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Sunday October 06, 2013
Bridgeport, NJ (October 6, 2013) – At Bridgeport Speedway’s High Stakes the Port, Mike Iles picked up the Ace and his second Big Block Modified victory of the 2013 season. Duane Howard won the rain postponed May 11 Big Block Modified feature. Steve Davis took top honors in the Crate/Sportsman Poker Series feature for his first career victory on the 5/8 mile track and four-time Outlaw Stock Champion Pat Conaway returned to capture his 50th career win in the Black Flagged Racing Shootout Series contest.

As the 35-lap Big Block Modified feature began, Eric Kormann took the race lead. Two laps later, Billy Pauch, Sr. motored into second with Mike Iles taking over third. By the fourth tour, Iles was in the runner-up spot with Pauch dropping back to third. Using an inside move on lap 6, Iles powered by Kormann to take command of the race. By lap 20, Iles held a comfortable lead over Pauch, Wade Hendrickson, Matt Harrell and Duane Howard but Pauch was beginning to narrow the margin as Iles approached the back markers in the field. Iles was closing in on his own second car driven by Sam Westcott. While Iles ran behind Westcott hoping for an opening on the inside, Pauch drove to the outside and hopped to the front of the pack on lap 24. On the next revolution with the top three in tight quarters, Hendrickson attempted an inside pass on Iles upon the entry of the first corner but he made contact with Iles and the yellow lights illuminated as Hendrickson spun across the track. As green flag racing got back underway, Pauch repelled a challenge by Iles for the lead as Sammy Martz and Rick Laubach, the nineteenth place starter, waged a battle for fifth. Eric Kormann’s slowing car drew another yellow flag on lap 26. When action got back underway on the double file restart, the top two of Pauch and Iles raced side-by-side for over one circuit before Iles reassumed the top running position on lap 28. When Neal Williams slowed with thirty-one laps scored, the field was realigned in a single file for the final restart. As action resumed, Iles led Pauch as Laubach had moved up to third over Harrell and Howard. With Iles out in front, Laubach challenged Pauch for second, taking over the runner-up spot on lap thirty-three. Laubach closed the gap on Iles as they raced to the checkered flag. Iles led Laubach across the line with Pauch, Harrell and Howard completing the top five at the checkered. The Big Block Modified qualifying events were taken by Billy Pauch Sr., Corey Andersen and Eric Kormann. Rick Laubach won the consolation race.

Duane Howard picked up his first Bridgeport Speedway victory since 2011 when he won the held-over Big Block Modified feature from May 11th behind the wheel of Glenn Hyneman's #126. Howard took the green from the third spot with nine laps already completed of the rain delayed event. Howard took the lead from Richie Pratt Jr. on lap 22 and he drove away from the field in the remaining circuits. Pratt finished second followed by Iles, Harrell and Sammy Piazza. The win was Howard's 40th feature win at the Bridgeport Speedway.

In the non-stop 20-lap Crate/Sportsman Poker Series race, Steve Davis claimed his first Bridgeport Speedway win. Davis grabbed the lead from Jason Duppel with five circuits to go and pulled away from the field in the remaining tours. Second place was taken by Kyle Borror. Duppel, Kevin Belmont and Ryan Simmons completed the top five. Kevin Belmont, Steve Davis and Mike Lyons won the heat races in the Crate/Sportsman division. The consolation race was captured by Kris Lilick.

Pat Conaway made a successful return to racing action at Bridgeport Speedway to capture his 50th Outlaw Stock Car feature win. In the highly competitive 20-lap Shoot-Out Series race sponsored by Black Flagged Racing, Conaway took the lead from Bill Liedtka just before the half way point but Liedtka returned to the top of the pack following a lap fourteen restart. Conaway used the upper groove to regain the lead with just two laps remaining. Conaway took the win over Liedtka, Ron Frees, Tom Wills, Sr. and Billy Wroble. The Outlaw Stock car heat race victors were Marty Derr, Billy Wroble and Bill Liedtka. John Parker took the consolation event.

