Bear Ridge Closes Out 2021 Season With Lots of Action

Jason Gray didn’t need to show up to clinch the title in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, but being the racer he is, he said h*** yeh I’m showing up and finishing the year on a bang, which is exactly what he did.

While he didn’t set fast time those honors go to Robert Tucker who by doing so beat out Jordan Fornwalt for the runner up position in the points standings by one point, he did take home the rest of the honors for the double header weekend. With a field of twenty-six cars strong the 100-lap main event offered plenty of excitement for the fans. Gray beat out Jordan Fornwalt and Robert Tucker for the victory lane spots with Josh Sunn and Matt Lashua rounding out the top five. The Professor Chris Donnelly was in the house for the first time in a modified in 2021 and finished strong in the sixth-place spot. The ever popular “Growler” event was held after all the regular features and once again for the second year in a row, The Gray team pit crew were the ones to get their driver out first earning the team an extra cool $500.

Deja vu from 2020 as Matt Ellsworth repeats the weeks he wins in 2021in the Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes. Matt Ellsworth wins week three in 2020 and in 2021. Matt Ellsworth starts from mid pack for their sixty-lap main event, gets to the front in what is being said as the best Coupe Race at the Ridge and takes the win, as he did in 2020. Ellsworth beats out Tad Kingsbury, the two of them getting by the pole sitter Cody Gregoropoulos who was able to hold on to third. Ryan Christian and Brian Chaffee completed the top five. The Coupes also had the ever popular “Growler” event and once again as they did last year, the Ellsworth team pit crew were the ones to get their driver out first earning the team an extra cool $500, as they did in 2020!

The USAC DMA Midgets took to the track for the final time in 2021 running our segment feature event with three segments combined for an overall total to determine the nights winners. The first segment win went to Justin Sheridan after ten laps. The second segment went to Seth Carlson after fifteen laps and the third segment win was Justin Phillips after twenty laps. The overall finish was a three-way tie for first meaning the finish of the last segment would break up the tie. Justin Phillips is the overall winner with Justin Sheridan in second and Seth Carson in third. Joe Krawiec and Brandon Piastka completed the top five. Seth Carlson is officially your 2021 track champion.

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Ryan Christian is the winner in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models with Matt Lashua and Tyler Tremblay joining him in victory lane in that order.

Mike Stender gets his first win of the season in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks beating out Jesse Dunham who crossed the line in second and Lucas Wheeler who came home third. Mike Mann and Dawn Rumrill rounded out the top five.

Two more winners were added to the final tally in the Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders as Hayden Bishop was finally able to get the win in his feature beating out Jonathon Baker and Blake Buccellato. Travis Kin and Katie Burroughs completed the top five. The second feature went to Jason Porter with Logan Martin and Carl Sweet joining him in victory lane. Devon Spinks and John LaForest rounded out the top five. After their regular features a “non-winners” thirteen lap event was held for those who had not held the checkered flag in victory lane in 2021. This event was sponsored by Porter Power Racing and Big Al’s Photos and was thirteen laps as that is Jason Porters number in the four cylinders. Randy Morrill was the winner of the night getting to hold the checkered flag, taking home a special trophy and a little extra in his pocket! We want to thank Jason and Diane for making this happen and for Big Al kicking in some dough as well. This event put the total number of winners in the division to eighteen.

The Sting Vintage Race Cars 4/6 Cylinder Enduro put on an action filled event for the fans, with thrills and spills to keep everyone on the edge of their seat. After 75 laps Danny Doyle is the winner beating out Buddy Chapman and Eric Lundblad. Duke Maxwell and Jeff Mitchell rounded out the top five The Sting Vintage Race Cars 4/6 Cylinder Enduro will make one more appearance in 2020 on our 5th annual Sunday Funday October 10th..

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 STRONGLY encourage if you are not well or have been recently exposed, to stay home, to help us keep everyone safe. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and working with us, to be able to provide the best place for your entertainment, while keeping everyone safe!

The final event of the season is our annual Sunday-Funday scheduled for Sunday October 10th sponsored by Dad’s 4 By Tool & Supply. This event will feature the four and eight cylinder Demolition Derby’s run in conjunction with the Toby Lussier and crew from Caledonia Fair, the final Sting Vintage Race Cars 4/6 Cylinder 150 lap Enduro, and the return of “FLYIN Ryan the Home Wrecker” For more information about this event please check our website

Be sure to 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.

