Jiffy Mart of Bradford P&H Truck Stop Press 6/18/16

Jiffy Mart of Bradford P&H Truck Stop Press 6/18/16

Currier adds his name to the short list of wins in Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

Ellsworth finally gets the win in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes.

For Immediate Release BRS-0061816-1

BRADFORD, VT – With a full moon in the sky one man’s misfortune becomes another’s fortune in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, while last year’s champ in the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes continues to struggle, seemingly unable to get that proverbial monkey off his back. Seems if it weren’t for bad luck several drivers had no luck at all on Jiffy Mart of Bradford night at the Ridge.

Trevor Rocke got the jump on the start in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and looked strong for the first handful of laps until caution waived on lap eight. The restart saw DJ Robinson getting the jump over Rocke who had worked his way up a position a lap to that point. Robinson looked unstoppable for the next third of the event until lap twenty six when suddenly Josh Currier was there and by him. Unfortunately for Robinson it was more than the lead he lost, as suddenly he was seen pulling off the back stretch into the infield coming out of turn two apparently with no power. Robinson was unable to get his machine and caution would wave as he got the long ride on the hook back to the pits his night over. Currier not one to look a gift horse in the mouth couldn’t believe his sudden fortune as he found himself on point for the Delaware restart. Currier knew he would have his work cut out for him as he looked up to the Sabil & Sons Score Board and lap counter and saw the last two numbers any driver wants to see behind them. Yes it was Adam Pierson and Kevin Chaffee having come from the back of the pack knocking on Currier’s door along with Rookie James Fadden for the restart. Currier stood on the gas pedal and was able to keep the car on the bottom of the track forcing Pierson and Chaffee to have to work the outside if they wanted to get by him. As the laps for Currier slowing ticked off he looked poised to grabbing his first win when suddenly with one to go caution would wave one more time. All thought for sure this was it for Currier with the green white checkers finish. But Currier was not about to be intimidated by either Pierson or Chaffee, and was able to hold them both off to claim his first win of the season and to become the fifth different winner in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Adam Pierson came home second with Kevin Chaffee taking third. Rookie James Fadden and veteran Gary Siemons completed the top five.

The full moon was shining its bad mojo down on the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes making it difficult to get their first lap in the record books in both the heat races and the feature. Buster Kathan and Stan Otterman set the paces for the field only to make contact in their heat race and see the caution wave yet again on the first lap of the feature for spins in the back of the pack. The restart gave Kathan the point ffor the next few laps until mighty Matt Ellsworth got by him on lap seven. Ellsworth was able to pull away from the field only to see his substantial lead go up in smoke several times for the yellow flag. The restarts gave others the opportunity to try to dethrone him but none would have what was needed to take away the win Ellsworth was so anxious to get. On the final restart Tim Hodge and Brian Chaffee battle each other for position giving Ellsworth the breathing room he needed to cross the line first. Hodge held of Chaffee for second with Jason Colbeth and Jason Horniac coming home fourth and fifth.

The Laquerre Sports USAC DMA Midgets were off this week were back in town for the biweekly visit with some returning facing from last year. With the return of Gallant and Duhaime to name but a few the field continues to grow, offering for some great racing excitement. Tonight the excitement would be for one of the regulars who has struggled of late in the midgets. Kevin Chaffee driving the #2 Skip Matczak machine has had a bit of bad luck and finally looked to be able to capitalize on his starting position. Unfortunately in racing it aint over till it’s over, and in this event it was about one quarter of lap longer than Chaffee wanted. Chaffee dominated the event getting the jump on the start and leading every lap in the green to checkers event except the one that counted most. With less than a quarter lap to go having worked his way from the back of the pack Adam Pierson was once again there when it counted. Pierson was able to get by Chaffee going into turn four to steal the win. Chaffee held on for second with Josh Sunn the other Manafort stable machine taking third. Dean Christensen and Jeff Champagne completed the top five. The Laquerre Sports USAC DMA Midgets will return for racing action on July 2nd.

In the Mike Rivers Automotive Limited Late Models it was all Tim Martin who dusted the field to take home his fifth win of the season. Joining him in victory lane were JP Vallencourt and Bryan King in the Derrick Stearns #2. TJ Morse and Wayland Childs completed the top five.

