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COSNER BACK ON TRACK AT BEDFORD

April 22nd, 2017
 Matt Cosner, who ended 2016 with five consecutive wins, finally got his first 2017 victory at Bedford Friday night.  The win was Cosner’s ninth Late Model career win at the track and he has won seven of the last ten events dating back to July.  In other action, Mike Potosky held off the Taylor family for an EMod win, and Jesse Snyder came from deep in the field in Semi Late action  Erik Weyandt held off a mob to secure the Pure Stock win before Casey Fleegle took the 4 Cylinder nightcap.
 
     Dave Troutman brought the Late Model field to the green, but by the end of lap 1, Cosner was in hot pursuit.  After several laps trailing., Cosner shot by Troutman for the lead on lap 4, just as Chuck Clise brought out the first caution.
 
    On the restart, Cosner turned on the after burners and shot away from the field as the battle for second heated up.  Matt Sponaugle, Chad Hollenbeck and eventually Jeff Rine caught Troutman and wrestled for the spot. Read more »

DJ TROUTMAN SCORES AT BEDFORD

April 15th, 2017
    DJ Troutman rose to the occasion and scored a big win on the first regular Friday show of 2017 at Bedford.  It was his first win of the season and the ninth of his career at the track, moving him into the top 15 on the Late Model list.  Robby Black rallied late to take the Limited event, the 21st of his career as he edges closer to the top spot on that list.  Vic Vandergrift held off a furious challenge from Jonathan Taylor to take the EMod event, the third of his career.  Dakota Foor, who only a week ago scored his career first Pure Stock victory in the tech line, roared back to take one on the track only 5 days later, while Wayne Brenize took his fifth consecutive 4 Cylinder win, this time in the tech line.
 
    DJ Myers brought the Late Model field to the green, but second row starters DJ Troutman and Dan Angellichio sandwiched him on the backstretch, going three wide for the lead.  A quick yellow on lap two for a spinning Matt Cosner allowed everyone to take a breath, but Troutman had the lead on the restart.
 
    With Angellichio in tow, Troutman led as Jeff Rine and Matt Spopnaugle slid through the field.  Although he fell back early, Angellichio closed on Troutman, looking to present a challenge until he banked off the turn 4 wall on lap 15.   Angellichio recovered to run Troutman down again late in the event but fell short at the line.  Sponaugle, Rine and Chuck Clise trailed.  Sponaugle and Matt Cosner won the heats. Read more »

HOLLENBECK GRABS BEDFORD OPENER

April 10th, 2017
    After a two day weather delay, the 2017 season finally got started on Sunday at the Bedford Speedway.  It was well worth the wait for Chad Hollenbeck, who scored his first career Bedford Late Model win. in exciting fashion. In doing so he became the 137th different winner in the track’s history, and just barely held off a racer going for his record breaking sixth win in a row, Matt Cosner.  In keeping with the spirit of the new season, three other drivers also won their Bedford firsts.  Boyd Brode snared an exciting last lap win in Semi Late action, visitor Mike Potosky took the EMod event and Dakota Foor waited out the tech line to score a Pure Stock win.  Wayne Brenize ended the evening with another 4 Cylinder conquest.
 
      The Late Model event was slowed quickly as Brian Booze plastered the turn two wall on lap one, but on the restart , Chad Hollernbeck took off from the field.  By the time the next caution flew on lap 14, Hollenbeck had a sizeable lead over Matt Sponaugle, DJ Troutman and Jeff Rine,  who were wrist wrestling for second place.  The group ran in that order until the next caution on lap 17 for Troutman.. Read more »

  LOWERY AND RITCHEY LEAD WIN PARADE AT BEDFORD SATURDAY

September 18th, 2016
  Brian Lowery and Drew Ritchey led the list of winners as Bedford ended the 2016 season with the second day of FallFest Saturday..  It was Lowery’s first Bedford Limited win since August 2015, and Ritchey’s first 305 win since this event last year.   Jonathan Taylor roared to another EMod win, the seventh of his season.  Jesse Snyder, Bill Replogle and Wayne Brenize  completed the season with wins.
    Brian Lowery got the jump on the Limited field at the start and led the field from the start.  Planting his mighty MOPAR on the cushion.  he easily led while the field battled for positions in his wake. Chaz Walls chased Lowery to the finish, followed by Donnie Farlling, George Dixon and Robby Black.  Dixon had started dead last in the field.  Lowery and Cam Zeigler won the heats.   Read more »

COSNER GETS ONE FOR THE THUMB AT BEDFORD

September 18th, 2016

Matt Cosner capped off a tremendous late season run with another big win on the first night of Bedford’s season ending FallFest Friday night.  It was Cosner’s fifth Bedford Late Model win in a row and sixth out of the last seven events at the track.  Cosner’ s hot streak ties the 25 year old record of Rick Eckert, who also had five in a row.   Wayne Brenize won the 4 Cylinder Friday night finale.

