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UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 29 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 30 – The Great American Clash – Featuring the Big Block Modifieds in Twin 20 lap feature events. Plus! 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman and the Outlaw Stocks.
General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 6 PM and the first green flag drops at 6:30 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

HOWARD KICKS OFF HOT SUMMER NIGHTS WITH WINGATE WIN

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (JUNE 26, 2007) -- It was ironically a hot and steamy Tuesday Night, at the Bridgeport Speedway; as the famed five-eighth mile speedplant kicked off their mid-season promotional period – ironically dubbed ‘Hot Summer Nights – with the 10th Annual George Wingate Classic, a tribute to the Speedway’s famed promoter.

With a whopping 40 Big Block Modifieds -- including invaders from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York – it was certain to be a barnburner, and boy was it. Duane Howard of Oley, PA, proved unstoppable aboard the Mavericks Motorcycle Club/Alex’s Lemonade Stand #114 Teo Pro Car, capturing a cool $4,000 top prize in the 40 lap main event.

“Lapped traffic was tough to get through,” Howard described in Victory Lane ceremonies. “When you’re trying to lap guys like Horton, Hoffman and Cozze – you know you are doing something right.”

The four-time and defending track champion, Howard launched from the front row at the initial green flag – but a lap 1 yellow for the Atlantic Wood Floors #2w of Wade Hendrickson, who stopped on the backstretch after contact with the wall, restacked the field for the first time. It was long before the second caution slowed the field once again as Newfields, NJ’s Jimmy Chester found himself the wrong way in traffic on the restart. Howard set a rapid pace at the lap 2 restart and pulled a full straight-a-way on second place runner Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch at the lap five mark. However, with Howard weaving in and out of lapped traffic; Pauch quickly began to close on the #114 – the gap became non-apparent on lap 10 when Howard’s machine jumped the cushion in turn 2 and he almost made contact with the wall. Pauch and Howard sliced and diced for the top spot for the next 10 laps with Howard collecting the $200 Classic Concessions Halfway Bonus and Pauch pulling alongside of Howard on the subsequent circuit. Pauch, within striking distance, maintained the second place spot as Howard attempt to lap the cars of Brett Hearn, Jimmy Horton and Frank Cozze. It was three circuits later before Pauch would make a shot at the lead sliding up in front of Howard entering turn two. Pauch, the new leader, quickly pulled away from Howard – However, when the cars of Chic Cossaboone and Robert Dutton made contact in turn 1, both went spinning violently, with Pauch making contact and getting airborne slamming down hard under the yellow flag. Pauch continued on briefly before moving pitside with a right rear flat tire, while clean up crews towed away the damaged machines of Cossaboone and Dutton. With Howard inheriting the lead, Pauch returned to action and moved up into the sixth position before the motor expired in the K&A Excavating #1 Bicknell machine – retiring the former race winner for the remainder of the evening. On the restart, Hellertown, PA’s Rick Laubach, now in the second position, mounted a challenge but couldn’t muster enough to complete the pass over Duane Howard. Howard sailed on to victory, his first of the season. Laubach, who’s been on a tear lately, came home in the second position followed by Lehighton, PA’s Steve Bottcher in the third position with Rich Tobias aboard the Lineman Racing #USA1 Troyer machine in fourth and “The Ringoes Rocket” Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ rounding out the top five finishers.

Somerset, NJ’s Sean Gunther picked up his first career victory in the 25 lap $1200-to-win open competition Sportsman undercard event. Riegelsville, PA’s John Pursell led the #15J to the early lead in the event, after starting in the top spot, and quickly pulled away to a strong lead as Gunther – who started in the seventh position – fought with Mark Forte, Jr. for the second position. As Gunther slipped inside Forte on the fifth circuit, he then quickly chased down the Pursell for the top spot. The two made contact at the halfway point, sending Pursell’s machine sliding violently through the infield – Pursell quickly regroups and raced around inside the speedway and dropped back to fourth position. With no remaining cautions, Gunther – who’s been on a tear in the division as of late – picked up his first career victory. Bob Lineman, Jr. brought the Troyer #USA1 machine to another strong finish in the second position, Mark Forte Jr. brought Bill Clark’s #026 Teo home in third, with John Pursell regrouping to finish in the fourth position and Kevin Collins rounding out the top five finishers.

Almost $250 was raised for the MSSociety, when Speedway officials raffled off a tee-shirt with the autographs of every driver in the pit area.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

RESULTS
BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS
Heat 1 (8 Laps) -- 1. Frank Cozze 2. Steve Bottcher 3. Mark Forte 4. Chuck McKee 5. Rich Rutski
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Doug Hoffman 4. Ryan Godown 5. Chic Cossaboone
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Rick Laubach 2. Scott Irwin 3. Wade Hendrickson 4. John Willman 5. Robert Dutton
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Chester 2. Billy Pauch 3. Rich Tobias 4. Jamie Mills 5. Jeff Strunk
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Chad James 2. Kevin Hirthler 3. Jeff Heotzler 4. Brett Hearn

Feature (40 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Rick Laubach 3. Steve Bottcher 4. Rich Tobias 5. Ryan Godown 6. Jamie Mills 7. Scott Irwin 8. Doug Hoffman 9. Jeff Hoetzler 10. Kevin Hirthler 11. John Willman 12. Rich Rutski 13. Robert Dutton 14. Frank Cozze 15. Billy Pauch 16. Mark Forte 17. Billy Pauch, Jr. 18. Chic Cossaboone 19. Chuck McKee 20. Jimmy Horton 21. Brett Hearn 22. Jeff Strunk 23. Chad James 24. Jimmy Chester 25. Jimmy Horton

DNQ – Jimmy Horton, Bud Schweibinz, Mike Gular, Pat Wall, Jim Stong, Tom Carberry, Mike Franz, Jimmy Horton IV, Richie Pratt, Jr., Jim Wyers, Mike Iles, Rusty Smith, Shawn Reimert, Bobby Firth, Tommy Scheetz, John Salvatore, Jr.

SPORTSMAN
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. John Pursell 2. Eric Kormann 3. Ron Roberts 4. Jesse Hill 5. Randy Yaple 6. Kevin Collins
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Bob Lineman, Jr. 2. John Stangle 3. Dave Seip 4. Mike Brannigan 5. Dan Cogdill 6. Jack Swain
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Tom Miller 2. Rocco Infante 3. Sean Gunther 4. Mark Forte, Jr. 5. Mike Krachun 6. John Salvatore, Jr.
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Lou Farina 2. Pat Conaway 3. Chuck Hopkins 4. Jimmy Horton IV 5. John Kelly 6. Brett Ballard

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Sean Gunther 2. Bob Lineman, Jr. 3. Mark Forte, Jr. 4. John Pursell 5. Kevin Collins 6. Mike Brannigan 7. Tom Miller 8. Rocco Infante 9. Randy Yaple 10. John Stangle 11. Ron Roberts 12. Jesse Hill 13. Chuck Hopkins 14. Jimmy Horton IV 15. John Salvatore, Jr. 16. Mike Krachun 17. Lou Farina 18. Pat Conaway 19. Dave Seip 20. Eric Kormann 21. Brett Ballard 22. Dan Cogdill 23. John Kelly 24. Jack Swain

DNQ – Dave Brown, Mark Herman, Billy Turner


UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, June 26 – George Wingate Classic – Big Block Modifieds 40 Lapper with a cool $4,000 to the winner. Plus! Open Competition Sportsman in a 25 Lap $1200-to-win feature event. Open competition home track rules allow competitors from all over the east coast to participate. Open 13x92 Modified tire rules. No Pit License required. Pit Admission is $25. General Admission Tickets are $20 and Kids 12 & Under are always FREE. Pit Gates open at 4:30 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5 PM with Racing at 7 PM.
Confirmed drivers: Brett Hearn, Jimmy Horton, Craig VonDohren,
Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Godown
Friday, June 29 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 30 – The Great American Clash – Featuring the Big Block Modifieds in Twin 20 lap feature events. Plus! 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman and the Outlaw Stocks.
General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 6 PM and the first green flag drops at 6:30 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

PRATT PERSEVERES REBOUNDS -- FOR BIG BLOCK WIN

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (JUNE 23, 2007) – Just one week prior, Richie Pratt, Jr. was leading the 25 lap Big Block Modified feature event, when a broken drive shaft sidelined the Hewlett/Pratt Racing #901 machine – costing the Sewell, NJ native the chance at a $3000 top prize. This past Saturday Night, at the Bridgeport Speedway, the young veteran bounced back claiming the win, at the famed 5/8th mile South Jersey speed plant.

“I have to think my crew. These guys worked really hard, this week, to get us back together,” Pratt pronounced during victory lane ceremonies. “I don’t know that we were the best car here tonight, but we were certainly good enough for the win.”

Pratt made his presence known right from the onset of the 25 lap Big Block Modified feature event, after starting sixth in the 24 car field -- Pratt moved into a three-wide battle for the top spot on the initial green lap. A lap one caution flag, for Stewartsville, NJ’s Archie Meyers reset the field – and sidelined the machine’s of Mike Iles, Bob Sarkisian and the machine of Meyers. Pratt clearly kicked it into high gear on the restart, claiming the top spot and pulling a full straight-a-way lead on second place runner, Petersburg, NJ’s Chic Cossaboone aboard the Tuckahoe Turf Farms #7a. A lap 14 caution, for the #12 of Bud Schweibinz once again stacked and repacked the race field – with Pratt choosing the high side of the speedway it was Cossaboone on the inside at the restart. Cossaboone pulled side-by-side with the #901 machine, as the two sliced and diced for the top spot for the next few circuits – until a minor slip-up from Cossaboone allowed Pratt to easily sail on for the victory. Cossaboone settled for the second position, Mark Forte, of Blue Anchor, NJ rim rode into the third position – after an opening lap squabble, Jim Stong came home in the fourth position and Wade Hendrickson led the #R10 machine to a fifth place finish.

Neshanic Station, NJ’s John Stangle led the Klein Recycling #6 Teo Pro machine to victory for the second time this season, in the 20 lap 358 Small Block Feature event. Pedrickton, NJ’s Dan Cogdill started at the point and led the opening stages of the event – Cogdill appeared to have the field covered, until a flat tire just past the halfway point sidelined his South Jersey Racing Products #26 Bicknell chassied machine. Stangle inherited the lead on the lap 10 restart and with two more cautions slowing the field, and despite a hard-charge from Somerset, NJ’s Sean Gunther, Stangle sailed on to the $1000 top prize and the accredited his win to a newly purchased Crate 2 engine – also handing him a $100 crate bonus. Sean Gunther came home in the second position – his best of the season, Randy Yaple crossed the checkered in the third position followed by: John Pursell and Bob Lineman, Jr.

Milford, DE’s Jordan Watson, picked up the victory in the 15 lap Sunoco Sportsman feature event. Watson started in the eighth position – and after an opening lap multi-car skirmish involved fourteen competitors – many of home were able to continue. Watson took control on the restart and rolled on to his fourth victory of the 2007 racing season. Jordan’s brother – ‘Jumpin’ Jo-Jo’ Watson picked up his sixth runner up finish, Brett ‘The Jet’ Ballard rolled home in the third position and Matt Harrell and David Bell rounded out the top five finishers.

Ken Watson picked up the victory in the make-up Outlaw Stock feature event, postponed from May 26. Watson started in the fourth position and slid passed Pat Conaway on the sixth circuit of the event. Watson was followed to the line by Outlaw Stock newcomer, Karl Wagner, with Jeff Dirkes in the third position, Pat Conaway slipping back to fourth spot and Jim Honaker rounding out the top five.

Pat Conaway was the victor of the regularly scheduled, 15 lap, Outlaw Stock feature event. Conaway started in the sixth position and powered around Rick Haegele on the second lap of the event. Conaway held off a late race charge from Rich Reider, aboard the Karl Wagner #68, to pick up his third victory of the 2007 season. Reider rolled home in third followed by Ken Watson, Joe Trumbetti and Jim Honaker.

Ryan Forte, of Blue Anchor, NJ, led the #m40 to victory for the second time this season. Forte started on the pole and led all of the 10 lap double points Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman Finale.

With seven wins in the season, Elmer, NJ’s Matt Harrell led the C. Harrell Trucking #35 Teo Pro Machine to the 2007 Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman Championship.

Bridgeport Speedway Fast Pass Quick Laps came from Doug Hoffman (Modified Heat 1) at 21.907 seconds an average speed of 102.7 mph; John Stangle (358 Feature) at 22.985 seconds an average speed of 97.89 mph; Joseph Watson (Sunoco Sportsman Heat 2) at 23.513 seconds an average speed of 95.69 mph; Karl Wagner (Outlaw Stock Make-Up Feature) at 28.064 seconds an average speed of 80.17 mph.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Doug Hoffman 2. Stephen Durand 3. Chic Cossaboone 4. Steve Bottcher 5. Bud Schweibinz 6. Jim Stong
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Billy Pauch 3. Chad James 4. Wade Hendrickson 5. Mike Franz 6. Pete Visconti
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Chester 2. Mike Iles 3. Jim Wyers 4. Rick Laubach 5. Mark Forte 6. Scott Irwin

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Chic Cossaboone 3. Mark Forte 4. Wade Hendrickson 5. Jim Stong 6. Rick Laubach 7. Billy Pauch 8. Steve Bottcher 9. Jimmy Chester 10. Chad James 11. Scott Irwin 12. Mike Franz 13. Doug Hoffman 14. Rich Acolia 15. Bud Schweibinz 16. Bruce Davis 17. Pete Visconti 18. Jim Wyers 19. Bobby Firth 20. Mike Iles 21. Bob Sarkisian 22. Archie Meyers DNS: Sam Wescott, Stephen Durand

358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Dan Cogdill 2. John Stangle 3. John Kelly 4. Eric Kormann 5. John Pursell 6. Tom Miller
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Sean Gunther 2. Randy Yaple 3. Ron Roberts 4. Kevin Collins 5. Jesse Hill 6. Bob Lineman, Jr.

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. John Stangle 2. Sean Gunther 3. Randy Yaple 4. John Pursell 5. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Mark Forte, Jr. 7. Eric Kormann 8. Kevin Collins 9. Jesse Hill 10. Ron Roberts 11. Jimmy Horton IV 12. Tom Miller 13. Rob Wyant 14. Billy Turner 15. Dave Decker 16. Jason Duppel 17. Dan Cogdill 18. John Kelly 19. Don Bogey 20. Billy Harris 21. Scott Davis Jr.

Sunoco Sportsman
Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. David Bell 2. Jordan Watson 3. Forrest Peters 4. Travis Hill 5. Mike Barone 6. Chuck Hopkins
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Joseph Watson 2. Brett Ballard 3. Matt Harrell 4. Bob Bartleson 5. Richie Cass 6. Jason Rivers

Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jordan Watson 2. Joseph Watson 3. Brett Ballard 4. Matt Harrell 5. David Bell 6. Mike Lewis 7. Chuck Hopkins 8. Travis Hill 9. Ryan Forte 10. Pat Hires 11. Mark Suk 12. Jim Wolford 13. Tom Beaver 14. Jason Rivers 15. Forrest Peters 16. Mike Barone 17. Richie Cass 18. Bob Bartleson 19. Tom Gibson 20. Michael Cogdill DNS – Dan Stout

Outlaw Stocks
Make-Up Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Ken Watson 2. Karl Wagner 3. Jeff Dirkes 4. Pat Conaway 5. Jim Honaker 6. Jim McLaughlin 7. Joe Trumbetti 8. Chris Pidgeon 9. Rick Haegele 10. Ron Dirkes 11. Chuck Faisst 12. Terry Griffin 13. John Gandy, Jr. 14. Joe Ecret 15. Ken Watson, Jr. DNS – Bob Pace, Ron Dirkes, Draper Ellis

Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Pat Conaway 2. Rich Reider 3. Ken Watson 4. Joe Trumbetti 5. Jim Honaker 6. Rick Haegele 7. Frank Ashmen 8. Chris Pidgeon 9. Jim McLaughlin 10. Jeff Dirkes 11. Ron Dirkes 12. Mike Hires 13. Joe Ecret 14. John Gandy, Jr. 15. Chuck Faisst DNS – Ken Watson, Jr., Terry Griffin

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Feature (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Forte 2. Matt Harrell 3. Mike Lewis 4. Tom Gibson 5. Michael Cogdill 6. Mark Suk 7. Jim Wolford 8. Tom Beaver


UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, June 26 – George Wingate Classic – Big Block Modifieds 40 Lapper with a cool $4,000 to the winner. Plus! Open Competition Sportsman in a 25 Lap $1200-to-win feature event. Open competition home track rules allow competitors from all over the east coast to participate. Open 13x92 Modified tire rules. No Pit License required. Pit Admission is $25. General Admission Tickets are $20 and Kids 12 & Under are always FREE. Pit Gates open at 4:30 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5 PM with Racing at 7 PM.
Confirmed drivers: Brett Hearn, Jimmy Horton (Both divisions), Craig VonDohren,
Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Godown
Friday, June 29 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 30 – The Great American Clash – Featuring the Big Block Modifieds in Twin 20 lap feature events. Plus! 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman and the Outlaw Stocks.
General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 6 PM and the first green flag drops at 6:30 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

ROBERTS STEALS 358 WIN, IULG CAPTURES SPRINT SECONDS

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (JUNE 22, 2007) – Newport, DE’s veteran competitor, Ron Roberts led his Roberts Motors/Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix #14 machine to victory lane in the 25 lap 358 Small Block feature event claiming a cool $1200 top prize; while defending Limited Sprint car Champion, Tim Iulg, out of Bridgeton, NJ, picked up his second season victory, this past Friday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway.

Another Bridgeton, NJ native, young hotshoe, Lee Nardelli led the 358 Small Blocks to the initial green flag in the division’s main event. With Nardelli at the point, Roberts – who fired from the third starting spot – slid inside to overtake the lead on the initial circuit. A lap 1 miscue saw Nardelli’s South Jersey Overhead Door O machine spinning, collecting eight competitors – while none were left injured, several machines suffered damage with three unable to return. Roberts turned the heat up on the restart, pulling away from second and third place runners, Rob Pierce and Bob Worthington. Maintaining a healthy lead and with no cautions throughout the remainder of the event; Roberts easily sailed on to his first victory since August of 2006. Almost a full two seconds behind Roberts was second place finisher Rob Pierce, followed by Bob Worthington in the third position, John Stangle powering into fourth and last week’s winner Chuck Hopkins in the fifth spot.

Boothwyn, PA’s Hank Trum kicked off the Limited Sprint Car 20 lap event firing away from the top spot and pulling away to a healthy lead over the field. Tim Iulg – who started alongside Trum, in the second position – powered to the highside of the famed 5/8th mile speedplant, and slowly began closing on Trum. Rim riding the Deerfield Electric/Smith Concrete #8s, it was lap nine before Iulg could pull alongside Trum’s #41 machine, and completed the pass just prior to the halfway point. Three total cautions would slow the field, with the most detrimental coming with two laps remaining in the event – with a two lap shootout, Trum had one last opportunity to out muscle Iulg; but with a single file restart to his disadvantage it was quickly Iulg pulling away and claiming his second victory of the 2007 racing season. Trum would settle for second – his best finish of the season, Dave Brown powered the Gangemi Motorsports #84 to a third place finish, with last week’s winner Jeff Mueller in the fourth spot and Andrew Weldon following, at the checkered flag.

DJ Wykes of Lansdale, PA lead his CPA Solutions #69 machine to victory lane for the first time in his career, in the 600cc Micro Sprint feature event. Tim McCollum led the opening stages of the 20 lap feature event, before Wykes – who started in the sixth position – moved into the top spot on the sixth circuit of the event. Wykes’ only challenge came from Glen Mills, NJ’s Gary Hunter on a lap 18 restart, however it wasn’t enough to slide passed Wykes. Hunter, instead, settled for the runner-up spot, with Bob Devault coming home in third, Jimmy Cammock in the fourth position and Eddie Wagner completing the top five.

Toms River, NJ’s Lance Clayton captured his second career victory – his first since August of 2004 – in the 20 lap 270cc Micro Sprint feature event. Wrightstown, NJ’s Stephen Bucko led the KB Mechanical #28 to the initial green flag, before an accident slowed the field on the first lap. Things got hairy when the turn three and turn four lights went out – bring out the red flag. Clayton, who started in the third position, slipped into the lead on the subsequent restart and despite a slew of early race cautions, maintained the top spot easily sailing on to victory. Andrew Locuson crossed the line in the second position, Jeff Hartman in the third spot, John Copeland in fourth and Steve Gaspari rounding out the top five.

Defending 4 Cylinder Stock Car division Champion, Jim Hughes of Barnsboro, NJ was the winner of the 20 lap 4 Cylinder Stock Car feature event. Woodlyn, NJ’s Ken Wallace led the early stages of the event holding off Dave Bentley. It was a lap 7 restart that gave Hughes the opportunity to slip inside of, then leader, Wallace and pick up the top spot. It was all Hughes up to the checkered flag claiming his second feature win of the season. Dave Bentley finished in the second spot followed by: Brian Crisman, Ian Wray and Warren Stradley.

358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Lee Nardelli 2. Sean Gunther 3. Anthony Tramontana 4. Rob Pierce 5. Harry Marlin 6. Bob Worthington
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Ron Roberts 2. Chuck Hopkins 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. John Stangle 5. Billy Turner 6. Tom Solderich

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Ron Roberts 2. Rob Pierce 3. Bob Worthington 4. John Stangle 5. Chuck Hopkins 6. Lee Nardelli 7. Jimmy Horton IV 8. Harry Marlin 9. Andrew Weygand 10. Billy Turner 11. Anthony Tramontana 12. Richie Pratt, Jr. 13. Tom Solderich 14. Sean Gunther 15. Jimmy Horton

Limited Sprint Cars
Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Hank Trum 2. Dave Brown 3. Andrew Weldon 4. Jeff Mueller 5. Billy Case
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Tim Iulg 2. Kevin Darling 3. Steve Petry 4. Andy Best

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Tim Iulg 2. Hank Trum 3. Dave Brown 4. Jeff Mueller 5. Andrew Weldon 6. Steve Petry 7. Kevin Darling 8. Billy Case

600cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Eddie Wagner 2. Tim McCollum 3. DJ Wykes 4. Sam Locuson 5. Bill VanScoy 6. Dan Erkoboni
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Glenn Heverin 2. Bill Thomas 3. Gary Hunter 4. Rick Newcomb 5. James Ayrer 6. Rick Panczner
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Bob DeVault 2. Jimmy Carpenter 3. Jimmy Cammock 4. Ryan McCollum 5. Stewart Carmichael 6. Rick Stief

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. DJ Wykes 2. Gary Hunter 3. Bob DeVault 4. Jimmy Cammock 5. Eddie Wagner 6. Sam LOcuson 7. Rick Stief 8. Rick Newcomb 10. Ryan McCollum 11. Bill Thomas 12. Dan Erkoboni 13. James Ayrer 14. David Reinhardt 15. Rich McKay 16. Kyle Newcomb 17. Jimmy Carpenter 18. Steven Bracall 19. Tim McCollum 20. John Carpenter 21. Rick Panczner 22. Bill Vanscoy 23. Glenn Heverin 24. Scott Gooch 25. Mike King

270cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Lance Clayton 2. Spencer Kelly 3. Brian Morrill 4. Robert Dungan 5. Dale Kannengieszer 6. Tyler Geib
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Steve Gaspari 2. Andrew Locuson 3. John Blanda 4. Erika Palmai 5. Matt Ellery 6. Chris Puskas
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Sam LaMothe 2. Stephen Bucko 3. John Copeland 4. Alex Buben 5. Chris Locuson 6. Jay Hartman
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Richie Hartman 2. Jeff Hartman 3. Carl Locuson 4. RJ Magyari 5. Nicholas Walton 6. John Chalmers
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Jay Hartman 2. Jessica Lindmeier 3. Chris Puskas 4. Joe Kay 5. Ryan Wozunk 6. John Chalmers

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Lance Clayton 2. Andrew Locuson 3. Jeff Hartman 4. John Copeland 5. Steve Gaspari 6. Chris Locuson 7. Stephen Bucko 8. Carl Locuson 9. Alex Buben 10. John Blanda 11. Richie Hartman 12. Erika Palmai 13. Sam LaMothe 14. Chris Puskas 15. Matt Ellery 16. Nicholas Walton 17. Robert Dungan 18. Dale Kannengieszer 19. Jessica Lindmeier 20. Jay Hartman 21. RJ Magyari 22. Spencer Kelly 23. Brian Morrill 24. Joe Kay

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Hughes 2. Ken Wallace 3. Ian Wray 4. Bob Hartman 5. Brian Crisman 6. Bill MacNeir
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Warren Stradley 2. Dave Bentley, Jr. 3. Dave Damiano 4. Joe LaClare 5. Steve Sapp

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Hughes 2. Dave Bentley, Jr. 3. Brian Crisman 4. Ian Wray 5. Warren Stradley 6. Ken Wallace 7. Dave Damiano 8. Bill MacNeir 9. Bob Hartman 10. Steve Sapp 11. Joe LeClare


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 22 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 23 – Graduation Day for the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. Plus! Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and an Outlaw Stock Make-Up Feature Event.
General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.
Tuesday, June 26 – George Wingate Classic – Big Block Modifieds 40 Lapper with a cool $4,000 to the winner. Plus! Open Competition Sportsman in a 25 Lap $1200-to-win feature event. Open competition home track rules allow competitors from all over the east coast to participate. Open 13x92 Modified tire rules. No Pit License required. Pit Admission is $25. General Admission Tickets are $20 and Kids 12 & Under are always FREE. Pit Gates open at 4:30 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5 PM with Racing at 7 PM.

