R&M Automotive Service Center night

R&M Automotive Service Center night

Kevin Chaffee claims the daily double with wins in DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds & WYKR SCoNE events


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                     BRS-052315-1


BRADFORD, VT – The “Fairlee Flyer” flew to victory lane victorious not once but twice dominantly in the Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and WYKR Sprint Cars of New England. Kevin Chaffee, Bradford VT saw more laps at high speed but never tired on R&M Automotive Service Center night. It took Chaffee 14 laps to take the lead away from Mike Gendron. From there he would make it thru lapped traffic on the high side to claim his first win of the season and the night. Derek Graham Woodsville NH coming from deep in the pack worked his way to the front for second, but was never able to set any serious challenge on Chaffee. Jason Gray E Thetford VT was unable to get by Graham and would have to settle for the final victory lane position. Rounding out the top five were Mike Gendron and Adam Pierson.

The Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes had a challenge with a potential for an extra $300 to the winner with the combination of a $100 bonus from WRC Racing and the Brass Ring at $200 to the winner if the event runs green to checkers. The challenge turned out to be a bit more than most could handle as the yellow waved a total of six times before half way resulting in a single file restart after the final caution. This got the field settled down and they were able to go the next half without incident. Survival of the fittest became the theme, and when the checkers finally waved last year’s track champion claimed the win and the WRC Racing portion of the bonus, with Jeremy Beckley coming home in second and Michael Danforth in third. Buster Kathan had a great performance starting on the pole and ending up one spot short of victory lane if fourth. Matt Ellsworth claimed the final victory lane spot crossing the line in fifth.

The USAC DMA Midgets returns for competition Saturday May 30th on Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank night.

Brandon Gray claimed his fourth in as many outings in the season, leaving the rest of the competition trying to figure out what they have to do to get the jump. Matt Lashua, Canaan NH came home second for the second week in a row with James Fadden coming home in third. Tim Martin after a rough wreck in the heat race was able to come back for the feature and claim the fourth place spot. Eric Lang rounded out the top five.

The field of Weglarz Property Service/F.M.S. Auto Parts Four Cylinders appears to be growing weekly and with three qualifies placing last week’s feature winner further in the back, making it to the front gets more difficult. Mike Ryan was unable to claim back to back wins having his worst finish of the year. Tonight it would be about the other feature winner of the year Matt Boucher who came from mid pack to take over the lead quickly and sail on for his second win the season, making both him and Ryan the only winners and both repeats for 2015. Karl Sheldon was the man on the move making it all the way to second but unable to set any challenge on Boucher. Charlie Lakin completed the victory lane podium making it 4 for 4 to the coveted bricks. Justin Severance came home in fourth with David Durkee completing the top five.

The WYKR SCoNE (Sprint Cars of New England) made their first appearance to the ridge in 2015 with 17 cars in the pits. Doing double duty and have double fun was Kevin Chaffee who this time did it on the bottom of the track. Chaffee took the lead away from Will Hull with ten to go and said sorry but this one is mine. Chaffee claimed his second feature win of the night leaving Hull to settle for second and third place going to Dan Douville. Tyler Austin and Jacob Williams completed the top five. The SCoNE’s will return to the Ridge on June 13th.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 48th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, May 30th sponsored by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank with a full card of racing including the USAC DMA Midgets. In honor of Memorial Day proper we will have the color guard for a presentation ceremony. Regular 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 located on Kidder Road in Bradford, VT, just off Exit 16 on Interstate 91. For more information, call (802) 222-4052 or visit www.bearridgespeedway.com.


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – R&M Automotive Service Center

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015



Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1          73        Kevin Chaffee

2          10        Derek Graham

3          OO      Jason Gray

4          O1       Mike Gendron

5          15        Adam Pierson

6          24        Jordan Fornwalt

7          11        Josh Sunn

8          32        Evan Kingsbury

9          42T      Robert Tucker

10        34        Richie Simmons

11        91        Tim Tucker

12        5          Gary Siemons

13        17        Travis Shinn

14        10s      Ryan Christian

15        9          Michael Dunn

16        40        Steven Flint®

17        12c      Jamie Ferland®

18        1x        TC Forward

19        42c      Josh Currier

20        12        Steve Bell®

21        115      Tom Forward

22        4          DJ Robinson

DNS    14        Tim Williams®



Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1          18        Jason Colbeth

2          24        Jeremy Beckley

3          44        Michael Danforth

4          13        Buster Kathan

5          21e      Matt Ellsworth

6          16        Brian Chaffee

7          5          Johnathan Covey

8          8          Teddy Salomaa

9          28        Bob Shepard

10        33        Melvin Pierson

11        2          Tim Hodge

12        11        Martin Mastic

13        17        Todd Hayward

14        71        Josh Harrington

15        3          Jason Horniak

16        22        Thomas Placey


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

Return 5/30/15


Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)

1st       OO      Brandon          Gray

2nd      18        Matt     Lashua

3rd       91        James Fadden

4th       83        Tim      Martin ®

5th       66        Eric      Lang

6th       5T        Travis  Smith

7th       3          David   Stearns®

8th       24        Bobby  Bell ®


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


1st       61        Matt     Boucher

2nd      19        Karl      Sheldon

3rd       3          Charlie Lakin

4th       4J        Justin   Severance ®

5th       58        David   Durkee

6th       23        Jason Porter

7th       87        Don     Reynolds

8th       11VT   Jacob  Roy

9th       83        Mike    Sherburne

10th     88        Jesse   Durkee

11th     11        Kaitlyn Coates ®

12th     7          Brian    Bishop ®

13th     12        Shawn Chaloux ®

14th     13        Hunter             Garduno

15th     17        Justin   Blakely ®

16th     8          Sean    Perron

17th     78        Richard           Potwin

18th     1          Alicia   Taylor

19th     86        Mike    Ryan

20th     65        Robert Welch ®(dns)

21st     31        Lisa      Austin (dns)



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Phone: (802) 222-4052