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Thursday June 26, 2014
The Bridgeport Speedway will honor Scouts and Little League participants this Saturday night as Joy Auto Parts of Green Brook, NJ sponsors a night of racing on the 5/8 mile speedway in Logan Township, NJ. And itís Graduation Night for the DAís Auto Body & Repair Rookies who will move up into regular competition after this week.

Boy and Girl Scouts and all Little League Baseball players will take part in leading the fans in the Pledge of Allegiance on Saturday night with the assistance of announcer, Bill Sasser. They will also be invited to take part in the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modified Victory Lane with the race winner.

The DAís Auto Body & Repair Rookie Class will be presented with graduation certificates as the line-up on the homestretch prior to their final event on Saturday night. The Rookie Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the race. Going in to Saturday nightís action, Steve Desmelyk holds a two point lead over Rich Deck Jr. Both drivers have two Rookie feature event wins to their credit. Mike Liccardi is third Ė ten points behind the leader and with one win. Matthew Peck is just twelve points behind Desmelyk, also with two wins. David Crossman is currently fifth in points and fourteen points behind the leader. Itís anybodyís race when the green flag waves on Saturday night!

Following the Rookie feature will be qualifying races for the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, the 811 Dig Safely Crate/Sportsman and the Hilborn Tri-State Race Savers 305 Sprint Cars who will make their fourth appearance of the 2014 season at the Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday night. All three divisions will compete in feature events to top off the eveningís racing competition.

Joy Auto Parts is owned and operated by the Luzi family Ė a family who has been deeply involved in auto racing for many years. Joy Auto Parts is a sponsor on the Big Block Modified #3 of Sammy Martz of Whitehouse Station, NJ. Fresh off his feature win last week, Martz, along with Crate/Sportsman competitor, CJ Jones and recent TSRS Sprint Car feature winner, Adam Carberry will be on hand to greet the fans upon their arrival at the track on Saturday. These three drivers will be available to pose for pictures, sign autographs and talk to the fans before they head back to the pit area to prepare for the night of racing.

The Bridgeport Speedway provides something for the whole family. In addition to all of the action on the track, thereís also t-shirt and hot dog launches, a Moon Bounce, Driver of the Night promotions for free Cicontes Pizza or a wing sampler from the Village Pub. The ever popular Bandit Bus is on hand to take fans on rides throughout the pit area and this week, kids can ride the Bandit Bus as it paces the TSRS Sprint Car feature.

Racing action begins at 7pm on Saturday. There will be no action on the quarter mile track this weekend as Bridgeport prepares for the second hand of the Poker Series for the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprints on Sunday, July 6th.

And donít forget the High Stakes at the Port Poker Series #3 coming on Thursday evening, July 3rd Ė the night before the holiday! Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks will compete in their third Poker Series hand of 2014 and there will be Fireworks! Itís also a night to help out homeless pets! And there will be free bike give-aways too! Racing starts at 7:30pm and a Sunday, July 6 rain date is scheduled, should it be needed.