Steve Kemery is Crowned 2015 Rookie Champion



     A hot summer night provided for plenty of hot racing action sponsored by Eastern Motorsports Warehouse as Rick Laubach, Jeremy Harrington, Tom Wills, Sr. and Steve Kemery claimed feature wins in their respected divisions at the Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday night.  It was repeat victories for Laubach, Wills,Sr. and Kemery but for Delaware driver, Jeremy Harrington, it was a first ever feature win at the Bridgeport Speedway.


In addition to claiming his seventh win of the season in Rookie competition, Steve Kemery was crowned as the 2015 D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie Champion at the conclusion of the Rookie feature event.  Bryan Olsen led the first two laps in the final Rookie Feature event before Kemery made his way to the front.  Kemery went to the inside as he and Olsen raced off of turn two and the two raced side by side until Kemery raced out in front to score lap three.  It was Kemery all the way to the checkered flag for the win, followed by Olsen, Tom Holding and JR Burritt.


Polesitter, Dave Shirk led the Spirit Auto Center Big Blocks for the first two laps and through several restarts before the ageless veteran, Ron Roberts used the outside line to drive into the lead on lap three.  Roberts led for two circuits.  Roberts elected to restart from the outside on a restart with four laps scored but Dominick Buffalino raced into the lead from the inside on the restart.


Buffalino pulled away from the competition as he led Roberts, Jesse Hill, Travis Hill and Dave Hunt with five complete.


After starting deep in the pack, 2012 Bridgeport Champion, Rick Laubach powered his Blinderman & Son #7 through the field, breaking into the top five on lap six.  Laubach had moved to third, behind Buffalino and Roberts when the Ryan Watt slowed with twelve complete and the caution waved.  Laubach was on the move when the green flag waved, first passing Roberts for second and then making a move on Buffalino through turns three and four.  Laubach took the half way sign as the race leader.


Jesse Hill challenged Buffalino for second with ten to go.  Buffalino slowed and pulled off of the track one lap later.


With Laubach well out in front, Jesse Hill dealt with the challenges of Jamie Mills for second, while Roberts ran in fourth.  It was a battle of the 27s for fifth as Ryan Anderson and David Hunt battled for the top five.


A caution flag with two to go would line the field up single file for the shootout to the checkered flag.  Laubach drove to his fourth Bridgeport victory of the season while Jesse Hill held off the challenges of Mills to finish second.  Roberts drove to a fourth place finish ahead of the battle for fifth that was won in the final laps by Travis Hill.


Laubach’s win moved him into sole possession of fifth place on the All Time Feature Winners List at Bridgeport with forty-three victories.


Jeremy Harrington has made the Bridgeport Speedway his Saturday night home this season and came home with his first ever feature win on the 5/8th mile track when he raced ahead of current Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman point leader, Jim Britt.


Hellertown, PA driver, Jeff Bubori, led the field for the first twelve laps of the twenty lap main event before Harrington took over on lap thirteen.  With five to go, Harrington led Bubori, Pat Wall, Britt and CJ Jones as Britt advanced quickly through the top five.  Harrington raced through lapped traffic to reach the checkered flag for the win ahead of Britt, Wall, Jones and Bubori.


For the third time this season, Tom Wills, Sr. led the PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks to the checkered flag.  Bran Ludwig led the first two laps and was able to hold off Wills, Sr. advances until a lap three restart.  Wills, Sr. led the rest of the way to the checkered flag as a four car battle was waged behind him.  Ludwig came out on top to finish second, followed by Billy Wroble, Jeramy Doerr and Bill Lesmerises.


Two special Mechanics Races were held on the Bridgeport quarter mile track with Andrew MacAdams winning in the Outlaw Stock event in the Rader R9 and Eddie Barber picking up the win in the Sportsman/Modified race while driving the #39 of Matthew Peck.





1. Rick Laubach, 2. Jesse Hill, 3. Jamie Mills, 4. Ron Roberts, 5. Travis Hill, 6. David Hunt, 7. Jimmy Horton, 8. Ryan Watt, 9. Richie Pratt, Jr. 10. Ryan Anderson, 11. Tommy Beamer, 12. Jordan Watson, 13. Ian Humphreys, 14. Dave Shirk, 15. Mike Franz, 16. Wade Hendrickson, 17. Dominick Buffalino, 18. Howard O’Neal, 19. Scott Ambruster, 20. Jimmy Chester, 21. Sam Martz, 22. Jack Swain, 23.  PJ Oliver, 24. Rich Acolia, 25. Bob Sarkisian

1. Jermey Harrington, 2. Jim Britt, 3. Pat Wall, 4. CJ Jones, 5. Jeff Bubori, 6. Chris Jenkins, 7. Matthew Peck, 8. Steve Kemery, 9. Steve Davis, 10. Melissa Scarpatti, 11. Nick Nicotra, 12. David Crossman, 13. Billy Briggs, 14. Rich Deck, 15. Jeff Dupres, 16. Pete Serra, 17. Dave Banko, 18. Chuck Potts, 19. Tom Holding, 20. JR Burritt, 21. Stan Hawk, 22. Scott Hulmes, 23. Jeff Sargent

1. Tom Wills, Sr. 2. Brian Ludwig, 3. Billy Wroble, 4. Jeramy Doerr, 5. Bill Lesmerises, 6. Tom Wills, Jr. 7. Jimmy Avery, 8. Joe Meron, 9. Ken Moren, 10. Art Avery, 11. James Rader, 12. Terry Griffin, 13. Jim Neely, 14. David Kramer, 15. TJ Henry, 16. Mike Creamer, 17. Mike Vanimen


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – Bridgeport “Three for All” – Super Late Models, 358 Small Block Modiifeds & URC Sprint Cars – racing at 7pm

Friday, July 24, 2015 – 270 & 600 Micros, 8 Cylinder Enduros and Slingshots on the Quarter Mile – Racing at 8pm

Saturday, July 25, 2015 – Bike Night with Big Block Modifeds, Crate/Sportsman, TSRS Sprints and Garden State Vintage Cars – racing at7pm

Finally the Bridgeport ‘Three for All’ is here on Wednesday

Finally the Bridgeport ‘Three for All’ is here on Wednesday!!!



