Alan Hammond gets his first win in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Chris LaForest patiently gets the win in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Bear Ridge Speedway’s 3rd event of 50th season of racing.

Alan Hammond gets his first win in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Chris LaForest patiently gets the win in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Bear Ridge Speedway’s 3rd event of 50th season of racing.

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A Crisp clear night has plenty of hot racing on the track with a record number Sportsman Coupes on hand and Late Model numbers tripled from prior weeks.

The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds were on their game tonight putting on a show to remember solidifying why they are the top premier division of the Ridge. Derek Graham and Alan Hammond brought the field to the green with Graham getting the jump to pull out in the lead. That would be the order for the first sixteen laps with third being fought over by several different drivers. A caution would bring the field back together and despite the “Delaware Restart” format Graham was unable to hold on to the lead as Hammond was able to get by him to claim the point. Graham struggled a bit for position as he found himself battling three wide for the runner up spot with Richie Simmons and Mike Dunn. As the laps ticked off the front five drivers seeming under a blanket continued to duke it out for the coveted top three spots. A couple more cautions bunched up the rest of the field giving Jordan Fornwalt having started from deep in the pack an opportunity to make his way to the front. When the checkers waved on lap forty Hammond crossed the line first his first win at the Ridge with Richie Simmons holding on for second and Jordan Fornwalt rounding out the final victory lane spot. Derek Graham salvaged a fourth-place finish, not bad when mere minutes before the start of the feature they were experiencing mechanical problems with the car and it was unknown if they would even be able to make the feature. Mike Dunn completed the top five.

In the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes it finally happened! For the first time in over a decade a record twenty-one machines showed up for the main event. Earl Maxham’s hopes of a win with his up front starting position were quickly dashed when on lap two his drive shaft let go, sending him to the pits and the end of his night. Todd Hayward was the first winner of Maxham’s misfortune giving him the point which he held on to for the next twenty-six laps. Chris LaForest riding in second worked Hayward high and low and on the white flag lap he got his chance getting by Hayward bringing Jason Colbeth and Thomas Placey along with him. When the checkers waived a lap later that would be the finish with Melvin Pierson in fourth and Hayward holding on for fifth.

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets hit the track and didn’t stop until the checkers waived twenty laps later. Andy Barrows got the jump on the start getting by Jeff Champagne for the point and held the spot for all but the most important lap of every race. Joe Krawiec no stranger to the Ridge having claimed the first two championships under the Matczak stable, worked his way to the front of the pack and stole the lead from Barrows on the last lap bringing home the checkers for his new stable owner Ray Miller. Anthony Nocella in the Seymour machine in his first appearance of the season at the Ridge in 2017 worked his was to second with Krawiec’s team mate grabbing third. Barrows slipped back to fourth on the final lap with Adam Whitney taking home fifth.

With no threat of rain the skies decided to rain down C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, with last week’s numbers being tripled this week. A caution on lap one gave Bryan Campbell the point on the restart which he held on to till lap seven. Lap seven saw Toby Stark taking the point and being no stranger to the Ridge he held on to that point for the next fourteen laps. Campbell struggled to hold on to the second-place spot but when the checkers waived he had regained the bridges maid spot crossing the line in second. Coming home in third was Derek Stearns. Finishing fourth after having to pit with a flat tire with only four laps to go was Ryan Christian. JP Vallencourt completed the top five.

In Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders Jason Porter seems on a roll as coming from the fourteen-starting point on the grid he worked his way to the front to his second win in a row. Porter took the lead from Sean Perron on lap thirteen and sailed on for the win. Perron come home in the brides made position with Jesse Durkee taking hope third. Buddy Welch and Rodney Davis rounded out the top five.

