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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: Nov. 21, 27 and 28, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Nov. 15, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ As has been the case with most allowed events nationwide during 2020, Wall Stadium Speedway's Turkey Derby XLVII will take on a new look as the three day event is contested over two weekends surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. All three days' events will be presented during the daylight hours and advance tickets can be secured by calling 732-681-6400 or visiting

The three-day Turkey Derby will kick off this Saturday, Nov. 21, with the Wall/SK Modified stock cars battling in a 100-lap, $5,000 to win championship event. “Locals Saturday” will also feature the Sportsman racers in a 40-lap feature race and the Factory Stocks and 4 Cylinder Stocks in 30-lap main events. Grandstands will open at 11:00 a.m., with qualifying starting at noon and main events taking the green flag at 2:00 p.m.

The 100-lap Wall/SK Modified feature race should be a battle between local heroes and racing invaders. Wall favorites will include newly crowned champion Andrew Krause of Holmdel and top point earners Steven Reed of Jackson and Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor. 2020 feature winners Eddie McCarthy of Brick, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Blake Barney of Jackson are other local heroes expected to be in the field.

Fellow 2020 winners Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Matawan's Anthony Sesely and Wall's Jack Ely can be called Turkey Derby weekend invaders and they are expected to be joined by many others.

Day two of Turkey Derby 2020 will then take to the track on Friday, Nov. 27 with the Dirt Modified style cars competing in a 50-lap, $1,800 to win main event and the Factory Stocks battling in a 100-lap, $1,000 to win main event, the Legend Cars in a 40-lapper and the 4 Cylinder Stocks in a 30-lapper. Grandstands will open at 11:00 a.m., with qualifying starting at noon and main events taking the green flag at 2:00 p.m.

The final day of Turkey Derby XLVII will headline the Tour Type Modified stock cars battling for $6,000 to win in a 150-lap championship event. The Limited Late Models are set for a 50-lapper on Saturday and the TQ Midgets round out the action in a 30-lapper. Again, grandstands will open at 11:00 a.m., with qualifying starting at noon and main events taking the green flag at 2:00 p.m.

In the event of bad weather during any of the three days, Sunday, Nov. 29 , will serve as a rain date.

The 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, while is the track’s email address. Up to the minute updated information will be available at

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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: Sept. 26, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Sept. 26, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt


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

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. 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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New Egypt Speedway





New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Pete MacDonald email:

All Star Cup 100 Weekend Next Up On New Egypt Speedway Docket October 2nd & 3rd; NEWS Sprint Cars Added

NEW EGYPT, NJ - The 8th Annual All Star Cup will be held on Friday and Saturday night October 2nd and 3rd at the New Egypt Speedway. It will all be culminated by a 100 lap, $10,000 to win Modified event on Saturday night that will pay $500 just to start the event.

The Crate Modifieds will do battle in a 30 lap event paying $1,000 to win, the 4-Cylinders will do battle for $500 to win and the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars Presented By: The Meat Shoppe have recently been added as well.

It kicks off with Open Practice on Friday night October 2nd from 6-10pm, any NJ legal race car is welcomed to take part in the event. The top eight fastest Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, 4-Cylinders & NEWS Sprint Cars will partake in an 8-lap dash with the winner receiving an automatic redraw spot for Saturday nights’ events. Gates will open at 5pm and pit admission will be $25.

On Saturday the 3rd, Pit Gates will open at 3pm for tech inspection, Grandstands will also open at 3pm. Fan fest will take place off the fourth turn from 3:30-4:30pm, Hot laps will hit the Speedway at 5pm and the first green flag will fly at 6pm on the night.

Invaders from all over the region are expected to take on the New Egypt regulars in the extra distance affair.

Adult (16+) admission will be $30 with Seniors (65+) being $28, Teens (12-15) and Military w/ID are $18 with kids 11 & under being FREE. Pit Admission will be $40.

Previous winners of the All Star Cup Shootout include Gary Butler in 2013, Billy Pauch Jr in 2014, & 2016, Brandon Grosso in 2017, Ryan Godown in 2018, and Duane Howard in 2015 & 2019.

New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways.

Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

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Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: Sept. 19, 2020

DATE OF RELEASE: Sept. 19, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt


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

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 – 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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Grandview Speedway







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 September 20, 2020 . . . It seems as if Jeff Strunk rises to the top in big money paying events. Saturday night in the 50th Annual Freedom 76, a 76-lap Modified race started by the late promoter Bruce Rogers in 1971, the 10 time T.P.Trailers NASCAR track Modified point champion held true to form performing in front of a huge crowd. A fierce battle with guaranteed starter Brett Kressley, winner of the Forrest Rogers Memorial, started on the 37th lap after Strunk reeled him in and it wasn’t until the 64th lap that Strunk actually succeeded in becoming the fourth different leader.

Positions were constantly changing until the wave of the checkered when Strunk prevailed as the winner for the eighth time earning a $35,550 payday. He also garnered extra lap money in addition to a Bob Hilbert jacket. Chasing him across the line were N.Y. invader Matt Sheppard and defending race winner and former point champion Mike Gular.

Polesitter Briggs Danner set the pace for one lap before Bobby Varin overtook him.

Within a few laps Varin opened daylight over his fellow competitors. The battle for second brewed between Danner, Brandon Grosso and Sheppard while Lauden Reimert, Richie Hitzler, 2020 Modified point champion Craig Von Dohren and Cory Merkel diced for the remaining positions.

