Bridgeport, NJ – Jojo Watson raced to his second win of the season in the Auto Gallery No. 21w on Saturday night on Hessert Chevrolet night at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park. Watson won the first race of the season for the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds and has weathered and some and down results before returning to Champion Brands Victory Lane.

Travis Hill raced to his third win of the 2023 season in the Cogdill No. 98 in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman while Mike Hughes picked up his fifth win in the Prime Design Lansdscaping Street Stock feature.

Watson became just the second repeat winner in the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds. Watson joins Cale Ross with a pair of victories.

The combined efforts of Mother Nature and the Bridgeport track crew produced a great racing surface that was to Watson’s liking.

Billy Osmun III raced Mike Franz for the lead on the opening lap, racing ahead off of turn two. Watson raced up to second on lap two with Sam Martz, Sr. taking over third one lap later.

W.B. James ran into difficulties with four complete, bringing out the caution for the first time. The restart put Osmun and Watson side-by-side for the restart and that’s the way they stayed until Watson pulled ahead off of turn two. It was Watson, Osmun, HJ Bunting, Sammy Martz, Jr. and Martz, Sr through lap five.

JR Fulper raced into the top five on lap six until current point leader, Jordan Watson took the spot on lap nine.

Jojo Watson pulled away from the field as he set a blistering pace. Osmun, Bunting and Martz, Jr. raced nose-to-tail while Martz, Sr. held down fifth with Jordan Watson and Ryan Krachun battling just behind the top five.

The Watson-Krachun battle continued until the final laps. Krachun took over sixth on lap twenty-two but Watson reclaimed the position in the final laps.

Jojo Watson raced to the win over a very persistent and consistent third generation Osmun. Osmun has led many laps and raced among the top three in many races this season but is still looking for that first win. Bunting finished third followed by the Sammy, Jr. and Sam Martz, Sr. to complete the top five. Jordan Watson finished sixth followed by Krachun, Neal Williams, Rick Laubach and Jim Britt.

F & L Doors heats were won by Osmun and Bunting.

David Hartman had the No. 53 on the pole for the start of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 feature event. Hartman led the first three laps while there was three and four wide racing behind the leader. Hill, Jax Yohn, Matt Peck and Sammy Martz, Jr. made it four wide while racing in the top five. Hill took over second on lap four before multiple cars tangled in turn one.

The lap four restart saw Hill use the outside line to take the lead. Hartman raced in second until mid-race when Brian Papiez, Ethan Bill and Peck raced ahead. Doing double duty on Saturday night, Martz, Jr. raced into the top five late in the race.

Hill had plenty of lapped traffic ahead as the laps counted down, allowing Papiez to close in on the leader with about three laps to go. Hill got up on the wheel when Papiez caught the leader and put a few car lengths between first and second as they raced to the checkered. It was Hill for the win over Papiez, Bill, Martz, Jr. and Peck. Stephen Yankowski finished sixth followed by Yohn, Luke Bunting, Hartman and Brian Rogers.

The Hoffman Discount Part heat races were won by Hill, Papiez and Bill.

Tom Wills, Jr. won his fifth Street Stock feature of the season one week ago and Mike Hughes equaled that mark with his win on Saturday night.

Jeramy Doerr led the way on the start but Lee Allen raced three wide with Doerr and Hughes to lead the first lap. Allen led the way for five laps before Hughes raced out in front. Hughes found the track to his liking as he first used the inside to advance his position and then went to the outside later in the race.

Doerr had his hands full with Wills, Jr. pressuring for the runner-up spot.

Hughes took the win over Doerr, Wills, Jr., Drew Brocklebank and Allen. Spider Ensinger, Jr. finished sixth followed by Spider, Sr., Nick Sandone, Chris Allen, Sr. and Terry Chaney.

The DTM Powersports heat races were won by Doerr and Wills.

The Modifieds, 602 Sportsman and Street Stocks are joined by the North East Wingless Sprints and Vintage Cars for next Saturday’s event.


  1. Joseph Watson, 2. Billy Osmun, III, 3. H.J. Bunting, 4. Samm Martz, Jr., 5. Sam Martz, Sr., 6. Jordan Watson, 7. Ryan Krachun, 8. Neal Williams, 9. Rick Laubach, 10. Jim Britt, 11. Blaine Bracelin, 12. Brett Kelly, 13. J.R. Fulper, 14. Stan Frankenfield, Jr., 15. Mike Franz, 16. W.B. James, DNS โ€“ Duane Howard


  1. Travis Hill, 2. Brian Papiez, 3. Ethan Bill, 4. Brian Papiez, 5. Sammy Martz, Jr., 6. Stephen Yankowski, 7. Jax Yohn, 8. Luke Bunting, 9. David Hartman, 10. Brian Rogers, 11. Thomas Prychka, 12. Billy Chester, 13. Scott Hulmes, 14. Mike Loney, 15. Mike Baldwin, 16. Robert Tete, 17. Shane Kassekert, 18. Justin Newhard, 19. Wayne Weaver, 20. Anthony Sisco, 21. David Jenkins, 22. Bryan Brobst, 23. James Hill, 24. Erik Mattson, 25. Pete Serra, 26. Ethan Young


  1. Mike Hughes, 2. Jeramy Doerr, 3. Tom Wills, Jr., 4. Drew Brocklebank, 5. Lee Allen, 6. Spider Ensinger, Jr., 7. Spider Ensinger, Sr., 8. Nick Sandone, III, 9. Chris Allen, Sr. 10. Terry Chaney, 11. Wes Camp, 12. Jeff Dirkes


