler held his line when action resumed, but now he had to deal with Kressley, who was trying feverishly to get by him leaving no margin to error.

Back further in the pack trying to get to reel the front runners in were Gilmore, Haring and Howard.

Lapped cars later allowed Kressley and Howard to get on Hirthler’s bumper.

Fourth place runner Haring Jr. had his night end on the 23rd lap when he came to a halt in turn three for the second and final caution period. On the restart Hirthler chose the outside lane since his car was hooked up on the high lane and Howard had to deal with the inside trek. Hirthler was off and running on the restart. By this time last week’s feature winner and 2018 point champion Mike Gular joined the heated battle. Waiting in the wings for a slip up were Kressley and Rick Laubach.

Hirthler was able to keep the competition at bay to post his 14th 358 Modified victory. Coming up a half-car length short was second place finisher Howard followed by Gular, Kressley and Laubach. Ryan Grim, Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Danner and Doug Manmiller completed the top ten.

Kressley, Danner, Gular and Gilmore won the heats. The consies were won by Manmiller and Ryan Lilick.

Bock took the early lead at the start of the Sportsman feature with pressure from Bryan Rhoads, Dakota Kohler, Derrick Smith and Dean Bachman.

It didn’t take Bock long to out distance himself while Kohler, Rhoads, Smith and Bachman tried to erase the margin.

Defending point champion Brad Brightbill spun in the second turn as his season misfortunes continued bringing out the ninth lap yellow. The restart was void when Ken Eckert Jr. hit the second turn wall. Bock led for three more laps after the restart before Kohler moved into first on the 12th circuit.

As the race progressed Kohler kept going higher getting close to the wall and with two laps remaining the inevitable occurred and he was into the fourth turn wall. He continued, but by this time Bock and Leiby were by him for first and second.

A first turn tangle between Lex Shive and Kyle Lilick set up a one-lap shoot-out. Bock knew who was behind him on the restart and didn’t hesitate when the race continued and went on to chalk up the triumph. Finishing a close second was Jesse Leiby with Kohler, third; Mark Kemmerer, fourth and Smith, fifth. Sixth through tenth were Brad Arnold, a feature race winner this year; Chris Esposito, Nate Brinker, John McGovern and Brian Hirthler.

Heats went to Rhoads, Kohler and Bock. The consi was won by Chris Esposito.

Cliff Brian was the early pacesetter of the Winged Super Sportsman feature while Rohan Beasley, Kevin Gutshall, Derek Sheaffer and Eric Jennings challenged.

Brian held onto first until the eighth lap when Biasi passed him to become the new pacesetter.

While Biasi showed the way, Brian and Jennings put on quite the shuffle for second.

With five laps to go Jennings was second making his presence known to Biasi, who was running the high groove.

Coming off the fourth turn Jennings dove underneath Biasi to take over first on the 21st lap and stayed there until he pulled in victory lane. Chasing him across were Biasi, Steve Wilbur, Brian and Brett Periogo. Gutshall, Craig Perigo, Jason Failor, John Stehman and Michael Smith finished sixth through tenth.

Beasley and Biasi won the heats.

Next Saturday night, August 1st, one of the most popular events of the season will be presented. A large field of Modified racing talents will be on hand trying for the win in the $10,000 to win 50th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial, a 50-lapper for Modifieds. In addition the Sportsman stocks will be part of the doubleheader show.

An added attraction will be the Acoustic Band featuring 1973 Freedom 76 winner Roger Knappenberger and his son Pete an auto racing radio personality. The band titled Maddie-Pearl will perform in the first turn pavilion from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

And as is the norm the folks from the Low Down and Dirty Radio show will be presenting their Meet & Greet at the main gate starting at 5 p.m.

Adult admission is $25 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. And kids under 6 are admitted free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for spectators and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, August 8th.


