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Sunday May 10, 2009
BRIDGEPORT, NJ (May 10, 2009) - On Mother’s Day night sponsored by
Mr. Green Jeans Farm Market and Nursery, Chad James won the Big Block
Modified feature. In the 358 Sportsman main event, Randy Yaple was
victorious. Neal Williams captured the GM Sportsman contest with Pat
Conaway besting the field in the Outlaw Stock race. The Rookie GM
Sportsman feature was won by Tyler DeVault.

Polesitter Chad James took the lead at the start of the 25-Lap Big
Block Modified feature and was chased early on by Jimmy Chester,
Richie Pratt Jr., Mike Iles and Ryan Watt. As the battle heated up for
first place, Chester drove underneath James on lap 7 in turn two but
James came out with lead. Also on lap 7, Bill Klingmeyer’s flat drew
the first caution of the race. On the restart, James maintained his
lead while a good battle took place for third place between Pratt Jr.
and Iles. The yellow flag was displayed on lap 13 when the second
place running Chester developed a flat left rear tire. When action
resumed, Watt and Wade Hendrickson scooted by Pratt Jr. to take over
second and third place respectively. A brake failure caused Jimmy
Horton’s car to stop in turn two on lap 14 for the event’s third
caution. Racing continued for three more circuits until the caution
lights illuminated for Rick Wegner. When the green flag waved again,
James fought back the challenge of Watt and Hendrickson to keep his
lead. Running near the top ten for much of the evening, Stan
Frankenfield’s ride came to a near stop on the backstretch on lap 24
and created a one lap shootout. With a single file restart, James
fought back Watt’s challenge and charged home to collect his third
career Big Block Modified win at Bridgeport Speedway. Watt finished in
second with Hendrickson taking third place. Chester fought back from
his flat tire and wound up in fourth place. Fifth place went to Pratt
Jr. Hendrickson, James, and Watt each won a Big Block Modified heat

In the 358 Sportsman event, polesitter Jarrad Miller outgunned fellow
front row starter Randy Yaple to lead the opening lap. On the next
circuit, Yaple took the top spot away from Miller. The yellow flag
flew on lap 3 when John Kelly spun into the infield near turn two.
Yaple fought off Miller as Sean Gunther moved into third place on the
restart. By lap 8, Yaple had extended his lead to a near straightway
over Miller. With only one caution flag in the event, the stout
running Yaple flew home to his second career 358 Sportsman win at
Bridgeport. Miller finished in the runner up spot. Third place went to
Bob Lineman Jr. Thirteenth place starter Brett Ballard finished in
fourth place while Gunther claimed fifth place. 358 Sportsman heat
races were won by Dan Cogdill, Yaple and Gunther. The 358 Sportsman
consolation race was won by Harry Marlin.

Neal Williams took the lead on lap 6 of the GM Sportsman race and
obtained his second win in 2009. Bob Burgess led the first five laps
of the feature before the seventh place starting Williams assumed the
lead. Michael Cogdill, who started in the sixth position, passed
Burgess on lap 12 and finished the feature in second place. Third
place went to Burgess. Eric Kormann and Chuck Buchman completed the
top five. Doug Urbano and Williams each won a GM Sportsman qualifying
race. Tyler DeVault led every lap to claim the Rookie GM Sportsman

Pat Conaway encountered some mid-race traffic issues as he captured
his twenty-eighth career feature in the Outlaw Stock division. Terry
Griffith held on for second place over Jeff Dirkes. Jim Honeker and
Jay Chaikin completed the top five.

In the Smashmaster’s Demolition Derby, John Ritter banged his way
to a win.

Bridgeport Speedway Results - Saturday May 9, 2009

Big Block Modifieds

Heat 1 – Wade Hendrickson, Mike Franz, Jimmy Chester, Brian
Truppi, Bob Sarkisian, Rusty Smith
Heat 2 – Chad James, Richie Pratt Jr., Mike Iles, Bill Klingmeyer,
Mike Barone, Rich Acolia
Heat 3 – Ryan Watt, Jimmy Horton, Dave Adams, Matt Harrell, Rick
Wegner, Scott Irwin


CHAD JAMES, Ryan Watt, Wade Hendrickson, Jimmy Chester, Richie Pratt
Jr., Mike Iles, Matt Harrell, Scott Irwin, Mike Franz, Mike Barone,
Rick Wegner, Rich Acolia, Rusty Smith, Bryant Brown, Ron Roberts, Stan
Frankenfield, Jimmy Horton, Bob Sarkisian, Bill Klingmeyer, Brian

DNS: Dave Adams

358 Sportsman

Heat 1 – Dan Cogdill, Tom Miller, Gino Postorivo, Larry
Lippincott, Brett Ballard, Frank Dorry Jr.
Heat 2 – Randy Yaple, Jarrad Miller, John Cavallaro, Ron Roberts,
Rob Pierce, Don Bogey
Heat 3 – Sean Gunther, John Kelly, Jesse Hill, Bob Lineman Jr.,
Rick Beavers, Chuck Hopkins
Consolation – Harry Marlin, Jack Swain, Andrew Weygand, Kevin
Collins, Travis Hill, Tom Solderich


RANDY YAPLE, Jarrad Miller, Bob Lineman Jr., Brett Ballard, Sean
Gunther, Jesse Hill, Gino Postorivo, Ron Roberts, Dan Cogdill, Jack
Swain, Rick Beavers, Travis Hill, Larry Lippincott, Frank Dorry Jr.,
Chuck Hopkins, Tom Solderich, Harry Marlin, John Cavallaro, Kevin
Collins, Don Bogey, Andrew Weygand, Rob Pierce, John Kelly, Tom Miller

DNQ: Rob Wyant, John Scarpati Jr., Sam Gangemi, Jason Duppel

GM Sportsman

Heat 1 – Doug Urbano, Michael Cogdill, Tom Moore Jr., Kyle Borror,
Bob Burgess, Corey Anderson
Heat 2 – Neal Williams, Eric Kormann, Tyler DeVault, Chuck
Buchman, Bill Martino, David Bell


NEAL WILLIAMS, Michael Cogdill, Bob Burgess, Eric Kormann, Chuck
Buchman, Corey Anderson, Tyler DeVault, Tom Moore Jr., Kyle Borror,
Eric Renninger, Billy Martino, David Bell, Bob Bartleson, Doug Urbano,
Brittany Whitesall


TYLER DEVAULT, Brittany Whitesall, Billy Martino


PAT CONAWAY, Terry Griffin, Jeff Dirkes, Jim Honeker, Jay Chaikin,
Steve Schemelia, Pete Ellis, Jay Henry Doerr, Ron Dirkes, Spider
Ensinger, Bill Miller

DNS: Bob Dooley

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Fri 5/15 – Fast and Furious Fridays
1/4 Mile – 600cc Micro-Sprints (20 L), 270cc Micro-Sprints (20L), &
4 Cylinder Stock Cars (20L)
6:30 PM Warm-Ups, 7:00 PM Qualifying

Sat 5/16 – Saturday Night Stars! – Camera & Autograph Session(4:00 PM to 5:00 PM) plus 70’s night
Big Block Modifieds(25L), 358 Sportsman(20L), GM Sportsman(15L), +
Rookie GM Sportsman
5:45 PM Warm-Ups, 6:30 PM Qualifying