BRADFORD, VT – The annual Bond Auto Parts 4th of July spectacular with Modified Madness provided the packed house at Bear Ridge Speedway (VT) with over 200 laps of racing excitement on Saturday night, June 28.

The DIRTcar Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds  raced over 100 laps for their biggest purse of the season of over $9,000.00.

The drivers brought in over 200 sponsored laps for their double points madness night in the DIRTcar Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds.  Starting the first segment on the pole with his most laps collected status was Jason Gray, with Chris Donnelly of Orford, New Hampshire alongside.  When the checkers waved on segment one, Donnelly was the winner with Gray in second.

From the first segment 21 of the 25 cars would be inverted for the second segment line up with the additional three completing the field.  Tim Hodge being the unlucky finisher in segment one was able to capitalize on his then pole position in segment two and capture a huge chuck of the lap money for the segment and come home the winner.

In segment three it was Gary Siemons and Ryan Christian of Canaan, Hampshire that set the pace on the field.  Siemons led a majority of segment three until late in the event when Christian was able to capitalize on a bobble by Siemons and take over the lead.  Christian in only his sixth outing in the mighty mods was able to survive two restarts to claim the final segment win.

Tim Hodge goes three-wheeling around the corner. (Alan Ward Photo)

Tim Hodge goes three-wheeling around the corner. (Alan Ward Photo)

When the final results were tallied, Chris Donnelly was declared the overall winner with Derek Barker in second and Adam Pierson in third.  Rounding out the top-five were Mike Gendron and Kevin Chaffee.

The DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Pro Stock Sportsman Coupes saw yet another winner this week as Jason Colbeth was finally able to claim the gold.  Working from deep in the pack Colbeth made his way to the front to claim the lead and go on for the win.  Joining him in victory lane was Matt Ellsworth with his best finish of the year in second and Jeff Robbins coming home in third.  Point leader Melvin Pierson claimed fourth with Brian Chaffee in another strong finish in fifth.

The USAC DMA Midgets continue to impress the crowd with their strong showing of cars every other week. One name of note is the occasional visit of John Heydenreich.  Heydenreich is still struggling to figure out the Bear Ridge clay oval but rest assured, when he does, look out because you will see a whale of a show.

Tonight it was once again the Adam Pierson show as he claimed the lead on lap eleven over taking Dean Christensen.  Christensen was able to hold on for second at the checkers with his team mate Scott Holcomb claiming third. Skip Matzcak’s stable claimed the forth place finish with Joe Krawiec and Josh Sunn completed the top five.

The Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Models were looking for Rob Williams to make it three win in four events after his back-to-back wins at Bear Ridge and Legion Speedway (NH), but his moment would end late in the race when his drive shaft let go, putting him in the pits and out of contention.

Jason Giguere Lebanon NH was able to take advantage of the restart and took the lead away from Brandon Gray to secure his second win of the season.  Gray held on for second with Derrick Stearns taking third. Mike Greene and Travis King completed the top-five.

In the Weglarz Property Service Fast Fours/KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets, Charlie Lakin once again found himself on top at the checkers with two other Hornets joining him in victory lane.  Sean Perron came home second with Hunter Garduno taking third.  Rob Gioia came home in fourth as the top Fast Four finisher, while Chris LaForest rounded out the top five.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 47th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, July 5, 2014 with David’s House Benefit Night sponsored by Wells River Chevrolet.  The card will include the weekly Bond Auto Parts DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Pro Stock Sportsman Coupe, Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Model, Weglarz Property Service Fast Four, and KDD NAPA Auto Parts Hornet divisions. Plus the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England will visit the track.

General admission pricing applies $10 for adults (age 18-61), $8 for teens (12-17) and seniors (62+), and $2 for children.  Visa and MasterCard are accepted.  Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time.

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

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Bond Auto Parts 99ROCK Weekly Racing Series

Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (Three 38 lap segments)

20           Chris      Donnelly

1b           Derek    Barker

15           Adam    Pierson

O1          Mike      Gendron

73           Kevin     Chaffee

42T         Robert  Tucker

X             Bryan    King

11           Josh       Sunn

OO         Jason     Gray

10           Derek    Graham

34           Richie    Simmons

1x           TC           Forward®

42c         Josh       Currier

81           Tim         Hodge

5              Gary      Siemons

91           Tim         Tucker

24           Jordan  Fornwalt

10s         Ryan      Christian®

27           Ed           Patterson

4              DJ           Robinson®

9              Mike      Dunn

28           Bob        Shepard

21           Adam    Gage

23           Tyler      Austin

0              Matt      Austin


DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Pro Stock Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)

18           Jason     Colbeth

21           Matt      Ellsworth

4              Jeff        Robbins

33           Melvin  Pierson

16           Brian      Chaffee®

71           Josh       Harrington

14           Mitchell                Frost®

81           Louie     Cadwell

17           Kane      Pike

43           Earl         Maxham

3              Jason     Horniac

22           Thomas                Placey

26           Logan    Oliver®

24           Jeremy Beckley

44           Michael                Danforth®

77           Bob        Kilburn®

13           Buster   Kathan

34           Billy        Simmons

32           Jerry      Catterall


USAC DMA Midgets (25 laps)

76m       Adam    Pierson

9              Dean     Christensen

47           Scott      Holcomb

6              Joe         Krawiec

76           Josh       Sunn

2              Scott      Viets

5              Tim         Hodge

18c         Mike      Chaffee

77           Jeff        Champagne

1w          Ray         Miller

12           Adam    Whitney

57           Dylan     Duhaime

22           John      Heydenreich

1R           Jeff        Horn

11v         Vince     Lucca

4              Denny   Zimmerman

78           Stan       Otterman

49           Dylan     Rock

11r          Alex       Rose

20           Stephen Morsillo (DNS)

71           Cal          Chandonett (DNS)


Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)

23           Jason     Giguere

OO         Brandon               Gray

2              Derrick  Stearns®

29           Mike      Greene III

3              Travis    King

94           Cary       Moulton®

57           Kevin     Harran®

7w          Rob        Williams®

91           James   Fadden (DNS)


Weglarz Property Service Fast Fours/KDD NAPA of Bradford Ridge Runner Hornets (20 laps)

3              Charlie  Lakin

8              Sean      Perron

13           Hunter  Garduno®

4              Rob        Gioia

56           Chris      LaForest

54           Ryan      Farnham

71           Cody      Stearns®

17           Deven   Stearns®

87           Don        Reynolds

111         Jacob     Roy®

11B         Taylor    Morse

24           Bobby   Bell

86           Mike      Ryan

-Bear Ridge Speedway Press Release. Photo Credit: Alan Ward

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