General admission pricing for Sunday Funday is $12.00 for a front gate ticket is for adults, Teens and Seniors and children 11 and under $2.00

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 if you are not vaccinated, or in groups with people you don’t know if are vaccinated!

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 Questions can be sent to Visa and Master card accepted.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 54th Season of Racing sponsored by General Auto Salvage

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

From Saturday September 24-25, 2021


Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds (100 Laps)

1st 00 Jason Gray

2nd 24 Jordan Fornwalt

3rd 42T Robert Tucker

4th 11 Josh Sunn

5th 18 Matt Lashua

6th 24k Chris Donnelly

7th 29 Max Dolliver ®

8th 34 Richie Simmons

9th 10s Ryan Christian

10th 2nh Tanner Siemons

11th 21 Marty Kelly

12th 4 DJ Robinson

13th 97 Allan Hammond

14th 33 Melvin Pierson

15th 18dp Dennis Perry

16th 3 Jeff Huntington

17th 91nh James Fadden

18th 46 Jeremy Beckley

19th 631 Todd Buckwold

20th 27 Kyle Ashford

21st 137 Todd Randlett

22nd 21d Randy Geake

23rd 26 Jeremy Huntoon

24th 117 Matt Piper

25th 86 Mike Ryan

26th 9 Michael Dunn


HEAT one: Robert Tucker

HEAT two: Chris Donnelly

HEAT three: Jason Gray

Time Trial Fast Time: Robert Tucker 13.951


Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes (60 Laps)

1st 21e Matt Ellsworth

2nd 09 Tad Kingsbury

3rd 12 Cody Gregoropoulos

4th 10 Ryan Christian

5th 16 Brian Chaffee

6th 18 Cody Copeland

7th 22 Thomas Placey

8th 8 Jeremy Hodge

9th 71 Josh Harrington

10th 2 Tim Hodge

11th 28 Bob Shepard

12th 93 Ricky Sanville

13th 69 Alexander Pushee

14th 3 Jason Horniak

15 17 Cooper Hodge ®

16 83 Tim Martin

17 1 Jessy Smith

18 91 Alfred O’Haire


HEAT one: Cody Gregoropoulos

HEAT two: Ryan Christian

Time Trial Fast Time: #Ryan Christian 14.937


USAC DMA Midgets Feature (25 laps)

1st 16 Justin Phillips

2nd 17 Justin Sheridan

3rd 4 Seth Carlson

4th 1B Joe Krawiec

5th 7 Brandon Piastka

6th 76 Josh Sunn

7th 7x Daniel Piastka ®

8th 18c Mike Chaffee

9th A-1 Jeff Horn

10th 4x Derrick O’Hearn

11th 5c Joseph Chick


SEGMENT one: Justin Sheridan

SEGMENT two: Seth Carlson

SEGMENT three: Justin Phillips

Time Trial Fast Time: 4 Seth Carlson 14.505


C.A. Miller Limited Late Models (20 Laps)

1st 10 Ryan Christian

2nd 316 Matt Lashua

3rd 32 Tyler Tremblay

4th 117 Matt Piper

5th 10j Travis Smith

6th 13 Jason Porter ®

7th 70 Rob Rugg

8th 71 Todd Dunham

9th 15 John Neddo

23 Kelly Miller NP

48j Thomas Coates DNS


HEAT one Kelly Miller

HEST two: Tyler Tremblay

Time Trial Fast Time: (legal car) Tyler Tremblay 15.064


LaValley’s Building Supply Dirt Stockers (20 laps)

1st 63 Mike Stender

2nd 71 Jesse Dunham

3rd 21 Lucas Wheeler

4th 22 Mike Mann ®

5th 18D Dawn Rumrill®

6th 25 Timothy Blake ®

7th 78 Dustin Towle ®

8th 82 Trevor Strong

9th 6X Chris Cole

10th 58 Edward Moodie ®

General Auto Salvage Double Header Weekend Feature winnersSabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Jason Gray; Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Matt Ellsworth, USAC DMA Midgets Justin Phillips; C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Ryan Christian; LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Mike Stender, Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders Feature #1 Hayden Bishop & Feature #2 Jason Porter. Sting Vintage Race Cars 4/6 Cylinder Enduro Danny Doyle

99Rock Weekly racing series 2021 Track Champions: Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Jason Gray; Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Tad Kingsbury, USAC DMA Midgets Seth Carlson; C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Matt Piper; LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Jesse Dunham, Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders Kevin LaForest.

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