FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 7, 2008
WALL'S GARDEN STATE QUARTER MIDGET RACING
QMA Region 2 States Races Moved to Pa.'s Oakland Club.
WALL TWP., N.J. -- The Garden State Quarter Midget Racing Club
has suspended its 28-race season schedule as of April 6. Its
scheduled May 24-25 Quarter Midgets of America Region 2 States
Race has been moved to the Oaklane QMRC track at
The Garden State Club, in an announcement posted on
gsqmrc.homestead.com, stated that Wall Township Speedway's
landlords have has decided not to continue any racing on
its 48.46-acre lot. That lot includes the club's one-20th
mile paved 'Little Wall' oval since 1993 and 'Big Wall'
-a banked paved one third mile and an inner one-fifth mile
oval for stock car and midget racing since 1950.
'The 2008 racing season is on hold for the time being,'
stated the GSQMRC Web site statement. 'Despite having
complete insurance coverage for the entire Wall Speedway
property, the owners will not permit the club to use the
Wall facility. In, fact, the owners have barricaded the
The statement refers to the GSQMRC having to cancel its
April 6 racing program on April 1 when WTS's General
Partners asked questions about the club's insurance
policy. Club president Wayne Wilson, of Old Bridge,
said he had the assurance of General Partner Tim
Shinn, of Manasquan, that the separate coverage
would allow quarter midget racing on the property.
The club had completed its fifth annual Garden
State Classic and novice school season opener
The statement also touched on workers for the
four owners' respective companies having placed
barriers in Big Wall's pit and paddock area. A
gate and fencing have separated the two tracks
by some 200 feet.
GSQMRC competition would have been the only
racing on speedway land this season. Shinn, in
a March 14 announcement on wallspeedway.com,
said that 'Big wall' had closed after 57 years.
Later word has New Jersey's sole purpose-built
paved oval speedway available for special events
leasing. The SCCA Formula Drift calendar still
has Wall listed for June.
Quarter midgets are traditional sprint or midget
car appearing open wheeled cars powered by
industrial engines of up to 200 c.c. The New
Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and State Police
Racing Control Unit allows drivers five to 17
years old to compete with the proper safety
equipment. Drivers race in classes based on
experience, body weight, age and engine size.
The GSQMRC statement suggested that its
members visit the Oakland OMRC Web site for
Region 2 States details. The Oakland club,
according to oaklandqmrc.homestead.com, built
its own one-20th-mile oval for Saturday
afternoon racing after being founded in 1959.
Trumbauersville is about three mile southwest
of Quakertown in Bucks County.
There is also Sandstone Speedway, a one-20th
mile clay track next to the NHRA-sanctioned
Atco (N.J.) Raceway dragstrip. Fellow QMA
affiliate South Jersey Quarter Midget Club