Wall Stadium Speedway returns to action this Saturday night, September 20th, with what is always one of it's favorite events the 'On Track Party." Fans will be invited down onto the historic track to check out the racing machines that compete weekly at the Jersey Shore oval up close. They will also have a chance to meet their favorite drivers, get some autographs, and some great photos as well.
This opportunity only happens once or twice a season so fans should take full advantage of it by arriving to the track early. The grandstand gates will open at 4pm this Saturday, with the "On Track Party" taking place from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. As an added bonus, all fans arriving between 4pm and 6pm will receive $3 off the price of regular grandstand admission.
At the conclusion of this fan-friendly event the focus of the night will return to the competitors, many of whom will be looking to finish off the season in a big way. Some by just picking up their first win of the year, while others look to secure a track title.
The Downs Ford Wall Modified division has been the most competitive as it has been in many years. First-time winners include Jason Hearne, Trevor and Zack Alspach, and Derek Hopkinson the winner of the last feature run for the division. But there are a number of drivers who have been close, and are running out of time to secure a win in 2014. Those drivers include Andrew Krause, Shawna Ingraham, and Chad Churillo. When it comes to the title they are all chasing defending champion Chas Okerson.
The Sportsman division has also seen it's share of winners in 2014. Kevin Davison holds a slim lead in the points over Krause with Ken Matlach, and Kenny Van Wickle right there looking to steal the title. Krause has been so close to the title the last two years with the championship being decided on the last night of the season each time. Can he finally secure his first career track championship, or will one of the other three drivers deny him again?
In the Limited Late Model division Brian Doyle holds a one point lead on Mike Tillet. As the only two drivers in contention for the title the race-within-the-race in this class on Saturday could be worth the price of admission alone.
The only question left in the Factory Stock division seems to be how many wins former champion Scott Riggleman can capture on his way to another championship. His wins of both features, a couple weeks ago, have all but secured the points title for him.
Saturday will also be important to the Four-Cylinder division. Their 25-lap feature event could have a lot to say about the championship. Currently James Meyers leads over Alonzo Morales, and Mike Wahl. All three have won in 2014, but a win this Saturday could be their biggest, as the season could come to a close at any time, due to weather.
The points championship in the Legends division seems to be a three car race. Brian Spencer leads over Dan Roslin, and Robert French, in a tight battle. A win in this Saturday's 25-lap feature could be the difference between being a champion or just a contender.
Also on the schedule this Saturday is the Powder Puff division in what will be their last points race of 2014. And what a race it is with Nancy Hills and Cassandra Denis tied for the points lead. One position on the track will most likely decide the championship.
Wall Stadium Speedway has also announced that should next Saturday's racing program, which includes double-points for all divisions, and will decide the 2014 champions fall victim to weather, a rain date will be October 4th.
Grandstand gates will open at 4pm with qualifying for all divisions beginning at 6pm. Feature races are scheduled to begin at 7pm.
For more information on this event check the track's website. A link is provided on this RacingAroundJersey.com page.
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