Tad Kingsbury gets his first win for 2020 in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Ryan Christian scores the win in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models

Tad Kingsbury gets his first win for 2020 in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Ryan Christian scores the win in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models

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Feature winners for the Dead River night at the Ridge: Jason Gray in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Tad Kingsbury in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Seth Carlson in the USAC DMA Midgets, Ryan Christian in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, Lucas Wheeler in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers, Jason Porter in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders, Tom Chaffee in the Granite State 500cc’s and Anthony MarVuglio the Granite State 600cc’s.
Jason Gray extends his point lead with his sixth win of the season in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds It apparently doesn’t matter what track conditions are as he once again was the car to watch coming from deep in the field. Gray captures his sixth win with Jordan Fornwalt coming home in second trying to figure out what he has to do to beat him. DJ Robinson crossed the line in third with his best finish of the season. Mike Dunn and Matt Lashua completed the top five.
Tad Kingsbury is the seventh feature winner in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes coming from the fifth starting position to beat out Tyler Stygles who bobbled late in the race giving the lead up to Kingsbury. Stygles was able to hold on to second and Thomas Placey joined the pair in victory lane coming home in third. Melvin Pierson and Cody Gregoropoulous rounded out the top five.
Seth Carlson extends his lead in the points standings in the USAC DMA Midgets with his third win of the season, while last year’s champ Will Hull continues to scratch his head as he struggles with getting mechanical consistency from his machine. Hull with three wins as well, is struggling to keep the car handling the way he needs it, and a wild ride early in the race took him out of contention. Manny Diaz and Justin Sheridan joined Carlson in victory lane, with Justin Phillips and Adam Whitney completing the top five.
In the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models it only took Ryan Christian three attempts before he was back on top beating out John Neddo to the checkers with George Osgood in tow, claiming the final victory lane pot. Tyler Tremblay and Matt Piper completed the top five.
In the LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers Lucas Wheeler gets another win over Todd Dunham and Troy Prentice finished second and third joining him in victory.
Jason Porter ties the battle again for the wins in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders with Buddy Welch getting his fourth of the season. Having to work thru a full field of traffic Porter made his way to the front with Welch tight on his heals who fell one spot short crossing the line in second. Garrett Brown takes the final victory lane spot. Allan Birch and Rick Stygles were the lucky ones completing the top five
A special tribute was give to former GSMS support Lenny West with the Lenny West Memorial, both divisions took to the track together to do a four wide salute lap in his honor. Tom Chaffee gets the win in the 500cc with son Riley crossing line behind him in second and Carson Williams in third. In the 600’s Anthony MarVuglio gets the win over Dave Bodio and Kyle Gisleson. The Granite State Mini Sprints will e back in action on September 9th.
The Mike Estrada State Farm 4 Cylinder Enduro will be returning for action on Saturday August 29th.
The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England return to action August 29th.
Racing action will resume this coming Saturday August 29th sponsored by Valley Floors. The night will offer a full card of racing for the 99Rock weekly racing series, with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Plus the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England.
The USAC DMA Midgets, CA Miller Limited Late Models, LaValley’s Dirt Stockers are off.
We continue to work with limited fans in the stands with designating seating. As per the designated VT state guidelines, we can and will continue to enforce social distancing and face coverings at all times. All people entering the property will be required to wear face coverings at all times, (if you cannot wear a mask stay home) and to be temperature checked. If you have a favorite section, you must reserve your tickets by emailing brsdirt@charter.net by Thursday August 27th Any requests received after that cannot be filled, but tickets are available at the gate. We want to again thank everyone for their continued cooperation, we continue to work to improve our process and procedures, and from what we are hearing most fans are very happy to be back at the track, and are thankful for our efforts to keep all of us safe, we sincerely appreciate your understanding and continued support.
KEEP POINTS TO KNOW and REMEMBER we are working under the “arrive, play and leave” mentality. Groups may not gather before during or after activities (no tailgating, etc.). You will NOT be able to go into any section but the one your tickets are in. You will NOT be able to leave the grandstand area to go out to your vehicle. NO ONE will be able to come out of the pits to see you. You can NOT arrive before the gates open to save your seats. You will be required to provide your name and phone number for contact tracing purposes. Again we are working under the “arrive, play and leave” mentality.
General Admission tickets $15.00 adults, $12.00 seniors & teens, $2.00 kids. Pit entry fee is $30.00 for 2020 Registered members, and $35.00 for non-members- (total of front gate and pit gate fees) must be over the age of eleven to enter the pits.
Gates will open at 3:00pm gates and will be closed at 7:00 pm. No entry will be allowed after that time. You will be required to enter your designated ticket area or pits immediately upon arrival, there will be no “tailgating” before during or after the events. Racing will kick into gear at 6:00 pm(ish), based on track conditions. Once the events have concluded for the evening everyone will be required to leave the facility. Once you enter designated ticket area or the pits you will not be able to leave, (there will be no reentry), if you leave you will be required to leave the property immediately.
April May and Butch are now on air with Stephen John for all the updates happening at the Ridge every Friday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 on WYKR.
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 www.bearridgespeedway.com and Facebook at www.facebook.com/bearridgespeedway Questions can be sent to brsdirt@charter.net
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 53rd Season of Racing Dead River Co night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday August 22, 2020

