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BEDFORD TRIES BUT LOSES TO THE WEATHER

August 18th, 2018

  For the third consecutive event, Bedford Speedway officials dared the weather man, but this time the victory was only partial.   With all the heats complete and the fields qualified, rain appeared just as the visiting URc racers were lining up for their feature, postponing the remainder of the program.  

   Before the rain hit, all ten qualifying events were completed.  Those winners were Bill Replogle and Jesse Snyder (SL), Josh Wellar and Josh Whitall (URC),  Greg Moore, Mike Walls  and Shaun Jones  (Limited) and Jeff Miller, Dylan Shatzer and Steve Kennewell (305)

All the feature events will be made up at a future date yet to be determined.

SMITH AND LYNN SCORE BEDFORD SUNDAY WINS

August 13th, 2018

   For the second time over the weekend, Bedford defied ominous weather predictions and completed an entire program.  Among the happy winners was Kadden Smith, who scored his career first track Limited win with a dramatic last lap move.  Other winners were Ryan Lynn in the 305 sprints, Bob Jay in the Semi Lates and Wayne Brenize in the 4 cylinder closer,

    Clinton Hersh was the Limited pole sitter and streaked off to the early lead.  Over the first half of the event he pulled out to a substantial lead over Kadden Smith as the field strung out.  As the race crossed the half way point still caution free,  Smith began noticeable closing a bit on the lead Hersh had built up.    Read more »

BARE BAGS BEDFORD BIGGIE

August 11th, 2018

    With the most dominating performance in recent years, Tyler Bare took the big 35 lap Late Model event at Bedford Friday night.  The win was worth $3000 to the fleet Virginian and was his first win ever at Bedford.  He became the 141st different Late Model at the track, the sixth to win in the famous 43A, and, with his famous father, the tenth second generation Late Model winner at the track.  In other action, big 2018 winners Jesse Snyder, Mike Altobelli Jr and Denny Pittman continued their winning ways in Semi Late Emod and Pure Stock events.

    Ignoring predictions of inclement weather, Bare and the 43A team towed to Bedford for the 35 lap event.   An afternoon rain forced a late start to the festivities but helped create a smooth and blindingly fast surface.   Read more »

BLACK TAKES BEDFORD FAIR SWEEPSTAKES

July 28th, 2018

Before a huge fair week crowd, Robby Black scored the big Late Model win at Bedford Friday night.   Long time a fixture in area Limited racing, it was Black’s first ever Bedford Late Model win.  He became the 140th different winner at the track’s long history.

    After the Sunday rain out of the scheduled first night of fair racing, extra divisions were added to the Friday program, making a five division extravaganza.  Justin Weaver put up a furious challenge on the track and then won the Limited event in the tech line.  Drake Troutman won the Emod event, Bob Jay claimed the Semi Late event and Denny Pittman closed out the evening with a Pure Stock win. Read more »

HUBBARD TAKES BEDFORD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

July 14th, 2018

    Austin Hubbard played a waiting game for 45 laps before rising to win the big 82nd anniversary event at Bedford Friday night.   It was the third career Bedford triumph, all coming in special events, but his first in over five years at the track.  It was worth $8300 to the Delaware racer.  In other action, big 2018 winners Mike Altobelli and Josh Frankenberry won the accompanying EMod and Pure Stock events.

     After the pill draw for the lineup,  Alex Ferree and Nathan Lasalle brought the Late Model field to the green.  Ferree shot ahead at the start and immediately displayed dominance over the field.  Ross Robinson got by Lasalle for second on lap 4 and sixth starter Austin Hubbard followed him by into third on lap 5.  Huibbard got by Robinson  on lap 7 and the group ran in that order at the front until one of the most bizarre events in Bedford History occurred on lap 11. Read more »

RITCHEY AND MCGINNIS BANK BEDFORD SUNDAY WINS

July 9th, 2018

    Brad McGinnis scored a first ever Bedford feature win as he took the Mason Dixon Limited event at the track Sunday night in dominating fashion.  Equally dominating but not a first was Drew Ritchey, who won the companion 305 event.  Ritchey is the Bedford leading feature winner among various limited sprint car events.  Josh Frankenberry went flag to flag to score the Charlie Walter Memorial event in Pure Stock action, before Dustin  Kinser took the 4 Cylinder finale, his first win in five seasons.

    McGinnis got by pole sitter Devin Hart to lead the first Mason Dixon lap, and  held off Hart through several early chaotic caution periods.  Justin Weaver was charging through the pack though, finally showing up in second place on lap six.   He was all over McGinnis for several laps but failed to get by. Read more »

RINE ROARS TO ANOTHER BEDFORD WIN

July 7th, 2018

    Jeff Rine scored another  big win as he took the Tri Track closer at Bedford Friday night.  The event, also known as the Milt Miller classic, was Rine’s third of the season and added to his already healthy point lead.  In other action, Drake Troutman, Bill Replogle and  Todd Price win support events.

    By the luck of the draw, Jeff Rine started on the pole in the Late Model 30 lapper.  He got the drop on Dylan Yoder at the start and pretty much left the field in his wake.  After two quick cautions in the first two laps, the field went to lap 10 before slowing again.  Rine got away as Matt Cosner moved in to battle Yoder.     Cosner got by Yoder on a lap 10 restart, but the man on the move was Jared Miley, who was already up to third after passing Yoder on lap 12.     Read more »

TWO NEW AND TWO OLD WINNERS AT BEDFORD $2 NIGHT.

June 30th, 2018

     Two was the optimum number at Bedford Friday night as a huge crowd spent $2 apiece to see two first time winners and two old hands in Victory Lane.  Bob Jay, the all time career Semi Late win leader took his first win  of 2018 and Denny Pittman won his second Pure Stock event of the season.  At the other end of the spectrum, Drake Troutman devastated the Emod field for a first career win before point leader Todd Price  closed the evening with a career first 4 Cylinder win.  Each division went for 20 laps in the special program.  

     After a  frustrating season. Bob Jay’s low point average earned him the pole position in the Semi Late event,  He grabbed the lead at the start and led the distance.   Behind Jay was a lively battle as Mark Patterson, Jesse Snyder and Greg Hainsey battled for second.  Point leader Bill Replogle joined that battle late in the event a Patterson faded. Read more »

SPONAUGLE SNATCHES BEDFORD WIN

June 16th, 2018

     Matt Sponaugle rose to the occasion and scored the big Late Model win at Bedford Speedway Friday night.   It was Sponaugle’s fifth career Lat Model win at the track but his first in almost two years.  In other action, chronic 2018 winners continued domination in two classes as Mike Altobelli Jr and Wayne Brenize continued Emod and 4 Cylinder domination.  Jesse Snyder rallied for a dramatic last lap win in Semi Late action while Josh Frankenberry won the wild Pure Stock event.

     After several weeks of road tripping, former track big winner Matt Cosner returned.  After hard luck in his  other two 2018 visits, Cosner’s low point average  earned him the Late Model pole and he took off at the start for the early lead. Read more »

DREVICKI DOMINATES BEDFORD USAC NIGHT

June 9th, 2018

    Steve Drevicki  etched his name in the Bedford Speedway record books as he won both the USAC midget and USAC sprint events in the same night Friday.  It was only the 6th  time in track history that a driver stood in Bedford’s Victory Lane twice in the same night, and only the second time its been done in two different divisions.

 

     In other action, Mike Altobelli Jr scored another Emod win, Nick Bechtell took the Pure Stock event and Casey Fleegle put the PT Cruiser in Victory Lane in 4 Cylinder action. Read more »