WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The three day schedule for the 42nd annual Turkey Derby stock car racing spectacular at Wall Stadium Speedway has been announced. Set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend events have been scheduled during the daylight hours.

On Friday the Snap-on Sportsman cars will compete in a 50-lap main event, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will battle in a 30-lapper and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stocks will each battle in 40-lap races. Practice for all divisions is set for Friday morning.

On Saturday the Tour Type Modifieds are set for a 150-lap, $5,000 to win feature race while the speedway’s Down Ford Modifieds will compete in a 100-lap feature race that also offers $5,000 to the winner. Dirt Modifieds will also be on the Saturday card in a 50-lap feature, as will the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models and the open cockpit Three Quarter Midgets. The TQ Midgets will race on the inner oval.

The Turkey Derby weekend will then wrap up on Sunday with the Legend Cars competing in a 40-lapper and the Factory Stocks racing in a 50-lapper. The 4 Cylinder Stocks are set for a 60-lapper on Sunday and Trucks are returning to the speedway for a 25-lap main event. A Demolition Derby will cap off Sunday’s action.

In preparation of the Turkey Derby officials have also announced that paid practice sessions will be held on both Saturday November 14 and Saturday November 21. Grandstand admission is free for both practices, which will run from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Pit area gates will open at 9:00 a.m. both practice days.

Wall Stadium Speedway 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. More information can be obtained by visiting The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is


Race returning to 250-lap distance



Elma, New York (October 30, 2015) – Race of Champions and Oswego Speedway officials are proud to announce that the 2016 Race of Champions Weekend will take place at the Oswego (NY) Speedway, Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17. The culmination of the traditional weekend will see the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series compete for 250 laps around the “Steel Palace” on Saturday, September 17.

“Oswego Speedway is tremendous facility, rich with history, steep in tradition,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions steward. “Racers from all over North America set their sights on racing at Oswego and only a select few have been able to visit victory lane. While Chemung did a great job with the race this past season, we feel that Oswego is the right place for an event of this magnitude and it is our goal to enhance and carry on the great tradition that is the Race of Champions.”

Matt Hirschman won the 2015 edition of the Race of Champions at Chemung, the third of his career. Chuck Hossfeld was victorious the last time the Race of Champions visited Oswego in 2014.

John Blewett III won the race the last time it was 250 laps at Flemington Fair Speedway in 1995.  After that the event moved to the famed Lake Ontario oval and became 200 laps in distance.

“Teams will be faced with a new challenge with the additional fifty laps,” explained Skotnicki. “However, we will still maintain the rules that have been in place in regard to the tire change. It will be in their hands to manage their equipment and put forth an effort worthy of winning the race. It should add a great deal of thinking to the strategy of the event. We think race fans will enjoy this aspect and it goes back to recognizing the history involved with the event. It’s going to be exciting.”

After a one year absence, the Race of Champions, returns to Oswego Speedway. The Race of Champions is the second longest continuous running motorsports event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

“We were sad to see it go (move to Chemung in 2015), but we made a commitment to the Race of Champions when Joe (Skotnicki) began speaking with us in regard the race returning to Oswego,” explained Oswego Speedway owner John Torrese. “We look forward to a long term relationship with the Race of Champions and we’re looking forward to a thrilling event in September that enhances our schedule.”

Thursday, September 15, will allot teams an open practice day, while Friday, September 16, will see a Race of Champions Sportsman Modified special along with highlighted weekly divisions. Saturday, September 17 will see the running of the 66th Annual Race of Champions. More information will be forthcoming and details will be made available in the coming months on the Race of Champions website.

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Sheppard Eyes Fourth Super DIRTcar Series Crown at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

Super Dirt LogoLeads defending champion Decker heading to The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 4, 2015 – Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., has the fourth Super DIRTcar Series championship of his career in his sights as the Big-Block Modified Series heads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte this week for Bad Boy Buggies World Finals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Sheppard has driven the FX Caprara/Mohawk Northeast Inc. No. 9h for HBR Racing to four wins and 21 top-10s in 22 starts on the Super DIRTcar Series circuit this season. He leads defending 2014 Super DIRTcar champion Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y. by 86 points (3,027-2,941). He accomplished a three-peat championship run in 2012.

Two 40-lap, $8,000-to-win events on Friday and Saturday are all that remain for Decker to deny Sheppard and earn a fourth Super DIRTcar crown for himself.

Sheppard’s HBR Racing teammate Jimmy Phelps of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is also still mathematically in the title chase with 2,860 points. Feature wins both Friday and Saturday are worth 150 points.

Decker has one more win than Sheppard, but two key comeback efforts have been instrumental in Sheppard’s hold on the top spot in the standings.

At Autodrome Granby in August, Sheppard pitted early for adjustments, came back out in 26th and finished fifth. He flipped violently at Brockville Ontario Speedway in October, started at the rear of the field in a back-up car, and raced his way to a fifth-place finish.

Qualifying for Friday and Saturday’s 40-lap Big-Block Modified main events begins Thursday evening.

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