Christian nabs 2 feature wins for the night Chaffee STEALS the win in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Bear Ridge Speedway’s 2nd event of 50th season of racing.

Christian nabs 2 feature wins for the night Chaffee STEALS the win in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Bear Ridge Speedway’s 2nd event of 50th season of racing.

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                 Elms two Mother Nature zero. Again, Elms takes the window of opportunity and gets the show in, despite the spring Nor’easter creeping in across the area. The first green waved at our infamous 6:00 pm(ish) and the night was recorded in the record books before the rains settled in with track conditions once again perfect for some great racing excitement.

The pounding thunder of the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds put on a show to keep you poised on the edge of your seat for forty laps. Mike Dunn grabbed the lead from his third-place starting position on lap three and held of the hard charges of Robert Tucker for several laps. By lap sixteen Tucker was over taken by Trevor Rocke who started hounding of Dunn. A restart on lap twenty showed Dunn still at point but the second row consisted of a new player who had been working his way to the front from mid pack alongside Rocke. Dunn was able to hold on for one more lap before falling prey to Ryan Christian. Christian got by Dunn on lap twenty-two. Christian held on to the top spot for the rest of the event surviving a few more cautions along the way. Dunn found himself slipping back to forth just one spot shy of victory lane as Todd Buckwold got by him on lap 39 for the third-place spot. Trevor Rocke came home in second. Derek Graham rounded out the top five.

The Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes are offering some great racing right of the box this year. The full field took the green but were unable to get the first lap as caution waved for contact with the second and third place cars of the starting grid. When the green waved again Earl Maxham from his advantage pole position got the lead, pulling away from the field. A couple more cautions slowed the pace with every restart seeing Maxham able to hold on to the point. When the white waved on lap twenty-nine it looked as those Maxham had this one all wrapped up. But in racing “it aint over till it’s over” and Brian Chaffee knowing he was about out of time having followed Maxham for the past 9 laps, saw an opportunity and took it. Chaffee stealing the spot from Maxham got to the checkers first, leaving Maxham shaking his head wondering what just happened crossing the line in second. Coming home in third for his second victory lane visit in as many weeks was Melvin Pierson. Thomas Placey and Gene Pierson with his second fifth place finish rounded out the top five.

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets were off and return May 20th

The C.A. Miller Limited Late Models struggling with car counts still are able to give the fans a show. This week Ryan Christian doing double duty in this and the Sportsman Modifieds came home first with Wayland Childs in second and Don Reynolds in third.

A weird start for Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders gave Jason Porter hailing all the way from Maine the pole position on the immediate restart. Porter hungry for his first win, experiencing lots of difficulties in 2016 wasn’t about to look that gift horse in the mouth. Porter bided his time driving smart survived two restarts and was able to hold off last week’s winner to grab his first win the four cylinders. Jesse Durkee hoping to be crowned the champ in 2017 coming off the opening night win would have to settle for second a swap in the finish last week. Buddy Welch came home in the final victory lane final spot. David Durkee Jr and Bobby Bell finished out the top five.

The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England made their first of ten visits to the Ridge. The field was brought to the green by Tyler Austin and Lacey Hanson. Austin grabbed the point and held on for five laps. On lap six Will Hull from third took over the lead and went on to grab the win. Austin held on to second until lap seventeen when Kevin Chaffee got by him for the runner up spot. Chaffee was unable to get by Hull and would have to settle for the second victory lane spot. Austin was able to salvage the final victory lane spot crossing the line in third. Clay Dow and Jacob Williams rounded out the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 50th season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, May 20th, with our first benefit night. Bring in three nonperishables for the Vermont Food Bank, and get $2.00 off one general admission ticket sponsored by Dads 4 Buy Tool & Supply Wells River VT & St Johnsbury VT with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Laquerre’s Sports USC DMA Midgets, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders. Plus the new division of Wingless Sprints will be on hand. Regular general admission for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $10 for adults (age 18-61), $8 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.

Season passes are still available for general admission, Adults is $180.00, Seniors and Teens $150.00.  2017 membership and car owner applications are available on line or by calling 603/222-4052.

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 starting May 6th at 6:00 pm(ish). Be sure to check the web Questions can be sent to







UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 50th Season of Racing Alarmco Inc Night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1          10s      Ryan Christian

2          63        Trevor Rocke

3          631      Todd Buckw0ld

4          9          Michael Dunn

5          10        Derek Graham

6          34        Richie Simmons

7          97        Terry Williams

8          97H     Alan Hammond

9          4j         Justin Severance

10        115      Tom Forward

11        4          DJ Robinson

12        18        Donny Lashua

13        98        Walter Hammond Jr

14        8          Stephen Lary

15        86        Mike Ryan

16        15        Adam Pierson

17        1x        TC Forward

18        42T      Robert Tucker

19        87        Todd Fenoff

20        77        Chris Clark

21        40        Steven Flint

22        22        Tyler Maxham

HEAT one: Steven Flint

HEAT two: Justin Severance

HEAT three: Todd Buckwold


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (25 laps)

16        Brian Chaffee

2          Earl Maxham

33        Melvin Pierson

96        Thomas Placey

15        Gene Pierson

18        Jason Colbeth

20        Todd Hayward

56        Chris LaForest

21e      Matt Ellsworth

24        Jeremy Beckley

4          Jeff Robbins

23        Derrick Stearns

77        Robert Kilburn

3          Jason Horniak

71        Josh Harrington

5          Tanner Siemons

51        Danny Doyle

28        Bob Shepard

13        Buster Kathan

50        Tyler Stygles

HEAT one: Earl Maxham

HEAT two: Jeremy Beckley


Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (20)



C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (15 laps)

1st       10c      Ryan   Christian

2nd      O2       Wayland          Childs

3rd       87        Don     Reynolds


Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)

1st       13        Jason Porter

2nd      88        Jesse Durkee

3rd       65        Robert Welch

4th       28        David Durkee Jr

5th       24        Bobby Bell

6th       83        Mike Sherburne

7th       71        Rodney Davis

8th       29j       Justin Stockman

9th       21        Harry Davidson

10th     2          Deven Stearns

11th     62        Wayne LaBree®

12th     12        Steve Bell

13th     8          Sean Perron

14th     7          Andrew Royston®

15th     0vt       Kelly Miller Jr ®

16th     74        Damon Jillson ®

HEAT one: Buddy Welch

HEAT two: Steve Bell


WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

1st       61        Will Hull

2nd      8          Kevin Chaffee

3rd       O1       Tyler Austin

4th       58        Clay Dow

5th       73        Jacob Williams

6th       33        Lacey Hanson

7th       71        Ryan Avery

8th       O7       Matt Hoyt

9th       31        Dennis McLeod

10th     1          Marty Hutchins

11th     22        Lauren Boisvert

12th     89        Luke Greenwood

13th     23        Christine Boesch

14th     21        Patrick Smith

15th     27        Barry LaValley

HEAT one: Will Hull

HEAT two: Christine Boesch


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