๐Ÿ“ข SCHEDULE UPDATE: We will be running our regular 3 divisions this Saturday Night. MODIFIEDS, SPORTSMAN & STREET STOCKS. We have removed the Midgets from the schedule.
๐Ÿ—“ Saturday August 12
๐ŸŒŸ MODIFIEDS – Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Bridgeton
๐ŸŒŸ SPORTSMAN – Precision Hydraulic and Oil
๐ŸŽ 4:00 Pits
๐ŸŽŸ 5:00 Grandstands
๐Ÿšฆ 6:15 Cars on track



Bridgeport, NJ – Neal Williams raced to the win in the thirty lap Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modified feature at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Saturday to a large crowd on Amwell Auto Body Night. Andy Best became the fifth different winner in the DCP Mid Atlantic Sprint Series action sponsored by Hessert Chevrolet on the High Banks as he raced to the win over Jeff Paulson. Ethan Bill joined Travis Hill and Brian Papiez as a multiple feature winners as he collected his second Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman feature win. Tom Wills, Jr. was back on top as he raced to his fifth feature win of the season in the Prime Design Landscaping Street Stocks.

The win was Williams’ first in Saturday night competition on the 4/10th track and it didn’t come easy. “My dad and Jim King spent the last two weeks rebuilding this car after the wreck,” Williams stated. Don Thornton joined the Sal DeBruno owned team this season after Thornton’s driver, Tommy Beamer, announced his retirement from racing at the end of last season. On Saturday night, Thornton celebrated the win with Williams and the No. 0 team. “This is Don’s motor that Morgantini did the rebuilt for us,” Williams continued. “This is only the second race on this motor. Without all of them (everybody on the crew), we’re dead in the water.”

The race saw JR Fulper take the lead on the opening lap as Billy Osmun III took over second. Fulper led Osmun, Mike Franz, Sam Martz and Williams through the first five laps.

Fulper started to pull away from the field as his laps as the race leader grew. Osmun made contact with the wall just before halfway and losing several positions.

Fulper led the field through the halfway mark followed by Franz, Martz, Williams and Osmun.

A caution with seventeen laps completed, erased Fulper’s advantage and regrouped the field for a double file restart. Franz challenged for the lead and became the race leader as the field left turn two on lap eighteen as Williams moved up to second.

Franz led for ten laps as Williams closed the gap. With just three laps to go, Williams slid by Franz to take the lead. It was Williams who took the checkered over Franz, Osmun, Martz and Matt Stangle who made his way from deep in the pack to a top five finish. Ryan Krachun finished sixth followed by Fulper, Jojo Watson, Frank Cozze and Cale Ross.

F&L Door Modified heats were won by Sam Martz, Williams and Mike Franz.

Jeff Paulson drew the pole but it was Andy Best who led every lap of the twenty-five-lap feature event for the DCB’s Plumbing Mid Atlantic Sprint Series presented by Hessert Chevrolet. Best led every lap to capture his first win of the season.

Paulson raced in second with Larry McVay, Kevin Nagy and Buddy Schweibinz completing the top five for the first eight laps. Schweibinz got a little wide between turns one and two on lap eight and Bob DeVault took over fifth.

Best took the win followed by Paulson, McVay, Nagy and DeVault. Nagy and DeVault are both previous winners. Schweibinz finished sixth followed by Tim Iulg who was the race’s Bruce’s Auto Body Hard Charger, going from sixteenth to seventh. DJ Tanner, Mark Bitner and Dale Eggert completed the top ten rundown.

The Izzy Trucking and Rigging heat races were won by Phil Meisner, Best and DJ Tanner with Rick Stief picking up the win in the B Main.

Ethan Bill raced to his second feature win of the season after taking the lead from Matt Peck on lap eighteen.

Polesitter, Robert Tete led the way through the first six laps as Matt Peck raced into second. On a lap seven restart, Peck went to the outside and Bill to the inside of Tete with Peck taking the lead.

Bill began to close in on Peck as the race neared the halfway point. With ten laps to go, Peck had the back of the field ahead of him and Bill behind him as he navigated his way around the High Banks. After battling for the lead for several laps, Bill took the lead on lap eighteen with Peck keeping the pressure on the leader.

Bill raced to the checkered over Peck, Wayne Weaver, Travis Hill and Jax Yohn. Stephen Yankowski finished sixth followed by Tete, Scott Hulmes, Bob Lineman, Jr. and David Jenkins.

Hoffman Discount Parts heat races were won by Robert Tete, Scott Hulmes and Ethan Bill with Brian Rogers winning the consolation.

The 602 Sportsman Division had warm wishes for two of its own. Chuck Sayres, of the No. 39 driven by Matt Peck, is recovering from surgery this past week. Peck did all he could to win Saturday night’s race for him. Saturday night’s race was last race of the season for Dan Hulmes who heads off to serve his country this week.
All the best to them both!

After sweeping the first four feature events of the 2023 season, Tom Wills, Jr. has collected top five finishes in the next five races. On Saturday night, Wills returned to his winning ways.

Polesitter, Nick Sandone led the first three laps with Wills taking the lead on lap four. Wills started to pull away from the field as Sandone and Drew Brocklebank raced for second. Brocklebank moved into second on lap eight.

The final five laps were riddled with yellow flags, keeping the field close.

Wills drove to his fifth win of the season over Brocklebank, Spider Ensinger, Jr., Jeramy Doerr and Mike Hughes. After several setbacks throughout the night, Hughes battled back for a top five finish.

Wills was also the winner of the DTM Powersports heat race.


