stock car driving invaders Matt Hirschman of
Northampton, Pa. and Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa. took
the lion’s share of the weekend purses and the
Turkey Derby trophies back to the Keystone State by
splitting main event wins in the season ending stock
car classic. It was the first Turkey Derby victory
for each driver after several attempts.
In the touring Modified 150-lapper, Hirschman was a
factor from start to finish as he wrestled Howell’s
Jimmy Blewett, Zeiner, Freehold’s Steven Reed and
brothers Danny and Michael Bohn, both of North
Carolina, for the top spot. Hirschman finally
powered past Blewett in the outside lane for the
final time with 19 laps remaining to take the lead
and the eventual win.
Danny Bohn then wrestled with Blewett before
stealing away second in the closing laps. Michael
Bohn was fourth and Ken Barry was fifth.
In the Wall/SK Modified 100-lapper, Blewett led the
initial 30 circuits until mechanical failure forced
him out of the race. Howell’s Eric Mauriello then
took command before Michael Gervais took the top
spot after a round of pit stops. Zeiner came
thundering through the pack before taking the lead
for good with an inside lane pass with just 20-laps
Anthony Sesely of Matawan recovered from early race
trouble for second, while Mauriello was third.
Steven Reed and Tim Arre of Toms River were fourth
After setting fast time in qualifying, Holmdel’s
Andrew Krause raced to the win in the 40-lap main
event for the Dirt Modified cars. Joey Payne fought
for the top spot most of the way before finishing
second, while Rich Coons, Dave Hunt and Jimmy Weiss
were third through fifth.
Also on Saturday, Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y.
won the 50-lap Street Stock feature after coming
from the rear of the field twice and fighting for
the lead with eventual runner-up Nick Shaw of
Chatham. Ray Minieri, Mike Williams and Derek
Hopkinson were third through fifth.
Joey Payne won Saturday’s TQ Midget main event over
Ryan Tidman and Robin Johnston.
During Friday’s day one of Turkey Derby, Zack
Alspach of Willingboro took the win in a wild 50-lap
Sportsman main event. Eric Mauriello was second,
while Marc Nappi of Howell, brother Joe Nappi, also
of Howell, and Manasquan’s Ken Van Wickle completed
the top five.
In other Friday action invader Kyle Ellwood grabbed
his first ever Wall Stadium win in the Legend Cars
35-lapper over Ryan Flores and Kevin Nowak. Shanon
Mongeau of Farmingdale won the 40-lap Factory Stock
main event over Joe Mongeau and Ronnie Mullen.
Also on Friday, Rob Ormsbee of Wall won the Late
Model 35-lapper over Zane Zeiner and Alfano, while
Mitch Bombard topped Scott Adams and Todd Pilla in
the 4 Cylinder 40-lap main event.
Sunday action wrapped up the three-day Turkey Derby
with Ricky Williams winning the 75-lap 4 Cylinder
main event over Pete Zakartz and Scott Adams. Joe
Mongeau won the 50-lap Factory Stock main event over
Shanon Mongeau and Rob Longo. The 10-lap Ladies’
Race was won by Billy Jo Michel over Lisa Danish,
Lisa Matthews and Maryanne Meli.
In Sunday Demolition Derby action Brian Savoy took
top honors over Jason Savoy and Anthony Brookshire.
Brookshire was the Fan Favorite, while Justin Dunn
was voted to have the Most Attractive car and Ryan
Bigley’s mount was crowned Most Wrecked.
With the 2012 racing season now complete plans are
already in high gear for the 2013 racing season at
the “shore speedway.” Officials plan on announcing a
spring season opening date and a complete 2013
Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports
events on most Saturdays and Sundays during the
summer months. The speedway 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 hotline number is 732-681-6400,
CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email
address. More information is also available at
TOURING MODIFIED FEATURE –
150 Laps – 1. MATT HIRSCHMAN, NORTHAMPTON,
PA., 2. Danny Bohn, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Michael
Bohn, 5. Ken Barry, 6. Tim Arre, 7. Zane Zeiner, 8.
