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 (4/27/18)

Today @ Wall Stadium Speedway (https://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/): 

SCOUT NIGHT

April 28, 2018

ALL BOY & GIRL SCOUTS ENJOY FREE ADMISSION IF THEY WEAR PART OF THEIR UNIFORM!

It's DOLLAR DOG NIGHT at the races!

Gates Open at 5:00 pm / Qualifying at 5:45 / Features Start at 7:00

Adults  $18 / Discount (62+)  $15 / Student (7-17)  $8 / 6 and under FREE / Active Military $15 (w/ID)

Modifieds - Sportsman - Factory Stocks - 4-Cylinders - INEX Legends


(4/25/18)

Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) .
Weekend plans !

(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !) :

AUTO RACING SET FOR WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (4-28)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Wall Stadium Speedway's All American Auto Group Racing Series rolls into event number three this Saturday night with five stock car divisions scheduled for racing action. On Saturday the pit area will open at 1:00 p.m. with practice running from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. while qualifying will then start at 5:45 p.m. before the six five main events begin at 7:05 p.m.

The Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event and the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars will battle in a 25-lapper. The O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks are all scheduled for 25-lap feature races on the third mile high banked paved oval. The Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Models will have the night off.

Early season winners Jimmy Blewett of Howell in the Modifieds, Eric Lane of Howell in the Sportsman, Brian Osborn of Howell in the 4 Cylinder Stocks, Bob Haberstick of Wall and Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. in the Factory Stocks and Vinny Troia of Browns Mills in the Legend Cars are all expected to participate the evening's racing events.

The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through early October, 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 2018 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at 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.




(4/22/18)

News & results from Saturday nights races @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://wallspeedwayracing.com/)

(Thanks Jeff Gravatt ):

BLEWETT REPEATS IN WILD WALL STADIUM MODIFIED RACE 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Defending Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria Modified champion Jimmy Blewett has proven to be tough again this season as he won his second straight 40-lap race in the All American Auto Group Racing Series at Wall Stadium Speedway. Saturday night's program was the second of the young season.

Starting from the third row Blewett began his charge towards the front immediately as Jason Hearne of New Egypt jumped to the lead. By lap five Blewett had entered the top four and advanced to the top three by lap ten. By lap 12 Blewett was up to second and locked in a struggle for the lead with Hearne, Holmdel's Andrew Krause and Chas Okerson of Freehold.

Hearne continued to lead the way while the trio wrestled behind him with plenty of contact between the cars and occasional smoke coming from a rubbing tire on Blewett's racer. The action continued hot and heavy until three laps to go when Hearne and Blewett touched on the backstretch and Hearne spun from the lead. Blewett then raced on to the win with Howell's Eric Mauriello grabbing second. Jackson's Steven Reed, Tyler Truex of Mayetta and Manasquan's Kenny Van Wickle wrapped up the top five. After being involved in tangles on the final lap Krause was eighth and Okerson was 11th.

“There was a lot of contact out there tonight,” Blewett said as he looked at the damage to his racer in the winner's circle. “I see the rear in the car is off by about six inches. No wonder it went from so good to being a handful. Hey, if four wheels are still on it I'll drive it.”

Howell's Eric Lane crossed the finish line first in a non-stop 25-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, but when post race tech inspection found an unapproved carburetor on his race car Howell's Kevin Davison was awarded the trophies. Brick's Robert Sutphin, Robby Walton of Tuckerton, Joe King of Toms River and Howell's Rob Silver completed the top five.

Bayville' Elliott Wohl was also found to have unapproved parts on his car after crossing the finish line first in the 25-lapper for the O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks and that handed Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. his first win of the young season. Howell's Richie Byrne crossed the line third but also had trouble in tech. That made Kenny Green of Farmingdale, John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant, Wall's Rob Haberstick and Matt Badessa of Cranford the remainder of the top five.

Defending Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock Champion Bryan Osborn of Howell won his second straight 25-lapper impressively. Darianne McLaren of Edison, Jackson's Darren Burdge, Sal Liguori and Nicole Razzano wrapped up the top five.

Browns Mills' Vinny Troia won his second straight Green Flag Driving Experience 20-lapper after battling with runner-up Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park much of the way.

Shannon Mongeau of Manchester was tops in the 15-lapper for the Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Models.

