Wall Speedway Owners Say That It Will Be Closing For Good
It looks like things will be sounding different at the Jersey Shore next year as a Wednesday press release announces the end of the line for Wall Speedway.
Today's press release from the owners of the racetrack says that the speedway will operate for one more season, but when the end of the 2020 race schedule wraps up, the track will close for good to make way for homes.
Residents from Belmar to Brick know when race day rolls around with the speedway's signature roar reverberating for miles.
The noise is one of the reasons that the property owners cite for the decision to cease operations, saying:
...the often-criticized Wall Speedway, appropriately nicknamed - “the roar at the shore” - can be heard by residents from as far away as Belmar, as engines scream around the two oval racetracks. This is especially troublesome on summer weekends in the vicinity, during backyard family barbecues and pool parties.
The announcement goes on to say that an application to the Wall Township Zoning Board proposes nearly 350 townhouses and apartments for the 49-acre site on Route 34.
It sounds like an easy enough plan, but as our Townsquare News colleagues report, it may not be that simple, with what could be called mixed messaging at best coming from the speedway owners and the Township. You can click here for more on that angle of the story.
Either way, though, it would appear that the thundering from Wall Speedway will fall silent by next year.