KRAUSE MEMORIAL AUTO RACE WINNER WILL EARN $7,127 AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 11)
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The season's highest paying Modified stock car race offering $7,127 to the winner will be in the spotlight this Saturday night (Aug. 18) at Wall Stadium Speedway as the third mile paved oval track presents the 127-lap “Cliff Krause Memorial.” Krause, the promoter of the speedway who is credited by many for returning the history rich oval to prominence, passed away in January from natural causes. His wife Diane, along with children Emily and Andrew, continues to operate the speedway.
Saturday night's emotional All American Auto Group Racing Series card will see grandstand seating opening at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. Main event action will follow around 7:00 p.m. Due to the importance of the event a Sunday rain date will be used is necessary with competitor gates opening at 10:00 a.m., grandstand seating opening at 2:00 p.m., qualifying at 2:45 p.m. and main events starting at 4:00 p.m.
The Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria Modifieds will battle in a 127-lap main event with drivers not only searching for the rich payday and a commemorative watch from supporter Mertens Jewelers, but also for the honor of winning this first “Cliff Krause Memorial” race. Defending champion and current point leader Jimmy Blewett of Howell will lead the way with plenty of competition coming from speedway regulars Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Howell's Eric Mauriello, Steven Reed and Jason Treat, both of Jackson, and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, just to name a few.
With the large payout and prestige offered by this race, several competitors from out of the area are also expected to enter, including Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa. and Roger Coss of Lafayette. Complete rules are available at wallspeedwayracing.com.
The O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks and Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will also be on the card, all racing in 27-lap main events.
Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.
The Saturday night schedule, which continues through early October, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com.
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. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.