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42nd SEASON OF RACING AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY STARTS WITH THE 60 OVER SPECIAL
Bridgeport, NJ (February 10, 2013) – The 42nd season of racing at Bridgeport Speedway is set to start on Saturday, March 30 with three extraordinary events on the 5/8th mile oval. “The 60 Over Special” Race of Champions Big Block Modified race will be contested in honor of Doug Hoffman, the former promoter of Bridgeport Speedway who passed away on December 24, 2012. This 60-lap event will mark the first event of the Big Block Modified Poker Series for 2013. A big field of drivers is widely expected for this race. The new Crate/Sportsman division is set to partake in the opening hand of their Poker Series. The first race of the new Shoot Out Series for the Outlaw Stock Cars will round out the card with the “Bill Reynolds Memorial 20” in memory of the former novelty stand owner at Bridgeport Speedway. Pit gates open 11:00 a.m. with the spectator turnstiles unlocking at 1:00 p.m. Hot laps are set to get underway at 3:00 p.m. with racing starting at 4:00 p.m. Adult (16 and older) admission for the opener will be $25 with students (10-15) being admitted for $12. Kids 9 and under are free. Admittance to the pits is $35.
Fast and Furious Friday night action on the quarter mile will get underway on April 5. Micro-Sprints (270cc and 600cc) along with 4-Cylinder Stock Cars complete the lineup. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with the first green flag waving at 7:15 p.m. Adult admission is $10 with no charge for children 9 and under. Admission to the pit area is $25 with a license and $30 without a license.
Prior to the opening events, competitors will be able to test their cars. On Saturday, March 23, a combined practice session will be held for both Friday and Saturday night races. The 5/8th mile racers can test their machines on the outer oval from noon until 4:00 p.m. with pit gates opening at 9:00 a.m. Quarter mile drivers can try their rides on the inner dirt oval from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with pit gates unlocking at noon. Sunday, March 24 has been reserved as a rain date for this combined practice with the same times.
In addition, the 5/8th mile racers will have one additional session on Friday, March 29. This final practice before the opener will have the pit gates opening at 4:00 p.m. and the three hour tuning period will start at 6:00 p.m.
Pit admission for any of the test and tune sessions is $25 and no license is required. Fans can watch all of the practices for free in the main grandstand.
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.
83 Floodgate Road
Bridgeport, NJ 08014
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