Battle at the Bridge Washed Out
Story By: Joe Grabowski/Super DIRTcar Series
Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com
CONCORD, NC — May 15, 2018 — Unfortunately due to a full week of torrential rains and severe thunderstorms, the Super DIRTcar Series tour stop at Bridgeport Speedway for the Battle at the Bridge has been cancelled.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for much of the region through tonight and tomorrow. The grounds have already taken on a lot of water, so the facility will not be safe for racing action on the 5/8th mile track. Between the wet forecast and the rains in the week prior, the track will not have a chance to dry out. Bridgeport Speedway and Super DIRTcar Series officials wanted to get the race in but the call had to be made in the name of safety
The next race, and first point-paying Super DIRTcar Series race, will be at Weedsport Speedway on Monday May 28, Memorial Day. The winner of the Heroes Remembered 100 will earn a guaranteed starting position at NAPA Super DIRT Week October 3-7.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will storm Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday May 22. They’ll be competing on the brand new 3/8 mile circuit.
The Super DIRTcar Series is the premier Big-Block Modified tour of North America. Tour regulars, such as eight-time Series Champion Brett Hearn and current title-holder Matt Sheppard, pit their 800 horsepower Big-Block Modifieds against the best short track racing drivers over a 35-race schedule on 21 tracks from Canada to Florida. In 2018 there are 17 drivers contending for the Series Championship. Follow along for news and notes on Facebook and Twitter.