BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES CRATE/SPORTSMAN RULE CHANGES

 

Bridgeport, NJ – There have been two rule changes effective immediately starting Saturday, June 6 for Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman division.
1: The 358 Sportsman will run a 522 gear for all races.  2:  The 602 Crates can a weigh a minimum of 2,300 lbs post race.  The Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman will compete in a 20-lap main event this Saturday along with the Spirit Auto Center Big Blocks, Pennco Tech Outlaw Stocks, and D.A.’s Auto Body Rookies.

 

 

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Poker Hand #2 This Saturday at Bridgeport for the Hillborn TSRS 305 Sprints

 Poker Hand #2 This Saturday at Bridgeport for the Hillborn TSRS 305 Sprints

 

 

The 2015 Bethman Auto Center/Champion Tire/Bruce’s Speed Shop, Thayer Performance 305 Sprint Poker Series will see their drivers try and better their ‘playing hands’ on Saturday, June 6.  The Sprint Car Poker Series will follow the same guidelines as all the other Poker Series at Bridgeport. The winner of each race will receive an ‘Ace’, while the second place finisher takes home a “King,” and so on, all the way down to the thirteenth place driver who will earn a “2”.

Eddie Wagner brought home an ‘Ace’ with his win back on May 2.  The remaining Poker Races all take place on Saturdays (June 20, July 11, July 25, and August 29).  Last year, Bobby DeVault was crowned the 2014 Poker Champion, while Tim Tanner placed 2nd, Jeff Geiges 3rd, and Adam Carberry earned the ‘Worst Hand’.

Lin Bethman & Sons Auto Center has returned once again as the title sponsor of the series for 2015.  Joining Bethman Auto Center once again is Bruce’s Speed Shop, and Thayer Performance.

Located in Newtown, PA, Bethman Auto Center is a full-service organization, offering complete maintenance and support for all vehicles. All mechanics are bumper to bumper certified and ASA. Bethman’s Auto also offers 24 hour towing & road service along with enhanced emission testing and state inspection. For more information you can visit their website at www.bethmansauto.com or call them at 215-968-3712.

Bruce’s Speed Shop is located in Rockaway, NJ. There, you can find his store full of parts and accessories. Whether you’re looking for race, street, truck, or sport compact parts, they have everything. You can visit their website at www.brucesspeed.com or give Bruce a call at 973-664-0192.

Last but certainly not least, Thayer Performance located in Mercerville, NJ, (609-586-5147) has once again jumped on board to help sponsor the 2015 Poker Series.  Ken Jones of Thayer Performance has upped last year’s ante and will be donating a full set of Hoosier tires to one lucky driver come August.  What ever driver possesses the worst hand at the end of the series will receive the full set of front and rear Hoosier Tires.  The ‘Worst Hand’ will basically go to whoever earns the most playing cards that amount to the least.  Jones will also be handing out 5 $100 gift certificates over the next five events.  The ‘Hard Charger’ from each race will take home a $100 gift certificate in TiLube prodcuts in stock.  You can learn more about their products are www.tilube.com

For more information regarding the TSRS 305 Sprint Series you can visit them online atwww.tsrs1.com to learn all about their drivers, schedule, rules, ect. For Bridgeport Speedway fans, please visit their website www.bpspeedway.com or call the track at 856-467-4407 for all the upcoming racing season’s information.

REPEAT WINNERS ALL AROUND AT BRIDGEPORT

 

REPEAT WINNERS ALL AROUND AT BRIDGEPORT

 

 

Four different drivers were repeat winners at the Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday night but they all arrived in Victory Lane after some very different circumstances.

 

Jamie Mills put the Blue Hen Special in Victory Lane for the second time this season after winning the drag race with Wade Hendrickson to the checkered flag in the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modified feature event.  Mills win came with the narrowest of margins of the night.

 

After many top five finishes this season, Jim Britt picked up his first and second wins of the season as he collected both the May 16th held over event and the regular feature in the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman action.

 

Jeramy Doerr picked up three consecutive wins in the PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks to start the 2015 season and returned to Victory Lane with win number four on Saturday night.  D.A. Auto Body & Repair Rookie, Steve Kemery also earned his fourth win of the season in Rookie competition.

 

The month of May ended the same way it began for Big Block Modified driver, Jamie Mills – with a feature win at the end of the night but the night looked like it belonged to the Flying Farmer, Wade Hendrickson, until the final lap of the twenty-five lap main event.

 

Scott Ambruster led the first lap with Hendrickson taking over on the second circuit.  Bob Sarkisian moved up to second with Hendrickson leading, Sarkisian, Ron Roberts, Ambruster and Jack Swain with five complete.  Swain moved up to fourth as Ryan Watt fought his way into the top five on lap eleven.

