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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 wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

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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“Big Money” Matt Hoping to Cash Another Big Check at Concord

northsouth11Hirschman Trying for Win Number Six at the North South Shootout

(Concord, North Carolina) –  “The North-South Shootout has been the best race for my career.”

That’s a big statement coming from a driver such as Matt Hirschman, who carries the moniker “Big Money.”
Hirschman has won just about every big race there is to win in Modified racing.  If there’s a race paying $5,000-to-win or more, there’s a good chance he’s there and there’s a good chance he’s cashing the big paycheck.
He’s won the North-South Shootout a total of five times now, with three of those wins coming at Concord Speedway in North Carolina where the race returns to this weekend with $10,000 on the line.
The crazy thing is Hirschman feels he should have more than just five wins in this race, and that’s why he’s headed back to Concord this weekend for the 13th Annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout for the Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Tour-Type Modifieds.
“Like any race, we probably could have won more,” said Hirschman.  “There’s a few opportunities that slipped away, both at Concord and at Caraway.  Or just the timing of a late race caution or something like that.  We just haven’t capitalized and closed the deal on all of them.”
Hirschman said he’s overjoyed that the North-South Shootout is returning to Concord this year because it will bring some of the appeal back to the event that he felt was lost when the race left the triangular half-mile.
“It’s such a fun track.  I’ve missed going there,” he said.  “Even though I think 2011 through 2013 the races at Caraway was a great race.  Last year it was just lacking the car count.  But it just never had the same atmosphere and it wasn’t special because Concord used to be a once a year thing.  There were Modified races held at Caraway throughout the year.  Going back there is definitely something to look forward to because it’s such a unique race and it’s back to being a special event.”
Hirschman’s first couple of trips to the North-South Shootout in 2004 and 2005 didn’t go so well when he finished no better than 15th, but after that Hirschman became the master of the Shootout.
He rattled off finishes of first, first, second, fourth and first from 2006-2010 at Concord Speedway, and kept on winning even after the race moved to Sophia, North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway.
“Concord just suits my style I guess,” said Hirschman.  “As fast as it is, it’s very much a finesse track as well.  It’s challenging and thinking about all the tracks that I feel I do the best at, a lot of them seem to be where one end is very different than the other.  They’re all unique tracks.  Those seem to be my best tracks for some reason.  The odd-shaped, challenging, different race tracks seem to suit me best.  Obviously Concord is one of a kind and that certainly fits that description.”
One of the reasons Hirschman said he’s glad to be going back to Concord isn’t because of how good he was there, but because it’s like a new challenge again after being away for so long.
“As good as we were at Concord it was sad to see the race leave there,” he said.  “But then it was like a new challenge going to Caraway because we knew we were going up against teams that had tons of laps there.  It was a challenge but we won it the first year and we won it again in 2013.  Now going back to Concord it’s a challenge again.”
For those race fans that cannot attend the 13th Annual North-South Shootout, Speed51 TV is offering a live broadcast of the race on a pay-per-view basis.  Visit Speed51.com for more details on how to purchase the event.
Entry forms for the $10,000-to-win John Blewett III Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Tour-Type Modified North-South Shootout event, as well as the $5,000-to-win Mr. Rooter SK Modified event, are currently available by visiting www.northsouthshootout.net.
Practice day kicks off the 13th Annual North-South Shootout on Thursday, November 5. Additional practice and qualifying will take place on Friday, November 6, with the North-South Shootout main events taking the green flag on Saturday, November 7.  The features will consist of a 125-lap race for the Pro All-Stars Series South Super Late Models, a 60-lap event for the Southeast Trucks, 75-laps for the Limited Late Models, the Mr. Rooter 50 for the SK Modifieds and the John Blewett III Memorial 125 for the Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Tour-Type Modifieds.
For more on the 13th Annual North-South Shootout, visit www.northsouthshootout.net.