Valley Floors Inc Press

Valley Floors Inc Press

Local boy Richie Simmons comes back for his 2nd win in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

Adam Pierson continues his dominance in the USAC DMA Midgets with his 7th win

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                     BRS-090515-1

BRADFORD, VT – Valley Floors night offered plenty of racing excitement for the fans and was capped with a 75 lap Enduro. Over thirty cars took to the track at the end of the night with competitors ranging in ages from fifteen to seventy three. Ryan Christian claimed the checkers with Tim Chase in second and Michael Labounty in third. Frank Putney and Chad Martin completed the top five.

Local boy Richie Simmons started the season on a high grabbing the first win of the season and then struggled a bit until this week. Starting from mid pack Simmons worked his way to the front and on lap nine took the lead away from Thomas Kimball. Simmons would be uncontested for most of the race until Kevin Chaffee having advance twelve spots set his sights on Simmons. Luckily for Simmons laps would run out before Chaffee could make his move with the two crossing the line in that order. Michael Dunn with his second best finish of the season came home in third. DJ Robinson and Josh Currier completed the top five.

There was more than enough action in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes as five different drivers would hold the point before the final grabbed the lead away from Brian Chaffee mid-way thru the race and take command going on to win his second feature of the season. Matt Ellsworth started from seventh and worked his way to the point in fine fashion. Thomas Placey tried to take the spot but was unable to make it work having to settle for the runner up position. Jason Horniak after a week off grabbed the third place spot. Points leader Bob Shepard advanced the most positions of the race coming home in fourth strengthening his points lead with Brain Chaffee completing the top five.

In the USAC DMA Midgets it is pretty much a done deal for the Manafort Stable claiming the points championship as Adam Pierson took the lead away from Mike Chaffee on lap seventeen and drove on to claim his seventh win of the season. Chaffee suffered mechanical problems and would end up finish last when the checkers waved. Joining Pierson in victory lane was his team mate Josh Sunn and Miller stable driver Dean Christensen. Kevin Chaffee and Adam Whitney rounded out the top five. The USAC DMA Midgets will be back in action on the nineteen with back to back appearances at the Ridge for the final two races of the season.

Matt Lashua was able to take advantage of his point starting position to grab his second win of the season in the Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Models. Points leader James Fadden joined him in victory lane with Tim Martin. Ryan Ovitt and Travis Smith completed the top five.

Justin Severance widened his points lead over veteran Mike Ryan with his second win of the season having advanced from the back of the pack to claim the lead at half way and move on for the win. Jesse Durkee grabbed second with Mike Ryan coming home in third. Sean Perron and Charlie Lakin finished the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 48th season of stock car racing has three events left in 2015 and up next is the Spencer Rock Memorial sponsored by Shaker Valley Auto full on Saturday September 12th. On hand will be a full card of racing plus the Granite State Mini Sprints.

Regular general admission pricing applies for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series at $10 for adults (age 18-61), $8 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 – Valley Floors Inc. night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)

1              34               Richie Simmons

2              73               Kevin Chaffee

3              9                 Michael Dunn

4              4                 DJ Robinson

5              42c             Josh Currier

6              15               Adam Pierson

7              11               Josh Sunn

8              91               Tim Tucker

9              88               Thomas Kimball

10            24               Jordan Fornwalt

11            1x               TC Forward

12            42T             Robert Tucker

13            10               Derek Graham

14            40               Steven Flint®

15            10s             Ryan Christian

16            5                 Gary Siemons

17            115             Tom Forward

18            14               Matt Williams

19            12c             Jamie Ferland®

20            12               Steve Bell®

Blackmount Semi Feature winner: #115 Tom Forward


Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

1          21e      Matt Ellsworth

2          22        Thomas Placey

3          3          Jason Horniak

4          28        Bob Shepard

5          16        Brian Chaffee

6          18        Jason Colbeth

7          71        Josh Harrington

8          44        Michael Danforth

9          17        Todd Hayward

10        43        Earl Maxham

11        13        Buster Kathan

12        33        Melvin Pierson

13        24        Jeremy Beckley

14        78        Stan Otterman

15        5          Johnathan Covey


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1          76        Adam Pierson

2          67        Josh Sunn

3          69        Dean Christensen

4          4          Kevin Chaffee

5          12        Adam Whitney

6          5          Derek Graham

7          1W       Ray Miller

8          33        Tim Gallant

9          57        Dylan Duhaime

10        17        Robert Tucker

11        46        Kenney Johnson

12        1R       Jeff Horn

13        47        Scott Holcomb

14        15        Jeff Champagne

15        11        Alex Rose

16        9          David Moniz

17        18c      Mike Chaffee


Crazy Ed’s Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps) top 5

1st       18        Matt     Lashua

2nd      91        James Fadden

3rd       83        Tim      Martin ®

4th       77        Ryan   Ovitt

5th       5t         Travis  Smith


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       8          Sean    Perron

5th       3          Charlie Lakin


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Phone: (802) 222-4052