Registrations looking strong for the 2023 season.

Registrations looking strong for the 2023 season.

Registrations looking strong for the 2023 season.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                        BRS-032623-1

Bear Ridge Speedway is gearing up for their 56th year of consecutive racing with an “Elms at the Helm”. The Ridge continues to be the best source of great inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families.

The DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds drivers are hoping they can dethrone the past three seasons champion Jason Gray as they get set to welcome two DIRTcar Eastern Series events. The competition in this division continues to be edge of your seat excitement as anyone in the top ten for the past couple of years could easily see themselves crowned the champ. Will this be the year that Richie Simmons finally gets the crown, or with Robert Tucker make it happen while holding of the likes of DJ Robinson, Ryan Christian, Jeremy Huntoon, or Matt Lashua. Don’t rule out Jordan Fornwalt a past champ who is more than anxious to reclaim the crown!

In the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Tad Kingsbury is hoping he can hold off the competition to claim his fourth championship in a row, but will have to accomplish the feat while holding off the hard fought challenges of, Matt “Hoss” Ellsworth, Ricky Sanville, Tim Hodge or the up and coming Ali Pushee to name but a few of the drivers who on a given night could grab the checkers putting them in position for the crown.

The DMA Midgets numbers are looking strong this year, with several drivers already talking about being the one on top at the end of the season. Will this year’s champion once again come from the Matczak stable or will the new young guns from the Miller Stable be able to have a banner year and claim the gold for their car owner? Don’t rule out one of the long-time competitors like Jeff Horn who has knocked on the door several times only to fall short.

Also returning of course under a new banner are the High County Dispensary  Late Models along with the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers, the (also a new banner) Woodsville Power Equipment Ridge Runners and the Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods 4/6 Cylinder Enduro Series.

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. If you haven’t been to the Ridge in a while or at all why not check us out in 2023 our 56th consecutive year of racing.

Season passes application forms are available online at our website. Check out our new and improved website for all the details.

2023 driver and crew membership applications are now available on the website. Be sure to get yours sent in early to beat the lines on opening day. To be eligible for the Bear Ridge Speedway points fund, and recognized at the annual awards banquet, drivers must hold a 2023 Bear Ridge Speedway or DIRTcar license, compete in the required number of events, and run on track designated tires as indicated in the rule book.

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. Seniors 62 and older is $10.00. and teens 12 to 16 is $10.00 with a paying adult. Military Discounts are available at $2.00 off for those with a valid ID.

The 2023 kid’s club membership is only $12.00 per child, infant to 11 years old, ($10.00 with front gate ticket stub), and once you are a member you get in free the rest of the season!

The back gate (pit gate) ticket price for Bear Ridge Speedway and DIRTcar 2023 license holders is $30.00. Non-license holders is $35.00 (both prices include the front gate ticket.)

Mark your calendars for the first glimpse of the stars and cars of 2023 on Saturday May 6th for the annual BRS Car Show at the Bradford Fair Grounds in Bradford VT from 10:00 to 1:00, followed by the 1st green flag of the 56th season sponsored by F.M.S. NAPA of Bradford at a special early start time of 5:00pm.

Visa and MasterCard are accepted. 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


Contact: April May Preston-Elms                                                                                     Phone: (802) 222-4052