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Big Block Modifieds

Heat 1 - 1. Billy Pauch,Sr. 2. Frank Cozze 3. Wade Hendrickson 4. Tom Maccherone 5. Neal Williams 6. Ray Swinehart
Heat 2 - 1. Corey Andersen 2. Sam Martz 3. Duane Howard 4. Travis Hill 5. Sammy Piazza 6. Ryan Godown
Heat 3 - 1. Eric Kormann 2. Matt Harrell 3. Jimmy Horton 4. Mike Iles 5. Jimmy Blewett 6. Tommy Beamer
Consolation - 1. Rick Laubach 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Sean Gunther 4. Sam Wescott 5. Stan Frankenfield, Jr. 6. Ron Roberts


1. MIKE ILES 2. Rick Laubach 3. Billy Pauch, Sr. 4. Matt Harrell 5. Duane Howard 6. Frank Cozze 7. Tommy Beamer 8. Sam Martz 9. Richie Pratt, Jr. 10. Sammy Piazza 11. Jimmy Blewett 12. Ron Roberts 13. Ryan Godown 14. Sam Wescott 15. Stan Frankenfield, Jr. 16. Ray Swinehart 17. Eric Kormann 18. Tom Maccherone 19. Neal Williams 20. Corey Andersen 21. Sean Gunther 22. Wade Hendrickson 23. Jimmy Horton 24. Travis Hill

DNQ: Jesse Hill, Dave Witte, Scott Irwin, PJ Oliver, Mike Franz, Jesse Bonaduce, Chic Cossaboone, Rob Nixon, David Hunt, Ed Firth, Dom Buffalino

BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE FROM MAY 11 - 30 LAPS (Remaining 21 Laps completed on 10/5)

1. DUANE HOWARD 2. Richie Pratt, Jr. 3. Mike Iles 4. Matt Harrell 5. Sammy Piazza 6. Rick Laubach 7. David Hunt 8. Mike Franz 9. PJ Oliver 10. Tom Maccherone 11. Ron Roberts 12. Scott Irwin 13. Jimmy Horton 14. Rob Nixon 15. Neal Williams 16. Tommy Beamer 17. Eric Kormann 18. Stan Frankenfield, Jr. 19. Sean Gunther 20. Ryan Watt 21. Mike Barone 22. Dom Buffalino 23. Rocco Infante 24. Lou Cicconi 25. Dave Witte


Heat 1 - 1. Kevin Belmont 2. John Micek 3. Jesse Bonaduce 4. Patrick Murphy 5. John Kelly 6. Jeremy Martino
Heat 2 - 1. Steve Davis 2. Kyle Hieber 3. Ryan Simmons 4. Mike Hendershot 5. Kyle Borror 6. Mike Cogdill
Heat 3 - 1. Mike Lyons 2. Tom Miller 3. Jason Duppel 4. Clay Butler 5. CJ Jones 6. Gary Hieber, Jr.
Consolation - 1. Kris Lilick 2. Brett Ballard 3. Rich Rutski 4. Jim Britt 5. Clyde Cox 6. Mike DeMedio


1. STEVE DAVIS 2. Kyle Borror 3. Jason Duppel 4. Kevin Belmont 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Mike Hendershot 7. Clay Butler 8. Tom Miller 9. Kyle Hieber 10. Gary Hieber 11. CJ Jones 12. Mike Lyons 13. Jesse Bonaduce 14. Mike Cogdill 15. Brett Ballard 16. Rich Rutski 17. Kris Lilick 18. Clyde Cox 19. John Kelly 20. Patrick Murphy 21. Jim Britt 22. Jeremy Martino 23. Mike DeMedio 24. John Micek

DNQ: Brett Kelly, Jimmy Weiss, Matt Stern, Jeff Bubori, Bruce Davis, Steve Warner, Ricky DiEva

Outlaw Stock Cars

Heat 1 - 1. Marty Derr 2. Rick Broschard 3. Christopher Allen, Sr. 4. Tom Wills, Sr. 5. Jimmy Avery 6. Cleve Riehl
Heat 2 - 1. Billy Wroble 2. Tom Wills, Jr. 3. Terry Griffin 4. TJ Henry 5. Tom Princiotta 6. Ed Tinsman
Heat 3 - 1. Bill Liedtka 2. Ron Frees 3. Mick Search 4. Brian Ludwig 5. Pat Conaway 6. Ken Watson, Jr.
Consolation - 1. John Parker 2. Spider Ensinger, Sr. 3.Jeremy Doerr 4. Bob Dooley 5. Art Avery 6. Ken Moren


1. PAT CONAWAY 2. Bill Liedtka 3. Ron Frees 4. Tom Wills, Sr. 5. Billy Wroble 6. Brian Ludwig 7. TJ Henry 8. Rick Broschard 9. Terry Griffin 10. Ken Watson, Jr. 11. Ed Tinsman 12. Jeremy Doerr 13. Cleve Riehl 14. Spider Ensinger, Sr. 15. Bob Dooley 16. Tom Princiotta 17. Ken Moren 18. Art Avery 19. Mick Search 20. Christopher Allen 21. John Parker 22. Marty Derr 23. Tom Wills, Jr. 24. Jimmy Avery

DNQ: Glenn Knell, Russell Wurst, Pete Ellis