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Tuesday June 04, 2013
BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY GEARS UP FOR NIGHT OF WINGS 2013
Bridgeport, NJ (June 4, 2013) – As Wednesday, June 12 is quickly approaching, Bridgeport Speedway is geared up to host the Night of Wings 2013 show. Advance tickets for adults (16 and older) will be available on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at the main grandstand ticket office. For additional information concerning ticket purchases prior to the event, fans can contact the Bridgeport Speedway office at 856-467-4407.

The Night of Wings 2013 show will feature a two-division program with the 410 Sprint Cars and the TSRS Sprint Cars. For the second year in a row, Mike Heffner, the owner of the Lelands.com 410 Sprint Car driven this season by Lance Dewease, will co-promote the program with the Bridgeport Speedway management team. A hefty purse has been set for this race as the winner of the 25-lap feature for the 410 Sprint Cars will go home with $7,000. The take the green money has been set at $500. For non- qualifiers, $100 in tow money will be awarded. In addition, a $500 bonus for the top finishing 360 Sprint Car has been established for the program. Sponsors for the Night of Wings 2013 program include Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Viper Venom Fuel, Jake’s Carts, Fast Tees and Lelands.com.

Along with Dewease, a large and talented field of 410 Sprint Car drivers is expected to attend this race. Dave Blaney, who drives for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will be on hand and will partake in a pre-race meet and greet session. Dale Blaney, Dave’s brother, has confirmed his attendance with the promotional team. With the All-Star Sprint Car Series in the area, several drivers that follow the circuit are interested in attending. Brent Marks, a hot sprint car driver with four feature wins to his credit in 2013, has made plans to be at the Night of Wings 2013 show. Danny Holtgraver, one of the brightest young stars in sprint car racing, has confirmed that he will be at Bridgeport Speedway driving the Rob Hunter and Bryan Grove owned number 45 car. Danny Dietrich, who also has four wins this season including one against the World of Outlaws, has added this event to his schedule. Greg Hodnett, a veteran driver with one victory in 2013, will be on hand as well.

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 gates to the pit area open at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand turnstiles unlocking at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps will get underway at 7:00 p.m. with action getting underway 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 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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