  1. Neal Williams, 2. Mike Franz, 3. Billy Osmun, III, 4. Sam Martz, Sr., 5. Matt Stangle, 6. Ryan Krachun, 7. J.R. Fulper, 8. Joseph Watson, 9. Frank Cozze, 10. Cale Ross, 11. Jordan Watson, 12. Rick Laubach, 13. Stan Frankenfield, Jr., 14. H.J. Bunting, 15. Jim Gallagher, Jr., 16. W.B. James, 17. David Hunt, 18. Blaine Bracelin, 19. D.J. Hunt, 20. Sammy Martz, Jr., 21. Duane Howard, 22. Sean Metz


  1. Andy Best, 2. Jeff Paulson, 3. Larry McVay, 4. Kevin Nagy, 5. Bobby DeVault, 6. Buddy Schweibinz, 7. Tim Iulg, 8. D.J. Tanner, Jr., 9. Mark Bitner, 10. Dale Eggert, 11. Eddie Wagner, 12. Phil Meisner. 13. Rick Stief, 14. Christian Rumsey, 15. Kenny Laureno, 16. Jared Kreider, 17. Cory Cornell, 18. Darren Cox, 19. Justin Nowlen, 20. Dirk Rimrott, 21. Tim Tanner, 22. Dan Leaper, 23. Keith Anderson, 24. Danny Buccafusca, DNQ โ€“ Shelby Kelly, R.J. Panella, David Luther, Jon Brennfleck


  1. Ethan Bill, 2. Matt Peck, 3. Wayne Weaver, 4. Travis Hill, 5. Jax Yohn, 6. Stephen Yankowski, 7. Robert Tete, 8. Scott Hulmes, 9. Bob Lineman, Jr., 10. David Jenkins, 11. Justin Newhard, 12. Billy Chester, 13. Pete Serra, 14. Luke Bunting, 15. Shane Kassekert, 16. Mike Loney. 17. Aaron Conover, 18. Brian Rogers, 19. Dave Damiano, 20. David Hartman, 21. Dave McElroy, 22. Brian Papiez, 23. Dan Hulmes, 24. Eric Mattson, 25. Thomas Pyrchka, DNS โ€“ Howie Finch


1. Tom Wills, Jr., 2. Drew Brocklebank, 3. Spider Ensinger, Jr., 4. Jeramy Doerr, 5. Mike Hughes, 6. Kevin Hockman, 7. Christian Ensinger, 8. Nick Sandone, III, 9. Lee Allen, 10. Terry Chaney, 11. Doug Ensinger 

Daniels Strikes Back at Bridgeport Half-Mile

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 22, 2023) โ€“ Rising star Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) claimed a cathartic victory in the Drag Specialties Bridgeport Half-Mile as Progressive American Flat Track, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made an unforgettable debut at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

Danielsโ€™ triumph came by a scant 0.095 seconds over his Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle title rival, Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Rogers Racing/SDI Racing FTR750), with JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), Davis Fisher (No. 67 Rackley Racing/Bob Lanphereโ€™s BMC Racing Indian FTR750), and Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) all in contention for a win.

The victory couldnโ€™t have been better timed for the Estenson Racing ace, as he simultaneously halted Meesโ€™ momentum and reclaimed the title lead, if only by two points (280-278). The outcome was arguably even more important for his psyche after heโ€™d wound up second in a series of prior head-to-head matchups with the legendary rider.

Mees, who controlled the middle portion of the race after getting past early leader Beach, was unable to drop the pack the way he did last time out. Thatโ€™s in part due to the fact that Beach, Daniels, and Fisher โ€“ all desperate to prevent that escape from transpiring โ€“ continued to attempt to slide underneath Mees. Those attempts would occasionally see a rider other than Mees sneak into first momentarily but never in a way that the lead change stuck.

That is until Daniels worked out a high line that allowed him to roll through the corners and power down the straights. That line eventually allowed him to storm past Mees and immediately open a small advantage.

But the cagey Mees adapted and closed back in for one last strike. That came in the raceโ€™s final corner, where the champ attempted a slide up on the leaderโ€™s flank, but Daniels kept it pinned and held Mees at bay by just fractions of a second at the line.

The win was Danielsโ€™ first-ever Half-Mile triumph in the premier class, moving him to within a TT win of the Grand Slam. It also saw him up his season-long podium streak to 13 in the process.

โ€œItโ€™s been one heckuva year,โ€ a jubilant Daniels said. โ€œThese Half-Miles are kind of the kryptonite for the Yamaha and for me on a twin. I remember on the 450, I won like six Half-Miles in a row in 2020, but when I got on a twin, it was kind of difficult.

โ€œJared has just been kicking our butt. He won every Mile and almost all the Half-Miles. This is his forte right here. I had to reach back and grab that one. I was so nervous. That top โ€“ youโ€™ve really got to roll it. Itโ€™s all about momentum. For a couple laps, I was just trying to get in the lead so I could do it. I knew once I cleared their front, I could roll. It just feels so good. Itโ€™s so awesome.โ€

Beach, Fisher, and Robinson finished third through fifth, respectively, with Briar Bauman (No. 3 Parts Plus/Jacob Companies KTM 790 Duke) leading the second half of the top-ten in sixth.

Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 JMC Motorsports/Fairway Ford Indian FTR750) came home in seventh, followed by Henry Wiles (No. 17 Trucking Indian FTR750), Ben Lowe (No. 25 Rackley Racing/Mission Foods Indian FTR750), and Cameron Smith (No. 34 Martin Trucking/Fredericktown Yamaha MT-07).

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER

Tom Drane (No. 59 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) continued the torrid start to his Progressive AFT career, scoring a third Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER victory in just 14 attempts.

After dominating his heat and Al Lambโ€™s Dallas Honda Challenge, the young Aussie came into the Main Event as the strong favorite to end the evening atop the box. And while that ultimately proved true, he had to earn it.

Drane found himself mired in fifth following a less than ideal opening lap. He then had to work to erase the gap and systematically fight his way through Jared Lowe (No. 63 Mission Foods/Helmet House Honda CRF450R), Chad Cose (No. 49 1st Impressions Race Team/Husqvarna Racing FC450), and Chase Saathoff (No. 88 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R) before finally shifting his sights to the race-long leader.

