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By INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway | Published: Mar 16, 2020

“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks. Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials. We are planning for all contingencies and will be prepared to run the GMR Grand Prix and Indy 500 as the COVID-19 situation permits.”

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ByOfficial NASCAR Release NASCAR.com March 16, 2020 at 6:37 PM
“The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville. We appreciate the patience of our fans and we look forward to returning to the race track. We intend to hold all 36 races this season, with future rescheduling soon to be determined as we continue to monitor this situation closely with public health officials and medical experts. What is important now transcends the world of sports and our focus is on everyone’s safety and well-being as we navigate this challenging time together.”

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Mar
06

Sad News From Bridgeport Speedway

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Bridgeport Motorsports Park

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It is with a heavy and saddened heart that we at Bridgeport Speedway pass on the news that our family member and General Manager Danny Serrano passed away yesterday. Ourselves here at Bridgeport would like to send our condolences to his family and friends and we have a few words to say about Danny.

Danny started his love for racing at a young age with his gram and man oh man did it start a crazy adventure for Danny. Throughout his time at Bridgeport, New Egypt and wherever else you may have found Danny, you knew you were in for a treat with tons of laughs and discussions about racing to the highest degree.

Danny had a love for racing that cannot be matched. He had smile on his face and an understanding personality that put him at the highest level when dealing with fans, drivers, officials, or whoever he was talking to. It was the simple things in life that made him happy...his girlfriend Karen, his racing family, and his work as a general manager. Danny's love and dedication for Bridgeport was so immense, that he would never back down from a challenge at the track. We'd have to tell him often to take a break and relax because he was always on the go handling business, venturing to other tracks for promotions, cutting the grass, you name it and he would be there doing it without any hesitations.

He was married to the sport that we all love so much. He went everywhere to experience racing at all different levels! Whether that be the big cars or the micro guys, Danny would always travel for a good race and would take anyone along with him if they asked. Danny was an essential part in growing Spirit's 1/4 mile Friday night show and would be seen riding his golf cart all around taking care of every task possible. On Saturdays, he was doing the same thing and making jokes with all the drivers, especially when his friend Jeff Strunk or “Steeerunk” as he would call him. He was the guy that everyone would come to when they had questions or even when they just needed a good laugh or story time. We can hear him saying on the pit shack radio to get ready for hot laps or even to come up for the pill draw.

We will miss him walking around with that infectious smile making a joke about something that happened that night. We will all miss the late-night meetings, phone calls, emails, or even just messages from him talking about the sport he loved the most. And let’s not even forget to mention his personality. Anyone that knows Danny knew how funny, caring, and determined he was. When Danny would set his mind to it, he would set out to accomplish it. And for everyone who has gotten to know him, sit in on stories, listen to his jokes, receive that Facebook messages of jokes and content that he found funny; Then you meant more to him then you would ever know. The racing world was Danny’s life and we couldn’t have asked for a better brother, friend, manager, and official.

Bridgeport suffered a great loss today as did the entire racing community. We love you and will miss you Danny - Rest easy my friend.

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Mar
02

Things just got interesting

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Bridgeport Motorsports Park

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Bridgeport Motorsports Park is ready to make 2020 the biggest year to date!
(Rick Sweeten Images)

Bridgeport Speedway To Pay Up To $1000 Weekly To 602 Sportsman

Bridgeport, NJ - With the start of the 2020 season around the corner, Bridgeport Speedway has been dilligently peparing for the upcoming season. From creating a brand new race track, to securing essential sponsorships, to filling in key employee roles, to coming up with ways to make Bridgeport even more appealing to the race teams, track owner Doug Rose and his team has been hard at work for the past four months.

Doug Rose had the following to say; "The Ramey family was gracious enough to allow Brittany and I to follow along last year and watch their weekly operation. When doing so, the plans were to roll into the 2020 season trying to keep things as much the same as possible knowing that their formula over the last seven years was a success stated rose."

"Danny Serrano and I have been bouncing around the idea of doing something with the 602 Sportsman payout while not trying to put ourselves in a position not to succeed."

"We’ve sat down a couple times looking at different scenarios and what we could do or not do and still feel it would be safe for the well-being of the speedway."

"With the number of drivers that we feel Will be competing at the speedway in 2020 for the weekly point shows we feel comfortable making a couple concrete changes while putting a twist in there to compensate the drivers when we have excellent car counts for the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman."

"We have decided to add three things to all points shows at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in 2020. We will be offering a tiered weekly payout with the base pay being the normal pay that the Ramey Family has been using which will be for 29 cars and under which has paid $500 to win with now $75 to take the green which has been raised since 2019.

When we have 30 plus cars we will bump up to the next purse, which will see the winner receive 750 to win with additional positions receiving extra purse money as well. On top of this purse adjustment, we are going to add in a gamblers program, which will add an additional $250 to the win regardless if we are over or under the 30 cars. So, on a weekly basis a driver who chooses to take the gamblers will be racing weekly for 750 or $1000 to win. We feel that this is huge for the growth of the 602 Sportsman division."

The non-point shows at Bridgeport will pay substantially more than the weekly purse; i.e. the winner of the "Kingdom of Speed Weekend" could possibly go home with $1,500! March 21 will serve as the track's 'practice day' with the following weekend being the grand opening for the 2020 season. For more information please log on the track's website www.bpspeedway.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fans and drivers can also reach the Speedway at 856-467-4408 or email at Bridgeportspeedway@hotmail.com
Tickets for the historic Kingdom of Speed event, as well as tickets for the spectacular Monster Truck Throwdown show, can be purchased at
www.bridgeportspeedway.thundertix.com/.

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Feb
25

Bridgeport Motorsports Park News

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Bridgeport Motorsports Park is ready to make history with the unveiling of the new high banked, super wide speedway.
(Rick Sweeten Images)

THIS WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS

With the start of the 2020 season being a month away, Bridgeport Motorsports Park has some unfinished business to prove to fans. Fans have been making assumptions about whether the track will be finished in time, or whether we will see racing action starting in April instead. We can tell you we are on target and all systems are a go, and this track is going to leave you speechless.....

With that being said, we are officially one month away from the Kingdom of Speed 100 weekend which will provide seat grabbing, adrenaline filled racing in six, that's right we said SIX, divisions of racing! The show will include the Spec 358 Small Block Modifieds, Bridgeport Modifieds (both 358 Spec Small Blocks and Big Block Modifieds), 602 Sportsman, Street Stocks, the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series, and for the first time ever USAC SpeedSTRs. This will be the start of a new era at Bridgeport Motorsports Park and YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

Tickets for this historic event, as well as tickets for the spectacular Monster Truck Throwdown show, can be purchased at
www.bridgeportspeedway.thundertix.com/.

LINKS

Visit Bridgeport's official website at www.bpspeedway.com

Follow Bridgeport on Twitter at twitter.com/bridgeportspeed

Like Bridgeport on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BridgeportSpeedway/

Be sure to follow Bridgeport on Instagram
at www.instagram.com/bridgeportspeed/

CONTACTS

Danny Serrano | bridgeportspeedway@hotmail.com
(Please CC Doug Rose [amrosecorp@aol.com] to all emails)

Bridgeport Motorsports Park
83 Flood Gate Road | Swedesboro, New Jersey | 08085
(717) 866-7450 | www.bpspeedway.com

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John Andretti working on son Jarett's Sprint Car at New Egypt Speedway June 5, 2014 (Wheels of Speed Photo)


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