TRIPP “GRAND MARSHAL” FOR THURSDAY’S “TURKEY NIGHT”
An 80-year-old motorsports tradition unfolds next Thursday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway as the 73rd running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” showcases USAC’s Honda National and Western Midget series in the 2013 season finale.
In fitting tribute to the winningest USAC Midget driver of all time, Ron “Sleepy” Tripp of Costa Mesa, Calif. will serve as the event’s Grand Marshal. Twice a USAC National champion, Tripp added seven Western titles to his resume, which reflects 160 total USAC National and regional feature victories! A frequent “Turkey Night” competitior during his career, Tripp was the race runner-up in 1979 and 1987 and was third in 1984 and 1986.
Tripp is continuing to recover from a serious motorcycle accident suffered in late 2012 in which he suffered multiple injuries.
The “Turkey Night” tradition began in 1934 at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles and, with the exception of the war years, has continued every year since. It has visited numerous race facilities and has re-established its home at Perris, a track which hosted the 1996 race and last year.
Phenom Kyle Larson, the 2011 race “Rookie of the Year,” returned last year to claim the victory. Thursday night, the “Don Basile Rookie of the Race” award will again honor first-year excellence.
Point leaders Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. and Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. are preparing to celebrate 2013 Honda USAC Midget championships Thursday. Bell, as a series rookie, leads the National standings, while Gardner leads the Western points.
Bell will anchor the Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian team which also includes Rico Abreu and Tanner Thorson, who joined Bell atop the podium as the team swept the prestigious August “Belleville (Kans.) Midget Nationals.” Gardner drives for SIX-EIGHT Racing, anchored by former USAC TQ Midget Champion and now car owner Walt Johnson.
All of the above will obviously be concerned with the challenge from Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind., who won this year’s AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car title for the second straight year. The two-time “Turkey Night” champ is closing out one of the greatest years in USAC history, having amassed 22 feature wins. That ranks second only to J.J. Yeley’s 2003 mark of 24 in terms of single-season victories. Tripp won 20 in 1988.
Former “Turkey Night” champions Bobby East (2004), Dave Darland (2007) and Caleb Armstrong (2011) are also expected to be among top threats for the victory Thursday.
Thursday’s race is a 98-lap affair, honoring the legendary race organizer J.C. Agajanian, whose family has continued to guide and present this spectacular auto racing tradition.
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Nov. 24, 2013) ~ Judging by the packed pit area for Saturday’s final practice session and the brisk tire business leading up to the event, the 40th running of the Turkey Derby this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1) at Wall Stadium Speedway looks like an all-star race for open wheel Modified stock cars.
A strong list of invading drivers is led by 2013 NASCAR Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct. driving the No. 7NY for NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner Tommy Baldwin. Baldwin has formed a super team for the annual Thanksgiving weekend event as a second car; No. 76 will be fielded with many time winner Jimmy Blewett of Howell at the wheel.
Coming off a great 2013 season Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. is expected to return in an effort to win his second straight Turkey Derby classic. Other invaders expected include Les Hinkley of Windsor Locks, Ct., Jimmy Zacharias off Candor, NY, Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pa., Jeff Malone of South Windsor, Ct., Howell’s Jamie Tomaino, Anthony Sesely of Matawan, Rowan Pennink of Huntington Valley, Pa., Jason Hearne of New Egypt, North Carolina’s Danny and Michael Bohn and Dave Sapienza of Riverhead, N.Y., just to name a few.
Wall Stadium will be well represented as almost every regular Modified competitor is expected to see action. 2013 Modified champion Chas Okerson of Freehold will lead the pack with others including Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Brick’s Shawna Ingraham, Lavallette’s Adam LaCicero, Howell’s Steven Reed, Oakland’s Chris Hamilton, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and many others expected to see action.
Many drivers are planning to field cars in both the Tour Modified 150-lapper and the Wall/SK Modified 100-lap main event.