The 2018 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday evening with the Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks and Legend Cars in action The pit area will open at 1:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday night racing action continues through early October with schedule details at 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.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Tyler Truex, 5. Kenny Van Wickle, 6. Shaun Carrig, 7. Zack Alspach, 8. Andrew Krause, 9. Joey Merlino, 10. Blake Barney, 11. Chas Okerson, 12. Derek Hopkinson, 13. Jason Hearne, 14. Trevor Alspach, 15. Tom Catanzaro

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. KEVIN DAVISON, HOWELL, 2. Robert Sutphin, 3. Robby Walton, 4. Joe King, 5. Rob Silver, 6. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 7. Eddie McCarthy, 8. Louie Keraitis, 9. Michael Rising, 10. Todd Dige, 11. Dom Fattarusso, 12. Roland DeMartino, 13. John McCormick, 14. Kyle Scisco, 15. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 16. Joe Cooley, 17. Jonathan Laureigh, 18. Howie Conk, DQ Eric Lane

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE MONTANO, FREEPORT, N.Y., 2. Kenny Green, 3. John Bowers, 4. Rob Haberstick, 5. Matt Badessa, 6. Tom Rajkowski, 7. Tony Bartone, 8. Steve West, 9. Whitey Miller, 10. Robert Ptaszynski, 11. Nancy Riggleman, 12. Tim Majek, 13. Waylon Speer, 14. Gerry Koenig, 15. Matt Malachatka, 16. Robert DePonte, 17. Theresa Collins, 18. Scott Riggleman, 19. Bryan O'Shea, DQ Elliot Wohl, Richie Byrne, Bill Stockert

4 CYLINDER STOCKS – 25 Laps – 1. BRAIN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Darianne McLaren, 3. Darren Burdge, 4. Sal Liguori, 5. Nicole Razzano, 6. Jennifer Schultz, 7. Chris Silvestri, 8. Neil Rutt, 9. Jeff Loesch, 10. JC Duvall, 11. Randy Hart, 12. Jay Conrad, 13. Mike Lavery, 14. Ian Ashford, 15. Roy Pickell, 16. Doug Ashford, 17. Richard Smith, 18. Mike Mee

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 20 Laps – 1. VINNY TROIA, BROWNS MILLS, 2. Nick Van Wickle, 3. Peter Bruno, 4. Tony Hodgson, 5. Eugene Drew, 6. James Van Wickle, 7. Joe Przybylinski, 8. Roger Nickerson, 9. Bill Petrolino

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 15 Laps – 1. SHANNON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, Joe Mongeau, 3. Harry Schaeffer, 4. Mike Tillett


(  Eric Lane- Sportsman Car update )

 After concerns were raised about the carburetor on the Eric Lane No. 24, it has been determined that he retains the Sportsman feature win.

(4/18/18)

Wall Stadium Speedway(http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com)  upcoming weekend news
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !):

AUTO RACING AND ON-TRACK PARTY SET FOR WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (4-21)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Wall Stadium Speedway auto racing fans will not only have the opportunity to witness six feature races this Saturday (4-21) evening but will also be able to meet the drivers, get a close up look at the cars and walk the famous third mile high banked paved oval as the shore speedway presents “Fan Fest.” On Saturday the pit area will open at noon with practice running from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Grandstand seating will open at 4:00 p.m. with the “On-Track Party” set from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. Qualifying will then start at 5:45 p.m. before the six All American Auto Group Racing Series main events begin at 7:00 p.m.

Opening night winners Jimmy Blewett of Howell (Modifieds), Eric Lane of Howell (Sportsman), Shannon Mongeau of Manchester (Limited Late Models), Brian Osborn of Howell (4 Cylinder Stock), Bob Haberstick of Wall (Factory Stock) and Vinny Troia of Browns Mills (Legend Car) are all expected to participate in both the “Fan Fest” and the evening's racing events.

The Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event and the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars will battle in a 25-lapper. The Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Models, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks are all scheduled for 25-lap feature races on the third mile high banked paved oval.

The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through early October, 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 2018 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at 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.



(4/15/18)

News & Results from Saturday nights races @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/)

(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !)

BLEWETT WINS WALL STADIUM MODIFIED OPENER 

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ His race car may have had a new paint scheme, sponsor and number, but the final results were the same as Jimmy Blewett raced to the opening night win in the Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria Modified 40-lap feature at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. The All American Auto Group Racing Series victory moved the Howell speedster to second spot on the all-time Modified win list.