T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Kevin Hirthler, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Mike Gular, 4. Brett Kressley, 5. Rick Laubach, 6. Ryan Grim, 7. Jeff Strunk, 8. Craig Von Dohren, 9. Briggs Danner, 10. Doug Manmiller, 11. Kenny Gilmore, 12. Louden Reimert, 13. Craig Whitmoyer, 14. Mike Lisowski, 15. Ray Swinehart, 16. Jared Umbenhauer, 17. Dan Waisempacher, 18. Ryan Watt, 19. Dylan Swinehart, 20. Brad Grim, 21. Ron Haring Jr., 22. T.J. Lilly, 23. Justin Grim, 24. Joe Funk III, 25. Colt Harris, 26. Eric Biehn, 27. John Willman, 28. Ryan Lilick. DNQ: Mark Kratz, Darrin Schuler, Scott Frack, Carroll Hine III, Mary Levy Jr., Richie Hitzler, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Ron Myers and Mike Tyson.

T.P. Trailers Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Kenny Bock, 2. Jesse Leiby, 3. Dakota Kohler, 4. Mark Kemmerer, 5. Derrick Smith, 6. Brad Arnold, 7. Chris Esposito, 8. Nate Brinker, 9. John McGovern, 10. Brian Hirthler, 11. Kyle Smith, 12. Jimmy Leiby, 13. Ryan Beltz, 14. Bryan Rhoads, 15. Mike Mammana, 16. Lex Shive, 17. Dylan Hoch, 18. Jack Butler, 19. Kyle Lilick, 20. Brad Brightbill, 21. Dean Bachman, 22. Nathan Mohr, 23. Cole Stangle, 24. Decker Swinehart, 25. Ken Eckert Jr. DNQ: Mike Schneck Jr., Tom Miller, B.J. Joly, Parker Guldin, Chuck Eckert, Scott Kohler, Jack Butler and Mark Gaugler.

Super Sportsman Feature (25-laps) 1. Eric Jennings, 2. Joe Biasi, 3. Steve Wilbur, 4. Cliff Brian, 5. Brett Perigo, 6. Kevin Gutshall, 7. Craig Perigo, 8. Jason Failor, 9. John Stehman, 10. Michael Smith, 11. Austin Lorah, 12. Luke Lentner, 13. Levi Hippensteel, 14. Rohan Beasley, 15. Derek Sheaffer, 16. Tom Savage. DNS: Bill Brian Jr.

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Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Our 58th consecutive season.

Track office: General Manager: Tina Rogers@ 610.754.7688 - Public relations: Ernie Saxton: Email: – Cell phone: 267.934.7286





BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 21, 2020 . . . Ten time NASCAR track Modified champion Craig Von Dohren is working toward an 11th title as he sits on top of the T.P.Trailers Modified point standings with 1058 points. In the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman division Brian Hirthler, a past champion, is leading the standings with 857 points. Both divisions of racing are part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series that encompasses tracks from across the nation.

Close behind Von Dohren, one feature win to his credit, is Doug Manmiller who has 1049 counters to his credit. Duane Howard, a six time Modified kingpin and defending champion, is third with 1016 points. Jared Umbenhauer, a three time Sportsman champ, holds on to fourth with 1010 points followed by Ryan Grim with 837 points.

Close behind Hirthler in the Sportsman chase is Jack Butler with 817 tallies. Third is Brad Arnold having earned 795 points. Chris Esposito holds on to fourth at 740 counters followed by Mark Kemmerer who has earned 737 points.

There have been 44 Modified racers and 45 Sportsman talents earn points so far this season.

Wingless Super Sportsman racers will be the attraction along with the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman when Grandview Speedway offers fans an exciting tripleheader show on Saturday, July 25th. And there is no increase in admission with adults paying just $15 and all under 12 being admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and pits open at 4 p.m. Racing gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

The Low Down & Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Modified racer Louden Reimert and Wingless Super Sportsman drivers Steve Wilburn and Rohan Beasley. It all gets started in the front gate area at 5 p.m.

Fans attending events at Grandview are reminded to practice social distancing. Masks are recommended but not mandatory and if you are not feeling well please consider staying at home.

