PAPIEZ & DREVICKI VISIT BRIDGEPORT VICTORY LANE

Professional Design Services sponsored Saturday night’s racing action at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park.

Brian Papiez raced to his third win in the Ice Less LLC 602 Sportsman after taking the lead from Rookie Champion, Michael Beckett.  Steven Drevicki raced to his first win of the season in the USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Wingless Sprints.  Spider Ensinger Jr. earned his first Bridgeport victory in the Street Stocks while Da Stein raced to another win in the Four Cylinder feature,

Ashley Therien and Shane Kassekert led the 602 Sportsman feature line-up to the green flag with Kassekert grabbing the lead at the start.  Kassekert raced into the lead as Beckett raced into second.  Kassekert led the way for three laps before Beckett raced into the lead on lap four.

Just one week after the DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie Graduation, Rookie Champion, Michael Beckett found himself leading the 602 Sportsman feature.

Beckett led the way through lap twelve as he caught the back of the field.  A mid-race caution put Beckett and Papiez side-by-side for the restart saw Papiez race into the lead.  

It was Papiez for the win with Beckett finishing second just one week following Rookie graduation.  HJ Bunting finished third while racing a Blue Hen Speed & Performance No. 97.  Travis Hill raced to fourth in the final laps with Matt Peck rounding out the top five.  Matt Ellery took sixth late in the race followed by Tom Sherby, Billy Chester, Luke Bunting and Trent Willey.

USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Wingless Sprints have been dominated by Briggs Danner and Alex Bright on the High Banks.  On Saturday night, Steven Drevicki raced to his first Bridgeport win and first win of the 2024 season.

JT Ferry lead the field for the first five laps before Drevicki hustled into the lead on lap six.  Ferry raced in second as Drevicki raced away from the field through the first half of the race until Kenny Miller III and Bobby Butler raced into second and third.  

Drevicki was way out in front as Miller and Butler set a torrid pace behind the leader.  Ferry and Ed Aiken completed the top five at this juncture.

The field escaped a close call on lap twenty-three when Heidi Henin lost the handle on the No. 3H.  Drevicki skated through but Hedin caught Miller as he tried to slide the hole on the outside.  Miller never stopped and was able to continue in second on the race’s final restart.

Drevicki took the win over Miller III, Butler, Ferry and Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.  Ed Aiken, Christian Bruno, Aidan Borden, David Swanson and Mike Haggenbottom rounded out the top ten.

Spider Ensinger, Jr. took his first trip to Champion Brands Victory  Lane in the Professional Design Services Street Stock feature.  Chris Allen Sr. finished second after a battle with Gary Bozowski for the position.  Bozowski had his best finish to date in third followed by 2023 Champion, Tom Wills, Jr. and Nick Sandone III.

Dan Stein was a repeat winner in the Four Cylinder feature event, taking the win over Lee Allen, John Parker, Joe Garey, Sr. and Jim Backowski.

USAC Sprint Cars

1. Steve Drevicki, 2. Kenny Miller III, 3. Bobby Butler, 4. JT Ferry, 5. Bruce Buckwalter, 6. Ed Aiken, 7. Christian Bruno, 8. Aiden Borden, 9. David Swanson, 10. Mike Haggenbottom, 11. Rich Carnathan, 12. Heidi Hedin, 13. Dirk Rimott, 14. Matthew Swift, 15. Matt Peck, 16. Chris Allen Jr., 17. Bill Unglert, 18. Patrick Chilmonik

Sportsman

1. Brian Papiez, 2. Michael Beckett, 3. HJ Bunting, 4. Travis Hill, 5. Matt Peck, 6. Matt Ellery, 7. Tom Sherby, 8. Billy Chester, 9. Luke Bunting, 10. Trent Willey, 11. Craig Pelligrini, 12. Thomas Prychka, 13. Brian Rogers, 14. Joe Toth, 15. Nick VanWickle, 16. Brian Lilick, 17. Jim Wyers, 18. Jax Yohn, 19. Ashley Theiren, 20. RJ Witcraft, 21. Robert Tete, 22. Wayne Weaver, 23. Ethan Bill, 24. Monte Pool, 25. Shane Kassekert


