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COSNER SCORES HAT TRICK AT BEDFORD

August 27th, 2016
 Matt Cosner continued his late season hot streak with another Late Model win at Bedford Friday night.  It was Cosner’s third win in a row at the track and fourth win in the last five weeks.   Ralph Morgan devastated the field to score his first ever Bedford Limited win, before   Jim Dearmitt scored his first ever Bedford Pure Stock victory.   Ryan Peer ended the evening with his class leading fifth 4 Cylinder win of the year.   In the special appearance of the PenMar vintage club, Glen Pobletts easily won.
    It took 4 tries to get the Late Model event underway.   The first recall was for a sloppy start, but the others were all for spins and crashes on the start.  But on the fourth try, Matt Parks got by pole sitter Chuck Clise to lead lap one.  Clise recovered and gave Parks fits until retaking the lead on lap 4.   Read more »

COSNER CONTINUES ROLL AT BEDFORD

August 20th, 2016
  Matt Cosner continued his  hot 2016 season with a win in the special Friday night at Bedford.  The 30 lap victory, his fourth of the year, was worth $2500, and he remains the only Late Model driver with multiple 2016 wins at the track.  In other action, Lou Wannyn took his third Semi Late win, Jonathan Taylor took his   fifth EMod win and Wayne Brenize took his fourth 4 Cylinder event.
    Gene Knaub shot by pole sitter Jeff Rine at the start of the Late Model 30 lapper and ran off for the early lead.   Cosner shot by Rine later on the first lap and took off after Knaub.   Cosner had caught and was all over Knaub for the lead by the time the first caution flew for a slowing DJ Troutman on the backstretch on lap 14.. Read more »

COSNER SCORES AGAIN AT BEDFORD

August 13th, 2016
  Matt Cosner, enjoying a stellar mid season run, rallied late to take the Late Model event at Bedford Friday night.  It was Cosner’s third win of 2016 at the track where he has been the only multiple winner this season.  In a spectacular Semi Late race featuring a photo finish and post race drama, Tom Warren was awarded the win in the Muss Weyant Memorial.  Alyssa Rowe, Brad Feight and Ryan Peer also enjoyed trips to the Bedford stage.
    Dave Troutman got the jump on Jason Schmidt to lead the opening laps of the Late Model event.    Andy Haus also got by Schmidt for second but did not close on Troutman in the early laps.  While the first two ran alone at the front, Matt Cosner was booming through the field.  Cosner was up to fourth on lap 4, and slid by Schmidt on lap 8. Read more »

SPONAUGLE CHARGES TO WIN AT BEDFORD

August 6th, 2016
Before a huge crowd on 5 Dollar night, Matt Sponauigle snagged the big win at Bedford Friday night.  It was his first Bedford win in almost exactly two years,  and came in dramatic fashion, as he chased down the leader with a late race rally.  In other action, Jesse Snyder came from deep in the field for the Semi Late win,  Bill Replogle  barely held off Justin Queen for the Pure Stock win and Tom Brady took the 4 cylinder nightcap.
     DJ Myers blasted out to the early lead in the Late Model 25 lapper and opened up a sizeable lead in the first few laps before a quick yellow on lap 7.   Matt Sponaugle had been wrestling with Troy Swindell for second,  and he had just secured that spot on lap six. Read more »

COSNER WIINS BEDFORD FAIR EVENT

July 30th, 2016
    Matt Cosner rallied late to add his name to the long list of fair week winners at the Great Bedford Fair Friday night.   The win, before a cram packed crowd was Cosner’s second of the year, both coming in prestigious races, the Milt Miller classic and now the fair event.   Robby Black held off Kyle Lee’s advances to score the Limited event, while Travis Calhoun held off two challengers for the Semi Late win.  Jim Sayler, Beau Aikey and Ryan Peer won in other action.
    With the fair week format, starting lineups were determined by 2016 point standings at the track.  Eric Zembower and Andy Haus brought the Late Model field to the green and it was Haus ahead on lap one.    Dylan Yoder finally got by Zembower for second on lap 4, but Haus was way ahead by then.  Matt Cosner took third on lap six and closed on Yoder in about a lap.   Read more »