Attention Race Fans of ALL types:  You have to be pretty pumped up for this Mid-Week Classic! For the first time ever, the Super Late Models, URC 360 Sprints, and 358 Small Blocks will be sharing the limelight at the South Jersey oval known at Bridgeport Speedway.  Whether you are a fan of the ‘hometown’ modified style race cars, or a fan of the ‘winged warriors’ known as the URC Club, or even a fan of the low-slung high speed Super Late Models, you won’t be disappointed come Wednesday night.


The full-fendered-methanol breathing Super Late Models will be making an extremely rare appearance this week.  Even though these 900 plus horsepower beasts don’t frequent the Garden State very often, that doesn’t mean they aren’t ridiculously popular around the rest of the country.  The last visit by the Late Models was in the fall of 2012.  Many of the top regional drivers are looking to capitalize on Wednesday’s $3,000 payday which also boasts $500 for a 10th place finish.  Drivers like the ‘Delaware Destroyer’ Austin Hubbard will be trekking north.  Rest assured, this 2010 World of Outlaw’s Late Model Rookie of the Year driver will have you guys sitting on the edge of your seats with his ‘wide-open, hammer-down’ style of racing.  35-time Bridgeport Big Block winner Ricky Elliott will be lookiricky elliott_2ng to nail down another win at his former home-track.  Don’t count out the ‘The Rocket’ as he knows his way around the 5/8’s more than anyone.  Nascar Xfinity driver C.J. Faison just received clearance from Nascar to participate in this event and will be in the pits on Wednesday.  Faison’s Delaware Auto Exchange have also jumped on board to sponsor and help bring the Super Lates to New Jersey for this event.


‘Big Brother’ Dan Stone won the last Late Model race held at the speedway and is lookinDan Stone 21d_2g for a repeat.  This multi-WoO LM winner hails from northeast Pennsylvania is looking to take first place cash.  Former Delaware International track champions Donald Lingo and Kenny Pettyjohn will be in house on Wednesday.  Three young females will be turning some heads too, when it comes to Staci Warrington, ‘The Wild Child’ Amanda Whaley, and Kellie Lewis as they all plan on invading the Bridgeport Speedway.  Ross ‘The Boss’ Robinson, who is fresh off his WoO Great Northern Tour successful swing, is one of the fan-favorites that will be unloading in the pit area on Wednesday.  A full-field of Super Late Models is expected that will also include the likes of Andy Haus, Andrew ‘Rowdy’ Mullins, Danny Snyder, the Bernheisel boys, the Yoder boys, Chuck Schutz, Allen Brannon, Tyler Emory, Al Cheney, and several other regional drivers.  This will mark the Super Late Models only appearance in New Jersey in the 2015 season so make sure that YOU make an appearance Wednesday night.


The URC 360 Sprints have been around for what seems like ages and now they’re back in full-force in 2015.  A strong group of racers led by drivers such as multi-champion Curt Michael, Josh Weller, Davey Franek, Robbie Stillwaggon, Randy West, and Mark Bitner will all be in the house on ‘Three for All’ Wednesday.  A host of 305 competitors will be trying to steal the lime light as they have been offered bonuses for qualifying for the event.


The 358 Spec-Headed Small Blocks will be making their first of two appearances of the season. Drivers from local surrounding tracks will be bringing their mini-version of a Big Block to Bridgeport for this mid-week special.  Bridgeport regular Ryan Watt won this race in 2014 over a very determined Wade Hendrickson and will be looking to repeat his efforts as will Wade on Wednesday.  Other Bridgeport drivers looking to keep the BLEWETT_2‘money at home’ will be Dominic Buffalino, and Richie Pratt Jr.


New Egypt Speedway should be well-represented for the 25-lap main event as recent winner’s and asphalt moonlighters Jimmy ‘Showtime’ Blewett and ‘Liquid’ Lou Cicconi have confirmed they’ll be in attendance on Wednesday.  Throw in the all-time leading feature winner in Bridgeport history in Jimmy Horton, this year’s ’60 Over Special’ winner Ryan Godown, along with Neal ‘The Wheel’ Williams, PJ Oliver, Andrew Bohn, Ryan Krachun, and J-Mac Johnny McClelland and you’re sure to see some outstanding racing.


Not to be outdone by any means Grandview & Big Diamond Speedways will be represented by ‘CVD’ Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Steve Searock, Brian Kressley, and Kyle Borror along with a host of other racers.  Delaware’s Shawn Ward and Brad Trice are towing north to try and steal the $$$ to take back down to the ‘First State’.  Throw in Wall Stadium’s Andrew Krause and rest assured Bridgeport Speedway will have a tremendous field on hand come Wednesday.


Bridgeport’s also offering all the 602 Crates and Open Sportsman some incentive to come playon Wednesday.  The highest finishing Crate/Sportsman (as long as 5 attempt to qualify) will receive a $500 bonus for the mid-week special.  That could hypothetically result in a $700 last place finish for one of these drivers.


Well race fans, there you have it in a nutshell.  Wednesday, July 15 will be the place to be.  Pits open at 4pm while the grandstands open at 5pm.  The first green flag heat race will drop at7:15pm.  The Super Late Models will stage behind the grandstand for their rare but exciting visit to Bridgeport.  They’ll be live music, moon bounces for the kids, Bandit Bus rides for both kids and adults plus much much more.  You can pre-order your tickets online and save $5 plus get a 1-hour pit tour included in your package.  We hope to see many new faces in the crowd as well as may familiar ones for this spectacle of racing.



