PLENTY OF FOURTH OF JULY EXCITEMENT AT THE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
On Thursday night, July 2nd, Insinger Performance will sponsor the third hand of the Poker Series on the 5/8 mile track as the Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds, the Stewart Stainless Supply Crate/Sportsman and PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks take to the track to compete in a full line-up qualifying races and feature events. There will also be an outstanding display of fireworks to get everyone’s holiday weekend off to a good start.
And Insinger will also be sponsoring the Fans in the Stands night! Some lucky race fan will win a free trip for two – including airfare, hotel and $300 in spending money – to the final NASCAR race of the season in Homestead, FL. Sunoco will provide these two lucky people with prime seats and pit tours during the three days of racing. The winner will be selected from the night’s 50/50 ticket sales.
Insinger will also offer special activities throughout the night that will allow fans to win t-shirts, hats, mug holders and fuel cards.
With two hands of the 2015 Poker Series on the books, several drivers have already started to put together some impressive Poker hands.
Two drivers are each holding a pair in the Big Block Modifieds. Ryan Anderson has a pair of Jacks after two fourth place finishes. Jesse Hill has a pair of deuces and let’s not forget that Rusty Smith was the Poker Series Champion just two years ago when he came up with three deuces at the end of the season. 2014 Poker Series Champ, Rick Laubach, is holding an Ace and a King that could lead to a pair or a straight depending on the outcome of the next hand. Laubach and Ryan Godown have one win a piece in Poker Series action this year.
Brett Kressley is sitting with a pair of Aces after picking up the wins in each of the two feature events for the Crate/Sportsman Division. Pat Wall and Jim Britt each have a King so far plus a seven for Wall and a four for Britt.
So far last year’s Poker Series Champion in the Outlaw Stocks, Ron Frees, is leading the way with a pair of Kings but both Tom Wills, Sr. and Jeramy Doerr hold an Ace after they each picked up a Poker Series feature win.
Thursday night action gets underway at 7:30 pm.
The Poker Series on the quarter mile track has a lot of players sitting at the table and contemplating their cards. James Morris, the winner of the last 600 Micro Poker Series race, is holding and Ace and a King. several drivers are holding two cards but no one has been able to put together a pair. Tim Buckwalter was the winner of the second hand but did not collect a card during the first event.
Jay Hartman and Jacob Hendershot each hold an Ace and a King after the first two hands in the 270cc Micros. Sam LaMothe has a Queen and a deuce for his efforts.
The Slingshots have been dominated by Dylans – Dylan Swinehart and Dylan Hoch – who have been race winners. Swinehart holds an Ace and a six but Kurt Bettler has two face cards – a King and a Jack. Several other drivers hold two cards to date but no one has made a pair to date.
Joe King, Jr. holds two Aces in the 4 Cylinder Enduros and Joel Smith has a pair of Aces in the Stage 1 Modifieds.
There are still a lot of options open with the remaining Poker Series events.
And the Poker Series is not just for the racers! Fans are invited to make their driver selections and participate in the Fan Hand. Debbie Becker drew a Full House during the last Poker Series event and had the best hand at the end of the night. Bud Schweibrinz, Dale Leubner and Donald Mossman each came up with two pair – Aces and Kings. The top three winning hands receive prizes from the Bridgeport Speedway.
So come on out and cheer for your favorite driver and don’t forget to make your choices for the Fan Hand! You could be a winner too!
Thursday, July 2, 2015 – High Stakes at the Port – sponsored by Insinger Performance – 3rd Hand of the Poker Series for Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman & Outlaw Stocks (Rain date Sunday, July 5th – if needed) – PLUS FIREWORKS! Racing at 7:30pm
Friday, July 3, 2015 – No Racing
Saturday, July 4, 2015 – No Racing
Sunday, July 5, 2015 – Poker Series Hand # on the Bridgeport Speedway quarter mile – 270 & 600 Micro sprints, Slingshots, Stage 1 Modifieds and 4 Cylinder Enduros – Racing at 5:30pm