WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ With the area’s power restored after a mid-week storm, exciting auto racing, which will feature Modified stock cars and Midget car racing, will take center stage on the speedway and community heroes will be honored in the grandstands as Wall Stadium Speedway presents “First Responders Night” this Saturday (Aug. 8). On the track five divisions will compete while in the grandstands the men and women who serve our community as Police, Fire, EMTs, Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Workers and Lifeguards will be admitted to the spectator area with a $5 discount with proper identification. On this evening, the memory of long-time speedway supporter and photographer John John Lane with be honored. Lane passed away of natural causes during the off season.
Grandstand seating will open at 4:30 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:30 p.m. The evening’s main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m.
On the third mile high-banked paved oval the Modifieds will be in the spotlight in a 40-lap main event. Early season winners Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and Jimmy Blewett of Howell, along with top drivers Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Jackson’s Steven Reed, Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor and Jason Treat of Jackson, just to name a few, are expected to see action.
The Sportsman cars, the Factory Stocks and the Legend Cars are all slated to compete in 25-lap feature races. The open cockpit TQ Midgets of the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association will race in a 25-lapper on the “inner oval.”
Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 12:30 p.m. with paid practice set for between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying for the night’s program starts at 5:30 p.m. and main events will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturday nights through early October. The Thanksgiving weekend classic Turkey Derby event is slated for November.
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 wallspeedwayracing.com.