     Woolrich, NJ driver, Bob Sarkisian conquered the 5/8th mile Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday night to gain a victory in the Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modified Feature event.  Current Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman point leader, Jim Britt, picked up his third Bridgeport Speedway win of the season while Mike Haggenbottom won his first of the season in Hilborn TSRS Sprint Car action to collect an Ace in the Bethman Auto Center/Bruce’s Speed Shop/Thayer Performance Poker Series. 

     Sarkisian drove his Superior Scaffolding #47 into the lead on lap four when he executed the pass for the lead by Stan Frankenfield, Jr. off of turn two.  Frankenfield took the lead at the start and led for the first three laps and through several complete restarts.  Sarkisian drove away from the field as Howard O’Neal took over second from Frankenfield, followed by Travis Hill and Ron Roberts. 

     Current point leader, Jamie Mills, powered his Blue Hen Special into a top five spot on lap six after starting back in sixteenth on the original start.  Mills was on the move as he took over fourth from Hill on lap eight and then drove past Frankenfield for third one lap later.  Rick Laubach joined the top five with ten complete as Richie Pratt, Jr. closed in. 

     With ten to go, Laubach was up to fourth and closing in on Mills while Pratt made his way past Hill and Frankenfield  to move into the top five. 

     With Sarkisian well out in front by a straightaway, Mills began to close in on O’Neal as the race approached the five to go mark but Laubach took advantage of lapped traffic and moved past Mills to take over third with five to go. 

     O’Neal, Laubach and Mills raced for position as they raced through lapped traffic in the final laps.  Sarkisian drove to his first win of the season on the 5/8 mile track after picking up a win on the quarter mile in June.  Laubach raced to the line in second followed by Mills, O;Neal and Pratt.

     Jim Britt made it look easy as he drove his C/L Underground Drilling & Utility #118 into the lead on lap five, taking the lead from Jeremy Harrington.  Scott Hulmes led the field for lap one with Harrington holding the lead on laps two through four. 

     Britt ran away from the competition as CJ Jones made his way from the back of the field after a spin on lap seven.  An issue with his brakes caused Jones to spin and bring out the caution on lap seven.  Two laps later, Jones had charged through the field to run fourth.  Britt took the crossed flags followed by Pat Wall, Jones, Harrington and Gary Hieber, Jr.

     While Britt raced ahead in his own zip code, Jones closed in on the second place car of Wall.  Rookie driver, Steve Kemery was making the moves as he raced by Hieber to break into the top five.  With five to go, Kemery moved ahead of Harrington to run fourth. 

     Jones raced into second on lap sixteen but Jones was unable to close the gap on Britt as he took the checkered flag for his third win of the season.  Trailing behind Britt and Jones was Wall in third with Kemery finishing fourth ahead of Harrington.

     Multi-year TSRS Champion, Mike Haggenbottom returned to Bridgeport’s Victory Lane for the first time this season after taking the lead from Ryan Stillwagon on lap ten.  Several early race incidents forced TSRS officials to shorten their main event to fifteen laps but John Barnett made good use of his time.  Barnett started picking off cars before the final caution on lap seven.  Barnett had moved ahead of Jeff Geiges and then Rick Stief before the caution waved for an incident in turn one.  Barnett then moved past Eddie Wagner for third and closed in on Stillwagon for second on lap thirteen.  Haggenbottom had a sizeable lead by the time Barnett moved into second but he was able to reduce the margin before the checkered flag. 

     Haggenbottom took the win over Barnett, Stillwagon, Wagner and Bob DeVault.  


1. Bob Sarkisian,  2. Rick Laubach, 3. Jamie Mills, 4. Howard O’Neal, 5. Richie Pratt, Jr., 6. Dominick Buffalino, 7. Tommy Beamer, 8. Travis Hill, 9. Ryan Anderson, 10. Ryan Watt, 11. Kyle Hieber, 12. Sam Martz, 13. Stan Frankenfield, 14. Ron Roberts, 15. Mike Franz, 16. David Hunt, 17. Scott Ambruster, 18. Ricky DiEva, 19. Bruce Davis, 20. Jesse Hill, 21. Ian Humphreys, 22. Dave Shirk, 23. Rich Acolia

1. Jim Britt, 2. CJ Jones, 3. Pat Wall, 4. Steve Kemery, 5. Jeremy Harrington, 6. Gary Hieber, 7. Chris Jenkins, 8. Matthew Peck, 9. Jeff Bubori, 10. Justin Lilick, 11. Chuck Potts, 12. Jeff Sargent, 13. David Banko, 14. Melissa Scarpati, 15. Stan Hawk, 16. Bryan Olsen, 17. George Nardelli, 18. Pete Serra, 19. John Scarpati, 20. Scott Hulmes

1. Mike Haggenbottom, 2. John Barnett, 3. Ryan Stillwagon, 4. Eddie Wagner, 5. Bob DeVault, Jr., 6. Karl Freyer, 7. Tim Tanner, Jr., 8. Rick Stief, 9. Bryant Davis, 10. Sean Kirkpatrick, 11. Joe Lord, 12. Samantha Lieberman, 13. Keith Anderson, 14. Harris Kohen, 15. Zack Byrd, 16. Pat U’Sellis, 17. Bill Corsa, 18. Jeff Geiges, 19. Dave Brown, 20. Joe Kay, 21. Jason Rochelle, 22. Jon Haegele, 23. John Kostic



Bridgeport, NJ


After two rained out Saturdays within the past three weeks, the Tri-State Racesaver Series 305 sprint cars are set to make their next appearance at Bridgeport Speedway, “the fastest dirt track on the North-East”, this coming Saturday July 11th. The Sprint cars will be apart of the Speedway’s “Jeep Jamboree” themed night, sponsored by Spirit Dodge Auto Center located in Swedesboro NJ. This will also be when hand three of the Bethman Auto Center/Thayer Performance/Champion Tire/Bruce’s Speed Shop Poker Series will be dealt for the 305 Sprint Cars.

