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9/4/11

BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: SEPTEMBER 02, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DICKSON CAPS BEDFORD SEASON WITH $2,000 WIN

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Nick Dickson earned his second win of the season and took home $2,000 for his efforts Friday night at the Bedford Speedway. Tim Smith, Jr. won $1,000 by taking the win in a wild Limited Late Model feature, and Bill Henney won $500 in Street Stock action. Travis Group won the $300 top prize in the Hobby Stocks, and Robert Pluta pocketed $200 for winning the 4 Cylinder feature event. The holiday special event was the final point race and the final race of the season.

Nick Dickson used a front row starting spot on a very fast racing surface to his advantage in Super Late Model action. Dickson grabbed the lead on the first lap from pole sitter Greg Fetters, and maintained a blistering pace with Jeremy Miller hot on his trail. Miller's bid for the win ended early though, as a spin in turn three put him to the tail of the field. Chuck Clise and Coleby Frye both started in the fourth row, and they were Dickson's worst threat. Both Clise and Frye worked their way through the field, but 30 laps wasn't enough to put any serious heat on Dickson, and Nick took the checkers and his seventh career Bedford win. Clise and Frye followed, with Derek Byler taking fourth, and Jeff Miller fifth. Sixth through tenth went to Fetters, Gene Knaub, Jack Pencil, Dylan Yoder, and Mike Lupfer. Jeremy Miller and Jack Pencil won the heats. Dylan Yoder was poised to win his first ever Bedford Track Championship coming into this final event, but mechanical trouble in heat race action put a damper on his title run. Yoder ran the feature in his father Jim's number 27, but Jack Pencil, who followed Yoder by ten points at the beginning of the night, won his heat and finished a spot ahead of Dylan in the feature. Pencil claimed the Championship by 25 points. It's his sixth points title in the division, and eighth total in all divisions combined (both track records).

Tim Smith, Jr. won his second Limited Late Model feature of the year Friday night from his twelfth starting spot. Smith used the little used high side to pick cars off on his charge to the front and claimed his 27th career victory ahead of second place Jake Jones, third place Corey Weaver in his best ever Bedford finish, Donnie Farlling and Rance Garlock, who started 18th. Sixth through tenth went to Robbie Black, Khi Swanger, Travis Calhoun, Josh Berrier, and Travis Stickley. Jones, Weaver, and DJ Troutman won the heats. Just like in the Super Late Model division, a young driver was looking for his first ever Bedford Points Championship. Grant Adams held a forty point lead over Tim Smith coming into Friday's events. Adams gave up five points in heat race action, and only needed to stay within six positions of Smith to claim the title. Adams used the same high line as Smith in feature action, and was charging to front when something went seriously wrong. A blown motor sent Adams pitside, and Smith went on to win his fourth Limited Late Model Track Championship at Bedford.

Bill Henney blasted from his ninth starting spot to take the win in the Street Stock division. Henney was in typical form, running the top side of the speedway in a crowd pleasing manner. The win was his fourth of the season, and more importantly, the win sealed up his second straight Points Championship. Henney trailed Brian Duffy by five points prior to this last event, and for the third straight division, the point leader prior to Friday night lost the championship. Duffy lost the point lead in heat race action, but put in a valiant effort in the feature finishing second to Henney. It wasn't enough though, and Duffy settled for both second in the feature and in points. Chris Chamberlain advanced twelve spots to finish third in the feature, followed by Bob Jay and Daryl Whetstone. Paul Gambol and Henney won the heats.

Travis Group won his second feature of the year and third of his career in the Hobby Stocks. Travis won convincingly over Charlie Walter, Bill Replogle, Terry Norris, and Chad Gambol. Replogle and Group won the heats. Second in points, Group earned the most points he could in one event by winning both his heat and feature, but it wasn't enough to overtake Charlie Walter who finished second to Group in both the heat and feature. Charlie's Points Championship is his third in the division at Bedford.

Robert Pluta started ninth and worked through the field to earn his third feature of the season and the Track Championship in 4 Cylinder action. Following Pluta at the line was Davey Lambert, Dan Jackson, Juan Ryan, and Nick Iski. Sixth through tenth went to Skip Bryner, Ralph Miller, Troy Imler, Phil Best, and Jeremy Miller. Jeff Treece, Robert Pluta, and Mike Lauffer won the heats. The points title was Robert's first of his career at Bedford, edging out his twin brother Andrew who finished second in points.

The 2011 season is complete. Check www.bedfordspeedway.com  often for information about the banquet, and next season's schedule.


SUPER LATE MODELS



FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. Nick Dickson 17 2. Chuck Clise 5 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 3. Coleby Frye F1 4. Derek Byler 5* 5. Jeff Miller 57 6. Greg Fetters 39 7. Gene Knaub 1K 8. Jack Pencil 14 9. Dylan Yoder 32 10. Mike Lupfer 06 11. Andy Haus 76 (DNF) 12. Tim Wilson 3 (DNF) 13. Jeremy Miller 1m (DNF) 14. Wayne Johnson 17j (DNF) 15. Jeff Rine 92 (DNF)
DNS: Jim Yoder 27

HEAT 1: Jeremy Miller, Jeff Miller, Fetters
HEAT 2: Pencil, Byler, Frye


LIMITED LATE MODELS

FEATURE (25 Laps): 1. Tim Smith, Jr. 39 2. Jake Jones 43 3. Corey Weaver 10 4. Donnie Farlling 48 5. Rance Garlock 19 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 6. Robbie Black 01 7. Khi Swanger 88 8. Travis Calhoun 36 9. Josh Berrier 15B 10. Travis Stickley 32 11. Eddie Cornett 81 12. Nathan LaSalle 68 (DNF) 13. Eric Irvin 87 (DNF) 14. Brian Lowery 13 (DNF) 15. Randy Burkholder 77B (DNF) 16. Ralph Morgan 44 (DNF) 17. DJ Troutman 7 (DNF) 18. Grant Adams 64 (DNF) 19. Rick Singleton 99* (DNF) 20. Scott Daniels 10D (DNF) 21. Matt Howsare 5H (DNF)
DNS: Matt Sponaugle 8

HEAT 1: Jones, Farlling, Irvin
HEAT 2: Weaver, Singleton, Black
HEAT 3: Troutman, Stickley, Lowery

STREET STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. Bill Henney 50 2. Brian Duffy 38 3. Chris Chamberlain 31c (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 4. Bob Jay 4J 5. Daryl Whetstone 78 6. Zane Weicht 45 7. Donald Wyles 10 8. Kerry Molovich 63 9. Rick Wright 44 10. Paul Gambol 85 11. Joe Means 0 12. Scott Grubb 55x 13. Jerry Robinson 711 (DNF) 14. Jesse Snyder 22 (DNF) 15. George Farlling 48 (DNF) 16. Jim Sayler 96 (DNF)
DNS: Elwood Hyre

HEAT 1: Gambol, Farlling, Weicht
HEAT 2: Henney, Sayler, Molovich


HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. Travis Group 7 2. Charlie Walter 42 3. Bill Replogle 65 4. Terry Norris 73 5. Chad Gambol 13 6. Lou Wannyn 77 7. Jarrod Brown 11 8. RT Troutman 18T 9. Rob Varner 04 10. Jason Haggert 18 11. David Riley 17w (DNF)
DNS: Ed Vogel

HEAT 1: Replogle, Norris, Riley
HEAT 2: Group, Walter, Wannyn

4 CYLINDERS

FEATURE: 1. Robert Pluta 67 2. Dave Lambert 21 3. Dan Jackson 11J 4. Juan Ryan 3J 5. Nick Iski 13i 6. Skip Bryner 68 7. Ralph Miller 86 8. Troy Imler 9T 9. Phil Best 11 10. Jeremy Miller 93 11. Nathan Kaminsky 7 12. Ronnie Valentine 8R 13. Kevin See 17k 14. Jon Gephart 98 15. Terry Kuny 111 16. Denny Norris 15n 17. Lonnie Snyder 1s 18. Andrew Pluta 88 (DNF) 19. Mike Lauffer 38 (DNF) 20. Steve Frederick 12 (DNF) 21. Jeff Treece 56 (DNF) 22. Tyler Beckett 21B (DNF) 23. Harold Crawford 0 (DNF)

HEAT 1: Treece, Lambert, Kaminsky
HEAT 2: R. Pluta, Imler, Bryner
HEAT 3: Lauffer, Jackson, Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: JULY 15, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DONNIE FARLLING SCORES FIRST BEDFORD WIN

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Donnie Farlling ran a flawless race Friday night at the Bedford Speedway, winning his first ever Limited Late Model feature event. The $1,000 to win 25 lap race was part of the Bedford and Cumberland challenge, dubbed the Bedrock shootout. In other action, Brian Duffy won his fourth race of the season in the Street Stock division, Justin Michael made a rare Bedford visit worthwhile by winning the Hobby Stock feature, and Robert Pluta won his second race of the season in the 4 Cylinders. Children were given an opportunity to try their luck on the speedway surface during the kid's bike races at intermission.

The Limited Late Model feature had Scott Daniels and Donnie Farlling on the front row when they took the green, and Farlling immediately blasted into the lead like a missile. With division heavy hitters Grant Adams, Matt Sponaugle, Robbie Black, and Tim Smith, Jr. giving chase, it was Farlling's night to shine. Adams slipped into the second spot in the later stages of the race, but couldn't reel in Farlling's number 48. Farlling acknowledged the crowd with a fist pump as he took the checkered comfortably over Adams by several car lengths. Matt Sponaugle finished third, Robbie Black fourth, and Tim Smith, Jr. advanced from his eleventh starting position to post a fifth place finish. Sixth through tenth went to Travis Stickley, Cory Weaver, Travis Calhoun, Brian Lowery, and Scott Daniels. Stickley and Adams won the qualifying heats.

