Mekkelsen RV June 6th results

Mekkelsen RV June 6th results


The Fairlee Flyer Kevin Chaffee flies from 23rd to 3rd as Ryan Christian claims his first career win in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

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BRADFORD, VT – Ryan Christian Canaan NH survived several restarts holding off the hard charges of Mike Gendron Newbury VT to claim his first career win in the Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Gendron was waiting for one slip from Christian, as the laps ticked off but Christian held firm to the bottom of the track. Leaving Gendron nowhere to go but on the outside. Gendron’s car was also strong on the bottom, and thus figured 2nd was better than last, ready to try again another day. The one who did make it work on the outside in dominate fashion, and hoping for another 10 laps was the “Fairlee Flyer” Kevin Chaffee, Bradford VT. Chaffee having missed qualifying by one position found himself looking from the 23rd position of the field thru a very long line of cars to the front. Never one to give up Chaffee tested the waters on the outside groove, and began to sail to the front. Laps would be his enemy this night as time would run out before he could set challenge on the front two. Chaffee happily claimed the third and final victory lane spot of the night. Jason Gray and Adam Pierson rounded out the top five.

The night’s activities sponsored by Mekkelsen RV included a makeup race for the Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Models from the weeks before rain shortened Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank night. Coming home the winner once again was Brandon Gray E Thetford VT with Eric Lang Groton VT and James Fadden Plainfield NH accompanying him to victory lane. Also in the house were the Granite State Mini Sprints with the 500 and 600 cc’s competing for wins. In the 500’s the 96 Tom Chaffee claimed the win and in the 600’s it was Kyle Belliveau. The final addition to the evening was the ever popular kids rides, offered twice a year at the Ridge. During intermission the stands emptied onto the track to gain access to the drivers of their choice for some laps around the ¼ mile clay oval.

The Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes continue to see the Brass Ring challenge grow as they underwent a rough start to the night with several cautions slowing down the pace. When they finally got their groove going Jason Colbeth found himself on the point. Bob Shepard worked his way from mid pack to the the runner up spot but was unable to make the move for the win. Tim Hodge struggling a bit this year with set up was finally able to have a good finish coming home in the final victory lane spot. Matt Ellsworth and Josh Harrington completed the top five.

The USAC DMA Midgets returns for competition Saturday June 13th on Jiffy Mart of Bradford night.

The picture changed a bit for the second feature event of the night for the Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Models, with a new face claiming the checkers. Brandon Gray having mechanical issues, was unable to make it to victory lane. Taking advantage of his misfortune was James Fadden who grabbed the win with Eric Lang coming home in second and Matt Lashua grabbing another third place finish.

It was all about the madness for the Weglarz Property Service/F.M.S. Auto Parts Four Cylinders as the field of twenty three competitors competed for double points and over Three Thousand dollars in three seventeen lap segments. The annual Monza event for each of the divisions offers an opportunity for the drivers to grab some extra green and lots of racing. The first segment started with Charlie Lakin on the pole having garnered 30 laps to claim the honors. Lakin stayed the point for the first segment which means he started in the rear for the second. The second segment was a tough one for the guys and gals with several of the competitors not on the track when the checkers waived. Honors of the checkers were claimed by Matt Boucher, who then had the pleasure of starting from the rear in the last segment. The final segment with a smaller field of cars, but still plenty of racing was claimed by the rookie sensation Justin Severance. While everyone wants to win the battle setting your sites on winning the war is sometimes more advantageous. Mike Ryan Lakin’s number one rival for the championship recorded a third, second, and third place finish making him the overall winner. Lakin with a first, fourth, and fifth finish took second overall and Boucher with a fourth, first, and seventh place finish took third. Fourth overall went to Severance with Jesse Durkee rounding out the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 48th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, June 13th sponsored by Jiffy Mart of Bradford with a full card of racing including the USAC DMA Midgets. This is our June benefit night with the focus being on the great group at New Digs for Dogs. “While saving a dog’s life won’t change the world it will change the world of a dog”. Bring in 2 dog food items and get $2.00 off your general admission ticket. In addition to the full card the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England return for action along with the visiting Atlantic Coast Old Timers. Special admission pricing applies for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series at $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 located on Kidder Road in Bradford, VT, just off Exit 16 on Interstate 91. For more information, call (802) 222-4052 or visit



99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, June 6th, 2015


Crazy Ed’s Late Models make up Feature – Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank night (20 Laps)


1st       OO      Brandon Gray

2nd      66        Eric      Lang

3rd       91        James Fadden

4th       18        Matt     Lashua

5th       83        Tim      Martin ®

6th       2          Derrek Stearns

7th       3          David   Stearns®

8th       5T        Travis  Smith

9th       94        Cary    Moulton

10th     24        Bobby  Bell ®


Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1st       10s      Ryan Christian

2nd      O1       Mike Gendron

3rd       73        Kevin Chaffee

4th       OO      Jason Gray

5th       15        Adam Pierson

6th       10        Derek Graham

7th       42T      Robert Tucker

8th       24        Jordan Fornwalt

9th       115      Tom Forward

10th     9          Michael Dunn

11th     11        Josh Sunn

12th     79        Ray Johnson®

13th     34        Richie Simmons

14th     4          DJ Robinson

15th     14        Tim Williams ®

16th     91        Tim Tucker

17th     12        Steve Bell®

18th     40        Steven Flint

19th     12c      Jamie Ferland

20th     42c      Josh Currier

21st     88        Thomas Kimball

22nd    32        Evan Kingsbury

23rd     5          Gary Siemons

DNS    1x        TC Forward (DNS)



Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1st       18        Jason Colbeth

2nd      28        Bob Shepard

3rd       2          Tim Hodge

4th       21e      Matt Ellsworth

5th       71        Josh Harrington

6th       16        Brian Chaffee

7th       44        Michael Danforth

8th       3          Gene Pierson

9th       22        Thomas Placey

10th     8          Teddy Salomaa

11th     43        Earl Maxham

12th     11        Martin Mastic

13th     33        Melvin Pierson

14th     13        Buster Kathan

15th     24        Jeremy Beckley

16th     17        Todd Hayward

DNS    81        Louie Cadwell DNS



USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

Return 6/13/15


Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)

1st       91        James Fadden

2nd      66        Eric      Lang

3rd       18        Matt     Lashua

4th      OO      Brandon          Gray

5th      2          Derrek Stearns

6th     3          David   Stearns®

7th       83        Tim      Martin ®

8th     5T        Travis  Smith

9th      94        Cary    Moulton

DNS    24        Bobby  Bell ® DNS


Weglarz Property Management/F.M.S. Auto Parts 4-Cylinder (Madness – three 17 lap features)


1st       86        Mike    Ryan

2nd      3          Charlie Lakin

3rd       61        Matt     Boucher

4th       4J        Justin   Severance ®

5th       88        Jesse   Durkee

6th       87        Don     Reynolds

7th       8          Sean    Perron

8th       19        Karl      Sheldon

9th       87x      James Davis

10th     78        Richard           Potwin

11th     7          Brian    Bishop ®

12th     65        Robert Welch ®

13th     77        Roger  Chaffee

14th     13        Hunter             Garduno

15th     77        Derrik Counter

16th     31        Lisa      Austin

17th     22        Jonathan         Baker

18th     2          Deven Stearns

19th     1          Alicia   Taylor

20th     23        Jason Porter

21st     11        Kaitlyn Coates ®

22nd    17        Justin   Blakely ®

23rd     12        Shawn Chaloux ®