Wall Speedway News
HUBINETTE WINS DRIFTINE EVENT, FAN
APPRECIATION BOOK SIGNING UP NEXT
By Walter Elliott
WALL TWP., N.J. A book signing by author Lew Boyd on Wall Township Speedway Fan Appreciation
Night is up Saturday since Samuel Hubinette won the second annual SCCA Pro Racing Air Force Reserve
Formula Drifting event here Sept. 9.
WTS Operations Manager Jim Morton said that Boyd will autograph copies of his Paved Track Dirt
Track book at the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club Museum throughout Fan Appreciation Night.
Paved Track Dirt Track, published by Coastal 181, covers the histories of the paved Old Bridge (N.J.)
Stadium and Pennsylvanias Nazareth Raceway half-mile clay oval. Boyd has previously authored Hot
Cars, Cool Drivers, about the Norwood, Westboro and The Pines speedways in Massachusetts and They
Called Me The Shoe, biography of Kenny Shoemaker.
Boyds autographing is to start when spectator gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and through the seven-
division program. A 40-lap double points Value Towing Factory Stock feature has been co-billed with
the headlining NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series modifieds; the RMP Modified Affordable Division,
sportsman, street stock, truck and INEX Legends Cars complete the undercard.
Drivers and their cars will park on the banked paved one-third-mile ovals infield for closer fan inspection
4:15-5:15 p.m. Admission has been rolled back to $12 adult, $10 seniors, $8 children 13- to 15- years old,
$5 military personnel with active ID and $4 children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.
Hubinette, of Newport Beach, Calif., won his third Need for Speed Formula D final of the year Sept. 9.
The Mopar Dodge Viper No. 27 pilot stayed ahead of Tanner Fousts AEM Nissan on the final corner of
their two-lap final on the five-turn, .4-mile course before a full grandstand. Hubinette, who won the Long
Beach (Calif.) Grand Prix and Chicagos Soldier Field rounds April 2 and June 10, is leading the Circuit
City presented points race over 2005 WTS winner Rhys Millen entering the Oct. 14 finale at Irwindale
I love being here at Wall, said Hubinette. This track has the steepest banking of all our tracks and the
fans can watch all of the action from the grandstands.
Hiro Sumida climbed from 14th seed to finish third, defeating Millen in the first round and Vaughn Gittin,
Jr. in the concession run. Call (732) 681-6400 or visit www.wallspeedway.com for details.
RoC Tour Mods to Wall Turkey Derby
By Walter Elliott
WALL TWP., N.J. -- The Sunoco Race of Champions Tour modified stock cars
will visit Wall Township Speedway - but as entries for their 100-lap Turkey Derby
race Nov. 24-25. The RoC was to hold a qualifier for their Modified 200 at WTS
July 24 and Aug. 26 until the latter date was cancelled by rain.
"I talked with the RoC Tour but they don't have any more open dates," said WTS
Operations Manager Jim Morton Friday. "Their 100-lap Turkey Derby race is open
to them, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the True Value Modifieds from
Connecticut. They run four-barrell carburetors while are own NASCAR Dodge
Weekly Racing Series modifieds run two barrells."
The tour or open modified 100 and a special-edition WTS modified main have
been part of recent Turkey Derby races. Morton, however, has been asking
spectators what format the house modifieds should run for Nov. 24-25.
"Should the drivers race a 100-lap race, twin 75s or triple 50s?" asked Morton.
"The drivers decided that the fans should have a say. Voting continues before Sept. 29."
WTS's modifieds have yielded to the Need for Speed SCCA Formula Drift Air
Force Reserve event Sept. 9 and will return Sept. 16 for Fan Appreciation Day.
Spectators are to pay reduced admission and to meet WTS drivers and their cars
5:15-6:15 p.m. The Value Towing Factory Stocks are to have a 40-lap feature,
joining the modifieds, sportsmen, street stocks, trucks and INEX Legends.
The RoC will continue its schedule through Sept. 24 Lancaster (N.Y.) Raceway
Park, where a tour champion will be crowned.
Ernesto washes out Wall card; Formula
Drift, Fan Appreciation next.
By Walter Elliott
WALL TWP., N.J. -- The second annual Air Force Reserve SCCA Formula Drift
meet for Sept. 9 and the Sept. 16 Fan Appreciation Night are next on Wall Township
Speedway's schedule since Tropical Storm Ernesto washed out Saturday's program.
WTS Operations Manager Jim Morton cancelled what was to have been GMAC
Night after rain bands soaked the banked paved one-third-mile oval Friday and into
noon Saturday. The rainout is the speedway's third of the season and second straight.
The speedway makes way for the Need for Speed SCCA Pro Racing Formula D
Championships penultimate round Sept. 9. Up to 200 national and local driver will run
their 450 hp sport compacts side by side on a special course for performance and
style points. The six-stop Circuit City-presented series was part of the Champ Car
Long Beach Grand Prix, and Infineon Raceway programs.
Rhys Millen, the son for famed off-road and Pikes Peak Hillclimb champion Rod
Millen, won the Infineon round July 7 and leads the drivers championship over LBGP
and Chicago Soldier Field victor Samuel Hubinette by 12 points. Millen, of Huntingdon
Park, Calif., and Hubinette, of Sweden, hope to battle into the Oct. 14 finale at Irwindale
USAF Reserve Col. James I. Kerr is to lead a special tribute to the victims and families
of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. General admission tickets are set at $27. visit
www.formulad.com for details.
WTS's traditional Saturday night divisions and an admission rollback highlights Sept. 16
Fan Appreciation Night. The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series modifieds top the
seven divisions, along with a 40-lap double-points Value Towing Factory Stock feature.
The RMP Modified Affordable Division cars are to kick off the night's racing, which
include sportsman, street stock, truck and INEX Legends Cars.
