Bedford Speedway » 2015 Results


September 20th, 2015
  DJ Myers and Drew Ritchey led the winners list as the Bedford season drew to a close Saturday night.  Myers came from mid pack in a strange ride to win his first ever Limited event at the track in the 35 lap special.  In doing so he matched his famous father Tom  among a small group of drivers who scored their first Limited win after accumulating multiple Late Model wins.  Drew Ritchey won the 305 Sprint event, the second of his career, and in doing so became the first ever repeat 305 winner at the track after 12 races.  Other winners as 2015 Fall Fest drew to a close were Tom Warren, Evan Taylor, Joe Dearmitt and Wade Peer.
    Eric Irvan and Darrell Dick led the Limited field to the green and it was Dick with the early lead.    Irvin fell into the clutches of Grant Adams and Rick Singleton for second and they ran in that order at the first cation on lap 7.  On that restart, Myers and Ralph Morgan began their charge forward, with Myers up to fourth when Adams and Irvin slammed together on lap 11. Read more »


September 19th, 2015
 Having won the biggest Late Model event of the year at Bedford on Labor Day,  Gene Knaub returned for more and achieved the same results as Fallfest kicked off on Friday night.   And for the second show in a row Knaub’s win was in dominating fashion as he ran off from the strong field.  It was his third Bedford win of the season, the opener, the closer and the Labor Day event.
    Matt Sponaugle led the Late Model field to the green but it was outside starter DJ Myers who shot by for the lead at the start.  Knaub followed Myers to the front and was all over him for the lead as the field completed the first lap.  After a lap of a side by side struggle,  Knaub took over and never looked back. Read more »


September 8th, 2015
  Bedford Speedway celebrated the Labor Day holiday as a tribute to the original opener at the track, 79 years and one day earlier.  Just as Billy Winn did in 1936, Ron Aurand scored his first ever Bedford Speedway victory, this one coming in the 305 Sprint event.  Rick Singleton, nine time 2014 winner at the track, returned to take his second 2015 Limited win.  Later, Brad Feight and Dacron Powell captured both feature wins and track titles with wins in Pure Stock and 4 Cylinder action.
    Pole sitter DJ Troutman led the topless  Limited field early as first Darrell Dick and later Josh Berrier chased him.  The complexion changed dramatically when Berrier went for a quick spin on lap 15.  That moved Donnie Farlling and Rick Singleton, who had started back in eighth,  to his bumper. Singleton secured second a lap later and zipped Troutman for the lead  on lap 19. Read more »


September 5th, 2015
  In dominating fashion, from start to finish, Gene Knaub took the big prize in the annual Bedford Speedway Labor Day 55 Friday night.  The win bookended the season for Knaub,  who won his first career Bedford  winners hat on opening day this season and was worth $6055.  Only a few weeks removed from her first ever Bedford win,  Alyssa Rowe snagged another Emod victory at the track.  Jim Saccoi took the Semi Late 15 lapper.  Ryan Peer swept both 4 Cylinder races,  one being the holdover event from last week, to complete the holiday weekend program.
      Jeff Rine was the pole sitter for the big 55 event but it was Knaub who got the jump at the start.  After a lap two yellow for a six car melee in turn one, Knaub actually sped away from Rine, as well as DJ Troutman and Matt Sponaugle.  Sponaugle took third from Troutman on lap 12 to chase Rine.   At that point, Rine and Troutman were basically tied in the season point race with everything on the line in this point finale.  Read more »


August 29th, 2015
 Two first time winners emerged from Friday night action in the wildest event of the season at the track.  Following in the footsteps of his famous father and grandfather, Drew Ritchey took his first ever win in the 305 sprint event, before Ron Bottenfield took his first ever Limited win.  Jesse Snyder won the Semi Late event, while Travis Group won the Charlie Walter Pure Stock event 42 lapper.  The wild night featured four separate red flag causing crashes, which delayed the show long enough to cause the 4 Cylinder finale to fall to curfew restrictions.
     It took three tries to get the Limited event underway.  Nathan Lasalle crashed in turn one on the initial start and much of the field balled up in turn two bringing out the red flag on try number two.  That incident featured a bizarre moment as three cars made contact while stopping on the frontstretch for the red.  After that attempt, the field was lined up single file with Bottenfield at the point. Read more »


August 24th, 2015
After years of trying, Darrell Dick scored his first ever Limited win in the special show at Bedford Sunday night.  Robbie Bartchy led, lost it,  then led late to win the accompanying 305 sprint event, beforeh Dennis Perigo pulled off last lap drama to snag the special Mid Atlantic Emodified race.  John Howsare won the Pure Stock event and Darren Howsare took the 4 Cylinder nightcap.
    Darrell Dick started on the pole in the Limited event and he set sail early.  He pulled away from Ron Bottenfield at the start,  but the gap closed after Troy Swindell took second on lap 7.   But as Swindell closed to battle the leader, Robbie Black roared from the pack to close on both of them. Read more »


August 22nd, 2015
   It was almost a repeat of history Friday night at Bedford as three of the five faiiweek winners from two weeks ago repeated visits to Victory Lane.   Andy Haus started it off with a dominating win in the 25 lap Late Model event. Other Fairweek winners Brian Lowery in the Limiteds and Beau Aikey in the Pure Stocks also repeated.  Greg Cornell got a late surprise win in the Semi Late Muss Weyant Memorial before Ryan Peer won the 4 Cylinder nightcap.
    Chuck Clise led the first Late Model lap before Andy Haus boomed into contention.  Haus shot by on lap two and never looked back in the event which went all the way under green.  Clise fell into the clutches of DJ Troutman and they battled for second for several laps before Troutman got by. Read more »


August 15th, 2015
Jeff Rine romped to another Late Model win Friday at the Bedford Speedway.  It was Rine’s third win of the season at the track and the 20th of his career, tieing him with track legends Turk Burket and Tom Peck for fifth on the all time list. Ed Mesaros dominated the 305 sprint event, continuing the streak of no repeat 305 winners at the track. Tom Warren  emerged with a surprise last lap Semi Late score.  Jonathan Taylor and Tom Brady closed the evening with wins in Emod and 4 Cylinder action.
   Pole sitter Eric Zembower led the Late Model field to the green and took off in the early laps.  But Jeff Rine was already on the move.  He came from fifth to takie second from Wayne Johnson on lap 4.  Rine immediately started closing the distance on Zembower, then zipped by for the lead on lap 6.   Read more »


August 8th, 2015
Donnie Farlling survived one of the wildest crashes in Bedford Speedway history to win the Limited Late Model headline event at Bedford Friday night.  It was Farlling’s second win of the season at the track, his first ever multiple win season.  In other action, Zane Weicht  took the Semi Late event, Evan Taylor win the Emods, and John Howsare won his first Pure Stock event this century.  Tom Brady ended the evening with his first ever 4 Cylinder win.
    The 20 lap Limited event started off with a bang as the front row starters tangled with each other coming off turn four to get thegreen.  While the second row cars of Farlling and Curtis Heath slipped by, mass chaos ensued.  The melee collected every other car in the field with the carnage and debris the length of the frontstretch.  Due to the extensive crash cleanup and track repair time, the event was halted and the fireworks display was begun. Read more »


August 1st, 2015
After a week off to prepare for fair week, racing resumed at the Bedford Speedway Friday night.  Before a jam packed fairweek crowd, two drivers joined their fathers on the list of Bedford fair race winners.Andy Haus joined his legendary father Scott as he took the big Late model win,  and Alyssa Rowe joined her father Willy as she picked up her first ever Emod win.  Other winners in the big fair event were Brian Lowery (Limiteds)  Bob Jay (Semi Lates)  and Beau Aikey (Pure Stocks)
     Chuck Clise burst into the early lead in the Late Model event.  After a few laps of stretching out the field, Clise’s lead began to shrink as  Andy Haus closed with each passing lap and Matt Cosner, DJ Troutman and Dylan Yoder were gaining on both of them by lap 9.   Read more »