The Full Moon and Coupe Madness make for plenty of racing excitement Chris Donnelly wins in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

The Full Moon and Coupe Madness make for plenty of racing excitement Chris Donnelly wins in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

The Full Moon and Coupe Madness make for plenty of racing excitement
Chris Donnelly wins in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

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The John Poor Memorial night sponsored by Walker Motors Inc of Woodsville NH feature winners were: Ryan Christian in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Josh Harrington for the overlall in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Nicholas Longley in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, Troy Prentice in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers, Buddy Welch in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders, and Chris Donnelly in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England.
A new face out Jason Gray’s attempt to claim another win in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds beats. Ryan Christian is the lucky dog this week, starting from sixth place he had the machine to beat, as he worked his way to the front to take over the point with ten to go. From there he sailed on to his first win of the season beating out Wayne Stearns and Jason Gray who made it to the final victory lane spot on the last lap. Kyle Ashford has his best run of the season holding on to fourth with Mike Ryan completing the top five.
It was madness night for the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. The competitors collected enough laps to double the money for each lap and run three twenty-eight lap segments. The first one got started off to a bit of a bumpy start, but eventually they would get it worked out to provide some great racing excitement for the fans on hand. Segment one was won by Jason Horniak with Thomas Placey and Will Hull coming home in second and third. Segment two found Tad Kingsbury on top with Derrick Stearns and Ryan Christian in second and third. Segment three went to Jason Horniak with Melvin Pierson and Brian Chaffee second and third. The overall went to Josh Harrington with a total of fifteen points, with Will Hull coming home in second with sixteen points and Jason Horniak was able to claim the final victory lane spot with twenty-one points. Melvin Pierson and Derrick Stearns completed the top five.
The USAC DMA Midgets return to action August 8, 2020.
The C.A. Miller Limited Late Models and LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers were back in action with the return of a past legend stepping in for Ryan Christian. Jason Giguere figured he would give it a try once again but found himself in the middle of wreck in the heat race, causing mechanical problems keeping him out of victory lane contention in the feature. Nicholas Longley would be the one to come out on top for the Late Models with George Osgood coming home in second and Deven Sterns in third. John Neddo and Matt Piper completed the top five. Troy Prentice grabs the win for the Dirt Stockers with Lucas Wheeler coming home in second and Phil Hayes in third. John Duprey and Jesse Dunham rounded out the top five.
From the penthouse to the outhouse in as quick as a week, Jason Porter last week’s feature winner hoped for a repeat in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders but mechanical problems took him out during hot laps leaving the door wide open for a new winner this week. Buddy Welch was not ready to let anyone else get a chance closing the door on Kevin LaForest who came across the line in second with Bobby Bell joining them in victory lane in third. Porter was able to take the green of the feature to earn him points needed to keep him in championship contention. Dustin Towle and Joe Malzac completed the top five.
The Mike Estrada State Farm 4 Cylinder Enduro will be returning for action on Saturday August 29th.
Chris Donnelly dominated the show in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England taking home his second win in as many outings at the Ridge it 2020. His number one rival Will Hull crossed the line tight behind him with Floyd Billington the final one to joint them in victory lane. Clay Dow and Travis Billington completed the top five. The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England return to action on August 15, 2020.
Racing action will resume this coming Saturday August 8th with “Topless Night” sponsored by Swenson Insurance Co. 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, USAC DMA Midgets, CA Miller Limited Late Models, LaValley’s Dirt Stockers , and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Plus the Granite State Mini Sprints.
We are still working 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 and to be temperature checked. If you have a favorite section, you may want to reserve your tickets by emailing by Friday August 7th 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 $12.00 adults, $10.00 seniors & teens, $2.00 kids. Pit entry fee is $30.00 for 2020 Registered members, and $35.00 for non-members- (plus the(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 close 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 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, there will be no “tailgating” after the events. 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.
We are just as anxious as everyone is to get things back to our “new norm” until then we continue to work diligently within the Vermont State guidelines, to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe, and sincerely appreciate your understanding. As we progress, we will keep you updated of any changes. Racing will kick into gear at 6:00 pm(ish), based on track conditions, and as always Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
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 and facebook at Questions can be sent to
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 53rd Season of Racing Walker Motors John Poor Memorial night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday August 1, 2020

