W Lebanon NH – Bear Ridge Speedway honored the champions from its 52nd season of dirt track stock car racing on Saturday November 16th. More than 300 drivers, crew members, sponsors, fans, and officials filled a sold-out banquet hall at the Fire Side Inn W Lebanon NH for the gala, where more than $25,000 in prizes and point fund purses was awarded.
Lots of racing and double points proved the saying true, “it’s not over till it’s over” in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes in the points battle for these two divisions. The way it started is the way it ended in the points battle for the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models and the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders. Three drivers earned their right into the Modified Growler with each feature seeing a new driver taking the checkers and a last chance qualifier for the non winners of the season allowing more driver to be qualified. Rained out events were what were on tap for the night. The first round of features were for rained out sponsor Dennis Preston Builder the second round of features were for rained out sponsor Sabil & Sons.
Kevin Chaffee gets win #4 in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds
Kevin Chaffe wins #4 in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Melvin Pierson win#2 in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Ryan Christian scores #7 win the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, and Jason Porter #5 in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders.
It’s not over till it’s over and in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds Matt Lashua looked like he was going to be able to hold on for his third win, but Kevin Chaffee was having nothing of it. Working his way from the back of the pack Chaffee was able to make his move on Lashua late in the race taking over the point. When the checkers waved Lashua was able to hang on for second with Jordan Fornwalt crossing the line in third right on his heals. Tanner Siemons and Steve Flint with a great performance completed the top five.
Ryan Christian grabs another win in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models
Cody Copeland finally gets his first win in the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes. Todd Dunham gets the win in the visiting Twin State Dirt Stocks, while Ryan Christian grabs his sixth win of the season.
Simmons gets back to back wins in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds,
Zach Audet comes out on top in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders
Richie Simmons finds himself in the right place at the right time, when a post race inspection disqualification of the race winner gives him his second win in as many weeks. Kenny Schrader’s night cut short in the USAC DMA Midgets when his fuel pump failed eliminating him from the feature. Zach Audet gets his first win in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders.