King of the Big Blocks
Bridgeport Motorsports Park | Swedesboro, New Jersey
Sunday, April 23, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (856) 467-6600

Event Info

King of the Big Blocks
Bridgeport Motorsports Park
83 Floodgate Rd
Swedesboro, New Jersey 

Event Description
"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!

series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series

Sprint Car Track Record
13.215 seconds by Carson Macedo on 5/18/21

Big Block Modified Track Record
15.472 set by Darren Smith on April 23, 2023

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Yes, the top 3 rows

Type of Grandstand
Aluminum bleachers

Handicapped Seating

Handicapped Parking

Pit Age Limit

Pit Gate Location
83 Floodgate RdSweedsboro, NJ 08085

Personal Coolers
as long as you can carry yourself


Credit Card Use
Office, Ticket Window

Smoking Policy
Not in grandstands. Designated areas only

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility

Closest Airport

Track Info
Track Phone
(856) 467-6600

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email

Track Type
0.400; Progressive High Banked clay oval

Sprint Car Track Record
13.215 seconds by Carson Macedo on 5/18/21

Big Block Modified Track Record
15.472 set by Darren Smith on April 23, 2023

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
BATTLE ‘TIL THE END: Mat Williamson Opens Championship Season With Bridgeport Victory

Mat Williamson started his run for a second Super DIRTcar Series title by scoring his fifth win in seven Series matchups.

Having won four of the last six Super DIRTcar Series races, Mat Williamson rode that wave of momentum into a victorious start to the 2023 championship season with the Series.

The 2019 Super DIRTcar Series champion has already claimed a crown in his journey to a second Series title, winning the King of Big Blocks at Bridgeport Motorsports Park Sunday night. However, walking away with the $7,500 prize at the end of the 75-lap was not an easy task.

“The track was challenging,” Williamson said. “The lapped cars were a little challenging. But there was really only one place you wanted to be, and that was a smooth line and there was only one of them through each corner.”

When the Feature commenced, sophomore full-timer Darren Smith – who set a new track record during Low-E Insulation Qualifying – pulled ahead with the lead. Williamson went from third tosecond on Lap 2 when defending Series champion Matt Sheppard suffered a flat right rear tire coming off Turn 3, forcing him to enter the infield.

A battle then ensued between Williamson and Smith after the St. Catharines, ON driver chipped away at Smith’s sizeable lead, briefly moving into the top spot on Lap 35 before Smith regained control. However, the Buzz Chew Racing driver kept Smith in sight. That persistence paid off around Lap 60 as Smith’s car began to fade.


Trying to not get fatigued himself, Williamson pounced on his opportunity to pass Smith for the lead on Lap 63 and then ran away with it to claim his fifth Series win in seven races. Williamson won twice during the 2022 season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and then won two more in February during the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals – also claiming his first Big Gator championship.

Behind Williamson, New Jersey native Matthew Stangle attempted to make the final laps entertaining, making a late race charge on Williamson. As Williamson passed Smith for the lead, Stangle followed him through and went by Smith for second. He tried to close the gap to Williamson but was not as efficient at perfecting his line.

“The whole Feature we were good,” Stangle said. “I feel like we just couldn’t put together some good laps at the end of the race. Every time I would get a good run in one corner, I would lose it in the next. I would either lose position on the leader or I would lose a couple spots. Those last five laps were probably my better laps, but one or two corners ruined my chance.”

His hard-fought efforts fell short in the end, having to settle for second.

Billy Pauch Jr. led an astounding charge from 22nd to 3rd to round out the night’s podium finishers. Mike Gular finished fourth, and Darren Smith finished fifth. Sheppard ended the night in seventh place.

Williamson walked away as a true king, sitting atop the Super DIRTcar Series points standings to kick off the 2023 season.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks return to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY on Sunday, May 7. You can find event information, here.

RESULTS (75 Laps)

1. 88-Mat Williamson[3]; 2. 6S-Matthew Stangle[5]; 3. 15P-Billy Pauch Jr[22]; 4. 2A-Mike Gular[9]; 5. 12S-Darren Smith[2]; 6. 8H-Max McLaughlin[13]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard[1]; 8. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[6]; 9. 5H-Chris Hile[10]; 10. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[4]; 11. 30-HJ Bunting[28]; 12. 215-Adam Pierson[12]; 13. 54-Steve Bernard[15]; 14. 2L-Jack Lehner[7]; 15. 4-Anthony Perrego[14]; 16. 7D-Tyler Dippel[17]; 17. (DNF) 21A-Peter Britten[16]; 18. (DNF) 37M-Mathieu Desjardins[20]; 19. (DNF) 33-Louden Reimert[18]; 20. (DNF) 84Y-Alex Yankowski[11]; 21. (DNF) 35-Mike Mahaney[8]; 22. (DNF) 32R-Ronnie Davis III[24]; 23. (DNF) 34-Kevin Root[25]; 24. (DNF) 17Z-Dillon Steuer[19]; 25. (DNF) 126-Jeff Strunk[21]; 26. (DNF) 24-Sammy Martz Jr[23]; 27. (DNF) 17-Marcus Dinkins[26]; 28. (DNF) 14-CG Morey[27]