Brian Duffy scored his 24th career Street Stock victory and regained the point lead in the division in a hard fought battle Friday evening. Duffy held off late race charges from tenth starting Bill Henney to nab the well-earned victory. Henney settled for second, and was followed to the checkered by Jesse Snyder, Zane Weicht, and Paul Gambol. Completing the top ten was Kerry Molovich, Bob Jay, Donald Wyles, Bill Pluta, and George Farlling. Brian Duffy and Bob Jay are once again tied for the most all-time Street Stock feature wins at the speedway. Duffy and Jay won the heats.

Justin Michael only runs periodically in the Hobby Stock division at Bedford, but he is a strong contender every time he enters the historic fairgrounds. Justin took advantage of a third starting spot to get to the front early and earn his third career victory at Bedford. Division point leader Charlie Walter finished second, Travis Group third, Lou Wannyn fourth, and Terry Norris fifth. Lou Wannyn won the lone heat race.

Robert Pluta charged from his eighth starting spot to score the victory in 4 Cylinder action. Following Pluta was Davey Lambert, Mike Lauffer, Andrew Pluta, and Nathan Kaminsky. Sixth through tenth went to Ralph Miller, Troy Imler, Steve Frederick, Juan Ryan, and Jeremy Miller. Lauffer and Imler won the heats.

The speedway is off next Friday, and will return to action Friday July 29th for the Great Bedford Fair Dick Koontz/Paul Beamer Memorial Fair Race. For more details, call the speedway office at 814-623-0500, or visit www.bedfordspeedway.com

LIMITED LATE MODELS

FEATURE (25 Laps): 1. Donnie Farlling 48 2. Grant Adams 64 3. Matt Sponaugle 8 4. Robbie Black 01 5. Tim Smith, Jr. 39 6. Travis Stickley 32 7. Corey Weaver 10 8. Travis Calhoun 36 9. Brian Lowery 13 10. Scott Daniels 10D 11. Eddie Cornett 81 (DNF) 12. Craig Perigo 1a (DNF)

HEAT 1: Stickley, Black, Sponaugle
HEAT 2: Adams, Weaver, Lowery

STREET STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. Brian Duffy 38 2. Bill Henney 50 3. Jesse Snyder 22 4. Zane Weicht 45 5. Paul Gambol 85 6. Kerry Molovich 63 7. Bob Jay 4J 8. Donald Wyles 10 9. Bill Pluta 73c 10. George Farlling 48 11. Elwood Hyre 6E 12. Daryl Whetstone 78

HEAT 1: Duffy, Henney, Snyder
HEAT 2: Jay, Whetstone, Molovich

HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. Justin Michael 28 2. Charlie Walter 42 3. Travis Group 7 4. Lou Wannyn 77 5. Terry Norris 73 6. Mike Ott 21m 7. Rick Potter 77xxl (DNF)

HEAT 1: Wannyn, Michael, Potter

4 CYLINDERS

FEATURE: 1. Robert Pluta 67 2. Dave Lambert 21 3. Mike Lauffer 38 4. Andrew Pluta 88 5. Nathan Kaminsky 7 6. Ralph Miller 86 7. Troy Imler 9T 8. Steve Frederick 12 9. Juan Ryan 3j 10. Jeremy Miller 93 11. Phil Best 11 12. Ronnie Valentine 8R 13. Kevin See 17k 14. Denny Morris 15n

HEAT 1: Lauffer, Kaminsky, Ryan
HEAT 2: Imler, A. Pluta, R. Pluta

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: July 01, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JACK PENCIL WINS BEDFORD THREE STATE FLYERS RACE

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – The Three State Flyers Late Model series visited the Bedford Speedway Friday night, and Bedford's own Jack Pencil made his hometown proud by picking up the win in the 35 lap main event. Craig Perigo ended a three year drought with a win in Limited Late Model action, and Bill Henney picked up the win in Street Stock action. Charlie Walter charged from the back row to win the Hobby Stock feature, and Troy Imler earned his first ever Bedford victory in 4 Cylinder action. The Blackburn Russell Company sponsored the evening's racing action.

Jack Pencil has been building momentum all season at Bedford. Fresh off a win the last time the Late Models circled Bedford, Pencil's front row starting position for Friday's Three State Flyer race set him up for a great chance to make it two in a row. However, Jason Covert, the hottest driver on the series trail was in town and started just one row behind Jack. Pencil immediately grabbed the lead at the start of the $3,000 to win event with regional standout Jamie Lathroum an Covert hot on his heels. Lathroum appeared to have a little something for the leader until he brought the yellow out in turn two on the eighth lap. This put Covert right on Pencil's back bumper, with Scott LeBarron and Dylan Yoder following closely behind on the restart. The fastest way around on this night was the high side, and Covert matched Pencil's tire tracks for laps. Yoder got by LeBarron for third on lap fifteen, but was never really able to pose too much of a threat to the top two. Covert seemed content on mirroring Pencil for most of the race, but in the final stages he left nothing on the table. The car on the move was last year's track champ Jeff Rine. Rine started last, and was able to come all the way up and steal the seventh spot from chuck Clise on the final lap. Pencil was solid up front and repelled any of Covert's attempts for the lead, taking the checkered for the 28th time of his career in Super Late Model action at Bedford. Covert finished a close second, and Yoder came home third a few car lengths back. LeBarron ended up fourth, and JT Spence fifth. Rounding out the top ten was Nick Dickson, Rine, Clise, Wayne Johnson, and Jeff Miller. Pencil won his heat and the dash, and Jamie Lathroum was the other heat race winner. Former Bedford Regular CS Fitzgerald was on hand for the first time in over ten years. He crossed the finish line in the eleventh position.

Craig Perigo earned his fifth career Limited Late Model Bedford victory, holding off some of the areas best the entire race. Perigo, who arguably has been in a slump over the past few seasons, has shown steady improvement the past few weeks. Perigo took the lead on lap one and immediately had to deal with division hotshoe Matt Sponaugle. Sponaugle's bid for lead ended on lap 11 when slowed on the track and went pitside. During the caution, the leaderboard showed Robbie Black now in second, Grant Adams third, Tim Smith, Jr. fourth, and Eric Irvin fifth. Similar to the Late Model feature, Perigo ran the high groove and Black followed closely. Perigo was near flawless, and Black never got the opportunity to take a swipe at the lead. That's the way they would finish, with Perigo on top and Black second. Tim Smith, Jr. took third away from Grant Adams with five to go and held on till the end, Adams ended up fourth, and Irvin fifth. Sixth through tenth went to Daniel Cornman, Donnie Farlling, Travis Stickley, Mike Duck, and Corey Weaver. Adams and Sponaugle won the heats.

Bill Henney earned his 9th career Bedford Street Stock win and third of the season in unusual fashion. Race fans are used to seeing Henney's number 50 running and passing cars on the cushion. Henney did use the high side to go from fifth to second on the first lap, but it was a move on the bottom that put him ahead of leader Brian Duffy on lap eight. Henney maintained a comfortable lead, and Duffy, Jesse Snyder, Bob Jay, and Jerry Robinson followed him to the checkered. Daryl Whetstone and Jesse Snyder won the heat events.

Charlie Walter had to work hard to earn his 20th career victory in Hobby Stock action. A first lap crash sent him pitside for repairs, forcing him to restart last. Travis Group held the early lead until Rick Potter got by on lap six. Potter's bid for the lead was short lived though, as Walter had already came through the pack. Potter managed to hold the point for two laps until Walter shot by on lap eight. With Walter out front, Potter maintained the second position until a spin on the final lap ended his good run. Dave Riley took him second place honors when they crossed the finish line, with Chad Gambol, Lou Wannyn, and Jarrod Brown completing the top five. Potter and Group won the heats.

Troy Imler's season started off as bad as one could in the 4 Cylinder division. In heat race action during week one of the season, Imler flipped multiple times in a violent crash on the backstretch. In only his second race since then, he battled hard and made a dramatic last lap pass to take his first ever win at Bedford. Robert Pluta led the first eight laps until his hood flew off on the frontstretch. The caution was thrown for debris, and Bedford rules state when a caution is thrown for identifiable debris, that car goes to the rear. Davey Lambert assumed the top spot, but it was Imler making the bold move on the final lap to take the win. Lambert settled for second, Steve Frederick third, Robert Pluta battled back to take home fourth, and Juan Ryan finished fifth. Frederick and Mike Lauffer won the heats.

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THREE STATE FLYERS SUPER LATE MODELS

FEATURE (35 Laps): 1. 14 Jack Pencil 2. 43a Jason Covert 3. 32 Dylan Yoder 4. 8L Scott LeBarron 5. 91 JT Spence 6. 17D Nick Dickson 7. 92 Jeff Rine (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 8. 5 Chuck Clise 9. 17J Wayne Johnson 10. 57 Jeff Miller 11. 100 CS Fitzgerald 12. 39 Greg Fetters 13. 26 Jerry Bard 14. 21 Scott Haus (DNF) 15. 20 Shawn Claar (DNF) 16. 5* Derek Byler (DNF) 17. 76 Andy Haus (DNF) 18. 6 Jamie Lathroum (DNF) 19. B2 Brian Booze (DNF)

HEAT 1: Pencil, LeBarron, Johnson
HEAT 2: Lathroum, Covert, Yoder
DASH: Pencil

LIMITED LATE MODELS

FEATURE: 1. 1a Craig Perigo 2. 01 Robbie Black 3. 39 Tim Smith, Jr. (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 4. 64 Grant Adams 5. 87 Eric Irvin 6. 3 Daniel Cornman 7. 48 Donnie Farlling 8. 32 Travis Stickley 9. 73 Mike Duck 10. 10 Corey Weaver 11. 13 Brian Lowery 12. 36 Travis Calhoun 13. 10d Scott Daniels 14. 44 Ralph Morgan (DNF) 15.  8 Matt Sponaugle (DNF) 16. 81 Eddie Cornett (DNF)

