Will Hull wins in the Xtreme DIRTcar DMA Midgets Ricky Sanville wins in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevy Sportsman Coupes Week 5 of the 56th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge.

Will Hull wins in the Xtreme DIRTcar DMA Midgets Ricky Sanville wins in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevy Sportsman Coupes Week 5 of the 56th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge.

Will Hull wins in the Xtreme DIRTcar DMA Midgets
Ricky Sanville wins in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevy Sportsman Coupes
Week 5 of the 56th consecutive season of racing at the Ridge.

For Immediate Release BRS-06032023-1

The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank feature winners for June 3rd: Jason Gray in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds; Ricky Sanville in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes; Xtreme DIRTcar DMA Midgets Will Hull, High Country Dispensary Late Models Matt Lashua, LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Mike McClay, Woodsville Power Equipment Ridge Runners Madness segment one: Travis King , Segment two Blake Buccellato, segment three: Devon Spinks, Segment four: Travis King Overall winner: Travis King.
Jason Gray is scored the first repeat winner in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Chasing a drive shaft demon, Gray took out the 6 machine of CV Elms in the heat race. Failing to qualify in an unfamiliar car that developed a brake issue, Gray decided he would temp the demon and take the famed 00 to the main event. Starting from the back Gray put the demon out of his mind and focused on the front spot, picking off his competitors one at a time. Only two cautions would slow the pace making it hard work to climb the ladder to the top in just thirty-five laps. With six laps to go he was on the heels of Todd Buckwold who was hoping to see the checkers first once again having been winless since August of last year. Buckwold will have to wait another week as Gray got by him with five to go and cruised on for his second win of the season. Buckwold held on for second with Melvin Pierson joining them in the third victory lane spot. Max Dolliver and Robert Tucker completed the top five.
What to tell, what to tell for the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes? The show of the night in so many levels, we could do a whole press release on just this one race. Green to checkers? CHECK. an episode of deal or no deal? CHECK. Happiest visitor in victory lane? CHECK. Triple crown on the line? CHECK. Last week the legendary Coupes had one caution on lap one, and then went green to checkers, this week the green flew and along the way to the checkers was a caution free event that had the fans on the edge of their seats. First up was the chance for one driver to earn a triple crown. Having won his heat race and the semi/dash Ryan Christian had to only set his sights on the feature win to get the crown. Unfortunately, he would fall short by just ONE spot, and watch his chance of winning disappear as Ricky Sanville beat him to the line. Oh yeh, about Sanville, before feature time, he reported to the handicapper that he would have to scratch for the night due to a mechanical problem. After several conversations and troubleshooting, Sanville was in a “deal or no deal” situation, and decided with some apprehension to not take the deal and take his spot in line when it was feature time. Not knowing what was in the next case, or in this case lap, he took the green put it all on the line and from there went on to WIN the show, stealing the triple crown from Christian. He made a GREAT DEAL! The oldest driver and living legend in the Coupes, is very proud to say, yeh boys I still got it! “I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good once as I ever was” (Toby Keith) Shepard looked to come home in second but lapped traffic gave Christian the chance he needed to get by him for the spot. Shepard still was more than happy to make it to the final victory lane spot third. Tod Hayward and Tim Hodge rounded out your top five.
The Xtreme DIRTcar DMA Midgets showed up with their best car count seen in some time. Always a great show, it is even better with a strong car count. With the draw for position in effect for the last week, starting with their next visit on June 17th they will once again be lined up based on a three-week average. This week though, Will Hull was able to capitalize on a good draw and strong heat win to finally get to the checkers first. Finally, because Hull knows his way around the Ridge and is no stranger to victory lane in any machine he straps in to, but for the Midgets it has been a year since he has been to the number one spot. Joining him in victory lane were the Piastka brothers, with Brandon beating out baby brother Daniel for the second spot. Rounding out the top five were Chris Murray who came from deep in the pack and last week’s feature winner at Albany Saratoga, and Justin Sheridan. The Xtreme DIRTcar DMA Midgets return to action at the Ridge on Saturday June 17th.
