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Friday May 24, 2013
TSRS SPRINT CARS JOIN THE 410 SPRINT CARS FOR BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY’S NIGHT OF WINGS 2013
Bridgeport, NJ (May 24, 2013) – The TSRS Sprint Cars, the popular and affordable 305 Sprint Car organization, have been added as the second division to Bridgeport Speedway’s Night of Wings 2013 show. This special event, slated for Wednesday, June 12, will have the 410 Sprint Cars as the headline division. The TSRS Sprint Car group has seen tremendous growth as evidenced by the thirty-four entrants for the rained-out May 18 program at Bridgeport Speedway. “We are looking forward to the return of the TSRS Sprint Cars for our Night of Wings 2013 show. Along with the 410 Sprint Cars, the race cars fans should really enjoy this show,” said promoter Keith Hoffman.

Hoffman and Mike Heffner, the owner of the Lelands.com 410 Sprint Car, have joined forces to co-promote this race. The winner of the 25-lap main event for the 410 Sprint Cars will receive $7,000 with $500 to take the green. For non-qualifiers, $100 in tow money will be given. A large field of drivers is expected to be on hand. Lance Dewease, the wheelman for Heffner’s Sprint Car in 2013, will return and is seeking to repeat his 2012 Night of Wings winning effort. Dave Blaney, who drives for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has made plans to be at Bridgeport Speedway on Wednesday, June 12. In addition, Blaney will be participating in a pre-race meet and greet session. With the All-Star Sprint Car Series in the area, several drivers that follow the circuit are interested in attending. Brent Marks, a young and hot sprint car driver with 3 feature wins to his credit in 2013, is planning to be on hand as well. For 360 Sprint Car entrants, a $500 bonus for the top finishing 360 Sprint Car has been established for the program. Several sponsors have come on board including Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Viper Venom Fuel, and Lelands.com.

A unique qualifying format introduced at last year’s Night of Wings show will be employed for the 410 Sprint Cars. During registration, each 410 Sprint Car driver will draw a pill to determine his or her heat race group. Each grouping will go out for time trials and an inversion of the top four (4) 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.

On Wednesday, June 12, the pit gates will unlock at 4:00 p.m. with the spectator turnstiles opening at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps will get underway at 7:00 p.m. with racing action starting at 7:30 p.m. Night of Wings 2013 tickets for fans 16 and older will be $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the show. Admission for students (10-15) will be $15 and children 9 and under are free. Skyboxes are available for this event as well and can be reserved by contacting the speedway office at 856-467-4407. A rain date of Thursday, June 13 has been scheduled for this race.

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.

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