Sunday April 28, 2013
BUFFALINO CASHES IN AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
Bridgeport, NJ (April 28, 2013) – On Kid’s Money Scramble Night at Bridgeport Speedway, Dominick Buffalino took the top cash prize with a win in the Big Block Modified feature. In a tight finish, Marc Herman took the checkered flag in the Crate/Sportsman main event. The Rookie race was won by Ian Humphries with Terry Griffin topping the field in the Outlaw Stock Car feature.
From his pole starting position, Tom Maccherone shot out to the front of the 30-lap Big Block Modified feature and was followed by Neil Huber, Ron Roberts, and Dominick Buffalino. By the third circuit, Buffalino had motored into the runner-up spot. With ten tours completed, Maccherone had a narrow lead over Buffalino. By lap 14, Maccherone had Buffalino locked onto his back bumper. On the next tour, Maccherone and Buffalino waged a side-by-side battle on the frontstretch and Buffalino was able slip by Maccherone to gain the lead. Rick Laubach, who started the event in fifteenth place, continued his charge to the front as he moved into third place on lap 17. One circuit later, the first caution flag of the race waved for a stopped Sean Gunther. When action got back underway, Buffalino maintained his advantage with Laubach, Roberts, and Maccherone in tow. A multi-car accident in turn four on lap 19 slowed the action once again. On the ensuing restart, the red flag appeared as a three-car tangle in the first corner left the cars of Matt Harrell and Sam Martz with heavy damage. When green flag racing resumed, Buffalino kept his lead with Laubach, Roberts, Don Cogdill, III and Scott Irwin in his tracks. The top two of Buffalino and Laubach slowly began to pull away from their rivals until Richie Pratt’s ride developed a flat with four circuits remaining. On the single file restart, the top three of Buffalino, Laubach, and Roberts remained in order and were immediately followed by Irwin and Eric Kormann. Action stopped with two tours to go as Richie Pratt, Jr. and Mike Barone tangled near the starter stand. As the green lights illuminated, the top three stayed intact with Kormann moving into fourth and Cogdill, III taking over fifth. Ryan Watt’s flat tire brought out the final yellow flag with one lap to go. Following the last green flag, Buffalino was able to keep his advantage on the final lap. Just as Buffalino crossed the finish line to win his first Big Block Modified race at Bridgeport Speedway, his right rear tire became flat. The runner-up spot went to Laubach. With Roberts holding on to finish in third, Kormann came home in fourth and Cogdill, III wound up in fifth. Dom Buffalino, Ron Roberts, and Scott Irwin won the Big Block Modified heat races.
In the 20-lap Crate/Sportman main event, Marc Herman nosed out Brad Roberts for his second victory of the season. Dave Damiano set the pace for the opening seven circuits before Roberts gained control. Herman, the tenth place starter, had scurried into the runner-up position with nine tours recorded. Following a last lap restart, Roberts and Herman waged a nip and tuck battle for the lead throughout the final circuit. As they crossed the finish line, Herman was inches ahead of Roberts. Mike Cogdill, Bob Lilick, and Steve Davis completed the top five. The Crate/Sportsman qualifying contests were taken by Ricky DiEva, Marc Herman, and Steve Searock.
Ian Humphries used a last lap restart to pass Jeff Bubori to win his second D.A.’S Auto Body and Repair Rookie Series feature of the year. Humphries was followed by Bubori, Jesse James Bonaduce, Kris Lilick, and Tyler Hulmes.
In the 15-lap Outlaw Stock Car feature, Terry Griffin survived a last lap restart to capture his first checkered flag of the season. Tom Wills, Jr. claimed the runner-up spot with John Parker coming home in third. Fourth went to Ron Frees and newcomer TJ Henry was rewarded with a fifth place finish. Terry Griffin, Pat Conaway, and Brian Ludwig were victors in the Outlaw Stock Car heat races.
Racing on the 5/8th mile resumes on Saturday, May 4. The action is set to include Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stock Cars, and D.A.’s Auto Body and Repair Rookies. A House of Rock house band will be performing in the grandstand pavilion before the action gets underway. In addition, a Sumo Wrestling contest will take place with prizes for the winner and a free moon bounce will be available for children. Gates to the pits will open at 3:30 p.m. and grandstand turnstiles unlock at 4:30 p.m. The first race starts at 6:00 p.m. Spectators (16 and older) are admitted for $15 with students (10-15) being admitted for $10. Kids 9 and under are free.