Les Hinckley, 9. Chuck Hossfield, 10. Kyle Ebersole,
11. Tom Barrett, 12. Ron Silk, 13. Tommy Farrell,
14. Shaun Carrig, 15. Ken Darch, 16. Steven Reed,
17. Brian DeFebo, 18. John Markovic, 19. Danny
Sammons, 20. Jamie Tomaino, 21. Billy Cole, 22. Don
King, 23. Bill Weichert, 24. Ken Woolley, 25. Jason
Treat, 26. Rowan Pennink
WALL/SK MODIFIED FEATURE –
100 Laps – 1. ZANE ZEINER, BATH, PA., 2.
Anthony Sesely, 3. Eric Mauriello, 4. Reed, 5. Arre,
6. Woody Pitkat, 7. Michael Gervais, 8. Roger Coss,
9. Craig Lutz, 10. Ron Frees, 11. James Prichard,
12. Keith Rocco, 13. Scott Branick, 14. Matt
Prymzewski, 15. Jonathan Mandato, 16. Matt
Hirschman, 17. Treat, 18. Dave Cranmer, 19. Blewett,
20. Chas Okerson, 21. Silk, 22. Adam LaCicero, 23.
Shawna Ingraham, 24. Christian LaCicero, 25. Chris
Reynolds, 26. Tom Cottrell
DIRT MODIFIED FEATURE – 40
Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Joey
Payne, 3. Rich Coons, 4. Dave Hunt, 5. Jimmy Weiss,
6. Tom Carberry, 7. John Aumick, 8. Eric Engstrom,
9. Chuck Potts, 10. Joe Stangle, 11. Allan Bleacher,
12. Marty Saxton, 13. Dom Buffalino, 14. Mark Levy,
15. James Amato
STREET STOCK FEATURE – 50
Laps – 1. KEN MATLACH, NEW HYDE PARK, NY,
2. Nick Shaw, 3. Ray Minieri, 4. Mike Williams, 5.
Derek Hopkinson, 6. Jim Downey, 7. Derek Stacheck,
8. Eric Zeh, 9. Paul Morgan, 10. Mike Tillett, 11.
Keith Rocco, 12. Marc Rogers, DQ Dominic Casola
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 50 Laps
– 1. ZACK ALSPACH, WILLINGBORO, 2. Eric
Mauriello, 3. Marc Nappi, 4. Joe Nappi, 5. Ken Van
Wickle, 6. Andrew Krause, 7. Kevin Davison, 8.
Robert Sutphin, 9. Trevor Alspach, 10. Robert
Vassilatos, 11. Andy Jankowiac, 12. Dave Bailey, 13.
Elliott Wohl, 14. Joe Cocca, 15. Joey King, 16. Mike
Smith, 17. Adam Gordon, 18. Matt Langbein, 19. Rich
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 35
Laps – 1. KYLE ELLWOOD, RIVERHEAD, NY, 2.
Ryan Flores, 3. Kevin Nowak, 4. Austin Langenstein,
5. Greg Harris, 6. Zack Alspach, 7. Vincent Coletti,
8. Robert French, 9. Brett Coon, 10. Matt Maring,
11. Joe Fresco, 12. Jim Sylvester, 13. Eugene Drew,
14. Trevor Alspach, 15. Steve Smith, 16. Mike Alcaro,
17. Ronnie Milroy, 18. Shanon Mongeau, 19. Richard
Davidowitz, 20. Brian Kelly, 21. Kyle Dealaman, 22.
Steven Woytysiak, 23. Artie Pedersandt, DQ Casey
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 40
Laps (Friday) – 1. SHANON MONGEAU,
FARMINGDALE, 2. Joe Mongeau, 3. Ronnie Mullen,
4. Steve Michel, 5. Roy Farfel, 6. Matt Guadago, 7.
Joey Helberg, 8. Pat Grippaldi, 9. Tiffany Olejnik,
10. Lee Annen, 11. Tim O’Shea, 12. Chris Felber, 13.
Jim Animal, 14. Ed Bischoff, 15. Vern McLaughlin,
16. Steve West, 17. Jack Patterson, 18. Chris Allen,
19. Josh Matthews, 20. Andrew Krause, 21. Jeff
Miller, 22. Rob Hurley, 23. Scott Riggleman, 24.
Bill Stockert, 25. Jim Downey
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 50
Laps (Sunday) – 1. JOE MONGEAU, 2. Shanon
Mongeau, 3. Rob Longo, 4. Chris Allen, 5. Steve
Michel, 6. Joey Helberg, 7. Lee Allen, 8. Chris
Felber, 9. Eric Graham, 10. Josh Matthews, 11. Bill
Stockert, 12. Jim Animal, 13. Ronnie Mullen, 14. Ed
Bischoff, 15. Jack Patterson, 16. Bob Wyckoff, 17.
Matt Guadago, 18. Joe Stongvila, 19. Jim Downey, 20.
Scott Dunn, 21. Mike Tash
LATE MODEL FEATURE – 35
Laps – 1. ROB ORMSBEE, WALL, 2. Zeiner,
3. Kenny Alfano, 4. Dave Macomber, 5. Derek Stacheck,
6. Mike Scorzelli, 7. Mike Tillett, 8. Derek
Hopkinson, 9. Jared Hayes
4 CYLINDER FEATURE – 40
Laps (Friday) – 1. MITCH BOMBARD, 2.
Scott Adams, 3. Todd Pilla, 4. Dave Wilson, 5. James
Myers, 6. Pete Zakartz, 7. Andrew Krause, 8. Brien
Crosby, 9. Mike Bilello, 10. Ronnie Mullen, 11.
Scott Dunn, 12. Joe Deguillo, 13. George Idell, 14.
Melissa Calvette, 15. Jamie Tomaino, Jr., 16. Mike
Dorrer, 17. Joe Garey, 18. Walter McEntire, 19.
Frank Shepard, 20. Mike Dunn, 21. Dan Birdsall, 22.
Chuck McDonald, 23. Justin Dunn, 24. Cole Ormsbee,
25. Mike Wohl, 26. Chris Gorman
4 CYLINDER FEATURE – 75
Laps (Sunday) – 1. RICKY WILLIAMS, 2.
Zakartz, 3. Adams, 4. Wohl, 5. Scott Dunn, 6.
Birdsall, 7. Mullen, 8. James Meyers, 9. Justin
Dunn, 10. Ryan Keyes, 11. Garey, 12. Mike Dorrer,
13. Howard Efron, 14. Pete McDonald, 15. John
Webster, 16. Kevin Hirschfeld, 17. Idell, 18. Andy
Jankowiak, 19. Mike Dunn, 20. Joe DeGuilio, 21.
Jamie Tomaino, Jr., 22. Andrew Krause, 23. Bombard,
24. Gorman, 25. Crosby, 26. Calvette, 27. Bob
Drayton, 28. McIntyre, 29. Dan Killus, 30. Chuck
McDonald, 31. Frank Shephard