WALL TOWNSHIP – Defending Modified stock car driving champion Andrew Krause earned his third straight feature race win in as many starts on May 22 at Wall Stadium Speedway. The Holmdel resident started sixth on the grid.
Kenny Van Wickle of Manasquan and Little Egg Harbor’s Tyler Truex wrestled for the lead early before Truex advanced to first place in the outside lane.
Wall Township’s Jack Ely and Krause charged into the top three before 10 laps were complete, before Krause dove to the inside lane to grab second place just before the halfway point of the race, according to a press release.
Krause chased Truex for several laps before diving to the inside lane to take the lead on lap 29. Krause then fought off challenges through several caution flags in the final laps to take the win.
Ely was second at the stripe while an impressive Dom Fattaruso of Brick Township recovered from early trouble to race through the field for third place. Truex nailed down fourth and Jackson’s Kyle Scisco was also impressive in finishing fifth.
“I’ve had some good luck here in the first three races of the season,” Krause said. “Things here on the track have gone my way and the crew has been working hard to make this car fast. It has been a real team effort.”
Alonzo Morales of Burlington grabbed two victories in Fast 4 division action.
In the first 25-lapper, rain postponed from April 24, Darianne McLaren of Edison advanced to second in the closing laps, while Wall Township’s Sean Vuksanic, Mike Lavery of Orangeburg, N.Y., and Nicole Razzano of Cookstown wrapped up the top five.
Morales enjoyed a half-track lead at times before winning the 25-lap nightcap over Chuck McDonald of Groton, Ct. Vuksanic was again third at the finish, with Malcolm Campbell of Red Bank and Darianne McLaren fourth and fifth, respectively.
Carsten DiGiantomasso of Jackson took the lead early and went on to earn his first Sportsman division 25-lap win of the year.
Jake Nelke of Manahawkin and Neil Rutt III of Edison were DiGiantomasso’s late race challengers, while Mike Carr of Point Pleasant and Howell’s Kevin Davison completed the top five.
Buddy Sload of Glenmoore, Pa., won the 25-lap feature for the touring Three Quarter Midgets.
The 2021 Saturday night season will continue on May 29 with the Modifieds, Sportsman, Factory Stocks, Fast 4 cars and Legend Cars on tap. Grandstands will open at 4 p.m., qualifying starts at 5 p.m. and main event action starts at 7 p.m.
Wall Speedway is on Route 34, Wall Township. For more information, visit wallspeedwayracing.com or call 732-681-6400.