Despite the rain daily and fog attack the show did go on!

Despite the rain daily and fog attack the show did go on!

Robert Tucker in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and Josh Harrington Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes both 1st repeat winners

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 9th event of 50th season of racing.

For Immediate Release BRS-070817-1

A Huge thank you to the fans who stuck it out thru an hour and forty five minute rain delay and fog attack of the track to still see plenty of racing action with over three hundred laps recorded and the O’Reilly Auto Parts fireworks display brought to us in part by Noise R Us Fireworks, proving once again that Promoter C.V. “Butch” Elms will do whatever he can to get the show in.

It was Madness night for the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds with the field going for over seven thousand dollars in purse and lap money. Three thirty lap segments were run with Derek Graham and Richie Simmons bringing the field to the green in the first segment. Graham would have mechanical issues right off the bat finishing last which gave him the pole position again for the second segment. Richie Simmons took the point and led all thirty laps of the first segment. Robert Tucker came home in second with Allan Hammond coming home in third. Todd Buckwold and Mike Dunn completed the top five. Segment two as stated saw Derek Graham on the pole with Ryan Christian alongside. Grahams segment one finish would be vindicated as he kept the point for the thirty laps of the second segment coming home first with Richie Simmons coming home in second having come from fifteenth on the starting grid. Robert Tucker coming from just in front of Simmons on the start crossed the line in third. DJ Robinson and Terry Williams rounded out the top five. Segment three was claimed by Todd Buckwold with Mike Dunn Crossing in second and Jordan Fornwalt crossed the line third. Robert Tucker and Derek Graham completed the top five. The overall top five added up to be Robert Tucker, the first repeat winner in the Sportsman Mods, Richie Simmons, Jordan Fornwalt, Todd Buckwold and Mike Dunn.

Another repeat winner is seen in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Josh Harrington was able to beat out Tanner Siemons for the win with Todd Hayward joining them in victory lane. Jason Colbeth and Jason Horniac rounded out the top five. The Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets were off and will be returning on July 1st.

In the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Ryan Christian beat out Wayland Childs giving him one up on the win column, Derek Stearns crossed the line in third joining them in victory lane. Bryan Campbell and Kevin Dickinson completed the top five.

In the Weglarz Property Service Steve Bell finally gets the win beating out Buddy Welch who crossed the line in second and Jason Porter coming home in third. Sean Perron and Jesse Durkee completed the top five.

The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England helped push out the fog and when the checkers waved on their event Chris Donnelly was seen crossing the line first with Jacob Williams coming home in second and Matt Hoyt in third. Dan Douville and Will Hull completed the top five.

The Wingless Sprints were on hand once again and former Modified driver Troy Comeau was credited with the win. Mark Cole came home in second and Sam Comeau crossed the line in third. Cortney Prentice and Dan Bowne rounded out the top five.

The Granite State Mini Sprints were also present Riley Chaffee grabbed the win in the 500 cc’s over Kyle Pittman and Matt Calley. Owen Carbee and Eric Relation rounded out the top five. In the 600 cc’s Dick Lamotte gets his first win beating out Tony Shaw and John Mills. Drew Eldridge and Kyle Pittman completed the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 50th season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, July 15th with our Mid Season Championships Shirley and Mickey Bruleigh Memorial. The 99Rock weekly racing series 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. Regular admission 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 – 50th Season of Racing Dennis Preston Builder Night and O’Reilly Auto Parts make up for Sprint Cars of New England and Modified Madness

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Madness (three 30 Features)

Overall Feature Finish
1 42T Robert Tucker
2 34 Richie Simmons
3 24 Jordan Fornwalt
4 631 Todd Buckwold
5 9 Michael Dunn
6 97H Alan Hammond
7 4 DJ Robinson
8 63 Trevor Rocke
9 10 Derek Graham
10 97 Terry Williams
11 87 Todd Fenoff
12 11 Josh Sunn
13 18 Matt Lashua
14 86 Mike Ryan
15 10s Ryan Christian
16 98 Walter Hammond Jr
17 20 Chris Chambers
18 8 Stephen Lary
19 12c Jamie Ferland
Segment one Feature Winner: Richie Simmons
Segment two Feature Winner: Derek Graham
Segment three Feature Winner: Todd Buckwold

