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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Auto racing fans have a big event slated for this Saturday (July 15) at Wall Stadium Speedway with five main events and a Demolition Derby during “Pack the Track Night” action. A special discounted admission price of just $10 for adults and $5 for students aged 7 to 17 will be offered. Kids 6 and under are always free.

Spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m., with the remainder of the Factory Stock 25-lapper stopped by rain last Saturday (July 8) slated for 5:45 p.m. followed by qualifying. Scheduled main event action will follow at around 7:00 p.m. This “Carnival Night” themed event will feature games on the midway area.

On the famous high banked third mile paved oval five scheduled feature races will be presented with the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks competing in an extra distance 50-lapper along with the final laps of the July 8 race. The Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, the Snap On Sportsman cars, the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models will all be battling in a 25-lap main events.

The Factory Stock action will see former champions Joe Mongeau of Brick and Scott Riggleman of Manchester lead the way with plenty of competition from Joey Helberg of Union, Ron Booth of Eatontown, Wall’s Bob Haberstick, Gerry Koenig of Merrick, N.Y. and Beachwood’s Elliott Wohl, just to name a few.

The Legend Cars will see defending champ Louie Keraitis of Toms River, Eatontown’s Malcolm Campbell, Mitchell Dowd of Pottstown, Pa. and former champion Robert French of Howell as favorites.

The night of action will conclude with a championship Demolition Derby where cars will be destroyed until only one is still running!

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. The rain postponed Factory Stock race from July 8 and qualifying will then begin at 5:45 p.m. and scheduled feature race action for all divisions is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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 The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Howell’s Jimmy Blewett battled with several top competitors before finally taking the checker flag in the Garden State Classic for Freehold Ford Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Saturday night. The race has proven to be a special one for the Blewett family as both his father, John Blewett, Jr., and his brother, the late John Blewett III, have won the race in the past. Jimmy Blewett’s Saturday night win was his fourth in the annual summer classic.

Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, who started on the pole by virtue of his fast time in qualifying, was the first leader of the event before he spun from the top spot. This set up a side-by-side battle for the lead between Blewett and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause who was charging in the outside lane. After several laps of dicing Blewett slipped to the lead with North Carolina’s Danny Bohn slipping into second.

Bohn and Krause then chased Blewett through the middle stages of the race before Krause pitted for new right side tires on lap 60. Soon after Blewett and Bohn both pitted for their new tires and that set up a battle to the finish.

The fight for first continued until the lap 90 mark when Krause’s car developed a fluid leak that caused him to loose traction and eventually drop from the contest. Bohn also dropped from the race in this late stage. Blewett was the leader but the event was far from over as defending race winner Steven Reed of Jackson advanced to second after recovering from at least two mishaps earlier in the contest.

Blewett raced on to the win with Reed second, Jonathan Mandato of Toms River an impressive third, Jackson’s Blake Barney fourth and Trevor Alspach of Willingboro fifth.

“Before the race I just wasn’t feeling it with the car,” Blewett said. “(Crew chief) Rob Ormsbee and I went to our notebook and changed the set-up to how it was the first time we won with it. Hard work does have its rewards.”

Beachwood’s Elliott Wohl raced to his first win of the year in the companion 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. He fought off Manchester’s Scott Riggleman in the closing laps and Joey Helberg of Union was third. Tom Rajkowski of Fords was fourth and Whitey Miller of Jamesburg was fifth.

Howell’s Brian Osborn grabbed the lead in the final lap to take the win in the 25-lapper for the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stock 25-lapper. Todd Pilla of Beachwood, who had slipped into the top spot with a handful of laps remaining, was forced to settle for second. Wall’s TJ Graves, Christian LaCicero of Lavallette and Darren Burdge of Jackson completed the top five.

Howell’s Robert French became the winningest driver in the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars ranks by taking the 25-lapper Saturday. French led most of the race to his 26th career win and fought off several competitors including Louie Keraitis of Toms River and Browns Mills Vinny Troia who finished second and third. Tony Hodgson and James Van Wickle completed the top five.

Racing returns this Saturday night, July 1. The holiday weekend Saturday night card will feature the Modifieds in a 40-lapper and the Snap-on Sportsman cars, the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models, the Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks and the TQ Midgets all in 25-lap main events.

More information on Wall Stadium and the 2017 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


MODIFIED FEATURE – 125 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2 Steven Reed, 3. Jonathan Mandato, 4. Blake Barney, 5. Trevor Alspach, 6. Shaun Carrig, 7. Kenny Van Wickle, 8. Ricky Collins, 9. Dom Fattarusso, 10. Andrew Krause, 11. Chas Okerson, 12. Danny Bohn, 13. Ron Frees, 14. Adam LaCicero, 15. Tom Catanzaro, 16. Joey Merlino, 17. Jason Treat, 18. Shawna Ingraham, 19. Jason Hearne, 20. Zack Alspach, 21. Shanon Mongeau, 22. Eric Mauriello, 23. Derek Hopkinson, 24. Chris Reynolds

