So, now what do I do? The NASCAR season is over, as is the NHRA, Formula 1, and just about every other form of racing! Local racing has stopped for the winter. And here I sit, rummaging through old video tapes looking for some long forgotten race that might be fun to watch.
There?s nothing on weekend TV except football and basketball. I?ve never been much of a stick-and-ball fan so they hold no interest for me.
There were a couple of big traditional races over the Thanksgiving weekend however.
For the past 37 years Wall Stadium, a high banked third-mile paved oval in New Jersey, has held the Turkey Derby for NASCAR style modifieds. This year?s 150 lap affair was won by Jimmy Blewett. This was Blewett?s sixth time winning the classic end of season race at Wall.
On the other end of the country, Toyota Speedway at Irwindale once again hosted the Turkey Night Grand Prix for USAC midgets. This was the 70th year this prestigious race has been run and this year?s winner was Bryan Clauson. Clauson is now the first driver to win this race two years in a row since Billy Boat did it back in 1995 and 1996. (Boat won again in 1997) Clauson has also become the eighth driver to win back-to-back. He joins such notables as A.J. Foyt, Ron Shuman, Chuck Gurney, Stan Fox, and others with multiple wins. The Turkey Night win capped off a great year for the Noblesville, Indiana native as he wrapped up the USAC National Midget Championship.
And that?s pretty much it for the 2010 race season!
Only 82 days until the Daytona 500.
Only 87 days until the NHRA Winternationals.
Can somebody please get me a blanket?
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