Blewett Tames Wall Stadium Modifieds
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Veteran stock car driver Jimmy Blewett hitched a ride in the Al Voorhees No. 86 and raced to victory in the 40-lap main event for Modified stock cars at Wall Stadium Saturday night.
It was the first start of the season for the Howell racer.
Rookie Modified driver Jonathan Mandato of Toms River was impressive as he took the lead on lap seven. Blewett soon moved into second spot but it took a caution flag for the duo to close ranks. On the ensuing lap 23 restart Blewett and Mandato tussled side-by-side before Blewett slipped into the lead.
Mandato stayed with the veteran the rest of the way and struggled for a top finishing position. At the end Blewett took the win while Adam LaCicero of Lavallette slipped into second. Mandato was third, with Chris Lane of Howell and Nick Shaw of Chatham wrapping up the top five.
Robert Sutphin of Brick won his second straight Sportsman 30-lapper after taking the lead in the final third of the event. Andrew Krause of Holmdel was in contention most of the way before finishing second, while former champ Kevin Eyres of Colts Neck was third. Zack Alspach of Willingboro and Tim Stephan of Brick were fourth and fifth.
James Meyers of Port Monmouth won his second 25-lapper of the year for the 4 Cylinder cars Saturday night, while Todd Pilla of Beachwood was second. Wall’s Cole Ormsbee was third, with Mike Wahl of East Islip, N.Y. fourth and Orestis Kotzias fifth.
Joe Mongeau of Brick came from deep in the field to win the 25-lapper for the Factory Stocks over his nephew Shanon Mongeau of Farmingdale. Wall’s Roy Farfel, Brick’s Ronnie Mullen and Scott Riggleman of Manchester wrapped up the top five.
Long island racer Brian Doyle won his second 25-lap race of the year in the Limited Late Model class, beating Ken Matlach, Mike Tillett of Bayville, Jack Sayegh of South Toms River and Glen Conk to the line.
Ryan Tidman was the winner of the 25-lap feature race for the visiting TQ Midgets.