Matt Lashua continues to dominate in the High-Country Dispensary Late Models making it three in a row and the only driver in this limited field of cars to get a win. The rest of the pack is starting to do the bad luck dance, as it appears that may be the only way they might be able to dethrone him. Rob French the opening day car show winner is one of the ones doing the dance as he watched his lead be ripped away with just two laps to go, having to settle for his second in a row runner up position at the checkers. Joining them in victory lane in his first appearance in 2023 was Carl Eldridge. Tyler Tremblay and Dana Carter rounded out the top five.
It has been almost two years to the day since the last time Mike McClay was able to add his name to the winner’s circle in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks. Can we call him “Mr. June”? His consistency since his rookie year 2021 has put him in the top five at banquet time, but his visits to victory lane weekly have been far and few between over the past two years. This night he would make it back and make it back with a splash claiming the coveted top spot in victory lane beating out Andrew Fitzgerald who fell short of taking the lead followed by John Fields who joined the two in victory lane. Garrett Brown and Aren Keene rounded out the top five.
It was Madness night for the Woodsville Power Equipment Ridge Runners with over Three Thousand dollars in lap and purse money on the line. Travis King would earn the honors of being on the pole for the first of four segments of 22 laps as he brought in 21 laps for the pole. He would go on to lead all of segment one to take the win. The cars on the track at the checkers were inverted for the start of segment two. Blake Buccellato gets win number two with King making it all the way up to a money position crossing the line in fourth. Invert again for segment three and Devon Spinks comes home the winner with King making it all the way to third for the segment. With one more segment to go it is clear that it is shaping up to be Kings overall to lose as he was the only driver going into segment four with a points total of less than 10. King decided once again, having to come from deep in the pack to not only win the war but also the battle, taking over the lead on lap thirteen and cruising on to win the final segment and the overall victory. Spencer Braley’s overall points score him second. Logan Martin, tied with Tom Brown is scored in third due to his fourth-place finish over Brown’s ninth place in segment four. Brown is fourth with Katie Burroughs in fifth.
The Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods 4/6 Cylinder Enduros return to action on Saturday June 24th.
Coming up this Saturday June 10th is our first of the season nonprofit recognition event. This one being for the Vermont Food Bank. Sponsored by Valley Floors with a regular card for the 99Rock weekly Racing Series divisions including the Sabil and Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, High Country Dispensary Late Models, LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks, and the Woodsville Power Equipment Ridger Runners, and visiting R.E. Hinkley (when at the Ridge) Granite State Mini Sprints. The Xtreme DIRTcar DMA Midgets are off returning to action on June 17th. Bring in two nonperishables for the Vermont Food Bank and get $2.00 off ONE General Admission Ticket. Let’s make this our best benefit drive for this great cause!
Remember in today’s society we could all use a little more family entertainment, and the Ridge is your best place to be for just that. The admission price is more than reasonable; the show top-notch, the food superior, and the family friendly atmosphere is just what you are looking for!
Tune in to hear April May and Butch as they join Stephen John for all the highlights of Bear Ridge Speedway from the week before and what is coming up every Friday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 on WYKR.
The price of a regular show general admission (front gate) ticket for adults (ages 17 to 61) is $12.00 a person. Seniors 62 and older $10.00. Teens 12 to 16 WITH a paying adult $10.00, and children 11 and under WITH a paying Adult $2.00. Military Discounts are available at $2.00 off for those with a valid ID. The back gate (pit gate) ticket price for Bear Ridge Speedway and DIRTcar 2023 license holders is $30.00. Non-license holders are $35.00 (both prices include the front gate ticket.)
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.
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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@gmail.com Visa and Master card accepted.