Coming up on Saturday, August 1st is the 50th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial dedicated to the man who had the idea and then created the one-third-mile, clay banked speedway that has become one of the most successful weekly short tracks in the nation. Modifieds will be racing for $10,000 to win. Sportsman will be the second part of the doubleheader. Adult admission is $25, youngster 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and those under 6 are admitted free.

Long time fan Jim Gilmore has posted $200 for the leader of Lap 7 in the Rogers Memorial in the name of the late Charley Gilmore who was a standout racer at Grandview for many years.

For additional information check in at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.


1. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 1058*
2. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 1049
3. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 1016
4. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 1010
5. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 837
6. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 798
7. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 780
8. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16 777
9. Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L/18/14 755
10. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 692
11. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 645
12. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #81 634*
13. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W 583
14. Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2A 576*
15. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 574
16. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 522
17. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61 493
18. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B 488
19. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #78 472
20. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 448
21. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 447
22. Brad Grim, Allentown, PA #23 447
23. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 438
24. Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA 14W 420
25. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 404
26. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87 390
27. T J Lilly, Pen Argyl, PA #17L 363
28. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7B 359
29. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA#14R 306
30. Ray Swinehart, Boyertown, PA #33 288


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2. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 817*
3. Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #27 795*
4. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31A 740
5. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 737
6. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 734
7. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 675
8. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 673
9. Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57 586
10. Jimmy Leiby, Milford, NJ #9L 570
11. Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14 542
12. Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 504
13. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16 464
14. Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA #11 417
15. Jesse Leiby, Milford, NJ #66 393
16. Decker Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38 366
17. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 306
18. Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA #17M 301
19. Ken Eckert Jr., Orwigsburg, PA #29 300
20. Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K 291
21. Scott Kohler, Boyertown PA #12S 280*
22. Jesse Landis Gilbertsville, PA #973 238
23. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 217
24. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 210
25. Tom Miller, Bechtelsville, PA #77T 209

Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: July 25, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: July 19, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ All six Wall Stadium Speedway stock car racing divisions will be in action when the third mile high banked paved oval opens the long awaited 2020 stock car racing season this Saturday night (July 25). Ticket sales and grandstand seating will open at 4:30 p.m. with qualifying slated for 5:30 p.m. and the first main event planned for 7:00 p.m. Pit gates will open at 1:00 p.m. on opening day with on track testing starting at 3:00 p.m.

Grandstand seating capacity will be limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and tickets will be sold on a first come/first serve basis starting at 4:30 p.m. Although season tickets are not being offered for the 2020 season, season ticket holders from 2019 will have a guaranteed opportunity to purchase opening night tickets. Ticket prices have not changed since last season.

The Modified division will lead the way in a 40-lap season-opening feature race, while the Sportsman cars, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Legend Cars are all slated for 25-lap main events. Refreshment stands will be open during the evening and Dollar Dog Night will be celebrated.

Defending Modified champion Steven Reed of Jackson will be looking to get an early win in the 2020 campaign and was fast during a Saturday (July 18) practice session. Also among the large turnout of Modifieds turning laps at the practice session were Holmdel's Andrew Krause, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Jackson's Jason Treat and Marc Rogers and Dom Fattaruso, both of Brick. Farmingdale's Tommy Martino, Lanoka Harbor's Ron Frees, Kevin Davison of Howell and Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. were also among the Modified drivers turning fast laps around the third mile paved high banked oval Saturday.

In addition to Reed, Hazlet's Chris Silvestri (Limited Late Model), Elliott Wohl of Beachwood (Factory Stock) and Jackson's Kyle Scisco (Sportsman) plan on defending their titles. Last year's 4 Cylinder Stock title winner Neil Rutt III of Edison plans on concentrating on the Sportsman division this season.

Fans, crew people and competitors are reminded to bring a face covering to the speedway and to observe social distancing at all times. As per Executive Order 157, Wall Stadium Speedway requires that all patrons must maintain six feet of spacing in all commonly used and other applicable areas or where people may form a line.

Complete and up to the minute information on Wall Stadium Speedway's July 25th opening night and the 2020 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at

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

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