RAY EVERNHAM SET TO RETIRE FROM MODIFIED RACING FOLLOWING OCT. 24 "TOMMY COMERFORD MEMORIAL" AT WALL STADIUM
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Ray Evernham is returning to his Modified racing roots at Wall Stadium one final time for the Saturday, October 24th "Tommy Comerford Memorial" - then will hang up his driving gloves for Modified racing following the event.
He began his multifaceted and nationally successful career at Wall Stadium, won his Modern Stock race and driving title there, ran his first Modified stock car race on the third mile oval and won the first ever Modified race on the new pavement on Opening Night 1991.
"I spoke with Ray by telephone this morning (October 17) and that was a real thrill," promoter Jim Morton said. "Ray is really excited about returning to Wall Stadium to race in his last Modified event. We chatted about all his racing successes here at Wall and he is really looking forward to returning to the place where he got his career started."
Evernham, a seven-time Wall Stadium Modified winner and the 1977 Modern Stock champion, will have top flight equipment at his command as he will be at the wheel of the Blewett Motorsports No. 1 tour type Modified.
"Wall Stadium has so many special memories for me," said Evernham. "I started my racing career there, so it's only fitting that my very last Modified race will be there. It's really an honor to be able to run in the Tommy Comerford Memorial for the Blewetts. The fans and all the people I've raced with at Wall Stadium have been incredible throughout the years as I've worked in IROC and NASCAR. I hope to give them a good race as a final farewell."
The "Tommy Comerford Memorial" will feature two 66-lap main events for tour type Modified stock cars offering each winner a cool $6,600 payday. A total purse of $40,000 is up for grabs at present and that could climb as the event approaches. At present, over 30 tour type Modified entries have been received.
Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway office is open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information and Modified entry forms are available by calling 732-681-6400 and at www.wallspeedway.com.