BRADFORD, VT – Topless night offered plenty of hot action on Saturday August 30, 2014 sponsored by Dead River Co, as the Sportsman Modifieds and Sprint Cars of New England bared it all without roofs and wings.


DJ Robinson was the 11th different winner of the season in the DIRTcar Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds. For Robinson it’s seemed like he’d always be the bridesmaid and never the bride, but that wasn’t the case Saturday night. Robinson made his way from mid pack to second by lap nine following Ryan Christian who was having his best run of the season. On their tails was Bryan King who was also looking for his first win of the season. King grabbed the lead from Christian and stayed at the point after a restart for a couple of laps before Robinson made the pass and set sail for the win just past half way. Robinson was strong until the final laps when Chris Donnelly made his presence known forcing Robinson to stay strong. As the checkers finally waved Robinson crossed the line a nose ahead of Donnelly. Claiming the final victory lane spot was Josh Currier. Bryan King and Bob Shepard rounded out the top five.


Logan Oliver went from the penthouse to the outhouse in just one week as he found himself in the pits after a late race caution. Taking advantage of Oliver’s misfortune was Michael Danforth, one of his rookie contenders. Starting from the second row, Danforth grabbed the lead from rookie Mitchell Frost on lap 21 and never looked back claiming his second win of the season. Jeff Robbins and Thomas Placey came across the line second and third. Earl Maxham and Mitchell Frost completed the top five.


The USAC DMA Midgets were off and will return next week on Race Against Cancer night sponsored by Mekkelsen RV.


Once the dust settled after a shaky start the Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Models watched the point leader Jason Giguere, also topless, take the lead on lap six and cruise on to his eighth win of the season making him the winningest driver of the year at the Ridge. James Fadden took the runner up honors with Rob Williams grabbing the final victory lane spot. Michael Greene and Matt Lashua closed out the top five.


In the KDD NAPA Weglarz Property Service Ridge Runner Hornets and Fast Fours the front wheel drives continue to dominate the rear wheel drives with Cody Stearns® claiming his third win of the season. Rob Gioia, the first Fast Four, crossed the line in second, with Hornet runner Mike Ryan coming home in third. Chris LaForest and Charlie Lakin completed the top five.


The Sprint Cars of New England were in town and it was heard that being topless offered the fans one of the best races they have seen of the SCoNE machines. Keven Chaffee took the lead from Will Hull with ten to go and was able to hold off Dan Douville who was knocking hard on his door the last five laps for the win. Douville crossed the line second with Hull holding on for third.


Bear Ridge Speedway’s 47th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, September 6, 2014 for the ROCK99 Weekly Racing with Race Against Cancer night sponsored by Mekkelsen RV. The card will include the weekly Bond Auto Parts DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Pro Stock Sportsman Coupe, USAC DMA Midget, Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Model, Weglarz Property Service Fast Four, and KDD NAPA Auto Parts Hornet divisions. 4/6 Cylinder Enduro, and first ever appearance of the 750 and 1200 sprints. As the dog days of summer come to a close there’s only four weeks left to the 2014 racing season, so be sure to mark your calendar and get to the Ridge to see the best short track dirt racing in New England!


Admission $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


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


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Dead River Co. night
99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (40 laps)
4      DJ Robinson®
20   Chris Donnelly
42c Josh Currier
X      Bryan King
28    Bob Shepard
34    Richie Simmons
OO   Jason Gray
42t  Robert Tucker
1B    Derek Barker
78   Vince Quenneville
10s  Ryan Christian®
24    Jordan Fornwalt
1x    TC Forward®
73   Kevin Chaffee
27   Ed Patterson
O1   Mike Gendron
17   Travis Shinn
77  Alan Hammond
11   Josh Sunn
9     Mike Dunn
5     Gary Siemons
10   Derek Graham

DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Pro Stock Sportsman Coupe Feature (30 laps)
44    Michael Danforth ®
4       Jeff Robbins
22    Thomas Placey
43    Earl Maxham
14    Mitchell Frost®
81    Louie Cadwell
71    Josh Harrington
16    Brian Chaffee ®
18    Jason Colbeth
24    Jeremy Beckley
34    Billy Simmons
8       Teddy Salomaa
3       Jason Horniak
32     Terry Williams
26     Logan Oliver®

USAC DMA Midgets (25 laps)

Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)
23    Jason Giguere
91    James Fadden
7w   Rob Williams®
29    Mike Greene III
18    Matt Lashua
57   Kevin Harran®
94   Cary Moulton®
11    Travis Smith
2      Derrick Stearns® (DQ’d)
29j  Skeeter Greene (DNS)

Weglarz Property Service Fast Fours/KDD NAPA of Bradford Ridge Runner Hornets (20 laps)
71    Cody Stearns®
4       Rob Gioia
86    Mike Ryan
56    Chris LaForest
3       Charlie Lakin
67     David Durkee
29     Jesse Durkee
17     Deven Stearns®
87     Don Reynolds
oo7  Lacey Hansen
1        Alicia Taylor
24     Bobby Bell
8       Sean Perron
81     John Dunham
13     Hunter Garduno
68     Derrick Durkee

Robinson Edges Donnelly on Topless Night at Bear Ridge