4th Annual Turkey 250 Race Preview

Posted by: Frank

4th Annual Turkey 250 Race Preview - 11/23/04 07:27 PM

For further information contact Cindy Walker at: (607) 796-2168 or prrho@juno.com or Frank Spena Jr. at fspenajr@juno.com


The Event: The 4th Annual Turkey 250

The Venue: The 14 turn, 48' Buck Track Banzai 4-Lane Road Course located at Pocket Rocket Raceway, Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY.

The Cars: Vintage Aurora Thunderjet HO Slot Cars prepared to PRR's Fray-based rules.

The Time: Saturday November 27, 2004. Pre-race tech begins at 5:00, qualifying at 5:30.

Entry Fee: $10.00 entry fee per driver; free to spectate.

Event History: All three previous running of the Turkey 250 were dominated by Frank Spena Jr. In 2003 Dave Hendrickson, in his rookie race, finished 2nd, followed by Scott Walker and Rick Wood

Provisional Entry List
Driver, Home Town - Entrant

Jamie Antosh, Groton, NY - Self

Mark Burdick, Millerton, PA - BAM Racing

John Durbin, Moravia, NY - Self

Dave Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Kevin Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Ryan Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Dan "LD" Hungerford Jr., Elmira, NY - Dan Hungerford Sr.

Jimmy Knuppenburg, Pine Valley, NY - Self

Matt Metcalf, Corning, NY - Mathew Metcalf Racing

Patrick Nevius, Moravia, NY - Kanga Kars

Jeff "Hoss" Phoenix, Solvay, NY - Self

Joe Saccomanno, Alden, NY - JoeJets, www.buffalohobby.com

Scott Udave, Buffalo, NY - Self

Justin Ulrich, Buffalo, NY - Self

Scott Walker, Horseheads, NY - Pocket Rocket Raceway; web site:

Larry "Lawrence Of Moravia" Weaver, Moravia, NY - Kanga Kars

Mark Webster, Camillus, NY - Self


Dave Hendrickson will head into the Turkey 250 as the clear favorite. Hendrickson made his first start in a major HO race at this event last year where he finished second. Since then Hendrickson has gone on to win many races at PRR as well as grabbing solid finishes at the UFHORA Nationals, (4th,) and East Coast Championships, (3rd,) T-Jet events. Hendrickson's biggest challenge will likely come from his son Ryan. Ryan made his PRR Major debut at this race last year as well, and has come on strong since. Ryan's 2004 includes an 8th place at the UFHORA Nationals and he has finished in front of his dad in twice during the most recent PRR 8-week points championship. Jeff "Hoss" Phoenix is another contender. His most recent PRR Major win was over a year ago and he is hungry for more success. Mark Burdick's racing schedule has been limited by his work schedule of late, but he can never be counted out. Larry Weaver and Dan Hungerford Jr. and are just a step below with their Fray programs. Any improvement by them could result in an upset.

PRR's Friday Night HO Racing Series runs every Friday evening with races beginning at 7 PM. Current classes are Fray T-Jet and Super Stock, (UFHORA-based rules.) Call or e-mail for rules.

PRR's Saturday Night 1/32 Racing Series runs Saturday evening with races beginning at 5 PM. Next race will be 11/20/04. Current classes are World Endurance Championship, (WEC,) and Carrera 1/24 Le Mans. Call or e-mail for rules.

Pocket Rocket Raceway
2117 Grand Central Ave.
Horseheads, NY 14845
Phone: (607) 796-2168
Web Site: http://www.pocketrocketraceway.com/