Krachun, Godown & Stinson Win Opening Night of Bridgeport Points
Bridgeport, NJ – After a second place finish to Dominick Buffalino during Tuesday night’s special show, Ryan Krachun returned to the Bridgeport Motorsports Park and reversed the previous outcome by picking up his first ever feature win at the Kingdom of Speed in the Foley Cat Modifieds. This time Buffalino finished second.
In nearly identical circumstances, Krachun took the lead at the start of the thirty lap Foley Cat Modified feature with Buffalino racing into second just before the halfway mark. And again, there were lapped cars to deal with but this time, Krachun had the Amwell Auto Body No. 29 wound up around the top of the banking and he was able to drive by the lapped cars that were running at the bottom of the track.
Krachun dedicated his win to the late Danny Serrano. “This one has to be for Danny,” Krachun declared. “My first win at Bridgeport. He’s the one that was always after me to come down here.”
Buffalino trailed Krachun to the finish followed by Ryan Godown, Sam Martz and Frank Cozze. Both Cozze and sixth place finisher, Ryan Watt advanced in their positions in the final laps. Billy Osmun III, Tim Buckwalter, defending track champion, Billy Pauch and Jim Gallagher rounded out the top ten.
Ryan Godown, Jr. combined a good working car and a good starting position to earn his first win of the 2021 season in the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman action. After a frustrating start, the second generation driver battled with Ryan Higgs during the early laps but was then able to settle down and run his own race when contenders fell off the pace. Bob Lineman, Jr. had a strong second place run for his first Bridgeport start of the season but was sidelined by mechanical issues late in the race.
Godown took the checkered flag over Anthony Tramontana who won the battle with Sammy Martz, Jr. for second. Howie Finch finished fourth followed by Wayne Weaver. John Micek raced to a sixth place finish over Scott Hulmes, Pete Serra and two first year competitors, Ethan Bill and Ryan Stangle.
Rich Stinson, Jr. picked up his third victory of the season in the Sunbelt Rental Street Stocks after racing with leader Mike Hughes. Stinson is the defending champion in this division and is currently undefeated in Street Stock action.
Hughes finished a strong second with Nick Sandone III making his many fans happy with his third place performance. Tom Wills, Jr. finished fourth with Gary Klimeczak taking fifth.
The Mid Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) joins the Foley Cat Modifieds, South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman and Sunbelt Rental Street Stocks with racing to begin immediately following a 6pm warm-up session. Kevin Nagy already has a win at Bridgeport this season with the MASS sprints. Three races have produced three different winners in both the Modifieds and the Sportsman with a repeat winner existing only in the Street Stock action at this time.
FOLEY CAT BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS (30 laps)
- Ryan Krachun, 2. Dominick Buffalino, 3. Ryan Godown, 4. Sam Martz, Sr., 5. Frank Cozze, 6. Ryan Watt, 7. Billy Osmun, III, 8. Tim Buckwalter, 9. Billy Pauch, Sr. 10. Jim Gallagher, Jr., 11. Alex Yankowski, 12. Brandon Hightower, 13. Jim Britt, 14. Joe Toth, 15. Billy Lasko, 16. Mike Franz, 17. Troy Ale, 18. Matt Stangle, 19. Neal Williams, 20. Brett Ballard, 21. Tommy Beamer, 22. Frank Yankowski, 23. Brad Roberts, 24. Joseph Watson, 25. Clay Butler, DNQ – Tommy Errico, Jr., Tom Macherrone, Art Liedl, Justin Eason, Ron Roberts
SOUTH JERSEY OVERHEAD DOOR 602 SPORTSMAN (25 laps)
- Ryan Godown, Jr., 2. Anthony Tramontana, 3. Sammy Martz, Jr., 4. Howie Finch, 5. Wayne Weaver, 6. John Micek, 7. Scott Hulmes, 8. Pete Serra, 9. Ethan Bill, 10. Ryan Stangle, 11. Billy Chester, 12. Aaron Weaver, 13. Matt Elery, 14. Bob Lineman, Jr., 15. Joseph Brown, 16. Erik Mattson, 17. Ryan Higgs, 18. Steve Kemery, 19. Tracy Gauger, 20. David Jenkins, 21. Tom Sherby, 22. Brett Belmont, 23. Greg Nailor, 24. Sean Metz, DNQ – Ethan Young, Mike Creamer, Nolan Openshaw, Will Protnick, Anthony Sisco
SUNBELT RENTALS STREET STOCKS (15 laps)
- Rich Stinson, Jr., 2. Mike Hughes, 3. Nick Sandone, 4. Tom Wills, Jr., 5. Gary Klimeczak, 6. Ken Moren, 7. Keith McKinley