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Sunday September 09, 2012
TWO-DAY 'WILD CARD WEEKEND' TO CONCLUDE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY SEASON NOV. 9-10; ‘POKER SERIES’TITLES DECIDED WITH EXTRA MONEY POSTED
BRIDGEPORT, NJ -The inaugural Bridgeport Speedway season under the leadership of Doug and Gena Hoffman will end in spectacular fashion.

The Hoffmans have set plans for a two-day 'Wild CardWeekend' to bring down the curtain on the 2012 campaign at the five-eighths-mile clay oval in Logan Township. The year-end event is set for Friday-Saturday Nov. 9-10.

On Friday night (Nov. 9), Pennsylvania-style 358-Modifiedswill take center stage in a 30-lap feature paying $3,000 to the winner and $225to take the green. A solid contingent of regulars from Big Diamond and Grandview speedways in Pennsylvania is expected to do battle on the spacious Bridgeport oval. The final hand of the five-race Crate Sportsman 'PokerSeries' of events is set for Friday. The 30-lap Crate Sportsman headliner offers $1,000 to the winner and $75 to take the green flag. Outlaw Stocks complete the card with a 20-lap feature. Joe LaClaire of Black Flagged Racing will coordinate special lap money and bonus awards for the full-fender contingent. Divisions looking to secure practice laps in advance of Saturday's events will be permitted to do so on Friday night. For Friday night, gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7p.m. and racing promptly at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday (Nov. 10), attention turns to the finale of the five-race 'Poker Series' for big-block/small-block Modifieds. The fifth and final hand of the series offers a $5,000 top prize should the winning driver post a $20 "gambler's fee" prior to the start of qualifying ($4,000without). A full Race of Champions purse is set for the remainder of the field: $1,000 for fifth, $500 for 10th and $300 to take the green flag.

The overall Modified 'Poker Series' payout is lucrative. At each Modified 'Poker Series' event, the winner receives an Ace (A), second a King (K), third a Queen (Q) and so on down to the 13th-place finisher receiving a Deuce (2). Following the completion of the five-race series, the driver with the best poker hand earns $2,500, second $1,500 and third $1,000. The driver with the worst five-card hand receives $1,000. Drivers must participate in all five events to be eligible for a point fund.
Bridgeport will welcome the region's 'Open Sportsman'division for a 30-lap main with $1,500 at stake for the race winner and $100 to take the green flag. The popular TSRS305 Sprint Cars (20 laps) and Garden State Vintage Stock Cars will join the show. Gates open Saturday at noon. Hot laps are planned for 2:30p.m. with racing to follow at 3 p.m.

Weekend camping is encouraged on the speedway grounds. A post-race party and bonfire is in the works. Further information, pricing and rules for the 'Wild Card Weekend' will be made available as the event approaches. The weekend rain/weather date is Nov. 16-17.

For further information on Bridgeport Speedway, visit www.bpspeedway.com. Bridgeport Speedway, located just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware off I-295 Exit 14, is a state-of-the-art auto racing facility with a five-eighths-mile clay oval and a quarter-mile clay oval embedded in the center.

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