posted May 13, 2001 04:16 PM
JIMMY BLEWETT SURVIVES TO WIN WILD 30-LAP MODIFIED RACE
ON SHORE POINT DISTRIBUTING NIGHT AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Second year driver Jimmy Blewett survived the carnage
and kept his United Crane Rentals No. 76 on a straight path Saturday night to
win the Shore Point Distributing 30 lap main event for the Neptune Research
Modified stock cars. It was the Howell speedsters third win of the young
season and kept him on top of the Coors Light/NAPA Auto parts Racing Series
Dan McLaughlin, Jr. of Toms River led the relatively tame first half of
the contest, while defending champ Dave Michel and a host of others advanced
through the pack. Michel arrived in second right after the half-way mark and
wrestled his way to the front on lap 21. Blewett was right with Michel,
however, and this duo fought for command during the closing stages of the
The big trouble then started with two laps remaining when Blewett and
Michel touched on the front stretch and went sliding into the infield in a
cloud of dust. Officials ruled that the caution was for Michel as he went to
the rear of the pack while Blewett continued to lead.
Yellow fever was just beginning, however, as cautions were thrown next
for a backstretch pile-up that involved Howell's John Blewett III and
Freehold's Harry Reed and then a turn four tangle that included Mike
Carpenter of Brick and Toms River's Tim Arre. Finally there was a front
stretch mess that included Michel, Reed Arre and Brian Scisco. Pit steward
Tom O'Rorke threw in the towel at that point and called the race official at
Curtis Truex, Jr. of Mayetta was the runner-up, while Lavallette's Felix
Verlangieri, Michel and Reed were awarded second through fifth spots.
Defending NGK Spark Plugs Pro Stock champion Rob Williams of Farmingdale
became that division's first repeat winner in the companion 25-lapper.
Matawan's John Therkildsen, the early leader, was the runner-up, while
Neptune's George Andretta, Charlie Kremer III of Toms River and Jim Benton
wrapped up the top five finishers.
The Garage Door Express Street Stock 20-lapper was just as wild as the
Modified race, but Farmingdale's John McCormack was up to the task as he took
down his first win of the year. Bob Howard, Jr. of Port Monmouth stayed in
the hunt right to the end, while defending champ Larry Thompson of Parlin was
third. Rich Gould of North Brunswick and Jackson's Greg Gastelu were fourth
Matawan's Jim Weiss grabbed his first ever win in the 20-lapper for the
Monmouth Truck Equipment Truck Series racers pacing the pack the entire way.
Phil Naylor and Chris Olcott were second and third. Defending Weiss' Boots
and Apparel Legend Cars champion Tim Henry grabbed the victory from early
leader John Menzak in that division's 20-lapper, while Tim Adams of Hamilton
was tops in the 25-lapper for the Old Country Buffet Three-Quarter Midgets.
The shore speedway features its second double-point 50-lapper for the
Modifieds this Saturday (May 19) at 7:00 p.m. Joining the action will be the
Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Truck Series and Legend Cars in regular distance
Wall Stadium is located on Rt. 34 in Wall Township, N.J. just a mile north of
Garden State Parkway Exit 98 and Interstate 195 Exit 35B. The speedway
hotline is 732-681-6400 and the internet address is www.wallstadium.com.
WALL STADIUM RACE RESUTLS - May 12, 2001
NEPTUNE RESEARCH MODIFIEDS
FEATURE - 30 LAPS - 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL; 2. Curtis Truex, Jr.; 3. Felix
Verlangieri; 4. Dave Michel; 5. Harry Reed; 6. Jimmy Blewett; 7. Tim Arre; 8.
Brian Scisco; 9. Mike Carr; 10. Dave Cranmer; 11. Mike Carpenter; 12. Sean
Gartner; 13. Steve Senerchia; 14. Dan McLaughlin; 15. Jamie Tomaino, Jr.; 16.
Tom Cottrell; 17. Tom Meli; 18. Ryan Seaman; 19. Charlie Kremer, Jr.; 20. Bob
Geiger; 21. Dave Garfinkel
NGK SPARK PLUGS PRO STOCKS
FEATURE - 25 LAPS - 1. ROB WILLIAMS, FARMINGDALE; 2. John Therkildsen; 3.
George Andretta; 4. Charlie Kremer III; 5. Jim Benton; 6. Ray Gastelu; 7.
Glenn Higgins; 8. Rich DeSarno; 9. Mike DeSantis; 10. Allan Camp; 11. Jim
McLaughlin; 12. Chas Okerson; 13. Jim Vogt; 14. John Kapp; 15. Jack Minaldi;
16. Mark Schullstrom
GARAGE DOOR EXPRESS STREET STOCKS
FEATURE - 20 LAPS - 1. JOHN MCCORMACK, FARMINGDALE; 2. Bob Howard, Jr.; 3.
Larry Thompson; 4. Rich Gould; 5. Greg Gastelu; 6. Jon Hess; 7. Greg Clerico;
8. Craig Wallis; 9. Ron Frees; 10. Jason Duvall; 11. Mark Bartlett; 12. Tom
Healy; 13. Andrew Schroeder; 14. Greg Miranda; 15. Chuck Jadacki; 16. Darrin
Burdge; 17. Charlie DiGiantamasso; 18. Scott Parkstrom; 19. Ed Moench; 20.
Michael Labraque; 21. Billy Doyle; 22. Jim Downey; 23. Anthony Crimaldi; 24.
Bill Vanderveen; 25. John Hummell; 26 Bob Milwicz
MONMOUTH TRUCK EQUIPMENT TRUCK SERIES
FEATURE - 20 LAPS - 1. JIM WEISS, MANALAPAN; 2. Phil Naylor; 3. Chris Olcott;
4. Steve Naylor; 5. Tim Buckley; 6. Brian Worth; 7. Ken McGowan; 8. Billy
Weichert; 9. Jerry Stanzione; 10. Bruce Van Norde; 11. Ray Somers; 12. Gary
Pein; 13. Mike Heuser; 14. Chris Schmidt
WEISS' BOOTS & APPAREL LEGEND CARS
FEATURE - 20 LAPS - 1. TIM HENRY, SCHENCKSVILLE, PA.; 2. John Menzak; 3.
Jason Rochelle; 4. JJ Jensen; 5. Rudy Rinderer; 6. Tony Nalgieri; 7. Brian
Gardella; 8. Bob Riker; 9. Shawn Emmons; 10. Joe Robertazzi; 11. Jim Tomaino;
12. Doug Harvey; 13. Rich Parrillo; 14. Bobby Baltera; 15. Paul Kane
OLD COUNTRY BUFFETT THREE-QUARTER MIDGETS
FEATURE - 25 LAPS - 1. TIM ADAMS, HAMILTON; 2. Ken Zrinski; 3. Mike Tidaback;
4. BJ McDonald; 5. Doug Sherwood; 6. George Chevalier; 7. Frank Palimeda; 8.
Don Zrinski; 9. Blu Metz; 10. Lou Bryant; 11. Dan McMahon; 12. Joe Calavita