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Bridgeport, NJ – It was Ryan Godown’s fourth win in a row in the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park on a night of racing sponsored by EZ Finance Trucks. It was Godown’s seventh Bridgeport win of the season.
Ryan Godown, Dominick Buffalino and Billy Pauch, Jr. have finished 1-2-3 in the last two Saturday night events and up until two laps to go, it looked at Saturday night’s race might be the third in a row. But Ryan Watt had other ideas. When Buffalino and Pauch were absorbed in their battle for second, they left the inside open. Watt was quick to put the No. 14w into that hole and then succeeded in claiming second on the final lap.
Most of the drivers seemed to echo Godown’s assessment of the racing surface when he declared, “The track was awesome!” “My guys gave me a flawless car tonight,” Godown added.
Howie Finch raced the Ice Less No. 4 to victory in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Sportsman while Jeff Dirkes earned his second win of the season in the Bridgeport Motorsports Park Street Stocks. Eddie Wagner raced to victory in the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid Atlantic Sprint Series – his second win of the season and his first on the high banks this season.
Ronnie Roberts and Mike Franz raced for the lead as the Modified feature event got underway. Roberts put the No. Z14 out in front as the field raced out of turn two on lap one with Sam Martz taking over second with the Izzy Trucking No. 3. Roberts led the first four laps with Martz taking the lead on lap five.
Dominick Buffalino had the Big Spring Car Wash No. 126 in second on lap seven as Godown raced into third one lap later.
Neal Williams drew the first caution as he slowed on the track and then headed to the pits for a tire change. Martz led the way to the restart but Godown had the lead for lap nine, making quick work of the twelve cars that started in front of the Camp Out No. 26.
Godown led the way over Buffalino and Pauch, Jr. through halfway – a familiar sight on Saturday nights. Ryan Watt raced in fourth with Sam Martz, holding off the challenges of Sammy Martz, Jr. for fifth.
With less than ten laps remaining, the leaders caught the back of the field as lapped traffic loomed ahead. Godown raced through the lapped cars without incident but the traffic enabled Buffalino, Pauch and Watt to close the gap on the leader.
With less than five laps to go, Pauch dove into turn three, looking to the inside for a shot at second but Buffalino prevailed. It looked like another Godown, Buffalino, Pauch finish but then the caution waved with just two laps to go. Jordan Watson got into the wall between turns one and two and needed an assist to get to the pits with a flat tire.
Godown took the green flag with Buffalino and Pauch battling for second and Watt right behind the top three. Coming for the white flag, Buffalino and Pauch were embroiled in the race for second, with both cars sliding up the track in turn four and opening the bottom. Watt saw the opening and quickly slid into position. Watt raced to the inside of Buffalino and Pauch as they headed to the white flag.
Continuing to use the bottom of the track, Watt raced into second as he moved to the top of the track in front of Buffalino and Pauch as they raced through turns one and two. Godown raced to the checkered followed by Watt, Buffalino, Pauch and Martz. Sammy Martz, Jr. finished sixth followed by WB James, Richie Pratt, Jr., HJ Bunting and Mike Mahaney.
F&L Doors heat races were won by Sammy Martz, Jr., Neal Williams and Mike Franz.
Eddie Wagner raced to his first Bridgeport win of the season in the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) feature after racing first year competitor, Jeff Paulson for the lead.
Buddy Schwiebinz, who came into the race as the MASS point leader, grabbed the lead on the start with Paulson and Dale Eggert trailing the leader. Paulson challenged Schwiebinz and then took the lead following a lap four restart. Wagner moved into second on the same restart.
Paulson led through lap eight but it was Wagner who was out in front one lap later with the Buds R Us No. 70.
Frequent caution flags kept the field tight right down to the final laps.
With five laps to go, Wagner led the way over Paulson, Schweibinz, Aidan Borden and CJ Fasion. Schweibinz made contact with the wall in turns one and two with a tire issue and retired from the race with less than five laps remaining.
With the final caution waved for Schweibinz with four to go, Wagner led the way as Borden charged into second. When the checkered waved, it was Wagner, Borden, Paulson, Faision and Tim Iulg who completed the top five. Bobby DeVault, Cory Hunsberger, Joe Kay, Dan Leaper and Keith Anderson completed the top ten at the checkered.
“I made a ton of changes to the car before the feature,” Wagner explained. “Every race, I found myself racing for whatever position I started in – not going forward or backward. I made so many changes, we were either going to go forward or backward. I even used two shocks that I haven’t used that we had in the trailer!” Obviously, Wagner’s instincts were spot on.
The EZ Finance Trucks heat races were won by Aidan Borden, Larry McVay and Jeff Paulson.
Brian Rogers led the first lap of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Sportsman feature before Matt Ellery raced the Ellery Pug & Grill No. 29 into the lead.
A caution just before halfway, brought the field back together and erased Ellery’s advantage. Finch, who had been running second, took the lead on the restart after a side-by-side battle with Ellery.
