Turkey Derby - Day Two
Brrrrr. Temps in the 30's....
The cold might have chased a few fans away, but overall, it looked to be a great crowd for Turkey Derby Day 2.
The place to be for Turkey Derby... in the pits... There's always stuff happening, in every direction.
The Limited Late Models get staged for their qualifying event.
First year modified racer Eric Mauriello gets around Wall Stadium like if he's been doing it for decades.... Very talented young racer.
Rowan Pennink's car gets some attention prior to time trials
Found this on the deck of Jason Hearne's car. I didn't get to Wall that often back in the 70's & 80's but it sure did seem like every time I went, Gil won!
Danny Bohn was in one of the #65 cars, and Mike Bohn was in the other.... I'm guessing only 2 digit #'s are allowed, but that's ok... All of us old guys still see #659 anyway, right?
That's Parker Bohn in the #659 in victory lane at Wall (with the "9" blocked off for scoring purposes) in this late 60's photo by Charles Taylor.
...and there's Parker Bohn in the #659 (Lee Eggert photo) on the dirt at East Windsor Speedway
...the view that a lot of driver's had of Matt Hirschman on Day 2 of Turkey Derby...
...I know it's the "Jersey Shore", but it wasn't exactly beach weather....
I remember a few year's back Jimmy saying something in Victory Lane about... "Every superhero has a villain...." Cool to see Matt and Jimmy sharing some thoughts before the day's feature events.
Dave Hunt's crew makes some last minute repairs prior to time trials on his dirt modified (converted over for asphalt duty.)
Mike Tidaback and his dependable racer... Not sure if this is the same exact car (chassis), but Mike has campaigned a Petty Blue #43 for as long as I can remember...
Tony Siscone makes his way through the pits.
GSVSCC's Ray Shea with Frankie Schneider III
John Malsbury's #M3. What a beauty.
Looks like Bob Ripley Jr. was able to get the #99 to a car wash to get rid of the road snow/salt picked up on the long trip down from upstate NY the night before.
"This must be my ride"
Frankie Schneider, with daughter Darlene and son Frankie are all smiles as Ray Liss gives them a lift..
Frankie, winner of the first modified feature held at Wall Stadium, was honored as the Grand Marshall for the 2013 Turkey Derby event.
Members of the GSVSCC head out for a couple of pace laps.
GSVSCC member Jack Paterson in the #3 Pinto
Chris Allen is in there somewhere...
Kenny Edsell's "Doc Morrow" #55
The #99 Valiant looks good from any angle.
...and there goes Frankie with guest driver and former Weissglass/Wall Stadium racer Johnny Bate behind the wheel to pace the field of vintage cars.
...After a few pace laps, Frankie is introduced to the crowd as part of a frontstretch ceremony as photographers capture the moment.
Thank you to Frankie Schneider and family, Ray Liss and Ray Shea of the GSVSCC for making this special moment possible.
First feature of the day (TQ's) gets lined up...
...not how you want to get back to the pits.
Fans give a wave as the Tour Mod feature get ready to go green. Time to put away the camera and put on the gloves! Brrrrrrr.
See you next year's Turkey Derby... (Should be thawed out by then!)
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