Bedford Speedway » 2017 Results


October 1st, 2017
    .   Originally scheduled  as a two night two race weekend for the Late Models and EMods and single events for other classes, Bedford Fallfest 2017 was reduced to a big 6 division Saturday show for all after nagging Friday drizzle invaded the show.    Alex Ferree   made his trip worth it as he rushed to score the big Late Model win Saturday.  It was a career first for Ferree and he became the 139th Lat Model in the long history of the track.  And he is the first to carry the number 10 to victory since the famous Bill Rausch way back in 1971.
   Other winners in the action packed rare Saturday event at the track were Dan Zechman in the Limiteds, Alyssa Rowe in the EMods, Jesse Snyder in the Semi Lates, Kyle Weyandt in the Pure Stocks and Pat Breahm in the 4 Cylinder season closer. Read more »


September 18th, 2017
    Brian Brown continued a successful Eastern swing as he bested the field as the All Star Sprints made an appearance at Bedford on Sunday.  It was Brown’s first ever Bedford win in his first ever start at the track and he became the fifth consecutive different Sprint car winner at the track.  In other action, Bill Replogle made another encore appearance and snagged the Pure Stock event.
   Brian Brown was spot on all night at Bedford as he joined several drivers breaking the track one lap record, and annexed the dash, securing the pole for the 30 lapper.  Brown took off at the start ahead of Caleb Helms and stretched out a lead over the field.

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September 2nd, 2017
    Andy Haus, with a dominating performance, took the longest Bedford  event of the season, the Labor Day 55, at Bedford Friday night.   It was Haus’ first win in the prestigious event and he became the first second generation winner, following two wins by his father in the 90s.  In other action on the final point race of the season,  Jonathan Taylor, Erik Weyandt and Darren Howsare also scored wins.
    Andy Haus made the best of a front row starting position in the Late Model 55.  He shot off to the lead at the start and basically never looked back.   Several early minor cautions slowed the field but Haus got away on every restart.  Rine found himself locked into a ferocious battle with Dylan Yoder for second which started on about lap 10 and lasted for the duration.
   Haus’ only worry happened on lap 24 as he was clipped while lapping Jeff Johnson.  The resulting action saw Johnson impact the inside guardrail heavily while Haus suffered only slight damage.  After that action, the event went all green.   Matt Cosner secured fourth spot with 20 to go and began to reel in the battle between Rine and Yoder, but he fell short at the finish.

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August 26th, 2017
    It was a night of first time winners Friday at Bedford Speedway.  Devin Weyandt led the parade by grabbing his first ever Limited feature win with a dominating performance.  Nick Bechtell and Kolby Crawley followed that up with career first Pure Stock and 4 Cylinder wins, while Dan Cornman rose to take the Semi Late victory, his furst in a long time.   In the best finish of the night, Evan Taylor used a dramatic last lap pass to take the EMod win.
    Devin Weyandt used a front row starting spot to grab the initial Limited lead and took off from the field.   Second place runner Brian Lowery brought out the first caution when he stopped on the track on lap three.  That caution also saw the departure of new second place runner Greg Cornell, who ignited a motor in turn two.  
    At that point Curtis Heath emerged in second, but he fell under the relentless pressure of Robby Black,  who had charged up from his seventh starting spot. Black got by Heath on lap seven and took off after the well ahead Weyandt.   After closing slightly over the next few green flag laps, Black really closed up when Weyandt encountered two battling lapped cars on lap 15.   After several heart stopping laps, Weyandt finally burst through the traffic still as the leader.  When Black failed to get by them for another lap,  Weyandt rushed on unhindered for the big win.

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August 21st, 2017
    Derrik Quade grabbed his first ever Bedford win as the Mason Dixon Limited group made a Sunday visit to the track Sunday night.  In other action on $5 night, Dave Whetstone took the Semi late win,
Barry Weyandt took the biggest  Pure Stock win of the year and Darren Howsare rallied late to score another 4 Cylinder win.  Alan Pahulik took the special event for the Penn Mar Vintage cars.
    Derrik Quade got the jump on Donnie Farlling in the Mason Dixon Limited event and held pesky Farlling off for the 25 lap distance.  After several early cautions, the field settled down and went 10 green laps, allowing Farlling to take several shots at Quade but he was held off.   As the race wore down to the later laps, Robby Black and Justin Weaver joined the pair at the front and waged their own battle, going several laps side by side, and Eric Irvin came from 15th starting spot to join the front four, But Quade held on for the win.