With opening night qualifying determined by time trials, Blewett started at the front and never looked back. The race for second was frantic, however, as Jackson's Steven Reed and Holmdel's Andrew Krause wrestled for the spot most of the way before Krause nailed down the finish. Howell's Eric Mauriello was also impressive as he slipped into third in the closing laps after pitting in the first half of the race when his window net became unlatched. Reed was fourth and Freehold's Chas Okerson was fifth.

“Up until a few days ago we had no sponsors,” Blewett said in regards to the number and color change of his car. “Then North American Construction stepped up.

“The way the weather went from hot to cold in a matter of minutes worked out for us in a way. We used our Turkey Derby set up and the car was near perfect.”

Before the race new division sponsor Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria distributed decals to the race teams. When it was announced during the race that the first car across the finish line displaying a decal would earn a bonus, Krause's team was rewarded $500 for being the first across the line with the new decal on his car.

Howell's Eric Lane raced to victory in the companion 25-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars. Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson led early but left the race with mechanical trouble with just five laps remaining. Lane, who was running second, was able to avoid the trouble and grab the checker flag. Howell's Rob Silver, Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor, Kevin Davison of Howell and Jackson's Kyle Scisco wrapped up the top five.

Wall's Bob Haberstick was the opening night winner in O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stock action leading defending champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester most of the way. Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y., Bayville's Elliott Wohl an Bryan O'Shea of Wall were third through fifth.

Defending Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock champion Brian Osborn of Howell started his title defense off with a win in the 25-lapper. Nicole Razzano of Cookstown crossed the line second but her car failed a post race inspection. That moved Chris Silvestri of Hazlet, Darianne McLaren of Edison, Jennifer Schultz of Jackson and Bill Schwartz of Howell into second through fifth spots.

Shannon Mongeau of of Manchester took the win in the Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Model 20-lapper followed by Joe Mongeau of Brick, Harry Schaeffer of Carteret and Greg Gastelu of Jackson.

Mike Alcaro of West Milford crossed the line first in the 20-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, but when his car failed post race inspection Vinny Troia of Browns Mills got the win. Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park, Peter Bruno of Little Silver, Tony Hodgson of Southampton and Brick's Roger Nickerson were second through fifth.

The 2018 Saturday night regular season continues this Saturday evening with the Modifieds, Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Legend Cars and the Limited Late Models in action The pit area will open at 1:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. and a special “Fan Fest” on track party is set for 4:30 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and main event action starts at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday night racing action continues through early October with schedule details at 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.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Eric Mauriello, 4. Steven Reed, 5. Chas Okerson, 6. Tyler Truex, 7. Jonathan Mandato, 8. Derek Hopkinson, 9. Anthony Sesely, 10. Kenny Van Wickle, 11. Tom Catanzaro, 12. Jason Hearne, 13. Joey Merlino, 14. Zack Alspach, 15. Ricky Collins, 16. Blake Barney, DNS Shaun Carrig

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ERIC LANE, HOWELL, 2. Rob Silver, 3. Jonathan Laureigh, 4. Kevin Davison, 5. Kyle Scisco, 6. Robby Walton, 7. Michael Rising, 8. Jake Nelke, 9. Joey King, 10. Dom Fattarusso, 11. Roland DeMartino, 12. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 13. Robert Sutphin, 14. Joe Cocca, 15. Mike Brennan, 16. Louie Keraitis, 17. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 18. Eddie McCarthy, 19. Dave Bailey, 20. Howie Conk

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BOB HABERSTICK, WALL, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Mike Montano, 4. Elliott Wohl, 5. Bryan O'Shea, 6. Tony Bartone, 7. John Bowers, 8. Jerry Koenig, 9. Robert Ptaszynski, 10. Matt Badessa, 11. Nancy Riggleman, 12. Whitey Miller, 13. Theresa Collins, 14. Robert DePonte, 15. John Carpenter, 16. Kenny Green, 17. Matt Malachatka, 18. Tom Rajkowski

4 CYLINDER STOCKS – 25 Laps – 1. BRAIN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Chris Silvestri, 3. Darianne McLaren, 4. Jennifer Schultz, 5. Bill Schwarz, 6. Jay Conrad, 7. Randy Hart, 8. Ian Ashford, 9. Chuck McDonald, 10. Richard Smith, 11. Mike Carr, 12. Sal Liguori, 13. Cody Burbank, 14. Darren Burdge, 15. JC Duvall, 16. Jeff Loesch, 17. Tom Stavola, 18. Doug Ashford, 19. Neil Rutt, DQ Nicole Razzano