4 Cylinder Stock Cars

1. Dan Stein Jr., 2. Lee Allen, 3. John Parker, 4. Joe Garey Sr., 5. Jim Backowski, 6. Brian Moyer, 7. Roger Kumnerer, 8. Joe Garey Jr., 9. Colin Gale, 10. Norm Kid Jr, 11. Greg Viel, 12. Rob Weil, 13. Ed Ford

Street Stocks

1. Spider Ensinger Jr., 2. Chris Allen Sr., 3. Gary Bozowski, 4. Tom Wills Jr., 5. Nick Sandone III, 6. Spider Ensinger Sr., 7. Scott Freed, 8. Shane Grosso, 9. Ronnie Pavia

SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES INVADES THE KINGDOM OF SPEED!

‼️ THE STARS ALIGN SUNDAY JULY 7 AS THE SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES BATTLE AT THE KINGDOM OF SPEED, BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK. Featuring STSS Modifieds, STSS Sportsman, & Victory Fuel Wingless Sprint Cars. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. Please Like & Share this post ‼️
πŸ—“ FIRST UP Saturday July 6 – presented by Professional Design Services
🌟 USAC EC WINGLESS SPRINT CARS
🌟 SPORTSMAN – presented by @Ice Less, LLC
🌟 STREET STOCKS
🌟 4 CYLINDER STOCK CARS
🌟 VINTAGE MODIFIEDS
🌟 MODIFIEDS – Open Practice
🏎 4:00 Pits
🎟 5:00 Grandstands
🚦 6:00 Cars on track
πŸ“Ί Watch all events live at https://dirttrackdigest.tv
πŸ—“ Sunday July 7 – STSS (Short Track Super Series
🌟 MODIFIEDS – presented by @Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz
🌟 SPORTSMAN – presented by @Ice Less, LLC
🌟 WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – presented by Victory Fuel
🏎 3:30 Pits
🎟 4:30 Grandstands
🚦 6:15 Cars on track
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Saturday Night, Day #1 of Big 4th July Weekend

‼️ ELBOWS UP, HARDCORE, USAC EC WINGLESS SPRINT CAR ACTION THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE KINGDOM OF SPEED. BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY OUT FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF RACING & FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. Please Like & Share this post ‼️
πŸ—“ FIRST UP Saturday July 6 – presented by Professional Design Services
🌟 USAC EC WINGLESS SPRINT CARS
🌟 SPORTSMAN – presented by @Ice Less, LLC
🌟 STREET STOCKS
🌟 4 CYLINDER STOCK CARS
🌟 VINTAGE MODIFIEDS
🌟 MODIFIEDS – Open Practice
🏎 4:00 Pits
🎟 5:00 Grandstands
🚦 6:00 Cars on track
πŸ“Ί Watch all events live at https://dirttrackdigest.tv
πŸ—“ Sunday July 7 – STSS (Short Track Super Series
🌟 MODIFIEDS – presented by @Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz
🌟 SPORTSMAN – presented by @Ice Less, LLC
🌟 WINGLESS SPRINT CARS – presented by Victory Fuel
🏎 3:30 Pits
🎟 4:30 Grandstands
🚦 6:15 Cars on track
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CAREER FIRSTS FOR ROGER MANNING & CODY WEST IN BRIDGEPORT ACTION

Bitner Automotive sponsored Saturday night’s races at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park with five divisions of racing.

Roger Manning raced to his first Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modified feature win of his career, becoming the fifth different driver to do so this season.  Cody West was the winner of the DCB’s Plumbing & Heat Mid Atlantic Sprint Series feature event, collecting his first ever feature win in a sprint car.  Brian Papiez added another win in the Ice Less 602 Sportsman while Michael Beckett was crowned as the 2024 DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie as he raced to his sixth win in this division.  Nick Sandone III became a repeat winner in the Bitner Automotive Street Stock feature while Lee Allen revisited Champion Brands Victory Lane in the Four Cylinder competition.