HEAT 1: Adams, Stickley, Cornman
HEAT 2: Sponaugle, Morgan, Smith

STREET STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. 50 Bill Henney (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 2. 38 Brian Duffy 3. 22 Jesse Snyder 4. 4 Bob Jay 5. 711 Jerry Robinson 6. 48 George Farlling 7. 78 Daryl Whetstone 8. 10 Donald Wyles (DNF) 9. 63 Kerry Molovich (DNF) 10. 45 Zane Weicht (DNF) DNS: 55x Scott Grubb

HEAT 1: Whetstone, Jay, Duffy
HEAT 2: Snyder, Henney, Robinson

HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. 42 Charlie Walter (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 2. 17w Dave Riley 3. 13 Chad Gambol 4. 77 Lou Wannyn 5. 11 Jarrod Brown 6. 7 Travis Group 7. 77xxl Rick Potter 8. 17 Brad Feight 9. 73 Terry Norris (DNF) DNS: 04

HEAT 1: Potter, Gambol, Riley
HEAT 2: Group, Wannyn, Brown

4 CYLINDERS

FEATURE: 1. 9T Troy Imler 2. 21 Davey Lambert (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 3. 12 Steve Frederick 4. 67 Robert Pluta 5. 3j Juan Ryan 6. 88 Andrew Pluta 7. 8r Ronnie Valentine 8. 17k Kevin See 9. 86 Ralph Miller 10. 11 Phil Best 11. 93 Jeremy Miller (DNF) 12. 38 Mike Lauffer (DNF) 13. 7 Nathan Kaminsky DNS: 5w Garrett Watkins

HEAT 1: Frederick, R. Miller, Lambert
HEAT 2: Lauffer, A. Pluta, J. Miller
 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com


DATE: June 26, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DARYN PITTMAN WINS BEDFORD SPEEDWEEK RACE

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – The Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek Series made it's second stop of the week at Bedford Sunday night and Daryn Pittman took his first ever win at the historic oval. The evening didn't start off the best for Daryn. After posting the third quickest time of the night on his first lap of time trials, his right front wheel came off in turn three of his second lap, sending his racer into the outside wall before laying over on it's side. The redraw put Pittman on the pole for the feature, and his crew made all the necessary repairs to get him out for race time. Fred Rahmer set fast time and a new one lap track record during time trials for the 29 car field, as many cars were measured at 135 mph on the backstretch with a hand held radar gun. Lance Dewease, Curt Stroup, and Keith Kauffman won the qualifying heats, with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. winning the b-main.

In the feature, it was all Pittman. Daryn pulled out to a comfortable lead immediately ahead of Rahmer and Stevie Smith. Smith blew a tire and retired for the evening on lap 14, putting Jason Johnson in the third slot. Johnson overtook Rahmer for second with six to go, and Greg Hodnett took fourth from Rahmer on the following lap. With just four laps to go, Johnson's racer slowed bringing out the caution for only the second time of the event. On the restart, Pittman resumed command with Hodnett on his heels and Rahmer and Brian Leppo battling for the third spot. At the checkered it was Pittman, Hodnett, Leppo, Rahmer, and Justin Henderson. Sixth through tenth went to Tyler Walker, Brian Montieth, Davey Sammons, Lance Dewease, and Danny Dietrich.

In 4 Cylinder action, Andrew Pluta and Mike Lauffer battled side by side for much of the race with Pluta leading each lap until the final one. Mechanical issues slowed Pluta coming out of turn two for the final time and Lauffer took advantage and the win. Following Lauffer at the line was Phil Best, Pluta, Ronnie Valentine, and Cindy Rhodes. Pluta and Louis Orris won the heats.

410 SPRINTS

FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 27 Daryn Pittman 2. 39 Greg Hodnett 3. 71 Brian Leppo 4. 51 Fred Rahmer 5. 35 Justin Henderson 6. 17 Tyler Walker 7. 21 Brian Montieth 8. 747 Davey Sammons 9. 30c Lance Dewease 10. 48 Danny Dietrich 11. 7 Chad Layton 12. 7m Mark Smith 13. 19m Brent Marks 14. 87 Alan Krimes 15. 93 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 16. 55 Mike Wagner 17. 16 Cliff Brian 18. 44 Frank Cozze 19. 41 Jason Johnson (DNF) 20. 26 Curt Stroup (DNF) 21. 8h Keith Kauffman (DNF) 22. 1 Stevie Smith (DNF) 23. 77 Aaron Ott (DNF) 24. 6 Brad McClelland (DNF)
DNS: 26c Pat Cooper, 55z Mark Zimmerman, 12w Troy Fraker, 30 Daryl Stimeling, 33 Scott Lutz

HEAT 1: Dewease, Montieth, Hodnett
HEAT 2: Stroup, Sammons, Layton
HEAT 3: Kauffman, Dietrich, Walker


CONSI: Hafertepe, Wagner, Krimes


4 CYLINDERS


FEATURE: 1 38 Mike Lauffer 2. 11 Phil Best 3. 88 Andrew Pluta 4. 8R Ronnie Valentine 5. 75 Cindy Rhodes 6. 12 Steve Frederick 7. 68 Louis Orris 8. 9T Troy Imler 9. 5w Garrett Watkins 10. 1 Lonnie Snyder (DNF) 11. 21 Davey Lambert (DNF) 12. 98 Jon Gephart (DNF)

HEAT 1: Pluta, Gephart, Valentine
HEAT 2: Orris, Lambert, Lauffer

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: June 17, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PENCIL & SMITH RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Hometown hero Jack Pencil returned to Super Late Model victory lane for the first time in nearly a year at the Bedford Speedway Friday night. Tim Smith, Jr. also won his first of the season in the Limited Late Models. Bob Jay picked up his second win of the year in Street Stock action, and Charlie Walter earned his third of the season in the Hobby Stocks. Mike Lauffer won the special $100 to win 4 Cylinder event.


Jack Pencil has been on top of his game each week in Bedford Super Late Model action, but finding victory lane proved to be a tough task until now. Pencil started on the pole for the 25 lap main event and led every lap. The racing surface was blistering fast, and although second place running Dylan Yoder could match Pencil's speed, he couldn't find enough to mount any serious challenges. Yoder, the division's point leader, holds a slim margin over Pencil and Jeff Rine in the point standings. It was no surprise that with five to go the running order for the top three was Pencil, Yoder, and Jeff Rine. Rine started 10th on the grid, and worked hard to get to the front. Shawn Claar held down the third position for most of the race until Rine made his move with five to go. Unfortunately for Rine, a blown tire with two to go would send him pitside. At the end Pencil won his 27th career Bedford feature in the division, followed by Yoder, Claar, Jeff Miller, and Wayne Johnson. Heats went to Miller and Johnson.

Tim Smith, Jr. won his 26th career Limited Late Model feature from the fourth starting spot. The win was no surprise, as Smith and Pencil share similar driving styles and often run well on the same nights. In fact, Friday night was the fifth time that Tim won the Limited Late feature on the same night Jack Pencil won the Super Late event. Pole sitter Donnie Farlling paced the field for the first five laps before Smith used the high side to power into the lead. Farlling was able to maintain second place comfortably, leaving Rick Singleton and Matt Sponaugle to battle for the third spot. Smith won the event with ease, and Farlling settled for second. Singleton and Sponaugle each enjoyed the third position several times throughout the race, and it was Singleton who owned the spot for the final four circuits. Sponaugle came home fourth, and DJ Troutman fifth. Travis Calhoun and Troutman won the heat events.

Bob Jay took home is 24th career Bedford Street Stock trophy, and it wasn't easy. Last week's feature winner Bill Henney took the lead on lap one and took off using the high side of the track ahead of Jesse Snyder and Zane Weicht. Jay slipped by Weicht with five to go, and on the same lap Bill Henney's engine soured. Henney faded through the pack until miraculously the problem went away. By lap 8 Henney was back up to third and the race was on at the front. Snyder held the top spot as Bob Jay blanketed the rear of his racer from every angle. Snyder gave up the top spot on lap 13, and on the same lap he lost second to Henney. Jay managed to keep Bill Henney at bay to hang on for the win. Henney accepted second, and Brian Duffy slipped by Snyder on the last lap for third. Donald Wyles completed the top five. Heats went to Jay and Henney.

Charlie Walter started sixth in the Hobby Stock feature event, was in third by lap one, and was in the lead by the third lap. Team cars Rick Potter and Lou Wannyn held the top two positions from the drop of the green until the duo became entangled in turn two during the third lap. Both drivers were able to continue, although the caution was a lengthy one as track crews attempted to unhook the cars from each other. Charlie Walter assumed the lead when racing resumed and never looked back, earning his 18th career victory, and third of the season. Chad Gambol finished second, and Wannyn, Terry Norris, and Travis Group completed the top five. Rick Potter won the lone heat event.

Mike Lauffer took the lead on lap two on his way to earning his 14th career victory in 4 Cylinder action. Dacron Powell finished second, Robert Pluta third, Jeremy Miller fourth, and Louis Orris fifth. Lauffer and Juan Ryan won the heats.

The speedway is off next Friday, and will return to action Sunday night, June 26th when the Pennsylvania Posse 410 Sprintcars invade Bedford Speedway. It's the best of both worlds, as the Super Late Models will also be on hand for the yearly event. The raindate is Monday, June 27th. Call the speedway office at 814-623-0500, or visit www.bedfordspeedway.com  for more details.