The Turkey Derby is a three day auto racing event held during the daylight hours. On Friday, November 29, the Sportsman cars, Factory Stocks and 4 Cylinder cars will all compete in qualifying and 50-lap main events. The Legend Cars will qualify and compete in a 40-lap feature. The Wall Modifieds will also be on the card as they qualify for their Saturday main event and the restored cars of the Garden State Vintage Stock Car club will also be an important part of the day. The pit area will open at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, while practice will start at 8:30 a.m. Grandstand seating will open at 9:30 a.m., qualifying is set for 12:30 p.m. and main events are planned for 2:15 p.m.
Day two of the 40th Turkey Derby will see the Touring Modifieds qualify and battle in a 150-lap championship race while the Wall Modifieds race for 100-laps. Dirt Modified/Sportsman and Limited Late Models will compete in 50-lap races while the TQ Midgets are set for a 25-lapper. Qualifying, as needed, is set for all divisions on Saturday. The pit area will open at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, while practice will start at 8:30 a.m. Grandstand seating will open at 9:30 a.m., qualifying is set for 11:00 a.m. and main events are planned for 1:00 p.m.
The 40th Turkey Derby weekend will then wrap up on Sunday, December 1 with a championship Demolition Derby, a 75-lap race for the 4 Cylinder cars, a 50-lapper for the Factory Stocks and a ladies’ Powder Puff race. The pit area will open at 10:0 a.m. on Sunday, while practice will start at 11:00 a.m. Grandstand seating will open at noon as qualifying begins and main events are planned for 1:00 p.m.
Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on most Saturdays and Sundays from May through September and special events in October and November. The speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 1-732-681-6400, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is also available at wallspeedwayracing.com.
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BIG MONEY EVENTS AND ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES HIGHLIGHT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY’S WILD CARD WEEKEND
Bridgeport, NJ (November 11, 2013) – At Bridgeport Speedway’s Wild Card Weekend on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, racers will be competing for big money and a wide assortment of additional incentives.
On Friday, the two-day season ending show gets underway with a three-division program. The Small Block Modifieds headline the show as they will battle in a 30-lap feature paying $3000 to the victor, $500 for tenth and $225 to start the main event. In addition, the victor of the Small Block Modified feature will earn a guaranteed starting spot at Accord Speedway’s Gobbler race on Saturday, November 30.The Fallen Friends 20 will serve as the fourth round of Black Flagged Racing’s Outlaw Stock Car Shoot-Out Series. The winner of this special race that honors Marty Kulesza, the late sponsor of the full-fendered division at Bridgeport Speedway, will go home with at least $500. The TSRS Sprint Cars will round out the first night of action with a 20-lap main event after timed dashes and an invert/pill draw.
The Big Block Modifieds take center stage on Saturday with the Gone But Not Forgotten race. This 40-lap Poker Series finale will pay homage to Doug Hoffman, the late promoter of the South Jersey race track. The top finisher of this extra distance event will receive $4000, $500 to the tenth place finisher and $300 to take the green. The top thirteen place finishers in each Poker Series race are awarded a playing card starting with an Ace going to the victor and ending with a Deuce going to the thirteenth place finisher. Through four events, fourteen drivers are still in contention to win the 2013 Poker Series championship. Entering the final event, Neal Williams has the best hand with two Fours and a Nine. Rusty Smith has the next best hand with a pair of Deuces. Jimmy Blewett, Jimmy Horton, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Richie Pratt, Jr., Matt Harrell, Sammy Piazza, Ryan Godown, Ryan Watt, Eric Kormann, Tommy Beamer and Sam Martz still have a shot at the series title. Also on Saturday, the fifth hand of the Crate/Sportsman Poker Series will be contested with $1000 going to the winner of the 25-lap affair and $100 to start. With two Kings, an Ace and a Four, Kyle Borror has the best hand. Mike Lyons has the next best hand with a pair of Queens and a three. Mike Cogdill, Steve Davis, Mike Hendershot, and Kevin Belmont are still in the hunt for the overall best hand. Black Flagged Racing’s Outlaw Stock Car Shoot-Out Series wraps up with a 20-lap Friends of Mike feature paying $1000 to the winner. After three races, Bill Liedtka sits atop the standings with 188 points. Ron Frees and Brian Ludwig are tied for second place with 169 points. Saturday’s four-division race card will be completed by an exhibition race by the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club.