    Rick Singleton and Dave Troutman brought the field to the green for the 25 lapper and Singleton got the jump at the start.  Singleton shot away from the field, opening up a huge advantage over the first ten laps.   Cosner started sixth in the field and had only moved up one position by lap 10.   Read more »

COSNER EXPRESS ROLLS ON AT BEDFORD

September 3rd, 2016
  Matt Cosner continued his late season streak by winning again Friday night at Bedford.  The win in the Labor Day 55, the longest race at the track each year,  was Cosner’s fifth of the 2016 season.  It was also Cosner’s fourth in a row at the track, a feat which hasn’t been accomplished since Scott Rhodes string in 2003.  Cosner (with five)  ended the point season as the only Late Model driver with multiple wins at the track.  Greg Cornell and Wayne Brenize clinched their 2016 track titles with wins in Semi Late and 4 Cylinder action, while Jonathan Taylor roared to yet another EMod win.
     Keith Barbara led the Late Model field to the green in the 55 lapper, and he took off at the start.  Although Barbara moved out to a small lead early, after about lap ten, Cosner closed the gap.   When the two leaders moved into heavy lapped traffic on lap 15, tension grew as DJ Troutman, Jeff Rine and Dylan Yoder moved into contention.  The five leaders and four lapped cars crowded together, but on lap 16 Cosner shot through the mob, taking the lead in the process.    Read more »

COSNER SCORES HAT TRICK AT BEDFORD

August 27th, 2016
 Matt Cosner continued his late season hot streak with another Late Model win at Bedford Friday night.  It was Cosner’s third win in a row at the track and fourth win in the last five weeks.   Ralph Morgan devastated the field to score his first ever Bedford Limited win, before   Jim Dearmitt scored his first ever Bedford Pure Stock victory.   Ryan Peer ended the evening with his class leading fifth 4 Cylinder win of the year.   In the special appearance of the PenMar vintage club, Glen Pobletts easily won.
    It took 4 tries to get the Late Model event underway.   The first recall was for a sloppy start, but the others were all for spins and crashes on the start.  But on the fourth try, Matt Parks got by pole sitter Chuck Clise to lead lap one.  Clise recovered and gave Parks fits until retaking the lead on lap 4.   Read more »

COSNER CONTINUES ROLL AT BEDFORD

August 20th, 2016
  Matt Cosner continued his  hot 2016 season with a win in the special Friday night at Bedford.  The 30 lap victory, his fourth of the year, was worth $2500, and he remains the only Late Model driver with multiple 2016 wins at the track.  In other action, Lou Wannyn took his third Semi Late win, Jonathan Taylor took his   fifth EMod win and Wayne Brenize took his fourth 4 Cylinder event.
    Gene Knaub shot by pole sitter Jeff Rine at the start of the Late Model 30 lapper and ran off for the early lead.   Cosner shot by Rine later on the first lap and took off after Knaub.   Cosner had caught and was all over Knaub for the lead by the time the first caution flew for a slowing DJ Troutman on the backstretch on lap 14.. Read more »

COSNER SCORES AGAIN AT BEDFORD

August 13th, 2016
  Matt Cosner, enjoying a stellar mid season run, rallied late to take the Late Model event at Bedford Friday night.  It was Cosner’s third win of 2016 at the track where he has been the only multiple winner this season.  In a spectacular Semi Late race featuring a photo finish and post race drama, Tom Warren was awarded the win in the Muss Weyant Memorial.  Alyssa Rowe, Brad Feight and Ryan Peer also enjoyed trips to the Bedford stage.
    Dave Troutman got the jump on Jason Schmidt to lead the opening laps of the Late Model event.    Andy Haus also got by Schmidt for second but did not close on Troutman in the early laps.  While the first two ran alone at the front, Matt Cosner was booming through the field.  Cosner was up to fourth on lap 4, and slid by Schmidt on lap 8. Read more »

SPONAUGLE CHARGES TO WIN AT BEDFORD

August 6th, 2016
Before a huge crowd on 5 Dollar night, Matt Sponauigle snagged the big win at Bedford Friday night.  It was his first Bedford win in almost exactly two years,  and came in dramatic fashion, as he chased down the leader with a late race rally.  In other action, Jesse Snyder came from deep in the field for the Semi Late win,  Bill Replogle  barely held off Justin Queen for the Pure Stock win and Tom Brady took the 4 cylinder nightcap.
     DJ Myers blasted out to the early lead in the Late Model 25 lapper and opened up a sizeable lead in the first few laps before a quick yellow on lap 7.   Matt Sponaugle had been wrestling with Troy Swindell for second,  and he had just secured that spot on lap six. Read more »