Krause family announced that Cliff Krause, the
cornerstone of Wall Stadium Speedway, passed away
Saturday evening. He suffered a heart attack on
Friday night (1/19) as he got home from work. He
spent 8 days in a coma trying to recover. The
doctors and nurses provided extensive 24 hour care.
Unfortunately, too much damage had been done to his
heart and lungs and brain. His family was advised
that he would never wake up or have a basic quality
of life. To avoid his suffering, his family decided
to take him off the machines and medication and let
him go with God. He took his last breath at 7:13 pm
The Krause family said that they were very thankful
for the outpouring of prayers and thoughts from
competitors, officials, staff and fans over the last
A life long auto racing enthusiast, Mr. Krause and
his family leased the facility seven years ago and
are accredited by many for saving the 60+ year old
speedway and returning it to prominence. Many of his
favorite memories were made there. He enjoyed
spending time and laughing with his racing family.
He will always be at the track watching over us.
He is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Emily and
son Andrew. Along with Mr. Krause, all three play an
important role in the operation of the speedway.
His family will be continuing Cliff’s legacy and the
2018 race schedule will be released soon.
A Memorial service for Cliff Krause will be held on
Thursday (2-1-2018) at 5 pm at the Holmdel Community
United Church of Christ at 40 Main Street in
Holmdel, N.J. A buffet dinner of Cliff’s favorite
foods to follow. All are invited. Donations can be
made to an animal rescue.
Homefreeanimalrescue.com or mailed to Home
Free Animals, 64 White Street, Red Bank, N.J. 07701.
Jeff Gravatt / Wall Stadium Speedway
January 29, 2018