Story By: BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK – OAKS, PA – Race fans headed to the Philadelphia Expo Center this past weekend for Motorsports – anxious for the opportunity to talk racing and mingle among the racing crowd with nearly two months remaining of the area’s off season.
For two days, Doug and Brittany Rose welcomed fans and competitors to the Bridgeport Motorsports – The Kingdom of Speed – display where the excitement for the 2022 season was ever present. The 2022 schedules for both the High Banks and the Spirit quarter mile were a hot commodity throughout the weekend.
You could look at the Bridgeport display and follow the storyline of the last two seasons and see what the Roses have brought to the racing industry.
Front and center was the beautiful new Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz No. 51 that will return to Bridgeport this season with Richie Pratt, Jr. behind the wheel. Once again, those blue No.51 shirts will be seen throughout the grandstand. This team certainly made a lot of Bridgeport fans happy with the news of their return.
The World of Outlaws were represented by Logan Schuchart and his popular Shark Racing No.1S. Schuchart was on hand to greet fans and sign autographs on Saturday. Schuchart is looking forward to returning to Bridgeport this season to defend his 2021 victory on the high banks. “Any time you win at a track, it gives you confidence,” Schuchart explained. “We watched videos and you could see there was good racing.” Schuchart is hoping to build on his success last season. “We had speed but we had some problems that have hopefully been resolved.”
The Cassidy Painting 600 Micro Sprint driven by Chris Fenimore was the third car displayed over the weekend. Fenimore is a regular competitor on the Spirit quarter mile. Fenimore’s No. 92 is sponsored Cassidy Painting of New Castle, DE. Cassidy does commercial and industrial painting, fireproofing, sandblasting and so much more. Cassidy came onboard last season to sponsor the Danny Serrano Skyscraper weekend.
The No. 51 represented the successful Saturday night program that the Rose’s have created at Bridgeport over the last two seasons. The No. 1S of Logan Schuchart represented the successful special shows that have thrilled the Bridgeport fans. Certainly, the World of Outlaw shows have seen record breaking attendance. The Fenimore No. 92 is an example of the growing quarter mile program on the Spirit quarter mile – all part of the Bridgeport Motorsports Park.
And, the Bridgeport influence wasn’t just felt at the Bridgeport display. Fifteen Bridgeport competitors were displayed – some helping to support other vendor displays throughout the show including Dominick Buffalino and the Hyneman No. 126, the Belmont No. 14 of Joe Toth, Billy Pauch and his No. 1, Billy Pauch, Jr. and the Rick Holsten No. 96, Joe Toth’s No. 9, Alex Yankowski and his No. 84Y, Brett Ballard’s No. 5B, David Crossman’s No. 80, Davy Sammons No, 79, Ryan Watt’s No. 14w, Dave Adams’s No. 37 to be piloted by Brian Papiez, Eric Kormann’s and the Hoffman No. 10 and Kormann’s No,. 36. Sammy Martz Jr.’s No. 24 and of course, the Danny’s Pizza Pizazz Mo. 51.
For the entire sixteen hours of the two-day show, Doug and Brittany Rose answered questions and listened to the fans and competitors who expressed their gratitude for the work that they have done and the racing that they have brought to the Bridgeport Motorsports Park. Racers were taking advantage of the Motorsports weekends to secure their parking spots, season passes or just get their questions answered about the upcoming season. Many times, racing teams filled the aisles as they visited with their fellow competitors and fans.
“It was a great show for us,” Doug Rose stated. “Our new Bob Hilbert designed shirts were a big hit and we sold a lot of shirts. These shirts were the first to carry our 50th Anniversary Logo.”
A lot was accomplished during this two-day event as we move one weekend closer to the 2022 racing season.