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Wednesday October 23, 2013
SECOND ANNUAL WILD CARD WEEKEND WILL WRAP UP THE 2013 RACING SEASON AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
Bridgeport, NJ (October 23, 2013) – A successful year of racing at Bridgeport Speedway will conclude with the second annual Wild Card Weekend set for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16.

To start the season ending special program, the 358 Small Block Modifieds will invade the 5/8th mile oval on Friday, November 15 with a 30-lap feature paying $3000 to the victor, $500 for tenth and $225 to start the main event. The fourth round of Black Flagged Racing’s Outlaw Stock Car Shoot-Out Series will reward the winner of the 20-lap feature with at least $500. After timed dashes, the TSRS Sprint Cars will participate in an invert/pill draw to set the stage for a 20-lap main event.

On Saturday, November 16, The Gone But Not Forgotten 40-lap feature will see the Big Block Modifieds close out their Poker Series. A $4000 payday awaits the winner of the finale with $500 going to the tenth place finisher and $300 to take the green. This event will be held in memory of Doug Hoffman, the late promoter of Bridgeport Speedway. The fifth hand of the Crate/Sportsman Poker Series will be contested with a 25-lap race. Along with the $1000 first place prize and $100 to start the last race for the Crate/Sportsman Poker Series, a host of contingency awards will be doled out. The winner of the 20 lap finale in Black Flagged Racing’s Outlaw Stock Car Shoot-Out Series will go home with a minimum of $1000 and plenty of other bonuses will be up for grabs.

In addition to the racing, several other activities will occur. On Friday evening, an after race party will be held at the pavilion behind the main grandstand. 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 on both days. 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 Saturday. The first 100 kids through the grandstands will receive goodie bags courtesy of the Avery Racing team.

On Friday, November 15, the pit area opens at 4:30 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 7:00 p.m. with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, November 16, competitors can begin to enter the pits at noon with grandstand turnstiles unlocking at 1:30 p.m. Warm-ups will start at 3:15 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 4:00 p.m. Adult (16 and older) admission will be $25 with a two day grandstand wrist band available for $45. Students (10-15) will be admitted for $10 per day. Kids 9 and under are free. Pit admission is $35 per day. In case of inclement weather on either Friday or Saturday, Sunday, November 16 has been reserved as a rain date. Camping on the speedway grounds will be permitted for free. The Holiday Inn, located south of the speedway at exit 10 off of I-295 in Swedesboro, NJ, will serve as the host hotel. Rooms can be reserved for $79 by calling 856-467-3322 and mention Bridgeport Speedway to receive the special discounted room rate.

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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