DIRTcar East Series event two for the Sportsman Modifeds winner Jason Gray
Kevin LaForest recorded as official winner in the Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders

Bear Ridge Speedway

Feature winners in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds hosted DIRTcar East Series event Jason Gray; Josh Harrington in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes; Tyler Tremblay in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models; Lucas Wheeler in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks, and Kevin LaForest in the Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders.

The DIRTcar East Series event number two is officially in the record books. The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds welcomed in several outsides for the event and together they put on a whale of a show for the fans. The Series offers a bit of a different format with qualifying races set by time trials. Fast time of the night would be recorded by a competitor who has been around the Ridge a time or two in the past at 14.804 seconds recorded by Kevin Chaffee. After the qualifying races the top four in each event were brought out to victory lane for a redraw to set the front of the field for the 42 lap main event.  The fans and drivers were afforded a couple of historic surprises, the first being the DIRTcar World Racing Group Chief Starter Dave Farney appearing on the flag stand to shepherd the field thru their event. The second was a FOUR WIDE parade lap around the ¼ mile clay oval. This historic event has been a long time coming, and April May and Butch could not be more humbled or proud to be a part of the DIRTcar World Racing Group, and to have had the opportunity to host it. For April May it was almost better than Christmas! Our home track drivers put on a whale of a show and we are very proud of all of them and send out a huge thank you to all the drivers who came across the green mountain range to join us. The event had a bit of a rough start, but after the final caution on lap eight the event went green to checkers for the remaining 34 laps. When the Farney double checkers waved on the field our own hometown 2020 track champion Jason Gray was the one leading the field across the line. Coming home in second was David Boisclair out of Latham NY, home tracks Malta and Airbourne, and Jordan Fornwalt in third. Kevin Chaffee came home in fourth with visiting Andrew Buff out of Latham NY, home tracks Malta and Glen Ridge coming home in fifth.

Some of the heavy hitters made their way from deep in the pack to claim the victory lane spots in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Last week’s feature winner was able to make it into the top ten but ran out of time before being able to set a challenge on the coveted spots. The veterans Harrington, Chaffee, and Ellsworth are recorded as the coveted ones for week two. Josh Harrington claimed the checkers with Brian Chaffee coming home in second and Matt Ellsworth third. Tim Hodge back in the saddle driving for Gary Corsi came home in fourth and Cody Gregoropoulos rounded out the top five.,

USAC DMA Midgets return to action May 22, 2021.

The C.A. Miller Limited Late Models had a rough go of it, loosing several cars before the qualifying began. The ones that did make it to feature time put on a great show for the fans with Tyler Tremblay back in his own machine taking the win over Todd Dunham in second and Matt Piper in third. Rob Rugg and Jason Porter rounded out the top five.

In the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Lucas Wheeler comes out on top when the checkers waved with last week’s feature winner Jesse Dunham come home in second. Troy Prentice graded the final victory lane spot crossing in third. Rounding out the top five were Mike Mann in fourth and Mike McClay in fifth.

There was once again plenty of action in the Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders with twenty-five cars trying to make it to the front. A heat race mishap decreased the field by two, and at the end of their twenty-lap main event several of our old-timers made their way to the front of the field. The victory lane finish would prove to be temporary as a post-race inspection disqualified the winner for a weight infraction. The official finish would see Kevin LaForest crowned the winner with Tom Brown in second and Logan Martin in third. Jessie Durkee and Jon LaForest will be recorded as rounding out the top five.

Coming up this Saturday May 22nd Vermont Food Bank Benefit night with a full card of racing including the USAC DMA Midgets and the visiting Granite State Mini Sprints. The event sponsored by Ron’s Fix It Shop. Bring in 3 non perishables and get $3.00 off ONE general admission ticket. Please help us give support to those in need, one of them could be your neighbor.  

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. We know that the Vermont State COVID-19 guidelines have begun to lift, but we STRONGLY ask each of you to continue to wear a mask and working on social distancing when walking around and standing in lines. Please remember if any of our awesome employees were to get COVID because someone was only thinking of themselves and not all of us we may be forced to cancel the races for a couple of weeks as they are quarantined and we would not have the staff needed to operate. Safety for all IS our FIRST concern. If you are not well or have been recently exposed, we expect you to stay home, to help us keep everyone safe. This is about ALL of us not each of us, and we are NOT out of the woods yet. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and working with us, to be able to provide the best place for your entertainment, while keeping everyone safe!