WINGATE EVENT KICKS OFF HOT SUMMER NIGHTS PROMO AT BRIDGEPORT

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (JUNE 19, 2007) -- With almost half of the 2007 season in the record books, officials at the famed 5/8th mile South Jersey speedplant, The Bridgeport Speedway – have introduced a summer line-up that will bring the rolling roar of the mighty modifieds into, the usually quiet, Logan Township – and have fans on the edge of their seat.

The summer spectaculars billed ‘Hot Summer Nights’ launches next Tuesday Night, June 26 with the annual George Wingate Classic, Big Block Modified/Open Sportsman special event. A $4000 top prize is up for grabs as the Big Block Modifieds compete on the high speed, high banks in a 40 lap main event, with a $1220-to-win 25 lap Sportsman under card. Open competition home track rules allow all competitors the opportunity to participate and 50 championship points will be awarded to all drivers that attempt to qualify.

Capturing a victory in the Wingate Classic sets a driver’s name among some of the best in the business including Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch, Doug Hoffman, Duane Howard and Brett Hearn.

Hot on the heels of the legendary Wingate Classic, a Double Header for the Big Block Modified division on Saturday, June 30, celebrating Independence Day with a set of Twin 20 lap events. Always a fan favorite, the Bridgeport Twin 20s prove to be nothing more than spectacular – and fans certainly get their moneys worth with a General Admission price of $15 and, as always, kids 12 & under are FREE.

HOT, HOT WINGS invade the Bridgeport Speedway as the URC Bar’s Leaks Sprint Series hits the famed 5/8th mile, not once but twice in the month of July. First stop -- Friday, July 6 all the big guns will be in South Jersey, with ultra-fast Friday Night track conditions, this May 26th make-up event proves to be full of high-action and excitement.

July isn’t slowing down yet, Saturday, July 14 the Big Block Modifieds set in for 30 Lap $3000-to-win Modified feature event. Anything can happen when an extra five laps and an extra $500 is added to the winner’s portion.

Leading into Tuesday, July 25, Bridgeport Speedway presents ‘Race for a Cure’ a benefit for the Multiple Sclerosis society of America. In 2006, the inaugural event raised over $82,000 for the MSSociety; Speedway staff hopes to top that in 2007. The show features a 40 Lap, $4000-to-win Big Block Modified event, along with a $1200-to-win, 25 Lap Open Competition Sportsman event.

Just three days later on Saturday, July 28, the URC Sprint Cars close out the month of July with a 25 lap feature event, with a $2500 top prize.

An action-filled August launches on Tuesday, August 7 with the Walt Chernokal Memorial event. Billed as a ‘Fan Fun Night’, Bridgeport Speedway attendees challenge fans from both the Grandview Speedway and the New Egypt Speedway to try and top the “Port Posse” when it comes to fan participation. Similar to it’s mid-week sisters, the card features a $4000-to-win Big Block Modified 40 Lapper, and an Open Competition Sportsman undercard.

Closing as season of sun in style, if you can win a qualifying heat race, you can also win a feature event at the Bridgeport Speedway. Saturday, August 11th Bridgeport Speedway presents the Big Block Modified 4 DOZENS. Featuring four 12 lap Modified Feature events.

We have got scorching hot action during the month’s of June, July and August; only during Hot Summer Nights at the Bridgeport Speedway!

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM


Bridgeport Speedway Saturday Point Standings as of 6/16/07

Driver Car Total
Big Block Modifieds
1. Wade Hendrickson 85 453
2. Doug Hoffman 0 438
3. Richie Pratt, Jr 901 435
4. Rick Laubach 20 427
5. Mike Iles 711 414
6. Billy Pauch 1 402
7. Steve Bottcher 27X 390
8. Jimmy Chester 44 385
9. Mike Franz 12 324
10. Jim Stong 16 319
11. Scott Irwin 92 303
12. Chic Cossaboone 7A 295
13. Mark Forte,Sr 40 290
14. Chad James 27 283
15. Steve Durand 924 249
16. Jim Wyers 11A 247
17. Rich Acolia 57 202
18. Bob Sarkisian 47 192
19. Tom Beamer 31 177
20. Jamie Mills 30 174

358 Small Blocks
1. John Pursell 15J 447
1. Kevin Collins 126 447
3. Jesse Hill 99H 430
4. Jimmy Horton IV 38 423
5. Bob Lineman,Jr USA-1 414
6. Sean Gunther 307 409
7. Eric Kormann 16S 398
8. Randy Yaple 99 393
9. Tom Miller 77 371
10. Ron Roberts 17 370
11. Mark Forte,Jr 85 360
12. John Stangle 6 301
13. Dan Cogdill 26 244
14. John Kelly 47 234
15. Bob Rambone 57 233
16. Don Bogey 9JR 195
17. Rob Wyant 707 151
18. Carmen Leggio,Jr 17C 140
19. John Gray 70 133
20. Kate Brown 27K 118

Sunoco Sportsman
1. Brett Ballard 0 461
2. Jordan Watson 30 449
3. Travis Hill 99H 440
4. Joseph Watson 39 409
5. Matt Harrell 35 369
6. Forrest Peters 880 366
6. Chuck Hopkins 71 366
8. David Bell 33 350
9. Mike Barone 267 321
10. Jason Rivers 66 313
11. Bob Bartleson 720 304
12. Pat Hires 25 275
13. Gino Postarivo 7 258
14. Mike Lewis 724 254
15. Tom Gibson 65 244
16. Ryan Forte R40 231
17. Jon Haegele 61 227
18. Jim Bartleson,Jr 17 226
19. Mike Hires 68 207
20. Rich Jackson 64 206

Outlaw Stocks
1. Ken Watson 6 386
2. Joe Trumbetti 20 340
3. Jim Honeker 52B 338
4. Jim McLaughlin 61 322
5. Chris Pidgeon 75 308
6. Joe Ecret 50 280
7. Karl Wagner 68 264
8. Ron Dirkes 60 200
9. Frank Ashmen 19 170
10. Jeff Dirkes O6 168
11. Terry Griffin 44 154
12. John Gandy,Jr 26J 150
13. Pat Conaway US2 116
14. Rick Haegele 38 114
15. Bob Pace 26B 100
15. Kenv Watson,Jr 9 100
17. Bob Dooley 171 80
18. Mike Panza 9 76
19. Dan Panza 9 68
20. Mike Hires 2 46

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
1. Matt Harrell 35 460
2. Michael Cogdill 98 430
3. Tom Gibson 65 410
3. Mike Lewis 724 410
5. Ryan Forte R40 362
6. Jim Bartleson,Jr 17 274
7. Tom Beaver 357 222
8. Mark Suk 727 136


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 22 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 23 – Graduation Day for the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. Plus! Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and an Outlaw Stock Make-Up Feature Event.
General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.
Tuesday, June 26 – George Wingate Classic – Big Block Modifieds 40 Lapper with a cool $4,000 to the winner. Plus! Open Competition Sportsman in a 25 Lap $1200-to-win feature event. Open competition home track rules allow competitors from all over the east coast to participate. Open 13x92 Modified tire rules. No Pit License required. Pit Admission is $25. General Admission Tickets are $20 and Kids 12 & Under are always FREE. Pit Gates open at 4:30 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5 PM with Racing at 7 PM.


CASELLA AND SMITH IN THE MONEY -- CAPTURE $1000 NATIONALS PRIZES

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (JUNE 17, 2007) – A hot and steamy day didn’t keep race fans away as droves turned out to celebrate Fathers Day in fine fashion. Just under 100 vehicles participated in action in five racing divisions, with Sam Casella claiming the $1000 top prize in the 600cc Micro Sprints and Ryan Smith taking home a cool $1000 for his victory in the 270cc Micro Sprint division, this past Sunday at the Bridgeport Speedway.

“This prize really helps,” Casella stated during victory lane ceremonies. “I’ve been traveling here from Missouri to race every weekend and airfare has been adding up.”

Fast timer Shane Lewis and Eddie Wagner started on the front row for the 25 lap 600cc Micro Sprint feature event, while invader, Lewis – who had never set his eyes on the Bridgeport Speedway 1/4 mile before setting fast time – led the opening circuit it was lap 2 when third place started Casella blasted into the top spot. Casella quickly fired away at a lightning fast pace, clicking off lap after lap unchallenged. Things got hairy just prior to the halfway mark as Casella reached lapped traffic. Diving in and out of the slower machines, Casella made contact on lap 18 – but it wasn’t enough to stop the INXS Motorports #7 machine. A slew of late race cautions slowed the action and cleared the track and with a despite a late race charge from Bob DeVault, nobody could catch Casella, as he easily sailed on to the $1000 prize money.

It was a banner day in the 270cc Micro Sprint division for Ryan Smith. Smith claimed the RTS Chassis Fast Time Award with a lap of 13.922 seconds at 64.646mph. Starting in the front row alongside the #70 of Eddie Wagner; Smith, a young veteran, dominated the event leading all of the 25 laps. This marked Smith’s first victory at the Bridgeport Speedway 1/4 mile, Eddie Wagner rolled home in the second position, Andrew Locuson in the third spot, Mike King in fourth and John Copeland rounding out the top five finishers.

New Castle, DE’s Brian Crisman swept the 4 Cylinder Stock Car events setting Fast Time with a lap of 17.239 and picking up the 20 lap feature event. Crisman’s Volkswagen machine led all of the laps leading the #53 to it’s fifth feature event win. Warren Stradley came home in the second position followed by: Dave Bentley, Jr., Dave Damiano and Ian Wray.

Jim Pollard captured the win in the 15 lap 125cc Micro Sprint feature event over Courtney Johnson, Brittany Whitesall, Barry Pollard and Brian Kostiak.

Flemington, NJ’s Matt Carman led the Lentini Auto Salvage #2 machine to victory in the Slingshot division. This marked 15-year-old Carman’s first victory at the Bridgeport Speedway 1/4 mile.

Shane Lewis claimed the Stallard Chassis 600cc Micro Sprint Fast Timer Award, and Ryan Smith captured the RTS Chassis 270cc Micro Sprint Fast Time Award. BK Sheetmetal presented Hard Luck honors to the first non-qualifier in both the 600cc and 270cc division to Shawn Ward and Joe Kay, respectively.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
600cc Micro Sprint Division
Time Trials -- 1.Shane Lewis - 13.442 2.Eddie Wagner - 13.498 3.Sam Casella - 13.51 4.Bob DeVault - 13.531 5.Stewart Carmichael - 13.555 6.Rick Stief - 13.584 7.Eric Brobst - 13.586 8.Rick Newcomb - 13.592 9.DJ Wykes - 13.597 10.Jack Conover - 13.627 11.Randy Owwald - 13.631 12.Jamie Kostic - 13.666 13.Bill Thomas - 13.683 14.Rob Vivona - 13.704 15.Jimmy Carpenter - 13.776 16.Rich McKay - 13.807 17.Jessica Lindmeier - 13.860 18.Jimmy Glenn - 13.861 19.Tim Iulg - 13.903 20.George Ulmer - 13.944 21.Jack Spence - 13.971 22.Luke Thomas - 13.974 23.Steven Bracall - 13.980 24.Gary Hunter - 14.070 25.Brad Cox - 14.080 26.Sam Locuson - 14.113 27.Marco Michetti - 14.159 28.Rick Panczner - 14.184 29.David Reinhardt - 14.213 30.John Carpenter - 14.261 31.John Wilbert, IV - 14.388 32.Douglas Rash - 14.503 33.Glenn Heverin - 14.657 34.Shawn Ward - 14.919 35.Chris Prychka - 15.533

C- Main (10 Laps) – 1. David Reinhardt 2. Shawn Ward 3. Chris Prychka 4. John Carpenter 5. Glenn Heverin 6. Douglas Rash

B-Main (10 Laps) – 1. Tim Iulg 2. Jack Spence 3. George Ulmer 4. Luke Thomas 5. Gary Hunter 6. Sam Locuson

A-Main (25 Laps) – 1. Sam Casella 2. Bob DeVault 3. Jimmy Glenn 4. Stewart Carmichael 5. Rick Newcomb 6. Jack Conover 7. Bill Thomas 8. Luke Thomas 9. Randy Owwald 10. DJ Wykes 11. Shane Lewis 12. Sam Locuson 13. Jack Spence 14. Jessica Lindmeier 15. Gary Hunter 16. Rich McKay 17. George Ulmer 18. Jimmy Carpenter 19. Rick Stief 20. Eric Brobst 21. Tim Iulg 22. Eddie Wagner 23. Rob Vivona 24. Jamie Kostic

270cc Micro Sprint Division
Time Trials -- 1. Ryan Smith 13.922 2. Eddie Wagner 13.957 3. Andrew Locuson 13.968 4. Mike King 14.048 5. JohnCopeland 14.169 6. Sean Good 14.176 7. Ryan Stillwagon 14.182 8. Tim Buckwalter 14.195 9. Richie Hartman 14.195 10. John Blanda 14.197 11. Steve Buckwalter 14.212 12. Jeff Hartman 14.213 13. Cameron Merriman 14.227 14. Steve Gasapari 14.229 15. Chris Locuson 14.262 16. Lance Clayton 14.378 17. Chuck Palmucci 14.384 18. Shaun Ratchford 14.406 19. Jim Tippin 14.432 20. Alex Buben 14.464 21. Sam Lamothe 14.478 22. Charlie Lamanna 14.551 23. Luke Fogg 14.626 24. Carl Locuson 14.689 25. Billy Murphy 14.727 26. Jay Hartman 14.786 27. Dana Lomothe 14.828 28. Bryant Davis 14.98 29. Wes Harbison 15.062 30. Nicholas Walton 15.069 31. David Skinner 15.076 32. Joe Kay 15.695

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. Joe Kay 2. Nicholas Walton 3. Wes Harbison 4. Mark Landwher 5. David Skinner 6. Spencer Kelly

B-Main (10 Laps) – 1. Jim Tippin 2. Charlie Lamanna 3. Sam LaMothe 4. Alex Buben 5. Carl Locuson 6. Bill Murphy

A-Main (25 Laps) – 1. Ryan Smith 2. Eddie Wagner 3. Sean Good 4. Andrew Locuson 5. John Blanda 6. John Copeland 7. Chuck Palmucci 8. Cameron Merriman 9. Steve Gasapari 10. Richie Hartman 11. Chris Locuson 12. Alex Buben 13. Charlie Lamanna 14. Jim Tippin 15. Carl Locuson 16. Sam LaMothe 17. Billy Murphy 18. Steve Buckwalter 19. Mike King 20. Lance Clayton 21. Shaun Ratchford 22. Ryan Stillwagon 23. Tim Buckwalter 24. Jeff Hartman

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Time Trials -- 1. Brian Crisman 17.239 2. Warren Stradley 17.453 3. Dave Damiano 17.577 4. Dave Bentley, Jr. 17.609 5. Fred Martin 18.19 6. Joe LaClare 18.193 7. Bob Hartman 18.279 8. Steve Sapp 18.365 9. Ken Wallace 18.539

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Brian Crisman 2. Warren Stradley 3. Dave Bentley, Jr. 4. Dave Damiano 5. Ian Wray 6. Ken Wallace 7. Joe LaClare 8. Bob Hartman 9. Steve Sapp

125cc Micro Sprints
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jim Pollard 2. Courtney Johnson 3. Brittany Whitesall 4. Barry Pollard 5. Brian Kostiak


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 22 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 23 – Graduation Day for the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. Plus! Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and an Outlaw Stock Make-Up Feature Event.
General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.
Tuesday, June 26 – George Wingate Classic – Big Block Modifieds 40 Lapper with a cool $4,000 to the winner. Plus! Open Competition Sportsman in a 25 Lap $1200-to-win feature event. Open competition home track rules allow competitors from all over the east coast to participate. Open 13x92 Modified tire rules. No Pit License required. Pit Admission is $25. General Admission Tickets are $20 and Kids 12 & Under are always FREE. Pit Gates open at 4:30 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5 PM with Racing at 7 PM.


HOPKINS IS HOT GRABS 358 WIN – BEST BESTS LIMITED SPRINTS

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (JUNE 15, 2007) – A slew of friends and family greeted Williamstown, NJ’s rising star, Chuck Hopkins as he slid his #71 Teo Pro Car on the Victory Lane podium; claiming his first victory in the 358 Small Block division, this past Friday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway.

Hopkins started on the front row of the seventeen car 358 Small Block field, and quickly jumped out to the top spot. In just his second start behind the crate engine powered machine, Hopkins, shot to an incredible lead over second place runner, New Castle, DE’s Ron Roberts. A late race caution slowed the field, and gave Roberts the opportunity to pounce on the sophomore racer, but no one could catch Hopkins as the 21-year-old racer easily sailed on to a cool $1200 top prize. Sean Gunther came home in the second position, Jimmy Horton in the third position, Ron Roberts in the fourth position and John Stangle rounding out the top five.

Andy Best captured his first win in the 20 Limited Sprint feature event. Best started second on the grid out powered Hank Trum on the opening green flag to take over the number one position – and easily sailing on to victory maintaining a 2.5 second advantage over second place finisher Jeff Mueller, Kevin Darling came home in the third position, Dave Brown in the fourth spot and Hank Trum rounding out the top five finishers.

Franklinville, NJ’s Rick Newcomb dominated the 20 lap 600cc Micro Sprint feature event – claiming his second season victory. Newcomb started on the pole position and led every lap, holding off a late race charge from Rick Stief, who powered forward from the 11th starting position. Stief settled for second, Sam Locuson in third, Jimmy Cammock in fourth and Bill Thomas in fifth.

Jeff Hartman claimed his fourth victory in the 270cc Micro Sprint division. Bordentown, NJ’s Sammy LaMothe led the early stages of the 20 lap feature event, before Hartman – who started ninth on the grid - slipped by just prior to the halfway point. A second place marked LaMothe’s best finish to date, Charlie Lamanna came home in the third spot, with Andrew Locuson and Shaun Ratchford rounding out the top five.

Ian Wray clearly out classed the field in the 4 Cylinder Stock Car division, maintaining over a 13 second lead over the second place finisher Brian Crisman. This marked Wray’s second season victory. Crisman crossed in the second position, Dave Bentley, Jr in the third spot, Joe Meron in fourth and Warren Stradley in the fifth position.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Chuck Hopkins 2. Jimmy Horton 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Sean Gunther 5. Ron Roberts 6. Harry Marlin
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Lee Nardelli 2. John Stangle 3. Anthony Tramontana 4. Brett Ballard 5. Tom Solderich 6. Billy Turner

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Chuck Hopkins 2. Sean Gunther 3. Jimmy Horton 4. Ron Roberts 5. John Stangle 6. Harry Marlin 7. Rob Pierce 8. Brett Ballard 9. Billy Turner 10. Anthony Tramontana 11. Richie Cass 12. Bob Worthington 13. Tom Solderich 14. Richie Pratt, Jr. 15. Lee Nardelli 16. Andrew Weygand 17. Eric Kormann

Limited Sprints
Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Kevin Darling 2. Andy Best 3. Chuck Palmucci 4. Steve Petry 5. Andrew Weldon
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Jeff Mueller 2. Hank Trum 3. Tim Iulg 4. Dave Brown

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Andy Best 2. Jeff Mueller 3. Kevin Darling 4. Dave Brown 5. Hank Trum 6. Tim Iulg 7. Chuck Palmucci 8. Steve Petry 9. Andrew Weldon

600cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Rick Newcomb 2. Sam Casella 3. Gary Hunter 4. Jimmy Carpenter 5. Drew Richmond 6. Glenn Heverin
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Rick Stief 2. Jimmy Cammock 3. Steve Bracall 4. Rich McKay 5. Dan Erkoboni 6. Eddie Wagner
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Bob DeVault 2. Sam Locuson 3. Bill Thomas 4. Stewart Carmichael 5. Dave Graziano 6. Eric Brobst

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Rick Newcomb 2. Rick Stief 3. Sam Locuson 4. Jimmy Cammock 5. Bill Thoams 6. Stewart Carmichael 7. Jimmy Carpenter 8. Glenn Heverin 9. Dan Erkoboni 10. Tim McCollum 11. Drew Richmond 12. Rich McKay 13. Steve Bracall 14. Bob DeVault 15. Eddie Wagner 16. DJ Wykes 17. Jessica Lindmeier 18. James Ayrer 19. Rick Panczner 20. Ryan Stillwagon 21. Ryan McCollum 22. Sam Casella 23. Dave Graziano 24. Gary Hunter 25. Mark Landwher 26. Eric Brobst

270cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Shaun Ratchford 2. Bryant Davis 3. Spencer Kelly 4. Brian Morrill 5. Robert Dungan 6. Lance Clayton
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Sam LaMothe 2. Richie Hartman 3. Carl Locuson 4. John Copeland 5. Billy Murphy 6. Steve Caslop
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Andrew Locuson 2. Charlie Lamanna 3. Kelsey Johnson 4. Steve Gasapari 5. Chris Locuson 6. Dana LaMothe
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Matt Ellery 2. Jeff Hartman 3. Ryan Wozunk 4. Tim Buckwalter 5. Stephen Bucko 6. John Blanda
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Lance Clayton 2. John Blanda 3. Jay Hartman 4. Paul Maxcy 5. Chris Melchione 6. Wes Harbison

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Jeff Hartman 2. Sam LaMothe 3. Charlie Lamanna 4. Andrew Locuson 5. Shaun Ratchford 6. Chris Locuson 7. Carl Locuson 8. Tim Buckwalter 9. Steve Gasapari 10. Richie Hartman 11. Ryan Wozunk 12. Jay Hartman 13. Paul Maxcy 14. Bryant Davis 15. Lance Clayton 16. John Blanda 17. Kelsey Johnson 18. John Copeland 19. Stephen Bucko 20. Robert Dungan 21. Matt Ellery 22. Billy Murphy 23. Spencer Kelly 24. Brian Morrill 25. Chris Melchione

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Joe Meron 2. Warren Stradley 3. Brian Crisman 4. Dave Bentley, Jr. 5. Joe LaClare
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Ian Wray 2. Jim Hughes 3. Ken Wallace 4. Dave Damiano 5. Fred Martin

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Ian Wray 2. Brian Crisman 3. Dave Bentley, Jr. 4. Joe Meron 5. Warren Stradley 6. Ken Wallace 7. Dave Damiano 8. Joe LaClare 9. Fred Martin 10. Jim Hughes


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 22 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 23 – Graduation Day for the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. Plus! Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and an Outlaw Stock Make-Up Feature Event.
General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.
Tuesday, June 26 – George Wingate Classic – Big Block Modifieds 40 Lapper with a cool $4,000 to the winner. Plus! Open Competition Sportsman in a 25 Lap $1200-to-win feature event. Open competition home track rules allow competitors from all over the east coast to participate. Open 13x92 Modified tire rules. No Pit License required. Pit Admission is $25. General Admission Tickets are $20 and Kids 12 & Under are always FREE. Pit Gates open at 4:30 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5 PM with Racing at 7 PM.

