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September 2
Bedford Speedway,
Bedford, PA
Sanction: Zimmer's United Late Model Series (Labor Day 55) - $12,055
Information provided by: Kyle McFadden and staff reports (last updated September 3, 1:47 pm)
Cosner steals Labor Day 55 at Bedford
Labor Day 55
  1. Matt Cosner
  2. Ross Robinson
  3. Alex Ferree
  4. Eddie Carrier Jr.
  5. Michael Norris
  6. Bryan Bernheisel
  7. Brian Booze
  8. Justin Weaver
  9. Mason Zeigler
  10. Dan Angelicchio
  11. Spike Moore
  12. Tyler Emory
  13. Jared Miley
  14. Rick Eckert
  15. Deshawn Gingerich
  16. Gregg Satterlee
  17. Dylan Yoder
  18. Dave Stamm
  19. Coleby Frye
  20. Nathan LaSalle
  21. Jeff Rine
  22. Matt Sponaugle
  23. Danny Snyder
  24. Daryl Charlier
  25. Tim Smith Jr.
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Matt Cosner celebrates his career-richest victory.
What won the race: Overtaking Rick Eckert following a restart with two laps remaining, Matt Cosner of Ridgeley, W. Va., claimed his second Zimmer’s United Late Model Series victory in Friday’s Labor Day 55 at Bedford Speedway. He pocketed $12,055 ahead of Ross Robinson and Alex Ferree.
Quotable: "I wasn't gonna back out of it there for nothing," Cosner said. "I was going for it. The wins are hard to get. These guys are tough. I bided my time there, just kind of rolling. … It just played out our way."
Key notes: After leading laps 21-53, Eckert's bid was dive-bombed by a flat right-rear tire that caused him to tumble to 14th in the finishing order. ... Seventh-starting Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., slammed the turn-three wall after losing control while challenging Eckert for the lead with two laps remaining. Satterlee absorbed an additional hard hit to the left side of his car from Dylan Yoder but escaped injury. ... Mason Zeigler led laps 1-20 but faded to finish ninth. ... Bedford also hosts a four-division program on Sunday headlined by Limited Late Models and Semi-Late divisions.
On the move: Eddie Carrier Jr. of Fairmont, W. Va., started 18th and finished fourth racing as a teammate to Cosner; Michael Norris of Sarver, Pa., started 19th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Cosner’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by Line-X, Nelson Auto Sales, Global Truck Outfitters, R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors, Mighty Auto Parts, Royal Purple, TC Race Cars and Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic.
Points chase: Before Bedford: 1. Jared Miley 421; 2. