FIRST BIKE NIGHT OF 2015 SEASON AT BRIDGEPORT
The first of four Bike Nights will take place at the Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday, May 16th. All motorcycle riders will be admitted free and prizes will be awarded to the top bikes. There will also be Bike Giveaways for the kids!
All this on top of a full slate of stock car racing with the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman, PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks and D.A.’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies. The Bridgeport Speedway is the only dirt track in New Jersey where racing fans can still see the mighty Big Block Modifieds!
The new clay surface has produced some fast action and highly competitive races during the first weeks of the season.
Three different drivers have captured Big Block Feature event wins since the 2015 point season began. Rick Laubach, Jamie Mills and Ryan Watt each have one win to their credit in this year’s point chase while drivers like Dominck Buffalino, Wade Hendrickson, Sam Martz, Richie Pratt, Jr. and others are looking for their first wins of the season. Laubach also picked up the win in the South Jersey Shootout before the regular Bridgeport season got underway.
Pat Wall has won twice in the Crate/Sportsman action with Kris Lilick picking up his first win of the season this week. Drivers like CJ Jones, Jim Britt, Steve Searock and Bob Lilick have been close but not able to get to the checkered flag first during the first three weeks of the season.
The Outlaw Stocks have produced finishes that come right down to the wire every week with Brian Ludwig, Tom Wills, Sr. and Jeff Dirkes picking up wins after Jermay Doerr’s domination during the special shows. Steven Kemery has been the only driver to repeat in the Rookie action to date as Tom Tanner and Tom Holding also have wins to their credit.
In addition to the action on the track, the Bridgeport Bandit welcomes fans to ride the Bandit Bus and view the competitors up close as they prepare for the night’s racing action. There’s plenty of activity all night long with a great selection of concession and novelty stands, a Bounce House, musical entertainment and free giveaways every race night!
Saturday night action will get underway at 6:30pm.
The quarter mile track will host the open modifieds in addition to the 270 & 600cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Enduro cars on Friday night. Friday night action gets underway at 8pm.
Bob Drayton was the winner of the first open modified show on the quarter mile as the competitors prepare for the big 811 Dig Safely event, Romp in the Swamp, that will pay $10,000 to the winner on September 28th.
Lee Nardelli has been a repeat winner in the 600cc Micro Sprints while the 270cc Micro Sprint action has been dominated by Jay Hartman and Joe King has been the man to beat in the 3 Cylinder Enduro cars.
Friday, May 15, 2015 – OPEN MODIFIEDS – 270 & Wingless 600 Micro Sprints and Four-Cylinder Enduros, racing at 8pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – BIKE NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies, racing at 6:30
Friday, May 22, 2015 – TSRS Sprints on the 5/8 with 270 & 600 cc Micros and 4 Cylinders on the quarter mile, racing at 8pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – NO RACING
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – “All in at the Port” – Poker Series Hand #2 – Big Block, Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies, racing at 7pm (Rain date Monday, 5/25 if needed)