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jammin
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posted October 01, 2001 12:59 PM UIN: 16262997
THREE-QUARTER MIDGET TITLE TO BE DECIDED AS A PART OF SUNDAY AFTERNOON (OCTOBER 7) DEMOLITION DERBY PROGRAM
AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The tightest of the six Coors Light/NAPA Auto Parts Racing Series point races will be decided this Sunday afternoon, October 7, when the Neptune Research and Development Three-Quarter Midgets battle in their final regular season. This program, which also features Street Stock and Demolition Derby action, was rain postponed from September 30.

The race for the Three-Quarter Midget driving title couldn't get any closer as two of the best in open cockpit racing are not only tied for the lead in points, but also in feature wins. When the Three-Quarter Midget 25-lapper takes the green on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., Hamilton's Tim Adams and Mike Tidaback are expected to start in the back of the pack. From that point on, whoever beats the other to the front of the field will wear the 2001 crown.

Also on Sunday's afternoon regular season-ending card will be the Street Stocks in the remaining 13 laps of a race stopped on September 29 along with another full 25-lapper. The World Championship Demolition Derby will wrap up the card.

Officials at the shore speedway are now busy making plans for the season ending "Turkey Derby," sponsored by Sunoco/Kelly Racing Fuels, on Friday and Saturday of the Thanksgiving weekend. The event, which is presented during the daylight hours, features all of the Wall Stadium divisions with the Modifieds competing in triple 50-lap main events.

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.

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HARRY REED WINS MODIFIED FEATURE RACE - JIMMY BLEWETT IS COORS LIGHT/NAPA AUTO PARTS MODIFIED CHAMP AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Harry Reed knew that to have any chance of winning the 2001 Neptune Research Modified driving title at Wall Stadium Saturday night that he would have to win the Pete & Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria 50-lap Turkey Derby Qualifier main event. The Freehold veteran was up to the pressure as he raced to the victory in the final Coors Light/NAPA Auto Parts Racing Series regular season event. Still, Howell's Jimmy Blewett raced to a sixth place finish to become the first member of the famous racing family to ever win a crown at the third mile paved oval.

Reed wasted little time in charging to the front, while Howell's John Blewett III was soon right on his bumper. The fans in the large grandstand crowd were then just using the edge of their seats the rest of the way as this duo, along with defending champ Dave Michel of Manahawkin, fought the rest of the way for the victory.

Reed, Blewett III and Michel were under a blanket at the finish line, while the visiting Pete Brittain of Tinton Falls was fourth and Wall's Mike Carr was fifth.

Charlie Kremer III of Toms River was at the top of his game as he took top honors in the NGK Spark Plug Pro Stock 25-lap main event, holding off the advanced of defending title winner Rob Williams of Farmingdale and Neptune's George Andretta. Freehold's Chas Okerson was fourth at the finish line and that was more than enough for him to claim his first ever driving title.

Glenn Higgins of Englishtown left the Monmouth Truck Equipment Truck Series for the Pro Stock division at the beginning of the season, but returned to the pick-up division late this season. His comeback became complete on Saturday night as he raced to the 20-lap win in just his fourth outing in a new vehicle. Dennis Buckley of Colts Neck and Brian Worth and Tim Stephan, both of Brick, completed the top four.

A fifth place finish by Colts Neck's Tim Buckley was more than enough for the veteran racer to claim his third straight driving crown.

Defending Weiss' Boots & Apparel legend Cars champ Tim Henry of Schencksville, Pa. notched the regular season ending feature win in 20-lap main for the coupes and coaches, while Tony Naglieri and JJ Jensen were second and third. Flemington's John Menzak, the newly crowned Legend Cars champ, was fourth.

The nightcap Garage Door Express Street Stock 20-lapper was stopped cold after a lap seven accident that splintered the second turn guardrail. That race will be completed on Sunday afternoon, October 7, at 1:00 p.m. along with the regularly scheduled Street Stock and Three-Quarter Midget main events and the World Championship Demolition Derby. The World Championship Demolition Derby program was rain postponed on Sunday afternoon.

Officials at the shore speedway are now busy making plans for the season ending "Turkey Derby," sponsored by Sunoco/Kelly Racing Fuels, on Friday and Saturday of the Thanksgiving weekend. The event, which is presented during the daylight hours, features all of the Wall Stadium divisions with the Modifieds competing in triple 50-lap main events.

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 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2001

NEPTUNE RESEARCH MODIFIEDS

FEATURE - 50 Laps - 1. HARRY REED, FREEHOLD; 2. John Blewett III; 3. Dave Michel; 4. Pete Brittain; 5. Mike Carr; 6. Jimmy Blewett; 7. Felix Verlangieri; 8. Robert Geibel; 9. Jamie Tomaino, Jr.; 10. Kevin Flockhart; 11. Frank Polimeda; 12. Don Neuls; 13. Jason Hearne; 14. Ryan Seaman; 15. Tom Meli; 16. John Cambra; 17. Tom Cottrell; 18. Gary Hartman; 19. Marc Rogers; 20. Mike Brennan; 21. Tim Arre; 22. John Thompson; 23. Curtis Truex, Jr.; 24. Richie Evans, Jr.; 25. Sean Gartner

NGK SPARK PLUGS PRO STOCKS

FEATURE - 25 Laps - 1. CHARLIE KREMER III, TOMS RIVER; 2. Rob Williams; 3. George Andretta; 4. Chas Okerson; 5. Kenny Reaves; 6. Mark Schullstrom; 7. Eric Albright; 8. Mike DeSantis; 9. Rich DeSarno; 10. Jim Benton; 11. Allan Camp; 12. Jack Minaldi; 13. Rich Lovelace; 14. Chris Halstead; 15. Pat Stapleton; 16. Jim McLaughlin; 17. Lee Taylor; 18. Larry Reed

GARAGE DOOR EXPRESS STREET STOCKS

FEATURE - 20 LAPS - (postponed on lap 7 - to be completed on October 7)
MONMOUTH TRUCK EQUIPMENT TRUCK SERIES

MONMOUTH TRUCK EQUIPMENT TRUCK SERIES

FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. GLENN HIGGINS, ENGLISHTOWN; 2. Dennis Buckley; 3. Bryan Worth; 4. Tim Stephan; 5. Tim Buckley; 6. Bruce Van Norde; 7. Chris Olcott; 8. Bill Weichert; 9. Mike Heuser; 10. Steve Naylor; 11. Gary Pein; 12. Keith Mullineaux; 13. Jerry Stanzione; 14. Jim Weiss; 15. Ray Somers; 16. Phil Naylor; 17. Kenny McGowan

WEISS' BOOTS & APPAREL LEGEND CARS

FEATURE - 20 Laps - 1. TIM HENRY, SCHENCKSVILLE, PA.; 2. Tony Naglieri; 3. JJ Jensen; 4. John Menzak; 5. Doug Harvey; 6. Brian Gardella; 7. Bobby Baltera; 8. Rob Ricker; 9. Joe Robertazzi; 9. Pat Brown; 10. Rudy Rinderer; 11. Steve Puglesi; 12. Jim Tomaino; 13. John Kotlarchick

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