TO HEADLINE “THUNDER AT THE SHORE” SEASON
OPENER AT WALL STADIUM APRIL 3
popular Wall Modifieds, led by newly crowned driving champion Chas Okerson
of Freehold, will move to center stage on Saturday night, April 3, as Wall
Stadium opens its 60th season of professional auto racing with its “Thunder
at the Shore” racing program. Originally the Tour Type Modified were set to
go head to head with the Wall Modifieds in this event, but when conflicting
schedules made it impossible for the Tour Type Modifieds to participate, the
Wall Modifieds stepped up for top billing in the season opener.
Spectator seating will open at 4:00 p.m. on April 3, with qualifying
starting at 5:15 p.m. and main events taking the green flag at 6:30 p.m.
Although Okerson, also a multi-time Pro Stock champion at the stadium, is
currently at the top of his game, he will have plenty of competition in his
quest for opening night glory. Shaun Carrig of Little Falls, Tim Arre of
Toms River, Freehold’s Steven Reed, Matawan’s Anthony Sesely and Dave
Cranmer of Shrewsbury are just a few of the area’s standout Modified drivers
expected to go for the win and the season-long driving title.
While the April 3 “Thunder at the Shore” opening night event will feature a
40-lap main event for the Wall Modifieds, also on that agenda will be the
Sportsman racers, Street Stocks and Legend Cars in 25-lappers and the
Factory Stocks in a 20-lap main event. All five feature races will award
points towards the season-long driving championships.
The current schedule for the April 3 season opener will see the competitor
pit area open at 1:00 p.m., with a paid testing session for competitors then
running from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. The regular afternoon practice session
will then begin at 3:30 p.m., while spectator seating will open for the
first time this season at 4:00 p.m. Qualifying will start at 5:15 p.m.
before main events roll out onto the track at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
Time is running short for Wall Stadium stock car racers to fine tune their
cars for the 2010 season opener. With that April 3 “Thunder at the Shore”
stock car lid-lifter at Wall Stadium on the horizon, teams will get one more
chance to prepare for the first event of the 2010 campaign this Saturday
(March 27) with a paid practice session from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. On
Saturday, grandstand admission will be free of charge.
Wall Stadium 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 office is open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday and all day Saturday during events. The speedway hotline number is
732-681-6400, while more information is also available at
Source: Jeff Gravatt
/ Wall Stadium