That happened to be his teammate, Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), who had pulled more than a second on the field in his bid to secure a first win of the season.

Drane pushed Brunnerโ€™s hope back at least another weekend. He reeled in his Estenson Racing stablemate and then threw a series of slide jobs at him before finally overhauling him in a pass that saw the two make contact mid-corner.

Once out front, the Drane freight train continued full steam ahead and he took the checkered flag with nearly a second in hand.

Drane said, โ€œI was just working the whole race, trying to catch up. And then right towards the end I got close enough to make the move โ€“ I didnโ€™t mean to run into him, but thatโ€™s just racing. I canโ€™t thank the whole team for all the work they put in throughout the day. Their work makes this all possible. Iโ€™m going to keep it going, keep the confidence up, and go into the next race just like this one.โ€

Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) made it two Aussies in the top three, finishing off his charge up from seventh with a last-corner overtake of Saathoff to steal away the final spot on the podium.

Trent Lowe (No. 48 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R) executed an impressive climb of his own, battling his way from the LCQ and an early 13th-place position to round out the top five.

Loweโ€™s run up through the field came at the expense of reigning class champion Kody Kopp (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F), who was a tick off his usual form most of the night.

The Red Bull KTM star finished sixth after winning the previous three races. But despite the minor dip in form, Kopp still boasts a commanding championship lead, which now stands at 45 points (255-210) over Saathoff. Brunner is a close third with 208 points, while the surging Drane has closed to within striking distance of second as well at 207.

Next Up:

The stars of Progressive American Flat Track will now tackle one of the most renowned races in two-wheel motorsport with this yearโ€™s edition of the famed SC2 Peoria TT at the Peoria Motorcycle Club in Peoria, Illinois, on Sunday, July 30. Visit to reserve your seats today.

For those that canโ€™t catch the live action from the circuit, is the live streaming home of Progressive AFT. Sign up now and catch every second of on-track action starting with Practice & Qualifying and ending with the Victory Podium at the end of the night at

FOX Sports coverage of the Drag Specialties Bridgeport Half-Mile, featuring in-depth features and thrilling onboard cameras, will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, July 30, at 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. PT).

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๐Ÿ—“ Saturday July 22 

๐ŸŽŸ Tickets are On Sale NOW! 

 ๐Ÿ—“ Saturday July 22 


4:10 โ€“ Mission Super Twins Practice 1 

4:18 โ€“ Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Practice 

4:30 โ€“ Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race Practice 

4:34 โ€“ Hooligans Practice 

4:42 โ€“ Mission Super Twins Practice 2 

4:50 โ€“ Track Prep 

5:10 โ€“ Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Qualifying 1 

5:22 โ€“ Mission Super Twins Qualifying 1 

5:30 โ€“ Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race Qualifying 

5:34 โ€“ Hooligans Qualifying 

5:42 โ€“ Track Prep 

6:02 โ€“ Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Qualifying 2 

6:14 โ€“ Mission Super Twins Qualifying 2 

6:22 โ€“ Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race Heat Race 

6:26 โ€“ Hooligans Heat 1 

6:30 โ€“ Hooligans Heat 2 

6:35 โ€“ Pits Open / Fan Walk 


7:45 โ€“ Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Heat 1 

7:50 โ€“ Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Heat 2 

7:55 โ€“ Mission Super Twins Heat 1 

8:00 โ€“ Mission Super Twins Heat 2 

8:05 โ€“ Track Prep 

8:20 โ€“ Parts Unlimited AFT Singles LCQ 

8:24 โ€“ Mission Super Twins LCQ 

8:28 โ€“ Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Al Lambโ€™s Dallas Honda Challenge 

8:32 โ€“ Mission Super Twins Mission #2 Fast2Tasty Challenge 



8:56 โ€“ Track Prep 



9:24 โ€“ AFT Singles Victory Podium 



9:56 โ€“ AFT Super Twins Victory Podium


Bridgeport, NJ – Rick Laubach raced to his first feature win of the 2023 season in the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park. Travis Hill put the Cogdill No. 98 in Champion Brands LLC Victory Lane for his second win of the season in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman. Mike Hughes raced to his fourth win of the season in the Roveda Speed & Custom Street Stocks. Eric Degler became the first repeat winner in the Tipico Sportsbook 4 Cylinders. Bridgeport fans were treated to twin 20 lap feature events by the Xcel 600 Modfieds with Tyler Bartik and Geoffrey Sutton splitting the victories in two very exciting feature events.

Laubach has had a lot of success at Bridgeport throughout his career. Many of his wins and his last track title came with the Hermann No. 7. With the No. 7 sidelined with motor issues, Laubach turned to his own No. 20 for racing on the High Banks. After running the No. 20 in the last Bridgeport event, Laubach and crew made some changes to the car in preparation for Saturday night and the Beacon Building Supplies No. 20 went to Victory Lane

Laubach led every lap of the thirty lap main event after grabbing the lead from JR Fulper on the start. “It helped starting up front,” Laubach explained, “but with the restarts they were all right there anyway. Former feature winner, HJ Bunting quickly raced into second as Fulper, Joseph Watson and Sammy Martz, Jr. raced in the top five through the early laps. Martz, Jr. moved up to fourth as Jordan Watson challenged Joseph for fifth with ten laps on the books.

Bunting challenged Laubach on a lap fourteen restart but Laubach pulled ahead after a side-by-side battle that circled the track.

Matt Stangle slowed with a flat tire on lap fifteen. As Stangle tried to get off of the track on the homestretch, the field bore down on the disabled car. Joseph Watson went for a wild ride, ending up under the strater’s stand facing track with the roof against the wall. It took some maneuvering but Watson exited under his own power with the help of the track crew. Also involved were the cars of Neal Williams, Fulper, Frank Cozze, Cale Ross, Billy Osmun and Anthony Tramontana. Only Stangle and Ross were able to continue.

