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Rine makes use of front row at Bedford

By Dottie Bird

For the Mirror

BEDFORD — More accustomed to having to start deep in the field. Jeff Rine used a rare front-row starting position to devastate the field in late-model action Friday night for a victory at the Bedford Speedway.

The win was Rine’s second Bedford win of the year and the 29th of his career, ranking third on the all-time list.

In other action, Brian Weyandt Jr. held off a wild last-lap challenge to take the semi-late win, while Drake Troutman ran off from the EMod field for a victory. In the best race of the night, Kyle Deneen bested a wild 10-car battle for the pure stock win, before Ryan Peer won yet another four-cylinder event in a swan song performance.

Elsewhere:

JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY: Round three of the 2020 season in Jennerstown produced a third different winner in the Martella’s Pharmacies Late Model division of racing. Albert Francis started eighth and earned his first Jennerstown victory. Also parking in victory lane were Anthony Aiello (Stoystown Auto Wreckers Modifieds), Casey Fleegle (Ron’s Collision Center Street Stocks), Dale Kimberly (Farmers Union Co-Op Chargers) and Jeff Vasos (Somerset Trust Company Fast and Furious 4-Cylinders).

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY: Lance Dewease muscled past Brian Montieth and then out-ran Kyle Larson to win the opening night of the 30th annual Red Robin Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for sprint cars. Dewease earned $5,000 for his 99th career victory. In the companion 358 sprint main, Kevin Nouse took over when Zach Newlin dropped out of the lead to win the 20-lap feature event.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY: Mark Smith stormed to the fifth Kramer Kup win of his career at Selinsgrove, besting the URC Sprints for laurels in the eighth running of the Kramer Williamson Memorial event, run in honor of the track’s late champion and URC stalwart. Jeff Rine won his second super late-model main in as many weeks at the track to score career win No. 111 in the division at the oval while Jake Jones scored his second win of the season in roadrunner action.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY: After putting on a show for the fans, Danny Dietrich got to the checkered flag with a 1.013 second advantage over Kyle Larson to win at the Lincoln track. Lance Dewease crossed the line third and Freddie Rahmer finished fourth. Rico Abreu completed the top five. In other action, Seth Kearchner parked his No. 30 Central PA Legend machine in victory lane for the first time in his career. The 20-lap feature came down to the last lap as Kearchner held off veteran driver Bill Diehl for the win.

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