posted August 26, 2001 01:02 PM
HARRY REED KEEPS TITLE HOPES ALIVE WITH MODIFIED COORS LIGHT CLASSIC WIN AT
WALL STADIUM SATURDAY NIGHT
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Veteran stock car driver Harry Reed of Freehold kept
his hopes of winning the Modified driving title in the Coors Light/NAPA Auto
Parts Racing Series alive Saturday night by winning the annual 70-lap Coors
Light Classic. It was Reed's third win of the year and came one week after
blowing his engine and finishing near the rear of the field.
Reed wasted no time when the 26 Neptune Research Modified stock cars
charged to the green flag as he vaulted his No. 14 to the front. Soon Tom
Mauser of Barnegat moved into second and frantically chased Reed through
lapped traffic for several circuits. Howell's John Blewett II was also having
a great run advancing to third, before taking over second with 10 laps
At the stripe it was Reed with a comfortable advantage, while Blewett and
Mauser were second and third. Point leader Jimmy Blewett of Howell, who
turned 21 on Sunday, was fourth and Curtis Truex, jr. of Mayetta was fifth.
Defending champ Rob Williams of Farmingdale led the majority of the
initial 35 laps of the NGK Spark Plugs Pro Stock 50-lapper before spinning
from the top spot in the second turn. This left the door open for Neptune's
George Andretta, who had fought his way into second, to grab the lead and
race to his fourth straight victory.
Jim Vogt of Farmingdale settled for second, while Charlie Kremer III of
Toms River was third. John Therkildsen of Matawan and Englishtown's Jim
McLaughlin were fourth and fifth.
Point leader John McCormack of Farmingdale arrived in second near the
halfway mark of the 50-lapper for the Garage Door Express Street Stocks and
then slipped into the lead with 15-laps remaining. McCormack then raced on to
his second win of the year, while early leader Shannon Mongeau of Manasquan
was second. Kenny Matlack crossed the line third, while Ron Frees of Brick
and Beachwood's Bill Vanderveen completed the top five.
Brick's Brian Worth was in the right place at the right time as he won
the 20-lapper for the Monmouth Truck Equipment Truck Series. During the final
laps, Steve Naylor of Absecon and Keansburg's Jerry Stanzione were fighting
for the lead when they locked bumpers and slowed. Worth then rocketed past to
take the lead and the win, while Naylor and Stanzione recovered for second
and third. Ken McGowan and Chris Olcott were fourth and fifth.
Jason Rochelle of Hacketstown grabbed his fifth win of the year in the
20-lapper for the Weiss' Boots & Apparel Legend Cars over Shawn Emmons of
Farmingdale and point leader John Menzak of Flemington. Mike Tidaback of
Little Falls was the winner of the 25-lapper for the Neptune Research
Three-Quarter Midgets over Doug Sherwood and Tim Iulg.
The shore speedway presents the annual "Banner Night" festivities this
Saturday night (September 1). Also, representatives of area Chrysler 300M
clubs will be on hand to show their cars in the grandstand midway. Also, the
Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1 No. 12 Winston Cup car will be on display.
On the track, the Legend Cars will be featured in their annual 30-lap, double
point race. The Modifieds will race in a 30-lapper, while the Pro Stocks
compete in a 25-lapper, and the Street Stocks and Truck Series racers battle
in 20-lap main events. The first qualifying event starts at 7:00 p.m., while
a special Legend Cars time trial session is slated for 6:30 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 - AUGUST 25, 2001
NEPTUNE RESEARCH MODIFIEDS
FEATURE - 70 Laps - 1. HARRY REED, FREEHOLD; 2. John Blewett, III; 3. Tom
Mauser; 4. Jimmy Blewett; 5. Curtis Truex, Jr.; 6. Tim Arre; 7. Dave
Garfinkel; 8. Dave Michel; 9. Frank Polimeda; 10. Felix Verlangieri; 11.
Ronnie Mullen; 12. Dennis O'Rorke; 13. Kevin Flockhart; 14. Mike Carr; 15.
Jamie Tomaino, Jr.; 16. John Thompson; 17. Dan McLaughlin, Jr.; 18. Steve
Whitt; 19. Mike Carpenter; 20. Brian Scisco; 21. Mike Brennan; 22. Rob
Geibel; 23. Charlie Kremer, Jr.; 24. Ryan Seaman; 25. Jamie Tomaino, Sr.; 26.
NGK SPARK PLUGS PRO STOCKS
FEATURE - 50 Laps - 1. GEORGE ANDRETTA, NEPTUNE; 2. Jim Vogt; 3. Charlie
Kremer, III; 4. John Therkildsen; 5. Jim McLaughlin; 6. Rob Williams; 7. John
Kapp; 8. Mark Schullstrom; 9. Chas Okerson; 10. Lee Taylor; 11. Jim Benton;
12. Rich DeSarno; 13. Mike DeSantis; 14. Matt Przemielewski
GARAGE DOOR EXPRESS STREET STOCKS
FEATURE - 50 LAPS - 1. JOHN McCORMACK, FARMINGDALE; 2. Shannon Mongeau; 3.
