Chris Donnelly in Sportsman Modifieds, Johnny Scarborough in the Sprint Cars of New England and Cody Gregoropoulos were the Big Winners on Wells River Savings Bank Night

Chris Donnelly in Sportsman Modifieds, Johnny Scarborough in the Sprint Cars of New England and Cody Gregoropoulos were the Big Winners on Wells River Savings Bank Night

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The 2019 season continued with a big crowd on hand to view some exciting action on an unusually slick track on Wells River Savings Bank Night at Bear Ridge Speedway. Veteran Chris Donnelly came from deep in the pack to win the Sportsman Modified Main Event with Johnny “The Jet” Scarborough making a triumphant return to the Bear Ridge Speedway by winning the Sprint Cars of New England Feature. Rookie Cory Gregoropoulos held off all challengers to take his first career win in the Sportsman Coupes. Other winners were Ryan Christian in the Late Models, Bobby Bell in the 4-Cylinders and Paul Hodge in the Enduro.
The DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modified Feature saw Stephen Lary take the lead early with Mike Dunn running second. Lary held the lead through a series of cautions and kept repelling the advances of Dunn, who tried both high and low for the lead. While the action was hot and heavy up front Chris Donnelly was slicing through the pack from his 15th starting spot, arrived in the fourth position on lap nineteen. From there it didn’t take him long to take the lead from Lary on lap twenty-two and pull away from the field. Jason Gray and Tanner Siemons were also on the move but with no more cautions they couldn’t catch the high flying Donnelly. At the checkers it was Chris Donnelly with the win, Jason Gray was second with Tanner Siemons third. Richie Simmons and Wayne Stearns completed the top five.
Rookie Cody Gregoropoulos led from the drop of the green to the Checkers in The Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Caution free Feature. Gregoropoulous had veteran Josh Harrington on his bumper for the entire 30 lap Feature waiting for Gregoropoulous to make the mistake that never happened. Tanner Siemons and Tad Kingsbury battled for third with Siemons taking the spot before the halfway point of the event. At the finish it was the rookie Cody Gregoropoulous with his first career win. Josh Harrington was second with Tanner Siemons garnering his second top three of the night. Tad Kingsbury and Jason Horniak rounded out the top five.
The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England returned for another exciting event. Floyd Billington took the lead early and held off a determined Johnny “The Jet” Scarborough until well after the halfway point of the caution free event before Scarborough pounced on a slight opening low and took the lead. At The Checkers it was Johnny “The Jet” Scarborough taking the win in his first appearance at the track in a few years. Floyd Billington was a strong second with Chris Donnelly third. Will Hull and Rick Stone completed the top five.
In C.A. Miller Limited Late Model action Mike Santaw led the first lap before Ryan Christian made a 3-wide move off turn four to take the lead and run to the victory in yet another caution free event. Mike Santaw was second with John Neddo third, Tyler Tremblay was fourth and Nicolas Longley fifth.
The Peanuts Auto Four Cylinder Feature went nearly caution free with only a single yellow that occurred with one lap remaining. Bobby Bell led start to finish to finally shake the bad luck that has plagued him all season to take the win. Owen Carbee was second with Zachary Audet third. Jason Porter and Chris LaForest completed the top five.
The evening finished with a 75 lap event for the Mike Estrada State Farm Insurance Enduro division. It was an entertaining event that saw Chris LaForest and Paul Hodge swap the lead numerous times with Hodge taking the win by only a fender over LaForest with Doug Bandy Third.
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 52nd season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, June 29th sponsored by R&R Property Maintenance, with the Ridge’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, featuring a full card of racing for the 99Rock weekly racing series, with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds with their madness night, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, USAC DMA Midgets, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders.
Special admission pricing for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $15 for adults (age 18-61), 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.
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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 52nd Season of Racing Wells River Savings Bank night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday June 22, 2019

