Hubbard dominates to earn first-ever victory at Bedford
BEDFORD – Austin Hubbard made his first win a big one as he dominated the Sunday Speedweek show at Bedford.
It was Hubbard’s first ever Bedford Speedway win and he became the 132nd career Late Model winner at the track.
In other action, Robbie Black ended the Rick Singleton Limited domination, Justin Michael won the Semi Late race and Jonathan Taylor won another Modified event
Austin Hubbard and Dylan Yoder brought the field to the line in the Late model 40 lapper and Hubbard got the drop and led from the start. Yoder chased ahead of Jeff Rine and Jason Covert.
After the event’s first caution on lap 15, Rine got by Yoder and took off after Hubbard. Rine closed slightly on each lap Hubbard was still in charge when the field went yellow on lap 29.
While many in attendance were expecting one of Rine’s familiar late race charges, it was Vic Coffey who made the late race run. He got by both Covert and Rine after a lap 30 restart and set out after Hubbard.
But Hubbard was on a rail and ran off to a safe winning margin at the end. Coffey took second ahead of Rine, the highest finishing Bedford regular, Covert, Rick Eckert, Kenny Pettyjohn, Tim McCreadie, Jamie Lathroum, Dan Stone and Gregg Satterlee, who had taken the last qualifying spot and started shotgun on the field.
Eckert, Coffey, Matt Parks and Covert won the heats. Tim Wilson and Mike Lupfer won the B mains.
Robby Black, who has had a season of misfortune at Bedford in 2014, redeemed himself as he became the first person other than Rick Singleton to win a Limited event this year at the track.
His rough season so far blessed him with a rare for him up front starting spot. He got the drop on pole sitter George Dixon at the start and never looked back. Singleton, handicapped to ninth as the most recent feature winner, charged through the field in hopes of another win, but his advance ended at third when the laps ran out.
At the finish it was Black, Dixon, Singleton, Eric Irvin, Kyle Lee and Jake Jones.
WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY: Steve Buckwalter and Brock Zearfoss wired the sprint car fields for the paydays at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking the 410 sprint and the 358 sprint feature events, respectively.
PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY: Greg Hodnett of Thomasville wired the field for the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night while the stock cars staged exciting racing in the 355 econo late model, xtreme stock and all-american outlaw divisions.
Andrew Yoder of Middleburg came from the ninth starting spot to continue his strangle hold on the econo late model division – having scored all three of the mains contested for the class to date.
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY: Rookie Austin Hogue ran a great race and got a late-race break to score his first career win in the Delco Designs Night 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Brian Montieth shook off a personal and team dry spell in claiming the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win Hilly Rife Memorial make-up feature earlier in the evening.
Montieth started fifth and grabbed the race lead from polesitter and race-long leader Ryan Bohlke in heavy lapped traffic on the 17th lap. He drove away to a three-second win over Steve Owings to score his 42nd career Lincoln win, but his first of the season in the Pigeon Hills.
DOG HOLLOW SPEEDWAY: Greensburg’s Dan Angelicchio scored the biggest win of his career winning the 40-lap, $2500 to win the Shawn “Sheetz” McGarvey Memorial for the Townsend Gas & Oil Super Late Models Friday night at the Dog Hollow Speedway.
Angelicchio has made two Super Late Model starts in 2014 and won both.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY: TJ Stutts of Liverpool stormed to his second win of the season in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway and made gains on points leader and three-time winner Mark Smith of Sunbury in the chase for the track championship.
Stutts collected $2,000 for his 19th career win in 358-360 sprint car competition behind the wheel of the Shimock Furniture/Mountain View Travel No. 23M.
Dave Zona of Montrose drove to his second career win at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 25-lap super late model feature and became the division’s fifth different winner in six races.
Brad Mitch of McClure wired the field for his first win in the 13th annual Pro Stock 20. The $1,000 victory was Mitch’s fourth of the season and 13th of his career in the pro stock division at the track.
Keith Bissinger of Orangeville won his third race of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner feature.
A large crowd contributed $3,397.60 as part of a helmet collection by the drivers for Duane Mausteller of Bloomsburg and Jamie Collard of Burford, Ontario, who were injured in the May 17 sprint car feature at the track.
As of Saturday, Mausteller remained in critical condition at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, while Collard is recuperating at home.
HUMMINGBIRD SPEEDWAY: Saturday night was a picture perfect night for local short track racing at Hummingbird Speedway.
