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Wednesday July 24, 2013
NEW DATE FOR TOM HAGER MEMORIAL HIGHLIGHTS SEVERAL UPDATES TO BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY’S SCHEDULE
Bridgeport, NJ (July 24, 2013) – After Mother Nature interfered with the original date of Wednesday, July 3, the Tom Hager Memorial has been rescheduled by Bridgeport Speedway management and will be held on Wednesday, September 11 2013. The highlight of the two-division show will be the 43-lap Big Block Modified Poker Series event that will serve as the fourth hand. The winner’s share is a cool $4000 while the take the green money will be $300. The Crate/Sportsman cars are on the card and will compete in a 30-lap Poker Series race. The victor of the 30-lap Crate/Sportsman Poker Series race will receive $1000 and the take the green money is set at $100. Crate/Sportsman competitors will be rewarded with a purse increase for the second through fifth finishing positions and a wide variety of contingency prizes. On Wednesday, September 11, the pits will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates unlocking at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Due to this event, the Wild Card show planned for Friday, September 13, which was to include the balance of the May 11 feature for the Big Block Modifieds, will be cancelled. The remaining twenty-one circuits of the May 11 main event will now be completed on Saturday, September 21.

In other updates to the 2013 schedule at Bridgeport Speedway, the postponed Big Block Modified feature from Saturday, July 20 has been added to the program taking place on Saturday, August 3. The distance for both Big Block Modified features on this night will be 25 laps. On Saturday, August 17, the Big Block Modified driver with the best combined finish in the twin-20 lap features will be awarded a guaranteed redraw position in the 8th annual Friends of Mike race that will be held on Thursday, August 29. The Bill Hill Memorial for Crate/Sportsman is set for Saturday, August 24 and this special race will feature plenty of extra incentives including bonus money for heat race winners and lap leaders.

If Championship Night on Saturday, September 28 should be postponed due to weather, the double point finale for the Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, and Outlaw Stock Cars will be held on the first Saturday evening in October. Otherwise, a non-point three-division card featuring Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, and Outlaw Stock Cars will take place on Saturday, October 5.

The fourth and fifth rounds of the Outlaw Stock Car Shoot-Out Series sponsored by Black Flagged Racing will take place on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 respectively. The third event in the five race series takes place on Saturday, September 21.

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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