Feature Results
13+288Mat Williamson 750.00014Running150$7,500
25+36SMatthew Stangle 75-0.0560Running146$4,000
322+1915PBilly Pauch Jr75-2.5910Running144$2,500
49+52AMike Gular 75-4.1860Running142$1,800
52-312SDarren Smith 75-4.92156Running140$1,600
613+78HMax McLaughlin 75-6.1280Running138$1,400
71-69SMatt Sheppard 75-6.3531Running136$1,300
86-283XTim Sears Jr75-8.7720Running134$1,200
910+15HChris Hile 75-9.5530Running132$1,100
104-698HJimmy Phelps 75-11.3980Running130$1,000
1128+1730HJ Bunting 75-11.6220Running128$300
12120215Adam Pierson 75-14.1460Running126$700
1315+254Steve Bernard 75-16.1320Running124$600
147-72LJack Lehner 75-17.6720Running122$575
1514-14Anthony Perrego 74-1 Laps0Running120$550
1617+17DTyler Dippel 74-1 Laps0Running118$525
1716-121APeter Britten 65-10 Laps0DNF116$500
1820+237MMathieu Desjardins 62-13 Laps0DNF114$500
1918-133Louden Reimert 60-15 Laps0DNF112$500
2011-984YAlex Yankowski 59-16 Laps0DNF110$500
218-1335Mike Mahaney 52-23 Laps0DNF108$500
2224+232RRonnie Davis III46-29 Laps0DNF106$500
2325+234Kevin Root 43-32 Laps0DNF104$500
2419-517ZDillon Steuer 40-35 Laps0DNF102$500
2521-4126Jeff Strunk 32-43 Laps0DNF102$500
2623-324Sammy Martz Jr17-58 Laps0DNF102$500
2726-117Marcus Dinkins 16-59 Laps0DNF102$500
2827-114CG Morey 3-72 Laps0DNF102$500
Hard Charger: Billy Pauch Jr
Last Chance Showdown Results
12+1126Jeff Strunk 100.00010Running0$0
21-124Sammy Martz Jr10-4.0180Running0$0
33015XJustin Stone 10-7.9040Running90$0
44091Felix Roy 10-8.2630Running90$0
5509JFJF Corriveau 10-9.3090Running90$0
67+128FStan Frankenfield 10-9.6930Running90$0
76-1118Jim Britt 10-11.8760Running90$0
88014CG Morey 10-14.5380Running0$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
14+315PBilly Pauch Jr100.0002Running0$0
22032RRonnie Davis III10-0.6547Running0$0
35+230HJ Bunting 10-1.1090Running0$0
43-18SRich Scagliotta 10-4.5690Running90$0
56+134Kevin Root 8-2 Laps0DNF0$0
61-517Marcus Dinkins 5-5 Laps1DNF0$0
7703Sammy Martz 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
88099LLarry Wight 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
1102LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY0.0005
23+188Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON-0.8314
34+12AMike Gular Harleysville, PA-1.4783
42-28HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-1.7452
5507DTyler Dippel Wallkill, NY-2.6241
67+124Sammy Martz JrSomerville, NJ-3.1480
76-115XJustin Stone Middlebury, VT-3.7200
89+19JFJF Corriveau Montreal, QC-4.6590
98-128FStan Frankenfield Bridgewater, NJ-3 Laps0
Heat 2 Results
14+39SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY0.0005
23+198HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-1.2504
35+25HChris Hile Oswego, NY-2.0703
46+24Anthony Perrego Walden, NY-2.5412
59+433Louden Reimert Oley, PA-2.9691
62-4126Jeff Strunk Bechtelsville, PA-3.4550
71-691Felix Roy Napierville, QC-3.4640
880118Jim Britt New Town Square, PA-3 Laps0
97-214CG Morey Rutland, VT-5 Laps0
Heat 3 Results
12+135Mike Mahaney Kings Ferry, NY0.0005
21-112SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-0.6104
34+184YAlex Yankowski Covington Township, PA-1.1853
47+354Steve Bernard Granby, QC-2.5502
