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Outlaws Forced to Postpone Return to Bridgeport Speedway

SWEDESBORO, NJ – May 21, 2018 – Mother Nature has struck again, forcing the postponement of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Bridgeport Speedway. The event was scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, May 22, but extremely saturated grounds at the facility have forced the World of Outlaws and Bridgeport Speedway to postpone the event to a later date.

Both Bridgeport track officials and World of Outlaws officials were at the facility Monday afternoon and worked feverishly before making the ultimate decision that the facility will not be ready by Tuesday due to the amount of rainfall received over the last 72 hours.

Outlaw and Bridgeport officials are working on a date for a potential rescheduled event. Stay tuned to World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series social media channels for the most up to date information. The World of Outlaws 40th Anniversary Season continues Friday, May 25 with the Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway before heading back to the Midwest.

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​For the first time in fifteen years, the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars are coming to the Bridgeport Speedway!

When the WoO last raced at the Bridgeport Speedway in 2003, it was Sammy Swindell who took home the win on the lightning fast 5/8th mile track. This time, however, the Outlaws will race on the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Certainly, Fargo, North Dakota driver, Donny Schatz must be listed among the favorites when the Outlaws roll into the Logan Township speedplant for their one and only appearance in the state of New Jersey during the 2018 season. At press time, Schatz is leading the points and has already collected eight victories so far this season. As the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15, Schatz is competing in his 22nd season of competition with the World of Outlaws.

Brad Sweet is currently second in the points chase with a recent victory in the Twister Showdown in Salina, OK while driving for Kasey Kahne Racing. The 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, Sheldon Haudenschild, is third in points after recording three victories earlier this season while driving for Stenhouse Jr - Marshall Racing.

Owasso, OK driver, Daryn Pittman has also recorded three wins so far this season as the driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb No. 9. Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason and David Gravel have each recorded one win a piece at this point of the 2018 season.

Crowd favorites are likely to be the drivers racing out of Bobby Allen's stable - son, Jacob Allen and grandson, Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA as they represent the east coast in this competition. There is also Dane Lorenc of Lancaster, NY who will be one of the drivers competing for Rookie of the Year honors during the 2018 season.

This event is sure to attract any number of competitors from the Central PA sprint car ranks as they take on the drivers of the World of Outlaws during their eastern tour.

The Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway has provided some great racing so far this season. The World of Outlaws event is one you won't want to miss!

Joining the Outlaws on the race card for this event will be the 602 Crate Sportsman.

Pit gates open at 3pm and grandstands at 5pm with racing at 7:30pm. Reserved seating is available for $35. General admission to the grandstand will be $30 with kids 10-15 for $15 and children under 9 for free. Pit admission will be $40. Wednesday, May 23 has been reserved as a rain date should it be necessary.

As always, plan to arrive early and enjoy all that the Bridgeport Speedway has to offer! Live music, great concessions, a Bounce House and a big wooden monster truck for the kids to play on and as always, rides to the pits on the Bandit Bus for a look behind the scenes before the racing gets underway. Take home a Bridgeport Speedway souvenir or a copy of the Bridgeport Bullet, the official program of the Bridgeport Speedway.

The Bridgeport Speedway continues to provide a safe, fun and family oriented environment for the world's greatest racing entertainment.

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, May 22 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & 602 Crate Sportsman on Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile - racing at 7:30 (Rain date -Wed 5/23)

Saturday, May 26 - 5/8 & 1/4 mile Double Header - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks, Rookies, 270 & 600 Micro Sprints, racing at 6pm

Saturday, June 2 - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies, racing at 7pm

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Upcoming events

Sunday, May 13 - Pre-Season Championship Night - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies on the 3/8th mile, racing at 6pm

Wednesday, May 16 - Battle of the Bridge - Super DIRTcar Series event - DIRTcar Big Blocks and 602 Crate Sportsman, racing at 7:15 (Rain date - Thursday)

Tuesday, May 22 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & 602 Crate Sportsman on Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile - racing at 7:30 (Rain date -Wed 5/23)

Satruday, May 26 - 5/8 & 1/4 mile Double Header - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks, Rookies, 270 & 600 Micro Sprints

PAUCH TRIUMPHS FOR 60TH CAREER VICTORY AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

​After struggling through a winless season last year, Billy Pauch rallied the troops and raced to victory in the twenty-five lap Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modified feature at the Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday night.

