Sesely takes the early season lead at the historic New Jersey track (Photo courtesy of Wall Stadium).
Matawan’s Anthony Sesely Wins in Season Opener
Wall Township, N.J. (Wednesday, April 7, 2010) – New Jersey auto racing fans packed in New Jersey’s Wall Stadium this past Saturday night, witnessing the 60th season opener of the historic speedway. Matawan (NJ) driver Anthony Sesely took the win in the night’s 40-lap modified feature, enjoying a well-distanced advantage from the competition for the majority of the race.
"I have to thank my family and my crew for putting this together," Sesely said after winning the season opening race. "They gave me a great car. We worked hard all winter to really have something for Jimmy (Blewett). We're ready. We're waiting for Jimmy to come back and race."
Blewett is a two-time champion at Wall Stadium and sat out the opening night race this past weekend. Coming in behind Sesely in the modified main event was Tommy Farrell and defending champion Chas Okerson.
Wall Stadium originally opened in 1950, grooming the likes of NASCAR driver Martin Truex, Jr., and Richard Petty Motorsports team owner Ray Evernham. The track operated every season until the gates were shut in 2007 due to financial difficulties. After an 11-month hiatus, Wall Stadium re-opened for its annual Thanksgiving weekend race, the Turkey Derby, in 2008. After an overwhelming crowd showed up for the event, the track ran a full season in 2009 and has picked back up where it left off in 2007.
Wall Stadium will kick off its second weekend of the season this Saturday night with four 35-lap main events on the docket. Modified stock cars will not run this weekend, but admission for the races will be lowered for those fans that come out to Wall Township. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, with qualifying set for 5:30 p.m. and main events set for 6:30 p.m.
For more information on the historic Wall Stadium, visit www.wallspeedway.com.