Bedford Speedway » 2017 Results


July 1st, 2017
   Bedford Speedway outran the rain and Matt Cosner outran the field to take the Milt Miller Tribute event Friday night at Bedford.  It was Cosner’s second consecutive win in the Miller Classic and his second Bedford win of the season.  In other action, usual class winners Bob Jay and Wayne Brenize took wins in the Semi Late and 4 Cylinder events,   while Beau Aikey scored his first ever EMod win
   Jeff Rine and Andy Haus brought the field to the green for the 35 lap Miller Tribute.  Rine, who is used to starting deep in the Bedford fields due to point averaging, seized the opportunity of the front row start and took immediate command.  Over the first 20 all green flag laps, Rine built up a decent lead over the field, lapping up to the 14th place car.  


June 11th, 2017
    The Pure Stocks and 4 Cylinders made a weekend encore appearance along with music at the Rock and Race event.  A small field of each class were on hand at the rare Saturday night event.
    Barry Weyandt was on the pole for the Pure Stock race but when his car died on the pace lap, he retired.  Denny Pittman led the first lap before Kyle Weyandt got by.  Weyandt then led the distance to score the win over Dave Lambert and Pittman.

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June 11th, 2017
    On a wild night of action at Bedford, Robby Black led the way with the big win in the headlining Limited  Late Model event. It was the first 2017 win at the track for Black, who is the leading active Limited win leader.   In other action, Evan Taylor beat his brother in the EMod race, Brian Weyandt Jr  took his first ever Semi Late event,Barry Weyandt won the wild Pure Stock event and Darren Howsare won the 4 Cylinder finale.  Due to the  Speedweek activity agreements, the Late Models had the night off 
    Limited rookie Greg Cornell led the .  field to the green with Kadden Smith and Taylor Farlling in tow.  But Robby Black was moving fast. He was up to fourth by lap three and and second by lap 5.   After he descended on Cornell, he shot by on lap 7 for the lead which he never relinquished.   Read more »


June 3rd, 2017
    The 2017 edition of Late Model Speedweek stopped at Bedford and produced a first time winner, Walker Arthur.  Arthur became the 138th different Late Model winner at the historic speedway and it came in the track’s 600th Late Model event, adding his name to those who will be honored at festivities at the track later this season.  In other action, Alyssa Rowe held off the Taylor brothers to score the EMod win and Denny Pittman took the Pure Stock event after some post race controversy
      By the luck of the draw, Walker Arthur and Jeff Rine led the Late Model field to the green and Arthur grabbed the early lead.   Rine was in hot pursuit in the early laps, actually making a bid for the lead as he suffered a flat tire on lap 12.   The resulting yellow, the only slow down of the event, placed Austin Hubbard on Arthur’s rear bumper. Read more »


May 27th, 2017
       Chad Hollenbeck enjoyed his first career Bedford win earlier this season so he returned for another one Friday night.   This win was a big one as he took the 40 lap Johnny Grum tribute race at the track and pocketed $4000 for his efforts.   In other action, Jesse Snyder rallied  late to win the Semi Late event while Jonathan Taylor took the EMod win in similar fashion before Casey Fleegle closed the evening with the 4 Cylinder win.
    By the luck of the draw,  Ross Robinson and Amanda Whaley were the front row starters for the 40 lap Late Model event, and Robinson grabbed the early lead.  Robinson led through a couple early cautions  on lap 2 and lap four, ahead of Chad Hollenbeck and Jeff Rine who both got by Whaley in the early laps. Read more »


May 21st, 2017
Mark Smith and Jeff Rine were the big winners as the URC sprints joined the regular Late Model program at Bedford Speedway Fridaynight.   Smith took the URC event to score his third career Bedford win,  while Rine’s Late Model win, the 22nd of his career and second in a row, moved him into a fourth place tie with Rick Eckert on the track win list.  In other action, Bob Jay moved to the top of the Semi Late career win list with his 30th conquest, Wayne Brenize won the 4 Cylinder event and Tyler Ritchey took the Pure Stock win.
      Chris Coyle led the URC field to the green flag and led the opening laps.   A lap seven caution closed the field on him and led to the most severe accident in the event as Brett Michalski and Keith Prutzman tangled on the restart, but Coyle hung on.   Read more »