Laubach raced ahead in the second half of the race with Bunting holding on to second until the final laps. Jordan Watson made his way through the top five and then went to the top to overtake Bunting on lap twenty-nine.

It was Laubach for the win over Jordan Watson, Bunting, Duane Howard and Martz, Jr. Howard picked his way through the field and into the top five in the final ten laps. Stangle rebounded to finish sixth. Dominick Buffalino finished seventh in his first Bridgeport appearance of the season followed by Stan Frankenfield, WB James and Ryan Krachun.

Laubach became the seventh different winner in the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds this season with only Cale Ross being able to repeat in the Winner’s Circle.

F&L Door heat races were won by Neal Williams, Laubach and Sammy Martz, Jr.

Brandon Shipley took the lead of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman feature and raced out in front of the field for the first seven times around the High Banks. Travis Hill raced from his eighth place starting spot and into the top five in the first few laps.

With Shipley out in front, Hill raced with Matt Peck for second, taking the position on lap eight. Shipley was on Hill’s radar.

Shipley was able to hold Hill off until lap fifteen when Hill slid up in front of Shipley in turn two.

The top five positions were still up for grabs as the field raced to the checkered flag. Hill took the win over Brian Papiez who passed Shipley for the position on lap twenty-four. Shipley finished third followed by Stephen Yankowski and Wayne Weaver who was making his first Bridgeport start of the season. Ethan Bill finished sixth followed by Jaxon Yohn, Jim Dallett who raced from his provisional start to finish eighth, Tom Moore and Scott Hulmes.

The Hoffman Discount Parts heat races were won by David Jenkins, Shipley and Travis Hill.

The competition in the Roveda Speed & Custom Street Stocks is heating up along with the temperatures. After Tom Wills, Jr. won the first four events of the season, Mike Hughes started his winning ways. Hughes has won four out of the last five events with TJ Henry picking up one win in that period of time.

Nick Sandone III was able to hold of the challenge of Mike Hughes to lead the first lap but it was all Hughes for the rest of the way. Hughes led lap two and all the way to the checkered as Wills, Jr. chased him to the finish.

Hughes took the win over Wills, Jr. with Sandone finishing third for his best run of the season. Terry Chaney finished fourth with Bailey Tolson rounding out the top five.

The Victory Fuel heat race was won by Nick Sandone III.

Eric Degler became the first repeat winner in the Tipico 4 Cylinders. Lee Allen and Tim Jones battled all the way to the checkered with Allen second over Jones. Defending champion, Ed Ford finished fourth over Garrett Moll.

Degler also picked up the win in the ProTek Roofing heat race for the 4 Cylinders.

A pair of 15 lap Xcel 600 Modified features saw Tyler Bartik take the win in the first race over Korey Inglin and Richie Hitzler.

The second feature event was a thriller as Geoffrey Sutton, Richie Hitzler and Bryce Smith made a three car race for the win on the final lap. Hitzler dove to the inside but Sutton was able to defend his lead and take the win over Hitzler and Smith.

Coming this Saturday to the Bridgeport Motorsports Park for the very first time the American Flat Track Series presented by Drag Specialities. Racing resumes on Saturday, July 29th with the second Saturday Night Rumble for the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds. Duane Howard was the winner of the first Rumble. The Mid Atlantic Sprint Series will also be on hand along with the 602 Sportsman and Street Stocks.


  1. Rick Laubach, 2. Jordan Watson, 3. H.J. Bunting, 4. Duane Howard, 5. Sammy Martz, Jr., 6. Matt Stangle, 7. Dominick Buffalino, 8. Stan Frankenfield, Jr., 9. W.B. James, 10. Ryan Krachun, 11. David Hunt, 12. Cale Ross, 13. Jack Swain, 14. John Aumick, 15. J.R. Fulper, 16. Neal Williams, 17. Joseph Watson, 18. Frank Cozze, 19. Anthony Tramontana, 20. Billy Osmun, III, 21. Blaine Bracelin, 22. Dalyton Strohl, DNS โ€“ Mike Franz


  1. Travis Hill, 2. Brian Papiez, 3. Brandon Shipley, 4. Stephen Yankowski, 5. Wayne Weaver, 6. Ethan Bill, 7. Jax Yohn, 8. Jim Dallett, 9. Tom Moore, Jr., 10. Scott Hulmes, 11. David Jenkins, 12. Brandon Watkins, 13. Matt Peck, 14. Pete Serra, 15. Thomas Prychka, 16. Brian Rogers, 17. Justin Newhard, 18. Dave Hartman, 19. Shane Kassekert, 20. Bryan Olsen, 21. Nick DeSantis, 22. Ethan Young, 23. Robert Tete, 24. Dan Hulmes, 25. Billy Chester, 26. Greg Nailor, DNS โ€“ Erik Mattson, DNQ โ€“ Theresa Aumick, Briana Olsen, Ed Owens


  1. Mike Hughes, 2. Tom Wills, Jr., 3. Nick Sandone, III, 4. Terry Chaney, 5. Bailey Tolson, 6. Cory Fleming, 7. Jeff Dirkes, DNS โ€“ Jeramy Doerr


  1. Eric Degler, 2. Lee Allen, 3. Tim Jones, 4. Ed Ford, 5. Garrett Moll, 6. John Parker, 7. Dan Stein, Jr.


  1. Tyler Bartik, 2. Korey Inglin, 3. Richie Hitzler, 4. Kenny Harris, 5. Shjon Dove, 6. Geoffrey Sutton, 7. Tifffany Mays, 8. Doug Newbiggining, 9. Ray Gradwell, 10. Eric Whitby, 11. Tom Martocci, 12. Bryce Smith, 13. Justin Maylath, 14. Chad Kreiser, 15. Tyler Fronino, 16. Keith McInytre, 17. Chris Frable, 18. Nick Faust, 19. Robbie Swavely, 20. Christian Smith, 21. Randy Getz, Jr., DNS โ€“ James Dove


