‘Ladies Night’ this Saturday at Bridgeport highlighted by the Women’s Powder Puff Races
This Saturday night will see the usual suspects back in action at the 5/8 mile South Jersey speed plant. The mighty Spirit Autocenter Big Block Modifieds will compete in a 25-lap event. The Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman will battle it out for 20 laps, while the Pennco Tech Outlaw Stocks will continue to thrill the crowd in their 15-lap affair. All of our women race fans will receive half admission at the front gate! So gentleman, bring you wife, girlfriend, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, or just a female friend to Bridgeport this Saturday.
Saturday: The women in racing will be spotlighted on Saturday as the first of two Powder Puff Races this season will take place on the 1/4 mile track. Currently 15 of Bridgeport’s finest ladies have signed up for Powder Puff competition on Saturday. All three divisions will have their own race at the end of the night after the activity on the 5/8 mile is complete. Rolferry’s T-shirts and Awards of Brooklawn, NJ will be sponsoring this year’s Powder Puff Series. They will be supplying winner trophies for both races and the a best over all trophies for the best average of both races (Oct 3). The Ladies competing on Saturday will also receive a framed certificate for competing. Several of the Powder Puff drivers will be out front when the gates open signing autographs along with current Crate/Sportsman lady driver Melissa Scarpati on Ladies Night.
Racing Roundtable: Two former Big Block track champions are locked in a tight battle for the track title with only a handful of point races left on the 2015 schedule. Pa’s Rick Laubach and DE’s Jamie Mills sit atop the current point standings only separated by 11 points. Richie Pratt and Tommy Beamer are both coming off of great finishes last week, will be looking for their first victory of the season, while David Hunt will be looking to complete the trifecta going for his third win in a row!.
The Crate/Sportsman division is another class where the championship is up for grabs as three drivers have seemed to create some distance between themselves and the rest of the field. Multi-winners Jim Britt, CJ Jones, and Pat Wall are fighting tooth and nail for this year’s track title. This year’s D.A’s Auto Body Rookie champion Steve Kemery, who already has a win to his credit, sits fourth in the standings. Meanwhile last year’s Rookie champ Matt Peck currently holds the fifth spot and is looking for his first win of the season.
What can you say about the Outlaw Stocks? Once again they proved their worth by giving the fans one of the best features of the season in last week’s 15-lap contest. Tom Wills Jr. came out on top last week as he held off the two point leaders (tied) Jeramy Doerr, and his dad Tom Wills Sr. Terry Griffin and Jimmy Avery will be strong contenders as they are both in search of their first win of the season.
The Details: Adults are $20 (Ladies $10), Students (10-15) $10, Kids 9 and under FREE. Pits open at 4:30pm, Spectator gates 5:30pm, and racing begins at 7pm. ‘Crashing Saturn’ will be performing live under the pavilion before the races and during intermission. The children’s moon bounce by One Stop Party Stop is free of charge for all children as is the Bandit Bus Pit Tour Rides which are continuous throughout the evening.
Next Saturday Event: The Spirit Autocenter Big Block drivers will using Saturday’s racing program as a tune up for the big ‘Friends of Mike’ 50-lap Race of Champions sanctioned event next Tuesday, August 18. Many of the top stars are expected to invade Bridgeport for the $5,000 pay day. The Crate/Sportsman will also be dialing in their machines for their big race on Tuesday as the ‘Third Annual Bill Hill Memorial’ will take place with the event winner taking home a whopping $1,951. The 1,000 Modified Race in Bridgeport Speedway’s history will be celebrated in grand style on Tuesday, as many of the former racers that have made history at the facility will be in attendance. Drivers such as Garry Gollub, Roger Laureno, Kenny Brightbill, Newt Hartman, The Weaver Brothers, Ken Brenn Jr., Bobby Braxton, and more will be in attendance for this special occasion. Pit gates open 4pm, Main Grandstands 5pm, Racing begins at 7:15pm.
Friday Night Action: The Bridgeport quarter mile track gets the weekend started with 270 & 600cc Micro Sprints, 4 & 8 Cylinder Enduros and Slingshots this Friday night, starting at 8pm. The competition is always close on the Bridgeport quarter mile where many of Bridgeport’s drivers have gotten their start. Drivers like Richie Pratt, Jr. are Steve Kemery are graduates of the quarter mile competition. Race time on Friday night is 8pm.
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