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Morgan Back On Top At Bear Ridge

- Justin St. Louis on 02 Aug 2010

Jeff Elliott (#06) and Bryan King (#X) in a pileup at Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday. (Alan Ward photo)PHOTO: Jeff Elliott (#06) and Bryan King (#X) in a pileup at Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday. (Alan Ward photo)

(From track press release)

The 99ROCK Weekly Racing Series at Bear Ridge Speedway found a new face in Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified victory lane on Saturday.

While new to the track's top division but not new to the Ridge, Woodstock's Jim Morgan reminded the rest of the contenders that he does know his way around the track coming home the winner. Gary Siemons of Orford, N.H., was unable to set any serious challenge to Morgan and would have to settle for the bridesmaid position this week. Siemons sat in third for several laps, but a late race bobble by Derek Graham of Woodsville, N.H., gave Siemons the break he needed to get to the runner-up spot. Graham, in his first season being in a race car, was able to hold off the hard-fought challenges of Jason Gray to make it to victory lane in the third place spot for the second time this year. Rookie Justin Comes was fifth.

The Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe points battle has become an intense one with not one but two Pierson brothers at the top vying for the crown. Melvin Pierson has been at the top of the heap, but a ride off the track on the hook saw his points lead go by the wayside to no one other than his brother Gene. Gene Pierson took the win the hard way on the outside as he worked his way to the front of the pack to take the lead from Jason Horniak. Horniak was able to hold on to second, with Josh Harrington third.

The Notch Above Auto Limited Late Models continue to see car counts on the increase and continued great racing excitement for all to see. Jeremy Hodge was able to get to the front to take the checkers for the fourth time this season. Troy Comeau made his way from mid-pack to claim the second spot. The third and final victory lane spot went to T.C. Forward.

In the Journal Opinion Fast Fours, Tim Hodge made a last-lap charge and took the lead away from Josh Sunn to go on for his second win in as many weeks. Sunn finished second. Coming home in the final victory lane spot for his first victory lane visit of the season was Robert Tilden.

In the KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets, rookie Jesse Smith took the lead away from Brad Martin just before halfway and held off the hard fought challenges of Tom Placey on the final lap to claim his first win of the season. Placey, coming from deep in the pack, would have to settle for the runner-up position with Martin holding on to third.

The Hornet Queens were on hand for their makeup race from the J&A Lawncare and Boudreault Septic Night, and once again Melissa King was able to take the lead and go on for the win over Kelly Marshia and Donna Racine. The Queens will be back again this Saturday night for their regularly scheduled event.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS -- Perry's Oil Service Night
Bear Ridge Speedway, Bradford, Vt.
Saturday, July 31, 2010

# - denotes rookie

Bond Auto Sportsman Modified
1. Jim Morgan, Woodstock
2. Gary Siemons, Orford, N.H.
3. # Derek Graham, Woodsville, N.H.
4. Jason Gray, East Thetford
5. # Justin Comes, Middlebury
6. Gene Pierson, Jr., East Corinth
7. Mike Dunn, North Haverhill, N.H.
8. # Ryan Dutton, Bradford
9. Bryan King, Corinth
10. # Jeffrey Elliott, Woodsville, N.H.

Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe
1. Gene Pierson, East Corinth
2. Jason Horniak, Bradford
3. Josh Harrington, Topsham
4. Bryan King, Corinth
5. Chris Carbee, South Ryegate
6. # Robert Tucker, Topsham
7. Steve Ellsworth, East Corinth
8. # Shane Race, South Strafford
9. # Dwight Burgoyne, Jaffrey, N.H.
10. Buster Kathan, Ludlow

A Notch Above Auto Limited Late Model
1. Jeremy Hodge, Newbury
2. Troy Comeau, Rumney, N.H.
3. T.C. Forward, Lyme, N.H.
4. Jason Blake, Moretown
5. Robert Tucker, Topsham

Journal Opinion Fast Four
1. Tim Hodge, Verhsire
2. Josh Sunn, White River Junction
3. Robert Tilden, East Thetford
4. Josh Connor, White River Junction
5. Kevin Harran, St. Johnsbury Center

KDD NAPA of Bradford Ridge Runner Hornet
1. # Jesse Smith, Topsham
2. Tom Placey, Bradford
3. Brad Martin, Thomaston, Conn.
4. Bobby Bell, St. Johnsbury
5. Don Reynolds, Springfield

Hannaford Supermarkets Hornet Queen
1. Melissa King, Corinth
2. Kelly Marshia
3. Donna Racine, St. Johnsbury

1. Jeff Elliott (#06) and Bryan King (#X) in a pileup at Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday. (Alan Ward photo)
2. Jim Morgan was the Sportsman Modified winner. (Alan Ward photo)

Bear Ridge
Season complete


Bond Auto Sportsman Modified
Fairlee, Vt.

Wells River Chevy Sportsman Coupe
East Corinth, Vt.

A Notch Above Auto Ltd Late Model
East Montpelier, Vt.

Journal Opinion Fast Four
White River Junction, Vt.

Bradford, Vt.

Hornet Queen
Corinth, Vt.

WYKR Sprint Cars of New England
Bridgewater, N.H.

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