Finch was able to pull away from the field as he raced to his first win of the 2022 season. Ellery finished second followed by Ryan Godown, Jr., Stephen Yankowski and 2021 Rookie Champion, Ethan Bill. David Jenkins finished sixth followed by Tim Tillman, Brian Papiez, Brian Rogers and Brandon Shipley.
Finch credited Jim Ramm with his win. “He’s the reason I’m here. I wouldn’t get to the track if it weren’t for him getting the car ready every week.”
Hoffman Discount Parts heat races were won by Tim Tillman, Matt Ellery and Brandon Watkins. Jeff Dirkes picked the win in the EZ Truck Finance Street Stock feature in what proved to be a while fifteen laps.
Dirkes grabbed the lead on the start but was quickly challenged by Jeramy Doerr who dogged the leader lap after lap.
Mike Hughes challenged Dirkes for the lead on lap three. Hughes had the No. 18 out in front briefly but Dirkes reclaimed the lead as the two drivers raced down the backstretch.
Hughes, Lee Allen and Tom Wills, Jr. were racing for position as they headed through turns one and two. Hughes got sideway, squeezing Allen against the wall. Allen rode the wall. Wills was left nowhere to go and made hard contact with the two other cars.
It was hard to believe but Allen, who took a wild ride, was able to continue while Hughes and Wills retired to the pits.
Dirkes held off Doerr’s challenges to pick up the win followed by Doerr, current point leader, Lee Allen, Nick Sandone III and Daniel Harrison.
Tom Wills, Jr. picked up the win in the EZ Leasing Trucks heat race.
There will be no racing at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park this week. Racing will return on Saturday, July 23 with the United Racing Club, NEWS Sprints, 4 Cylinders and Vintage Stock Cars. The Modifieds and 602 Sportsman return on Tuesday, July 26th for the Short Track Super Series.
DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZZ MODIFIED FEATURE (30 laps):
Ryan Godown, Sr., 2. Ryan Watt, 3. Dominic Buffalino, 4. Billy Pauch, Jr., 5. Sam Martz, Sr., 6. Sammy Martz, Jr., 7. W.B. James, 8. Richie Pratt, Jr., 9. H.J. Bunting, 10. Mike Mahaney, 11. Davey Sammons, 12. Billy Osmun, III, 13. Tommy Beamer, 14. Roger Manning, 15. Clay Butler, 16. Matt Peck, 17. Mike Franz, 18. Howard O’Neal, 19. Mark VanVorst, 20. Jordan Watson, 21. Rob Roberts, 22. Neal Williams, 23. Brad Roberts, 24. Don Barone, 25. Ryan Krachun
DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZ MODIFIEDS: 1. Ryan Godown ($2500), 2. Ryan Watt ($1200), 3. Dominick Buffalino ($1000), 4. Billy Pauch Jr. ($900), 5. Sam Martz Sr. ($650), 6. Sam Martz Jr. ($600), 7. W.B. James ($575), 8. Richie Pratt Jr. ($550), 9. HJ Bunting ($525), 10. Mike Mahaney ($500), 11. Davey Sammons ($400), 12. Billy Osmun III ($300), 13. Tommy Beamer ($300), 14. Roger Manning ($300), 15. Clay Butler ($300), 16. Mike Franz ($300), 17. Matt Peck ($300), 18. Howard O’Neal ($300), 19. Mark Vanvorst ($300), 20. Jordan Watson ($300), 21. Ron Roberts ($300), 22. Neal Williams ($300), 23. Brad Roberts ($300), 24. Don Barone ($300), 25. Ryan Krachun ($300)
PRECISION HYDRAULIC & OIL 602 SPORTSMAN: 1. Howie Finch ($500), 2. Matt Ellery ($300), 3. Ryan Godown Jr. ($225), 4. Stephen Yankowski ($175), 5. Ethan Bill ($150), 6. David Jenkins ($120), 7. Tim Tillman ($115), 8. Brian Papiez ($110), 9. Brian Rogers ($105), 10. Brandon Shipley ($100), 11. Ricky Wegner ($80), 12. Ryan McKinney ($80), 13. Pete Serra ($80), 14. Ethan Young ($80), 15. Bubba Hughes ($75), 16. Luke Bunting ($75), 17. Zac Weller, ($75) 18. Greg Reed ($75), 19. Brandon Watkins ($75), 20. Mason Magee ($75), 21. Thomas Prychka ($75), 22. Bobby Watkins ($75)
DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES: 1. Eddie Wagner, 2. Aiden Borden, 3. Jeff Paulson, 4. CJ Faison, 5. Tim Iulg, 6. Bobby DeVault, 7. Cory Hunsberger, 8. Joe Kay, 9. Dan Leaper, 10. Keith Anderson, 11. Josh Bricker, 12. Darren Cox, 13. DJ Tanner Jr., 14. Shelby Kelly, 15. Kenny Laureno, 16. Andy Mahan, 17. Buddy Schweibinz, 18. Dave Brown, 19. Rick Stief, 20. Larry McVay, 21. Dale Eggert, 22. Cory Cornell, 23. Rory Janney, 24. Dave Graber, 25. Samantha Lieberman
DNS: Cole Stangle
STREET STOCKS: 1. Jeff Dirkes, 2. Jeramy Doerr, 3. Lee Allen, 4. Nick Sandone III, 5. Daniel Harrison, 6. Terry Channey, 7. Ken Moren, 8, Lee Taylor, 9. Mike Hughes, 10. Tom Wills Jr.
