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Saturday September 21, 2013
THOMAS WINS IPM PEST MANAGEMENT 600CC MICRO-SPRINT FEATURE AND CHAMPIONSHIP AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
Bridgeport, NJ (September 21, 2013) - On Bridgeport Speedway’s inner oval, Bill Thomas won the IPM Pest Management 600cc Micro-Sprint feature. The victory catapulted Thomas to his second consecutive championship in the division. In the 270cc Micro-Sprint ranks, Joe Dopke took the checkered flag in the main event while Tyler Reinhardt claimed the champion’s crown. Warren Stradley was the victor in the 4-Cylinder Enduro Car race and Lee Allen topped the field in the 8-Cylinder Enduro Car contest.

In the 20-lap feature for the IPM Pest Management 600cc Micro-Sprints, Bill Thomas drove to his first victory of the season. Thomas took the lead from Steve Bracall on the second circuit and led the balance of the event. Thomas survived three restarts in the final five tours to gain his first victory of the season. Andrew Locuson finished in the runner-up spot. Third place was taken by Bracall. Lee Nardelli and Steve Kemery rounded out the top five. The heat races for the IPM Pest Management 600cc Micro-Sprints were won by Bracall and Kemery. With the win, Thomas became the 2013 IPM Pest Management 600cc Micro-Sprint champion for the second year in row. Thomas entered the night of action eight points behind Richie Keller in the standings.

Joe Dopke paced the field for the entire distance to capture the checkered flag in the 20-lap 270cc Micro-Sprint main event. The victory was the fifth of the year for Dopke. Second place went to Justin Stillwagon with RJ Magyari finishing in third. Completing the top five finishers were Dave Nelson and Jonathan John. Tyler Reinhardt, who had been running second and dropped out of the contest at the halfway point with a blown motor, claimed the 2013 championship in the division. Dopke and Nelson were the victors in the 270cc Micro-Sprint qualifying races.

After clinching his seventh track championship in the 4-Cylinder Enduro Car division on Saturday, September 7, Warren Stradley was the victor in the 20-lap feature for the sixty-seventh time in his career. Cheri LaClaire, who led the opening seven circuits, finished in second place. John Gray and Art Knapp finished in third and fourth respectively.

In the 40-lap 8-Cylinder Enduro Car contest, Lee Allen passed a slowing Tom Wolf on the last circuit to earn his second win of the year at Bridgeport Speedway. Wolf, who grabbed the lead from Allen on the fourth tour, completed the race in second. Ken Wallace, a former regular at the track in the 4-Cylinder class, came home in third. Animal finished in fourth and Tom Tanner took fifth.

Dennis Drain won the Garden State Vintage Stock Car race on the inner oval.

Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways and fan participation games. Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, Bridgeport Speedway is a 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 of I-295.


BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 2013

IPM Pest Management 600cc Micro-Sprints

Heat 1 - 1. Steve Bracall 2. Jon Keller 3. Sam LaMothe 4. Lee Nardelli 5. Bill Thomas 6. Tim Iulg
Heat 2 - 1. Steve Kemery 2. Andrew Locuson 3. Chris Locuson 4. Sam Locuson 5. Tyler DeVault 6. Richie Keller

IPM PEST MANAGEMENT 600cc MICRO-SPRINT - 20 LAPS

1. BILL THOMAS 2. Andrew Locuson 3. Steve Bracall 4. Lee Nardelli 5. Steve Kemery 6. Tyler DeVault 7. Tim Iulg 8. Sam Locuson 9. Chris Locuson 10. Sam LaMothe 11. Carl Locuson 12. Ernie Miles 13. Jerry Allen 14. Richie Keller 15. Dave Carlberg 16. Jim Tippin 17. Jon Keller 18. Ed Barber, III 19. Gary Forsythe

2013 IPM PEST MANAGEMENT 600cc MICRO-SPRINT TRACK CHAMPION – BILL THOMAS


270cc Micro-Sprints

Heat 1 - 1. Joe Dopke 2. John Blanda 3. Justin Stillwagon 4. Billy Gray 5. Bill Gunning 6. Jon Keller
Heat 2 - 1. Dave Nelson 2. RJ Magyari 3. Tyler Reinhardt 4. Richie Keller 5. Jonathan John

270cc MICRO-SPRINT FEATURE - 20 LAPS

1. Joe Dopke 2. Justin Stillwagon 3. RJ Magyari 4. Dave Nelson 5. Jonathan John 6. Billy Gray 7. Bill Gunning 8. John Blanda 9. Tyler Reinhardt

DNS: Richie Keller, Jon Keller

2013 270cc MICRO-SPRINT TRACK CHAMPION – Tyler Reinhardt


4 - CYLINDER ENDURO CAR FEATURE - 20 LAPS

1. WARREN STRADLEY 2. Cheri LaClaire 3. John Gray 4. Art Knapp

2013 4-CYLINDER ENDURO CAR TRACK CHAMPION – WARREN STRADLEY


8 - CYLINDER ENDURO CAR FEATURE - 40 LAPS

1. LEE ALLEN 2. Tom Wolf 3. Ken Wallace 4. Animal 5. Tom Tanner 6. Bill Stockert