Sunday November 17, 2013
BLEWETT, BORROR AND LIEDTKA CLOSE OUT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY’S WILD CARD WEEKEND WITH WINSBridgeport, NJ (November 17, 2013) - On day two of Bridgeport Speedway’s Wild Card Weekend, Jimmy Blewett topped a stellar field of Big Block Modifieds to capture the Gone But Not Forgetten Poker Series contest. The Crate/Sportsman Poker Series race was taken by Kyle Borror. Bill Liedtka scored the win in the very competitive Friends of Mike Race for Outlaw Stock Cars that served as the finale in the Black Flagged Racing Shoot-Out Series.
For the second time in 2013 at Bridgeport Speedway, Jimmy Blewett visited victory lane as he captured the 40-lap Gone But Not Forgotten Poker Series race for the Big Block Modifieds. Frank Cozze jumped out to the lead as the contest got underway. Sammy Piazza moved past Stewart Friesen on the second circuit to gain the runner-up position. Blewett, who started the race in ninth, moved into fourth place with five tours recorded. On lap 13, Friesen’s motor expired and this created the fifth caution of the race. On the ensuing restart, Cozze fought off the strong challenge from Piazza with Blewett riding in third place. After a caution period on lap 18, Blewett sped past Piazza to gain second place with Cozze still setting the pace. With twenty-five circuits recorded, Cozze had stretched his lead to a half-straightaway as Blewett was fending off Piazza. Ryan Watt’s slowing car on lap 26 would cause the eighth yellow flag and change the outcome of the race. At the last moment before the double file restart, Cozze, per the leader’s prerogative, switched to the outside lane from the inside lane. As the green flag waved, Blewett used the lower racing line to gain the lead with Piazza taking second, Duane Howard advancing to third and Cozze dropping to fourth place. Once in front, Blewett survived several additional caution periods to gain the victory. Piazza’s impressive driving throughout the race earned him a second place finish. Howard, who started the race in nineteenth, finished in third. Fourth went to Cozze. After starting in sixteenth, Jimmy Horton completed the race in fifth. With a thirteenth place finish, Rusty Smith collected his third Deuce and won the best hand in the Poker Series. Blewett had the second best hand with a pair of Aces and Howard’s two Queens gave him the third best hand. The Big Block Modified qualifying events were won by Frank Cozze, Bob Sarkisian, Stan Frankenfield, Jr., and Richie Pratt, Jr. Eric Kormann and Ryan Watt were victorious in the consolation races.
In the 25-lap Crate/Sportsman Poker Series finale, Kyle Borror took the lead from Chuckles Stone on the second circuit and led the balance of the race for his second win of the year. Anthony Perrego, who started the contest in twenty-third, finished in second place. Third place went to Mike Lyons. Steve Davis and Jesse Hill rounded out the top five. Lyons won the Poker Series as his third place finish earned him his third Queen. Borror had the next best hand with two Aces and two Kings. A pair of Nines gave Mike Cogdill, the 2013 track champion, the third best hand. Chuckles Stone, John Kelly, Mike Lyons, and Marc Herman took the heat races in the Crate/Sportsman division. The consolation events were taken by Kevin Belmont and CJ Jones.
Bill Liedtka regained the lead on lap 19 and held on to win the 20-lap Friends of Mike Race, the final event in the Black Flagged Racing’s Outlaw Stock Car Shoot-Out Series. In the highly entertaining race, Liedtka set the pace for the opening thirteen circuits before Rich Reider took control of the contest. In a three-way battle for the lead between Reider, Pat Conaway, and Liedtka, the eventual victor raced up to first from third on the nineteenth tour and survived a restart on the same lap to win the race. Conaway finished in second with Jason Saredy coming home in third. Ron Frees and Brian Ludwig completed the top five. Liedtka’s 308 points gave him the series title in the Shoot-Out Series sponsored by Black Flagged Racing. Second place went to Frees as his 265 markers were one more than Ludwig. The Outlaw Stock Car heat race victors were Tom Wills, Sr., Bill Liedtka and Pat Conaway. The consolation race was won by TJ Henry.
The Garden State Vintage Stock Car race was won by Dennis Drain.
Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways and fan participation games. Billed ‘The Fastest Dirt Track in the East’, 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.
BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 2013
Big Block Modifieds
Heat 1 - 1. Frank Cozze 2. Sammy Piazza 3. Sam Martz 4. Dom Buffalino 5. Sean Gunther
Heat 2 - 1. Bob Sarksian 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Jimmy Blewett 4. Tommy Beamer 5. Tom Maccherone
Heat 3 - 1. Stan Frankenfield, Jr. 2. Neal Williams 3. Stewart Friesen 4. Billy Pauch 5. Duane Howard
Heat 4 - 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Mike Franz 3. Rusty Smith 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Andrew Krause
Consolation 1 - 1. Eric Kormann 2. Ricky Wegner
Consolation 2 - 1. Ryan Watt 2. Ron Roberts
Provisional - Rick Laubach
BIG BLOCK MODIFIED GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN FEATURE - 40 LAPS - POKER SERIES EVENT #5
1. JIMMY BLEWETT 2. Sammy Piazza 3. Duane Howard 4. Frank Cozze 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Wade Hendrickson 7. Tommy Beamer 8. Neal Williams 9. Dom Buffalino 10. Sam Martz 11. Ryan Watt 12. Rick Laubach 13. Rusty Smith 14. Ricky Wegner 15. Ron Roberts 16. Sean Gunther 17. Eric Kormann 18. Richie Pratt, Jr. 19. Tom Maccherone 20. Andrew Krause 21. Stan Frankenfield, Jr. 22. Stewart Friesen 23. Mike Franz 24. Bob Sarkisian 25. Billy Pauch
DNQ: Jeff Heotzler, Scott Hulmes, Dave Shirk, Don Cogdill, III, Neil Huber, Stan Frankenfield, Sr., Anthony Moran, Ryan Anderson, Justin Grim, Chic Cossaboone, Dave Witte, Pete Serra, Dana Walker, Larry Crouse, Rob Nixon, PJ Oliver
2013 MODIFIED POKER SERIES – BEST HAND – RUSTY SMITH
Heat 1 - 1. Chuckles Stone 2. Steve Searock 3. Rich Rutski 4. Mike Cogdill 5. Ian Humphreys
Heat 2 - 1. John Kelly 2. John Micek 3. Mike Carman 4. Bob Lilick 5. Jesse Hill
Heat 3 - 1. Mike Lyons 2. Kyle Borror 3. Mike Hendershot 4. Kevin Sockriter 5. Pat Hires
Heat 4 - 1. Marc Herman 2. Kris Lilick 3. Steve Davis 4. Brett Ballard 5. Matt McAnally
Consolation 1 - 1. Kevin Belmont 2. Anthony Perrego 3. Dave Damiano
Consolation 2 - 1. CJ Jones 2. Jeff Brown 3. Ryan Simmons
Provisional – Ricky DiEva
CRATE/SPORTSMAN FEATURE - 25 LAPS - POKER SERIES EVENT #5
1. KYLE BORROR 2. Anthony Perrego 3. Mike Lyons 4. Steve Davis 5. Jesse Hill 6. Rich Rutski 7. Kevin Sockriter 8. Ian Humphreys 9. Ricky DiEva 10. Chuckles Stone 11. Marc Herman 12. Dave Damiano 13. Matt McAnally 14. Pat Hires 15. CJ Jones 16. Mike Cogdill 17. Brett Ballard 18. Kevin Belmont 19. Steve Searock 20. John Micek 21. Mike Carman 22. John Kelly 23. Jeff Brown 24. Ryan Simmons 25. Bob Lilick 26. Kris Lilick 27. Mike Hendershot
DNQ: Brad Roberts, Justin Dunn, Jeff Bubori, Brett Kelly, Joe Reid, Chuck Sayres, Robbie Dunn, Tom Solderich, John Scarpati, Mark Behm, Doug Snyder, Billy Briggs, Patrick Gold, Erik Renninger, Harry Landis, Scott Hulmes, Ryan Cox, Jason Duppel, Doug Urbano, Rob Wyant, Jason Dunn
2013 CRATE/SPORTSMAN POKER SERIES – BEST HAND – MIKE LYONS
Outlaw Stock Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Tom Wills, Sr. 2. Terry Griffin 3. Jack Beaumont 4. Ken Watson, Jr. 5. Todd Woodruff 6. John Parker
Heat 2 - 1. Bill Liedtka 2. Ron Frees 3. Rich Reider 4. Billy Wroble 5. Vern McLaughlin 6. Tom Wills, Jr.
Heat 3 - 1. Pat Conaway 2. Brian Ludwig 3. Gary Klimeczak 4. Jason Saredy 5. Jimmy Hughes 6. Jeremy Doerr
Consolation - 1. TJ Henry 2. Jeff Dirkes 3. Jimmy Avery 4. Jeremy Doerr 5. Tom Princiotta 6. Spider Ensinger
Provisionals – Joe Meron, Bob Dooley, David Kramer, Art Avery, Ed Larsen, James Swanson
OUTLAW STOCK CAR FRIENDS OF MIKE FEATURE - 20 LAPS – ROUND 5 OF BLACK FLAGGED RACING’S SHOOTOUT SERIES
1. BILL LIEDTKA 2. Pat Conaway 3. Jason Saredy 4. Ron Frees 5. Brian Ludwig 6. Gary Klimeczak 7. Ken Watson, Jr. 8. Tom Wills, Sr. 9. Jimmy Avery 10. Spider Ensinger 11. Terry Griffin 12. Tom Princiotta 13. Vern McLaughlin 14. Ed Larsen 15.Rich Reider 16. Bob Dooley 17. Tom Wills, Jr.18. TJ Henry 19. Art Avery 20. Joe Meron 21. John Parker 22. Jack Beaumont 23. Jimmy Hughes 24. David Kramer 25. Jeremy Doerr 26. James Swanson 27. Billy Wroble 28. Jeff Dirkes 29. Todd Woodruff
DNQ: Marty Derr, Bill Stockert, Calvin Redding, Cleve Riehl
2013 BLACK FLAGGED RACING OUTLAW STOCK CAR SHOOT-OUT SERIES CHAMPION – BILL LIEDTKA