Saturday night is going to be a busy night for not only drivers, but for fans as well having plenty going on to keep them entertained through out the night. Along with the TSRS Sprint Cars, the Spirit Dodge Auto Center Big Block Modifieds and also the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman Modifieds will be on the card for the nights events. The Modifieds will be running a 25 lap feature, and the Sprints and Crate/Sportsman Modifeds will run 20 laps around the huge 5/8ths mile super speedway.

In light of the “Jeep Jamboree”, Bridgeport is honoring any guest that arrives in a Jeep this weekend, allowing up to two people per Jeep to enter through the gates for FREE for the night. There will be trophies given out to the top five best looking Jeeps in the show, as well as an obstacle course set up in the quarter mile pit area for all guests with Jeeps to run. Spirit Dodge will also have a Jeep Wrangler that fans without vehicles can try out on the course as well. Fans bringing their Jeeps should arrive at 5:00pm in order to be able to participate in all festivities. Spirit Dodge Auto Center will be in the house with many new Jeeps on display, as well as Misfit Fab who will be displaying some of their tricked out Jeeps behind the grandstands.

Fans residing in Swedesboro, Woolwich, and Gibbstown will get FREE admission for township night on Saturday, July 11th. The track has also rolled over TWO WEEKS of rained out township nights as well, now including Woodstown, Pilesgrove, Pedricktown, Monroeville, Mannington, and Elmer NJ, also including Delaware’s Wilmington, Arden, Elsmere, Greenville, Brandywine, and Tallyville townships. Fans must present their ID and proof of residence to the front gate in order to participate.

The Bethman Auto Center/Thayer Performance/Champion Tire/Bruce’s Speed Shop Poker Series will be able to see their TSRS Sprint Car drivers have the chance to better their “playing hands” this weekend, with Hand #3 of the series taking place this Saturday. Due to the rain-out on Saturday, June 27th, the Poker Series will be decreased to 5 hands instead of the originally planned 6.

The Sprint Car Poker Series will follow all the same guidelines as the other Poker Series at Bridgeport, while including a few more prizes provided by Thayer Performance. The driver with the worst hand at the end of the series will receive a full set of front and rear Hoosier Racing Tires courtesy of Thayer Performance. Thayer Performance will continue to hand out a $100 gift certificate in TiLube Product stock to the hard charger of the night.

Stefanie Palmai of Allentown, NJ brought home an ACE card the last time the TSRS Sprints visited Bridgeport on Saturday June 6th after she won her first career sprint car victory. Palmai, who has been an “original pioneer” of the TSRS Series when the series started up back in 2010, has come close to visiting victory lane multiple times in the past 6 years, finishing second on numerous occasions and also having many top fives at the South Jersey oval. She was the second female driver ever to win a Tri-State Racesaver Series feature event, with Brittany Tresch being the first back in 2011 also at Bridgeport, and the fourth woman to be written in the history books to ever win a feature at the Logan Township Speedway behind Susan Kennedy, Mares Stelfox, and Brittany Tresch.

Tim Tanner, who finished second in last years Poker Series to Bob Devault, currently hold the highest hand with a pair of 9 cards. Tim, who remains winless this season, is looking for his first victory and goes into Saturday with high hopes of making that happen.

Eddie Wagner, the two time winner at Bridgeport this year, currently sits second in the Poker Series championship points, holding an ACE high and a 6 card. Wagner will be in attendance for Saturday’s show, along with other hot shoe drivers Jeff Geiges, 3 time 2015 feature winner Dave Brown, Adam Carberry, Rick Stief, Joe Lord, Bobby DeVault, Karl Fryer, and Jamie Kostic to name a few.

Erika Wagner, formerly Erika Palmai, will be driving her sister Stefanie’s famous number 99 on Saturday, marking Saturday the second time she has been out this season. Wagner, who formerly was a full time 305 Sprint Car competitor, who recently married Eddie Wagner this past January, lost her major sponsor over the winter, forcing her to sit on the sidelines this season. With her sister Stefanie having made prior commitments for Saturday, this gave Erika the opportunity to be behind the wheel, a place she is excited to be again.

The Bridgeport Speedway gates open at 5:00pm, with racing kicking off at 7:00. fans who arrive early enough will be able to be greeted by some of their favorite drivers before they head back to the pits to prepare for the night’s events.

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.





     Poker Series Hand #3 produced some great at the Bridgeport Speedway as the track launched the Fourth of July weekend with some Thursday night racing and spectacular fireworks display.  And even though the weatherman didn’t deliver with a great weather package for the night of the race, a lot of fans were on hand for three divisions of racing excitement. 

     2013 Bridgeport Champion, Ryan Watt took the lead from Neal Williams on lap fifteen and went on to capture his second Bridgeport Speedway feature win of the season and collect an Ace for his Poker Series hand in the process.  Although he ran well in the first two events, Watt ran into problems during the first two races, collecting a three card in the first race of the season. 

     Polesitter, Neal Williams led the first fourteen laps of the forty lap feature event as HJ Bunting, Ryan Godown and Duane Howard trailed.  Watt cracked the top five on lap five as he moved ahead of Craig VonDohren, racing his way into the top five from his tenth place start.  With five complete, Williams led Bunting, Howard, Godown and Watt. 