It was an emotional win for Pauch who has accumulated more than seven hundred victories throughout his career. A wreck during a heat race in Friday night competition left Pauch's K&A Excavating No. 1 questionable for a Saturday night race. "We really wadded it up last night," the winner explained. "We even had my grandson hammering on the car. Everybody worked so hard..." Pauch credited his family, including his two year old grandson, and crew for their hard work in preparing the winning car.

Richie Pratt, Jr. took lead at the wave of the green and immediately began to distance himself from the field but multiple cautions kept the competition close. Pratt led through the first six laps before Pauch raced into the lead on lap seven. After starting twelfth, Ryan Watt raced into third on lap nine and then took over second with a pass by Neal Williams just before the half way mark. Watt was closing on the leader before a lap fourteen caution set up a restart, putting Pauch and Watt side by side.

Pauch and Watt raced side by side on lap fifteen before the caution waved again. Pauch raced to the green ahead of the field and was able to pull away as the next ten laps remained under green. Pauch led Watt to the finish line to capture the 60th Bridgeport win of career. Watt fell one spot short of setting a new Bridgeport record for six consecutive wins on the 5/8th mile track. The record stands at five and is shared by Watt, Kenny Brightbill and Wade Hendrickson. Williams finished third with Jim Britt racing to fourth after starting eleventh. Pratt rounded out the top five at the checkered.

Brad Roberts led every lap of the twenty lap Stewart Stainless 602 Crate Sportsman feature event for his first Bridgeport win of the season. Roberts is racing a throwback number and paint scheme to honor his grandfather, Ron Roberts this season, racing the Bailey's Paving No. 123, just as his grandfather did some twenty seasons ago. It was Roberts first win since the 2016 season.

Eric Kormann trailed Roberts to the checkered with Tom Moore taking over third late in the race. Jeremy Harrington finished fourth with Bobby Bracall crossing the line in fifth.

Jeramy Doerr raced to his second win of the season in the Pennco Tech Outlaw Stock feature. Doerr took the lead from Andrew Joslin on the first lap and never looked back. 2017 Outlaw Champion, Tom Wills, Jr. finished second with Brian Ludwig racing into third in the closing laps. Mike Creamer held off Lee Allen for fourth as they raced to the checkered.

Dave Hartman led every lap of the caution free DA's Auto Body & Repair Rookie feature but it was Sammy Martz Jr. who captured his first feature win with a pass by Hartman as the leaders raced out of turn four on the final lap. Martz started deep in the field. Hartman had a sizable lead by the time that Martz made his way past Parker Guildin to take over second. The third generation racer, Martz took the victory over Hartman with Guldin finishing third.

Racing action returns to the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8 mile track at Bridgeport next Sunday for the final race of the Pre-Season Points. The Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies will be in action with racing getting underway at6pm.

SPIRIT AUTO CENTER BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS (25 laps): 1. Billy Pauch, Sr., 2. Ryan Watt, 3. Neal Williams, 4. Jim Britt, 5. Richie Pratt, Jr., 6. Rick Laubach, 7. Tommy Beamer, 8. David Hunt, 9. Bucky Kell, 10. Wade Hendrickson, 11. Butch Tittle, 12. Roger Manning, 13. Tom Macherrone, 14. Ernie Miles, III, 15. Ron Roberts, 16. Dave Shirk, 17. Rusty Smith, 18. Jack Swain, 19. Jesse Hill, 20. Sam Martz

STEWART STAINLESS SUPPLY 602 CRATE SPORTSMAN (20 laps): 1. Brad Roberts, 2. Eric Kormann, 3. Tom Moore, 4. Jeremy Harrington, 5. Bobby Bracall, 6. Tommy Errico, 7. Frank Dorry, 8. Jim Gallagher, Jr., 9. Danny Buccafusca, 10. David Crossman, 11. John Micek, 12. Chris Jenkins, 13. Dave Damiano, 14. Sammy Martz, Jr., 15. Roger Gaskill, 16. Parker GuldIn, 17. David Hartman, 18. Ray Cost, 19. Tom Holding, 20. Howard Huepfel, 21. Tom Sherby, 22. Steve Kemery, 23. Seth Spayd, 24. Pete Serra, DNS – Wayne Weaver, DNQ – Charles Stone, Ernie Miles, Jr., Rich Wegner, Sr., Matt Luzi, Olivia Ingersoll

