Bridgeport, NJ – After a wet and rainy 2018 season, Bridgeport Speedway is ready to turn the page as the track gets ready for an exciting 2019 campaign. Entering the 7th season under the Brian Ramey-led Team, Bridgeport Speedway will once again focus on Saturday night racing programs for their three main divisions -Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, and the Outlaw Stocks. A majority of the 2019 events will take place on the 5/8 mile while a select group of events from mid-May through mid-June will switch over to the new 3/8 layout.
The MASS 305, Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club, URC Sprints, the wingless USAC East Coast Sprints, and 358 small block modifieds will all make special appearances throughout the season. Of course, highlighting the ’19 season will be the only appearances in New Jersey by the World of Outlaw sprint cars and USAC sprints as part of the ‘Eastern Storm’.
OUTLAW STOCKS: No rule changes
602 CRATES: As announced prior, the 602 Crate Sportsman will still utilize the ‘Crate-Lock’ program, which was extremely successful in 2018 producing 13 different winners in 15 races. Engines that were dynoed in 2018 are still valid and accepted for 2019. New engines can be purchased with seals at any one of the authorized engine shops or if purchased elsewhere, must be dynode for $425 at the same shops. A ‘Hardship’ seal application can be filled out on the track’s website and will be accepted or declined at the track’s strict discretion. A $150 sealing process for first-time drivers and a $250 sealing process for second-time drivers can be offered in lieu of the dyno procedure and are only valid for one year. All Hardship applications will be highly selective. All 602 Crate Sportsman will be required to run track fuel at all shows.
TIRES: Both 602 Crate Sportsman and Modifieds will be allowed to run a 33 or harder on (LF) 38 or harder on (RF)compound on the front tires at all shows in 2019.
MODIFIEDS: (5/8 TRACK RULES) Modifieds 364 to 477 cubic inches – Spoilers will be lowered 3″ (IE Max Height 47″) with the spoiler lip to be bent to the rear. All cars will weigh 2,550 lbs at the conclusion of each race.
358 ‘open’ small blocks (up to 363 cubic inch) can use sail panels (65″ from the ground, 70″ wide and measured 48″ from the center of the rear backwards and 12 inches forward)
358 ‘spec’ small blocks can weigh 2275 on gas or alcohol and will be allowed to use sail panels (65″ from the ground, 70″ wide and measured 48″ from the center of the rear backwards and 12 inches forward)
MODIFIEDS: (3/8 TRACK RULES)
Big Blocks can use sail panels and will weigh 2,500 lbs at the conclusion of the race.
Any Small Block engines 364 to 450 cubic inches must weigh 2,550 lbs at conclusion of race. Spoilers will be lowered 3″ (IE Max Height 47″) with the spoiler lip to be bent to the rear.
“Open” 358 Small Blocks (up to 363 cubic inch) will use ‘traditional windows’ and will weigh 2,450 lbs at the conclusion of the race. Spoilers will be lowered 3″ (IE Max Height 47″) with the spoiler lip to be bent to the rear.
“Spec” 358 Small Blocks will use ‘traditional windows’ and will weigh 2,350 lbs at the conclusion of the race on either gas or alcohol. Spoilers will be lowered 3″ (IE Max Height 47″) with the spoiler lip to be bent to the rear.
Bridgeport Speedway will be attending the 2019 Motorsports Expo in Oaks, PA where management will present to answer any questions regarding the new rule procedures for the upcoming season. Track licenses, pit spots, season passes, and all the essential information will be available throughout the weekend of January 18-20.
Article courtesy of Bridgeport Speedway PR. More information is available at BPSpeedway.com