Cody Copeland gets his 1st win in the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Ryan Christian grabs another win in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models

Cody Copeland gets his 1st win in the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Ryan Christian grabs another win in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models

Cody Copeland gets his 1st win in the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes
Ryan Christian grabs another win in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models

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Cody Copeland finally gets his first win in the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes. Todd Dunham gets the win in the visiting Twin State Dirt Stocks, while Ryan Christian grabs his sixth win of the season.
The DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds started out strong with a full field of cars, but then the first caution waved. From there it was a down hill battle as cautions breed cautions, until finally they figured out that racing was a bit more fun then wrecking. Jordan Fornwalt and Kevin Chaffee were able to work their may thru the mayhem avoiding mishap as they worked their way to the front. When the checkers waved it was Fornwalt for his fifth win of the season. Chaffee came home in second with Jesse Durkee having a great night coming home in third. Matt Lashua and Steven Flint rounded out the top five.
In the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes NOW everyone can say they are a winner! Rookie Cody Copeland was beginning to think that he might end up being the odd man out, as the weeks slipped by and his first win eluded him. Tonight, things would be different, as a fast-pasted event, the proper stars alignment, and a great handling car, put him right where he wanted him to be. Copeland held off the hard-fought challenges of Brian Chaffee, but Chaffee found that he just didn’t have enough to get by him as the laps ticked off. When the checkers waved on Copeland’s most memorable night, he grabbed the win with Chaffee in second, and Josh Harrington in third. Tanner Siemons and Melvin Pierson rounded out the top five.
In the USAC DMA Midgets Seth Carlson was able to get the monkey off his back, after trying out the old Tyler Rivard machine. Tyler getting ready to be a dad of not one but TWO babies, decided it was time to hang up his helmet for a few years as he and his wife gear up for the new additions coming. Seth coming from deep in the pack worked his way to the front and when the checkers waved breathed a huge sigh of relief as he was he first one across the line claiming the win. Joe Krawiec fell in behind Carlson on his way to the front and crossed the line in second with Will Hull grabbing third. The other happy driver of the night was Adam Whitney, whom also seems to maybe have gotten the monkey off his back as he came across the line in fourth. Jeff Horn completed the top five.
In the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Flying Ryan Christian is back strong as he claims another win crossing the line ahead of John Neddo and Brian Bigue. Nicholas Longley and Todd Dunham rounded out the top five.
The Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders keep coming with another couple dozen showing up for competition. When the checkers waved it would be a trio of wily veterans at the front of the pack. Robert “Buddy” Welch finds himself on top with Jason Porter in second and Kevin LaForest having a much better night then brother Chris in the Coupes grabbing third. Brian Lakin and Dennis Perry finished out the top five.
The Granite State Mini Sprints were in the house. In the 500cc’s Tom Chaffee gets the win over Eric Relation and Carson Williams. Matt Calley and Triston Puffingbuger rounded out the top five. In the 600cc’s Dan Lang grabs the win over Mark Wiggett and Drew Eldridge. Nick Ostertag and Andrew Ruston rounded out the top five.
The Twin State Dirt Stocks were here for another event. Todd Dunham comes home in first with Matt Piper in second and Tommy Keith in third. Keith Nelson and Dylan Nelson rounded out the top five.
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 52nd season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, August 31, 2019 sponsored by Valley Floors, featuring a full card of racing for the 99Rock weekly racing series, with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Plus the Mike Estrada State Farm Insurance 4/6 Cylinder Enduro and the BRS WYKR Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE). The USAC DMA Midgets are off and will return to action on September 7th.
General admission pricing for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $10 for adults (age 18-61), $8 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 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 Dead River Co. night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday August 24, 2019

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (40 Laps)
1st 24 Jordan Fornwalt
2nd 73 Kevin Chaffee
3rd 1 Jesse Durkee
4th 18 Matt Lashua
5th 40 Steve Flint
6th 631 Todd Buckwold
7th 3 Jeff Huntington
8th 34 Richie Simmons
9th 91 Tim Tucker
10th 42T Robert Tucker
11th 6 Jeremy Huntoon
12th 14 Nathan Locke
13th 9 Michael Dunn
14th 78 Josh Ruel
15th 10s Ryan Christian
16th OO Jason Gray
17th 2nh Tanner Siemons
18th 11 Josh Sunn
19th 98 Walter Hammond
20th 86 Mike Ryan
21st 8 Steve Lary

HEAT one: Steve Flint
HEAT two: Ryan Christian
HEAT three: Jordan Fornwalt

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 Laps)
1st 18 Cody Copeland
2nd 16 Brian Chaffee
3rd 71 Josh Harrington
4th 5 Tanner Siemons
5th 33 Melvin Pierson
6th 3 Jason Horniak
7th O9 Tad Kingsbury
8th 77j Robert Kilburn
9th 12 Cody Gregoropoulos
10th 1 Jeremy Hodge
11th 56 Chris LaForest

HEAT one: Josh Harrington
HEAT two Brian Chaffee

USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)
1st 2 Seth Carlson
2nd 1B Joe Krawiec
3rd 3 Will Hull
4th 12 Adam Whitney
5th A1 Jeff Horn
6th 17 Justin Sheridan ®
7th 26 Josh Constantine
8th 50 Owen Carbee ®
9th 42 Manny Diaz
10th 23 Tim West®
11th 91 Wayne Kohler ®
77 Jeff Champagne DNS

HEAT one: Seth Carlson
HEAT two: Joe Krawiec

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)
1st 10c Ryan Christian
2nd 15 John Neddo
3rd 51 Brian Bigue
4th 316 Nicholas Longley
5th 71 Todd Dunham
6th 32 Tyler Tremblay
7th 31 Matt Lashua

HEAT one: Ryan Christian

Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders
1st 65 Robert Welch
2nd 13 Jason Porter
3rd 49 Kevin LaForest
4th 23 Brian Lakin
5th 18 Dennis Perry
6th 73 Tim St John
7th 5 Owen Carbee
8th 9 Zach Audet
9th 12 Devin Spinks
10th 89 Garrett Brown
11th 55 Rick Stygles
12th 98 Tom Brown
13th 66 Robert Audet
14th 51 Westley Blake®
15th 0vt Kelly Miller Jr
16th 53 Travis Burroughs
17th 87 Don Reynolds
18th 7 Cary Hunter
19th 60 Kyle Ashford
20th o1 Riley Chaffee
21st 22x Greg Torrey
22nd 30 Hayden Bishop
23rd 43 Steve Tracy
24th 34 John Duprey (DNS)

HEAT one: Chase LaFoe
HEAT two: Jeffrey Martin
HEAT three: Garrett Brown


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