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 – SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 - 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Mike Iles 4. Mike Barone 5. Richie Pratt, Jr. 6. Sean Gunther
Heat 2 - 1. Ron Roberts 2. Tom Maccherone 3. Jimmy Horton 4. Matt Harrell 5. Tommy Beamer 6. Rob Nixon
Heat 3 - 1. Scott Irwin 2. Ryan Watt 3. Rick Laubach 4. Don Cogdill, III 5. Neil Huber 6.Sam Martz
BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE - 30 LAPS
1. DOMINICK BUFFALINO 2. Rick Laubach 3. Ron Roberts 4. Eric Kormann 5. Don Cogdill, III 6. Jimmy Horton 7. Tom Maccherone 8. Rob Nixon 9. Dave Hunt 10. Rich Kuiken, Jr. 11. Richie Pratt, Jr. 12. Mike Barone 13. Ryan Watt 14. Neil Huber 15. Scott Irwin 16. Mike Iles 17.Sam Martz 18. Matt Harrell 19. Wade Hendrickson 20. Mike Franz 21. Tommy Beamer 22. Sean Gunther 23. Bob Sarkisian 24. Dave Witte
DNQ: Stan Frankenfield, Jr.
Heat 1 - 1. Ricky DiEva 2. Travis Hill 3. Scott Hulmes 4. Brad Roberts 5. Kris Lilick 6. Harry Landis
Heat 2 - 1. Marc Herman 2. Mike Cogdill 3. Brett Kelly 4. Brett Ballard 5. Matt Budd 6. Ryan Wozunk Heat 3 - 1. Steve Searock 2. Dave Damiano 3. Bob Lilick 4. Steve Davis 5. Billy Briggs 6. Jason Bittner
CRATE/SPORTSMAN FEATURE - 20 LAPS
1. MARC HERMAN 2. Brad Roberts 3. Mike Cogdill 4. Bob Lilick 5. Steve Davis 6. Travis Hill 7. Dave Damiano 8. Matt Budd 9. CJ Jones 10. Brett Ballard 11. Billy Briggs 12. Steve Searock 13. Ian Humphries 14. Jeff Bubori 15. Harry Landis 16. Jesse James Bonaduce 17. Ryan Wozunk 18. Pete Serra 19. Jason Bittner 20. Brett Kelly 21. Scott Hulmes 22. Jason Duppel 23. Ricky DiEva 24. Tyler Hulmes 25. Kris Lilick
D.A.’S AUTO BODY AND REPAIR ROOKIE SERIES FEATURE - 8 LAPS
1. IAN HUMPHRIES 2. Jeff Bubori 3. Jesse James Bonaduce 4. Kris Lilick 5. Tyler Hulmes 6. Pete Luchesse
Outlaw Stock Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Terry Griffin 2. Mike Hughes, Sr. 3. Tom Wills, Sr. 4. Tom Boehlert 5. Cleve Riehl 6. Jimmy Avery
Heat 2 - 1. Pat Conaway 2. Ken Watson, Jr. 3. Tom Wills, Jr. 4. Rick Broschard 5. Joe Meron 6. Ron Dirkes
Heat 3 - 1. Brian Ludwig 2. Mike Hughes, Jr. 3. Ron Frees 4. Bill Miller 5. Bob Dooley 6. Joe LaClaire
OUTLAW STOCK CARS FEATURE - 15 LAPS
1. TERRY GRIFFIN 2. Tom Wills, Jr. 3. John Parker 4. Ron Frees 5. TJ Henry 6. Art Avery 7. Bob Dooley 8. Dennis Seeley 9. Tom Boehlert 10. Ron Dirkes 11. Tom Wills, Sr. 12. Pat Conaway 13. Rick Broschard 14. Mike Hughes, Sr. 15. Jeff Dirkes 16. David Kramer 17. Cleve Riehl 18. Joe LaClaire 19. Bill Miller 20. Mike Hughes, Jr. 21. Brian Ludwig 22. Ken Watson, Jr. 23. Jimmy Avery 24. Joe Meron 25. Chuck Faisst