Merkel’s night ended when he hit the third turn wall for the first caution on the 13th lap. Varin maintained the lead on the restart with Grosso now second.

Strunk advanced to the runner-up spot on the 18th lap restart needed when Mike Maresca spun in the first turn allowing him challenge Varin.

Von Dohren’s night was over early when he jumped the cushion in turn three and hit the wall finally coming to a stop in the second turn for the 22nd lap caution. Varin was still the leader when action resumed, but it was Kressley in pursuit of the leader.

Kressley passed Varin on the 26th lap and second through fifth was now comprised of Varin, Strunk, Sheppard and Gular.

It wasn’t until the 31st lap that Strunk motored into second again and set his sights on Kressley, who was on the move from 20th.

The yellow was flying again for Ryan Lilick on the 38th lap when he stopped along the backstretch. At this time a fuel stop was called for the four cars of Danner, Justin Grim, Keith Hoffman and Dave Dissinger that were running alcohol and could not last the distance. The majority of competitors had switched to gas. On the restart Strunk took the lead, but it was short-lived since Kressley was back on top the following lap around the 1/3-mile oval.

Kressley ran the outside lane while Strunk stuck to the low groove as the battle progressed with each driver determined to be first.

It wasn’t until the 64th lap that Strunk, who started 12th, put the Glenn Hyneman-owned Bicknell chassis No. 126 in the number one position.

Sheppard and Gular passed Kressley for second and third respectively with five laps to go when Kressley fell to fourth.

Strunk continued his pace to chalk up his second win of the season at Grandview with the last one coming August 15, 2020. Second through fifth were Sheppard, Gular, Kressley and Varin. Rounding out the top ten were Duane Howard, who had to get into the race through the Schaeffer Racing Minuteman 20; Ryan Godown, Stewart Friesen coming from last in the 32-car grid following a quick pit stop prior to the start; Reimert and Frank Cozze.

Andy Bachetti, Merkel, Godown, Frank Yankowski, Anthony Perrego and Lilick won the six 12-lap heats for the close to 70 cars that attempted to qualify. Ray Swinehart and Billy Pauch Jr. won the consies to enter the Minuteman 20.

The non-stop Minuteman 20, the last chance to get into the Freedom that qualified five cars was won by Maresca followed by Howard, Max McLaughlin, Keith Hoffman and Ryan Krachun.

The $1,000 to win Kirsten Snyder Web Design and Photography 10-lap Cash Dash went to Godown.

Howard was the recipient of the $500 Hard Charger award from Bobby Gunther and sponsors. Howard went from 29th to sixth for 23 positions.

Next event coming up, now that the very successful Freedom 76 weekend is complete, is the Mods at the Mad House on Saturday, October 17th. Included will be three 20-lap features for Small Block/Big Block Modified racers each paying $2000 to win. A driver winning all three earns a Pioneer Pole Building Triple Sweep Bonus of $2500. And if someone falls short of the three wins and claims two wins there is a PPB Double Sweep Bonus of $500. And for the Sportsman racers there is $1,300 to win their feature. Details can be found at


50TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 (76-Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Matt Sheppard, 3. Mike Gular, 4. Brett Kressley, 5. Bobby Varin, 6. Duane Howard, 7. Ryan Godown, 8. Stewart Freisen, 9. Louden Reimert, 10. Frank Cozze, 11. Kevin Hirthler, 12. Jared Umbenhauer, 13. Briggs Danner, 14. Mike Maresca, 15. Andy Bachetti, 16. Danny Bouc, 17. Dylan Swinehart, 18. Ryan Lilick, 19. Justin Grim, 20. John Willman, 21. Dave Dissinger, 22. Max McLaughlin, 23. Frank Yankowski, 24. Brandon Grosso, 25. Keith Hoffman, 26. Richie Hitzler, 27. Mark Kratz, 28. Craig Von Dohren, 29. Ryan Krachun, 30. Andy Perrego, 31. Doug Manmiller, 32. Cory Merkel. DNQ: Neil Williams, Cory Cormier, Bryan Kuhl, Ryan Beltz, Darrin Schuler, Brett Gilmore, Scott Frack, Joe Funk III, Craig Whitmoyer, Kyle Weiss, Ryan Grim, Steve Young, Kevin Hartnett, Alex Yankowski, Brian Hirthler, Ron Haring Jr., Bobby Trapper Jr., Ron Kline, Eric Kormann, Nate Brinker, Colt Harris, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Dom Buffalino, , Mike Mahaney, Danny Creeden, Billy Decker, Tyler Dippel, Rick Laubach, Kenny Gilmore, Dillon Steuer, Ray Swinehart, Billy Pauch Jr., Mike Lisowski, Brad Brightbill, Matt Stangle and Jordan Henn.

Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20: 1. Mike Maresca, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Max McLaughlin, 4. Keith Hoffman, 5. Ryan Krachun.

Cash Dash (10 Laps): 1. Ryan Godown, 2. Craig Von Dohren, 3. Brett Kressley, 4. Cory Merkel, 5. Mike Gular, 6. Andy Bachetti, 7. Ryan Lilick, 8. Brett Kressley, 9. Frank Yankowski.

MEDIA NOTE: On behalf of all of us involved with the 50th running of the Freedom 76 and other events presented throughout the challenging season at Grandview please accept out thanks for the support. Much appreciated------ Ernie Saxton

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