     Watt methodically made his way through the top five, taking over second from Bunting on lap thirteen.  Two laps later, Watt put his Roberts Racing #14w into the lead. 

     Watt put some distance on the field with Williams running second until lap twenty-four when Howard moved his Glen Hynemann owned #126 into the runner-up spot.  Howard narrowed the gap on Watt’s lead but was unable to challenge for the top spot in spite of several caution flags during the remainder of the race.

     The real contest was for the third spot that was traded between VonDohren and Piazza on several occasions. 

      With five laps to go, Williams came to life after dropping back to the fifth position.  On lap thirty-six, Williams used the outside line to take fourth from VonDohren.  A last lap pass, netted Williams a third place finish.

     Watt sailed to his twelfth Bridgeport Big Block victory with Howard finishing second.  Williams was closing fast in third as Piazza and VonDohren rounded out the top five. 

     Brett Kressley had it all go his way as he drew the pole after winning his qualifying heat for the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman part of the show.  Kressley led the twenty-five lap main event from green to checkered to pick up his third Ace in the 2015 Poker Series competition.  CJ Jones chased Kressley from second for most of the event and then survived a last lap, finish line challenge from Jim Britt to finish in the runner-up spot.  Britt finished third followed by Gary Hieber and Brad Roberts.

     After winning his first ever Bridgeport PennCo Tech Outlaw Stock feature event during the Drive for Dylan 50 just a few weeks ago, Scott Dugan proved that he is the real deal when he picked up the win in the twenty lap Poker Series event.  Brian Ludwig finished second to Dugan, just as he did in the Drive for Dylan 50.  Rick Broschard had a strong race to finish third with Ron Frees and Jeramy Doerr completing the top five.

     Thirty-seven Modifieds, thirty-four Crate/Sportsman and nineteen Outlaw Stocks competed in the third hand of the 2015 Poker Series.

Poker Series #3 Race Results

Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds (40 laps)
1. Ryan Watt, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Neal Williams, 4. Sammy Piazza, 5. Craig VonDohren, 6. Richie Pratt, Jr., 7. Ryan Godown, 8. Rick Laubach, 9. Jamie Mills, 10. Scott Ambruster, 11. Jesse Hill, 12. David Hunt, 13. Jordan Watson, 14. Tommy Beamer, 15. Ron Roberts, 16. Billy Pauch, Jr. 17. Rocco Infante, 18. Ian Humphreys, 19. Dominick Buffalino, 20. Sam Martz, 21. HJ Bunting, 22. Tommy Carberry, 23. Billy Pauch, Sr., 24. Ryan Anderson, 25. Mike Franz, 26. Rich Acolia, 27. Bob Sarkisian, 28. Jimmy Horton

Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman (25 laps)
1. Brett Kressley, 2. CJ Jones, 3. Jim Britt, 4. Gary Hieber, 5. Brad Roberts, 6. Mike Hendershot, 7.Art Liedl, 8. Brandon Grosso, 9. Mike Lyons, 10. Clyde Cox, 11. Pete Visconti, 12. Scott Hulmes, 13. Dave Damiano, 14. Jason Dunn, 15. Frank Venezia, 16. Matt Stangle, 17. Steve Kemery, 18. Tom Tanner, 19. Melissa Scarpatti, 20. Pat Wall, 21. Jeremy Harrington, 22. John Micek, 23. Justin Lilick, 24. Matthew Peck, 25. David Crossman

PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks (20 laps)
1. Scott Dugan, 2. Brian Ludwig, 3. Rick Broschard, 4. Ron Frees, 5. Jeramy Doerr, 6. Bill Connolly, 7. Jimmy Avery, 8. Billy Wroble, 9. Mike Creamer, 10. Joe Meron, 11. Art Avery, 12. Darren Cox, 13. Jim Neely, 14. Tom Wills, Sr., 15. Tom Wills, Jr., 16. Spider Ensinger, 17. Everett Taylor, 18. Jeff Masker

Upcoming Events

 Friday, July 10, 2015 – Fridayroble night quarter mile action with Open Mods, 270 & 600 Micros, 4 Cylinder Enduros – Racing at 8pm

Saturday, July 11, 2015 – Jeep Jamboree – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman and TSRS Sprint Cars, racing at 7pm

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – Bridgeport Speedway Three for All – Super Late Models, 358 Small Block Modifieds & URC Sprint Cars, racing at 7pm




The second card of the 2015 Poker Series was dealt at the Bridgeport quarter mile.  Tim Buckwalter, Jacob Hendershot, Dylan Hoch and Joe King, Jr. were dealt aces for the second round.  Joel Smith took the win in the accompanying Stage-1 Modified feature.


2014 600cc Micro Sprint champion, Luke Thomas returned to Bridgeport Speedway for only the second time this season and pulled off the win in the 25-lap wingless 600cc Micro Sprint feature.  Lee Nardelli, James Morris, Grady Johnson, Tim Buckwalter all spent time at the front of the field but Thomas found the speed to take the lead with two laps to go and went on to record his first win of 2015.  Jay Hartman running a low inside line came on to finish second followed by Buckwalter, Kyle Lick and Morris.


Jacob Hendershot has visited Bridgeport Speedway three times this season.  In all three appearances the youngster has blown the motor.  In Sunday night’ event, Hendershot drove past two of the winningest drivers at Bridgeport Speedway in the 270cc Micro Sprint division, Jay Hartman and two time defending champion Tyler Reinhardt to record his second win in the Poker Series.  Hendershot said in Victory Lane that the motor blew going down the backstretch after his took the checkered flag.  Hartman and Reinhardt finished second and third with Pat Bealer fourth and Sean Huesser fifth.


