Bear Ridge is pleased to welcome back its divisional sponsors  for the 55TH consecutive season of racing

Bear Ridge is pleased to welcome back its divisional sponsors  for the 55TH consecutive season of racing

Bear Ridge is pleased to welcome back its divisional sponsors for the 55TH consecutive season of racing


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Bear Ridge Speedway “the fastest dirt track in Vermont” is putting together another year of edge of your seat racing entertainment as they celebrate the 55th consecutive season at the Ridge with a banner line up of events with the return of long-standing sponsors in 2022 C.V. “Butch” Elms with wife April May Preston-Elms continue to host the best short track dirt racing in Vermont, making this one of the few tracks in the United States that has for 55 years always been owned or operated by the same family.

For the 2022 sponsor line up “99ROCK wfrd” is back as Bear Ridge Speedway’s weekly racing series sponsor, Chris is very excited to be returning to the Ridge and looks forward to promoting the best weekly racing in the region! Along with the return of the series sponsor the following division sponsors are signing on once again:

Sabil & Sons will be billed as the premier sponsor with their name waving on the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Sabil & Sons has had a long relationship with the Ridge and is still proud to be the sponsor of the Old Timers race night and the beautiful new lap counter installed in 2021.

Wells River Chevrolet will be returning as the sponsor of our other premier division featured at the Ridge, the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. These two divisions will once again be sanctioned by DIRTcar and are setting up to offer some great racing action for the fans. Everyone knows that the Sportsman Coupes are the exclusive signature division of the Ridge, having been born and raised here, and we are looking forward to a strong car count once again in 2022. Mark your calendars for every Saturday night starting May 7th for the best dirt short track racing in New England!!

R&L Auto Towing & Recovery from Canaan NH will be joining us this year as the sponsor of the Late Models, we are very excited to have them joining our stellar line up of division sponsors. Jeremy Stout and the LaValley Building Supply gang are returning at the sponsor of the Dirt Stocks, and Peanut’s Auto LLC returns as the sponsor of the Ridge Runner Division. Also on hand will be our other two regular divisions the USAC DMA

Midgets, competing on an every other week schedule and the Sting Vintage Race Cars 4/6 Cylinder Enduro Series, competing once a month. We will also have visits from the Granite State Mini Sprints and the 360 Sprint Cars throughout the season.

Everyone is anxious to see the 2022 season, the Ridge’s 55th consecutive to kick into gear on May 7th, you will be able to hear April May and Butch as they join Stephen John once again for all the highlights of Bear Ridge

Speedway from the week before and what is coming up every Friday morning from 6:45 to 7:00 on WYKR.

Our Season pass application form is available online at our website. There are several different options available.

Check out our website for all the details.

2022 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, and to guaranty your number. Get your application in today, to ensure your car number for 2022. All numbers are held until March 1st. To be eligible for the Bear Ridge Speedway points fund, and recognized at the annual awards banquet, drivers must hold a 2022 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 $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 $5.00 off for those with a valid ID.

The back gate (pit gate) ticket price for Bear Ridge Speedway and DIRTcar 2022 license holders is $30.00. Nonlicense holders is $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.

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 Questions can be sent to  Visa and Master card accepted


Contact: April May Preston-Elms                                                                           Email:

Phone: (802) 222-4052