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 20 Laps – 1. SHANNON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, Joe Mongeau, 3. Harry Schaeffer, 4. Greg Gastelu

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. VINNY TROIA, BROWNS MILLS, 2. Nick Van Wickle, 3. Peter Bruno, 4. Tony Hodgson, 5. Roger Nickerson, 6. Joe Fresco, DQ Mike Alcaro


(4/12/18)

Jimmy Blewett / Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) update
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !):

JIMMY BLEWETT GETS NORTH AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION BACKING FOR 2018 WALL STADIUM MODIFIED ASSAULT

HOWELL, N.J. ~ Three-time and defending Wall Stadium Speedway Modified stock car driving champion Jimmy Blewett has announced that North American Construction of Brick, N.J. has joined his race team as a primary sponsor for the 2018 racing season. Blewett will rely on the same car with which he won the 2017 title although it will now sport gleaming white paint, North American Construction logos and the No. 51. Rob Ormsbee will continue as crew chief and Martino Race Engines will continue to prepare the power.

“Scott Brannick from North American Construction has been a good friend, over the years,” Blewett, a 72 time Wall Stadium Modified winner including 20 victories in the prestigious Turkey Derby, said. “We have worked on a lot of projects together off the track and he has both raced and been a good friend to local racing. It will be exciting to drive the North American Construction No. 51!”

Brannick is also excited about the team.

“I have been friends with Jimmy for a long time and the timing of this deal was perfect,” Brannick said. “Jimmy has proven that he is a winner and that will reflect well on my company. This season should be a lot of fun.”

North American Constructionoffers a wide variety of options for roofing, siding, windows and doors to meet every style and budget. The company has offered installation, repair and replacement services to both commercial property owners and homeowners in New Jersey since 1982.

To learn more about North American Construction visit northamericanconstructionnj.com. Follow Jimmy Blewett on Facebook at Jimmy Showtime Blewett and on Instagram at showtime6676.

Additional associate sponsorships with the race team are still available.

Wall Stadium presents professional auto racing on Saturday nights through early October. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” in late October and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also presented.


(4/8/18)

Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/)  Season Opener (4/14/18!)

(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !):

WALL STADIUM AUTO RACERS READY FOR SATURDAY’S (APRIL 14) 2018 SEASON OPENER

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ All six Wall Stadium Speedway stock car racing divisions will be in action when the third mile high banked paved oval opens the 2018 “All-American Auto Group Racing Series” this Saturday night (April 14). Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying slated for 5:45 p.m. and the first main event planned for 7:00 p.m.

The Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria Modifieds are set for a 40-lap main event with defending champ Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Jackson's Steven Reed, Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, Jackson's Blake Barney and Derek Hopkinson of toms River all planning to compete in the series on a regular basis. Last season's Sportsman champ will also be among those competing in the Modified series.

Howell’s Kevin Davison is looking for another crown in the Center State Engineering Sportsman ranks, but top runners Kyle Scisco and brothers Jarret and Carsten DiGiantomasso, all from Jackson, and Howell's Eric Lane are all expected to see Sportsman action.

Last year’s O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stock champion Scott Riggleman of Manchester will lead the full-fendered cars into opening night competition while Howell's Brain Osborn will try for his second straight Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock crown. Both divisions will battle in 20-lappers on opening night.

Competition will be high in both the Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Models and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars as the 2017 champs will not be going for repeat titles. Both divisions will battle in 20-lappers on opening night.

In preparation for the April 14 opener, speedway officials have announced that a special paid practice session will be offered on Friday afternoon, April 13, from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m.

For Saturday’s season opener the speedway office will open at 9:00 a.m. so that competitors and crew members can obtain their licenses for the season and avoid afternoon lines. The pit area will open at noon for race car technical inspections while practice sessions will begin at 4:00 P.M.

The complete regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through early October, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” in late October and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also being planned.

More information on Wall Stadium and the 2018 Saturday night schedule can be obtained by visiting the website at 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.



