Pierson dominates Modified Field at Bear Ridge; Miller tops USAC Dirt Midgets
Wedding held during intermission; Colbeth cops Coupe win

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Photo Credit: Alan Ward

BRADFORD, VT – Multi-time and defending DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Champion Adam Pierson put on a clinic Night at Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday, winning the 50-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Modified double points feature on KDD Napa night. Pierson, of Fairlee, VT, started tenth on the grid and took the lead on lap 11, rolling to an easy win. Kevin Chaffee finished second with Bryan King third.

70 year old Hall of Famer Ray Miller led the entire distance to top the USAC Dirt Midget Association feature. Miller received stiff challenges from Scott Viets, who crossed the line second, with Kevin Chaffee at the controls of an all new Skip Matzak entry claimed third.

Jason Colbeth of Newbery, VT made the move of the night on lap 17 rocketing to the lead from third in the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe feature. From there Colbeth pulled away and went on to record the win in the 35 lap event. Tom Placey claimed second with Kane Pike third from his eighteenth starting spot.

Jason Giguere showed that he is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Model feature as he took the top spot early and went on to the win. Rookie Brandon Gray was second with Matt Ellsworth completing the top three.

Weglarz Property Service Fast Four action saw Tim Martin take the lead from Kevin Harran near the halfway point and go on to the win. Harran finished second with Steve Bell claiming third after starting scratch as he missed his heat with transmission problems.

KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornet action found Eric Post take the win after claiming the top spot just after the halfway point.

For the first time in the tracks’ 46 year history a wedding occurred during intermission in Victory Lane, as Fast Four Rookie Don Reynolds married the 2012 Hornet Queens Champion Dawn King. Reynolds also proposed to King in victory lane last season after winning a Ridge Runner Hornets Feature.

Bear Ridge Speedway’s 46th season of stock car racing continues on Saturday, May 11th as R&M Automotive sponsors the 99ROCK Weekly Racing Series Modified, Coupe, Late Model, Fast Four, and Hornet divisions. Also in town will be the Granite State Mini Sprints. Regular general admission is $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.

99ROCK Weekly Racing Series
Bear Ridge Speedway — Bradford, VT
Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature (50 laps)
1. Adam Pierson
2. Kevin Chaffee
3. Bryan King
4. Troy Comeau
5. Josh Sunn
6. Robert Tucker
7. Ed Patterson
8. Jason Gray
9. Chris Donnelly
10. Gary Seimons
11. Billy Lussier
12. Travis Barker
13. Jordan Fornwalt (R)
14. Mike Gendron
15. Mike Dunn
16. Danny Eastman
17. Tim Hodge
18. Tim Tucker
19. Bob Shepard
20. Evan Kingsbury
21. Derek Barker
22. Jack Cook
23. Adam Gage (R)
24. Todd Petsche

USAC Dirt Midget Feature (25 laps)
Ray Miller
Scott Viets
Kevin Chaffee
Joe Krawec
Dean Christensen
Josh Sunn
Jamie Spaulding
Adam Whitney
Mike Chaffee
Dylan Duhaime
Denny Zimmerman
Anthony Nocella
Tim Gallant
Dylan Rock
Scott Holcomb
Jim Mossman
Jeffrey Champagne
David Rose Jr

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe Feature (35 laps)
1. Jason Colbeth
2. Tom Placey
3. Kane Pike
4. Danny Doyle (R)
5. Terry Williams
6. Teddy Salomaa
7. Jason Horniak
8. Steve Ellsworth
9. Jeremy Beckley
10. Jesse Smith
11. Louie Cadwell
12. Melvin Pierson
13. Josh Constantine
14. Josh Harrington
15. Buster Kathan
16. Martin Mastic
17. Rick Fletcher
18. Jeff Robbins Jr
19. Jerry Catterall
20. William Simmons

Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps)
Jason Giguere
Brandon Gray
Matt Ellsworth
Eric Lang
Travis King
Tina Catterall
Brian Chaffee
Mike Greeene III