SUPER LATE MODELS

FEATURE: 1. 14 Jack Pencil 2. 32 Dylan Yoder 3. 20 Shawn Claar 4. 57 Jeff Miller 5. 17j Wayne Johnson 6. 5* Derek Byler 7. 5 Chuck Clise (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 8. 49 Eric Zembower 9. 92 Jeff Rine 10. 8 Tim Fedder 11. M1 Mike Mort 12. 79 Mike Altobelli, Jr. (DNF)
DNS: w1 Chris Harr

HEAT 1: Miller, Rine, Pencil
HEAT 2: Johnson, Yoder, Byler

LIMITED LATE MODELS

FEATURE: 1. 39 Tim Smith, Jr. 2. 48 Donnie Farlling 3. 99* Rick Singleton 4. 8 Matt Sponaugle 5. 7 DJ Troutman 6. 64 Grant Adams 7. 36 Travis Calhoun 8. 01 Robbie Black 9. 1a Craig Perigo 10. 32 Travis Stickley 11. 73 Mike Duck 12. 13 Brian Lowery 13. 88 Khi Swanger (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 14. 87 Eric Irvin 15. 77 George Dixon, Jr. 16. 81 Eddie Cornett 17. 19 Rance Garlock (DNF) 18. 5h Matt Howsare (DNF) 19. 10 Corey Weaver (DNF)

HEAT 1: Calhoun, Adams, Smith
HEAT 2: Troutman, Sponaugle, Stickley

STREET STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. 4J Bob Jay 2. 50 Bill Henney 3. 38 Brian Duffy (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 4. 22 Jesse Snyder 5. 10 Donald Wyles 6. 711 Jerry Robinson 7. 73c Bill Pluta, Jr. 8. 45 Zane Weicht 9. 78 Daryl Whetstone 10. 85 Paul Gambol 11. 55x Scott Grubb
DNS: 63 Kerry Molovich

HEAT 1: Jay, Duffy, Wyles
HEAT 2: Henney, Snyder, Whetstone

HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. 42 Charlie Walter (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 2. 13 Chad Gambol 3. 77 Lou Wannyn 4. 73 Terry Norris 5. 7 Travis Group 6. 77xxl Rick Potter 7. 22 Tim Brown

HEAT 1: Potter, Gambol, Norris

4 CYLINDERS

FEATURE: 1. 38 Mike Lauffer 2. 8 Dacron Powell 3. 67 Robert Pluta 4. 93 Jeremy Miller 5. 68 Louis Orris 6. 3J Juan Ryan 7. 88 Andrew Pluta 8. 8R Ronnie Valentine 9. 11 Phil Best 10. 7 Nathan Kaminsky 11. 12 Steve Frederick 12. 86 Ralph Miller 13. 17k Kevin See 14. 14 Mike Hall 15. 5w Garrett Watkins 16. 9T Troy Imler 17. 15n Denny Norris

HEAT 1: Lauffer, J. Miller, R. Pluta
HEAT 2: Ryan, Valentine, Powell

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: June 10, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DAN STONE WINS SPEEDWEEK FINALE

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Dan Stone took the lead on lap 18 of the 40 lap Appalachian Mountain Speedweek's final show at Bedford to earn $5,000 and his first ever victory at the historic fairgrounds. Robbie Black went three wide to take the win in the Limited Late Model $1,000 to win special, and Bill Henney won the Street Stock feature event.

In Super Late Model action, Jamie Lathroum set fast time in time trials and started on the pole in the feature. Lathroum blasted into the lead and kept up a furious pace using the top groove as Dan Stone, Austin Hubbard, and Gary Stuhler battled for the runner up spot. Lathroum had the field under his thumb until lap 18. Running on the cushion in turn two, Lathroum's mount slid sideways in front of the entire pack. Second running Dan Stone made contact as he flew by, but the damage sustained wasn't enough to force him pitside. On the restart it was Stone, Hubbard, Jason Covert, Dylan Yoder and Jack Pencil. Pencil, who started 15th, had been picking off cars on a steady pace as he charged to the front. Vic Coffey also was on the move. Coffey had to resort to a back up car for the feature, relinquishing his 6th starting spot to start last per track rules. By lap 18, Coffey had moved from last to sixth. Austin Hubbard had already won at Bedford this season, and he was going to be a handful for leader Dan Stone. But on lap 28, faint blue smoke rolled out of the 19 and the caution came out as he drifted to a stop in turn 4. The stage was set for 12 laps of mayhem, and Jason Covert, who assumed second place when Hubbard dropped out, was up for the challenge. Dan Stone was fast on the bottom, and Covert was left with the high groove to make his move. Lap after lap Covert would pull even with Stone entering turn three, but Stone was fast and steady. On the final lap, Covert entered turn three as hard as anyone could. Even with chunks of the cushion flying through the air, Covert couldn't make the pass and Stone took the checkers. Following Covert was Dylan Yoder, Vic Coffey, and Ricky Elliott. Sixth through tenth went to Jack Pencil, Gary Stuhler, Matt Parks, JT Spence, and Nick Dickson. Qualifying events went to Hubbard, Stuhler, and Covert.

The Limited Late Model feature was about as exciting as racing gets. Brian Lessley and Craig Perigo led the field to the green with Lessley assuming the point position on the first lap. Robbie Black started seventh, and by lap 6 he was in second. Starting on lap 7, racing action at the front was intense. Lessley, Black, and third running Jake Jones ran two wide, three wide, and everything in between for laps. On lap 15, Jones officially took the lead just as point leader Grant Adams made hard head on contact with the wall in turn four. On the restart, Lessley faded through the pack quickly as Jones led Black and Rick Singleton. The trio battled hard, but Black made a courageous move using the top groove and snatched the lead from Jones. Jones, who had never raced at Bedford before, maintained the runner up spot and followed Black to the finish line. Tim Smith, who started 16th, drove an incredible race to finish third, Singleton fourth, and Matt Sponaugle recovered from a lap one spin to finish fifth. The win was Black's second of the season. Singleton and Rance Garlock won the heats.

Bill Henney returned to victory lane for the second time this season in Street Stock action. Henney and Jesse Snyder battled for the lead for most of the race. On lap 10, Henney made a high side pass to take the lead, but a caution relegated him back to second. Two laps later, Henney used the same move to take the lead again, and once again a caution came out before the lap was completed. With four to go, Henney once again took the lead in turn three, and this time Snyder was the one to bring out the caution. Henney was unstoppable once out front and took the win ahead of Brian Duffy, Donald Wyles, Kerry Molovich, and Paul Gambol. Snyder won the lone heat event.

Next week at the Speedway will be a five division show consisting of Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. It's Williams Grove Old Timers Night, and the 4 Cylinders will be racing for $100 to win. For more information call the speedway office at 814-623-0500, or visit www.bedfordspeedway.com

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN SPEEDWEEKS SUPER LATE MODELS


FEATURE (40 Laps): 1. 2 Dan Stone 2. 43a Jason Covert 3. 32 Dylan Yoder 4. 32c Vic Coffey 5. 88 Ricky Elliott 6. 14 Jack Pencil (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 7. 17s Gary Stuhler 8. 15p Matt Parks 9. 91 JT Spence 10. 17d Nick Dickson 11. 5 Chuck Clise 12. 3 Tim Wilson 13. 25z Mason Zeigler (DNF) 14. 06 Mike Lupfer (DNF) 15. 19 Austin Hubbard (DNF) 16. 5* Derek Byler (DNF) 17. 6L Jamie Lathroum (DNF) 18. 92 Jeff Rine (DNF) 19. 79 Mike Altobelli, Jr. (DNF) 20. F1 Coleby Frye (DNF) 21. 26 Jerry Bard (DNF) 22. 1k Gene Knaub (DNF)

HEAT 1: Hubbard, Lathroum, Parks
HEAT 2: Stuhler, Coffey, Yoder
HEAT 3: Covert, Stone, Elliott


LIMITED LATE MODELS

FEATURE (25 Laps): 1. 01 Robbie Black 2. 43 Jake Jones 3. 39 Tim Smith, Jr. (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 4. 99* Rick Singleton 5. 8 Matt Sponaugle 6. 21 Dave Leidy 7. 13 Brian Lowery 8. 1a Craig Perigo 9. 116 Travis Mease 10. 5h Matt Howsare 11. 5z Brian Lessley 12. 15b Josh Berrier 13. 32 Travis Stickley (DNF) 14. 64 Grant Adams (DNF) 15. 19 Rance Garlock (DNF) 16. M14 Transtan Stoner (DNF) 17. 66 Justin Kann (DNF) 18. 36 Travis Calhoun (DNF)
DNS: 48 Donnie Farlling

HEAT 1: Singleton, Jones, Mease
HEAT 2: Garlock, Black, Calhoun


STREET STOCKS:

FEATURE (18 Laps): 1. 50 Bill Henney 2. 38 Brian Duffy 3. 10 Donald Wyles (Tri State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 4. 63 Kerry Molovich 5. 85 Paul Gambol 6. 73c Bill Pluta 7. 22 Jesse Snyder 8. 44 Rick Wright 9. 55x Scott Grubb

HEAT 1: Snyder, Wyles, Gambol

TIME TRIALS: Fast time - Jamie Lathroum 19.855 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: June 03, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

RINE SUPERIOR AT BEDFORD, ADAMS GETS FIRST WIN

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – It was ARCH Fan club night at the Bedford Speedway Friday, and Jeff Rine got his Bob Elbin owned #92 working good just in time for next week's late model speedweeks. Rine battled hard in what was arguably one of the best races of the year in the division to take his first of the season. Similarly, the Limited Late model feature event was action packed with Grant Adams earning his first ever Bedford Speedway win. Brian Duffy won his third of the year in a Street Stock feature that rivaled a demolition derby on the first lap, and Charlie Walter wins back to back in the Hobby Stocks. Juan Ryan earned the win in the 4 Cylinder division, his first of the year.

