Bill Hill Memorial Race Returns to Bridgeport Tuesday, Aug 18

Bill Hill Memorial Race Returns to Bridgeport Tuesday, Aug 18

Bridgeport, NJ – On Tuesday, August 18, the 3rd Annual ‘Bill Hill Memorial’ for the Stewart Stainless Supply Crate/Sportsman will share the spotlight with the 10th annual ‘Friends of Mike’ two-division program.  Bill Hill, a fixture, a friend, and competitor for many years at the speedway, sadly passed away in the winter of 2012.   His two sons Jesse and Travis, along with the Hill family, will once again honor their late father come next week.Hill Bros. in the shop

Delaware’s Jordan Watson and 2014 Bridgeport Speedway Crate/Sportsman champion Travis Hill were the winners of the first two Bill Hill Memorials in 2013 and 2014.  This year’s version will consist of a 28-lap feature for the Crate/Sportsman.  The #28 has significant meaning for the Hills as that is one of the car numbers that was driving by Bill Hill.  The 28-lap event, which is also Hand #4 for the 2015 Bridgeport Speedway Poker Series, will see the winner take home a nice pay day worth $1,951 (The year Mr. Hill was born).  The winners of each heat race winner will receive $50 and the leader of each lap in the feature will earn $20 while all 24 positions will pay more than the standard Poker Series purse.  $1,000 is reserved for second place, $750 for third, $600 for fourth, and $500 for 5th.  The driver finishing 10th will take home a very respectable $300 in a race that will see last place earning $150 with pay increase for each and every finishing position.


There are three $100 bonuses that include ‘Hard Charger’, ‘Tough Luck’, and ‘Highest Finishing Crate Engine’.

“This is a good way to rememjesse hill and dadber our Dad, as well as giving back to the racers at a place that he really loved,” offered Jesse Hill.  Jesse and Travis will be accepting sponsors and donators up until race day.  You can reach Jesse at 856-981-3401 if you’d like to become a Bill Hill Memorial sponsor or contributor to the race.  The Hill Brothers have also expressed their gratitude towards all of the sponsors that have already helped with this year’s Bill Hill Memorial The family is also taking shirt orders for the event, as hundreds of sharp-looking t-shirts were designed and sold the last two years.
“We hope to see drivers from all over come to Bridgeport for a good time and to remember a great man,” stated Big Block modified driver Travis Hill.  Any questions in regards to the division rules should contact Danny Serrano at 609-433-4487.  Racing starts at 7:15pm on August 18 for the Spirit Dodge Big Blocks and the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman.