Years after starting late April, Wall Stadium Speedway returns to start much earlier this year like it was before.
Wall Stadium Speedway, will be opening their 68th Annual edition on April 14. The season has an action packed schedule such as twin features, Garden State Classic (June 9), cone races and, the season ending Turkey Derby.
New event added to the schedule is the Cliff Krause Memorial, on August 18. Krause, who passed away a few weeks ago from a massive heart attack at the age of 65. He was the mastermind of Wall Stadium since (2011), he breathed new life into the track since it was threatened to be dark again. Son, Andrew is currently racing his Modified #27 and he'll be continuing on with his career. The Krause Memorial, is for the Modifieds who'll be taking 127 tours around the high banks for his honor.
The rest of the Krause family will continue, with the track being opened since they've secured the lease for this year and the next.
Jimmy Blewett, who won the Modified title last season will be a lot busy this year. Blewett 37, will be racing the Jensen Motorsports #79 at Thompson Motorsports Park on Thursdays to have his shot at the SK Title. In addition, he'll be filling in for Ryan Preece in two of the Nascar Whelen Modified Tour shows because, Preece had committments with Joe Gibbs Racing in those events. He'll be seen this year at Wall Stadium and, would possibly miss a couple of events that would suffice his title aspirations. Former two time champion Steven Reed, finished runner up to Blewett with a lean 17 points. Reed 32, will definitely return to the high banks once again to grab checkers and also search for his third crown. Rookie of the Year honoree Blake Barney, finished respectively in the top 10 without a win in his grandfather's Big Red #14. Barney 18, will be searching for his quest to put the Big Red machine into the winner circle since Eric Mauriello did in 2016. Tyler Truex, moves to the Modified ranks (according to AARN) for 2018. Truex, whose the cousin of 2017 Nascar Monster Cup Champion Martin Truex, Jr. had won the Sportsman title last season. Multi Time king, Chas Okerson is hoping to return his former graces in his Familiar #99.
Other than the Modifieds, 4-Cylinder, Legend, Sportsman, Limited Late Models, and Factory Stocks are the supporting divisions. TQs will be making visits again as always.