Perry Oil Service night

Perry Oil Service night

Jason Colbeth goes for a wild flip in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe makeup feature and comes back to finish 6th in the regular feature for the night.


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                             BRS-072515-1


BRADFORD, VT – The Sprint Cars of New England hit the Ridge for their fourth of seven events for the year. SCoNE veterans Chris Donnelly and Jacob Williams were no challenge for the new boy in town. Scott Holcomb hailing from Conn, having run in the New York ESS series is no stranger to the wings or to Bear Ridge Speedway, competing bi-weekly in the USAC DMA Midgets. It only took Holcomb 2 weeks at the Ridge to reacquaint himself with the Wings, finishing in victory lane his last visit and taking the win dominantly this week. Donnelly finished second with Jacob Williams taking third. Will Hull and Lacey Hanson completed the top five.

In the DIRTcar Bond Auto Parts it took Kevin Chaffee 32 laps to methodically charge from the back of the pack to take the point away from TC Forward. From there he sailed on for his fourth win of the season. Four different drivers held the point over the course of the feature with TC Forward holding the most but unfortunately not the last.  Forward was able to hold on to third losing the runner up spot to Jason Gray. Gary Siemons was another point leader along with Mike Dunn, both coming back from heat race damages. Both would fall out of the top five as DJ Robinson and Robert Tucker crossed the line fourth and fifth.

The night started a bit rough for Jason Colbeth, as he went for a wild ride connecting with the infield tires midway in the Dennis Preston Builder night makeup race. Colbeth crawled out of his upside down DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes and made the long walk to the pits. His night appeared to be over, but Colbeth was not ready to call it quits. The car was righted hauled to the pits, and the crew worked feverously to get the car race ready. With a handful of laps left Colbeth jumped in and started up his machine with smoke billowing and finished the race coming home fourteenth. While working on the car the racing was hot and heavy as Tim Hodge did battle with Thomas Placey for the point position. Hodge was able to hold off Placey for the win with Melvin Pierson finishing third. Bob Shepard and Brian Chaffee completed the top five.

In the regular event the aged veteran Buster Kathan in the horned thirteen took advantage of his front row starting spot and a track just to his liking leading the charge for twenty five laps of the thirty lap main event. A popular favorite everyone would love to see Kathan win, and all thought tonight would be the night. Unfortunately having been denied the win in the first race, Thomas Placey was not going to fall for second a second time taking the lead from Kathan on lap 26 and went on to win. Kathan held on for second his best finish of the year with Jason Horniak in third. Jonathan Covey and Matt Ellsworth completed the top five.

The USAC DMA Midgets return to action August 8, 2015.

The Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Models were a bit short for the night with a small field of cars on hand. Wanting to give the drivers the opportunity to race but also mindful of fans and the need to ensure a good show for them, the Late Models ran a five lap shortened race. James Fadden claimed the win with Matt Lashua once again the runner up. Tim Martin completed the final victory lane spot.

It was all eights again in the Weglarz Property Service/F.M.S. Auto Parts Four Cylinders with Sean Perron in the 8 bringing the field to the green to start the race. This week though it would be Mike Ryan in the 86 grabbing the win with Jesse Durkee 88, coming home second and Perron falling back once again to third. Robert Welch and Jacob Roy rounded out the top five. Justin Severance had his worse finish of the season coming home eighth.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 48th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, August 1st sponsored by Interstate Battery of Newmont & JTB Towing and Recovery with a full card of racing, and the Dennis Preston Builder night makeup race for Limited Late Models. The Granite State Mini Sprints return for action with the Lenny West Memorial, plus Kids Bike Races. General admission pricing applies for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series at $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.

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


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Perry Oil Service night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, July 25th, 2015


Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1st       73        Kevin Chaffee

2nd      OO      Jason Gray

3rd       1x        TC Forward

4th       4          DJ Robinson

5th       42T      Robert Tucker

6th       5          Gary Siemons

7th       10        Derek Graham

8th       24        Jordan Fornwalt

9th       15        Adam Pierson

10th     42c      Josh Currier

11th     34        Richie Simmons

12th     91        Tim Tucker

13th     10s      Ryan Christian

14th     O1       Mike Gendron

15th     115      Tom Forward

16th     11        Josh Sunn

17th     9          Michael Dunn

18th     79        Ray Johnson

19th     12        Steve Bell

20th     63        Trevor Rock

21st     40        Steven Flint

22nd    36        Brian Whittemore

23rd     88        Thomas Kimball

24th     12c      Jamie Ferland


Blackmont Equipment Semi Feature winner: #91 Tim Tucker
Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1st       22        Thomas Placey

2nd      13        Buster Kathan

3rd       3          Jason Horniak

4th       5          Johnathan Covey

5th       21e      Matt Ellsworth

6th       18        Jason Colbeth

7th       28        Bob Shepard

8th       2          Tim Hodge

9th       71        Josh Harrington

10th     8          Gene Pierson

11th     33        Melvin Pierson

12th     43        Earl Maxham

13th     16/77   Brian Chaffee

14th     17        Todd Hayward

15th     24        Jeremy Beckley

16th     44        Michael Danforth

17th     11        Martin Mastic

18th     14        Mitchell Frost


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

Off return to action 8/8/15


Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Model Feature (15 laps) top 3

1st       91        James Fadden

2nd      18        Matt     Lashua

3rd       83        Tim      Martin ®


Weglarz Property Management/F.M.S. Auto Parts 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps) top 3


1st       86        Mike    Ryan

2nd      88        Jesse   Durkee

3rd       8          Sean    Perron



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