of the biggest weekends of racing is quickly approaching as the
Bridgeport Speedway prepares for the third running of the King of the
Big Blocks, sponsored by K&A Excavating.
two day event has become a highlight of the Big Block Modified season.
The Bridgeport Speedway management team introduced this event in
September of 2016. Since most of the big races at this time of the year
are geared toward the Small Block Modifieds, the Bridgeport Speedway
wanted to offer an event that would showcase the Big Block Modifieds
that are still raced on the lightning fast 5/8th mile track every
Saturday night throughout the racing season.
Pauch was Bridgeport's first King of the Big Blocks as he raced ahead
of Jamie Mills to capture the win in the inaugaral event. "I hope that I
can do this a few more times before I give it up," Pauch exclaimed
following his big win and he has kept to his word as he has raced to
three Bridgeport victories this season in his K&A Excavating No. 1,
adding more wins to his third place ranking on the All Time Feature
year, Ryan Watt had this event circled on his calendar. Watt was
forced to play "catch up" during the 2016 event after suffering damage
early in the race. Watt made several pit stops and rallied to a top ten
finish at the end of fifty laps.
was a different story. After a wheel to wheel battle with Craig
VonDohren, Watt raced into the lead on lap thirty-six and never looked
back, leading the way to the checkered flag at the end of fifty laps.
Watt was on a roll as he added the big check from the King of the Big
Blocks to his growing collection.
year, Friday night's events will feature the Small Block Modified and
Pennco Tech Outlaw Stocks. They will take center stage with qualifying
and main events. The Big Blocks and 602 Crate Sportsman will also be
able to practice during the night's action in preparation for Saturday's
big event. Timed hot lap sessions will produce the first two starters
in each division for their Saturday night feature events.
the results that he produced earlier this season, Jeff Strunk has to be
considered the man to beat in Friday night's 358 Small Block Modified
event. Strunk accumulated two wins and a second place run on the Design
for Visions/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track during pre-season
events. Ryan Godown led Strunk to the checkered in this summer's Three
for All event back in July. And, Strunk is the defending winner the
Friday night action last year. Frank Cozze was the Small Block
Modified race winner in 2016.
will get underway at 7:30 on Friday with pit gates opening at 4pm and
grandstands at 6pm. General admission is $25, Students (10-15) for $10
and children 9 and under are free. There is also a General Admission
Fan Pass available for the weekend for $45.
will feature a double header show with the Spirit Auto Center Big Block
Modifieds and Stewart Stainless 602 Crate Sportsman. K&A
Excavating is sponsoring both days of racing for the King of the Big
King of the Big Blocks will be decided at the end of the fifty lap
event, paying $10,000 to the winner. The 602 Crate Sportsman will
compete in a twenty lap feature event.
weekend's events are also a part of the 2018 811 Dig Safe Poker Series
with cards up for grabs in all three divisions - Big Blocks, 602 Crate
Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks.
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gates will open at 2pm on Saturday. The gates will swing open in the
grandstands at 4pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm. General
admission for Saturday is $30, Students (10-15) for $10 and children 9
and under are free.
is a great deal of excitement heading into the King of the Big Block
weekend. Both fans and competitors alike are looking forward to the two
day event after the many rain outs experienced this season.
always, plan to arrive early and enjoy all that the Bridgeport Speedway
has to offer. Live entertainment, great concessions, a Bounce House
and a huge Wooden Monster Truck for the kids to play on, and of course,
joy the Bridgeport Bandit on the Bandit Bus for a behind the scenes
preview. Take home a souvenir Bridgeport Speedway t-shirt or a copy of
the Bridgeport Bullet - the official program of the Bridgeport Speedway -
as a momento of your visit.
Bridgeport Speedway continues to provide a safe, fun and family
oriented environment for the world's greatest racing entertainment.
& Saturday, September 28 & 29 - King of the Big Block Weekend -
Friday Night - 358 Small Block Modifieds & Outlaw Stocks with
Open Time Trials on 5/8 for Saturday events - racing at 7:30pm, Saturday
- 811 Dig Safe Poker Series #4 - Big Block Modifieds & 602 Crate
Sportsman, racing at 6:30pm
& Saturday, November 2 & 3 - URC Big Track Classic - Friday,
URC Sprint cars & 602 Crate Sportsman Underdog 20, racing at 7:30pm,
Saturday - URC Sprint Cars & 602 Crate Sportsman & Vintage
Cars, Racing at 5pm (Raindate - Sunday, November 4)
& Saturday, November 9 & 10 - Wildcard Weekend Friday - 358
Small Block Modifieds, Outlaw Stocks & Saturday night open trials,
racing at 7:30. Saturday - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman
& Outlaw Stocks, racing at 5pm(Raindate - Sunday, November 12)