Jason Grey in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and

Josh Harrington in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes
make history breaking the ice to be first feature winners of the COVID-19 2020 season

Bear Ridge Speedway

The wait is finally over and it was evident with the exceptional car counts and racing excitement afforded the Bear Ridge Speedway drivers and their supporters. In accordance with the VT state guidelines, the drivers were able to compete, but with the absence of fans. The COVID-19 busters to claim the gold on week 8 the first week of the season at the Ridge were Jason Gray in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Josh Harrington in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Tyler Trembley in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, Kaleb Shepard in the LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers and Robert “Buddy” Welch in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders.

The field was twenty-six strong in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds, making for plenty of hot action on the track. Until the regular handicapping can be implemented, the line ups were determined by an invert from the heat race finishes saw the hot guns starting from deep in the pack Jason Gray was once such driver having to start from all the way back in fifteenth. He would work his way thru traffic to advance fourteen spots to grab the win. Todd Buckwold advanced two positions to take home second with Jordan Fornwalt coming home in the third-place spot. Justin Severence and Robert Tucker completed the top five.

The Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes also had an impressive car count coming in at nineteen strong. Josh Harrington worked his way from fourth to take the win with Tadd Kingsbury holding on to his outside pole position to claim second. Bob Kilburn would fall from his pole position but was able to hold on to the third-place victory lane spot.  Jason Horniak and Brian Chaffee rounded out the top five.

The USAC DMA Midgets are scheduled to make their first appearance of the season at the Ridge this coming Saturday June 27th on JTB Towing and Recovery night.

The C.A. Miller Limited Late Models and LaValley’s Buidling Supply Dirt Stockers were off to a bit of a rocky start with mechanical problems for some and a couple of light weight machines failing post race inspection. When all was said and done Tyler Trembly would be credited with the win over George Osgood and Jordan Martin in the Late Models and Kaleb Shepard, Phil Hayes and Troy Prentice the top three in victory lane for the Dirt Stockers.

In the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders it was like nothing changed. Buddy Welch worked his way from twelfth to get his first win of the season, with Bobby Bell returning to action coming home in second. Dennis Perry was your final victory lane visitor. Owen Carbee and Garrett Brown finished out the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 53rd season of dirt car racing continues Saturday, June 27, 2020 sponsored by JTB Towing and Recovery featuring a full card of racing for the 99Rock weekly racing series, with the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, USAC DMA Midgets, and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. The first of the season Mike Estrada State Farm 4/6 Cylinder Enduro Series is on tap as well. The C.A. Miller Inc Limited Late Models and the LaValleys Building Supply Dirt Stockers are off and will return for action on July 4th.

The process will unfortunately have to be the same on June 27th as it was on June 20th as we continue to follow the designated VT state guidelines. We will continue to enforce social distancing and face coverings at all times. All people entering the property will be required to be temperature checked before they can be signed in. Again we are not allowed to have general admission fans. Pit entry fee is $30.00 for 2020 Registered members, and $35.00 for non-members. No one under the age of 10 will be allowed on the property. Please bring proof of age, as we may require you to provide it.  

We will again be working under the “arrive, play and leave” mentality. Groups may not gather before or after activities (no tailgating, etc.). Gates to the facility/pits will open at 4:00pm gates will be closed to the facility/pits at 7:00 pm. No entry will be allowed after that time. You will be required to sign in and enter the pits immediately upon arrival, there will be no “tailgating” before the events. Racing will kick into gear at 6:00 pm(ish), based on track conditions.  Once the events have concluded for the evening everyone will be required to leave the facility, there will be no “tailgating” after the events. Once you enter the pits you will not be able to leave, (there will be no reentry), if you leave the pits you will be required to leave the property immediately.

