Cale Ross Nails Down Big Modified Win Thursday Evening At Bridgeport Motorsports Park
Story By: BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK – SWEDESBORO, NJ – Cale Ross held off Ryan Krachun on a final lap restart and went on to score the Modified feature event win Thursday night at Bridgeport Motorsports Park.
The thirty lap feature for the Danny’s Pizza Pizzazz Modifieds saw only two cautions -one at the end of lap one and the second caution on the final lap.
It was the first win of the season for Ross who has suffered through a variety of issues early in the season. “Finally,” was Ross’ reaction. “These are the nights that you look forward to!” Ross had high praise for the track crew as well. “The track felt like the old Bridgeport tonight!”
Cale Ross drew the pole – or the sitting duck position as many drivers see starting from the pole. It leaves them vulnerable because they don’t know where the competition is running.
Ross led every lap and had the Amwell Auto Body No. 29 of Ryan Krachun to keep him company during those thirty laps. Krachun dogged the leader in the second half of the race, challenging for the lead with five to go but Ross was able to counter the challenge and maintain the lead.
Behind the leaders was a three car battle for third with Billy Osmun, Jeff Strunk and Matt Stangle. That battle went right down to the final lap. Stangle had taken fourth from Strunk just before the last lap caution for Mike Franz. Then on the one lap, single file restart, Stangle took over third from Osmun.
Ross led the way to the checkered for the $4,000 win over Krachun, Stangle, Osmun and Strunk. Duane Howard finished sixth followed by Mike Gular, Rick Laubach, Joseph Watson and Jordan Watson.
MODIFIEDS: 1. Cale Ross, 2. Ryan Krachun, 3. Matt Stangle, 4. Billy Osmun III, 5. Jeff Strunk. 6. Duane Howard, 7. Mike Gular, 8. Rick Laubach, 9. Joseph Watson, 10. Jordan Watson, 11. HJ Bunting, 12. Anthony Tramontana, 13. Dillon Steuer, 14. JR Fuller, 15. Kevin Vaclavieck, 16. Mike Franz, 17. Tim Millman, 18. David Crossman, 19. Blaine Bracelin, 20. Stan Frankenfield, 21. Dalton Strohl, 22. Billy Pauch Jr.