The Durkee’s in look-alike cars in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinder grab back to back wins with uncle Jim winning the overall madness event last week and nephew Jesse coming back to grab the win this week his second of the season, making him the second multi feature winner in the division. Mike Ryan your other multi feature winner was the one to challenge Durkee but unfortunately would have to settle for second. Jonathan Baker joined the two in victory lane grabbing the third place spot with Keven LaForest takin forth and Jim Durkee fifth.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 49th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, June 25th featuring 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. Plus the Granite State Mini Sprints and our next 4/6 Cylinder Enduro, all brought to you by Wells River Saving Bank. The Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets return July 2nd. Regular General Admission applies $10 for adults (age 18-61), $8 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.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 4th of July Extravaganza July 2nd with Modified Madness, Sprint Cars of New England, plus all the rest of the regular KIXX 99.3 weekly racing divisions, and the best damn fireworks show in New England. All for the great low price of $15.00 per person.

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 www.bearridgespeedway.com.


99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, June18, 2016

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1st 42c Josh Currier

2nd 15 Adam Pierson

3rd 73 Kevin Chaffee

4th 91nh James Fadden ®

5th 5 Gary Siemons

6th 631 Todd Buckwold ®

7th 11 Josh Sunn

8th 97 Terry Williams ®

9th 2 Tim Hodge

10th 24 Jordan Fornwalt

11th 63 Trever Rocke ®

12th 40 Steven Flint

13th 9 Michael Dunn

14th 18 Matt Lashua ®

15th 87 Todd Fenoff

16th 70 Lenny Pillsbury ®

17th 42T Robert Tucker

18th 4 DJ Robinson

19th 10s Ryan Christian

20th 1D Wayne Stearns

21st 12c Jamie Ferland

22nd 7 Robert Thurston ®

DNS F82 Tommy Kimball

Heat winners:

Heat one: Robert Tucker

Heat two: DJ Robinson

Heat three: Steven Flint

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1 21e Matt Ellsworth

2 2 Tim Hodge

3 16 Brian Chaffee

4 18 Jason Colbeth

5 3 Jason Horniak

6 43 Earl Maxham

7 33 Melvin Pierson

8 78 Stan Otterman ®

9 71 Josh Harrington

10 81 Louie Cadwell

11 44 Michael Danforth

12 28 Bob Shepard

13 14 Mitchell Frost

14 42 Tyler Maxham ®

15 13 Buster Kathan

16 56 Chris LaForest ®

17 22 Thomas Placey

Heat winners:

Heat one: Buster Kathan

Heat two: Jason Horniac

Blackmount Equipment Semi Feature winner: #28 Bob Shepard

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1 76 Adam Pierson

2 2 Kevin Chaffee

3 67 Josh Sunn

4 69 Dean Christensen

5 15 Jeff Champagne

6 46 Kenney Johnson

7 1W Ray Miller

8 12 Adam Whitney

9 42 Manny Dias

10 57 Dylan Duhaime

11 6x Mark Cole

12 9 Vinny Lucca

13 17 Robert Tucker

14 10 Kelly Arrison

15 O9 Amanda Habel

16 33 Tim Gallant

DNS 3 Bob White

Heat Winners:

Heat one: Kevin Chaffee

Heat two: Dean Christensen

Elliott Beverage Dash winner: Kevin Chaffee

Mike Rivers Automotive Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)

1st 83 Tim Martin

2nd 18 JP Vallencourt

3rd 2 Bryan King

4th 11 TJ Morse®

5th O2 Wayland Child ®

6th 87 Don Reynolds

Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)

1st 88 Jesse Durkee

2nd 86 Mike Ryan

3rd 22 Jonathan Baker

4th 49 Kevin Laforest ®

5th 9 Jim Durkee

6th 83 Mike Sherburne

7th 8 Sean Perron

8th 91x Tyler Cloutier

9th 13 Jason Porter

10th 3 Charlie Lakin

11th 17 Shane Stygles

12th 2 our mystery driver

13th 24 Bobby Bell

14th 11vt Jacob Roy

15th 65 Robert Welch


Contact: April May Preston Email: brsdirt@charter.net

Phone: (802) 222-4052