Doug Coby and Jamie Tomaino are Early Tour Modified Entries for Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium
Two standout drivers from the Whelen Modified Tour, Doug Coby of Westfield, Mass. and Jamie Tomaino of Howell, N.J., are among the early entries for the Touring Modified stock car 150-lap race at Turkey Derby XXXVIII at Wall Stadium. Turkey Derby is a two-day event set for Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 during the daylight hours.
Coby is coming off one of his best seasons ever on the Whelan Modified Tour where he finished in the top five in the season points and won a 125-lap event at the Thompson (Ct.) Speedway in September. Coby seems to know the fast way around the Wall Stadium oval as proven by a pole position qualify run at the shore speedway in 2004.
Tomaino, a local favorite at the third mile paved oval, was the 1990 Whelen Modified Tour driving champion. Tomaino has enjoyed 3 wins during his Tour career and 28 victories at Wall Stadium, including a triumph in the 1981 edition of the Turkey Derby.
In addition, former Whelen Modified Tour regular Danny Sammons has sent his entry for the Touring Modified race, as has local favorite Rob Ormsbee who will be competing in both Touring Modified and Late Model Stock car events.
The Touring Modified portion of Turkey Derby will feature a 150-lap main event with caution flag laps counting during the first 100 circuits.
Turkey Derby XXXVIII is set for Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 during the daylight hours. On November 25, practice will start at 8:30 a.m., while qualifying will start at noon and feature racing will begin at 2:00 p.m. On November 26, practice will start at 8:30 a.m., with qualifying set for 11:00 a.m. and feature racing set for 1:00 p.m.
Pit gates will open at 6:30 a.m., with pre-purchased grandstand seating opening at 9:30 a.m. and grandstand seating opening at 10:00 a.m. both days.
Friday main event action will feature the paved Sportsman cars, the dirt Sportsman cars, Late Models, Legend Cars and the Factory Stocks. On Saturday, the Touring Modifieds, Wall Modifieds, dirt Modifieds, TQ Midgets and Street Stocks will all see main event action.
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.wallspeedway.com