2nd: Stewart Friesen
3rd: Billy Pauch
May 3, 2022
Bridgeport Motorsports Park
83 Floodgate Rd
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"South Jersey Style" means many things here, but at Bridgeport, it means the Super DIRTcar Series' big blocks are about to go racing for a $7,500-to-win prize at the high banks!
Super DIRTcar Series
To Win Amount
Feature Laps Length
3PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7PM Opening Ceremonies
Type of Grandstand
Pit Age Limit
Pit Gate Location
83 Floodgate RdSweedsboro, NJ 08085
as long as you can carry yourself
Credit Card Use
Office, Ticket Window
Not in grandstands. Designated areas only
non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility
Race Recap: RYAN’S KINGDOM: Hometown hero Godown scores first Super DIRTcar Series win at Bridgeport Motorsports Park
New Jersey driver holds off hard-charging Stewart Friesen for $7,500 triumph
Ryan Godown has accomplished plenty of wins throughout his career, but a Super DIRTcar Series victory eluded him for years.
However, in a 75-lap showdown Tuesday night at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in the Big Block Modified series’ lone stop this season in New Jersey, Godown’s fortune changed when the New Jersey native held off hard-charging superstar Stewart Friesen for his first Series triumph.
Godown, of Ringoes, NJ, fired from the 10th starting position, quickly working his way to the front. Once he snuck past last season’s World of Outlaws World Finals winner Alex Yankowski for the lead, it was one he wouldn’t relinquish to ultimately be crowned Bridgeport’s King of the Big Blocks and collect the $7,500 top prize.
It was far from easy, though. While the “Ringoes Rocket” was ticking off laps from the front of the field, Friesen was methodically working his way forward, finally picking off Billy Pauch Jr. and setting his sights on Godown as the laps disappeared. With both drivers trying to knock down the wall in Turns 3 and 4, Godown held off the hard-charging Friesen down the stretch, etching his name into Super DIRTcar Series history.
“I’m speechless here. It’s a little surreal,” Godown said. “We almost got to the front too quick there at the beginning. The car was really good, then obviously the last 10 laps it kind of backed up a little bit. I didn’t know where those guys were. I saw Stew came from nowhere with two to go.
“I just had to keep focused and try to get to where he wasn’t going to go or at least protect against the slider so that’s just what we did.”
Friesen, of Sprakers, NY, thundered underneath Godown’s #26 car at the white flag, but it wasn’t enough to steal the win as Godown slid down to the bottom groove to slow Friesen’s momentum.
“Our Halmar 44 really wasn’t too great tonight,” Friesen said. “It could have been a heck of a lot better. We tried some stuff tonight starting that far back and added to the notebook…we had a really good long-run car, but it wasn’t too good in the short run. Ryan was honestly a little bit better there at the end.”
Billy Pauch Jr. rounded out the top three, after battling Godown for the lead for much of the event. He was contending for the win before his tires started going away.
“We don’t run many Super DIRTcar Series races, so it was a great night tonight,” said Pauch Jr. “I took a few shots at Ryan. I think I got too aggressive, and I chunked my tire. That’s when I started fading at the end.”
Two-time and defending NAPA Super DIRT Week champion Mat Williamson crossed the line fourth with Max McLaughlin finished fifth.
UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series travels to Can-Am Speedway in Lafargeville, NY on Wednesday, May 18, along with the opening round of the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series.
If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.
FEATURE- 75 Laps: 1. 26-Ryan Godown; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen; 3. 15-Billy Pauch Jr; 4. 88-Mat Williamson; 5. 8H-Max McLaughlin; 6. 29-Ryan Krachun; 7. 21A-Peter Britten; 8. 2A-Mike Gular; 9. 91-Billy Decker; 10. 98H-Jimmy Phelps; 11. 2L-Jack Lehner; 12. 14W-Ryan Watt; 13. 4-Anthony Perrego; 14. 3J-Marc Johnson; 15. 3-Sammy Martz; 16. 28T-Gary Lindberg; 17. 12S-Darren Smith; 18. 34-Kevin Root; 19. (DNF) 126-Dominick Buffalino; 20. (DNF) 35M-Mike Mahaney; 21. (DNF) 215P-Adam Pierson; 22. (DNF) 30W-Joseph Watson; 23. (DNF) 84Y-Alex Yankowski; 24. (DNF) 9S-Matt Sheppard; 25. (DNF) 43-Jimmy Horton; 26. (DNF) 17-Marcus Dinkins; 27. (DNF) 118-Jim Britt[Read More]
Bridgeport Motorsports Park
83 Floodgate Rd
Bridgeport Motorsports Park is an all-new 3/8-mile high-banked dirt oval on the inside of the original Bridgeport Speedway monster 5/8-mile oval. The goal of the track was to open up options to run 410 sprints, wingless sprints, small blocks, and many other divisions on this smaller bull ring style 3/8-mile track.
Billed as “The Fastest Dirt Track in the East,” the original Bridgeport Speedway lived up to its name. The Bridgeport Modifieds, the speedway’s premier division, reach average speeds of well over 100 mph. The roomy corners can safely provide three and even, at times, four wide racing action. A two-tiered guardrail along the outside of the speedway, as well as, a concrete wall located on the inside of the corners provides drivers and fans with an ideal safety environment.
In an effort to host more races a 1/4-mile speedway was previously built inside of the 5/8-mile oval. Like its bigger brother the 1/4-mile provided three- and four-wide racing action in all divisions.
Track Size & Type
Progressive High Banked clay oval
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