Shawn Claar and Greg Fetters, a pair of drivers thirsting for a return to Bedford's victory lane, started on the front row of the Super Late Model main event. Both drivers took a turn at the lead, with Claar leading the first two circuits before Fetters snagged the top spot on lap 3. Fetters looked rock solid out front but it was Jeff Rine who captured the most attention. Rine, who started 8th, was in third by lap three, and took second from Claar on lap four. Rine showed patience as he dogged and matched Fetters around the big oval in the bottom groove. It appeared that Fetters might have the advantage as Rine made no serious attempts at the lead, but that would all change when Jack Pencil, who slid into third on lap 6, powered by Rine on the high side on lap 16. It was if Rine was awoken from a trance. The following lap he blasted to the top and took the position back from Pencil, and again using the high side he flew by Fetters for first. The top three made a show of it, and Pencil got by Fetters for second with five to go. Rine held on for his tenth career win, Pencil finished a close second, and Dylan Yoder stole third from Fetters with 2 to go. Following Fetters was Matt Parks in fifth, Scott Haus sixth, and Andy Haus, Chuck Clise, Shawn Claar, and Wayne Johnson completed the top ten. Rine and Fetters won the heats.

In similar fashion, the starting front row of the Limited Late Model main event featured Travis Calhoun and George Dixon, Jr., two drivers searching for the their first ever Bedford win in the division. Calhoun managed to lead the first two laps convincingly, but the second row starting duo of Grant Adams and Matt Sponaugle wanted the top spot sooner than later. Adams took the lead on lap three, and Sponaugle took second on lap four. From that point, the race was on. Adams and Sponaugle ran side by side for laps, with Adams leading slightly for three laps, then Sponaugle claiming a slight edge for six. Adams, who had never won a feature event at Bedford, has shown steady improvement all season. Sponaugle, one of Bedford's most proven drivers, rarely relinquishes a lead. But on this night, the stars were shining on Adams as he had enough of the side by side racing and took the lead for good with 8 laps to go. Sponaugle settled for second, Robbie Black came from his tenth starting spot to claim third, Travis Stickley was fourth, and Donnie Farlling fifth. Sixth through tenth went to Tim Smith, Jr., Travis Calhoun, Monday night's winner Brian Lowery, Craig Perigo, and George Dixon, Jr. Tim Smith, Jr. and Sponaugle won the heat events.

The Street Stock feature started just like it did Monday night - a devastating crash with a race car flipping wildly at the flag stand. This week it was division powerhouse Chris Chamberlain. Chamberlain flipped multiple times amongst the entire field of cars, and came to a rest in turn one. Chamberlain exited the car under his power, but it took two wreckers to haul his badly damaged racer off the speedway. Several other cars were damaged in the accident, but all were able to continue racing. When things settled down, Bill Henney had claimed the first position on lap 2 and appeared to have things in hand. In typical Bill Henney fashion, he threw his # 50 into the corners high on the cushion and started to distance himself from the pack. But on lap 9, a mechanical problem sent Henney from first to last in just one circuit. Tenth starting Brian Duffy was more than eager to accept the top spot, and Jerry Robinson assumed the second position. Henney's trouble was apparently temporary because his car seemed to wake up again on lap 11 and Henney immediately went back to the cushion. As Duffy led with several car lengths over Robinson, Henney was on a mission. Picking cars off lap after lap, Henney worked his way into third with four to go. The lead pair had distanced themselves from the field but a caution with three to go gave hint that things might just get a little interesting. However, it was Duffy who proved to be most impressive as he powered to a good lead and left Robinson and Henney to battle on their own for second. Robinson prevailed, and followed Duffy to the checkered. Henney, Paul Gambol, and Jesse Snyder completed the top five. The win was Duffy's 23rd of his career, and he is once again tied with Bob Jay for most all-time wins in the division. Henney and Chamberlain won the heats.

Charlie Walter took advantage of his second starting spot to earn his 18th career victory in the Hobby Stock division. No driver has ever won more in this division, and Walter took the win with ease. Division veteran Terry Norris had his hands full for most of the race with Lou Wannyn and came home with a second place finish. Wannyn, teammate Rick Potter, and Chad Gambol finished second through fifth. The heats went to Potter and Justin Michael.

The 4 Cylinders were a little on the wild side Friday night as it took several attempts to get the race under way. Casey Fleegle was looking for his first career win at Bedford and appeared to do so. He led the first two laps, lost the lead to Juan Ryan for the next 8, then regained the lead with two to go to take the checkers. However, a post race tech inspection soured the evening for Fleegle, and second place finishing Juan Ryan was declared the winner. The win was Ryan's second of his career, and was followed at the finish line by Andrew Pluta, Robert Pluta, Phil Best, and Nathan Kaminsky. Ryan and Fleegle won the heats.

The Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek will have their grand finale Friday, June 10th at Bedford Speedway. The $5,000 to win event shows promise of attracting several top name drivers and a large field of competitors to the historic speedway. Also appearing will be the Limited Late Models, racing for $1,000 to win. For more information, call the speedway office at 814-623-0500, or visit www.bedfordspeedway.com


SUPER LATE MODELS

FEATURE: 1) 92 Jeff Rine (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 2) 14 Jack Pencil 3) 32 Dylan Yoder 4) 39 Greg Fetters 5) 15p Matt Parks 6) 21 Scott Haus 7) 76 Andy Haus 8) 5 Chuck Clise 9) 20 Shawn Claar 10) 17j Wayne Johnson 11) 49 Eric Zembower 12) 8 Tim Fedder (DNF) 13) 119b Bryan Bernheisel (DNF) 14) 57 Jeff Miller (DNF) 15) 5* Derek Byler (DNF)

HEAT 1: Rine, Pencil, Bernheisel
HEAT 2: Fetters, S. Haus, Yoder

LIMITED LATE MODELS

FEATURE: 1) 64 Grant Adams 2) 8 Matt Sponaugle 3) 01 Robbie Black (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 4) 32 Travis Stickley 5) 48 Donnie Farlling 6) 39 Tim Smith, Jr. 7) 36 Travis Calhoun 8) 13 Brian Lowery 9) 1a Craig Perigo 10) 77 George Dixon, Jr. 11) 73 Mike Duck 12) 81 Eddie Cornett 13) 10 Corey Weaver (DNF) 14) 66 Justin Kann (DNF)

HEAT 1: Smith, Adams, Dixon
HEAT 2: Sponaugle, Calhoun, Duck


STREET STOCKS

FEATURE: 1) 38 Brian Duffy (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 2) 711 Jerry Robinson 3) 50 Bill Henney 4) 85 Paul Gambol 5) 22 Jesse Snyder 6) 73c Bill Pluta 7) 44 Rick Wright 8) 1 Tom Warren (DNF) 9) 63 Kerry Molovich (DNF) 10) 4J Bob Jay (DNF) 11) 31c Chris Chamberlain (DNF)
DNS: 55x Scott Grubb

HEAT 1: Henney, Jay, Robinson
HEAT 2: Chamberlain, Duffy, Molovich

HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE: 1) 42 Charlie Walter 2) 73 Terry Norris 3) 77 Lou Wannyn 4) 77xxl Rick Potter 5) 13 Chad Gambol (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 6) 7T Travis Group 7) 7c Curtis Guyer 8) 60 Bill Replogle 9) 28 Justin Michael 10) 22 Tim Brown

HEAT 1: Potter, Walter, Gambol
HEAT 2: Michael, Group, Replogle

4 CYLINDERS

FEATURE: 1) 3j Juan Ryan 2) 88 Andrew Pluta (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 3) 67 Robert Pluta 4) 11 Phil Best 5) 7 Nathan Kaminsky 6) 68 Ray Wright 7) 17k Kevin See 8) 93 Jeremy Miller (DNF) 9) 8R Ronnie Valentine (DNF) 10) 86 Ralph Miller (DNF) 11) 34 Brad Hoffman (DNF) 12) 5w Garrett Watkins (DNF) 13) 12 Steve Frederick (DNF) 14) 38 Mike Lauffer (DNF)


DQ: 113 Casey Fleegle

HEAT 1: Ryan, Kaminsky, Frederick
HEAT 2: Fleegle, J. Miller, R. Pluta

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: May 30, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

AUSTIN HUBBARD EARNS FIRST CAREER BEDFORD VICTORY

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Bedford Speedway's annual Memorial Day Special was slated for Friday night, but heavy rains postponed the event until Monday evening. The schedule change brought with it a few invaders, and Austin Hubbard made the most of his rare visit by winning the $2,000 to win Super Late Model main event. Brian Lowery made his pole starting position pay off by winning the $1,000 to win Limited Late Model feature, and Bob Jay returned to victory lane for the first time since 2008 in Street Stock action. Charlie Walter picked up his first win of the season in the Hobby Stocks, and Mike Lauffer earned his first win of the season in the 4 Cylinders.

Austin Hubbard came from the 10th starting spot and made a late race pass for the lead to earn his first ever Bedford Speedway Super Late Model win. Walker Arthur and Jack Pencil brought the field to the green for the 30 lap event, with Arthur out-gunning Pencil for the top spot. Arthur ran the top groove and pulled out to a comfortable lead until a lap five caution for Brian Booze, Dylan Yoder, and Jeff Miller bunched the field again. Hubbard had already advanced 5 spots by the time this caution came out, and on the restart he blitzed by Derek Byler and Chuck Clise to slide into the third position. The trio ran close for most of the race until Hubbard dove under Pencil on lap 18. Hubbard hounded Arthur for the lead for several laps, and on lap 24 the pair made contact. Hubbard took the lead and Arthur rode the turn 3 wall for several feet before regaining composure, but Hubbard had to relinquish his lead because a caution came out for a slowing Shawn Claar before the lap was completed. On the restart, Hubbard powered by Arthur and left everyone in his wake. Rick Eckert, who slowly worked his way through the field and ran most of the race in 5th powered past Chuck Clise and third running Jack Pencil on the restart, and overtook Arthur for second on lap 26. Hubbard though, was too far ahead for Eckert to make any kind of challenge. At the checkered it was Austin Hubbard by a straightaway, Eckert, Jack Pencil passed Arthur for third with three to go and hung on to finish there, Aurthur fourth, and Derek Byler fifth. Sixth through tenth went to Mason Zeigler, Jeff Miller, Steve Campbell, Brian Booze, and Chuck Clise. Heats went to Arthur and Hubbard.

