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Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ After a scheduled night off on May 5 and two straight rain outs, the headlining Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified stock cars will return to action at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday night (May 26) to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Twin 35 lap feature races. Grandstand seating for this All American Auto Group Racing Series event will open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. and main event racing will follow at 7:05 p.m.

The twin Modified main events on the night are always important in the race for the season-long driving title. Three-time winner Jimmy Blewett of Howell has looked strong in early season action as has two-time champ Steven Reed of Jackson, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Chas Okerson of Freehold and Willingboro’s Zack Alspach, just to name a few.

Also on the card 25-lap races are planned for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Models and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. The open cockpit Three Quarter Midgets of the ATQMRA will make their first appearance of the season on the fifth mile inner oval.

On this Memorial Day weekend Saturday night all active military and veterans will be honored with free grandstand admission when presenting proper identification.

Pit gates will open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday; with on track testing starting at 3:00 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying is then set for 5:45 p.m. with main events for all divisions to follow.

Once the May 26 events are complete, oval track racers in the All American Auto Group Racing Series will have a planned Saturday night off on June 2 as the Formula Drift Series invades the speedway for its annual event. Oval track racing will then return on June 9 with the running of the annual “Garden State Classic.”

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through early October with special post-season races in October and 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 is the track’s email address. More information is also available at