February 7th, 2014
The 2013 Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway racing season officially concluded Saturday night February 1st, with the Annual Awards Banquet at the Bedford Elks Club Ballroom. The top point’s finishers were recognized in the Super Late Model, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Late, Modified, Pure Stock and Four Cylinder divisions.
Track champions receiving their awards at the banquet were Matt Parks, Robbie Black, Bob Jay, Adam Daniels, Bill Replogle and Cale Martin. Read more »
September 29th, 2013
Six happy feature winners closed the 2013 season at Bedford as Fallfest drew to a close Saturday night.
Included among the winners were two track champions, Robby Black in the the Limited event, and Bill Replogle in the Pure stock race. Big winners also won as Jonathan Taylor bested the largest modified field of the year to earn his fifth win of the season and Ryan Peer took his third 4 Cylinder win. Two first timers emerged as Jamie Swank survived to score the Semi Late win and Roger Irvine took the 305 sprint event
Robby Black survived a crashfest to score his sixth Limited win in their 35 lap headliner. Josh Berrier was the early leader with Ron Bottenfield second. Multi car crashes and frequent cautions dotted the early laps as Berrier led., Andy Anderson worked his way into second with Black in third until a restart after another multi car crash on lap nine caused the red flag.. On the restart Anderson and Berrier collided with Anderson retiring. Read more »
September 28th, 2013
The track was fast and DJ Troutman was the fastest at Bedford Friday night. Troutman scored a drama filled last lap Late Model victory in the first night of Fallfest action at the track. It was Troutman’s first 2013 win at the track and came in the last Late Model event of the season
Troutman was the recipient of pre race luck, but then had to earn his victory the hard way. When original pole sitter Chuck Clise failed to answer the bell, Troutman moved up to join front row starter Mike Altobelli on the front row. Action started early as a wild nine car pileup occurred in turn 4 as the green flag dropped.
On the second attempt, Troutman out wrestled Altobelli to take the initial lead. The pair ran in that order with Shawn Claar third when the first caution flew on lap 7. Read more »
September 9th, 2013
In an event rain delayed a week, Dylan Yoder arrived and devastated the field in the annual Labor Day 55 at Bedford Sunday night. Yoder actually led a pair of 24 cars across the line as father Jim, who fell a lap back earlier, actually chased Dylan to the finish. In other action, two drivers scored their first ever Bedford wins as Jim Sacco won the Semi Late race and Brandon Conrad won the 4 Cylinder event. In between, Travis Group won the Pure Stock race and Dennis Perigo grabbed the Economodified laurels.
Dylan Yoder started his evening off well by winning his heat race and drawing two for a starting position in the Three State format. Yoder shot by Austin Hubbard at the start and never looked back as the 55 lap distance unfolded. Jason Covert zoomed in to harrass Hubbard for second and was running there when the most severe crash in the race happened on lap 9. On that lap Colby Frye banked off the third turn wall and got up on top of it before bouncing back onto the track. Read more »
August 31st, 2013
On a night dedicated to the first ever Bedford Speedway winner 77 years ago, Billy Winn, Nathan Lasalle became the newest first time Bedford winner Friday night. Lasalle’s big win in the Limited Late Model headliner followed in the footsteps of his famous father, Dion, who won in four different divisions at the track, as well as uncle Chuck and cousin Brandon, also winners. Greg Hainsey , who only a week ago won his first ever Semi Late event, returned for a second dose Friday, this one won in the tech line. Tony Daniels also was a first time winner as he prevailed in the best Economodified race of the year. Paul Bacchus won the special exhibition of the PenMar classic club, before Ed Vogel and Ryan Peer closed out the evening with wins.
Nathan Lasalle started on the pole and grabbed the early Limited lead. The event was slowed by caution for Robby Black on lap three and Craig Perigo had already worked up into a challenging position on Lasalle. But Perigo’s night went south as he banked off the wall on the restart and headed pitward with a flat. Read more »
August 24th, 2013
Trevor Kobylarz led the way as the ARDC midgets invaded the Bedford Speedway Friday night. Althought not his first ARDC win, it was the first ever Bedford triumph of his career. Kobylarz led an evening which featured two more first time winner and an upset in the five classes. Wayne Johnson pulled the exciting upset as he held off both Matt Parks and Jason Covert to score his first Late Model win in over 8 seasons. Greg Hainsey took the Muss Weyant Memorial, scoring his first career track Semi Late event. Terry Norris and Dustin Kinser took the nightcaps. The 4 Cylinder win was Kinser’s first ever in competition.