Fans can meet the drivers and their cars in person trackside 5:15-6:15 p.m. with racing
to start at 6:45. Grandstand gates are to open at 4 p.m. Admission that night is to be
$12 adult, $10 seniors, children 13- to 15- years old $8, military personnel with active
ID $5, childred 6-12 $4 and children 5 and under free.
The North East Racing Ass'n. karting series is to resume 7 p.m. Sept. 15.
Call (732) 681-6400 or visit www.wallspeedway.com for details.
Rain postpones Wall Speedway Race of Champions date
By Walter Elliott
WALL TWP., N.J. -- Wall Township Speedway Operations Manager Jim Morton
said he will try to get Saturday's rain-postponed Sunoco Race of Champions Tour
date rescheduled later this week.
"I called RoC's Andrew Harpell up as soon as I called off the program," said Morton
Saturday. "He and I agreed that we'll talk during the week about rescheduling."
A 100-lap RoC feature was to headline a program of street and factory stock,
sportsman and Legends cars before scattered showers raked the high-banked
paved one-third-mile oval Saturday morning. WTS and NERA karting managed
to get their Friday night program in before the rain.
WTS's NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series modified drivers were to have an
opportunity to represent their home track by winning the specail race. The RoC
has held eight similiar qualifiers and have scheduled two more among six other
New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut asphalt ovals.
The qualifiers lead to the 56th Race of Champions 200 at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway
set for Sept. 16. The classic, which began at Langhorne (Pa.) Speedway in 1951,
has been won by the likes of Frankie Schneider, Richie Evans, Goeffrey and Brett
Bodine, Greg Sacks, Jimmy Spencer and Lenny Boyd. Current WTS modified points
leader John Blewett III, of Howell, won the 1995 RoC at the late Flemington
Speedway - the last one before moving to Oswego.
Where WTS and RoC will place the 100-lap qualifier may be a challenge. WTS has
25-lap sportsman and truck features on its Sept. 2 GMAC Night, yields the next
weekend for the SCCA's Formula Drift and resumes weekly Saturday night racing
through Oct. 7.
RoC has meanwhile set qualifers for Sept. 1 at Oswego and Sept. 10 at Thompson
(Conn.) Int'l. Speedway. The tour has rescheduled Pennsylvania's Mahoning Valley
Speedway round - which was rained out Aug. 19 - past Lancaster (N.Y.) Raceway
Park's Sept. 24 date to Sept. 30.
POUNDS, FEET KEYS TO SMITH, BRADDOCK NERA KARTING
VICTORIES AT WALL
WALL TWP., N.J.--Victories for Kevin Smith, of Hamilton, N.J., and Brian Braddock, of
Flemington, in the NERA karting series at Wall Township Speedway came down to
pounds and feet Friday night.
Smith was following leader Damian Newell in the Senior Champ Kart feature
when he saw a part come off of Newell's vehicle midway through the 20-lap contest.
That part was five pound weight Newell needed to make post-race inspection.
Newell's bid for a third straight feature win ended by beiung underweight. Smith and
his No. 49 Phantom-Nemesis Performance Karting Briggs & Stratton Spl. were awarded
their second NERA/WTS feature.Stefanie Palmai, Amy Danka and three other
finishers were advanced a place in the results.
The weight eluded track workers on the WTS paved one-fifth-mile inner oval
until John Kazmerski picked it up during the modified micro stock main. Kazmerski,
who had already yielded the point to teammate Tom Ervin and Braddock due to a
smoking engine, struggled to finish fifth.
Ervin appeared headed to yet another modified feature triumph before a broken
exhaust header and lap 13 spin by Braddok colleague Jim van Dine slowed his pace.
Braddock used the restart to eventually put his BR Fabrication TCR Bonsai-B&S
No. 82 ahead of Ervin by a couple of feet out of the last corner. Last week's winner
Nick Cottone took third.
Larry Welle, of Bernardsville, also made a final winning pass on a dominant Kirk
Allen to win the Sr. Four-Stroke-Cycle Heavy feature. Allen's father Bill completed the
podium to Welle and his Thor Oil Lazer AV5 No. 51. J.J. Artfitch, of Toms River,
led brother Bill and Anthony Dalessio home in the Sr.B&S Medium main.
Jesse Macfarlan, of Allentown, N.J. who his first career Jr.Champ Kart feature
by passing Nandi Palmai.
Danielle Ostrander, of Wall, won her third INEX Bandolero feature after early leader Jim
Heavlon and challenger Paul Hartwig, Jr., broadsided each other and spun in turn two on
lap eight. Officials blackflagged the duo for rough riding. RyanTruex and Joe Frasco
completed the podium.
NERA's next races are set for 7 p.m. Sept. 15 and 29 plus 11 a.m. Oct. 8. The Sept. 10
date was cancelled to make way for the SCCA Formula Drift weekend and Sept. 29
replaces Oct. 1.
NERA - WALL RESULTS 8/25
NERA KARTING FEATURE TOP THREE FINISHERS.
SENIOR HAMP KART(20 laps): KEVIN SMITH, HAMILTON, N.J.; Stefanie Palmai, Amy Danka.
MODIFIED MICRO STOCK: BRIAN BRADDOCK, FLEMINGTON; Tom Ervin, Nick Cottone.
INEX BANDOLERO: DANIELLE OSTRANDER, WALL; Ryan Truex, Joe Frasco.
JUNIOR CHAMP KART: JESSE MACFARLAN, ALLENTOWN, N.J.; Nandi Palmai, Steve Yaccarino.
SPORTSMAN MICRO STOCK: ANDY HIDDEMAN, SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Kenny Lund, Mike Mee.
JR. BRIGGS & STRATTON: KEVIN LABOR, JR., NEPTUNE; Nicco Curro.
SR. B & S MEDIUM: J.J. ARTFITCH,TOMS RIVER; Bill Artfitch, Anthony Dalessio.
SR. FOUR STROKE CYCLE: LARRY WELLE, BERNARDSVILLE, Kirk Allen, Bill Allen.
