Amanda Gambacorto, 21, of the Belford section of Middletown, was pronounced dead at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune at 1:20 p.m., less than an hour after the crash, State Police Capt. Stephen Jones said.
Gambacorto was participating in a driving clinic involving the small race cars and was going around an asphalt track when she lost control of the car and hit a wall, Jones said.
Gambacorto was the only person in the car, and there were no other injuries, Jones said.
The driver was following another vehicle at the time of the crash, he added.
Gambacorto's LinkedIn page says she is a student at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and another website says she was studying environmental humanities and philosophy.
Brick-based Green Flag Driving Experience, a recreational racing company, operates the program at Wall Stadium for novices as well as for advanced race car drivers.
Its website describes the three-quarter midget cars as small-scale race cars “with a very high power-to-weight ratio” that can reach speeds of more than 90 mph.
It says drivers, who must wear race suits and helmets, are given an introduction and an orientation that covers the basics of safety skills and car handling.
A representative from Green Flag did not return a call and email for comment.
A sub-unit of the state police’s fatal accident unit that investigates speedways was on the scene.
Jones said an initial review showed the safety equipment in use was in compliance with New Jersey regulations.
The Wall Stadium Speedway opened in 1950, and is located off Route 34.
All scheduled events at the track were canceled tonight.
Stephen Stirling contributed to this report.