Bridgeport, NJ – Rick Eckert, Ryan Godown and Billy Pauch, Jr. were the big winners in the Bridgeport Motorsports Park 4th of July Spectacular that featured forty lap feature events for the Super Late Models, the Modifieds and the All Pro SpeedSTRS in a holiday event sponsored by Millville Glass & Door.
It was the first appearance of the Super Late Models on the high banks of the Kingdom of Speed but the racers found the track to their liking. “This place is awesome,” said race winner, Rick Eckert at the end of forty laps. “I love watching the races from here!”
Coleby Frye put up the fast time of 15.816 seconds that will stand as the one lap record for the Super Late Models until another competitor is able to beat that time.
Andrew Yoder and Donny Lingo led the field of Super Late Models to the green flag for the start of their forty lap feature. Lingo quickly moved out in front to lead the first two laps. Coleby Frye moved into second and began to challenge Lingo for the lead. Frye led the way on lap three.
Frye led the way over Eckert, Tyler Hershey, Andrew Yoder and Trevor Collins at halfway.
Lap twenty-seven saw the field realigned for a restart. As before, Frye elected to start from the outside the front row with Eckert on the inside. As the leaders came into turn four, Frye and Eckert came together with Frye’s No. F1 going over. The red flag was thrown. Eckert was able to drive away but Frye left the track on the back of a tow truck.
Tyler Hershey was the new race leader as Eckert picked his way through the field to once again run in second with about ten laps to go. Hershey continued to lead the way. Eckert closed the gap on the leader several times but Hershey was able to pull away again. Coming for the white flag, Hershey got a little out of shape coming through turn four. That was all the help that Eckert needed as he raced to the inside of Frye in turn one and exited turn two with the lead.
Eckert took the win over Hershey, Andy Haus, Trevor Colins and Jim Bernheisel.
The Hoffman Discount Parts heat races for the Super Late Models were won by Rick Eckert and Bryan Bernheisel.
The Danny’s PIzza Pizzazz Modifieds were the next race on the schedule. Ryan Godown and Matt Stangle made up the front row of the line-up and led the field to the start. It was Stangle who raced to the outside to grab the lead. Ryan Watt raced into second on a lap four restart.
Stangle led Watt, Godown, Richie Pratt, jr. and Craig VonDohren through lap ten but another caution and subsequent restart rejumbled the field one lap later as Pratt moved up to second over Godown, Pauch and Watt.
While under the caution with eleven laps scored, Stangle suddenly exited to the pits with mechanical issues. Pratt led the way to the restart but Godown immediately went to the inside of Pratt in turn three to take the lead.
Godown led Watt, Pratt, Cale Ross and Pauch at halfway.
After a side-by-side battle with Ross, Pauch raced into fourth. With six laps to go, Pauch raced by Pratt to trail Godown and Watt who raced out in front of the field. A single file restart with five laps to go put Pauch on Watt’s back bumper and the two drivers raced for second for several laps.
Godown raced to the win and the $10,000 winner’s share after taking the Gambler’s Challenge, doubling his winnings. Pauch finished second followed by Watt, Pratt and Ross. Rick Laubach finished sixth with Danny Bouc, Duane Howard, Sam Martz, Sr. and Clay Butler completing the top ten at the checkered.
The F&L Doors Modified heats races were won by Richie Pratt, Jr., Sam Martz, Sr. and Dillon Steuer with Jeff Strunk winning the B Main in one of the Blue Hen No. 30s,
Billy Pauch,Jr. added another win in the Speedway Entertainment All Pro SpeedSTRS, racing into the lead in the final laps of the forty lap, $4,000 to win feature event.
Steve Drevicki was filling in for Steve Buckwalter and was behind the wheel of the Bob Swavely No. 56. Drevicki started from the pole but it was Jason Musser to took the lead on the start. Musser led the way over Drevicki, Pauch, Ryan Krachun and Louden Reimert through lap six. On lap seven, Musser slid high in turn four, allowing Drevicki and later Pauch, get by.
Briggs Danner was on the move, taking over fourth and looking for more on lap twelve.
Drevicki had the lead through the halfway mark over Pauch, Danner, Mike Bednar and Reimert.
A single file restart in the final laps erased Drevicki’s lead and had the cars nose-to-tail going for the green. Pauch shot to the inside of Drevicki but the leader came back with a crossover move to maintain the lead. One lap later, Pauch made the pass stick to take the lead with Danner moving up to second. Drevicki mounted a late race challenge as the field headed to the checkered but his effort fell short. Pauch took the win over Danner, Drevicki, Reimert and Steuer. Mike Manieri, Tim Buckwalter, Rich Tobias, Cale Zangli and Jack Helget completed the top ten.
