Champs crowned for the 2019 99Rock Weekly racing series divisions at the Ridge

Champs crowned for the 2019 99Rock Weekly racing series divisions at the Ridge

For Immediate Release BRS-0920-2119-1

Jordan Fornwalt gets his first championship in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Melvin Pierson grabs it in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Rookie Tyler Tremblay comes out on top in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models and Jason Porter gets back to back crowns in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Will Hull captures two championships, one in the USAC DMA Midgets, and the other in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England.
In the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds the 2019 champion ended the season just the way he wanted to with a big win, fending off the hard fought challenges of Jason Gray and Ryan Christian. When the checkers waved on the 100 laps Jordan Fornwalt grabbed the win and solidified his points lead to claim the championship. Gray and Christian held on for second and third. Todd Budwold and Richie Simmons rounded out the top five.
Melvin Pierson bets out Brian Chaffee for the championship in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes by taking the green securing the points lead. Tanner Siemons sets fast time and the pole in the first heat for their fifty lap event. A draw for invert placed him third in the line up for their 50 lap main. He quickly got to front of the pack and was able to hold off Thomas Placey and Jeremy Hodge to grab the checkers. Brian Chaffee and Cody Copeland rounded out the top five.
The final night of the season holds a special race for the feature winners and their crew members. In 2019 there were nine feature winners who were able to take part in the “Bear Ridge Growler” for the modifieds and twelve for the coupes. The winner of the Modifieds goes to Jason Gray, and the winner of the coupes goes to Jeremy Hodge.
The USAC DMA Midgets concluded the 2019 season with a three-segment event. The champion needed to simply take the green to secure his title. Luckily his car stayed together just long enough, giving Will Hull the crown. Time trials set the lineup for the first event, with Joe Krawiec getting the point with fastest time. He would hold on to the point for the 10-lap event crossing first with Justin Phillips in second and Dean Christensen in third. Segment two, 15 laps was inverted from segment one for those on the track, this would give Wayne Koehler the point to start the race. When the checkers waved on segment two Mike Chaffee would see them first with Jeff Champagne and Dean Christensen tight behind him. The invert for the final segment of 20 laps had Owen Carbee setting the pace. This segment had Joe Krawiec back on top with Tyler Rivard coming home in second and Christensen once again in third. The overall top five were Joe Krawiec, Justin Phillips, Dean Christensen, Mike Chaffee, and Jeff Horn
In the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models John Neddo grabs the win in segment one, with Ryan Christian and Kelly Miller second and third. Ryan Christian gets the win in the second one, with Tyler Maxham and John Neddo second and third. The overall top five got to Ryan Christian for the win with John Neddo and Kelly Miller second and third. Tyler Tremblay and Tyler Maxham completed the top five.
Jason Porter will be crowned with winning the 2019 championship, with Buddy Welch claiming the oveall night’s battle in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Welch claimed the win for both segments with Porter coming home in second in segment one with Zach Audet in third. Segment had Tim StJohn following Welch across the finish line with Rick Stygles in third. Overall top five were Buddy Welch, Tim StJohn, Zach Audet, Kevin LaForest and Garret Brown.
It was two twenty lap events for the Bear Ridge Speedway WYKR Sprint Cars of New England. Clay Dow gets the win in the first segment beating out Kurt Conklin and John Scarborough. Chris Donnelly and Jacob Williams rounded out the top five. The checkers of the second segment had Will Hull crossing the line first with Jacob Williams second and Clay Dow third. Kevin Chaffee and Travis Billington completed the top five.
The Mike Estrada State Farm 4/6 Cylinder Enduros put on yet another great event with over fourty cars taking the green. As usually a lot of wild rides were had, and when the checkers waved it was Karl Sheldon over Joh LaForest and Aren Keene. Joe Doucette and Brian Robinson rounded out the top five.
Tommy Keith is on a roll grabbing another win in the Twin State Dirt Stocks over Lucas Wheeler and Matt Piper.
This concludes the regular 2019 racing season at the Bear Ridge Speedway. We will be coming back for our third annual Fun Day at the Ridge on SUNDAY October 6th. We will be featuring chain races, blindfold racing, Backwards race, a run what you brung race, Demolition Derby, and the Mike Estrada State Farm 4/6 Cylinder Enduro . Racing starts at 1:00pm. General admission pricing for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $10.00. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Pit entrance is $25.00. Racing begins at 7:00pm on Friday and our famous “6:00-ish” start time on Saturday. Please check the website for more details on what is happening over the two days.
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 Questions can be sent to

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 52nd Season of Racing Newport Chevrolet NE Dirt Track Championships weekend
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Friday September 20, 2019
USAC DMA Midgets (10, 15,20 Lap Segments)
1st 1B Joe Krawiec
2nd 16 Justin Phillips
3rd 69 Dean Christensen
4th 18c Mike Chaffee
5th A1 Jeff Horn
6th 37 Tyler Rivard’
7th 17 Justin Sheridan ®
8th 50 Owen Carbee®
9th 23 Tim West®
10th 91 Wayne Kohler ®
11th 77 Jeff Champagne
12th 68 Robert White
13th 42 Manny Diaz
14th 3 Will Hull
15th 4 Seth Carlson
12 Adam Whitney DNS

