Late Models To Run on Turkey Derby Friday at Wall
50-Lapper to Lead Up to Weekend's Big Modified Event
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After proving to be very popular during their 100-lap championship event here earlier this season, Wall Stadium promoter Jim Morton has announced that the Late Model Stock cars will headline day one action during the annual Turkey Derby at the shore speedway. The Late Models are set to race in a 50-lap main event on Friday, November 27, during the paved track’s first day of the two-day Turkey Derby festivities.
When the Late Models first appeared at Wall back on June 27, New Jersey favorite Jim Wismer took down a popular 100-lap victory over Mike Colt, Dave McOmbee, Kevin Metzger and Mike Sweeney.
“Ever since we featured the Late Models back in June we have been getting requests to bring them back,” Morton said. “Since the Turkey Derby is in late November and no other track is operating then, it makes for the perfect opportunity. Judging by conversations that we’ve had with Late Model competitors, it looks like we could draw a pretty big field of Late Models on November 27.”
The annual Turkey Derby is a two-day speedfest featuring tour type Modified, Red Bank Sleep Shoppe Modified, Calabreeze Pools Sportsman, Street Stock, INEX Legend Car, Flanagan Retail Development Factory Stock and now Late Model cars in racing action. The traditional northeast season closing event is always held during the daylight hours on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.
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.