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (35 Laps)
1st 10s Ryan Christian (started 6th)
2nd 1d Wayne Stearns (started 4th)
3rd 00 Jason Gray (started 23rd)
4th 27 Kyle Ashford ® (started 1st)
5th 86 Mike Ryan (started 5th)
6th 14 Nathan Locke (started 10th)
7th 42T Robert Tucker (started 14th)
8th 631 Todd Buckwold (started 12th)
9th 5 Tanner Siemons (started 21st)
10th 20 Todd Hayward (started 11th)
11th 91nh James Fadden
12th 98 Walter Hammond
13th 34 Richie Simmons
14th 88 Walt Hammond
15th 18 Matt Lashua
16th 24 Jordan Fornwalt
17th 77 Wayland Childs
18th 92 Rick Sanville
19th 4 DJ Robinson
20th 51 Bryan Bigue
21st 9 Michael Dunn
22nd 55 Cainen Schulz
23rd 97 Alan Hammond
24th 26 Jeremy Huntoon
25th 28 Josh Ruel
26th 37 Todd Randlett (DNS)
HEAT one: Kyle Ashford
HEAT two: Robert Tucker
HEAT three: Tanner Siemons

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (Three 28 Lap segments)
1st 71 Josh Harrington
2nd 83 Will Hull
3rd 3 Jason Horniak
4th 33 Melvin Pierson
5th 23 Derick Stearns
6th 10 Ryan Christian
7th 16 Brian Chaffee
8th 12 Cody Gregoropoulos
9th 22 Thomas Placey
10th 28 Bob Shepard
11th 1 Jeremy Hodge
12th 09 Tad Kingsbury
13th 18 Cody Copeland
14th 21e Matt Ellsworth
15th 50 Tyler Stygles
16th 77 Robert Kilburn
17th 4 Jeff Robbins
18th 69 Alexander Pushee ®
19th 91 Alfred O’Haire ®

SEGMENT one: Jason Horniak
SEGMENT two: Tad Kingsbury
SEGMENT three: Jason Horniak

HEAT one:
HEAT two

USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)
Off returning to action August 8, 2020.

HEAT one:
HEAT two:

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (20 Laps)
1st 316 Nicholas Longley
2nd 17 George Osgood
3rd 3 Deven Stearns
4th 15 John Neddo
5th 11 Matt Piper
6th 32 Tyler Tremblay
7th 10 Jason Giguere
8th 14 Jordan Martin
9th 83 Thomas Coates

HEAT one: Tyler Tremblay

LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 Laps)
1st 78 Troy Prentice
2nd 21 Lucas Wheeler
3rd 87 Phil Hayes
4th 34 John Duprey
5th 71 Jesse Dunham

HEAT one: Lucas Wheeler

Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders (20 Laps)
1st 65 Buddy Welch
2nd 49 Kevin LaForest
3rd 24 Bobby Bell
4th 60 Dustin Towle
5th 9 Jach Audet
6th 89 Garrett Brown
7th 66 Robert Audet
8th 55 Rick Stygles
9th 18 Dennis Perry
10th 63 Doug Kenny
11th 2 Taber Andrews®
12th 20 Pete West
13th 33 Daniel Mears
14th 97 Cary Hunter
15th 98 Tom Brown
16th x9 Joe Malzac
17th 61 Richard Downing
18th 71 Sawyer Harrington®
19th 44 Logan Martin®
20th 12 Devon Spinks
21st 54 Katie Burroughs
22nd 27 Cooper Hodge
23rd 88 Joey Thibodeau®
24th 78 Jake StMartin
25th 17 Shane Stygles
26th 3 Travis King
27th 13 Jason Porter

HEAT one: Cary Hunter
HEAT two: Shane Stygles
HEAT three: Bobby Bell

Feature Winner: Buddy Welch

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

WYKR Sprint Cars of New England
1st 71 Chris Donnelly
2nd 61 Will Hull
3rd 69 Floyd Billington
4th 58 Clay Down
5th 88 Travis Billington
6th 73 Jacob William
7th 24 Jordan Fornwalt
8th 71 Jim Lowery Jr
9th 8 Tanner Siemons
10th 68 Caleb Lamson
11th 41 Rick Stone
12th 2 Mike Horsch Jr

HEAT one: Jordan Fornwalt
HEAT two: Chris Donnelly

Contact: April May Preston-Elms Email:
Phone: (802) 222-4052