55th opening night at the Ridge goes in the record books a huge success.

55th opening night at the Ridge goes in the record books a huge success.

55th opening night at the Ridge goes in the record books a huge success.

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It was a full day of activities and racing action with festivities starting at the Bradford Fair Grounds with over ninety cars showing off their machines for the many fans who stopped by. A huge thank you goes out to the Fair committee for holding this annual event. From there the drivers made their way up to the Ridge for their first spin around the famed quarter mile clay oval in an exclusive practice session for the attendees before the rest of the competition arrived putting close to a hundred and twenty drivers in the pits anxious to grab the first green flag of the 55th opening consecutive season of racing at the Ridge. We cant thank the fans, the competitors, crews, and families enough for making our opening night of our 55th consecutive season always owned or operated by the same family such a huge success!! THANK YOU.

The first feature winners of the 55th consecutive season for the F.M.S. NAPA Auto Parts of Bradford VT were Jason Gray in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds; Tad Kingsbury in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes; USAC DMA Midgets Brandon Piastka R&L Auto Towing and Recovery Late Models Matt Lashua, LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Lucas Wheeler, Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners Feature #1 Tom Brown Feature #2 Jason Porter.

Jason Gray the past two seasons reigning champion of the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds quickly reminded everyone that he would once again be the one to beat It would take him 25 laps to work his way from mid pack starting position which clearly shows that there is some stiff competition in this field for 2022. James Fadden starting on the point would be the one to get bumped by Gray, but he was able to hold on to the runner up position. Mat Lashua would also fall victim to Gray in the last five laps and would see himself taking the final victory lane position, crossing the finish line in third. Richie Simmons and Jeremy Huntoon both with very impressive runs came across for the checkers in the fourth and fifth positions.

In the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Tad Kingsbury also the past two seasons reigning champion was able to make it from his mid pack starting position a bit quicker than Gray to the point, but by no means any easier with competition just as stiff in this division. Kingsbury was able to hold off the hard fought challenges of Tim Hodge after bumping Cody Gregoropoulos off the point for the win. Hodge joined him in victory lane in second with Thomas Placey able to get by Gregoropoulos with just five to go to claim the final victory lane spot. Gregoropoulos held on to fourth with Matt Ellsworth taking home fifth.

It was a history making moment in the USAC DMA Midgets feature with all three spots being claimed from the same stable of that of the very famous Modified Driver Ray Miller. Miller never one to be in the spotlight was coaxed into joining his three drivers in victory for a photo op for this historical event, an early birthday present for him his special day being May 8th. Rookie Daniel Piastka started on the point and was able to hold off his brother Brandon Piastka until lap twenty after working his way thru traffic from deep in the pack. The final teammate Justin Sheridan joined the two of them in victory lane in the third position. Josh Sunn and Seth Carlson rounded out the top five.

Matt Lashua doing double duty first in the R& L: Auto Towing & Recovery Late Models gets recorded with the win beating out Ryan Christian asl doing double duty who crossed tight behind in second. Kelly Miller Sr grabbed the final victory lane spot with Trevor Strong and Rookie Parker Piper coming home in fourth and fifth respectfully.

The LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks will be the division to watch as the car count continues to grow. With some returning regulars and some eager rookies moving up from the Ridge Runner division winning is not going to be as easy as it has been in the past. Lucas Wheeler one of the originals who started the division in 2020 grabs the first checkers of the season with a couple of Mikes joining him in victory lane. Mike McClay is scored in second with Mike Mann taking home third. Dustin Towle and Rooke Garrett Brown rounded out the top five.

The Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners are starting off even stronger than they were in 2021 with over thirty drivers hoping to make it to victory lane, affording them once again two features giving each of them a better opportunity to do just that. In the first feature Tom Brown was able to grab the checkers with Katie Burroughs coming home in second her best finish in her career. Randy Morrill would be the final one to join them in victory lane with Shane Stygles and Kevin Keene finishing out the top five. Feature two was filled with familiar faces in victory lane as Jason Porter gets to the front in his fine fashion to take the win over Logan Martin and Buddy Welch. Kevin LaForest last year’s champion is scored in fourth with Travis King taking home fifth.

Coming up this Saturday May 14th Forward’s Garage and Forward’s Plumbing it is the DIRTcar Sportsman East Series second event. The event sponsored by VP Racing and Sabil and Sons will see the winner taking home over $1,000.00 and everyone taking the green a minimum $100.00. This will be a special TBD lap event in honor of our 55th year of racing. This is a SPECIAL ADMISSION show with adults, teens and seniors at $15.00.

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!

Tune in to hear April May and Butch as they join Stephen John for all the highlights of Bear Ridge Speedway from the week before and what is coming up every Friday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 on WYKR.

The price of a regular show general admission (front gate) ticket for adults (ages 17 to 61) is $12.00 a person and children 11 and under $2.00. Teens 12 to 16 and seniors 62 and older is $10.00. Military Discounts are available at $2.00 off for those with a valid ID. The back gate (pit gate) ticket price for Bear Ridge Speedway and DIRTcar 2021 license holders is $30.00. Non-license holders are $35.00 (both prices include the front gate ticket.)

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. We continue to offer the best source of good inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families.

