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posted November 07, 2000 09:41 PM UIN: 16262997
MODIFIED TOUR STAR JOHN BLEWETT III AND JOST RACING TEAM
JOIN FORCES FOR TURKEY DERBY ACTION AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ John Blewett III, a winner on the Modified Tour this
season
and a former Flemington Speedway Modified champion, and respected car owner
Barry
Jost of Wall have joined forces to go for the gold in the 27th edition of the
Sunoco/Kelly
Race Fuels Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium on November 24 and 25. Blewett will
be at the
wheel of Jost's striking orange Lobster Shanty No. 00 for the Thanksgiving
weekend race.

"John and I got together and talked about it a few weeks ago and it all
came
together quickly," Jost said. "He has been to our shop to look at the car and
he liked what
he saw.

"I figured that I'd rather race with him than against him. With Dave
Garfinkel in
our No. 21 and my brother Brian driving a third car for our team, I'm really
looking
forward to the Turkey Derby this year."

Friday's Turkey Derby activities will feature plenty of action with
qualifying for all
divisions and four main events. After a practice session for all divisions,
competition will
start at noon on Friday with time trials for the Neptune Research Modifieds.
Once those
times are logged, the Hoosier Tire Pro Stocks, Garage Door Express Street
Stocks, the
Monmouth Truck Equipment Truck Series and Three Quarter Midgets will qualify
through heat races before the Modifieds return in their own set of qualifying
heats. Once
the day's heat races are complete, the Pro Stocks will battle in their first
25-lapper, the
Street Stocks will contest their first 20-lap main event of the weekend and
the Trucks will
battle in their first of two main events. The Open Cockpit Three-Quarter
Midgets will also
compete in main events on Friday.

Saturday will be an even bigger day at Turkey Derby XXVII. All divisions
will
again practice at 8:30 a.m., before the Weiss' Boots & Apparel Legend Cars
begin the
action with heat races at 10:00 a.m. Next Modifieds compete in consolation
races to set
the field for the first of three main events. The weekend's second Truck
Series main event
and the Legend Cars feature are next. Once pre-race ceremonies are complete,
the
Modifieds will battle in their first of three Saturday 50-lap main events.
The Pro Stocks
will contest their second 25-lapper and the Street Stocks will battle in
their second 20-
lapper of the weekend.

If rain should dampen Friday, a total of eight main events will be
presented on
Saturday under a revised schedule. Sunday, November 26, will be used in the
event of bad
weather on Saturday.

For more information on Turkey Derby XXVII and the Coors Light/NAPA Auto
Parts Racing Series call the speedway hotline at 732-681-6400 or visit the
website at www.wallstadium.com.

*************************

DIRT TRACK SUPERSTAR JIMMY HORTON PLANS ON TURKEY DERBY
ACTION AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Jimmy Horton, one of the most successful dirt track
stock
car drivers of all time, will be looking for success on the pavement of Wall
Stadium on
Thanksgiving weekend by joining forces with Bruno Motorsports in the triple
50-lap
Modified stock car main events. Although Horton has countless dirt track
driving titles
and main event victories, he is no stranger to the black top. Horton has
competed on some
of the nation's biggest and most prestigious superspeedways in both NASCAR
Winston
Cup and ARCA competition. He also made one other Turkey Derby start several
years
ago.

"We are excited to have Jimmy Horton coming to Wall Stadium to run our
car,"
Jim Bruno, who usually races the Bruno Concrete No. 31, said. "I'm getting it
ready for
him in testing sessions, but he'll be in it on Turkey Derby weekend.

"I'm also looking forward to racing again at Wall Stadium in 2001. Jimmy
Horton
will drive the car at Turkey Derby, but it's all mine next season."

Friday's Turkey Derby activities will feature plenty of action with
qualifying for all
divisions and four main events. After a practice session for all divisions,
competition will
start at noon on Friday with time trials for the Neptune Research Modifieds.
Once those
times are logged, the Hoosier Tire Pro Stocks, Garage Door Express Street
Stocks, the
Monmouth Truck Equipment Truck Series and Three Quarter Midgets will qualify
through heat races before the Modifieds return in their own set of qualifying
heats. Once
the day's heat races are complete, the Pro Stocks will battle in their first
25-lapper, the
Street Stocks will contest their first 20-lap main event of the weekend and
the Trucks will
battle in their first of two main events. The Open Cockpit Three-Quarter
Midgets will also
compete in main events on Friday.

Saturday will be an even bigger day at Turkey Derby XXVII. All divisions
will
again practice at 8:30 a.m., before the Weiss' Boots & Apparel Legend Cars
begin the
action with heat races at 10:00 a.m. Next Modifieds compete in consolation
races to set
the field for the first of three main events. The weekend's second Truck
Series main event
and the Legend Cars feature are next. Once pre-race ceremonies are complete,
the
Modifieds will battle in their first of three Saturday 50-lap main events.
The Pro Stocks
will contest their second 25-lapper and the Street Stocks will battle in
their second 20-
lapper of the weekend.

If rain should dampen Friday, a total of eight main events will be
presented on
Saturday under a revised schedule. Sunday, November 26, will be used in the
event of bad
weather on Saturday.

For more information on Turkey Derby XXVII and the Coors Light/NAPA Auto
Parts Racing Series call the speedway hotline at 732-681-6400 or visit the
website at www.wallstadium.com.

*******************

FINAL TURKEY DERBY PRACTICE SET FOR THIS SATURDAY
(NOV. 18) AT WALL STADIUM

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Stock car racing competitors will have their final
opportunity to fine tune their race cars before the 27th annual Sunoco/Kelly
Racing Fuels
Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium on November 24 and 25, when speedway management
opens the third-mile paved oval for a paid test session this Saturday (Nov.
18) from 1:00
until 3:00 p.m.

In the event of bad weather, a rain date of Sunday, November 19, during
the same
hours will be in effect.

Turkey Derby XXVII is already earning a lot of interest from followers of
the
action at the shore speedway. Three 50-lap main events will be contested by
the Neptune
Research Modified stock cars, with not only purse money being paid for each
main event,
but also bonus money being posted by Sunoco Racing Fuels and Kelly Racing
Fuels to the
top overall finishers.

Wall Stadium's regular divisions will not be forgotten in all the
excitement. The
Hoosier Tire Pro Stocks, Garage Door Express Street Stocks and the Monmouth
Truck
Equipment Truck Series racers will see action in twin main events during the
weekend,
while the Weiss' Boots & Apparel Legend Cars and the open cockpit Three
Quarter
Midgets will also compete.

All Turkey Derby action takes place during the daylight hours on Friday,
November 24, and Saturday, November 25.

Fans and competitors are urged to call 732-681-6400 or visit the speedway
website at www.wallstadium.com for complete information.

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