JIMMY BLEWETT FASTEST WALL
TURKEY DERBY MODIFIED DRIVER
Jimmy Blewett, of Howell, N.J., drove his late brother John's car to top
26 other NASCAR Whelen All-American Series modifieds in Wall Township
Speedway Turkey Derby XXXIV qualifying here Friday afternoon. Blewett
set a best time of 12.518 sec. around the banked paved one third
mile oval, which translates to 95.766 mph. The effort locks "Showtime,"
second fastest driver Nick Vasquez, Wall WAAS track champion Kevin
Flockhart and the next fastest 13 drivers into the 100-lap feature to
start after 1 p.m. Saturday. The other 27 are to make the headliner
through the B-Main 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Blewett, who won the 2006 Race of Champions Tour-Type and
2003 Small Block Turkey Derby championships, is making his last race in
John Blewett III's Ling Trucking No. 76 Troyer-Dodge. The number will be
retired after Saturday in "JBIII" 's honor. John Blewett, last year's
Wall WAAS track champ, died in a racing crash during a NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour Race at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway Aug. 16.
Jimmy Blewett is to also compete in the 100-lap race for ROC Tour-Type
modifieds Saturday afternoon.
Chas Okerson, of Freehold, held off Kevin Eyres, of Colts
Neck, by .201 sec. in the 20-lap sportsman main. Don Adams, of
Robbinsville, won the 20-lap Brice's NAPA/Keenan Motors American Three
Quarter Midget Racing Association feature by 1.272 sec. over Ryan Tidman.
Robert Geibel, of Brick, outran Scott Riggleman by .412 sec. to win
Friday's RMP Modified Affordable Division main. Elliott Wohl, of
Freehold, added a street stock feature victory to his 2004 pro
stock/sportsman win. Steve Stull, of Hamilton, beat newcomer Tom Sherman
by .416 sec. in the INEX Legends Cars feature. Dan Collamer, of
Waretown, won his fourth Value Towing Factory Stock feature of the year
over John Cozza by .585 sec. Geibel, Wohl, Stull and Collamer are now
favorites to win their respective Turkey Derby XXXIV championships.
Similar features also make up Saturday's support races.
Spectator gates are to open 8 a.m. with a trackside party set
for 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Schedules are subject to change.
TURKEY DERBY XXXIV FRIDAY RESULTS RUNDOWN
WALL/SK/B MODIFIED TIME TRIALS
FASTEST (2 laps): JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL: 12.516 Sec., 95.766 mph
SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 laps): CHAS OKERSON, JACKSON; Kevin
Eyres, Dave Green, Thor Foss, Robbie Gaiser, Alan Camp, Bobby Richards,
Jr., John Cote; (DNF) Patrick Conaway, Charlie Kremer III, Ron Mullin,
Beryle Herman; (DNS) Brian Doyle.
BRICE'S NAPA/KEENAN MOTORS AMERICAN THREE-QUARTER MIDGET RACING
Heat Winners (8 laps): Bob watkins, Jr., Tim Buckwalter.
FEATURE (20 laps): DON ADAMS, ROBBINSVILLE; Ryan Tidman, Frank
Fischer, Tim Buckwalter, Bob Watkins, Jr., Matt Janisch, Chris DeRitis,
Neal Blatt, Rudy Boetticher, Paul Lotier, Jr. Mike Osite, Johnny Payne,
Bruce Leote; (DNF) Phil DeMario, Billy Pauch, Jr., Joey Payne; (DNS)
Robin Johnston, Tim Behmer.
RMP MODIFIED AFFORDABLE DIVISION
Heat Winners: Andrew Bohn, Scott Riggleman.
FEATURE (25 laps): ROBERT GEIBEL, BRICK; Scott Riggleman, Robert
Sutphin, Kevin Davidson, Sam Riggleman, Carl Thomas, Dan Curtis, Randy
MacConnell, Marc Nappi, Andrew Bohn, Buddy Miller, Mike Smith, Scott
Brannick; (DNF) Joey King, Thomas Kearns, John Cornell III, Nick
Vasquez, Scott Ferris, Steve Voorhees, Rob Williams.
INEX LEGENDS CARS
Heat Winners: Steve Stull, Marc Rogers, Chris Wramage.
Consolation Winner (8 laps): Duncan Molesworth.
FEATURE: STEVE STULL, HAMILTON; Tom Sherman, Michael Gervais, Tim
Henry, John Cramer, Roger Coss, Mike Stull, Don Neuls, Duncan Molesworth,
Chris Wramage, Mike Alcaro, Malcolm Campbell, Jr., Rudy Rinderer, Byran
Gardella, Luke Marzano (DNF), Michael Lester; (DNF) Dan Roslin, Marc
Rogers, Ryan Flores, Francis Cottrell, Russ Bailey, John Hugate, Chris
Bakaj, Tony hanbury, Mark Tischler; (DNQ) Pat Johnson, Mark Bakaj, Matt
Maring, Mike Fulton, Bruce Roslin, Josh Sylvester, Carl M. Bohn, Kevin
Nowak, Chris Wild.
Heat Winners: Bill Vanderveen, Rick Kopf
FEATURE: ELLIOTT WOHL, FREEHOLD; Ron Frees, Gregg Miranda, Dave
Jennings, Nick Gargiulo, Chip Wanamaker, Mike Tillett, Jessie Hilger,
Shannon Mongeau, Rick Kopf, Howie Conk, Jr., Anthiny Crimaldi, Bill
Vanderveen, John McCormack, Sal Ligouri, Craig Wallis, Ralph Garguilo,
Rich Mongeau, Harry Schaefer, Augie Hahn; (DNF) Dan Birdsall, Ken
Matlach, Brandon Stowell, Billy Cole III, Jim Downey; (DNS) Rich DeSarno.
VALUE TOWING FACTORY STOCK
Heat Winners: Dan Birdsall, Dan Collamer, John Cozza.
Consolation: Ted Walters.
FEATURE (20 laps): DAN COLLAMER, STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.; John Cozza,
Skip Eccles, Rob Longo, Vern McLaughlin III, Howard Bott, Nick Shaw,
Bill Connolly, Randy Green, Tim O'Shea, Joe Helberg, Andrew Jankowiak,
Whitey Miller, Ted Walters, Jason Bundy, Bob Anderton, Stu Paer, Bob
Wenk, Chris Lamura, Briand Jones, Bryan Flanagan, Joe Cristofaro; (DNF)
Dan Birdsall, Richard Smith III, Richard Petey, Joe Constandi; (DNS) Joe
Cooley, Rich Moncur, Tim Flanagan; (DNQ) Diane Walters, Greg Clerico,
Bob Wycoff, Eddie Moench, Zach Conway, Scott Dugan
10:15 a.m. -- Open Modified Time Trials.
10:30 a.m. -- Wall/SK/B Modified B-Main
10:45 a.m. -- Open Modified B-Main.
11:15-12:15 p.m. -- Trackside Party.
12:45 p.m. -- Opening Ceremonies.
1 p.m.-onward -- FEATURES: Legends- 25 laps, Open Mod-100, Street
Stock-25, Wall Modified-100, Value Towing Factory Stock-25.
Source: Walter Elliot/
Turkey Derby XXXIV PR
November 23, 2007