BLEWETT, FAISON & HILL OPEN SERRANO WEEKEND WITH WINS
Bridgeport, NJ – Night one of Bridgeport Motorsports Park’s Danny Serrano Memorial Weekend has completed and we can be sure that Danny is pleased with the results. Jimmy Blewett drove the Ormsbee Team Outlaw No. 19 into Victory Lane as the EZ Work Trucks Street Stocks raced in their final event prior to the Street Stock Nationals. CJ Faison raced to his second Bridgeport win of the season in the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid Atlantic Sprint Series MASS), paying tribute to not only Danny Serrano but to Danny Kinzer, a close friend and former member of Faison’s crew who passed away recently. Travis Hill came up with the win in a highly competitive Underdog 20 sponsored by Fire Management Control of PA.
More than 100 cars filed into the pit area for the first of three days of racing in Serrano’s honor.
The Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds raced in three sessions of hot laps with the fast timer in each group earning a redraw spot in the Triple 20 qualifiers for the Danny Serrano 100. HJ Bunting and the Blue Hen No. 30, Ryan Godown and the R&M Motorsports No. 26 and Neal Williams in Sal DeBruno’s No. 0 were the recipients of the redraw positions.
Blewett picked up the win in the twenty lap Street Stock feature that saw a lot of door-to-door racing throughout the field. 2022 Street Stock Champion, Lee Allen ran second to Blewett followed by Spider Ensinger, Sr., Jeff Dirkes and defending champion, Tom Wills, Jr. completing the top five at the checkered.
Spider Ensinger, Jr., Brian Ludwig, Drew Bocklebank, John Parker and Andrew Joslin rounded out the top ten at the end of twenty laps.
Blewett had nothing but praise for the Doug Rose facility. “Every time I come here there’s been more and more improvements,” Blewett expressed in Victory Lane. “In my opinion, it’s the best dirt facility that I’ve ever raced at.” Blewett honored Serrano, acknowledging how Danny’s ideas have come to life on the High Banks.
Triple R Truck Parts heat races were won by Rich Stinson and Jimmy Blewett.
CJ Fasion raced by Jon Brennfleck on the first lap and drove to the win in the MASS twenty-five lap feature event. Dave Brown didn’t make Faison’s job any easier as he closed in on the leader as they raced through lapped traffic for the first twenty-two laps of green flag racing. Tim Iulg brought out the caution for the first and only yellow flag of the event as he slowed on the homestretch with just three laps to go.
Brown kept it interesting as he challenged Faison after the restart and then dove to the inside off of turn four to cross the line with Faison at the checkered. Buddy Schweibinz, current MASS and Bridgeport point leader, drove to a strong third place finish with defending MASS Champion, Kevin Nagy taking fourth over Brennfleck. Mike Melair finished sixth followed by rookie, DJ Tanner, Jeff Paulson, Rick Stief and another 2022 rookie, Cory Hunsberger.
Mike Melair was the fast timer in the 305 Sprints. EZ Work Truck heat races were won by Dave Brown, Buddy Schweibinz and Jeff Paulson.
Travis Hill raced hard to pick up the win in the Underdog 20 for the non-winners in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman.
James Hill led the way through the first nine laps and multiple cautions. Hill used the outside to make a run for the lead on the lap ten restart. Logan Bauman made a great move on the restart to race by several cars including team mate, Dylan Swinehart but was then collected in turn three with the caution flying once again.
Swinehart raced by Hill to take over second with three laps to go and then used the time to cut into Hill’s lead. Travis Hill led the way to the checkered over Swinehart, James Hill, Billy Chester and Mike Toth.
Steven Yankowski set fast time for the 602 Sportsman.
FIRE MANAGEMENT CONTROL OF PA 602 SPORTSMAN UNDERDOG 20 FEATURE (20 LAPS): 1. Travis Hill, 2. Dylan Swinehart, 3. James Hill, 4. Billy Chester, 5. Mike Toth, 6. Pete Serra, 7. Stephen Yankowski, 8. Will Protinick, 9. Thomas Prychka, 10. Rich Wegner, 11. Rich VanOrden, 12. George Gareis, 13. Scott Hulmes, 14. Justin Newhard, 15. Robert Tete, 16. Dalyton Strohl, 17. Shane Kassekert, 18. Tommy Klimkowski, 19. Lew Moore, 20. David Miloczar, 21. John Micek, 22. Logan Bauman, 23.Sean Metz, 24. Brian Rogers, 25. Mike Baldwin, 26. Sara Napora, 27. Anthony Sisco, DNS – Joseph Brown, Erik Mattson, T.J. Mayberry
DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FEATURE (25 LAPS): 1. C.J. Faison, 2. Dave Brown, 3. Buddy Schweibinz, 4. Kevin Nagy, 5. Jon Brennfleck, 6. Mike Melair, 7. D.J. Tanner, 8. Jeff Paulson, 9. Rick Stief, 10. Eddie Wagner, 11. Cory Hunsberger, 12. Dale Eggert, 13. Josh Eggert, 14. Tom Carberry, Jr., 15. Darren Cox, 16. Keith Anderson, 17. Kristina Pratt, 18. Sam Lieberman, 19. Justin Nowlen, 20. Aidan Borden, 21. Tim Iulg, 22. Larry McVay, 23. Dirk Rimrott, 24. Cory Cornell, 25. Rich Janney, DNS – Torrey Rose, Bob DeVault
EZ WORK TRUCKS STREET STOCKS FEATURE (20 LAPS): 1. Jimmy Blewett, 2. Lee Allen, 3. Spider Ensinger, Sr., 4. Jeff Dirkes, 5. Tom Wills, Jr., 6. Spider Ensinger, Jr., 7. Brian Ludwig, 8. Drew Brocklebank, 9. John Parker, 10. Andrew Joslin, 11. Ken Moren, 12. Rich Stinson, Jr., 13. Mike Hughes, 14. Tom Landwher, 15. Doug DeBray, 16. Kory Fleming, DNS – Duncan Molesworth, Dean Woolford, Al Suhr, Jeramy Doerr