Locuson Shines In Bridgeport Opener

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BRIDGEPORT, N.J. — At Bridgeport Speedway’s season opening event on the quarter mile oval, Chris Locuson won the 600cc micro sprint feature.

In the 20-lap feature for the 600cc Micro-Sprints, polesitter Chris Locuson grabbed the lead and was followed by Bill Thomas and Tyler DeVault. With five tours completed and one caution period occurring, Locuson had a half-straightaway lead. Just as the leader was approaching lap traffic on the eighth circuit, DeVault stopped on the home stretch with a mechanical issue and the yellow flag waved. When action got back under, Locuson remained on top with Thomas in second. After a total of four cautions took place from laps nine through 11, the top two remained in order with Jon Keller grabbing a firm hold on third place over Tim Buckwalter on lap 12. As Locuson began to distance himself from the pack, Thomas and Keller battled for second position over several revolutions until Keller won the position with four laps remaining. As the race entered its late stages, Locuson continued to build his lead over his rivals and streaked to an opening day victory. Keller finished in second after starting the race in eighth. With Thomas taking third, ninth-place starting Tim Iulg wound up fourth. Buckwalter came home fifth.

Richie Keller topped the field in the 270cc micro sprint main event with Warren Stradley taking the checkered flag in the four-cylinder enduro car race.