Plenty of other incentives are available for competitors throughout Wild Card Weekend. Non-qualifiers in the Small Block Modified and Crate/Sportsman will receive tow money through lap sponsorship. Lap sponsorships start at $20 and interested parties can contact Danny Serrano at 856-467-4407 for further information. A host of contingency awards will be awarded in the Crate/Sportsman division. The current list of prizes includes the following:
• Three $25 gift certificates from Lineman Racing to three non-qualifiers
• Three $25 gift certificates from Behrent’s Performance to three non-qualifiers
• Five $100 gift certificates from BFP Specialty for a set of doors & quarter panels for the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, and 25th place finishers
• Jimmy Wismer of Wizfab has donated a set of bumpers and rubrails for the 22nd place finisher
• Lias Tire has donated four $50 certificates towards the purchase of a tire for the 11th, 16th, 21st, and 26th place finishers.
• Mike’s Performance Center has donated five $20 gift certificates to go to five non-qualifiers
• MEG Wheels has donated two $50 certificates towards the purchase or repair of a wheel
• ERK Steering has donated $50 certificates off a steering box rebuild for all non-qualifiers
• Big Jim’s Videos has donated five $20 certificates towards the purchase of a racing DVD for five non-qualifiers
• A $50 voucher for a wheel repair courtesy of Art Bair Wheel Repair
• A $50 fuel voucher courtesy of Insinger Performance Fuels
• Five $100 coupons toward the purchase of a set of doors and quarter panels to five non-qualifiers from Lightning Bodies
• A $25 Gift Certificate courtesy of Bruce’s Speed Shop
• Ten $50 off vouchers for transmission repair to ten non-qualifiers courtesy of Scotty’s Speed Transmission Repair
The Outlaw Stock Cars will be racing for several extra incentives as well. Through the efforts of Black Flagged Racing, each Outlaw Stock Car feature will have bonuses. Also, Carl Thomas will provide $50 to each victor in Friday’s heat races while the winners of Saturday’s qualifying events will collect $75.
On both days of Wild Card Weekend, Avery Racing and Do It Duo For Pets, Inc. will be collecting 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. Items such as pet food, cat litter, toys, bedding, gift cards and monetary donations will be warmly accepted. Anyone who donates an item will be automatically entered into a raffle for an adult bicycle. A Kid’s Bike Raffle, benefitting Do It For Duo, will see twelve kids go home with a new bike 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. 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. Camping on the speedway grounds will be permitted for free.
A post-race party will take place on Friday night at the pavilion. All drivers and fans are encouraged to attend this festive affair behind the main grandstand. Some complimentary food and beverages will be available along with music. Attendees can bring their own food and beverages to the party as well.
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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TED CHRISTOPHER FILES FIRST TQ ENTRY FOR NAPA KNOW HOW ATLANTIC CITY….BATTLE OF TRENTON INDOOR RACES; MATT ROSELLI, PAUL LOTIER, JR. ALSO ENTER EARLY
TRENTON, NJ November 11, 2013 . . . NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Ted Christopher, Plainville, Ct., whose racing exploits in Indoor TQ Midget racing over the years rival his asphalt Modified successes, was the first driver to submit his entry for the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City (NJ) Indoor Race Weekend of January 24-25, 2014. Christopher was also first in line to enter the inaugural Battle Of Trenton Indoor Race set for February 7 & 8 at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ. TQ Midget racing specialist Matt Roselli of Brodheadsville, Pa., quickly followed Christopher’s NAPA Know How Atlantic City entry while Paul Lotier, Jr., Lebanon, Pa., was became the second entrant of record for the first Sun National Bank Center TQ events.
The two events are being promoted by Trenton-based Len Sammons Motorsports Productions and will make up this year’s Fatheadz Eyewear Indoor Racing Series.