Glick Fire Equipment heat races were won by Dillon Steuer and Mike Bednar.
The John Blewett Scrap and Recyling Four Cylinders were won by Justin Dunn. Dunn took the win over Scott Dunn and Bobby Johnson with Ed Ford and Joe Garey, Sr. rounding out the top five.
Tim Jones was the heat race winner.
BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR PRESENTED BY MILLVILLE GLASS & DOOR
SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE (40 laps) presented by Precision Hydraulic & Oil
Rick Eckert, 2. Tyler Hershey, 3. Andy Haus, 4. Trevor Collins, 5. Jim Bernheisel, 6. Chad Julius, 7. Coleby Frye, 8. Andrew Yoder, 9. David Ogin, 10. Donny Lingo, 11. Chuck Schutz, 12. Brian Bernheisel, 13. Al Cheney, DNS – Wayne Pfeil
DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZZ MODIFIED FEATURE (40 laps)
Ryan Godown, 2. Billy Pauch, Jr., 3. Ryan Watt, 4. Richie Pratt, Jr., 5. Cale Ross, 6. Rick Laubach, 7. Danny Bouc, 8. Duane Howard, 9. Sam Martz, Sr., 10, Clay Butler, 11. H.D. Bunting, 12. Billy Osmun, III, 13. Sammy Martz, Jr., 14. Tommy Beamer, 15. W.B. James, 16. Jeff Strunk, 17. Dominick Buffalino, 18. Dillon Steuer, 19. Davey Sammons, 20. Craig VonDohren, 21. Neal Williams, 22. Matt Stangle, 23. Ryan Krachun, 24. Jordan Watson, DNQ – Matt Peck, Brad Roberts, Scott Hitchens, Anthony Tramontana, Craig Whitmoyer, Don Borone, Brett Kelly, Ron Roberts, Mike Franz, Jim Gallagher, Jr.
ALL PRO SPEEDSTRS FEATURE (40 laps) presented by Speedway Entertainment
Billy Pauch, Jr., 2. Briggs Danner, 3. Steven Drevicki, 4. Louden Reimert, 5. Dillon Steuer, 6. Mike Manieri, 7. Tim Buckwalter, 8. Rich Tobias, 9. Cale Zangli, 10. Jack Helget, 11. Mike Bednar, 12. Bud Schweibinz, 13. Jason Musser, 14. Ryan Krachun, 15. Andy Haus, DNS – Cole Stangle
FOUR CYLINDERS FEATURE (15 laps) presented by John Blewett Scrap & Recycling
Justin Dunn, 2. Scott Dunn, 3. Bobby Johnson, 4. Ed Ford, 5. Joe Garey, Sr., 6. Tim Jones, 7. Joe Garey, Jr., 8. Amanda Tinnes, DNS – Chris Gall
DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZZ MODIFIEDS: 1. Ryan Godown, 2. Billy Pauch Jr., 3. Ryan Watt, 4. Richie Pratt Jr., 5. Cale Ross, 6. Rick Laubach, 7. Danny Bouc, 8. Duane Howard, 9. Sam Martz Sr., 10. Clay Butler,11. HJ Bunting, 12. Billy Osmun, 13. Sam Martz Jr., 14. Tommy Beamer, 15. W.B. James, 16. Jeff Strunk, 17. Dominick Buffalino, 18. Dillon Steuer, 19. Davey Sammons, 20. Craig VonDohren, 21. Neal Williams, 22. Matt Stangle, 23. Ryan Krachun, 24. Jordan Watson
SUPER LATE MODELS: 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Tyler Hershey, 3. Andy Haus, 4. Trevor Collins, 5. Jim Bernheisel, 6. Chad Julius, 7. Coleby Frye, 8. Andrew Yoder, 9. David Ogin, 10. Donald Lingo, 11. Chuck Shultz, 12. Bryan Bernheisel, 13. Al Cheney
DNS: Wayne Pfeil
SPEEDWAY ENTERTAINMENT ALL-PRO SPEEDSTRS: 1. Billy Pauch Jr., 2. Briggs Danner, 3. Steven Drevicki, 4. Louden Reimert, 5. Dillon Steuer, 6. Mike Manieri, 7. Tim Buckwalter, 8. Rich Tobias, 9. Cale Zangli, 10. Jack Helget, 11. Mike Bednar, 12. Buddy Schweibinz, 13. Mike Melair, 14. Ryan Krachun, 15. Andy Haus
DNS: Cole Stangle
4 CYLINDERS: 1. Justin Dunn, 2. Scott Dunn, 3. Bobby Johnson, 4. Ed Ford, 5. Joe Garey Sr., 6. Tim Jones, 7. Joe Garey Jr., 8. Amanda Tinnes
Bridgeport, NJ – CJ Faison raced to his first win in the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) in the first Ron Faison Memorial Race at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Saturday night. Ryan Godown, Sr. picked up the win in the Danny’s Pizza Pizazz Modifieds while Ryan Godown, Jr. raced to the win in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman feature. Bubba Hughes won the final race of the season for the DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies while Thomas Prychka was crowned as the 2022 Rookie Champion. Lee Allen was the winner in the EZ Finance Truck Street Stock feature.