Brian Lowery led flag to flag to earn his third career Limited Late Model victory. Lowery easily outran last year's track champ Rick Singleton and heavy hitters Matt Sponaugle and DJ Troutman. The only caution of the race came with 2 laps to go, and it appeared that Lowery may get a challenge from second running Sponaugle. But it was all Lowery for the final two circuits, with Sponaugle, Singleton, Grant Adams, and Mike Duck coming across the finish line 2nd through 5th. Heat winners were Tim Smith, Jr. and Sponaugle.

Bob Jay reclaimed the all-time Street Stock feature winner top spot by winning his 23rd career feature Monday night. Jay, who was tied with Brian Duffy for most division career wins prior to the event, started fifth and endured a wild first lap. Second starting Zane Weicht made hard contact with the outside wall on the frontstretch just before completing lap one. Zane's car careened into the fence and went into a series of end over end flips. Several other cars were damaged in the accident, but only Weicht's car was retired for the night. On the restart Jesse Snyder took the lead for the first four laps before Jay was able to work by him on the outside. Jay wasn't able to totally shake Snyder, but Snyder had his hands full with Chris Chamberlain. Chamberlain pulled off a turn one pass with five to go and set his sights on Jay, but Jay's Ford held strong until the end. Following Jay and Chamberlain was Snyder, Bill Henney, and Donald Wyles. Heats went to Chamberlain and Henney.

Charlie Walter took home the first place trophy for the 17th time of his career in Bedford's Hobby Stock action. Charlie started fourth but found himself in the lead by the time the first lap was completed. Justin Michael made a rare appearance at the Bedford Speedway, and he ran a close second until a flat tire sent him pitside on lap ten. With Walter out front, Terry Norris and Bill Replogle were left dueling for the second spot. Norris won the battle for second, and Replogle settled for third. Last week's feature winner Chad Gambol finished fourth, and Lou Wannyn fifth. Heat winners were Travis Group and Justin Michael.

Mike Lauffer made a mid-race pass stick to take the win in 4 Cylinder action. Lauffer, who had passed pole sitter Juan Ryan several times for the lead only to be sent back to second due to cautions, finally made a pass for the lead that counted on lap seven. Ryan held on for second, with Casey Fleegle, Ralph Miller, and Phil Best rounding out the top five. Lauffer, Andrew Pluta, and Jeremy Miller won the preliminary events.

This Friday at the speedway will be a regular 5 division show consisting of Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. It will be a ARCH night at the track, and the Hobby Stocks will be racing for $200. Coming Friday June 10th will be the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Finale. The Limited Late Models will also be on hand that night racing for $1,000 to win. For more information, call the speedway office at 814-623-0500 or visit www.bedfordspeedway.com

SUPER LATE MODELS

Feature (30 laps): 1. 19 Austin Hubbard 2. 24 Rick Eckert 3. 14 Jack Pencil 4. 87 Walker Arthur 5. 5* Derek Byler 6. 25z Mason Zeigler 7. 57 Jeff Miller 8. 2 Steve Campbell 9. B2 Brian Booze 10. 5 Chuck Clise (DNF) 11. 88 Scott Rhodes (DNF) 12. 20 Shawn Claar (DNF) 13. 39 Greg Fetters (DNF) 14. 17j Wayne Johnson (DNF) 15. 32 Dylan Yoder (DNF)
DNS: 1m Jeremy Miller

HEAT 1: Arthur, Booze, Eckert
HEAT 2: Hubbard, Clise, Zeigler

LIMITED LATE MODELS

FEATURE (25 laps): 1. 13 Brian Lowery 2. 8 Matt Sponaugle 3. 99* Rick Singleton 4. 64 Grant Adams 5. 73 Mike Duck 6. 66 Justin Kann 7. 36 Travis Calhoun 8. 87 Eric Irvin 9. 39 Tim Smith, Jr. (DNF) 10. 7 DJ Troutman (DNF) 11. 1a Craig Perigo (DNF) 12. 10 Corey Weaver (DNF)

HEAT 1: Smith, Duck, Lowery
HEAT 2: Sponaugle, Troutman, Kann

STREET STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. 4J Bob Jay 2. 31c Chris Chamberlain 3. 22 Jesse Snyder 4. 50 Bill Henney 5. 10 Donald Wyles 6. 38 Brian Duffy 7. 78 Daryl Whetstone 8. 63 Kerry Molovich (DNF) 9. 55x Scott Grubb (DNF) 10. 45 Zane Weicht (DNF)
DNS: 44 Rick Wright

HEAT 1: Chamberlain, Weicht, Wyles
HEAT 2: Henney, Molovich, Grubb

HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. 42 Charlie Walter 2. 73 Terry Norris 3. 60 Bill Replogle 4. 13 Chad Gambol 5. 77 Lou Wannyn 6. 77xxl Rick Potter 7. 7 Travis Group 8. 58 Ryan Beckett 9. 83e Ed Vogel 10. 28 Justin Michael (DNF) 11. 11 Jarrod Brown 12. 17w David Riley (DNF)
DNS: 17 Brad Feight

HEAT 1: Group, Walter, Potter
HEAT 2: Michael, Replogle, Gambol

4 CYLINDERS

FEATURE: 1. 38 Mike Lauffer 2. 3j Juan Ryan 3. 113 Casey Fleegle 4. 86 Ralph Miller 5. 11 Phil Best 6. 93 Jeremy Miller 7. 8R Ronnie Valentine 8. 88 Andrew Pluta 9. 5 Bill Hassenplug 10. 4 Eric Cramer 11. 98 Jon Gephart 12. 21 Dave Lambert (DNF) 13. 1 Lonnie Snyder (DNF) 14. 17k Kevin See (DNF) 15. 67 Robert Pluta (DNF) 16. 12 Steve Frederick (DNF) 17. 11j Dan Jackson (DNF) 18. 7 Nathan Kaminsky (DNF) 19. 726 Sean Fitpatrick (DNF) 20. 414 Rick Lamer (DNF) 21. 75 Cindy Rhodes (DNF)

HEAT 1: Lauffer, P. Best, Kaminsky
HEAT 2: A. Pluta, Fleegle, Ryan
HEAT 3: J. Miller, R. Pluta, R. Miller

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: May 20, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DICKSON QUALIFIES FOR SPEEDWEEKS, BLACK WINS LIMITED SPECIAL

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – For the first time in three weeks, Mother Nature let up just enough to allow the Bedford Speedway to slip in an evening of racing Friday night. Nick Dickson won the Super Late Model main event, guaranteeing him a starting spot in Bedford's final leg of the Appalachian Mountain Speedweeks for Late Models in June. Robbie Black dominated the Limited Late model special $1,000 to win, which was also the first leg of the Bedford/Rock speedway shootout dubbed the BedRock shootout. Brian Duffy became the first repeat winner of 2011 with his Street Stock feature win, and Chad Gambol picked up his first career Bedford victory in the Hobby Stocks. Robert Pluta took top honors in the 4 Cylinders.

Nick Dickson, who hasn't visited Bedford's victory lane for three years, earned his 6th career victory at the big oval in convincing fashion. Dickson was overcome with emotion in victory lane as he dedicated the win to young Tyler Ritchey, a former Bedford Hobby Stock driver who was seriously injured recently in an accident. He also dedicated the win to his uncle and crew member Rick, who has been very ill the past several months. Nick started the 25 lap event on the pole, but his win wasn't a walk in the park. Fourth starting Jack Pencil charged his way to second, and started reeling in Dickson, who had a healthy lead. With seven laps to go, the pair encountered lapped traffic and Pencil was able to duck underneath Dickson several times until a lap 21 caution bunched the field. Dickson distanced himself from the pack and took the checkered with ease. Pencil finished the race in second, but was relegated to last place when he failed to make weight at the scales following the race. This put second generation driver Andy Haus in the second position, followed by Jeff Rine, Chuck Clise, and Jeff Miller. Sixth through tenth was Brian Booze, Dylan Yoder, Scott Haus, Derek Byler, and Matt Parks. Yoder and Rine won the heats.

Robbie Black put his York Racing Engines powered Limited Late Model in Bedford's victory lane for the fifth time of his career. Much like Dickson in the Super Lates, Robbie started on the pole but winning was no easy task. Rick Singleton, from his fifth starting spot, never let Black get out of sight. Singleton never seriously challenged for the lead, but hung close enough to keep the leader thinking. Grant Adams posted his career best Bedford finish with a third, and Justin Kann and DJ Troutman completed the top five. Tim Smith, Jr. finished sixth after re-starting last, a result of a first lap incident that brought out the yellow. Daniel Cornman, Mike Duck, Randy Wible, and Brian Lowery finished the top ten. Cornman and Adams won the qualifying events.

Brian Duffy tied Bob Jay Friday for the most all-time Street Stock wins at Bedford when he took the checkers for the 22nd time of his career. It took three attempts to the start the feature event. Seven cars tangled on the first attempt, with all seven cars including Duffy suffering damage. Cody Buterbaugh suffered the most, as he was unable to finish the event. On the next attempt, the yellows were thrown again and this time Jesse Snyder's evening was cut short. Finally, success was found on the third attempt at starting the race, and veteran division driver Kerry Molovich assumed the top position. Molovich held the lead for eight laps as Bob Jay, Zane Weicht, Bill Henney, and Brian Duffy swapped positions and paint directly behind him. Duffy worked into the second spot on lap eight, and was the race leader by the ninth circuit. Duffy won the race convincingly over Bob Jay, Chris Chamberlain, Zane Weicht, and Bill Henney. Jay and Henney won the heats.