Christopher is expected to be among the favorites in both races. Since taking up the challenge of Indoor TQ Midget racing six years ago, ‘TC’ has won main events six times. Early entries for the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend have also been received for the Champ Kart and Slingshot divisions. New England kart racing specialist Glen Meisenhelder and dirt track Modified racer Danny Bouc are early registrants in the Champ Kart class, while Mark Sensenig and Steve Yankowski have each signed on for Slingshot action. Bouc has also entered the Battle Of Trenton Champ Kart events, joined by Jonathan Laureigh of Toms River, N.J., while Karl Bettler is the first Slingshot racer to submit a formal entry for Trenton action. Close to two hundred teams over the three classes are expected for the Atlantic City races; space limitations at the Trenton arena mean that early entry is essential to guarantee the opportunity to compete.
Events promoter Sammons advises entrants to register quickly. “We can only take so many cars for the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts in Atlantic City and space is at a greater premium in Trenton,” Sammons said. “It is important to register as soon as possible to avoid being shut out.”
Entry forms for NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend and for the Battle Of Trenton Indoor races are available online at aarn.com.
The two race meets will be extensively promoted at Sammons’ 29th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Show fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and distributed by Insinger Performance, scheduled for the three- day weekend of January 10-11-12, 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. NAPA Auto Parts, the nation’s leader in automotive supplies, has signed on for the second consecutive year as the title sponsor for the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Auto Races.
The indoor racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is now in its 12th consecutive year of competition. Dates are Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25. 2014. The races will be preceded by a closed to the public, practice session on Thursday, January 23. The TQ Midgets will once again headline the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race with feature events on Friday and Saturday night with Saturday’s event being the prestigious Gambler’s Classic. Joining the TQ Midgets during the three day event will be the Herr’s Slingshots and Champ Karts. The Slingshots and Champ Karts will run qualifying events on Friday night and feature events on Saturday night.
The NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend will be followed by the first ever Battle of Trenton two-day, indoor racing event at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. Both races will feature top drivers from at least ten different States and Canada competing in the Fatheadz Eyewear TQ Midget Racing Series overall title. In 2013, Anthony Sesely used his Atlantic City Indoor Race victory to propel him to the Fatheadz Eyewear Indoor Series title. In 2014 the Fatheadz Eyewear title will be decided on Saturday night during the Battle of Trenton Indoor Race. A complete program including qualifying and feature events will be held at the Sun National Bank Center for the TQ Midgets on Friday and Saturday night, February 7 and 8, 2014.
The Sun National Bank Center schedule calls for Twin 20 lap features for the TQ Midgets and compete program of Slingshots on Friday and a compete program for TQ Midgets and Champ Karts on Saturday.
Other expected entries for both the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend and Battle of Trenton TQ Midget races include, New Egypt Speedway’s all-time Modified event winner Billy Pauch, 2013 ISMA Supermodified champion and perennial fan favorite Lou Cicconi, Jr. of Lester, Pa.
Indoor racing was reborn by Len H. Sammons and his staff in Atlantic City in 2003 after a twenty-two year hiatus, and has become a staple of the winter auto racing season.
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USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 2, 2013 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” presented by All-Coast Construction
QUALIFICATIONS: (Minus top-6 Friday points – no points) 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.483; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-16.623; 3. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.708; 4. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.753; 5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.761; 6. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.763; 7. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-16.806; 8. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria-16.832; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.861; 10. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-16.865; 11. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.868; 12. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-16.882; 13. John Aden, 7a, Aden-16.919; 14. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.924; 15. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.936; 16. Jake Swanson, 14, Springstead-16.960; 17. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.962; 18. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.969; 19. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.999; 20. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.025; 21. Ryan Bernal, 73x, Ford-17.038; 22. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-17.092; 23. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.103; 24. Cody Swanson, 14J, Springstead-17.118; 25. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.160; 26. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.179; 27. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.201; 28. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-17.206; 29. Charles Davis Jr., 4G, Cook-17.209; 30. Bruce St. James, 7k, St. James-17.238; 31. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.264; 32. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.277; 33. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.298; 34. Wes McIntyre, 21B, Duinkerken-17.324; 35. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.354; 36. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-17.357; 37. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.369; 38. Kenny Perkins, 0, Perkins-17.397; 39. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.401; 40. Austin Stone, 29x, Stone-17.412; 41. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.461; 42. Johnathon Henry, 39, Cal-Sun-17.681; 43. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.800; 44. Chris Gansen, 4c, Gansen-17.968; 45. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-NT.