LAUBACH POWERS FROM DEAD LAST TO PICK UP MODIFIED WIN AT BRIDGEPORT

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (JUNE 16, 2007) – Rick Laubach of Hellertown, PA fought all adversity – including a dead last starting spot, a result of a penalty for an off-track altercation with another team -- this past Saturday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway, dominating the 25 lap feature event and leading his self-owned East Coast Hoist #20 Teo Pro Car to Victory Lane – marking his second victory of the current racing season and his 17th career win, at the famed South Jersey oval.

“We thrashed hard to get this car back together, after a real tough last weekend,” an extremely exuberant Laubach stated during post race ceremonies. “This was a really ‘racy’ track – this is the way Bridgeport should be, you could run anywhere tonight.”

Laurel, DE’s Chad James and Marmora, NJ’s Jim Wyers started on the front row of the 24 car Big Block Modified field, with James quickly jumping out to the top spot rim riding around the high side of the famed 5/8th mile clay oval. “The Cowboy” powered at a rapid pace pulling almost half straightaway on the field. A lap 3 caution for flats on the machines of Mike Iles and Mike Franz slowed the field for the first time. James maintained control of the event on the restart, as Allentown, PA’s Doug Hoffman and Sewell, NJ’s Richie Pratt battled side-by-side for the third position. A lap six caution, for previous winner Billy Pauch slowed the field for the second time. Pratt, Jr. slipped inside the sophomore racer, James, on the restart and checked out on the field. With James maintaining the second place position, Rick Laubach powered from dead last to show third position just prior to the halfway point and into the second position just one circuit later. Laubach quickly closed on the leader, Pratt, and it appeared as if a fierce battle to the finish would take place. However, as Pratt crossed the line to complete lap 17 of 25, the Pratt/Hewlett Racing #901 slowed, handing the lead over to Laubach and leaving the #901 Bicknell chassis on the sideline with mechanical failure. It was all Laubach through the remainder of the event, easily capturing the victory. Chad James matched his best Bridgeport finish with a second place, Wade Hendrickson finished in third, Mike Iles came back from an early race pitstop to finish fourth and Jimmy Chester rounded out the top five.

New Britain, PA’s Bob Lineman, Jr. led his Lineman Racing/Troyer Race Cars #USA1 to victory in the 20 lap 358 Small Block division, this marked Lineman’s first victory since 2003. Lineman started in fifth position and took the lead from Dan Cogdill on the third circuit of the event – holding off a late race charge from Laurel, DE’s Kevin Collins to capture the cool $1000 prize money. Collins settled for second, Sean Gunther came home in third, Jesse Hill in the fourth position and John Pursell rounding out the top five.

Folsom, NJ’s third generation racer, Jimmy Horton IV picked up the win in the May 12th 358 make-up feature event. Horton started in the second position and battled passed early race leader John Kelly on the eighth circuit of the event, leading the R&M Racin’ #38 Teo Pro Car to victory lane for the second time this season. Randy Yaple came home in the second position, John Kelly in third, Eric Kormann in fourth and Jesse Hill rounding out the top five finishers.

Barnsboro, NJ’s 16-year-old sensation, Travis Hill battled back from an early race incident, and heavy sheet metal damage to pick up his second victory of the racing season – in the Sunoco Sportsman 15 lap feature event. Hill passed and then fought off a hard charge from Brett Ballard, to lead the NAP Electrical Contractors #99H to victory lane. Ballard settled for the second position, Joseph Watson finished in third, Chuck Hopkins in the fourth spot and Jason Rivers rounded out the top five finishers.

Current Outlaw Stock point leader, Ken Watson was the victor in the 15 lap feature event. Watson overtook pole sitter, Chris Pidgeon, on the fourth lap to sail on to his third victory in the previous five feature events. Terry Griffin came home in second, followed by Joe Ecret, Jim Honaker and Karl Wagner rounding out the top five finishers.

Elmer, NJ’s Matt Harrell, continued to dominate the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman feature event. Harrell out muscled early race leader, Mike Lewis on the fourth lap of the 8 lap feature event to pick up his sixth feature event victory. Lewis came home in the second position, Ryan Forte in the third position, Tom Gibson in the fourth position and Michael Cogdill rounding out the top five finishers.

With a packed house and despite two intermission periods, for fan activities and track preparation, racing activities were completed just after 10:30 PM and the majority of fans stayed until the final feature event.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Doug Hoffman 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Bob Sarkisian 4. Tommy Beamer 5. Jim Stong 6. Scott Irwin
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Steve Bottcher 2. Billy Pauch 3. Chad James 4. Jimmy Chester 5. Mark Forte 6. Mike Franz
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Mike Iles 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Jim Wyers 4. Rick Laubach 5. Stephen Durand 6. Pete Visconti
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Chic Cossaboone 2. Rich Acolia 3. Bud Schweibinz 4. Rusty Smith 5. Sam Wescott 6. Archie Meyers
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Rick Laubach 2. Chad James 3. Wade Hendrickson 4. Miek Iles 5. Jimmy Chester 6. Doug Hoffman 7. Pete Visconti 8. Mark Forte 9. Stephen Durand 10. Steve Bottcher 11. Jim Stong 12. Chic Cossaboone 13. Scott Irwin 14. Rich Acolia 15. Bud Schweibinz 16. Sam Wescott, Jr. 17. Jim Wyers 18. Tommy Beamer 19. Richie Pratt, Jr. 20. Rusty Smith 21. Archie Meyers 22. Billy Pauch 23. Mike Franz 24. Bob Sarkisian

358 Small Blocks
Make-Up Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Horton IV 2. Randy Yaple 3. John Kelly 4. Eric Kormann 5. Jesse Hill 6. Ron Roberts 7. John Pursell 8. Kevin Collins 9. Sean Gunther 10. Tom Miller 11. Bob Lineman, Jr. 12. Mark Forte, Jr. 13. Dan Cogdill 14. Tom Solderich 15. Bob Rambone 16. Scott Davis, Jr. 17. Dave Decker 18. John Stangle 19. Rob Wyant 20. Don Bogey
DNS – Lee Nardelli, Tommy Beamer, John Pratt, John Parker, Anthony Moran

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Dan Cogdill 2. Bob Lineman, Jr. 3. Randy Yaple 4. Kevin Collins 5. Jimmy Horton IV 6. John Stangle 7. Bob Rambone 8. Tom Miller
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Mark Forte, Jr. 2. Ron Roberts 3. Sean Gunther 4. Jesse Hill 5. John Kelly 6. Don Bogey 7. Eric Kormann 8. Tom Solderich
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Bob Lineman, Jr. 2. Kevin Collins 3. Sean Gunther 4. Jesse Hill 5. John Pursell 6. Jimmy Horton IV 7. Ron Roberts 8. John Stangel 9. Eric Kormann 10. Rob Wyant 11. Scott Davis, Jr. 12. Don Bogey 13. Dave Decker 14. Tom Miller 15. Bob Rambone 16. Carmen Leggio 17. Randy Yaple 18. Tom Solderich 19. Billy Harris 20. Jason Duppel 21. Mark Forte, Jr. 22. Bob Duppel, Sr. 23. Dan Cogdill 24. John Kelly

Sunoco Sportsman
Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Brett Ballard 2. Matt Harrell 3. Chuck Hopkins 4. Mike Barone 5. Jason Rivers 6. Richie Jackson
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. David Bell 2. Travis Hill 3. Jordan Watson 4. Joseph Watson 5. Forrest Peters 6. Gino Postarivo
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Travis Hill 2. Brett Ballard 3. Joseph Watson 4. Chuck Hopkins 5. Jason Rivers 6. Forrest Peters 7. Richie Jackson 8. Jim Bartleson, Jr. 9. Tom Beaver 10. Dan Stout 11. Matt Harrell 12. David Bell 13. Mike Barone 14. Gino Postarivo 15. Bob Bartleson 16. Jordan Watson 17. Mike Lewis 18. Tom Gibson 19. Ryan Forte

Outlaw Stocks
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Ken Watson 2. Terry Griffin 3. Joe Ecret 4. Jim Honaker 5. Karl Wagner 6. Jim McLaughlin 7. Chris Pidgeon 8. Rick Haegele 9. Ron Dirkes 10. Rank Ashmen 11. Jeff Dirkes 12. Joe Trumbetti 13. Ken Watson, Jr. 14. Dan Panza

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Feature (8 Laps) – 1. Matt Harrell 2. Mike Lewis 3. Ryan Forte 4. Tom Gibson 5. Michael Cogdill 6. Jim Bartleson, Jr. 7. Tom Beaver


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 15 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. 600cc and 270cc Feature Event winners will be guaranteed starters for the Micro National Event on June 17. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 16 – Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. PLUS! Make-Up 358 Small Block feature event.
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.
Sunday, June 17 – Micro Sprint Nationals! 600cc Micro Sprints & 270cc Micro Sprints in $1000-to-win. Plus! 600cc & 270cc Fast Time Bonuses courtesy of Stallard Chassis and RTS Chassis. Also on the card: 4 Cylinder Stock Cars, 125cc Micro Sprints, the Briggs & Stratton Slingshot by Tobias Tour and a DEMOLITION DERBY.

PAUCH AND HOFFMAN DOUBLE UP, BECOMING DUAL REPEAT WINNERS

BRIDGEPORT, NEW JERSEY (JUNE 9, 2007) After two months of action, it was proven that the Big Block Modified division at South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway was most definitely competitive – with no driver scoring repeat victories. That is until Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch and Allentown, PA’s Doug Hoffman, hit the track this past Saturday Night – both pickingd up victory number two, as the Mighty Modifieds kicked off ‘Hot Summer Nights’ with a double header of feature events.

“The track was in great shape tonight,” an overjoyed Doug Hoffman exclaimed in victory lane. “I just stuck to the bottom, it was just the way I really like it.”

Veteran Modified campaigner, Chic Cossaboone led the early stages of the event after he powered passed pole sitter, Mark Forte. Cossaboone’s Tuckahoe Turf Farms #7A machine was feverishly floating around the bottom of the 5/8th mile speedway – with the ‘Allentown Assassin’ Doug Hoffman, quickly closing in on the rear bumper. It was lap 9 before Hoffman would steer the Sal Debruno owned South Jersey Overhead Doors mount hard into turn three out muscling Cossaboone and sailing right along the outside. With the top spot in Hoffman’s hands the 88-time Bridgeport Speedway Feature Winner stuck to the bottom of the race track and easily sailed on to pick up his second win of the season – maintaining a 7.6 second lead in the caution free event. Cossaboone scored his best finish of the season in second, Jimmy Chester rolled home in third, Mark Forte came home in fourth and Wade Hendrickson put on an exciting show to come home in fifth.

Billy “The Kid” Pauch picked up right where he left off last week, clearly controlling the May 12th make-up feature event. Jim Wyers led the opening laps of the 25 lap feature event and did so in fine fashion – until a lap six miscue allowed the veteran driver, Pauch, to pounce; sailing to the inside of Wyers’ #11A, Pauch set the pace starting at lap 7. With no cautions throughout the remainder of the event, “The Kid” easily sustained a half-track lead over the field and held an almost 10 second lead at the drop of the checkered flag. Richie Pratt Jr. came home in the runner-up position, with Jimmy Chester, Jamie Mills and Chic Cossaboone completing the top five finishers.

It was a neck and neck battle to the end in the 358 Small Block division as Barnsboro, NJ’s Jesse “The Thrill” Hill barely edged out New Castle, DE’s Ron Roberts in a photo finish. Hill started seventh on the grid and led the only lap that pays the money – the final one. Ron Roberts settled for second place followed by Tom Miller, John Kelly and John Pursell.

Milford, DE’s Jordan Watson captured his third feature event win in the Sunoco Sportsman division. Watson started ninth on the grid and found himself in the top spot on the fourth circuit of the event. Watson held off his brother, Joseph, to pick up the victory. Joseph settled for second, followed by Brett “The Jet” Ballard in the third position, Forrest Peters in the fourth position and Jason Rivers in fifth spot.

Karl Wagner dominated the Outlaw Stock feature event leading all but the first circuit around the 5/8th mile speed plant. Wagner held off a strong late race charge from Ken Watson to pick up his first victory of the 2007 racing season. Watson came home in second, Watson was trailed at the line by Joe Ecret, Jim Honaker and Joe Trumbetti.

Elmer, NJ’s Matt Harrell, led the C. Harrell Trucking #35 machine to it’s sixth victory in the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman division. Harrell edged passed Michael Cogdill on the third lap and never looked back. Cogdill came home in second followed by Ryan Forte, Mike Lewis and Tom Gibson

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM.

Results
Big Block Modifieds
Make- Up Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Billy Pauch 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Jimmy Chester 4. Jamie Mills 5. Chic Cossaboone 6. Doug Hoffman 7. Jim Wyers 8. Mike Iles 9. Scott Irwin 10. Wade Hendrickson 11. Mark Forte 12. Jim Stong 13. Mike Franz 14. Bob Sarkisian 15. Steve Bottcher 16. Ed Firth 17. Stephen Durand 18. Chad James 19. Rick Laubach DNS – Ken Meisner, Bobby Firth, Dave Howard, Brian Kressley, Duane Howard

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Mark Forte 2. Bob Sarksian 3. Wade Hendrickson 4. Richie Pratt, Jr. 5. Stephen Durand 6. Rick Laubach
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Jim Wyers 2. Billy Pauch 3. Mike Franz 4. Jamie Mills 5. Chic Cossaboone 6. Chad James
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Chester 2. Mike Iles 3. Doug Hoffman 4. Scott Irwin 5. Steve Bottcher 6. Pete Visconti

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Doug Hoffman 2. Chic Cossaboone 3. Jimmy Chester 4. Mark Forte 5. Wade Hendrickson 6. Richie Pratt, Jr. 7. Mike Iles 8. Scott Irwin 9. Mike Franz 10. Billy Pauch 11. Rick Laubach 12. Chad James 13. Jim Stong 14. Steve Bottcher 15. Pete Visconti 16. Jim Wyers 17. Rich Acolia 18. Ed Firth 19. Archie Meyers 20. Steve Durand 21. Bud Schweibinz 22. Jamie Mills 23. Bob Sarkisian

358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) -- 1. Sean Gunther 2. Randy Yaple 3. Tom Miller 4. John Pursell 5. Mark Forte, Jr. 6. Eric Kormann
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Jesse Hill 2. John Kelly 3. Ron Roberts 4. Kevin Collins 5. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Rob Wyant
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Billy Harris 2. Anthony Moran 3. Dan Cogdill 4. John Gray 5. Roger Hartrum 6. Dave Decker

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Jesse Hill 2. Ron Roberts 3. Tom Miller 4. John Kelly 5. John Pursell 6. Jimmy Horton IV 7. Sean Gunther 8. Randy Yaple 9. Kevin Collins 10. Bob Lineman, Jr. 11. Mark Forte, Jr. 12. Eric Kormann 13. Bob Rambone 14. Don Bogey 15. John Scarpati, Jr. 16. Rob Wyant 17. Scott Davis, Jr. 18. Billy Turner 19. Dave Decker 20. Dan Cogdill 21. John Gray 22. Anthony Moran 23. Roger Hartrum 24. Billy Harris

Sunoco Sportsman
Heat 1(6 Laps) – 1. Brett Ballard 2. Jason Rivers 3. Travis Hill 4. Joseph Watson 5. Gino Postarivo 6. Michael Cogdill
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Jordan Watson 2. Chuck Hopkins 3. Matt Harrell 4. Bob Bartleson 5. Forrest Peters 6. Mike Barone

Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jordan Watson 2. Joseph Watson 3. Brett Ballard 4. Forrest Peters 5. Jason Rivers 6. Matt Harrell 7. Travis Hill 8. Bob Bartleson 9. Chuck Hopkins 10. Richie Cass 11. Mike Lewis 12. David Bell 13. Tom Gibson 14. Gino Postarivo 15. Ryan Forte 16. Richie Jackson 17. Jim Bartleson, Jr. 18. Mike Barone 19. Dan Stout 20. Michael Cogdill

Outlaw Stocks
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Karl Wagner 2. Ken Watson 3. Joe Ecret 4. Jim Honaker 5. Joe Trumbetti 6. Frank Ashmen 7. Chris Pidgeon 8. Terry Griffin 9. Rick Haegele 10. Dan Panza 11. Chuck Faisst 12. Bob Pace 13. Jim McLaughlin 14. John Gandy, Jr. 15. Draper Ellis

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Feature (8 Laps) – 1. Matt Harrell 2. Michael Cogdill 3. Ryan Forte 4. Mike Lewis 5. Tom Gibson 6. Mark Suk 7. Jim Bartleson, Jr.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 15 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. 600cc and 270cc Feature Event winners will be guaranteed starters for the Micro National Event on June 17. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 16 – Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. PLUS! Make-Up 358 Small Block feature event.
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.
Sunday, June 17 – Micro Sprint Nationals! 600cc Micro Sprints & 270cc Micro Sprints in $1000-to-win. Plus! 600cc & 270cc Fast Time Bonuses courtesy of Stallard Chassis and RTS Chassis. Also on the card: 4 Cylinder Stock Cars, 125cc Micro Sprints, the Briggs & Stratton Slingshot by Tobias Tour and a DEMOLITION DERBY.

PRATT AND MUELLER TAKE 5/8 MILE FIRSTS; CASELLA, BLANDA, STRADLEY CAPTURE ¼ MILE WINS

BRIDGEPORT, NEW JERSEY (JUNE 8, 2007) It appeared, on opening day, as if Richie Pratt Jr of Sewell, NJ picked up the initial event of the 2007 358 Small Block racing season. However, a last lap/last turn altercation and a penalty for overaggressive driving sent Pratt and his #28 machine to the tail end of the lead lap. Pratt finally found redemption this past Friday Night, at the Bridgeport Speedway, capturing the victory and claiming the cool $1200 Friday Night paycheck.

Williamstown, NJ’s Chuck Hopkins started on the pole and led the opening laps of the 358 Small Block feature event – maintaining a quick pace Hopkins as Richie Pratt, Jr, battled Jimmy Horton for the second position. A lap seven caution bunched the field, and sidelined the Bogey’s Paving #026 of Horton. Pratt pounced on the restart powering around the #71 of Hopkins and overtaking the top spot. Pratt easily sailed on for his first 358 Small Block victory of the season holding a 10.5 second advantage over the runner-up of Rob Pierce. Eric Kormann came home in third followed by John Stangle and Anthony Tramontana.

Ringoes, NJ’s Jeff Mueller picked up the victory in the 20 lap Limited Sprint Car feature event. Mueller, aboard his self-owned #3J, clearly dominated the event starting on the pole and leading all of the laps – it wouldn’t be an easy task as Mueller held off a hard charging Dave Brown in the early stages of the event, and then fought late race run by Tim Iulg. Iulg snuck passed Brown on the tenth circuit to claim the second position, Brown settled for third followed by Andy Best and Hank Trum completing the top five.

Sam Casella picked up the victory in the 20 lap 600cc Micro Sprint feature event. Casella started in the third position and snuck inside early race leader and pole sitter, Rick Newcomb on the seventh circuit of the event. This marked Casella’s second victory of the 2007 racing season. Jack Spence came home in second followed by: Billy Thomas, Rick Stief and Sam Locuson

John Blanda muscled to the front from the seventh starting position and picked up his first 2007 season victory in the 270cc Micro Sprint feature event. Blanda passed early pace setter and young hotshoe, Matt Ellery to take the lead immediately after the crossed flags flew at the half way point. Blanda barely held off a late race charge from Jeff Hartman aboard the #39 machine, and picked up the victory. Jeff Hartman came home in the second position, Chris Locuson finished in third, Charlie LaManna in fourth and Andrew Locuson rounding out the top five.

Wilmington, DE’s Warren Stradley ruled the 20 lap 4 Cylinder Stock Car feature event. Stradley started outside Ken Wallace in the front row, and jumped right to the top spot – leading every lap in the event. Stradley went on to pick up his second victory of the 2007 racing season.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
358 Small Blocks
Heat (8 Laps) – 1. Ron Roberts 2. Rob Pierce 3. John Stangle 4. Chuck Hopkins 5. Sean Gunther 6. Doug Boyce
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Lee Nardelli 3. Eric Kormann 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Anthony Tramontana 6. Andrew Weygand
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Rob Pierce 3. Eric Kormann 4. John Stangle 5. Anthony Tramontana 6. Chuck Hopkins 7. Lee Nardelli 8. Sean Gunther 9. Billy Turner 10. Doug Boyce 11. Jimmy Horton 12. Andrew Weygand 13. Ron Roberts

Limited Sprint Cars
Heat (8 Laps) – 1. Jeff Mueller 2. Tim Iulg 3. Andrew Weldon 4. Kevin Darling 5. Mike Piersig 6. Steve Petry
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Dave Brown 2. Hank Trum 3. Chuck Palmucci 4. Andy Best 5. Jonathan Baker
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Jeff Mueller 2. Tim Iulg 3. Dave Brown 4. Andy Best 5. Hank Trum 6. Kevin Darling 7. Chuck Palmucci 8. Steve Petry 9. Andrew Weldon 10. Jonathan Baker 11. Mike Piersig 12. TJ Petroni

600cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Ryan Stillwagon 2. Glenn Heverin 3. Jack Spence 4. Sam Locuson 5. DJ Wykes 6. Gary Hunter
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Carpenter 2. Rick Stief 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Drew Richmond 5. Bob DeVault 6. Mike King
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Sam Casella 2. Bill Thomas 3. Kenny Vincent 4. Dave Graziano 5. Ryan McCollum 6. Chris Prychka
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Rick Newcomb 2. Jimmy Cammock 3. Rich McKay 4. Gary Berkenstock 5. Jen Diegel 6. Dick Robbins
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Gary Hunter 2. Mike King 3. Rick Panczner 4. Dick Robbins 5. Chris Prychka 6. Ed Wilberg
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Sam Casella 2. Jack Spence 3. Bill Thomas 4. Rick Stief 5. Sam Locuson 6. Jimmy Carpenter 7. Rich McKay 8. Drew Richmond 9. Rick Newcomb 10. Ryan McCollum 11. DJ Wykes 12. Gary Berkenstock 13. Mike King 14. Jen Diegel 15. Bob DeVault 16. Glenn Heverin 17. Chris Prychka 18. Gary Hunter 19. Kenny Vincent 20. Jimmy Cammock 21. Dick Robbins 22. Rick Panczner 23. Eddie Wagner 24. Dave Graziano

270cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Lance Clayton 2. Charlie Lamanna 3. John Copeland 4. Matt Ellery 5. Dalton Keller 6. Jay Hartman
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Sam Lamothe 2. Brian Morrill 3. John Blanda 4. Chris Locuson 5. Spencer Kelly 6. Joe Kay
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Andrew Locuson 2. Shaun Ratchford 3. Stephen Bucko 4. Nicholas Walton 5. Troy Essner 6. Dana Lamothe
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Kelsey Johnson 2. Carl Locuson 3. Paul Maxcy 4. Alex Buben 5. Jeff Hartman 6. Ryan Wozunk
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Jay Hartman 2. Joe Kay 3. Ryan Wozunk 4. Billy Murphy 5. Dana Lamothe 6. Steve Caslop
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. John Blanda 2. Jeff Hartman 3. Chris Locuson 4. Charlie Lamanna 5. Andrew Locuson 6. Jay Hartman 7. Carl Locuson 8. Paul Maxcy 9. Spencer Kelly 10. Nicholas Walton 11. Stephen Bucko 12. Joe Kay 13. Ryan Wozunk 14. Matt Ellery 15. Shaun Ratchford 16. Sam Lamothe 17. Dalton Keller 18. Troy Essner 19. Billy Murphy 20. Lance Clayton 21. Brian Morrill 22. John Copeland 23. Kelsey Johnson 24. Alex Buben

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Warren Stradley 2. Joe Meron 3. Brian Crisman 4. Fred Martin 5. Chris Sammons
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Ken Wallace 2. Ian Wray 3. Jeff Walls 4. Dave Damiano 5. Dave Bentley, Jr.
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Warren Stradley 2. Ken Wallace 3. Dave Bentley, Jr. 4. Jeff Walls 5. Fred Martin 6. Dave Damiano 7. Joe Meron 8. Brian Crisman 9. Chris Sammons 10. Ian Wray


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 8 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. 600cc and 270cc Feature Event winners will be guaranteed starters for the Micro National Event on June 18. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 9 – Big Block Modified Double Header! 25 Lap Big Block Modified Feature and a 25 Lap Make-Up Feature event. Plus! 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

HORTON IV CROWNED MR. 358; PAUCH TAKES MODIFIED SEASON FIRST

For almost 30 years, the names Horton and Pauch have been synonymous with New Jersey dirt track racing – nothing changed this past Saturday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway, and while Billy Pauch claimed the Big Block Modified feature event, the ‘Horton’ that ended up with the checkered flag was that of Jimmy Horton IV, the newly crowned ‘Mr. 358.’