PENNCO TECH OUTLAW STOCKS (15 laps): 1. Jeramy Doerr, 2. Tom Wills, Jr., 3. Brian Ludwig, 4. Michael Creamer, 5. Lee Allen, 6. Darren Cox, 7. Gary Elliott, 8. Ken Moren, 9. Andrew Joslin, 10. Keith McKinley, 11. Eric Mattson, 12. Scott Hulmes, 13. Rich Stinson, Sr.

D.A.’S AUTO BODY AND REPAIR ROOKIES (8 laps): 1. Sammy Martz, Jr., 2. David Hartman, 3. Parker Gulden, 4. Seth Spayd, 5. Danny Buccafusca

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All Hands On Deck To WIN!

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South Jersey Shootout

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Upcoming events

Sunday, April 29 - Pre-Season #2 - South Jersey Shootout STSS - Big Blocks, 602 Crate Sportsman & Outlaw Stocks on 3/8th mile track, racing at 5pm

Saturday, May 5 - First Night of Points - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies, racing at 6pm

Sunday, May 13 - Pre-Season Championship Night - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies on the 3/8th mile, racing at 6pm

Wednesday, May 16 - Battle of the Bridge - Super DIRTcar Series event - DIRTcar Big Blocks and 602 Crate Sportsman, racing at 7:15 (Rain date - Thursday)

STRUNK, SIMMONS & WAGNER SHARE GRAND OPENING VICTORIES ON BRIDGEPORT 3/8TH MILE

"Build it and they will come." Remember that great line from the classic film, Field of Dreams?

Well the Bridgeport Speedway built it and they came to the Grand Opening of the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway!

The Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds, the Stewart Stainless 602 Crate Sportsman, the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) and the DA's Auto Body & Repair Rookies each had their first crack at the new racing surface with Jeff Strunk, Ryan Simmons, Eddie Wagner and Danny Buccafusca writing their names in the history books as the first feature winners on the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track.

There was a lot of excitement to go around but the Big Block Modifieds had the fans on their feet as the field raced to the checkered flag!

Danny Bouc was the race's early leader in the C&S Equipment No. 6, holding off challenges from Matt Stangle for the first six laps. Stangle took the lead on lap seven but Bouc was back in front the next time around.

Jeff Strunk was challenging for the runner-up spot prior to a lap ten caution. After starting outside row four, Strunk took over second on lap thirteen. Bouc led the way with ten to go with Strunk, Stangle, Ryan Godown and Duane Howard in tow.

As the field headed through turns one and two on lap sixteen, Bouc spun in front of the back. Everyone was able to get by as the field regrouped for the restart with Strunk out in front and Bouc restarting from the rear. Strunk led with pressure from Stangle through a caution on lap nineteen when Billy Pauch Jr. slowed on the backstretch. Stangle was on the throttle on the restart, taking the lead with seven laps to go.

Strunk wasn't giving up as he raced after Stangle and challenged several times in the final laps but each time, Stangle prevailed. Godown was right behind the leaders, just waiting for an opportunity. Stangle and Strunk raced side by side as they took the white flag and the race was on to the checkered. The fans were on their feet as Strunk put the Hyneman No. 126 on the inside of Stangle's Ace Materials No. 6 in turn three. It was anyone's race as the leader's exited turn four with Strunk winning the drag race to the checkered to be the first Modified feature winner on the new track. Stangle finished second followed by Godown, Howard and Rick Laubach.

Former Rookie Champion, Steve Kemery took the lead in the 602 Crate Sportsman feature from Jeremy Harrington following a lap six restart. Kemery ran the outside to take the lead but contact with Harrington between turns three and four sent both front runners spinning and then to the pits for repairs. Ryan Simmons was the race's new leader.