 

Hendrickson maintained the top spot through several restarts as Watt moved up to fourth before a right rear flat had him headed to the pits just before the half way mark.  Sam Martz moved up to third on the subsequent restart with Mills and Sarkisian right behind.  Martz took over second on the next restart for the disabled car of Jesse Hill.

 

Martz found the outside to his liking as he pressured Hendrickson for the lead.  Mills looked to the inside of Martz just before five to go but Martz was having none of it as he pursued the leader.  Hendrickson led Martz, Mills, Laubach and Swain with five to go.  Laubach had moved up to third on lap twenty-one but his efforts were negated by a caution flag.

 

With Mills pressuring, Martz took his race to the outside as the race for the lead became a three way battle between Hendrickson, Martz and Mills.  With just one lap to go, Martz had a right rear tire blow, bringing out the caution one more time and setting up a one lap shootout to the checkered flag.

 

Now Hendrickson had Mills on his heals as they lined up for the single file restart.  Mills pulled even with Hendrickson as they raced out of turn two for the final time but Hendrickson pulled ahead as they raced down the backstretch.  Coming to the line it was anyone’s race with Mills pulling to about a half car length advantage at the checkered flag.  It was Mills for the win over Hendrickson, Laubach, Swain and Richie Pratt, Jr.

 

Jim Britt made his return to the Bridgeport season last season, his last feature win at Bridgeport coming during the 2003 season.  He added two more to the win column after taking both the rained out feature event from May 16th as well as the regular Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman feature on Saturday night.

 

Britt’s wins came on two totally different track surfaces.  With the rained out feature the first event on the Saturday night schedule, Britt took the lead from Scott Hulmes before the five lap mark and led the distance to the checkered over CJ Jones, Jeremy Harrington, Bob Lilick and Gary Hieber.

 

In the nightcap, it was Nick Nicotra who led the first lap before 2014 Rookie Champion, Matthew Peck took over on lap two.  Peck led for six circuits until Britt made the pass for the lead on lap eight.  Britt raced ahead of the field while Peck held off the challenges of Gary Hieber for second.  Britt again picked up the win over Peck, Hieber, Justin Lilick and Jeremy Harrington.  Britt, Hieber and Harrington finished in the top five in both feature events.

 

Jeramy Doerr was a mad on a mission as he took the lead on the first lap and drove to the win in the PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks without a challenge, picking up his fourth win of the season.  The action was all about the runner-up spot that was finally secured by Tom Wills, Sr. after a battle with Jeff Dirkes and Tom Wills, Jr.  Wills, Jr. finished third followed by Dirkes and Joe Meron.

 

After a first lap collision between Bryan Olsen and Roger Gaskill, it was all Steven Kemery in the D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie feature.  Kemery captured his fourth win of the season with Tom Holding taking second followed by Bryan Olsen.

 

Racing action resumes next weekend with the quarter mile on Friday night with 270cc & 600cc Micro Sprints and 8 Cylinder Enduros.  Race time is 8pm.  The TSRS Sprints return on Saturday with the Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies with racing getting underway at 7pm.

 

 

 

 

SPIRIT DODGE BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS (25  LAPS)
1. Jamie Mills, 2. Wade Hendrickson, 3. Rick Laubach, 4. Jack Swain, 5. Richie Pratt, Jr., 6. Mike Iles, 7. Dominick Buffalino, 8. Bob Sarkisian, 9. Ryan Anderson, 10. Tommy Beamer,, 11. Ron Roberts, 12. David Hunt, 13. Scott Irwin, 14. Travis Hill, 15. Eric Kormann, 16. Scott Ambruster, 17. Sam Martz, 18. Steve Searock, 19. Justin Grim, 20. Ryan Watt, 21. Jesse Hill, 22. Howard O’Neal, 23. Stan Frankenfield, 24. Mike Franz

STEWART STAINLESS CRATE/SPORTSMAN (20 LAPS)  
Hold over feature from 5/16
1. Jim Britt, 2. C.J. Jones, 3. Jeremy Harrington, 4. Bob Lilick, 5. Gary Hieber, Jr., 6. Nick Nicotra, 7. Pat Wall, 8. David Crossman, 9. Chris Jenkins, 10. Scott Hulmes, 11. Justin Lilick, 12. Steve Kemery, 13. Steve Desmelyk, 14. Tom Holding, 15. Pete Serra, 16. Roger Gaskill, 17. Kris Lilcik, 18. Melissa Scarpatti, 19. Matthew Peck, 20. Harry Landis, 21. Kevin Belmont, 22. Jeff Bubori, 23. Bob Scott

STEWART STAINLESS CRATE/SPORTSMAN (20 LAPS) 
Regular feature
1. Jim Britt, 2. Matthew Peck, 3. Gary Hieber, Jr., 4. Justin Lilick, 5. Jeremy Harrington, 6. David Crossman, 7. Brad Roberts, 8. Bob Lilick, 9. Steve Kemery, 10. Nick Nicotra, 11. Scott Hulmes, 12. Chris Jenkins, 13. Melissa Scarpatti, 14. Tom Holding, 15. Roger Gaskill, 16. Pete Serra, 17. Jeff Sargent, 18. Pat Wall, 19. CJ Jones, 20. Jeff Duprez, 21. Kris Lilick

