Sprints Return To Bridgeport


BRIDGEPORT, N.J. — Winged 410 sprint cars will return to Bridgeport Speedway for the Night of Wings June 19.

The 25-lap race worth $7,000 to the winner (after posting a $100 gambler fee or $5,000 if the winning driver chooses not to participate in the gambler fee). Drivers taking the green flag for the feature will earn $500.

New track promoters Doug and Gena Hoffman will co-promote the race with Mike Heffner, who owns the sprint car driven by Daryn Pittman.

“We have heard many positive reviews of Bridgeport Speedway under the Hoffman promotional team and I am excited to be a part of the return of 410 sprint cars to Southern New Jersey,” commented Heffner.

A unique format is being planned for this event. Upon entry to the grounds, drivers will draw a pill to determine their heat race groups. Each grouping will go out for time trials and an inversion of the top four will set the starting lineup of each respective heat race. Drivers not in the top four of their groups will be lined up in the qualifying events by time.

The first two finishers in each heat race are eligible for the feature redraw and the fastest qualifier in each grouping will be added as well providing the driver finishes the heat race in a qualifying position. All other heat race qualifiers will be assigned a starting position in the main event by time.

The top two finishers from each heat race will receive entry into the Foot Dash for Cash, with the victor of this running race getting more than $1,000 in cash and contingency prizes.