BLEWETT AND SESELY POCKET BIG CASH
IN WALL STADIUM’S “COMERFORD MEMORIAL” SUNDAY
Jimmy Blewett of Howell and Anthony Sesely of Matawan each pocketed an
unprecedented $6,600 for winning 66-lap tour type Modified feature races
during the “Tommy Comerford Memorial” Sunday afternoon at Wall Stadium.
Riches were also spread through each 24-car field as a total purse of
$40,000 was offered.
In the opening 66-lapper, Les Hinckley of Windsor Locks, Conn. and
Tommy Farrell of Neptune wrestled for the lead early swapping the top spot
on restarts while Blewett ducked into the pit area several times for
adjustments on his No. 66 Comerford tribute car. Tim Arre of Toms River and
Danny Bohn of Huntersville , N.C. also got into the lead battle later on as
Blewett marched to the front.
The turning point in the race came with just 12 laps to go when
Hinckley and Bohn pushed high in turn two while battling for the lead and
Blewett dove low to take the lead and eventual win. Matt Hirschman of
Northampton , Pa. also raced through the hole to grab second, while Keith
Rocco of Wallingford , Conn. , Hinckley and Ray Evernham of Huntersville ,
N.C. wrapped up the top five.
In the second tour Modified 66-lapper, Sesely and Justin Gumley of
Colts Neck fought for the lead in the early going. Soon Earl Paules of
Palmerton , Pa. took his turn at the front before Sesely took command for
good. Hirschman had a great day as he raced to his second straight runner-up
finish, while Rocco grabbed his second straight third place run. Gumley and
Paules wrapped up the top five.
In support division action Kevin Davison of Howell was the class of
the field in Calabreeze Pools Sportsman division action as he swept a pair
of 25-lappers. In the first race, rain postponed from September 26, Kevin
Eyres of Colts Neck nailed down the 2009 driving title by finishing second,
while Mike Smith of Wall, Andrew Krause of East Brunswick and Randy
MacConnell of Toms River were third through fifth. In the second race, Smith
chased Davison across the finish line, with Matt Przemielewski Toms River ,
Ken Green of Farmingdale and Tom Kearns of Howell wrapping up the top five.
Jon Meyer of Toms River also had a great day sweeping a pair of
20-lappers for the Flanagan Retail Development Factory Stocks. In the first
race, Howell’s Elliott Wohl actually crossed the finish line first, but when
his car failed a post race inspection the win went to Meyer. Flemington’s
Tom Fratesi was the runner-up, with Bryan Flanagan of Hazlet, Steve Lynch of
Aberdeen and Tim Flanagan of Hazlet third through fifth. Former champ Rob
Longo of Wall was the runner-up in the second race, while Roy Farfel of
Wall, Union ’s Joey Helberg and Joe Constandi of Flemington were third
Carl Thomas of Tinton Falls nailed down the 2009 Street Stock
championship by winning the rain postponed 25-lap feature. Ralph Gargiulo of
Allenwood was second, with Jackson ’s Howie Conk third. Conk came back to
win the nightcap over Thomas and Beachwood’s Bill Vanderveen.
Zach Alspach of Willingboro made a trip back from New Mexico ,
where he attends college, worthwhile by winning the 25-lapper for the Legend
Cars. Brian Spencer, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Kenny Van Wickle and
Bobby Baltera completed the top five.
The next event on the Wall Stadium schedule is set for this Sunday
(Nov. 8) when a $5 Family Fun Day is on the agenda. The events, which
feature Enduro, Legend Cars and 4C SuperModified racing, were started
earlier this season to the overwhelming approval of budget minded auto
racing fans. Tickets for fans age 13 and up are just $5, while those age 12
and under are admitted free. Action is slated to start at 2:00 p.m.
Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township , N.J. , just
one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B.
The speedway office is open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Information is available at
1ST MODIFIED FEATURE – 66 Laps – 1 JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Matt
Hirschman, 3. Keith Rocco, 4. Les Hinckley, 5. Ray Evernham, 6. Earl Paules,
7. Justin Gumley, 8. Anthony Sesely, 9. Rich Kuiken, 10. Danny Bohn, 11.
Tony Ferrante, 12. Tommy Farrell, 13. Danny Sammons, 14. Tim Arre, 15. Ken
Woolley, Jr., 16. Steven Reed, 17. Pete Brittain, 18. Jim Willis, 19. John
Markovic, 20. Rusty Smith, 21. Andy Walko, 22. Kevin Flockhart, 23. Billy
Weichert, 24. Jimmy Zacharias
2ND MODIFIED FEATURE – 66 Laps – 1. ANTHONY SESELY, MATAWAN, 2.