53-217ZDillon Steuer Bohemia, NY-4.1251
68+217Marcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-6.8180
79+28SRich Scagliotta Hillsborough, NJ-7.6620
85-330HJ Bunting Milford, DE-8.8530
96-33Sammy Martz Somerville, NJ-8 Laps0
Heat 4 Results
1106SMatthew Stangle Alpha, NJ0.0005
23+183XTim Sears JrCentral Square, NY-1.3394
32-1215Adam Pierson East Corinth, VT-3.7853
44021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD-4.6792
56+137MMathieu Desjardins Yamaska, QC-6.7651
65-132RRonnie Davis IIISyracuse, NY-7.9640
77015PBilly Pauch JrFrenchtown, NJ-8.2160
88034Kevin Root Geneva, NY-9.9530
99099LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-8 Laps0
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1112LJack Lehner 15.5810.0000
2891Felix Roy 15.583-0.0020
348HMax McLaughlin 15.617-0.0360
418126Jeff Strunk 15.623-0.0420
51788Mat Williamson 15.623-0.0420
6998HJimmy Phelps 15.632-0.0510
7162AMike Gular 15.669-0.0880
829SMatt Sheppard 15.672-0.0910
9137DTyler Dippel 15.692-0.1110
10125HChris Hile 15.716-0.1350
11515XJustin Stone 15.800-0.2190
1234Anthony Perrego 15.854-0.2730
131524Sammy Martz Jr15.953-0.3720
141414CG Morey 16.089-0.5080
15128FStan Frankenfield 16.140-0.5590
167118Jim Britt 16.234-0.6530
1769JFJF Corriveau 16.551-0.9700
181033Louden Reimert 16.643-1.0620
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1212SDarren Smith 15.4720.0005
2136SMatthew Stangle 15.563-0.0910
31835Mike Mahaney 15.566-0.0940
412215Adam Pierson 15.657-0.1850
5717ZDillon Steuer 15.705-0.2330
6183XTim Sears Jr15.803-0.3310
71184YAlex Yankowski 15.824-0.3520
81021APeter Britten 15.845-0.3730
91630HJ Bunting 15.877-0.4050
10632RRonnie Davis III15.892-0.4200
1193Sammy Martz 15.894-0.4220
12337MMathieu Desjardins 15.931-0.4590
13454Steve Bernard 15.969-0.4970
141415PBilly Pauch Jr15.981-0.5090
151517Marcus Dinkins 16.171-0.6990
16534Kevin Root 16.226-0.7540
17178SRich Scagliotta 16.265-0.7930
18899LLarry Wight 0.00015.4720
Hot Laps 1 Results
148HMax McLaughlin 15.4080.0000
2891Felix Roy 15.411-0.0030
3998HJimmy Phelps 15.545-0.1370
4112LJack Lehner 15.582-0.1740
518126Jeff Strunk 15.587-0.1790
634Anthony Perrego 15.669-0.2610
77118Jim Britt 15.689-0.2810
8125HChris Hile 15.697-0.2890
929SMatt Sheppard 15.702-0.2940
101033Louden Reimert 15.717-0.3090
11162AMike Gular 15.719-0.3110
12515XJustin Stone 15.740-0.3320
131788Mat Williamson 15.978-0.5700
14137DTyler Dippel 16.094-0.6860
151524Sammy Martz Jr16.415-1.0070
161414CG Morey 16.508-1.1000
1769JFJF Corriveau 16.757-1.3490
18128FStan Frankenfield 16.778-1.3700
Hot Laps 2 Results
1337MMathieu Desjardins 15.5600.0000
2212SDarren Smith 15.611-0.0510
3454Steve Bernard 15.734-0.1740
493Sammy Martz 15.758-0.1980
51021APeter Britten 15.763-0.2030
61184YAlex Yankowski 15.807-0.2470
71835Mike Mahaney 15.815-0.2550
8183XTim Sears Jr15.868-0.3080
9717ZDillon Steuer 15.885-0.3250
101630HJ Bunting 15.934-0.3740
111415PBilly Pauch Jr15.937-0.3770
1212215Adam Pierson 15.944-0.3840
13632RRonnie Davis III15.946-0.3860
14136SMatthew Stangle 15.948-0.3880
15178SRich Scagliotta 16.018-0.4580
161517Marcus Dinkins 16.167-0.6070
17534Kevin Root 16.301-0.7410
18899LLarry Wight 16.450-0.8900
Redraw Order Results