Sunday June 30, 2013
WATT REGISTERS HIS THIRD BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY VICTORY OF THE YEARBridgeport, NJ (June 30, 2013) – On Diploma Night presented by Active Environmental, Ryan Watt registered his third Big Block Modified victory of the year at Bridgeport Speedway. Mike Cogdill took the checkered flag in the Crate/Sportsman race. Ian Humphreys claimed the D.A.’S Auto Body and Repair Rookie Series championship with a win in the final event. The TSRS Sprint Car main event was won by Jamie Kostic.
As the 30-lap Big Block Modified feature got underway, Ron Roberts grabbed the lead and was quickly followed by Sean Gunther. Gunther began to close in on the early pacesetter and slipped beneath Roberts on lap 3 to take over the top spot. Bob Sarkisian motored into the runner-up position with four circuits completed and he was pressing for the lead when the first caution came out on the fifth revolution for Tom Maccherone. On the restart, Mike Barone blasted from third to the front of the pack with Gunther in second and Sarksiain in third. The red flag came out on lap 6 as multi-car accident occurred in the first turn. When action resumed, Barone fought back the challenge from Gunther to remain on top. On lap 8, Gunther dropped out of the race with a mechanical issue and Ryan Watt assumed the runner-up spot. With a third of the contest completed, Barone had nearly a half-straightaway lead over Watt, Sam Martz, and sixteenth place starting Jimmy Horton. Richie Pratt, Jr. who started the contest in twelfth, was continuing his climb toward the front as he passed Horton for fourth place on the eleventh tour of the outer oval. The final caution flag of the race appeared on lap 12 as Mike Iles stopped near the pit entrance in the second corner. When the green flag waved, Watt powered by Barone to gain the lead with Pratt, Jr. and Horton behind the top two. As Watt was beginning to stretch out his lead on lap 16, Barone and Pratt, Jr. were in a duel for the runner-up spot. With twelve laps remaining, Watt had a half-straightaway lead over Barone. By lap 22, Barone had begun to chip away at Watt’s advantage with Pratt, Jr. still chasing the top two. With five to go, Pratt, Jr. began to reel in Barone for second. As the two laps remaining signal was given, Watt, Barone, and Pratt, Jr. began to encounter some slower running cars and the top three cars came closer together. On the final circuit in the midst of heavier lap traffic, Watt crossed the finish line by one and a half car lengths over Barone with Pratt, Jr. finishing third. Horton came home in fourth. Iles motored his way back from the rear of the field to finish in fifth. The Big Block Modified heat races were won by Travis Hill, Bob Sarkisian, and Mike Iles. The consolation event was captured by Wade Hendrickson.
After taking the lead on the seventh circuit from Gary Hieber, Jr., Mike Cogdill led the balance of the 20-lap Crate/Sportsman feature to grab his first checkered flag of the season and fourth in his career. Marc Herman completed the race in second. Bob Lilick, Brad Roberts, and Kyle Hieber completed the top five. Marc Herman and Dave Damiano were the victors in the qualifying events for the Crate/Sportsman.
Ian Humphreys clinched the D.A.’S Auto Body and Repair Rookie Series championship by slipping past Kris Lilick on the last circuit of the 10-lap finale for his sixth win of the year. Behind the top two of Humphreys and Lilick, Jesse Bonaduce, Pete Lucchesi, and Matthew Peck crossed the finish line in order.
Jamie Kostic led from start to finish as he won the 20-lap feature event for the TSRS Sprint Cars. Kostic started on the pole and fought off an early race challenge from Steve Patterson to gain the victory. With Patterson finishing second, Rick Stief came home in third. Kyle Reinhardt and Dave Brown rounded out the top five. The winners in the TSRS Sprint Car heat races were Bob DeVault and Jamie Kostic.
On Wednesday July 3, the Tom Hager Memorial, a 43-lap Big Block Modified Poker Series event, and a fireworks display highlight a special three-division card. A 30-lap contest will serve as the third hand of the Crate/Sportsman Poker Series with $1000 going to the winner and a multitude of contingency awards to be awarded. Along with the Big Block Modifieds and Crate/Sportsman, the third event in Black Flagged Racing’s Outlaw Stock Car Shoot-Out Series will take place. The winner of the 20-lap feature race for the full-fendered cars will go home with $500 and plenty of extra awards, including lap money, will be up for grabs. In addition to the great racing and fireworks display, Avery Racing and Do It Duo For Pets, Inc. are teaming up to collect pet supplies for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma Tornado. Donations will be collected at the main grandstand ticket office and in the pits at the Avery Racing Outlaw Stock Car team trailer. Pet food, cat litter, toys, bedding, gift cards, and monetary donations are among the items being accepted. Anyone who donates an item will be automatically entered into a raffle for an adult bicycle. A Kid’s Bike Raffle with all proceeds benefitting Do It For Duo will take place on this night as well. On Wednesday, July 3, the pit gates will open at 3:30 p.m. The grandstand turnstiles will unlock at 4:30 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Adult (16 and older) admission will be $27 with students (10-15) being admitted for $12. Kids 9 and under are free. Admittance to the pits is $37. The first 100 kids through the turnstiles will receive goodie bags courtesy of Avery Racing.