SR. TWO STROKE CYC.: TRAVIS REISIG, BERNARDSVILLE; Steve Moran, Fred Hare.
BLUE/PURPLE PLATE: NEIL RUTT, TOMS RIVER; Matt Urbine, Casey Watson.
TAGS: DOUG O'HORO, LONG BRANCH; Rich D'Amato, Craig Susalis.
NEXT RACES: 7 p.m. Sept. 15 and 29; 11 a.m. Oct. 8.
Schrader to Wall Turkey Derby
By Walter Elliott
WALL TWP., N.J. -- WTS Operations Manager Jim Morton was still beaming Saturday night
over the deal he and representatives of NASCAR Nextel Cup race winner Ken Schrader
have signed Aug. 16 for the speedway's Turkey Derby XXXIII Nov. 22-25. Schrader, who has four
Cup victories plus championships USAC's 1982 Silver Crown and 1983 National Sprint car series,
is to drive in the open modified portion of the post-Thanksgiving Day annual.
"Ken's coming here to do an autograph session and to race," said Morton of Schrader's first
visit to the banked, paved one-third-mile oval near the Jersey Shore. "He's coming
to compete in the race or races, depending on what modifieds are available."
Morton currently has an agreement with 32-time WTS
modified race winner Harry Reed to provide
an open modified for the weekend. The retired Reed has been entering a NASCAR Dodge Weekly
Series modified for three-time feature-winning son Steve this and last season.
The Turkey Derby's present format calls for open and NASCAR-sanctioned modifeds to run separate
races for up to 100 laps.The open cars, formally known as the then-Wall Stadium's big block
modifieds until the early 1990s, are found on the Race of Champions Tour and other speedways
outside of New Jersey. WTS is the last remaining stock car paved oval.
Schrader, 51, has been known to race at various short tracks and road courses whenever his Nextel
Cup schedule permits. Although his scraderracing.com Web site lists his schedule as far ahead as
Sept. 30 at Donnellson, Iowa's Lee Co. Speedway, the Fenton, Mo., native has been known to race
his own cars - or in local rides - at up to 100 tracks a year.
Morton hopes that Schrader will be competing against the likes of three-time Turkey Derby winner
John Blewett III, brother and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Jimmy, eight-time track titlist
Dave Michel, S. Reed and Tim Arre. Several owners have been known to have spare cars that heir
drivers use to compete on the Whelen tour, the ROC and the North-Shouth Shootout at Concord
(N.C.) Motorsports Park, among other special events.
Each of the above local drivers also compete for regional
and national recognition in the Dodge
weekly series since WTS rejoined in 2003. The speedway has been NASCAR-sanctioned for at least
three times in its 56 years. The latest WTS-NASCAR era has seen the likes of Mchael Waltrip and
Cale Yarborough visit the speedway, usually during a Nextel Cup weekend at nearby Pocono
International Raceway, to sign autographs and spectate.
Schrader, however, would be the first of the latest era to officially compete at WTS. Morton said
that he is looking to sign more of NASCAR's Cup, Busch and/or Craftsman Truck series pilots to run
with Schrader and the locals.
WTS and NASCAR have been sharing drivers long before Matrin Truex, Jr., of Mayetta, N.J.,
became 2004-05 Busch champion and Cup runner. Ray Evernham used to drive modified and won
10 sportsman features in the 1970s before becoming Jeff Gordon's crew chief and current leader of
Dodge's factory effort.
Bobby Allison was the last of the now-Nextel Cup drivers who made a winning WTS appearance on
May 28, 1960. Track records include feature drivers like Frankie Schneider, Al Keller, Bill Chevalier,
Wally Campbell, Jerry Morese and Jimmy Spencer winning feature here on their way to the Cup level.
Call WTS at (732) 681-6400 or visit www.wallspeedway.com for details and updates
USAC N.E. Ford Focus Midgets @ Wall (NJ) Spdwy
By Walter Eliott
WALL TWP., N.J. -- Shaun Gosselin, of Oswego, N.Y. won his first career USAC
Wirtgen Northeast Ford Focus Midget feature in the series first appearance at Wall Township
Speedway Saturday night.
Gosselin, 16, capitalized on his pole position by leading all 25 laps of the
feature. The CTI Performance Torque Converters/Magee Trailer Sales Hawk-Ford Focus Zetec No.
26 tyro kept ahead of series points leader Ryan Smith by .537 sec.
Gosselin led 14 of 15 starters home at an 90.531 mph average pace. That pace
was slowed when one car spun on lap 23 and two separate last lap spins brought out the yelow
and checkered flags.
Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway micro sprinter Jesse Hartman pulled Nick Wean's
spare No. 78X Stealth-Ford Focus into the pits on lap 12.
Gosselin's previous best finish had been second to Smith in the first of
Twin 25s held at Oswego Speedway June 17. The former quarter midget, micro and mini sprint driver
led the first 25's two laps and the first eight in the second - the latter being won by Jeff Abold.
"I drive 125cc Honda micro sprints at Lime Rock Speedway in New York," said
Goesslin. "The handling is about the same as the Focus midget - but the midget has a lot
The first-year Wirtgen Northeast tour is one of 10 USAC-sanctioned regional
series. The three-year old series features spec 375 horsepower Zetec engines powering various
full-sized midget chassis. The engines are based on the 2-liter, four cylinder mills found in passenger
The Focus series is the first midget series at WTS since the ARDC sanctioned
a July 27, 1979 program. The banked, paved one-third-mile oval hosted the first NASCAR
Midget race in 1953. The USAC National Midgets, URC and NEMA - the latter as a co-sanction with ARDA have also paid visits to the New Jersey Shore track. WTS regularly hosts the American Three
Quarter Midget Racing Association, which also ran Saturday.
"I haven't been on pavement fore going on the tour this year," said Gosselin. "I like this fast
USAC officials placed Gosselin on the pole after finishing second to Ryan
Osborne in their 10-lap heat; Aaron Wall won the other qualifier.
