Second weekend of closed practice sees everyone cooperating with COVID-19 requirements Yet another week, week five of season canceled due to COVID-19 stay home stay safe orders
With the canceling of week five, May 30th due to COVID-19 the month of May closes out at as the first May in 53 years that the fans have not been in the stands to watch some of the best dirt racers on the fastest dirt track in New England. We continue to update and adjust our schedule in an effort to be able to bring back our sponsors later in the year, week five to have been sponsored by Woodsville Guaranty Saving Bank.
As we continue to wait for the lifting of restrictions, we have been able to have a couple of closed practices for registered 2020 drivers of the Ridge. We are very pleased that everyone present adhered to our COVID-19 safety precautions during both of the sessions. We are in hopes that we will be able to continue ramping up our efforts and be able to throw that much anticipated green flag on 2020. We continue to align our plans with the Governor’s softening of the state restrictions.
As we continue to work our way thru the COVID-19 pandemic we have to cancel yet another night of racing at the Ridge. This coming Saturday May 23rd was to be our Memorial Day Remembrance of lost friends at the Ridge, sponsored by one of our new partners The WOLF 95.3/107.1. We are hoping to be able bring Heath and the gang in later on during the season. In the meantime as we remember our lost friends we continue to hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.
COVID-19 stay in place orders forces the Ridge to cancel week three of season Vermont Food Bank Benefit rescheduled to 8/22
As COVID-19 progresses, and we continue to monitor Governor Scotts softening of his executive orders we 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 another plug on a race night. Week number three sponsored by Dad’s 4 By Tool and Supply are now cancelled. Dad’s 4 By Tool will be coming back as the sponsor on September 12th. As you know Bear Ridge Speedway does everything it can to help a nonprofit each month. May 16th was supposed to be the Vermont Foodbank Benefit Night. Knowing that in normal times this night is important, in today’s atmosphere it is even more important, therefore we have rescheduled the very important benefit to Saturday August 22nd.
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.
With the talk of the town being COVID-19, people are beginning to wonder if we will be able to race opening night May 2nd, and if tracks across New England will be ready to open. Have no fear Bear Ridge Speedway “the fastest DIRTcar track in Vermont” is moving full throttle ahead, as we finally are able to get into the track and start preparations for 2020 our 53rd consecutive season of racing.
The “99ROCK wfrd” Weekly Racing Series is taking shape as well with registrations coming in daily. If the number of applications already received is any indication of what they year holds in store for us, we can expect a banner year of competitors in all divisions. With a lot of drivers suddenly realizing they are out of time to get their cars ready, they often forget until practice day to get in those applications, so we are expecting a bumper crop of applications over the next few weeks. 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 practice and opening days!
Bear Ridge Speedway schedule set for our 53rd season of racing
Bear Ridge Speedway is ready to kick off its 53rd year of racing with an action-packed schedule that will surely put the fans on the edge of their seats each and every week.
The first glimpse and meet and greet will be the shows in the Upper Valley where some of the cars and stars will be in the month of April. First up will be at Newport Chevrolet in Newport NH. The sponsor of our double header weekend September 25th and 26th. We are scheduled to be on location in Newport on Saturday April 18th. Then we will be moving to the Upper Valley to the Fire Side Inn on the strip for our regular annual show. More information for all our shows to follow.