Registrations looking strong for the 2024 season.

Registrations looking strong for the 2024 season.

Registrations looking strong for the 2024 season.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                        BRS-040724-1


Bear Ridge Speedway is gearing up for their 57th 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 all ages and families.

The DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds drivers are hoping they can dethrone the past four seasons champion Jason Gray as they get set to welcome two DIRTcar Eastern Series events. Gray is on a mission to make it five championships in a row and break the tie with Brother Eastman who won four in a row in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974. The competition in this division continues to be edge of your seat excitement as anyone in the top ten could easily see themselves crowned the champ. Will this be the year that Max Dolliver finally gets the crown, or will Robert Tucker make it happen while holding of the likes of Richie Simmons, DJ Robinson, Jeremy Huntoon, Tim Churchill or Chris Huntington. Don’t rule out Jordan Fornwalt a past champ who is rumored to be returning to the Ridge and will be anxious to reclaim the crown! A rookie breaking in the Modifieds, but no stranger to the Ridge or consecutive championships himself will be Tad Kingsbury, and it is expected to see him shake heads as he shoots for rookie in this division.

In the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Tim Hodge is hoping he can hold off the competition to claim his second championship in a row, but will have to accomplish the feat while holding off the hard fought challenges of, Matt “Hoss” Ellsworth, Bob Shepard, Ricky Sanville, and Ali Pushee to name but a few of the drivers who on any given night could grab the checkers putting them in position for the crown. 2024 will see a father son team competing in the Coupes as son AJ Pushee will be competing for rookie of the year and seeing if he can show dad Ali how it is done. Rob Williams will be back in the saddle again this year in Coupe, the division. he has always dreamed of competing in at the Ridge.

The Xtreme DIRTcar 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? Chris Murray in his first year in a Midget in 2023 almost made it look easy as he claimed the championship, and one can rest assured that he is looking to make it two in a row, so let the battles begin on opening day!

Also returning will be the High County Dispensary  Late Models along with the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers, the Woodsville Power Equipment Ridge Runners, the Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods 4/6 Cylinder Enduro Series, and the Sting Vintage Race Cars Buster Kathan 13 Lap Semi Feature events.

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 2024 our 57th consecutive year of racing.

New in 2024 will be the first annual Pond Hill Ranch Rodeo coming Thursday July 11th. The show starts at 7:00 pm. All seats are general admission, and tickets are on sale now at just type in Bear Ridge Speedway and the link to the tickets will come right up! Get your tickets today as they are going fast!

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

2024 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 2024 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. Teens and children must be accompanied by a paying adult to get in grand stands and must be with their legal guardian for pit access once proper forms are completed. Military Discounts are available at $2.00 off for those with a valid ID.

The 2024 kid’s club membership is once again, 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 2024 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 2024 on Saturday May 4th 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 57th 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 through 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