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (40 Laps)
1st 91k Chris Donnelly
2nd OO Jason Gray
3rd 2nh Tanner Siemons
4th 34 Richie Simmons
5th 1d Wayne Stearns
6th 18 Matt Lashua
7th 86 Mike Ryan
8th 73 Kevin Chaffee
9th 631 Todd Buckwold
10th 24 Jordan Fornwalt
11th 42T Robert Tucker
12th 91nh James Fadden
13th 3 Jeff Huntington
14th 10s Ryan Christian
15th 97 Terry Williams
16th 9 Michael Dunn
17th 40 Steven Flint
18th 14 Nathan Locke
19th 6 Jeremy Huntoon
20th 8 Stephen Lary
21st 21d Randy Geake
22nd 78 Josh Ruel
Terry Williams
HEAT one: Mike Dunn
HEAT two: Richie Simmons
HEAT three:

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)
1 12 Cody Gregoropoulos
2 71 Josh Harrington
3 5 Tanner Siemons
4 O9 Tad Kingsbury
5 3 Jason Horniak
6 56 Chris LaForest
7 16 Brian Chaffee
8 77j Robert Kilburn
9 18 Cody Copeland
10 33 Melvin Pierson
11 1 Jeremy Hodge
12 63 Mike Stender
13 17 Ryan Christian

HEAT one: Cody Gregoropoulos
HEAT two: Josh Harrington

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (15 laps)
1st 10c Ryan Christian
2nd 72 Mike Santaw
3rd 15 John Neddo
4th 32 Tyler Tremblay
5th 316 Nicholas Longley
DNS 94 Cary Moulton DNS

HEAT one: Ryan Christian

Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders
1st 24 Bobby Bell
2nd 5 Owen Carbee
3rd 9 Zach Audet
4th 13 Jason Porter
5th 49 Kevin LaForest
6th 66 Robert Audet
7th 65 Robert Welch
8th 40 Luke Marcheski
9th 60 Kyle Ashford
10th 55 Rick Stygles
11th 29 Justin Carbee
12th 98 Tom Brown
13th 51 Westley Blake®
14th 83 Mike Sherburne
15th 87 Don Reynolds
16th 12 Devin Spinks
17th 2 Amber Braley
18th 23 Brian Lakin
19th 27 Dustin Towle®
20th 89 Garrett Brown
21st 0vt Kelly Miller Jr

HEAT one: Bobby Bell
HEAT two: Jason Porter

WYKR Sprint Cars of New England (25 laps)
1st 61s John Scarborough
2nd 69 Floyd Billington
3rd 17 Chris Donnelly
4th 61 Will Hull
5th 41 Rick Stone
6th 5 Mike Kondrat
7th 45 Kurt Conklin
DNS 24 Jordan Fornwalt

Mike Estrada State Farm Insurance Four Cylinder Enduro (75 laps)
1st 72 Paul Hodge
2nd 56 Chris LaForest
3rd 3 Doug Bandy
4th 44 Eric Lindbled
5th 51 Danny Doyle
6th 76 Tony Bassett
7th 11 Doug Welch
8th 19 Dan Allard
9th 97 Cary Hunter
10th 94 Anthony Derosia
11th 99 Donald Beer
12th 45 Mike Labounty
13th 77 Phillip Basaldr
14th 14 Geoff Durphey
15th 88 Hunter Durkee
16th 80 Bob Racine
17th 17 Jason Langmaid
18th 95 Taylor Sayers
19th 13 Jason Porter
20th 71 Chris Mooney
21st 79 Jon LaForest
22nd 31 Adrian Langmaid
23rd 37 Joshua Linton
24th 23 Mike St. Lawrence
25th 27 Logan Martin
26th 22BR Roy Fox
27th 4 Kelly Linton
28th 24 Bobby Bell
29th 34 Tyler Slie

DNS 35 Aren Keene

Meals on Wheels 10 lap shoot out Enduro Event Mike and Don Raised over $20,000.00
72 Paul Hodge
76 Tony Basset
35 Aren Keene
11 Doug Welch
97 Cary Hunter
3 Doug Bandy
99 Don Beer
19 Dan Allard
45 Mike Labounty
22 Roy Fox
24 Bobby Bell

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