August 18th, 2014
It was winning at both ends of the spectrum Sunday at Bedford. Rick Singleton, the star of 2014, scored his seventh win of the season in Limited action, while Mike Wagner II took his first ever Bedford win in the 305 event. Jonathan Taylor continued his run with another Economod win, Dave Riley survived last lap drama to take the Pure Stock win and Cale Martin prevailed in 4 Cylinder action.
Darrell Dick led the Limited event from the pole, ahead of Curtis Heath. But Kyle Lee was advancing fast and he joined the pair by lap 5. Lee took second a lap later and moved into the lead on lap 7. Lee then pulled away from the field as Singleton was charging forward. Read more »
August 9th, 2014
Jeff Rine made another thrilling run from the pack to score another last lap pass for the win in Late Model action at Bedford Friday night. It was Rine’s fourth 2014 win at Bedford, the second time he has made a last lap pass. Rine, now with 16 career wins stands only one win away from cracking the track’s top ten winner list. Rick Singleton again dominated the Limited action to score his third in a row and sixth of the season. Chris Chamberlain and Dennnis Perigo rallied late to win the Semi Late and Economodified events, before Brad Feight went pole to pole in the Pure Stock closer.
Eric Zembower brought the Late Model field to the line and took the early lead. Gene Knaub arrived on the scene quickly and wrestled with Zembower until he took over on lap three. Knaub had a decent lead over new second place runner Mike Altobelli when the only caution of the event flew on lap 7, with Rine up to third. Read more »
August 2nd, 2014
Rick Singleton’s stellar 2014 season continued Friday night at Bedford Speedway as he once again raced from deep in the field to score the Limited Late Model win. It was Singleton’s fifth win out of the nine 2014 Limited races so far, nearly equalling his previous career total at the track in one season. Greg Hainsey waited a year and a day to score another Semi Late win, surviving a serious race long challenge to do so. Terry Norris also ended a long dry spell with his first Pure Stock win in almost a calendar year. In other action on the annual $5 night program, it was again a Taylor family battle in the Economodified race, And Ryan Peer scored another 4 Cylinder win.
Singleton, who won last week after an early spin, again started deep in the Limited field. Darrell Dick took pff from the pole and led the early laps. He seemed to have things well in hand, running off from Matt Eckman and Nathan Lasalle early, But Singleton was on the move. He was third by lap five and coming fast. Read more »
July 26th, 2014
Chuck Clise picked the right moment to shine as he roared to the win at the big Bedford Fair sweepstakes race Friday night. It was Clise’s third career Bedford win but the first of the 2014 season and came before the huge fair week crowd. Rick Singleton spotted the whole field a starting spot as he came from dead last to score the thrilling win in Limited action, his fourth of the season. Lou Wannyn rallied late to take the Semi Late victory before Charlie Walter ended the evening with his fifth Pure Stock triumph of the season then stayed late to keep it.
The Late Model 25 lap event started roughly as it took three attempts to get going. Clise snagged the lead from his pole position and never looked back when the field finally got going ahead of Mike Altobelli. Altobelli’s car quit on lap three and he drifted to the pits, one lap before Jeff Rine, charging forward from sixth, spun in turn four. Read more »
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 »