(3/9/18)

Courtesy Speed Sport.com


(2/28/18)

Courtesy Speed 51.com




(2/27/18)

Courtesy Speed Sport News

 (https://speedsport.com/):

Go Fund Me Launched To Help Mike Tidaback’s Family

(2/14/18)

Courtesy  Wall Stadium Speedway (https://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/):

Link to the 2018 Schedule :


*RAIN DATES: SAT JUNE 9 >> MAKEUP SAT JUNE 16 SAT JULY 14 >> MAKEUP SUN JULY 15 SAT AUG 18 >> MAKEUP SUN AUG 19 SAT OCT 6 >> SUN OCT 7
                                    TURKEY DERBY XLV
2018 Official Race Schedule

(1/30/18)

Memorial Service for Cliff Krause
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt ): 

FROM THE KRAUSE FAMILY

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. Homefreeanimalrescue.com or mailed to Home Free Animals 64 White Street Red Bank N.J. 07701.


(1/28/18)

Cliff Krause family update 
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt ): 
FROM THE KRAUSE FAMILY
 
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





(1/23/18)

Cliff Krause hospitalized
(Thanks Jeff Gravatt !) :

WALL STADIUM PROMOTER CLIFF KRAUSE RESTING AFTER ILLNESS 

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.”


(12/29/17)

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com (https://speedsport.com/): 

Krause Inks New Contract To Promote Wall Stadium 

(12/28/17)

Courtesy Wall Stadium Speedway (https://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/):

" 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 STADIUM SET FOR 2018 AND 2019 AUTO RACING SEASONS

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 ckmotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is also available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

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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 !!!
My favorite current driver : KASEY KAHNE
I'm also a fan of :Martin Truex Jr. ( Hey ! He's a "Jersey Guy" !!! I was rooting for him since I first saw him racing .and winning,as a 17 year old,in the modified division at Wall Stadium ( now known as Wall Speedway ) !!!
My favorite all time driver : "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" ... BILL ELLIOTT !!!
Needless to say .My favorite car owner is fellow "Jersey Guy"...Ray Evernham
My favorite NASCAR Track : Dover
My favorite local tracks : Wall Speedway (paved),and New Egypt Speedway (dirt)
 
My favorite actors/actresses : Tom Hanks, John Wayne,Kiefer Sutherland ,Catherine Zeta-Jones,Rene Zellweiger
 
My Favorite movies : Star Wars ( all 6 of them),
Lord of the Rings (ALL OF THEM),
Gone With the Wind,
Fort Apache,
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,
The Longest Day,
Saving Private Ryan.
Zorro (especially the Antonio Banderas ones !)
Batman ( the ones with Michael Keaton,and Christian Bale ! The rest of them...blech ! Sorry Adam West ! I used to like the old "campy" BATMAN tv shows. But then I grew up !)
 
Favorite TV shows :
MASH !!!
Cheers,
Seinfeld,
Bones
 

 


24 !!!  & House !, & Fringe !!! , &  Terra Nova ! , & Alcatraz ! 
24: Live Another Day !!!
Almost Human
 
Sleepy Hollow  !!!   The Following
Touch
 
 
Person of Interest
& Bones !
 
(Always,and forever !!!)
 

GOTHAM !!!

 
 
Law and Order : SVU
 

Empire

 LUCIFER !!!

Designated Survivor  &

24: Legacy

& New for 2017  : The Good Doctor, Gifted,  Seal Team, and The Long Road Home .
 
 
 
 
Favorite all time master sleuth :
Sherlock Holmes !
(as portrayed by Jeremy Brett !)
 
Favorite Comedy Routine :
"Who's on First ? "
Needless to say my favorite comedy team is ....
Abbott & Costello !!!
 
My other interests other than NASCAR :
My family
The New York Yankees ( I was BORN a Yankee fan !!!)
The New York Giants
The New Jersey / now Brooklyn Nets
The New York Knicks
The Hawthorne Caballeros "all age" & Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Golden Knights Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drun & Bugle Corps
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps (formerly of Garfield NJ.Now they currently are based in Allentown,Pa.)
Do I give you the impression that I also love Drum & Bugle Corps? I could go on with the many corps that I really enjoy !
I was a snare drummer in high school !
 
I truly hope that you enjoy visiting my site. I also hope that you will come back often,and that you tell your friends & family about it.
 
P.S.
As I type this ( Nov.25,2006). My current 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast car collection is @ 175 + cars !!!
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