Fast time: Joe Krawiec 13.755 sec
Segment one winner: Joe Krawiec
Segment two winner: Mike Chaffee
Segment three winner: Joe Krawiec

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (two 15 lap segments)
1st 10c Ryan Christian
2nd 15 John Neddo
3rd o4 Kelly Miller
4th 32 Tyler Tremblay
5th 1 Tyler Maxham
6th 51 Brian Bigue
7th 316 Nicholas Longley
8th 5t Travis Smith
9th 31 Richard Longley
10th 3 Devin Stearns

Fast time: John Neddo 14.473 sec
Segment one winner: John Neddo
Segment two winner: Ryan Christian

Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders (two 20 lap segments)
1st 65 Robert Welch
2nd 73 Tim StJohn
3rd 9 Zach Audet
4th 49 Kevin LaForest
5th 89 Garrett Brown
6th 55 Rick Stygles
7th 87 Don Reynolds
8th 13 Jason Porter
9th 66 Robert Audet
10th 60 Kyle Ashford ®
11th 51 Westley Blake®
12th 53 Travis Burroughs
13th 30 Hayden Bishop
14th 12 Devin Spinks
15th 54 Katie Burroughs
16th 27 Dustin Towle®
17th 15 Colby Martin
18th 34 John Duprey

Fast time: Buddy Welch 16.731 sec
Segment one winner: Buddy Welch
Segment two winner: Buddy Welch

Saturday night September 21, 2019
Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (100 Laps)
1st 24 Jordan Fornwalt
2nd OO Jason Gray
3rd 10s Ryan Christian
4th 631 Todd Buckwold
5th 34 Richie Simmons
6th 98 Walter Hammond
7th 91nh James Fadden
8th 1d Wayne Stearns
9th 3 Jeff Huntington
10th 91 Tim Tucker
11th 11 Josh Sunn
12th 2nh Tanner Siemons
13th 4 DJ Robinson
14th 17 Jim Morgan
15th 86 Mike Ryan
16th 14 Nathan Locke
17th 9 Michael Dunn
18th 8 Steve Lary
19th 42T Robert Tucker
20th 1 Jesse Durkee
21st 73 Kevin Chaffee
22nd 18 Matt Lashua
23rd 40 Steve Flint
24th 924 David Durkee
25th 6 Jeremy Huntoon
21g Randy Geake DNS
Fast time: Jim Morgan 13.756 sec
Heat one winner: DJ Robinson
Heat two winner: Todd Buckwold

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (50 Laps)
1st 5 Tanner Siemons
2nd 22 Thomas Placey
3rd 1 Jeremy Hodge
4th 16 Brian Chaffee
5th 18 Cody Copeland
6th 23 Derek Stearns
7th 77j Robert Kilburn
8th O9 Tad Kingsbury
9th 12 Cody Gregoropoulos
10th 3 Jason Horniak
11th 20 Todd Hayward
12th 33 Melvin Pierson
13th 17 Ali Pushee
71 Josh Harrington DNS
Fast time: Tanner Siemons 14.563 sec
Heat one winner: Tanner Siemons
Heat two winner: Jason Horniac

WYKR Sprint Cars of New England (two 20 lap segments)
1st 58 Clay Dow
2nd 61 Will Hull
3rd 73 Jacob Williams
4th 24 Chris Donnelly
5th 8 Kevin Chaffee
6th 61s John Scarborough
7th 45 Kurt Conklin
8th 88 Travis Billington
9th 5 Mike Kondrat
10th 603 Troy Comeau
11th 41 Rick Stone
Fast time: Clay Dow 12.696 sec
Segment one winner: Clay Dow
Segment two winner: Clay Dow

Mike Estrada State Farm 4/6 Cylinder Enduro (75 laps)
1st 55 Karl Sheldon
2nd 79 Jon LaForest
3rd 35 Aren Keene
4th 36 Joe Doucette
5th 89 Brian Robinson
6th 77 Phillip Basaldu
7th 20 Devin Bell
8th 60 Keith LaBounty
9th 97 Cary Hunter
10th 87 Daniel Plante
11th 69 Collin Morse
12th 96 Allen Wight
13th 8 Tyler French
14th 41 Patrick Hunter
15th 14 Geoff Durphey
16th 80 Bob Racine
17th 22 Rick Kittredge
18th 25 Dustin Towle
19th 39 Hunter Garduno
20th 88 Frank Putney
21st 27 Logan Martin
22nd 71 Chris Mooney
23rd 16 Chase LaFevre
24th 23 Mike St. Lawrence
25th 38 Blake Southworth
26th 44 Eric Lindbled
27th 33 Chris O’Dell
28th 56 Chris LaForest
29th 2 Justin Blakely
30th 42 Josh Pike
31st 40 Shawn Bell
32nd 50 Mara Southworth
33rd 1 John Hunter
34th 21 Julie Morse
35th 19 Dan Allard
36th 15 Colby Martin
37th 68 Brandon Gray
38th 6 Brent Wilbur
39th OO Steven Hunter
40th 32 Buddy Russell
41st 48 Hunter LeFevre
42nd 13 Jason Porter

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