  1. Geoffrey Sutton, 2. Richie Hitzler, 3. Bryce Smith, 4. Kenny Harris, 5. Tyler Bartik, 6. Tom Martocci, 7. Korey Inglin, 8. Chad Kreiser, 9. Eric Whitby, 10. Tiffany Mays, 11. Doug Newbigginng, 12. Christian Smith, 13. Tyler Fronino, 14. Ray Gradwell, 15. Randy Getz, Jr., 16. Shjon Dove, 17. Justin Mayllath, 18. Keith McIntyre, DNS โ€“ James Dove, Robbie Swavely, Chris Fraible, Nick Faust


Bridgeport, NJ – It was John W Kay Electric night at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park where Bob DeVault raced to the win in the Second Annual Ron Faison Memorial Race for the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS). Mike Hughes made it three-in-a-row in the Tipico Sportbook Street Stocks while Eric Jennings became the first repeat winner in the North East Wingless Sprints (NEWS) on the High Banks.

Ron Faison, the father-in-law and father to Doug and Brittany Rose, was an integral part of the Rose’s acquisition of the Bridgeport Motorsports Park. He was the face behind the concessions during that first season and could be seen delivering food orders to the skyboxes or cold beverages to the drivers during the heat of the summer. He also played a role in several driving careers, including Joseph and Jordan Watson during the go-kart days and beyond. This race was created to honor Ron following his passing and it is a special race for any driver to win.

It was special for Bob DeVault. “I wanted to say thanks to Doug and Brittany for having this race and the extra purse that is involved,” DeVault stated. The win was worth $1,000 to the race winner.

The Bridgeport tracks have been a big part of DeVault’s racing career – from the 270 Micro Sprints on the quarter mile that was originally located on the backstretch of the 5/8th mile track, 600s on the current Spirit Auto Center quarter mile and then a 305 sprint car victory on the 5/8ths. His win on Saturday night, completed his efforts with his first win on the 4/10th mile banked track.

Second year driver, Shelby Kelly, drew the pole for the twenty-five lap feature event and then grabbed the lead at the start. It took three attempts to get that first lap scored but once the race got underway, it never slowed again until the checkered flag waved.

Kelly, who had absolutely no racing experience of any kind prior to her Rookie season with MASS in 2022, looked like a veteran as she raced ahead of the field for the first half of the race. By lap eleven, Kelly was racing through lapped traffic and that’s when DeVault closed in on the leader. The two drivers raced side-by-side to the start/finish line on lap fourteen with DeVault scored as the new race leader.

After battling back, Kelly settled into second as DeVault began to pull away from the field.

It was DeVault for the win over Kelly who had her best finish to date. Jeff Paulson finished third over Tim Iulg and point leader, Buddy Schweibinz. Kevin Nagy finished sixth with Rick Stief, DJ Tanner, Andy Best and Dave Brown completing the top ten at the checkered.

DeVault became the fourth different winner in the four MASS events completed on the High Banks this season. DeVault adds his name to the list of winners that includes Eddie Wagner, Tim Iulg and Kevin Nagy.

F&L Door heat races were won by DeVault, Tim Iulg and Larry McVay.

Eric Jennings became the first repeat winner in Bridgeport events for the North East Wingless Sprints.

“How about this place,” Jennings exclaimed from Champion Brands Victory Lane. “You could run anywhere!”

Chris Allen, Jr. and Lee Nardelli made up the first row of wingless sprints as the field headed to the green. Allen grabbed the lead with Nardelli and Jennings right behind the leader. Nardelli and Jennings battled for several laps before Jennings was able to secure the runner-up spot.

Allen was next on Jennings’ radar. Allen was able to hold off the challenger for several laps but Jennings had the lead for lap seven. Jennings then drove away from the field as the race went non-stop.

It was Jennings for his second 2023 Bridgeport win over Allen, Nardelli, Brian Spencer and Joe Kata. Shea Wills finished sixth followed by Dan Malley, Chris Welowski, Eric Miller and Walt Fletcher.

Chris Allen was the winner of the John W Kay Electric heat race.

Saturday night marked the eighth race of the 2023 season for the Tipico Street Stocks and Mike Hughes raced to this third win of the season. Only three drivers have earned Street Stock victories this season – Tom Wills, Jr. (4), Hughes (3) and TJ Henry (1).

Jeramy Doerr raced with Chris Allen, Jr. to take the lead on the first lap of the feature event. Hughes quickly moved into second.

Doerr led through lap eight but Hughes was challenging at every opportunity. Doerr and Hughes were side-by-side to complete lap five but it wasn’t until lap nine that Hughes was able to pull ahead. Tom Wills, Jr. challenged Drew Brocklebank in the final laps but Brocklebank was able to hold on to the position.

Hughes took the win over Doerr, Brocklebank, Wills and Allen.

Chris Allen, Sr. was the winner of the Victory Fuels heat race.

There were open practice sessions for both the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds and Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman in preparation for the STSS event on Sunday.

Saturday night action will feature the Modifieds, 602 Sportsman, Street Stocks as well as the 4 Cylinders and Xcel 600 Modifieds.


