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Cosner Takes Bedford Sunday Special

August 14th, 2017

BEDFORD, PA – August 13, 2017

After losing three consecutive Friday’s to Mother Nature, Bedford Speedway took advantage of a rare Sunday raindate for the annual Muss Weyant Tribute Show. Matt Cosner was the beneficiary, claiming his third Bedford Late Model win of the year. Bill Replogle won the special 30 lap Semi Late portion of the Weyant Tribute, with Barry Weyandt winning the 20 lap Pure Stock portion. Invader KC Burdette claimed his first ever Bedford modified win in his first career Bedford start and Chris Reckner won the Four Cylinder nightcap.

Nathan LaSalle and DJ Troutman led the Late Model field to the green for their 25 lap feature. Immediately on the start Troutman and Chad Hollenbeck made a move around LaSalle to go to the front. A quick yellow for debris on lap one then slowed the field. Following the restart Cosner passed Hollenbeck on lap five, setting his sights on the long gone Troutman. With no yellows to help him, Cosner tracked down Troutman setting the stage for a multi lap, side by side battle for the lead. With Cosner and Troutman using the entire track they raced hard through lapped traffic. Behind them Jeff Rine and Hollenbeck were racing just as hard for the third position. Cosner finally cleared Troutman on lap 18, leaving Troutman to deal with the fast closing Rine in lapped traffic. The second yellow fell on lap 23 when Nathan LaSalle got into the turn one wall very hard. Troutman and Rine were unable to challenge Cosner on the two lap shootout to the finish. At the end it was Cosner, Troutman, Rine, traveller Colten Burdette, in his first Bedford start, and Chuck Clise rounded the top five. Troutman and Cosner won the heats. Read more »

NEW WINNERS CLOSE OUT BEDFORD FAIR WEEK

July 31st, 2017
    Due to weather, it took three tries to get a racing program in during the 2017 Great Bedford Fair, but it finally happened Sunday night.  It was a unique event as the third try produced three first time Bedford winners, each coming in unique ways, and almost produced a fourth first timer.
 
   Second generation racer Mark Watkins led pole to pole in the headline 305 event, Taylor Farlling won the Limited event in the tech line and Josh Frankenberry rallied late to snare the Pure Stock win.  Chris Reckner was enroute to a first ever 4 Cylinder win until his engine expired with two to go, allowing Wayne Brenize to end the evening with that win Read more »

CLISE SCORES IN FRONT OF THE STARS AT BEDFORD.

July 8th, 2017
On a night when Bedford Speedway honored all the past Late Model winners, Chuck Clise rose to the occasion to score the big 25 lap victory.  Clise’s win was his first at the track since July of 2016 which had ironically come on another historical moment, the track’s 80th anniversary event.  It was Clise’s fifth career trip to the Bedford stage in the track’s 602nd ever event.
 
   In other action, Jonathan Taylor came from deep in the field to score another EMod win, Jesse Snyder took another Semi Late win and big 2017 class stars Wayne Brenize and Darren Howsare split the 4 Cylinder twin 10s.
 
    On a track wet and fast after a rain delay, Chuck Clise shot around pole sitter Dave Troutman at the start and ran off to a lead he never relinquished.  DJ Troutman emerged in second on lap two and chased Clise for the duration, alternately closing then falling back over the first 20 laps.   A quick caution for Dave Troutman on lap 20 closed the field but Clise ran away from Troutman on the restart to score the win.   

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BLACK DEFENDS BEDFORD HOME TURF

July 3rd, 2017
   The Mason Dixon Limited group brought 31 cars to Bedford for a special Holiday show on Sunday but it was Bedford regular Robby Black in Victory Lane at the conclusion of the 25 lap event.  It was Black’s third Bedford win in the four events at the track this season and added one more as he closes in on track career leader Dale Brenneman.  In the companion headliner, Jim Dearmitt won the prestigious Charlie Walter Memorial for Pure Stocks after Kye Weyandt failed the tech line.  In other action, Drew Ritchey went the distance for the 305 win, Darren Howsare took the 4 Cylinder event and Glen Whrightstone won the Vintage car feature.
 
     Donnie Farlling was the initial Limited event leader ahead of Brian Lowery.  But Robby Black was on the prowl early.  He was up to second on lap three and hounded Farlling for several laps.  On lap six, Black swept by for the lead.
 
