Simmons gets back to back wins in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Zach Audet comes out on top in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders

Simmons gets back to back wins in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Zach Audet comes out on top in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders

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Richie Simmons finds himself in the right place at the right time, when a post race inspection disqualification of the race winner gives him his second win in as many weeks. Kenny Schrader’s night cut short in the USAC DMA Midgets when his fuel pump failed eliminating him from the feature. Zach Audet gets his first win in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders.
In the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds it looked to be all Mike Ryan as his second row starting position gave him the opportunity to get to the front early, where he would stay. Ryan saw the checkers first, his first win in the mods. The caution laden event gave the heavy hitters an opportunity for them to work their way to the front as the laps ticked off. Coming from the final qualifying spot Richie Simmons was one of those as he worked his way to the bridesmaid position by the time the checkers waved. Along the way he picked up Todd Buckwold and Kevin Chaffee. Simmons and Buckwold joined Ryan in victory lane content with their second and third place finishes. The post-race inspection found Ryan illegal resulting in disqualification, putting Simmons in the top spot for the second week in a row. Buckwold and Chaffee are credited with the second and third place spots with Matt Lashua and Tim Tucker completing the top five.
In the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes almost everyone is a winner. Now the honors are being credited to multiple feature winners. So far only three drivers are able to claim the honors with Tanner Siemons being the third one to join the elite group. Melvin Pierson helped push him to the front thru their main event. Chris LaForest joined the freight train, and the three of them marched their way to the checkers. This is how they would cross the line with your current points leader Brian Chaffee finishing in fourth and Jeremy Hodge crossing the line in fifth.
The USAC DMA Midgets were awarded the honor of having legendary Kenny Schrader in competition driving one of the Matczak stable cars. Starting from last in his heat race he crossed the line in third place and looked to be the one to watch in the main event. Unfortunately a faulty fuel pump eliminated him from competing in the main event. Will Hull another member of the Matczak stable and your current points leader took his machine to the front and claimed his fifth win of the season. Justin Phillips comes home in second for the second time this year with Joe Krawiec claiming third. Jeffrey Champagne and Seth Carlson rounded out the top five.
In the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Flyn Ryan Christian claims yet another win crossing the line first. Joining him in victory lane were Travis Smith and Nicholas Longley. Points leader Tyler Trombley and Thomas Coates completed the top five.
Build it and they will come in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. By the time racing started thirty drivers were ready to make their mark on the Ridge. With new competition making it to the front for the regulars was a bit more challenging. This also afforded some new faces a chance to make it to victory lane. One such face would be Zach Audit who finally was able to make to the front spot and stay their to claim his first win. Ricky Stygles and Kevin LaForest completed the victory lane trio, with Jason Porter and Jeffrey Martin completing the top five.
The Granite State Mini Sprints were in the house for their fifth appearance of the year. In the 500cc’s Tom Chaffee gets the win over Vern Woodard and Carson Williams. Caiden Herbert and Riley Chaffee rounded out the top five. In the 600cc’s Kyle Beliveau grabs the win with Dan Lang taking second and Mark Wiggett crossing in third. Tyler Jones and William Ostertag come home fourth and fifth.
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 52nd season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, August 17, 2019 with Old Timers Night sponsored by Sabil & Sons Inc, featuring a full card of racing for the 99Rock weekly racing series, with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Plus the New England Antique Racers (NEAR) and the BRS WYKR Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) will be in the house. The USAC DMA Midgets are off and will return to action on August 24th.
Special general admission pricing for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $13 for adults (age 18-61), $10 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 at 6:00 pm(ish). Be sure to check the web Questions can be sent to
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 52nd Season of Racing Swenson Insurance night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday August 10, 2019

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (40 Laps)
1st 34 Richie Simmons
2nd 631 Todd Buckwold
3rd 73 Kevin Chaffee
4th 18 Matt Lashua
5th 91 Tim Tucker
6th 24 Jordan Fornwalt
7th 55 Derek O’Hearn
8th 2nh Tanner Siemons
9th 42T Robert Tucker
10th 14x Tyler Farnham
11th 78 Josh Ruel
12th 14 Nathan Locke
13th 3 Jeff Huntington
14th 8 Steve Lary
15th 10s Ryan Christian
16th 17 Jim Morgan
17th 6 Jeremy Huntoon
18th 9 Michael Dunn
19th OO Jason Gray
20th 40 Steve Flint
21st 1 Jesse Durkee
86 Mike Ryan (D’qd-post race inspection)

HEAT one: Jeremy Huntoon
HEAT two: Jeff Huntington
HEAT three: Jordan Fornwalt

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 Laps)
1st 5 Tanner Siemons
2nd 33 Melvin Pierson
3rd 56 Chris LaForest
4th 16 Brian Chaffee
5th 1 Jeremy Hodge
6th 12 Cody Gregoropoulos
7th O9 Tad Kingsbury
8th 22 Thomas Placey
9th 3 Jason Horniak
10th 77j Robert Kilburn
11th 71 Josh Harrington
12th 18 Cody Copeland
13th 17 Tyler Maxham
14th 63 Mike Stender

HEAT one: Josh Harrington
HEAT two Brian Chaffee

USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)
1st 3 Will Hull
2nd 16 Justin Phillips
3rd 1B Joe Krawiec
4th 77 Jeffrey Champagne
5th 2 Seth Carlson
6th 50 Owen Carbee
7th 26 TJ Foster
8th A1 Jeff Horn
9th 42 Manny Diaz
10th 7x Dan Douville
11th 91 Wayne Kohler ®
12th 12 Adam Whitney
13th 18c Mike Chaffee

HEAT one: TJ Foster
HEAT two: Jeff Champagne

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)
1st 10c Ryan Christian
2nd 5t Travis Smith
3rd 316 Nicholas Longley
4th 32 Tyler Tremblay
5th 83 Thomas Coates
6th 31 Richard Longley
7th 15 John Neddo

HEAT one: John Neddo

Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders
1st 9 Zach Audet
2nd 55 Rick Stygles
3rd 49 Kevin LaForest
4th 89 Garrett Brown
5th 13 Jason Porter
6th 69 Jeffrey Martin
7th 73 Tim St John
8th 66 Robert Audet
9th 23 Brian Lakin
10th 62 Wayne LaBree
11th 0vt Kelly Miller Jr
12th 65 Robert Welch
13th 98 Tom Brown
14th 60 Kyle Ashford
15th 88 Frank Putney
16th 70 Josh Vilbrin
17th 87 Don Reynolds
18th 5 Owen Carbee
19th 51 Westley Blake®
20th 53 Travis Burroughs
21st 8 Brian Putney
22nd 12 Devin Spinks
23rd 75 Chase LaFoe
24th x9 Joe Malzac
25th 7 Cary Hunter
26th 51r Nathan Woodworth
27th 33 Daniel Mears
28th 68 Kyler Davis
29th 40 Luke Marcheski
30 Hayden Bishop (dns)

HEAT one: Chase LaFoe
HEAT two: Jeffrey Martin
HEAT three: Garrett Brown

WYKR BRS Sprint Cars of New England Feature (25 laps) Off returning August 17th

Mike Estrada State Farm 4/6 Cylinder Enduro Feature (75 laps)
Off Return for action 8/31/19

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