posted March 13, 2001 07:37 AM
THOUSANDS VISIT WALL STADIUM RACERS AT
OCEAN COUNTY MALL RACE CAR EXPO WEEKEND
TOMS RIVER, N.J. ~ Thousands of shoppers who had never before gotten a close
look at a race car and countless race fans visited the Neptune Research &
Race Car Expo at the Ocean County Mall during the weekend (March 9 - 11).
had the opportunity to gather racing souvenirs in the "Collectable Corner."
In all, fans were greeted by close to 40 race cars and many drivers who
on hand all weekend to sign autographs. Mall security representatives
opinion that this first time show for the facility, which featured the cars
and stars of Wall
Stadium's Coors Light/NAPA Auto Parts Racing Series, drew many more shoppers
Toms River center.
A total of eight awards, all sponsored by Hoosier Tire East, were
presented at the
show on Sunday afternoon.
The Best Appearing Special Interest Vehicle was judged to be the No. 1
Stock Car from the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club. The No. 73 of 2000
the Year Rich Parrillo was the top Weiss' Boots & Apparel Legend Car, while
the No. 43
of Marlboro's Tim Buckley took top honors in the Monmouth Truck Equipment
Series. The top Neptune Research Three-Quarter Midget was the No. 75 of Don
The top Garage Door Express Street Stock was the No. 43 of Brick's Ron
The Rob Williams driven championship No. 55 took home the Best Hoosier Tire
Stock award to Farmingdale, while the No. 76 of Howell's Jimmy Blewett won
for the best appearing Neptune Research and Development Modified.
In a popular decision, the No. 17 of Lavallette's Felix Verlongieri was
with the Best of the Show award.
With the tenth annual Neptune Research Race Car Expo now history,
are looking forward to the opportunity to test their machines on the track.
Popular demand has forced speedway officials to offer the track to
both March 17 and March 25 for paid testing sessions. Competitors are
reminded to call
the speedway office to make reservations. As has become a tradition, drivers
will get the
chance to test out their new and redesigned creations on Saturday, March 31,
annual Open House Testing Session. This shakedown day at the track is free of
competitors and fans a like.
Once competitors have had the chance to work the bugs out of their race
2001 Coors Light/NAPA Auto Parts Racing Series will open on Saturday night,
at 7:00 p.m. Competitor license applications and more information can be
calling 732-681-6400. Information is also available at www.wallstadium.com.