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ELLIOTT WOHL, BEACHWOOD, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Joey Helberg, 4. Tom Rajkowski, 5. Whitey Miller, 6. Tim Majek, 7. John Carpenter, 8. Mike Montano, 9. Bryan O’Shea, 10. Matt Badessa, 11. Theresa Collins, 12. Tony Bartone, 13. Nancy Riggleman, 14. John Bowers, 15. Ray Fattarusso, 16. Gerry Koenig

4 CYKINDER STOCK FEATURE – 1. BRIAN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Todd Pilla, 3. TJ Graves, 4. Christian LaCicero, 5. Darren Burdge, 6. Jay Conrad, 7. JC Duvall, 8. Chris Silvestri, 9. Frank Ciancitto, 10. Nicole Razzano, 11. Joe Barbaria, 12. Jennifer Schultz, 13. Mike Lavery, 14. Jeff Loesch, 15. Darianne McLaren, 16. Richard Smith

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ROBERT FRENCH, HOWELL, 2. Louie Keraitis, 3. Vinny Troia, 4. Tony Hodgson, 5. James Van Wickle, 6. Peter Bruno, 7. Rob Silver, 8. Roger Nickerson, 9. Nick Van Wickle, 10. Anthony Colandro, 11. Mitchell Dowd, 12. Artie Pederson, 13. Steve Woytysiak, 14. Danny Doyle

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Jimmy Blewett returned to the winner’s circle for the second straight Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway topping the 40-lap main event for the Freehold Ford Modified stock cars. The win moved the Howell resident to a fourth place tie on the all-time speedway win list with standout racer Tony Siscone with 59 wins. The win also moved Blewett out of a 58 win tie with legendary driver Tommie Elliott.

When the green flag dropped on this one two-time defending champion Steven Reed of Jackson was the leader but Blewett wasted no time in moving to second with Manchester’s Shanon Mongeau running third. The race was stopped soon after when Brick’s Shawna Ingraham got out of shape exiting turn two and forced Holmdel’s Andrew Krause into the guardrail. The mishap collected six cars but no injuries were reported.

Reed continued to pace the field on the restart with Blewett and Mongeau close behind. The turning point in this event came on lap nine with Reed’s car washed up the backing in turn one and Blewett was able to dive to the inside lane and into the lead. Mongeau soon followed Blewett through for second.

From then on it was a high-speed chase before Blewett took the win with Mongeau a close second. Reed, Adam LaCicero of Lavallette and Toms River’s Derek Hopkinson completed the top five.

“I watched Tony Siscone get a lot of wins here so I guess this is a pretty big accomplishment,” Blewett said. “The car was great tonight thanks to everyone who supports this team. They work hard and our sponsors really help. I can’t stress that enough.”

After missing opening night racing the week before due to a trip to Mexico for a friend’s wedding, Dom Fattarusso of Brick posted the fastest time, started sixth and raced on to the 25-lap Snap On Sportsman main event win.

Tyler Truex of Mayetta was the early leader of the race with opening night winner Kevin Davison of Howell close behind. Meanwhile, Fattarusso passed cars to advance to third before risking his spot by moving to the outside lane in the cone race format. On that restart Fattarusso gained second spot and then dove to the inside lane in turns one and two to take the lead and eventual win.

Truex and Davison were second and third while Tuckerton’s Robbie Walton and Mike Carr of Wall completed the top five.

Joey Helberg of Union jumped to the lead early and raced on to win the 25-lap feature race for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Opening night winner Scott Riggleman of Manchester and Brick’s Joe Mongeau made up the tight top three, while Elliott Wohl of Bayville and Mike Montano of Ft. Myers, Fla. were fourth and fifth.

Defending champ Lou Keraitis of Toms River grabbed the lead on lap three and then raced to victory in the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Howell’s Robert French borrowed a car to race through the pack for second. Mitchell Dowd of Pottstown, Pa., Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park and Vinny Troia of Browns Mills were third trough fifth.

Ryan Tidman of Levittown, Pa. won the 25-lapper for the touring Three Quarter Midgets and Dalton Rivera won a 15-lapper for Sunday Series Champ Karts.

Racing continues this Saturday evening (May 13). John Gasko and Son Farm and Greenhouses will not on honor mom’s on this Mother’s Day weekend by presenting flowers while supplies last, but will also be the presenting trophy sponsor for all divisions. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying will then start at 5:45 p.m. before the seven main events begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Freehold Ford Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event and the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models are set for a pair of feature races. The O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will compete in 25-lap feature races on the third mile high-banked paved oval.