“I took a big chance going to the outside on that restart,” an ‘all-smiles’ Jimmy Horton IV declared during victory lane ceremonies. “We had a great car and it just all worked out.”

Gilbertsville, PA’s Tom Miller led the early stages of the extra-distance 30 lap 358 Small Block feature event – but it was Horton IV that quickly shot into the runner up position and chased down the fan-favorite of Miller. It was just prior to the halfway point that a caution bunched the field and gave Horton IV the opportunity to pounce. With Miller choosing the inside lane, Horton IV shot to the outside and gradually pulled passed and away from The Heroes of Rock ‘n Roll Radio Show #77. Setting a strong pace, it would be another twelve laps before the yellow would fly again, with a single file restart and ‘The Master Crater’ Eric Kormann eyeing up the leader things got exciting, but Horton maintained his lead and led the R&M Racin’ #38 Teo Pro Car to victory lane. Kormann settled for second, Kevin Collins in third, and Tom Miller and John Pursell rounding out the top five.

After weeks of bad luck including: blown engines, flat tires and broken rear ends – Billy “The Kid” Pauch, of Frenchtown, NJ; showed his winning ways easily capturing the 25 lap Big Block Modified feature event.

Woolwich, NJ’s Bob Sarkisian kicked off the event in high fashion, but it was Pauch on the move right from the start bouncing passed four competitors and into the second position in exhilarating fashion – on a lap 3 restart. Things got scary on the sixth circuit of the event as Chic Cossaboone, in the Tuckahoe Turf Farms #7a, glanced the inside wall and shot up the race track into the Superior Scaffolding #47 of Sarkisian, sending Sarkisian’s machine on a wild ride on the backstretch – after a brief red flag, all competitors we’re uninjured. Pauch pulled a full straightaway lead over Bottcher and easily sailed on to his first victory of the 2007 season and 52nd Bridgeport Speedway victory. Steve Bottcher crossed the flag in second position followed by Doug Hoffman, Jimmy Chester and Rick Laubach.

Williamstown, NJ’s Young Hotshoe, Chuck Hopkins dominated both the regularly scheduled 15 lap Sunoco Sportsman feature event and the 15 lap May 12, Make-Up Feature event. Hopkins was at the top of his game leading flag-to-flag in both main events. Following Hopkins’ #71 to the line in the make-up event was Mike Barone, Brett Ballard, Jordan Watson and Pat Hires – and completing the top five in the regularly scheduled event was the Watson Boys of Joseph and Jordan in second and third respectively, Brett Ballard in the fourth position and Mike Barone picking up his second top five finish of the evening.

Ken Watson was the winner of the 15 Lap Outlaw Stock feature event. Ken was trailed at the finish line by Terry Griffin, Joe Ecret, Joe Trumbetti and Jim McLaughlin completing the top five finishing positions.

Elmer, NJ’s Matt Harrell, and current Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Point Leader – once again picked up the 8 lap Rookie Sportsman victory. Harrell was followed by Tom Gibson in the second position, Michael Cogdill in the third position Michael Lewis in fourth and Ryan Forte rounding out the top five finishing cars.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Steve Bottcher 2. Billy Pauch 3. Wade Hendrickson 4. Richie Pratt, Jr. 5. Rich Tobias 6. Scott Irwin
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Rich Acolia 2. Chic Cossaboone 3. Doug Hoffman 4. Jim Stong 5. Stephen Durand 6. Brett Hoffman
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Chester 2. Rick Laubach 3. Mike Iles 4. Bob Sarkisian 5. Chad James 6. Mike Franz

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Billy Pauch 2. Steve Bottcher 3. Doug Hoffman 4. Jimmy Chester 5. Rick Laubach 6. Mike Iles 7. Richie Pratt, Jr. 8. Rich Tobias 9. Wade Hendrickson 10. Stephen Durand 11. Jim Wyers 12. Chad James 13. Jim Stong 14. Mike Franz 15. Scott Irwin 16. Brett Hoffman 17. Bob Sarkisian 18. Chic Cossaboone 19. Rich Acolia

358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) -- 1. Jimmy Horton IV 2. Kevin Collins 3. Randy Yaple 4. Eric Kormann 5. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Drew Ricco
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Tom Miller 2. John Pursell 3. Ron Roberts 4. John Kelly 5. John Stangle 6. Jesse Hill

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Horton IV 2. Eric Kormann 3. Kevin Collins 4. Tom Miller 5. John Pursell 6. Sean Gunther 7. Bob Lineman Jr. 8. Randy Yaple 9. John Stangle 10. Ron Roberts 11. Bob Rambone 12. Don Bogey 13. John Kelly 14. Jesse Hill 15. Mark Forte Jr. 16. Tom Solderich 17. Jason Duppel 18. Drew Ricco DNS – Dan Cogdill

Sunoco Sportsman
Make Up Feature Event (15 Laps) – 1. Chuck Hopkins 2. Mike Barone 3. Brett Ballard 4. Jordan Watson 5. Pat Hires 6. Travis Hill 7. Matt Harrell 8. David Bell 9. Forrest Peters 10. Jon Haegele 11. Ryan Forte 12. Mike Lewis 13. Tom Gibson 14. Richie Jackson 15. Dan Stout 16. Bob Bartleson 17. Jason Rivers 18. Jim Bartleson, Jr. 19. Michael Cogdill

Heat 1(6 Laps) – 1. Mike Barone 2. Travis Hill 3. Matt Harrell 4. Bob Bartleson 5. Jon Haegele 6. Forrest Peters
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Chuck Hopkins 2. Pat Hires 3. Brett Ballard 4. Jordan Watson 5. Jason Rivers 6. David Bell

Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Chuck Hopkins 2. Joseph Watson 3. Jordan Watson 4. Brett Ballard 5. Miek Barone 6. Bob Bartleson 7. Travis Hill 8. David Bell 9. Jason Rivers 10. Ryan Forte 11. Jim Bartleson, Jr. 12. Mike Lewis 13. Forrest Peters 14. Tom Gibson 15. Pat Hires 16. Jon Haegele 17. Matt Harrell 18. Michael Cogdill 19. Richie Jackson

Outlaw Stocks
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Ken Watson 2. Terry Griffin 3. Joe Ecret 4. Joe Trumbetti 5. Jim McLaughlin 6. Mike Hires 7. Chris Pidgeon 8. Jim Honaker 9. Bob Dooley 10. Ken Watson, Jr. 11. Ron Dirkes 12. Karl Wagner 13. Rick Haegele

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Feature (8 Laps) – 1. Matt Harrell 2. Tom Gibson 3. Michael Cogdill 4. Michael Lewis 5. Ryan Forte


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 8 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. 600cc and 270cc Feature Event winners will be guaranteed starters for the Micro National Event on June 18. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 9 – Big Block Modified Double Header! 25 Lap Big Block Modified Feature and a 25 Lap Make-Up Feature event. Plus! 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

KORMANN DOMINATES 358 SMALL BLOCKS, DARLING TAKES SPRINTS

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (June 1, 2007) – It was only one week prior, when a controversial incident handed a victory to ‘The Master Crater’ Eric Kormann – now, seven days later, Kormann quickly recovered and proved that victory lane was his place to be dominated the 358 Small Block Feature event, this past Friday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway.

Kormann led the RSK Masonry #12K machine to the front right from the get-go, quickly taking advantage of a good starting position and setting a rapid pace. Things were easily going Kormann’s way, but it got hairy heading down for the checkered flag as “Last Lap” Richie Pratt made a bid for the top spot but to no avail. Kormann, effortlessly captured his second consecutive victory – Pratt finished in the second position, Rob Pierce in the third position, Ron Roberts in fourth and Sean Gunther rounding out the top five position.

Kevin Darling slipped inside Pilesgrove, NJ’s Dave Brown on the 8th circuit of the 20 lap Limited Sprint Car event, and with a fast lap average of over 112 mph – Darling quickly sailed away and maintained an over six second lead at the fall of the checkered flag. Brown settled for second, Andy Best in third, defending champion Tim Iulg in fourth and Hank Trum completing the top five finishers.

Stewart Carmichael captured the 600cc Micro Sprint feature event, leading flag-to-flag all of the 20 lap feature event – maintaining a 4.5 second lead over second place finisher Rich McKay. This marked Carmichael’s first victory since 2001 and his second career 600cc Micro Sprint victory. McKay finished in second, Jimmy Cammock in third, Glenn Heverin in fourth and Jimmy Carpenter in fifth.

John Copeland picked up his fifth feature event win in the 270cc Micro Sprint division. Copeland slipped passed early race leader, Bordentown, NJ’s Dana Lamothe on the 16th lap of the 20 lap feature event, and was quickly followed by Chris Locuson. Copeland easily sailed on through the final four laps claiming the win. Locuson finished in second, Mike King came home in third, Paul Maxcy in fourth and Shaun Ratchford finished in the fifth position.

Dave Damiano captured the 20 lap Four Cylinder Stock Car feature event. Damiano dominated the event and held off a pair of Volkswagen machines in Brian Crisman and Warren Stradley – and with no trouble was the first under the checkered flag. Crisman and Stradley finished second and third respectively, Dave Bentley Jr. claimed the fourth position and Ian Wray finished in fifth.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Rob Pierce 2. Harry Marlin 3. Lee Nardelli 4. Anthony Tramontana 5. Tom Solderich 6. Chuck Hopkins
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Eric Kormann 2. Steve Lindale 3. Ron Roberts 4. Sean Gunther 5. Billy Turner 6. Andrew Weygand
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Eric Kormann 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Rob Pierce 4. Ron Roberts 5. Sean Gunther 6. Lee Nardelli 7. Anthony Tramontana 8. Harry Marlin 9. Andrew Weygand 10. Tom Solderich 11. Billy Turner 12. Steve Lindale 13. Chuck Hopkins 14. Jimmy Horton

Limited Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Tim Iulg 2. Jeff Mueller 3. Hank Trum 4. Kevin Darling 5. Dave Brown 6. TJ Petroni
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Andrew Weldon 2. Andy Best 3. Sean Carman 4. Chuck Palmucci 5. Steve Petry
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Kevin Darling 2. Dave Brown 3. Andy Best 4. Tim Iulg 5. Hank Trum 6. Chuck Palmucci 7. Jeff Mueller 8. Sean Carman 9. TJ Petroni 10. Steve Petry 11. Andrew Weldon

600cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Jessica Lindmeier 2. Jimmy Cammock 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Kyle Newcomb 5. Mark Landwher 6. DJ Wykes
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Sam Casella 2. Jimmy Carpenter 3. Rick Stief 4. Jamie Kostic 5. Gary Hunter 6. Dave Graziano
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Rich McKay 2. Glenn Heverin 3. Bob DeVault 4. Rick Newcomb 5. David Reinhardt 6. Dick Robbins
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Stewart Carmichael 2. Sam Locuson 3. Bill Thomas 4. George Ulmer 5. James Ayrer 6. Jen Diegel
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. DJ Wykes 2. Dave Graziano 3. Dick Robbins 4. Jen Diegel 5. Dan Erkoboni 6. Scott Gooch
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Stewart Carmichael 2. Rich McKay 3. Jimmy Cammock 4. Glenn Heverin 5. Jimmy Carpenter 6. Sam Casella 7. Eddie Wagner 8. Sam Locuson 9. Rick Stief 10. Gary Hunter 11. Bob DeVault 12. Bill Thomas 13. Kyle Newcomb 14. Jamie Kostic 15. George Ulmer 16. Dave Graziano 17. Jessica Lindmeier 18. Dick Robbins 19. David Reinhardt 20. Jen Diegel 21. Mark Landwher 22. Jack Spence 23. DJ Wykes 24. Rick Newcomb

270cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Dana Lamothe 2. Lance Clayton 3. Ryan Wozunk 4. Charlie Lamanna 5. Matt Ellery 6. Wes Harbison
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Mike King 2. Jeff Hartman 3. Nicholas Walton 4. Bill Murphy 5. Dalton Keller 6. Dale Kannengieszer
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Chris Locuson 2. Paul Maxcy 3. Andrew Locuson 4. John Copeland 5. Jim Tippin 6. RJ Magyari
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Steve Gasapari 2. Shaun Ratchford 3. Stephen Bucko 4. Brian Morrill 5. Carl Locuson 6. Alex Buben
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Jay Hartman 2. RJ Magyari 3. Sam Lamothe 4. Joe Kay 5. Kelsey Johnson 6. Chris Puskas
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. John Copeland 2. Chris Locuson 3. Mike King 4. Paul Maxcy 5. Shaun Ratchford 6. Matt Ellery 7. Sam Lamothe 8. Jim Tippin 9. Lance Clayton 10. Dana Lamothe 11. Joe Kay 12. RJ Magyari 13. Bill Murphy 14. Dalton Keller 15. Wes Harbison 16. Brian Morrill 17. Nicholas Walton 18. Steve Gasapari 19. Jay Hartman 20. Carl Locuson 21. Jeff Hartman 22. Andrew Locuson 23. Charlie Lamanna 24. Steve Bucko

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Dave Damiano 2. Brian Crisman 3. Warren Stradley 4. Dave Bentley, Jr. 5. Ian Wray 6. Ken Wallace 7. Joe Meron 8. Chris Sammons


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 1 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. 600cc and 270cc Feature Event winners will be guaranteed starters for the Micro National Event on June 18. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 2 – MR. 358 30 Lap Small Block Champions, Big Block Modifieds 25 Lap Atlantic Coast Championship Qualifying Event. Plus! Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Crate Rookies, as well as, a Sunoco Sportsman Make-Up Event from May 12.
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

UNEXPECTED DOWNPOURS SIDELINE BRIDGEPORT EVENT

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (May 27, 2007) – Everyone was in shock, this past Saturday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway, when mid-way through the third Big Block Modified qualifying event; heavy rain blasted the 5/8th mile speedplant, forcing officials to postpone the racing action.

“The rain was an unfortunate situation,” Track Representative Jay Dugan stated. “Our officials were monitoring the radar, as they do every race night; it came up out of no where and we were just as surprised as anyone else.”

Even more peculiar about the mystery storm, was that it hit turns three and four almost four to five minutes before it reached the front stretch of the facility.

On the scheduled card was the URC Sprint Cars, Twin 20s for the Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie event. Qualifying for all divisions, with the exception of the Big Block Modifieds and URC Sprint Cars, was complete at the time of the downpour.

Prior to the rain, 358 Small Block Qualifying Events were won by: Eric Kormann and Tom Miller; Sunoco Sportsman events went to: Mike Barone and Travis Hill; The two completed Big Block Modified Heat races were won by: Jimmy Chester and Billy Pauch; and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman event went to Matt Harrell, followed by Mike Lewis, Michael Cogdill, Ryan Forte and Tom Gibson.

While the rain was falling, fans of the Bridgeport Speedway offered up $130, raffling off a Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt Autographed by the competing URC Sprint Car drivers. The money was raised to benefit the MS Society, which will be the lead benefactor in the July 26th Race for Cure event.

Rain Checks will be valid for the upcoming three weeks, with no price difference refunds; or will be valid for the next URC Sprint Car event.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, June 1 – 5/8th Mile Speedway action featuring the 358 Small Blocks and the Limited Sprint Cars. Plus! On the 1/4 Mile Speedway: 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. 600cc and 270cc Feature Event winners will be guaranteed starters for the Micro National Event on June 18. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM; Back Pit Gates open at 6 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, June 2 – MR. 358 30 Lap Small Block Champions, Big Block Modifieds 25 Lap Atlantic Coast Championship Qualifying Event. Plus! Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Crate Rookies, as well as, a Sunoco Sportsman Make-Up Event from May 12.
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

IULG REGROUPS CAPTURES SPRINT CAR FRIDAY OPENER

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (May 26, 2007) – It was a typical night of ups and downs, this past Saturday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway. On the up-side of things, Tim Iulg of Bridgeton, NJ; who just three weeks prior was rushed to the hospital after a violent crash on the backstretch, rebounded clearly dominating the Limited Sprint division Friday Night Opening Event.

“Without great sponsors and a great crew, I wouldn’t have been able to put all of this back together,” and ecstatic Iulg explained in victory lane.

Iulg utilized a second row starting spot and quickly took advantage of polesitter, Hank Trum, overtaking the top spot. With no cautions, and a top speed of just under 115 mph, Iulg easily rolled on to victory. Second spot was claimed by Kevin Darling, Hank Trum finished in third, Andy Best in the fourth position and Dave Brown rounding out the top five.

The opening event for the Friday Night 358 Small Blocks, was far from ordinary. It appeared as if the 2007 season would start right where 2006 left off. Orefield, PA’s Brian Kressley and Sewell, NJ’s Richie Pratt, Jr., slicing and dicing side-by-side lap after lap gunning the $1200 prize money. Coming down for the checkered flag, out of turn four with Kressley eyeing the cash, the two make contact sending Kressley spinning and giving Pratt the first chance at the checkered. As Kressley rebounded making his way to what appeared to be a second place finish, post race contact forced officials to penalize both drivers. Who benefited from the melee? Third place finisher, Vineland, NJ’s Eric Kormann, who captured the win by default. In the adjusted finish Rob Pierce came home in second, followed by Jesse Hill, Lee Nardelli and Sean Gunther.

Elkton, MD’s George Ulmer captured the victory in the 600cc Micro Sprint feature event. Ulmer slipped passed early race leader, Rick Panczner with three circuits remaining in the 20 lap event. Panczner would settle for second followed by: Bill Thomas, Jimmy Carpenter and Glenn Heverin.

Jeff Hartman was the winner in the 270cc Micro Sprint Feature Event. Hartman overtook young hotshoe Dalton Keller on the 13th circuit, and picked up the victory in the caution free event. Keller came home in second, Chris Locuson in third, Charlie Lamanna in fourth and Steve Gasapair rounding out the top five.

Brian Crisman led his front-wheel-drive Volkswagen to victory lane for the fourth time this season in the 4 Cylinder Stock Car event. Crisman barely knicked second place finisher, Ian Wray to pick up the checkered. In third was Dave Damiano, fourth was Fred Martin and fifth was Mike Hughes

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Brian Kressley 2. Rob Pierce 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Jesse Hill 5. Eric Kormann 6. Chuck Hopkins
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Tom Solderich 2. Lee Nardelli 3. Brett Ballard 4. Andrew Weygand 5. Sean Gunther 6. Harry Marlin
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Eric Kormann 2. Rob Pierce 3. Jesse Hill 4. Lee Nardelli 5. Sean Gunther 6. Ron Roberts 7. Richie Pratt, Jr. 8. Brett Ballard 9. Harry Marlin 10. Billy Turner 11. Steve Lindale 12. Doug Boyce 13. Chuck Hopkins 14. Frank Dorry, Jr. 15. Tom Solderich 16. Andrew Weygand 17. Anthony Tramontana 18. Brian Kressley

Limited Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Andy Best 2. Dave Brown 3. Jonathan Baker 4. Kevin Darling 5. Tim Iulg 6. Hank Trum
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Tim Iulg 2. Kevin Darling 3. Hank Trum 4. Andy Best 5. Dave Brown 6. Sean Carman 7. Jonathan Baker 8. TJ Petroni 9. Mares Stellfox 10. Steve Petry 11. JJ Grasso 12. Jeff Mueller

600cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. George Ulmer 2. Jimmy Carpenter 3. Sam Locuson 4. Glenn Heverin 5. Jimmy Cammock 6. Mark Landwher
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Eddie Wagner 2. Jack Spence 3. Ryan Stillwagon 4. Bob DeVault 5. Rich McKay 6. Steven Bracall
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Bill Thomas 2. Gary Hunter 3. Rick Panczner 4. Sam Casella 5. Kyle Newcomb 6. Stewart Carmichael
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. George Ulmer 2. Rick Panczner 3. Bill Thomas 4. Jimmy Carpenter 5. Glenn Heverin 6. Sam Casella 7. Gary Hunter 8. Bob DeVault 9. Jack Spence 10. Sam Locuson 11. Rich McKay 12. Stewart Carmichael 13. Dave Graziano 14. Jimmy Cammock 15. Rick Newcomb 16. Jessica Lindmeier 17. Mark Landwher 18. Steven Bracall 19. Ryan Stillwagon 20. Eddie Wagner 21. Kyle Newcomb

270cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Lance Clayton 2. Charlie Lamanna 3. Nicholas Walton 4. Ryan Wozunk 5. Richie Hartman 6. Carl Locuson
Heat 2 (8 Lap) – 1. Paul Maxcy 2. Andrew Locuson 3. Sean Good 4. Sam LaMothe 5. Matt Ellery 6. Dale Kannengieszer
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Chris Locuson 2. John Copeland 3. Troy Essner 4. Alex Buben 5. Bryant Davis 6. Courtney Johnson
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Dalton Keller 2. Jeff Hartman 3. Mike King 4. Steve Gasapari 5. Shaun Ratchford 6. Luke Fogg
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Jeff Hartman 2. Dalton Keller 3. Chris Locuson 4. Charlie Lamanna 5. Steve Gasapari 6. Shaun Ratchford 7. Andrew Locuson 8. John Copeland 9. Carl Locuson 10. Sean Good 11. Jay Hartman 12. Richie Hartman 13. Ryan Wozunk 14. Joe Kay 15. Steve Caslop 16. Luke Fogg 17. Paul Maxcy 18. Bryant Davis 19. Nicholas Walton 20. Matt Ellery 21. Alex Buben 22. Mike King 23. Troy Essner 24. Lance Clayton

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Ken Wallace 2. Brian Crisman 3. Mike Hughes 4. Joe Meron 5. Bob Hartman 6. Jody Meyers
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Dave Bentley, Jr. 2. Dave Damiano 3. Fred Martin 4. Ian Wray 5. Terry Sammons 6. Warren Stradley
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Brian Crisman 2. Ian Wray 3. Dave Damiano 4. Fred Martin 5. Mike Hughes 6. Dave Bentley, Jr. 7. Ken Wallace 8. Jody Meyers 9. Terry Sammons 10. Bob Hartman 11. Warren Stradley 12. Joe Meron 13. Joe LaClaire


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, May 25– 5/8th Mile Season Opener. 358 Small Blocks and Limited Sprints on the Famed 5/8th! Plus! 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $13 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, May 26 – Memorial Day Madness! URC SPRINT CARS PLUS! BIG BLOCK MODIFIED TWIN 20s, with a sub-card including: 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $20 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge.
Pit Gates open at 2:30 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 3 PM, with a preliminary card of 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman Heat Races and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Feature kicking off at 4:00 PM. Preliminary events will be followed by a brief period to prepare the racing surface. At approximately 6:00 PM Big Block Modifieds and URC Sprint qualifying card and the remaining feature events.