Louden Reimert started on the pole only to lose the lead on lap 15 to Andrew Kreis.  Reimert find another line to his liking and retook the lead one lap later.  Reimert then held of Kreis over the remaining laps to record his first win at Bridgeport Speedway.


Art Knapp grabbed the lead on the opening lap and went to on to record his second ServPro Four Cylinder win of the year.  Chris Sammons and Laura John chased Knapp across the finish line.


Jackson Ring took over the wheel of Joel Smith’s #555 after his machine broke and went onto win his first career feature.  Mark Martini and Dylan Martin followed Ring across the finish line.





  1. Luke Thomas, 2. Jay Hartman, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Kyle Lick, 5. James Morris, 6. Grady Johnson, 7. Lee Nardelli, 8. Chad Sandt, 9. Bill Thomas, 10. Austin Bishop, 11. Tyler DeVault, 12. Tony Dimatia, 13. Heath Henley, 14. Ernie Miles, III, 15. Rob Vivona, 16. Jason Swavely, 17. Johnny Smith, 18. Mark Landwher, 19. Sam LaMothe, 20. Jim Tippin, 21. Ernie Miles, Jr., 22. Jeff Hartman, 23. Josh Conover, 24. Patrick Ely, 25. Joel Smith, 26. Steve Kemery DNQ – Tony Hodgson, Joshua Medley, Ed Barber, III, Josh Martin, Nick Havens, Rebecca LaMothe, Mike Filbrunn, Gary Bozowski, Sam Locuson



  1. Jacob Hendershot, 2. Jay Hartman, 3. Tyler Reinhardt, 4. Pat Bealer, 5. Sean Huesser, 6. Roland Saxton, 7. Colin Bustard, 7. Colin Bustard, 8. Andrew Locuson, 9. John Blanda, 10. Dave Nelson, 11. Ryan Wozunk, 12. Billy Gray, 13. Joe Bednarik, 14. Jonathan John, 15. Scott Hulmes, 16. Kyle Spence, 17. Brandon Pavel, 18. Tom Landwher, 19. Sam LaMothe



  1. Louden Reimert, 2. Andrew Kreis, 3. Travis Beiber, 4. Dylan Swinehart, 5. Richard Partite, 6. Steve Svanda, 7. Dylan Hoch, 8. Dave Galloway, 9. Jordan Knepp, 10. B.J. Antonio, 11. Mike Toth, 12. Brett Bieber, 13. Austin Stofflet, 14. Lou Partite, 15. A.J. Wright, 16. Dave Schenker, 17. Dave McCullough, 18. Dillon Stever, 19. Anthony Raisner, 20. Kurt Bettler, 21. Jason Schenker, 22. Natasha Kenn, 23. Dave Morrell



  1. Art Knapp, 2. Chris Sammons, 3. Laura John, 4. Keith McKinley, 5. Scott Miller



  1. Jackson Ring, 2. Mark Martini, 3. Dylan Martin, 4. John Comandini, DNS – Joel Smith




The Bridgeport Speedway has plenty of action planned for the Fourth of July holiday on both the 5/8 mile July2nd_socialmediaspeedway as well as the quarter mile track.


On Thursday night, July 2nd, Insinger Performance will sponsor the third hand of the Poker Series on the 5/8 mile track as the Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds, the Stewart Stainless Supply Crate/Sportsman and PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks take to the track to compete in a full line-up qualifying races and feature events.  There will also be an outstanding display of fireworks to get everyone’s holiday weekend off to a good start.


And Insinger will also be sponsoring the Fans in the Stands night!  Some lucky race fan will win a free trip for two – including airfare, hotel and $300 in spending money – to the final NASCAR race of the season in Homestead, FL.  Sunoco will provide these two lucky people with prime seats and pit tours during the three days of racing.  The winner will be selected from the night’s 50/50 ticket sales.


Insinger will also offer special activities throughout the night that will allow fans to win t-shirts, hats, mug holders and fuel cards.


With two hands of the 2015 Poker Series on the books, several drivers have already started to put together some impressive Poker hands.


Two drivers are each holding a pair in the Big Block Modifieds.  Ryan Anderson has a pair of Jacks after two fourth place finishes.  Jesse Hill has a pair of deuces and let’s not forget that Rusty Smith was the Poker Series Champion just two years ago when he came up with three deuces at the end of the season.  2014 Poker Series Champ, Rick Laubach, is holding an Ace and a King that could lead to a pair or a straight depending on the outcome of the next hand.  Laubach and Ryan Godown have one win a piece in Poker Series action this year.


Brett Kressley is sitting with a pair of Aces after picking up the wins in each of the two feature events for the Crate/Sportsman Division.  Pat Wall and Jim Britt each have a King so far plus a seven for Wall and a four for Britt.


So far last year’s Poker Series Champion in the Outlaw Stocks, Ron Frees, is leading the way with a pair of Kings but both Tom Wills, Sr. and Jeramy Doerr hold an Ace after they each picked up a Poker Series feature win.


Thursday night action gets underway at 7:30 pm.


The Poker Series on the quarter mile track has a lot of players sitting at the table and contemplating their cards.  James Morris, the winner of the last 600 Micro Poker Series race, is holding and Ace and a King.  several drivers are holding two cards but no one has been able to put together a pair.  Tim Buckwalter was the winner of the second hand but did not collect a card during the first event.


Jay Hartman and Jacob Hendershot each hold an Ace and a King after the first two hands in the 270cc Micros.  Sam LaMothe has a Queen and a deuce for his efforts.


The Slingshots have been dominated by Dylans – Dylan Swinehart and Dylan Hoch – who have been race winners.  Swinehart holds an Ace and  a six but Kurt Bettler has two face cards – a King and a Jack.  Several other drivers hold two cards to date but no one has made a pair to date.


