July 12th, 2014
It was a night of first time winners at Bedford Friday night as two racers won their first ever features, one took his first in over a decade, and one took his first of the season. Eric Zembower led the way with a popular win in the Late Model 25 lapper. It was his fourth career Bedford win but his first since June of 2002. Scoring their first ever Bedford wins were Brian Walker in the 305 Sprints and Brad Feight in the Pure Stocks. Andrew Pluta was the surprise winner in 4 Cylinder action. But in Economodified action it was more of the same with a Taylor family reunion in Victory Lane, this time Evan.
Matt Cosner led the Late Model field to the green but it was Eric Zembower ahead by the end of the first lap. Once in front Zembower pulled away with each passing lap as Cosner fought off a crowd. Mike Altobelli was the most persistant threat to Cosner and he finally got by for second on lap 11. Read more »
June 28th, 2014
Mark Smith made his trip to Bedford rewarding as he swept to the big win in the URC feature Friday night. After starting deep in the field, Smith wired the field late for the win. In other action, Troy Swindell outlasted the field to score his second career Limited win at the track. Like Smith, Jim Sayler came from deep in the field to take the Semi Late win, Brandon Lasalle took his first ever Economodified win and Scott Rickrode won his first ever event in the vintage car feature. The Pure Stock finale was mass chaos, even afterward, before Charlie Walter won in the tech line.
Randy West got the jump on the URC field and looked like a winner for 6 laps. A quick yellow on that lap changed everything as the field closed on him. On lap nine, both Curt Michael and Smith blew by and took over. The pair of them put on a show for several laps, trading the lead back and forth and running side by side around the track. Read more »
June 22nd, 2014
Jason Covert waited over half the race but rallied late to score the NDRL race at Bedford Friday night. For Covert, who usually rises to the occasion in Bedford’s bigger races, it was his first 2014 win at the track. Dave Brown beat the odds to score his first win in a long time in Semi Late action before Robby Black came from the pack to take the Limited win. Ryan Peer took his third consecutive 4 Cylinder win to complete the Friday action.
Pole sitter Keith Barbara got the jump on the field in the NDRL event and easily led the opening laps. Covert was up to second when the first caution flew on lap 3 for Jeff Rine. The yellow flew again on the restart as Jared Miley was involved in a back stretch fracas and Rine made yet another pit visit. Read more »
June 7th, 2014
After a season he’d like to forget, Matt Parks rose to the occasion to score the 25 lap Late Model win at Bedford Friday night. For Parks, the 2013 big winner at the track, it was his first 2014 win and 7th of his track career. In other action, Lou Wannyn came from the pack to score the Semi Late win, Ed Vogel won the Pure Stock event and Ryan Peer won the 4 Cylinder finale. The Taylors once again dominated the modified race, this time with Evan doing the honors.
The late Model 25 lapper was like a take of two races. Matt Cosner got the drop on the field at the start and ran off. Cosner got away as Matt Parks and Chuck Clise chased but lost ground every lap. A yellow on lap 7 for Dave Troutman which went longer after a Travis Wilson crash changed the entire complexion of the race. Read more »
June 2nd, 2014
Austin Hubbard made his Bedford Sunday appearance a big one as dominated the Speedweek show at Bedford. It was Hubbard’s first Bedford Speedway win since 2011 and only the second of his carreer at the track. In other action, Robbie Black ended the Rick Singleton Limited domination, Justin Michael won the Semi Late race and Jonathan Taylor won another Modified event
Austin Hubbard and Dylan Yoder brought the field to the line in the Late model 40 lapper and Hubbard got the drop and led from the start. Yoder chased ahead of Jeff Rine and Jason Covert. After the event’s first caution on lap 15, Rine got by Yoder and took off after Hubbard. Read more »
May 26th, 2014
Rick Singleton kept his streak alive at Bedford on Sunday as he scored his third consecutive Limited win in 2014. With a win in his heat each time, Singleton has not been beaten yet this season at the track in Limited competition. The 305 Sprints made their season debut at the track and Wayne Dadetto scored his first ever Bedford win in that 20 lapper. In other action, Dennis Perigo rallied late to take the Economodified event, Kevin Mohney won the vintage car race, Charlie Walter won the Pure Stock event and Ryan Peer returned for a 4 Cylinder win.
As the most recent feature winner, Singleton started ninth in the Limited 25 lapper and started his climb from the first lap. Dion Lasalle led the first lap before George Dixon got by. Dixon fought off Lasalle and Robby Black but Singleton was up to fourth by lap five. He blew by Lasalle for third the next lap and took second on lap 8. After some side by side action, he zipped Dixon for the lead on lap 14 and never looked back. Read more »
May 24th, 2014
Gregg Satterlee scored his first ever Bedford Speedway feature win as the Three State Fliers invaded the track Friday night. The win made Satterlee the 131st different LM winner in the long history of the track and came in convincing fashion. In other Friday action, Lou Wannyn wired the Semi Late field, Jonathan Taylor won the Emod race and Travis Group won the destructive Pure Stock event, before third generation driver Bailey Johnson scored his first ever 4 Cylinder race.
Chuck Clise led the Late Model field to the green but it was Andy Haus ahead on the first lap. Although Haus opened up an early distance on the field, Kenny Pettyjohn closed quickly and took over on lap 4. Several quick cautions closed up the field, coming on lap 5, 7 and 9, but Pettyjohn got away from Haus and the field each time.
A lengthy caution flew on lap 16 as the cars of Tim Wilson and Chad Hollenbeck tangled and got hooked together in turn 4 in what would be the last slowdown of the event. Read more »
May 11th, 2014
The Bedford Speedway was a two time loser to the weather this weekend as both ends of the two race weekend were rained out
On Friday a passing shower hit just as cars and fans were arriving, The track crew worked diligently to get the track ready and the program started only a half hour late. But during the second Pure Stock heat the sky opened again. The cars went pitward and the track crew went back to work, losing another 40 minutes.
The second Pure Stock heat was completed, but then it rained again, this time hard enough to kill the entire program Brad Nesline and Charlie Walter won the two Pure stock heats between the rain drops.
On Saturday, the rain arrived early enough to stop things before they ever got started, wiping out the entire weekend
The 305 Sprints scheduled for the Friday portion are on the schedule several more times this season, and rainchecks will be honored all year.
May 3rd, 2014
The Three State Flyers invaded the Bedford Speedway Friday night but it was track regular Jeff Rine in Victory Lane after the 35 lap event. For Rine, who went all of 2013 winless at the track, it was the second win in a row in 2014 and the 14th of his Bedford career. In other action, Lou Wannyn took the Semi Late event, Jonathan Taylor won the Economodified race and Charlie Walter won the Pure Stock nightcap.
Jim Yoder brought the field to the green but it was Matt Cochran ahead at the end of the first lap. Cochran led relatively easily through 4 early cautions, each for minor events, but third place starter Rine, who took second on lap three was in pursuit. Cochran took off after what would become the event’s last restart on lap 9, but , after losing ground early, Rine began to close. Read more »