Sabil & Sons Inc Old Timer night press

Sabil & Sons Inc Old Timer night press

Michael Danforth grabs the brass ring for a cool $400 extra in DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Kevin Chaffee back on top in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

Manafort Stable grabs all three spots in victory lane in USAC DMA Midgets


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                     BRS-082215-1

BRADFORD, VT – The eight annual Old Timers night was a huge success with over thirty legends, oldies but goodies, and cool rides on display for the fans as they entered the track grandstands. Twenty one of them would hit the track at intermission for introductions storytelling and some fun hot laps before the features began for the Sabil & Sons Old Timers, Speedway Illustrated race night.

The DIRTcar Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds after getting the kinks worked out put on a whale of a show for the fans with the top guns making their way from the back in fine fashion once again. Having struggled a bit of late, local favorite Kevin Chaffee finally found the groove he was looking for along with his set up and methodically worked his way to the front. Returning for his first time in 2015 was the Doctor Chris Donnelly driving the machine of Tim Tucker who was away with family obligations. Donnelly quickly showed the fans that he has not lost his touch as he came from last to finish in seventh place. While Donnelly and Chaffee were working their way to the front TC Forward was doing battle with Jamie Ferland getting by him for the lead on lap nine. Forward would not be able to hold off Chaffee who was prepared to be vindicated as he grabbed the lead from Forward on lap 25 and from there sailed on for the win. Forward was able to hold on to second with Robert Tucker taking the third place victory spot. Completing the top five were Jason Gray and Adam Pierson.

Jeremy Beckley is probably still trying to figure out what happened as he led the first 25 laps of the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes feature event. A green to checkers feature in the Coupes nets the winner extra cash, and tonight it would top out at $400. Having had no green to checkers event in eight weeks. Beckley looked poised to grab the jingle, but would watch in dismay as he lost the lead with just five to go to Michael Danforth. Danforth followed Beckley until his opportunity presented itself and when it did he was ready to make the move and cruise on to claim his first win of the season. Beckley crossed the line in second with Jason Colbeth having advanced the most positions of any driver coming home in third. Thomas Placey and Tim Hodge rounded out the top five.

It was a history making night for Frank Manafort in the USAC DMA Midgets as he watched his two dominate drivers work their way from the back of the pack to front thru their 25 lap main event. As they marched their way to the front their team mate Jeffrey Champagne was leading the pack. By lap ten Josh Sunn was there to make the move past Champagne for the lead. Sunn raced on to claim his second win of the season. Teammate Adam Pierson tailing him was unable to make a move for the lead after getting by Champagne for second. Champagne held on to third placing making it a Manafort stable top three podium finish the first time in the history of the USAC DMA Midgets at the Ridge. Legendary Ray Miller came home fourth with Kevin Chafee grabbing fifth.

In the Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Models Tim Martin grabbed his third win of the season with first timer but no stranger to the Late Models Ryan Christian in the back up machine of Matt Lashua making it up to second. Lashua was able to hold on to the final victory lane spot in third. Matt Boucher and points leader James Fadden finished the top five.

Sean Perron finally made it to victory lane in the top spot in the Weglarz Property Service/F.M.S. Auto Parts Four Cylinders. Coming in right behind him with his second best finish of the season in second was Charlie Lakin, and Mike Ryan grabbed third. Justin Severance and Robert Welch completed the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 48th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, August 29th Race Against Cancer night with SCoNE and Sportsman Mods going TOPLESS and KIDS RIDES sponsored by Dead River Co. with a full card of racing plus the Sprint Cars of New England. Special general admission pricing applies for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series at $13 for adults (age 18-61), $10 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


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Sabil & Sons Inc night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015


Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1st       73        Kevin Chaffee

2nd      1x        TC Forward

3rd       42T      Robert Tucker

4th       OO      Jason Gray

5th       15        Adam Pierson

6th       11        Josh Sunn

7th       91        Chris Donnelly

8th       10s      Ryan Christian

9th       24        Jordan Fornwalt

10th     5          Gary Siemons

11th     O1       Mike Gendron

12th     115      Tom Forward

13th     10        Derek Graham

14th     4          DJ Robinson

15th     42c      Josh Currier

16th     9          Michael Dunn

17th     40        Steven Flint®

18th     12c      Jamie Ferland®

19th     34        Richie Simmons

20th     12        Steve Bell®

21st     88        Thomas Kimball

(DNS)  26        Jeff Huntington


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1st       44        Michael Danforth

2nd      24        Jeremy Beckley

3rd       18        Jason Colbeth

4th       22        Thomas Placey

5th       2          Tim Hodge

6th       13        Buster Kathan

7th       43        Earl Maxham

8th       3          Jason Horniak

9th       71        Josh Harrington

10th     16        Brian Chaffee

11th     21e      Matt Ellsworth

12th     28        Bob Shepard

13th     11        Martin Mastic

14th     33        Melvin Pierson

15th     5          Johnathan Covey

16th     8          Gene Pierson

17th     20        Tom Chaffee


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1      67      Josh Sunn

2      76      Adam Pierson

3      15      Jeff Champagne

4      1W    Ray Miller

5      4        Kevin Chaffee

6      46      Kenney Johnson

7      47      Scott Holcomb

8      57      Dylan Duhaime

9      1R     Jeff Horn

10    5        Derek Graham

11    12      Adam Whitney

12    96      Rob Williams

13    9        David Moniz

14    64      Andrew Barrows

15    69      Dean Christensen

16    17      Mark Cole

17    18c    Mike Chaffee


Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps) top 5

1st       83        Tim      Martin ®

2nd      10s      Ryan   Christian

3rd       18        Matt     Lashua

4th       71        Matt     Boucher

5th       91        James Fadden


Weglarz Property Management/F.M.S. Auto Parts 4-Cylinder Feature (15 laps) top 5


1st       8          Sean    Perron

2nd      3          Charlie Lakin

3rd       86        Mike    Ryan

4th       4J        Justin   Severance ®

5th       65        Robert Welch ®


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