Bedford Speedway » 2019 Results


July 7th, 2019

    Jason Covert made one of his infrequent Bedford visits pay off big as he pocketed the $3000 Late Model win Friday night.  It was Covert’s first Bedford win in several seasons and he did it in dominating style.  In other action, Greg Hainsey survived a last lap rush to take the SemI Late win and Beau Aikey survived a chaotic EMod even to score that win.

     Matt Sponaugle grabbed the first lap Late Model lead and held on for three laps as Jason Covert challenged.   Covert got by on lap 4 and then devastated the field, pulling away to a half lap lead by the time of the first caution on lap 22.  On the restart. Sponaugle seemed to gain renewed vigor as he kept pace with Covert until he himself spun two laps later, collecting Tyler Bare, Jaerd Miley and Dan Angellichio in the process.

    On the restart, Andy Haus was the new second place runner but he was no match for Covert as he ran ten more perfect ;aps to score the win.  Haus, Chuck Clise, Jeff Rine and Angellichio trailed.  Sponaugle and Covert won he heats

    By far the race of the night was the Semi Late 25 lapper.  Greg Hainsey was the pole sitter and early leader but the battle was in his wake.  Hainsey had built up a large lead until second place runner Trent Clark brought out the first caution on lap 10   At that point, Chubby Childers took up the chase but he had a herd around him as Bob Jay, Bill Replogle and Mark Patterson made it a 4 way battle.

    Hainsey pulled away again over the next few laps but the 4 pack started closing fast around lap 20.  It became a 5 car battle at the front over the last 5 laps and increased by one as the whole gang caught a lapped car on the last lap but Hainsey held on for the win.   Bob Jay snagged second at the line ahead of Replogle, Childers and Patterson.  Trent Clark and Travis Calhoun won the heats.

    The EMod event was chaos from the start as front row starter Ryan Beckett spun at the dropping of the green, doing a long slow 360 the length of the frontstretch as the entire field got by without contact.  It took three more tries to get the field started and seven cautions in the first five laps for the jumpy field.

     John Whitfield was the initial leader but he gave way to Mike Walls on lap 4, just before spinning out himself.   Walls only led three laps before he shot to the pits on a lap six caution.   At that point Beau Aikey inherited the lead and he held on as the field self-destructed behind him.  During the rest of the 25 lapper every single car in the field either spun, pitted or retired completely, including five different second place runners, except the leader Aikey.

    At the finish, Aikey held off the challenge of a resurgent Walls and Beckett.  Whitfield and Dan Cornman completed the top 5.  Walls And Aikey won the heats.

   Brett Perigo won the special Vintage event and Kyle Beckett was the crate Mod winner



Late Models: (Milt Miller Tribute)- Jason Covert, Andy Haus, Chuck Clise, Jeff Rine, Dan Angelicchio, Tyler Bare, Matt Sponaugle, Jarred Miley, Nathan LaSalle, Jeff Johnson, Dave Stamm, Sam Gindlesperger (DNS)

SEMI LATE 25 LAPS Greg Hainsey, Bob Jay.  Bill Replogle, Chubby Childers.  Mark Patterson  Kyle Weyandt,  Brian Weyandt Jr,  Trent Clark,  Chris Wolfe,  Jason Gilliland,  Travis Calhoin,  Jarrod Brown,  Tyler Musselman  DNS Lonnie Buttry

EMOD 25 LAPS  Beau Aikey,  Mike Walls Ryan Beckett,  John Whitfield,  Dan Cornman,  Justin Milburn,  Brandon Galloway,  Rick Potter,  Bruce Miller,  Doug Stine,  Alyssa Rowe,  Rich Goodman,  Sam Reeder,  Chris Reckner,  DNS  Mike Duck

VINTAGE Brett Perigo, John Marks, Steve Longo,  Hugh Wright,  Fred Thompson,  Denny Smouse

CRATE MOD  Kyle Beckett,  Chris Cogan,  Brandon Inglish,  Chris Chamberlain,  Scott Corbi  Scott Daniels,  Thomas Clover,  Kevin Vanhorn,