D.A.AUTO BODY & REPAIR ROOKIES (8 LAPS)
1. Steve Kemery, 2. Tom Holding, 3. Bryan Olsen, 4. Roger Gaskill

PENNCO TECH OUTLAW STOCKS (15 LAPS) 
1. Jeramy Doerr, 2. Tom Wills, Sr., 3. Tom Wills, Jr., 4. Jeff Dirkes, 5. Joe Meron, 6. Ken Moran, 7. Mike Vanimen, 8. Jim Neely, 9. James Rader, 10. Brian Ludwig  DNS – Jonathan John
 

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 5, 2015 – Quarter mile action for 600 & 270cc Micro Sprints & 8 Cylinder Enduros – racing at 8pm

Saturday, June 6, 2015 – “Show of the Tow” – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, TSRS Sprint Cars, Outlaw Stocks, Rookies and Tow Trucks on display – racing at 7pm

Friday, June 12, 2015 – Open Mods on the Quarter Mile along with 600 & 270cc Micro Sprints, 4 Cylinder Enduros – racing at 8pm

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Drive for Dylan 50 special event for Outlaw Stocks plus Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman & Rookies, racing at 7pm

POKER SERIES ACTIONS SWITCHES TO QUARTER MILE TRACK THIS WEEKEND AT BRIDGEPORT

 

POKER SERIES ACTIONS SWITCHES TO QUARTER MILE TRACK THIS WEEKEND AT BRIDGEPORT

     The Bridgeport quarter mile track will host it’s second race of the 2015 Poker Series this weekend with racing action switching toSunday for this special event.

     Action gets underway on Sunday at 5:30 as the wingless 600cc Micros, 270cc Micros, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds and 4 Cylinder Enduro cars provide plenty of action on the quarter mile track.  Drivers James Morris, Jay Hartman, Dylan Swinehart, Joel Smith and Joe King picked up wins in their respective divisions during the first Poker Series hand earlier this month.  There will be plenty of drivers to challenge these former winners when action gets underway on Sunday.

     There will be a full night of racing action on the 5/8 mile Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday night as the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman, the PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks and the D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies take to the track for a full slate of qualifying and feature events.  In addition to the complete regular show, the Crate/Sportsman competitors will make up their rained out feature event from two weeks ago.  Fans will see five feature events for the low price of $15 this Saturday.

     As always, the Bridgeport Speedway prides itself on the quality of its family entertainment.  From the Bounce House and Giant Slide to the musical entertainment, to the Bridgeport Speedway mascot, the Bridgeport Bandit, there is plenty of activity for every member of the family.  The Bandit Bus is available to take fans through the pit area throughout the night, giving fans an up close view of the competition from behind the scenes. 

     A nice selection of food and beverages as well as cold refreshments are available from the Bridgeport concession stands. 

     Come out early and meet the drivers at the entrance to the grandstand before the start of the night’s racing.

    Racing gets underway on Saturday night at 7pm.

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 29, 2015 – No racing

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies plus Crate/Sportsman feature from 5/17, ALL for just $15, racing at 7:00pm

Sunday, May 31, 2015 – POKER SERIES #2 – 270cc and wingless 600cc Micro Sprints, Four Cylinder Enduros, Slingshots and Stage-1 Modifieds, racing at 5:30pm

LAUBACH, KRESSLEY & WILLS, SR ARE ACES IN BRIDGEPORT POKER SERIES

LAUBACH, KRESSLEY & WILLS, SR ARE ACES IN BRIDGEPORT POKER SERIES

     Rick Laubach has always said that he likes more laps in the Bridgeport Big Block Modified feature events and he proved his point by picking up the win in the forty lap, All in at the Port – the second hand in the 2015 Poker Series.  It’s a pair of Aces for Brett Kressley as he picked up his second Poker Series win in the Crate/Sportsman division.  Tom Wills, Sr. made it win number three on the 2015 season as led the field of Outlaw Stocks to the checkered flag and Roger Gaskill became the fourth different winner in the Rookie Division as he picked up his first win of the season. 

     A game of musical chairs with some willing young fans determined the starting line-up for the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds that resulted in Duane Howard and David Hunt getting the call to lead the starting line-up to the green flag.  It was Sammy Piazza who raced from his third place starting spot to take the lead on the start.  Piazza set a torrid pace and pulled away from the field as Howard ran second for the first two laps before Ryan Watt took over on lap three after racing from his seventh place start. 

    Piazza led through lap twenty-four when he headed to the pits for a tire change.  Watt took over at that point and he, too, distanced himself from the competition as Howard, Ryan Anderson, Jamie Mills and Laubach made up the top five in running order. 