More information on Wall Stadium and the 2017 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


MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1 JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Shanon Mongeau, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Adam LaCicero, 5. Derek Hopkinson, 6. Jason Hearne, 7. Jason Treat, 8. Blake Barney, 9. Shaun Carrig, 10. Ryan Cottrell, 11. Ron Frees, 12. Andrew Krause, 13. Shawna Ingraham, 14. Ricky Collins, 15. Kenny Van Wickle, 16. Chas Okerson

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. DOM FATTARUSSO, BRICK, 2. Tyler Truex, 3. Kevin Davison, 4. Robby Walton, 5. Mike Carr, 6. Jarret DiGiantamasso, 7. Eric Lane, 8. Rob Silver, 9. Mike Tidaback, 10. Roland DeMartino, 11. Joe Cocca, 12. Jonathan Laureigh, 13. Matt Langbein, 14. Kyle Scisco, 15. Jake Nelke, 16. Todd Dige, 17. Dave Bailey

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOEY HELBERG, UNION, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Joe Mongeau, 4. Elliott Wohl, 5. Mike Montano, 6. Tom Rajkowski, 7. Rob Haberstick, 8. Ray Fattarusso, 9. Whitey Miller, 10. Gerry Koenig, 11. Matt Badessa, 12. John Bowers, 13. Tim Majek, 14. Tony Bartone, 15. Bryan O’Shea, 16. Richie Byrne, 17. Tim O’Shea, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. Theresa Collins, 20. Eric Bodenschatz

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. LOU KERAITIS, TOMS RIVER, 2. Robert French, 3. Mitchell Dowd, 4. Nick Van Wickle, 5. Vinny Troia, 6. Artie Pederson, 7. Chris Gall, 8. Tom Stavola, 9. Tony Hodgson, 10. Roger Nickerson

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Sload Back to Back in ATQMRA Action With Wall Win
Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic VP Racing Fuels

Wall Township, NJ. Saturday April 29, 2017 ... 2015 ATQMRA Champion Buddy Sload has returned to his winning ways in the Colin Martin Spitfire 36 by earning back to back feature victories first at the club opener, then backing it up with a win Saturday at Wall Stadium in wingless competition on Wall's inner oval on Wall Stadium's Fan Fest Night. Rob Vivona rolled across the line second with Matt Roselli third. Roselli and Ryan Tidman earned heat race victories. Ronnie the Rocket Mullen was the highest finishing Acro Rookie of the year candidate. Fellow Rookie Jon Keller went for a rough ride onto his lid in the feature. The Brice's NAPA Auto Parts Clean Start Buckets were handed out to teams at the event.

The luck of the draw put Matt Janisch in the Alan Mollot Lindblad Badger along Side Mark Yoder in his Hyper Hugger on the front row. Janisch was able to power into the lead on the initial start with Joey Bailer following him in Second. Bailey pressured Janisch for the lead before overtaking him on lap 7. Bailey opened up a margin on second when the red flag was flown for a tangle between two rookie candidates exiting the fourth turn sending Jon Keller over onto his lid ending his day early.

At the time of the red flag just prior to half way Ryan Tidman and Matt Jansich tangled on the back straight away sending Janisch upside down. Jansich and Tidman were able to continue. This put Sload on the outside pole for the restart alongside Bailey. On the restart, Bailey launched into the lead and held serve until lap 22 when Sload and Bailey made contact entering the third turn in what was deemed a "Racing Incident" bringing out the caution for a spinning Bailey.

Eighth starting Rob Vivona in the lone 600 Micro Sprint in the field slowly picked his way forward to move into the second position for the restart. Sload was able to maintain the advantage and park the 36 Spitfire in Victory lane for his second feature win in so many races in 2017. Vivona trailed Sload in Second with a hard charging Matt Roselli rounding out the Podium. Ryan Tidman rebounded from the lap 12 incident to notch a fourth place finish with Geoffrey Sutton rounding out the top five.

Mark Yoder Rolled across the line sixth with Janisch rebounding from the earlier flip to finish seventh. Jeff Kot was eighth in the Behrents Performance Yuhas Chassis 88 with the top Rookie of the race Wall Stadium's own Ronnie the Rocket Mullen ninth. Austin Fehr rounded out the top ten with Joey Bailey coming back from the late race spin to finish eleventh.

The ATQMRA was once again part of Wall's popular on track Fan Fest where teams were able to meet and mingle with fans and friends. For the first time Father and Son Ronnie and Cole Mullen raced on track together with the old man besting the kid in the debut of Ron's brand New BGF Chassis and Motor 39 car.

Each of the teams received a NAPA Bucket containing hand cleaner carburator cleaner and car polishing products from Brice's NAPA Auto Parts for the third consecutive year. A special thanks to Bill Brice, The ATQMRA's Race Director, for helping to keep the organization looking good.

The first heat race was won by Matt Roselli in his family owned Laffler Chassis 98. The second heat was won by a fellow Laffler Chassis mount the Boyd Racing 1B driven by Flying Ryan Tidman.

The VP Racing Fuel that powers the ATQMRA,s next event at Wall Stadium on This coming Saturday May 6th for round 3 of the season.

