Four new winners in victory lane recognized on Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank night at the Ridge

Four new winners in victory lane recognized on Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank night at the Ridge

Jordan Fornwalt 5th different winner in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

Bob Shepard grabs win in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 5th event of 50th season of racing.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                      BRS-060317-1

Four new winners in victory lane recognized on Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank night at the Ridge.

The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds have had five different winners in five different weeks proving that this class is full of excellent competition and it is anyone’s week to grab the gold. Tonight, the track had several grooves available making for some edge of your seat racing. Victory lane would have two of its three spots filled by drivers coming from deep in the pack. Todd Fenoff got the point early and held on until mid-way. Coming up the ranks was Jordan Fornwalt and last week’s winner Richie Simmons. As the laps ticked off Fenoff slid back watching his chances of a good finish fade away. Fornwalt on the other hand saw his chancing of having a good finish suddenly there as he was on point and sailed on for his first win of the season. Simmons made it all the way to second but was unable to get by Fornwalt, thus having to settle for the runner up position. Todd Buckwold sailed in for third place with Robert Tucker and Terry Williams rounding out the top five.

Despite his pole starting position Matt Ellsworth will have to wait another week to try for the winning spot in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Ellsworth strong thru out the race would succumb to the wily veteran Bob Shepard as the laps ticked off. Shepard got by Ellsworth after battling for the position for several laps only to see the caution wave bringing the field to a restart based on the last completed lap. Shepard once again battled it out with Ellsworth and took advantage of the slip up by Ellsworth to get by him once again for the lead. Shepard was able to make it stick this time and cruised on for the win. Ellsworth was able to hold on for the runner up spot with Jeff Robbins coming in third. Danny Doyle and Melvin Pierson rounded out the top five.

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets short on stature with car counts struggling are still able to put on a great show for the fans. Tonight it would be a rookie to show the field how it is done. Derek O’Hearn driving for the Matczak stable got to the point midway thru the event taking the lead away from Jeff Champagne. Champagne struggled to hold on and fell outside the victory spots. Joe Krawiec coming off of his win the last time at the Ridge worked his way to the front of the pack to grab the runner up spot. Veteran Adam Whitney grabbed the final victory lane spot. Dean Christensen and Andrew Barrows rounded out the top five.

The two swapping back and forth for the point this year in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Ryan Christian and Wayland Childs. Tonight, it would Childs to hold on to the point over Christian when the checkers waved. Toby Stark joined the two in victory lane. Derek Stearns and Brian Campbell completed the top five.

A new face made its way in to victory lane in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders. Sean Perron looking for his first win of the season was strong thru most of the race. A caution bunched up the field and gave the wolves in pursuit a chance to get the chance they needed to take the point away. Dennis Perry would get there first to grab the checkers with Jesse Durkee crossing the line in second. Perron was able to hold on to third his second-best finish of the season. Jason Porter and Robert Welch rounded out the top five.

The Granite State Mini Sprints were on hand with their 500cc and 600cc divisions. Joe Kemp would grab the win in the 500cc’s with William Pinkham and Peter Beliveau joining him in victory lane. Ken Strisburg and Ed Vickery rounded out the top five. In the 600cc’s Kyle Pittman got the win over Drew Eldridge and Dick Lamont.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 50th season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, June 10th sponsored by Mekkelsen RV with the 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 with their Madness night. Plus the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England and the ever popular Kids Rides.  General admission for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $13 for adults (age 18-61), $10 for 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 starting May 6th at 6:00 pm(ish). Be sure to check the web Questions can be sent to

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 50th Season of Racing Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1st       24        Jordan Fornwalt

2nd      34        Richie Simmons

3rd       631      Todd Buckwold

4th       42T      Robert Tucker

5th       97        Terry Williams

6th       10        Derek Graham

7th       97H     Alan Hammond

8th       63        Trevor Rocke

9th       4          DJ Robinson

10th     18        Matt Lashua

11th     9          Michael Dunn

12th     10s      Ryan Christian

13th     87        Todd Fenoff

14th     8          Stephen Lary®

15th     56        JP Vallencourt®

16th     77        Chris Clark

17th     86        Mike Ryan®

18th     98        Walter Hammond Jr®

HEAT one: DJ Robinson

HEAT two: Todd Buckwold

Blackmount Equipment Semi Feature Winner: Todd Buckwold


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1st       28        Bob Shepard

