Bond Auto Parts 6/27/15

Bond Auto Parts 6/27/15

Earl the Squirrel Maxham is back on top with his win in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes

Kevin Chaffee continues to take command of the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                             BRS-062715-1


BRADFORD, VT – Bond Auto Parts night means MADNESS night for the mighty mods, which means extra money on the line for the full field of cars. With over $6000 and double points on the line the ground stomping machines hit the track for three thirty lap segments. Money and double points can do strange things to a driver, and tonight was no exception. There was plenty of hard racing and physical contact from bent fenders to a roll over, but at the end of the third segment all but three cars would cross the line for the final checkers of the night. Robert Tucker got to claim the point for segment one with his twenty six lap contribution. Tucker was able to hold off the hard fought challenges of Gary Siemons who had his best performance in several weeks. A flip by Mike Gendron in turn one brought the field to a red stop early in the event. Gendron’s crew worked feverously throughout the remaining laps of the event and were able to get him back on the track on the last lap. This gleamed him the spot of point for the second segment which is established from the finish of the cars on the track from the prior segment, inverted. Coming home third was Jordan Fornwalt with Adam Pierson and Richie Simmons rounding out the top five. The second segment was all about Gendron, with his chance a redemption from the first event and DJ Robinson. DJ assumed the lead on lap ten and never looked back as he claimed the second checkers. Adam Pierson would get by Gendron on lap twenty to claim second with Gendron holding on to third. Kevin Chaffee and Derrik Graham completed the top five. The final segment inverted from segment two saw Steve Bell on the pole for three laps. On lap four Tom Forward took over the lead with son TC Forward in tow. The two would battle it out with TC taking the point away from dad on lap eight holding on until lap fifteen when Richie Simmons took over the point having worked thru traffic from the middle of the pack. When the checkers waived it was Simmons on the point with Robert Tucker in second and Kevin Chaffee in third. Josh Currier and Mike Gendron completed the top five.

The Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes went from green to checkers to oh my god will they ever get it done. Several cautions slowed there thirty lap event making several wonder if there was a full moon behind the heavily overcast skies. While some hope for the money some hope for the wins and by lap six Earl the Squirrel had taken the lead and set his sights on his second win of the year. Surviving the several restarts Maxham held on for the win with Melvin Pierson and Teddy Solamaa joining him in victory lane. The wily veteran and point leader Bob Shepard finished four with Jason Colbeth grabbing fifth.

The Manafort stable continue to dominate in the USAC DMA Midgets with the three stable cars leading all but one lap. Jeff Champagne led the first seven with Josh Sunn taking the point over on lap eight. Sunn looked poised to be grabing his second of the win as he would continue to hold the point holding off the challenges of Champagne and Scott Holcomb, who was able to grab it once during Sunn’s seventeen lap reighn. Sunn reclaimed the lead with team mate Adam Pierson hot on his tail. Pierson make the move on the only lap that matters to lead and stole the win from Sunn on the final lap. Sunn crossed the line in a disappointing second with Chris Donnelly coming home in the final victory lane spot. Holcomb found himself back in fourth with Champagne falling back to fifth.

In the Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Models Matt Lashua just can’t get a break coming once again from the back of the pack. Lashua set his sights on the lead by lap four. Tim Martin had grabbed it on lap two, and the two of them duked it out for the remaining 18 laps. Martin claimed the win with Lashua falling back to third when a last lap bonsi-move cost him the bridesmaid spot. James Fadden took the second spot from Lashua with David Stearns and Travis Smith rounding out the top five.

The Weglarz Property Service/F.M.S. Auto Parts Four Cylinders ended the night before the heavy rains came. Mike Ryan coming from mid pack was able to grab the lead and go on for his fourth win of the season. Justin Severance continues to be strong comes across the line second with Jesse Durkee coming home in third. Matt Boucher and Robert Welch completed the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 48th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, July 4th with our FIREWORKS extravaganza David’s House Benefit night sponsored by Dennis Preston Builder with a full card of racing plus the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England (USAC DMA Midgets off).  KIDS we want your helping hands from 2:00-5:00 come to the track and for a small donation you can put your very own hand prints on the shiny new white tank of Dave Durphey’s water truck. All donations will go to David’s House and no donation is too small. Dave and Ernie Griffin have been working hard to make the tank look great and is all primed for your helping hand. So be sure to be at the track between 2:00 and 5:00 Saturday July 4th! Special admission pricing applies for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series at $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.

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


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Bond Auto Parts night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, June 27th, 2015


Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (Madness three 33 lap segments)

Segment #1 Feature winner 42T Robert Tucker

Segment #2 Feature winner 4 DJ Robinson

Segment #3 Feature winner 34 Richie Simmons

Overall Finish

1st       73        Kevin Chaffee

2nd      24        Jordan Fornwalt

3rd       34        Richie Simmons

4th       42T      Robert Tucker

5th       42c      Josh Currier

6th       10        Derek Graham

7th       5          Gary Siemons

8th       15        Adam Pierson

9th       17        Travis Shinn

10th     O1       Mike Gendron

11th     4          DJ Robinson

12th     10s      Ryan Christian

13th     9          Michael Dunn

14th     1x        TC Forward

15th     115      Tom Forward

16th     14        Tim Williams

17th     12        Steve Bell

18th     88        Thomas Kimball

19th     71        John Dunham®

20th     40        Steven Flint

21st     12c      Jamie Ferland®

22nd    11        Josh Sunn

23rd     26        Jeff Huntington

24th     79        Ray Johnson

25th     91        Tim Tucker


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)


1st       43        Earl Maxham

2nd      33        Melvin Pierson

3rd       8          Teddy Salomaa

4th       28        Bob Shepard

5th       18        Jason Colbeth

6th       71        Josh Harrington

7th       21e      Matt Ellsworth

8th       11        Martin Mastic

9th       22        Thomas Placey

10th     13        Buster Kathan

11th     5          Jonathon Covey®

12th     3          Jason Horniak

13th     44        Michael Danforth

14th     81        Louie Cadwell

15th     17        Todd Hayward®

16th     24        Jeremy Beckley

17th     2          Tim Hodge

18th     16        Brian Chaffee


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1          76        Adam Pierson

2          67        Josh Sunn

3          17        Chris Donnelly

4          69        Dean Christensen

5          47        Scott Holcomb

6          12        Adam Whitney

7          15        Jeff Champagne

8          1R       Jeff Horn

9          1W       Ray Miller

10        11        Alex Rose

11        64        Andrew Barrows

12        46        Kenney Johnson

13        18c      Mike Chaffee

14        4          Kevin Chaffee

15        5          Derek Graham

16        33        Tim Gallant

17        9          David Moniz

DNS    96        Rob Williams


Elliott Bevridge Dash 47 Scott Holcomb


Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)

1st       83        Tim      Martin ®

2nd      91        James Fadden

3rd       18        Matt     Lashua

4th       3          David   Stearns

5th       66        Eric      Lang

6th       5T        Travis  Smith

7th       24        Bobby Bell


Weglarz Property Management/F.M.S. Auto Parts 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)


1st       86        Mike    Ryan

2nd      4J        Justin   Severance ®

3rd       88        Jesse   Durkee

4th       61        Matt     Boucher

5th       65        Robert Welch ®

6th       19        Karl      Sheldon

7th       3          Charlie Lakin

8th       87        Don     Reynolds

9th       78        Richard Potwin

10th     23        Jason  Porter

11th     11        Kaitlyn Coates

12th     22        Jonathan Baker

13th     17        Justin   Blakely

(Dq’d)  8          Sean    Perron



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