Heat 1
1 98 Matt Roselli
2 75 Mark Yoder
3 36 Buddy Sload
4 51 Matt Janisch
5 46v Rob Vivona
6 88 Jeff Kot
7 32 Dave Golbatuk
8 20 John Keller
9 39 Ronnie Mullen

Heat 2
1 1b Ryan Tidman
2 2 Joey Bailey
3 46 Geoffry Sutton
4 73 Austin Fehr
5 73 Cole Mullen
6 67 Joey Payne III
7 f8 Kerry Irwin
8 1 Kyle Taraska

1 36 Buddy Sload
2 46v Rob Vivona
3 98 Matt Roselli
4 1b Ryan Tidman
5 46 Geoffry Sutton
6 75 Mark Yoder
7 51 Matt Janisch
8 88 Jeff Kot
9 39 Ronnie Mullen
10 73 Austin Fehr
11 2 Joey Bailey
12 f8 Kerry Irwin
13 73 Cole Mullen
14 32 Dave Golbatuk
15 67 Joey Payne III
16 1 Kyle Taraska
17 20 John Keller

ATMQRA 2017 Schedule
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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Before one of the largest opening night crowds in recent memory Jimmy Blewett of Howell raced to victory in the headlining 40-lap feature race for the Freehold Ford Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. It was Blewett’s 58th career main event win at the shore speedway.

After setting fast time in time trial qualifying Blewett rocketed to the lead at the outset. Although he was never headed Blewett fought off challenges from Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Holmdel’s Andrew Krause and his very own teammate, Eric Mauriello of Howell. Just a few cautions slowed the race, but one red flag waved when rookie Tom Catanzaro slammed the first turn rail. Although both the guardrail and the car sustained severe damage, no injury was reported.

At the checker flag Mauriello chased Blewett across the finish line with Krause, defending champion Steven Reed and Shanon Mongeau of Manchester completing the top five.

“Winning on opening night is big,” Blewett said after the race. “The car was good until the end of the race. It picked up a little suspension problem and I had to take it easy near the end. A lot of people help with this team and I have to thank them all.”

Defending Snap On Sportsman champion Kevin Davison began his title defense on a positive note as he won a crash filled main event. Although Davison stayed well ahead of the trouble, officials eventually called the race official with 27 of the scheduled 30 laps completed. Tuckerton’s Robby Walton, Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor, Wall’s Mike Carr and Kyle Scisco of Jackson wrapped up the top five.

Former champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester won the season opening 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks after early leader Richie Byrne dropped from the race in the closing laps. Joey Helberg of Union, Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y., Gerry Koenig of Seaford, N.Y. and Elliott Wohl of Bayville were second through fifth.

Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y. won the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars over Richie Davidowitz, also of Medford, N.Y., Wall’s Robert French, defending champ Louie Keraitis of Toms River, and Mitchell Dowd of Pottstown, Pa.

Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. tasted his first win in over a season in the 25-lapper for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models over Wall’s Cole Ormsbee, Greg Miranda of Hazlet, Jackson’s Glen Conk and Jim Moorman.

Defending Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock champ Todd Pilla of Beachwood won his main event over Brick’s Robert Sutphin, Darren Burdge of Jackson and Darianne McLaren of Edison.

Buddy Sload of West Chester, Pa. won the 25-lap race for the touring TQ Midgets.

Racing continues this Saturday evening with cone races offered for the speedway’s regular divisions. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying will then start at 5:45 p.m. before the seven main events begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Freehold Ford Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event and the Snap On Sportsman cars will battle in a 30-lapper. The O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will compete in 25-lap feature races on the third mile high-banked paved oval. Also on the card will be the open cockpit Three Quarter Midgets on the fifth mile inner oval.

More information on Wall Stadium and the 2017 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



MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1 JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Andrew Krause, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Shanon Mongeau, 6. Derek Hopkinson, 7. Jason Hearne, 8. Ron Frees, 9. Blake Barney, 10. Kenny Van Wickle, 11. Shaun Carrig, 12. Jason Treat, 13. Jonathan Mandato, 14. Ricky Collins, 15. Shawna Ingraham, 16. Ryan Cottrell, 17. Joey Merlino, 18. Zack Alspach, 19. Trevor Alspach, 20. Tom Catanzaro, 21. Chas Okerson

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 27 Laps – 1. KEVIN DAVISON, HOWELL, 2. Robby Walton, 3. Jonathan Laureigh, 4. Mike Carr, 5. Kyle Scisco, 6. Joe Cocca, 7. Mike Tidaback, 8. Rob Silver, 9. Roland DeMartino, 10. Matt Langbein, 11. Jarret DiGiantamasso, 12. Tyler Truex, 13. Dave Bailey, 14. John McCormack, 15. Nick Shaw, 16. Tim Stephan, 17. Kenny Green, 18. Jake Nelke

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SCOTT RIGGLEMAN, MANCHESTER, 2. Joey Helberg, 3. Mike Montano, 4. Gerry Koenig, 5. Elliott Wohl, 6. Joe Mongeau, 7. Tom Rajkowski, 8. Whitey Miller, 9. Bob Haberstick, 10. Bryan O’Shea, 11. Matt Badessa, 12. Tim Majek, 13 Tony Bartone, 14. John Bowers, 15. Richie Byrne, 16. Theresa Collins, 17. Scott Maher, 18. Nancy Riggleman

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KEVIN NOWAK, MEDFORD, N.Y., 2. Richie Davidowitz, 3. Robert French, 4. Louie Keraitis, 5. Mitchell Dowd, 6. Artie Pederson, 7. Peter Bruno, 8. Nick Van Wickle, 9. Tom Stavola, 10. Tony Hodgson, 11. Roger Nickerson, 12. Chris Gall