Roger Manning’s last feature win came in 2017 on the old 5/8th mile track in the Sportsman division.  The following season Manning moved into the Modifieds where he has led races and raced among the top five on many occasions but something always seemed to happen, preventing Manning from collecting the laurels.  On Saturday night, Manning put together a great thirty laps for the win that will have racing fans talking for a long time.  Not only did Manning win his first Modified feature but he did so with Billy Pauch, Jr. and Dillon Steuer hot on his trail.  

Manning led the first thirteen laps if the feature over Mike Franz and JR Fulper.  Manning had a healthy lead as the field approached the halfway mark.  A lap fourteen restart saw Pauch, Jr. race into second with Steuer taking over third following a turn three tangle with JR Fulper and Cale Ross.  Both drivers had been racing in the top five prior to the restart.  

Pauch pulled out all of the stops as he repeated challenged Manning for the lead.  But each time, Manning responded with a counter move to maintain the lead.  Several times, Pauch slid to the inside of Manning in turn three but each time, Manning raced out of turn four at the front of the field.  It quickly became a three car battle for the win with both Pauch and Steuer challenging.  Steuer took over second on lap twenty-five but Pauch was able to regain the position after another turn or two around the High Banks.  With Steuer pressuring, Pauch had to switch to defense in the final laps as Manning pulled away from the battle for second.

It was Manning for the win, becoming the fourth different first time feature winner in as many races.  Manning joined the drivers Jim Gallagher, Jr., Brian Papiez and Sammy Martz, Jr. all of whom earned their first wins during the month of June.  Paul Mancini was also a first time winner earlier this year.

Pauch finished second followed by Steuer who finished third for the fourth consecutive race.  Billy Osmun III finished fourth with Ryan Krachun’s late race move took him into fifth.  Matt Stangle finished sixth followed by Sam Martz, Sr., Sam Martz, Jr., HJ Bunting and Frank Cozze.

Cody West became the fourth different winner in MASSS competition on the High Banks as he raced by leader, Tim Iulg for the win in Fred Kennedy’s No. 56.  West has run some sprint car races in the last few seasons but just became a MASS regular in 2024.  West closed in on Iulg as the leaders raced through lapped traffic.  Iulg and West raced side by side on lap nineteen with West taking the lead with five laps to go.

West took the win over Dave Grube, Iulg, Mark Bitner and Kevin Nagy whose late race pass moved him into the top five.  Aidan Borden finished sixth over Troy Betts, Buddy Schweibinz, Dave Brown and Ryan Stillwaggon.

Brian Papiez was able to withstand the late race challenges of Ethan Bill to take the win in the Ice Less 602 Sportsman.  Papiez led from the green flag to the checkered for the win on his 33rd birthday.  Bill finished second followed by Wayne Weaver, Ethan Young and Travis Hill who broke into the top five late in the race.  Matt Peck finished sixth over Jax Yohn, Brian Rogers, Michael Beckett and Luke Bunting.

Michael Beckett raced to his six victory and the DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie championship on Rookie Graduation Night at Bridgeport.  Ashley Therien finished second with James Allen taking third late in the race.  

Nick Sandone III was the popular winner in the Bitner Automotive Street Stock feature event, racing ahead of Mike Hughes for most of the race.  Hughes was sidelined with mechanical issues late in the race.  Jeff Dirkes raced into second in the final laps over Terry Chaney and Kevin Heckman.  Several race teams jumped in to help Sandone when he was sidelined from hot laps with a mechanical issue.

Lee Allen kept Scott Degler within reach during the Bitner Automotive Four Cylinder feature and when Degler and a slower car made contact, Allen was in the position to take the lead.  Degler headed to the pits while Allen raced to the win over former champion, Ed Ford, Joe Garey, Sr., John Parker and Roger Kummerer.

DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZZ MODIFIED FEATURE (30 LAPS)

1. Roger Manning, 2. Billy Pauch, Jr., 3. Dillon Steuer, 4. Billy Osmun, III, 5. Ryan Krachun, 6. Matt Stangle, 7. Sam Martz, Sr., 8. Sammy Martz, Jr., 9. H.J. Bunting, 10. Frank Cozze, 11. W.B. James, 12. Stan Frankenfield, Jr., 13. Brad Roberts, 14. Rick Laubach, 15. Mike Franz, 16. Neal Williams, 17. J. R. Fulper, 18. Cale Ross, 19. Cole Stangle

DCB’S PLUMBING AND HEATING MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FEATURE (25 LAPS)

1. Cody West, 2. Dave Grube, 3. Tim Iulg, 4. Mark Bitner, 5. Kevin Nagy, 6. Aiden Borden, 7. Troy Betts, 8. Buddy Schweibinz, 9. Dave Brown, 10. Ryan Stillwaggon, 11. Zach Rhoads, 12. Jon Brennfleck, 13. D.J. Tanner, Jr., 14. Eddie Wagner, 15. Tim Tanner, 16. Larry McVay, 17. Jeff Paulson, 18. Kenny Laureno, 19. Dan Leaper, 20. Rick Stief, 21. Dirk Rimrott, 22. Dave Graber,  23. Jared Kreider, 24. Stephen Struble, DNQ – Michael Shea, Jay Hartman, Vance Berry, Len Vermerlen, Bob Devault

ICE LESS LLC 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 LAPS)

1. Brian Papiez, 2. Ethan Bill, 3. Wayne Weaver, 4. Ethan Young, 5. Travis Hill, 6. Matt Peck, 7. Jax Yohn, 8. Trent Wiley, 9. Brian Rogers, 10. Michael Beckett, 11. Luke Bunting, 12. Matt Smith, 13. Billy Chester, 14. Pete Serra, 15. Thomas Prychka, 16. Dave Damiano, 17. Shane Kassekert, 18. Justin Newhard, 19. James Allen, 20. Robert Tete, 21. Brandon Shipley, 22. Howard Huepfel, 23. Anthony Sisco, 24. Monte Pool, DNS – Tommy Vigh, Jr., Ashley Therien, Howie Finch, DNQ – R.J. Witcraft, Kenny Ott, Dave McElroy

BITNER AUTOMOTIVE STREET STOCK FEATURE (15 LAPS)

1. Nick Sandone, III, 2. Jeff Dirkes, 3. Terry Chaney, 4. Kevin Heckman, 5. Mike Hughes

BITNER AUTOMOTIVE FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE (15 LAPS)

1. Lee Allen, 2. Ed Ford, 3. Joe Garey, Jr., 4. John Parker, 5. Roger Kumnerer, 6. Colin Gale, 7. Norm Kid, Jr., 8. Rob Weil, 9. Dan Stein, Jr., 10. Mark Stein, Sr., 11. Eric Degler, DNS – Joe Garey, Sr., Tim Jones

Thank you to everyone that makes the Kingdom of Speed Possible…..

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SPRINT CARS & MODIFIEDS THIS SATURDAY JUNE 29

‼️ THE BEST OF THE BEST RETURN TO THE KINGDOM OF SPEED, BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK THIS WEEKEND AS THE DANNYS PIZZA PIZZAZ MODIFIEDS & SPRINT CARS HEADLINE THE NIGHT plus Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and Rookie Sportsman action. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY OUT FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF RACING & FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. Please Like & Share this post ‼️
πŸ“’ Filming of the Hollywood Movie β€œPONY” continues this Saturday night. Come see the action and be part of the Movie only at the Kingdom of Speed!
πŸ—“ Saturday June 29 – presented by Bitner Automotive
🌟 MODIFIEDS – presented by Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz
🌟 SPRINT CARS – Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
🌟 SPORTSMAN – presented by Ice Less, LLC
🌟 STREET STOCKS
🌟 4 CYLINDER STOCK CARS
🌟 ROOKIE GRADUATION
🏎 4:00 Pits
🎟 5:00 Grandstands
🚦 6:00 Cars on track
πŸ“Ί Watch all events live at https://dirttrackdigest.tv
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! “Friends of Artie” Set for Saturday July 20

