Molesworth, McCormack, Jankowiak Also Win
Civali becomes the first Wall “outsider” since 1979 winner George Kent to capture the 100-lap Open Tour Modified 100-lap race. The Liberty Limousine No. 88 Raceworks-Chevrolet driver used his inherited pole to lead all 100 laps on the banked paved one-third-mile oval, finishing .430 sec. ahead of Jimmy Blewett, of Howell.
Blewett, aboard his late brother John III’s No. 76 Troyer-Dodge, kept on NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour runner Civali’s tail the last 50 laps. Friday’s fast-timer lost his pole in an opening lap mishap and used the first half to run from the rear of the 27-car field to second.
Fellow WMT member Tony Ferrante took third among 12 finishers. The race was open to WMT, Sunoco/Dart Race of Champions Tour or other cars with 150 more horsepower and larger tires than Wall’s own modifieds. Blewett was running “JBIII” ‘s Tour-Type and Wall NASCAR Whelen All-American Series/Small Block modified for the last time. Both cars were retired to the family museum and WTS retired the number 76 from all its divisions in a pre-race ceremony.
Gumley put himself in the right place and time to become the 34th different WAAS/SBM Modified 100 winner. The
Blewett and reigning WTS WAAS track titlist Kevin Flockhart were among the 19 nonfinishers when they collided while running one-two on lap 75. Flockhart was an early leader before pitting for tires on lap 44 – which was when Blewett took over.
Molesworth meanwhile gave his “hometrack” fans something to cheer about in the 25-lap INEX Legends cars main. The No. 53 Mershon Concrete 600 Racing-Yamaha pilot came from sixth starting spot to the lead on lap 10 and held off all-time WTS Legends feature winner Mike Stull by .464 sec. the other 15 laps. Molesworth had graduated from the adjacent Garden State Quarter Midget Racing Club to late models at
Jankowiak made his 12-hour round trip pay off with a victory in the season-ending Value Towing factory Stock feature. The Cleve=Hill Auto & Tire No. 73 1982 Chevy Monte Carlo driver grabbed the lead on lap six and held off 2005-06 class champ Rob Longo by .236 sec. after 20 laps. Lancaster (N.Y.)
Wall’s Turkey Derby and regular season champions are to be crowned at its Feb. 2 awards banquet at
OPEN TOUR MODIFIED
Time Trial Fastest: Burt Myers 12.121 sec., 98.903 mph.
B-Main Winner (12 laps): Anthony Sesely.
FEATURE (100 laps):JAMES W. CIVALI, MERIDEN, CONN.; Jimmy Blewett, Tony Ferrante, Rowan Pennick, Earl Paules, Tim Arre, Brian Cranmer, Danny Sammons, Billy Pauch, Jr., Matt Hirschman, Jamie Tomaino, Ken Wooley, Jr.; (DNF) Dave Sapienza, Ken Darch, Brian DeFebo, Les Hinckley, Pete Brittain, Tom Farrell III, Burt Myers, Anthony Sesley, Danny Bohn, Michael Bohn, Bobby Grigas, Nevin George, Barry Callavini, Rodney Gruber;(DNS) Reggie Ruggiero.
B-Main Winner: Bill Weichert.
FEATURE (100 laps): JUSTIN GUMLEY, COLTS NECK; Michael Bohn, Rob Schultz, Bob Boardwick, Ken Woolley, Jr., Jason Willett, Shaun Carrig, Rob Schwarz; (DNF) Rowan Pennick, Mike Carpenter, Pete Brittian, Jimmy Blewett, Kevin Flockhart, Bill Weichert, Tom Farrell III, Adam Lacicero, Francis Cottrell, Nick Vasquez, Mike Brennan, Tim Arre, Richie Knell, Vinnie Green, Dave Cranmer, Jason Treat, Chris Hamilton, Steve Reed, Bobby Walton.
INEX LEGENDS CARS
FEATURE (25 lAPS): DUNCAN MOLESWORTH, ROBBINSVILLE; Mike Stull, Mike Alcaro, Michael Gervais, Malcolm Campbell, Jr., Tim Henry, Steve Stull, Tony Hanbury, Mark Bakaj, Roger Coss, Chris Wramage, Francis Cottrell, Russ Bailey, Michale Lester, John Hugate, Rudy Rinderer, Matt Maring, John Cramer, Ryan Flores; (DNF) Bryan Gardella, Don Neuls, Dan Roslin, Josh Sylvester, Pat Johnson, Mike Fulton; (DNS) Chris Bakaj; (ALTS.) Bruce Roslin, Marty Bohn, Kevin Kovak, Chris Wild.
FEATURE: JOHN McCORMACK, FREEHOLD; Bill Vanderveen, Ron Frees, Dave Jennings, Ken Matlach, Elliott Wohl, Nick Gargiulo, Brandon Stowell, Harry Schaefer, Howie Conk, Jr., Jesse Hilger, Ralph Gargiulo, Sal Ligouri, Billy Cole III, Augie Hahn; (DNF) Mike Tillett, Craig Wallis, Dan Birdsall, Chip Wanamaker, Anthony Crimaldi, Gregg Miranda; (DNS) Rick Kopf, Shannon Mongeau, Rich Mongeau, Jim Downey, Rick DeSarno.
VALUE TOWING FACTORY STOCK
FEATURE (20 laps): ANDREW JANKOWIAK, BUFFALO, N.Y.; Rob Longo, Howard Bott, Whitey Miller, Randy Green, Ted Walters, Bill Connolly, Dan Collamer, Vern McLaughlin III, Richard Petey, Joe Cooley, Bob Wenk, Nick Shaw, Bob Anderton, Jason Bundy, Stu Paer, Briand Jones, Joey Hilberg, Bryan Flanagan, Dan Birdsall, Doug Bates, Jr., Tim Flanagan, John Cozza; (DNF) Joe Constandi, Chris Lamura, Joe Cristofaro, Roy Farfel, Skip Eccles; (DNS) Richard Smith III, Rich Moncur; (ALTS.) Diane Walters, Sam Clerico, Bob Wycoff, Ed oench, Zach Conway, Scott Dugan.
Dec. 1, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Inaugural Swap Meet.
Feb. 2, 2008 6 p.m.: Awards Banquet, Woodlake Country Club,
Sources: Walter Eliott/Wall Township