BEDFORD, Pa. — Robbie Stillwaggon scored his third win in five starts on the 2013 Rislone URC Sprint Series on Friday night at Bedford Speedway.
Stillwaggon started 11th and took the lead on lap 18 of the 25-lap feature that went non-stop. Stillwaggon earned $2,000 for the win and ran an impressive race, mastering the field from start to finish on the well prepared Bedford Speedway.
Stillwaggon enjoyed an animated victory lane that brought the Bedford crowd to its feet.
Chad Trout was the early race leader, holding off the challenges of Davie Franek. Not far off the pace was J.J. Grasso racing in third followed by Scott Lutz and Dave Ely. Trout established a comfortable lead by lap seven and by that time, Robbie Stillwaggon was already up to fifth.
The caution free race continued and at the halfway point, Trout was still the race leader with Franek in second and Stillwaggon now in third as JJ Grasso and Dave Ely rounded out the top five.
Slower traffic was now a factor and on lap fourteen, Stillwaggon passed Franek for second. Just one lap later, Stillwaggon was challenging Trout for the lead.
As the leaders passed on lap seventeen, Stillwaggon took the top spot but Trout wrestled the lead back going down the backstretch. On lap 18, Stillwaggon took the lead and at that point, the top five were racing under a blanket.
For the final five laps, Stillwaggon mastered the big one-half mile Bedford Speedway to take the win. Trout finished second followed by Davie Franek, Grasso and Ely.
Robbie Stillwaggon, Chad Trout, Davie Franek, J.J. Grasso, Dave Ely, Art Liedl, Dan Mazy, Scott Lutz, Jimmy Stitzel, Jonathan Swanson, Josh Weller, Tim Kelly, Curt Michael, Michael Carber, Dave Betts, Kevin Darling, Kramer Williamson, Randy West, Steve Downs, Keith Prutzman, Bryn Gohn.