Wayland Childs beats out Ryan Christian by a mere handful of points to be crowned champ in the CA Miller Limited Late Models Jesse Durkee is crowned champ in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders

Wayland Childs beats out Ryan Christian by a mere handful of points to be crowned champ in the CA Miller Limited Late Models Jesse Durkee is crowned champ in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders

Wayland Childs beats out Ryan Christian by a mere handful of points to be crowned champ
in the CA Miller Limited Late Models
Jesse Durkee is crowned champ in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 19th event of 50th season of racing.

For Immediate Release BRS-091617-1
The Interstate Battery of Newmont & JTB Towing and Recovery sponsored 99 Rock Championship night for the CA Miller Late Models and the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders with double points on the line had fans on the edge of their seats as the points battle heighten to a fevered pitch.
It was a pair of tens in victory lane in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds, one claiming his second win of the night and one doing what he had to do to claim his first championship at the Ridge. With double points on the line, the racing was aggressive as everyone fought for that extra point. Surviving an early caution, driving away with no damage Derek Graham worked his way from the back to the front and with only a lap to go claimed the 3rd place victory lane spot, and the 2017 championship. While Graham was working his way to the front Ryan Christian starting from what he likes to call his sweet spot, about a third of the way thru the field, quickly worked his way to the front to take the lead and hold on to claim the win. Joining the pair of tens was the 73 of Kevin Chaffee with his best finish in 2017. Wayne Stearns the one who succumbed to Graham on the last lap crossed the line in fourth with Robert Tucker crossing in fifth.
In the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Brian Chaffee just needs to show up and take the green next week to claim his crown as champion. Hoping to win the event he would end up crossing the line in fourth behind Rookie Tanner Siemons who claimed his second win of the season. Jason Colbeth and Earl Maxham joined Siemons in victory lane in that order, and Jason Horniac completed the top five.
The Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets were off and will return next week 9/23 for action.
The C.A. Miller Limited Late Models crowned their 2017 track champion as Wayland Childs set fast time, and after the redraw would have to start in fourth. With Ryan Christian starting on pole he only had to keep him within arm’s length to secure the championship. Christian would end the season in style getting his tenth win of the season making him the winningest driver in 2017 at the Ridge. Unfortunately, his one bad night would take away his chance of the championship leaving him to have to settle for the brides maid position in points. Bryan Campbell crossed the line in second and Childs claimed the final victory lane spot coming home in third. Kelly Miller Sr and Kevin Dickinson completed the top five.
It was Jesse Durkee’s year in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders as he dominated for most of the season. He took the point lead early continued to build up his point lead. He would cap the year with a feature win as he crossed the line first, with Buddy Welch and Jason Porter joining him. Kelly Miller and Rodney Davis rounded out the top five.
The Granite State Mini Sprints were on hand for their last event of the 2017 season at the Ridge. In the 500cc’s Riley Chaffee takes home the win with William Pinkham and Kyle Pittman joining him in victory lane. Matt Calley and Ryan Farewell completed the top five. In the 600cc’s Kevin Heath grabs the win over Kyle Belliveau and Drew Eldridge. Tyler Jones and Bradley Osgood round out the top five.
Bear Ridge Speedway’s 50th season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, September 23rd with New England Crate Motor Nationals sponsored by Newport Chevrolet. Feature 100 laps for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and extra distance feature event for the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, USAC DMA Midgets, and Sprint Cars of New England. Time trials for all 4 divisions, plus the State Farm Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder endure. Plus Growlers for both the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, and DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes – special feature event for 2017 feature winners. Time trials start at 5:00pm. General admission for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series is $20 for adults, teens, 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 at 6:00 pm(ish). Be sure to check the web www.bearridgespeedway.com Questions can be sent to brsdirt@charter.net
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 50th Season of Racing Interstate Battery of Newmont & JTB Towing and Recovery 99 Rock Championship night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday September 16, 2017

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Madness (40 Laps)
1 10s Ryan Christian
2 73 Kevin Chaffee
3 10 Derek Graham
4 1D Wayne Stearns
5 42T Robert Tucker
6 77 Chris Clark
7 631 Todd Buckwold
8 18 Matt Lashua
9 98 Walter Hammond
10 97 Terry Williams
11 34 Richie Simmons
12 9 Michael Dunn
13 86 Mike Ryan
14 8 Stephen Lary
15 24 Jordan Fornwalt
16 81 Dan Johnston
17 4 DJ Robinson
18 88 Walter Hammond
19 56 JP Vallencourt
20 92 Ricky Sanville
40 Steven Flint (DNS)
HEAT one: Matt Lashua
HEAT two: Ryan Christian
HEAT three: Todd Buckwold

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)
1st 5 Tanner Siemons
2nd 18 Jason Colbeth
3rd 2 Earl Maxham
4th 16 Brian Chaffee
5th 3 Jason Horniac
6th 21 Matt Ellsworth
7th 56 Chris LaForest
8th 71 Josh Harrington
9th 20 Todd Hayward
10th 96 Thomas Placey
11th 50 Tyler Stygles
12th 15 Gene Pierson
13th 42 Matt Lashua
14th 44 Tad Kingsbury
15th 13 Buster Kathan
16th 33 Melvin Pierson
17th 23 Derek Stearns

HEAT one: Jason Horniac
HEAT two: Chris LaForest

Laquerre’s Sports USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25)
Off returning 9/23/17
HEAT one:
HEAT two:
Elliott Beverage Dash winner:


C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps
1st 10c Ryan Christian
2nd 12 Bryan Campbell
3rd o2 Wayland Childs
4th o4 Kelly Miller
5th 21 Kevin Dickinson
6th 87 Don Reynolds
7th 15 John Neddo
8th 37 Donald Ottati
9th 52 Corey Kennison
10th 2 Todd Buckwold
Fast Time Wayland Childs @ 14.87 ~ 760.496 mph

Weglarz Property Management 4-Cylinder Feature (20 laps)
1st 88 Jesse Durkee
2nd 65 Robert Welch
3rd 13 Jason Porter
4th 0vt Kelly Miller
5th 71 Rodney Davis
6th 27 Hunter Hannon
7th 24 Bobby Bell
8th 29J Justin Stockman
9th 12 Steve Bell
10th 62 Wayne LaBree ®
11th 66 Robert Audet
12th O Zachary Audet
13th 17 Shane Stygles
14th 83 Mike Sherburne
15th 8 Sean Perron
16th 82 Peter Burt Jr
17th 77 Peter West
18th 21 Harry Davidson
19th 74 Richard Stockwell
31 Deven Stearns DQ’d)
2 Tim Davis (DQ’d)
Fast Time: Steve Bell @ 16.693 ~ 53.915 mph


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