Turkey Derby XXXVI – Day 2 Results
Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon Station, Pa. and Jimmy Blewett of Howell split 100-lap main events for Modified stock cars during Turkey Derby stock car racing at Wall Stadium Saturday. The northeast season finale program was witnessed by one of the largest gatherings in recent memory.
In the tour type Modified race, Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. led the first 39 laps before Pennink took the lead with a pass in the outside lane. Pennink then paced the 26-car field through lap 83 when Blewett took the top spot. Pennink stayed on Blewett’s rear bumper for the following laps, but Blewett’s good fortunes were running out as his No. 66 started to spray oil. Soon Blewett was sent to the pit area because of the problem and Pennink regained the lead.
Pennink’s final ten laps were not easy, however, as Pete Brittain of Oakhurst hounded him to the finish. Howell’s Jamie Tomaino, Jon McKennedy and Anthony Sesely of Matawan wrapped up the top five.
[Photo Gallery] by Nathan Teto