Matt Lashua scored the winner in the Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and   the R&L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Models Josh Sunn back in victory lane winning the USAC DMA Midget Event Event eight of the 55th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge. 

Matt Lashua scored the winner in the Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and   the R&L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Models Josh Sunn back in victory lane winning the USAC DMA Midget Event Event eight of the 55th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge. 

Matt Lashua scored the winner in the Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and
the R&L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Models
Josh Sunn back in victory lane winning the USAC DMA Midget Event
Event eight of the 55th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge. 


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                              BRS-07022022-1


The Pellerin Auto Parts, Auto Body, Automotive feature winners of the 55th consecutive racing season in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds madness Segment one Josh Sunn; Segment two Melvin Pierson; Segment three Josh Sunn; Overall winner Matt Lashua, Jeremy Hodge in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes; USAC DMA Midgets Josh Sunn, Matt Lashua in the R&L Auto Towing and Recovery Late Models, Lucas Wheeler in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks; Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners Feature #1 Kevin LaBree Feature #2 Devon Spinks.

With over ten thousand dollars in lap and purse money on the line for the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds there was plenty of excitement for the fans. The visions of all that cash on line led for a bit of a rough start in the first segment, but once the competitors settled down it was edge of seat racing. Consistency and level headedness would be the key to come out on top after three thirty lap segments, and it would be Matt Lashua who would have the most. He was able to beat out a three-way tie for second to grab the win making his night a double header win. The three-way tie between Josh Sunn Robert Tucker and Jason Gray is broken by how they crossed the line in the final segment. Josh Sunn getting the win in the final segment put him in the second-place spot overall and Tucker’s third place finish in the final segment put him in third in the overall ahead of Gray who finish the segment in fifth scoring him overall in fourth. Jordan Fornwalt rounded out the top five for the overall

Jeremy Hodge finally gets the win in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes making him the sixth different winner in the division. He was able to hold off Ricky Sanville and Tad Kingsbury both coming from deep in the pack to set a challenge for the win. Hodge would have nothing of it and held strong to keep it for himself. Sanville crossed in second with Kingsbury claiming the final victory lane spot. Jason Horniak takes home fourth with Cody Gregoropoulos rounding out the top five.

Josh Sunn gets his second win in the USAC DMA Midgets taking the spot from Seth Carlson early and never looked back, beating out Seth Carlson who comes home in second and Brandon Piastka crossing the line in third. Justin Sheridan and Daniel Piastka completed the top five. The next event for the USAC DMA Midgets is July 30th.

Matt Lashua had plenty of seat time competing in both the Mods and the R & L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Models, and we are sure he was plenty tired when all done, but it was all worth, as he takes home the top prize in both divisions. In this one the points battle is a tight one with only one point separating him from Ryan Christian> Lashua gets the win here with Christian coming home one spot short in second. Kelly Miller Sr. joins them in victory lane with Todd Dunham and Tyler Tremblay rounding out the top five.

Lucas Wheeler is methodically slowly and steadily widening his points lead in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks as he grabs his third win of the season. He beat out Garrett Given in his first appearance at the Ridge and Jesse Dunham how crossed the line in third. Garrett Brown and last week’s feature winner John Fields completed the top five.

Kevin LaBree adds his name to the growing list of winners in the Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners, crossing the line ahead of Chase LaFoe and Katie Burroughs her fourth victory lane visit. Jacob Joslin and Cary Hunter closed out the top five. In the second feature Devon Spinks scores his fourth win of the year depriving Spencer Braley of a chance at a second win and Kevin LaForest who has yet to grab the gold this year. Last week’s feature winner Hayden Bishop crosses the line in fourth with Travis King rounding out the top five

Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods The next event for this great series will be July 30th.

The Pellerin Auto Pro Fours took to the track with a couple of the regular Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners showing them the way around the track. At the checkers Shane Stygles is scored the win with Ashton Jamieson coming home in second and Jesse Durkee in third. Josh Ruel and Dave Bill rounded out the top five.

Coming up this Saturday July 9th Bear Ridge Speedway mid-season double points championships and David’s House Benefit night.  Sponsored by Dennis Preston Builder 99Rock weekly racing series divisions the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, R&L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Models, LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks, and Peanuts Auto LLC Ridge Runners plus the Granite State Mini Sprints.

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 2022 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.  Please stay safe and be kind to others!

