|Date: 8/26/2019 11:07:41 PM|
MAURIELLO EARNS $7127 KRAUSE MEMORIAL WIN AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Eric Mauriello raced to an emotional victory in the 127 lap Cliff Krause Memorial race for All American Auto Group Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. Mauriello claimed $7127 for his fourth win of the year which was earned in front of a large grandstand crowd.
Mauriello was in the thick of the battle throughout the contest along with former champ Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Holmdel's Andrew Krause, Jackson's Steven Reed and early leader Danny Bohn of Huntersville, N.C. These drivers battled each other through the first half of the race and several caution flags. The big turning point came near the lap 95 mark when front runners Blewett, Krause, Reed and others tangled at the end of the front stretch. Somehow Mauriello was able to dive low to avoid the carnage and take the lead.
From that point on Mauriello paced the field to the checker flag with Howell's Kevin Davison finishing second. Neptune's Chris Andretta, Blake Barney of Jackson and Zack Alspach of Willingboro wrapped up the top five in the 26 car field.
“Steve and the crew had this car running great tonight,” Mauriello said. “When that trouble happened on the front stretch I was able to dive low to get past it. This win is obviously a big one for us. To win the race that honors Cliff Krause after all he did for us and for this track is just amazing.”
Cliff Krause passed away from natural causes in January, 2018. His son Andrew Krause won the first Krause Memorial one year ago.
Former champion Scott Riggleman of Manchester won the companion 27 lap race for the O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks, stealing the top spot from Howell's Nick Kilmer in the final moments of the test. Tim Majek of Scotch Plains, defending champion Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. and Beachwood's Elliot Wohl wrapped up the top five.
Like Riggleman, former champion Brian Osborn of Howell grabbed his first win of the season in the 27-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim, Brick's Ronnie Mullen, Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City and Ricky Williams were second through fifth.
Kevin Nowak of Medford, N.Y. won his first Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars feature of the year over Pennsylvania's Sean Verwys, Maryland's Mason Magee, Peter Bruno and George Tomko in a 27-lapper.
Geoffrey Sutton won the 27-lapper for the touring Three Quarter Midgets.
Auto racing continues at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (August 31) night with the All American Auto Group Modified stock cars, the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, Mike's Performance Limited Late Models and the Factory Stocks on the card. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. and features start at 7:00 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 hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
MODIFIED FEATURE – 127 Laps - “CLIFF KRAUSE MEMORIAL” - 1. ERIC MAURIELLO, BRICK, 2. Kevin Davison, 3. Chris Andretta, 4. Blake Barney, 5. Zack Alspach, 6. Steven Reed, 7. Adam LaCicero, 8. Kenny Van Wickle, 9. Ricky Collins, 10. Roger Coss, 11. Marc Rogers, 12. Dom Fattaruso, 13. Shaun Carrig, 14. Robert French, 15. Joey Jarowicz, 16. Andrew Krause, 17. Jimmy Blewett, 18. Joey Merlino, 19. Mike Brennan, 20. Jason Hearne, 21. Danny Bohn, 22. Jason Treat, 23. Tom Catanzaro, 24. Ken Matlach, 25 Derek Hopkinson, 26. Tyler Truex
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 27 Laps – 1. SCOTT RIGGLEMAN, MANCHESTER, 2. Nick Kilmer, 3. Tim Majek, 4. Mike Montano, 5. Elliot Wohl, 6. John Carpenter, 7. Anthony Pancoast, 8. Sal Liguori, 9. Theresa Collins, 10. Nancy Riggleman, 11. Matt Badessa, 12. Robert Stack, 13. Billy Both, 14. Nick Catone, 15. Bryan O'Shea, 16. Kevin Flores, 17. Matt Malachaka, 18. John Bowers, 19. Tony Bartone, 20. Robert Ptaszynski, 21. Eric Bodenschatz
4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRIAN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3. Ronnie Mullen, 4. Jeffrey Loesch, 5. Ricky Williams, 6. Mike Lavery, 7. Brian Barbalacci, 8. Bill Schwartz, 9. Ryan Maher, 10. Deanna McLaren, 11. Neil Rutt III, 12. Jennifer Schultz, 13 Max Montijo, 14. Brian DeSarno
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 27 Laps – 1. KEVIN NOWAK, MEDFORD, N.Y., 2. Sean Verwys, 3. Mason Magee, 4. Peter Bruno, 5. George Tomko, 6. Chris Gall, 7. Joe McGrath, 8. Joe Przybylinski, 9. Rob Silver, 10. Jim Downey, 11. Kevin Pritchard, 12. Art Marrero, 13. Roger Nickerson, 14. Eddie Idec, 15. Quinn Trimmer
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