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BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK OPENING IS A HUGE SUCCESS

Bridgeport, NJ – It finally happened. After months of construction and preparation The Bridgeport Motorsports Park – The Kingdom of Speed – opened its gates for the delayed 2020 season opener. All three divisions – The Foley Cat Modifieds, South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman and Sunbelt Rental Street Stocks – provided plenty of side by side action, three and four abreast racing with multiple groove racing from the first green flag to the final checkered.

Doug Rose’s plan for a reconfigured, banked speedway that would be smaller than the former 5/8th mile track, received mixed reactions from fans and competitors alike but the doubts were put aside with the great racing action provided by the brand new racing surface on Sunday.

Ryan Godown took the win in the Foley Cat Modifieds, holding off the challenges of Rick Laubach and then Richie Pratt Jr. who chased Godown across the finish line. Godown and Laubach had traded the lead briefly before Godown put his Searock No. 26 out in front for good.
Trailing Godown and Pratt to the checkered were Danny Bouc in the Short Load No. 32, Laubach in the Hermann No 7 and Briggs Danner in his family owned No. 78. Billy Pauch, Jr., Ryan Watt, Craig VonDohren, Ryan Krachun and Davey Sammons completed the top ten at the end of thirty laps.

Steve Kemery picked up the win in the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Crate Sportsman feature event, starting off the season just as he did last year by winning the opening day race. Scott Hitchens pressured Kemery throughout the race and actually took the lead just before the halfway mark. Hitchens led lap nine and ten before Kemery regained the top spot. Hitchens went on to finish second behind Kemery with Ryan Anderson finishing third. Sean Metz chose the line around the bottom of the race track and made it work for a fourth place finish ahead of Joe Toth in fifth. Tom Moore, Jr., Ricky Wegner, Jr., Brad Roberts, 2019 Champion, Matt Peck and Johnny Bangs picked up top ten finishes in the season opener.

Rich Stinson, Jr. took advantage of a lap six restart to take the lead from 2019 Champion, Tom Wills, Jr. in the Sunbelt Rentals Street Stock feature event. The top three cars – Stinson, Wills, Jr., and Lee Allen – kept it interesting through the fifteen lap event with Wills and Allen staying within striking range of Stinson. There was an ongoing battle taking place behind the leaders as Vern McLaughlin, Jeff Dirkes and Mike Hughes, Jr. battled for the fourth spot. McLaughlin won the position, taking fourth over Hughes who finished fifth. Dirkes, Tom Wills, Sr., Mick Search, Justin Nowlen and Nick Sandone III finished sixth through tenth.

Action returns to the Kingdom of speed on Sunday, July 5th for the All American 40 – a forty lap feature event for the Foley Cat Modifieds. The United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars will be the first sprint cars to compete on the new track and will join the four division show that will also feature the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman and Sunbelt Rental Street Stocks. Grandstand seating will be limited to tickets sold prior to the event to maintain limits set by the governor. Pit gates will open at 3pm with the grandstand gates opening at 5pm, warm-ups at 6pm and the first green flag of the night at 7pm. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT https://bridgeportspeedway.thundertix.com/

RESULTS FROM 6-28-20:

Foley Cat Modifieds (30 laps) -1, Ryan Godown, 2. Richie Pratt, Jr., 3. Danny Bouc, 4. Rick Laubach, 5. Briggs Danner, 6. Billy Pauch, Jr., 7. Ryan Watt, 8. Craig VonDohren, 9. Ryan Krachun, 10. Davey Sammons, 11. Cale Ross, 12. Dillon Steuer, 13. Brett Ballard, 14. Jack Swain, 15. Jeff Strunk, 16. Wade Hendrickson, 17. Jimmy Horton, 18. Matt Stangle, 19. Dominick Buffalino, 20. Steve Davis, 21. Stan Frankenfield, 22. Billy Pauch, Sr. 23. Willie Osmun, 24. Rich Rutski

South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman (20 laps) – 1. Steve Kemery, 2. Scott Hitchens, 3. Ryan Anderson, 4. Sean Metz, 5. Joe Toth, 6. Tom Moore, Jr., 7. Ricky Wegner, Jr., 8. Brad Roberts, 9. Matt Peck, 10. Johnny Bangs, 11. Dan Fleming, 12. Ryan Higgs, 13. Ryan Heim, 14. Ryan Godown, Jr., 15. Chris Jenkins, 16. Jim Gallagher, Jr., 17. David Jenkins, 18. Tom Errico, Jr., 19. Jonathan Swift, 20. Bobby Holzwarth, 21. Mason Magee, 22. Wayner Weaver, 23. Michael White, 24. Steve Lyle