Locuson, Copeland and Wray Take Quarter Mile Bridgeport Events

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (May 18, 2007) – With unexpectedly pleasant weather surrounding the famed Bridgeport Speedway, located in Logan Township, NJ; the fast and furious warriors of the 1/4 mile took to the track for side-by-side action, this past Friday Night. Sam Locuson captured his first career Bridgeport Victory in the 600cc Micro Sprint division, John Copeland claimed the 270cc Micro Sprint feature, his second consecutive victory and Ian Wray took the 4 Cylinder Stock Car Feature event.

Sam Locuson’s first Bridgeport Speedway 1/4 mile victory was certainly one for the record books. With few cautions bunching the field, Locuson powered his way to the front of the pack from a sixth place starting position; finally overcoming early leader John Carpenter for the top spot. Locuson easily sailed on to victory maintaining a 3.5 second leader over runner-up Rick Stief. Bob Devault came home in third followed by: John Carpenter and Gary Hunter.

John Copeland picked up his third season victory, and second consecutive win in the 270cc Micro Sprint division. Fourteen year old hotshoe, Stephen Bucko led the KB Mechanical #28 machine from the pole position and dominated the majority of the 20 lap feature event, but a late race charge to the front by Copeland’s #44 gave the veteran the opportunity to slip passed the Bridgeport Rookie and move into the top spot on the 16th circuit.

Ian Wray took home his first 4 Cylinder Stock Car feature event of the 2007 season defending the number one spot from Dave Damiano. Damiano settled for second with Dave Bentley Jr., Brian Crisman and Fred Martin rounding out the top five.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

600cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Rick Stief 2. Sam Casella 3. Gary Hunter 4. Eddie Wagner 5. Steven Bracall 6. Jessica Lindmeier
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Bob Devault 2. Jimmy Carpenter 3. Jimmy Cammock 4. George Ulmer 5. Doug Rash 6. Dave Graziano
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. John Carpenter 2. Sam Locuson 3. Rick Newcomb 4. Bill Thomas 5. Jack Spence 6. Mark Landwher
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Sam Locuson 2. Rick Stief 3. Bob Devault 4. John Carpenter 5. Gary Hunter 6. Eddie Wagner 7. Bill Thomas 8. Rick Newcomb 9. Jimmy Carpenter 10. Jimmy Cammock 11. Jack Spence 12. David Reinhardt 13. Sam Casella 14. Dave Graziano 15. Jessica Lindmeier 16. Stewart Carmichael 17. Rich McKay 18. Steven Bracall 19. Bill VanScoy 20. Mark Landwher 21. Rick Panczner 22. George Ulmer 23. Doug Rash 24. Ryan Stillwagon

270cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Nicholas Walton 2. Charlie Lamanna 3. Chris Locuson 4. Steve Gasapari 5. Carl Locuson 6. Shaun Ratchford
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. John Copeland 2. Spencer Kelly 3. Bryant Davis 4. Kelsey Johnson 5. Sam LaMothe 6. Chris Puskas
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Mike King 2. Joe Kay 3. Ryan Wozunk 4. Andrew Locuson 5. Marco Michetti 6. Chris Melchione
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Stephen Bucko 2. Matt Ellery 3. Alex Buben 4. John Blanda 5. Lance Clayton 6. Steve Caslop
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Shaun Ratchford 2. Chris Melchione 3. Brian Morrill 4. Dalton Keller 5. Steve Caslop 6. Paul Maxcy
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. John Copeland 2. Ryan Wozunk 3. Joe Kay 4. Stephen Bucko 5. John Blanda 6. Andrew Locuson 7. Bryant Davis 8. Nicholas Walton 9. Chris Locuson 10. Alex Buben 11. Carl Locuson 12. Brian Morrill 13. Kelsey Johnson 14. Matt Ellery 15. Sam LaMothe 16. Chris Melchione 17. Shaun Ratchford 18. Mike King 19. Charlie Lamanna 20. Marco Michetti 21. Lance Clayton 22. Spencer Kelly 23. Dalton Keller 24. Steve Gasapari

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Ian Wray 2. Brian Crisman 3. Dave Damiano 4. Ken Wallace 5. Fred Martin 6. Bill McNeir
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Dave Bentley, Jr. 2. Joe Meron 3. Warren Stradley 4. Terry Sammons 5. Bob Hartman 6. Joseph LaClaire
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Ian Wray 2. Dave Damiano 3. Dave Bentley, Jr. 4. Brian Crisman 5. Fred Martin 6. Warren Stradley 7. Ken Wallace 8. Terry Sammons 9. Bill McNeir 10. Joseph LaClaire 11. Steve Sapp 12. Joe Meron 13. Bob Hartman


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, May 18–! 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, May 19 – Planned Poultry Renovations Presents – Mr. 358 Small Block Championship 30 Lap Event, Big Block Modifieds, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks, Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

Mother Nature Captures Saturday Night Bridgeport Features

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (May 12, 2007) – Despite a valiant effort, after a shower and continuing rains drenched the five-eighth mile South Jersey speedplant, officials of the Bridgeport Speedway were forced to postpone the evenings main feature events after qualifying had been completed.

With two weeks of exciting upcoming events including: Saturday, May 19th’s Mr. 358 30 Lap Challenge and URC Sprint Cars invading on May 26; officials have announced that the postponed events will be made up in subsequent shows during the month of June.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, May 18–! 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, May 19 – Planned Poultry Renovations Presents – Mr. 358 Small Block Championship 30 Lap Event, Big Block Modifieds, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks, Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

Newcomb Grabs 600 Micro First, Copeland in 270s, Crisman Captures 4 Cylinders

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (May 11, 2007) – Franklinville, NJ’s Rick Newcomb defeated a field of 24 600cc Micro Sprints, this past Friday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway, capturing his first ever Micro Sprint Victory.

Fellow Franklinville, NJ native, young hot shoe, Eddie Wagner started from the pole position and lead the early stages of the 25 lap feature event, with Gary Hunter and Newcomb directly on his rear bumper. It wouldn’t be long before Hunter, a veteran in the division, snuck underneath the young star and overtook the top spot. It appeared as if Glen Mills, PA’s Hunter would pick up the victory; but a late race charge from Newcomb left last week’s winner, Hunter, high and dry. Newcomb’s EB Fence/JMS Heating & Air #77R made their first trip to victory Lane. Hunter settled for the second position, followed by Wagner, Bob DeVault in fourth and Jimmy Carpenter battling forward from the 17th starting position to pick up a top five finish.

John Copeland picked up his second 2007 season victory in the Extra Distance Double Points 25 Lap 270cc Micro Sprint feature event. Copeland overtook the lead from early race leader fourteen-year-old Stephen Bucko at the halfway point of the 20 lap event. Bucko appeared to be settled into a runner-up finish, until contact with third place runner Mike King, forced both machines from the event – with five laps remaining in the extra distance feature event. This handed the runner up spot to Troy Essner, Karl Locuson came home in the third postion, John Blanda in fourth and Spencer Kelly rounding out the top five.

New Castle, DE’s Brian Crisman picked up his season first in the 4 Cylinder Stock Car Feature event. Crisman’s front wheel drive Volkswagen machine started in the sixth position and picked up the lead from Joe Meron on the 13th circuit. Meron would roll home in the second position followed by: Eric Blakey, Ken Wallace and Ian Wray.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
600 cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Bill VanScoy 2. Rich McKay 3. Rick Newcomb 4. Jimmy Cammock 5. Kyle Newcomb 6. Dave Graziano
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Sam Casella 2. Ryan Stillwagon 3. Bill Thomas 4. Glenn Heverin 5. Dick Robbins 6. Jimmy Carpenter
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Eddie Wagner 2. Rick Stief 3. Gary Hunter 4. Bob DeVault 5. Sam Locuson 6. Stewart Carmichael
Consi – (8 Laps) – 1.Keith Tucker 2. Rick Panczner 3. Jessica Lindmeier 4. John Carpenter 5. David Reinhardt
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Rick Newcomb 2. Gary Hunter 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Bob DeVault 5. Jimmy Carpenter 6. Keith Tucker 7. Sam Locuson 8. Sam Casella 9. Jimmy Cammock 10. Rick McKay 11. Glenn Heverin 12. Bill VanScoy 13. Jessica Lindmeier 14. Dave Graziano 15. Dick Robbins 16. Kyle Newcomb 17. Rick Stief 18. Jack Spence 19. John Carpenter 20. Stewart Carmichael 21. David Reinhardt 22. Ryan Stillwagon 23. Bill Thomas 24. Rick Panczner

270cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Troy Essner 2. Carl Locuson 3. Nicholas Walton 4. Sam LaMothe 5. Alex Buben
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Matt Ellery 2. John Blanda 3. Jay Hartman 4. Chris Locuson 5. Ryan Wozunk
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Spencer Kelly 2. Andrew Locuson 3. John Copeland 4. Kelsey Johnson 5. Chris Melchione
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Dalton Keller 2. Stephen Bucko 3. Joe Kay 4. Charlie Lamanna 5. Steve Gasapri
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Lance Clayton 2. Chris Melchione 3. Paul Maxcy 4. Jason Lamanna 5. Bill Murphy
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. John Copeland 2. Troy Essner 3. Carl Locuson 4. John Blanda 5. Spencer Kelly 6. Chris Locuson 7. Lance Clayton 8. Joe Kay 9. Kelsey Johnson 10. Matt Ellery 11. Alex Buben 12. Ryan Wozunk 13. Nicholas Walton 14. Chris Melchione 15. Sam Lamothe 16. Steve Gasapari 17. Charlie Lamanna 18. Mike King 19. Stephen Bucko 20. Andrew Locuson 21. Paul Maxcy 22. Jay Hartman 23. Jason Lamanna 24. Dalton Keller

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Dave Damiano 2. Joe Meron 3. Ken Wallace 4. Dave Bentley, Jr. 5. Eric Blakey 6. Steve Sapp
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Hughes 2. Mike Hughes 3. Terry Sammons 4. Brian Crisman 5. Ian Wray 6. Bob Hartman
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Brian Crisman 2. Joe Meron 3. Eric Blakey 4. Ken Wallace 5. Ian Wray 6. Bob Hartman 7. Dave Bentley, Jr. 8. Jody Meyers 9. Steve Sapp 10. Jimmy Hughes 11. Mike Hughes 12. Dave Damiano 13. Terry Sammons 14. Fred Martin


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, May 11– 270cc Micro Sprint 25 Laps Double Points. Plus! 600cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, May 12 – MSP Equipment Rentals Presents -- Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. Plus! A Demolition Derby!
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.


Medford MadDog, Mike Iles, Takes a Bite Out of Big Block Modified Field

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (May 5, 2007) – Mike Iles, of Medford, NJ, made an impressive showing clearly dominated the 25 lap Big Block Modified event and leading his Active Environmental Technologies #711 to a cool $3,000 top prize, this past Saturday Night at South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway.

“I have to thank my crew guys for this victory,” and ‘all-smiles’ Mike Iles stated during post race ceremonies. “This week, they busted their butts having to replace a motor in one car and a rear in the other. They really got it together.”

Iles made quick ground from his seventh place starting position and after a bold move inside, early race leaders, Jim Wyers and Chad James; Iles overtook the top spot on the fifth circuit. Iles set a rapid pace pulling away from sophomore driver, James, and veteran driver Richie Pratt, Jr in the third position. A lap 9 caution, for debris, bunched the field and allowed Pratt is slip inside James for the second position; and a second yellow flag – for the flat tire of sixth place runner, Billy Pauch – gave Pratt the opportunity to pounce on Iles, but Iles was clear top of the class holding off all contenders and picking up his first victory of the season. Laurel, DE’s Chad James rolled home in second, Duane Howard powered the Maverick Motorcycle #114 to a third place finish followed by Wade Hendrickson and Steve Bottcher.

Richie Pratt, Jr’s #901 machine seemingly died on the front stretch with two laps remaining. The team accredits the mishap to the car’s battery coming loose – Pratt quickly restarted and managed to salvage an eighth place finish.

In his second Limited Sprint race ever, Kevin Darling blasted around the outside of race leader Hank Trum to pick up his first victory. Darling’s teammate, Andy Best utilized the same high line and came home in the runner-up position in his Sprint debut. Trum rolled home in third, followed by Stockton, NJ’s Sean Carman and Mike Piersig rounding out the top five finishers.

Riegelsville, PA’s defending 358 Small Block Champion, John Pursell, took advantage of a fourth place starting position and easily dominated the 20 lap 358 Small Block Feature event. Pursell, blasted around Vineland, NJ’s Eric Kormann on the second circuit of the event and held off a hard charging Sean Gunther to pick up his second victory of the 2007 season. Gunther would come home a strong second, his first top 5 finish of the season, Bob Lineman Jr. powered the Troyer Race Cars #USA 1 to a third place finish, with Kormann in the fourth spot and Kevin Collins rounding out the top five.

Sixteen-year-old, Barnsboro, NJ native Travis Hill led the only lap that counts in the 15 lap Sunoco Sportsman feature event. David Bell was clearly the dominant car in the event until slight contact with Hill’s #99H sent Bell’s #33 spinning in turn two. Hill would hold off a strong charge from Milford, DE’s Jordan Watson to pick up his first career victory. Watson rolled home in second followed by Forrest Peters, Mike Hires and Chris Hitchens.

It was a battle to the finish in the Outlaw Stock feature event as Jeff Dirkes barely edged Joe Trumbetti at the finish line to claim his first feature event victory. Dirkes started in the third position and led the early stages of the event, with Trumbetti slipping passed to lead laps 12 through 14, but it was Dirkes with the lead at the checkered flag. Trumbetti settled for second followed by: Jim McLaughlin, Jim Honaker and Karl Wagner.

Blue Anchor, NJ’s Ryan Forte edged passed Michael Cogdill on the third circuit to pick up the 8 Lap Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman feature event. Cogdill came home in second followed by Matt Harrell in third, Michael Lewis in fourth and Tom Gibson rounding out the top five.

Over 200 residents of Logan Township were admitted Free of Charge courtesy of Logan Township’s Youth/Parks/Recreation division.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Mike Iles 2. Chad James 3. Mark Forte 4. Richie Pratt, Jr. 5. Billy Pauch, Jr. 6. Rich Acolia
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Jimmy Chester 2. Duane Howard 3. Rick Laubach 4. Jim Wyers 5. Bob Sarkisian 6. Doug Hoffman
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Steve Bottcher 2. Kenny Meisner 3. Billy Pauch 4. Steve Durand 5. Brian Kressley 6. Scott Irwin
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Wade Hendrickson 2. Chic Cossaboone 3. Jim Stong 4. Sam Wescott 5. Tommy Beamer 6. Mike Franz
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Mike Iles 2. Chad James 3. Duane Howard 4. Wade Hendrickson 5. Steve Bottcher 6. Rick Laubach 7. Doug Hoffman 8. Richie Pratt, Jr. 9. Tommy Beamer 10. Mike Franz 11. Billy Pauch, Jr. 12. Brian Kressley 13. Kenny Meisner 14. Scott Irwin 15. Jim Stong 16. Bob Sarkisian 17. Jim Wyers 18. Steve Durand 19. Billy Pauch 20. Mark Forte 21. Bobby Firth 22. Sam Wescott 23. Jimmy Chester 24. Rich Acolia

Limited Sprint Cars
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Kevin Darling 2. TJ Petroni 3. Andy Best 4. Hank Trum 5. JJ Grasso 6. Jeff Davis
Heat 2(8 Laps) – 1. Jeff Mueller 2. Sean Carman 3. Mike Piersig 4. Jamie Durboraw 5. Andrew Weldon 6. Steve Petry
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Kevin Darling 2. Andy Best 3. Hank Trum 4. Sean Carman 5. Mike Piersig 6. Jeff Mueller 7. Dave Brown 8. Jonathan Baker 9. Jamie Durboraw 10. TJ Petroni 11. JJ Grasso 12. Jeff Davis 13. Andrew Weldon 14. Steve Petry

358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Ron Roberts 2. Jimmy Horton IV 3. John Pursell 4. Tommy Miller 5. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Mark Forte, Jr.
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Eric Kormann 2. Kevin Collins 3. John Kelly 4. Randy Yaple 5. Sean Gunther 6. John Pratt
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. John Pursell 2. Sean Gunther 3. Bob Lineman, Jr. 4. Eric Kormann 5. Kevin Collins 6. Mark Forte, Jr. 7. Jesse Hill 8. Tommy Miller 9. Jimmy Horton IV 10. Randy Yaple 11. John Pratt 12. Lee Nardelli 13. John Scarpati, Jr. 14. Ron Roberts 15. John Kelly 16. Carmen Leggio 17. Jim McCallion 18. Bob Rambone 19. John Gray 20. Harry Marlin 21. Don Bogey 22. Kate Brown 23. Doug Boyce 24. Dan Cogdill

Sunoco Sportsman
Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Mike Hires 2. Chuck Buchman 3. Bob Bartleson 4. Pat Hires 5. Jordan Watson 6. Matt Harrell
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. David Bell 2. Gino Postarivo 3. Joseph Watson 4. Chuck Hopkins 5. Forrest Peters 6. Richie Cass
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Travis Hill 2. Jordan Watson 3. Forrest Peters 4. Mike Hires 5. Chris Hitches 6. Richie Cass 7. Joseph Watson 8. Jim Bartleson 9. David Bell 10. Matt Harrell 11. Chuck Buchman 12. Pat Hires 13. Ryan Forte 14. Mike Lewis 15. Gino Postarivo 16. Bob Bartleson 17. Michael Cogdill 18. Jason Rivers 19. Brett Ballard 20. Mike Barone 21. Tom Gibson 22. Chuck Hopkins

Outlaw Stocks
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jeff Dirkes 2. Joe Trumbetti 3. Jim McLaughlin 4. Jim Honaker 5. Karl Wagner 6. Bucky Albright 7. Chris Pidgeon 8. Bob Dooley 9. Joe Ecret 10. Frank Ashmen 11. Ken Watson 12. Ron Dirkes 13. Mike Panza

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Feature (8 Laps) – 1. Ryan Forte 2. Michael Cogdill 3. Matt Harrell 4. Michael Lewis 5. Tom Gibson 6. Jim Bartleson, Jr.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, May 5 – Limited Sprint Double Points Season Opener Plus! Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
Logan Township Night – Free Admission to residents of Logan Township with proof of identification.
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

Friday, May 11– 270cc Micro Sprint 25 Laps Double Points. Plus! 600cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM

Saturday, May 12 – Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. Plus! A Demolition Derby!
Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM, with Warm-Ups at 5 PM and the first green flag drops at 6 PM. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

Hunter and Casella Split 600 Twin 15s; Hartman Dominates 270s; Hughes Leads 4 Cylinders

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (May 4, 2007) – Gary Hunter and Sam Casella took advantage of the double 15 lap feature events scheduled for the 600cc Micro Sprint division, this past Friday Night on the Bridgeport Speedway, 1/4 mile; each taking home a victory.
“This felt really good,” Gary Hunter simply stated during Victory Lane.
Hunter quickly jumped to the front of the 25 car field, after starting in the top spot with teenage hotshoe, Eddie Wagner right on his tail. Wagner snuck his #70 machine to the inside of the leader and powered down the backstretch capturing the top spot on the fourth circuit, but a caution negated his pass, prior to completion of the lap. Hunter set the pedal to the floor at the restart, and despite numerous cautions, Wagner couldn’t develop a challenge. Hunter sailed on to victory, his first of the season. Rick Stief slipped passed Wagner for second on the final circuit, with Bob DeVault in fourth and Sam Locuson in fifth.
“It’s a lot of fun to race on this kind of race track – and even more fun to get into winner’s circle,” and elated Sam Casella stated during post-race celebrations, handing most of the credit over to the team’s engine builder. “We have a really strong motor, there’s not a lot of them out there like this, it’s a great piece.”
An inversion of twelve rustled up the field for the second 15 lap 600cc Micro Sprint feature event. Sam Casella started in the second position and powered passed pole sitter, Dick Robbins, along with third place starter Jimmy Carpenter. Carpenter and Casella sliced and diced for the top spot, but to no avail. Casella easily went on to capture his first victory of the 2007 season, and became the division’s fourth different winner. Carpenter rolled home in second. Glenn Heverin battled back from an early race incident to finish third followed by: Sam Locuson and Rick Newcomb.
Prior to the 270cc Micro Sprint feature event, no driver – in any Friday Night division – had captured more than one victory. Jeff Hartman easily broke that statistic. Andrew Locuson kicked off the event at the front of the 23 car field – flooded with early race cautions -- and held off a hard charging Hartman until the halfway point. Hartman quickly made ground and maintained a full second lead at the drop of the checkered flag. Locuson came home in second followed by: John Copeland, Jay Hartman and Steve Gaspari.
Jim Hughes started in the top spot in the 4 Cylinder Stock Car feature event and clearly dominated, taking home the victory in prime fashion. Brian Crisman came home in second, with Mike Hughes in third position, Ken Wallace in fourth and Dave Damiano rounding out the top five.
Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.
For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.
For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

Results
600cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Eddie Wagner 2. Stewart Carmichael 3. Doug Rash 4. George Ulmer 5. Dick Robbins 6. Jessica Lindmeier
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Ryan Stillwagon 2. Rick Newcomb 3. Rick Stief 4. Billy Thomas 5. Rick Panczner 6. John Carpenter
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Gary Hunter 2. Sam Casella 3. Bob DeVault 4. Sam Locuson 5. Jimmy Carpenter 6. Dave Graziano
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Kyle Newcomb 2. Rich McKay 3. Glenn Heverin 4. Drew Richmond 5. Zach Alspach 6. Bill VanScoy
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Gary Hunter 2. Rick Stief 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Bob DeVault 5. Sam Locuson 6. Rick Newcomb 7. Glenn Heverin 8. George Ulmer 9. Kyle Newcomb 10. Jimmy Carpenter 11. Sam Casella 12. Dick Robbins 13. Stewart Carmichael 14. Rich McKay 15. Zach Alspach 16. Rick Panczner 17. Doug Rash 18. Ryan Stillwagon 19. Bill Thomas 20. John Carpenter 21. Dave Graziano 22. Drew Richmond 23. Bill VanScoy 24. Jessica Lindmeier

Feature 2 (15 Laps) – 1. Sam Casella 2. Jimmy Carpenter 3. Bob DeVault 4. Kyle Newcomb 5. Glenn Heverin 6. Sam Locuson 7. George Ulmer 8. Rick Newcomb 9. Gary Hunter 10. Rick Stief 11. Eddie Wagner 12. Stewart Carmichael 13. Bill Thomas 14. Bill VanScoy 15. Ryan Stillwagon 16. Zach Alspach 17. Rich McKay 18. Drew Richmond 19. Dave Graziano 20. Dick Robbins 21. Rick Panczner 22. Doug Rash 23. James Ayrer

270cc Micro Sprints
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Jay Hartman 2. Dalton Keller 3. Sam LaMothe 4. Wes Harbison 5. Paul Maxey
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Steve Bucko 2. Chris Locuson 3. Steve Gasapari 4. Joe Kay 5. Alex Buben
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Troy Essner 2. Andrew Locuson 3. John Copeland 4. Ryan Wozunk 5. Kelsey Johnson
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Matt Ellery 2. Jeff Hartman 3. Lance Clayton 4. Carl Locuson 5. Mike King
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Marco Machetti 2. Steve Caslop
Consi 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Spencer Kelly 2. John Blanda
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Jeff Hartman 2. Andrew Locuson 3. John Copeland 4. Jay Hartman 5. Steve Gaspari 6. Sam LaMothe 7. Spencer Kelly 8. John Blanda 9. Joe Kay 10. Lance Clayton 11. Ryan Wozunk 12. Marco Michetti 13. Kelsey Johnson 14. Chris Locuson 15. Paul Maxey 16. Matt Ellery 17. Dalton Keller 18. Alex Buben 19. Steve Caslop 20. Mike King 21. Stephen Bucko 22. Wes Harbison 23. Troy Essner 24. Carl Locuson

4 Cylinder Stock Cars
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Jim Hughes 2. Brian Crisman 3. Ken Wallace 4. Joseph LeClaire 5. Dave Damiano 6. Dave Bentley, Jr.
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Fred Martin 2. Mike Hughes 3. Ian Wray 4. Joe Meron 5. Bob Hartman 6. Chris Sammons
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jim Hughes 2. Brian Crisman 3. Mike Hughes 4. Ken Wallace 5. Dave Damiano 6. Dave Bentley, Jr. 7. Ian Wray 8. Bob Hartman 9. Chris Sammons 10. Joe Meron 11. Joseph LeClaire 12. Fred Martin


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, May 4 – 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints along with the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, May 5 – Limited Sprint Cars return for their first Saturday appearance of the season. Plus! Big Block Modifieds in a 25 lap/$3000 to win feature event, along with, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
It’s Logan Township Night! We salute our neighbors by offering Free Admission to township members with proof of residence.
Pit Gates Open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

Hendrickson and Laubach Sweep Modified Double Header

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 28, 2007) – Modified fans weren’t seeing double, this past Saturday at the Bridgeport Speedway, there actually were TWO Big Block Modified feature events – Wade Hendrickson of Lawrenceville, NJ drove the J&M Roofing & Builders #85 to victory in the make-up event, and Hellertown, PA’s Rick Laubach captured the regularly scheduled race, aboard the East Coast Hoist #20.