Chad Gambol made his first visit of the season a good one as he won both his heat and the feature event in the Hobby Stock division. Gambol's win was his first of his career at Bedford, and he did it convincingly. Terry Norris ran second for much of the race, but with two to go Rick Potter, Charlie Walter, and Travis Group all decided to gang up on Norris and the four cars in a phone booth for half a lap until the inevitable happened. Rick Potter left the speedway on a wrecker and Travis Group went to the tail after making contact with the wall. On the restart it was all Gambol, with Walter, Norris, Lou Wannyn, and Group completing the top five. Group and Gambol won the heat events.

The start of the 4 Cylinder feature was rain delayed for several minutes, and when the green flag dropped it was all Pluta. Robert and Andrew Pluta ran bumper to bumper, with Robert taking home the victory and Andrew claiming second. Casey Fleegle, Mike Lauffer (from the tail after re-starting last), and Jeremy Miller completed the top five. Phil Best, Lauffer, and Robert Pluta won the heats.

Next Friday at the speedway is the Memorial Day Special. The Super Late Models will be racing for $2,000 to win, and the Limited Late Models will have another $1,000 to win show. The Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and 4 Cylinders will also be on hand with increased pay for the winner. The rain date for this event will be Monday, May 30th. For more information, call the speedway office at 814-623-0500 or visit www.bedfordspeedway.com

SUPER LATE MODELS

FEATURE: 1. Nick Dickson 17D 2. Andy Haus 76 3. Jeff Rine 92 4. Chuck Clise 5 5. Jeff Miller 57 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 6. Brian Booze B2 7. Dylan Yoder 8. Scott Haus 21 9. Derek Byler 5* 10. Matt Parks 15p 11. Eric Zembower 49 12. Mason Zeigler 25z 13. Tyler Hershey 74 (DNF) 14. Wayne Johnson 17j (DNF) 15. Jack Pencil 14 (DQ)

HEAT 1: Yoder, Pencil, Johnson
HEAT 2: Rine, Booze, S. Haus



LIMITED LATE MODELS


FEATURE: 1. Robbie Black 01 2. Rick Singleton 99 3. Grant Adams 64 4. Justin Kann 66 5. DJ Troutman 7 6. Tim Smith, Jr. 39 7. Daniel Cornman 3 8. Mike Duck 73 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 9. Randy Wible 35 10. Brian Lowery 13 11. Rance Garlock 19 12. Craig Perigo 1a 13. Donnie Farlling 48 14. Brian Lessley 5z 15. Corey Weaver 10 16. Eric Irvin 87 (DNF) 17. Matt Sponaugle 8 (DNF)

HEAT 1: Cornman, Troutman, Singleton
HEAT 2: Adams, Kann, Black


STREET STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. Brian Duffy (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 38 2. Bob Jay 4J 3. Chris Chamberlain 31c 4. Zane Weicht 45 5. Bill Henney 50 6. Kerry Molovich 63 7. Daryl Whetstone 78 8. Bill Pluta, Jr. 73c 9. Scott Grubb 55x 10. Paul Gambol 85 11. Cody Buterbaugh B1 (DNF) 12. Jesse Snyder 22 (DNF)

HEAT 1: Henney, Snyder, Weicht
HEAT 2: Jay, Duffy, Chamberlain


HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. Chad Gambol 13 2. Charlie Walter 42 3. Terry Norris 73 4. Lou Wannyn 77 5. Travis Group 7 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 6. Tim Brown 22 7. Mike Ott 21m (DNF) 8. Rick Potter 77xxl (DNF) 9. Chuck Weyant 88c (DNF) 10. Bill Replogle 60 (DNF) 11. George Beckett 58 (DNF)

HEAT 1: Group, Walter, Replogle
HEAT 2: Gambol, Norris, Weyant

4 CYLINDERS


FEATURE: 1. Robert Pluta 67 2. Andrew Pluta 88 3. Casey Fleegle 113 4. Mike Lauffer 38 5. Jeremy Miller 93 6. John Lamer 46 7. Ronnie Valentine 8r (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 8. Phil Best 11 9. Juan Ryan 3j 10. Kevin See 17k 11. Dan Jackson 11j 12. Dave Lambert 21 13. Ralph Miller 86 14. Steve Frederick 12 15. David Reaugh 34 16. Nathan Kaminsky 7 17. Ray Wright 68 (DNF) 18. Sean Fitzpatrick 726 (DNF) 19. Tim Lamer 903 (DNF)
DNS: Rick Lamer 414, Irvin Fleegle 2

HEAT 1: Best, J. Lamer, Jackson
HEAT 2: Lauffer, Miller, Ryan
HEAT 3: R. Pluta, C. Fleegle, A. Pluta

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: May 06, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

RAIN WASHES OUT BEDFORD FOR SECOND TIME THIS SEASON

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Severely wet weather this week and a soggy pit area forced the cancellation of racing action at the Bedford Speedway Friday night. Coming Friday, May 13th is a five division show. The Super Late Model feature will be an Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweeks Qualifier, the Limited Late Models will be racing the first leg of the Bedford/Rock Speedway shootout for $1,000 to win, and the Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and 4 Cylinders will also be on hand for a regular show. Kids will get the opportunity to take a lap around the speedway in a race car at 6:15pm. For more information, visit www.bedfordspeedway.com,  or call the speedway office at 814-623-0500.

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com    

DATE: APRIL 29, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Bloomquist Takes Third Straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Win on Friday Night at Bedford

(from Lucasdirt.com)
 

BEDFORD, PA (April 29, 2011) Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN continued his streak on Friday Night as he captured his third consecutive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in a row at Bedford Speedway. Bloomquist dominated the event, lapping up to the ninth place finisher. Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV was second followed by Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; and Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC.
 
Bloomquist and Shaver started on the front row of the 50-lap $10,000 to win main event. Bloomquist bolted to the lead from the start. He held a six-car length lead over Shaver in the first five laps of the race. Bloomquist started to pick-up the tail-end of the field by lap ten, and had distanced himself further from the battle for the second spot between Shaver and Owens.
 
The first and only caution of the race appeared on lap 16 for a slowing Chris Wall on the backstretch. On the restart, Bloomquist continued his dominating performance as he pulled away from the hotly contested race for second between Shaver and Owens.
 
With Bloomquist well out in front, Owens briefly took the second spot away from Shaver in turn two on lap 41, but by the time the cars had reached the official scoring line Shaver was back in second. Shaver then pulled away from Owens in the final laps to secure the runner-up spot in the K&L Rumley Rocket Chassis entry. Owens then had to fight off O’Neal to place third in the Reece Monument Company, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford. O’Neal in the Magnaflow Exhaust MasterSbilt Chevrolet placed fourth followed at the stripe by Cook in the D&R Racing, MasterSbilt #53.
 
In Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Victory Lane for the fourth time this season, and the 30th time in his career, Bloomquist stated “The car was good from the time we unloaded it tonight, in the heat race it was good, and in the feature you could run anywhere on the track, you could go three wide out there without any problems, I have to thank Lucas Oil, we’ve been running their oil all year, Roush-Yates Engines, we had the Ford in tonight, and also a big thanks to Base Racing Fuels, and Bob and Barb Miller, for their continued support.”
 
Completing the top ten were Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg, PA; Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; Jason Covert of York Haven, PA; Jared Landers of Batesville, AR; and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA.
 
In preliminary action Bloomquist blistered his track record which stood for two years. Bloomquist became the first driver in the 75-year history of the track to go under 19 seconds as he recorded a fast lap of 18.763 seconds shattering his track record of 19.346. Heat races were won by Scott Bloomquist, Coleby Frye, Steve Shaver, and Jimmy Owens. The consolation races were won by John Blankenship and Tyler Reddick.
 
In Street Stock action, Brian Duffy claimed his first win of the season and his 21st of his career. Kerry Molovich led convincingly for the first six laps as the rest of the field provided side by side action. Duffy, who started 4th, overpowered Molovich and won with ease. Following Duffy at the checkered was Jesse Snyder, Chris Chamberlain, Bill Henney, and Bob Jay. Duffy and Henney won the heat events.

Next week at the speedway will be a regular five division show consisting of Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. Drivers will be giving kids car rides around the speedway before hot laps.
 
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, April 9th, 2011
Bedford Valley Petroleum 50
Bedford Speedway – Bedford, PA
Red Buck Cigars Fast Time:
Scott Bloomquist/ 18.763 seconds (Group A and Overall ***New Track Record***)
Steve Shaver / 19.026 seconds (Group B)
Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal, Eric Wells, Jared Landers, Ricky Elliott, Dylan Yoder, Dan Stone, Jeff Rine, Tim Isenberg, Billy Decker, Jim Yoder
Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Coleby Frye, Steve Francis, Jason Covert, Dale McDowell, Frank Heckensast Jr., John Blankenship, Steve Casebolt, Larry Wight, Chad McClellan, Derek Byler
Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Steve Shaver, Bub McCool, Jeremy Miller, Jamie Lathroum, Jack Pencil, Nick Dickson, Chuck Clise, Kenny PettyJohn, Brad Neat, Tom Decker Jr.
HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Ray Cook, Chris Wall, J.T. Spence, Tyler Reddick, Gary Stuhler, Jerry Bard, Dennis Erb Jr., Earl Pearson Jr., Mike Marlar
JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): John Blankenship, Frank Heckenast Jr., Daniel Stone, Steve Casebolt, Jeff Rine, Tim Isenberg, Chad McClellan, Derek Byler, Larry Wight, Dylan Yoder, Ricky Elliott, Billy Decker-DNS, Jim Yoder-DNS
Wrisco Aluminum Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Tyler Reddick, Chuck Clise, Jerry Bard, Dennis Erb Jr., Kenny PettyJohn, Gary Stuhler, Brad Neat, Tom Decker Jr., Nick Dickson, Jack Pencil, Earl Pearson Jr., Mike Marlar-DNS
Feature Finish – 50 Laps
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
1
1
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
2
2
6
Steve Shaver
Vienna, WV
3
4
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
4
5
71
Don O'Neal
Martinsville, IN
5
8
53
Ray Cook
Brasstown, NC
6
10
1m
Jeremy Miller
Littlestown, PA
7
7
15
Steve Francis
Ashland, KY
8
11
43a
Jason Covert
York Haven, PA
9
13
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
10
15
17m
Dale McDowell
Chickamauga, GA
11
6
57J
Bub McCool
Vicksburg, MS
12
3
F1
Coleby Frye
Dover, PA
13
9
18e
Eric Wells
Hazard, KY
14
18
11t
Tyler Reddick
Corning, CA
15
17
23
John Blankenship
Williamson, WV
16
14
6L
Jamie Lathroum
Mechanicsville, MD
17
23
44
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
18
19
99jr
Frank Heckenast, Jr.
Frankfort, IL
19
26
41n
Brad Neat
Dunnville, KY
20
20
5e
Chuck Clise
Frostburg, MD
21
24
28e
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
22
22
26
Jerry Bard
Shippensburg, PA
23
16
91
J.T. Spence
Winchester, VA
24
21
21d
Daniel Stone
Thompson, PA
25
12
71w
Chris Wall
Springfield, LA
26
25
36
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
Race Statistics
Entrants: 41
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 50)
Caution Flags: Lap 16 (Chris Wall)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr., Dennis Erb.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Mike Marlar, Brad Neat
PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Brad Neat (Started 26th; Finished 19th; Advanced 7 positions)
Allstar Performer of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Ray Cook
Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jared Landers
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Race Engines
Outerwears Challenger of the Race: Tyler Reddick
Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: Mike Marlar
DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Stroupe (Jared Landers)
Time of Race: 25 minutes 14 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: April 22, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

