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Tyler Courtney wins All Star Circuit of Champions race at Bridgeport

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Swedesboro, NJ — Tyler Courtney claimed the second All Star Circuit of Champions event at Bridgeport Speedway on Thursday. He did it in dominating fashion.

Courtney led all 30 laps. He was so dominant that he had a two-second lead over his nearest competitor.

Clauson-Marshall Racing Sprint Car driver Tyler Courtney going around the track
Tyler Courtney going around the track (Photo by Anthony Caruso III/The Capital Sports Report)

With the win, Courtney claimed the $10,000 prize. Courtney now has 20 career All Star Circuit of Champions wins, including two this season.

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“It’s awesome,” Courtney said in a post-race interview with The Capital Sports Report. “I got second here last year but we were able to follow that up with a win this year. It’s even better, right? It’s a good start to our New Jersey and Pennsylvania trip. It’s a good start to our weekend.”

“Sunshine” has won two of the last four races. He also won on May 13th at Wilmot Raceway.

In August 2022, Courtney finished second at Bridgeport Speedway in the first-ever event that was won by Justin Peck. Several months later, Courtney got the win.

Despite several cautions in the race, Courtney was the better car.

“I felt very good after the restarts,” Courtney said. “I was tight but I was tight in the right direction. Hats off to my guys for making things a lot easier tonight. It’s a great way to start the trip.”

Courtney was 2-plus seconds faster than Kyle Reinhardt, who finished second. Anthony Macri finished third.

Macri cannot shake third place at this track when the All Stars visit the South Jersey facility. He was also third last season as well.

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The 2021 and 2022 Central Pennsylvania Points Champion was involved in an opening red. However, he was able to reach the Top 5 by lap 23.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will spend the holiday weekend competing in Pennsylvania following this New Jersey race. First, the teams will first compete in the Doug Esch Tribute Race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The winning driver will take home $10,000.

Then, on Saturday and Sunday nights, the teams will compete in two Bob Weilkert Memorial Races at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. The first Weikert Memorial will have a $ 10,000-to-win feature, while the second race on Sunday night will have a $29,000-to-win.

“Momentum is huge in any kind of sport,” Courtney said. “It’s the best possible way to start the weekend. We’ll have the momentum going into the next few nights.”

With the win, Courtney maintains his All Star Circuit of Champions points lead. He now has 1,156 points.

Chris Windom is second with 1,054.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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