    Laubach began to pick his way through the top five during the final ten laps.  He had just raced his way into second on lap thirty-four when Watt drew a caution and headed to the pits for some fresh rubber.  It all went Laubach’s way as the 2014 Poker Champion raced to the checkered flag for his third Bridgeport win of the season.  Howard finished second in Glenn Hynneman’s #126 with Jamie Mills running third at the checkered.  Ryan Anderson had another strong Poker Series outing as his fourth place finish earned him a pair of Jacks.  Wade Hendrickson raced the C&S Equipment #6 to a top five finish.

     Rookie driver, Steven Kemery took the lead from his pole position start in the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman feature event and led the first four laps of the twenty-five lap main event.  Orefield, PA driver, Brett Kressley took over on lap five and picked up where he left off on his last visit to the Bridgeport Speedway.  Jim Britt made an inside move to challenge Kressley but fell short as Kressley collected his second Poker Series win of the season for a pair of Aces.  Britt finished second with Kemery in third for the best finish by a rookie so far this season.  Mike Hendershot finished fourth with Brad Roberts rounding out the top five at the checkered.

     Tom Wills, Sr. continued his winning ways as he picked up his second win in the PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks.  Scott Dugan led the first four laps of the twenty lap feature event before Wills, Sr. took over on lap five.  Wills, Sr. led Ron Frees, Dugan, Brian Ludwig and Tom Wills, Jr. to the checkered flag to collect his first Ace of the Poker Series.  Frees’ second place run earned his a second King for a pair in just the second hand. 

     Roger Gaskill became the fourth different winner in the D.A.’s Auto Body and Repair Rookie division as he took the lead from Bryan Olsen on the first lap.  Gaskill led all the way to the checkered as Olsen finished second, followed by Kemery, JR Burritt and Tom Holding.

 

 

 

SPIRIT DODGE BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS (40 LAPS)

1. Rick Laubach, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Jamie Mills, 4. Ryan Anderson, 5. Wade Hendrickson, 6. Ryan Godown, 7. Craig VonDohren, 8. Sammy Piazza, 9. Neal Williams, 10. Dominick Buffalino, 11. Tommy Beamer, 12. Ryan Watt, 13. Jesse Hill, 14. Howard O’Neal, 15. David Hunt, 16. Ian Humphreys, 17. Ron Roberts, 18. Mike Franz, 19. Brian Kressley, 20. Bob Sarkisian, 21. Scott Ambruster, 22. Richie Pratt, Jr., 23. Sam Martz, 24. Stan Frankenfield, DNS – Jordan Watson, Jeff Heotzler, DNQ – Steve Young, Dave Shirk, Ricky DiEva, Eric Kormann, Bucky Kell, Jimmy Horton

 

STEWART STAINLESS CRATE/SPORTSMAN (25 LAPS)

1. Brett Kressley, 2. Jim Britt, 3. Steve Kemery, 4. Mike Hendershot, 5. Brad Roberts, 6. C.J. Jones, 7. George Nardelli, 8. Pat Wall, 9. Mike Lyons, 10. Marc Hermann, 11. Matt Stangle, 12. Melissa Scarpati, 13. Scott Hulmes, 14. Scott Hitchens, 15. Pete Serra, 16. Tom Holding, 17. Steve Desmelyk, 18. Chris Jenkins, 19. Nick Nicotra, 20. J.R. Burritt, 21. Roger Gaskill, 22. John Kelly, 23. Matthew Peck, DNS – Chuck Potts, DNQ – Jeff Sargent, Kris Lilick, Justin Lilick, Bob Lilick

                                                                                                                                                 

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

1. Roger Gaskill, 2. Bryan Olsen, 3. Steve Kemery, 4. J.R. Burritt, 5. Tom Holding, 6. Matt Stangle

 

PENNCO TECH OUTLAW STOCKS (20 LAPS)

1. Tom Wills, Sr., 2. Ron Frees, 3. Scott Dugan, 4. Brian Ludwig, 5. Tom Wills, Jr., 6. Rick Broschard, 7. Jimmy Avery, 8. Jeff Dirkes, 9. Joe Meron, 10. Ken Moren, 11. Jeff Mask, 12. Everett Taylor, 13. Jim Neely, 14. Bill Connolly, 15. Jeramy Doerr, 16. James Rader, 17. Ed Bischoff, 18. Billy Wroble, DNS – Gary Klimeczak, Calvin Redding

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 29, 2015 – No racing

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – MECHANIC RACES – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies plus Crate/Sportsman feature from 5/17, ALL for just $15, racing at 7:00pm

Sunday, May 31, 2015 – POKER SERIES #2 – 270cc and wingless 600cc Micro Sprints, Four Cylinder Enduros, Slingshots and Stage-1 Modifieds, racing at 5:30pm

 

 

IT’S ALL IN AT THE PORT!