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)
1 71 Josh Harrington
2 5 Tanner Siemons®
3 20 Todd Hayward
4 18 Jason Colbeth
5 3 Jason Horniak
6 15 Gene Pierson
7 16 Brian Chaffee
8 28 Bob Shepard
9 2 Earl Maxham
10 56 Chris LaForest
11 24 Jeremy Beckley
12 51 Danny Doyle
13 50 Tyler Stygles®
14 33 Melvin Pierson
15 21e Matt Ellsworth
16 13 Buster Kathan
17 77 Robert Kilburn
18 63 Mike Stender
19 96 Thomas Placey
20 4 Jeff Robbins
HEAT one: Earl Maxham
HEAT two: Todd Hayward

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25)
HEAT one:
HEAT two:
DASH Winner:

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)
1st 10c Ryan Christian
2nd o2 Wayland Childs
3rd 3 Derek Stearns
4th 12 Bryan Campbell
5th 21 Kevin Dickinson
6th 15 John Neddo

Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)
1st 12 Steve Bell
2nd 65 Robert Welch
3rd 13 Jason Porter
4th 8 Sean Perron
5th 88 Jesse Durkee
6th oo7 James Shufelt
7th 21 Harry Davidson
8th 83 Mike Sherburne
9th o3 Eric Prescott
10th 24 Bobby Bell
11th 29J Justin Stockman
12th 14 David Durkee Jr.
13th 62 Wayne LaBree ®
14th 27 Hunter Hannon
15th 31 Don Reynolds
16th 71 Rodney Davis
17th 17 Jeremy Hodge
18th 9x Joe Malzac
19th 2 Tim Davis
3 Geoff Durphey(DNS)
HEAT one: Harry Davison
HEAT two: Steve Bell

WYKR Sprint Cars of New England (25 laps)

1st 17 Chris Donnelly

2nd 73 Jacob Williams

3rd o7 Matt Hoyt

4th 7x Dan Douville

5th 61 Will Hull

6th 58 Clay Dow

7th 21 Patrick Smith

8th 22 Lauren Boisvert

9th 33 Lacey Hansen

10th 1 Marty Hutchins

11th 31 Dennis McLeod

12th 23 Christine Boesch

13th 52 Derek Jeanson

14th 27 Barry LaValley

15th o1 Tyler Austin

16th 89 Luke Greenwood

DNS 8 Kevin Chaffee

Wingless Auto Club (20 laps)

1st 603 Troy Comeau

2nd 6x Mark Cole

3rd 30 Sam Comeau

4th 36 Cortney Prentice

5th 2 Dan owne

6th 22 Mike Horsch

7th 1 Dylan Cook

8th 4 Wade Prentice

9th 28 Andy Badger

Granite State Mini Sprints 500’s

1st 51 Riley Chaffee

2nd 60 Kyle Pittman

3rd 17 Matt Calley

4th 71 Owen Carbee

5th 45 Eric Relation

6th 54 Willaim Pinkham Jr

7th 11 Brian Lakin

8th o8 Logan Osmer

9th 46 Tyler Vickery

10th 18 Adam Cunningham

11th 96 Matthew Collins

12th 13 Andrew Martell

13th 48 Ed Vickery

14th 42 Ryan Farwell

15th 6 Ken Strickburg

Granit State Mini Sprints 600’s

1st 18 Dick Lamotte

2nd 20 Tony Shaw

3rd 83 John Mills

4th 7 Drew Eldridge

5th 9 Kyle Pittman

6th 81 Adam Cunningham

7th 14 Zach Herbert

8th 10 Kevin Heath

9th OO Bradley Osgood


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