Behind the scenes: Wall Stadium Speedway in photos
By Tadd Haislop | Thursday, July 7, 2022
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Known as "The Roar of the Jersey Shore," Wall Stadium Speedway is a third-mile asphalt oval with steep, 32-degree banking in the corners. The Wall Township, New Jersey, track opened in 1950 and, save for a brief closure in the late 2010s, has been operating on an annual basis ever since.
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Seven different divisions of cars race at Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday nights from late April through November. The season finales for the track's Modified, Sportsman, Factory Stock, Fast 4 and INEX Legends divisions take place in October.
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Wall Stadium Speedway's flagship event -- and the finale at the track each year -- is the Turkey Derby, a Modified race held each Thanksgiving weekend. The event debuted in 1974.
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In addition to weekly racing, Wall Stadium Speedway hosts demolition derby nights and Sunday car shows throughout the year.
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Countless big names in racing have competed at Wall Stadium Speedway, including Ray Evernham Jr., the Truex family (Martin Sr., Martin Jr. and Ryan), Gil Hearne, Tommie Elliott, Charlie Kremer Jr., John Blewett III, Jimmy Blewett, Jimmy Spencer, Tony Siscone, Richie Evans and Charlie Jarzombek.
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Wall Stadium Speedway has hosted one NASCAR Cup Series race. Jim Reed won a 100-mile event driving a 1957 Chevrolet in July of 1958.
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Wall Stadium Speedway's first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race was held in 2003 and won by John Blewett III.