Hendrickson powered passed, early race leader, Medford, NJ’s Mike Iles, on the third circuit of the event; with Iles, Richie Pratt, Jr., Doug Hoffman and Billy Pauch all settling into the top five; it appeared as if it wasn’t going to be an easy task for ‘The Flyin’ Farmer.’ Wade sailed on maintaining a full straight-a-way lead over the competition, as the rest of the pack was nose-to-tail for second through tenth – and, despite numerous caution flags, bunching the pack; Hendrickson easily sailed on to pick up his first victory of the season. Richie Pratt Jr came home in second followed by: Rick Laubach, Steve Bottcher and Doug Hoffman – who battled back after a Left Rear flat sidelined him at mid-pack. Early contenders Iles, Pauch and Mills suffered terminal damage to their machines and never returned to action.

Woolwich, NJ’s Bob Sarkisian set the pace in the early stages of the second feature event – quickly pulling away with Mike Iles, aboard a back-up machine, and Steve Bottcher in hot pursuit. A lap 17 restart allowed Iles, Rick Laubach and Wade Hendrickson the opportunity to slip passed – but Iles’ bid as leader would be short lived as a right rear flat tire would send him to the pits handing the top spot over to Laubach. Laubach set sights on the checkered and became the fourth different Big Block Modified winner this season.

Blue Anchor, NJ’s, Mark Forte Jr. returned to winning form picking up the victory in the 358 Small Block division. Forte powered inside Pedricktown, NJ’s Dan Cogdill on the eighth circuit of the event and held off a hard charge from Bob Lineman, Jr., placing the J&M Roofing #85 of Forte in victory lane, the fifth of his career. Lineman led his Troyer Race Cars machine home in second followed by John Pursell in third, Dan Cogdill in fourth and Jesse Hill rounding out the top five.

Milford, DE’s Jordan Watson captured win number two of the 2007 season in the Sunoco Sportsman division. Watson powered by, early leader, Gino Postarivo at the two-to-go mark – Postarivo would settle for third, as Pat Hires slid passed for second. Brett “The Jet” Ballard in fourth and Jerry Carter rounding out the top five.

Ken Watson captured his second consecutive victory in the Outlaw Stock division, slipping passed Jim McLaughlin on the sixth circuit of the event. Pat Conaway powered from the back of the pack to finish second followed by: Jim McLaughlin, Jim Honaker and Joe Trumbetti.

Elmer, NJ’s youngster, Matt Harrell proved that he is the man to beat in the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman division. Harrell overtook Ryan Forte with two laps remaining in the eight lap event and easily set his sights on the checkered. Forte rolled home in second with Michael Cogdill in third, Tom Gibson in fourth and Mike Lewis in fifth.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

RESULTS
Big Block Modifieds
Make-Up Feature Event (25 Laps) – 1. Wade Hendrickson 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Rick Laubach 4. Steve Bottcher 5. Doug Hoffman 6. Scott Irwin 7. Steve Durand 8. Mike Franz 9. Jim Stong 10. Rich Acolia 11. Billy Pauch 12. Jimmy Chester 13. Jamie Mills 14. Mark Forte 15. Mike Iles 16. Tommy Beamer 17. Mark Schweibinz 18. Kenny Meisner 19. Jim Wyers 20. Bob Sarkisian 21. Ron Soloman Jr. 22. Chad James 23. Chic Cossaboone DNS: Dave Stonebraker

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Bob Sarkisian 2. Scott Irwin 3. Rick Laubach 4. Jim Stong 5. Brian Kressley 6. Rich Acolia
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Mike Iles 2. Jim Wyers 3. Doug Hoffman 4. Mike Franz 5. Mark Schweibinz 6. Steve Durand
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Steve Bottcher 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Chad James 4. RIchie Pratt Jr. 5. Jimmy Chester 6. Chic Cossaboone

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Rick Laubach 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Steve Durand 5. Mike Franz 6. Billy Pauch 7. Jim Stong 8. Chic Cossaboone 9. Mike Iles 10. Brian Kressley 11. Bob Sarkisian 12. Jimmy Chester 13. Rich Acolia 14. Scott Irwin 15. Ron Soloman Jr. 16. Steve Bottcher 17. Tommy Beamer 18. Mark Forte 19. Mark Schweibinz 20. Doug Hoffman DNS – Jim Wyers, Chad James
DNQ – Jamie Mills, Ed Firth, Sam Wescott

358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Mark Forte Jr. 2. Dan Cogdill 3. Kevin Collins 4. John Kelly 5. Tommy Miller 6. Sean Gunther
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Ron Roberts 2. Jesse Hill 3. Bob Lineman Jr. 4. John Stangle 5. Jimmy Horton IV 6. John Pursell
Consi (4 Laps) – 1. John Pratt 2. Eric Kormann 3. Randy Yaple 4. Don Bogey 5. Anthony Moran 6. Kate Brown
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Mark Forte Jr. 2. Bob Lineman Jr. 3. John Pursell 4. Dan Cogdill 5. Jesse Hill 6. John Stangle 7. Randy Yaple 8. Kevin Collins 9. Sean Gunther 10. Harry Marlin 11. Carmen Leggio 12. Rob Wyant 13 Jimmy Horton IV 14. Anthony Moran 15. John Pratt 16. John Gray 17. Bob Rambone 18. Kate Brown 19. Ron Roberts 20. John Kelly 21. Don Bogey 22. Tommy Miller 23. Eric Kormann DNS – Frank Dorry Jr.

Sunoco Sportsman
Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Jerry Carter 2. Joseph Watson 3. Mike Barone 4. Travis Hill 5. Mike Hires 6. Bob Bartleson
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Gino Postarivo 2. Jason Rivers 3. Chuck Hopkins 4. Jordan Watson 5. Brett Ballard 6. Pat Hries
Consi (6 Laps) – 1. Forrest Peters 2. Ryan Forte 3. Michael Cogdill 4. Mike Lewis 5. Tom Gibson 6. Tom Beaver
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jordan Watson 2. Pat Hires 3. Gino Postarivo 4. Matt Harrell 5. Brett Ballard 6. Jerry Carter 7. Bob Bartleson 8. Richie Cass, Sr. 9. Forrest Peters 10. David Bell 11. Tom Beaver 12. Mike Hires 13. Mike Barone 14. Richie Jackson 15. Jon Haegele 16. Chuck Buchman 17. Jason Rivers 18. Chuck Hopkins 19. Joseph Watson 20. Travis Hill 21. Ryan Forte 22. Michael Cogdill 23. Mike Lewis 24. Tom Gibson

Outlaw Stocks
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Ken Watson 2. Pat Conaway 3. Jim McLaughlin 4. Jim Honaker 5. Joe Trumbetti 6. Joe Ecret 7. Chris Pidgeon 8. Ron Dirkes 9. Karl Wagner 10. John Gandy, Jr. 11. Mike Panza 12. Jeff Dirkes 13. Bob Pace 14. Doug DeBray

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Feature (8 Laps) – 1. Matt Harrell 2. Ryan Forte 3. Michael Cogdill 4. Tom Gibson 5. Mike Lewis 6. Mark Suk 7. Tom Beaver


Heavy Rains Force Friday Night Cancellation

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 27, 2007) – With heavy rains falling throughout the majority of the morning hours, and more expected as the afternoon continued on, Bridgeport Speedway officials were forced to cancel Friday Night activities on the 1/4 Mile Speedway.

Tonight’s events included Twin 15 feature events for the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprint divisions, along with action from the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. The Twin 15 events will be rescheduled for a later date.

Action will kick-off Saturday, April 28 with Little League Night, featuring a Modified Double Header! A Big Block Modified make-up event from April 14, along with a full regularly scheduled card including: Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM


Bridgeport Speedway Point Standings As of April 21

Big Block Modifieds -- As of April 21.
Name #
1 Richie Pratt Jr 901 111
2 Doug Hoffman 0 111
3 Billy Pauch 1 102
4 Wade Hendrickson 85 101
5 Rick Laubach 20 95
6 Steve Bottcher 27 90
7 Mike Iles 711 80
8 Mark Forte 40 78
9 Jimmy Chester 44 75
10 Jim Stong 16 73
11 Mike Franz 12 71
12 Jamie Mills 30 70
13 Chic Cossaboone 7A 67
14 Kenny Meisner 29 62
15 Tommy Beamer 31 58
16 Jeff Strunk 126 56
17 Jim Wyers 11A 54
18 Duane Howard 114 53
19 Scott Irwin 92 52
20 Chad James 27 51

358 Small Blocks
Name #
1 Kevin Collins 126 160
2 John Stangle 6 148
3 Jesse Hill 99H 142
4 John Pursell 15J 141
5 Eric Kormann 16 140
6 Randy Yaple 99 140
7 Tom Miller 77 131
8 Jimmy Horton IV 38 125
9 Sean Gunther 307 125
10 Mark Forte Jr. 85 124
11 Bob Lineman Jr USA1 122
12 Ron Roberts z14 114
13 Dan Cogdill 26 90
14 Jim McCallion MAC 10 84
15 Kate Brown 27K 71
16 Steve Lindale 54 62
17 John Gray 70 57
18 Anthony Moran 92 56
19 Bob Rambone 57 56
20 Frank Dorry, Jr. 31 55

Sunoco Sportsman
Name #
1 Joseph Watson 39 173
2 Brett Ballard 0 165
3 Travis Hill 99H 156
4 Jordan Watson 30 137
5 Jon Haegele 61 134
6 Mike Hires 68 119
7 Chuck Hopkins 71 115
8 Chuck Buchman 22 115
9 Gino Postarivo 7 110
10 Forrest Peters 880 107
11 David Bell 33 106
12 Pat Hires 25 106
13 Mike Barone 267 94
14 Jason Rivers 66 91
15 Matt Harrell 35 90
16 Bob Bartleson 720 88
17 Tom Gibson 65 81
18 Jerry Carter 46 56
19 Jim Bartleson, Jr. 17 55
20 Ryan Forte 40 51

Outlaw Stocks
Name #
1 Ken Watson 6 116
2 Joe Trumbetti 20 108
3 Jim Honaker 52B 102
4 Jim McLaughlin 61 92
5 Chris Pidgeon 75 92
6 John Gandy Jr 26J 80
7 Pat Conaway US2 60
8 Frank Ashmen 19 50
9 Ron Dirkes 60 48
10 Roy Maurer 267 44

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Name #
1 Matt Harrell 35 168
2 Tom Gibson 65 164
3 Mike Cogdill 98 162
4 Mike Lewis 724 152
5 Ryan Forte R40 96
6 Jim Bartleson, Jr. 17 92
7 Tom Beaver 357 92
8 Mark Suk 727 52


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, April 27 – Twin 15 Lappers for the 600cc Micro Sprints and 270cc Micro Sprints. Plus action from the 4-Cylinder stock cars.. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, April 28 – Little League Night! Register your team in the main office for Free Admission. Big Block Modifieds, hit a double with two 25 lap/$3000 to win feature events, along with, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
Pit Gates Open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

Hoffman Still Hot at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 21, 2007) – “The Allentown Assassin” Doug Hoffman led the Sal DeBruno owned South Jersey Overhead Doors #0 to the first victory of the season in his much anticipated return to the famed 5/8th mile speedplant, this past Saturday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway.

“With the other things I have going on, it’s good to come back here and be able to race for fun,” Hoffman explained during a much celebrated Victory Lane festivities. “We had a great car, it’s just really good to be back.”

The fight to the front, certainly wasn’t an easy one for the Allentown, PA superstar. Hoffman battled from the 15th starting position and moved his way just outside of the top five in merely seven circuits, as Quakertown, PA’s Rick Laubach and Blue Anchor, NJ’s Mark Forte had it out side bar-to-side bar running high wide and handsome around the fastest dirt track in the east. Hoffman continued cool, calm and collected picking off car after car and eventually slipped passed Forte, and then passed Laubach on the 17th round. It was all Hoffman at the line with Laubach in the second position, Wade Hendrickson sneaking in for third and Forte and Jim Stong rounding out the top five.

Surprisingly, nobody wanted to see the 358 Small Block feature event from last week come to a complete 20 laps, more than Tom Miller. Miller, who made a brave three car pass on the outside just prior to the rain, kicked off the remainder of the event in the top spot and held off a hard charging Kevin Collins; to pick up the win in the remaining eight laps.

Neshanic, NJ’s John Stangle battled from mid-pack and blasted passed, early race leader, Mark Forte, Jr. in the closing three laps of the regularly scheduled 358 Small Block feature event. This marked Stangle’s third victory at the 5/8th mile speedway. Forte settled for second followed by: Bob Lineman, Jr., Kevin Collins, and Jesse Hill.

Brett Ballard led his South Jersey Overhead Doors #0 to victory in both Sunoco Sportsman feature events. Following Ballard to the finish line in the Make-Up feature event was: Joseph and Jordan Watson, Jon Haegele and Travis Hill.

In the regularly scheduled event Ballard overtook the lead from Pat Hires on the 12th circuit and held off Joseph Watson, Pat Hires, Travis Hill and Mike Hires to pick up his second victory of the season.

Ken Watson picked up the victory in the 4 Cylinder Stock Car feature event. Watson inherited the lead when Bill Miller, the pole-sitter and early race leader retired his #m80 with mechanical problems. Completing the top five were: Joe Trumbetti, Jim Honaker, Frank Ashmen and Chris Pidgeon.

16-year-old, Elmer, NJ native, Matt Harrell continued his hot streak capturing his second Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman victory. Harrell took over the lead on the second circuit and was trailed by Tom Gibson in second, Michael Lewis in third, Ryan Forte in fourth and Tom Beamer rounding out the top five.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

RESULTS
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 ( 8 Laps ) – 1. Wade Hendrickson 2. Mark Schweibinz 3. Steve Bottcher 4. Tommy Beamer 5. Billy Pauch 6. Jim Wyers
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Chad James 2. Jimmy Chester 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Jamie Mills 5. Kenny Meisner 6. Chic Cossaboone
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Jim Stong 2. Mark Forte 3. Rick Laubach 4. Doug Hoffman 5. Scott Irwin 6. Mike Iles
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Doug Hoffman 2. Rick Laubach 3. Wade Hendrickson 4. Mark Forte 5. Jim Stong 6. Jimmy Chester 7. Steve Bottcher 8. Richie Pratt, Jr. 9. Billy Pauch 10. Mike Iles 11. Chic Cossaboone 12. Mark Schweibinz 13. Mike Franz 14. Kenny Meisner 15. Jim Wyers 16. Rich Acolia 17. Chad James 18. Sam Wescott, Jr. 19. Jamie Mills 20. Dave Stonebraker 21. Bob Sarkisian 22. Tommy Beamer 23. Scott Irwin

358 Small Blocks
Make-Up Feature Event (20 Laps) – 1. Tommy Miller 2. Kevin Collins 3. Jesse Hill 4. Randy Yaple 5. Jimmy Horton IV 6. Jim McCallion 7. Eric Kormann 8. John Stangle 9. Ron Roberts 10. Mark Forte Jr. 11. Sean Gunther 12. John Gray 13. Steve Lindale 14. Don Bogey 15. Dan Cogdill 16. John Pursell 17. Frank Dorry, Jr. 18. Carmen Leggio, Jr. 19. Bob Lineman Jr. 20. Kate Brown

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Jesse Hill 2. John Pursell 3. Kevin Collins 4. John Stangle 5. Randy Yaple 6. Frank Dorry, Jr.
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Sean Gunther 2. Jimmy Horton IV 3. Eric Kormann 4. Mark Forte Jr. 5. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Tommy Miller
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. John Kelly 2. Jim McCallion 3. Steve Lindale 4. Dan Cogdill 5. Ron Rodata 6. Carmen Leggio
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. John Stangle 2. Mark Forte Jr. 3. Bob Lineman, Jr. 4. Kevin Collins 5. Jesse Hill 6. Sean Gunther 7. John Pursell 8. Randy Yaple 9. Ron Roberts 10. Jim McCallion 11. Eric Kormann 12. Steve Lindale 13. Frank Dorry, Jr. 14. Bob Rambone 15. Rob Wyant 16. Anthony Moran 17. John Gray 18. Carmen Leggio 19. Ron Rodata 20. Kate Brown 21. Jimmy Horton IV 22. Tommy Miller 23. John Kelly 24. Dan Cogdill

Sunoco Sportsman
Make-Up Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Brett Ballard 2. Joseph Watson 3. Jordan Watson 4. Jon Haegele 5. Travis Hill 6. Chuck Hopkins 7. Matt Harrell 8. Mike Barone 9. Forrest Peters 10. Mike Hires 11. Gino Postarivo 12. David Bell 13. Mike Lewis 14. Richie Jackson 15. Tom Gibson 16. Jason Rivers 17. Michael Cogdill 18. Chuck Buchman 19. Jerry Carter 20. Bob Bartleson 21. Pat Hires

Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Forrest Peters 2. Mike Hires 3. Joseph Watson 4. Travis Hill 5. Chuck Buchmann 6. Matt Harrell
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Mike Barone 2. Brett Ballard 3. Pat Hires 4. Jon Haegele 5. Jordan Watson 6. Jason Rivers
Consi (4 Laps) – 1. Mike Lewis 2. Bob Bartleson 3. Jim Bartleson 4. Dan Stout 5. Tom Beaver
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Brett Ballard 2. Joseph Watson 3. Pat Hires 4. Travis Hill 5. Mike Hires 6. Matt Harrell 7. Chuck Buchman 8. Jason Rivers 9. Forrest Peters 10. Gino Postarivo 11. Jon Haegele 12. Bob Bartleson 13. Tom Gibson 14. David Bell 15. Jim Bartleson 16. Mike Barone 17. Ryan Forte 18. Dan Stout 19. Tom Beaver 20. Jordan Watson 21. Michael Lewis 22. Richie Jackson 23. Chuck Hopkins

Outlaw Stock Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Ken Watson 2. Joe Trumbetti 3. Jim Honaker 4. Frank Ashmen 5. Chris Pidgeon 6. Jim McLaughlin 7. Roy Maurer 8. William English 9. Mike Panza 10. John Gandy, Jr. 11. Karl Wagner 12. Bob Pace 13. Bill Miller 14. Ross Baxter

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman Feature (10 Laps) – 1. Matt Harrell 2. Tom Gibson 3. Michael Lewis 4. Ryan Forte 5.Tom Beamer 6. Michael Cogdill 7. Jim Bartleson


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, April 27 – Twin 15 Lappers for the 600cc Micro Sprints and 270cc Micro Sprints. Plus action from the 4-Cylinder stock cars.. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, April 28 – Little League Night! Register your team in the main office for Free Admission. Big Block Modifieds, hit a double with two 25 lap/$3000 to win feature events, along with, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
Pit Gates Open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

Stief, Hartman, Stradley and Crisman Capture Bridgeport 1/4 Mile Feature Wins

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 21, 2007) – It was a perfect night for racing action, this past Friday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway, as the winged warriors of the 1/4 mile to the track in ultra-exciting and too hot to handle racing action.

Lester, PA’s 600cc Micro Sprint hotshoe, Rick Stief overtook, early race leader, Eddie Wagner to pick the victory in the 20 lap feature event. Wagner shot up front from the pole position and maintained a sizeable lead, but Stief would power past at the lap 10 mark –Wagner retired his #70 machine just two laps later – and Stief picked up his first victory of the season. Jimmy Carpenter rolled home in second followed by: George Ulmer, Bob DeVault and Sam Locuson.

It was a battle of the Hartman boys in the 20 lap 270cc Micro Sprint event, with Jay and Jeff starting on the front row. The battle of siblings heated up, just prior to the halfway mark as Jeff blasted passed Jay leading his #39 machine to victory. Jay settled for second with Steve Gasapari, Ryan Wozunk and Charlie Lamanna rounding out the top five.

Fan favorite Warren Stradley, of Wilmington, DE picked up the victory in last week’s make-up event for the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. Stradley was trailed at the line by: Brian Crisman, Dave Bentley, Jr., Ian Wray and Terry Sammons.

New Castle, DE’s Brian Crisman was the winner of the regularly scheduled 4 Cylinder feature event – Crisman dominated the event and defeated Ken Wallace, Ian Wray, Dave Bentley and Warren Stradley at the drop of the checkered.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR JDUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

RESULTS
600cc Micro Sprints Feature (22 Laps) 1. Rick Stief 2. Jimmy Carpenter 3. George Ulmer 4. Bob DeVault 5. Sam Locuson 6. Sam Casella 7. Rick Newcomb 8. Rob Vivona 9. Jessica Lindimeier 10. Jack Spence 11. Bill Thomas 12. Rich McKay 13. Kyle Newcomb 14. Dave Graziano 15. Glenn Heverin 16. Bobby Bracall 17. Stewart Carmichael 18. Rick Manczner 19. Dick Robbins 20. Eddie Wagner 21. John Carpenter 22. Gary Hunter 23. Drew Richmond 24. Ryan Stillwagon

270cc Micro Sprints (20 Laps) – 1. Jeff Hartman 2. Jay Hartman 3. Steve Gasapari 4. Ryan Wozunk 5. Charlie Lamanna 6. Bob DeVault 7. Sammy LaMothe 8. Carl Locuson 9. Mike King 10. Spencer Kelly 11. Lance Clayton 12. Kelsey Johnson 13. Joe Kay 14. Paul Maxcy 15. Nicholas Walton 16. Matt Ellery 17. Dalton Keller 18. Stephen Bucko 19. Troy Essner 20. John Blanda 21. Bryant Davis 22. John Chalmers 23. Brian Morill 24. Dana LaMothe

Make-Up 4-Cylinder Stock Car Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Warren Stradley 2. Brian Crisman 3. Dave Bentley, Jr. 4. Ian Wray 5. Terry Sammons 6. Mike Hughes 7. Joe Meron 8. Bill McNeir 9. Bob Hartman 10. Ken Wallace 11. Dave Damiano 12. Joseph LeClaire 13. Jimmy Hughes 14. Fred Martin

4-Cylinder Stock Car Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Brian Crisman 2. Ken Wallace 3. Ian Wray 4. Dave Bentley, Jr. 5. Warren Stradley 6. Dave Damiano 7. Joe Meron 8. Chris Sammons 9. Joseph LeClaire 10. Bill McNeir 11. Bob Hartman 12. Fred Martin


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, April 20 – 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints along with the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, April 21 – SCOUT NIGHT! Register your Scout Troop in the main office for Free Admission. Big Block Modifieds in a 25 lap/$3000 to win feature event, along with, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstands at 4 PM, Warm Ups start at 5 with Racing at 6.
Pit Gates Open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.


