Wall Stadium promoter Jim Morton says that he is looking forward to hosting an impressive field of Supreme Manufacturing Modified stock cars when his third mile paved oval hosts the annual 76 lap “John Blewett III Memorial” this Saturday night, August 14. Plans call for grandstand seating to open at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon, with qualifying beginning at 6:30 p.m. and feature racing set to start at 7:30 p.m.
The event is presented in memory of John Blewett III, a former champion here and one of the most popular Modified stock car drivers to ever turn a wheel. Blewett, a member of the famous racing family from Howell, N.J., lost his life in a racing accident at the Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway three years ago.
“The 2010 ‘JBIII Memorial’ is going to be a great event,” Morton said. “I am really looking forward to running a great race in honor of a great racer. We are going to have a great field of quality cars.”
Chas Okerson of Freehold is a favorite as he has been fast on the track thus far this season and is also the division’s defending driving champion and current point leader. Recent feature winners Roger Coss of Lafayette and Shaun Carrig of Little Falls will also be drivers to watch, as will other Wall regulars Billy Cole of Farmingdale, Harry Schaefer of Carteret and David Reinhardt of Neptune City.
Neptune’s Tommy Farrell and Allentown’s Pete Brittain, both of whom won Touring Modified main events here earlier this year, are also planning to be fast in this event, as is Toms River’s Tim Arre, Howell’s Ken Woolley, Jr., North Haledon’s Chris Hamilton and Robert Geibel of Brick.
Morton says that he will have more confirmed entries before race day.
In addition to the Modifieds, the Sportsman cars, Street Stocks and the Legend Cars will compete in 25-lap main events, while the Flanagan Retail Development Factory Stocks will race in a 20-lapper.
Pit gates will open at 12:30 p.m. on August 14, with a paid practice session set from 1:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. The regular practice session will be up next, while grandstand seating will open at 4:00 p.m. Qualifying is set for 6:30 p.m. and main event action is set for 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday (August 15), the fifth mile paved “inner oval” continues the 2010 “Sunday Series” featuring Go Karts, Legend Cars and Micro Stocks starting at noon. Grandstand admission is free on Sunday and more information is available by calling 732-681-6400 or visiting http://www.wallsundayseries.com.
Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on most Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months. 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 more information is also available at www.wallspeedway.com.