99Rock Newport Chevrolet Championship night Press

99Rock Newport Chevrolet Championship night Press

Tim Martin claims the Mike Rivers Automotive Limited Late Models 2016 title
Mike Ryan earns his second Championship in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders

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BRADFORD, VT – The Newport Chevrolet/99Rock Championship night crowns the Mike Rivers Automotive Late Models and Weglarz Property Service Fast Fours champions. Points battles for the remaining three divisions are pretty much decided, but with points for show up and qualifying next week the last night of racing for 2016, anything could happen.
The man on the move in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds is no stranger to the famed quarter mile clay oval. Even though still competing regularly in the SCoNE we haven’t seen him in a while in a Sportsman Mod. Starting from deep in the pack having only been to the Ridge 3 times before this year, Chris Donnelly methodically worked his way thru traffic and stayed out of trouble to take the win over Jordan Fornwalt and DJ Robinson who hitched a ride with Donnelly went by. Fornwalt took home second with DJ taking third. Adam Gage in only his second visit this year came home in fourth and Trevor Rocke last week’s victory lane visitor rounded out the top five.
In the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes it looked like they were finally, finally, finally going to go green to checkers with the winner being able to cash in on the Brass Ring Challenge, but no with four laps to go, the caution waived and the Brass Ring was not be reached yet again. Bob Shepard got the lead early and with seven laps to go the pack was crawling up his back in an effort to take over the point. A restart would bunch up the field with Shepard on point, Delaware restart style giving him enough breathing room to survive a couple more restarts before they checkers would wave. When the checkers waived Shepard scores one more win for the season, with Josh Sunn coming home in second and Chris LaForest taking third. Matt Ellsworth and Brian Chaffee completed the top five.
The Laquerre Sports USAC DMA Midgets were back in action with the absence of Josh Sunn, who is recovering nicely after his wild ride the last time the midgets were in town. Without his team mate Adam Pierson worked his way to the front to grab the win his eighth of the season. Jeffrey Champagne came home in second with Robert Tucker taking third. Dean Christensen and Adam Whitney rounded out the top five. Visiting legendary John Heydenrich came home in sixth and Seth Carlson after a wild roll over in his heat race was able to come back and finish in seventh.
In the Mike Rivers Automotive Limited Late Models Tim Martin dominated early in the season struggled a bit midseason, and watched his lead slowly get smaller over the field. Tonight Martin was ready to claim the championship and the win after setting fast time in time trials. Martin started on the pole and never looked back as he went on to grab the win over Wayland Childs and Derrek Stearns. John Fields and Russ Coutu completed the top five.
A mere nine points separated first from second in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders points standings, and Mike Ryan having taken over the lead late in the season knew he had to finish strong if he wanted to able to maintain the point lead and take home his second championship in a row. Jesse Durkee who had a commanding lead in the points the first half of the season watched his lead go away, and just unable to catch a bread. Tonight was another night of bad luck as he watched Danny Doyle move to the front to grab his sixth win of the season with Ryan right on his tail to finish in second. Jim Durkee came home in third with Jason Porter and Charlie Lakin rounding out the top five. Durkee would go on to score his worst finish of the season coming home in twelfth.
The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England were on hand for their last show of the 2016 season. A field of sixteen cars took the green and with only one caution/red flag for Danny Douville who went for a wild ride ending up on top of the jersey barriers in turn three the action was fast paced for the fans. When the checkers waived it was Chad Turck for the win over Matt Hoyt and Scott Holcomb.
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 49th season concludes for the 2016 racing season this Saturday, September 24th. There is plenty of racing action planned with a KOD Green Mountain Clash 100 lap $1,250.00 to win main event for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, extended laps for the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, thirty laps for the USAC DMA Midgets, the second annual Bear Ridge Growler $500 to win for the 2016 feature winners in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, and first annual Growler for the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes 2016 feature winners, plus a 100 lap $500.00 to win 4/6 Cylinder Enduro. Racing action starts at 4:30 pm with time trials for all three divisions.
The card on hand sponsored by Swenson Insurance will consist of the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, and Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets. This is the last night for the 2016 racing season. Special admission pricing applies: $15.00 adults, teens & seniors, and $2 for children; Visa and MasterCard are accepted. In the event of rain this event will be run on Saturday October 1st. The annual awards banquet is set for December 17th tickets are on sale please contact April May at brsdirt@charter.net
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.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Newport Chevrolet/99Rock Championship Night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 Laps)
1st 70D Chris Donnelly
2nd 24 Jordan Fornwalt
3rd 4 DJ Robinson
4th 21 Adam Gage
5th 63 Trever Rocke ®
6th 34 Richie Simmons
7th 10s Ryan Christian
8th 73 Kevin Chaffee
9th 42c Josh Currier
10th 18 Matt Lashua ®
11th 91nh James Fadden ®
12th 5 Gary Siemons
13th 70c Earl Maxham
14th 9 Michael Dunn
15th 15 Adam Pierson
16th F82 Thomas Kimball
17th 70 Lenny Pillsbury ®
18th 97 Terry Williams ®
19th 40 Steven Flint
20th 1x TC Forward
21st 631 Todd Buckwold ®
22nd 42T Robert Tucker
Heat race one winner: Adam Gage
Heat race two winner: James Fadden
Heat race three winner: Ryan Christian

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 Laps)
1st 28 Bob Shepard
2nd 71 Josh Harrington
3rd 56 Chris LaForest ®
4th 21e Matt Ellsworth
5th 16 Brian Chaffee
6th 18 Jason Colbeth
7th 43 Earl Maxham
8th 13 Buster Kathan
9th 44 Michael Danforth
10th 17 Jesse Smith
11th 14 Mitchell Frost
12th 3 Jason Horniak
13th 22 Thomas Placey
14th 5c Mike Chaffee
15th 78 Stan Otterman
15 42 Tyler Maxham ®
Heat winners:
Heat one: Buster Kathan
Heat two: Josh Harrington

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (20 laps)
1st 76 Adam Pierson
2nd 15 Jeff Champagne
3rd 17 Robert Tucker
4th 12 Adam Whitney
5th 69 Dean Christensen
6th 22 John Heydenreich
7th 2 Seth Carlson
8th 1W Ray Miller
9th 64 Andrew Barrows
10th 42 Manny Dias®
*/11th A1 Jeff Horn
12th 5 James Santa Mara
13th 3 Bob White
14th 6x Mark Cole
Heat Winners:
Heat one: John Heydenreich
Heat two: Adam Pierson
Elliott Beverage Dash winner: Dean Christensen

Mike Rivers Automotive Limited Late Model Feature (20 Laps)
1st 83 Tim Martin
2nd O2 Wayland Childs ®
3rd 3 Derrick Stearns
4th 2 John Fields
5th 21 Russ Coutu
6th 87 Don Reynolds
7th 15 John Neddo

Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)
1st o2 Danny Doyle
2nd 86 Mike Ryan
3rd 9 Jim Durkee
4th 13 Jason Porter
5th 3 Charlie Lakin
6th 65 Robert Welch
7th 8 Sean Perron
8th 36 Chris Cole
9th 17 Shane Stygles
10th 22 Jonathon Baker
11th 49 Kevin Laforest ®
12th 88 Jesse Durkee
13th 71 Rodney Davis
Contact: April May Preston Email: brsdirt@charter.net
Phone: (802) 222-4052**