Chris Coyle Takes URC Feature Event– Mother Nature Takes the Rest!

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 14, 2007) – Mother Nature proved that she was definitely a Sprint Car fan, this past Saturday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway. The clear skies barely outlasted the 25 Lap Bars Leaks URC Sprint Car feature event, giving Chris Coyle the victory in a hard-fought battle over Brian Seidel.

Coyle shot to the front of the field at the initial green flag and quickly pulled away from runner-up Brian Seidel. But when the caution flag flew during the second circuit, it was Seidel who shot outside on the restart leaving Coyle in his dust. Coyle wasn’t done yet, the two rolled down for lap three side-by-side, weaving in and out of lapped traffic. It would be lap 10 before Coyle would slide outside of Seidel and overtake the top spot, but not for long as brief contact with a lapped car, handed the lead back to Seidel before they completed the 11th circuit. Coyle would make one final attempt on lap 13 powering past Seidel as they exited turn 2, and never looking back. Seidel would get two final attempts with restarts on lap 20 and 21, but couldn’t challenge Coyle’s #83, giving the Wilmington, DE native his fifth career URC Sprint Car Victory. Second went to Seidel followed by: Jason Clauss, Trevor Lewis and Justin Barger

Tom Miller was clearly the car to beat in the rain-delayed 20 lap 358 Small Block feature event. Miller blasted from the fifth position to the lead on the 8th circuit, in just one sweep of turns 1 & 2. Miller’s run-to-glory was short lived as rain began to fall and the race was red flagged at the lap 12 mark. The remaining 8 laps will take place this coming Saturday, April 21. The top five at the red flag was as follows: Tom Miller, Dan Cogdill, Bob Lineman Jr., Jimmie McCallion and Kevin Collins.

It appeared as if Ryan Forte of Blue Anchor, NJ had captured his first victory in the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman feature event, however after a technical infraction during post-race inspection his Mr. Green Jeans Farm Market & Nursery #40 was disqualified, handing the victory over to Michael Cogdill. Following Cogdill at the line were: Tom Gibson, Mark Suk, Michael Lewis and Matt Harrell.

The remainder of the 358 Small Block Feature Event will be run this coming Saturday April 21, along with the 20 Lap Sunoco Sportsman feature event.

The postponed Big Block Modified feature event will take place on Saturday, April 28. Giving Modified fans TWO 25 Lap, $3000-to-win Feature Events.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: JAY DUGAN - 609-477-9504 OR DUGAN@THENEWBRIDGEPORTSPEEDWAY.COM

RESULTS
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Rick Laubach 2. Chic Cossaboone 3. Jamie Mills 4. Mike Iles 5. Jim Stong 6. Kenny Meisner

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Wade Hendrickson 2. Steve Durand 3. Doug Hoffman 4. Mike Franz 5. Scott Irwin 6. Steve Bottcher

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Billy Pauch 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Bob Sarkisian 4. Mark Forte, Sr. 5. Tommy Beamer 6. Rich Acolia

Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Mark Schweibinz 2. Chad James 3. Jimmy Chester 4. Jim Wyers 5. Ron Solomon, Jr. 6. Dave Stonebraker

URC Sprint Cars
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Chris Coyle 2. Jason Clauss 3. Trevor Lewis 4. Justin Barger 5. Mark Bitner 6. Joe Zuczek

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Brian Seidel 2. Brooke Weibley 3. Justin Collett 4. Curt Michael 5. Tim Hogue 6. Adam Gordon

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Dave Ely 2. Ed Aiken 3. Kramer Williamson 4. Jimmy Stitzel 5. Davey Sammons 6. Mares Stellfox

B-Main (12 Laps) – 1. Scott Pursell 2. Dave Betts 3. Robbie Stillwaggon 4. Billy Pauch 5. Andrew Hannula 6. Jamie Bodo

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Chris Coyle 2. Brian Seidel 3. Jason Clauss 4. Trevor Lewis 5. Justin Barger 6. Mark Bitner 7. Justin Collett 8. Ed Aiken 9. Robbie Stillwaggon 10. Curt Michael 11. Davey Sammons 12. Andrew Hannula 13. Adam Gordon 14. Dave Betts 15. Mares Stellfox 16. Billy Pauch 17. Joe Zuczek 18. Brooke Webley 19. Kevin Welsh 20. Tim Hogue 21. Scott Pursell 22. Dave Ely 23. Jamie Bodo 24. Kramer Williamson 25. Jimmy Stitzel

358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. John Pursell 2. Jimmy Horton IV 3. John Stangle 4. Bob Lineman, Jr. 6. Ron Robert 6. Jimmie McCallion

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Mark Forte Jr. 2. Dan Cogdill 3. Kevin Collins 4. Randy Yaple 5. Jesse Hill 6. Sean Gunther

Sunoco Sportsman
Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Chuck Hopkins 2. Jerry Carter 3. Joseph Watson 4. Bob Bartleson 5. Gino Postarivo 6. Chuck Buchman

Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Travis Hill 2. Jordan Watson 3. Brett Ballard 4. Jon Haegele 5. David Bell 6. Tom Gibson

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Feature (8 Laps) – 1. Michael Cogdill 2. Tom Gibson 3. Mark Suk 4. Michael Lewis 5. Matt Harrell DQ: Ryan Forte


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, April 20 – 600cc Micro Sprints, 270cc Micro Sprints along with the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. General Admission tickets are $10 and Kids 12 & Under are Free. Gates Open at 5 PM and racing kicks off at 7 PM
Saturday, April 21 – SCOUT NIGHT! Register your Scout Troop in the main office for Free Admission. Big Block Modifieds in a 25 lap/$3000 to win feature event, along with, 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. General Admission Tickets are $15 and Kids 12 & Under are Free of Charge. Pit Gates open at 3 PM, Grandstands at 4 PM, Warm Ups start at 5 with Racing at 6.
Pit Gates Open at 3 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Family Packs are available to those with older kids – cost is $55 – included is 2 Adult Admission tickets and 2 Student admission tickets (I.D. is required) and also includes 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas.

Devault, Copeland and Housworth Dominate Spring Wing Fest Feature Events

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 13, 2007) – There was plenty of wings, but not a whole lot of Spring in the air, on a chilly Friday Night at the Bridgeport Speedway 1/4 mile, as the South Jersey speedplant kicked off ‘Spring Wing Fest 2007.’ Bob Devault and John Copeland won the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprint feature events, respectively adding a cool $500 to their pockets.

“We won the last one of last year and this one here. Maybe we found something,” Devault said. “I don’t know if I would’ve been able to get around him without the traffic, those lapped cars really helped.”

Townsend, DE’s Glenn Heverin bolted to the front of the pack at the initial green flag of the 600cc Micro Sprint event, quickly followed by Bob Devault and Dave Graziano. Graziano’s bid towards the front slowed, after his #53 turned sideways in front of the field – no caution was thrown as Heverin continued to pull away from the rest of the field. It was the mid-way point in the event, when Devault – utilizing a lapped car – slipped inside of Heverin taking over the top spot. Devault, Heverin and Bill Thomas battled nose-to-tail until the first caution flew on the 20th circuit of the extra-distance 25 lap event. After multiple restarts, it was Devault at the checkered followed by Heverin, Bill Thomas, Jimmy Carpenter and Keith Tucker.

John Blanda raced to the lead in the early stages of the 270cc Micro Sprint feature event, it appeared as if Blanda would be the cream of the crop until an early race skirmish with a lapped car left Blanda’s #15 worse for wear, flipping through turn two – Blanda continued on battered but not beaten. This handed the lead over to Alex Buben who pulled away despite a hard charge from rookie competitor Sammy LaMothe; but the car to watch was the #44 of John Copeland, weaving in and out of traffic and slipping underneath Buben on lap 7 and clearly pulling away. Various restarts gave, now second place runner, Charlie Lamanna the opportunity to pounce, but the sophomore racer couldn’t muster a challenge. John Copeland would pick up his first victory of the season followed by: Charlie Lamanna, Lance Clayton, Alex Buben and Steve Gaspari.

Riegelville, PA’s Jim Housworth all but dominated the 20 lap Slingshot by Tobias/Briggs and Stratton Products Tour event. Housworth powered away from the field despite hard charges from the S&S Speedways #55 of Ryan Smith and the #46 of Mike Glass. It was easily Housworth at the finish followed by Smith, Glass, the Lentini Auto Salvage #2 of Matt Carman and Steve Intravaia.

The regularly scheduled 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature event was postponed due to time restraints.

Over 105 cars took the track in 16 qualifying events over the course of the night.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

For further information regarding our 1/4 Mile Speedway and the Micro Sprint divisions please visit: www.localmicros.com.  


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, April 13 – Spring Wing Fest 2007 Season Opener! $500-to-win events for the 600cc Micro Sprints and the 270cc Micro Sprints plus action featuring the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. The invading Slingshots with their high sail-panel style wings will participate in the Briggs & Stratton Slingshot by Tobias Tour. Gates open at 4 PM, Warm-Ups start at 6:30 with Racing at 7:00. General Admission tickets are $13 with Kids 12 & Under Free of Charge.
Saturday, April 14 – Sprint Wing Fest 2007 -- The URC Bar’s Leaks Sprint Cars kick off their 60th season on the famed five-eighth mile speedway with a 25 lap - $2500-to-win event. The Big Block Modifieds compete for a mighty $3,000 in a 25 lap event; and the 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
Pit Gates Open at 12 Noon, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $20 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Pratt Adds $3500 to his Easter Eggs-treme Basket at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 7, 2007) – Despite cold weather surrounding the Bridgeport Speedway; the action, on the track, was red-hot as fans withstood the elements to witness Sewell, NJ’s Richie Pratt, Jr. add a cool $3500 to his Easter Basket.

Pratt selected the top spot in a pre-race driver redraw and easily launched his almost 800 horsepower machine to the front of the pack right from the get-go. Quickly following into the runner-up spot was Quakertown, PA’s Rick Laubach steering his self-owned #20 right in Pratt’s shadow, waiting for the young Modified driver to make the slightest mistake. Laubach appeared to be Pratt’s biggest competition until a mid-race flat tire sent Teo Pro chassied machine pitside for a quick repair. The lap 16 re-start gave Jeff Strunk, aboard the Goldrush Trailer #126, the opportunity to pounce on the leader; but Pratt would have none of that sailing on, pulling an almost full straight-a-way lead. It seemed to be all Pratt, until out of nowhere Strunk’s ‘Red Rocket’ shot back to the front, pulling alongside of the #901 as the checkered flew. It was Pratt at the line, edging Strunk by 1/1000th of a second, in the 800th Big Block Modified feature at the Bridgeport Speedway. Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy “The Kid” Pauch and Allentown, PA’s Doug Hoffman put on one of the fiercest battles of their careers, finishing 3rd and 4th respectively and defending Modified Champion, Duane Howard rounded out the top five finishers.

Riegelville, PA’s “Mr. 358” John Pursell picked up right where he left off in the 358 Small Block division, easily dominating the 20 lap feature event. Pursell’s only challenge came from Vineland, NJ’s Eric Kormann, who fought hard, but could never muster enough to slip passed the defending 358 Small Block Champion. Kormann settled for second followed by Kevin Collins, Jimmy Horton IV and a great run for Randy Yaple completed the top five.

Milford, DE’s Jordan Watson edged out younger brother, Joseph Watson to capture the 15 lap Sunoco Sportsman feature event. This marked the second consecutive victory for the elder of the “Watson Boyz”, after Jordan’s Turkey Chase 2006 victory. Travis Hill came home in 3rd position, followed by Jeff Brown and Jon Haegele.

Pat Conaway slipped passed Ken Watson just past the halfway point in the Outlaw Stock Feature event and easily went on to capture the victory. Watson rolled home in second followed by Joe Trumbetti, Jim Honaker and Ron Dirkes.

Sixteen year old, Matt Harrell led the C. Harrell Trucking #35 Teo Pro Car to victory in the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman division. Harrell started in the third position and out powered Ryan Forte to overtake the lead on the initial circuit. Mike Cogdill came home in second, followed by former Outlaw Stock driver Tom Gibson, Mike Lewis in fourth and Jim Bartleson, Jr. rounding out the top five.

Logan Township Mayor Frank D. Minor and Deputy Mayor Lyman Barnes enjoyed a brisk night of racing activities at the famed South Jersey oval.

Kristin Fioretto of Royersford, PA was the lucky recipient of the Fan Upgrade. Her and her family were quickly escorted to one of our Luxury Skybox Suites to enjoy the remainder of the racing action.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.

Race Results
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 (8 Laps)– 1. Billy Pauch 2. Rick Laubach 3. John Willman 4. Doug Hoffman 5. Scott Irwin 6. Chad James
Heat 2 (8 Laps)– 1. Duane Howard 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Mike Franz 4. Jamie Mills 5. Tommy Beamer 6. Jimmy Chester
Heat 3 (8 Laps)– 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Jim Wyers 3. Steve Bottcher 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Jim Stong 6. Billy Pauch, Jr.
Consi (8 Laps)– 1. Mike Iles 2. Bob Sarkisian 3. Tim Millman 4. Chic Cossaboone 5. Ken Meisner 6. Mark Forte
Feature (30 Laps)– 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Jeff Strunk 3. Billy Pauch 4. Doug Hoffman 5. Duane Howard 6. Jamie Mills 7. Steve Bottcher 8. Mike Iles 9. Mike Franz 10. Tommy Beamer 11. Wade Hendrickson 12. Kenny Meisner 13. Scott Irwin 14. Rick Laubach 15. Chic Cossaboone 16. John Willman 17. Jimmy Chester 18. Mark Forte 19. Jim Wyers 20. Tim Millman 21. Billy Pauch, Jr. 22. Chad James 23. Jim Stong 24. Bob Sarkisian

358 Small Blocks
Heat 1 (8 Laps)-- 1. Tom Miller 2. Eric Kormann 3. John Stangle 4. Randy Yaple 5. Ron Roberts 6. Dan Cogdill
Heat 2 (8 Laps)– 1. Bob Lineman, Jr. 2. John Pursell 3. Jesse Hill 4. Jimmy Horton IV 5. Kevin Collins 6. Sean Gunther
Feature (20 Laps)– 1. John Pursell 2. Eric Kormann 3. Kevin Collins 4. Jimmy Horton IV 5. Randy Yaple 6. Tom Miller 7. John Stangle 8. Bob Lineman, Jr. 9. Dan Cogdill 10. Sean Gunther 11. Jesse Hill 12. Ron Roberts 13. Andy Miller 14. Anthony Moran 15. Bob Rambone 16. Kate Brown 17. Glenn Knell 18. Mark Forte Jr.

Sunoco Sportsman
Heat 1 (6 Laps)—1. Chuck Buchman 2. Joseph Watson 3. Travis Hill 4. Jordan Watson 5. David Bell 6. Jeff Brown
Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Brad Trice 2. Jerry Carter 3. Brett Ballard 4. Bob Bartleson 5. Jon Haegele 6. Jason Rivers
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jordan Watson 2. Joseph Watson 3. Travis Hill 4. Jeff Brown 5. Jon Haegele 6. David Bell 7. Chuck Hopkins 8. Chuck Buchman 9. Brett Ballard 10. Brad Trice 11. Gino Postarivo 12. Matt Harrell 13. Bob Bartleson 14. Pat Hires 15. Mike Hires 16. Jim Bartleson, Jr. 17. Jerry Carter 18. Ryan Forte 19. Dan Stout 20. Tom Gibson 21. Jason Rivers 22. Forrest Peters 23. Mike Barone 24. Mike Lewis

Outlaw Stocks
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Pat Conaway 2. Ken Watson 3. Joe Trumbetti 4. Jim Honaker 5. Ron Dirkes 6. Jim McLaughlin 7. Chris Pidgeon 8. John Gandy, Jr. 9. Joe Ecret 10. Jeff Dirkes

Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman
Feature (8 Laps) – 1. Matt Harrell 2. Mike Cogdill 3. Tom Gibson 4. Mike Lewis 5. Jim Bartleson, Jr. 6. Ryan Forte


UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, April 7 – It’s an EASTER EGGS-TREME Opener! Big Block Modifieds in a 30 Lap, $3500-to-win event; along with the 358 Small Blocks, GM Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
Plus! A Pre-Race Easter Egg Hunt for Kids and a Best Bunny Costume Contest with great prizes!
Pit Gates Open at 12 Noon, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
Friday, April 13 – Spring Wing Fest 2007 Season Opener! $500-to-win events for the 600cc Micro Sprints and the 270cc Micro Sprints plus action featuring the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. The invading Slingshots with their high sail-panel style wings will participate in the Briggs & Stratton Slingshot by Tobias Tour.
Saturday, April 14 – The URC Bar’s Leaks Sprint Cars kick off their 60th season on the famed five-eighth mile speedway with a 25 lap - $2500-to-win event. The Big Block Modifieds compete for a mighty $3,000 in a 25 lap event; and the 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.

Everything’s a Go; Now, it’s time for the Show at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 7, 2007) – In just a few hours the first green flag of the 2007 season at the Bridgeport Speedway is going to drop; kicking off the 35th year of action on South Jersey 5/8th mile, high-banked speedplant. And while the temperatures drop to winter-like conditions, the action on the track is sure enough to heat everyone up!

“We were forced with the same decision other race tracks had to make,” track spokesperson, Jay Dugan said. “But, our fans wanted to race, and our staff wanted to race, and our drivers wanted to race. So we’ll throw on an extra layer and have some fun.”

It wasn’t much of a decision in the eyes of Speedway Promoter, Jay James; who’s ‘never say die’ attitude transcends onto the Speedway’s staff.

Jessica James, who works with Dugan on Speedway Special Events has introduced a new ‘prize’ that works in with the speedway’s ever so popular give-a-ways.

“We’re going to present our first ever ‘fan upgrade’,” James explained. “A fan at random is going to be selected from the grandstands and he or she, and their guests, are going to be relocated from our general admission seating section to one of our Luxury Suites.”

Pit Licenses from other speedways/organizations will be accepted at the Pit Window.

The action kicks off today, April 7 with the 1st Annual Easter Eggs-treme 30, featuring 30 laps of door-to-door Big Block Modified action in an unprecedented $3500-to-win event. Bridgeport Speedway competitors of old: Billy Pauch and Doug Hoffman get back in the groove of regular competition at the Fastest Dirt Track in the East aiming to take on the long list of hard-charging Bridgeport favorites. Also in action: 358 Small Block Modifieds, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman competitors.

A new array of games, prizes, trivia and give-a-ways accompany our 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, along with a special Best Bunny Costume Contest.

General Admission Pricing is set for $15 with Kids 12 & Under receiving Free Admission. Family Packs are available for our ‘Big Kids’ for $55 and include 2 Adult and 2 Student (with ID) Admission tickets, as well as, 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas. Gates open at 4 PM with the First Green flag of the 2007 season dropping at 6 PM.

Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.

For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, April 7 – It’s an EASTER EGGS-TREME Opener! Big Block Modifieds in a 30 Lap, $3500-to-win event; along with the 358 Small Blocks, GM Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
Plus! A Pre-Race Easter Egg Hunt for Kids and a Best Bunny Costume Contest with great prizes!
Pit Gates Open at 12 Noon, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Friday, April 13 – Spring Wing Fest 2007 Season Opener! $500-to-win events for the 600cc Micro Sprints and the 270cc Micro Sprints plus action featuring the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. The invading Slingshots with their high sail-panel style wings will participate in the Briggs & Stratton Slingshot by Tobias Tour.

Saturday, April 14 – The URC Bar’s Leaks Sprint Cars kick off their 60th season on the famed five-eighth mile speedway with a 25 lap - $2500-to-win event. The Big Block Modifieds compete for a mighty $3,000 in a 25 lap event; and the 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.

Logan Township Mayor Minor and Deputy Mayor Barnes attend this Saturday’s Easter Eggs-treme at the Bridgeport Speedway

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 4, 2007) – When the green flag drops for the 35th season of action at the Bridgeport Speedway, this Saturday, April 7; there will be two very special guests in the house.
Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor and Deputy Mayor Lyman Barnes will be sitting atop, witnessing some of the fastest racing action in the country.
Mayor Frank Minor was elected to office, in Logan Township, in November 2003 and has served as Mayor since January 2004. Mayor Minor has been crucial in introducing various new improvements to the Gloucester County town, including the institution of paid EMTs in Logan Township.
Deputy Mayor Barnes took office as councilman in March of 2006 and was appointed as Deputy Mayor in January of 2007.
The action kicks off this Saturday, April 7 with the 1st Annual Easter Eggs-treme 30, featuring 30 laps of door-to-door Big Block Modified action in an unprecedented $3500-to-win event. Bridgeport Speedway competitors of old: Billy Pauch and Doug Hoffman get back in the groove of regular competition at the Fastest Dirt Track in the East aiming to take on the long list of hard-charging Bridgeport favorites. Also in action: 358 Small Block Modifieds, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman competitors.
A new array of games, prizes, trivia and give-a-ways accompany our 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, along with a special Best Bunny Costume Contest.
92.5 WXTU’s Kris Stevens will be on hand with the opportunity to win tickets to XTU’s 23rd Anniversary Show featuring Montgomery Gentry and Dierks Bentley.
General Admission Pricing is set for $15 with Kids 12 & Under receiving Free Admission. Family Packs are available for our ‘Big Kids’ for $55 and include 2 Adult and 2 Student (with ID) Admission tickets, as well as, 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas. Gates open at 4 PM with the First Green flag of the 2007 season dropping at 6 PM.
Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.
For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, April 7 – It’s an EASTER EGGS-TREME Opener! Big Block Modifieds in a 30 Lap, $3500-to-win event; along with the 358 Small Blocks, GM Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.
Plus! A Pre-Race Easter Egg Hunt for Kids and a Best Bunny Costume Contest with great prizes!
Pit Gates Open at 12 Noon, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Friday, April 13 – Spring Wing Fest 2007 Season Opener! $500-to-win events for the 600cc Micro Sprints and the 270cc Micro Sprints plus action featuring the 4 Cylinder Stock Cars. The invading Slingshots with their high sail-panel style wings will participate in the Briggs & Stratton Slingshot by Tobias Tour.

Saturday, April 14 – The URC Bar’s Leaks Sprint Cars kick off their 60th season on the famed five-eighth mile speedway with a 25 lap - $2500-to-win event. The Big Block Modifieds compete for a mighty $3,000 in a 25 lap event; and the 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman.

Test & Tune Over; Bridgeport Aims for Three Season Openers!