IT’S ALL IN AT THE PORT!

Poker Series Hand #2 on Memorial Day Weekend

       Cut the deck and deal out the cards!  It’s time for the second hand of the 2015 Poker Series at the Bridgeport Speedway!  It’s “All in at the Port” for hand #2 on Sunday, May 24th with racing getting underway at 7pm

     Ryan Godown, Brett Kressley and Jeramy Doerr each collected an ace for their respective wins during the first hand of the Poker Series during the Bridgeport Speedway season opener back in March.  While both Kressley and Doerr led their feature events from lap two, Godown had just raced his way into second with Bill Hewlett’s #901 when leader, Stewart Friesen headed to the pits for a tire change.  Godown drove the remaining distance to take the win over defending 2014 Poker Series Champion, Rick Laubach, Dominick Buffalino, Ryan Anderson and Richie Pratt, Jr.   History has shown that’s its not always the aces that win in the end but the most consistent performance!

     Beginning with Hand #2, the Bridgeport Speedway will adopt the system used by many other racing series.  A $10 entry fee will be charged for each car entered in the event in the Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks with the entry fee going directly to the point fund to be awarded at season’s end. 

     Fans who arrive early will be able to meet drivers, Ryan Godown, Mike Hendershot and Billy Wroble.  There will be music provided by Whiskey Glen for your listening pleasure throughout the night.  As always, there is the moon bounce and giant slide for the kids.  The Bridgeport Bandit will be on hand and would welcome you to ride the Bandit Bus that makes frequent trips into the pit area where you can watch the drivers prepare for the night’s competition. 

     The Bridgeport Speedway provides concessions for the whole family – from mouth watering meals to some awesome flavors of Italian Ice or a refreshing cup of freshly squeezed lemonade.  Our novelty stand offers a full array of Bridgeport Speedway apparel and racing souvenirs as well as our own, Bridgeport Bullet – the official program of the Bridgeport Speedway. 

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Iles, LaMothe, Reinhardt and King take Bridgeport Checkered

Iles, LaMothe, Reinhardt and King take Bridgeport Checkered

 

     Mike Iles won the second round of the “Romp in the Swamp” 811 Dig Safely Open-Comp Modifieds on the Bridgeport Speedway quarter mile.  Sam LaMothe and Tyler Reinhardt won their first features of 2015 in the wingless 600cc Micro Sprints and 270cc Micro Sprints and Joe King, Jr. remain undefeated in the ServPro Four Cylinder Enduro division.

Iles grabbed the lead from Ryan Forte and easily won the 25-lap Modified feature event.  Forte led the opening three laps of the contest before Iles took command.  John Cornell finished third at the checkered flag followed by Richie Pratt, Jr. and Jimmy Horton.

LaMothe took the lead from his outside front row starting position from Rob Vivona on the opening lap.  Bill Thomas and Andrew Locuson passed Vivona for second and third when he drove off the lip of the backstretch on lap five.  Lee Nardelli passed Mike Fillbrunn for fifth just passed the halfway point.  LaMothe led all 20-laps of the feature to record his first win.  Vivona recovered from his excursion to finish second followed by Thomas, Nardelli and Andrew Locuson.

Tyler Reinhardt broke his early season drought by winning the 20-lap feature event for the 270cc Micro Sprints.  Reinhardt jumped out to the lead from his outside front row starting position but a caution on lap 9 caught the field up to his bumper.  On the restart, sophomore driver Sean Huesser took the lead away from Reinhardt.  Huesser began to pull away from Reinhardt over the next few laps then Reinhardt got back into rhythm and caught up and passed Huesser for the win.  Huesser held onto second with Lee Reinhardt, Dana LaMothe and Rich Keller completing the top five.

Joe King, Jr. won his fourth Four Cylinder Enduro event of the season over Michael Bentley, Chris Sammons, Keith McKinley and Laura John.

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

811 DIG SAFELY OPEN-COMP MODIFIEDS (25 LAPS)

  1. Mike Iles, 2. Ryan Forte, 3. John Cornwell, 4. Richie Pratt, Jr., 5. Jimmy Horton, 6. Ron Roberts, 7. Frank Holmes, 8. Bobby Drayton, 9. Patrick Gold, 10. Brett Ballard, 11. Pete Serra, 12. Brad Roberts, DNS – Dale Hawkins, Matt Hawkins

 

600cc MICRO SPRINTS (20 LAPS)

  1. Sam LaMothe, 2. Rob Vivona, 3. Bill Thomas, 4. Lee Nardelli, 5. Andrew Locuson, 6. Sam Locuson, 7. Ernie Miles, III, 8. Tyler DeVault, 9. Mike Fillbrunn, 10. Jermain Godshall, 11. Jim Tippin, 12. Ernie Miles, Jr., 13. Nick Havens, 14. Joe Butts, 15. Chris Locuson, 16. Gary Bozowski, DNS – Wayne Scott

