WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The birthday of our nation will be the focus this Saturday Night (July 2) at Wall Stadium Speedway as enthusiasts will be rewarded with a 40-lap race for the Downs Ford Modified stock cars, a 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman racers, Twin 25-lappers for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and 25-lap features for the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. Main event racing will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Veterans and active military, with proper id, will be admitted free in honor of their service and the Independence Day weekend. In addition, a “dunk tank” will be set up in the grandstand midway where fans will get the opportunity to dunk their favorite drivers.
The Downs Ford Modified Modified 40-lap main event is important in the race for the 2016 driving crown. Recent “Garden State Classic” champion Steven Reed of Jackson is on a hot streak with two wins, but he’ll see plenty of competition from Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Chas Okerson of Freehold, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, Howell’s Jimmy Blewett, Adam LaCicero of Lavallette and Shawna Ingraham of Brick, just to name a few.
With Twin 25 lap main events on the agenda the 4 Cylinder Stocks will also be in the spotlight. Two-time winner and current point leader Todd Pilla of Beachwood will be a favorite with challenges coming from Brick’s Jason Lane, Fred Cannock of Port Monmouth, Howell’s Brian Doyle, Jackson’s Darren Burdge and Wall’s TJ Graves, just to name a few
Pit gates will open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday; with practice starting at 3:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying will start at 5:45 p.m. Main events for all divisions are scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months. Special events are also featured in the fall including the “Spooky Spectacular” in October and the season ending Turkey Derby on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The speedway 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, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.