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Thursday September 27, 2012
Swedesboro, NJ (September 27, 2012) – Last year’s Bill Thomas Memorial Micro-Sprint Nationals at Bridgeport Speedway showcased a big payoff to competitors. On Saturday October 6, the second annual Bill Thomas Micro-Sprint National race will have a large monetary reward for the drivers along with several additional awards. This very special race honors the late William “Bill” Thomas IV, who passed away on October 23, 2010 following a courageous battle with cancer. Thomas was active in racing since the early 90s and a dedicated backer of Micro-Sprint racing at Bridgeport Speedway.

As was the case in 2011, a $1000 payday awaits the winners of the 30-lap features for the 270cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints. The take the green money for this special event will be $80. In addition, feature finishers in each division shall receive gift certificates towards the purchase of a RTS Chassis. Plus, Hyper Chassis will be doling out gift certificates towards the purchase of a new chassis and Delphi Coating is offering one free powder coating of a frame.

The format for this year’s event has been modified based on input from several drivers. Upon entry to the pits, competitors in the Micro-Sprint divisions will pull a pill to determine his or her heat race group. Each grouping will go out together for timed dashes and an inversion of the top four (4) in a group will set the starting lineup of each respective heat race. Drivers not in the top four (4) of their groups will be lined up in the qualifying events by time. The first two (2) finishers in each heat race are eligible for the feature redraw and the fastest qualifier in each grouping will be added as well providing the driver finishes the heat race in a qualifying position. All other heat race qualifiers will be assigned a starting position in the main event by time. The three-division card on this night of racing on the quarter mile is rounded out with the 4-Cylinder Enduro Cars. Also, Bill Thomas Memorial Micro-Sprint National t-shirts will be available for purchase.

On Saturday, October 6, all gates open at 3:00 PM. Hot laps start at 5:00 PM with qualifying to begin shortly afterwards. Admission to the pit area is $30. General grandstand admission will be $15 with no charge for kids 12 and under. Entry forms for the Bill Thomas Memorial Micro-Sprint Nationals are available at the speedway and at www.bpspeedway.com under the driver forms tab.

Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways, and fan participation games. As a premier racing complex, 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.