SESELY SIZZLES IN WALL MODIFIED'S SUMMER THUNDER 100
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Anthony Sesely of Hazlet made one of his occasional Wall Stadium Speedway appearances well worth the effort Saturday night by pocketing $5.000 for winning the Summer Thunder 100 for Modified stock cars. This sweltering Saturday night offered a first at the third mile oval according to Garden State Quarter Midget Racing Club officials as all four winners got their start at “Little Wall” which is on the speedway grounds. Quinn Trimmer, Legend Cars, Sean Vuksanic, Fast 4's and Brian Osborn, Factory Stocks, were also victorious Saturday night.
Sesely battled Howell's Jimmy Blewett for the lead in the early going before Blewett left the track on the wrecker after a first turn scramble. As the race wore on Sesely then battled Brick's Dom Fattaruso, Jackson's Steven Reed, Brick's Eddie McCarthy, Jackson's Kyle Scisco, Tyler Truex of Egg Harbor Township and finally Andrew Krause of Holmdel who challenged Sesely all the way to the finish line.
Sesely was not only challenged through high speed action, but also during several restarts forced by minor on track incidents. At the checker the top five was Sesely, Krause, Reed, Scisco and Farmingdale's Tommy Martino, Jr.
“I don't normally get too emotional, but this win is pretty special,” Sesely said after the victory. “I think this win ties me with (the late) John Blewett III. That means a lot to me. He was a good friend. I just want to thank everyone who helps me and everyone in the stands who braved this heat tonight. It is really too hot to be doing this.”
Although Howell's Brian Osborn was fast all night and in contention most of the way, the turning point in this one came when the top five drivers suffered big trouble in a crash on lap 17. When action resumed Osborn vaulted to the lead and raced to his first ever win in the Factory Stock 25-lapper. Bryan O'Shea of Neptune City, Howell's Johnny Carpenter, Matt Badessa of Cranford and Manchester's Scott Riggleman completed the top five.
Sean Vuksanic of Wall earned his career first Fast 4 division win racing into the lead by former champ Ryan Maher of Neptune City just past half way in the 25 lapper. Logan Fraser of Toms River, Burlington's Alonzo Morales and Ryan Bilello of Neptune completed the top five.
Quinn Trimmer of Waldwick topped the 20 lapper for the Legend Cars racing into the lead on an early restart. Brick's Brian Gardella, Cody Critelli and Jeff Stevens, both of Howell and Steve Woytysiak of Roslyn Heights, NY made up the top five.
Saturday night racing action continues this weekend with the Modifieds, Sportsman, Factory Stocks, Fast 4's, Legend Cars and TQ Midgets on the schedule with qualifying at 5:00 p.m. and main events at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday night racing continues through early October with schedule details at wallspeedwayracing.com.
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 – 100 Laps – 1. ANTHONY SESELY, HAZLET, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Kyle Scisco, 5. Tommy Martino, Jr., 6. Tyler Truex, 7. Derek Hopkinson, 8. Joey Merlino, 9. Blake Barney, 10. Mike Brennan, 11. Tommy Catanzaro, 12. Jonathan Mandato, 13. Dom Fattaruso, 14. Ricky Collins, 15. Eddie McCarthy, 16. Jimmy Blewett
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 LAPS – 1. BRIAN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Bryan O'Shea, 3. Johnny Carpenter, 4. Matt Badessa, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. Dean Gilchrist, 7. Billy Both, 8. Gregg Moench, 9. Elliot Wohl, 10. Kevin Flores, 11. Nick Catone, 12. Nick Kilmer, 13. AJ Jadacki, 14. Tom Rajkowski, DQ Robert Stack
FAST 4 FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SEAN VUKSANIC, WALL, Ryan Maher, 3. Logan Fraser, 4. Alonzo Morales, 5. Ryan Bilello, 6. Greg Viel, 7. Nicole Razzano, 8. Alex Graetz, 9. Ted Olswfski, 10. Travis Schwartz
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 20 Laps – 1. QUINN TRIMMER, WALDWICK, 2. Brian Gardella, 3. Cody Critelli, 4. Jeff Stephens, 5. Steve Woytysiak, 6. Phil Bogdan, 7. Justin Emmons, 8. Lianne Sharry, 9. Matt Verlangieri