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Saturday September 01, 2012
KELLER AND LAMANNA EARN BILL THOMAS MEMORIAL STARTING SPOTS AT BRIGEPORT SPEEDWAY
Swedesboro, NJ (September 1, 2012) – On Bill Thomas Memorial Qualifier Night, Jon Keller topped the field in the 600cc Micro-Sprint feature. Charlie Lamanna was the victor in the 270cc Micro-Sprint main event. Warren Stradley and Bucky Albright captured wins in the 4-Cylinder Enduro Car features.

At the start of the 20-lap 600cc Micro-Sprint feature, Sam Lamothe scooted to the front with Richie Keller and Jon Keller in tow. On the second and third circuits, Lamothe fended off challenges from Richie Keller for the lead. By lap 6, Jon Keller began to edge closer to his brother Richie with Lamothe getting some breathing room. At the halfway point, the top three were running together in the midst of lap traffic. On the eleventh tour, Jon Keller slipped by Richie Keller to gain the runner-up spot. Following caution periods on laps 12 and 13, Lamothe was still on top with Jon Keller in second and Mike Rutherford in third. Jon Keller began to put on intense pressure on Lamothe and became the leader with five revolutions remaining in the contest. Once in front, Jon Keller set the pace for the remaining distance to earn his second feature victory of the season. Lamothe came home in second with Rutherford finishing third. Bill Thomas wound up in fourth and Chris Locuson crossed the finish line in fifth. Jon Keller, Richie Keller, and Tony DiMattia won the heats for the 600cc Micro-Sprints with Carl Locuson taking the consolation event.

Charlie Lamanna led every step of the way to record his third victory of the year in the 20-lap main event for the 270cc Micro-Sprints. The runner-up spot was taken by Richie Keller. John Blanda, Andrew Locuson, and Justin Stillwagon completed the top five. The 270cc Micro-Sprint qualifying races were won by Lee Nardelli and Andrew Locuson.

After taking the lead on the seventh tour, Warren Stradley remained on top to earn his fifth checkered flag of the year in the regularly scheduled 20-lap 4-Cylinder Enduro Car feature. Bucky Albright, Justin Dunn, John Gray, and Jim Honeker followed Stradley across the finish line.

In the 20-lap makeup 4-Cylinder Enduro Car feature from Friday, August 17, Bucky Albright held off Warren Stradley in the final circuits to garner his second victory of the year. Todd Francis, John Gray, and Jim Honeker filled out the top five.

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012

600cc Micro-Sprints

Heat 1 - 1. Jon Keller 2. Andrew Locuson 3. Mike Rutherford 4. Stephen Kemery 5. Bill Thomas 6. Dave Graziano
Heat 2 - 1. Richie Keller 2. Tim Buckwalter 3. Chris Locuson 4. Bryant Davis 5. Ryan Stillwagon 6. Scott Harbison
Heat 3 - 1. Tony DiMattia 2. Dave Carlberg 3. Sam Lamothe 4. Jim Tippin 5. Mark Landwher 6. Bernie Korbel
Consolation - 1. Carl Locuson 2. Joe Kay 3. Sam Locuson 4. Tim Iulg 5. Ed Barber 6. Scott Baker

600cc MICRO-SPRINT FEATURE - 20 LAPS - BILL THOMAS MEMORIAL QUALIFIER

1. JON KELLER 2. Sam Lamothe 3. Mike Rutherford 4. Bill Thomas 5. Chris Locuson 6. Richie Keller 7. Stephen Kemery 8. Andrew Locuson 9. Joe Kay 10. Ryan Stillwagon 11. Dave Graziano 12. Jim Tippin 13. Tim Iulg 14. Tony DiMattia 15. Dave Carlberg 16. Bryant Davis 17. Carl Locuson 18. Sam Locuson 19. Scott Harbison 20. Bernie Korbel 21. Mark Landwher 22. Scott Baker 23. Ed Barber 24. Tim Buckwalter

DNQ: Charles Colburn, Ken Lester


270cc Micro-Sprints

Heat 1 - 1. Lee Nardelli 2. Charlie Lamanna 3. RJ Magyari 4. Richie Keller 5. Brian Morrill 6. Steve Coslop
Heat 2 - 1. Andrew Locuson 2. Dana Lamothe 3. Dave Nelson 4. Tyler Reinhardt 5. Joe Dopke 6.John Blanda

270cc MICRO-SPRINT FEATURE - 20 LAPS – BILL THOMAS MEMORIAL QUALIFIER

1. CHARLIE LAMANNA 2. Richie Keller 3. John Blanda 4. Andrew Locuson 5. Justin Stillwagon 6. Tyler Reinhardt 7. RJ Magyari 8. Derek Krum 9. Joe Dopke 10. Steve Coslop 11. Brian Morrill 12. Dana Lamothe 13. Dave Nelson 14. Dustin Brown 15. Fred Hicks 16. Lee Nardelli 17. Ryan Wozunk 18. Joe Stewart 19. Jeff Carmen

DNS: Alonzo Morales


4 - CYLINDER ENDURO CAR FEATURE - 20 LAPS

1. WARREN STRADLEY 2. Bucky Albright 3. Justin Dunn 4. John Gray 5. Jim Honeker 6. Todd Francis 7. Art Knapp 8. Mike Dunn


4 - CYLINDER ENDURO CAR FEATURE - 20 LAPS – POSTPONED FEATURE FROM 8/17/12

1. BUCKY ALBRIGHT 2. Warren Stradley 3. Todd Francis 4. John Gray 5. Jim Honeker 6. Art Knapp 7. Justin Dunn 8. Mike Dunn

DNS: Robbie Dunn, AJ Dellaversano