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(NOV. 23, 24 & 25) AT WALL STADIUM

If this weekend’s just completed practice sessions in preparation for the Thanksgiving weekend Turkey Derby are any indication, fields in all divisions should be filled with talented racers and fast race cars for the season ending classic. Turkey Derby is a three-day stock car racing festival held at Wall Stadium Speedway, here, during the daylight hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

The touring Modified division alone saw several top names on hand for pre-race practice. Leading the way for testing were former Turkey Derby champions Jimmy Blewett and Jamie Tomaino, both of Howell, who seemed to be fast right out of their trailers. Another former Turkey Derby winner, Rowan Pennink, was also fast during the weekend practice sessions, as were standouts Les Hinckley from New Hampshire, Pennsylvania hot shoe Zane Zeiner and local favorite Tim Arre of Toms River.

Like the touring Modified division, all of the other divisions that will compete during Turkey Derby were well represented during the weekend’s testing sessions.

Turkey Derby XXXIX is a three-day Thanksgiving racing tradition set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (November 23, 24 and 25) during the daylight hours. On November 23, practice will start at 8:30 a.m., while qualifying will start at 12:30 p.m. and feature racing will begin at approximately 2:15 p.m. On November 24, practice will start at 8:30 a.m., with qualifying set for 11:00 a.m. and feature racing set for approximately 1:00 p.m. On Sunday, November 25, practice will start at 11:00 a.m. with main event action set for 1:00 p.m.

Pit gates will open at 6:30 a.m., with grandstand seating opening at 9:30 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. On Sunday pit gates will open at 10:00 a.m. with grandstand seating opening at noon. Qualifying is also set for noon with the first main event set for the green flag at 1:00 p.m.

Friday main event action will feature the paved track Sportsman cars, the Late Models, the Legend Cars, the Truck Series, the 4 Cylinder cars and the Factory Stocks. On Saturday, the Touring Modifieds, Wall Modifieds, dirt Modified/Sportsman, TQ Midgets and Street Stocks will all see main event action. On Sunday, the Factory Stocks and 4 Cylinder Cars return for a second main event each, while the S-10 Trucks and Powder Puff racers also see feature race action. Sunday will be topped off by a Demolition Derby.

Of special interest will be an appearance by Wall Stadium favorites Ray Evernham and Wally Dallenbach, as they debut the completely restored No. XL-1 Modified stock car on Saturday. Of importance to the Jersey Shore community, which was stricken by Hurricane Sandy just a few weeks ago, will be a collection of money and gift cards for the area’s relief fund. Program Dynamics President Steve Barrick recently announced that his publishing company will donate $1 from every Wall Revue program magazine sold during the weekend to the effort.

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 hotline number is 732-681-6400, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is also available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

Source: Jeff Gravatt / Wall Stadium Speedway
Posted: November 19, 2012

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