Richie Simmons gets his first win in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Brothers Pierson 1st & 2nd in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Bear Ridge Speedway’s 4th event of 50th season of racing.

Richie Simmons gets his first win in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Brothers Pierson 1st & 2nd in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Bear Ridge Speedway’s 4th event of 50th season of racing.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                      BRS-052717-1

A Crisp clear night has plenty of hot racing on the track with a record number Sportsman Coupes on hand and Late Model numbers tripled from prior weeks.

The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds were brought to the green by Todd Fenoff and Mike Ryan for their forty-lap main event. Fenoff got the jump on Ryan with DJ Robinson sliding into second and Michael Dunn sitting in third. This is how the picture would look for about the first half of the event. By lap sixteen Richie Simmons had worked his way from mid pack to set a challenge on the victory lane spots. A slip up by Fenoff gave Simmons the point at half way and from there he held on to grab his first win of the season. Dunn had a very impressive run able to hold on to second with Derek Graham having come from deep in the pack to take home third. Todd Fenoff crossed the line in fourth his best finish at that Ridge with Josh Currier coming home in fifth.

The field of Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes were brought to the green by Derek Stearns and Matt Ellsworth. Unfortunately, their time up front would be short lived. Tonight, it was all about the Pierson brothers as they worked their way to the front of the pack over the thirty-lap main event. A red flag for Robert Kilburn’s hard hit in the wall, who was reported A-OK, and a couple of cautions gave the brothers the opportunities need to keep the pack bunched up and their ability to work their way thru it, Elder brother Gene took the point away from Brian Chaffee on lap sixteen and from there he held on to the point until the checkers waved grabbing his first win out of retirement. Brother Melvin got the jump on Chaffee with just one lap to go taking home second place with Jeremy Beckley tight on his tale sliding thru for third. Chaffee held on to finish fourth with Jason Horniak completing the top five.

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets off returning June 3rd.

It was all Ryan Christian in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models as once he got by Wayland Childs for the lead, it was clear sailing to the checkers. Childs would slide back in the pack giving Bryan Campbell and Toby Stark the openings for the second and third place spots in victory lane. Derrek Stearns and and Kevin Dickinson completed the top five.

Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders’ most popular driver in 2016 Buddy Welch capitalized on his upfront starting spot as he crosses the line first under the checkers to get his first win of the season. Jesse Durkee still looking for his first win crossed the line in second with Steve Bell in his best finish of the season coming home in third. Dennis Perry and Bobby Bell rounded out the top five.

State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduros had their first of 5 events for the season with thirty cars taking the field for the green. A fiery red flag would wave on lap nine as Chris LaForest’s machine went up in flames. LaForest escaped with no injury and racing would resume. Sixty-six laps later the checkers would wave over the field with Corey Mossey crossing the line first. Tim Martin held on to second with Carl Sweet taking home third. Anthony DeRosia and Chad Martin completed the top five. The State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduros return June 24th.

The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England hit to the track with seventeen machines. When the checker waved, it was Luke Hayward grabbing the win followed by Will Hull in second and Clay Dow in third. Matt Hoyt and Dennis McLeod completed the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 50th season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, June 3rd sponsored by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Laquerre’s Sports USC DMA Midgets, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders. Plus the Granite State Mini Sprints.  General admission for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $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 as an alcohol free family friendly entertainment spot, with our goal to make each experience at the Ridge better than the last. Remember “Dirt where every lap is the last lap” we continue to offer the best source of good inexpensive high quality entertainment for families.