  1. Bob DeVault, 2. Shelby Kelly, 3. Jeff Paulson, 4. Tim Iulg, 5. Buddy Schweibinz, 6. Kevin Nagy, 7. Rick Stief, 8. D.J. Tanner, Jr., 9. Andy Best, 10. Dave Brown, 11. Cory Cornell, 12. Tim Tanner, 13. Josh Bricker, 14. Jared Kreider, 15. Keith Anderson, 16. Danny Buccafusca, 17. Eddie Wagner, 18. Cody West, 19. Dan Leaper, 20. Kenny Laureno, 21. Larry McVay, DNS โ€“ Aiden Borden, Dirk Rimrott


  1. Eric Jennings, 2. Chris Allen, Jr., 3. Lee Nardelli, 4. Brian Spencer, 5. Joe Kata, 6. -Shea Wills, 7. Dan Malley, 8. Charles Welowski, 9. Eric Miller, 10. Walt Fletcher


  1. Mike Hughes, 2. Jeramy Doerr, 3. Drew Brocklebank, 4. Tom Wills, Jr., 5. Chris Allen, Sr., 6. Terry Chaney, 7. Nick Sandone, III, 8. Wes Camp

Thank you to everyone that makes the Kingdom of Speed Possibleโ€ฆ..

VP Fuels

Liberty Kenworth

Church’s Auto Parts

Premio Sausage

Precision Hydraulic & Oil

Millville Glass & Door

Design For Vision

Rodota Trucking & Excavating

Scrappy’s Auto Service

Hyper Racing

Izzi Trucking & Rigging

Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz

Vahlco Wheels

Ellery’s Pub & Grill

Ice Less llc.

Hoffman Discount Parts

JPA Masonry

Weaknecht Archery

Spirit Auto Center

Foley Caterpillar

Hisko Lowboy

Lineman Racing

Cenco Oil

Bob Hilbert Sportswear

Cassidy Painting

TW Metals

Hessert Chevrolet

Triple R Truck Parts

John Blewett Scrap & Waste Recycling

Pioneer Pole Buildings

F&L Doors โ€“

EZ Work Trucks

J&S Electrical

Melton Industries

Pro Tek Roofing

Johns Manville

Beacon Building Products

KOA Camp Grounds

@Victory Fuel

@Tipico Sportsbook

@Champion Brands

DTM Kawasaki

Amwell Auto Body

Williams Napa

Prime Design Landscaping

Todayโ€™s Doug Hoffman Memorial Has Been Postponed

๐ŸŒง ๐™ƒ๐™€๐˜ผ๐™‘๐™” ๐™‹๐™๐™€๐˜ฟ๐™„๐˜พ๐™๐™€๐˜ฟ ๐™๐˜ผ๐™„๐™‰ has forced Bridgeport Speedway and the Short Track Super Series to postpone Sunday’s ’60 Over Special’ event. A make-up date will be sought for the program.

The decision was made early Sunday morning to save teams and fans the expense and time of traveling to the South Jersey facility with precipitation percentages topping 80 percent for much of the day.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco doubleheader for the Modified Rent Equip/Party Central South Region and Belmontโ€™s Garage South Region will wait until a later date. Bridgeport promoter Doug Rose and STSS organizer Brett Deyo will work together on a make-up date for the event.


Bridgeport, NJ – What better way is there to open a busy new month of competition than with feature wins at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park?

And that’s exactly what Cale Ross, Brian Papiez, TJ Henry and Lee Allen did on Saturday night.

It was a great prelude to this weekend’s Doug Hoffman Memorial Short Track Super Series event on Sunday for Ross who earned his second win of the 2023 season.  For Papiez, it was a third win and back-to-back victory for the driver of the Adams Motorsports No. 37.  It was a big win for TJ Henry-not only his first of the season but a $1000 victory in the Street Stock Spectacular twenty-five lap feature event.  Lee Allen earned his first 4 Cylinder win as the top three battled all the way to the checkered to determine the race winner.  All of this action was sponsored by  Roveda Speed & Custom!

It was also DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie graduation.  Aaron Conover earned his first Rookie victory while Eddie Barber III won the Rookie Championship. 

Cale Ross raced to his second win of the 2023 season and became the first repeat winner in the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds.  It was the first race for Ross’ new No.112 – a car that he had made a few practice laps with two weeks earlier.  “Doug pretty much has the track back to where it was last year,” Ross explained.  “We went back to basics  – back to our set-up from last year.”  

David Hunt led the first lap of the Modified feature.  Ross quickly raced into second and took the lead from Hunt on lap two as the field headed down the backstretch.  

After setting fast time in Modified warm-ups, Sammy Martz, Jr. took over third but was soon battling with Neal Williams for the position.  Martz slipped back several positions on a restart but charged into second on lap ten.  That battle was not over as the two drivers continued to race each other throughout the thirty lap duration.

Ross put some distance between himself and his challengers during green flag racing but multiple yellow flags regrouped the field.  

Ross led the way over Martz, Williams, Hunt and Duane Howard at halfway.  

As the field raced in traffic, Martz was able to close the gap on Ross with about ten laps to go.  At one point, Ross, Martz and Williams raced with only about two car lengths separating each of the positions. 

Coming out of turn four to take the two to go sign, Martz suddenly slowed, allowing Williams to race into second.  By the time he passed the flag stand, Martz was back on the gas and racing in third after the No. 24 jumped out of gear.  Martz was able to hold the car in gear to get to the checkered flag.

It was Ross for the win over Williams, Martz, Jr., Duane Howard and Hunt who had his best finish of the season.  Stan Frankenfield finished sixth with Jordan Watson, Joseph Watson, Sean Metz and JR Fulper completing the top ten at the finish.  

F&L Doors heats were won by Frankenfield, Martz, Jr. and Mike Franz.

After weeks of bad luck, Brian Papiez has his team back on track as they lead the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman with three wins.  Papiez is the only driver to have repeat victories in this division.

Matt Luzi and Brandon Shipley raced side-by-side to complete the first lap before Luzi pulled ahead.  Luzi led the first seven laps before Stephen Yankowski raced into the lead.  Papiez raced into second and then raced Yankowski for the lead.  Papiez and Yankowski raced door to door to complete lap ten.  Papiez had the lead on lap eleven followed by Yankowski, Peck, Luzi and Steve Kemery.  

