Wall Stadium (also known briefly as Wall Township Speedway) is a 0.333 mile, high banked (33 degrees in corners) paved oval track in Wall Township, New Jersey, UNited States.The track opened to the public in the spring of 1950 and has operated for at least a part of every year since. The track was an early home to racing stars Ray Evernham and the Truex family Also, it hosted NASCAR Strictly Stock Series (now Sprint Cup) event in 1958.
Founders Tom and Jennie Nicol sought to build their own racetrack after enjoying stock car racing at Long Branch Speedway. The couple bought 55 acres of land off Route 34 in Wall Township and built a one-third mile oval with 30-degree banking in the turns, unheard of at the time. Racing began in 1950 with the annual Turkey Derby capping each season on Thanksgiving Day beginning in 1974.
After eleven months of not being operative, former track operations manager Jim Morton secured a lease to operate the race track for the season ending Turkey Derby Event in November 2008, and the crowd was overwhelming.The track officially reopened for a full season of racing in 2009, capped by the Turkey Derby. The name was changed back to the familiar "Wall Stadium".
The 2010 season started as usual, but as of September 2, 2010, the track closed once more, due to the expiration of Morton's lease on the property. The marquee, which earlier that week had noted the weekend's upcoming races, simply read "Racing cancelled till further notice".The 37th annual Turkey Derby ran as scheduled on November 26 and 27, under the terms of a short-term lease to Don Ling and the Blewett family.
The track was put up for sale shortly thereafter with an asking price of $18 million.Racing resumed in 2011 under new management. Cliff Krause of Holmdel signed a one-year lease with track owners to conduct a full schedule of races.After running a full schedule of races, Krause secured a three year extension on the track's lease after the 2011 Turkey Derby, with the 2012 season set to officially start April 28.