The newly created Wingless Sprints were on hand for their first visit of the season. Eight machines took the green with Derek Jeanson grabbing the checkers. Mike Horsch and Sam Comeau joined him in victory lane.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 50th season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, May 27th, with our Bear Ridge Speedway Remembrance of Lost Friends Memorial Day event sponsored by R & M Automotive of North Haverhill NH with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders. Plus the Sprint Cars of New England and the first of the season 4/6 Cylinder Enduro will be on hand. The Laquerre’s Sports USC DMA Midgets are off.  Special general admission for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $13 for adults (age 18-61), $10 for 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.

Season passes are still available for general admission, Adults is $180.00, Seniors and Teens $150.00.  2017 membership and car owner applications are available on line or by calling 603/222-4052.

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 starting May 6th at 6:00 pm(ish). Be sure to check the web Questions can be sent to

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 50th Season of Racing Dad’s 4 Buy Tool and Supply Night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1          97H     Alan Hammond

2          34        Richie Simmons

3          24        Jordan Fornwalt

4          10        Derek Graham

5          9          Michael Dunn

6          10s      Ryan Christian

7          63        Trevor Rocke

8          97        Terry Williams

9          42c      Josh Currier

10        4          DJ Robinson

11        631      Todd Buckwold

12        87        Todd Fenoff

13        86        Mike Ryan

14        42T      Robert Tucker

15        98        Walter Hammond Jr

16        40        Steven Flint

17        12c      Jamie Ferland

HEAT one: Alan Hammond

HEAT two: Robert Tucker

Blackmount Equipment Semi Feature Winner: Derek Graham


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1          56        Chris LaForest

2          18        Jason Colbeth

3          96        Thomas Placey

4          33        Melvin Pierson

5          20        Todd Hayward

6          28        Bob Shepard

7          71        Josh Harrington

8          21e      Matt Ellsworth

9          24        Jeremy Beckley

10        15        Gene Pierson

11        51        Danny Doyle

12        50        Tyler Stygles

13        16        Brian Chaffee

14        3          Jason Horniak

15        77        Robert Kilburn

16        5          Tanner Siemons

17        4          Jeff Robbins

18        13        Buster Kathan

19        63        Mike Stender

20        23        Derrick Stearns

21        2          Earl Maxham

HEAT one: Danny Doyle

HEAT two: Earl Maxham

HEAT three: Jeremy Beckley


Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (20)

1B        Joe      Krawiec

29        Anthony Nocella

69        Dean   Christensen

64        Andy    Barrows

12        Adam Whitney

A1        Jeff      Horn

5          Derek  O’Hearn

6x        Mark    Cole

42        Manny Dias

3          Seth     Carlson

10        Jeff      Champagne

46        Jake    Higginson

HEAT one: Adam Whitney

HEAT two: Joe Krawiec

DASH Winner: Adam Whitney


C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)

1st       23        Toby    Stark

2nd      12        Bryan   Campbell

3rd       3          Derrick Stearns

4th       10c      Ryan   Christian

5th       37        JP        Vallencourt

6th       o2        Wayland          Childs

7th       21        Russell            Coutu

8th       15        John    Neddo

9th       87        Don     Reynolds

10th     67        Brent   Allen (DNS)


Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)

13        Jason  Porter

8          Sean    Perron

88        Jesse   Durkee

65        Robert Welch

71        Rodney           Davis

17        Shane  Stygles

22        Jonathon         Baker

83        Mike    Sherburne

24        Bobby  Bell

62        Wayne LaBree®

0vt       Kelly    Miller Jr®

12        Steve   Bell


2          Deven Stearns (DNS)

21        Harry   Davidson (DNS)

29j       Justin   Stockman (DNS)

31        Steven             Dube (DNS)

HEAT one: Buddy Welch

HEAT two: Steve Bell


Wingless Sprints

1st       52        Derek Jeanson

2nd      22        Mike Horsch

3rd       30        Sam Comeau

4th       36        Cortney Prentice

5th       2          Dan Bowne

6th       21        Adam Trott

7th       28        Andy Badger

DNS 4 Wade Prentice


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