Bridgeport Reschedules Entire Weekend Due to Multiple Circumstances
Bridgeport, NJ – In a major turn of events, Bridgeport Speedway has reluctantly decided to postpone the entire racing weekend coming up on this Friday and Saturday September 25 and 26. Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia has caused tremendous concern for anyone traveling the roads in southwest New Jersey throughout the weekend. “Routes 295, 30, 55, 42, 95, the Turnpike, the Blue Route, you name it are being targeted for the most impacted routes facing stand still traffic and gridlock,” explained track owner Brian Ramey. “We honestly didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal but the more we watched the news and other media outlets it was evident that we were facing an uphill battle the entire weekend. It would not be fair to anyone attempting to support Bridgeport Speedway to have to face those challenges therefore we felt this was a tough, but yet the right decision to make.”
The $10,000-to-win ‘Romp in the Swamp’ has been currently moved to Saturday, Nov 7. More information will be released on this event over the next several weeks.
The final point show for the 5/8 mile featuring the Big Blocks, Crate/Sportsman, and Outlaw Stocks that was supposed to take place this coming Friday will now take place next Friday on Oct 2 (7:30 start time). The ¼ mile show scheduled for next Friday will not take place and has been cancelled. Next Saturday’s show remains intact just the way it’s been on the schedule all year long. The October 3 show will consist of the same three divisions as they battle it out in the Poker Series ‘Bonus’ Hand with a ‘Powder Puff’ on the ¼ mile at the end of the racing program (6:30 start time). The Monster Trucks of ‘Rammunition & the Raminator’ will be making an appearance as they will offer ‘ride a-longs’ and have a car crushing exhibition at intermission. Should Friday or Saturday fall victim to weather, there is a 6pm Sunday rain date in place for either program.
The next event for the ‘Friday Night’ divisions will take place during the 5th Annual Bill Thomas Memorial Weekend. Details for the October 23-25 show will be announced over the upcoming weeks.
Once again, Bridgeport Speedway is truly sorry for the late change in scheduling however the Speedway feels the inconvenience facing almost everyone this coming weekend left no alternative. For more information please log onto bpspeedway.com, call the track office at 856-467-4408, or check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways and fan participation games. Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, Bridgeport Speedway is a banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey — just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off of I-295