In dominating fashion, from start to finish, Gene Knaub took the big prize in the annual Bedford Speedway Labor Day 55 Friday night. The win bookended the season for Knaub, who won his first career Bedford winners hat on opening day this season and was worth $6055. Only a few weeks removed from her first ever Bedford win, Alyssa Rowe snagged another Emod victory at the track. Jim Saccoi took the Semi Late 15 lapper. Ryan Peer swept both 4 Cylinder races, one being the holdover event from last week, to complete the holiday weekend program.
Jeff Rine was the pole sitter for the big 55 event but it was Knaub who got the jump at the start. After a lap two yellow for a six car melee in turn one, Knaub actually sped away from Rine, as well as DJ Troutman and Matt Sponaugle. Sponaugle took third from Troutman on lap 12 to chase Rine. At that point, Rine and Troutman were basically tied in the season point race with everything on the line in this point finale. Read more »