The top five remained unchanged until five to go.  Kemery took third in the final laps and Brandon Watkins broke into the top five.  

Papiez took the win over Yankowski, Kemery, Peck and Watkins.  Jax Yohn finished sixth in his first Bridgeport start followed by Rookie, Aaron Conover, Pete Serra, Tom Princiotta and Thomas Prychka.  Luzi’s second top ten finish came to an end with a flat tire on the final lap.

Hoffman Discount Parts heat races were won by Brandon Shipley, Ethan Bill and Travis Hill with Tom Sherby picking up the win in the consolation.

Aaron Conover became the third different winner in the DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie division as he raced to the win in the final race of the Rookie season.  Eddie Barber III finished second and collected the Rookie Championship for 2023.  Ed Owens finished third followed by Brianna Olsen and Jason DiPretore.  

TJ Henry drove to his first win of the season in the Roveda Speed & Custom Street Stock Spectacular and the $1,000 winner’s share of the purse.  

Nick Sandone led the first lap of the twenty-five lap main event before Jeramy Doerr took the lead on lap two.  Doerr led through lap six as Henry arrived on the scene.  Henry took the lead on a lap seven restart and Mike Hughes raced by Doerr to take over second.  

After running in the top five for most of the race, Doerr and Lee Allen tangled on the final lap.  Allen rolled the No. 98B over, ending his race one lap early.  No one was injured.

Henry led the way to the checkered on the one lap shoot-out followed by Mike Hughes.  Tom Wills, Jr. raced into third on the final lap followed by Brocklebank and Sandone.

Andrew Joslin sponsored the Street Stock heats that were won by Tom Wills, Jr. and TJ Henry.

Lee Allen was the winner of the Tipico Sportsbook 4 Cylinder feature as he beat Tim Jones and Dan Stein, Jr. to the finish line in a very tight race.  Eric Degler and John Parker completed the top five at the checkered.

Eric Degler was the winner of the Victory Fuel 4 cylinder heat race.

Several drivers competed on Saturday night in preparation for this weekend’s Short Track Super Series event coming up on Sunday.  The Ron Fasion Memorial will go to the post on Saturday for the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid Atlantic Sprint Series who will be joined by the Street Stocks and North East Wingless Sprints.  Saturday’s program will also include practice sessions for both Modifieds and 602 Sportsman in preparation for Sunday’s events.

Baily Tolson traveled the greatest distance to run his Street Stock for the first time this season since he has been spending his time racing his crate car.  All of the laps run on Saturday night gave Tolson some insight for the Street Stocks Nationals coming this Fall.


1. Cale Ross, 2. Neal Williams, 3. Sammy Martz, Jr., 4. Duane Howard. 5. David Hunt, 6. Stan Frankenfield, Jr., 7. Jordan Watson, 8. Joseph Watson, 9. Sean Metz, 10. J.R. Fulper, 11. H. J. Bunting, 12. Blaine Bracelin, 13. Mike Franz, 14. Jack Swain, 15. Tommy Scheetz, 16. Rick Laubach, 17. Brett Kelly, 18. David Crossman, 19. Frank Cozze, 20. Billy Osmun, III, 21. Ron Roberts, DNS โ€“ Howard Oโ€™Neal, Jim Gallagher, Sam Martz, Sr. 


1. Brian Papiez, 2. Stephen Yankowski, 3. Steve Kemery, 4. Matt Peck, 5. Brandon Watkins, 6. Jax Yohn, 7. Aaron Conover, 8. Pete Serra, 9. Tom Princiotta, 10. Thomas Prychka, 11. Billy Chester, 12. Tom Sherby, 13. Ethan Young, 14. Dan Hulmes, 15. Brandon Shipley, 16. David Jenkins, 17. Shane Kassekert, 18. Brian Rogers, 19. David Hartman, 20. Bryan Olsen, 21. Matt Luzi, 22. Ethan Bill, 23. Scott Hulmes, 24. Justin Newhard, 25. Travis Hill, 26. Howie Finch, 27. Howard Huepful, DNQ โ€“ Robert Tete, Briana Olsen, Ed Owens 


1. Aaron Conover, 2. Ed Barber, III, 3. Ed Owens, 4. Briana Olsen, 5. Jason DiPretore 

Champion โ€“ Ed Barber, III 


1. T.J. Henry, 2. Mike Hughes, 3. Tom Wills, Jr., 4. Drew Brocklebank, 5. Nick Sandone, III, 6. Brian Ludwig, 7. C.J. Helstad, Jr., 8. Terry Chaney, 9. Jeramy Doerr, 10. Lee Allen, 11. Spider Ensinger, 12. Spider Ensinger, Jr., 13. Bailey Tolson, 14. Spider Ensinger, III, 15. Kevin Heckman, 16. Chris Helstad, Sr., 17. Mike Derr 


1. Lee Allen, 2. Tim Jones, 3. Dan Stein, Jr., 4. Eric Degler, 5. John Parker, 6. Joe Garey, Jr., 7. Ed Ford, DNS โ€“ Joe Garey, Jr., Mark Stein, Sr. 



๐Ÿ—“ Saturday July 8 โ€“ RON FAISON MEMORIAL

๐ŸŒŸ SPRINT CARS – @mid Atlantic sprint series

๐ŸŒŸ WINGLESS SPRINT CARS โ€“ North East Wingless Sprint Cars




๐ŸŽ 4:00 Pits

๐ŸŽŸ 5:00 Grandstands

๐Ÿšฆ 6:15 Cars on track


๐ŸŒŸ MODIFIEDS โ€“ 50 Laps, $6060 to WIN – @Dannys Pizza Pizzazz

๐ŸŒŸ SPORTSMAN – @Precision Hydraulic and Oil


๐ŸŽ 3:00 Pits

๐ŸŽŸ 4:30 Grandstands

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