WALL TURKEY DERBY XXXV ON FOR NOV. 28-29
There will be a Turkey Derby XXXV at Wall Township Speedway Nov.
WTS's General Partners have made a agreement with its Operations
Manager, Jim Morton, to reopen the 57-year-old banked paved
one-third-mile oval for as many as six dates in November. The first
three dates are for practice sessions leading up to the
post-Thanksgiving Day classic with Nov. 30 set aside as a rain date.
'I got the agreement call from General Partner Tim Shinn 7:30 p.m.
Saturday,' said Morton Aug. 31. 'The practice dates are set for
Saturdays Nov. 15, Nov. 22 and also the Tuesday before Thanksgiving
Nov. 24.' Morton said that Turkey Derby XXXV format, racing
divisions and other details are to be posted on
www.wallspeedway.com Sept. 7.
The agreement allows a modified stock car racing tradition that
Thomas and Jeannie Nicol started in 1974. Some of the best modified
stock car drivers in the country have since competed against the
local NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stars on the banked paved
one-third mile oval. Turkey Derby XXXV is the first event on 'Big
Wall' since Turkey Derby XXXIV was held Nov. 23-24, 2007.
Justin Gumley, of Colts Neck, was crowned WAAS Turkey Derby
Champion while James Civali, of Meridan, Conn. won the 100-lap Open
Modified race. Ron Frees, of Brick, and Steve Stull, of Hamilton,
were named respective street stock and INEX Legends Cars Turkey
Derby divisional titlists after their twin race performances Nov.
23-24. Chas Okerson, of Freehold, won the sportsman main and Robert
Geibel, of Brick the RMP Modified Affordable Division feature Nov.
23. Don Adams, of Robbinsville, won the Keenan Motors American Three
Quarter Midget Racing Association main that day. Andrew Jankowiak,
of Buffalo, N.Y., won the Value Towing Factory Stock feature Nov.
24. The Garden State Quarter Midget Racing Association is meanwhile
set to end its season on the adjacent one-20th-mile 'Little Wall' 8
a.m. Sept. 6-7.