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We are just a few weeks from the “Friends of Artie” event at Bridgeport Speedway, Saturday July 20. Twin 20’s for Modifieds paying a whopping $5000 each to win. This is planned as a 1 time event. Several friends of Art Lentini have helped to put this fun and exciting night for us all to gather remember Art. Thank you American Cancer Society, Art’s Radiator, Amwell Auto Body, DIG Shocks, Bicknell, Behrents, DKM, Dan Flemming.

MODIFIEDS & SPRINT CARS RETURN TO THE KINGDOM!

‼️ WE ARE BACK ON HIGH BANKS OF THE KINGDOM OF SPEED WITH THE @Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz MODIFIEDS & SPRINT CARS Plus Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, & Rookie Sportsman action this Saturday Night at Bridgeport Motorsports Park. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY OUT FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF RACING & FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. Please Like & Share this post ‼️
πŸ“’ Filming of the Hollywood Movie β€œPONY” continues this Saturday night. Come see the action and be part of the Movie only at the Kingdom of Speed!
πŸ—“ Saturday June 29 – presented by Bitner Automotive
🌟 MODIFIEDS – presented by @Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz
🌟 SPRINT CARS – @Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
🌟 SPORTSMAN – presented by @Ice Less, LLC
🌟 STREET STOCKS
🌟 4 CYLINDER STOCK CARS
🌟 ROOKIE GRADUATION
🏎 4:00 Pits
🎟 5:00 Grandstands
🚦 6:00 Cars on track
πŸ“Ί Watch all events live at https://dirttrackdigest.tv
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DOUG OLSEN MEMORIAL. MODIFIEDS 44 LAPS, $8000 TO WIN!

‼️ ONLY 1 TIME AND 1 TIME ONLY, THE “DOUG OLSEN” MEMORIAL EVENT THIS SATURDAY JUNE 15. MODIFIEDS GOING 44 LAPS FOR $8000 TO WIN. THIS IS GOING TO BE A HUGE NIGHT OF RACING CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF A WONDERFUL MAN AND VERY INFLUENTIAL IN OUR SPORT. We would like to thank Glenn & Bonita Hyneman (Big Spring Car Wash), Bob Faust (B&F General Machine), & Tom Hessert (Hessert Chevrolet), along with Milton Leap & Sam Wescott for their support and Randy Ross for helping put this event together. Please Like & Share this post ‼️
πŸ† $8000 to WIN
πŸ† $1000 FOR 10th
πŸ† $500 to Start
πŸ† Cash Dash – $1000 to win, $500 for second
πŸ† Fast Time Award – $100
πŸ“’ Filming of the Hollywood Movie β€œPONY” continues this Saturday night. Come see the action and be part of the Movie only at the Kingdom of Speed!
πŸ—“ Saturday June 15 – presented by Big Spring Car Wash, B&F General Machine & Hessert Chevrolet
🌟 MODIFIEDS – presented by Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz
🌟 SPORTSMAN – presented by Ice Less, llc
🌟 Street Stocks
🏎 4:00 Pits
🎟 5:00 Grandstands
🚦 6:00 Cars on track
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RECORDS FALL AS BACON TAKES BRIDGEPORT BY STORM

Records fell and milestones were reached as Broken Arrow, OK driver, Brady Bacon raced to his first ever win in the Garden State to pick up the victory in the second night of the 2024 Eastern Storm.  The Bridgeport Motorsports Park hosted a double header show of the USAC National Wingless Sprint Cars and the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds sponsored by JPA Masonry.

