DJ Robinson back in victory lane in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds along with Thomas Placey in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Event # two of the 55th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge.

DJ Robinson back in victory lane in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds along with Thomas Placey in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Event # two of the 55th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge.

DJ Robinson back in victory lane in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds along with Thomas Placey in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes.
Event # two of the 55th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                              BRS-05212022-1

Once again, the fans were afforded some of the best short track dirt racing in New England with an over flowing pit of cars on hand to take to the famed quarter mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Vermont. Well over a hundred competitors were finally able to get their feet muddy after last weeks rain out, put the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the night.

The Ron’s Fix It Shop feature winners of the 55th consecutive racing season were DJ Robinson in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds; Thomas Placey in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes; USAC DMA Midgets Josh Sunn, R&L Auto Towing and Recovery Late Models Ryan Christian, LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Lucas Wheeler, Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners Feature #1 Randy Morrill Feature #2 Devon Spinks.

The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds come to the quarter mile clay oval with a very impressive car count with twenty-four competitors looking to master the clay and make it to victory lane. The competition in this division gets tougher every year as drivers continue to hone their skills and let the top guns know it can be anyone to make it to victory lane. Tonight, there would be some faces that have been there before, but maybe not as many times as others, and it was good to see their smiling faces. DJ Robinson, who some weeks just can’t get a break, had the stars align perfectly for him tonight as he took the lead early and was able to hold off the hard fought challenges of Ryan Christian and Richie Simmons. Christian and Simmons would cross the line second and third respectfully. Robert Tucker and Todd Buckwold completed the top five.

Thomas Placey won a race early in the season in 2021 and then had a dry spell coming back late mid-season to win two back-to-back events in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. He is hoping to not have that dry spell again and would very much like to make it back-to-back wins to close out the month of May. Coming from mid pack he would take over the lead from Ricky Sanville who was the man to beat leading over have the event. Placey sailed on for the win with Sanville holding on to second, beating off the challenges of Tim Hodge, who crossed the line and claimed the final victory lane spot in third. Tad Kingsbury coming from the last qualifying spot by virtue of his win in the last event is scored in fourth with Jason Horniak taking home fifth.

It been six years since a Manafort machine has been in victory lane in the USAC DMA Midgets with a feature win. Making this one extra special. Josh Sunn took the lead on lap four and never looked back on the field as he sailed in for the win and his favorite spot on the track. Sunn held of Justin Sheridan and Seth Carlson who joined him in victory lane finishing 2nd and third. Will Hull and Brandon Piastka completed the top five.
The USAC DMA Midgets will return to racing action on Saturday June 4th.

Ryan Christian makes it to victory lane twice doing double duty first in the R & L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Models as he dominates the field getting the win by beating out Todd Dunham and last week’s feature winner Matt Lashua. Tyler Tremblay and Parker Piper completed the top five.

Lucas Wheeler continues to ride high in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks making it two wins in a row, strongly stating his desire to finally get the coveted crown of the division at the end of the season. Coming from the last qualified position as is the way with the handicapping he worked his way to the front to take the lead and ultimately the win beating out Jesse Dunham who hitched a ride on Wheelers rear bumper as they worked their way thru the field. Mike Mann was able to hold on to the third-place spot joining the two in victory lane. Kaleb Shepard and Mike McClay rounded out the top five.
The LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks will be off Saturday May 28th returning to action on June 4th.

The Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners with strong car count are afforded two features, to help the competitors get more experience and more opportunities to make it victory lane. Feature one was awarded to Randy Morrill as he crosses the line ahead of rookie Hayden Tomlinson and Tim Morrill. Dilyn Switser and Greg Crews completed the top five. Feature two saw Devon Spinks crossing the line first for the checkers with Kevin LaForest taking second and Spencer Braley in third. Chris Odell and Logan Martin finished the top five.

Coming up this Saturday May 28th sponsored by The Wolf 95.3 & 107.1, it is the Bear Ridge Speedway Remembrance of Lost Friends Memorial Day event. Featuring the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, R&L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Models, Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners and the first of the season Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods 4/6 Cylinder Enduro. The LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks are off, returning to action on June 4th. This is a SPECIAL ADMISSION show $15.00 adults and $13.00 teens and seniors.

Remember in today’s society we could all use a little more family entertainment, and the Ridge is your best place to be for just that. The admission price is more than reasonable; the show top-notch, the food superior, and the family friendly atmosphere is just what you are looking for!

Tune in to hear April May and Butch as they join Stephen John for all the highlights of Bear Ridge Speedway from the week before and what is coming up every Friday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 on WYKR.

The price of a regular show general admission (front gate) ticket for adults (ages 17 to 61) is $12.00 a person and children 11 and under $2.00. Teens 12 to 16 and seniors 62 and older is $10.00. Military Discounts are available at $2.00 off for those with a valid ID. The back gate (pit gate) ticket price for Bear Ridge Speedway and DIRTcar 2021 license holders is $30.00. Non-license holders are $35.00 (both prices include the front gate ticket.)

