Friday, 22 September 2017

Swedesboro, NJ - May 16, 2017 -  Ryan Watt inherited the lead when Rick Laubach suffered a flat tire on lap 10 and dominated the remaining 50 laps to earn his first career Super DIRTcar Series win in the Friends of Mike 'The Finale' Feature at Bridgeport Speedway. Watt, a native of Boyertown, PA and the reigning Bridgeport track champion, defended his home turf while earning the 811 Dig Safely New York redraw bonus for holding off Billy Pauch and Stewart Friesen to win from the eighth starting position.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Erick Rudolph; Pole Position Raceway Fast Time ($100 Cash): Frank Cozze; Bicknell Racing Products ($100 Product Certificate): Ryan Watt; Cometic Gasket ($50 Cash): Tim Fuller; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Alan Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 Product Certificate): Ryan Watt; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Larry Wight; Fox Racing Shox ($50 Cash): Stewart Frisen; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Matt Sheppard; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): Danny Johnson; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): Ron Roberts; KSE Racing Products Inc. ($50 Product Certificate): Keith Flach; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): Ryan Watt; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Ryan Anderson; SuperFlow Dynos & Flowbenches ($50 Cash): Max McLaughlin; Wrisco Aluminum (Product Certificate): Ryan Watt; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Max McLaughlin; Dig Safely 811 Redraw Bonus ($100 Cash): Ryan Watt; Speedy First Aid (Product Certificate): Rick Laubach; ASi Racewear ($50 Cash): Billy Pauch Jr.

SEASON WINNERS: Billy Decker - 1 (Fulton Speedway on April 29); Ryan Watt – 1 (Bridgeport Speedway on May 16)

Feature - (60 Laps) – 1. 14w-Ryan Watt [8]; 2. 1-Billy Pauch [7]; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen [11]; 4. 0-Neal Williams [13]; 5. 9s-Matt Sheppard [15]; 6. 126-Jeff Strunk [12]; 7.15-Billy Pauch Jr. [1]; 8. 25r-Erick Rudolph [9]; 9. 99L-Larry Wight [10]; 10. 14J-Alan Johnson [17]; 11. 91-Billy Decker [3]; 12. 19-Tim Fuller [16]; 13. 20-Brett Hearn [26]; 14. 6m-Max McLaughlin [29]; 15. 43x-Keith Flach [32]; 16. 27J-Danny Johnson [24]; 17. 30m-Jamie Mills [14]; 18. 109-Billy Whittaker [28]; 19. 42p-Pat Ward [18]; 20. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [27]; 21. z14-Ron Roberts [19]; 22. 19b-Brett Kressley [6]; 23. 8-Rich Scagliotta [31]; 24. 27a-Ryan Anderson [21]; 25. 7-Rick Laubach [5]; 26. 22-Brandon Walters [30]; 27. 47-Bob Sarkisian [22]; 28. 35-Frank Cozze [4]; 29. 21a-Peter Britten [2]; 30. 357-Duane Howard [25]; 31. 27-David Hunt [33]; 32. 88-Mike Mahaney [20]; 33. 3-Sammy Martz [23].

Qualifying Group 1 - 1. 35-Frank Cozze, 20.717; 2. 19b-Brett Kressley, 20.940; 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 21.237; 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 21.302; 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 21.431; 6. 7m-Michael Maresca, 21.439; 7. 43-Keith Flach, 21.468; 8. 44-Stewart Friesen, 21.522; 9. 118-Jim Britt, 21.619; 10. 27a-Ryan Anderson, No Time.

Qualifying Group 2 - 1. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 20.941; 2. 126-Jeff Strunk, 20.992; 3. 25-Erick Rudolph, 21.179; 4. 357-Duane Howard, 21.308; 5. 14J-Alan Johnson, 21.454; 6. 27J-Danny Johnson, 21.571; 7. R2-Rusty Smith, 21.625; 8. 7w-Shawn Ward, 21.672; 9. M40-Mark Forte, 22.101.

Qualifying Group 3 - 1. 14w-Ryan Watt, 21.172; 2. 99L-Larry Wight, 21.326; 3. 3-Sammy Martz, 21.415; 4. 43-Jimmy Horton, 21.620; 5. 66-Ryan Godown, 21.631; 6. 0-Neal Williams, 21.653; 7. 42p-Pat Ward, 21.714; 8. z28-Mike Franz, 22.322; 9. 28f-Stan Frankenfield Jr., 22.386.

Qualifying Group 4 - 1. 7-Rick Luabach, 20.743; 2. 1-Billy Pauch, 20.755; 3. 47-Bob Sarkisian, 21.043; 4. z14-Ron Roberts, 21.341; 5. 30-Jamie Mills, 21.470; 6. 13-Steve Davis, 21.687; 7. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 21.718; 8. r40-Ryan Forte, 21.985; 9. 22-Brandon Walters, 22.214.

Qualifying Group 5 - 1. 21a-Peter Britten, 20.846; 2. 6m-Max McLaughlin, 21.284; 3. 91-Billy Decker, 21.289; 4. 51m-Dominick Buffalino, 21.370; 5. 27-David Hunt, 21.465; 6. 109-Billy Whittaker, 21.465; 7. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 21.608; 8. 13x-PJ Oliver, 21.672; 9. 88-Mike Mahaney, 21.719;10. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 22.541.

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top-4 Finishers Transfer to A-Feature; Top-2 Redraw) - 1. 35-Frank Cozze; 2. 19b-Brett Kressley; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen; 4. 19-Tim Fuller; 5. 27a-Ryan Anderson; 6. 20-Brett Hearn; 7. 7m-Michael Maresca; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta; 9. 118-Jim Britt; 10. 43-Keith Flach.

