Bear Ridge Speedway “there’s no place like home”



Bear Ridge Speedway “there’s no place like home”

Bear Ridge Speedway “there’s no place like home”

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Bear Ridge Speedway “there’s no place like home”

For Immediate Release BRS-030418-1

Bear Ridge Speedway is gearing up for their 51st year of consecutive racing. The Ridge continues to be the best source of great inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families. What makes the entertainment? Some of the best drivers in New England, fierce competition, and the return of drivers who know “there’s no place like home”
The DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds will see some returning faces in 2018 who have raced the Ridge. We understand that sometimes family commitments need to take precedence, and some drivers want to try their luck at the tracks on the other side of the mountain. We are always proud to watch them as they spread their wings, and at the end of the day, it is good to know when they can and are ready they will come home. Tim Tucker driver of the 91 hails from northern VT and will be returning to full time competition in 2018, will he be setting his sites on a top five points standing finish, or even a championship? Kevin Chaffee local hot shoe driving the 73 having raced the King of Dirt Series last season, will be returning to the Ridge to try to earn his first coveted track championship in the Mods. With some stiff competition this feat will not be easy for any of the drivers and is sure to offer some edge of your seat entertainment for the fans.
Speaking of seats fans! The 2018 fans will see reserved seating available in the general grandstands, available exclusively to season pass holders. There will be a limited number of spots available to fans who want to bring in their own chairs to sit directly behind the grandstands in designated spots only.
The Laquerre Sports USAC DMA Midgets numbers are looking strong this year, with Dean Christensen hoping to defend his track championship for car owner legend Ray Miller. Team mate Joe Krawiec is hoping to not let that happen, having been there himself a few times before, and is anxious to reclaim the honor. They will have their hands full with returning drivers eager to oust the Miller Stable and a new but familiar name, who knows “there is no place like home” and hopes to make his mark in the division. Having driven the mighty mods and the winged beasts SCoNE machines, Danny Douville will be behind the wheel of Midget this year. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the Ridge and top notch driving capabilities which will mean we don’t expect him to be a slouch.
Also returning of course are the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes, the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders, and the State Farm Ins Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduro Series.
Remember in today’s society we could all use a little more family entertainment, and the Ridge is your best place to be for just that. The admission price is more than reasonable; the show top-notch, the food superior, and the family friendly atmosphere is just what you are looking for. If you haven’t been to the Ridge in a while or at all why not check us out in 2018.
Reserved seating available in the general grandstands, available exclusively to season pass holders. There will be a limited number of spots available to fans who want to bring in their own chairs to sit directly behind the grandstands in designated spots only. Season pass holders will also benefit from being able to enter the grand stands fifteen minutes before the gates are open to the rest of the public. These spots are available for sale now. Season pass forms with reserved space requests are available for down load on the web. The season pass price is $180.00 the reserved seat is just $50.00 more. Both added together are less than paying weekly.
2018 driver and crew membership applications are now available on the website. Be sure to get yours sent in early to beat the lines on opening day. To be eligible for the Bear Ridge Speedway points fund, and recognized at the annual awards banquet, drivers must hold a 2018 Bear Ridge Speedway or DIRTcar license, compete in the required number of events and run on track designated tires as indicated in the rule book.
The price of a regular show general admission (front gate) ticket for adults (ages 17 to 61) is $10.00 a person and children 11 and under $2.00. Teens 12 to 16 and seniors 62 and older is $8.00. Military Discounts are available at $2.00 off for those with a valid ID.
The 2018 kid’s club membership is only $12.00 per child, infant to 11 years old, ($10.00 with front gate ticket stub), and once you are a member you get in free the rest of the season!
The back gate (pit gate) ticket price for Bear Ridge Speedway and DIRTcar 2017 license holders is $20.00. Non-license holders is $25.00 (both prices are in addition to the front gate ticket.)
The Ridge will once again have a booth at the Home Life Expo in Hanover the weekend of March 17-19, be sure to stop by and see us and also all the other great vendor displays relating to Home and Life!
Mark your calendars for the first glimpse of the stars and cars of 2018 on Saturday April 28th, at the Fireside Inn in W. Lebanon NH. Show time is 10:00 to 1:00. followed by practice at the track 2:00 to 4:00 (weather permitting, DRIVERS you MUST be at the car show with your car unloaded for the entire show to be able to practice. This practice is for car show attendees only.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time starting Saturday May 5th.
Bear Ridge Speedway is located on Kidder Road in Bradford, VT, just off Exit 16 on Interstate 91.
For more information, call (802) 222-4052 or visit www.bearridgespeedway.com. Questions can be sent to brsdirt@charter.net
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Contact: April May Preston

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