Date: 11/7/2016 7:08:03 PM


Colonial Pipeline's 811 Dig Safely Poker Series will wrap up the 2016 schedule at the Bridgeport Speedway on Friday and Saturday, November 11th and 12th.  


The Poker Series has become one of the most popular events during the course of the racing season since it was introduced to the Logan Township speed plant during the 2012 season by the late, Doug Hoffman.  Drivers earn the cards for the Poker hands based upon their finish in a series of select races.  A win gives a driver an Ace, a second a King, a third a Queen and so on.  The drivers with the top three hands as well as the driver with the worst hand at the end of the Poker Series win additional prize money.


In 2016 Colonial Pipeline asks that anyone taking part in an excavation activity call 811 three working days before their planned project. By doing so all utility’s within their project limits will be notified and have adequate time to mark-out their utility’s location with paint, flags or stakes. Then you the excavator will be aware of each utility’s location and can begin your digging activity’s safely. That's why it is important for both the public and contractors alike to follow the law and to always call 811 before they you begin any digging project!  Be safe - dial 8-1-1 first!



Colonial Pipeline has added some extra exciting incentives for this final weekend.  $100 VISA gift cards will be awarded to eligible drivers in each division - Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds, Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman and PennCo Tech Outlaw Stocks.  The winner of the feature top finisher in each division, who has met the sponsor's requirements of placing an 811 decal on their race car and posting a picture of it to Facebook or Twitter prior to the required deadline will be awarded a $100 VISA gift card!  The feature winner will also pull a random number in victory lane and a lucky participate finishing elsewhere in the field will also receive a $100 VISA dollar gift card! 



Colonial Pipeline is also offering some special prizes for some lucky fans.   Fans are asked to post photos of themselves with one of several 811 Dig Safely logos that can be found around the speedway on Friday night.  Photos must be posted to Facebook or Twitter.  Prizes will include a future night of you choosing in a Skybox, a Colonial Pipeline prize bags, an autographed die cast , a gift and cards for a local restaurants. resident.  Details will be available during Friday night's event as you come through the gate and at the Colonial Pipeline 811 Dig Safely tent.  Fans are invitedthroughout the evening to visit the Colonials display tent for more free giveaways and also free hot dogs with all the fixings!



Duane Howard leads the Big Blocks into the final night of competition with a pair of Aces and a ten to Rick Laubach's pair of Queens and a ten.  Dominick Buffalino and Sam Martz have each won a single event and an Ace but haven't been able to collect the right cards to go with their Ace.  Such is the case for Ryan Godown and Wade Hendrickson who each have a second place finish (King) to their credit.  But 2016 Bridgeport Track Champion, Ryan Watt, is sitting with the best outside chance - just one card away from a straight - that would ruin everyone else's night of cards. 



Two Crate/Sportsman competitors are holding hands of Three of a Kind.  Stephen Kemery, the 2015 Rookie Champion, has collected three tens and an eight while Clyde Cox holds three-sevens and a five.  Scott Hulmes has a pair of deuces.



The Outlaw Stocks will compete in both Friday and Saturday night events, adding two more cards to their hands.  2016 Track Champion, TJ Henry leads the way with a pair of Aces and a Queen while Scott Dugan holds a pair of tens and a King, Billy Wroble has a pair of nines and an eight and Jeff Dirkes has a pair of eights and a nine.  Tom Wills, Jr. could be the spoiler as Wills goes into the final weekend with a King, Queen and Jack and the potential for a straight.  



Make your plans to take in Bridgeport's final event of the 2016 season.  You won't be disappointed!



Upcoming event 

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5 - URC/360 Sprints Big Track Classic plus Crate/Sportsman Showdown

Friday, November 11 - Wild Card Weekend - 358 Small Blocks & Outlaw Stocks plus practice sessions for Saturday's events

Saturday, November 12 - Gone But Not Forgotten - 811 Dig Safely Poker Series Hand #5 - Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman & Outlaw Stocks


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