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (35 laps)
1st 00 Jason Gray (started 12th)
2nd 24 Jordan Fornwalt (started 8th)
3rd 4 DJ Robinson (started 5th)
4th 9 Michael Dunn (started 2nd)
5th 18 Matt Lashua (started 18th)
6th 86 Mike Ryan (started 7th)
7th 34 Richie Simmons (started 9th)
8th 27 Kyle Ashford ® (started 4th)
9th 91nh James Fadden (started 6th)
10th 20 Todd Hayward (started 16th)
11th 10s Ryan Christian
12th 51 Bryan Bigue
13th 77 Wayland Childs
14th 42T Robert Tucker
15th 28 Josh Ruel
16th 26 Jeremy Huntoon

HEAT one: Wayland Childs
HEAT two: Richie Simmons

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)
1st 09 Tad Kingsbury (started 5th)
2nd 50 Tyler Stygles (started 2nd)
3rd 22 Thomas Placey (started 14th)
4th 33 Melvin Pierson (started 11th)
5th 12 Cody Gregoropoulos (started 10th)
6th 71 Josh Harrington (started 12th)
7th 21e Matt Ellsworth (started 9th)
8th 18 Cody Copeland (started 17th)
9th 83 Tim Martin (started 6th)
10th 1 Jeremy Hodge )started 3rd)
11th 4 Jeff Robbins
12th 69 Alexander Pushee ®
13th 91 Alfred O’Haire ®
14th 28 Bob Shepard
15th 3 Jason Horniak
16th 77 Robert Kilburn
17th 55 Derrick O’Hearn
18th 16 Brian Chaffee

HEAT one: Cody Gregoropoulos
HEAT two: Jeremy Hodge

USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)
1st 4 Seth Carlson (started 7th)
2nd 42 Manny Diaz (started 4th)
3rd 17 Justin Sheridan (started 3rd)
4th 16 Justin Phillips (started 12th)
5th 12 Adam Whitney (started 8th)
6th A1 Jeff Horn
7th 7 Brandon Piastka ®
8th 44 Floyd Billington
9th 77 Jeff Champagne
10th 5 Tim West
11th 33 Melvin Pierson
12th 18c Mike Chaffee
13th 2 Scott Holcomb
14th 3 Will Hull

HEAT one: Seth Carlson
HEAT two: Brandon Piastka

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (20 Laps)
1st 10 Ryan Christian
2nd 15 John Neddo
3rd 17 George Osgood
4th 32 Tyler Tremblay
5th 117 Matt Piper
6th 3 Deven Stearns
7th 14 Jordan Martin
8th 316 Nicholas Longley
71 Todd Dunham DNS

HEAT one: George Osgood

LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 Laps)
1st 21 Lucas Wheeler
2nd 71 Jesse Dunham
3rd 78 Troy Prentice
63 Derek O’Hearn DNS

HEAT one: Lucas Wheeler

Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders (20 Laps)
1st 13 Jason Porter
2nd 65 Buddy Welch
3rd 89 Garrett Brown
4th 73 Allan Birch
5th 55 Rick Stygles
6th 8 Devin Bell
7th 49 Kevin LaForest
8th 66 Robert Audet
9th 61 Richard Downing
10th 44 Logan Martin®
11th 62 Wayne LaBree
12th 98 Tom Brown
13th 71/5 Sawyer Harrington®
14th 27x Blake Buccellato
15th 78 Jake St Martin
16th 54 Katie Burroughs
17th 9 Jach Audet
18th 97 Cary Hunter
19th 4 Shawn Bell
20th 01 Cooper Hodge
21st 17 Shane Stygles
22nd 90 Donald Champney
23rd 07 Santana Merritt
24th 53 Travis Burroughs
25th 88 Joey Thibodeau®
26th 24 Bobby Bell
27th 12 Devon Spinks
28th 75 Chase LaFoe
29th 27 Hunter Hannon
30th 2 Taber Andrews®

HEAT one: Shane Stygles
HEAT two: Kevin LaForest
HEAT three: Jason Porter

Mike Estrada State Farm 4/6 Cylinder Enduro
Returning to action 8/29/2020

WYKR Sprint Cars of New England
Off, returning August 29th

HEAT one:
HEAT two:

Granite State Mini Sprints 500cc
1st 1 Tom Chaffee
2nd 51 Riley Chaffee
3rd 3 Carson Williams
4th 25 Cody Willette
5th 5 Chase Rodgers
6th 45 Eric Relations
7th 96 Rob Williams
8th 4 Isiah Hogan
9th 28 Donny Sharp Jr
10th 15 Caiden Herbert
11th 47 Trison Puffinburger
12th 88 Ed Vickery
13th 43 Logan Spencer
14th 12 Kayden Berry
52 Todd Mable DNS

HEAT one: Riley Chaffee
HEAT two: Chase Rodgers

Granite State Mini Sprints 600cc
1st 238 Anthony MarVuglio
2nd 94 Andrew Rustan
3rd 29 Mark Wiggett
4th 32 Dan Lang
5th 5 Justin Burr
6th 20 Tony Shaw
7th 8 Kyle Gisleson
8th 50 Jack Koponen
9th 19 Willy Ostertag
10th 21 Mia Koponen
11th 0 Keith Brown
12th 73 Dave Bodio
45 Brando Igo DNS

HEAT one: Tony Shaw
HEAT two: Anthony MarVuglio

Contact: April May Preston-Elms Email: brsdirt@charter.net
Phone: (802) 222-4052