Buster Kathan remembered as his number led the 30 lap DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature

Buster Kathan remembered as his number led the 30 lap DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                      BRS-090118-01


Valley Floors night at Bear Ridge Speedway was an action packed evening with lots of great racing, ending with a field filled endure that had the fans on their feet.

It was new face in victory lane in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds as Steven Flint took the lead away from Mike Ryan on lap 28 and went on to score his first win. Richie Simmons and Jordan Fornwalt didn’t have enough to set a hard challenge on Flint. Ryan Christian and Mike Ryan completed the top five.

It was an emotional night for the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes as they took to the track in celebration of one of ours taken to soon this past week. Buster Kathan driver of the 13 bull horns, passed away at home. In honor and memory of their fellow competitor a Blackmount Equipment Semi Feature was run with 13 laps. Josh Harrington took home the checkers for that event. The feature saw the 13 on top of the board and Buster’s number held on to cross the line first in their 30 lap main event. The score board showed Earl Maxham crossing the line in second, thus the winner of the event with Tad Kingsbury second and Tanner Siemons in third. Matt Ellsworth and Kevin Dickinson completed the top five.

The Laquerre’s Sports USAC Dirt Midgets were off and will return on September 8th.

The C.A. Miller Co. Limited Late Models were off and will return on September 8th.

Buddy Welch gets his fifth win of the season in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinder feature. Coming from a mid pack starting spot he worked his way to the front to go on for the win with Bobby Bell coming home in second and Jason Porter taking the final victory lane spot in third. Jesse Durkee and rookie Cody Copeland completed the top five.

The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England had their best car count of the season, with 16 of the dirt pounding machines in the pits. Will Hull after surviving a wild ride in his heat race was seen in the 23 machine of Christine Boesch, dropping the field to 15 at the green. Lacey Hanson worked her way to the front and was able to hold off the hard charges of Matt Hoyt and Luke Greenwood for her first win at the Ridge. Hoyt and Greenwood crossed the line in second and third with Adam Pierson and Jacob Williams rounding out the top five. The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England will make one more trip to the Ridge on October 14th.

The State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 Enduro event had an entry list of close to fifty machines, and when the flag dropped it was a true site to see. 75 laps of endurance is what will bring you to the top of the heap, and with only one red flag delay when the dust settled it was Frank Putty crossing the line first with Michael Labounty taking home second an Peter Childs third. Bruce Poirer and Ryan Pallas rounded out the top five. The State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduros can be seen next at the Ridge on September 22nd.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 51st season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, September 8th with Staunch Security sponsoring the 99Rock weekly racing series which includes the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models and the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders, plus the Wingless Auto Club and the kids club bike giveaways. General Admission for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $10 for adults (ages 18-61) $8 for teens & seniors (ages 12-17 & 62 and older) and $2 for children; Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time.

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 at 6:00 pm(ish). Be sure to check the web www.bearridgespeedway.com Questions can be sent to brsdirt@charter.net

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 51st Season of Racing-Valley Floors. Night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, September 1, 2018


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (40 Laps)

1st       40        Steve Flint

2nd      34        Richie Simmons

3rd       24        Jordan Fornwalt

4th       10s      Ryan Christian

5th       86        Mike Ryan

6th       631      Todd Buckwold

7th       2nh      Tanner Siemons ®

8th       73        Kevin Chaffee

9th       18        Matt Lashua

10th     10        Derek Graham

11th     97        Terry Williams

12th     91        Tim Tucker

13th     27        Chris Clark

14th     9          Michael Dunn

15th     15        Adam Pierson

16th     42T      Robert Tucker

17th     6          Jeremy Huntoon

18th     8          Steve Lary


Heat Race Winners: Ryan Christian & Mike Ryan


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 Laps)

  1. 1st       17        Earl Maxham
  2. 2nd      o9        Tad Kingsbury
  3. 3rd       5          Tanner Siemons
  4. 4th       21e      Matt Ellsworth
  5. 5th       43        Kevin Dickinson
  6. 6th       3          Jason Horniac
  7. 7th       16        Brian Chaffee
  8. 8th       18        Jason Colbeth
  9. 9th       44        Gene Pierson
  10. 10th     71        Josh Harrington
  11. 11th     56        Chris LaForest
  12. 12th     20        Todd Hayward
  13. 13th     33        Melvin Pierson
  14. 14th     77        Robert Kilburn
  15. 15th     63        Mike Stender


Heat Race Winners: Robert Kilburn & Jason Horniac

Blackmount Equipment Semi Feature Winner: Josh Harrington

Laquerre’s Sports USAC Dirt Midget Feature (25 Laps)

Off Return 9/8/18

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

Off Return 9/8/18

Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)

1st       65        Robert Welch

2nd      24        Bobby Bell

3rd       13        Jason  Porter

4th       88        Jesse   Durkee

5th       17        Cody   Copeland

6th       89        Garrett Brown®

7th       5          Owen   Carbee

8th       18        Dennis Perry

9th       0vt       Kelly    Miller

10th     51        Danny Doyle

11th     3          Charlie Lakin

12th     49        Kevin   LaForest

13th     66        Robert Audet

14th     8          Peter   Burt

15th     9          Zach    Audet

16th     75        Chase  LaFoe

17th     99        Ryan   French

18th     8x        Brett    Fifield

19th     38        Dick     Pearson

20th     31        Richard Longley

21st     87        Don     Reynolds

            82        Richard Stockwell (DNS)  


Heat Race Winners: Garrett Brown, Kelly Miller, & Owen Carbee



Mike Estrada State Farm Ins 4/6 Cylinder Enduro UNOFFICIAL Finish

1st       88        Frank Putney 

2nd      45        Michael Labounty      

3rd       12        Peter Childs   

4th       18        Bruce Poirer   

5th       7          Ryan Pallas    

6th       52        Dave Wilder   

7th       14        Geoff Durphey

8th       13        David Wilder  

9th       36        Joe Doucette 

10th     65        Eric Prescott  

11th     34        John Duprey  

12th     26        KC Pike          

13th     93        Brian Chase   

14th     72        Cody Gregoropoulos  

15th     44E      Erik Lindbled  

16th     22        Timothy Kingsbury     

17th     87        Johnny Prentice Jr.    

18th     91        David Noyes  

19th     8          Gary Robins   

20th     35        Aren Keene    

21st     71        Alex Milne      

22nd    16        Richard John 

23rd     73        Billy Noyes     

24th     58        Edward Fifield

25th     11        Alex Perkins   

26th     70        Dylan Bowmen          

27th     51        Rikki Doyle     

28th     24        Michael Hatch

29th     98        Chris Conroy  

30th     43        Kyle Blakeman          

31st     15        Kyle Morris     

32nd    25        Laurie Granger          

33rd     77        Phillip Basaldu           

34th     19        Corey Mossey

35th     42        Shawn Bell     

36th     31        Adrian Langmaid        

37th     64        Cory Gammell

38th     56        Chris LaForest           

39th     30        Robert Tucker

40th     27        Eliza Dwinell  

41st     28        George Wanner         

42nd    17        Jason Langmaid        

43rd     5          Rodney Gossdin        

44th     4          Amber Braley 

45th     90        Bobby Bell      

46th     99        Donald Beer    DNS




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