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. We continue to offer the best source of good inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families.

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Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time every Saturday starting in May thru September.
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 Questions can be sent to  Visa and Master card accepted



UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 55th Season of Racing sponsored by Ron’s Fix it Shop night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday May 21, 2022


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (35 laps)


1st       4          DJ Robinson

2nd      10s      Ryan Christian

3rd       34        Richie Simmons

4th       42T      Robert Tucker

5th       631      Todd Buckwold

6th       91nh    James Fadden

7th       26        Jeremy Huntoon

8th       29        Max Dolliver

9th       86        Mike Ryan

10th     11        Josh Sunn

11th     00        Jason Gray

12th     18        Matt Lashua

13th     16        Brian Chaffee

14th     007      TC Forward

15th     3          Jeff Huntington

16th     33        Melvin Pierson

17th     46        Jeremy Beckley

18th     3H       Kyle Huntington

19th     96        Matthew Collins

20th     21        Earl Maxham

21st     117      Matt Piper

22nd    97        Allan Hammond

23rd     24        Jordan Fornwalt

51        Brian Bigue DNS


HEAT one:      Earl Maxham

HEAT two:       DJ Robinson

HEAT three:    Richie Simmons



Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes (30 Laps)


1st       22        Thomas Placey

2nd      93        Ricky Sanville

3rd       2          Tim Hodge

4th       09        Tad Kingsbury

5th       3          Jason Horniak

6th       18        Cody Copeland

7th       28        Bob Shepard

8th       11        Josh Harrington

9th       5          Brian Lakin

10th     50        Tyler Stygles

11th     17        Cooper Hodge

12th     1          Jeremy Hodge

13th     12        Cody Gregoropoulos

14th     71        Sawyer Harrington ®

15th     8          Steve Gardner

16th     69        Alexander Pushee

17th     91        Alfred O’Haire

21e      Matt Ellsworth DNS


HEAT one:      Bob Shepard

HEAT two:      Jason Horniak

Sting Vintage Race Cars Buster Kathan 13 Lap Semi Feature Winner: Rickie Sanville


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1st       76m     Josh Sunn

2nd      17        Justin Sheridan

3rd       4          Seth Carlson

4th       3          Will Hull

5th       7          Brandon Piastka

6th       5$        Mike Netishen

7th       5c        Joey Chick ®

8th       5          Ralle Rookey ®

9th       1B        Daniel Piastka ®

10th     2K        Todd Mable ®


HEAT one:      Joey Chick®

HEAT two:       Josh Sunn


R&L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Model Feature (20 Laps)

1st       10c      Ryan Christian

2nd      71        Todd Dunham

3rd       316      Matt Lashua

4th       32        Tyler Tremblay

5th       12        Parker Piper ®

6th       26x      James Mutney JR.

7th       04        Kelly Miller Sr

8th       22        Trevor Strong

9th       6x        Mark Cole


HEAT one:      Ryan Christian


LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 Laps)

1st       21        Lucas  Wheeler

2nd      71        Jesse   Dunham

3rd       22        Mike    Mann

4th       0          Kaleb   Shepard

5th       82        Mike    McClay

6th       89        Garrett Brown ®

7th       18D     Dawn   Rumrill

8th       35vt     Aren    Keene ®

9th       5j         John    Fields

10th     53        Travis  Burroughs ®

11th     25        Timothy           Blake

12th     8x        Brett    Fifield

13th     03        Joshua Paton

14th     6X        Chris    Cole

15th     97        Cary    Hunter ®

16th     27x      Blake   Buccellato ®

17th     58        Ed        Moody DNS

18th     60        Dustin  Towle  DNS

07        Santana Merritt ® DNS


HEAT one:      John Fields

HEAT two:       Mike Mann


Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners Feature #1 (20 laps)

1st       28        Randy Morrill

2nd      22        Hayden Tomlinson ®

3rd       19        Tim      Morrill

4th       60        Dilyn    Switser

5th       52        Greg    Crews

6th       50        Matthew Lucas

7th       99        Kevin   Keene ®

8th       25        Randy Osmer

9th       54        Katie    Burroughs

10th     30        Hayden Bishop

11th     11        Daegan Spinks ®

12th     56        Anna    Ricker

13th     1          Mike    Paton

31        Mike    Moses DNS


Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners Feature #2 (20 laps)

1st       12        Devon  Spinks

2nd      49        Kevin   LaForest

3rd       43        Spencer           Braley

4th       01        Chris    O’Dell

5th       44        Logan  Martin

6th       98        Tom     Brown

7th       85        Carl     Sweet

8th       17        Shane  Stygles

9th       51        Wesly  Blake

10th     35        Kevin   LaBree

11th     13        Jason  Porter

12th     3          Travis  King

22nh    Jonathan Baker DNS


HEAT one:      Mike Paton

HEAT two:      Travis King

HEAT three:    Logan Martin



Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods 4/6 Cylinder Enduro

First Event 5/28/2022


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