Hirschman Dominates Wall’s Turkey Derby


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Matt Hirschman was in his own league on Saturday during the 46th running of the Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium Speedway.

Hirschman qualified on the pole for the tour-type modified 150-lap main event and dominated the feature, leading every lap to win the Turkey Derby for the fourth time in his lengthy career.

Andrew Krause finished second, with Tyler Truex coming home third. Justin Bonsignore, the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, was fourth ahead of Matt Swanson in fifth.

After winning the tour-type modified feature, Hirschman got right back to work during the 100-lap Wall/SK modified main event. He took the lead for the final time when Jimmy Blewett, Truex and Eric Mauriello came together while battling for the lead on lap 85 and led the remaining 15 laps to collect the victory.

Noah Korner won the companion Legend Car feature, while Geoffrey Sutton won the ATQMRA main event. The dirt modified feature was won by Dillon Steuer.

Sunday’s final day of the Turkey Derby was postponed tp Dec. 7 because forecasted rain, snow and ice in the area.

The finish:

Matt Hirschman, Andrew Krause, Tyler Truex, Justin Bonsignore, Matt Swanson, Eric Mauriello, Jimmy Blewett, Earl Paules, Derek Hopkinson, Andy Jankowiak, Ron Silk, Blake Barney, Matt Galko, Jonathan Mandato, Ronnie Williams, Chase Dowling, Dave Sapienza, Chas Okerson, Anthony Sesely, Danny Bohn, Dillon Steuer, Ron Frees, Ryan Preece, Dylan Izzo.