May 2nd, 2015
Jeff Rine needed all 30 laps to claim his first 2015 Late Model win at Bedford Friday night. It was the second time in two seasons that Rine pulled off a last lap pass for the win, ironically, both times he has denied his victim a first career win. Last year he bested Chad Hollenbeck at the line. This time it was Matt Cosner. It was Rine’s 18th career Bedford win, moving him into a tie with track legends Tom Clise and Bob Salathe for 8th on the all time list.
Dave Brown became a two time 2015 Semi Late winner with similar late race drama, his move coming with two to go. Sean Kirkpatrick won the 305 sprint event, Jonathan Taylor took another Emod win and Bailey Johnson closed the evening with a 4 Cylinder triumph. Read more »
April 26th, 2015
Matt Parks, who had an off 2014 season, returned to form as he devastated the Late Model field Friday night at Bedford. It was the first 2015 win for the former track champion and came by a huge margin over the chasing field. In other action in the packed six division show,
Josh Berrier scored his first win in several years in Limited action, as did Dave Brown in Semi Late racing and Ed Vogel rallied late to win the Pure Stock race. Vic Vandergrift took his first ever trip to the stage in the E-Mod event, before Dacron Powell took his career first win in the 4 Cylinder finale. By the luck of the draw in the early season event, Matt Parks started the Late Model event from the pole. He rushed by fellow front row starter Andy Haus at the start and never looked back. Haus found himself totally occupied with Jeff Rine for the first ten laps of the event until Rine’s car broke at that point, bringing out the event’s only yellow. Read more »
September 21st, 2014
It was a night when the big winners kept winning as Bedford ended the 2014 season with Fallfest 2014. Rick Singleton capped off his year with his ninth Limited win of the season, and Evan Taylor won a fifth Economodified event. Jim Sayler, who had won three Fallfest events over the years, added a fourth Semi Late win, and Cale Martin finished a late season rally with his third 4 Cylinder win in the last four weeks,. after track champ Jeff Rine had already won his fifth Late Model event in the Friday night portion of Fallfest. At the other end of the spectrum, Ralph Engle won his first ever Bedford event in the special 305 Sprint show and Brian Duffy won his first race in over two years in the Pure Stock nightcap.
Rick Singleton started fifth in the Limited 35 lapper. Curtis Heath was the early leader and stayed in that spot as Singleton advanced. Singleton got by on lap ten in what became a caution filled crashfest, but the frequent yellow flags kept the field close. There were ten yellows thrown before the planned fuel stop on lap 18 as the entire field shifted around. Read more »
September 20th, 2014
Jeff Rine capped off his dream season at Bedford as he scored another win in the Friday portion of the season ending Fall Fest at the track. It was the fifth win of the season for the 2014 track champion, a tremendous rebound after going 2013 winless at the track. It was also Rine’s 17th career Bedford win, moving him into a tie for tenth place on the all time track list with retired Larry Wright.
Chuck Clise led the field to the green and assumed the initial lead. But after a lap one caution, DJ Troutman slid by Clise to lead lap two. Troutman led and pulled away from Clise, Gene Knaub and a charging Rine over the next five or six laps, But after about lap nine, the chasers all began to close on him. Read more »
September 1st, 2014
Rick Singleton continued his stellar Bedford season as he swept to another win at Bedford Speedway on Sunday. Singleton’s win in the special holiday show was his eighth Limited win of the season at Bedford, where he had already clinched the 2014 championship. Jeff Miller Jr picked off his first ever Bedford win in the accompanying 305 sprint event. Scott Rickrode won the special vintage car race, Ed Vogel came from the pack late to snag the Pure Stock win before Cale Martin took the 4 Cylinder finale.
Darrell Dick was the pole sitter in the special holiday weekend Limited event and easily led the early laps. Dick had a large lead over Brian Lessley when the first caution flew on lap 10. That caution closed the field but more importantly brought Singleton, who had climbed from eighth to third, within sight of the leaders.
It took two laps for Singleton to secure second place and he immediately set sail for Dick. On lap 14 he took the lead which he held to the end. Robby Black’s climb to the front was slower than Singleton’s. He finally got to third by lap 19 and took second from Dick on the last lap. But Singleton was well ahead and swept to the win. Read more »