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KEMENAH SNAGS BIG BEDFORD WIN

April 18th, 2016

The All Star Circuit of Champions headlined the second night of Bedford’s 2016 opening weekend, and it was All Star Chad Kemenah scoring the big win. Travis Group scored the win in the Pure Stock season opener while Wayne Brenize won the 4 Cylinder nightcap.

Mark Smith and Cap Henry led the 25 car field to the green, but it was Kemenah at the front early. He opened a huge lead in the early laps as the front row, joined by Greg Hodnett and Lucas Wolfe joined in. Hodnett slecured second before halfway and began chopping into Kemenah’s lead. Read more »

KANN SCORES BEDFORD OPENER

April 16th, 2016
Justin Kann ended a long Bedford dry spell as he took the Late Model win in the track’s 80th anniversary opener Friday night.It was Kann’s first Bedford win since 2013 and the third of his career at the track.   Travis Stickley took his second career win in Limited action after some late race drama.  Don Wyles took the Semi Late checkered flag in third but ended up with the win after some post race drama. His dry spell dated back almost a decade.  Jonathan Taylor and Darren Howsare capped the evening with wins in the Emod and 4 Cylinder events.
    Justin Kann and Jeff Rine brought the Late Model field to the green in their 25 lapper, and it was Kann with the jump at the start.  Rine, who is used to coming from deep in the field in Bedford events was all over Kann lap after lap but could not get by.  Behind them it was a wild battle between Matt Cosner and Dylan Yoder, joined late by Kyle Hardy. Read more »

MYERS AND RITCHEY END BEDFORD SEASON WITH WINS

September 20th, 2015
  DJ Myers and Drew Ritchey led the winners list as the Bedford season drew to a close Saturday night.  Myers came from mid pack in a strange ride to win his first ever Limited event at the track in the 35 lap special.  In doing so he matched his famous father Tom  among a small group of drivers who scored their first Limited win after accumulating multiple Late Model wins.  Drew Ritchey won the 305 Sprint event, the second of his career, and in doing so became the first ever repeat 305 winner at the track after 12 races.  Other winners as 2015 Fall Fest drew to a close were Tom Warren, Evan Taylor, Joe Dearmitt and Wade Peer.
    Eric Irvan and Darrell Dick led the Limited field to the green and it was Dick with the early lead.    Irvin fell into the clutches of Grant Adams and Rick Singleton for second and they ran in that order at the first cation on lap 7.  On that restart, Myers and Ralph Morgan began their charge forward, with Myers up to fourth when Adams and Irvin slammed together on lap 11. Read more »

KNAUB RETURNS FOR REPEAT ACT AT BEDFORD

September 19th, 2015
 Having won the biggest Late Model event of the year at Bedford on Labor Day,  Gene Knaub returned for more and achieved the same results as Fallfest kicked off on Friday night.   And for the second show in a row Knaub’s win was in dominating fashion as he ran off from the strong field.  It was his third Bedford win of the season, the opener, the closer and the Labor Day event.
    Matt Sponaugle led the Late Model field to the green but it was outside starter DJ Myers who shot by for the lead at the start.  Knaub followed Myers to the front and was all over him for the lead as the field completed the first lap.  After a lap of a side by side struggle,  Knaub took over and never looked back. Read more »

SINGLETON AND AURAND CELEBRATE LABOR DAY AT BEDFORD

September 8th, 2015
  Bedford Speedway celebrated the Labor Day holiday as a tribute to the original opener at the track, 79 years and one day earlier.  Just as Billy Winn did in 1936, Ron Aurand scored his first ever Bedford Speedway victory, this one coming in the 305 Sprint event.  Rick Singleton, nine time 2014 winner at the track, returned to take his second 2015 Limited win.  Later, Brad Feight and Dacron Powell captured both feature wins and track titles with wins in Pure Stock and 4 Cylinder action.
    Pole sitter DJ Troutman led the topless  Limited field early as first Darrell Dick and later Josh Berrier chased him.  The complexion changed dramatically when Berrier went for a quick spin on lap 15.  That moved Donnie Farlling and Rick Singleton, who had started back in eighth,  to his bumper. Singleton secured second a lap later and zipped Troutman for the lead  on lap 19. Read more »

KNAUB CRUISES TO BEDFORD 55 WIN

September 5th, 2015
  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 »

BOTTENFIELD AND RITCHEY STAR AT BEDFORD

August 29th, 2015
 Two first time winners emerged from Friday night action in the wildest event of the season at the track.  Following in the footsteps of his famous father and grandfather, Drew Ritchey took his first ever win in the 305 sprint event, before Ron Bottenfield took his first ever Limited win.  Jesse Snyder won the Semi Late event, while Travis Group won the Charlie Walter Pure Stock event 42 lapper.  The wild night featured four separate red flag causing crashes, which delayed the show long enough to cause the 4 Cylinder finale to fall to curfew restrictions.
     It took three tries to get the Limited event underway.  Nathan Lasalle crashed in turn one on the initial start and much of the field balled up in turn two bringing out the red flag on try number two.  That incident featured a bizarre moment as three cars made contact while stopping on the frontstretch for the red.  After that attempt, the field was lined up single file with Bottenfield at the point. Read more »

DICK SCORES FIRST BEDFORD WIN

August 24th, 2015
After years of trying, Darrell Dick scored his first ever Limited win in the special show at Bedford Sunday night.  Robbie Bartchy led, lost it,  then led late to win the accompanying 305 sprint event, beforeh Dennis Perigo pulled off last lap drama to snag the special Mid Atlantic Emodified race.  John Howsare won the Pure Stock event and Darren Howsare took the 4 Cylinder nightcap.
    Darrell Dick started on the pole in the Limited event and he set sail early.  He pulled away from Ron Bottenfield at the start,  but the gap closed after Troy Swindell took second on lap 7.   But as Swindell closed to battle the leader, Robbie Black roared from the pack to close on both of them. Read more »

HAUS REPRISES FAIR WEEK WIN AT BEDFORD

August 22nd, 2015
   It was almost a repeat of history Friday night at Bedford as three of the five faiiweek winners from two weeks ago repeated visits to Victory Lane.   Andy Haus started it off with a dominating win in the 25 lap Late Model event. Other Fairweek winners Brian Lowery in the Limiteds and Beau Aikey in the Pure Stocks also repeated.  Greg Cornell got a late surprise win in the Semi Late Muss Weyant Memorial before Ryan Peer won the 4 Cylinder nightcap.
    Chuck Clise led the first Late Model lap before Andy Haus boomed into contention.  Haus shot by on lap two and never looked back in the event which went all the way under green.  Clise fell into the clutches of DJ Troutman and they battled for second for several laps before Troutman got by. Read more »

RINE HITS MILESTONE AT BEDFORD

August 15th, 2015
Jeff Rine romped to another Late Model win Friday at the Bedford Speedway.  It was Rine’s third win of the season at the track and the 20th of his career, tieing him with track legends Turk Burket and Tom Peck for fifth on the all time list. Ed Mesaros dominated the 305 sprint event, continuing the streak of no repeat 305 winners at the track. Tom Warren  emerged with a surprise last lap Semi Late score.  Jonathan Taylor and Tom Brady closed the evening with wins in Emod and 4 Cylinder action.
   Pole sitter Eric Zembower led the Late Model field to the green and took off in the early laps.  But Jeff Rine was already on the move.  He came from fifth to takie second from Wayne Johnson on lap 4.  Rine immediately started closing the distance on Zembower, then zipped by for the lead on lap 6.   Read more »