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, JUNE 29, 2013
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 - 1. Travis Hill 2. Ron Roberts 3. Sam Martz 4. Matt Harrell 5. Jimmy Horton 6.Tom Maccherone
Heat 2 - 1. Bob Sarkisian 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Dom Buffalino 4. Sean Gunther 5. Dave Dissinger 6. Scott Irwin
Heat 3 - 1. Mike Iles 2. David Hunt 3. Mike Barone 4. Ryan Watt 5. Dave Witte 6. Rob Nixon Consolation - 1. Wade Hendrickson 2. Jesse Hill 3. Rick Laubach 4. Mike Franz 5. Eric Kormann 6. Don Cogdill, III
BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE - 30 LAPS
1. RYAN WATT 2. Mike Barone 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Mike Iles 6. Sam Martz 7. Travis Hill 8. Eric Kormann 9. Dave Witte 10. Jesse Hill 11. Mike Franz 12. Matt Harrell 13. Wade Hendrickson 14. Rick Laubach 15. Bob Sarkisian 16. David Hunt 17. Sean Gunther 18. Dom Buffalino 19. Dave Dissinger 20. Scott Irwin 21. Don Cogdill, III 22. Rob Nixon 23. Ron Roberts 24. Tom Maccherone
DNQ: Ed Firth, Jack Swain, Tom Carberry
Heat 1 - 1. Marc Herman 2. Scott Hulmes 3. Mike Cogdill 4. Gary Hieber, Jr. 5. Jason Duppel 6. Brett Ballard 7. Steve Searock
Heat 2 - 1. Dave Damiano 2. Kyle Hieber 3. Bob Lilick 4. Brad Roberts 5. Ryan Wozunk 6. Matt Budd 7. Ricky DiEva
CRATE/SPORTSMAN FEATURE - 20 LAPS
1. MIKE COGDILL 2. Marc Herman 3. Bob Lilick 4. Brad Roberts 5. Kyle Hieber 6. Kevin Belmont 7. Gary Hieber, Jr. 8. Dave Damiano 9. Steve Searock 10. Ricky DiEva 11. Kris Lilick 12. Matt Budd 13. Brett Ballard 14. Jesse Bonaduce 15. Ryan Wozunk 16. Mike Brannigan 17. Jason Duppel 18. Scott Hulmes 19. Ian Humphreys
DNS: Pete Serra, George Nardelli, IV, Pete Lucchesi
D.A.’S AUTO BODY AND REPAIR ROOKIE SERIES FEATURE - 10 LAPS
1. IAN HUMPHREYS 2. Kris Lilick 3. Jesse Bonaduce 4. Pete Lucchesi 5. Matthew Peck
D.A.’S AUTO BODY AND REPAIR ROOKIE SERIES CHAMPION - IAN HUMPHREYS
TSRS Sprint Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Bob DeVault 2. Steve Patterson 3. Dave Brown 4. Rick Stief 5. Chuck Palmucci 6. Mike Haggenbottom
Heat 2 - 1. Jamie Kostic 2. Bruck Kindberg 3. Joe Lord 4. Eddie Wagner 5. Kyle Reinhardt 6. Adam Carberry
TSRS SPRINT CAR FEATURE - 20 LAPS
1. JAMIE KOSTIC 2. Steve Patterson 3. Rick Stief 4. Kyle Reinhardt 5. Dave Brown 6. Eddie Wagner 7. Bob DeVault 8. Kyle Purks 9. Joe Lord 10. Ryan Stillwagon 11. Tim Tanner 12. Cody Jourdan 13. Harris Kohen 14. Scott Frack 15. Pat U’Selis 16. Mike Haggenbottom 17. Bruce Kindberg 18. Tommy Carberry 19. Chuck Palmucci 20. Adam Carberry
DNS: Erika Palmai, Stef Palmai