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 6:45 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 and children 11 and under $2.00. Teens 12 to 16 and seniors 62 and older is $10.00. 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 2021 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.

Please stay safe, be kind to others and wear your mask!

Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time every Saturday starting in May thru September.
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

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 54th Season of Racing sponsored by VP Racing Fuels & Sabil & Sons night

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday May 15, 2021

Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (42 lap DIRTcar Eastern Series Event)

1st       00        Jason Gray

2nd      02        David Boisclair

3rd       24        Jordan Fornwalt

4th       73        Kevin Chaffee

5th       92        Andrew Buff

6th       91nh    James Fadden

7th       42T      Robert Tucker

8th       18        Matt Lashua

9th       34        Richie Simmons

10th     61        John Scarborough

11th     26        Jeremy Huntoon

12th     3          Jeff Huntington

13th     46        Jeremy Beckley ®

14th     10s      Ryan Christian

15th     51        Bryan Bigue

16th     66        Jason Bruno

17th     9          Michael Dunn

18th     18DP   Dennis Perry®

19th     631      Todd Buckwold

20th     78        Michael Wright

21st     27        Kyle Ashford

22nd    92        Ryan Avery

23rd     86        Mike Ryan

24th     4          DJ Robinson

Time Trials-Fast Time: Kevin Chaffee 14.804

HEAT one:      Robert Tucker

HEAT two:       Richie Simmons

HEAT three:    Kevin Chaffee

Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes (30 Laps)

1st       71        Josh Harrington

2nd      16        Brian Chaffee

3rd       21e      Matt Ellsworth

4th       2          Tim Hodge

5th       12        Cody Gregoropoulos

6th       3          Jason Horniak

7th       09        Tad Kingsbury

8th       22        Thomas Placey

9th       1          Jeremy Hodge

10th     50        Tyler Stygles

11th     28        Bob Shepard

12th     83        Tim Martin

13th     69        Alexander Pushee

14th     93        Ricky Sanville

15th     91        Alfred O’Haire

16th     17        Cooper Hodge ®

HEAT one:      Ricky Sanville

HEAT two:      Tyler Stygles

USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

Off Return to action 5/22/2021

HEAT one:     

HEAT two:      

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

1st       32        Tyler Tremblay

2nd      71        Todd Dunham

3rd       117      Matt Piper

4th       70        Rob Rugg

5th       13        Jason Porter ®

            60        Dustin Towle ® DNS

            10b      Chad Mcalpine ® DNS

            22        Trevor Strong ® DNS

HEAT one:      Matt Piper

LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 Laps)

1st       21        Lucas  Wheeler

2nd      71        Jesse   Dunham

3rd       78        Troy     Prentice

4th       22        Mike    Mann

5th       82        Mike    McClay

6th       58        Edward Moodie

7th       26        Clayton Fennimore

8th       63        Mike    Stender

9th       6x        Chris    Cole

10th     18D     Dawn   Rumrill

11th     25        Timothy Blake

12th     35        Jacob  Brown

51        Sidney “Bud” Sweet  DNS

HEAT one:      Lucas Wheeler

HEAT two:       Dawn Rumrill

Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders (20 laps)

1st       49        Kevin   LaForest

2nd      89        Garrett Brown

3rd       44        Logan  Martin

4th       88        Jesse   Durkee

5th       79        John    LaForest

6th       13        Jason  Porter

7th       12        Devon  Spinks

8th       20        Pete     West

9th       27x      Blake   Buccellato

10th     19        Dan     Allard

11th     07        Santana Merritt

12th     17        Shane  Stygles

13th     52        Gregory Crews

14th     8          Devin   Bell

15th     98        Tom     Brown

16th     56        Anna    Ricker

17th     54        Katie    Burroughs

18th     2          Taber   Andrews

19th     97        Cary    Hunter

20th     53        Travis  Burroughs

21st     78        Allan    Birch

22nd    24        Bobby  Bell

            1          Josh    Paton DNS

            71        Sawyer Harrington DNS

            22        Jonathon Baker DQ’D

HEAT one:      Devon Spinks

HEAT two:      Kevin LaForest

HEAT three:    Logan Martin

4/6 Cylinder Enduro

First Event 5/29/2021