Bear Ridge Speedway 2011

The 2011 Season is set to kick off on May 7th with the Annual Car Show at the Jiffy Mart in Bradford from 10-1, followed by the final test & tune on the track from 2-4pm. Drivers take to the track for the 44th Official Opening Night at 6pm. This season marks an exciting time, as the Sportsman Modifieds become the first DIRTcar sanctioned series in New England! While it's not fully clear what implications this will have, there's certainly a possibility that this could bring an influx of cars from other tracks.....and that is NEVER a bad thing for the fans in the stands!

The 99ROCK WFRD racing series will boast five great divisions - along with the Bond Auto Parts DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet brings back the Sportsman Coupes.....A Notch Above returns as the title sponsor for the Limited Late Model Class....the Weglarz Property Service Fast Fours return as do the KDD NAPA of Bradford Ridge Runner Hornets.

Bear Ridge has also decided to bring in even more for the fans! Bi-Weekly classes will include a return of the Hornet Queens as well as a brand new offering, the Stinging Hornet Youth Division. This series will allow unlicensed 14-16 year olds to see what they've got! The SCoNE (Sprint Cars of New England) will be bringing their incredible show to the 1/4 mile clay track six times in 2011. If you haven't seen these winged warriors battling then you MUST make a trip out this summer!

click above to see the Champions

scroll down for individual drivers and links to my photos

2011 Weekly Racing Schedule

Date Sponsor Special Event Visiting Format Bi-Weekly

5/7 KDD NAPA of Bradford Opening Night DP

5/14 Wells River Chevrolet (postponed) Queens

5/21 Valley Floors GSMS Coupes draw Youths

5/28 Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Scout Night & Kids rides DMA Hornets time Queens

6/4 Woodsville Guaranty

Savings Bank VT Food Bank Benefit GSMS Mods Madness (DP) Youths

6/11 Miller Auto Group (postponed) SCoNE LLM time Queens

6/18 Jiffy Mart of Bradford NEMS/ACOT/DMA Coupe Madness (DP) Youths

6/25 Wells River Savings Bank GSMS Hornets draw Queens

7/2 Miller Auto/Noise R Us Fireworks SCoNE/DMA Mods time Youths

7/9 Dennis Preston Builder David's House Benefit SCoNE FF Madness (DP) Queens

7/16 Mid-Season Championships DMA DP Youths

7/23 J&A Lawn Care &

Boudreault Septic GSMS FF draw Queens

7/30 Perry's Oil Service Kids Bike Races SCoNE SCoNE time Youths

8/6 Interstate Battery of

New-Mont Antique tractors GSMS Hornet Madness (DP) Queens

8/13 Walker Motors Sales, Inc John Poor Memorial SCoNE FF time Youths

8/20 Swenson Insurance Co Bull Dogs Benefit & Kid rides NEMS/DMA LLM draw Queens

8/27 Sabil & Sons NEAR/Old Timers GSMS Coupes time Youths

9/3 Dead River Co. SCoNE LLM Madness (DP) Queens

9/10 Mekkelsen RV DMA/GSMS Mods draw Youths

9/17 99Rock Track Championship 5th Annual Demo Derby NEMS DP Queens

9/24 NE Dirt Track Championships SCoNE

*ACOT= Atlantic Coast Old Timers

*DMA= Dirt Midget Association

*GSMS= Granite State Mini Sprints

*NEAR= New England Antique Racers

*NEMS= New England Mini Sprints

*SCoNE= Sprint Cars of New England

Full galleries from Bear Ridge's 2011 Season

HUGE thanks to the following drivers for showing their support by carrying the logo in 2011!!

Click photo to go to a page featuring each driver.

Bell, Bobby

Bell, Stephen

Berry, Nick

Blake, Jason

Burgoyne, Dwight

Comes, Justin

Doyle, Danny

Dunn, Mike

Greene, Mike

Harran, Kevin

Hodge, Tim

Hull, Travis

Hull, Will

Kathan, Buster

King, Bryan

Lang, Eric

Martin, Brad

Placey, Thomas

Plant, Beth

Reynolds, Don

Sheldon, Karl

Sheldon, Steve

Siemons, Gary

Tilden, Robert

Tucker, Robert

Woodard, Vern

I have the pleasure of working with some really talented photographers and journalists at Bear Ridge.

Check out their sites below

'Big Al' Alan Ward (Track Photographer)

Justin St. Louis (Vermont Motorsports Magazine)

Don MacIntosh (SCoNE and GSMSRS)

Steve Poulin ("Rumors, Ramblings, and Racing")