Sunday July 14, 2013
LAUBACH TRIUMPHS AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAYBridgeport, NJ (July 14, 2013) – On Swedesboro and Women on Wheels Night presented by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Rick Laubach won the Big Block Modified feature at Bridgeport Speedway. Bob Lilick topped the field in the Crate/Sportsman division. Ron Frees was the victor in the Outlaw Stock Car main event.
After the original start of the 30-lap Big Block Modified feature was curtailed due to a caution, Jack Swain hopped out to the front and was followed by Tommy Beamer and Rick Laubach. Laubach moved into the runner-up position just before the yellow flag waved on the second circuit for a slowing Tom Macccherone. As action got back underway, Laubach rocketed to the lead with Swain, Richie Pratt, Jr., Beamer, and Sam Martz in tow. On the third tour, another caution period occurred as Eric Kormann’s ride began to slow on the track. Laubach repelled Swain on the ensuing restart to maintain his lead with Pratt, Jr., Ryan Watt, and Beamer next in line. By lap 5, Mike Iles, the thirteenth place starter, had moved into fifth place. With ten circuits completed, Laubach had a half-straightaway advantage over Swain with Pratt, Jr. closing in on the second place runner. On lap 17, Pratt, Jr. passed Swain to gain the runner-up position. With ten tours to go, Laubach was continuing to set the pace through lap traffic with Pratt, Jr., Swain, Iles and Watt in pursuit. Jimmy Horton, who was involved in the original start mishap, drove into fourth place on lap 25. On the next circuit, the last caution period of the race took place when Mike Barone’s car stopped on the backstretch and wiped out Laubach’s comfortable advantage over the pack. As racing resumed, Laubach maintained his lead with Pratt, Jr. in second and Iles third. Over the final tours, Laubach was not challenged and he collected his second victory of the year. Iles nipped Pratt, Jr. at the finish line to complete the race in second. Horton wound up in fourth and Swain finished in fifth. Wade Hendrickson, Rick Laubach, and Tom Maccherone won the heats in the Big Block Modified class. The consolation event was taken by Scott Irwin.
After grabbing the lead from his brother, Kris Lilick, on the eighth circuit, Bob Lilick led the remaining distance to capture his second 20-lap Crate/Sportsman feature win of the season. Kris Lilick crossed the finish line in second. Matt Budd took third place after starting the contest in thirteenth. Ryan Anderson and Gary Hieber, Jr. completed the top five. The victors of the Crate/Sportsman qualifying events were Jesse Bonaduce, Brett Ballard, and Dave Damiano. Ricky DiEva grabbed the win in the Crate/Sportsman consolation race.
In the 15-lap Outlaw Stock Car feature, Ron Frees was victorious for the sixth time in 2013. Tom Wills, Jr. led the opening ten circuits. After a multi-lap battle for the lead, Frees took the top position from Wills, Jr. and held the lead for the final tours. Wills, Jr. took the runner-up spot with third going to Brian Ludwig. The top five was rounded out by Jimmy Avery and Jimmy Hughes. Tom Wills, Jr. and Jimmy Hughes captured the checkered flag in the Outlaw Stock Car heat races.
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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, JULY 13 2013
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 - 1. Wade Hendrickson 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Jack Swain 4. Corey Andersen 5. Bob Sarkisian 6. Tommy Beamer
Heat 2 - 1. Rick Laubach 2. Mike Iles 3. Jimmy Horton 4. David Hunt 5. Matt Harrell 6. Sammy Piazza
Heat 3 - 1. Tom Maccherone 2. Ryan Watt 3. Sam Martz 4. Mike Barone 5. Dave Witte 6. Travis Hill Consolation - 1. Scott Irwin 2. Ron Roberts 3. Mike Franz 4.Eric Kormann 5.Rocco Infante 6. Dom Buffalino
BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE - 30 LAPS
1. RICK LAUBACH 2. Mike Iles 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Jack Swain 6. Ryan Watt 7. Sam Martz 8. Tommy Beamer 9. Sammy Piazza 10. Wade Hendrickson 11. Corey Andersen 12. Matt Harrell 13. Travis Hill 14. Scott Irwin 15. Mike Barone 16. Ron Roberts 17. Eric Kormann 18. David Hunt 19. Dom Buffalino 20. Rocco Infante 21. Mike Franz 22. Tom Maccherone
DNS: Bob Sarkisian, Dave Witte
DNQ: Ed Firth, Tom Carberry
Heat 1 - 1. Jesse Bonaduce 2. Steve Searock 3. Marc Herman 4. Ryan Anderson 5. Matt Budd 6. Kris Lilick
Heat 2 - 1. Brett Ballard 2. Bob Lilick 3. Gary Hieber, Jr. 4. Kevin Belmont 5. Jesse Dill 6. Cameron Bellinger
Heat 3 - 1. Dave Damiano 2. Kyle Hieber 3. Brad Roberts 4. Brian Papiez 5. Scott Hitchens 6. Billy Briggs
Consolation - 1. Ricky DiEva 2. Joe Dill 3. Ian Humphreys 4. George Nardelli, IV 5. Ryan Wozunk 6. Mike Cogdill
Provisional - Bob Rambone
CRATE/SPORTSMAN FEATURE - 20 LAPS
1. BOB LILICK 2. Kris Lilick 3. Matt Budd 4. Ryan Anderson 5. Gary Hieber, Jr. 6. Kyle Hieber 7. Brad Roberts 8. Mike Cogdill 9. George Nardelli, IV 10. Ryan Wozunk 11. Steve Searock 12. Ricky DiEva 13. Ian Humphreys 14. Bob Rambone 15. Billy Briggs 16. Jesse Bonaduce 17. Scott Hitchens 18. Marc Herman 19. Kevin Belmont 20. Brian Papiez 21. Jesse Dill 22. Joe Dill 23. Dave Damiano 24. Brett Ballard
DNS: Cameron Bellinger
DNQ: Scott Hulmes, Jeff Bubori
Outlaw Stock Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Tom Wills, Jr. 2. Ron Frees 3. Ed Tinsman 4. Tom Wills, Sr. 5. Jack Beaumont 6. Art Avery
Heat 2 - 1. Jimmy Hughes 2. Jimmy Avery 3. Spider Ensinger, Jr. 4. Terry Griffin 5. Jason Prater 6. Ken Moren
OUTLAW STOCK CAR FEATURE - 15 LAPS
1. RON FREES 2. Tom Wills, Jr. 3. Brian Ludwig 4. Jimmy Avery 5. Jimmy Hughes 6. Ed Tinsman 7. Terry Griffin 8. Ken Moren 9. Jack Beaumont 10. Jason Prater 11. Tom Wills, Sr. 12. Art Avery 13. Cheri LaClaire 14. David Kramer 15. John Parker 16. Joe Meron 17. Jeff Dirkes 18. Spider Ensinger, Jr.
DNS: Russell Wurst