FIRST QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Ballou, 3. Hines, 4. Bernal, 5. Mitchell, 6. Johnson, 7. Davis. 2:51.88
SECOND QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points) 1. Stanbrough, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Thomas, 4. Windom, 5. Kruseman, 6. Kaeding, 7. Alexander, 8. St. James. 2:51.67
THIRD QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points) 1. D.Gardner, 2. Grant, 3. Leary, 4. A.Williams, 5. C.Williams, 6. R.Gardner, 7. Bluntach, 8. Blinn. 2:46.58
FOURTH QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points) 1. J.Swanson, 2. Roa, 3. Drake, 4. Bender, 5. C.Swanson, 6. Bezio, 7. Faria, 8. Courtney. NT
“SUPER-6 DASH”: (6 laps-no points) 1. Mike Spencer (#50 Chaffin), 2. Dave Darland (#71p Phillips), 3. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Nic Faas (#4x Alexander), 5. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics). NOTE: Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI) did not start.
B MAIN #1: (12 laps-no points) 1. Hines, 2. Mitchell, 3. Kaeding, 4. R.Gardner, 5. Cardey, 6. Bernal, 7. Niemela, 8. Drake, 9. J.Vander Weerd, 10. Perkins, 11. Alexander, 12. T.Williams, 13. Blinn, 14. Stone. 15. St. James, 16. N.Hurst.. 3:29.20
B MAIN #2: (12 laps-no points) 1. Thomas, 2. Leary, 3. Windom, 4. Kruseman, 5. C.Williams, 6. A.Williams, 7. Sweeney, 8. Davis, 9. Bender, 10. McIntyre, 11. Wilson, 12. Reinbold, 13. Henry, 14. Bluntach, 15. C.Gansen, 16. D.J. Johnson, 17. C.Williams. NT
FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. Cory Kruseman, 12. Austin Williams, 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Brody Roa, 16. Bud Kaeding, 17. Nic Faas, 18. Matt Mitchell, 19. Robert Ballou, 20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Jace Vander Weerd, 22. David Cardey, 23. Cody Williams, 24. Justin Grant, 25. Ronnie Gardner, 26. Nick Drake, 27. Jake Swanson. NT
**Bezio flipped during the fourth qualifying heat. Grant flipped on lap 23 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Darland.
FINAL AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Clauson-1948, 2-Darland-1,885, 3-Bacon-1,770, 4-Stockon-1,698, 5-Thomas-1,657, 6-Hines-1,541, 7-Ballou-1,451, 8-Windom-1,220, 8-Courtney-1,029, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000.
FINAL AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.Gradner-1,259, 2-Spencer-1,167, 3-Faas-1,159, 4-Mitchell-868, 5-Kaeding-811, 6-A.Williams-798, 7-C.Williams-770, 8-Roa-703, 9-Bernal-557, 10-R.J. Johnson-503.
USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:
November 1, 2013 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” presented by All-Coast Construction
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-16.126; 2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.329; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.376; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.398; 5. Nic Faas, 4x, Alexander-16.518; 6. Damion Gardner, 4A, Alexander-16.555; 7. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.615; 8. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.754; 9. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.773; 10. David Cardey, 92, Tredder-16.776; 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-16.790; 12. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-16.796; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.822; 14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.828; 15. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.833; 16. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.843; 17. Danny Faria, Jr., 17v, Faria-16.843; 18. Bud Kaeding, 29, BZE-16.865; 19. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.866; 20. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-16.869; 21. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.908; 22. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/BRaT-16.995; 23. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-17.018; 24. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-17.034; 25. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-17.138; 26. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-17.148; 27. Jake Swanson, 14, Springstead-17.152; 28. Wes McIntyre, 21B, Duinkerken-17.152; 29. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.156; 30. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-17.161; 31. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.176; 32. Austin Stone, 29x, Coffman-17.190; 33. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.202; 34. Charles Davis, Jr., 4G, Cook-17.222; 35. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.233; 36. Cody Swanson, 14J, Springstead-17.255; 37. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.259; 38. John Aden, 7A, Aden-17.309; 39. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.314; 40. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.336; 41. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.398; 42. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.432; 43. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.432; 44. Chris Gansen, 4c, Gansen-17.533; 45. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.559; 46. Johnathon Henry, 39, Cal-Sun-17.618; 47. Kenny Perkins, 0, Perkins-17.626; 48. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.900; 49. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-17.999; 50. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT; 51. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-NT; 52. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-NT; 53. Shon Deskins, 20s, SDR-NT. (NOTE: J.J. Ercse also in car #14)
C MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Bezio, 2. Blinn, 3. Bluntach, 4. T.Williams, 5. Perkins, 6. Henry, 7. Alexander, 8. Reinbold, 9. St. James, 10. Gansen. 2:58.17
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Thomas, 3. Darland, 4. Hines, 5. D.Gardner, 6. Roa, 7. Niemela, 8. C.Swanson. 2:53.38
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Spencer, 3. Grant, 4. Faria, 5. Courtney, 6. Bender, 7. Stone, 8. J.Swanson. 2:53.89
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Mitchell, 3. Kaeding, 4. Drake, 5. R.Gardner, 6. Aden, 7. McIntyre, 8. D.J. Johnson. 2:56.04
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Bernal, 5. Hurst, 6. Davis, 7. C.Williams, 8. R.J. Johnson. 2:57.36
FIFTH HEAT: (12 laps) 1. Faas, 2. R.Williams, 3. Sweeney, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Cardey, 6. Wilson, 7. A.Williams, 8. J.Vander Weerd. 2:54.78
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. A.Williams, 3. Roa, 4. Cardey, 5. R.Gardner, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. C.Williams, 8. J.Swanson, 9. Hurst, 10. Davis, 11. Bezio, 12. Courtney, 13. McIntyre, 14. J.Vander Weerd, 15. D.J. Johnson, 16. T.Williams, 17. Wilson, 18. Stone, 19. Niemela, 20. Bender, 21. C.Swanson, 22. Blinn, 23. Bluntach, 24. Aden. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Nic Faas, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Matt Mitchell, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Bud Kaeding, 13. Jon Stanbrough, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Cody Williams, 16. Danny Faria, Jr., 17. R.J. Johnson, 18. Brody Roa, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Nick Drake, 21. Verne Sweeney, 22. Ronnie Gardner, 23. Robert Ballou, 24. Austin Williams, 25. David Cardey, 26. Rip Williams. NT
**Niemela flipped during the semi. A.Williams & Cardey flipped on lap 5 of the Feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Faas.
NEW USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Clauson-1,891; 2-Darland-1,825; 3-Bacon-1,722; 4-Stockon-1,647; 5-Thomas-1,612; 6-Hines-1,505; 7-Ballou-1,434; 8-Windom-1,178; 9-Courtney-1,028; 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000.
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.Gardner-1,258, 2-Faas-1,138, 3-Spencer-1,113, 4-Mitchell-849, 5-Kaeding-788, 6-A.Williams-767, 7-C.Williams-757, 8-Roa-678, 9-Bernal-556, 10-R.Williams-490.
