Walt Hammond Wins a Wild Sportsman Modified Main Event

Walt Hammond Wins a Wild Sportsman Modified Main Event

Walt Hammond Wins a Wild Sportsman Modified Main Event
For Immediate Release BRS-042918-1
Mekkelsen RV night at Bear Ridge Speedway proved to be an exciting and entertaining night with drivers taking wild rides in multiple divisions, lots of side by side action and the ever popular kids rides.
The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds found a new face on top as Walt Hammond led all but the first lap of the wild main event to take the win. Richie Simmons and Robert Tucker spent most of the first half of the race stalking Hammond for the lead. A caution on lap 19 for Walt Hammond’s son, Walter J Hammond who ended up on his roof in turn one the changed the pace of the race. Just one lap after the green reappeared Richie Simmons got turned around while battling Ryan Christian for second with both drivers restarting from the rear. 10 laps and a couple of cautions later leader Walt Hammond and Adam Pierson tangled while battling for the lead with Pierson headed to the rear for the restart. Four laps later Richie Simmons got turned once again, this time on the backstretch and ended up on his side with four other cars involved. From there the race went green with Walt Hammond taking the win. Robert Tucker ran up front all night and finished second with Kevin Chaffee third. Adam Pierson came back to finish fourth with Terry Williams fifth.
Kelly Miller took full advantage of his pole position start in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, building a big lead in the non-stop Feature to take the first win of his career and stopping the season long win streak of Ryan Christian, who finished a distant second. Jesse Durkee was third with George Osgood fourth and Hunter Nutter fifth.
It was madness night for the Weglarz Property Services Four cylinders with an extra $2700.00 on the line. The race was run in two 24-lap segments with Bobby Bell winning the first segment and Jesse Durkee winning the second segment with the overall win going to defending champion Jesse Durkee. Bobby Bell was second with Dennis Perry third with Jason Porter and Buddy Welch rounding out the top five.
The WYKR Sprint Cars of New England made their second appearance of the season and didn’t disappoint. Kevin Chaffee took the lead at the onset of the event and led until lap thirteen when Will Hull took command. Chaffee would slowly fall back through the field with a mechanical issue while Jake Williams and Matt Hoyt would move into the top three. At the checkers it was Will Hull taking win followed by Jake Williams, Matt Hoyt, Jordan Fornwalt and Lacey Hanson.
The Granite State Mini Sprints were making their first appearance of the season with Eric Relation winning the 500cc Main event and Zach Herbert best in the 600cc Feature
Unfortunately the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes were not able to run their feature this week as the nightly time curfew hit before they could compete. Their event will be first on the docket next week.
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 51st season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, June 16th with their New Digs for Dogs Benefit night sponsored by Jiffy Mart of Bradford with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Laquerres Sports USAC Dirt Midgets, C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models, the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders and Atlantic Coast Old Timers.
The price of a regular show general admission (front gate) ticket for adults (ages 17 to 61) is $10.00 a person and children 11 and under $2.00. Teens 12 to 16 and seniors 62 and older is $8.00. Military Discounts are available at $2.00 off for those with a valid ID.
Don’t forget you will be able to hear all the highlights from the week before and what is coming up 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. We continue to offer the best source of good inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time starting Saturday May 5th.
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 www.bearridgespeedway.com. Questions can be sent to brsdirt@charter.net Visa and Master card accepted
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Mekkelsen RV Night
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)
Walt Hammond
Robert Tucker
Kevin Chaffee
Adam Pierson
Terry Williams
DJ Robinson
Matt Lashua
Tim Tucker
Todd Buckwold
Richie Simmons
Ryan Christian
Wayne Stearns
Stephen Lary
Tanner Siemons
Mike Dunn
Stephen Flint
Walter J Hammond
Brian Bishop
Mike Ryan
Ricky Sanville-DNS
Robert Thurston-DNS

C. A. Miller Limited Late Models (20 Laps)
1. Kelly Miller
2. Ryan Christian
3. Jesse Durkee
4. George Osgood
5. Hunter Nutter
6. Nicholas Longley

Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (Madness Night-two 24 lap segments)
Segment One winner: Bobby Bell
Segment Two winner: Jesse Durkee
Overall Finish-Top 17 (30 cars started)
1. Jesse Durkee (3pts)
2. Bobby Bell (4pts)
3. Dennis Perry (8pts)
4. Jason Porter (8pts)
5. Buddy Welch (8pts)
6. Danny Doyle (14pts)
7. Owen Carbee (15pts)
8. Kevin LaForest (16pts)
9. Garrett Brown (21pts)
10. Charlie Lakin (3)
11. Cody Copeland (26pts)
12. Rodney Davis (27pts)
13. Robert Audet (27pts)
14. Richard Longley (31pts)
15. Joshua Paton (31pts)
16. Kevin Harran (31pts)
17. James Shufelt (32pts)

WYKR Sprint Cars of New England (30 Laps)
1. Will Hull
2. Jake Williams
3. Matt Hoyt
4. Jordan Fornwalt
5. Lacey Hanson
6. Troy Comeau
7. Luke Greenwood
8. Kevin Chaffee
9. Clay Dow
10. Christine Boesch
11. Dennis McLeod
12. Rick Stone
13. Bill Guertin
14. Ron Gerioux

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