BRETT HEARN TO PARTICIPATE IN BRIDGEPORT’S 4TH ANNUAL DOUG HOFFMAN MEMORIAL – 60OVER SPECIAL
The names Brett Hearn and Doug Hoffman absolutely go ‘hand in hand’ with each other. Arguably, two of the best modified chauffeurs to ever strap into a race car have raced thousands of times against each other throughout their illustrious careers. The 8-time Mr. DIRT champion had one of the fiercest battles in Super Dirt Car Series history back in 1996. Hearn edged Doug Hoffman for the Mr. Dirt title by a mere 3 points. Doug Hoffman won two of the battles that year by winning at Syracuse and the Bridgeport 200, however it was Brett ‘The Jet’ who won the war.
The Sussex, NJ driver has visited Bridgeport’s victory lane twice in his Big Block career. Hearn won a season opener back in the 90’s era while also capturing the USNA 200 back in 2000. Hearn’s last competition at the 5/8 mile clay oval came in August of ’13 during the 8th Annual Friends of Mike event. Hearn is not known to step outside of his familiar No. 20 machines, but this coming Saturday he’ll be steering for one of the toughest teams in the Northeast, in the Mike Petruska-owned Atlas Paving No. 66. Ironically, it was the Atlas Team that stood in the winner’s circle during the first ever ’60over Special’ with Bobby Varin as their driver and would like nothing short of the same results three years later.
The three-division program all goes down this Saturday, March 26 at 4pm. The Big Blocks will compete in Hand #1 of the ‘811 Dig Safe’ Poker Series in the 44-lap $4,000 to win event. The Crate/Sportsman 20-lap race will see the victor take home a cool $1,000, while the Pennco Tech Outlaw Stocks battle it out for $500 in their 15-lap affair. An open practice will take place the night before from 7 to 10pm. Teams can leave their haulers overnight if they prefer, while the pit gates open 11am on Saturday. For all race day information please visitwww.bpspeedway.com, check out Bridgeport Speedway’s official Facebook page, or call the track hotline at 856-467-4408.