RAIN WASHES OUT BEDFORD

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – A week of miserable weather and heavy rains Friday forced the management of Bedford Speedway to cancel Friday nights show. Coming Friday April 29th is the annual Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $10,000 to win race sponsored by Bedford Valley Petroleum. The Street Stocks will also be on hand for $500 to win, and the event will have Sunday, May 1st as the rain date. For more information, visit www.bedfordspeedway.com,  or call the speedway office at 814-623-0500.






 

 

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BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
"The Track Racing Legends Built"
Track Address:
Rte. 30 West
Bedford, PA 15522
Office Address:
108 Short St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-0500
www.bedfordspeedway.com

DATE: April 15, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COLEBY FRYE DOUBLES UP BEDFORD OPENER

By Dave Harclerode

BEDFORD, PA – Coleby Frye made Bedford Speedway's 2011 season opener a memorable one Friday night by winning both the Super Late Model main event and the Limited Late Model feature. The Dover, Pennsylvania driver is the first ever to win feature events in multiple divisions on the same date at the 75 year old track, a rare accomplishment in the world of racing. In Street Stock action, 2010 division champ Bill Henney started the season off on the right foot by winning both his heat and the feature event. Travis Group triumphed in Hobby Stock action, and Andrew Pluta capped the cold evening with a 4-Cylinder win.

Frye blistered the field to earn his third career Bedford Super Late Model win. Coleby picked up his first two Bedford Super Late Model wins last season, including the huge Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek finale. Quickly becoming a fan favorite, Frye started in the third slot for the 25 lap main event. Frye battled for the top spot with DJ Myers and Jeff Miller for several laps until he broke free from the pack and easily held a several car length lead for the remainder of the race. A late race caution for 4 time champ Scott Haus bunched the field and put second place running DJ Myers on Frye's bumper, but when green flag racing resumed Frye was unstoppable. Myers finished a distant second, with Miller, Gene Knaub, and Jack Pencil rounding out the top five. Dylan Yoder won the hard charger award and finished sixth, and Nick Dickson, Greg Fetters, Jerry Bard, and Matt Parks completed the top ten score card. Newcomer Gene Knaub and Myers won the heat events.

Frye capped off his dream evening by winning his second career Limited Late Model feature from the fifth starting spot. It took two attempts to start the race before officials instructed the field to line up single file for the third try. Unfortunately, division stand out Matt Sponaugle suffered a horrific high speed crash in turn three on the first lap. The violent crash brought out the red flag, and the shaken Sponaugle was able to exit his racer under his own power. When racing resumed, Frye quickly bypassed front runners Grant Adams and DJ Troutman and held on for the historic win. Troutman claimed second, Tim Smith third, 2010 division champ Rick Singleton was fourth, and Grant Adams fifth. Frye, Sponaugle, and Singleton won heats for the 21 car field.

Bill Henney picked up seventh career Street Stock feature in fairly easy fashion. The 2010 champ still has the high side at Bedford figured out, which played a big part of his success last season. Brian Duffy charged from his seventh starting spot to put a bid in for the win, but at the line it was Henney, Duffy, Daryl Whetstone, Bob Jay, and Kerry Molovich. Jesse Snyder and Henney won the heats.

Travis Group won his second career Hobby Stock feature after battling hard with Rick Potter and Charlie Walter. The trio put on a great show for the fans, with Group coming away with the win over Potter, Walter, 2010 division champ Bill Replogle and RT Troutman. Group and Replogle were the heat winners.

A 25 car field in the 4-Cylinder division thrilled fans with their action packed racing action, and Andrew Pluta was victorious for the fourth time in his career. Following Pluta at the checkered was Dwain Rhodes, Robert Pluta, Ralph Miller, and Jeremy Miller. Heat wins went to Robert Pluta, Dwain Rhodes, and Mike Lauffer. The third heat race was marred by a wild backstretch crash involving Joe Means and Troy Imler. The pair made heavy contact before both cars flipped wildly end over end several times.

The speedway will be back in action next Friday night with a regular five division show consisting of Super Late Models, Limited Lates, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks and 4-Cylinders. Gates open at 5pm with racing action starting at 7:15pm. Coming Friday April 29th is the annual Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $10,000 to win race sponsored by Bedford Valley Petroleum. The Street Stocks will also be on hand for $500 to win, and the event will have Sunday, May 1st as the rain date. For more information, visit www.bedfordspeedway.com,  or call the speedway office at 814-623-0500.

SUPER LATE MODELS

FEATURE: 1. Coleby Frye F1 2. DJ Myers 70j 3. Jeff Miller 57 4. Gene Knaub 1 5. Jack Pencil 14 6. Dylan Yoder 32 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 7. Nick Dickson 17D 8. Greg Fetters 39 9. Jerry Bard 26 10. Matt Parks 15p 11. Chuck Clise 5 12. Jonathan DeHaven 13d 13. Tom Decker, Jr. 43 14. Derek Byler 5* (DNF) 15. Scott Haus 21 (DNF) 16. Wayne Johnson 17j (DNF) 17. Jeff Rine 92 (DNF)

HEAT 1: Knaub, Dickson, Johnson
HEAT 2: Myers, Pencil, Fetters

LIMITED LATE MODELS

FEATURE: 1. Coleby Frye U10 2. DJ Troutman 7 3. Tim Smith, Jr. 39 4. Rick Singleton 99* 5. Grant Adams 64 6. Donnie Farlling 48 7. Brian Lowery 13 8. Matt Cosner 66c (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 9. Randy Wible 35 10. Eric Irvin 87 11. Jimmy Richards F13 12. Josh Berrier 15b (DNF) 13. Travis Cottle 32 (DNF) 14. Justin Kann 66 (DNF) 15. Corey Weaver 10 (DNF) 16. Eddie Cornett 81 (DNF) 17. Matt Sponaugle 8 (DNF) 18. Daniel Cornman 3 (DNF) 19. Craig Perigo 1a (DNF) 20. Mike Duck 73 (DNF) 21. George Dixon, Jr. 77 (DNF)

HEAT 1: Frye, Adams, Smith
HEAT 2: Sponaugle, Wible, Lowery
HEAT 3: Singleton, Troutman, Perigo

STREET STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. Bill Henney 50 2. Brian Duffy 38 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 3. Daryl Whetstone 78 4. Bob Jay 4j 5. Kerry Molovich 63 6. Travis Brown 29 7. Scott Grubb 55x 8. Donald Wyles 10 9. Cody Buterbaugh B1 (DNF) 10. Jesse Snyder 22 (DNF) 11. Zane Weicht 45 (DNF)

HEAT 1: Snyder, Wyles, Brown
HEAT 2: Henney, Jay, Whetstone

HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE: 1. Travis Group 7 2. Rick Potter 77XXL 3. Charlie Walter 42 4. Bill Replogle 60 5. RT Troutman 18 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 6. Lou Wannyn 77 7. Ryan Beckett 58 8. Willie Ling 31 9. Ed Vogel 83e 10. Terry Norris 73 11. Tim Brown 22 (DNF) 12. Jeff Brown 29 (DNF)

HEAT 1: Group, Wannyn, T. Brown
HEAT 2: Replogle, Potter, Walter

4-CYLINDERS

FEATURE: 1. Andrew Pluta 88 2. Dwain Rhodes 88R 3. Robert Pluta 67 4. Ralph Miller 86 (Tri-State Racing Photos Hard Charger) 5. Jeremy Miller 93 6. Ronnie Valentine 8R 7. Steve Frederick 12F 8. Chris Shoemaker 39 9. Nick Zborolvancik 36 10. Dave Lambert 21 11. Phil Best 11 12. Mike Hall 14 13. Mike Lauffer 38 14. Juan Ryan 3j (DNF) 15. Nathan Kaminsky 7 (DNF) 16. Casey Fleegle 113 (DNF) 17. John Lamer 46 (DNF) 18. Steve Riggleman 19 (DNF) 19. Denny Morris 15n (DNF) 20. Sean Fitzpatrick 726 (DNF)
DNS: Dan Jackson 11j, Joe Means 0, Irvin Fleegle 2, Troy Imler 9T, Tyler Smay 12

HEAT 1: R. Pluta, Shoemaker, Ryan
HEAT 2: Rhodes, Frederick, C. Fleegle
HEAT 3: Lauffer, A. Pluta, Best
 

 

 

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