Wall Stadium Turkey Derby Day 2 Dominated By Showtime Jimmy Blewett

On a day that started late due to early morning moisture on the track the Saturday portion of the 2017 Turkey Derby is now complete.
New Jersey native and the 2017 Wall Stadium Freehold Ford Modified champion Jimmy Showtime Blewett  showed the field why he is a many time track champion with a complete dominance of both the Tour Type Mods and the Wall mods.
Jimmy  set fast time for both classes then went out and won both features in dominating fashion.
In victory lane celebrating his Tour Type Modified win in the familiar red white and blue #76 Jimmy thanked so many people who helped get him to his win.
Jimmy also spoke of the car he drove which was supposed to be his late brother John’s but which he  never got to drive. He thanked former car owner Eddie Partridge who owned the car but made sure it got back in the Blewett family so Jimmy would get the chance to drive it.
The only blemish on Jimmy’s day was the oil line problems the oiled down the track twice and prevented him from running the Dirt Modified feature.
Strong fields across all 5 Saturday divisions greeted a huge sun splashed crowd that descended on the Jersey Shore oval.
Notes:
Xfinity driver and former NASCAR WMT champion Ryan Preece’s day started off poorly when he hit the turn 3 wall in practice. Extensive repairs were made by the crew and Ryan qualified 12th and finished 4th in the feature.
First out of the Tour Mod feature was #76 Zane Zeiner who hit the wall under the starter stand and ripped off the right front.
Comeback driver of the Tour Modified race was #17 Kyle Ellwood, a Riverhead Raceway regular and part time NASCAR WMT competitor. Kyle  was 2 laps down early a but fought back to a 5th place finish.
Andrew  Krause had a busy day, winning the Dirt Modified race, finishing 2nd in the Tour Modified race and a 13th in the Wall
Modified race. After the Dirt Modified race he was exhausted as he said the car was a handful with fading brakes at the end of the race.  He last race in his Wall Modified was a struggle and he spent most of the race near the back of the field.
Long Islander and NASACAR WMT regular Timmy Solomito finished finished 5th in his first time in the #51 Wall/SK modified.
Andy Jankowiak’s long ride from Buffalo NY did not bring the results he had hoped for.  Andy missed qualifying through time and struggled in the consi finally spinning and the track did not throw a caution for 2 laps ending his day.
New London Waterford Speedbowl champion Keith Rocco blew the engine in his Tour Type  during practice and was done for the day.
The TQ Midgets had a tough time getting their race started, an #98 Tim Proctor rolled his car several times before a lap was complected.
The massive amount of speedy dry applied to the track may have had something to do with it.
The steel guard rail which has received criticism during the season held up well to several hard hits.
I didn’t hear any official word but the grandstands looked sold out.
TURKEY DERBY DAY 2 RESULTS (SATURDAY)
TOUR MODIFIEDS