Bear Ridge Speedway is located off exit 16 of I91 on to Rte 25 west 1 mile to South Road up the hill to Kidder Rd. The green will wave every Saturday starting May 6th at 6:00 pm(ish). Be sure to check the web Questions can be sent to

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 50th Season of Racing R&M Automotive Night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1st       34        Richie Simmons

2nd      9          Michael Dunn

3rd       10        Derek Graham

4th       87        Todd Fenoff

5th       42c      Josh Currier

6th       24        Jordan Fornwalt

7th       97        Terry Williams

8th       4          DJ Robinson

9th       631      Todd Buckwold

10th     97H     Alan Hammond

11th     18        Matt Lashua

12th     63        Trevor Rocke

13th     98        Walter Hammond Jr

14th     42T      Robert Tucker

15th     10s      Ryan Christian

16th     77        Chris Clark

17th     86        Mike Ryan®

18th     40        Steven Flint

19th     8          Stephen Lary®

20th     22        Tyler Maxham®

HEAT one: Todd Fenoff

HEAT two: Michael Dunn


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1          15        Gene Pierson

2          33        Melvin Pierson

3          24        Jeremy Beckley

4          16        Brian Chaffee

5          3          Jason Horniak

6          56        Chris LaForest

7          18        Jason Colbeth

8          23        Derrick Stearns®

9          50        Tyler Stygles

10        96        Thomas Placey

11        4          Jeff Robbins

12        5          Tanner Siemons®

13        21e      Matt Ellsworth

14        2          Earl Maxham

15        71        Josh Harrington

16        77        Robert Kilburn

17        20        Todd Hayward

18        28        Bob Shepard

19        51        Danny Doyle

HEAT one: Josh Harrington

HEAT two: Brian Chaffee

Blackmount Equipment Semi Feature Winner: Tanner Siemons


Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25)

Off returning 6/3

HEAT one:

HEAT two:

DASH Winner:


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

1st       10c      Ryan   Christian

2nd      12        Bryan   Campbell

3rd       23        Toby    Stark

4th       3          Derrick Stearns

5th       21        Kevin   Dickinson

6th       87        Don     Reynolds

7th       o2        Wayland          Childs

8th       67        Brent   Allen

5T        Travis Smith (DNS)


Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)

1st       65        Robert Welch

2nd      88        Jesse   Durkee

3rd       12        Steve   Bell

4th       18        Dennis Perry

5th       24        Bobby  Bell

6th       1          David   Durkee JR

7th       8          Sean    Perron

8th       22        Jonathon Baker

9th       83        Mike    Sherburne

10th     82        Kelly    Miller Sr

11th     29j       Justin   Stockman

12th     6x        Chris    Cole

13th     62        Wayne LaBree®

14th     13        Jason  Porter

15th     X          Matthew Harrington

16th     21        Harry   Davidson

17th     3          Charlie Lakin

18th     74        Damon Jillson

19th     7          Andrew Royston®

20th     71        Rodney Davis (DNS)

HEAT one: Steve Bell

HEAT two: Jason Porter


State Farm Ins Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduro

1st       199      Corey Mossey

2nd      81        Tim Martin

3rd       18        Carl Sweet

4th       94        Anthony DeRosia

5th       O5       Chad Martin

6th       49        Kevin LaForest

7th       45        Michael Labounty

8th       75        Chase LaFoe

9th       4          Amber Braley

10th     88        Frank Putney

11th     44        Erik Lindbled

12th     22        Timothy Kingsbury

13th     O         Zachary Audet

14th     77        Pete West

15th     17        Justin Blakely

16th     91        Aliza Habel

17th     56        Chris LaForest

18th     82        Mike McClay

19th     28        Hunte LeFevre

20th     44d      Geoff Durphey

21st     79vt     Courtney Craig

22nd    71        Charles Eastridge

23rd     14        George Wanner

24th     68        Alex Robinson

25th     24        Tad Kingsbury

26th     79        Troy Braley

27th     1K3      Ike Mitchell

28th     38        Justin Connors


WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

89        Luke    Greenwood

61        Will      Hull

58        Clay     Dow

O7       Matt     Hoyt

31        Dennis McLeod

73        Jacob  Williams

33        Lacey  Hansen

o1        Tyler    Austin

71        Ryan   Avery

21        Patrick Smith

13        Steven Hutchinson

12        Rick     Guertin

22        Lauren Boisvert

41u      Rick     Stone

91        Scott    Holcomb

8          Kevin   Chaffee

23        Christine Boesch



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