Rookie Tanner Siemons grabs the win in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Adam Whitney FINALY gets his first win in the USAC DMA Midgets

Rookie Tanner Siemons grabs the win in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Adam Whitney FINALY gets his first win in the USAC DMA Midgets

Rookie Tanner Siemons grabs the win in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes

Adam Whitney FINALY gets his first win in the USAC DMA Midgets

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 5th event of 50th season of racing.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                      BRS-061017-1

The Mekkelsen RV night at the Ridge had people on the edge of their seats all night long as they watched the best dirt track racing in New England.

The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds see yet another new face on top this week as DJ Robinson starting on the outside pole was able to get the jump on Mike Ryan for the point. A caution early regrouped the field giving Robert Tucker and Walt Hammond Jr the opportunity to try to take the point away. They would not be able to succeed having to work on defending their own positions as the laps ticked off. Tucker was able to hold on to third as Alan Hammond coming from deep in the pack was on his way to the front. Hammond would get by nephew Walt and then past Tucker for the bridesmaid position. Richie Simmons and Terry Williams completed the top five.

In only his sixth time in a Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Rookie Tanner Siemons proved that he is a Rookie who is here to stay and means business. Being lucky enough to start on the pole is a plus. Being talented enough to stay there for thirty laps comes with years of practice. Siemons no stranger to racing having competed in the Granite State Mini Sprints 500 cc division for the past few years made the huge leap to the Sportsman Coupes this year, with a goal to learn and improve every week. Learn he did and the improvements were awarded with his first career win in the division. Siemons survived several late race cautions and held off Danny Doyle and Matt Ellsworth who just didn’t have enough to set a serious challenge on Siemons. Doyle crossed the line second with Ellsworth on his heels in third. Jeremy Beckley and Gene Pierson finished out the top five.

Good things come to those who wait and the wait has been a long one and at times a bit daunting in Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets for Adam Whitney. Whitney one of the original USAC DMA Midgets to compete at the Ridge has waited since day one to get his first win. No stranger to victory lane, he has just not been able to get to the checkers first. This all changed tonight as he dominated the event and survived a few late race restarts. Whitney grabbed his first win finally crossing the line first ahead of Jeff Horn and Joe Krawiec. Rounding out the top five were Dean Christensen and Seth Carlson.

Wayland Childs beats out Ryan Christian again in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models with Bryan Campbell crossing the line in third. John Neddo and Corey Kenison completed the top five.

It was madness for the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders. An extra $1,800.00 was on the line with sixty laps to be run in three segments. Buddy Welch dominated the first two segments with Jesse Durkee taking the point on the third. When the dust settled Buddy Welch was declared the overall winner with Jason Porter coming home in second and Jesse Durkee in third. Bobby Bell and David Durkee Jr rounded out the top five.

The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England provided 25 laps of fast paced racing for the fans. Kevin Chaffee starting from the front row took the point and went on to win the event with Will Hull and Clay Dow coming home second and third. Luke Greenwood and Matt Hoyt completed the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 50th season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, June 17th with their New Digs for Dogs Benefit night sponsored by Jiffy Mart of Bradford with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders with their Madness night. Plus the Granite State Mini Sprints, Wingless Sprints and Atlantic Coast Old Timers.  (Laquerre’s Sports USC DMA Midgets Off) 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 Mekkelsen RV Night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1          4          DJ Robinson

2          97H     Alan Hammond

3          42T      Robert Tucker

4          34        Richie Simmons

5          97        Terry Williams

6          10        Derek Graham

7          98        Walter Hammond Jr

8          18        Matt Lashua

9          9          Michael Dunn

10        22        David Kendall

11        40        Steven Flint

12        8          Stephen Lary

13        631      Todd Buckwold

14        10s      Ryan Christian

15        86        Mike Ryan

16        63        Trevor Rocke

HEAT one: Robert Tucker

HEAT two: Terry Williams


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1          5          Tanner Siemons®

2          51        Danny Doyle

3          21e      Matt Ellsworth

4          24        Jeremy Beckley

5          15        Gene Pierson

6          18        Jason Colbeth

7          16        Brian Chaffee

8          50        Tyler Stygles®

9          56        Chris LaForest

10        96        Thomas Placey

11        2          Earl Maxham

12        33        Melvin Pierson

13        28        Bob Shepard

14        71        Josh Harrington

15        4          Jeff Robbins

16        3          Jason Horniak

17        20        Todd Hayward

18        13        Buster Kathan

19        63        Mike Stender®

HEAT one: Tanner Siemons

HEAT two: Jeremy Beckley


Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25)

1          12        Adam  Whitney

2          A1        Jeff      Horn

3          1B        Joe      Krawiec

4          69        Dean   Christensen

5          2          Seth     Carlson

6          5          Derek  O’Hearn

7          64        Andy    Barrows

8          10        Jeff      Champagne

9          42        Manny Dias

10        46        Jake    Higginson

11        11        Alex     Rose

12        6x        Mark    Cole

HEAT one: Jeff Horn

HEAT two: Adam Whitney



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

1st       o2        Wayland          Childs

2nd      10c      Ryan   Christian

3rd       12        Bryan   Campbell

4th       15        John    Neddo

5th       52        Corey  Kenison

6th       o7        Kelly    Miller Sr.

Derek Stearns Dq’d Un-sportsman like conduct on track


Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (Madness three 20 lap segments)

Segment One winner: Buddy Welch

Segment Two winner: Buddy Welch

Segment Three winner: Jesse Durkee

Overall Finish

1st       65        Robert Welch

2nd      13        Jason  Porter

3rd       88        Jesse   Durkee

4th       24        Bobby  Bell

5th       14        David   Durkee Jr.

6th       3          Charlie Lakin

7th       8          Sean    Perron

8th       76        Tony    Bassett

9th       31        Danny Doyle

10th     29J      Justin   Stockman

11th     62        Wayne LaBree®

12th     21        Harry   Davidson

13th     83        Mike    Sherburne

14th     11vt     Kevin   Harran

15th     18        Dennis Perry

16th     7          Andrew Royston

17th     12        Steve   Bell

18th     66        Robert Audet

19th     73        Tim      ST John

20th     0vt       Kelly    Miller Jr®DNS


WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

8          Kevin   Chaffee

61        Will      Hull

58        Clay     Dow

89        Luke    Greenwood

O7       Matt     Hoyt

21        Patrick Smith

o1        Tyler    Austin

1vt       Marty Hutchins

13        Steven Hutchinson

71        Ryan   Avery

33        Lacey  Hansen

31        Dennis McLeod

12        Rick     Guertin

73        Jacob  Williams

41u      Rick     Stone

22        Lauren Boisvert

23        Christine Boesch



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