Jerry Redden from Mahaffey made the best of an outside pole starting position leading the BWP Bats Steel Block Late Models for a flag to flag win.
Not to be outdone, Paul Kot from Brockway piloted his brother’s car in a nearly flag-to-flag win in the Street Stock Class.
DJ Furney made the tow from Canton Ohio to take the win in the ultra-fast and furious Micro Sprint division.
A new sponsor; Sunny 106.5 Radio is onboard for the new class. Hummingbird welcomes the new sponsor and appreciates the support of the drivers, fans and sponsor of this highly successful new division.
It was three in a row for Doug Surra in the Pure Stock Class. The Front Wheel Drive class rounded out the evenings racing action with Corey Reitz from Brockway taking the win.
A Special fund raiser/race is planned for Saturday to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY: Night two of Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek presented by Harbaugh Amusement Machine at Hagerstown Speedway//Dirt Capitol LLC on Saturday was Gregg Satterlee all the way.
Starting from the outside pole, Chris Ebersole of Needmore, Pa. claimed his first win of the season over six time winner Mike Corbin, who started behind him in fourth. The pair ran side by side and bumper to bumper the entire 20 laps in the K Lynn Management LLC Pure Stock Summer Championship event.
ERIEZ SPEEDWAY: Chub Frank started outside the front row and sped away at the start of the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models Dick Litz Memorial, speeding to his first win at Eriez in several years.
The World of Outlaws Late Model star only makes rare trips to his home area where he was the 1988 track champion.
Scott Gurdak won the FASTRAK Crate Late Model feature, and Joel Watson won his third E-Mod feature of the year at Eriez and eighth overall in the young season in a controversial finish.
Chris McGuire piloted his Limited Late Model to his first win of the season while Brandon Groters drove to his third consecutive Street Stock feature win.
Jason Brightman captured the night-capper for the Challenger division.
SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY: Saturday night at the Susquehanna Speedway Park featured a full slate of racing as well as five make-up feature races postponed from the previous Saturday night.
The evening featured more than 120 cars in the pits with over 300 laps of action-packed racing on the Newberrytown oval.
In the Late Model action, Dover’s J.R. Rodriguez drove to victory over Billy Wampler and Gene Knaub.
In the make-up feature earlier in the evening, Manchester’s Randy Christine Jr. picked up the convincing win besting Billy Wampler in second and Cameron Benyou finishing a career best third place.
Street Stock action found Chris Derr picking up the 20-lap victory with Scott Thunberg and Jimmy Combs in podium finishes. Jasen Geesaman won the make-up feature.
The exciting Xtreme Stock Car feature event had Patrick McClane taking the win over Matt Wampler in a spirited battle to the end. Johnny Palm finished third. McClane also picked up the make-up feature win as well.
AMERICA’S MOTORSPORTS PARK: Derek Rodkey of Osceola Mills pulled off the Randy Sterling Trucking Late Model Feature win Saturday night at America’s Motorsports Park in Clearfield to become the third different winner in the class this season.
Other new winners included: Josh Jacoby of Fernwood in the Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub Semi Lates and Aaron Luzier of Clearfield in the Clearfield County Metals Four Cylinders.
Repeat winners include: Ralph Engel Jr. of Harmony in the Point Brake and Sprint Laurel Highland Sprints, Fuzzy Fields of Brockway in the Srock Contraction Street Stocks and Nick Erskine of Mahaffey in the WG Satterlee and Sons Pure Stocks.
PITTSBURGH PA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Racing at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 31 again proved to be fast and furious, especially during the running of the 3rd Annual Ed Laboon 20 in the Sportsman division.
Brandon Burgoon was the feature winner in the Diehl of Robinson DIRTcar Super Late Model race.
Oil City’s Curt Bish, Jr. took the checkered flag to claim victory in the Ed Laboon 20, which was also the inaugural race of the Penn/OH Pro Stock Series. Young driver Ryan Montgomery won the feature race in the Precise Racing Products Late Model event, and Hannah Ramsey followed last week’s feature win with a repeat performance to claim first place in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stock main event.
PATH VALLEY SPEEDWAY:?The Mini Stocks were the first division out and it was Dillon Wilson’s night. Wilson started on the pole of the heat, won it, drew a zero inversion putting him on the pole for the feature, which he then led all twenty laps for his second win of the year.
Chris Anderson outran Kyle Martin after Charlie Stallman suffered mechanical failure on lap two to win the 4-Cylinder Thunder Car feature.
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