Gosselin was fourth fastest to Smith in time trials. Smith, of Kunkletown,
Pa., and his No. 55 S&S Speedways Stealth-Focus led the 15 qualifiers with a 12.936 sec., 92.75 mph
Smith, 17, leaves WTS with 494 points. He is 44 points ahead of Abols with
three scheduled races to go. The tour's next stop is Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway Aug. 26 as part of
the "Boston Louie Memorial Challenge."
TIDABACK REBOUNDS TO EDGE ADAMS IN WALL ATQMRA FEATURE
WALL TWP. N.J. -- Mike Tidaback, of Little Falls, N.J., came back from
an early spin to edge fellow American Three Quarter Midget Racing
Association Co-Champion Don Adams on the last lap at Wall Township
Speedway Saturday night.
Tidaback, who has won at least one WTS feature in each of the last
14 seasons, had climbed from 11th starting spot to fourth before
spinning in turn two on lap eight. The FedEx Lindblad-Suzuki GSXR No.
1 driver rejoined the top five by lap 20 and took second when Frank
Fischer and Robin Johnston collided on lap 23.
Tidaback caught up with leader Adams on the restart, passed him on
the backstretch on the last lap and drew a .187 sec. victory margin.
Go kart veteran Fischer, Johnston and Bob Watkins, Jr., rounded out
the top five 11 finishers. Tidaback thanked former TQ driver Rudy
Boetticher, of Totowa, and son Rudy Jr., for their recent tuning.
Blu Metz, for the second straight race, took an early lead. A collision
with Adams on lap three, however, placed the No. 46 Yamaha pilot.
BLEWETT III WINS WALL HEADLINER, GOSSELIN MAKES HISTORY
WALL TWP., N.J. -- John Blewett III, of Howell, N.J., won his fifth
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series modified feature of the season
and Shaun Gosselin, of Oswego, N.Y. won the first USAC Northeast Ford
Focus Midget Car Series appearance on Wall Township Speedway's RMP
Powertrain Solutions Night Saturday.
Blewett waited until halfway through the 40 lap feature to win his
19th career WTS modified main. The Blewett Auto Recycling Troyer-
Chevrolet No. 76 driver erased poleman Shaun Carrig's straightaway
lead and ousted the new Bob Nelson No. 91 driver on lap 24. Last
week's winner Tim Arre led 10 other finishers home.
Gosselin won his first Ford Focus feature by leading all 25 laps
from the pole by .537 sec. over points leader Ryan Smith and third
place finisher Ryan Osborne. Full midgets last ran at WTS under
ARDC sanction July July 28, 1979. The first-year regional tour
features spec 2-liter Focus engines in various midge chassis.
Mike Tidaback, of Little Falls, N.J., rebounded from a lap 15 spin
to nip Don Adams by .187 sec. on the last lap of the American
Three Quarter Midget Racing Association feature. Danny Bohn, of
Frehold, won his third RMP Modified Affordable Division feature.
WTS laurels went to Rob Longo, of Belmar (Value Towing Factory
Stock), Bill Vanderveen, of Beechwood (street stock), Bryan
Gardella, of Brick (Legends Cars) and Jerry Stanzione, of Keansburg
(trucks). The Race of Champions Tour stops in Saturday at 7 p.m.
Wall Spdwy RMP Powertrain Solutions Night
Finishes Aug. 19
NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY RACING SERIES MODIFIED
Heat Winners (10 laps): Steve Reed, John Blewett III.
Feature (40 laps): JOHN BLEWETT III, HOWELL, N.J.; Shaun Carrig, Tim Arre,
Steve Reed, Tom Farrell, Jason Treat, Jimmy Blewett, Don Neuls, Mike Bohn, Alan Creveling,
Dave Michel, Sam Riggleman, Howie Conk; (DNF) Justin Gumley, Frank Polimeda, Doug Smith.
USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGET NORTH EAST SERIES
Feature (25 laps): SHAUN GOSSELIN, OSWEGO, N.Y.; Ryan Smith, Ryan Osborne,
Jon Seaman, Arron Wall, Jesse State, Ginny Quinones, Jeff Abold, Nick Wean, Jeremy
Tsihlis, Sean Carman, P.J. Stergios, Dustin MacLean, Abby Martino; (DNF) Jesse Hartman.
AMERICAN THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION
Heat Winners (8 laps): Joey Payne, Robin Johnston.
Feature (25 laps): MIKE TIDABACK, LITTLE FALLS, N.J.; Don Adams, Frank
Fischer, Robin Johnston, Bob Watkins, Jr., Matt Janisch, Dave Williams, Tim Behmer, Mark Jones, Art
Lawshe, Jr., Howard Boss; (DNF) John Sanders, Leo DeStefano, Blu Metz, John Leombruno, Joey
Payne; (DNS) Chris DeRitis, Bob Berry, Jr.
RMP MODIFIED AFFORDABLE DIVISION FEATURE (15 laps): DANNY BOHN, FREEHOLD;
Robert Geibel, Ron Buck, Jr., Mark Nappi, Thomas Kearns; (DNS) Pat Deponte; (DISQ.)
(false start, failure to obey official's orders)
STREET STOCK FEATURE (25 laps) BILL VANDERVEN, BEECHWOOD; Gregg Miranda,
Harry Schaefer, Ray Minieri, John McCormack, Jr., Ron Frees, Eric Gerchak, Rick Kopf,
Charlie DiGiantomasso, Adam LaCicero, Brian Balogh; (DNF) Elliott Wohl, Dave Bragg, Kent Kreider, Sue
VALUE TOWING FACTORY STOCK FEATURE (20 laps): ROB LONGO, BRICK; Mark
Tischler, Rob Breitigan, Gary Pein, Anthony Bell, Glenn Osborne, Tom Fratesi, Mike
Bilello, Gregg Clerico, Bob Wyckoff, Bob Anterson, Gabe Jasper, Mike Payson, Rich Moncur; (DNF) Steve
Moncur, Felix Ciattareli, Dan Collamer, Steve Weber; (DNS) Rick Williams, Doug Bates, Jr.;
(DISQ) Vern McLaughlin (altered sping), Bobby Howard, Jr. (wrong camber and caster settiings) Bill
Connolly (rough riding).
