Will Hull in the USAC DMA Midgets Owen Carbee in the Peanut’s Auto Four Cylinders.
Full Moons always spell disaster on race night, and so at the weekly drivers meeting the drivers were asked to please not make it a typical full moon madness night, and that is exactly what they did with both of the Ridge’s headline divisions going green to checkers in their main events!
Sometime starting position is everything, especially when the track is fast and there are no cautions waving to regroup the pack. Matt Lashua was the one to capitalize on just such conditions in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds. Taking the lead on lap 4 he cruzed on for the win over Kevin Chaffee and Richie Simmons who simply ran out of time to set any hard challenges against him. Chris Donnelly in the Tim Tucker machine and Robert Tucker rounded out the top five.
Jason Fornwalt in the Sabil & Son Sportsman Modifieds
Will Hull in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England.
There were a lot of wings in the air with both the Granite State Mini Sprints and the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England making their first appearance of the season.
The Granite State Minis had a good showing with 21 cars taking to the track for their respective divisions. Tom Chaffee gets the win in the 500’s with son Riley Chaffee coming home in second and Ed Vickery grabbing thirds. Tyler Vickery and Cody Willette finished out the top five. in the 600’s Kyle Beliveau takes home the checkers with Mark Wigget following him in second and Tyler Jones your final victory lane spot. Drew Eldridge and Joe Kemp rounded out the top five.
Robert Tucker in the Sabil & Son Sportsman Modifieds
Seth Carlson in the USAC DMA Midgets.
While everything around the track was under water the ¼ mile fastest clay oval track in Vermont, was in excellent shape and indeed fast fast fast on opening night 2019 of the 52nd consecutive season at Bear Ridge Speedway.
It was a wild night for the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds, the fast and tacky track made for a very level playing field for all the contenders. Lapped traffic late in the event would have a huge play in the outcome of the event. This gave Robert Tucker the opportunity he needed to get by the front of the field for the win with Steve Flint coming in across for second. Billy Lussier gave us a surprise visit and was able to grab third. Derek O’Hearn and Matt Lashua completed the top five.
It’s the final countdown to the 52nd consecutive season of racing!!!
It is the final countdown and last-minute track preparations are in full swing to be ready to open the doors on our 52nd season.
This Saturday May 4th it is the annual car show at its new location for 2019, this year at the Bradford Fair Grounds, Bradford VT where the cars and stars will be judged, and the top three recognized for their accomplishment. Then the first practice session will follow in the afternoon. The 99ROCK wfrd weekly racing season will then see weekly competition in all five divisions starting that same night May 4th sponsored by FMS NAPA of Bradford, the proud sponsor of Bear Ridge Speedway’s opening night for over two decades. Racing will kick into gear at 5:30 pm(ish), based on track conditions.
ITS ALMOST HERE ITS ALMOST HERE, the 52nd consecutive season of racing!!!
Just three more weeks till opening day at Bear Ridge Speedway, May 4th the 51st consecutive season opening day is just around the corner, and everyone is anxious to see the dirt fly, and get their first order of gravy fries! We have finally been able to get into the track, and with the warmer weather and rain over the last few days, it is hoped that we will see most of the frost out of the ground.