Bedford Speedway » 2010 Results


July 3rd, 2010

By: Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA –  The Three State Flyers visited the Bedford Speedway Friday night, and Jason Covert picked up his second career feature win at the historic oval.  In other action, Robbie Black earned the win in the Limited Late Models, Jim Sayler in the Street Stocks, Terry Norris returned to victory lane after a long dry spell, and Juan Ryan earned his first ever victory in the 4 cylinders.

Randy Burkholder led the 27 car field of Super Late Models to the green for the 35 lap main event, and was able to hold the point position for eight laps until Jeff Rine motored by with 27 laps to go.  Jason Covert, who started third, kicked his Rocket chassis into high gear mid race and caught Rine to put on a great two wide show for several laps.  Covert’s bid for the lead was halted twice for cautions, and finally with 13 to go, Covert put his number 43a into the lead coming out of turn two.  A caution with eleven to go grouped the field for a restart, and that’s when things turned sour.  Randy Burkholder suddenly slowed on the frontstretch while running in the top five, and the field stacked up at full speed.  Several top runners were eliminated or sent to the back of the pack.  When racing resumed, it was Covert at the point, JT Spence second, Jeff Rine third, and Jeremy Miller fourth.  The field kept this lineup until lap thirty when JT Spence went pitside, relinquishing the second spot.  Covert took the checkered, followed by Rine, Miller, Nick Dickson, and Brian Bernheisel.  Frankie Plessinger came home sixth, and Andy Haus, Scott LeBarron, Larry Wright, and Brian Booze completed the top ten.  Jack Pencil, Rine, and Dickson won the heat events, and Rine won the dash for cash.

In Limited Late Model action, Robbie Black returned to victory lane after missing a season of racing last year.  Pole setter Rance Garlock took the lead at the drop of the green, and held the point until lap nine when ninth starting Matt Sponaugle worked his way into the lead.  Sponaugle held the point for two laps, but went pitside during a caution.  Garlock resumed the lead, but Black made a daring move in turn three with 6 laps to go to take the lead and the win.  Garlock settled for second, Daniel Cornman third, Matt Howsare fourth, and Rick Singleton fifth.  Completing the top ten was Grant Adams, Donnie Farlling, Corey Weaver, Travis Calhoun, and Eddie Cornett.  Justin Kann and Daniel Cornman won the heats.

Jim Sayler continued his hot streak in the ultra competitive Street Stock division.  Sayler started in the fifth position past race leader Dave Brown for the win.  Brown finished second, Bob Jay third, Daryl Whetstone fourth, and Brian Duffy fifth.  Heat winners were Bill Henney and Duffy.

Terry Norris won a well earned victory in Hobby Stock action, holding off the division’s point leader Charlie Walter for a big win.  Following Norris at the checkered was Walter, Bill Replogle, David Riley, and Reed Stickel, Jr.  Norris and Replogle won the heats events.

Juan Ryan earned his first ever victory in 4 cylinders by a large margin.  Robert Pluta, Paul Crynock, Jr., Paul Crynock III, and Cindy Rhodes completed the top five.  Heats went to Dave Lambert, Cindy Rhodes, and Juan Ryan.

 Next week the speedway will be back in action with a five division show, highlighted by the annual kid’s bike races.  Call the speedway office at 814-623-0500 for more information, or visit for more details.


FEATURE (35 laps):  1. Jason Covert  2. Jeff Rine  3. Jeremy Miller  4. Nick Dickson  5. Bryan Bernheisel  6. Frankie Plessinger  7. Andy Haus  8. Scott LeBarron  9. Larry Wright  10. Brian Booze  11. Scott Rhodes  12. Bob Gordon  13. Alan Sagi  14. Kirk Baker  15. JT Spence  16. Allen Lemin  17. Mike Altobelli, Jr.  18. Randy Burkholder  19. Greg Fetters  20. Matt Parks  21. Jeff Miller  22. Derek Byler  23. TJ Wright  24. Scott Haus  25. Chuck Clise  26. Chris Harr  27.  Jack Pencil

DNS:  Tom Decker, Jr.

HEAT 1:  Pencil, Burkholder, S. Haus

HEAT 2:  Rine, Covert, Parks

HEAT 3:  Dickson, Spence, Altobelli


FEATURE:  1.  Robbie Black  2. Rance Garlock  3. Daniel Cornman  4. Matt Howsare  5. Rick Singleton  6. Grant Adams  7. Donnie Farlling  8. Corey Weaver  9. Travis Calhoun  10. Eddie Cornett  11.  Lincoln Ritchey  12. Matt Sponaugle  13. Justin Kann  14. Maurice Thompson, Jr.  15. Travis Fleegle  16. Ralph Morgan, Jr.  17. Craig Perigo

DNS:  Darrell Dick, Matt Cosner

HEAT 1:  Kann, Sponaugle, Morgan

HEAT 2:  Cornman, Howsare, Singleton


FEATURE:  1. Jim Sayler  2. Dave Brown  3. Bob Jay   4. Daryl Whetstone  5. Brian Duffy  6. Kerry Molovich  7. Donald Wyles  8. Cody Buterbaugh  9. Matthew Custer  10.  Zane Weicht  11. Bill Henney  12.  Jesse Snyder

HEAT 1:  Snyder, Wyles, Weicht

HEAT 2:  Duffy, Brown, Sayler


FEATURE:  1.  Terry Norris  2. Charlie Walter  3. Bill Replogle  4. David Riley  5. Reed Stickel, Jr.  6. Tyler Ritchey  7. Kenny Imler, Jr.  8. Jarrod Brown  9. Justin Vaughn  10. Justin Michael  11. Jeff Brown  12. Kevin Brown

DNS:  Ray Shepherd, Travis Group

HEAT 1:  Norris, Ritchey, K. Brown

HEAT 2:  Replogle, Riley, Michael


FEATURE:  1.  Juan Ryan  2. Robert Pluta  3. Paul Crynock, Jr.  4. Paul Crynock III  5. Cindy Rhodes  6. Jeremy Miller  7. Tyler Defibaugh  8. Steve Frederick  9. Matt Winegardner  10. Ralph Miller  11. Phil Best  12. Ronnie Valentine  13. Davey Lambert  14. Jon Gephart  15. Chris Hedge  16. Andrew Pluta  17. Casey Fleegle  18. Kevin See 

DNS:  Irvan Fleegle, Mike Lauffer, Jeff Treece, Travis Kennell

HEAT 1:  Lambert, Defibaugh, J. Miller

HEAT 2:  Rhodes, Crynock, Jr., Crynock III

HEAT 3:  Ryan, C. Fleegle, R. Miller