FREE GRANDSTAND ADMISSION FOR WALL STADIUM STOCK CAR PRACTICE SATURDAY (APRIL 8)
Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium
Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Auto racing fans will have the opportunity to check out the new cars that will see competition in 2017 free of charge as Wall Stadium Speedway will present the first of two pre-season practice sessions this Saturday (April 8) from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. A special session for rookies will run from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. before all racers are allowed on the track from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. While the grandstands will be open free to the public on Saturday there is a fee for competitors and crews.
The second of two practice sessions is set for Saturday, April 15, before the season opens on Saturday night, April 22.
The 2017 season looks to be the strongest yet at the shore speedway. All indications point to record car counts as most pit area spots have already been spoken for.
“It looks like great car counts,” manager Diane Krause said. “We are filling up the pit area spots but that is a good problem. We will have a spot for every racer.”
Competitors are urged to visit the speedway office on practice Saturdays to make arrangements for their 2017 registrations and competitor licenses so that they can avoid long lines on opening night. Racers will also be able to obtain their tires on both practice days.
Racecar technical inspections will also be conducted during both practice days and the speedway office will also be open during business hours during the week so that racers can complete their pre-season paperwork.
The 2017 weekly Saturday night campaign gets the green flag on April 22 with the Freehold Ford Modifieds, Snap-on Sportsman cars, Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks all in racing action. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying will start at 6:00 p.m. and main event action is slated for 7:00 p.m.
The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through the end of September, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” in October and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also being planned.
More information on Wall Stadium and the 2017 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.
Wall Stadium 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 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.