Holcomb Hits Bear Ridge Afterburner


BRADFORD, Vt. – After waiting out a rain delay and turning in a lackluster performance in his heat, Scott Holcomb sprang into action in the 25-lap USAC Dirt Midget Ass’n feature at Bear Ridge Speedway Saturday.

Holcomb started 10th and powered by Tim Gallant with an outside pass on lap 20 to earn his second win of the year.

Six caution flags slowed the event, which was run on a heavy, very fast track.

“With all those restarts, I think I passed the same people two or three times and I was starting to get a little annoyed, so on the last restart I just held it to the floor and that was that,” Holcomb said. “I actually preferred running the bottom because the top was so fast that we were right on the ragged edge. We were way off in the heat race and we made quite a few changes, so I was real happy with the way the track came to us in the feature.”

Gallant looked strong all night and finished a career-best second while Kevin Chaffee was third.

Scott Viets provided the Cinderella Story of the night, which marked his return to racing after he flipped in the season opener on May 5 and suffered significant orthopedic issues.

After starting eighth in his heat and finishing second, Viets started 13th in the feature and finished fourth, missing a podium finish by less than 10 feet when Chaffee raced by him at the checkered flag.