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DICKSON CAPS BEDFORD SEASON WITH $2,000 WIN

September 4th, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Nick Dickson earned his second win of the season and took home $2,000 for his efforts Friday night at the Bedford Speedway.  Tim Smith, Jr. won $1,000 by taking the win in a wild Limited Late Model feature, and Bill Henney won $500 in Street Stock action.  Travis Group won the $300 top prize in the Hobby Stocks, and Robert Pluta pocketed $200 for winning the 4 Cylinder feature event.  The holiday special event was the final point race and the final race of the season.  Read more »

DONNIE FARLLING SCORES FIRST BEDFORD WIN…

July 17th, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA –  Donnie Farlling ran a flawless race Friday night at the Bedford Speedway, winning his first ever Limited Late Model feature event.  The $1,000 to win 25 lap race was part of the Bedford and Cumberland challenge, dubbed the Bedrock shootout.  In other action, Brian Duffy won his fourth race of the season in the Street Stock division, Justin Michael made a rare Bedford visit worthwhile by winning the Hobby Stock feature, and Robert Pluta won his second race of the season in the 4 Cylinders.  Children were given an opportunity to try their luck on the speedway surface during the kid’s bike races at intermission.

The Limited Late Model feature had Scott Daniels and Donnie Farlling on the front row when they took the green, and Farlling immediately blasted into the lead like a missile.  With division heavy hitters Grant Adams, Matt Sponaugle, Robbie Black, and Tim Smith, Jr. giving chase, it was Farlling’s night to shine.  Adams slipped into the second spot in the later stages of the race, but couldn’t reel in Farlling’s number 48.  Farlling acknowledged the crowd with a fist pump as he took the checkered comfortably over Adams by several car lengths.  Matt Sponaugle finished third, Robbie Black fourth, and Tim Smith, Jr. advanced from his eleventh starting position to post a fifth place finish.  Sixth through tenth went to Travis Stickley, Cory Weaver, Travis Calhoun, Brian Lowery, and Scott Daniels.  Stickley and Adams won the qualifying heats. Read more »

JACK PENCIL WINS BEDFORD THREE STATE FLYERS RACE

July 3rd, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA –  The Three State Flyers Late Model series visited the Bedford Speedway Friday night, and Bedford’s own Jack Pencil made his hometown proud by picking up the win in the 35 lap main event.  Craig Perigo ended a three year drought with a win in Limited Late Model action, and Bill Henney picked up the win in Street Stock action.  Charlie Walter charged from the back row to win the Hobby Stock feature, and Troy Imler earned his first ever Bedford victory in 4 Cylinder action. The Blackburn Russell Company sponsored the evening’s racing action. 

Jack Pencil has been building momentum all season at Bedford.  Fresh off a win the last time the Late Models circled Bedford, Pencil’s front row starting position for Friday’s Three State Flyer race set him up for a great chance to make it two in a row.  However, Jason Covert, the hottest driver on the series trail was in town and started just one row behind Jack.  Pencil immediately grabbed the lead at the start of the $3,000 to win event with regional standout Jamie Lathroum an Covert hot on his heels.  Lathroum appeared to have a little something for the leader until he brought the yellow out in turn two on the eighth lap.  This put Covert right on Pencil’s back bumper, with Scott LeBarron and Dylan Yoder following closely behind on the restart.  The fastest way around on this night was the high side, and Covert matched Pencil’s tire tracks for laps.  Yoder got by LeBarron for third on lap fifteen, but was never really able to pose too much of a threat to the top two.  Covert seemed content on mirroring Pencil for most of the race, but in the final stages he left nothing on the table.  The car on the move was last year’s track champ Jeff Rine.  Rine started last, and was able to come all the way up and steal the seventh spot from chuck Clise on the final lap.  Pencil was solid up front and repelled any of Covert’s attempts for the lead, taking the checkered for the 28th time of his career in Super Late Model action at Bedford.  Covert finished a close second, and Yoder came home third a few car lengths back.  LeBarron ended up fourth, and JT Spence fifth.  Rounding out the top ten was Nick Dickson, Rine, Clise, Wayne Johnson, and Jeff Miller.  Pencil won his heat and the dash, and Jamie Lathroum was the other heat race winner.  Former Bedford Regular CS Fitzgerald was on hand for the first time in over ten years.  He crossed the finish line in the eleventh position.  Read more »

7-1 Quick Results…

July 2nd, 2011

THREE STATE FLYERS SUPER LATE MODELS

FEATURE (35 Laps):  1. 14 Jack Pencil  2. 43a Jason Covert  3. 32 Dylan
Yoder  4. 8L  Scott LeBarron  5. 91 JT Spence  6. 17D Nick Dickson  7.
92 Jeff Rine (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger)  8. 5 Chuck Clise 
9. 17J Wayne Johnson  10. 57 Jeff Miller  11. 100 CS Fitzgerald  12. 39
Greg Fetters  13. 26 Jerry Bard  14. 21 Scott Haus (DNF)  15. 20 Shawn
Claar (DNF)  16. 5* Derek Byler (DNF)  17. 76 Andy Haus (DNF)  18. 6
Jamie Lathroum (DNF)  19. B2 Brian Booze (DNF) Read more »