CLISE BAGS BEDFORD BIG ONE

July 16th, 2016
A stout field of outsiders descended on Bedford for the Billy Winn  Classic Friday night but  the big check stayed close to home as Chuck Clise scored the big win.  The event, named for the first Bedford winner 80 years ago, paid Clise $8000 for the 50 laps.  It was Clise’s first Bedford win in almost exactly two years.  In Semi Late action, Greg Cornell survived a bit of late race controversy to take his second win of the season.  In EMod action,  Bill Pluta scored his first ever feature win after years of trying.
     42 Late Models were on hand for the event.  After setting fast time and winning his heat, Matt Cosner survived the redraw and started on the pole for the 50 lapper.  But Clise got he jump at the start   Colby Frye also got by Cosner on the first lap and the three got away as the field jostled for positions behind them.   Read more »

HAUS AND SMITH SCORE AT BEDFORD

July 9th, 2016
  Andy Haus used some late race luck to score the big Late Model win at Bedford Friday night.   Mark Smith used late race brute strength to take the lead, then a stroke of luck to secure the win in the companion URC portion of the event.  In other action, Lou Wannan too the Seni Late win, Bill Replogle won the Pure Stock race and Darren Howsare closed the evening with a 4 Cylinder win.

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SHAWN JONES SCORES BEDFORD FIRST WIN

July 4th, 2016
Shawn Jones, making his first Bedford start in quite a while, made the trip out rewarding as he scored his first career win at the track in the special topless Limited event Sunday night.  Joining Jones in the limelight were Reed Thompson in the 305 event, Cale Martin in the 4 Cylinders, and, after a lot of post race drama, Brad Feight in the Charlie Walters 42 lap Pure Stock event.  Glen Pobletts won the special old timers race.
Shaun Jones led the Limited field to the green and took the early lead but could not shake George Dixon and Dan Zechman.  Behind them raged a wild 5 car battle in the pack with positions changing every lap.  Read more »

COSNER CRUSHES BEDFORD FIELD

July 2nd, 2016
Matt Cosner rose to the occasion and crushed a tough Late Model field to claim the Milt Miller Cup at Bedford Friday night. The 35 lap event, held in the memory of former racer Milt Miller, was worth $3000 to Cosner and was his first 2016 win at the track.  Greg Hainsey held off a mob in a wild three wide dash to the finish to gain the Semi Late event, before Rick Hulson scored his first ever EMod win.  Ryan Peer closed the exciting evening with a 4Cylkinder win
    When fast timer and heat winner Gregg Satterlee drew the pole for the event,  most people figured the race was already decided.  And Satterlee did not disappoint as he shot off at the drop of the green.  But the first lap was never completed as a ten car pileup erupted in turn three and the red flew.     After cleanup operations, the field realigned for a start just as a shower hit the track and everyone went to the pits. Read more »

ENGLE AND TROUTMAN STAR AT BEDFORD.

June 18th, 2016
   Defending Late Model track champion DJ Troutman and 305 racer Ralph Engle both rallied late to score wins at Bedford Speedway Friday night.  Greg Cornell took the Semi Late win and Jonathan Taylor continued the Taylor family domination of the E Mod division.  In the evening’s most controversial event, Travis Group took the Pure Stock nightcap.
    Allen Brannon led the Late Model field to the green and took the initial lead.   But from the end of the first lap, Andy Haus was all over Brannon with a furious attack.   Lap after lap Haus tried the leader to no avail.   When the leaders caught the first lapped car on lap 7, Brannon went high and Haus shot low, splitting the lapped car.    and almost getting the lead Read more »