Bacon led from the green flag to the checkered to become the first USAC driver this season to hold the lead throughout the entire thirty lap race.  Bacon started from the pole after timing sixth overall and finishing second in his heat race.  

Kevin Thomas, Jr. quickly moved into second and began his race-long chase of Bacon.  Justin Grant wasted no time into getting into third.  At times Bacon, Thomas and Grant were nose to tail with a single car length separating each position.  

With just ten laps to go, Brady and Thomas were able to pull away from the field as Grant, Robert Ballou and Mitchell Moles completed the top five.  

That’s the way they ran to the checkered with Bacon taking the win over Kevin Thomas Jr., Justin Grant, Robert Ballou and Mitchell Moles.  CJ Leary finished sixth over Kyle Cummins, Anton Hernandez, Ricky Louis and the highest finishing East Coast driver, Joey Amantea.

Bacon admitted that he had never looked at the track prior to the feature and didn’t realize the amount of preparation that had been done to the track.  However, as the race wore on, Bacon got better.  Kevin Thomas, Jr. showed his nose and once Bacon realized where the driver from Alabama was running, he was able to take away that line from Thomas.

It was a big turnaround for Bacon and the Dynamics No. 69 crew who had suffered an engine failure during Tuesday night’s action.

Coming into the night’s competition, CJ Leary held the one lap record which he broke during his pair of timed laps.  Then two cars later, Mitchel Moles broke the record again and this one stood throughout the event at a time of 14.685 seconds.  Matt Westfall broke the eight lap record in the first qualifier only to have Anton Hernandez set the new mark in the second heat race with a time of 2:03.44.

Bacon’s win moved him to the top of the All Time Winner’s List for the Eastern Storm.  It was Bacon’s seventh Eastern Storm victory, moving him ahead of Bryan Clauson, Levi Jones and Chris Windom.

In Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modified action, it was Brian Papiez who raced to the win in just his third outing with the Dave Adams owned No. 37 Modified.  Papiez competes weekly in Adams’ car in the Ice Less 602 Sportsman but a second car with a Modified engine was prepared for some special shows this season.

Frank Cozze and Papiez led the field to the start but a first lap incident off of turn two, had the field scrambling for evasive action, sidelining several cars before the green flag.  Neal Williams had his night end prematurely as well as current Modified point leader, Matt Stangle who tried to restart the race but exited after just a few laps.

Papiez grabbed the lead on the start and was able to hold off the challenges from Cale Ross to pick up the win.  Ross finished second with Dillon Steuer taking third after a battle with Sammy Martz, Jr. who finished fourth.  Danny Bouc rounded out the top five at the end of thirty laps.

Alex Yankowski finished sixth followed by Cozze, Jordan Watson, Billy Osmun III and Jim Gallagher, Jr.  

The win marked the first Modified feature win for Papiez on the High Banks of the Bridgeport Motorsports Park.  

Wednesday night’s race provided the final tune-up for the Modifieds before the $8,000 to win Doug Olsen 44 lap Memorial Race scheduled for this Saturday night.

JPA MASONRY NIGHT AT THE BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK

USAC SPRINT FEATURE (30 LAPS)

1. Brady Bacon, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Justin Grant, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Mitchel Moles, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Kyle Cummins, 8. Anton Hernandez, 9. Ricky Lewis, 10. Joey Amantea, 11. Carson Garrett, 12.  Matt Westfall, 13. Daison Pursley, 14. Jadon Rogers, 15. Logan Seavey, 16. Jake Swanson, 17. Charles Davis, Jr., 18. Chase Stockon, 19. Korbyn Hayslett, 20. Tom Harris, 21. Steven Drevicki, 22. Alex Bright, 23. Briggs Danner, 24. Hunter Maddox.

DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZZ MODIFIEDS (30 LAPS)

1. Brian Papiez, 2. Cale Ross, 3. Dillon Steuer, 4. Sammy Martz, Jr., 5. Danny Bouc, 6. Alex Yankowski, 7. Frank Cozze, 8. Jordan Watson, 9. Billy Osmun, III, 10. Jim Gallagher, Jr., 11. Tanner VanDoren, 12. Paul Mancini, 13. Stan Frankenfield, Jr., 14. Anthony Tramontana, 15. Joseph Watson, 16. Mike Franz, 17. Billy Pauch, Jr., 18. Sam Martz, Sr., 19. Matt Stangle, 20. Neal Williams, 21. H. J. Bunting, 22. Rick Laubach


BRIDGEPORT DRIVERS HONOR JOEY KAY WITH SUNDAY COMPETITION

BRIDGEPORT DRIVERS HONOR JOEY KAY WITH SUNDAY COMPETITION

Wagner & Weaver Pick Up First Wins of the Season​

The Bridgeport Motorsports Park presented a six division show on Sunday this weekend.  Race results saw some new winners in addition to several repeat winners making the trip to the Champion Brands Victory Lane sponsored by John W Kay Electric.

Weaver has recorded many wins at Bridgeport – mostly on the old 5/8th mile track.  His first win on the High Banks came in 2022 in a late season non-winners event.  Last season, Weaver earned a win in the Topless event for the 602 Sportsman.  Sunday’s win was his first win in regular competition.

The ageless veteran, Wayne Weaver, raced to his first win of the season on the High Banks, leading every lap from the green to the checkered with a red hot Ethan Bill just a few car lengths behind the leader.

Weaver took the lead on the start with Bill racing from his eighth place start and into the top five almost immediately.  Ethan Young raced in second for the first handful of laps with Jax Yohn taking over the spot until Bill raced into second on lap fourteen.  Matt Peck raced from deep in the pack to take over third on lap fifteen.

Weaver raced to the win ahead of Bill, Peck, Yohn and Young who recorded his best finish of his young career, racing within the top five throughout the twenty-five lap event.  Joe Toth finished sixth followed by Billy Chester, Michael Beckett, Thomas Prychka and Brian Rogers.

Ashley Therien snapped Michael Beckett’s win streak in the DA’a Auto Body & Repair Rookies, taking her first win of the season.  Beckett finished second after several challenges for the lead.  Kenny Ott finished third with RJ Witcraft finishing fourth.

Eddie Wagner raced to the flag-to-flag win in the DCB’s Plumbing & Heating Mid Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS).  The MASS teams spent the day honoring Joey Kay whose life was lost a week earlier in a tragic traffic accident.  Everyone knew Kay, not only as a competitor but as a friend.  Joey Kay was just one of those people who never met anyone who wasn’t a friend.

Kay was honored during opening ceremonies.  Friend, Brian Carber put Kay’s No. 12 wing on his No. 8c sprint car for Sunday’s race.  Stickers honoring Kay were sold throughout the day and the MASS drivers went through the grandstands to take a collection for Kay’s wife, Rachel and the Kay family.  Carber paced the field before the start of the feature and then the pole was left open as Wagner took the field to the green.

Wagner was on a mission, leading the way over Ryan Stillwaggon, Bob DeVault, Jon Brennfleck and Larry McVay.  Tim Iulg raced the Ale No. 19A into the top five before halfway and wasted no time moving into second as defending MASS Champion, Buddy Schweibinz took over third.  As Wagner caught the back of the field, Iulg and Schweibinz cut into his lead.  Iulg was pressuring for the lead when the caution waved with just a few laps remaining.

Wagner had a clear track on the restart and raced to the victory over Iulg, Schweibinz, Dave Brown and Stillwaggon.  Brian Carber finished sixth followed by Dan Leaper who scored his best finish to date.  Hard Charger, Jared Kreider finished eighth after advancing fourteen positions followed by Brennfleck and Troy Betts.

Chris Allen, Jr. raced to his third consecutive Victory Fuel Wingless Sprint win on the High Banks, bringing his season win total to five.

