posted August 20, 2001 12:05 PM
GOULD, PRZYBYLINSKI AND KIRCHER ARE SUNDAY
WALL STADIUM WINNERS
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Rich Gould of North Brunswick notched a Street Stock
victory, Joe Przybylinski was a Three-Quarter Midget winner and Richard
Kircher won the title in the Late-Summer Demolition Derby as Wall Stadium
presented another Sunday night special event on August 19.
Gould jumped right to the front at the outset of the Garage Door Express
Street Stock 25-lapper, while a host of others came racing through the pack.
Initial action lasted just two laps, however, as Anthony Crimaldi of Port
Monmouth and Greg Gastelu of Jackson tangled on the front stretch and slammed
the first turn rail.
Rich Gould was still the leader on the restart and he stretched a
comfortable advantage through the half-way mark of the event as top runners
Larry Thompson of Parlin and Craig Wallis of Farmingdale throttled into
second and third. Gould's cushion soon disappeared, however, when a spinning
Greg Mellock brought out a caution on lap 13.
When action resumed the race for the win was a different story as Gould,
Thompson and Wallis circled the oval in tight formation. Wallis' great effort
ended just five laps short, however, as he was clipped by a lapped car and
spun from contention on lap 20.
Thompson was then left to fight with Gould and the battle continued until
John LaBadia stopped the race cold with two laps remaining as he slammed the
infield barriers. He was not injured.
The final two laps saw Gould and Thompson swap paint as they battled for
the lead, but Gould held on for his first win of the year. Thompson was
second, with point leader John McCormack of Farmingdale, third. Ken Matlach
and Ron Frees completed the top five.
Joe Przybylinski of Fairfield came from deep in the field to win the
companion 25-lapper for the Three-Quarter Midgets. Lou Bryant looked strong
in the early going as he rocketed to the lead. Meanwhile, Tim Adams and Joe
Przybylinski were picking their way through the field before arriving at the
front near halfway.
Adams was the first to arrive as he took the lead on a lap eleven
restart. Still, Przybylinski has his sights set on the winning trophy and
took the lead in daring fashion with just three laps remaining. Adams tried
everything possible to regain the lead, but Joe Przybylinski was the star of
the show as he raced to the stripe just inches ahead.
Don Zrinski was third at the conclusion, while Mike Tidaback and Doug
Sherwood wrapped up the top five.
Richard Kircher of Fleetwood, Pa. was the winner of the "Championship
Demolition Derby," his second straight victory. In addition to cash and
trophies, Kircher also earned a guaranteed spot in the World Championship
Demolition Derby scheduled for September 30.
The shore speedway features the Modified stock cars in the annual "Coors
Light Classic" this Saturday night (August 25). The Pro Stocks, Street
Stocks, Truck Series Legend Cars and Three-Quarter Midgets are also in the
spotlight with the first qualifying event starting at 7:00 p.m. A special
Modified time trial session is slated for 6:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at
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 - AUGUST 19, 2001
GARAGE DOOR EXPRESS STREET STOCKS
FEATURE - 25 LAPS - 1. RICH GOULD, NORTH BRUNSWICK; 2. Larry Thompson; 3.
John McCormack; 4. Ken Matlach; 5. Ron Frees; 6. Bill Vanderveen; 7. Steve
Costello; 8. Chuck Jadacki; 9. Jim Downey; 10. Jon Hess; 11. Bob Stackles;
12. Craig Wallis; 13. Mike Bilello; 14. Greg Mellock; 15. Mark Bartlett; 16.
Bill Doyle; 17. Charlie DiGiantamasso; 18. Phil Fortuna; 19. Bob Milwicz; 20.
Ron Hyer; 21. Greg Gastelu; 22. John LaBadia; 23. Speedy Lager; 24. Ed
Moench; 25. Anthony Crimaldi
NEPTUNE RESEARCH THREE-QUARTER MIDGETS
FEATURE - 25 LAPS - 1. JOE PRZYBYLINSKI, FAIRFIELD; 2. Tim Adams; 3. Don
Zrinski; 4. Mike Tidaback; 5. Doug Sherwood; 6. Frank Polimeda; 7. Tim Ilug;
8. Blu Metz; 9. Andy Storero; 10. Ken Zrinski; 11. Bob Samwood; 11. Dan
McMahon; 12. Lou Bryant; 13. George Chevalier; 14. Steve Stahl; 15. Russ
Bailey; 16. Chris DeRosa