2nd      21e      Matt Ellsworth

3rd       4          Jeff Robbins

4th       51        Danny Doyle

5th       33        Melvin Pierson

6th       20        Todd Hayward

7th       16        Brian Chaffee

8th       71        Josh Harrington

9th       96        Thomas Placey

10th     5          Tanner Siemons®

11th     2          Earl Maxham

12th     13        Buster Kathan

13th     18        Jason Colbeth

14th     15        Gene Pierson

15th     56        Chris LaForest

16th     63        Mike Stender

17th     77        Robert Kilburn

18th     24        Jeremy Beckley

19th     50        Tyler Stygles®

20th     3          Jason Horniak

21st     23        Derrick Stearns®

HEAT one: Earl Maxham

HEAT two: Jason Horniak

HEAT three: Matt Ellsworth


Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25)

1          5          Derek  O’Hearn

2          1B        Joe      Krawiec

3          12        Adam  Whitney

4          69        Dean   Christensen

5          64        Andy    Barrows

6          3          Kenny  Johnson

7          42        Manny Dias

8          6x        Mark    Cole

9          10        Jeff      Champagne

10        A1        Jeff      Horn

11        46        Jake    Higginson

HEAT one: Jeff Horn

HEAT two: Adam Whitney

DASH Winner: Manny Dias


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

1st       o2        Wayland          Childs

2nd      10c      Ryan   Christian

3rd       23        Toby    Stark

4th       3          Derrick Stearns

5th       12        Bryan   Campbell

6th       21        Kevin   Dickinson


Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)

1st       18        Dennis Perry

2nd      88        Jesse   Durkee

3rd       8          Sean    Perron

4th       13        Jason  Porter

5th       65        Robert Welch

6th       24        Bobby  Bell

7th       75        Derrick Counter

8th       83        Mike    Sherburne

9th       X          Matthew Harringon

10th     12        Steve   Bell

11th     7          Andrew Royston

12th     3          Charlie Lakin

13th     62        Wayne LaBree®

14th     71        Rodney Davis


0vt       Kelly    Miller Jr® DNS

82        Kelly    Miller Sr® DNS

29J      Justin   Stockman DNS

HEAT one: Sean Perron

HEAT two: Jesse Durkee


State Farm Ins Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduro

1st       199      Corey Mossey

2nd      81        Tim Martin

3rd       18        Carl Sweet

4th       94        Anthony DeRosia

5th       O5       Chad Martin

6th       49        Kevin LaForest

7th       45        Michael Labounty

8th       75        Chase LaFoe

9th       4          Amber Braley

10th     88        Frank Putney

11th     44        Erik Lindbled

12th     22        Timothy Kingsbury

13th     O         Zachary Audet

14th     77        Pete West

15th     17        Justin Blakely

16th     91        Aliza Habel

17th     56        Chris LaForest

18th     82        Mike McClay

19th     28        Hunte LeFevre

20th     44d      Geoff Durphey

21st     79vt     Courtney Craig

22nd    71        Charles Eastridge

23rd     14        George Wanner

24th     68        Alex Robinson

25th     24        Tad Kingsbury

26th     79        Troy Braley

27th     1K3      Ike Mitchell

28th     38        Justin Connors


WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

89        Luke    Greenwood

61        Will      Hull

58        Clay     Dow

O7       Matt     Hoyt

31        Dennis McLeod

73        Jacob  Williams

33        Lacey  Hansen

o1        Tyler    Austin

71        Ryan   Avery

21        Patrick Smith

13        Steven Hutchinson

12        Rick     Guertin

22        Lauren Boisvert

41u      Rick     Stone

91        Scott    Holcomb

8          Kevin   Chaffee

23        Christine Boesch



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