INEX LEGENDS CARS
Heat Winners (8 laps): Don Neuls, Mike Stull, Dennis Macri, Jr.
Feature (25 laps): BRYAN GARDELLA, BRICK; Frank Polimeda, Ryan Flores, Chris
Wramage, Ron Poley, Mike Stull, Bob Baltera, Frances Cottrell, Dan Roslin, Todd McCollum,
Rudy Rinderer, Steve Stull, John Hugate, Mark Bartlett, Mark Griffith, Malcolm Campbell, Jr, Lars
Jensen, Tom Clayton; (DNF) Beth MacFarlane, Don Neuls, Mike Fulton, Bruce Roslin; (DNS) Jay
WTS TRUCK FEATURE (20 laps): JERRY STANZIONE, KEANSBURG; Keith Mullineaux,
John Condit, J John Jackowski, Joe King, Karl Schlectweg; (DNF) Jim McLaughlin, Sr., Jim
Bruno, Jesse McLaughlin.
Aug. 18 NEAR Karting at Wall finishes
FEATURE FINISHES FOR AUG. 18
MODIFIED MICRO STOCK (20 laps): NICK COTTONE, TOMS RIVER, N.J.; Tom
Ervin, Mike Andrews.
INEX BANDOLEROS: JIM HEAVLON, GALENA, MD.; Danielle Ostrander, J.P.
SENIOR BRIGGS & STRATTON FOUR-STROKE CYCLE ANIMAL: MARK ALLEN,
COLUMBIA, N.J.; Jack Kreiger, Gary Welle.
Sr. B&S 4-Cycle Medium: AMANDA QUINONES, PENN ARGYLE, PA.; Anthony
Dalessio, DEave Stoveken.
Sr. TWO-STROKE CYCLE: STEVE MORAN, LONG BEACH; John Meyer.
Sr. 2-Stroke TAGGED: JOHN MEYER, TOMS RIVER; Michael Whitt, Ryan Olvilo.
4-Cycle BLUE-PURPLE PLATE: MEIL RUTT, TOMS RIVER; Casey Watson, Matt
Jr. B&S: DAVE CLINE; James Newman, Kurt Lalor, Jr.
SPORTSMAN MICRO STOCK: MIKE MEE; Andy Hiddiman, Mike Clementi.
Sr. CHAMP KART: STEFANI PALMAI; Tom Ronca.
Jr. Champ Kart UNRESTRICTED: DAIMEN NEWELL, LEONARDO.
Jr. Champ Kart RESTRICTED: NANDI PALMAI, Michael De Nicola.
MICHAEL BOHN, JOHN KOPF WIN THEIR FIRST CAREER WALL
Buck, Weber, Wramage and Payne also score
WALL TWP., N.J. -- Michael Bohn, of Howell, N.J., and John Kopf, of Keyport,
won their first respective careerNASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series modified
and street stock features during Wall Township Speedway USG Sheetrock Night Saturday.
Bohn, who split the two 10-lap heats with Steve Reed, got the drop on
poleman Shaun Carrig at the start and never looked back during the 40-lap feature.
The Tom Farrell Racing Troyer-Chevrolet No. 81 pilot endured three caution flags
and Justin Gumley on his rear bumper. 2004 WTS track champion Kevin Flockhart
made up the top three that ran nose-to-tail through most of the race.
Bohn, with brother Danny and father Eddie in victory lane, dedicated his
triumph to grandfather Parker. Parker Bohn, who won 22 features and
several track championships, was unusually absent this night. Eddie Bohn,
who won 34 features here, said that Mike, 21, has exclusively competed in
modified stock cars this and last season. Danny swept last year's INEX
Kopf also won his eight-lap heat and led all 25 laps to win his first street stock feature.
The B&D Engines 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix No. 8 driver credited his start with the
Richard Petty Racing Experience in 1998 for edging Eric Gerchak by .170 sec.
John McCormick finished third while brother Eric Kopf was placed 16th after
dropping out on lap five.
Joey Payne, of Fair Lawn, roared to a 5.1 sec. victory margin on divisional co-champs
Mike Tidaback and Don Adams in the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association
feature. Former pro stock driver Ron Buck, Jr., of Farmingdale, won his first RMP Modified
Affrordable Division race. Steve Weber, of Raritan, won his third Value Towing Factory Stock
feature of the year and Chris Wramage, of Howell, notched his second INEX Legends Cars
feature of the year. A 50-lap sportsman main and vintage stock cars head Allstate Night Saturday
at 1 p.m.
Wall Speedway USG Night Finishes Aug. 5
NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY RACING SERIES MODIFIED
Heat Winners (10 laps): Steven Reed, Michael Bohn.
Feature (40 laps): MICHAEL BOHN, FREEHOLD; Justin Gumley, Kevin Flockhart,
Tim Arre, Tom Farrell, Dave Michel, John Blewett III, Don Neuls, Shaun Carrig, Jason
Treat, Jason Hearne, Sam Riggleman, Danny Bohn, Howie Conk, Steve Pilmin;
(DNF)Steve Reed, Rich Mongeau.
RMP MODIFIED AFFORDABLE DIVISION FEATURE (15 laps): RON BUCK, JR.,
FARMINGDALE; Tim Stephen, Robert Geibel, Pat DePonti, Danny Bohn, RickDeJaager.
Heat Winners (8 laps): John Kopf, Charlie DiGiantomasso.