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRIAN DOYLE, RONKONKOMA, N.Y., 2. Cole Ormsbee, 3. Greg Miranda, Glen Conk, Jim Moorman, 6. Bill Vanderveen, 7. Greg Gastelu

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11/26/2016 --- Matt Roselli used hthe pole position to its fullest advantage and earned his first win of the 2016 season in his Family 98 Lafler chassis mount. Ryan Tidman and Bobby Holmes rounded out the podium. 2016 ATQMRA Season Champion Matt Janisch set fast time in the Formula 1 style qualifying besting Mike Occhipinte and Geoffrey Sutton. The ATQMRA regulars took on all comers and were able to hold serve against a diverse group of many of the northeast's top invaders from pavement and Dirt Modifieds, SuperModified, SpeedSTRs to Midget, Sprint and Micro Sprint racers. They all tried their hands on the Wall Flat track in the race dedicated to the Memory of ATQRMA Friend Chris Zrinski. Additional money was collected from fans and competitors to help sweeten the pot in the feature event.

Qualifying for the Turkey Derby was done Formula 1 Style with group qualifying against the clock with the top 12 making the feature redraw. With two to go in the final session Geoffrey Sutton in the brand new Fred Delibero Metz Racing Driver Development BGF Chassis 461 sat at the top of the chart. At the white Flag Michigan Mike Occhipinte in the 46 car that Sutton raced all season put his number at the top of the pilon only to have Matt Jansich turn the quickest lap of the day coming to the Checkered flag to set fast time.

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. On this day, Matt Roselli was both. His ninth-place time trial put him in the redraw and he was lucky enough to pull the number one pill. Roselli and Occhipinte who races Modifieds in Michigan and Wisconsin would lead the field to the Green flag with Roselli powering into the lead with 2015 NYPA TQ Midget Champion Kyle Hutchinson following him into second. Hutchinson's carbureted Suzuki challenged from the second position until lap 8 when a bent steering arm slowed his car and ended his race on lap fifteen.

2015 ATQMRA Champion Buddy Sload worked his way into second for a couple of laps before relinquishing the position to multi time Champion Ryan Tidman in the Boyd Racing 1b Lafler. Tidman would charge into the lead moving Roselli into second.

A caution flew on lap 16 when contact from Sutton send Janisch spinning into the third turn. Sutton would be assessed a 2-position penalty post-race for the incident. Cautions breed cautions and another caution fell for a 3-car tangle coming out of the fourth turn involving Marc Rogers who raced several divisions in Wall's Turkey Derby, Occhipinte and Tim Buckwalter who is a Grandview Speedway Modified racer as well as a past ARDC Midget Champion and a stand out driver in Micro Sprints and the SpeedSTR division. Another caution fell for spinning Dirt Modified Superstar Mike Iles. The final caution of the race was the most consequential. A jumbled restart behind pole sitter Ryan Tidman led to incidental contact from Kyle Lick that sent Sutton into a spin. Janisch moved to the outside to go around the spinning Sutton but hooked Sutton's front bumper and tore the entire left side from the Yuhas 48 car ending his day.

The final restart of the race wasn't without incident but no caution was thrown and the race went from that point to the end with Matt Roselli determined to show he wasn't just lucky but good enough to retake the lead and win his first Turkey Derby. After the lap 18 restart Roselli would dog Tidman who was determined to get his first win of the season after finishing second in the ATQMRA Standings. Roselli's opportunity to pounce came on lap 21 to take the lead and never look back winning by 1.047 seconds over Tidman and a hard charging NYPA TQ Midget and Western NY Modified racer Bobby Holmes. 2015 ATQMRA Champion Buddy Sload would finish fourth with ARDC Midget, Micro sprint and SpeedSTR standout Lick crossing the line as the first micro sprint.

The 2016 version of the ATQMRA's Turkey Derby was run to honor the passing of Big Chris Zrinski who recently lost a long battle with cancer in multiple sites in his body. Family friend John Larson had memorial decals made that were distributed to racers and put up a $100 bonus to the highest finisher sporting the decal that was awarded to Flying Ryan Tidman. John and Pat Malik posted a $100 Hard luck award that was awarded to Matt Janisch following the feature. Micky Soto Metz went through the pits and collected $480 from fans and drivers alike to boost the payout to the racers. The Zrinski traditional car numbers are 25 and 75. It was decided to divide the money collected equally between position 2, 5 and 7. Tidman's second place finish netted him a total of $260 above the normal payout with Tim Proctor and Kyle Lick picking up $160 each for finishing in position 7 and 5. Thank you to everyone who donated to help make the Chris Zrinski memorial race special. Special thanks go to the handful of racers and friends who are making private donations to the Zrinski family Foundation. Don, Ken and Big Lou Zrinski were on hand along with Chris Son Will as well as family friend Rich.

