Opening Night FMS NAPA of Bradford goes in record books a huge success

Opening Night FMS NAPA of Bradford goes in record books a huge success

54th opening night at the Ridge goes in the record books a huge success.

COVID 19 vaccination pop up station deemed a huge win

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                              BRS-05082021-1

It was a full day of activities and racing action with festivities starting at the Bradford Fair Grounds with over half the cars in competition opening night showing off their machines for the many fans who stopped by. In addition to all the racing action, a COVID-19 vaccination pop up clinic was held on site. The crew from Newport/Glover EMS were incredibly happy with the number of vaccinations they were able to administer. Our sincerest thanks to each of you that stepped up and took advantage of the opportunity. It will take all of us to get thru this and getting our selves vaccinated for each other is the biggest step we can take to get there.  The first feature winners of the season for the F.M.S. NAPA Auto Parts of Bradford VT were Jeff Huntington in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds; Thomas Placey in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes; USAC DMA Midgets Will Hull;

Brian Bigue thru the luck of draw looked like he was going to be the first winner of the 2021 season in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. A late race bobble would wee him sitting in turn one having to restart deep in the pack. Jeff Huntington would be the one to capitalize on Bigue’s misfortune taking the lead with five to go crossing the line first just ahead of last year’s champion Jason Gray. Richie Simmons came across the line in the final victory lane spot with Robert Tucker and Jordan Fornwalt crossing in fourth and fifth.

A first lap caution put Thomas Placey on the point for the restart in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, and when the checkers waved Placey was still on point taking the checkers first. Cody Gregoropoulos finished close on his tail but was unable to set a serious challenge for the lead. Tim Martin had a very impressive finish coming home in third with Josh Harrington and last year’s champion Tad Kingsbury coming home in fifth.

Will Hull took over the lead on a restart on lap seven, and from there it was all Hull as he cruised on for the first win of the season. Team mate Seth Carlson and last year’s champion came home in second with Brandon Piastka taking third. Joe Krawiec and Justin Sheridan finished out the top five.

Matt Piper get the win in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models. Todd Dunham crossed the line second with Mark Cole coming home in third. A post race inspection disqualified Dunham moving Cole up to second and Tyler Tremblay up to third. Rob Rugg and Jason Porter rounded out the top five.

Jesse Dunham grabs the win in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks with Lucas Wheller and Troy Prentice finishing in second and third. Mike Mann and Sid “Bud” Sweet rounding out the top five.

Zach Audet comes out of the gate a winner in the Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders, with Bobby Bell and Kevin LaForest joining him in victory lane. Jason Porter and Garrett Brown completed the top five.

Coming up this Saturday May 15th it is the DIRTcar Sportsman East Series second event. The event sponsored by VP Racing and Sabil and Sons will see the winner taking home $1,400.00 and everyone taking the green a minimum $150.00. This will be a special 42 lap event, the number randomly picked by our sponsor. This is a SPECIAL ADMISSION show with adults, teens and seniors at $15.00.

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. Please note that any and all COVID-19 safety requirements will be enforced at the Ridge. Current state regulations will require a face mask and social distancing at all times. Tickets can once again be purchased at the front gate, and a simple yes/no survey stating if you have been vaccinated or not will be conducted at front gate. 2020 saw us thru following the requirements diligently, able to race on a weekly basis. Safety for all IS our FIRST concern. If you are not well or have been recently exposed, we expect you to stay home, to help us keep everyone safe. This is about ALL of us not each of us, and we are NOT out of the woods yet. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and working with us, to be able to provide the best place for your entertainment, while keeping everyone safe!

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.

Please stay safe, be kind to others and wear your mask!