Feature (25 laps): JOHN KOPF, KEYPORT; Eric Gerchak, John McCormick, Bill
Vanderveen, Jared Okerson, Adam LeCicero, Ray Minieri, Charlie DiGiantomasso,
Steve Keenan, Dave Cologna, Tim LeBrecque; (DNF) Elliott Wohl, Harry Schaefer,
Chris Halstead, Anthony Donnamarie, Rick Kopf; (DNS) Gregg Miranda, Sue Collins.
VALUE TOWING FACTORY STOCK FINISH (20 laps): STEVE WEBER, RARITAN; Mark
Tischler, Steve Moncur, Rick Williams, Gary Pien, Bill Connolly, Rob Longo, Felix Ciattarelli,
Rob Breitigan, Tom Fratesi, Dan Collamer, Whitey Kowalczyk, Brian Flanagan, Jeff Gordon,
Jason Howlett, Mike Bilello; (DNF) Bon Anderton, Sal Di Chiara, Gabe Jasper, John Lynch,
Glenn Osborne, Vern McLaughlin, Bobby Howard, Tim Flanagan; (DNS) Anthony Bell, Mike Peyson.
AMERICAN THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION
Heat Winners: Joey Payne, Don Adams.
Feature (25 laps): JOEY PAYNE, FAIRLAWN; Mike Tidaback, Don Adams, Chris
DeRitis, John Saunders, Kerry Schantz, Eddie Dietz, Frank Fischer, Howard Boss; (DNF) Tim
Behmer, Bob Watkins, Jr., Matt Janisch, Art Lawshe, Jr; (DNS) Blu Metz, Robin Johnston, Leo
DeStefano, John Leombruno.
INEX LEGENDS CARS
Heat Winners: Bruce Roslin, Ron Poley, Chris Wramage.
Feature (25 laps): CHRIS WRAMAGE, HOWELL; Dan Roslin, Bruce Roslin, Ron
Poley, Steve Stull, Bob Baltera, Dennis Macri, Tom Sherman, Mike Stull, Bryan Gardella, Frances
Cottrell, John Hugate, Lars Jensen, Mike Fulton, Jay Hartman, Todd McCollum, Mark Griffith, Luke
Marzano, Malcolm Campbell, Jr., Ryan Flores, Larry Clayton, Beth MacFarlane; (DNF) A.J. Wright;
(DNS) Don Neuls.
THE AMERICAN THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT: John Leombruno (201) 251-1511 www.atqmra.org
ELLIOTT ENTERPRISES (973) 592-8351 email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUG. 5, 2006
ATQMRA Aug. 5 Results at Wall Twp. Speedway
Heat Winners (8 laps): Joey Payne, Don Adams.
Feature (25 laps): JOEY PAYNE, FAIR LAWN, N.J.; Mike Tidaback, Don Adams,
Chris DeRitis, John Saunders, Kerry Schantz, Eddie Dietz, Frank Fischer, Howard Boss;
(DNF) Tim Behmer, Bob Watkins, Jr., Matt Janisch, Art Lawshe, Jr. (DNS) Blu Metz,
Robin Johnston, Leo De Stefano, John Leombruno.
North East Racing Association @ Wall Township Speedway
NERA Karting Top Three Feature Finishers
INEX BANDOLERO (20 laps)
1. DANIELLE OSTRANDER, WALL; 2. J.R, Hartman 3. Ryan Truex.
1. DOUG O'HORO, LONG BRANCH; 2. Ryan Calabrese 3. Jon Mayer.
JUNIOR TWO-CYCLE (15 laps)
1. FRED HEARNE 2. Daniel Harmon.
JUNIOR CHAMP KART- UNRESTRICTED (15 laps)
1. DAMIEN NEWELL; LEONARDO.
JR. CHAMP KART - RESTRICTED
1. NANDI PALMAI; HAMILTON 2. Jesse MacFarlane.
SR. CHAMP KART (20 laps)
1. KEITH SMITH, HAMILTON; 2. John Borakos 3. Joe Frasco.
MODIFIED MICRO STOCK (20 laps)
1. TOM ERVIN, TRENTON; 2. Jimmy Van Dine 3. Mike Andrews.
SPORTSMAN MICRO STOCK (15 laps)
1. ANDY HIDDIMAN, SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.; 2. Kenny Lund 3. Mike Clementi.
JR. BRIGGS & STRATTON - Pt. 1
1. DALE HARTFRITCH, MANAHAWKIN; 2. Matthew Urbine 3. Neil Rutt.
JR. B&S - Pt. 2
1. DAVE CLINE, MATAWAN; 2. Kurt Labor, Jr., 3. Daniel Centro.
SR. B&S HEAVY (20 laps)
1. KENNY STOVEKAN; 2. Dale Rutt.
SR. B&S MEDIUM
1. ANTHONY DALESSO, HOWELL; 2. J.J. Artfritch 3. Rob Danka.
FLOCKHART EDGES POINTS LEADER BLEWETT III IN WTS
Geibel, C. Okerson, Cologna, Tischler, M. Stull, Payne, DeRitis split support features
WALL TWP., N.J. Kevin Flockhart, of Jackson, N.J., won his second NASCAR
Dodge Weekly Racing Series feature of the year by .253 sec. over current points leader
John Blewett III at Wall Township Speedway Saturday night.
Flockhart kept the pressure on front row starter Jason Treat until Treat spun to third in
turn four on lap 22. The 2004 WTS NASCAR track champion kept his Crestwood
Jewelers/Blewett Auto Salvage Sisco-Chevrolet No. 12 ahead of Blewett the last three of
the features scheduled 40 laps.
Treat crashed out on lap 38 and was placed 11th among 18 starters. Justin Gumley
finished third in Rich Goulds car, followed by Rich Mongeau, Alan Creveling and five
other finishers. Shaun Carrig and Tim Arre won the Dodge Motorsports Night headliners
10 lap heats.
