Drivers Fill Wall Stadium For Derby Practice


WALL, N.J. – 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 Hinkley 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 (Nov. 23-25) during the daylight hours.