A diverse group of racers from varying backgrounds were on hand to test the flat track at Wall in preparation for the indoor season. NYPA TQ racer as well as western NY Modified Standout Bobby Holmes raced the 21 car that he will be racing in the Sammons indoor series made his third ATQMRA start of the season racing at Waterford Speed Bowl and a show earlier in the year at Wall. Kyle Lick will be racing the same Micro Sprint he ran at Wall indoors this winter and spends time behind the wheel of an ARDC Midget SpeedSTR and Micro Sprints. Eighth finishing Joey Payne Jr. was shaking down the Rich Tolerico 5 car for the indoor series. Payne can be found in the summer months behind the wheel of TQ Midgets, Full Midgets, Nema Lites and in the ultra-fast ranks of the Big Block Super Modifieds. Fifteenth finishing Brett Michalski raced the Colin Martin 17 Micro Sprint. Brett has spent time racing Micro Sprints and recently started racing sprint cars. Anthony Payne who was in his family 45 Lafler TQ Midget is a Quarter Midget Graduate who won the Nema Lites Midget Championship in 2015 and continues racing the Lites Midgets as well as a small block Supermodfied.

ATQRMA News and Notes: Last years Turkey Derby Champion Eric Rudolph who won the race int he Mark Lafler house car wasn't on hand to defend his Turkey Derby Crown. Roselli picked up the mantle and earned the second Turkey Derby Victory for in a Potent Lafler Chassis Mount.

Geoffrey Sutton in the new BGF 461 car picked up right where he left off in the old 461 car by racing at the front of the pack and posting times at the top of the speed Chart. While Sutton was running one of the newest cars on the circuit Teammate for the day Occhipinte was taking the Metz Racing Bruce's Chassis car out for its last modern race before being retired to Vintage competition.

Occhipinte did the team proud in his only start of the season picking up where Sutton left off in the car nearly setting fast time only being sniped on the last lap of time trials by the talented Matt Jansich. The Occhipinte car made its first race in 1988 at that year's Turkey derby with Bill Courtwright at the wheel driving for Teddy and Arlene Seiz as a white and Pink number 56 with a Polaris engine. The car would win that year's indoor championship and the last Championship contested at the long shuttered Pinebrook Speedway.

Feature Race (30 Laps)1 98 Matt Roselli 2 1b Ryan Tidman 3 21 Bobby Holmes 4 16 Buddy Sload 5 8 Kyle Lick 6 461 Geoffrey Sutton 7 98 Tim Proctor 8 5 Joey Payne Jr. 9 88 Jeff Kot 10 7b Tim Buckwalter 11 02 Joey Bailey 12 55 Steve Craig 13 f8 Mike Glaser 14 17 Brett Michalski 15 711 Mike Illes 16 67 Joey Payne III 17 46 Mike Occipinti 18 75 Mark Yoder 19 48 Matt Janisch 20 45 Anthony Payne 21 27 Mark Rogers 22 7 Kyle Hutchanson 23 95 Bill Force Jr. 24 1 Patrick Force

Time Trials (Formula 1 Style) 1 48 Matt Janisch 13.285 2 46 Mike Occipinti 13.361 3 461 Geoffrey Sutton 13.422 4 2 Joey Bailey 13.435 5 1b Ryan Tidman 13.556 6 7 Kyle Hutchanson 13.581 7 711 Mike Illes 13.596 8 21 Bobby Holmes 13.697 9 98 Matt Roselli 13.718 10 16 Buddy Sload 13.722 11 7b Tim Buckwalter 13.753 12 27 Mark Rogers 13.842 13 8 Kyle Lick 13.875 14 88 Jeff Kot 13.93 15 98 Tim Proctor 13.94 16 55 Steve Craig 13.985 17 5 Joey Payne Jr. 14.003 18 75 Mark Yoder 14.006 19 67 Joey Payne III 14.059 20 17 Brett Michalski 14.065 21 45 Anthony Payne 14.075 22 f8 Mike Glaser 14.154 23 95 Bill Force Jr. 14.276 24 1 Patrick Force 15.907

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Throughout the 2016 season Matt Hirschman lived up to his nickname “Big Money Matt” by winning many of the high paying races he entered. The Northampton, Pa. resident did it again on Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway by winning both the Tour Type Modified and Wall Modified feature races during Turkey Derby XLIII. These two wins are added to the “Woody’s 105” race victory that he enjoyed in the summer here.

Hirschman collected a combined $9,000 by sweeping the 150-lap Tour Type feature and the 100-lap SK Modified feature.

“It’s a career day! That’s the only way to put it. I’ve been doing it for probably five or six years,” Hirschman said. “I’ve won each race on different years, but never in the same day. It’s incredible! It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I know Jimmy (Blewett) has done it before; I don’t know if anybody else has.

“I’m not the first to do it but it’s something I’ve wanted.”

Things seemed to be going Hirschman’s way early in the Tour Type Modified race when he was promoted to the inside of row one as a result of pole sitter Steven Reed failing to make the grid with a broken transmission. Hirschman dominated the majority of the event but nearly got tripped up late when former Turkey Derby winner Eric Mauriello of Howell jumped to the lead. Hirschman returned the favor on the following restarting jumping to the front and never again being headed.

Mauriello, Blewett, Brick’s Ron Frees, who had converted his Wall Modified to a Tour Type car, and Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pa. completed the top five in the 26 car field.

