Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ed's Derby

We can draw a line from the Vintage Club presentations at the 2013 ATQMRA banquet to that year's “Turkey Derby” at Wall Stadium.  At the banquet a new award was presented in the memory of Ed Enes, and it was Ed Enes who got the ATQMRA on the November schedule at Wall.

The Turkey Derby began as a big year-end special for the Modifieds that raced weekly at Wall each summer, along with the support divisions that also raced weekly.  So it was a bit of a coup when Ed, as president of the ATQMRA in the 1970s, struck a deal with Jennie Nicol to add the TQs to the program.

The ATQMRA has been a part of the Turkey Derby ever since.

In this photo taken by Jim Smith at a pre-Derby practice session in 2013, then-new ATQMRA President Buddy Sload leads the TQs onto the track.

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