TIME TRIALS – 1 Lap – Top 20 Qualify – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, 12.023, 2. Matt Hirschman, 12.112, 3. Justin Gumley, 12.142, 4. Blake Barney, 12.146, 5. Kyle Elwood, 12. 149, 6. Brendon Bock, 12.174, 7. Ron Frees, 12.177. 8. Tyler Truex, 12.216, 9. Andrew Krause, 12.234, 10. Ronnie Williams, 12.256, 11. Dave Sapienza, 12.260, 12. Ryan Preese, 12.310, 13. Steven Reed, 12.313, 14. Derek Hopkinson, 12.319, 15. Matt Galko, 12.355, 16. Zane Zeiner, 12.374, 17. Tommy Catalano, 12.380, 18. Earl Paules, 12.388, 19. Jon Mandato, 12.396, 20. Jimmy Zacarotis, 12.407, 21. Anthony Nocella, 12.410, 22. Mitchell Dowd, 12.419, 23. Mark Bakaj, 12.458, 24. Shaun Carrig, 12.498, 25. Andy Jankowiak, 12.504, 26. Jason Treat, 12.512, 27. Tyler Rypkema, 12.551, 28. Joey Jarowitz, 12.591, 29. Rich Parker, 12.603, 30. Corey Midgett, 12.609, 31. Chase Dowling, 12.695, 32. Ken Dartch, 12.13.156, 33. DJ Macri, 13.565, DID NOT TIME DUE TO MECHANICAL FAILURE: Keith Rocco, Danny Bohn
CONSOLATION – 12 Laps – 4 Qualify -1. Nocella, 2. Carrig, 3. Bakaj, 4. Treat, 5. Dowling, 6. Darch, 7. Jankowiak, 8. Rypkema, 9. Jarowitz, 10. Dowd, 11. Parker, 12. Macri, 13. Midgett
FEATURE – 150 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Krause, 3. Frees, 4. Preece, 5. Elwood, 6. Hopkinson, 7. Reed, 8. Nocella, 9. Galko, 10. Zacarias, 11. Hirschman, 12. Bakaj, 13. Paules, 14. Bock, 15. Carrig, 16. Gumley, 17. Catalano, 18. Truex, 19. Barney, 20. Mandato, 21. Sapienza, 22. Williams, 23. Zeiner, 24. Treat
FREEHOLD FORD MODIFIED
FEATURE – 100 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Matt Hirschman, 5. Tim Solomito, 6. Anthony Sesely, 7. Chris Lane, 8. Blake Barney, 9. Ryan Flores, 10. Danny Bohn, 11. Zack Alspach, 12. Tommy Farrell, 13. Andrew Krause, 14. Joey Merlino, 15. Chas Okerson, 16. Derek Hopkinson, 17. Jason Hearne, 18. Marc Rogers, 19. Mike Gervais, 20. Ricky Collins, 21. Chris Reynolds, 22. Trevor Alspach, 23. Adam LaCicero, 24. Zane Zeiner
DIRT MODIFIEDS
FEATURE – 50 Laps – ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Ed Dachenhausen, 3. Jeff Richardson, 4. Danny Bouc, 5. Roger Labrecte, 6. Joey Payne, 7. Jeff Parker, 8. Dakota Kessler, 9. Rich Coons, 10. Ray Demmer, 11. Chris Grbac, 12. Alonso Morales, 13. Rob Anderton, 14. John Cook, 15. Billy Lasko, 16. Scott Hulmes, 17. Ryan Krachum, 18. Chuckles Stone, 19. Mickey Kessler, 20. Jimmy Blewett
LEGEND CARS
FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1 MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Noah Kormer, 3. Ricky Schlick, 4. Glen Korner, 5. Richie Davidowitz, 6. Mike Fulton, 7. Rob Silver, 8. Kyle Dealaman, 9. Jeff Otto, 10. Brndon Martinez, 11. Vinny Delaney, 12. Kevin Girard, 13. Ed Chestak, 14. Brad VanHouton, 15. Todd McCullom, 16. Dennis Kurras, 17. Chris Gall, 18. Bas Squillante, 19. Anthony Colandro, 20. Mike Womack, 21. Kevin Nowak, 22. Schleigh Martinez, 23. Pat Moore, 24 Jim Sylvester
TURKEY DERBY DAY 1
FREEHOLD FORD MODIFIEDS
TIME TRIALS – 1 Lap – Top 20 Qualify – 1. Jimmy Blewett, 12.205 seconds, 2. Steven Reed, 12.302, 3. Danny Bohn, 12.350, 4. Andrew Krause, 12.376, 5. Derek Hopkinson, 12.381, 6 Matt Hirschman, 12.384, 7. Adam LaCicero, 12.401, 8. Blake Barney, 12. 403, 9. Chas Okerson, 12.431, 10. Jason Hearne, 12.445, 11. Zane Zeiner, 12.445, 12. Eric Mauriello, 12.476, 13. Anthony Sesely, 12.448, 14. Ricky Collins, 12.505, 15. Trevor Alspach, 12. 512, 16. Ryan Flores, 12.533, 17. Tommy Farrell, 12. 541, 18. Chris Lane, 12.543, 19. Tim Solomito, 12.571, 20. Chris Reynolds, 12.592, 21. Marc Rogers, 12.642, 22. Mike Gervais, 12.645, 23. Joey Merlino, 12.683, 24. Zack Alspach, 12.730, 25. Doug Wolcott, 12.849, 26. Rich Cooper, 12.908, 27. Ed DeLage, 12.984, 28. Kris Graver, 12.998, 29. Vinny Marone, 13.168
CONSOLATION – 12 Laps – 4 Qualify – 1. Gervais, 2. Rogers, 3. Zack Alspach, 4. Merlino, 5. Graver, 6. DeLage, 7. Marrone, 8. Cooper, 9. Wolcott

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