THE OUTLAWS ARE COMING TO THE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY!
Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway
Photos By: Tommy Hein & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com
For the first time in fifteen years, the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars are coming to the Bridgeport Speedway!
When the WoO last raced at the Bridgeport Speedway in 2003, it was Sammy Swindell who took home the win on the lightning fast 5/8th mile track. This time, however, the Outlaws will race on the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Certainly, Fargo, North Dakota driver, Donny Schatz must be listed among the favorites when the Outlaws roll into the Logan Township speedplant for their one and only appearance in the state of New Jersey during the 2018 season. At press time, Schatz is leading the points and has already collected eight victories so far this season. As the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15, Schatz is competing in his 22nd season of competition with the World of Outlaws.
Brad Sweet is currently second in the points chase with a recent victory in the Twister Showdown in Salina, OK while driving for Kasey Kahne Racing. The 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, Sheldon Haudenschild, is third in points after recording three victories earlier this season while driving for Stenhouse Jr – Marshall Racing.
Owasso, OK driver, Daryn Pittman has also recorded three wins so far this season as the driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb No. 9. Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason and David Gravel have each recorded one win a piece at this point of the 2018 season.
Crowd favorites are likely to be the drivers racing out of Bobby Allen’s stable – son, Jacob Allen and grandson, Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA as they represent the east coast in this competition. There is also Dane Lorenc of Lancaster, NY who will be one of the drivers competing for Rookie of the Year honors during the 2018 season.
This event is sure to attract any number of competitors from the Central PA sprint car ranks as they take on the drivers of the World of Outlaws during their eastern tour.
The Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway has provided some great racing so far this season. The World of Outlaws event is one you won’t want to miss!
Joining the Outlaws on the race card for this event will be the 602 Crate Sportsman.
Pit gates open at 3pm and grandstands at 5pm with racing at 7:30pm. Reserved seating is available for $35. General admission to the grandstand will be $30 with kids 10-15 for $15 and children under 9 for free. Pit admission will be $40. Wednesday, May 23 has been reserved as a rain date should it be necessary.
As always, plan to arrive early and enjoy all that the Bridgeport Speedway has to offer! Live music, great concessions, a Bounce House and a big wooden monster truck for the kids to play on and as always, rides to the pits on the Bandit Bus for a look behind the scenes before the racing gets underway. Take home a Bridgeport Speedway souvenir or a copy of the Bridgeport Bullet, the official program of the Bridgeport Speedway.
The Bridgeport Speedway continues to provide a safe, fun and family oriented environment for the world’s greatest racing entertainment.