Ron Faison lost his battle with cancer in 2021. Doug and Brittany Rose scheduled a two day race weekend for the MASS competitors to honor Ron. The event was originally scheduled for early April but only one day was completed due to inclement weather – the second day was rescheduled for Saturday.
It was clear that CJ Fasion was on a mission after finishing second in the last two MASS events held on the high banks. Faison finished second to Rory Janney and Dave Brown on those two occasions. On Saturday night, there was no stopping him.
CJ missed the redraw in qualifying, putting him deep in the starting line-up for the EZ Finance Truck sponsored event. Mark Bitner jumped into the lead at the start with MASS point leader, Buddy Schweibinz racing into second. Dom Melair took over second on lap six.
Faison, who raced into the top five on a lap six restart, continued to make his way through the top five. At halfway, he moved into second only to have his efforts negated by a caution.
Bitner continued out in front until Melair took the lead on lap eighteen. Faison moved into second and pressured Melair for the lead. Faison raced into the lead on lap twenty-four after Melair got high in turns one and two and made contact with the wall.
Faison raced to the first win of his career in a sprint car followed by Melair, Bitner, Dave Brown and Buddy Schweibinz. Larry McVay, the MASS point leader in Bridgeport competition, finished sixth followed by John Brennfleck, Jeff Paulson, Tim Iulg and Rick Stief.
Faison was joined in a large Weaknecht Victory Lane celebration by family and friends. He celebrated on top of the wing with his two year old nephew, Brady. It was an emotional victory and one that certainly would have made Ron Faison proud.
Cory Hunsberger, John Brennfleck and Larry McVay were the winners in the EZ Truck Finance heat races for the 305 sprint cars with Cory Cornell winning the consolation.
Ryan Godown raced to his fifth win in the Danny’s Pizza Pizazz championship chase after taking the lead from WB James on lap thirteen. Dominick Buffalino raced into second two laps later and chased the leader to the finish. Godown led by several car lengths but Buffalino kept pace with the leader. Billy Pauch, Jr. raced into third with five laps remaining after restarting at the rear of the field following a single car incident on lap eleven. Pauch battled with Buffalino for second in the final laps. Richie Pratt, Jr. finished fourth after a strong outing in the Danny Sommerling No. 51. Sammy Martz, Jr. raced among the top five throughout the thirty lap race, finishing fifth for his best showing since moving into the Modified ranks.
WB James had his best finish in 2022 to finish sixth after leading for the first twelve laps. Ryan Krachun followed in seventh with Jordan Watson, Clay Butler and Ryan Watt rounding out the top ten.
Godown talked about how the competition “gets tougher and tougher and everyone’s getting faster.” He acknowledged the run by WB James and commented on the improvement that James has made over the last year. Godown was thinking about friend, Lester Miller who is currently hospitalized.
F&L Door Modified heat races were won by Sam Martz, Sammy Martz, Jr. and WB James.
Stephen Yankowski led the way in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman for the first nine laps. Howie Finch took over on a lap ten restart with Ryan Godown, Jr. moving into second. Godown, Jr. took the lead on lap fourteen but Steve Kemery was on the move and raced into the lead on lap nineteen. Godown chased Kemery for several laps. He then changed his line, putting himself in position to challenge Kemery for the lead. Godown had the lead again on lap twenty-two. Kemery slid back through the top five before exiting the track with a flat tire just short of the finish.
It was win number three for Godown, Jr. with Finch finishing second over Travis Hill, Brian Papiez and Eric Kormann who rebounded from an early race incident. Yankowski finished sixth followed by Rookie Champion, Thomas Prychka, David Jenkins, Pete Serra and Brian Rogers.
Hoffman Discount Parts heat races were won by Eric Kormann, Brian Papiez and Howie Finch with Prychka winning the consolation.
The 2022 DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies completed their season with Bubba Hughes taking the win in his first ever race behind the wheel of a Sportsman stock car. Hughes has been a regular competitor on the Spirit quarter mile in the Hyper Racing/ EVO Injection 600 Micro Sprints. Hughes took the win over Thomas Prychka who was crowned as the 2022 Rookie champion at the conclusion of the race. Dan Hulmes finished third over Haley Cook and Dylan Montieth.
Jeramy Doerr led the way for the first half of the EZ Truck Finance Street Stock feature event. A lap nine restart saw a three car battle for the lead between Doerr and challengers, Lee Allen and Mike Hughes. Allen and Hughes continued to battle for the lead but contact left the No.18 facing traffic in turn four. Allen led the way back to the green on the restart and picked up his fifth win of the season. Drew Brocklebank has his best race to date to finish second over Doerr, Jeff Dirkes and Ken Moren.