Ken Matlach; 4. Ron Frees; 5. Bill Vanderveen; 6. Chuck Jadacki; 7. Steve
Costello; 8. Larry Thompson; 9. Mark Bartlett; 10. Bob Stackles; 11. Charlie
DiGiantamasso; 12. Rich Gould; 13. Jon Hess; 14. Robert Layne; 15. Roger
Leandro; 16. Dan Kirchner; 17. Greg Gastelu; 18. Michael LaBrecque; 19. Rob
Silver; 20. Craig Wallis; 21. Gregg Clerico; 22. John Hummell; 23. Rob Hyer;
24. Billy Doyle; 25. Anthony Donnamaria; 26. Phil Fortuna
MONMOUTH TRUCK EQUIPMENT TRUCK SERIES
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. BRIAN WORTH, BRICK; 2. Steve Naylor; 3. Jerry
Stanzione; 4. Kenny McGowan; 5. Chris Olcott; 6. Chris Kilbride; 7. Bruce Van
Norde; 8. Phil Naylor; 9. Keith Mullineaux; 10. Keith Marion; 11. Gary Pein;
12. Mike Heuser; 13. Bill Weichert; 14. Tim Buckley; 15. Walt Sotile
WEISS' BOOTS AND APPAREL LEGEND CARS
FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. Jason Rochelle, Hacketstown; 2. Shawn Emmons; 3. John
Menzak; 4. Bobby Baltera; 5. Michael Pepe; 6. Rudy Rinderer; 7. Vinnie
Esposito; 8. Paul Kane; 9. David Braman; 10. John Kotlarchick; 11. Bill
Tomer; 12. Joe Robertazzi; 13. Jim Rinderer; 14. Beth MacFarlane; 15. Rob
Ricker; 16. JJ Jensen; 17. Jim Tomaino
NEPTUNE RESEARCH THREE-QUARTER MIDGETS
FEATURE - 25 Laps - 1. MIKE TIDABACK, LITTLE FALLS; 2. Doug Sherwood; 3. Tim
Iulg; 4. Joe Przybylinski; 5. Blu Metz; 6. Andy Storero; 7. Ken Zrinski; 8.
Dan McMahon; 9. Tim Wilkes; 10. Russ Bailey; 11. Lou Bryant; 12. Don Zrinski;
13. Jim Hughes; 14. George Chevalier; 15. Chris DeRosa
FANS ARE PREPARING FOR BANNER NIGHT, CHRYSLER 300M CARS AND WINSTON CUP RACER
AT WALL STADIUM
THIS SATURDAY EVENING (SEPT. 1)
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Many Wall Stadium auto racing fans have been letting
their creative juices flow during recent weeks as they have been preparing
for the annual "Banner Night" festivities at the third mile paved oval. After
not being presented for several years, the Banner Night festivities were
revived with the help of television personality **** Craig five seasons ago
with a large turnout of banners. The number of displays have grown ever since
and are expected to grow tremendously this year.
The September 1 event at Wall Stadium will be a special night for
everyone involved. In addition to the Banner Night events, area Chrysler 300M
enthusiasts from five different states will be on hand to display their cars
in the grandstand midway and the Mobil 1 Winston Cup No. 12 of Jeremy
Mayfield will also be shown to all.
On the track, the Modified stock cars, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Truck
Series and Legend Cars of the Coors Light/NAPA Auto Parts Racing Series will
also see action. Qualifying races will start at 7:00 p.m. The Legend Cars
have a special 30-lapper on tap and they will also compete in a time trial
session at 6:30 p.m.
During the night's intermission, fans that have prepared banners will
march them in full view of the grandstands before several winners are
determined. The speedway will present awards, which will include racing
tickets. Representatives from the night's trophy sponsor, Johnny O's Funnel
Cakes, and race series sponsors Coors Light, Shore Point Distributing and
NAPA Auto Parts will judge the banners in several different categories.
Wall Stadium presents professional Coors Light/NAPA Auto Parts auto
racing competition every Saturday night through September. The green flag
traditionally waves at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Located on Rt. 34 just one mile north
of Interstate 195 Exit 35B and Garden State Parkway Exit 98, Wall Stadium is
easy to get to from anywhere. For more information call the long-established
24-hour speedway hotline at 732-681-6400 or visit the speedway website at www.wallstadium.com.
ALL THREE-QUARTER MIDGETS ARE WELCOME FOR $7,000
"BILL CHEVALIER CLASSIC" AT WALL STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 15
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ All Three-Quarter Midget race cars and drivers are
welcome when Wall Stadium presents the first annual "Bill Chevalier Classic"
on Saturday night, September 15. Over $7,000 in purse and bonus dollars have
been posted for this 25-lap feature race which honors racing great Bill
Chevalier, who has raced everything from open cockpit cars to stock cars
to airplanes with great success, is expected to be on hand.
Several sponsors, including Accurate Concrete, Amsoil, Bucktown Racing,
Ed's Race Photo, Laffin Chevrolet, Logo Gear, Malik Racing, Murph & Eddie's,
Powermist Fuels, Sayreville Lawn and Garden Supplies, Vernon Chevalier Sr.
and Jr., West Marine and the Old Country Buffet in Parlin, N.J. have joined
forces with the third mile paved oval to post this record setting purse.
A large field of cars and drivers from the Mid-Atlantic, New England and
Canadian regions are expected since any and all Three-Quarter Midget racers
are welcome. The special hotline telephone number for rules and information
for this event is 1-732-602-1834.
Invaders will have plenty of competition, however, as top Wall Stadium
Neptune Research Midget drivers are expected to race for the big prize.
Current point leader Tim Adams of Hamilton, Mike Tidaback of Little Falls,
Joe Przybylinski of Fairfield, George Chevalier of Piscataway and brothers
Don and Ken Zrinski, also of Piscataway, all say that they are going for the
The entire evening will honor the "Flying Frenchman" as Modified, Pro
Stock, Street Stock, Legend Cars and Truck Series racing will also compete
and the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club race cars will also be on hand.
For more information on the 2001 Wall Stadium Saturday night racing
series, call the speedway hotline at 732-681-6400 or visit the website at www.wallstadium.com.