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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: DIRTcar Sportsman Series East Region Roars Into Glen Ridge

Max Dolliver leads the East Region points standings after Bear Ridge Victory

Max Dolliver

After opening the season at Bear Ridge Speedway, the DIRTcar Sportsman Series East Region returns to action this weekend at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.

Race two of the four-race regional schedule will be at “The Ridge” on Sunday, May 19. Drivers will battle in a 40-lap Feature paying $1,000-to-win.

Joining the DIRTcar Sportsman Series on the card are the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, DIRTcar 4-Cylinders, Limited Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Slingshots.

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Here’s a look at what to watch for this weekend:

Max Leads the Charge: After winning his first DIRTcar Sportsman Series Feature at Bear Ridge, Max Dolliver enters Glen Ridge as the East Region points leader. The Londonderry, NH driver outlasted Jason Gray in traffic, leading the final 21 laps to earn the $1,000 prize.

RELATED: Max Dolliver Scores First Career DIRTcar Sportsman Series East Region Win at Bear Ridge

Dolliver has made one appearance at Glen Ridge in the past, finishing 11th during the East Region event there last June.

Gray’s Chance to Strike: For the second consecutive season, Gray kicked off his chase for an East Region championship with a podium finish at Bear Ridge. 

Jason Gray
Jason Gray prepares for last Saturday’s race at Bear Ridge/DIRTcar Racing

The East Thetford, VT driver has made two previous Series starts at Glen Ridge, finishing 13th last year and 21st in 2021. Gray is aiming for his third career Series victory and first outside of Bear Ridge.

Defending the Ridge: Glen Ridge opened its 2024 season last weekend with a familiar face in Victory Lane. 

Zach Buff, who finished second in the track’s points standings last season, earned his 10th career Feature win last Sunday.

Zach Buff in Victory Lane at Glen Ridge
Zach Buff wins at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park/Glen Ridge Motorsports Park photo

The Latham, NY driver also finished third in last year’s DIRTcar Sportsman Series East Region event at “The Ridge,” and is searching for his first Series victory.

Buff will compete against the drivers he competes against weekly this Sunday, including Brendan Gibbons, Taylor Wason, and Cody Ochs, who all earned top five finishes on opening night.

All three drivers competed in last year’s East Region event, earning a top-15 finish. Ochs’ fifth-place finish was the highest out of those three drivers.

Ochs has six career wins at Glen Ridge, while Gibbons has three. Wason is aiming for his first win at the track. 

DIRTcar Sportsman Series East Region Schedule

Saturday, May 11, Bear Ridge Speedway, Max Dolliver (1)
Sunday, May 19, Glen Ridge Speedway
Tuesday, May 28, Afton Fairgrounds Speedway
Saturday, July 20, Bear Ridge Speedway

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