August 19th, 2017
      Colby Frye rose to the occasion and scored the big win in the biggest race of the season Friday night at Bedford.  The event, a salute to Bedford’s first feature winner back in 1936, Billy Winn,  was worth $8100 to Frye and car owner Larry Baer.  It was Frye’s 6th career Bedford win and his first at the track since 2015.  In other action, Jonathan Taylor beat his brother to score another Emod win and Ron Aurand dominated the 305 event.
     Colby Frye shot by pole sitter Gary Stuhler to lead the first lap and took command of the 50 lap event.  Stuhler remained in hot pursuit early  but by about lap 5 felt the pressure of fast closing Jason Covert.  Frye opened up a huge lead and was into lapped traffic by the first caution on lap 14 for a spinning Kyle Lee.   

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Cosner Takes Bedford Sunday Special

August 14th, 2017

BEDFORD, PA – August 13, 2017

After losing three consecutive Friday’s to Mother Nature, Bedford Speedway took advantage of a rare Sunday raindate for the annual Muss Weyant Tribute Show. Matt Cosner was the beneficiary, claiming his third Bedford Late Model win of the year. Bill Replogle won the special 30 lap Semi Late portion of the Weyant Tribute, with Barry Weyandt winning the 20 lap Pure Stock portion. Invader KC Burdette claimed his first ever Bedford modified win in his first career Bedford start and Chris Reckner won the Four Cylinder nightcap.

Nathan LaSalle and DJ Troutman led the Late Model field to the green for their 25 lap feature. Immediately on the start Troutman and Chad Hollenbeck made a move around LaSalle to go to the front. A quick yellow for debris on lap one then slowed the field. Following the restart Cosner passed Hollenbeck on lap five, setting his sights on the long gone Troutman. With no yellows to help him, Cosner tracked down Troutman setting the stage for a multi lap, side by side battle for the lead. With Cosner and Troutman using the entire track they raced hard through lapped traffic. Behind them Jeff Rine and Hollenbeck were racing just as hard for the third position. Cosner finally cleared Troutman on lap 18, leaving Troutman to deal with the fast closing Rine in lapped traffic. The second yellow fell on lap 23 when Nathan LaSalle got into the turn one wall very hard. Troutman and Rine were unable to challenge Cosner on the two lap shootout to the finish. At the end it was Cosner, Troutman, Rine, traveller Colten Burdette, in his first Bedford start, and Chuck Clise rounded the top five. Troutman and Cosner won the heats. Read more »


July 31st, 2017
    Due to weather, it took three tries to get a racing program in during the 2017 Great Bedford Fair, but it finally happened Sunday night.  It was a unique event as the third try produced three first time Bedford winners, each coming in unique ways, and almost produced a fourth first timer.
   Second generation racer Mark Watkins led pole to pole in the headline 305 event, Taylor Farlling won the Limited event in the tech line and Josh Frankenberry rallied late to snare the Pure Stock win.  Chris Reckner was enroute to a first ever 4 Cylinder win until his engine expired with two to go, allowing Wayne Brenize to end the evening with that win Read more »


July 8th, 2017
On a night when Bedford Speedway honored all the past Late Model winners, Chuck Clise rose to the occasion to score the big 25 lap victory.  Clise’s win was his first at the track since July of 2016 which had ironically come on another historical moment, the track’s 80th anniversary event.  It was Clise’s fifth career trip to the Bedford stage in the track’s 602nd ever event.
   In other action, Jonathan Taylor came from deep in the field to score another EMod win, Jesse Snyder took another Semi Late win and big 2017 class stars Wayne Brenize and Darren Howsare split the 4 Cylinder twin 10s.
    On a track wet and fast after a rain delay, Chuck Clise shot around pole sitter Dave Troutman at the start and ran off to a lead he never relinquished.  DJ Troutman emerged in second on lap two and chased Clise for the duration, alternately closing then falling back over the first 20 laps.   A quick caution for Dave Troutman on lap 20 closed the field but Clise ran away from Troutman on the restart to score the win.   

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July 3rd, 2017
   The Mason Dixon Limited group brought 31 cars to Bedford for a special Holiday show on Sunday but it was Bedford regular Robby Black in Victory Lane at the conclusion of the 25 lap event.  It was Black’s third Bedford win in the four events at the track this season and added one more as he closes in on track career leader Dale Brenneman.  In the companion headliner, Jim Dearmitt won the prestigious Charlie Walter Memorial for Pure Stocks after Kye Weyandt failed the tech line.  In other action, Drew Ritchey went the distance for the 305 win, Darren Howsare took the 4 Cylinder event and Glen Whrightstone won the Vintage car feature.
     Donnie Farlling was the initial Limited event leader ahead of Brian Lowery.  But Robby Black was on the prowl early.  He was up to second on lap three and hounded Farlling for several laps.  On lap six, Black swept by for the lead.
    Derrek Quade,  a series regular, followed Black to the front and  appeared in second a lap later.  Quade chased Black for the duration and then also held off a charging Justin Weaver as the laps wore down.  Quade was able to close on Black repeatedly but was unable to secure the lead.   Read more »