Sunday, 16 June 2019


Winner Will Hull (middle) is joined in victory lane by 2nd place finisher Dean Christensen (right) and 3rd place finisher Joe Krawiec (left)/ Winner Will Hull (middle) is joined in victory lane by 2nd place finisher Dean Christensen (right) and 3rd place finisher Joe Krawiec (left)/


By: Mark Hann

Bradford, Vermont (June 15, 2019)………Will Hull, in his Seals-it-sponsored USAC DMA midget, was able to outrun the rain and fellow competitors to once again grab the victory at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT.

Heat race one (8 laps) began with the 23 of Tim West on pole and TJ Foster in the 26 starting outside West. Lap one had West and Foster holding the top two positions with the 18C of Mike Chaffee coming on strong to battle for the lead. By the beginning of lap two Chaffee took his 18C to the lead and held the point for the remaining laps of the event.

When the final flag waived it was Mike Chaffee in the 18C from Corinth, VT for the win followed by the 17 of Justin Sheridan from Suffield, CT for second and rounding out the top three was the 77 of Jeff Champagne from Westfield, MA making his return to the series.

Heat race two (8 laps) had the 42 of Manny Diaz starting from pole and the 16 of Justin Phillips starting second. Diaz in his 42 held the point for two laps but was no challenge for the hard charging 69 piloted by Dean Christensen from the Miller Racing stable. On lap three Christensen was able to power his way to first and showed he was out to win this race. While the 69 of Christensen was in control of the event, Seth Carlson in his Seals-it sponsored 2 would move from fifth to second place before it was all over.

Under the checker flag it was Dean Christensen from Granby, CT in the American Muscle USA Cycle Works sponsored 69 for the win and Seth Carlson from Brimfield, MA in the 2 for second with his teammate Will Hull from Plainfield, VT in the 3 for third.

With a light rain starting to fall, it was time to start the 25-lap feature race that had Tim West in his 23 on pole and TJ Foster with his 26 starting beside West.

When the green flag waved it was Foster in the 26 to the lead and showing strength early on but a caution at the end of lap two for Alex Rose in the 11 spinning in turn two would bring the field back together for a restart. Back to green and Justin Phillips in the 16 from Miller Racing would quickly take the point moving Fosters 26 back to second and the 69 of Dean Christensen now in third.

The yellow would soon waive again during lap four as the spinning 17 of Justin Sheridan had the field scattering on the back stretch to avoid further issues.

The field would see the green wave again which was now in control by Will Hull in his 3 taking the lead. Coming out of turn three on lap six, the 5 of Richie Morrocco, who was filling in for series regular Steve Midford, came in contact with the 23 of Tim West who ended wheels up after flipping.  The red flag was displayed, and the field would have to stop.  West would emerge from his race car unscathed but was not able to return to racing action.

With the track cleared and ready for racing, back to green and Hull in his 3 would hold the lead for all remaining green flag laps. By now Christensen in his 69 was second and his teammate Joe Krawiec in the 1B was now third. The last ten laps had the race fans cheering as the Seals-it teammates of Hull (3) and Carlson (2) did battle with the Miller Racing teammates of Christensen (69) and Krawiec (1B).

The battle would go right down to the last lap with Will Hull of Plainfield, VT in the 3 getting the victory over Dean Christensen of Granby, CT in the 69 for second followed by the 1B of Joe Krawiec also from Granby, CT for third and Seth Carlson in the 2 from Brimfield, MA rounding out the top four.

The series will be back in action on June 21st at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY.

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USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS: June 15, 2019 – Bear Ridge Speedway – Bradford, Vermont

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Chaffee (#18c Miller), 2. Justin Sheridan (#17 Miller), 3. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 4. T.J. Foster (#26 Foster), 5. Tim West (#23 West), 6. Alex Rose (#11 Rose), 7. Richie Morrocco (#5 Matczak), 8. Owen Carbee (#50 Carbee). 2:11.00

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dean Christensen (#69 Miller), 2. Seth Carlson (#2 Matczak), 3. Will Hull (#3 Matczak), 4. Dan Douville (#7x Big Enterprises), 5. Manny Dias (#42 Dias), 6. Justin Phillips (#16 Miller), 7. Joe Krawiec (#1B Miller). 2:09.00

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Will Hull, 2. Dean Christensen, 3. Joe Krawiec, 4. Seth Carlson, 5. Jeff Champagne, 6. T.J. Foster, 7. Mike Chaffee, 8. Manny Dias, 9. Justin Phillips, 10. Dan Douville, 11. Alex Rose, 12. Owen Carbee, 13. Richie Morrocco, 14. Tim West, 15. Justin Sheridan. NT


**West flipped on lap 6 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Foster, laps 3-5 Phillips, laps 6-25 Hull.

NEW USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Will Hull-375, 2-Seth Carlson-357, 3-Joe Krawiec-337, 4-Dean Christensen-310, 5-Justin Phillips-277, 6-Manny Dias-276, 7-T.J. Foster-243, 8-Adam Whitney-233, 9-Dan Douville-227, 10-Justin Sheridan-226.

NEXT USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET RACE: June 21 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway – Malta, New York