Simmons had his hands full with Brad Roberts until the final lap when Roberts clipped the inside barrier in turn two and spun. That put a very determined Eric Kormann on his bumper for the run to the checkered but Simmons prevailed for his first ever Bridgeport victory on the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track. Kormann finished second followed by Joe Brown, Rookie, Danny Buccafusca and Tommy Sheetz, Sr.

Eddie Wagner came away with the win in the MASS Sprint Car feature and became the first driver to win on all three of the Bridgeport tracks. Wagner has a 600 Micro win on the Spirit quarter mile and now winged sprint car wins on both the 5/8th and 3/8th mile speedways.

Rick Stief led the way for the MASS competitors until lapped traffic became a factor in the closing laps. Wagner took the lead on lap eighteen as Mike Haggenbottom was on the move through the top five. Haggenbottom was challenging for second before contact by Tyler Reinhardt sent the cars of Stief, Haggenbottom and Reinhart spinning between turns three and four on the final lap. Wagner took the win over Dave Brown, Larry McVay, Brandon Poff and Logan Diehl.

Earlier in the day, Rockaway, NJ driver, Danny Buccafusca picked up the win in the DA's Auto Body & Repair Rookie Feature - the first of the 2018 and the first feature to be run on the new 3/8th mile track. Buccafusca, who has past experience in Slingshots and 600 Micros took the win over third generation driver, Sammy Martz Jr. making his first ever laps at Bridgeport. Another Slingshot competitor, Seth Spayd finished third followed by Parker Guldin and David Hartman. Buccafusca took the lead from Paige Brown as the two front row starters headed down the backstretch on lap one. Buccafusca never looked back but Martz was closing fast in the final laps.

SPIRIT AUTO CENTER BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS (25 laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Matt Stangle, 3. Ryan Godown, 4. Duane Howard, 5. Rick Laubach, 6. Jordan Watson, 7. Frank Cozze, 8. Jimmy Horton, 9. Wade Hendrickson, 10. Jim Britt, 11. Chris Grbac, 12. Danny Bouc, 13. Dillion Steuer, 14. Sam Martz, 15. Roger Manning, 16. Ryan Krachun, 17. Steve Davis, 18. Billy Pauch, Jr., 19. Ron Roberts, 20. Ricky DiEva, 21. David Hunt, 22. Ryan Watt, 23. Neal Williams, 24. Billy Pauch, Sr., DNQ – Tommy Beamer, Derek Krum, Bob Sarkisian, Richie Pratt, Jr.

STEWART STAINLESS SUPPLY 602 CRATE SPORTSMAN (20 laps): 1. Ryan Simmons, 2. Eric Kormann, 3. Joe Brown, 4. Danny Buccafusca, 5. Tom Scheetz, Sr., 6. Frank Dorry, 7. Bobby Bracall, 8. Wayne Weaver, 9. Steve Kemery, 10. Alonso Morales, 11. Sammy Martz, Jr., 12. Pete Serra, 13. Dave Hartman, 14. Ernie Miles, Jr., 15. John Cavallero, 16. Brad Roberts, 17. Tom Moore, 18. Jeremy Harrington, 19. Parker Gulden, 20. Seth Spayd, 21. Ray Cost

MASS 305 SPRINTS (20 laps): 1. Eddie Wagner, 2. Dave Brown, 3. Larry McVay, 4. Brendon Poff, 5. Logan Diehl, 6. Mark Bitner, 7. Jeff Geiges, 8. Tim Tanner, Jr., 9. Bryant Davis, 10. Samantha Lieberman, 11. C.J. Faison, 12. Jason Dunn, 13. Dom Melair, 14. Rick Stief, 15. Mike Haggenbottom, 16. Tyler Reinhardt, 17. David Bonner, 18. Zack Burd, 19. Joe Kay, 20. Dean Conk, Jr., 21. Ryan Stilwaggon, 22. Tom Carberry, Sr., 23. Austin Bishop, 24. Scott Frack, DNQ – Keith Anderson, Jon Haegele, Craig Pellegrini, Chad Conner, Dan Leaper

DA'S AUTO BODY & REPAIR ROOKIES (8 laps): 1. Danny Buccafusca, 2. Sammy Martz, Jr., 3. Seth Spayd, 4. Parker Guldin, 5. David Hartman, 6. Paige Brown

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