 

270cc MICRO SPRINTS (20 LAPS)

  1. Tyler Reinhardt, 2. Sean Huesser, 3. Lee Reinhardt, 4. Dana LaMothe, 5. Rich Keller, 6. Roland Saxton, 7. Colin Bustard, 8. John Blanda, 9. Ryan Wozunk, 10. Billy Gray, 11. Jonathan John

 

SERVPRO FOUR CYLINDER ENDUROS (20 LAPS)

  1. Joe King, Jr., 2. Michael Bentley, 3. Chris Sammons, 4. Keith McKinley, 5. Laura John, DNS – Art Knapp

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 22, 2015 – TSRS 305 Sprints (on 5/8th mile), 270 & Wingless 600 Micro Sprints and Four-Cylinder Enduros, racing at 8pm

Saturday, May 23, 2015 – No racing

Sunday, May 24, 2015 – “ALL IN AT THE PORT” – POKER SERIES #2 – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies, racing at 7:00pm (Rain Date – Monday 5/25)

Friday, May 29, 2015 – No racing

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – MECHANIC RACES – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies plus Crate/Sportsman feature from 5/17, ALL for just $15, racing at 7:00pm

Sunday, May 31, 2015 – POKER SERIES #2 – 270cc and wingless 600cc Micro Sprints, Four Cylinder Enduros, Slingshots and Stage-1 Modifieds, racing at 5:30pm

RAIN SHORTENS BRIDGEPORT PROGRAM

RAIN SHORTENS BRIDGEPORT PROGRAM

 

 

The D.A. Auto Body & Repair Rookies and PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks had completed their feature events.  The Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman had just taken the green flag but the action came in to a quick halt with one lap scored when a multi-car incident on the backstretch brought out the caution and then the red flag.  And then, the rain came!   The Bridgeport Speedway management team did everything in their power to deliver a complete show to their loyal fans but Mother Nature refused to cooperate.

 

Steve Kemmery picked up his third win of the season with a last lap pass by race leader, Bryan Olsen.  Olsen led the first seven laps of the feature event but got out of shape while executing turn two on the final lap.  Kemmery had closed in on the leader and was able to move quickly by Olsen on the inside to take then lead and drive on to the checkered flag.  Roger Gaskill picked up second as the field came down the homestretch.  Olsen finished third followed by Tom Holding and Jonathan John.

 

The PennCo Tech Outlaw Stock feature again, came right down to the wire as Tom Wills, Jr., Brian Ludwig and Tom Wills, Sr. contested the win to the checkered flag.  Wills, Jr. led the first six laps before Ludwig took over on lap seven.  Ludwig led through lap ten.  Wills, Jr. and 3 time winner, Jeramy Doerr, raced for the lead on lap eleven but Doerr got out of shape in turn four one lap later.  Ludwig slid by to lead the field to the green on the restart.  Ludwig and Tom Wills, Sr. battled side by side on lap twelve before Wills, Jr. slid by to retake the lead on the inside.  Wills, Jr. led the way to the checkered flag for his first win of the season.  Ludwig bested Wills, Sr. for second with Ed Bishchoff finishing fourth.  Jim Avery rounded out the top five.

 

The Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman were led to the start by Melissa Scarpatti and Nick Nicotra but it was Scott Hulmes who quickly moved out in front to take the lead from his third place start.  Hulmes raced to the line to complete lap one with 2014 Bridgeport Rookie Champion, Matthew Peck racing wheel to wheel for the top spot.  A multi-car incident on the backstretch saw Kevin Belmont take a wild flip on the backstretch bringing out the caution and then the red flag.  With the cars stopped on the track, the safety crew was on the scene when the rains came.  Belmont was not injured.   The field was then sent to the pits and the decision was made to cancel the rest of the show due to all of the rain in the area.

 

The rained out Crate/Sportsman feature will be added to the Saturday night show on May 30th.  Fans will see a complete show of Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies plus the rained out Crate/Sportsman feature event all for the low price of $15.  The rained out Big Block Modified Feature event will be run in conjunction with the June 13th show, again for the low admission price of $15.

 

The rain prevented six lucky boys and girls from winning brand new bicycles on Saturday night.  The next Bridgeport Bike Night is scheduled for June 20th when a total of ten bicycles will be given away.  All bikes are donated by Bridgeport drivers for these events.

