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JEFF RINE CAPTURES BEDFORD KEYSTONE CUP

October 23rd, 2022

Topping off a successful 2022 Bedford Speedway season, Jeff Rine dominated the biggest and richest race of the year, capturing the Keystone Cup Saturday night.   The win for the current track champion was his fourth of the season and was especially meaningful as  his 37th career Bedford win tied him with track legend Scott Haus as the all time win leader.   The win, coupled with his Friday win in a Semi Feature event, was worth over $24,000 for Rine and the Bob Elbin team.

 

By virtue of his finish in Friday’s dash.  Rine started on the front row alongside dash winner Matt Cosner.    The pair rushed into the first turn at the start of the 60 lapper but Rine emerged with the lead.  That was pretty much the last that anyone saw of him except for the lapped cars as he zoomed by.  Read more »

COSNER AND RINE SHINE IN KEYSTONE CUP QUALIFYING

October 22nd, 2022

Bedford regulars Jeff Rine and Matt Cosner turned back the stiff challenges from the outsiders in Friday night  qualifications for the Keystone Cup  at Bedford.    In the twin 20 heat race format,  Rine held off Garrett Smith to win the first one and Cosner defeated Gregg Satterlee and Chris Ferguson in the second.  Those racers plus Rick Eckert all advanced to the dash to determine the first six starting positions in the Saturday night 60 lapper.

In other action,   Nick Bechtel came from deep in the field to snag the Semi Late win, Cody Jarvie took his first ever Pure Stock win and Chris Graybill survived a slam bang action filled 4 Cylinder event for the win. Read more »

DANNER AND HAUCK  LEAD OPEN WHEEL GANG AT BEDFORD

October 16th, 2022

It was open wheel night as Bedford headed into its October season Saturday night, and Briggs Danner and  Derek Hauck led the way.   Danner took honors in the USAC wingless sprint event delayed from  its original spring date by the tire issue. And Hauck took the 305 event, a makeup of the August rainout for that group.

On the stock car side, 2022 track champion Jeff Rine dominated the 30 lap Late Model special before Colin Welsh closed the evening with a 4 Cylinder win. Read more »

NEW WINNERS CLOSE BEDFORD FALLFEST

September 25th, 2022

The 3 day 2022 Bedford fallfest ended Saturday night and produced two new first time Bedford feature winners.    Ethan Dotson made his long commute  worthwhile as he easily claimed the EMod event and Andrew Yoder took the Limited win as each added their names to the list of Bedford winners.   The wins were worth over $12000 for Dotson and $2000 for Yoder

Dotson made it look easy in the EMod 39 lapper.  He got by fellow front row starter  Drake Troutman at the drop of the green and pretty much never looked back, holding a 4 second lead by the time of the first caution on lap 30.

Troutman held on to second ahead of  Joel Watson   until he dropped out on lap 22.  Watson inherited that spot at that point but he had his hands full with 2022 track champion Mike Altobelli.  Altobelli  several times drew along side Watson but could not effect a pass. Read more »

STRICKLER  SNAGS BIG EMOD BEDFORD  WIN

September 24th, 2022

Kyle Strickler made the long tow to Bedford worthwhile as he swept to the big EMod win  at Bedford Friday night.   It was a repeat performance for Strickler as he won  one of the annual Fallfest events at the track last year.    Strickler made it look easy as he led flag to flag in the 39 lap event  honoring DJ Troutman.

In the companion event,  Bill Replogle rallied late and emerged from a wild finish to take the dramatic Semi Late event. Read more »

September 23rd, 2022

The annual Bedford Fallfest, this year a 3 day event, opened Thursday night at the track.   After perhaps the best  Pure Stock race of the season, Kevin Weyandt held off Kyle Beckett for the exciting win.  Although  possibly the most experienced driver in the field, it was Weyandt’s first Bedford win in over ten years.  Unlike Weyandt, who survived a dog fight,  Kevin Van Horn rallied late to take the CrateMod win and Colin Welsh led late to win the 4 Cylinder finale.

Kevin Weyandt  started on the front row in the 20 lap pill draw Pure Stock event.   He wrestled the lead from pole sitter Denver Dishong at the start, but his battle was not over.      Kyle Beckett also got  by Dishong on lap one and instantly set upon Weyandt at the front.  For the first nine laps the pair ran pretty much side by side,  with Becketts  inching ahead in the turns but Weyant  shooting by on the straights.  Read more »

COSNER RALLIES LATE FOR BEDFORD 55 WIN

September 3rd, 2022

The 2022 version of the Bedford Labor Day 55 featured something for everyone: great racing, lots of green flag laps, late race drama and a  late race rally by the winner, Matt Cosner.   It was Cosner’s third 2022 win at the track and he became the first Bedford regular to win the event since 2017/    The win was worth over $12.000 to the happy winner.

Mason Zeigler and Rick Eckert led the stout field to  the green flag and it was Zeigler with the early lead.  Eckert hounded Zeigler lap after lap until he finally effected a pass for the lead on lap 22.   While the lead duo captured the main attention, many were watching Gregg Satterlee climbing through the field slowly.    Without the aid of a caution in the early laps,  Satterlee was up to fourth by the time of Eckert’s pass, and kept climbing. Read more »

MACRI MANGLES BEDFORD ALL STAR FIELD

August 29th, 2022

Anthony Macri dropped into Bedford and completely dominated the All Star sprint car event at the track Sunday night.  The win in the Junior Ritchey tribute event was his  second career Bedford win and second in a row after winning the AllStar 2021 visit to the track.

After setting third fast time, Macri  took second in his qualifying heat, then  showed everyone how ready he was for racing as he came from  fifth to easily win the dash and gain the pole position for the 30 lap feature.  He got the drop on fellow front row starter Bill Balog and ran off from the field.  Read more »

KYLE WEYANT WINS MUSS WEYANT TRIBUTE AT BEDFORD

August 20th, 2022

After a season of mostly frustration, Kyle Weyant rose to the occasion and grabbed a big Semi Late win on Muss Weyant tribute  night at Bedford Friday night.  It was Weyant’s first win of the season and was worth over $2000 including bonus money  from the Weyant family.  Mike Altobelli scored yet another EMod win, Jason Haggerty won the Pure Stock event and Colin Welsh took the 4 Cylinder closer in the exciting program.

After a forgettable 2022 season, Kyle Weyant’s low point average awarded him the pole for the Semi Late 30 lapper.  He made the most of his luck and led from lap one.  But he was hounded from the start,, first by Jesse Snyder, who actually got by for the lead on lap two before his car broke  and he retired. Read more »

BERNHEISEL BAGS BEDFORD

August 13th, 2022

Thirty four years after his famous father won at Bedford, Bryan Bernheisel grabbed the Late Model feature win at the track Friday night.  He became the 152nd different Late Model winner at the historic venue and, with his father, the 14th different son/father combination to take Bedford wins.

In other action, Jonathan Taylor pounced late to take the EMod win, Jesse Snyder won his second Semi Late feature in the last three weeks and Dalton Ritchey took the Pure Stock event.  The 4Cylinders, in honor of their 200th Bedford event, ran twin features and Todd Price and Javid Fairall split the wins. Read more »