Defending sportsman champ Chas Okerson, of Freehold, came from the rear of the 13-
car field twice to win his 25-lap feature over Kevin Eyres. Elliot Wohl took third after the
engine in Charlie Kremer III was found with unapproved parts.
Dave Cologna, of Manahawkin, won his first street stock feature while Robert Geibel, of
Brick, and Mark Tischler, of Martinsville, respectively won their second career street
stock and RMP Modified Affordable Division features. Joey Payne, of Fair Lawn, and
first-time winner Chris DeRitis, of Philadelphia, split the American Three Quarter Midget
Twin 25s. Mike Stull, of Hamilton, won his second Legends Cars feature of the season.
USG Night is set for 7 p.m. Saturday and karting 7 p.m. Friday.
NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY RACING SERIES MODIFIEDS
Heat Winners (10 laps): Shaun Carrig, Tim Arre.
FEATURE (40 laps): KEVIN FLOCKHART, JACKSON, N.J.; John Blewet III, Justin
Gumley, Rich Mongeau, Alan Greveling, Sam Riggleman, Don Neuls, Howie Conk, Tim Arre,
Steve Pilmin; (DNF) Jason Treat Mike Bohn, Shaun Carrig, Jason Hearne, Steve Red, Doug Smith;
(DISQ.) Tom Farrell, Dave Michel.
AMERICAN THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION
FEATURE ONE (25 laps): JOEY PAYNE, FAIR LAWN; Don Adams, Chris DeRitis, Bob
Watkins, Jr., Blu Metz, John Saunders, Robin Johnston, Frank Fischer, Art Lawshem Jr.; (DNF)
Mike Tidaback, Dave Williams, Bob Berry, Jr., Howard Boss, Rus Bailey, Jeff Werner, Matt
Janisch; (DNS) John Leombruno.
FEATURE TWO: CHRIS DERITIS, PHILADELPHIA; Jognston, Adams, Payne, Watkins,
Saunders, Kerry Schantz, Williams, Janisch, Martin Doyle; (DNF) Werner, Lawshe, Metz,
Fischer; (DNS) Bailey.
RMP MODIFIED AFFORDABLE FEATURE (15 laps): ROBERT GEIBEL, Brick; Tim
Stephen, Danny Bohn, Doug Mahr; (DNF) Mike Bilello; (DNS) Ron Buck, Jr.
SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 laps): CHAS OKERSON, FREEHOLD; Kevin
Wohl, Ron Mullin, Dave Jennings, Eric Albright, Chris Andretta; (DNF) Dave Green, Billy
Weichert, Ray Posek, Ron Frees; (DNS) Robby Gaiser; (DISQ.) Charlie Kremer III.
STREET STOCK FEATURE (2 laps) DAVE COLOGNA, MANAHAWKIN; Jared Okerson, Bill
Vanderveen, Eric Gerchak, Adam LeCicero, Harry Schaefer, Gregg Miranda, John Kopf,
Charlie DiGiantomaso; (DNF) Jon Hess, Steve Keenan, Mike Tillett, Elliot Wohl, John McCormack; (DNS)
VALUE TOWING FACTORY STOCK FEATURE (15 laps - curfew) MARK TISCHLER,
MARTINSVILLE; Felix Ciatarelli, Steve Moncur, Pat Verwys, Bill Connolly, Bobby Howard,
Steve Weber, Bryan Flanagan, Rob Breitigan, Vern McLaughlin, Mike Bilello, Danny Collamer,
Rob Longo, Rich Moncur, Bob Anderson, Joe Costandi, Joe Leary, John Lynch, Mike McQueeney,
Mike Payson, Bobby Wycoff, Tom Nascone; (DNF) Anthony Bell, Gregg Clerico, Joe Skalla,
Rick Williams, Rick >Latza, Bob Rosetti,
Brandon Kovacs; (DNS) Tim Flanagan, Gary Pein, Sal Dichara, Gabe Gasper,
Diane Walters, Chris Oliveri, Ted Walters.
INEX LEGENDS CARS
heat Winners (8 laps): Mike Fulton, Chris Wramage, Bruce Roslin.
FEATURE (25 laps): MIKE STULL, HAMILTON; A.J. Wright, Mike Fulton, Frances
Cottrell, Rudy Rinderer, Chris Hankins, Malcom Campbell, Jr., Bruce Roslin, John Hugate,
Luke Marzano, Beth MacFarlane, Tom Clayton; (DNF) Bob Baltera, Dennis Macri, Whitey Kowalczyk,
Don Neuls, Daniel Roslin, Bryan Gardella, Steve Stull, Lars Jensen, Mark Griffith, Jay Hartman,
Chris Wramage, Ryan Flores, Ron Poley.
TYRO DERITIS, VET PAYNE SPLIT ATQMRA WALL DOUBLE HEADER
WALL TWP., N.J. Veteran open wheel driver Joey Payne, of Fair Lawn, N.J., and
first year driver Chris DeRitis, of Philadelphia, split the American Three Quarter Midget
Racing Association Twin 25s at Wall Township Speedway Saturday night.
Payne came from ninth starting spot to second when leader Mike Tidabacks right rear
wheel broke on lap 22. The Spitfire by Hyper/Suzuki GSXR No. 26 pilot held a 2.891
sec. margin on Don Adams, DeRitis, Bob Watkins, Jr., Blu Metz and four other finishers
the last three laps. The feature was held over from WTSs July 8 show and Payne was
meanwhile recovering from a concussion suffered during a Noertheastern Midget Assn.
feature July 11 at Connecticuts Stafford Motor Speedway.
DeRitis won his first career ATQMRA main by leading all 25 laps in his Risque Racing
Lindblad-GSXR No. 96 and repelling Tidaback by .374 sec. Russ Bailey, of Helmetta,
N.J., walked away from an opening lap crash that sent him cartwheeling.
The ATQMRA is to return to WTSs banked paved third-mile oval Aug. 5.