Mike Hughes was the winner of the EZ Finance Truck heat race for the Street Stocks.
DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZZ MODIFIED FEATURE – 30 LAPS:
1. Ryan Godown, Sr., 2. Dominick Buffalino, 3 Billy Pauch, Jr., 4. Richie Pratt, Jr., 5. Sammy Martz. Jr. 6. W.B. James, 7. Ryan Krachun, 8. Jordan Watson, 9. Clay Butler, 10. Ryan Watt, 11. Tommy Beamer, 12. Sam Martz, Sr., 13. Matt Peck, 14. Roger Manning, 15. Howard O’Neal, 16. Brad Roberts, 17. Tom Maccherone, 18. Billy Lasko, 19. Jim Gallagher, Jr., 20. Ron Roberts, 21. Mark VonHorst, 22. Mike Franz, 23. Jack Swain, 24. Billy Osmun, III, 25. Neal Williams, DNS – Carson Wright.
PRECISION HYDRAULIC & OIL 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 LAPS
1. Ryan Godown, Jr., 2. Howie Finch, 3. Travis Hill, 4, Brian Papiez, 5. Eric Kormann, 6. Stephen Yankowski, 7. Thomas Prychka, 8. David Jenkins, 9. Pete Serra, 10. Brian Rogers, 11. Dan Hulmes, 12. Erik Mattson, 13. Steve Kemery, 14. Ethan Bill, 15. Bryan Brobst, 16. Greg Humlhanz, 17. Wayne Weaver, 18. Billy Chester, 19. Ethan Young, 20. Brandon Shipley, 21. Sean Metz, 22. Matt Ellery, DNS – Robert Dutton, Bubba Hughes, DNQ – John Scarpati, Vince Malcom, Danielle Cook, Shane Kassekert, Daylton Strohl, Luke Bunting, Ashley Metz, Hailey Cook, Lew Moore
D.A.’S AUTO BODY & REPAIR ROOKIE FEATURE – 7 LAPS:
1. Bubba Hughes, 2. Thomas Prychka, 3. Dan Hulmes, 4. Hailey Cook, 5. Dylan Monteith, 6. Luke Bunting, 7. Ashley Metz, 8. Vince Malcom, 9. Danielle Cook, DNS – Lew Moore
EZ TRUCK FINANCE STREET STOCKS – 15 LAPS
1. Lee Allen, 2. Drew Brocklebank, 3. Jeramy Doerr, 4. Jeff Dirkes, 5. Ken Moren, 6. Mike Hughes, 7. Nick Sandone III, 8. Wes Camp
DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FEATURE – 25 LAPS: 1. C.J. Faison, 2. Dominic Melair, 3. Mark Bitner, 4. Dave Brown, 5. Buddy Schweibinz, 6. Larry McVay, 7. Jon Brennfleck, 8. Jeff Paulson, 9. Tim Iulg, 10. Rick Stief, 11. D.J. Tanner, 12. Cory Hunsberger, 13. Mike Melair, 14. Rory Janney, 15. Bob DeVault, 16. Dale Eggert, 17. Cory Cornell, 18. Josh Bricker, 19. Eddie Wagner, 20. Aidan Borden, 21. Dan Leaper, 22. Keith Anderson, 23. Bryant Davis, 24. Rich Janney, DNQ – Darren Cox, Dirk Rimrott, Dave Graber, Kenny Laureno, Andy Mahan
DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZ MODIFIEDS: 1. Ryan Godown, 2. Dominick Buffalino, 3. Billy Pauch Jr., 4. Richie Pratt Jr., 5. Sammy Martz Jr., 6. W.B. James, 7. Ryan Krachun, 8. Jordan Watson, 9. Clay Butler, 10. Ryan Watt, 11. Tommy Beamer, 12. Billy Lasko, 13. Matt Peck, 14. Roger Manning, 15. Howard O’Neal, 16. Brad Roberts, 17. Tom Macherrone, 18. Billy Lasko, 19. Jim Gallagher Jr., 20. Ron Roberts, 21. Mike Franz, 22. Jack Swain, 23. Billy Osmun III, 24. Neal Williams
PRECISION HYDRAULIC & OIL 602 SPORTSMAN: 1. Ryan Godown Jr. ($750), 2. Howie Finch ($350), 3. Travis Hill ($250), 4. Brian Papiez ($200), 5. Eric Kormann ($150), 6. Stephen Yankowski ($120), 7. Thomas Prychka ($115), 8. David Jenkins ($110), 9. Pete Serra ($105), 10. Brian Rogers ($100), 11. Dan Hulmes ($100), 12. Eric Mattison ($100), 13. Steve Kemery ($100), 14. Ethan Bill ($100), 15. Bryan Brobst ($100), 16. Greg Humlhanz ($100), 17. Wayne Weaver ($100), 18. Billy Chester ($100), 19. Ethan Young ($100), 20. Brandon Shipley ($100), 21. Sean Metz ($100), 22. Matt Ellery ($100)
DNS: Robert Dutton, Bubba Hughes
DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES: 1. CJ Faison, 2. Dom Melair, 3. Mark Bittner, 4. Dave Brown, 5. Buddy Schweibinz, 6. Larry McVay, 7. John Brennfleck, 8. Jeff Paulson, 9. Tim Iulg, 10. Rick Stief, 11. DJ Tanner Jr., 12. Cory Hunsberger, 13. Mike Melair, 14. Rory Janney, 15. Bob DeVault, 16. Dale Eggert, 17. Cory Cornell, 18. Josh Bricker, 19. Eddie Wagner, 20. Aidan Borden, 21. Dan Leaper, 22. Keith Anderson, 23. Bryant Davis, 24. Rich Janney
STREET STOCKS: 1. Lee Allen, 2. Drew Brocklebank, 3. Jeramy Doerr, 4. Jeff Dirkes, 5. Ken Moren, 6. Mike Hughes, 7. Nick Sandone III, 8. Wes Camp
D.A.’S AUTO BODY ROOKIE SPORTSMAN: 1. Bubba Hughes, 2. Thomas Prychka, 3. Dan Hulmes, 4. Haley Cook, 5. Dylan Monteith, 6. Luke Bunting, 7. Ashley Metz, 8. Vince Malcolm, 9. Danielle Cook