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (April 2, 2007) – With the ‘Test & Tune’ session now in the record books, Bridgeport Speedway officials, fans and competitors have their eyes on three consecutive ‘opening’ events to kick-off the 2007 season.
Over 130 sharp looking machines debuted new paint schemes and new equipment on both the 5/8th and 1/4 mile speedways during last Saturday’s Practice day.
Doug Hoffman made his first appearance, in a Modified race car, in over a year and a half; climbing aboard the Sal DeBruno owned South Jersey Overhead Doors #0 Teo Pro Chassis and quickly setting the fastest time of the day – Hoffman’s reign among the leader board was short lived as young sensation Richie Pratt, Jr. quickly rebounded claiming the top spot in the #901.
Hoffman was confident about returning to the famed South Jersey oval and was overheard saying how anxious he was for his first top-five finish.
Prepping for the URC Sprint Car opening event, on April 14, were URC Sprint Car competitors: Danny Sammons, Joe Zuczek, Michael Carber, Mares Stellfox, Robbie Stillwaggon and 2006 Champion, Curt Michael.
The action kicks off this Saturday, April 7 with the 1st Annual Easter Eggs-treme 30, featuring 30 laps of door-to-door Big Block Modified action in an unprecedented $3500-to-win event. Bridgeport Speedway competitors of old: Billy Pauch and Doug Hoffman get back in the groove of regular competition at the Fastest Dirt Track in the East aiming to take on the long list of hard-charging Bridgeport favorites. Also in action: 358 Small Block Modifieds, Sunoco Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and the Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman competitors.
A new array of games, prizes, trivia and give-a-ways accompany our 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, along with a special Best Bunny Costume Contest.
General Admission Pricing is set for $15 with Kids 12 & Under receiving Free Admission. Family Packs are available for our ‘Big Kids’ for $55 and include 2 Adult and 2 Student (with ID) Admission tickets, as well as, 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas. Gates open at 4 PM with the First Green flag of the 2007 season dropping at 6 PM.
Friday, April 13 the Mighty Micro Sprints kick off Spring Wing Fest 2007 with $500-to-win Feature events for the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprints. The high sail panel type wings of the Briggs and Stratton Slingshot by Tobias tour pick up their first touring event of the season with triple sets of regional points on the line. The always exciting four cylinder stock cars complete the Friday night line-up with guaranteed door slamming excitement.
Spring Wing Fest 2007: Part II is set for Saturday, April 14 featuring the URC Bar’s Leaks Sprint Car Series providing wheel-to-wheel entertainment in a $2500-to-win/25 Lap feature event. As one of the fastest divisions on the fastest track it promises to be the must see event of the season. The Big Block Modified co-headline the card with a 25 lap/$3000-to-win regularly scheduled event; while lacking in the wing department, they certainly don’t lack in the excitement department as the Bridgeport Bad Boys roll high, wide and handsome around the high-banked 5/8th mile speedplant. Completing the full card is the 358 Small Blocks, Sunoco Sportsman and Bartleson Masonry/Post Plumbing Rookie Sportsman. Plus! A slew of Wild Wing games, prizes and contests!
With excitement on, off and all-around the race track; April ‘Springs’ into a new groove, as the Bridgeport Speedway accelerates into the 2007 season.
Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, The Bridgeport Speedway is a high-banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295.
For further information, including the 2007 schedule of events, visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.


News From Bridgeport Speedway
April 1, 2007

Bridgeport, NJ…. Now that the “Test & Tune Day” is history at South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway, all attention is focused on three consecutive shows that will serve as “Season Openers” in the next two weeks. Practice Day at the speedway saw over 130 racers take to the track to get ready for the upcoming season, with cars from ten different racing divisions getting track time on both the ¼ mile and 5/8th mile clay speedways. All cars were checked for NJ Safety Inspection before they hit the racetrack, and after six hours of practice time, everyone left to get ready for their respective openers.
The 2007 Grand Opening on Saturday April 7 for the 5/8th mile raceway will feature the Big Block Modifieds, which will battle for $3500 to win in a 30 lap main event, with the 358 Sportsman, GM Sportsman, and Outlaw Stocks competing that evening. This will also be the first racing action for the Class of 2007 Rookie Sportsman, which will be the first event of the night. The Easter Weekend Special will include many surprises, including a big Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and Best Bunny Costume Contest. Pit gates for this program will open at noon, with the front gates opening at 4PM. Cars will take the track at 5PM for warm-ups, with the first heat of the new season slated for 6PM.
The following Friday night, April 13th, four divisions will take to the ¼ mile track for the season opener. The 600cc Micro Sprints will compete for $500 to win in a 25-lap feature, joined on the card by the 270cc Micro Sprints, the 4 Cylinder Stocks, and the first of four special appearances by the Tobias Slingshots. The Friday night programs all begin at 7PM.
The “Fastest Dirt Track In The East” will come back the next night, Saturday April 14, with the season opener for the United Racing Company Sprints. URC Sprints, with their top and nose wings, are known for some of the fastest lap times ever produced on the big 5/8th mile Bridgeport clay, and their trademark is the exciting wheel to wheel action their talented drivers, led by 2006 Champion Curt Michael in the Palladino #99, produce when they take to the speedway. The high-flying URC Sprints will compete that night in a complete set of qualifying events, leading up the big 25 lap A-Main for the twenty-four fastest qualifiers. Also on the schedule for the evening show are the Big Block Modifieds, 358 Sportsman, GM Sportsman, and 2007 Rookie Sportsman. Pit gates open that day at 3PM, with the front gates opening one hour later at 4PM and racing action starting at 6PM.

NOTES…2007 is shaping up to be another fun year at the “Port”, with Race Night Special Event Organizers Jay Dugan and Jessica James hard at work putting together programs for the young and old alike that will make every Saturday night a special event on all race fans calendars…Doug Hoffman made his first appearance at Bridgeport in over a year and a half, shaking down the Sal DeBruno Overhead Doors #0, setting the fastest time of the day until second generation driver Richie Pratt Jr. really pushed the Hewlitt #901 to a better time in a later session…Hoffman was overheard in the pits saying it felt good to be back at the track and he can’t wait for opening night, hoping for at least a top five finish, with the wins coming as soon as he shakes off the rust from not driving for awhile. The way he was pushing the “0” big block around the track, it won’t be long! …Curt Michael and Michael Carber, along with Davey Sammons, Mares Stellfox, Joe Zuczek and Robbie Stillwagon were among the URC Sprinters that took to the 5/8th mile for practice on Saturday, getting ready for the opener at Bridgeport in two weeks.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, March 31 – Open Practice, Registration, License Purchase and Inspection. Gates open at 9:00 AM, 5/8th Mile Speedway Practice at 12 Noon and 1/4 Mile Speedway Practice at 2:00 PM. Pit Admission is $20 with a license and $30 without a license. General Grandstand Admission is FREE to the public.
Saturday, April 7 – Season Opener! Big Block Modifieds in a 30 Lap, $3500-to-win event; along with the 358 Small Blocks, GM Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookie Sportsman.
Plus! A Pre-Race Easter Egg Hunt for Kids and a Best Bunny Costume Contest with great prizes!
Pit Gates Open at 12 Noon, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM, Warm-Ups at 5:00 PM and Heat action at 6:00 PM. Pit Admission is $25 with a license and $35 without a license. General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Bridgeport Ready for Test and Tune Session, This Saturday!

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (March 26, 2007) The much anticipated 2007 racing season is only two weeks away for South Jersey’s famed Bridgeport Speedway and track officials are expecting a stellar year for the 5/8th mile high banked dirt oval.

The first scheduled event for the season is set for Saturday, April 7 and will include a 30 Lap $3500-to-win event for the Big Block Modifieds. The card will also feature the 358 Small Blocks, GM Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookie Sportsman competitors.

This Saturday, March 31 the speedway will hold it’s annual Test and Tune Open Practice event. Drivers are encouraged to attend early for vehicle inspection with pit gates opening at 9:00 AM. With cars hitting the 5/8 mile speedway at 12 Noon and the 1/4 mile speedway at 2:00 PM. Pit Admission is $20 with a license and $30 without a license. Season Passes, Licenses, Pit Spots, Transponders, Tires and Advertising Opportunities will also be available for purchase in the Speedway Office.

The Test and Tune also presents a great opportunity for fans to get a small taste of what Bridgeport Speedway is about. General Admission Grandstand seating is available FREE of charge.

Bridgeport Speedway is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off I-295. For further information visit the speedway’s website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or contact the information line at 856-467-4408.


Bridgeport Speedway Honors 2006 Racing Champions

The 2006 racing season came to an official close this past Saturday, January 6 as the Bridgeport Speedway and over 500 people in attendance honored participants at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, located on the backstretch of the Dover Speedway in Dover, Delaware.

Over 75 participants in nine racing divisions were honored with cash in prizes. Big Block Modified Champion: Duane Howard of Oley, PA and car owner, Chad Sinon of Blue Bell, pa; were the top honorees capturing $10,000 in prize money for their efforts. This marked Howard’s fourth championship in the past five years of competition on the South Jersey dirt oval.

Other honorees included: 358 Small Block Champion, John Pursell; GM Sunoco Sportsman Champion, Todd Kuhl; Outlaw Stock Champion, Pat Conaway; Limited Sprint Champion, Tim Iulg; Friday Night 358 Small Block Champion, Richie Pratt, Jr.; 600cc Micro Sprint Champion, Sam Casella; 270cc Micro Sprint Champion, Shaun Ratchford; and 4 Cylinder Stock Car Champion, Warren Stradley.

In addition to cash prizes, division leaders were presented with Championship Jackets from American Racer and Lias Tire. And over fifty drivers were presented with Specialty awards designated for each division.

Track Announcers, Jeff Ahlum and Bill Sasser operated as Masters of Ceremony for the event and track owner, Jay James took the microphone for a brief period of time to thank staff and competitors and to address the current plans for the famed five-eighths mile oval.

Dave Adams, who has operated as Speedway Promoter since 2003, received a standing ovation as the ownership staff thanked him for his efforts and presented him with a gift showing their appreciation.

Corporate sponsors including: Alliance Concrete, Bullet Performance, Camden Iron & Metal, CarQuest, Cornwell Tools, General Floor, Hampton Inn, Hoffman Bros. Speed & Performance, MSP Equipment Rental, RE Pierson Construction, RMP Powertrain Solutions, Stewart Stainless Supply, Sunoco and Veolia Environmental Services were honored for their support and involvement.

Plans for the 2007 Racing Schedule are set to be released as the Track prepares for Motorsports 2007 presented by VP Racing Fuels.

For further information check out the speedway website at www.thenewbridgeportspeedway.com or call the speedway office at 856.467.4408

Friday Night Specialty Awards
Hard Luck Award – 4 Cylinder Stock Cars, Fred Martin; 270cc Micro Sprints, Spencer Kelly; 600cc Micro Sprints, Eddie Wagner; 358 Small Blocks, Sean Gunther; Limited Sprint Cars, Bob Rasmussen

Star of the Future – 4 Cylinder Stock Cars, Ken Wallace; 270cc Micro Sprints, Charlie Lamanna; 600cc Micro Sprints, Nick Schlauch; 358 Small Blocks, Billy Tanner IV; Limited Sprint Cars, Chuck Palmucci

Most Improved – 4 Cylinder Stock Cars, Dave Damiano; 270cc Micro Sprints, Steve Gaspari; 600cc Micro Sprints, Dave Graziano; 358 Small Blocks, Frank Dorry, Jr.,; Limited Sprint Cars, Tyler Ramirez

Best Appearing Car – 4 Cylinder Stock Cars, Ian Wray; 270cc Micro Sprints, Matt Harrell; 600cc Micro Sprints, Jessica Lindmeier; 358 Small Blocks, Brian Kresley; Limited Sprint Cars, Hank Trum

Sportsmanship Award – 4 Cylinder Stock Cars, Brian Crisman; 270cc Micro Sprints, Joe Kay; 600cc Micro Sprints, Bill Thomas; 358 Small Blocks, Jimmy Horton IV; Limited Sprints, Dave Brown

Saturday Night Specialty Awards
Hard Charger – Outlaw Stocks, Ken Watson; Sunoco Sportsman, Chuck Hopkins; 358 Small Blocks, John Pursell; Big Block Modified, Tommy Beamer

Hard Luck – Outlaw Stocks, Bill Miller; Sunoco Sportsman, Rich Jackson; 358 Small Blocks, Steve Lozorak, Big Block Modified, Rick Laubach

Most Improved – Outlaw Stocks, Joe Ecret; Sunoco Sportsman, Pat Hires; 358 Small Blocks, Jim McCallion; Big Block Modified, Gary Hager

Star of the Future – Outlaw Stocks, Jeff Dirkes; Sunoco Sportsman, Mike Barone; 358 Small Blocks, Jesse Hill; Big Block Modifieds, Richie Pratt, Jr.

Best Appearing Car & Crew – Outlaw Stocks, Jim McLaughlin; Sunoco Sportsman, Jon Haegele; 358 Small Blocks, Ron Roberts; Big Block Modifieds, Steve Bottcher

Mechanic of the Year – Outlaw Stocks, Glenn Knell #US2; Sunoco Sportsman, Ryan Kerr #1K; 358 Small Blocks, Curt Nichols #15J; Big Block Modified, Alan Finch #4

Rookie of the Year – Outlaw Stocks, Jim McLaughlin; Sunoco Sportsman, Dan Mason; 358 Small Blocks, Guy Germano; Big Block Modified, Kenny Meisner

Sportsmanship Award – Outlaw Stocks, Ron Dirkes; Sunoco Sportsman, John Micek; 358 Small Blocks, Tom Miller; Big Block Modifieds, Don Barone

Comeback of the Year – Billy Harris

George Wingate Memorial Award – Frank DiAntonio

Walt Chernokal Memorial Award – Ralph Richards

Bridgeport Appreciation Awards – Dennard Griffith, Fran Ferry, Don Bogey, Ron Roberts’ Racing Team

Door Prize Contributors: 92.5 WXTU, A-1 Racing Specialties, Area Auto Racing News, Bridgeport Speedway Novelty Booth, Camden Iron & Metal, CarQuest, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Hampton Inn, Howard Johnson Express Inn, JD3Graphics, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Rita’s Water Ice, Shaffer Motorsports, Sunoco, Taylor & Messick, Trader Publishing, Weiss True Value Hardware


Jersey Legends – Pauch and Horton – Close out 2006 with Turkey Chase Victories

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (November 18, 2006) – Two of the greatest drivers in New Jersey racing history, battled tooth and nail in a pair of Modified feature events with Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch taking home the Big Block Modified feature event and Neshanic Station, NJ’s Jimmy Horton capturing the Small Block Modified feature event, as Camden Iron presented an exciting night of racing at the Bridgeport Speedway.

“We had a shot at Jimmy [Horton] in the first feature event, until the power steering blew” Pauch said. “This one was the same way, we were going for the lead and there was a little bump and grind – you push these cars all the way and not mess up, it came down to the wire. I hope we gave these fans some good racing.”

Billy Pauch used a spin and win to pick up the victory in the 40 lap Big Block Modified event in dramatic fashion. Steve Bottcher kicked off the lead early in the Supreme Manufacturing #27 Teo Pro Car, but it wasn’t long before the Grosso Trucking #r24 of Jimmy Horton powered passed on the third circuit – leading the way until lap fifteen when Wade Hendrickson dove to the inside taking the lead, in a bold move that left Bottcher in the middle of a three wide battle. Horton stayed on Hendrickson’s bumper with the Small Block Modified of Rick Laubach closing on the front runners. A lap 18 yellow gave Laubach the opportunity to pounce. He slid under Hendrickson entering one and emerged from turn two as the new leader, with the fans on their feet the two made contact halfway down the backstretch and the Sal Debruno owned O car slammed the wall in turn three. Both machines were retired for the evening. Horton inherited the lead on the restart with Bottcher in second and Billy Pauch returning from an early race spin to the third position. Pauch slipped passed Bottcher on the lap 28 restart and led the Lincoln Auto Body #5 machine underneath Horton. The two battled side-by-side for the lead, as they have so many times before, slicing and dicing with Horton on the high side and Pauch leading around the bottom. A caution with three laps remaining bunched the field for the final time Pauch making a perfect move into turn 1 barely edged passed Horton and slid up the race track capturing the lead and easily going on to the victory. Horton settled for second followed by Steve Durand in third, Steve Bottcher in fourth and Kevin Hirthler rounding out the top five.

Neshanic Station, New Jersey’s Jimmy Horton dominated the 25-lap event Open Competition Small Block Modified event. “The Flyin’ Farmer” Wade Hendrickson kicked off the pace launching to the early lead aboard Jake Marine’s J&M Roofing #85 Teo Machine – but sidelined the machine on the sixth circuit. Horton inherited the lead and held off a hard charge from Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch. Pauch slipped inside the leader at the lap 18 mark and the two swapped paint slowing “The Kid.” Horton put the pedal to the metal and never looked back, picking up his second consecutive Turkey Chase Weekend victory. Rick Laubach slipped passed and took the runner-up spot over Billy Pauch, Richie Pratt, Jr. and Carmine Infante.

Barnsboro, NJ’s young sensation “The Thrill” Jesse Hill captured his fourth victory of the season in the Open Competition Sportsman division. Hill’s N.A.P. Electrical Contractors #99H overtook the lead from invader Mike Lyons on the sixth circuit of the event and held off Lyons through numerous caution flags. Lyons settled for the second position followed by: Dave Hunt, Pat Conaway and Billy Tanner IV.

Milford, De’s Jordan Watson led his ReMax #30 machine to his first Bridgeport Speedway victory in the Sunoco Crate Sportsman division. Watson powered around the outside of early race leader John Micek on the eighth circuit of the 20 lap event and remained unchallenged, easily picking up the victory. Rookie sensation, Travis Hill powered around the outside of 2006 Sunoco Sportsman Champion, Todd Kuhl to pick up the second position followed by John Micek and Mike Barone.

Pat Conaway captured the victory in the 20 lap Outlaw Stock feature event. Conaway overtook Jim Honaker on lap six of the event and easily rolled on to victory. Pat Hires finished in the second position followed by Honaker, Ken Watson and Joe Ecret.

Results
Big Block Modified Feature (40 Laps) – Billy Pauch, Jimmy Horton, Steve Durand, Steve Bottcher, Kevin Hirthler, Jimmy Horton IV, Jim Stong, Scott Irwin, Mark Forte, Tommy Beamer, Gary Hager, Wade Hendrickson, Rick Laubach, Ron Roberts, Richie Pratt, Jr., Chic Cossaboone, Carmine Infante, Jimmy Chester, Mark Forte, Jr., Jamie Mills, Chad James, Ryan Watt, John Willman

Open Competition Small Block Modified Feature (25 Laps) – Jimmy Horton, Rick Laubach, Billy Pauch, Richie Pratt Jr., Carmine Infante, Mike Gular, Tommy Beamer, Shawn Reimert, Chad James, Don Norris, Jr., Gene Stravinsky, Mark Kratz, Art Leidl, Kevin Hirthler, Wade Hendrickson, Steve Bottcher, Mike Lyons, John Willman, Ryan Watt, Jimmy Chester, John Stangle, Jimmy Horton IV, John Pratt

Open Competition Sportsman (20 Laps) – Jesse Hill, Mike Lyons, Dave Hunt, Pat Conaway, Bill Tanner, Jimmy Horton IV, Ron Roberts, Gene Stravinsky, Justin Holland, Eric Kormann, Tom Miller, Bobby Dmuchowski, Brad Brightbill, Sean Gunther, George Quinlin, Jason Duppel, John Stangle, Rob Pierce, Dan Creedan, Pat Walls, Lou Farina, Bill Klingmeyer, Rich Coons, Art Leidl

Sunoco Crate Sportsman (20 Laps) – Jordan Watson, Travis Hill, Todd Kuhl, Mike Barone, John Micek, Brett Ballard, Jeff Brown, Brad Trice, Frank Dorry, Jr., Pat Hires, Mike Hires, Richie Jackson, David Bell, Jerry Carter, Jason Rivers

Outlaw Stocks (20 Laps) – Pat Conaway, Pat Hires, Jim Honaker, Ken Watson, Joe Ecret, Richie Cass, Jr., Joe Trumbetti, Tom Wolf, Tom Wills, Jim McLaughlin, Rich Francetti, Doug Debray, Rich Reider, Marc Spiduro, Jr., John Read, Bill Martino, Jesse Degarmo, Dave Page, Ed Speedo, Rick Haegele, Ron Dirkes


Upcoming Events
Saturday, November 18 – Turkey Chase Weekend 2006: Feature Events for the Big Block Modifieds, 358 Small Block Modifieds, Open Competition Sportsman, Sunoco Crate Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks. Pit Gates Open at 1:00 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 2:00 PM, Pre-Race Pit Party at 2:00 PM (Featuring Driver re-draw), Warm-Ups at 4:00 PM, Racing to follow.

Iulg Sweeps Sprints – Captures Third-in-a-row; Over 100 Cars Qualify for Turkey Chase 2006

BRIDGEPORT, NJ (November 12, 2006) – Over 100 cars participated in four divisions of qualifying action, while the Limited Sprints headlined Saturday’s portion of the weekend competing in a 20 lap feature event, at the Bridgeport Speedway.

Tim Iulg, of Bridgeton, New Jersey, swept both the Limited Sprint heat race and the 20 lap feature event. Iulg’s trip to the front was far easier then previous times, after the 2006 division champion selected the pole position in our pre-race re-draw.

Holding off a hard charge from second place finisher JJ Grasso, Iulg turned laps at over 110 mph and finished a quick almost a half-second over Grasso. Chuck Palmucci, Torrey Rose and Sean Carman rounded out the top five finishers.

In thrilling heat race action, fans watched two and three wide battles including a 358 Small Block Modified battle that saw Billy Pauch and Wade Hendrickson run side-by-side for almost the entire event before Jimmy Horton swept passed on the outside with 2 laps remaining.

Racing action for Sunday, was postponed until Saturday, November 18 after rain fell throughout Saturday Night into Sunday Morning.

Limited Sprint Car
Heat 1 – Tim Iulg, JJ Grasso, Torrey Rose, Chuck Palmucci, Jonathan Baker, Sean Carman
Feature (20 Laps) – Tim Iulg, JJ Grasso, Chuck Palmucci, Torrey Rose, Sean Carman, Jack Curtis, Tyler Ramirez, Jonathan Baker, Steve Petry, Jeff Davis, Keith Anderson

358 Small Block Modifieds
Heat 1 – Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Chad James, Kevin Hirthler, Ray Swinehart, John Willman
Heat 2 – Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, John Stangle, Carmine Infante, Tommy Beamer, Mario Page
Heat 3 – Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch, Wade Hendrickson, Richie Pratt, Jr., Don Norris, Jr., John Pratt
Consi – Steve Bottcher, Gene Stravinsky, Shawn Reimert, John Pratt, Ryan Watt, Art Leidl

Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 – Billy Pauch, Steve Bottcher, Richie Pratt, Jr., Steve Durand, Chad James, Jim Stong
Heat 2 – Duane Howard, Wade Hendrickson, Rick Laubach, Ryan Watt, Jamie Mills, Ron Roberts
Heat 3 – Craig VonDohren, Jimmy Chester, Jimmy Horton, Jimmy Horton IV, Tommy Beamer, Carmine Infante
Consi – Mark Forte, John Willman, Kevin Hirthler, Mark Forte, Jr., Scott Irwin, Chic Cossaboone

Open Competition Sportsman
Heat 1 – Rob Pierce, Mike Lyons, Pat Conaway, Dave Hunt, Jimmy Horton IV, Tom Miller
Heat 2 – Jesse Hill, Art Liedl, Justin Holland, Lou Farina, Bill Klingmeyer, Sean Gunther
Heat 3 – John Stangle, Pat Walls, Dan Creeden, George Quinlin, Bill Tanner, Gene Stravinsky
Consi – Tom Miller, Rich Coons, Ron Roberts, Eric Kormann, Bobby Dmuchowski, Jason Duppel

Sunoco Crate Sportsman
Heat 1 – Brett Ballard, Jerry Carter, Travis Hill, Jeff Brown, Jason Rivers, John Gray
Heat 2 – Todd Kuhl, Jordan Watson, Mike Barone, John Micek, Pat Hires, Mike Hires


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