As COVID-19 progresses, and we continue to monitor the Vermont Governor’s softening of his executive orders we are starting to make those hard decisions on what we need to do with our regular schedule and special events.
Knowing that everyone’s safety is of the upmost importance it is still hard to have to pull the plug on opening night, and the second week of the season. Everyone is more than anxious to have things get back to the new normal (whatever that might be), but it is first and foremost more important to do everything we can to keep us all safe and healthy.
When the 53rd consecutive season finally opens it will not be under the banner of F.M.S. NAPA of Bradford, we have moved Mike Olsen and his team to our 4th of July Extravaganza night, which this year will also include the first ever DIRTcar Eastern Series Sportsman Modified Event. This event has been rescheduled from May 9th. F.M.S. NAPA in conjunction with VP Racing Fuels are excited to be sponsoring what is sure to be a history making evening. The DIRTcar Sabil and Sons Sportsman Modifieds Madness night has been moved to July 18th.
The State of Vermont’s stay at home executive order currently runs thru May 15th. We will, as is everyone, continue to monitor the progress of opening our businesses back up, and will keep everyone updated on actual opening night as time progresses.
Knowing that the new norm will be different, the track management continues while practicing social distancing to get the track ready for racing, this also now includes making sure all of concessions and contact areas are equipped with safety measures to help keep everyone safe..
Applications continue to come for the “99ROCK wfrd” Weekly Racing Series divisions. Drivers if you haven’t gotten your application in yet, why not take a break from getting your car ready and get your paperwork in, to save time and waiting in line on opening day! To be eligible for the Bear Ridge Speedway points fund, and recognized at the annual awards banquet, drivers must hold a 2020 Bear Ridge Speedway or DIRTcar license, compete in the required number of events and run on track designated tires as indicated in the rule book.
As we progress thru the month, we will keep you updated of any changes. As you know Butch won’t cancel till the last minute, so we are holding out hope that things may be swinging back to a more normal life in the next couple of weeks. The 99ROCK wfrd weekly racing season will then see weekly competition in all five divisions. Racing will kick into gear at 5:30 pm(ish), based on track conditions.
We at Bear Ridge Speedway hope and pray that everyone is staying healthy and safe. Please know we are monitoring the guidance from state and health officials, and are trying to act accordingly in the best interest of our competitors, employees, and of course all of you the fans.
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.
Everyone is anxious to see the 2020 season, the Ridge’s 53rd consecutive to kick into gear hopefully in May, you will be able 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.
Season passes application forms are available online at our website. This year you can get just a front gate general admission pass or a combo pass for both the front and the pit gate (BRS license required for combo pass.) Check out our new and improved website for all the details.
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. The back gate (pit gate) ticket price for Bear Ridge Speedway and DIRTcar 2019 license holders is $25.00. Non-license holders are $30.00 (both prices are in addition to the front gate ticket.)
The 2020 kid’s club membership is only $12.00 (one time fee) per child, infant to 11 years old, ($10.00 with front gate ticket stub), and once you are a member you get in free the rest of the season!
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.