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Monday August 19, 2013
Bridgeport, NJ (August 19, 2013) – On Saturday, August 24 at Bridgeport Speedway, the Bill Hill Memorial for Crate/Sportsman will take center stage. This special race will honor Bill Hill, the former driver and race car owner who lost a brave battle with cancer on December 24, 2012. Jesse and Travis Hill will be competing in this tribute race in honor of their late father.

The Hill family has obtained many extra incentives for the Crate/Sportsman competitors on this night. For heat race winners, a $50 cash bonus will be awarded. The winner of the 20-lap feature will go home with $928 which represents the two race car numbers (9A and 28) that Bill Hill drove during the majority of his racing career. The runner-up spot is worth $550 and the third place finisher will be rewarded with $450.The take the green money is $100. In addition to the enhanced purse to be spread throughout the field, racers can also look forward to lap money and trophies for the top three finishers of the 20-lap race.

Due to the nature of the special race, no weekly handicapping will occur for the Crate/Sportsman on this night as the competitors in the class will draw for their starting position in their heat race upon arrival. The top finishers in the qualifying events will be entered in the redraw for their starting spots in the 20-lap feature event. Each Crate/Sportsman competitor that attempts to qualify for this event will receive fifty points towards the 2013 championship standings. In addition, the Big Block Modifieds and Outlaw Stock Cars will be on the racing agenda to round out the three- division card.

On Saturday, August 24, the pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and grandstand turnstiles unlock at 5:30 p.m. Racing on the 5/8th mile dirt oval revs up at 7:00 p.m. Adult (16 and older) admission will be $15 with students (10-15) being admitted for $10. Kids 9 and under are free. Pit admission is $30 for Bridgeport members and $35 for non-members. Quarter Midget cars will be on display and will compete in an exhibition event on the quarter mile track. Spectators from Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland will be admitted to the grandstand for free with proper identification.

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.