NEXT USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: November 2 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” presented by All-Coast Construction
83 Floodgate Road
Bridgeport, NJ 08014
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BILL THOMAS WINS THOMAS MEMORIAL AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
Bridgeport, NJ (October 27, 2013) – In a race honoring his late father, Bill Thomas won the IPM Pest Management 600cc Micro-Sprint feature at Bridgeport Speedway’s Bill Thomas Memorial. The 270cc Micro-Sprint main event was taken by Chris Locuson. Warren Stradley topped the field in the 4-Cylinder Enduro car contest. The Slingshot feature went to Cody Kline. Tom Wolfe collected the victory in the 8-Cylinder Enduro race.
In the 30-lap IPM Pest Management 600cc feature, Bill Thomas took the lead at the start of the event with Shane Lewis in second. By the fifth circuit, Thomas had a comfortable advantage as he was just beginning to encounter lap traffic. Back to back cautions on lap 7 eliminated the congestion for Thomas. When green flag racing resumed, Thomas was still on top with Lewis trying to gain ground with eight tours completed. At the halfway point, Thomas was back in traffic with Lewis in second and Jay Hartman in third. By lap 20, the caution flag waved again due to a spin by Dan Cogdill, Jr. After action got back underway, Thomas kept his lead and began to distance himself again from the pack. On lap 26, two caution periods occurred and reset the field behind the leader. Following the final green flag, Thomas went unchallenged in the remaining laps to collect the $1000 first place prize. Lewis held on for second with Hartman coming home in third. Tim Buckwalter used the outside groove to finish in fourth and Stephen Kemery completed the race in fifth. The heat races for the IPM Pest Management 600cc Micro-Sprints were won by Bill Thomas, Jay Hartman, and Shane Lewis. Brett Estep took the checkered flag in the consolation event.
Chris Locuson inherited the top running position at the midway point of the 30-lap main for the 270cc Micro-Sprints and he eventually gained the victory. Jay Hartman jumped out to the front at the start of the race. As the halfway signal was given, a mechanical failure forced Hartman to the pits and Locuson became the new leader. Once in front, Locuson powered through lap traffic in the second half of the contest to capture the $1000 check. The runner-up spot went to Tyler Reinhardt. Brian Morrill, Luke Fogg, and RJ Magyari rounded out the top five. Brian Morrill, Jay Hartman, and Charlie Lamanna were the victors in the 270cc Micro-Sprint qualifying races.
After taking the top spot on the ninth circuit, Warren Stradley led the rest of the way to gain the win in the 20-lap feature for the 4-Cylinder Enduro Cars. Scott Dunn finished in second. Third place went to Justin Dunn and he was followed across the finish line by John Gray and Mike Dunn. The 4-Cylinder heat races went to Robbie Dunn and Justin Dunn.
Cody Kline held off Carl Bittenbender in the final circuits to claim the checkered flag in the 25-lap Slingshot feature. With Bittenbender taking second, Donny Hockman crossed the finish line in third. Joe Bodenschatz and Simon Egan filled out the top five. Slingshot heat races were taken by Carl Bittenbender and Larry Raifsnider.
In the non-stop 50-lap race for the 8-Cylinder Enduro Cars, Tom Wolf won the contest after taking the lead on the thirteenth circuit. Lee Allen, Christopher Allen, Sr., Animal, and Rob McCormick followed Wolf.
Dennis Drain was the victor in the Vintage Stock Car race.
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 - BILL THOMAS MEMORIAL - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 2013
IPM Pest Management 600cc Micro-Sprints
Heat 1 - 1. Bill Thomas 2. Tim Buckwalter 3. Stephen Kemery 4. Steve Bracall 5. Sam Lamothe 6.Nick Walton
Heat 2 - 1. Jay Hartman 2. Andrew Locuson 3. Tyler DeVault 4. Sam Locuson 5. Matt Smith 6. Brett Michalski
Heat 3 - 1. Shane Lewis 2. Jeff Hartman 3. Chris Locuson 4. Jim Tippin 5. Dave Carlberg 6. PJ Williams
Consolation - 1. Brett Estep 2. Bill Jackson 3. Ed Barber, III 4. Jon Stewart 5. Christian Harris 6. Dan Cogdill, Jr.
