WALL STADIUM MODIFIEDS READY FOR GARDEN STATE CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY (JUNE 15)
Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium
Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Many of the top drivers in asphalt Modified stock car racing are expected to compete in one of the most prestigious events in Modified stock car racing as Wall Stadium Speedway presents the 58th running of the Garden State Classic this Saturday evening (June 15). Plans call for spectator seating to open at 5:00 p.m., with qualifying slated for 5:45 p.m. and main event action to follow around 7:00 p.m.
This year’s 125-lap format, offering $5,000 to the winner, is attracting the attention of several racers in the All American Auto Group Modified division. Expected to see action are top drivers Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Kenny Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y., Eric Mauriello of Howell and Jackson’s Steven Reed. Also among expected entries are Ron Frees of Lanoka Harbor, Chris Andretta of Neptune, Roger Coss of Lafayette, Adam LaCicero of Lavallette, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Kevin Davison of Howell and Shaun Carrig of Little Falls.
Along with the championship 125-lap Modified race, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks will compete in 25-lap feature races on the third mile high banked paved oval. The restored race cars of the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will also be an important part of the festivities with both an on track exhibition and a display in the grandstand midway.
Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. and regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m. Spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying will then begin at 5:45 p.m. to be followed by feature race action for all divisions slated for 7:00 p.m.
Wall Stadium 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. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.