Things were not as easy for Hirschman during the Wall Modified feature. After losing a lap in time trials for being light at the scales in tech, Hirschman started in 13th. With a pack of cars around him, Hirschman made what would turn into a race-winning move near lap 25.

“We didn’t start up where I would’ve liked to and we were in a position that I didn’t like,” he explained after the race. “I thought something was going to happen. I thought it might not be the winning strategy, but let’s bail out of here, put our tires on, and hope it cycles through.

“The very next restart is when they all wrecked in three and four, so I went from last to eighth. It worked out, definitely the right thing to do, I don’t know why I felt like doing it, but it was a good feeling. From there I ran the car hard and it stayed with me.”

With Hirschman closing on the leader Jimmy Blewett, Blewett made what could’ve been a race-winning move when he went down pit road with just over 11 laps to go for new tires. Restarting around tenth Blewett charged through the pack to second before running out of time to challenge for the win.

Blewett, Matawan’s Anthony Sesely, Danny Bohn, and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause were second through fifth.

Blewett did enjoy a Modified win on Saturday taking top honors in the Dirt Modified 50-lap feature race. Krause came on to challenge later in the test before finishing second. Jim Brit, Mickey Kessler and Joey Payne wrapped up the top five.

Joe Ryan Osborn was a happy winner in Saturday’s 30-lapper for the Legend Cars over Mike Alcaro. Richie Davidowitz, Kyle Ellwood and Joe Graf completed the top five. In Sunday’s Legend Cars 40-lapper Alcaro took the win as Davidowitz, Noah Korner, Brandon Martinez and Kevin Nowak completed the top five.

Matt Roselli won Saturday’s TQ Midget 30-lapper.

On Friday, day one of Turkey Derby, Blewett was a winner in a wreck filled 50-lapper for the Sportsman cars holding off Mayetta’s Tyler Truex and Brick’s Dom Fattaruso. Andrew Bohn and Matt Langbein were fourth and fifth.

Shanon Mongeau of Manchester won Friday’s Limited Late Model 45-lapper over Wayne Coury. Chris Turbish, John Vullo and Marc Rogers were third through fifth.

Brick’s Joe Mongeau won Friday’s 40-lapper for the Factory Stocks over a challenging Rob McCormick. Richie Byrne, Scott Riggleman and Ron Booth were third through fifth. Sunday’s 50-lapper saw Union’s Joey Helberg take the victory with Shanon Mongeau, Tom Rajkowski, Tim O’Shea and Scott Riggleman completing the top five

Also on Friday Beachwood’s Todd Pilla won the 4 Cylinder Stock main event. Darren Burdge chased him across the line for second, while Christian LaCicero, Jason Lane and Jeff Loesch posted top five finishes. Shanon Mongeau returned to win the 75-lap main event for the 4 Cylinder Stocks on Sunday. Robert Sutphin, Dan Birdsall, Lee Allen and Jay Conrad wrapped up the top five.

On Sunday, day three of Turkey Derby, the Dirt Sportsman cars saw action with Joey Payne taking the win over Rich Coons, Dakota Kessler and Chuck Stone. The Dirt Outlaw Stocks were also on Sunday’s card with Brick’s Ron Frees taking the win with Brian Ludwig, Jon Meyer, Billy Wroble and Michael Creamer filling out the top five.

Jeff Henry won the demolition derby, final event of the season.

With the Turkey Derby now compete the 2016 season at Wall Stadium is in the record books. All attention is now turning to the 2017 season with the first pre-season testing session set for April 15.

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, the website is and email address is


TOUR TYPE MODIFIED FEATURE – 150 Laps – 1. MATT HIRSCHMAN, NORTHAMPTON, PA., 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Ron Frees, 5. Earl Paules, 6. Jimmy Zacharis, 7. Andrew Krause, 8. Anthony Sesely, 9. Shawn Solomito, 10. Less Hinckley, 11. Keith Rocco, 12. John Fortin, 13. Jamie Tomaino, 14. John Markovic, 15. Amber Fortin, 16. Justin Bonsignore, 17. Andy Jankowiak, 18. Tommy Catalano, 19. Jonathan Mandato, 20. Timmy Solomito, 21. Austin Kochenash, 22. Dave Sapienza, 23. Ken Darch, 24. Jason Treat, 25. Tyler Truex, 26. Jack Ely

DOWNS FORD MODIFIED FEATURE – 100 Laps – 1. MATT HARISCHMAN, NORTHAMPTON, PA., Jimmy Blewett, 3. Anthony Sesely, 4. Danny Bohn, 5. Andrew Krause, 6. Eric Mauriello, 7. Jason Hearne, 8. Shawna Ingraham, 9. Marc Rogers, 10. Dennis Perry, 11. Shaun Carrig, 12. Chris Lane, 13. Chris Reynolds, 14. Ken Matlach, 15. Trevor Alspach, 16. Jack Ely, 17. Vinnie Marone, 18. Steven Reed, 19. Adam LaCicero, 20. Ricky Collins, 21. Justin Gumley, 22. Derek Hopkinson, 23. Shanon Mongeau, 14. Mike Benevides, 25. Zack Alspach, 26. Kenny Van Wickle

