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jammin
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posted April 26, 2003 11:17 AM UIN: 16262997
Davey J. Bags "Bedford Bash 40" In Renegade Action!!!

Bedford,PA 4-25-03

Davey Johnson of Greensburg,PA kicked off the "northern portion" of the 2003 Renegade DirtCar Racing Series schedule bagging the $5,000 top prize in the "Bedford Bash 40" at the Bedford Speedway in Bedford,PA. The 1993 and 1994 Renegade Series champion tracked down early race leader Mike Balzano and powered past Balzano on the high side of turn four to lead lap 13 and then held off Balzano by a wide margin to pocket his 48th career series victory. Bart Hartman finished third with Tom Myers fourth and Chub Frank fifth. Sixth through tenth were D.J. Myers followed by Eric Zembower in seventh then Rick Eckert, Scott Haus and Steve Shaver.

The driver of the Reliable Painting/Malcuit Racing Engines/Carrera Shocks/MasterSbilt Race Cars No. 19J Beitler Enterprises Pontiac Grand Prix told the crowd from victory lane, "I knew Mike was not going to give up the bottom groove so all I could do was try the high groove to see if it worked. This is a great way to get the northern season underway. We've done some early racing this year trying to figure this car out and I think we might have it. I need to thank Dale Beitler, the car owner, and the guys on the crew. They did a great job getting the car right".

Tom Myers and Balzano brought the 26 car starting field to the green flag with Balzano leading lap one ahead Myers, fourth starting Johnson, Bart Hartman and fast qualifier Todd Andrews. Balzano opened up a huge margin over Myers by lap 5 with Johnson all over Myers for the position. Johnson worked his way into second on lap 9 with the racing slowed for a Jack Pencil frontchute spin.

On the restart Balzano kept to his low grrove line with Johnson right on his back bumper. Racing off of turn two while working lap 13 Johnson stepped to the outside and raced side by side with Balzano into turn three. Johnson throttled his way past Balzano exiting turn four which proved top be the winning pass. Great racing was happening all through the field but the race was slowed again on lap 15 for debris on the backchute.

Balzano stayed right with Johnson on the restart and at the halfway point the top 10 rundown had Johnson with the lead ahead of Balzano, Hartman, Andrews and T. Myers with Jeremy Miller sixth ahead of Chub Frank, D.J. Myers, Eric Zembower and Rod Conley. Andrews brought out the races final caution on lap 26 when he slowed to a stop in turn four with a flat right rear tire.

Johnson this time on the restart ran away from Balzano and the rest of the field opening up a nearly full straightaway length lead. Jeremy Miller blasted past Hartman for third on lap 26 but suddenly slowed on the backchute two laps later and headed pitside with mechanical problems.
Johnson caught the backmarkers in the field with two laps to go and slowed up allowing Balzano to close but time ran out for Balzano as Johnson took the checkered flag ten car lengths in front of Balzano.

The $27,000 event drew 49 drivers to the slightly-banked 1/2 mile fairgrounds track with Todd Andrews earning the CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" time trial award with his fast lap of 21.486 seconds. Taking the BRODIX,INC. heat race wins were Devin Friese, Eric Zembower, D.J. Myers and Dave Kepner. Doug Drown and Wayne Johnson copped the MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main events while the ISKY RACING CAMS dash fell to Tom Myers.

Renegade DirtCar Racing Series Race Report For 4-25-03
Race No. 4-2003 Season-"Bedford Bash 40"
Bedford Speedway-Bedford,PA-1/2 Mile Oval
$27,000 Purse-$5,000 To Win-40 Lap Feature

Showing Finish Pos.,Start Pos.,Car #,Driver,Laps Completed,Reason Out (if any) and Purse Money Won

1. (4) #19J Davey Johnson 40 Running $5,060
2. (2) #E1 Mike Balzano 40 Running $3,080
3. (3) #75 Bart Hartman 40 Running $2,070
4. (1) #43A Tom Myers 40 Running $1,600
5. (12) #1* Chub Frank 40 Running $1,000
6. (9) #70J D.J. Myers 40 Running $900
7. (8) #49 Eric Zembower 40 Running $850
8. (15) #24 Rick Eckert 40 Running $800
9. (16) #33 Scott Haus 40 Running $750
10. (14) # 0 Steve Shaver 40 Running $700
11. (13) #83R Scott Rhodes 40 Running $650
12. (19) #119 Jim Bernheisel 40 Running $650
13. (20) # 7 Dave Troutman 40 Running $600
14. (11) #71R Rod Conley 40 Running $500
15. (24) #Won11 Rob Blair 40 Running $550
16. (26) #14 Jack Pencil 40 Running $550
17. (22) #72 John Mason 40 Running $550
18. (7) #12F Devin Friese 40 Running $500
19. (17) #12D Doug Drown 40 Running $550
20. (21) #1U Matt Urban 39 Tire $550
21. (25) #12 Rick Aukland 32 Rear-End $550
22. (6) #24M Jeremy Miller 28 Mechanical $540
23. (5) #42 Todd Andrews 26 Tire $550
24. (18) #17 Wayne Johnson 16 Mechanical $550
25. (10) #12K Dave Kepner 15 Mechanical $500
26. (23) #4B Jackie Boggs 10 Mechancial $550

