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Courtesy Speed


Courtesy Speed


Courtesy Speed Sport News


Go Fund Me Launched To Help Mike Tidaback’s Family


Courtesy  Wall Stadium Speedway (

Link to the 2018 Schedule :

                                    TURKEY DERBY XLV
2018 Official Race Schedule


Memorial Service for Cliff Krause
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt ): 


A Memorial service for Cliff Krause will be held on Thursday (2-1-2018) at 5 pm at the Holmdel Community United Church of Christ at 40 Main Street in Holmdel, N.J. A buffet dinner of Cliff’s favorite foods to follow. All are invited. Donations can be made to an animal rescue. or mailed to Home Free Animals 64 White Street Red Bank N.J. 07701.


Cliff Krause family update 
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt ): 
The Krause family announced that Cliff Krause, the cornerstone of Wall Stadium Speedway, passed away Saturday evening. He suffered a heart attack on Friday night (1/19) as he got home from work. He spent 8 days in a coma trying to recover. The doctors and nurses provided extensive 24 hour care. Unfortunately, too much damage had been done to his heart and lungs and brain. His family was advised that he would never wake up or have a basic quality of life. To avoid his suffering, his family decided to take him off the machines and medication and let him go with God. He took his last breath at 7:13 pm Saturday night.

The Krause family said that they were very thankful for the outpouring of prayers and thoughts from competitors, officials, staff and fans over the last several days.

A life long auto racing enthusiast, Mr. Krause and his family leased the facility seven years ago and are accredited by many for saving the 60+ year old speedway and returning it to prominence. Many of his favorite memories were made there. He enjoyed spending time and laughing with his racing family. He will always be at the track watching over us.

He is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Emily and son Andrew. Along with Mr. Krause, all three play an important role in the operation of the speedway.

His family will be continuing Cliff’s legacy and the 2018 race schedule will be released soon.

Very Sad news

Cliff Krause Wall Stadium Promoter, Hero, Friend

When I heard Cliff Krause, the Wall Stadium Speedway promoter, had passed away following a heart attack I knew I had to write something. Not just because it is my duty as the owner of a website  that covered all the happenings at the historic Jersey Shore Speedway. It is much more than that because Cliff was more than just a promoter to me. Cliff was a hero for saving my home track, a place where I grew up, met amazing people, and had some of the most memorable times of my life at. He was a friend who I felt as if I had known for my entire life, despite it only being a few years.

  The first time I heard the name Cliff Krause was when it was announced he had signed a lease to reopen Wall Stadium. I remember thinking to myself who is this guy, and why does he want to run our track? Before the announcement names like Evernham and Truex were rumored to be interested in keeping the track open. That made sense, they were one of us, having grown up at the track as well. But who was Cliff?

  As I began to learn more I found out Cliff had been involved in dirt racing for a number of years. This calmed me in the sense that someone who knew what racing was about would be at the helm, while also making me wonder if he had plans to turn the only, remaining, asphalt oval track in New Jersey into a dirt racetrack. That may, or may not, have been his original intent, but once Cliff saw how much this small, high-banked oval meant to everyone he was sucked in like we all have been. He soon was no longer the promoter, but a member of the Wall Stadium family. He cheered for his son Andrew as he raced, he cursed when things didn’t go his way, he had disagreements with some, and he joked with his unique sense of humor. The same as all of us.

  Being in the pits at Wall Stadium Speedway it didn’t feel like Cliff was the promoter. He was just Cliff. But truth be told he was the best kind of promoter. While he may have grumbled initialily about the purchase price of something the track needed, if it was truly needed it was there. He also knew that his wife Diane could handle the day to day business of the track despite having no previous experience, while he ran his successful business. He knew she was tough enough to make the difficult decisions, and to deal with the negativity that so often comes to track management. There were struggles in the beginning, but as the years went by both a Cliff and Diane settled into their roles, and it worked. In fact it worked so well Wall Stadium Speedway was drawing crowds on Saturday nights that doubled many tracks in the area.

  Cliff didn’t have to put his money into Wall Stadium. I remember having a conversation with him a few years ago about the future of his son Andrew. As someone who is very familiar with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour I suggested perhaps Andrew should give that a try. Andrew was obviously a talented driver, and I knew Cliff had the funds necessary to run the Tour.

  When I heard Andrew would be making his first Tour start I was happy for both Cliff and his son. I thought it would be great to see Andrew on some tracks where there is a little more room for passing than Wall. Then I thought what have I done? Would Cliff and Andrew fall in love with the Tour and leave Wall Stadium behind? Thankfully, Andrew had the same allegiance as his father to Wall, and the decision was made to make Wall the priority, and the Tour an addition to his schedule.

  Cliff had already been a hero to me for saving my home track, and now he had only grown that status by supporting another of my loves the Modified Tour.

