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Author: J63   Date: 5/5/2018 1:20:07 PM  +8/-2  

1953 - Parker Bohn, won the Modified points at the then three year old Wall Stadium. Charles Dyer won his second and final Old Sportsman. 

1958 - Bob Malzahn won his only Modified Wall crown. Kip Mitchell (Sportsman) and Charlie Cregar (Old Sportsman are also champs at Wall.

1963 - Bill Chevalier won his sole Wall Mod Crown. Jack Kiska (Sportsman) and Bill Brice (Old Sportsman) are supporting division kings.

1968 - Charlie Kremer, Jr. won his first of four Modified crowns. Norm Janwich won his first of two Sportsman titles and Parker Bohn won his fourth of his fifth Old Sportsman.

1973 - Gil Hearne, won his first of his eight Wall Modified titles. Nels Warren won the inauguaral Modern Stock championship. Pat Keely and Parker Bohn are the supporting champs. The late Richie Evans, won his first of his nine Modified National crowns along with the RoC in Trenton.

1978 - Gil Hearne, mastered the 1978 season by successfully defending his 1977 track title. Not only winning the title, he won the Garden State Classic after apparent leader and defending winner John Blewett, Jr. lost a transmission less than 20 laps remaining while being a track ahead. Hearne, ended the season by winning his third and final Turkey Derby over the late Richie Evans. Tom McCann, John Blewett, Jr. (1980, 1984), and Tony Siscone (1991) completed the top five. Richie Evans, won his second National crown after five years. NASCAR Cup star Geoff Bodine won his second RoC after six years. 

1983 - Tony Siscone, had an incredible 1983 by winning his third of his six Wall Stadium crowns with no wins. Not only winning Wall, he scored his first and only title at the then paved New Egypt Speedway by finishing in the top five without a DNF and left the speedway with three victories. That was a huge jump in his career after he suffered third degree burns of the hands at the fall race at Martinsville one year earlier. Kent Tice (Street Stock), Frank Fegel, Jr. (Modern Stock) and, Keith Roberts (Mini Modified) are also NES champs. Steve Golumbeski (Sportsman) and Steve Springsteel (Modern Stock) are the supporting division Wall monarchs. Jimmy Spencer, won the RoC at Pocono. Eddie Bohn, ended 1983 by winning the tenth annual Turkey Derby along with Tom Dancer winning the Sportsman and, Lee Taylor in the Modern Stock. 

1988 - Tony Siscone, won his fifth of his sixth Wall Modified crown after four years with five wins. Matty Ricco (MAD), Scott Davidson (Modern Stock) and, Gary Burton (Street Stock) are the supporting champs. Martin Truex, Sr. won the Garden State Classic. Pistol Pete Brittain won the rain shortened Bud Crown Classic along with the Turkey Derby to cap the year. Reggie Ruggiero won the RoC in Pocono.

1993 - Fans at Wall Stadium recieved a devastating blow: the Modifieds had been dropped from the schedule due to a disagreement over the purse structure. The MAD cars became the top billing so, Robert Schlectweg won the crown. J.R. Helberg (Pro Stock) and Kenny Reeves (Street Stock) won the supporting classes. Ken Woolley, Jr. won the overall title at Turkey Derby. Robert Schlectweg, Jim Hawkes and, Mike Carpenter were the winners of the triple 50 at Turkey Derby. Tony Siscone, won the Modified championship at the defunct Flemington Speedway which was the Mods new home. Billy Pauch, Sr won the RoC at Flemington by making a stunning move in the few laps. The late John Blewett III won the Thanksgiving Classic at Flemington which was bitter cold.

1998 - Dave Michel, won his third of his eight Wall crowns along with the Garden State Classic. The late Ray Gastelu scored his fifth of his sixth Pro Stock championship. The late Craig "Pepe" Wallis won his first of 2 Street Stock throne rooms. Gordon Tag Neil (Trucks) and Ty Brown (Legends) are also Wall champs. Dave Garfinkel and Michel won the overall Turkey Derby crown with a tie. Pete Brittain, won the Modified title at Flemington with a mere 10 points over John Blewett III. Steve Whitt won the TAR Car crown. 

2003 - Dave Michel, added a Mod crown to his Wall platter. Chas Okerson, won the Pro Stock title along with Ron Frees (Street Stock), Brian Worth (Trucks) and, Frank Polimeda (Legends). Jimmy Blewett and John Blewett III shared the Garden State Classic with a pair of 50 laps which was a fiasco to fans ( they want to see full 100 laps). Jimmy Blewett, bookended the 2003 season by winning two of the three 50 lap events at Turkey Derby along with the title by a single point. 

2008 - Wall fans were hit with another blow: the track was CLOSED. It was due to the fact that the owners cannot come to terms with a lease agreement. Months after the track was dark, Jim Morton came up with an agreement to run Turkey Derby as planned. Jimmy Blewett, won the 100 lap Tour Style Modified by fending off 1988 champion Pete Brittain. Rowan Pennink, won the Wall Modified.

2013 - Chas Okerson won the Wall Modified title. Kevin Eyres (Sportsman), Brian Doyle (Street Stock), Trevor Alspach (Legend), Ronnie "The Rocket" Mullen (Factory Stock) and, Mike Wall (4 Cylinder) are the supporting Champions. Big Money Matt Hirschman, successfully defended his 2012 Tour Type Modified win, Hirschman has been a major threat to this day. Anthony Sesely, won the Wall Modified. 


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