Bridgeport, NJ – Triple R Truck Parts sponsored the first Saturday Night Rumble at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park that featured the $6,000 to win forty lap Doug Hoffman Memorial for the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds. This was the first of three Saturday Rumble events scheduled this season to offer a bigger payday in a Saturday night event.
It was a night packed with racing as fans were treated to six feature events among five divisions of race cars, starting with the DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies and concluding with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Street Stocks.
Joseph Watson grabbed the lead at the start from his outside pole starting position, leading the first thirteen laps. Dominick Buffalino had the Big Spring Car Wash No. 126 on the move as he picked off cars in the top five one by one. Buffalino was third behind Watson and Davey Sammons in the first five laps.
The leaders were racing through lapped traffic before the halfway mark and playing a role in the battle for positions. Buffalino took a look at Sammons on lap twelve but was not able to take the runner-up spot until lap fourteen. Ryan Krachun followed Buffalino into third on lap fourteen. Buffalino raced by Watson in traffic as he led Krachun, Sammons, Watson and Godown through the crossed flags.
Godown raced into third on lap eighteen. Four laps later, Godown raced by Buffalino on the exit of turn two. Krachun took over second on a lap twenty-four restart but Buffalino reclaimed the position on the next circuit. Current point leader, Billy Pauch, Jr. trailed Godown and Bufflino on lap twenty-five with Krachun and Sammons completing the top five.
Buffalino was able to close in on Godown during the last ten laps but Godown held a several car length advantage right to the checkered flag. Bufflino finished second with Pauch, Jr. an equal distance back in third. Krachun finished fourth with Sammons in fifth. Cale Ross had another strong appearance on the high banks to finish sixth followed by Jordan Watson, Richie Pratt, Jr., last week’s winner, Ryan Watt and Tommy Beamer rounding out the top ten.
Godown acknowledged that the Bridgeport competition is getting “tougher and faster”, certainly evidenced by the close racing among the top three finishers. “It’s good to be back on track,” Godown stated following the win. It was a $6,000 payday for the defending track champion. Godown did not have many opportunities to actually race with Doug Hoffman. By the time Godown came around, Hoffman was racing Modifieds but he has certainly benefited from the groundwork that Hoffman laid at the Bridgeport Speedway.
F&L Doors sponsored heat races were won by WB James, Buffalino and Joseph Watson with Danny Bouc picking up the win in the consolation.
Brian Papiez raced to his second win of the season in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil 602 Sportsman but was never out of range of the 2021 Rookie Champion, Ethan Bill who kept Papiez on the alert throughout the twenty-five lap feature event. Ryan Godown, Jr. finished third to celebrate his 21st birthday with Wayne Weaver and Greg Humlhanz finishing in fourth and fifth, respectively. Steve Yankowski finished in sixth followed by Matt Ellery, Howie Finch Eric Kormann and Sean Metz at the finish line.
Hoffman Discount Parts heat races were won by Papiez, Matt Ellery and Godown, Jr.
There was a new winner in the DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie feature as Mike Baldwin raced to the win over Vince Malcolm, Chris Martinez, Dan Hulmes and Haley Cook. One week remains on the 2022 Rookie schedule with this year’s class scheduled to graduate next Saturday.
Dave Brown put an end to the string of different winners that have graced the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) when he not only won his second feature of the season at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park but became the first repeat winner of the season in the series. Liberty Kenworth sponsored the twenty-five lap feature event for the 305 sprint cars.
Eddy Wagner and Brown drew the first two positions of the starting line-up but it was Brown from the green flag to the checkered as he led every one of the twenty-five laps and set a blistering pace throughout the feature event. Brown put the No. 44 in the outside line and drove away from the field.