 

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

  1. Steven Kemmery 2. Roger Gaskill 3. Bryan Olsen 4. Tom Holding 5. Jonathan John

 

PENNCO TECH OUTLAW STOCK FEATURE (15 LAPS)

  1. Tom Wills, Jr. 2. Brian Ludwig 3. Tom Wills, Sr. 4. Ed Bischoff 5. Jim Avery 6. Ken Moren 7. Jeff Dirkes 8. Jim Neely 9. Jeramy Doerr 10. Rich Broschard 11. Mike Vanimen 12. Terry Griffen 13. James Rader

 

Upcoming Events
Friday, May 22, 2015 – TSRS Sprints on the 5/8 with 270 & 600 cc Micros and 4 Cylinders on the quarter mile, racing at 8pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – NO RACING
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – “All in at the Port” – Poker Series Hand #2 – Big Block, Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies, racing at 7pm (Rain date Monday, 5/25 race time 6 pm)
Friday, May 29, 2015 – NO RACING
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman  full show plus rained out feature from 5/16, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies PLUS Mechanics Races – ALL for just $15,  racing at 7pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 – Poker Series Hand #2 – 270cc & 600cc Micro Sprints, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds & 4 Cylinder Enduros, racing at 5:30

 

FIRST BIKE NIGHT OF 2015 SEASON AT BRIDGEPORT

 

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FIRST BIKE NIGHT OF 2015 SEASON AT BRIDGEPORT

 

 

The first of four Bike Nights will take place at the Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday, May 16th.  All motorcycle riders will be admitted free and prizes will be awarded to the top bikes.  There will also be Bike Giveaways for the kids!

 

All this on top of a full slate of stock car racing with the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman, PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks and D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies.  The Bridgeport Speedway is the only dirt track in New Jersey where racing fans can still see the mighty Big Block Modifieds!

 

The new clay surface has produced some fast action and highly competitive races during the first weeks of the season.

 

Three different drivers have captured Big Block Feature event wins since the 2015 point season began.  Rick Laubach, Jamie Mills and Ryan Watt each have one win to their credit in this year’s point chase while drivers like Dominck Buffalino, Wade Hendrickson, Sam Martz, Richie Pratt, Jr. and others are looking for their first wins of the season.  Laubach also picked up the win in the South Jersey Shootout before the regular Bridgeport season got underway.

 

Pat Wall has won twice in the Crate/Sportsman action with Kris Lilick picking up his first win of the season this week.  Drivers like CJ Jones, Jim Britt, Steve Searock and Bob Lilick have been close but not able to get to the checkered flag first during the first three weeks of the season.

 

The Outlaw Stocks have produced finishes that come right down to the wire every week with Brian Ludwig, Tom Wills, Sr. and Jeff Dirkes picking up wins after Jermay Doerr’s domination during the special shows.  Steven Kemery has been the only driver to repeat in the Rookie action to date as Tom Tanner and Tom Holding also have wins to their credit.

 

In addition to the action on the track, the Bridgeport Bandit welcomes fans to ride the Bandit Bus and view the competitors up close as they prepare for the night’s racing action.  There’s plenty of activity all night long with a great selection of concession and novelty stands, a Bounce House, musical entertainment and free giveaways every race night!

 

Saturday night action will get underway at 6:30pm.

 

The quarter mile track will host the open modifieds in addition to the 270 & 600cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Enduro cars on Friday night. Friday night action gets underway at 8pm.

 

Bob Drayton was the winner of the first open modified show on the quarter mile as the competitors prepare for the big 811 Dig Safely event, Romp in the Swamp, that will pay $10,000 to the winner on September 28th.

 

Lee Nardelli has been a repeat winner in the 600cc Micro Sprints while the 270cc Micro Sprint action has been dominated by Jay Hartman and Joe King has been the man to beat in the 3 Cylinder Enduro cars.

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 15, 2015 – OPEN MODIFIEDS – 270 & Wingless 600 Micro Sprints and Four-Cylinder Enduros, racing at 8pm

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – BIKE NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies, racing at 6:30

Friday, May 22, 2015 – TSRS Sprints on the 5/8 with 270 & 600 cc Micros and 4 Cylinders on the quarter mile, racing at 8pm

Saturday, May 23, 2015 – NO RACING

Sunday, May 24, 2015 – “All in at the Port” – Poker Series Hand #2 – Big Block, Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies, racing at 7pm (Rain date Monday, 5/25 if needed)

WATT, LILICK, DIRKES & HOLDING PICK UP FIRST WINS OF 2015 SEASON

 

 

 

WATT, LILICK, DIRKES & HOLDING PICK UP FIRST WINS OF 2015 SEASON

 

 

     2013 Bridgeport Speedway Champion, Ryan Watt picked up his first win of the season on the 5/8th mile track as he outran last week’s winner, Jamie Mills to the checkered flag for the win in the twenty-five lap Spirit Dodge Big Block Modified feature event.

 

Kris Lilick edged CJ Jones to the finish line to claim his first win of the season in the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman feature event while Jeff Dirkes won a three car drag race to the checkered to claim his first win of the season in the PennCo Tech Outlaw Stock main event.  Tom Holding added his name to the list of winners in the D.A. Auto Body & Repair Rookie division.

 

Watt has finished second on several occasions so far this season and has been a threat in every one of the Big Block Modified events to date.  On two occasions, tire issues took him out of the running but that was not the case as Watt drove by race leader, Mike Franz on lap sixteen to capture the eleventh Bridgeport Modified win.