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 56th Season of Racing sponsored by the Woodsville Guaranty Saving Bank
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday June 3, 2023

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (35 laps)
1st 00 Jason Gray
2nd 631 Todd Buckwold
3rd 33 Melvin Pierson
4th 29 Max Dolliver
5th 42T Robert Tucker
6th 18 Matt Lashua
7th 91nh James Fadden
8th 3 Jeff Huntington
9th 11 Josh Sunn
10th 34 Richie Simmons
11th 21 Earl Maxham
12th 66 Tim Churchill
13th 9h Chris Huntington ®
14th 6 Jason Horniak
15th 16 Brian Chaffee
16th 17 Jim Morgan
17th 24p Ashton Pierson
18th 26 Jeremy Huntoon
19th 83 Tim Martin
20th 86 Mike Ryan

HEAT one: Brian Chaffee
HEAT two: Todd Buckwold

Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes (30 Laps)
1st 93 Ricky Sanville
2nd 10 Ryan Christian
3rd 28 Bob Shepard
4th 20 Todd Hayward
5th 2 Tim Hodge
6th 3 Jason Horniak
7th 21e Matt Ellsworth
8th 69 Alexander Pushee
9th 12 Cody Gregoropoulos
10th 18 Michael Danforth JR ®
11th 17 Cooper Hodge
12th 11 Josh Harrington
13th 8 Steven Gardner
14th 5 Brian Lakin

91 Alfred O’Haire DNS
27 Matthew Borst ® DNS

HEAT one: Todd Hayward
HEAT two: Ryan Christian
Sting Vintage Race Cars SEMI/DASH: Ryan Christian

Xtreme DIRTcar DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)
1st 2 Will Hull
2nd 7 Brandon Piastka
3rd 1B Daniel Piatska
4th 76 Chris Murray ®
5th 17 Justin Sheridan
6th 14 Nicki Ouellette ®
7th 5s Matt Seavey
8th 0 Keith Brown ®
9th 55x Drew Eldridge
10th 55 James Fitzgerald
11th 51 Tom Chaffee
12th 52k Todd Mable
13th 1 John Forlano ®
14th 5 Mike Netishen
15th 4 Seth Carlson
16th 3 Manny Dias
17th 91 Wayne Koehler

HEAT one: Will Hull
HEAT two: Chris Murray

High Country Dispensary Late Model Feature (20 Laps)
1st 316 Matt Lashua
2nd 46 Rob French
3rd 7e Carl Eldridge
4th 32 Tyler Tremblay
5th 18 Dana Carter ®
6th 70 Rob Rugg
7th 94 Cary Moulton
8th 6x Mark Cole
9th 04 Kelly Miller Sr
10th 16 Scott Heath ®

HEAT one: Matt Lashua

LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 Laps)
1st 82 Mike McClay
2nd 55 Andrew Fitzgerald
3rd 5j John Fields
4th 89 Garrett Brown
5th 35 Aren Keene
6th 60 Dustin Towle
7th X Bryan King
8th 25 Timothy Blake
9th 69x AJ Pushee ®
10th 18D Dawn Rumrill
11th 32 Tyler Tremblay
12th 22 Mike Mann
13th 2x Josh Bussino
14th 21 Pat Wheeler
15th 10b Chad McAlpine
16th 53 David Flanders III ®
17th 13 Bradley Duke ®
126 Richard Downing DNS

HEAT one: Mike McClay
HEAT two: Aren Keene

Woodsville Power Equipment Ridge Runners (four 22 lap segments)
1st 21 Travis King
2nd 43 Spencer Braley
3rd 44 Logan Martin
4th 98 Tom Brown
5th 54 Katie Burroughs
6th 12 Devon Spinks
7th 1 Michael Paton SR
8th 97 Cary Hunter
9th 27 Blake Bucellato
10th 07 Cory Collins ®
11th 50 Matt Lucas
12th 51 Westley Blake
13th 17 Shane Stygles
14th 56 Anna Ricker
15th 63 Doug Kenny
16th 163 Cameron Kenny
17th 45 Chris Magoon
18th 55 Ricky Stygles
19th 32 Jared Brown ®
20th 29 Paige Flanders
21st 30 Hayden Bishop
22nd 5 Tim Davis

SEGMENT ONE winner: Travis King
SEGMENT TWO winner: Blake Buccellato
SEGMENT THREE winner: Devin Spinks
SEGMENT FOUR winner: Travis King

Joe Mama’s Sporting Goods 4/6 Cylinder Enduro (75 laps)
Return June 24th.
Contact: April May Preston-Elms Email: brsdirt@gmail.com
Phone: (802) 222-4052