GODOWN RACES TO VICTORY IN BRIDGEPORT’S RON FAISON MEMORIAL
Bridgeport, NJ – Ryan Godown raced his R&M Motorsports No. 26 to victory in the Ron Fasion Memorial forty lap feature event for the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park and collected the $6,000 payday. It was Godown’s thirteenth Bridgeport win of the season and his second win in a row since his seven race streak ended three weeks ago.
Saturday night’s race was sponsored by Ice Less.
Ethan Bill raced to his second win of the season in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman feature while Lee Allen picked up win number six in the Izzy Trucking Street Stocks.
It’s a little to soon to tell if this win is the beginning of another win streak for Godown but the odds makers aren’t betting against him!
Matt Peck and Ron Roberts led the field to the start of the Ron Faison Memorial race, postponed due to weather earlier in the season. Roger Manning raced from his third place start to take the lead.
Manning led through the lap fifteen with Godown moving into second on lap fourteen and Sammy Martz, Jr., Ryan Krachun and Jim Gallagher, Jr. completing the top five.
Godown raced by Manning to take the lead on the next lap. Krachun raced into second after a three wide battle with Manning and Billy Pauch, Jr. Godown led Krachun, Pauch, Manning and Sammy Martz Jr. who was battling with Ryan Watt for fifth.
With Godown pulling away from the field, Krachun and Pauch waged a back and forth battle for second with Pauch claiming the position on lap twenty-six after the two drivers traded slide jobs. Godown raced into lapped traffic as Watt raced into fourth.
The caution waved with thirty-two laps scored as HJ Bunting and the Blue Hen No. 30 headed to the pits to change a right rear flat. The double file restart gave everyone another shot at the leader as Pauch, Krachun and Watt went three wide for second. Krachun got way to the outside in turns one and two, allowing Watt to move into third and Danny Bouc a look at fourth.
Godown raced to the victory over Pauch, Jr., Watt, Krachun and Bouc. Neal Williams finished sixth followed by Jim Gallagher, Jr., Dominick Buffalino, Bunting and Martz, Jr.
Richie Pratt, Jr. won the five lap dash race sponsored by Izzy Trucking as part of the Ron Faison Memorial. Pratt raced ahead of Godown, Watt and Pauch, Jr. to take the win.
2022 DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie Champion, Thomas Prychka took the lead at the start and had the field covered through lap sixteenof the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman feature. Prychka led Ethan Bill, Steven Yankowski, Matt Ellery and Brian Papiez though lap fifteen but Prychka slowed the next time around the track. First plagued by a power steering failure, Prychka was then sidelined when a fan belt broke and the car overheated.
Bill picked up where Prychka left off, racing to the checkered for his second win of the season. A pair of late race cautions helped to jumble the field as they headed to the finish. Ellery finished second followed by Ryan Godown, Jr., Yankowski and Bryan Brobst. Brian Papiez, Howie Finch, Travis Hill, Wayne Weaver and Brian McKinney completed the top ten.
Lee Allen returned to Weaknecht Archery Victory Lane for his sixth win of the season in the Izzy Truck Street Stock feature event. Allen raced pole sitter and three time feature winner, Jeff Dirkes for the lead on the start and then kept the No. 98B out in front to the checkered. The race was for second as Dirkes, Jeramy Doerr, Mike Hughes and Tom Wills, Jr. battled for top five positions throughout the race.
Allen took the win over Dirkes, Doerr, Hughes and Wills, Jr.
The countdown is on as the crowning of the season champions is quickly approaching. Next Saturday night the Modifieds, 602 Sportsman and Street Stocks will be joined by the Delaware Auto Exchantge Mid Atlantic Sprint Series to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.
DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZ MODIFIEDS: 1. Ryan Godown ($6000), 2. Billy Pauch Jr., 3. Ryan Watt, 4. Ryan Krachun, 5. Danny Bouc, 6. Neal Williams, 7. Jim Gallagher Jr., 8. Dominick Buffalino, 9. HJ Bunting, 10. Sam Martz Jr., 11. Richie Pratt Jr., 12. Roger Manning, 13. Sam Martz Sr., 14. Tommy Beamer, 15. W.B. James, 16. Mike Mahaney, 17. Cale Ross, 18. Alex Yankowski, 19. Matt Peck, 20. Anthony Tramontana, 21. Don Barone, 22. Ryan Forte, 23. Ron Roberts, 24. Davey Sammons
PRECISION HYDRAULIC & OIL 602 SPORTSMAN: 1. Ethan Bill ($500), 2. Matt Ellery ($300), 3. Ryan Godown Jr. ($225), 4. Stephen Yankowski ($175), 5. Bryan Brobst ($150), 6. Brian Papiez ($120), 7. Howie Finch ($115), 8. Travis Hill ($110), 9. Wayne Weaver ($105), 10. Ryan McKinney ($100), 11. David Miloszar ($80), 12. Billy Chester ($80), 13. David Jenkins ($80), 14. Matt Luzi ($80), 15. Aaron Weaver ($75), 16. Ethan Young ($75), 17. Ashley Metz ($75), 18. Danny Hulmes ($75), 19. Brian Rogers ($75), 20. Will Protinick ($75), 21. Luke Bunting ($75), 22. Thomas Prychka ($75), 23. Pete Serra ($75)
DNS: Sean Metz
STREET STOCKS: 1. Lee Allen, 2. Jeff Dirkes, 3. Jeramy Doerr, 4. Mike Hughes, 5. Tom Wills Jr., 6. Nick Sandone III, 7. Ken Moren, 8. Mike Creamer
DNS: Scott Hulmes