Larry Drake led the first three laps before sprint rookie, Matt Peck took the lead on lap four.  Peck led a pair of laps before Allen took the lead.  Mike Thompson raced through the field to run second, taking the position from defending champion, Brian Spencer late in the race.

Allen took the win over Thompson and Spencer with David Swanson and Dan Leaper completing the top five.  It was season bests for both Swanson and Leaper.  Jonathan Swanson finished sixth followed by Rich Mellor, Shea Wills, Matt Peck and Larry Drake.

TJ Henry made his first appearance of the season and went right into the lead in the John W Kay Electric Street Stock feature.  As Henry headed to the stripe to complete lap ten, a tire went down on the No. 57.  Lee Allen led the field to the restart with a lot of pressure from Mike Hughes.  Allen and Hughes scored lap thirteen side by side.  Hughes pulled ahead on lap fourteen and scored his second win of the season.  Allen finished second followed by Nick Sandone III, Jeff Dirkes and Tracey Appleby.

Eric Degler made it two wins in a row as he capture the win in the Four Cylinder competition.  Former champion, Ed Ford finished second followed by Joe Garey, Sr., John Parker and Colin Gale.

Richie Pratt, Sr. led the way in the Vintage Cars in the sheetmetal class with Ted Grieves taking the coupe division.

ICE LESS LLC 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 LAPS)

1. Wayne Weaver, 2. Ethan Bill, 3. Matt Peck, 4. Jax Yohn, 5. Ethan Young, 6. Joe Toth, 7. Billy Chester, 8. Michael Beckett, 9. Thomas Prychka, 10. Brian Rogers, 11. Dave Damiano, 12. Shane Kassekert, 13. Scott Hulmes, 14. Robert Tete, 15. Brian Papiez, 16. Ashley Therien, 17. R. J. Witcraft, 18. T. J. Mayberry, DNS – Kenny Ott

D.A.’S AUTO BODY & REPAIR ROOKIE FEATURE (8 LAPS)

1. Ashley Therien, 2. Michael Beckett, 3. Kenny Ott, 4. R. J. Witcraft

DCB’S PLUMBING & HEATING MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FEATURE (25 LAPS)

1. Eddie Wagner, 2. Tim Iulg, 3. Buddy Schweibinz, 4. Dave Brown, 5. Ryan Stillwaggon, 6. Brian Carber, 7. Dan Leaper, 8. Jared Kreider, 9. Jon Brennfleck, 10. Troy Betts,11. Phil Meisner, 12. Mark Bitner, 13. Danny Buccafusca, 14. Rick Stief, 15. Kevin Nagy, 16. Cody West, 17. D. J. Tanner Jr., 18. Bobby DeVault, 19. Tim Tanner, 20. Larry McVay, 21. Jeff Paulson, 22. Kenny Laureno, 23. Len Vermerlen, 24. Justin Nowlen, 25. Aiden Borden, DNS – Keith Anderson

VICTORY FUELS WINGLESS SPRINT FEATURE (20 LAPS)

1. Christopher Allen, Jr., 2. Mike Thompson, 3. Brian Spencer, 4. David Swanson, 5. Dan Leaper, 6. Jonathan Swanson, 7. Rich Mellor, 8. Shea Wills, 9. Matt Peck, 10. Larry Drake,

11. Stan Ploski, III, 12. Tim Hannen, 13. Kurt Sodano, 14. Frank Lorenzi

JOHN W KAY ELECTRIC STREET STOCKS FEATURE (15 LAPS)

1. Mike Hughes, 2. Lee Allen, 3. Nick Sandone, III, 4. Jeff Dirkes, 5. Tracey Appleby, 6. T. J. Henry

FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE (15 LAPS)

1. Eric Degler, 2. Ed Ford, 3. Joe Garey, Sr., 4. John Parker, 5. Colin Gale, 6. Mark Stein, Sr., 7. Roger Kumnerer, 8. Rob Weil, 9. Lee Allen

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