posted July 29, 2001 09:44 AM
KREMER TAKES MODIFIED WIN AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY NIGHT
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Charlie Kremer, Jr. posted the quickest one lap time in
time trials on July 21, but he put that speed to good use last Saturday night
to win the Precision Paving 30 lap Modified main event at Wall Stadium
Saturday night. It was the ageless veteran's second win in the 2001 Coors
Light/NAPA Auto Parts Racing Series.
Ryan Seaman of Toms River was the first leader of the Neptune Research
Modified main event, but Kremer was soon right on his bumper. Following an
early race caution which saw title contender Dave Michel of Manahawkin slam
the first turn rail and then walk away uninjured, Kremer raced side-by-side
with Seaman before taking the lead with an outside lane pass a few laps later.
From then on Toms River's Kremer was impressive as he stretched a lead as
Tim Arre, also of Toms River, fought his way through the pack. When the
checker flag waved Kremer and Arre were one and two, while Jimmy Blewett of
Howell took sole possession of the point leader by finishing third. Curtis
Truex, Jr. of Mayetta and Mike Carpenter of Brick were fourth and fifth.
George Andretta of Neptune was flying as he raced to his second straight
NGK Spark Plugs Pro Stock feature race win. Andretta was forced to wrestle
side-by-side with point leader Chas Okerson of Freehold during a mid race
restart before posting the victory. Okerson, Matawan's John Therkildsen and
Rob Williams and Jim Vogt, both of Farmingdale, wrapped up the top five.
Greg Gastelu of Jackson looked like a sure winner of the Garage Door
Express Street Stock 20-lapper, but he collided with a lapped car that spun
late in the race. On the restart former champ Craig Wallis of Farmingdale
charged to the front on the final lap to take the thrilling win. Scott
Parkstrom of Manalapan took second place honors, while Brick's Ron Frees,
Beachwood's Bill Vanderveen and point leader John McCormack of Farmingdale
were third through fifth.
Chris Olcott of Linwood grabbed his second career checker flag in the
20-lap Monmouth Truck Equipment Truck Series feature race after holding off
the advances of Brick's Brian Worth. Bruce Van Norde of Beachwood, Bill
Weichert and Keith Marion completed the top five.
Jason Rochelle of Hacketstown wrestled with point leader John Menzak of
Flemington before taking the win in the 20-lapper for the Weiss' Boots and
Apparel Legend Cars. Glenn Logan, Jim Tomaino and Rudy Rinderer were third
The shore speedway features the Pro Stocks in the first annual "Ray
Gastelu Memorial 50" this Saturday night (August 4). The Modifieds, Street
Stocks, Truck Series and Legend Cars will battle in regular distance main
events with the first qualifying event starting at 7:00 p.m. A special Pro
Stock time trial session is slated for 6:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:00
Hot Rod cars will also be featured on this night as several as expected
to jam the grandstand midway area on display.
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 - JULY 28, 2001
NEPTUNE RESEARCH MODIFIEDS
FEATURE - 30 Laps - 1. CHARLIE KREMER, JR., TOMS RIVER; 2. Tim Arre; 3. Jimmy
Blewett; 4. Curtis Truex, Jr.; 5. Mike Carpenter; 6. Harry Reed; 7. Tom
Mauser; 8. Felix Verlangieri; 9. Ryan Seaman; 10. Sean Gartner; 11. Bob
Bethanis; 12. Frank Polimeda; 13. Tom Meli; 14. Al Voorhees; 15. Augie Hahn;
16. Jim Lange; 17. Dan McLaughlin; 18. Dave Michel; 19. Jamie Tomaino, Jr.;
20. Robert Geibel; 21. Tom Cottrell; 22. Robert Koller, Jr.
NGK SPARK PLUGS PRO STOCKS
FEATURE - 25 Laps - 1. GEORGE ANDRETTA, NEPTUNE; 2. Chas Okerson; 3. John
Therkildsen; 4. Rob Williams; 5. Jim Vogt; 6. Jim McLaughlin; 7. Lee Taylor;
8. Jim Benton; 9. Rich DeSarno; 10. Mike DeSantis; 11. Adam LaCicero; 12.
Jake Minaldi; 13. Alan Camp; 14. Bob Sweeten
GARAGE DOOR EXPRESS STREET STOCKS
FEATURE - 25 LAPS - 1. CRAIG WALLIS, FARMINGDALE; 2. Scott Parkstrom; 3. Ron
Frees; 4. Bill Vanderveen; 5. John McCormack; 6. Bob Stackles; 7. Rich Gould;
8. Mark Bartlett; 9. Larry Thompson; 10. Gregg Mellock; 11. Bob Milwicz; 12.
Jim Downey; 13. Charlie DiGiantamasso; 14. Robert Lane; 15. Chuck Jadacki;
16. Gregg Gastelu; 17. Steve Costello; 18. Darren Burdge; 19. Ken Matlach;
20. Shannon Mongeau; 21. Corey Titley; 22. Jon Hess; 23. Anthony Crimaldi;
24. Bill Doyle; 25. Ed Moench
MONMOUTH TRUCK EQUIPMENT TRUCK SERIES
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. CHRIS OLCOTT, LINWOOD; 2. Brian Worth; 3. Bruce Van
Norde; 4. Bill Weichert; 5. Keith Marion; 6. Kenny McGowan; 7. Tim Buckley;
8. Ray Somers; 9. George Pein; 10. Steve Naylor; 11. Jimmy Weiss; 12. Phil
WEISS' BOOTS AND APPAREL LEGEND CARS
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. JASON ROCHELLE, HACKETSTOWN; 2. John Menzak; 3. Glenn
Logan; 4. Jim Tomaino; 5. Rudy Rinderer; 6. Brian Gardella; 7. Joe
Robertazzi; 8. Paul Kane; 9. David Braman; 10. Ronnie Dunstan; 11. Bobby
Baltera; 12. Robert Hendrickson; 13. Artie McCullum; 14. Beth MacFarlane