Sesely grabs Modified win in ‘Spooky Spectacular’

Newly crowned Wall Stadium Modified stock car driving champion Anthony Sesely proved to all that he is worthy on Oct. 22 as he won the 75-lap main event which was the cornerstone of the stadium’s first “Halloween Spooky Spectacular” auto racing program.

It was the sixth win of the year for the Matawan speedster and sets him up as a favorite in the annual season-ending Turkey Derby races set for Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.

By the luck of the draw Sesely shared the front row with Toms River’s Tim Arre at the outset of the event. Sesely was able to out-race Arre into the early lead. Sesely then paced the contest the rest of the way, although Justin Gumley of Colts Neck offered plenty of restart competition late in the contest. Chas Okerson of Freehold, Arre and Lafayette’s Roger Coss completed the top five. “There were some nights this season when this car was perfection,” Sesely said. “It wasn’t perfect tonight, but it was close. The crew, the sponsors and my family give me a great car for every race.”

Elliott Wohl of Freehold crossed the finish line first in the Street Stock 25-lapper, but when his car failed post-race tech, newly crowned champ Howie Conk of Jackson was awarded the win. Shannon Mongeau was second in this one, followed by Joe Oliver, Sal Liguori and Jim Downey.

Wall Stadium, Wall Township, will present a NEETS Enduro, the “Frankenduro,” on Oct. 30 with the pit area opening at 10 a.m., the grandstands opening at noon and the first race beginning at 1 p.m.

Wall Stadium will close out the year with the two-day Turkey Derby on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Enduro racing will return on Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.