Please stay safe and be kind to others !

Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time every Saturday starting in May thru September.
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  Visa and Master card accepted



UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 55th Season of Racing sponsored by FMS NAPA Auto Parts of Bradford VT night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday May 7, 2022


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (35 laps)


1st       00        Jason Gray

2nd      91nh    James Fadden

3rd       18        Matt Lashua

4th       34        Richie Simmons

5th       26        Jeremy Huntoon

6th       86        Mike Ryan

7th       33        Melvin Pierson

8th       11        Josh Sunn

9th       29        Max Dolliver

10th     16        Brian Chaffee

11th     10s      Ryan Christian

12th     91        Tim Tucker

13th     631      Todd Buckwold

14th     46        Jeremy Beckley

15th     3H       Kyle Huntington

16th     21        Earl Maxham

17th     51        Brian Bigue

18th     4          DJ Robinson

19th     42T      Robert Tucker

20th     007      TC Forward

21st     3          Jeff Huntington

22nd    24        Jordan Fornwalt

23rd     96        Matthew Collins

24th     97        Allan Hammond

25th     02        Wayland Child

117      Matt Piper  DNS


HEAT one:      Brian Chaffee ®

HEAT two:       Jeremy Huntoon

HEAT three:    DJ Robinson


Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes (30 Laps)


1st       09        Tad Kingsbury

2nd      2          Tim Hodge

3rd       22        Thomas Placey

4th       12        Cody Gregoropoulos

5th       21e      Matt Ellsworth

6th       93        Ricky Sanville

7th       17        Cooper Hodge

8th       3          Jason Horniak

9th       1          Jeremy Hodge

10th     50        Tyler Stygles

11th     11        Josh Harrington

12th     28        Bob Shepard

13th     69        Alexander Pushee

14th     8          Steve Gardner

15th     91        Alfred O’Haire

16th     71        Sawyer Harrington ®

10k      Earl Maxham DNS

5          Brian Lakin DNS

7          Chris Roy DNS


HEAT one:      Cooper Hodge

HEAT two:      Ricky Sanville


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1st       7          Brandon Piastka

2nd      1B        Daniel Piatska ®

3rd       17        Justin Sheridan

4th       76m     Josh Sunn

5th       4          Seth Carlson

6th       3          Will Hull

7th       5$        Mike Netishen

8th       42        Manny Diaz

9th       A-1      Jeff Horn

10th     91        Wayne Koehler

11th     5          Ralie Rookie ®

12th     5c        Joey Chick ®

13th     2K        Todd Mable ®


HEAT one:      Daniel Piatska

HEAT two:       Brandon Piastka


R&L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Model Feature (20 Laps)

1st       316      Matt Lashua

2nd      10c      Ryan Christian

3rd       04        Kelly Miller Sr

4th       22        Trevor Strong

5th       12        Parker Piper ®

6th       26x      James Mutney JR ®

7th       32        Tyler Tremblay

8th       6x        Mark Cole

9th       46        Rob French


HEAT one:      Ryan Christian


LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 Laps)

1st       21        Lucas  Wheeler

2nd      82        Mike    McClay

3rd       22        Mike    Mann

4th       60        Dustin  Towle

5th       89        Garrett Brown ®

6th       5j         John    Fields

7th       25        Timothy Blake

8th       18D     Dawn   Rumrill

9th       6X        Chris    Cole

10th     35vt     Aren    Keene ®

11th     97        Cary    Hunter ®

12th     71        Jesse   Dunham

13th     0          Kaleb   Shepard

14th     8x        Brett Fifield

15th     53        Travis  Burroughs ®

16th     27b      Blake   Buccellato ®

07        Santana Merrit ® DNS


HEAT one:      Lucas Wheeler

HEAT two:       Jesse Dunham


Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners Feature #1 (20 laps)

1st       98        Tom     Brown

2nd      54        Katie    Burroughs

3rd       28        Randy Morrill

4th       17        Shane  Stygles

5th       99        Kevin   Keene ®

6th       22        Hayden Tomlinson ®

7th       50        Matthew Lucas

8th       25        Randy Osmer

9th       35        Kevin   LaBree

10th     53        Gage   McGuire ®

11th     1          Mike    Paton

12th     77        Keith    Benoit

19        Tim      Morrill DNS

56        Anna    Ricker DNS

31        Mike    Moses DNS


Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners Feature #2 (20 laps)

1st       13        Jason  Porter

2nd      44        Logan  Martin

3rd       65        Buddy  Welch

4th       49        Kevin   LaForest

5th       3          Travis  King

6th       30        Hayden Bishop

7th       43        Spencer Braley

8th       85        Carl     Sweet

9th       51        Westly Blake

10th     8          Devin   Bell

11th     12        Devon  Spinks

12th     60        Dilyn    Switser

13th     63        Douglas Kenny

14th     01        Chris    O’Dell

22nh    Jonathan Baker DNS



HEAT one:      Katie Burroughs

HEAT two:      Matthew Lucas

HEAT three:    Travis King


Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods 4/6 Cylinder Enduro

First Event 5/28/2022


Contact: April May Preston-Elms                                                                               Email: brsdirt@charter.net

Phone: (802) 222-4052