Steve Buckwalter shines in final "Tune Up" before Garden State 100 Nov 13-14
Steve Buckwalter was first to the checkered flag in the final race before the Garden State 100 on November 13-14 at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park.
Buckwalter led the whole event with the exception of a slide job in one corner from eventual runner up Briggs Danner. Danner’s lead was short lived as the Royerford native drove back to the top spot.
Buckwalter, the 2020 Action Track USA SpeedSTR champion, and Danner, the 2021 Action Track USA champion, stayed close for much of the event but Buckwalter was not to be denied on this night.
Buckwalter was the winner in the season opening event at Middleford Speedway in Delaware in March. Although the weather is once again getting cold, Buckwalter is heating up at just the right time to be considered a favorite for the $10,000 to win A Main in just one week.
Buckwalter and Danner were joined on the podium by Ryan Krachun. Dillon Steuer and Tom Mayberry rounded out the top five finishers.
The Garden State 100 weekend at Bridgeport Motorsports Park is coming fast.
Saturday November 13th warmups will start at noon for the 602 Sportsman running topless, 4 Cylinders, Slingshots, and SpeedSTRs on the big track and the Wingless 270 and 600 Micro Sprints and Junior Slingshots on the ¼ Mile track.
On Sunday racing will return with warmups again starting at noon. The 602 Sportsman will once again be running topless and will be joined by the 4 Cylinders for the second day in a row on the big track. The ¼ Mile track will return to racing Sunday as well with the Wingless 600 Micro Sprints, Junior Slingshots, and All Star Slingshots on the “Roval”.
Sunday will also include the $10,000 to win 100 Lap “Garden State 100” for the All Pro SpeedSTRs. This is the first time a long-distance open wheel race has been run in New Jersey in many years.
Information regarding this event can be found on Speedwayent.com as well as on bridgeportmotorsportspark.com