CJ Faison challenged Wagner for second on lap two and then chased Brown all the way to the checkered but was never able to get close enough to the leader to offer a challenge for the lead. Wagner completed the distance in third with current MASS point leader, Buddy Schweibinz closing in during the final laps of the race. Rory Janney, the most recent winner in Bridgeport MASS competition, finished fifth.
Larry McVay, who leads the MASS points in the Bridgeport Series, finished sixth followed by Tom Carberry, Sr., Tim Iulg, John Brennfleck and Jeff Paulson.
Scrappy’s Auto Service heat races were won by Brown, Tim Iulg and CJ Faison.
TJ Henry was the winner of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Street Stocks but was pressured by current point leader, Mike Hughes until just after the halfway mark when Hughes was sidelined by mechanical issues. Lee Allen finished second followed by Nick Sandone III in third. Drew Brocklebank finished fourth with John Parker taking fifth.
Jeramy Doerr was the winner of the Cassidy Painting Street Stock heat race but was then sidelined on lap six of the feature event.
TW Metals sponsored the Four Cylinders for this event which saw the largest field of cars in this division to date.
Justin Dunn dominated the competition for the first half of the 4 Cylinder feature event but Jay Lowman was able to work his way into the lead on lap eight and then drove to the win. Dunn finished second followed by Tim Jones, Jonathan Pitcher and Eric Deglar.
DANNY’S PIZZA PIZZAZ MODIFIEDS: 1. Ryan Godown, 2. Dominick Buffalino, 3. Billy Pauch Jr., 4. Ryan Krachun, 5. Davey Sammons, 6. Cale Ross, 7. Jordan Watson, 8. Richie Pratt Jr., 9. Ryan Watt, 10. Tommy Beamer, 11. Frank Cozze, 12. Neal Williams, 13. Joseph Watson, 14. Billy Osmun III, 15. W.B. James, 16. Kevin Vaclavieck, 17. Jack Swain, 18. Matt Smith, 19. Danny Bouc, 20. Ron Roberts, 21. Mike Franz, 22. Matt Stangle, 23. Clay Butler, 24. Sam Martz Sr.
PRECISION HYDRAULIC & OIL 602 SPORTSMAN: 1. Brian Papiez ($750), 2. Ethan Bill ($350), 3. Ryan Godown Jr. ($250), 4. Wayne Weaver ($200), 5. Greg Humlhanz ($150), 6. Stephen Yankowski ($120), 7. Matt Ellery ($115), 8. Howie Finch ($110), 9. Eric Kormann ($105), 10. Sean Metz ($100), 11. Brian Brobst ($100), 12. Pete Serra ($100), 13. Brian Rogers ($100), 14. David Jenkins ($100), 15. Mike Baldwin ($100), 16. John Scarpati ($100), 17. Ethan Young ($100), 18. Chris Martinez ($100), 19. Dan Hulmes ($100), 20. Ashley Metz ($100), 21. Haley Cook ($100), 22. Billy Chester ($100), 23. Jim Dallett ($100), 24. Mason Magee ($100), 25. Thomas Prychka ($100), 26. Anthony Sisco ($100)
STREET STOCKS: 1. TJ Henry, 2. Lee Allen, 3. Nick Sandone III, 4. Drew Brocklebank, 5. John Parker, 6. Joe Biederman, 7. Ken Moren, 8. Mike Hughes, 9. Jeramy Doerr DNS: Jeff Dirkes
DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES: 1. Dave Brown, 2. CJ Faison, 3. Eddie Wagner, 4. Buddy Schweibinz, 5. Rory Janney, 6. Larry McVay, 7. Tom Carberry, 8. Tim Iulg, 9. John Brennfleck, 10. Jeff Paulson, 11. Darren Cox, 12. Cory Hunsberger, 13. Josh Bricker, 14. DJ Tanner Jr., 15. Dale Eggert, 16. Dan Leaper, 17. Kristina Pratt, 18. Dirk Rimrott, 19. Andy Mahan, 20. Aidan Borden, 21. Rich Janney, 22. Sam Lieberman, 23. Dave Graber, 24. Keith Anderson, 25. Joe Kay, 26. Kevin Nagy
4 CYLINDERS: 1. Jay Lowman, 2. Justin Dunn, 3. Tim Jones, 4. Jonathan Pitcher, 5. Eric Deglar, 6. Joe Garey Sr., 7. Ed Ford, 8. Bobby Johnson, 9. Chris Gall, 10. Joe Garey Jr., 11. Ricky Gergasko, 12. Amanda Tinnes, 13. Scott Dunn
D.A.’S AUTO BODY ROOKIE SPORTSMAN: 1. Mike Baldwin, 2. Vince Malcom, 3. Chris Martinez, 4. Dan Hulmes, 5. Haley Cook, 6. Thomas Prychka, 7. Dylan Monteith, 8. Danielle Cook, 9. Ashley Metz