Joe King, Jr. holds two Aces in the 4 Cylinder Enduros and Joel Smith has a pair of Aces in the Stage 1 Modifieds.


There are still a lot of options open with the remaining Poker Series events.


And the Poker Series is not just for the racers!  Fans are invited to make their driver selections and participate in the Fan Hand.  Debbie Becker drew a Full House during the last Poker Series event and had the best hand at the end of the night.  Bud Schweibrinz, Dale Leubner and Donald Mossman each came up with two pair – Aces and Kings.  The top three winning hands receive prizes from the Bridgeport Speedway.


So come on out and cheer for your favorite driver and don’t forget to make your choices for the Fan Hand!  You could be a winner too!


Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 2, 2015 – High Stakes at the Port – sponsored by Insinger Performance – 3rd Hand of the Poker Series for Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman & Outlaw Stocks (Rain date Sunday, July 5th – if needed) – PLUS FIREWORKS!  Racing at 7:30pm

Friday, July 3, 2015 – No Racing

Saturday, July 4, 2015 – No Racing

Sunday, July 5, 2015 – Poker Series Hand #   on the Bridgeport Speedway quarter mile – 270 & 600 Micro sprints, Slingshots, Stage 1 Modifieds and 4 Cylinder Enduros – Racing at 5:30pm


Sicklerville, NJ (June 23, 2015) – When the Modified 811 Dig Safely Series resumes on Friday, July 10 at Bridgeport Speedway, all children in attendance will be able to go home with pockets full of change as a Kid’s Money Scramble will take place.  During intermission, kids will be divided by age groups and will be given time to pick up as many coins as possible. The Kid’s Money Scramble will be sponsored by All County Garage Doors and Vahlco Racing Wheels.
All County Garage Doors provides professional service to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Delaware Valley. From repair to complete installation of a new garage door, this Pennsville, NJ based company can do it all. Interested parties can contact All County Garage Doors at856-812-8304.
Vahlco Racing Wheels produces aluminum racing wheels for dirt oval competitors. Using the highest standards of quality, the Ocean County, NJ based firm manufactures wheels for Late Models, Micro-Sprints, Sprint Cars and Modified Cars. In addition to providing support for the Kid’s Money Scramble, Vahlco Racing Wheels supplies each fifth place finisher in the Modified 811 Dig Safely Series with a non-beadlock wheel. For more information on their product or to place an order, contact Matt Budd at 609-752-2623 or [email protected]
The Modified 811 Dig Safely Series, featuring any type of Modified Stock Car on Bridgeport Speedway’s quarter mile, is down to the final two events. Bob Drayton, Mike Iles and Bob Sarkisian have each claimed a victory to date. In the point standings, a tight race for the championship title is brewing.  With 156 points, Jimmy Horton has a slim two marker edge over Johnny Cornell with Ron Roberts a mere 4 points behind. In fourth place, Richie Pratt, Jr. trails Horton by only 10 points. With 130 points, Bob Drayton rounds out the top five. The champion of the Modified 811 Dig Safely Series will be honored with a minimum of $1,000 along with receiving a guaranteed starting spot in the $10,000 to win Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship on Saturday, September 26. Besides the top five finishers sharing in the point fund, any driver that finishes out of the top five but attempts to qualify for each of the five races in the series will be given a perfect attendance bonus check.
On Friday, July 10, all gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the first green flag waving at 8:00 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults while pit admission is $30. In addition to the Modifieds, the wingless 600cc Micro-Sprints, winged 270cc Micro-Sprints and 4-Cylinder Stock Cars will be competing on Bridgeport Speedway’s quarter mile.  The final event in the Modified 811 Dig Safely Series will occur on Friday July 31. Information concerning the Modified 811 Dig Safely Series and Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship, including rules and entry form for the $10,000 to win race, is available at
The Modified 811 Dig Safely Series and Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship is made possible by an array of fine marketing partners including Black Flagged Racing, Chiaro Construction Services, Colonial Pipeline, CPM Services, ERK Steering Repair, Rick Sweeten Images, The Napp-Grecco Company, The Tree Man, S&D Bodyline and Vahlco Racing Wheels.
Several types of marketing partnership packages are still available for the Modified 811 Dig Safely Series and the Romp in the Swamp Call Before You Dig Championship race. Interested parties should contact Mike Wisniewski from Wiz Motorsports Communications at [email protected] to learn about the custom partnership packages available.
Wiz Motorsports Communications can deliver customized and professional solutions for racers and race tracks. To discuss your particular need, contact Wiz Motorsports Communications at [email protected].

Wet Weekend at Bridgeport Results in Change of Schedule for Next Weekend

Wet Weekend at Bridgeport Results in  Change of Schedule for Next Weekend

Bridgeport, NJ – After eleven consecutive racing weekends, ‘Mother Nature’ finally got her way.  With rain all week long and an dismal forecast for both Saturday and Sunday’s racing program, Bridgeport Speedway felt it was in the best interest of the drivers and fans to pull the plug for the entire weekend.  Unfortunately a BIG weekend was planned that has now been shuffled the Bridgeport schedule.

Saturday marked the second ‘Bike Night’ of the season where a dozen bicycles were going to be given away to 12 young fans.  All motorcycle riders would have been free that rode in on their bikes.  June 20 would have seen all the residents of of Woodstown, Pilesgrove, Pedricktown, Monroeville, Mannington, and Elmer NJ receive FREE admission to the grandstands.  WithSaturday’s washout ‘Bike Night’ and ‘Township Night’ will carry over to next Saturday!  The bicycles will be given away as well as the motorcycle riders receiving free admission on this comingSaturday, June 27.  Joining the list of FREE townships will be Delaware’s Wilmington, Arden, Elsmere, Greenville, Brandywine, and Tallyville.  All residents from these towns will also receive FREE admission on Saturday, June 27.