DARYN PITTMAN WINS BEDFORD SPEEDWEEK RACE

June 27th, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA –  The Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek Series made it’s second stop of the week at Bedford Sunday night and Daryn Pittman took his first ever win at the historic oval.  The evening didn’t start off the best for Daryn.  After posting the third quickest time of the night on his first lap of time trials, his right front wheel came off in turn three of his second lap, sending his racer into the outside wall before laying over on it’s side.  The redraw put Pittman on the pole for the feature, and his crew made all the necessary repairs to get him out for race time.  Fred Rahmer set fast time and a new one lap track record during time trials for the 29 car field, as many cars were measured at 135 mph on the backstretch with a hand held radar gun.  Lance Dewease, Curt Stroup, and Keith Kauffman won the qualifying heats, with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. winning the b-main.  Read more »

PENCIL & SMITH RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

June 18th, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Hometown hero Jack Pencil returned to Super Late Model victory lane for the first time in nearly a year at the Bedford Speedway Friday night.  Tim Smith, Jr. also won his first of the season in the Limited Late Models.  Bob Jay picked up his second win of the year in Street Stock action, and Charlie Walter earned his third of the season in the Hobby Stocks.  Mike Lauffer won the special $100 to win 4 Cylinder event. 

Jack Pencil has been on top of his game each week in Bedford Super Late Model action, but finding victory lane proved to be a tough task until now.  Pencil started on the pole for the 25 lap main event and led every lap.  The racing surface was blistering fast, and although second place running Dylan Yoder could match Pencil’s speed, he couldn’t find enough to mount any serious challenges.  Yoder, the division’s point leader, holds a slim margin over Pencil and Jeff Rine in the point standings.  It was no surprise that with five to go the running order for the top three was Pencil, Yoder, and Jeff Rine.  Rine started 10th on the grid, and worked hard to get to the front.  Shawn Claar held down the third position for most of the race until Rine made his move with five to go.  Unfortunately for Rine, a blown tire with two to go would send him pitside.  At the end Pencil won his 27th career Bedford feature in the division, followed by Yoder, Claar, Jeff Miller, and Wayne Johnson.  Heats went to Miller and Johnson. Read more »

DAN STONE WINS SPEEDWEEK FINALE

June 12th, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA –  Dan Stone took the lead on lap 18 of the 40 lap Appalachian Mountain Speedweek’s final show at Bedford to earn $5,000 and his first ever victory at the historic fairgrounds.  Robbie Black went three wide to take the win in the Limited Late Model $1,000 to win special, and Bill Henney won the Street Stock feature event. 

In Super Late Model action, Jamie Lathroum set fast time in time trials and started on the pole in the feature.  Lathroum blasted into the lead and kept up a furious pace using the top groove as Dan Stone, Austin Hubbard, and Gary Stuhler battled for the runner up spot.  Lathroum had the field under his thumb until lap 18.  Running on the cushion in turn two, Lathroum’s mount slid sideways in front of the entire pack.  Second running Dan Stone made contact as he flew by, but the damage sustained wasn’t enough to force him pitside.  On the restart it was Stone, Hubbard, Jason Covert, Dylan Yoder and Jack Pencil.  Pencil, who started 15th, had been picking off cars on a steady pace as he charged to the front.  Vic Coffey also was on the move.  Coffey had to resort to a back up car for the feature, relinquishing his 6th starting spot to start last per track rules.  By lap 18, Coffey had moved from last to sixth.  Austin Hubbard had already won at Bedford this season, and he was going to be a handful for leader Dan Stone.  But on lap 28, faint blue smoke rolled out of the 19 and the caution came out as he drifted to a stop in turn 4.  The stage was set for 12 laps of mayhem, and Jason Covert, who assumed second place when Hubbard dropped out, was up for the challenge.  Dan Stone was fast on the bottom, and Covert was left with the high groove to make his move.  Lap after lap Covert would pull even with Stone entering turn three, but Stone was fast and steady.  On the final lap, Covert entered turn three as hard as anyone could.  Even with chunks of the cushion flying through the air, Covert couldn’t make the pass and Stone took the checkers.  Following Covert was Dylan Yoder, Vic Coffey, and Ricky Elliott.  Sixth through tenth went to Jack Pencil, Gary Stuhler, Matt Parks, JT Spence, and Nick Dickson.  Qualifying events went to Hubbard, Stuhler, and Covert. Read more »