Hirschman, 3. Rocco, 4. Gumley, 5. Paules, 6. Flockhart, 7. Ferrante, 8.
Farrell, 9. Woolley, 10. Arre, 11. Sammons, 12. Willis, 13. Evernham, 14.
Zacharias, 15. Brittain, 16. Smith, 17. Bohn, 18. Markovic, 19. Hinckley ,
20. Blewett, 21. Reed, 22. Kuiken, 23. Walko, 24. Ken Darch
1ST SPORTSMAN FEATURE – (rain postponed) – 25 Laps – 1. KEVIN
DAVISON, HOWELL, 2. Kevin Eyres, 3. Mike Smith, 4. Andrew Krause, 5. Randy
MacConnell, 6. Robert Sutphin, 7. Christian LaCicero, 8. Joe King, 9. Brien
Hamer, 10. Rob Gaiser, 11. Allan Camp, 12. Rich Bruno, 13. Matt
Przemielewski, 14. Phil Fortuna, 15. Rich DeSarno, 16. Dan Curtis
2ND SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KEVIN DAVISON, HOWELL, 2. Smith,
3. Przemielewski, 4. Ken Green, 5. Tom Kearns, 6. MacConnell, 7. Harry
Schaefer, 8. Krause, 9. Fortuna, 10. Hamer, 11. King, 12. Camp, 13. Chris
Hamilton, 14. Rich DeSarno, 15. LaCicero, 16. Eyres, 17. Sutphin, 18. Gaiser,
1ST FACTORY STOCK – (rain postponed) – 20 Laps – 1. JON MEYER,
TOMS RIVER , 2. Tom Fratesi, 3. Bryan Flanagan, 4. Steve Lynch, 5. Tim
Flanagan, 6. John Bowers, 7. Ricky Siddons, 8. Mike Bilello, 9. Phil
Adelphia, 10. Ricky Williams, 11. Mike Colon, 12. Paul Hartwig, 13. Joe
Ciallella, 14. Tim O’Shea, 15. Rob Longo
2ND FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 1. JON MEYER, TOMS RIVER , 2. Longo, 3.
Roy Farfel, 4. Joey Helberg, 5. Joe Constandi, 6. Bilello, 7. O’Shea, 8. Tom
Mikolajczyk, 9. Whitey Miller, 10. Siddons, 11. Bowers, 12. Scott Riggleman,
13. Colon , 14. Chris Felber, 15. Adelphia, 16. Lynch, 17. Dan Birdsall, 18.
Ciallella, 19. Hartwig, 20. Fratesi, 21. Elliott Wohl, 22. Felber, 23. Troy
Gant, Vinnie Green
1ST STREET STOCK FEATURE – (rain postponed) – 25 Laps – 1.
CARL THOMAS, TINTON FALLS, 2. Ralph Gargiulo, 3. Howie Conk, 4. Gregg
Miranda, 5. Nick Shaw, 6. Dave Jennings, 7. Michelle Moarmann, 8. Bill
Vanderveen, 9. Jim Downey, 10. Scott Kurzwell, 11. Damian Newell, 12. Mike
Tillett, 13. Mike Kennedy, 14. Tim LaBreque, 15. Joe Nappi
2ND STREET STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. HOWIE CONK, JACKSON , 2.
Thomas, 3. Vanderveen, 4. Gargiulo, 5. Kennedy, 6. Jerry Stanzione, 7. Shaw,
8. Downey , 9. Jennings , 10. Newell, 11. LaBreque, 12. Nappi, 13. Moarmann,
14. Stu Paer, 15. Mitch Brudy, 16. Joe Torchia, 17. Tillett, 18. Dom Scala,
19. Miranda, 20. Kurzwell
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ZACH ALSPACH, WILLINGBORO , 2.
Brian Spencer, 3. Derek Hopkinson, 4. Kenny Van Wickle, 5. Bobby Baltera, 6.
Malcolm Campbell, 7. John Hugate, 8. Ron Poley, 9. Justin Alicchio, 10. Tom
Burdge, 11. Dennis Macri, 12. Rich Alspach
Source: Jeff Gravatt / Wall