DRIVE FOR DYLAN HIGHLIGHTS BRIDGEPORT ACTION THIS WEEKEND
The Drive for Dylan 50 headlines this weekend’s racing at the Bridgeport Speedway.
The Drive for Dylan 50 is a fifty lap Outlaw Stock race that is being held to celebrate the life of Dylan Henry Doerr. Dylan passed away last November as the result of a tragic accident. Dylan was only sixteen months old. Dylan was the son of Bridgeport competitor, Jeramy Doerr and Shannon.
Dylan touched the lives of many during his short stay on earth. He loved race cars and the sound of the engines would only increase his level of excitement.
His parent have taken his passion for racing and used it to promote the Drive for Dylan 50. They have worked diligently along with Bridgeport Speedway management to honor Dylan with this unique event. The fifty lap race will pay $2,500 to the winner with a total purse that is approaching $12,000. There will be bonuses paid for leading laps and for leading at the half way mark.
There will be special attention paid to the young race fans with this event with plenty of prizes and give-aways for the kids. There will also be special activities planned like face painting on the day of the event.
This race is sure to attract drivers from far and wide. The Outlaw Stocks put on a very competitive feature race on a weekly basis and the added incentives for the Drive for Dylan should only serve to raise the level of competition.
The Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds will be featured in a doubleheader as they run their rained out feature from May 16th before the night’s action gets under way. The Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman will also compete in a full program of qualifying and feature events. The D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies will compete in their eight lap feature event, just two weeks before the 2015 Rookie Graduation.
Fans who arrive early will be by several Bridgeport competitors when the grandstand gates open at 5:30. The drivers will be available to pose for pictures and sign autographs before heading back to the pit area to prepare for the night’s action.
As always, there is the moon bounce and giant slide for the kids. The track mascot, 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. Or you can listen to the live entertainment in the large pavilion behind the main grandstand.
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.
Racing action on the quarter mile gets the weekend started on Friday night at 8pm as the Open Modifieds join the 270 & 600 Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Enduros . This will be the third Open Modified competition on the quarter mile as the competitors prepare for the $10,000 to win Romp in the Swamp on Saturday, September 26th, sponsored by 811 Dig Safely.
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 (full show plus rained out feature from May 16th), Crate/Sportsman & Rookies, racing at 7pm
Friday, June 19, 2015 – No Racing
Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Bike Night – Big Block Modifieds, TSRS Sprint Cars, Crate/Sportsman & Rookies – Racing at 7pm
Sunday, June 21, 2015 – Poker Series Hand #3 on quarter mile – 270 & 600cc Micros, Slingshots, Stage 1 Modifieds and 4 Cylinder Enduros, racing at 5:30