  Cliff also became a friend to me. We seemed to have a connection, which is something I think many of us felt. I have always had an interest in people who are successful in their business, particularly those who literally started with nothing. I asked him one day about how he got started in the syrup business, and he told me the entire story.

  Cliff’s father had been a salesman in the bar business, and as a child he would sometimes accompany him to the bars he was visiting. On one of these occasions a man told him, “Son if you ever want to really make money in this business syrup, or flavoring for the drinks, is what you need to do.”

  As just a kid this didn’t mean much to Cliff. But the summer before his final year of college his father passed away. Without his dad’s income there was no way just him and his mom could pay for his final year. He knew he would have to find a way to make money, and what that man said to him years ago had stuck in his head. He decided to figure out how to make drink flavorings. He asked around and was told there was a guy at IFF that would gladly tell you everything you needed to know. So Cliff made a call, and was told to come down to the company.

  When he arrived and told the receptionist who he was there to see she sort of rolled her eyes and pointed him down a a long hallway. He walked to what seemed to be the farthest point of the building and found this old man sitting in a tiny office. The guy should have retired long ago, but he loved the business, and the company had just kept him on as a sort of favor. He explained to Cliff just what he needed to do, what ingredients he would need, and where to get everything.

  Soon Cliff was making batches in his garage. He couldn’t believe how well they turned out. Soon businesses from all over were knocking on his door for his product, and it made him a wealthy man.

  I don’t think Cliff ever forgot what that old man did for him. In fact I think it helped shape Cliff into the man he had become. One that was willing to help just about anyone in need, almost to a fault. Cliff told me one time he had a book of all the people he had loaned money to, but who had never been able to repay him. A book he eventually just threw away.

  That’s what also made Cliff a good friend. If you looked at him you would never know how well off he was financially. He never acted above anyone, or threw his money in their face. He was just Cliff. A guy that would have been uncomfortable with all the attention his death will bring. For Cliff life wasn’t about him it was about others. Making sure his wife Diane, and children Andrew and Emily had all they needed. Making sure Wall Stadium Speedway stayed open so he could spend Saturday nights with his second family, and even those he helped behind the scenes.

  Cliff I know I am not alone in saying I will miss you greatly. It won’t be the same walking through the pit gate and seeing you by your van, or on your golf cart. I only hope we can continue the example you have set, and I pray for your family who will feel your loss the most.

  Thank you Cliff, and may you Rest In Peace.

By Ellsworth Boyce


Cliff Krause hospitalized
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !) :


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The Krause family announced today that Wall Stadium Speedway promoter Cliff Krause has suffered a heart attack and is in a medically induced coma since Friday night.

“Some people have asked about Cliff, so we wanted to let everyone know,” Diane Krause, Cliff's wife and speedway general manger, said. “We wanted to keep our racing family informed and wanted to ask everyone for their prayers.”

Despite Mr. Krause's illness, Diane Krause wanted competitors and fans to know that details are moving ahead for the 2018 racing season.

“We are putting the final touches on the 2018 schedule right now,” Diane Krause said. “We will be ready to release it very soon.”


Courtesy Speed Sport ( 

Krause Inks New Contract To Promote Wall Stadium 


Courtesy Wall Stadium Speedway (

" We are excited to announce that we will be operating in the 2018 & 2019 seasons.
  We are already working on the race schedule . 2018 Pit Licenses will be available in the Spring"

Update from Jeff Gravatt (Thanks Jeff !):


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ With the lease contract set and signed Wall Stadium Speedway management and staff are ready to prepare for the 2018 season at the third mile high banked paved oval speedway.

“This is a very happy day for me and my family,” said promoter Cliff Krause. “My family is thrilled that we will be at Wall Stadium in 2018 and 2019! We want to thank everyone who supports this speedway and has helped us to really bring the track to life! We have a great group of race teams, a great staff and a great group of fans.

“We are very excited about 2018 and beyond. Thank you to everyone who supports the track!”

Now that the contract is in place management, officials and staff have set to work on the 2018 schedule, speedway maintenance and other items needed to prepare for the fast approaching season. Schedules and pit licenses will be available soon.

Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through September 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

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Born on date  11/14/08
Now for the reason for creating this site
This site was created by me because of frustations with other internet service providers, and is for the use of anyone who's interested in anything about NASCAR. 
  However,over time I hope to add other auto racing news,from other auto racing series / venues ,in the hopes of having something here for everyone to enjoy.
Now for a little bit about me ,
I'm Joe,from New Jersey. I've lived in the Garden State for most of my life.  It's also where I've been fighting,to get a major NASCAR track built somewhere in the NYC/NJ area for many years now.
I am also "foot soldier" / bill collector for the electric company.So I do work days. Therefore the best time to check for any updates is after 8 pm,on weeknights.  But just about any time on weekends !!!
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Needless to say .My favorite car owner is fellow "Jersey Guy"...Ray Evernham
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