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 – 54th Season of Racing sponsored by FMS NAPA Auto Parts of Bradford VT night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday May 8, 2021


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (35 laps)


1st       3          Jeff Huntington

2nd      00        Jason Gray

3rd       34        Richie Simmons

4th       42T      Robert Tucker

5th       24        Jordan Fornwalt

6th       26        Jeremy Huntoon

7th       91nh    James Fadden

8th       18        Matt Lashua

9th       9          Michael Dunn

10th     86        Mike Ryan

11th     631      Todd Buckwold

12th     4          DJ Robinson

13th     92        Ricky Sanville

14th     10s      Ryan Christian

15th     29        Max Dolliver ®

16th     51        Bryan Bigue

17th     18DP   Dennis Perry®

18th     27        Kyle Ashford

19th     20        Todd Hayward

20th     22        Cainen Schulz ®

21st     21        Jamie Ferland


HEAT one:      Bryan Bigue

HEAT two:       Ricky Sanville

HEAT three:    Richie Simmons


Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes


1st       22        Thomas Placey

2nd      12        Cody Gregoropoulos

3rd       71        Josh Harrington

4th       09        Tad Kingsbury

5th       83        Tim Martin

6th       1          Jeremy Hodge

7th       2          Tim Hodge

8th       16        Brian Chaffee

9th       93        Ricky Sanville

10th     3          Jason Horniak

11th     28        Bob Shepard

12th     91        Alfred O’Haire

13th     69        Alexander Pushee
14th     17        Cooper Hodge ®

15th     21e      Matt Ellsworth

16th     23        Derrick Stearns

17th     50        Tyler Stygles


HEAT one:      Derrick Stearns

HEAT two:      Cody Gregoropoulos


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1st       3          Will Hull

2nd      4          Seth Carlson

3rd       7          Brandon Piastka

4th       1B        Joe Krawiec

5th       17        Justin Sheridan

6th       42        Manny Diaz

7th       02K      Dan Lang ®

8th       5          Tim West

9th       91        Wayne Koehler

10th     2K        Kelly Ferrell ®

11th     16        Justin Phillips

12th     18C     Mike Chaffee

13th     52X      Adrian Tetreault ®


HEAT one:      Floyd Billington

HEAT two:       Seth Carlson


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

1st       117      Matt Piper

2nd      6x        Mark Cole

3rd       32        Tyler Tremblay

4th       70        Rob Rugg

5th       13        Jason Porter ®

6th       60        Dustin Towle ®

7th       22        Trevor Strong ®

10        Ryan Christian DNS

71        Todd Dunham DQ’d


HEAT one:      Matt Piper


LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 Laps)

1st       71        Jesse   Dunham

2nd      21        Lucas  Wheeler

3rd       78        Troy     Prentice

4th       22        Mike    Mann

5th       51        Sidney “Bud”   Sweet

6th       35        Jacob  Brown

7th       02        Tim      Clark

8th       6x        Chris    Cole

9th       63        Mike    Stender

10th     25        Timothy Blake

11th     58        Edward Moodie

12th     18D     Dawn   Rumrill

26        Clayton Fennimore DNS

82        Mike McClay DNS

2x        Josh Bossino DQ’d


HEAT one:      Jesse Dunham

HEAT two:       Dawn Rumrill


Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders (20 laps)


1st       9          Zach    Audet

2nd      24        Bobby  Bell

3rd       49        Kevin   LaForest

4th       13        Jason  Porter

5th       89        Garrett Brown

6th       53        Travis  Burroughs

7th       97        Cary    Hunter

8th       43        Spencer Braley

9th       22        Jonathon Baker

10th     20        Pete     West

11th     27x      Blake   Buccellato

12th     66        Robert Audet

13th     1          Josh    Paton

14th     54        Katie    Burroughs

15th     12        Devon  Spinks

16th     17        Shane  Stygles

17th     07        Santana Merritt

18th     44        Logan  Martin

19th     2          Taber   Andrews

20th     71        Sawyer Harrington

21st     56        Anna    Ricker

22nd    51x      Sean    Avona

23rd     19        Dan     Allard

24th     4          Shawn Bell

25th     79        John    LaForest

26th     98        Tom     Brown

27th     8          Devin   Bell


HEAT one:      John LaForest

HEAT two:      Cary Hunter

HEAT three:    Jason Porter


4/6 Cylinder Enduro

First Event 5/29/2021



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Phone: (802) 222-4052