2019 the 52nd season opening night wins go to Bob Kilburn wins in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Robert Tucker in the Sabil & Son Sportsman Modifieds Seth Carlson in the USAC DMA Midgets.

2019 the 52nd season opening night wins go to Bob Kilburn wins in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Robert Tucker in the Sabil & Son Sportsman Modifieds Seth Carlson in the USAC DMA Midgets.

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While everything around the track was under water the ¼ mile fastest clay oval track in Vermont, was in excellent shape and indeed fast fast fast on opening night 2019 of the 52nd consecutive season at Bear Ridge Speedway.
It was a wild night for the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds, the fast and tacky track made for a very level playing field for all the contenders. Lapped traffic late in the event would have a huge play in the outcome of the event. This gave Robert Tucker the opportunity he needed to get by the front of the field for the win with Steve Flint coming in across for second. Billy Lussier gave us a surprise visit and was able to grab third. Derek O’Hearn and Matt Lashua completed the top five.
Bob Kilburn ended 2018 strong was debating on whether he could make it over to the Ridge every week in 2019 in a Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupe and told us depending on how he did his first night would help him decide if he would be a regular. Well as he crossed the line to grab the checkers for his second win of his career and the first of the season, the question was asked, so we will see next week right? The track was just as he liked it and he held off a hard-fought challenge from Brain Chaffee to grab the win, Chaffee was able to hold on for second, with Jason Horniak coming home in third. Todd Hayward and Chris LaForest completed the top five.
The USAC DMA Midgets showed up strong with a field of sixteen. Their 20-lap main event had a fast pace with Dan Douville taking the lead for the first half dozen laps. Joe Krawiec and Manny Dias would both take a turn at the point before Seth Carlson took over on lap twelve which he held onto to take the win. Will Hull and Joe Krawiec crossed the line second and third. Manny Dias and Justin Sheridan rounded out the top five.
In the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Ryan Christian went for a horrific wild ride in hot laps, taking him out of contention for the night in both this and the Modified class. Kelly Miller would get the win over Tyler Tremblay and Cary Moulton.
The ever-popular Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders hit the track with an impressive field of cars, including a good crop of rookies. The battle for the win was fought among a couple of veteran drivers as Kevin LaForest and Bobby Bell swapped the point on several occasions. When the checkers waved on their 20 lap event LaForest was on top and Bell falling victim to a restart, late in the event, ending up just outside the top four. Buddy Welch and last years track champion Jason Porter were the ones to capitalize on Bells misfortune cross the line in second and third. Bell crosses fourth with Zach Audet close behind crossing in fourth.
The State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduro 1st event scheduled for 5/25/19
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 52nd season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, May 11th sponsored by Fluery’s Auto Sales featuring a full card of racing for the 99Rock weekly racing series, with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Midgets, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Plus WYKR Sprint Cars of New England and the Granite State Mini Sprints. Special general admission for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $13 for adults (age 18-61), $10 teens (12-17) and seniors (62+), and $2 for children; Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time.
Bear Ridge Speedway is as an alcohol free family friendly entertainment spot, with our goal to make each experience at the Ridge better than the last. Remember “Dirt where every lap is the last lap” we continue to offer the best source of good inexpensive high quality entertainment for families.
Bear Ridge Speedway is located off exit 16 of I91 on to Rte 25 west 1 mile to South Road up the hill to Kidder Rd. The green will wave every Saturday at 6:00 pm(ish). Be sure to check the web www.bearridgespeedway.com Questions can be sent to brsdirt@charter.net
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 52nd Season of Racing NAPA Auto Parts FMS opening night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday May 4, 2019

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds(40 Laps)
1st 42T Robert Tucker
2nd 40 Steve Flint
3rd 25 Billy Lussier
4th 55 Derek O’Hearn
5th 18 Matt Lashua
6th OO Jason Gray
7th 91nh James Fadden
8th 91k Chris Donnelly
9th 10 Derek Graham
10th 34 Richie Simmons
11th 17 Jim Morgan
12th 73 Kevin Chaffee
13th 24 Jordan Fornwalt
14th 6 Jeremy Huntoon
15th 36 Brian Whittemore
16th 97 Terry Williams
17th 631 Todd Buckwold
18th 92 Ricky Sanville
19th 4 DJ Robinson
20th 86 Mike Ryan
21st 9 Michael Dunn
22nd 94 David Durkee
10s Ryan Christian(DNS)
HEAT one: Jeremy Huntoon
HEAT two: Todd Buckwold

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (25 laps)
1st 77j Robert Kilburn
2nd 16 Brian Chaffee
3rd 3 Jason Horniak
4th 20 Todd Hayward
5th 56 Chris LaForest
6th 66 Tim Churchill
7th 33 Melvin Pierson
8th 18 Cody Copeland
9th 1 Jeremy Hodge
10th 17 Tyler Maxham
11th 43 Earl Maxham
12th 12 Cody Gregoropoulos
13th O9 Tad Kingsbury
14th 71 Josh Harrington

HEAT one: Bob Kilburn
HEAT two: Jason Horniac

USAC DMA Midgets Feature (20 laps)
1st 2 Seth Carlson
2nd 3 Will Hull
3rd 1B Joe Krawiec
4th 42 Manny Dias
5th 16 Justin Sheridan
6th 7x Dan Douville
7th A1 Jeff Horn
8th 69 Dean Christensen
9th 12 Adam Whitney
10th 91 Wayne Kohler®
11th 23 Tim West®
12th 26 TJ Foster®
13th 18c Mike Chaffee
14th 17 Justin Phillips
15th 5 Steve Midford®

HEAT one: Dean Christensen
HEAT two: Justin Sheridan

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (12 laps
1st o4 Kelly Miller
2nd 32 Tyler Trombley®
3rd 94 Cary Moulton

Peanuts Auto 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)
1st 49 Kevin LaForest
2nd 65 Robert Welch
3rd 13 Jason Porter
4th 24 Bobby Bell
5th 9 Zach Audet
6th 66 Robert Audet
7th O3 Eric Prescott
8th 33 Daniel Mears
9th 87 Don Reynolds
10th 89 Garrett Brown
11th 51 Westley Blake®
12th 27 Dustin Towle®
13th 23 Brian Lakin®
14th 60 Kyle Ashford®
15th 5 Owen Carbee
16th 8 Brett Fifield
17th 83 Mike Sherburne
18th 55 Rick Stygles
19th 35 Kevin LaBree
20th 15 Colby Martin®
21st 34 John Duprey®
22nd 12 Devon Spinks®
23rd O7 Dana Blair®
29J Justin Carbee (DNS)

HEAT one: Zach Audet
HEAT two: Bobby Bell
HEAT three: Rick Stygles


Contact: April May Preston-Elms Email: brsdirt@charter.net
Phone: (802) 222-4052