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top-4 Finishers Transfer to A-Feature; Top-2 Redraw) - 1. 15-Billy Pauch Jr.; 2. 25r-Erick Rudolph; 3. 126-Jeff Strunk; 4. 14J-Alan Johnson; 5. 27J-Danny Johnson; 6. 357-Duane Howard; 7. R2-Rusty Smith; 8. m40-Mark Forte Jr.; 9. 7w-Shawn Ward.

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top-4 Finishers Transfer to A-Feature; Top-2 Redraw) - 1. 14w-Ryan Watt; 2. 99L-Larry Wight; 3. 0-Neal Williams; 4. 42p-Pat Ward; 5. 3-Sammy Martz; 6. 66-Ryan Godown; 7. 28f-Stan Frankenfield; 8. 43-Jimmy Horton; 9. z28-Mike Franz.

Heat 4 (8 Laps – Top-4 Finishers Transfer to A-Feature; Top-2 Redraw) – 1. 7-Rick Laubach; 2. 1-Billy Pauch; 3. 30-Jamie Mills; 4. z14-Ron Roberts; 5. 47-Bob Sarkisian; 6. 98h-Jimmy Phelps; 7. 22-Brandon Walters; 8. 13-Steve Davis; 9. r40-Ryan Forte.

Heat 5 (8 Laps – Top-4 Finishers Transfer to A-Feature; Top-2 Redraw) – 1. 91-Billy Decker; 2. 21a-Peter Britten; 3. 9s-Matt Sheppard; 4. 88-Mike Mahaney; 5. 27-David Hunt; 6. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau; 7. 109-Billy Whittaker; 8. 51m-Dominick Buffalino; 9. 6h-Max McLaughlin; 10. 13x-PJ Oliver.

Last Chance Qualifier 1 (10 Laps – Top-3 Finishers Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 27a-Ryan Anderson; 2. 3-Sammy Martz; 3. 357-Duane Howard; 4. 27-David Hunt; 5. 98h-Jimmy Phelps; 6. 28f-Stan Frankenfeld; 7. 109-Billy Whittaker; 8. 7m-Michael Maresca; 9. 6m-Max McLaughlin; 10. z28-Mike Franz; 11. 13-Steve Davis; 12. 118-Jim Britt; 13. m40-Mark Forte Jr.

Last Chance Qualifier 2 (10 Laps – Top-3 Finishers Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 47-Bob Sarkisian; 2. 27j-Danny Johnson; 3. 20-Brett Hearn; 4. 22-Brandon Walters; 5. 43-Jimmy Horton; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta; 7. 43x-Keith Flach; 8. R2-Rusty Smith; 9. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau; 10. r40-Ryan Forte; 11. 66-Ryan Godown; 12. 13x-PJ Oliver; 13. 51m-Dominick Buffalino – DNS; 14. 7w-Shawn Ward – DNS.

Top-30 Points Following Bridgeport Speedway - May 16, 2017

  No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Money Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 9s Matt Sheppard 182 182 0 0 $5,600 0 2 2 2
2 91 Billy Decker 174 174 0 -8 $6,600 1 1 1 2
3 44 Stewart Friesen 159 159 0 -23 $3,300 0 1 2 2
4 99L Larry Wight 154 154 0 -28 $2,400 0 1 2 2
5 20 Brett Hearn 146 146 0 -36 $2,200 0 1 1 2
6 98h Jimmy Phelps 137 137 0 -45 $2,800 0 1 1 2
7 25R Erick Rudolph 137 137 0 -45 $1,700 0 0 2 2
8 14J Alan Johnson 132 132 0 -50 $1,700 0 0 2 2
9 109 Billy Whittaker 123 123 0 -59 $1,500 0 0 1 2
10 19 Tim Fuller 118 118 0 -64 $900 0 0 0 2
11 42P Pat Ward 110 110 0 -72 $800 0 0 0 2
12 14w Ryan Watt 105 105 0 -77 $6,000 1 1 1 1
13 6h  Max McLaughlin   104 104 0 -78 $700 0 0 0 2
14 1 Billy Pauch 99 99 0 -83 $4,000 0 1 1 1
15 21a Pete Britten 98 98 0 -84 $650 0 0 0 2
16 43 Keith Flach 96 96 0 -86 $300 0 0 0 2
17 88 Mike Mahaney 92 92 0 -90 $600 0 0 0 2
18 22 Brandon Walters 90 90 0 -92 $600 0 0 0 2
19 O Neal Williams 88 88 0 -94 $1,800 0 1 1 1
20 8 Rich Scagliotta 87 87 0 -95 $300 0 0 0 2
21 49 Billy Dunn 79 79 0 -103 $1,400 0 0 1 1
22 126 Jeff Strunk 79 79 0 -103 $1,400 0 0 1 1
23 15 Billy Pauch Jr 77 77 0 -105 $1,200 0 0 1 1
24 62s Tom Sears Jr. 64 64 0 -118 $600 0 0 0 1
25 76 Bobby Varin 58 58 0 -124 $375 0 0 0 1
26 7M Michael Maresca   53 53 0 -129 $300 0 0 0 1
27 27J Danny Johnson 51 51 0 -131 $325 0 0 0 1
28 30 Jamie Mills 51 51 0 -131 $300 0 0 0 1
29 35 Frank Cozze 50 50 0 -132 $300 0 0 0 1
30 19b Brett Kressley 46 46 0 -136 $300 0 0 0 1

 

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