May 1st, 2017
    Trey Sparks rolled into Bedford Sunday as the AllStar Sprints made the last stop on their Pennsylvania  weekend, and before he left he had scored the big win.  It was is first ever Bedford victory as well as his first ever AllStar win.   In other Sunday action, Kyle Weyandt took the Pure Stock race while Casey Fleegle turned the tables by winning the 5 Cylinder finale in the tech line, the way he had lost in Friday action.
    Lucas Wolfe led the Sprint cars to the start and took the initial lead, before Ryan Smith took a wild spin and wall collision in turn one on lap two.   On the restart,  Trey Stark got the jump on Wolfe and zoomed into the lead, a position he held until the red flag halted proceedings on lap 5.  


April 29th, 2017
     Defending track champion Jeff Rine scored his first 2017 Late Model win at Bedford Friday night.  It was Rine’s first Bedford win since August 2015 and the 21st of his career, moving him into a fifth place tie with Tom Peck.  In other Action,  George Dixon was the recipient of good luck to score his first ever Limited win,  Jesse Snyder took his second consecutive Semi Late win , Evan Taylor won the EMod event before Darren Howsare took the 4 Cylinder finale.
    By the luck of the draw in the special event, Jeff Rine and Matt Cosner found themselves on the front row for the Late Model event.  After some first turn first lap chaos. Rine emerged with the lead while Cosner fell back to fifth.  Over the first 13 all green flag laps, Rine moved out to a huge advantage over DJ Troutman and Chuck Clise, but that was wiped out.
    On the restart, Rine again roared away, but Troutman and Clise found themselves under attack from Cosner.  Cosner got Clise on lap 15 and set off after Troutman.   Cosner finally made the move for second, getting by Troutmsn on the last lap,  but Rine was on his way to the win.  Cosner rallied for second, ahead of Troutman, Clise and Matt Sponaugle. Rine and Chad Hollenbeck won the heats. Read more »


April 22nd, 2017
 Matt Cosner, who ended 2016 with five consecutive wins, finally got his first 2017 victory at Bedford Friday night.  The win was Cosner’s ninth Late Model career win at the track and he has won seven of the last ten events dating back to July.  In other action, Mike Potosky held off the Taylor family for an EMod win, and Jesse Snyder came from deep in the field in Semi Late action  Erik Weyandt held off a mob to secure the Pure Stock win before Casey Fleegle took the 4 Cylinder nightcap.
     Dave Troutman brought the Late Model field to the green, but by the end of lap 1, Cosner was in hot pursuit.  After several laps trailing., Cosner shot by Troutman for the lead on lap 4, just as Chuck Clise brought out the first caution.
    On the restart, Cosner turned on the after burners and shot away from the field as the battle for second heated up.  Matt Sponaugle, Chad Hollenbeck and eventually Jeff Rine caught Troutman and wrestled for the spot. Read more »


April 15th, 2017
    DJ Troutman rose to the occasion and scored a big win on the first regular Friday show of 2017 at Bedford.  It was his first win of the season and the ninth of his career at the track, moving him into the top 15 on the Late Model list.  Robby Black rallied late to take the Limited event, the 21st of his career as he edges closer to the top spot on that list.  Vic Vandergrift held off a furious challenge from Jonathan Taylor to take the EMod event, the third of his career.  Dakota Foor, who only a week ago scored his career first Pure Stock victory in the tech line, roared back to take one on the track only 5 days later, while Wayne Brenize took his fifth consecutive 4 Cylinder win, this time in the tech line.
    DJ Myers brought the Late Model field to the green, but second row starters DJ Troutman and Dan Angellichio sandwiched him on the backstretch, going three wide for the lead.  A quick yellow on lap two for a spinning Matt Cosner allowed everyone to take a breath, but Troutman had the lead on the restart.
    With Angellichio in tow, Troutman led as Jeff Rine and Matt Spopnaugle slid through the field.  Although he fell back early, Angellichio closed on Troutman, looking to present a challenge until he banked off the turn 4 wall on lap 15.   Angellichio recovered to run Troutman down again late in the event but fell short at the line.  Sponaugle, Rine and Chuck Clise trailed.  Sponaugle and Matt Cosner won the heats. Read more »