Shaker Valley Auto Press

Shaker Valley Auto Press

The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds points battle heads in to the final two weeks with only three points separating Adam Pierson and Kevin Chaffee.
Buster Kathan falls a mere 800 feet short of his 1st win in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes

For Immediate Release BRS-091215-1

BRADFORD, VT – Despite threatening rain in the area week twenty is recorded in the record books with the Spencer Rock Memorial sponsored by Shaker Valley Auto. The Granite State Mini Sprints were a part of the racing action and Richard Crooker claims another win the 600cc class. Troy Boissoneau came home in second with John Scarborough coming home in third in his first appearance in a mini sprint. In the 500cc class club president Bobby Griffin grabbed the win with the daughter of Troy, Keisha Boissoneau taking home second. Claiming the final victory lane spot was the son of modified driver Gary Siemons Tanner in his first victory lane appearance at the Ridge.
The points battle is shaping up to be a douse in the DIRTcar Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds as the current runner up in points Kevin Chaffee was able to finish strong in third and capitalize on a bad night for current points leader Adam Pierson who finished fifteen. With the heat race finished the points battle is closed up to just a three point difference. While this battle continues to develop the chase for a win each week is in full swing. This week TC Forward starting from fifth worked his way to the front to take the lead. Forward was able to hold off the challenges of Jordan Forward who had worked his way to the front from the fourteenth starting spot on the grid. Chaffee also coming from the back was able to make it as far as third before running out of time to go for the win. Josh Sunn and Robert Tucker completed the top five.
For Buster Kathan it was a mere 800 feet from the checkers when in a blink of an eye his first win since 1928? went up in smoke. After leading all but one lap during the race holding off the Squirrel Earl Maxham lapped traffic coming out of turn four gave Maxham on the outside just enough to get by Kathan. When they came out of turn two Maxham was clear of Kathan and went on to steal the win. Kathan held on to the bridesmaid spot. Thomas Placey grabbed the final victory lane spot, with Todd Hayward and Michael Danforth completing the top five.
The USAC DMA Midgets will return to action on Saturday September 19th.
James Fadden claimed the win in the Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Models with Tim Martin and Matt Lashua joining him in victory lane. John Neddo and Ryan Ovitt completed the top five.
Justin Severance is adding icing to the cake with his third win widened his points lead over veteran Mike Ryan. Jesse Durkee came home in second with Mike Ryan taking the third place spot. Charlie Lakin and Jacob Roy rounded out the top five.
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 48th season of stock car racing has will complete the month of September with Championship night sponsored by Lucky’s Trailer Sales scheduled for September 19th and will include all regular divisions with the USAC DMA Midgets and the final appearance of the Sprint Cars of New England. Double points are on the line with several positions up for grabs in the points standings.
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. The final event of the season is the Penny Davis Crate Motor Nationals schedule for September 26th. 100 laps will be run the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, 60 laps for the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Plus the USAC DMA Midgets, Limited Late Models and Four Cylinders. Plus the Granite State Mini Sprints. A special Bear Ridge Growler event will be run for feature winners only in the Sportsman Mods, and the night will be concluded with a 100 lap $500 to 4/6 cylinder Enduro. Special general admission pricing applies for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series at $15 for adults (age 18-61), $12 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 – Spencer Rock Memorial sponsored by Shaker Valley Auto. night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)
1 1x TC Forward
2 24 Jordan Fornwalt
3 73 Kevin Chaffee
4 11 Josh Sunn
5 42T Robert Tucker
6 10 Derek Graham
7 4 DJ Robinson
8 9 Michael Dunn
9 34 Richie Simmons
10 91 Tim Tucker
11 77 Allan Hammond
12 15 Adam Pierson
13 42c Josh Currier
14 10s Ryan Christian
15 40 Steven Flint®
16 o1 Terry Williams
17 63 Trevor Rock
18 1m Martin Mastic
19 12c Jamie Ferland®
20 631 Todd Buckwald
21 82 Thomas Kimball
22 5 Gary Siemons

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)
1st 43 Earl Maxham
2nd 13 Buster Kathan
3rd 22 Thomas Placey
4th 17 Todd Hayward
5th 44 Michael Danforth
6th 18 Jason Colbeth
7th 5 Johnathan Covey
8th 16 Brian Chaffee
9th 24 Jeremy Beckley
10th 71 Josh Harrington
11th 3 Jason Horniak
12th 33 Melvin Pierson
13th 21e Matt Ellsworth
14th 56 Chris LaForest
15th 78 Stan Otterman
16th 2 Adam Pierson
17th 28 Bob Shepard
USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)
Off Return to action 9/19/15

Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps) top 5
1st 91 James Fadden
2nd 83 Tim Martin ®
3rd 18 Matt Lashua
4th 5 John Neddo
5th 77 Ryan Ovitt

Weglarz Property Management/F.M.S. Auto Parts 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps) top 5
1st 4J Justin Severance ®
2nd 88 Jesse Durkee
3rd 86 Mike Ryan
4th 3 Charlie Lakin
5th 11vt Jacob Roy

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