FEATURE ONE FINISH (25 LAPS): JOEY PAYNE, FAIR LAWN, N.J.; Don Adams,
Chris DeRitis, Bob Watkins, Jr., Blu Metz, John Saunders, Robin Johnston, Frank
Fischer, Art Lawshe, Jr.; (DNF) Mike Tidaback, Dave Williams, Bob Berry, Jr., Howard
Boss, Russ Bailey, Jeff Werner, Matt Janisch; (DNS) John Leombruno.
FEATURE TWO: DERITIS, PHILADELPHIA; Johnston, Adams, Payne, Watkins,
Saunders, Kerry Schantz, Williams, Janisch, Martin Doyle; (DNF) Werner, Lawshe,
Metz, Fischer; (DNS) Bailey.
WALL TOWNSHIP SPEEDWAY FINISHES JUKY 15TH
NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY RACING SERIES MODIFIED
Fast Time: Michael Bohn 13.025 sec., 92.038 mph
GARDEN STATE CLASSIC FEATURE (100 laps): JOHN BLEWETT III, OF HOWELL; Justin Gumley, Steve Reed, Rich Mongeau, Tom Farrell, Kevin Flockhart, Dave Michel, Rob Schultz, Tim Arre, Marc Rogers, Alan Creveling, Jason Teat, Sam Riggleman, Don Neuls;(DNF) Howie Conk, Jason Hearne, Shaun Carrig, Michael Bohn, Chas Okerson, Richie Knell, Nick Vasquez; (DNS) Mark Bartlett.
STREET STOCK FEATURE (25 laps): RAYMOND MINIERI, BAY SHORE, N.Y.; Adam LaCicero, Harry Schaefer, Jon Hess, Jsred Okerson, John McCormick, Bill Vanderveen, Dave Bragg, John Kopf, Charlie DiGiantomaso, Eric Gerchak, Gregg Miranda, Sue Collins, Elliott Wohl, Mike Tillett, Dave Cologna, Ed McCarthy.
VALUE TOWING FACTORY STOCK FEATURE (20 laps): GARY PEIN, SOUTH AMBOY; Vern McLaighlin, Bobby Howard, Rob Longo, Gregg Clerico, Mark Tischler, Bill Connolly, Rob Breitigan, Rick Williams, Danny Colamer, Felix Ciattarelli, Tim Flanagan, Steve Moncur, Joe Constandi, Tom Fratesi, Mike Bilello, Anthony Bell, Rick Latia, Richard Moncur, Mike ayson, Nick Narvigliano, Dan Birdsall, Bryan Flanagan; (DNF) Brandon Kovacs, Steve Weber, Ryan Howlett; (DNS) Bob Anderson, John Lynch.
INEX LEGENDS CARS
Heat Winners (8 laps): Dennis Macri, Jr., Daniel Roslin.
FEATURE (25 laps): DENNIS MACRI, FORKED RIVER; Mike Stull, Steve Stull, Ron Poley, Mike Fulton, Rudy Rinderer, Bob Baltera, A.J. Wright, Bruce Roslin, Francis Cottrell, Bryan Gardella, John Hugate, Mark Griffith, Larry Clayton, Beth MacFarlane; (DNF) Chris Hankins, Jay Hartman, Malcolm Campbell, Jr., Chris Wramage, Dan Roslin.
TRUCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): KEITH MULLINEAUX, EGG HARBOR CITY; Gordon Neil, Jim Bruno, Jerry Stanzione, Karl Schlechtweg, Jesse McLaughlin, Jim McLaughlin, Sr., John Jackowski; (DNF) Joe King.
WALL SPEEDWAY STOCKER GUMLEY WINS IN KARTING SERIES
By Walter Elliott
WALL, N.J. -- Justin Gumley, of Colts Neck, became the first Wall Township Speedway modifiedstock car driver to win a North East Karting Series feature on WTS's one-fifth-mile inner oval Friday night.
Gumley, who won his career first NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series WTS modified main July 30, 2005, swept the Senior Briggs & Stratton Heavy division's 10-lap heat and 20-lap feature. The third-starting Gumley ran on Anthony Dalessio's tail from a lap six restart before passing him on lap 17. The For Sale No. 02 Bandit-B&S driver and Dalessio finished one-two under WTS Starter Floyd Goff's checkered flag.
Gulmey, in his third full year in WTS modifieds, ran in the old 2003-05 Wall Karting Serires. NERA President Bob Danka, of Hamilton, and WTS Operations Manager Jim Morton, of Pt. Pleasant, revived the karting and INEX Bandolero program in 10 days.
Danielle Ostrander, of Wall, passed polesitter Paul Hartwig, Jr. on lap eight to win her first career Bandolero feature. The Wall High School Junior said she and father Mike had stored her Van Winkle NAPA Auto Parts 600-Racing-B&S Vanguard No. 9 since the WKS ended May 7, 2005. Hartwig, third-generation driver Ryan Truex and fellow debutant Joe Fresco rounded out the finishers.
Eddie McCarthy, of Brick, scored his first Wall victory by winning the Junior Yamaha Super Cam feature. McCarthy's No. 85 Borel R30-Yamaha KT100 was entered by WTS street stock driving father Ed.
The brother-sister team of Nandi and Stefanie Palmai, of Tinton Falls, won their respective junior and senior champ kart features. First NERA WTS feature victories also went to Dave Calabrese, of Pine Beach in Jr. Briggs and Doug D'Oro, of Long Branch, in Sr. Yamaha Super Cam.
Gumley teammate J.J. Artitch, of Red Bank, captured the Senior Briggs Medium main. Tom Ervin, of Trenton, picked up where he left off from WKS to win the Modified Micro Stock feature.
NERA will hold nine more races on selected Friday nights and Sunday afternoons through Oct. 8. Friday gates open at 5 p.m., followed by practice at 6 and races at 7. The next races are set for July 21 and Aug. 4.
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