Cody Copeland is the eighth different winner in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Jason Porter wins the Madness in the Peanut’s Auto Four Cylinders

Cody Copeland is the eighth different winner in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Jason Porter wins the Madness in the Peanut’s Auto Four Cylinders

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                              BRS-090520-1

Feature winners for the “Bullies Suck” awareness night sponsored by Staunch Security at the Ridge: Jason Gray in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Cody Copeland in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Seth Carlson in the USAC DMA Midgets, Tyler Tremblay in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, Jesse Dunham in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers, and Jason Porter overall winner in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders.

Jason Gray scores another win in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds  Coming from the back of the pack taking the lead away from Kyle Ashford who was having his best race ever. Ashford led the 35 lap main event for twenty five laps, finally having to succumb to Gray on lap twenty six. Gray went on to take the win over Jordan Fornwalt who came home in second with Richie Simmons coming home in third. Ryan Christian and DJ Robinson rounded out the top five.

Cody Copeland worked his way to the front in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes to grab his first win of the season. Bob Shepard starting third led for a lot of the race before being over taken by Copeland and Josh Harrington. Harrington crossed the line in second with Shepard holding on to third Tad Kingsbury and Tyler Stygles completed the top five.

The USAC DMA Midgets got off to a scary start when Melvin Pierson made contact with Tim West go for a wild and scary ride in turns three and four. After flipping a counted six times he came to rest upside down, as the safety and track crews got him righted, his exclamations put everyone at ease, indicating he was A-OK. When racing resumed the battle on hand would be from teammates Carlson and Hull as they made their way to the front with Hull taking the lead first. Unfortunately, he would not have enough to hold of teammate Carlson who took the lead on lap thirteen and cruised on for the win. Seth Carlson crossed the line first with Will Hull in second and Joe Krawiec coming home in third. Justin Phillips and Scott Holcomb rounded out the top five.

In the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models  Tyler Tremblay gets the win over Nicholas Longley who crossed the line in second with George Osgood coming home in third. Robbie Williams and Mike Santaw crossed the line in fourth and fifth.

In the LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers a new face comes out on top was Jesse Dunham gets the win over Kaleb Shepard and Lucas Wheeler who finished second and third joining him in victory. Troy Prentice and Mike Stender rounded out the top five.

It was Madness night for the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders and with over five thousand dollars on the line, it took a bit for the full field of cars to get into a rhythm. Once things settled Buddy Welch would be the victor in segment one with Jason Porter crossing in second and Kevin LaForest in third. Segment two Jason Porter would win the battle with Buddy Welch in second and Zach Audet in third. The third segment went to Porter again which also made him the overall winner with Kevin LaForest coming home in second and Buddy Welch in third. The overall top five were recorded as Jason Porter first, Buddy Welch second Kevin LaForest in third. Jach Audet and Bobby Bell were fourth and fifth.

Racing action will resume this coming Saturday September 12th sponsored by Fluerys Auto Sales and General Auto Salvage. The night will offer 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 Limited Late Models, LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Plus the Granite State Mini Sprints.

With only three weeks left to the regular 99ROCK weekly racing events the points battles are still as yet undetermined. Following the September 12th event will be the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank event with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes,  C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Plus the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England, double points night Saturday 19th. Then it is the Newport Chevrolet racing weekend with two days of racing excitement on hand. Friday September 25th will be qualifying for the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Then it is the final events for the ,  C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Then we come back Saturday September 26th for the final events for the Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, WYRK Sprint Cars of New England. Also on hand will be the next to last event for the State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduro. Please be sure to check the website for the complete information for the final three events.

We continue to work with limited fans in the stands with designating seating. As per the designated VT state guidelines, we can and will continue to enforce social distancing and face coverings at all times. All people entering the property will be required to wear face coverings at all times, (if you cannot wear a mask stay home) and to be temperature checked. If you have a favorite section, you  must reserve your tickets by emailing by Thursday September 10th. Any requests received after that cannot be filled, but tickets are available at the gate. We want to again thank everyone for their continued cooperation, we continue to work to improve our process and procedures, and from what we are hearing most fans are very happy to be back at the track, and are thankful for our efforts to keep all of us safe, we sincerely appreciate your understanding and continued support.

KEEP POINTS TO KNOW and REMEMBER we are working under the “arrive, play and leave” mentality. Groups may not gather before during or after activities (no tailgating, etc.). You will NOT be able to go into any section but the one your tickets are in. You will NOT be able to leave the grandstand area to go out to your vehicle. NO ONE will be able to come out of the pits to see you. You can NOT arrive before the gates open to save your seats. You will be required to provide your name and phone number for contact tracing purposes. Again we are working under the “arrive, play and leave” mentality.

General Admission tickets $12.00 adults, $10.00 seniors & teens, $2.00 kids. Pit entry fee is $30.00 for 2020 Registered members, and $35.00 for non-members- (total of front gate and pit gate fees) must be over the age of eleven to enter the pits.

Gates will open at 3:00pm gates and will be closed at 7:00 pm. No entry will be allowed after that time. You will be required to enter your designated ticket area or pits immediately upon arrival, there will be no “tailgating” before during or after the events. Racing will kick into gear at 6:00 pm(ish), based on track conditions.  Once the events have concluded for the evening everyone will be required to leave the facility. Once you enter designated ticket area or the pits you will not be able to leave, (there will be no reentry), if you leave you will be required to leave the property immediately.