    Derrek Quade,  a series regular, followed Black to the front and  appeared in second a lap later.  Quade chased Black for the duration and then also held off a charging Justin Weaver as the laps wore down.  Quade was able to close on Black repeatedly but was unable to secure the lead.   Read more »

COSNER TAKES SECOND MILT MILLER TRIBUTE

July 1st, 2017
   Bedford Speedway outran the rain and Matt Cosner outran the field to take the Milt Miller Tribute event Friday night at Bedford.  It was Cosner’s second consecutive win in the Miller Classic and his second Bedford win of the season.  In other action, usual class winners Bob Jay and Wayne Brenize took wins in the Semi Late and 4 Cylinder events,   while Beau Aikey scored his first ever EMod win
 
   Jeff Rine and Andy Haus brought the field to the green for the 35 lap Miller Tribute.  Rine, who is used to starting deep in the Bedford fields due to point averaging, seized the opportunity of the front row start and took immediate command.  Over the first 20 all green flag laps, Rine built up a decent lead over the field, lapping up to the 14th place car.  

BEDFORD ROCKIN AND RACIN

June 11th, 2017
    The Pure Stocks and 4 Cylinders made a weekend encore appearance along with music at the Rock and Race event.  A small field of each class were on hand at the rare Saturday night event.
 
    Barry Weyandt was on the pole for the Pure Stock race but when his car died on the pace lap, he retired.  Denny Pittman led the first lap before Kyle Weyandt got by.  Weyandt then led the distance to score the win over Dave Lambert and Pittman.

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BLACK TAKES SPECIAL LIMITED SHOW AT BEDFORD

June 11th, 2017
    On a wild night of action at Bedford, Robby Black led the way with the big win in the headlining Limited  Late Model event. It was the first 2017 win at the track for Black, who is the leading active Limited win leader.   In other action, Evan Taylor beat his brother in the EMod race, Brian Weyandt Jr  took his first ever Semi Late event,Barry Weyandt won the wild Pure Stock event and Darren Howsare won the 4 Cylinder finale.  Due to the  Speedweek activity agreements, the Late Models had the night off 
 
    Limited rookie Greg Cornell led the .  field to the green with Kadden Smith and Taylor Farlling in tow.  But Robby Black was moving fast. He was up to fourth by lap three and and second by lap 5.   After he descended on Cornell, he shot by on lap 7 for the lead which he never relinquished.   Read more »

WALKER ARTHUR BEDFORD SPEEDWEEK STAR

June 3rd, 2017
    The 2017 edition of Late Model Speedweek stopped at Bedford and produced a first time winner, Walker Arthur.  Arthur became the 138th different Late Model winner at the historic speedway and it came in the track’s 600th Late Model event, adding his name to those who will be honored at festivities at the track later this season.  In other action, Alyssa Rowe held off the Taylor brothers to score the EMod win and Denny Pittman took the Pure Stock event after some post race controversy
 
      By the luck of the draw, Walker Arthur and Jeff Rine led the Late Model field to the green and Arthur grabbed the early lead.   Rine was in hot pursuit in the early laps, actually making a bid for the lead as he suffered a flat tire on lap 12.   The resulting yellow, the only slow down of the event, placed Austin Hubbard on Arthur’s rear bumper. Read more »

HOLLENBECK SCORES BIG AT BEDFORD

May 27th, 2017
       Chad Hollenbeck enjoyed his first career Bedford win earlier this season so he returned for another one Friday night.   This win was a big one as he took the 40 lap Johnny Grum tribute race at the track and pocketed $4000 for his efforts.   In other action, Jesse Snyder rallied  late to win the Semi Late event while Jonathan Taylor took the EMod win in similar fashion before Casey Fleegle closed the evening with the 4 Cylinder win.
 
    By the luck of the draw,  Ross Robinson and Amanda Whaley were the front row starters for the 40 lap Late Model event, and Robinson grabbed the early lead.  Robinson led through a couple early cautions  on lap 2 and lap four, ahead of Chad Hollenbeck and Jeff Rine who both got by Whaley in the early laps. Read more »

SMITH AND RINE ADD TO BEDFORD WIN TOTALS

May 21st, 2017
Mark Smith and Jeff Rine were the big winners as the URC sprints joined the regular Late Model program at Bedford Speedway Fridaynight.   Smith took the URC event to score his third career Bedford win,  while Rine’s Late Model win, the 22nd of his career and second in a row, moved him into a fourth place tie with Rick Eckert on the track win list.  In other action, Bob Jay moved to the top of the Semi Late career win list with his 30th conquest, Wayne Brenize won the 4 Cylinder event and Tyler Ritchey took the Pure Stock win.
 
      Chris Coyle led the URC field to the green flag and led the opening laps.   A lap seven caution closed the field on him and led to the most severe accident in the event as Brett Michalski and Keith Prutzman tangled on the restart, but Coyle hung on.   Read more »