Sunbelt Rentals Street Stocks (15 laps) – 1. Rich Stinson, Jr., 2. Tom Wills, Jr., 3. Lee Allen, 4. Vern McLaughlin, 5. Mike Hughes, Jr., 6. Jeff Dirkes, 7. Tom Wills, Sr., 8. Mick Search, 9. Justin Nowlen, 10. Nick Sandone, III, 11. Doug Debray, 12. Mike Creamer, 13. Drew Brocklebank, 14. Chris Felber, 15. Ken Moran, 16. John Parker, 17. Brian Ludwig, 18. Johnny Bush, 19. Paul Donahue (DNS)

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BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK TO HOLD OPEN PRACTICE THIS SUNDAY!

Bridgeport, NJ - Bridgeport Motorsports Park and Spirit Auto Center Speedway plan to open for the first time in 2020 as we are holding an open practice THIS SUNDAY, June 14th! Pit gates for Spirit Auto Center Speedway will open at 11:30 am with cars hitting the track at 1 pm. Bridgeport Motorsports Park will open pit gates at 4:30 with cars hitting the track at 6 pm. Practice will be open to all interested teams with pit fees being only $30 for the evening.

Due to social distancing guidelines and the Governors executive order, the speedway will only be permitted to sell pit passes in order to enter the facility.

We are taking precautionary measures to ensure a safe environment for fans, participants and employees as we make the return to racing. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and/or are not feeling well, we ask that you please stay home. The safety of our fans, track employees, and the drivers remains our top priority.

COVID Procedures: All participants, team members, car owners, etc. must maintain safe social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet apart (unless they live in the same household). All race cars must have 6 feet of spacing between each of them. It is highly recommended to wear masks when at the facility, as per the state police of New Jersey. Seating is available and we have marked seats 6 feet apart with an orange marking and have taped off every other row. Please maintain proper social distancing at all times.

Keep up to date with Bridgeport Motorsports Park at www.BPSpeedway.com and on Facebook under Bridgeport Speedway.

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Mar
06

Sad News From Bridgeport Speedway

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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 is ready to make 2020 the biggest year to date!
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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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Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
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DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES TO MAKE EIGHT APPEARANCES AT THE ALL NEW BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY IN 2020
BRIDGEPORT, NJ

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

With the off season in full effect, that doesn't slow things down for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series officials who have been strategically planning for the forth upcoming season of operations for Racesaver Sprint Car Racing in the tri-state area.

"Jeff and I have been really excited to start planning for the 2020 season after another exciting and successful year has ended in 2019," Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of MASS stated. "After many conversations with the new Bridgeport Speedway management, we are excited to announce that we will be on the card for the March 29th grand opener of the all new Bridgeport Speedway!"

"We also have agreed on scheduling eight races total on the newly configured half mile, and these dates will be announced at Motorsports when the full schedule is released".

For 2020, an enlarged purse will be put forth at all eight races scheduled on the South Jersey Oval, making it $500 to win, with an increase in payout to the top ten and $150 to start from eleventh on back.

"Doug Rose and Danny Serrano have been a pleasure to work with thus far, and we appreciate their hospitality and appreciation for Racesaver Sprint Car racing, and it shows with this purse increase," Wagner said. "I believe our teams that have been with us from the start, as well as the teams that will be joining us in 2020 will be grateful for this new purse as well".

In 2019, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series visited Bridgeport Speedway four times, with two events happening on the 3/8 mile and the other two on the 5/8 mile super speedway. Jeff Geiges would win twice there, once on each track, with Andy Best grabbing the other 3/8 mile victory in early June an 2019 MASS Champion, Ricky DiEva taking his first ever Sprint Car victory on "Pack the House Night" later in the month.

To tie up the 2019 season, teams, drivers, and sponsors with gather at the annual Championship Banquet held on Saturday, January 11th, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Tickets will be on sale until December 29th and if there are any questions about the event, contact the Series Officials by email at midatlanticseries@gmail.com.

For more information on the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our website at www.masprintseries.com or our Facebook page to catch up on the latest news on what’s happening!

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