April May and Butch are now on air with Stephen John for all the updates happening at the Ridge every Friday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 on WYKR.

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 and Facebook at  Questions can be sent to

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 53rd Season of Racing “Bullies Suck” awareness sponsored by Staunch Security night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday September 5, 2020


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (35 laps)

1st       00        Jason Gray (started 14th)

2nd      24        Jordan Fornwalt (started 12th)

3rd       34        Richie Simmons (started 6th)

4th       10s      Ryan Christian (started 7th)

5th       4          DJ Robinson (started 8th)

6th       27        Kyle Ashford ® (started 4th)

7th       18        Matt Lashua (started 11th)

8th       77        Wayland Childs (started 3rd)

9th       91nh    James Fadden (started 16th)

10th     26        Jeremy Huntoon (started 5th)

11th     42T      Robert Tucker

12th     86        Mike Ryan

13th     88x      Jesse Durkee

14th     9          Michael Dunn

15th     51        Bryan Bigue

16th     28        Josh Ruel

17th     14        Nate Locke


HEAT one:      Kyle Ashford

HEAT two:       Matt Lashua


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1st       18        Cody Copeland (started 5th)

2nd      71        Josh Harrington (started 7th)

3rd       28        Bob Shepard (started 3rd)

4th       09        Tad Kingsbury (started 14th)

5th       50        Tyler Stygles (started 6th)

6th       3          Jason Horniak (started 8th)

7th       12        Cody Gregoropoulos (started 10th)

8th       1          Jeremy Hodge (started 4th)

9th       4          Jeff Robbins (started 13th)

10th     23        Derrick Stearns (started 16th)

11th     22        Thomas Placey

12th     69        Alexander Pushee ®

13th     91        Alfred O’Haire ®

14th     83        Tim Martin

15th     33        Melvin Pierson

16th     21e      Matt Ellsworth

17th     17        Tyler Maxham


HEAT one: Jeremy Hodge

HEAT two:  Cody Copeland


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1st       4          Seth Carlson (started 11th)

2nd      3          Will Hull (started 8th)

3rd       1B        Joe Krawiec (started 10th)

4th       16        Justin Phillips (started 9th)

5th       2          Scott Holcomb (started 13th)

6th       42        Manny Diaz (started 7th)

7th       7          Brandon Piastka ® (started 4th)

8th       17        Justin Sheridan (started 3rd)

9th       A1        Jeff Horn (started 6th)

10th     44        Floyd Billington (started 2nd)

11th     5          Tim West

12th     91        Wayne Koehler

13th     10        Darren Jacobs

14th     33        Melvin Pierson

15th     12        Adam Whitney


HEAT one:      Seth Carlson

HEAT two:       Brandon Piastka


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

1st       32        Tyler Tremblay

2nd      316      Nicholas Longley

3rd       17        George Osgood

4th       10        Robbie Williams

5th       1          Michael Santaw

6th       70        Rob Rugg

7th       117      Matt Piper

8th       15        John Neddo

9th       3          Deven Stearns

71        Todd Dunham DNS


HEAT one:      Todd Dunham


LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 Laps)

1st       71        Jesse   Dunham

2nd      0          Kaleb   Shepard

3rd       21        Lucas  Wheeler

4th       78        Troy     Prentice

5th       63        Mike    Stender

6th       6x        Chris    Cole

7th       83        Mike    Sherburne

8th       16        Tom     Keith

9th       22        Michael Mann


HEAT one:      Lucas Wheeler


Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders (three 30 Lap segments)

1st       13        Jason  Porter

2nd      65        Buddy  Welch

3rd       49        Kevin   LaForest

4th       9          Jach    Audet

5th       24        Bobby  Bell

6th       89        Garrett Brown

7th       60        Dustin  Towle

8th       71/5     Sawyer            Harrington®

9th       98        Tom     Brown

10th     55X      Karl     Sheldon

11th     80        Eric      Baker

12th     66        Robert Audet

13th     21        Tim      Clark

14th     55        Rick     Stygles

15th     88        Joey    Thibodeau®

16th     27x      Blake   Buccellato

17th     53        Travis  Burroughs

18th     18        Haden Bishop

19th     4          Shawn Bell

20th     54        Katie    Burroughs

21st     15        Colby   Martin®

22nd    2          Taber   Andrews®

23rd     17        Shane  Stygles

24th     75        Chase  LaFoe

25th     97        Cary    Hunter

26th     11        Nathan Ranker

27th     62        Wayne LaBree

28th     07        Santana           Merritt

29th     8          Devin   Bell

30th     44        Logan  Martin®

31st     12        Devon  Spinks

32nd    90        Donald Champney

33rd     61        Richard Downing


SEGMENT one:          Buddy Welch

SEGMENT two:          Jason Porter

SEGMENT three:       Jason Porter


Mike Estrada State Farm 4/6 Cylinder Enduro

Returning to action 9/26/2020


WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

Off, returning 9/19/2020


HEAT one:

HEAT two:


Granite State Mini Sprints 500cc

HEAT one:

HEAT two:


Granite State Mini Sprints 600cc

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