The Hillborn TSRS 305 Sprints were to make their return joining the Spirit Auto Center Big Blocks, and Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman.  The Big Blocks and Crate/Sportsman will return next week, however the TSRS Sprints will return in three weeks on July 11.  Replacing the winged warriors will be the Pennco Tech Outlaw Stocks.  Also on the racing card will be Rookie Graduation for the D.A.’s Auto Body 2015 Rookie Class.  Rounding out the program will be the Mechanics Races on the 1/4 mile that were postponed from several weeks ago.

Sunday would have been the third hand of the 2015 1/4 mile Poker Series for the 600 and 270 Micro Sprints, as well as the Slingshots and 4 cylinders with the Stage-1 Modifieds rounding out the racing program.  This coming Friday’s show on June 26 will now be a ‘Wild Card’ Poker hand on Sunday, June 28.  The 600, 270s, and Servpro Four-cylinders will run a bonus hand for the 2015 Poker Series.  The slingshots will remain on the card with a non-point/non-poker hand.  The 8 Cylinder Enduros and STARS Mod Lites that were originally on Friday’s schedule will be added to Sunday’s show joining the Stage-1 Modifieds.

4th of July Weekend is just around the corner so mark your calendars for big events at the Bridgeport Speedway.  Kick off your holiday weekend on Thursday, July 2 with Hand #3 of the 5/8 mile 2015 Poker Series.  A huge FIREWORKS display will take place on this evening jump-starting everyone for the festive holiday weekend.  Jesse ‘The Thrill’ Hill leads the Poker Standings in the Spirit Auto Center Big Blocks with a pair of ‘Dueces’ over Rick Laubach (A & K) and Ryan Godown with an Ace.  The Big Blocks will compete in a 40-lap event paying $4,000 to win, $500 for 10th and $300 to take the green.  Brett Kressley leads the way in the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman hands with a pair of Aces.  The Crate/Sportsman will battle in a 25-lap affair paying a cool $1,000 to win on Thursday.  The Pennco Tech Outlaw Stocks will round out the racing divisions on Thursday with a 20-lap $500 to win event as 2013 track champion Ron Frees leads the way with a pair of Kings.

Then on Sunday, July 5 Hand #4 of the 1/4 mile Poker Series takes place for the 600 micros, 270 micros, Slingshots, ServPro 4 cylinders, and Stage-1 Mods.  Be sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 15 as the first ever ‘Three-For-All” takes place at Bridgeport.  Three of the Northeast’s top divisions will all be seen on one night here at Bridgeport Speedway.  The Super Late Models, 360 Sprints, and 358 Small Block Modifieds will all invade the 5/8 mile for a mid-week spectacular that you won’t soon forget.  For more information please log on to or check us out on facebook and twitter.  You can also call the speedway hotline and leave a message 856-467-4408.






     Mother Nature interrupted the racing program on May 16th before several lucky youngsters could be selected to receive bicycles as part of the Bridgeport Speedway’s first Bike Night of the season.  As a result, Bike Night #2 will see twice as many bikes delivered to new owners this Saturdaynight at the Bridgeport Speedway!

     And anyone who rides a motorcycle to the track on Saturday night will be admitted free to see all of the action on the 5/8 mile track as the Hilborn Tri State Race Saver Sprint Cars join the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman and D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies!

     The racing action has been intense this season at the Bridgeport Speedway with Wade Hendrickson and Eric Kormann picking up their first wins of the season this past weekend.  Young Steve Kemery not only picked up his sixth win in the Rookie division but went on to win his first ever Crate/Sportsman feature event later in the evening as he was chased to the checkered flag by Pat Wall and Jim Britt.  Stefani Palmai picked up her first ever win in a Spring Car when TSRS last visited Bridgeport as Palmai wrote her own page in the Bridgeport Speedway history. 

     After sitting idle on Friday night, the action switches to the quarter mile track on Sunday for the running of the third hand of the Poker Series for the small cars.

     270 & 600 Micros, Slingshots, Stage 1 Modifieds and 4 Cylinder Enduros will all see action on the Bridgeport quarter mile with racing getting underway at 5:30pm on Sunday

     Tim Buckwalter won the battle with James Morris for the win in the wingless 600 feature during the second hand of the Poker Series while Jacob Hendershot was the winner in the 270 Micro feature.  After Dylan Swinehart won his first ever Bridgeport race during the first hand of the Poker Series, Dylan Hock picked up the Slingshot win in hand number two.  Joel Smith was the most recent winner in the Stage 1 Modifieds while Joe King, Jr. was the big winner in the 4 Cylinder action. 

     The Bridgeport Speedway is a family oriented facility.  In addition to some great eats – from Italian Ice to Steak Sandwiches – the Speedway provides activities for the whole family.  There’s a Bounce House and Slide for the kids in addition to musical entertainment starting when the main gate opens.  The Speedway mascot, the Bridgeport Bandit is on hand throughout the night’s activities and extends an invitation to all to ride his Bandit Bus for a look at the behind the scenes action as they ride through the pit area or even around the 5/8 mile speedway.  The Bridgeport Bullet, the official program of the Bridgeport Speedway, provides you with all of the latest news and information about the competitors as well as driver rosters to keep you involved in the night’s racing action. 

Upcoming Events

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

Friday, June 26, 2015 – 270 & 600 Micros, 4 & 8 Cylinder Enduros and STARS Mod Lites on the quarter mile – racing at 8pm

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – Graduation Night for the Rookies and Mechanics Race, Big Block Modifeds, Crate/Sportsman & Outlaw Stocks – racing at 7pm

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