Bridgeport Practice Kicks Off Season This Weekend

by Deb Smith

The Time Has Come!

We are just days away from the first glimpse of the 2023 season at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park as Doug and Brittany Rose prepare to open the track gates for Saturday’s practice.

Saturday’s open practice will give the race teams their first laps on the tracks new clay surface. The 200 loads of clay that have been added to the High Banks during the off season will equalize the playing field as everyone will be back to square one as they begin to collect data and prepare for the season to come.

Rose did his homework, searching for the right clay for the track that he designed and brought to life for the 2020 season. “Tony Lascaro and I had clay tested from 7 different locations before choosing the black clay. We weren’t looking for free stuff – we wanted the right clay for our new surface, ” Rose explained. “John Cavalaro has put in countless hours getting the new surface prepared with the help of Leroy and Rebecca Young.”

Racing at Rose’s facility has been second to none. It has provided a winning combination for the Modifieds, 602 Sportsman and Street Stocks – Bridgeport’s three regular Saturday night divisions. Sprint car racing has become a fan favorite on the 4/10th mile track whether it be one of the national series, winged or wingless, 305, 360 or 410 power-plants.

Many race teams are planning to start their 2023 season with Saturday’s practice and that is exactly what Rose is hoping for. Practice will start at 3pm to insure similar track conditions for the season opener – the @Short Track Super Series Doug Hoffman Memorial 60 Over just one week later. Rose is looking to keep the track open for practice for as long as the competitors wish to participate, running as many laps as possible.

A very busy 2023 season gets underway just one week from now with two days of racing. The second week of the season will see the Ron Faison Memorial on Saturday, March 31st with the Invasion of the PA Posse and the Danny’s Pizza Pizazz Modifieds on Sunday, April 1 (and this is no April Fool!)

Bridgeport will offer first time events for three national series – @High Limit Racing, American Flat Track and Xtreme National Midget Series. We will see the return of the Mid Atlantic Sprint Series for a dozen events in addition to USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints, United Racing Club as well as the return of the USAC National Sprints and the All Star Circuit of Champions. The Short Track Super Series will offer two events on the High Banks.

The Bridgeport Motorsports Park is where it’s at!! It is where YOU should start your 2023 season!

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