IPM PEST MANAGEMENT 600cc MICRO-SPRINT - 30 LAPS
1. BILL THOMAS 2. Shane Lewis 3. Jay Hartman 4. Tim Buckwalter 5. Stephen Kemery 6.Jeff Hartman 7. Sam LaMothe 8. Tyler DeVault 9. Andrew Locuson 10. Matt Smith 11. Chris Locuson 12. Nick Walton 13. Brett Michalski 14. Christian Harris 15. Brett Estep 16. Sam Locuson 17. Steve Bracall 18. PJ Williams 19. Jim Tippin 20. Dan Cogdill, Jr. 21. Dave Carlberg 22. Jon Stewart 23. Ed Barber, III 24. Bill Jackson
DNQ: Mark Landwher, Gary Forsythe, Luke Fogg, Ernie Miles
Heat 1 - 1. Brian Morrill 2. John Blanda 3. Jonathan John 4. Dan Lane 5. Luke Fogg 6. Joe Dopke
Heat 2 - 1. Jay Hartman 2. Chris Locuson 3. RJ Magyari 4. Dana Lamothe 5. Matt Harrell 6. Hank Steller
Heat 3 - 1. Charlie Lamanna 2. Tyler Reinhardt 3. Kyle Spence 4, Billy Murphy 5. Billy Gray 6. Mark Landwher
270cc MICRO-SPRINT FEATURE - 30 LAPS
1. CHRIS LOCUSON 2. Tyler Reinhardt 3. Brian Morrill 4. Luke Fogg 5. RJ Magyari 6. Billy Murphy 7. Dana LaMothe 8. Hank Steller 9. Billy Gray 10. John Blanda 11. Donald Bouchelle 12. Dan Lane 13. Mark Landwher 14. Jim Garrison 15. Jay Hartman 16. Charlie Lamanna 17. Matt Harrell 18. Kyle Spence 19. Jonathan John 20. Joe Dopke
4-Cylinder Enduro Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Robbie Dunn 2. Warren Stradley 3. Cheri LaClaire 4. John Gray 5. Joe Garey 6. Mike Dunn
Heat 2 - 1. Justin Dunn 2. Scott Dunn 3. Dave Bentley 4. Ken Wallace 5. John Webster 6. Mike Koppenhaner
4 - CYLINDER ENDURO CAR FEATURE - 20 LAPS
1. WARREN STRADLEY 2. Scott Dunn 3. Justin Dunn 4. John Gray 5. Mike Dunn 6. Ken Wallace 7. Cheri LaClaire 8. Mike Koppenhaner 9. Phil Levering 10. Robbie Dunn 11. Joe Garey 12. Ryan Simmons 13. John Webster 14. Art Knapp
DNS: Dave Bentley
Heat 1 - 1. Carl Bittendender 2. Donny Hockman 3. Brett Bieber 4. John Bockhorn 5. Joe Bodenschatz 6. Bill Reidenbach
Heat 2 - 1. Larry Raifsnider 2. Cody Kline 3. Simon Egan 4. Shannon Smith 5. Tim Paul 6. BJ Antonio
SLINGSHOT FEATURE - 25 LAPS
1. CODY KLINE 2. Carl Bittenbender 3. Donny Hockman 4. Joe Bodenschatz 5. Simon Egan 6. Brett Bieber 7. Larry Raifsnider 8. BJ Antonio 9. Bill Reidenbach 10. Tim Paul 11. Dave Morrell 12. Bob Dmuchowski 13. Rick Partite 14. Jason Schlenker 15. Shannon Smith 16. John Bockhorn 17. Dave McCullough 18. Daniel Schlenker
8 - CYLINDER ENDURO CAR FEATURE - 50 LAPS
1. TOM WOLF 2. Lee Allen 3. Christopher Allen, Sr. 4. Animal 5. Rob McCormick 6. Dave Bentley, Jr. 7. Travis Guyer 8. Phil Levering 9. Bill Stockert 10. Doug Guyer 11. Pat Hires 12. Karl Wagner 13. Steve Haegele