We are just as anxious as everyone is to get things back to our “new norm” until then we continue to work diligently within the Vermont State guidelines, to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe, and sincerely appreciate all of you understanding. We also want to thank those drivers and crews who were able to take advantage of our closed practices. Your efforts to work within the guidelines established are what are allowing us to get to the next step, RACIN!! As we progress, we will keep you updated of any changes. Racing will kick into gear at 6:00 pm(ish), based on track conditions, and as always Visa and MasterCard are accepted. 

April May and Butch are now on air with Stephen John for all the updates happening at the Ridge 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. 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 – 53rd Season of Racing Wells River Savings Bank. night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday June 20, 2020

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (35 Laps)

1st       00        Jason Gray

2nd      631      Todd Buckwold

3rd       24        Jordan Fornwalt

4th       41J      Justin Severence

5th       42T      Robert Tucker

6th       5          Tanner Siemons

7th       34        Richie Simmons

8th       91nh    James Fadden

9th       86        Mike Ryan

10th     4          DJ Robinson

11th     1d        Wayne Stearns

12th     98        Walter Hammond

13th     88        Walt Hammond

14th     40        Steve Flint

15th     14        Nathan Locke

16th     26        Jeremy Huntoon

17th     27        Kyle Ashford

18th     83        Jesse Durkee

19th     9          Michael Dunn

20th     28        Josh Ruel

21st     51        Bryan Bigue ®

22nd    18        Matt Lashua

23rd     3          Jeff Huntington

24th     21D     Randy Geake®

25th     10s      Ryan Christian


DNS    000      Al Lajoice®

HEAT one:      Walter Hammond

HEAT two:       Richie Simmons

HEAT three:    Jason Gray

Semi Feature winner: Walt Hammond

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 Laps)

1st       71        Josh Harrington

2nd      09        Tad Kingsbury

3rd       77        Robert Kilburn

4th       3          Jason Horniak

5th       16        Brian Chaffee

6th       22        Thomas Placey

7th       12        Cody Gregoropoulos

8th       10        Ryan Christian

9th       50        Tyler Stygles

10th     1          Jeremy Hodge

11th     18        Cody Copeland

12th     4          Jeff Robbins

13th     33        Melvin Pierson

14th     21        Matt Ellsworth

15th     28        Bob Shepard

16th     69        Alexander Pushee

17th     91        Alfred O’Haire

18th     83        Will Hull

DNS    23        Derrick Stearns

HEAT one:      Cody Gregoropoulos

HEAT two        Ryan Christian

USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

Racing June 27, 2020

HEAT one:     

HEAT two:      

C.A. Miller Limited Late Model Feature (20 Laps)

1st       10        Tyler    Tremblay

2nd      17        George            Osgood

3rd       14        Jordan Martin

D’qd     71        Todd Dunham

D’qd     11        Matt Piper

HEAT one:      Todd Dunham

LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers

1st       0          Kaleb   Shepard

2nd      87        Phil      Hayes

3rd       78        Troy     Prentice

4th       6x        Chris    Cole

HEAT one: Phil Hayes

Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders (20 Laps)

1st       65        Buddy  Welch

2nd      24        Bobby  Bell

3rd       18        Dennis Perry

4th       5          Owen  Carbee

5th       89        Garrett Brown

6th       49        Kevin   LaForest

7th       13        Jason  Porter

8th       9          Jach    Audet

9th       98        Tom     Brown

10th     66        Robert Audet

11th     53        Travis  Burroughs

12th     12        Devon Spinks

13th     33        Daniel  Mears

14th     71        Sawyer Harrington

15th     80        Eric      Baker

16th     44        Logan  Martin

17th     88        Joey    Thibodeau

18th     17        Shane  Stygles

19th     54        Katie    Burroughs

HEAT one:      Buddy Welch

HEAT two:       Garrett Brown

WYKR Sprint Cars of New England

Off Returning 7/4

HEAT One:    

HEAT Two:    

Mike Estrada State Farm 4/6 Cylinder Enduro

Racing June 27th!

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