SWEDESBORO, N.J. (May 25, 2023) – “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney has officially mastered the Garden State, leading all 30 circuits at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, New Jersey, to record the 20th Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of his career, snagging a $10,000 payday in the process. Courtney, ace of the Clauson Marshall Racing/NOS Energy Drink No. 7BC, started from the outside-pole position and never looked back, holding off New Jersey’s own Kyle Reinhardt and a tail-charging Anthony Macri at the final checkers. The win bumps Courtney’s season tally to two during points competition, four total when including pre-season action in sunny central Florida.
Although flawless from the front row, Courtney still faced a series of challenges, some in the form of cautions and others in the form of lapped traffic. A red flag on the initial start forced a complete restart, quickly followed by a long stretch of green flag competition. Traffic entered the picture for the first time on lap 11, but Courtney was able to maintain control, always keeping a car or two between himself and the rest of the podium.
Cautions on laps 19 and 23 stacked the field once again, but despite the pair of momentum shifts, Courtney continued his course, never pressured from the rest of the field.
“Top fives are great for winning championships, but the ultimate goal is to win. My guys work too hard to not get to victory lane,” Tyler Courtney explained. “I felt like we gave one away on Sunday at Weedsport. I still wasn’t sure what to do tonight in turn four, so I just kept doing what I was doing and it ended up being the right thing to do.
“I didn’t want any more yellows at the end because you never know what can happen,” Courtney added. “We got the car in victory lane tonight where it belongs. This place is awesome. They’ve really made this place into a top-notch facility.”
Kyle Reinhardt almost lost his place within the frontrunners after the lap 19 restart, nearly spinning to a stop in turn four before getting back on the throttle.
“We were really fast there at the end,” Reinhardt said. “I almost gave it away there and we almost finished last, so being on the podium is good. Happy to be here in front of all of our friends and family.”
Anthony Macri was involved in the aforementioned opening red but still managed to climb through the field, reaching the top five by lap 23.
The world-famous paperclip, Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday, May 26, which will honor Central Pennsylvania great and former open wheeler, “The Hammer” Doug Esh. Dubbed the Doug Esh Tribute, the Friday night blockbuster will award a $10,000 share, simultaneously commemorating Esh’s career that included a 2006 World of Outlaws National Open victory and a $50,000 prize; it was the richest payday in the track’s history.
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Contingency Awards/Results: Bridgeport Motorsports Park | May 25, 2023:
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 27
Macri Concrete/Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Cory Eliason | 12.592
Hercules Tires Fast Qualifier: Zeb Wise | 12.540
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Tyler Courtney
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Kyle Reinhardt
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Freddie Rahmer
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery B-Main Winner: Tyler Ross
Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Jon Brennfleck
Tezos A-Main Winner: Tyler Courtney
Tezos A-Main Hard Charger: Justin Whittall (+8)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Austin Bishop
Tezos A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 5. 11-Cory Eliason; 6. 26-Zeb Wise; 7. 19-Brent Marks; 8. 23B-Devon Borden; 9. 67-Justin Whittall; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich; 11. 00K-Kyle Spence; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer; 13. 4-Chris Windom; 14. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 15. 70-Scotty Thiel; 16. 28M-Conner Morrell; 17. 4B-Jon Brennfleck; 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 19. 44-Dave Brown; 20. 13-Justin Peck; 21. 97-JJ Hickle; 22. 5-Tyler Ross; 23. 11A-Austin Bishop; 24. 55M-Domenic Melair; 25. (DNS) 29-Sye Lynch LAP LEADERS: Tyler Courtney (1-30)
Classic Ink USA B Feature (8 Laps): 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 00K-Kyle Spence; 3. 55M-Domenic Melair; 4. 28M-Conner Morrell; 5. 11A-Austin Bishop; 6. 44-Dave Brown; 7. 4B-Jon Brennfleck; 8. 24T-TJ Greve; 9. (DNS) 5Z-Zack Burd
Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash (6 Laps): 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 26-Zeb Wise
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 2. 19-Brent Marks; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 4. 26-Zeb Wise; 5. 4-Chris Windom; 6. 67-Justin Whittall; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 28M-Conner Morrell; 9. 44-Dave Brown
CSI Shocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 2. 13-Justin Peck; 3. 11-Cory Eliason; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer; 7. 11A-Austin Bishop; 8. 4B-Jon Brennfleck; 9. (DNF) 24T-TJ Greve
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri; 3. 70-Scotty Thiel; 4. 23B-Devon Borden; 5. 97-JJ Hickle; 6. 29-Sye Lynch; 7. 00K-Kyle Spence; 8. 55M-Domenic Melair; 9. (DNS) 5Z-Zack Burd
Hercules Tire Qualifying: 1. 26-Zeb Wise, 00:12.541; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 00:12.583; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 00:12.613; 4. 19-Brent Marks, 00:12.720; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:12.773; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 00:12.833; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:12.852; 8. 13-Justin Peck, 00:12.897; 9. 70-Scotty Thiel, 00:12.905; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 00:12.938; 11. 11-Cory Eliason, 00:12.950; 12. 23B-Devon Borden, 00:13.018; 13. 28M-Conner Morrell, 00:13.072; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich, 00:13.093; 15. 97-JJ Hickle, 00:13.132; 16. 4-Chris Windom, 00:13.145; 17. 45-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.178; 18. 55M-Domenic Melair, 00:13.264; 19. 44-Dave Brown, 00:13.265; 20. 24T-TJ Greve, 00:13.303; 21. 00K-Kyle Spence, 00:13.318; 22. 5-Tyler Ross, 00:13.342; 23. 4B-Jon Brennfleck, 00:13.450; 24. 29-Sye Lynch, 00:13.451; 25. 67-Justin Whittall, 00:13.490; 26. 11A-Austin Bishop, 00:13.497; 27. 5Z-Zack Burd, 00:59.999
2023 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (As of 5/25):
Tyler Courtney – 1156
Chris Windom – 1054
Hunter Schuerenberg – 1046
Tim Shaffer – 1024
J.J. Hickle – 1000
Scotty Thiel – 982
Parker Price-Miller – 956
Conner Morrell – 922
Zeb Wise – 844
Sye Lynch – 718
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About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.
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- Tyler Altmeyer on May 26, 2023
- Article Date: 5/25/2023 by Tyler Altmeyer