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 gladly accepted at both ticket gates.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 55th Season of Racing sponsored by Pellerin Auto Parts, Auto Body & Automotive

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday July 2, 22022

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (3 Thirty Lap Segments)

1st       18        Matt Lashua

2nd      11        Josh Sunn

3rd       42T      Robert Tucker

4th       00        Jason Gray

5th       24        Jordan Fornwalt

6th       91nh    James Fadden

7th       631      Todd Buckwold

8th       34        Richie Simmons

9th       16        Brian Chaffee

10th     33        Melvin Pierson

11th     86        Mike Ryan

12th     26        Jeremy Huntoon

13th     10s      Ryan Christian

14th     29        Max Dolliver

15th     007      TC Forward

16th     3H       Kyle Huntington

17th     97        Allan Hammond

18th     51c      Bryan Bigue

19th     96        Matthew Collins


SEGMENT one:          Josh Sunn

SEGMENT two:          Melvin Pierson

SEGMENT three:        Josh Sunn



Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes (30 Laps)

1st       1          Jeremy Hodge

2nd      93        Ricky Sanville

3rd       09        Tad Kingsbury

4th       3          Jason Horniak

5th       12        Cody Gregoropoulos

6th       69        Alexander Pushee

7th       11        Josh Harrington

8th       22        Thomas Placey

9th       17        Cooper Hodge

10th     20        Bradley Griffin

11th     8          Steve Gardner

12th     21e      Matt Ellsworth

13th     91        Alfred O’Haire

14th     5          Brian Lakin

15th     7          Chris Roy

16th     71        Sawyer Harrington ®

17th     50        Tyler Stygles


HEAT one:      Alexander Pushee

HEAT two:      Ricky Sanville


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1st       76m     Josh Sunn

2nd      4          Seth Carlson

3rd       7          Brandon Piastka

4th       17        Justin Sheridan

5th       1B        Daniel Piastka ®

6th       42        Manny Dias

7th       18c      Mike Chaffee

8th       14        Nikki Ouellette

9th       51        Tom Chaffee

10th     A-1      Jeff Horn

11th     2K        Todd Mable

12th     75        Tyler Stark


HEAT one:      Manny Dias

HEAT two:       Daniel Piastka


R&L Auto Towing & Recovery Late Model Feature (15 Laps)

1st       316      Matt Lashua

2nd      10c      Ryan Christian

3rd       04        Kelly Miller Sr.

4th       71        Todd Dunham

5th       32        Tyler Tremblay

6th       12        Parker Piper ®

7th       6x        Mark Cole

8th       76x      Toby Stark

9th       13        Zach Audet

10th     26x      James Mutney Jr®

11th     22        Trevor Strong


HEAT one:      Toby Stark

HEAT two:       Ryan Christian


LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stocks (20 Laps)

1st       21        Lucas  Wheeler

2nd      82g      Garrett Given

3rd       71        Jesse   Dunham

4th       89        Garrett Brown ®

5th       5j         John    Fields

6th       35        Aren    Keene®

7th       82        Mike    McClay

8th       60        Dustin  Towle

9th       22        Mike    Mann

10th     25        Timothy           Blake

11th     6x        Chris   Cole

12th     03        Joshua            Paton

13th     0          Kaleb   Shepard

14th     18D     Dawn   Rumrill

15th     7          Chris   Murray

16th     58        Ed        Moodie


HEAT one:      Mike Mann

HEAT two:       Lucas Wheeler


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

1st       35        Kevin   LaBree

2nd      75        Chase  LaFoe

3rd       54        Katie    Burroughs

4th       22        Jacob  Joslin

5th       97        Cary    Hunter

6th       17        Shane  Stygles

7th       11        Daegan Spinks ®

8th       92        Geoff   Durphey

9th       27B      Blake   Bucellato

10th     42vt     Josh    Pike

11th     99        Kevin   Keene

12th     1          Mike    Paton

25        Randy Osmer DNS


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

1st       12        Devon  Spinks

2nd      43        Spencer Braley

3rd       49        Kevin   LaForest

4th       30        Hayden Bishop

5th       3          Travis  King

6th       51        Westley Blake

7th       60        Dilyn    Switser

8th       44        Logan  Martin

9th       28        Randy  Morrill

10th     19        Tim      Morrill

11th     22nh    Jonathon Baker

12th     65        Owen   Carbee

13th     11        Jesse Durkee


HEAT one:      Shane Stygles

HEAT two:      Jacob Joslin

HEAT three:    Kevin LaForest


Sting Vintage Race Cars Buster Kathan 13 Lap Semi Feature Winner: No Semi


Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods 4/6 Cylinder Enduro

Return to action on Saturday July 30th.


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Phone: (802) 222-4052