Dead River night press 8/27

Dead River night press 8/27

Thomas Placey gets his first win in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevy Sportsman Coupes
Josh Sunn survives wild ride in the USAC DMA Laquerre’s Sports Midgets

For Immediate Release BRS-082716-1

BRADFORD, VT – Our gratitude and hats off to all the efforts of all involved with safely getting Josh Sunn out of his USAC DMA Midget and ready for air transport after a wild ride out of the track. The safety and track crews at the Ridge are by far the best around. At the time of this press Josh is staying an extra night in the hospital for observation. And reports are that he will be A-Okay!
It was an old familiar site in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds as the fans watched Adam Pierson and a former track champ in the Sportsman Mods Chris Donnelly work their way from the back of the pack to the front. Taking over the first two spots Pierson would be able to hold off Donnelly for the win. Mike Dunn was able to hold on to third for his second in as many weeks visit to victory lane. Josh Currier and DJ Robinson rounded out the top five.
The feature winner count just keeps growing in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes. This week it looked like Josh Harrington was finally going to be to grab he second win of the season leading the second half of the feature dominantly. Unfortunately for Harrington Thomas Placey has been looking for his first win and with just three laps to go, a slight bobble on Harrington’s part gave Placey the opportunity he was looking for. Placey stole the lead from Harrington to go on for his first win of the season. Becoming the twelfth winner of the year. Harrington held on for second with Jason Horniak in third. Earl Maxham and Buster Kathan completed the top five.
As stated above in the Laquerre Sports USAC DMA Midgets Josh Sunn went for a wild ride out of the track in his heat race after wheel hopping a competitor. The heat race was red flagged and Sunn was airlifted to the local hospital for precautionary observations. Sunn is being reported as A-Okay very sore, but should hopefully be going home on Monday. When feature time came it was again all about his team mate Adam Pierson who continues to be unstoppable in the Manafort machine. Pierson coming from the back of the pack took the lead on lap five and dusted the field. Robert Tucker finished behind him in second with Dean Christensen taking third. Seth Carlson and Jeff Champagne finished the top five.
Wayland Childs gets his second win in the Mike Rivers Automotive Limited Late Models beating out Tim Martin and Derrick Stearns. John Neddo had a strong finish coming home in fourth and John Fields came home in fifth.
Danny Doyle and Jesse Durkee are battling it out for who can get the most wins in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders. Going into tonight it was a tie between the two, and at the end of the night Danny Doyle was the one to break the tie coming home for his fifth win the season. Durkee would advance no higher than eighth. Joining Doyle in victory lane was Jim Durkee and Mike Ryan. Robert Welch and Sean Perron completed the top five.
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 49th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, September 3rd with our TOPLESS Night and Racing Against Cancer Benefit Night. Sponsored by Valley Floors of Bradford. The full card of racing features the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Mike Rivers Automotive Limited Late Models, and the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders. (Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets off), Plus Sprint Cars of New England. Special admission pricing applies: $13.00 adults; $10.00 teens & seniors, and $2 for children; Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time.
Bear Ridge Speedway is located on Kidder Road in Bradford, VT, just off Exit 16 on Interstate 91. For more information, call (802) 222-4052 or visit

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 Laps)
1st 15 Adam Pierson
2nd 70D Chris Donnelly
3rd 9 Michael Dunn
4th 42c Josh Currier
5th 4 DJ Robinson
6th 97 Terry Williams ®
7th 70 Lenny Pillsbury ®
8th 5 Gary Siemons
9th 10s Ryan Christian
10th 34 Richie Simmons
11th 91 Tim Tucker
12th 87 Todd Fenoff
13th 20 Chris Chambers
14th 22 Martin Mastic
15th 91nh James Fadden ®
16th 70c Kevin Dickenson
17th 631 Todd Buckwold ®
18th F82 Thomas Kimball
19th 18 Matt Lashua ®
20th 63 Trever Rocke ®
21st 40 Steven Flint
DNS 21 Brian Bishop (DNS)
DNS 143 Tyler Maxham (DNS)
DNS 11 Josh Sunn (DNS)
Heat race one winner: Thomas Kimball
Heat race two winner: James Fadden
Heat race three winner: DJ Robinson

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 Laps)
1st 22 Thomas Placey
2nd 71 Josh Harrington
3rd 3 Jason Horniak
4th 2 Earl Maxham
5th 13 Buster Kathan
6th 16 Brian Chaffee
7th 5c Mike Chaffee
8th 28 Bob Shepard
9th 44 Michael Danforth
10th 43 Ryan Christian
11th 56 Chris LaForest ®
12th 42 Tyler Maxham ®
13th 21e Matt Ellsworth
14th 17 Todd Hayward
15th 78 Stan Otterman
16th 18 Jason Colbeth
Heat winners:
Heat one: Buster Kathan
Heat two: Michael Danforth
Blackmount Equipment Semi Feature winner: Jason Colbeth

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)
1 76 Adam Pierson
2 17 Robert Tucker
3 69 Dean Christensen
4 2 Seth Carlson
5 15 Jeff Champagne
6 12 Adam Whitney
7 64 Andrew Barrows
8 5 James Santa Mara
9 A1 Jeff Horn
10 1W Ray Miller
11 42 Manny Dias®
12 11 Alex Rose
13 O9 Amanda Habel
14 46 Kenney Johnson
67 Josh Sunn
3 Bob White
9M David Moniz
Heat Winners:
Heat one: 17 Robert Tucker
Heat two: 76 Adam Pierson
Elliott Beverage Dash winner: Dean Christensen

Mike Rivers Automotive Limited Late Model Feature (20 Laps)
1st O2 Wayland Childs ®
2nd 83 Tim Martin
3rd 3 Derrick Stearns
4th 15 John Neddo
5th 2 John Fields
6th 87 Don Reynolds
7th o5 Chad Martin
8th 11 TJ Morse®

Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)
1st o2 Danny Doyle
2nd 9 Jim Durkee
3rd 86 Mike Ryan
4th 65 Robert Welch
5th 8 Sean Perron
6th 49 Kevin Laforest ®
7th 3 Charlie Lakin
8th 88 Jesse Durkee
9th 71 Rodney Davis
10th 50 Xander Emerson
11th 29j Justin Stockman
12th 17 Shane Stygles
13th 729 David Flanders
14th 74 Shawn Martin
15th 13 Jason Porter

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Phone: (802) 222-4052