Bridgeport Speedway

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Bridgeport Speedway
The Fastest Dirt Track in the East[1]
Bridgeport Speedway modifieds heat race from frontstretch 7-29-2020.jpg
Modified heat race at Bridgeport Speedway in 2020
LocationBridgeport, New Jersey
Time zoneUTC−5 / −4 (DST)
OwnerDoug Rose[2]
Major eventsSuper DIRTcar Series
World of Outlaws sprint cars
3/8 Mile outer Oval
SurfaceClay
Length0.375 miles (0.60 km)
Turns4
1/4 Mile inner Oval
SurfaceClay
Length0.25 miles (0.40 km)
Turns4
5/8 Mile outer Oval (obsolete)
Surfaceclay
Length0.625 miles (1.00 km)
Turns4

Bridgeport Speedway is a dirt speedway located in the community of Bridgeport in Logan Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, that consists of a high banked, progressive 4/10 mile 0.375-mile (0.604 km) and a 1/4 mile 0.25-mile (0.40 km) oval located within the bigger track. The Super DIRTcar Series races at the track. Jason Leffler died in an accident at the track in 2013.[3]

History[edit]

Doug Hoffman owned the track until his death in 2013.[2] A team ran the track until Doug Rose was named the owner in 2019.[2] Rose saw the construction of a new 4/10 mile outer track[2] before the 2020 season.[4]

Weekly racing divisions[edit]

The speedway features big block modifieds, crate/sportsman modifieds, and street stocks every Saturday night throughout the racing season. In addition, sprint cars race at Bridgeport Speedway on various dates during the racing season. Bridgeport Speedway features other racing divisions including slingshots, mod lites, stage-1 mods, and vintage cars.[5]

Special events[edit]

The Super DIRTcar Series holds an annual event at the track.[6] The World of Outlaws sprint cars were scheduled to race at the track in 2018 for the first time in 15 years but the event rained out.[7] The series ran on the track in 2019 and it was won by Danny Dietrich.[7] The USAC Midgets held their first race at Bridgeport on August 5, 2021;[8] Tanner Thorson won the event.[9]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bridgeport Speedway – Dirt Racing Experience". Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience. February 3, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "New Ownership For Bridgeport Speedway (NJ)". Performance Racing Industry. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Kimbrough, Bobby (March 13, 2019). "Bridgeport Speedway Announces Change In Ownership In 2020". OneDirt - The Dirt Track Magazine. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Bridgeport Speedway :: Wheels of Speed". Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  5. ^ "Fan Guide". Bridgeport Speedway. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bridgeport Speedway". Super DIRTcar Series. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Caruso III, Anthony (22 May 2019). "Dietrich wins in WoO's return to Bridgeport Speedway". The Capital Sports Report. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  8. ^ "USAC Midgets at Bridgeport". USAC Midgets. August 5, 2021. Event occurs at 21:00. FloRacing.
  9. ^ "USAC Midgets at Bridgeport". USAC Midgets. August 5, 2021. Event occurs at 21:21. FloRacing.

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Coordinates: 39°49′09″N 75°19′04″W / 39.81917°N 75.31778°W / 39.81917; -75.31778