RINE SUPERIOR AT BEDFORD, ADAMS GETS FIRST WIN

June 4th, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA –  It was ARCH Fan club night at the Bedford Speedway Friday, and Jeff Rine got his Bob Elbin owned #92 working good just in time for next week’s late model speedweeks.  Rine battled hard in what was arguably one of the best races of the year in the division to take his first of the season.  Similarly, the Limited Late model feature event was action packed with Grant Adams earning his first ever Bedford Speedway win.  Brian Duffy won his third of the year in a Street Stock feature that rivaled a demolition derby on the first lap, and Charlie Walter wins back to back in the Hobby Stocks.  Juan Ryan earned the win in the 4 Cylinder division, his first of the year. Read more »

AUSTIN HUBBARD EARNS FIRST CAREER BEDFORD VICTORY

May 31st, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA –  Bedford Speedway’s annual Memorial Day Special was slated for Friday night, but heavy rains postponed the event until Monday evening.  The schedule change brought with it a few invaders, and Austin Hubbard made the most of his rare visit by winning the $2,000 to win Super Late Model main event.  Brian Lowery made his pole starting position pay off by winning the $1,000 to win Limited Late Model feature, and Bob Jay returned to victory lane for the first time since 2008 in Street Stock action.  Charlie Walter picked up his first win of the season in the Hobby Stocks, and Mike Lauffer earned his first win of the season in the 4 Cylinders.

Austin Hubbard came from the 10th starting spot and made a late race pass for the lead to earn his first ever Bedford Speedway Super Late Model win.  Walker Arthur and Jack Pencil brought the field to the green for the 30 lap event, with Arthur out-gunning Pencil for the top spot.  Arthur ran the top groove and pulled out to a comfortable lead until a lap five caution for Brian Booze, Dylan Yoder, and Jeff Miller bunched the field again.  Hubbard had already advanced 5 spots by the time this caution came out, and on the restart he blitzed by Derek Byler and Chuck Clise to slide into the third position.  The trio ran close for most of the race until Hubbard dove under Pencil on lap 18.  Hubbard hounded Arthur for the lead for several laps, and on lap 24 the pair made contact.  Hubbard took the lead and Arthur rode the turn 3 wall for several feet before regaining composure, but Hubbard had to relinquish his lead because a caution came out for a slowing Shawn Claar before the lap was completed.  On the restart, Hubbard powered by Arthur and left everyone in his wake.  Rick Eckert, who slowly worked his way through the field and ran most of the race in 5th  powered past Chuck Clise and third running Jack Pencil on the restart, and overtook Arthur for second on lap 26.  Hubbard though, was too far ahead for Eckert to make any kind of challenge.  At the checkered it was Austin Hubbard by a straightaway, Eckert, Jack Pencil passed Arthur for third with three to go and hung on to finish there, Aurthur fourth, and Derek Byler fifth.  Sixth through tenth went to Mason Zeigler, Jeff Miller, Steve Campbell, Brian Booze, and Chuck Clise.  Heats went to Arthur and Hubbard. Read more »

DICKSON QUALIFIES FOR SPEEDWEEKS, BLACK WINS LIMITED SPECIAL

May 21st, 2011

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA –  For the first time in three weeks, Mother Nature let up just enough to allow the Bedford Speedway to slip in an evening of racing Friday night.  Nick Dickson won the Super Late Model main event, guaranteeing him a starting spot in Bedford’s final leg of the Appalachian Mountain Speedweeks for Late Models in June.  Robbie Black dominated the Limited Late model special $1,000 to win, which was also the first leg of the Bedford/Rock speedway shootout dubbed the BedRock shootout.  Brian Duffy became the first repeat winner of 2011 with his Street Stock feature win, and Chad Gambol picked up his first career Bedford victory in the Hobby Stocks.  Robert Pluta took top honors in the 4 Cylinders. 

Nick Dickson, who hasn’t visited Bedford’s victory lane for three years, earned his 6th career victory at the big oval in convincing fashion.  Dickson was overcome with emotion in victory lane as he dedicated the win to young  Tyler Ritchey, a former Bedford Hobby Stock driver who was seriously injured recently in an accident.  He also dedicated the win to his uncle and crew member Rick, who has been very ill the past several months.  Nick started the 25 lap event on the pole, but his win wasn’t a walk in the park.  Fourth starting Jack Pencil charged his way to second, and started reeling in Dickson, who had a healthy lead.  With seven laps to go, the pair encountered lapped traffic and Pencil was able to duck underneath Dickson several times until a lap 21 caution bunched the field.  Dickson distanced himself from the pack and took the checkered with ease.  Pencil finished the race in second, but was relegated to last place when he failed to make weight at the scales following the race.  This put second generation driver Andy Haus in the second position, followed by Jeff Rine, Chuck Clise, and Jeff Miller.  Sixth through tenth was Brian Booze, Dylan Yoder, Scott Haus, Derek Byler, and Matt Parks.  Yoder and Rine won the heats. Read more »