Time Of Race: 28 Mins.
Yellow Flags: Three-Laps 10,15,26
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Two-Balzano 1-12,D. Johnson 13-40
OUTERWEARS CO. "Hard Charger of the Race": Pencil
ROCKET CHASSIS "Rookie of the Race": Troutman
Provisional Starters: Boggs,Blair,Aukland,Pencil
Car Count: 49
CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trial Award: Andrews 21.486 secs.
BRODIX,INC. Heat Race Winners: Friese,Zembower,D.J. Myers,Haus
SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRE Heat Race Bonus Winner: None
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main Winners: Drown, W. Johnson
ISKY RACING CAMS Dash Winner: T. Myers

SUMMARY: CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trials:

1. #42 Todd Andrews Eldred,PA 21.486
2. #24M Jeremy Miller Gettysburg,PA 21.556
3. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 21.660
4. #75 Bart Hartman Zanesville,OH 21.835
5. #19J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 21.876
6. #43A Tom Myers Greencastle,PA 21.916
7. #1* Chub Frank Bear Lake,PA 21.970
8. # 7 Dave Troutman Hyndman,PA 21.970
9. #12D Doug Drown Wooster,OH 21.990
10. #83R Scott Rhoades Somerset,PA 21.996
11. #24 Rick Eckert York,PA 22.011
12. #12K Dave Kepner Mifflintown,PA 22.042
13. #12F Devin Friese Chambersburg,PA 22.114
14. #49 Eric Zembower Bedford,PA 22.145
15. #70J D.J. Myers Greencastle,PA 22.169
16. #33 Scott Haus Hamburg,PA 22.173
17. #4B Jackie Boggs Grayson,KY 22.241
18. #14 Jack Pencil Bedford,PA 22.247
19. #27 Bobby Stokes Milton,PA 22.253
20. #32 Jeff Smith Blaine,PA 22.263
21. #18 John Britsky Indiana,PA 22.276
22. #T8 Mark Banal St. Clairsville,OH 22.292
23. #17 Wayne Johnson Hancock,MD 22.310
24. # 0 Steve Shaver Vienna,WV 22.312
25. #71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg,OH 22.316
26. #1U Matt Urban North East,PA 22.368
27. #72 John Mason Millersburg,OH 22.381
28. #92 Rick Singleton Hesston,PA 22.397
29. #15E Steve Everhardt Hollidaysburg,PA 22.400
30. #59 Bill Cunningham Jefferson,OH 22.403
31. #00 Bo Feathers Winchester,VA 22.486
32. #84 Rodney Sweitzer Stoystown,PA 22.497
33. #119 Jim Bernheisel Lebanon,PA 22.514
34. #80 Mike Altobelli Saxton,PA 22.520
35. #12 Rick Aukland Zanesville,OH 22.545
36. #39 Greg Fetters Everett,PA 22.586
37. #79 Dave Satterlee Home,PA 22.600
38. #15 Shane Beegle Everett,PA 22.614
39. #0D Ron Delano Jr. Stoystown,PA 22.620
40. # 3 Tim Wilson McClure,PA 22.642
41. #06 Mike Lupfer Shermansdale,PA 22.657
42. #Won11 Rob Blair Titusville,PA 22.775
43. #82 Andy Fries Mercersburg,PA 22.850
44. #38 Dion LaSalle Everett,PA 22.891
45. #40 Jerry Fifield Winchester,VA 22.903
46. #37 Chuck LaSalle Breezewood,PA 22.983
47. #7K Dale Kerstetter Liverpool,PA 23.055
48. #M1 Andy Martz Bedford,PA 23.353
49. #31 Bob Gordon Keyser,WV NT

BRODIX,INC Heat Race #1 (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance To Feature): Friese,
Conley,D. Johnson,Andrews,Drown,Bernheisel,Boggs,Britsky,Lupfer,
Everhardt,Satterlee,Fifield,NS-Gordon
BRODIX,INC./SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRE Heat Race #2 (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance): Zembower,Miller,Rhoades,T. Myers,Blair,Pencil,
Cunningham,Urban,Altobelli,Beegle,C. LaSalle,Banal
BRODIX,INC. Heat Race #3 (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance To Feature): D.J. Myers,Frank,Balzano,Eckert,W. Johnson,Feathers,Mason,Aukland,
Delano Jr.,Stokes,Fries,Kerstetter
BRODIX,INC. Heat Race #4 (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance To Feature): Kepner,Hartman,Shaver,Haus,Troutman,Singleton,Smith,Wilson,D. LaSalle,Martz,Fetters,Sweitzer
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main #1 (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance To
Feature): Drown,Bernheisel,Urban,Pencil,Satterlee,Boggs,Everhardt,
Altobelli,C. LaSalle,Fifield,Blair,Britsky,Beegle,Lupfer,Cunningham,
Banal
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main #2 (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance To Feature): W. Johnson,Troutman,Mason,Aukland,Feathers,Wilson,
Sweitzer,Smith,Stokes,Singleton,D. LaSalle,Delano Jr.,Fries,Martz,
Fetters,Kerstetter
ISKY RACING CAMS Dash (6 Laps-Finish Determines First Three Rows Of Feature): T. Myers,Balzano,Hartman,D. Johnson,Andrews,Miller

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