 

Franz took the lead from the wave of the green flag and held off the challenges of Tommy Beamer for the first fifteen laps of the race.  Watt cracked the top five on lap five, using his trademark run on the outside to advance to the front.  One lap later he took over third and set his sights on the Franz and Beamer.  A move to the inside advanced Watt to second off of turn two on lap fifteen.  One lap later, Watt raced past Franz for the lead as the leaders headed down the backstretch.

 

Last week’s winner, Jamie Mills, quickly advanced through the top five in the closing laps, once again overcoming a near spin between turns three and four.  With two laps to go, Richie Pratt, Jr. drew a caution for a flat tire, setting up a single file restart with Watt ahead of Beamer, Dominick Buffalino, Mills and Rick Laubach.  Mills took over third and moved ahead of Beamer in turn three but it was Watt who got to the checkered flag first one lap later.

 

Watt led the way for the win followed by Mills, Beamer, Buffalino and Laubach.

 

Kris Lilick raced a hard charging CJ Jones to the finish as three times the caution was needed to complete the race’s final lap.  A spin by David Crossman came first before Steve Searock escaped injury when his car ended up upside down against the backstretch fence.  A third caution was needed Bob Lilick slowed with a flat tire.  Each time, Lilick raced Jones for the lead and eventually the win, as Jones got a wheel under Lilick coming for the checkered flag.  Trailing Lilick and Jones were two time winner, Pat Wall, Jim Britt and Gary Hieber, Jr.

 

Tom Wills, Sr. was trying to make it two in a row in the Outlaw Stock feature event when he and Brian Ludwig got hooked together on lap eight.  Wills, Sr. headed to the pits to change a tire and returned to the rear of the field as Jeff Dirkes led the field on the restart.  Dirkes held the competition at bay.  Coming for the checkered flag, Dirkes had his hands full of Wills as father and son raced him off of turn four for the win.  Dirkes picked up the checkered ahead of Wills, Sr.   Wills, Jr. finished third followed by Jeramy Doerr and Joe Meron.

 

Tom Holding was a first time winner in the eight lap rookie contest as he took the win over Bryan Olsen, Steve Kemery, JR Burritt and Roger Gaskill.

 

BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE (25 LAPS)

  1. Ryan Watt, 2. Jamie Mills, 3. Tommy Beamer, 4. Dominick Buffalino, 5. Rick Laubach, 6. Ryan Anderson, 7. David Hunt, 8. Howard O’Neal, 9. Mike Franz, 10. Bob Sarkisian, 11. Richie Pratt, Jr., 12. Eric Kormann, 13. Ricky DiEva, 14. Jesse Hill, 15. Ron Roberts, 16. Stan Frankenfield, 17. Scott Irwin, 18. Chuck Potts, 19. Jack Swain, 20. Kyle Hieber, DNS – Sam Martz, Rusty Smith, Wade Hendrickson, Scott Ambruster

 

CRATE/SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS)

  1. Kris Lilick, 2. C.J. Jones, 3. Pat Wall, 4. Jim Britt, 5. Gary Hieber, 6. Matthew Peck, 7. Steve Kemery, 8. Justin Lilick, 9. Bob Lilick, 10. David Crossman, 11. Tom Holding, 12. Roger Gaskill, 13. Dave Damiano, 14. Steve Searock, 15. Steve Desmelyk, 16. J.R. Burritt, 17. Pete Serra, 18. Dean Conk, Jr., 19. Scott Hulmes, 20. Melissa Scarpati, 21. Jeff Sargent, 22. Jeremy Harrington, DNS – Nick Nicotra

 

ROOKIE FEATURE (8 LAPS)

  1. Tom Holding, 2. Bryan Olsen, 3. Steve Kemery, 4. J.R. Burritt, 5. Roger Gaskill

 

OUTLAW STOCK FEATURE (15 LAPS)

  1. Jeff Dirkes, 2. Tom Wills, Sr., 3. Tom Wills, Jr., 4. Jeramy Doerr, 5. Joe Meron, 6. Ken Moren, 7. Andew Genail, 8. James Rader, 9. Doug DeBray, 10. Jimmy Avery, 11. Brian Ludwig, 12. Mike Vanimen

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 15, 2015 – OPEN MODIFIEDS – 270 & Wingless 600 Micro Sprints and Four-Cylinder Enduros, racing at 8pm

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – BIKE NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies, racing at 6:30

Friday, May 22, 2015 – TSRS Sprints on the 5/8 with 270 & 600 cc Micros and 4 Cylinders on the quarter mile, racing at 8pm

Saturday, May 23, 2015 – NO RACING

Sunday, May 24, 2015 – “All in at the Port” – Poker Series Hand #2 – Big Block, Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies, racing at 7pm (Rain date Monday, 5/25 if needed)

 

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