DIRT MODIFIED FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Jim Britt, 4. Mickey Kessler, 5. Joey Payne, 6. Rich Coons, 7. Rob Anderton, 8. Charles Stone, 9. Aleia Geisler, 10. Brian Papiez, 11. Dakota Kessler, 12. Bucky Kell, 13. Kerry Irwin, 14. Jackie Brown, 15. Mark Levy

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 30 Laps – Saturday - 1. JOE RYAN OSBORN, 2. Mike Alcaro, 3. Richie Davidowitz, 4. Kyle Ellwood, 5. Joe Graf, 6. Artie Pederson, 7. Brandon Martinez, 8. Kevin Nowak, 9. Mitchell Dowd, 10. Matt Maring, 11. Vinny Delaney, 12. Louie Keraitis, 13. Lowbed Johnson, 14. Chris Gall, 15. Brad VanHouten, 16. Glenn Corner, 17. Bryan Kelly, 18. Tony Hanbury, 19. Joe Fresco, 20. Kyle Dealaman, 21. Tony Colandro, 22. Eugene Drew, 23. Noah Korner, 24. Gillian Korner, 25. Pat Verwys, 26. DJ Doyle

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 40 Laps – Sunday – 1. MIKE ALCARO, 2. Davidowitz, 3. Korner, 4. Martinez, 5. Nowak, 6. Dowd, 7. Graf, 8. Kelly, 9. Maring, 10. Keraitis, 11. Delaney, 12. Kyle Elwood, 13. Gall, 14. Gillion Kirkpatrick, 15. Pedersen, 16. VanHouton, 17. Dealaman, 18. Mike Marfeo, 19. Korner, 20. Colandro, 21. Hanbury, 22. Johnson, 23. Joey Lembo, 24. Joe Fresco, 25. Joe Mafeo, DQ Joe Ryan Osborn

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 45 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Wayne, Coury, 3. Chris Turbish, 4. John Vullo, 5. Marc Rogers, 6. Daryn Miller, 7. Joe Mancuso, 8. Brandon Turbish, 9. Mike Tillett, 10. Ricky Collins, 11. Jim Moorman, 12. Andy Gamble, 13. Anthony Hillard, 14. Ray Minieri, 15. Rick Kopf, 16. Brian Doyle, 17. Charles Macwhinnie

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Tyler Truex, 3. Dom Fattaruso, 4. Andrew Bohn, 5. Matt Langbein, 6. CJ Lehman, 7. Blake Barney, 8. Michael Carr, 9. Robert Silver, 10. Joe Graf, 11 Jonathan Laureigh, 12. Kenny Van Wickle, 13. Roland DeMartino, 14. Chris Owsik, 15. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 16. Robert Sutphin, 17. Jake Nelke, 18. Jon Meyer, 19. Bill McNeil, 20. Jimmy Wolcott, 21. Kevin Davison, 22. Eric lane, 23. Dom Casola, 24. Robby Walton, 25. Donnie Ericson, 26. Kenny Green

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. RODD PILLA, BEACHWOOD, 2. Darren Burdge, 3. Christian LaCicero, 4. Jason Lane, 5. Jeff Loesch, 6. TJ Graves, 7. Tom Lalomia, 8. Lee Allen, 9. Chuck McDonald, 10. Jimmy Avery, 11. Richard Smith, 12. Jim Sturtecky, 13. JC Duvall, 14. Dan Birdsall, 15. Ronnie Mullen, 16. Bobby Woch, 17. Brian Osborn, 18. Darianne McLaren, 19. Frank Ciancitto

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 40 Laps – Friday – 1. JOE MONGEAU, BRICK, 2. Rob McCormick, 3. Richie Byrne, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. Ron Booth, 6. Ryan Flores, 7. Bill Stockert, 8. Tim O’Shea, 9. Gerry Koenig, 10. Tom Rajkowski, 11. Joey Helberg, 12. Scott Maher, 13. John Carpenter, 14. Tim Majik, 15. Eric Bodenschatz, 16. Steve West, 17. Mike Montano, 18. Waylon Speer, 19 Tommy Casagrande, 20 Josh Matthews, 21. Elliott Wohl, 22. Whitey Miller

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 50 Laps – Sunday – 1. Joey Helberg, Union, 2. Shanon Mongeau, 3. Rajkowski, 4. O’Shea, 5. Riggleman, 6. Stockert, 7. West, 8. Booth, 9. Maher, 10. Byrne, 11. Matthews, 12. Chris Felber, 13. Koenig, 14. Wohl, 15. Carpenter, 16. Rob Haberstick, 17. Joe Mongeau, 18. Waylon Speer, 19. Montano

DIRT OUTLAW STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – Sunday - 1. RON FREES, BRICK, 2. Brian Ludwig, 3. Jon Meyer, 4. Billy Wroble, 5. Michael Creamer, 6. Tom Wills, 7. Dan Collamer, 8. Spider Ensinger, 9. Todd, Dige, 10. Darren Cox, 11. Jack Beaumont

DIRT SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 12 Laps – 1. Joey Payne, 2. Rich Coons, 3. Dakota Kessler, 4. Chuck Stone

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