BRIDGEPORT, NJ (June 25, 2011) â€“ On a beautiful summer evening at
Bridgeport Speedway, Carl Locuson earned his first victory in the
600cc Micro-Sprint class. In the 270cc Micro-Sprint race, Jonathan
John, of Gloucester City NJ collected career win number one. Warren Stradley continued his winning ways by taking home the checkered flag in the 4-Cylinder Stock Car class.
In the 600cc Micro-Sprint main event, Carl Locuson took advantage of
his pole starting position and grabbed the lead with Chris Panczner
and Eric Brobst in tow. With six circuits completed in the 20-lap
race, Locuson was just beginning to stretch out his lead when the
yellow flag flew for Rick Stief who lost a wheel and came to a stop on
the outside of turn three. When action resumed, Locuson kept his lead
with Bob DeVault climbing into fourth after starting the race in
At the halfway point, Locuson was building up his lead over
Panczner while Brobst and DeVault were dueling for third. After a
multi-lap tussled, DeVault motored into third on lap 13. As the final
laps clicked off, Locuson continued his steady pace to grab the win.
DeVault used a last lap pass to gain the runner-up spot over Panczner.
Brobst and Chris Locuson completed the top five. Panczner, Carl
Locuson and Brobst each snared a heat win in the 600cc Micro-Sprint
Jonathan John snared his first ever win in the 20-lap Micro-Sprint
feature. After starting from the pole, John led every tour of the
non-stop race on the quarter mile speedway. Justin Stillwagon finished
second after John Blanda clipped the inside wall in turn two on the
last lap. With Blanda taking third, Richie Keller and Brian Morrill
rounded out the top five. The qualifying events were won by Blanda and
After winning the 4-Cylinder Stock Car heat race, Warren Stradley put
on a dominating performance in taking the 20-lap main event for the
seventh time this season. Second place went to John Crosby with Scott
Hulmes finishing in third. Filling out the top five was Justin Dunn
and Art Knapp.
Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free
parking, giveaways and fan participation games. Billed â€˜The Fastest
Dirt Track in the Eastâ€™, Bridgeport Speedway is a banked 5/8th mile
dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and
is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania
and Delaware at exit 14 off of I-295.
NOTES: After being dark on July 1, the Fast and Furious Friday Night
season resumes on July 8 with twin 15-lap features for the mighty
600cc Micro-Sprints with an open tire rule in effect for 270cc and