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100th Thunder On Hill Approaches

Bobby East (5) fights off Chris Windom en route to victory during a Thunder on the Hill USAC sprint-car event at Pennsylvania's Grandview Speedway earlier this year. (Rich Kepner photo)

When the gates swing open at Pennsylvania’s Grandview Speedway on June 28, it will mark a significant milestone in a distinctive racing promotion

Wall Stadium Lives To Race Again

Modifieds tangle during the 2010 edition of the Turkey Derby at New Jersey's Wall Stadium. (Steve Peters Photo)

Yet another chapter in the tortured recent history of New Jersey’s Wall Stadium began in early January when it was announced that businessman and car owner Cliff Krause has secured a lease to operate the speedway in 2011.

Chili Bowl 1994: Hillenburg Aces Chili Bowl

INDOOR FLYER: Andy Hillenburg was the class of the field in winning the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals indoors at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. (Jim Braden Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Pratt Rules Wall Stadium

Pratt Rules Wall Stadium

A distinctive race for dirt-style modifieds on the paved oval at Wall Stadium highlighted the first day of the two-day Turkey Derby weekend, the 37th incarnation of the season-ending program, with Richie Pratt claiming a well-earned victory over Stewart Friesen

Turkey Derby Back On At Wall Stadium

Turkey Derby Back On At Wall Stadium

The on-again, off-again saga of Wall Stadium is on again according to an announcement made Oct. 20 by track co-owner Timothy Shinn.

Wall Stadium Suspends Operations

Wall Stadium Suspends Operations

WALL, N.J. — Wall Stadium, the 60-year-old speedway only recently saved from permanent closure, has suspended racing operations pending further notice.
Rumors of the abrupt…

Buckwalter Is Grand; Heydenreich Shocks

Buckwalter Is Grand; Heydenreich Shocks

NOT TOO SHABBY: Steve Buckwalter won the American Racing Drivers Club midget feature at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., June 1. He finished second…

Cicconi Gambles And Wins

Cicconi Gambles And Wins

TAKING BETS: Lou Cicconi, Jr. (57) battles Mike Stefanik for position during Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget finale at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City,…

Christopher’s Got Midget Fever

Christopher’s Got Midget Fever

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Ted Christopher, the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, won his third indoor TQ Midget feature in more than a…

Risk & Reward

Risk & Reward

Wall Stadium PhotoMorton’s Move To Resurrect Wall Stadium Paying Off
In recent times it has been all too common for well-established race tracks to close,…

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