Still no repeat winners in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds and Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Bear Ridge Speedway’s 7th event of 50th season of racing.

Still no repeat winners in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds and Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Bear Ridge Speedway’s 7th event of 50th season of racing.

Still no repeat winners in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds and Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 7th event of 50th season of racing.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                      BRS-062417-1

State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 cylinder enduro, WYKR Sprint Cars of New England, and the 99Rock weekly racing divisions offered plenty of racing excitement on Wells River Savings Bank night at the Ridge.

The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds had a hard time this week getting out of their own way. It is hard to grasp sometimes how a division one week can go green to checkers with no incident and then the following week struggle to get in the first lap. The cautions gave the middle and the back of the field added opportunities to get from where they started to the front of the pack. When the checkers finally waved Trevor Rocke was the first one across the line. He would have to forfeit his win after he failed a post race tech inspection. This would give Robert Tucker the win as he crossed the line behind Rocke and Jordan Fornwalt would be the official runner up. Todd Buckwold was scored in third with Richie Simmons and Terry Williams completing the top five.

Another Rookie is scored the winner in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Tyler Stygles Tyler Stygles no stranger to the Ridge having raced in Late Models for several years, made the jump to the Coupes this year. Having taken a bit to get used to the change Stygles handicap put him in a prime position to start the race. Starting from the pole Stygles had the handling just the way he needed it to hold off the full field of hungry drivers behind. When the checkers waved on their 30-lap main event he was still at the point and able to claim his first win in the coupes. Brian Chaffee coming from the sixth row was able to make his way up to second, but would have to settle for that position when the checkers waved. Joining them in victory was Gene Pierson. Brother Melvin crossed the line in fourths with Steve Ellsworth taking home fifth.

The Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets were off and will be returning on July 1st.

Wayland Childs and Ryan Christian are now tied for wins as Childs beat Christian out to score his fourth of the season. Christian crosses in second with John Neddo taking home third. Bryan Campbell and Kevin Dickinson completed the top five in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models.

The Weglarz Property Service see Buddy Welch grab another win with Bobby Bell and Steve Bell joining him in victory lane. Jason Porter and Jesse Durkee rounded out the top five.

The second of the season State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 Enduro ended the night with seventy five laps of racing excitement for the packed house. James Shufelt starting from the second row on the grid got to the front quickly and then began to pick off the competition putting them laps down one at a time. When the checkers waved there would be only three others with him on the lead lap as he crossed he line first to grab the checkers. Kevin LaForest crossed the line second .752 seconds behind with Thomas Chaffee in third. Frank Putney came home in fourth with Erik Lindbled completing the top five.

For the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England all eyes were on Ryan Avery. Avery was able to hold off Will Hull for the win with Steven Hutchinson coming home in third. Scott Holcomb and Kevin Chaffee completed the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 50th season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, July 1st with our 4th of July Extravaganza sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Laquerre’s Sports USC DMA Midgets, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, and the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders. Plus the Sprint Cars of New England.  Special admission for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $15 for adults (age 18-61), 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 Wells River Savings Bank Night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1st       42T      Robert Tucker

2nd      24        Jordan Fornwalt

3rd       631      Todd Buckwold

4th       34        Richie Simmons

5th       97        Terry Williams

6th       10        Derek Graham

7th       97H     Alan Hammond

8th       98        Walter Hammond Jr

9th       42c      Josh Currier

10th     9          Michael Dunn

11th     18        Matt Lashua

12th     4          DJ Robinson

13th     12c      Jamie Ferland

14th     87        Todd Fenoff

15th     8          Stephen Lary

16th     77        Chris Clark

17th     10s      Ryan Christian

18th     40        Steven Flint

19th     57        Anthony Stockman

            86        Mike Ryan DNS

            63        Trevor Rocke DQ’d failure post-race tech

HEAT one: Todd Buckwold

HEAT two: DJ Robinson

HEAT three: Steven Lary


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1st       50        Tyler Stygles®

2nd      16        Brian Chaffee

3rd       15        Gene Pierson

4th       33        Melvin Pierson

5th       21e      Matt Ellsworth

6th       3          Jason Horniak

7th       24        Jeremy Beckley

8th       96        Thomas Placey

9th       51        Danny Doyle

10th     56        Chris LaForest

11th     20        Todd Hayward

12th     2          Earl Maxham

13th     13        Buster Kathan

14th     5          Tanner Siemons®

15th     71        Josh Harrington

16th     77        Robert Kilburn

17th     63        Mike Stender

18th     28        Bob Shepard

19th     18        Jason Colbeth)

HEAT one: Tyler Stygles®

HEAT two: Todd Hayward


Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25)


HEAT one:

HEAT two:

DASH Winner:


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

1st       o2        Wayland Childs

2nd      10c      Ryan   Christian

3rd       15        John    Neddo

4th       12        Bryan  Campbell

5th       21        Kevin   Dickinson

6th       0          Kelly    Miller Sr.

7th       67        Brett    Allen

            3          Derek Stearns DNS.


Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)

1st       65        Robert Welch

2nd      24        Bobby  Bell

3rd       12        Steve   Bell

4th       13        Jason  Porter

5th       88        Jesse   Durkee

6th       71x      Matt     Boucher

7th       8          Sean    Perron

8th       31        Karl      Sheldon

9th       83        Mike    Sherburne

10th     29J      Justin   Stockman

11th     21        Harry   Davidson

12th     2          Tim      Davis

13th     66        Robert Audet

14th     17        Shane  Stygles

15th     3          Geoff   Durphey

HEAT one: Justin Stockman

HEAT two: Steve Bell


State Farm Mike Strada 4/6-Cylinder Enduro (75 laps)

1st       oo7      James Sufelt

2nd      49        Kevin LaForest

3rd       51        Thomas Chaffee

4th       88        Frank Putney

5th       44E      Erik Linbled

6th       O2       Peter Childs

7th       0          Zachary Audet

8th       4          Amber Braley

9th       38        Josh Connors

10th     14        George Wanner

11th     5          Jared Dwinell

12th     8          Tyler Quenneville

13th     28        Tim ST John

14th     91        Aliza Habel

15th     18        Kyle Johnson

16th     75        Chase LaFoe

17th     7          Kyle Johnsn

18th     56        Chris LaForest

19th     3          Geoff Durphey

20th     79        Troy Braley

21st     1K3      Ike Mitchell

22nd    4w       David West

23rd     34        Chase Small

24th     17        Justin Blakely

25th     11        Alex Perkins

26th     77        Pete West

27th     199      Corey Mossey


WYKR Sprint Cars of New England (25 laps)

1st       71        Ryan Avery

2nd      61        Will Hull

3rd       13        Steven Hutchinson

4th       91        Scott Holcomb

5th       8          Kevin Chaffee

6th       73        Jacob Williams

7th       23        Christine Boesch

8th       33        Lacey Hansen

9th       o7        Matt Hoyt

10th     27        Barry LaValley

11th     1          Tyler Austin

12th     58        Clay Dow

13th     22        Lauren Boisvert

14th     31        Dennis McLeod



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