Sunday May 12, 2013
RAIN STOPS RACING AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY DURING BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATUREBridgeport, NJ (May 12, 2013) – On Mother’s Night at Bridgeport Speedway, it took a third round of rain showers to finally stop the racing. With nine circuits completed, Ryan Watt was leading the Big Block Modified event. The remainder of this race will be concluded at a later date. The Crate/Sportsman main event was postponed and this race will be contested in the future as well. Prior to the third round of wet weather, Brian Ludwig won the Outlaw Stock Car feature with Ian Humphries picking up the victory in the D.A.’S Auto Body and Repair Rookie race.
At the start of the 30-lap Big Block Modified feature, Mike Franz grabbed the lead with Scott Irwin, Mike Iles and Matt Harrell in pursuit. By lap 2, Iles had just motored into the runner-up spot when he stopped in turn four with a flat tire. When action got back underway, Harrell blasted to the front of the pack. Ryan Watt, who started the event in twelfth, had just moved into second place when a slowing Stan Frankenfield, Jr. caused the yellow lights to illuminate the track with four circuits completed. On the restart, Watt charged to the front with Harrell and Richie Pratt, Jr. in his tracks. On lap 6, the caution flag was displayed as Frankenfield, Jr. began to slow down on the track. Following the waving of the green flag, the top three remained in order with Duane Howard driving into fourth. Dave Witte’s ride slowed in turn four and the yellow flag appeared with seven laps recorded. When action got back underway, Watt was still on top and was followed by Harrell, Pratt, Jr., and Howard. On lap 9, Rob Nixon’s spin stopped the highly entertaining racing action. Before the green flag could wave, a moderate rain shower began to pelt the track and the race was stopped. When the race resumes at a future date, Watt will be the leader with Harrell, Pratt, Jr., Howard, and Mike Barone completing the top five. The winners of the Big Block Modified heats were Scott Irwin, Mike Franz, and Dave Witte. Sammy Piazza was the victor in the consolation race.
In the 15-lap Outlaw Stock Car feature, Brian Ludwig paced the field for the entire distance to win his third career race at Bridgeport Speedway. Ed Tinsman and Tom Wills, Sr. had a good duel for second place with Tinsman coming out on top. With Wills, Sr. taking third, Jimmy Avery finished fourth and Spider Ensinger wound up in fifth. The Outlaw Stock Car heats were won by Brian Ludwig and Ed Tinsman.
In the D.A.’S Auto Body and Repair Rookie Series race, Ian Humphries visited victory lane for the fourth time this season. Kris Lilick, Jesse James Bonaduce, and Jeff Bubori followed Humphries across the finish line.
Due to the rain, the Crate/Sportman feature will be contested at a later date. Mike Cogdill and Steve Searock won the Crate/Sportsman qualifying events.
On Saturday, May 18, Bike and Scout Night takes place at Bridgeport Speedway. All bike riders receive free admission along with scouts in uniform. The TSRS Sprint Cars will be making their first appearance at Bridgeport Speedway this season. The Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, and D.A.’s Auto Body and Repair Rookies are on the agenda as well. The Outlaw Stock Cars will not be competing on this night. Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand turnstiles opening at 5:00 p.m. Action gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Spectators (16 and older) are admitted for $20 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, MAY 11, 2013
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 - 1.Scott Irwin 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Matt Harrell 4. Mike Barone 5. Ryan Watt 6. Sean Gunther
Heat 2 - 1. Mike Franz 2. Mike Iles 3. Eric Kormann 4. Rick Laubach 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Stan Frankenfield, Jr.
Heat 3 - 1. Dave Witte 2. Dominick Buffalino 3. Duane Howard 4. Neal Williams 5. Ron Roberts 6. David Hunt
Consolation - 1. Sammy Piazza 2. Rob Nixon 3. Rocco Infante 4. Lou Cicconi 5. PJ Oliver 6. Tom Maccherone
Provisional - Tommy Beamer
BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE - 30 LAPS – RUNNING ORDER AFTER NINE LAPS COMPLETED – CONCLUSION DATE TBA
1. Ryan Watt 2. Matt Harrell 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Duane Howard 5. Mike Barone 6. Jimmy Horton 7. Neal Williams 8. Sammy Piazza 9. Mike Iles 10. David Hunt 11. Dom Buffalino 12. Rick Laubach 13. Rocco Infante 14. Tommy Beamer 15. Mike Franz 16. Rob Nixon 17. Ron Roberts 18. PJ Oliver 19. Scott Irwin 20. Lou Cicconi 21. Tom Maccherone 22. Dave Witte 23. Stan Frankenfield, Jr. 24. Eric Kormann 25. Sean Gunther
DNQ: Wade Hendrickson, Travis Hill, Ed Firth, Dave Shirk, Don Cogdill, III, Bob Sarkisian
Outlaw Stock Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Brian Ludwig 2. Tom Wills, Sr. 3. Ron Frees 4. Tom Boehlert 5. Jimmy Hughes 6. Jimmy Avery
Heat 2 - 1. Ed Tinsman 2. Tom Wills, Jr. 3. Terry Griffin 4. Spider Ensinger 5. Art Avery 6.Tom Princiotta
OUTLAW STOCK CARS FEATURE - 15 LAPS
1. BRIAN LUDWIG 2. Ed Tinsman 3. Tom Wills, Sr. 4. Jimmy Avery 5. Spider Ensinger 6. Tom Wills, Jr. 7. Tom Princiotta 8. Jimmy Hughes 9. Art Avery 10. Cheri LaClaire 11. Joe Meron 12. Terry Griffin 13. David Kramer 14. Tom Boehlert 15. Ron Frees
D.A.’S AUTO BODY AND REPAIR ROOKIE SERIES FEATURE - 8 LAPS
1. IAN HUMPHRIES 2. Kris Lillick 3. Jesse James Bonaduce 4. Jeff Bubori
Heat 1 - 1.Mike Cogdill 2. Ricky DiEva 3. Steve Davis 4. Marc Herman 5.Steve Young 6. Pat Hires 7. Jason Neidlinger 8. Scott Hulmes
Heat 2 - 1. Steve Searock 2. Matt Budd 3. Kyle Borror 4. CJ Jones 5. Dave Damiano 6. Brad Roberts 7. Kevin Belmont 8. Guy Germano
CRATE/SPORTSMAN FEATURE - 20 LAPS – POSTPONED – DATE TBA