Ryan Greth was the pole sitter and early ARDC leader. He led Brett Wanner early as Kobylarz threaded his way forward from his eighth starting position. By the first caution event on lap 7, Kobylarz was only up to fifth but he really came alive after that break. While Greth and Wanner got away from the field, Kobylarz made it to third and started closing. Read more »
August 19th, 2013
Mike Wagner, close so many times, scored the big win as the 410 sprints invaded the Bedford Speedway Sunday night. While Wagner rallied late to win going away, two of the other three races on the card featured last lap passes for wins, in one case two passes on the single last lap in exciting fashion. Troy Swindell, led, lost and then rallied to win his first ever Limited feature, Dennis Perigo won the economodified event and Andrew Pluta snagged the 4 Cylinder finale in the rare Sunday show.
Jack Sodeman took off from the pole in the Sprint car 25 lapper and stretched out the field early. By about lap 8, Wagner was closing on Sodeman quickly as Sodeman began to work through lapped traffic. After catching Sodeman, Wagner kept up the pressure and on lap 15, he shot by on the inside for the lead. A yellow flag only a lap later kept Wagner from running away but he did that on the ensuing 10 lap run to the finish. Read more »
August 3rd, 2013
Robby Black came from deep in the field to score another win in Limited action at Bedford Friday night. It was his fifth Limited victory of the season and came before a huge crowd as the track celebrated $5 nostalgia night. Not to be outdone, the Semi Lates featured the second photo finish in the last four weeks as Zane Weicht eeked out a last lap win. Point leader Bill Replogle returned from a grinding crash only a week ago to take his fourth Pure Stock win of the season before Jonathan Taylor led another family event in the Economodifieds. Randy Doty won the All American Outlaws event before Cale Martin took the 4 Cylinder nightcap.
Travis Calhoun, seeking his first career win at the track led from the start in the Limited event, but Robby Black was climbing through the field fast. Black was up to fourth by lap six. Black got by Craig Perigo a lap later and began to close on Curtis Heath who was closing on the leader. As the tightening trio encountered lapped traffic on lap nine, Black slid by Heath and set sights on Calhoun. Read more »
July 27th, 2013
Justin Kann scored the biggest win of his career Friday night 140th edition of the Great Bedford fair. It was Kann’s second career Late Model win at Bedford with both coming in the 2013 season. As thrilling as Kann’s win was, the emotional high of the program was young Matt Eckman, who ran the race of his life to score his first ever Limited win before the packed house. In other action, Jim Sayler, Jonathan Taylor, Kyle Beckett and Andrew Pluta were also winners in the big fair night program.
The Late Model event was wild even before the start as 13 cars piled up in turn 4 as the green flag dropped. After that chaos was cleaned up, Shawn Claar was the early leader in the event. Justin Kann shadowed Claar for 5 laps, but got a big break as Claar’s car shut off on lap 6. On the restart Eric Zembower was second, holding off Andrew Haus, Matt Sponaugle and a fast climbing Matt Parks. Read more »
July 15th, 2013
Matt Parks, a several time Bedford winner already in 2013, added yet another with a dominating performance Sunday night. The race was the Three State Flier event held in tribute to Milt Miller, and Parks was in perfect form, leading all 35 laps. In other action, Chris Chamberlain, who lost in a photo finish on Friday, rallied late to take the semi Late win, Evan Taylor was the Economodified winner, and Bill Replogle won the Pure Stock event. Dustin Drake capped off the evening by scoring his first ever 4Cylinder victory.
The Miller tribute race, rained out twice over the last nine days, started with Parks and Jeff Rine on the front row. At the drop of the green Parks took the measure of Rine and set sail. Even bouncing off a pair of lapped cars on lap 13 did not seem to slow Parks down. By the time of the first caution on lap 22, Parks was almost a half lap ahead of Rine, who had his hands full with Trevor Feathers and a fast closing David Williams. Read more »