BRIDGEPORT, N.J. – Bridgeport Speedway has released its schedule of events for the upcoming season of racing.
The season will kick off with the 60 Over Special – the Doug Hoffman Memorial Race that honors the former track champion and promoter. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, just one week after the track’s open practice session on Saturday, March 23.
Colonial Pipeline returns as the title sponsor for the 811 Call Before You Dig Poker Series. The 60 Over Special will kick off the new season along with the Poker Series for the Spirit Auto Center Big-Block Modifieds, Stewart Stainless 602 Crate Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks. Reigning big-block champion Ryan Watt started off his championship season with his first win in the 60 Over Special last year.
The 360 sprint cars of the United Racing Club will kick off their season when they join the big-block modifieds and 602 Crate Sportsman for a Sunday race program on April 14.
The point chase gets underway on Saturday, May 4. There are 14 scheduled point races for the big-block modifieds during the season with four of those events to take place on the three-eighths-mile track during May and June. Show-up points will be awarded for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show, the All American 40 and the Rumble on the River.
The World of Outlaws makes its only appearance in the Garden State on the three-eighths-mile Bridgeport track. The 602 Crate Sportsman will join the Outlaws in this double header show on May 21.
Action will continue on the three-eighths-mile surface on Sunday, May 26 for the All American 40, the second race of the 811 Call Before You Dig Poker Series. The wingless sprint cars of the USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series will join the big-block modifieds and 602 Crate Sportsman for this event.
USAC visit Bridgeport Speedway on June 12 as part of the annual Eastern Storm tour. Kevin Thomas Jr. is the defending winner of the Bridgeport event.
The popular Pack the House event returns to Bridgeport on Saturday, June 22. The 602 Crate Sportsman, Mid Atlantic Sprint Series, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies divisions will compete on the larger five-eighths-mile track at Bridgeport alongside the 270 and 600 Micro Sprints, Slingshots and 8 Cylinder Enduros on the quarter-mile track.
The third round of the Poker Series will wrap up the July action with the Rumble on the River on Wednesday, July 31. This tripleheader show will see the big-block modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks in action on the five-eighths-mile speedway.
The season-long champions will be crowned following the final night of points on Saturday, Sept. 7. The popular Monster Truck Throwdown returns to Bridgeport on Sept. 14-15.
The fourth annual King of the Big Blocks is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28. Billy Pauch and Ryan Watt are the only two drivers to wear the crown since the first of the King of the Big Block events in 2016. his event is also designated as round four of the Poker Series as the 602 Crate Sportsman join the big-block modifieds.
Bridgeport Speedway will close out the season with a three-day weekend in November. The Big Track Classic takes place on Nov. 8 with the URC Sprint Cars, the Underdog 20 for the 602 Crate Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks.
The Wildcard Weekend gets underway on Saturday with the return of the URC Sprint Cars, 358 small-block modifieds and open practice for Sunday’s final round of the Poker Series. Sunday’s show will be a triple header featuring the big-block modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks, with Poker Series Champions being crowned in each division.