posted June 10, 2001 08:53 PM
KREMER GETS BACK ON TRACK WITH MODIFIED WIN
SATURDAY NIGHT AT WALL STADIUM
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Charlie Kremer, Jr. added another winning season to
incredible racing resume Saturday night (June 9) as he captured a victory in
the Surfside Collision 30 Modified main event at Wall Stadium. The victory
marked a big turn around for the ageless Toms River veteran as the win was
the first in a season of tough luck for Kremer in the Coors Light/NAPA Auto
Parts Racing Series.
Kremer took advatage of a great starting spot to lead the field of 24
Neptune Research Modified stock cars in the early going. Still, Kremer was
not the only fast racer this night as Dave Garfinkel of Absecon, defending
champ Dave Michel of Manahawkin and point leader Jimmy Blewett of Howell
haunted him most of the way. Garfinkel's night did end early, however, as he
ducked to the pit area on lap 18 and never returned.
At the finish it was Kremer, who won his first of four Modified titles in
1968, in for the popular win, with Michel, Blewett, Lavallette's Felix
Verlangieri and Tom Mauser of Barnegat close behind.
In companion main event action, two-time champion Craig "Pepe" Wallis had
a perfect night as he posted the fastest lap time in time trials and then wen
on to win the 50-lap championship race for the Garage Door Express Street
Stocks. Defending champ Larry Thompson of Parlin never let Wallis rest, while
Rich Gould of North Brunswick was third. Farmingdale's John McCormack and
Bill Rondeau of Sayreville were fourth and fifth.
Freehold's Chas Okerson got out front early and then held off George
Andretta of Neptune to win his second straight 25-lapper for the NGK Spark
Plugs Pro Stocks. While the fierce battle was going on out front, mayhem was
reigning pack in the pack. First, Mike DeSantis of South river got on his
roof after tangling with Edison's Doug Weh on the front stretch. Next Rich
Lovelave of West Windsor tangled with Rich DeSarno of Wall and flipped over
the back stretch guard rail. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported.
At the checker flag Okerson and Andretta were followed across the finish
line by Jim Vogt and Rob Williams, both of Farmingdale, and Charlie Kremer
III of Toms River.
Two-time and defending Monmouth Truck Equipment Truck Series champion Tim
Buckley of Marlboro retained his current point lead by winning the division's
20-lapper over Brick's Brian Worth and Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg. Jason
Rochelle of Hacketstown tasted victory in the 20-lapper for the Weiss' Boots
and Apparel Legend Cars over John Menzak of Flemington and Shawn Emmons.
The shore speedway features the Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks,
Truck Series and Legend Cars in regular distance main events this Saturday
evening (June 16) at 7:00 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:00 p.m.
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 - JUNE 9, 2001
NEPTUNE RESEARCH MODIFIEDS
FEATURE - 30 LAPS - 1. CHARLIE KREMER, JR., TOMS RIVER; 2. Dave Michel; 3.
Jimmy Blewett; 4. Felix Verlangieri; 5. Tom Mauser; 6. Harry Reed; 7. Mike
Carr; 8. Curtis Trux, Jr.; 9. Bob Geiger; 10. Brian Scisco; 11. Dan
McLaughlin, Jr.; 12. Ronnie Mullen; 13. Dennis O'Rorke; 14. Ryan Seaman; 15.
Augie Hahn; 16. Al Voorhees; 17. Mike Carpenter; 18. Dave Garfinkel; 19.
Jamie Tomaino; 20. Tom Farrell; 21. Sean Gartner; 22. John Cambra; 23. Brian
Jost; 24. Jon Mannis
NGK SPARK PLUGS PRO STOCKS
FEATURE - 25 LAPS - 1. CHAS OKERSON, FREEHOLD; 2. George Andretta; 3. Jim
Vogt; 4. Rob Williams; 5. Charlie Kremer, III; 6. Ray Gastelu; 7. JR Helberg;
8. Jim McLaughlin; 9. Wally LaCicero; 10. Mark Schullstrom; 11. Alan Camp;
12. Jack Minaldi; 13. Rich DeSarno; 14. Rich Lovelace; 15. Jim Benton; 16.
Mike DeSantis; 17. Doug Weh; 18. Glenn Higgins
GARAGE DOOR EXPRESS STREET STOCKS
FEATURE - 50 LAPS - 1. CRAIG WALLIS, FARMINGDALE; 2. Larry Thompson; 3. Rich
Gould; 4. John McCormack; 5. Bill Rondeau; 6. Greg Gastelu; 7. Scott
Parkstrom; 8. Anthony Crimaldi; 9. Tom Healy; 10. Mark Bartlett; 11. Bill
Vanderveen; 12. Ray Rovira; 13. Greg Clerico; 14. Charlie DiGiantamasso; 15.
Corey Titley; 16. Jason Duvall; 17. Phil Fortuna; 18. Jim Downey; 19. Bob
Milwicz; 20. Greg Mellock; 21. Ed Moench; 22. Bob Stackles; 23. Ron Frees;
24. Shannon Mongeau; 25. Chuck Jadacki; 26. Darren Burdge
MONMOUTH TRUCK EQUIPMENT TRUCK SERIES
FEATURE - 20 LAPS - 1. TIM BUCKLEY, MARLBORO; 2. Brian Worth; 3. Jerry
Stanzione; 4. Kenny McGowan; 5. Steve Naylor; 6. Keith Marion; 7. Jimmy
Weiss; 8. Bill Weichert; 9. Phil Naylor; 10. Mike Heuser; 11. Bruce Van
Norde; 12. Ray Somers; 13. Gary Pein; 14. Adam Jamison; 15. Chris Olcott; 16.
WEISS' BOOTS & APPAREL LEGEND CARS
FEATURE - 20 LAPS - 1. JASON ROCHELLE, HACKETSTOWN; John Menzak; 3. Shawn
Emmons; 4. JJ Jensen; 5. Art Avery; 6. Rob Ricker; 7. Doug Harvey; 8. Rudy
Rinderer; 9. John Kotlarchuk; 10. Glen Logan; 11. Joe Robertazzi; 12. Paul
Kane; 13. Shane Cartwright; 14. Brian Gardella; 15. Jim Tomaino; 16. Bobby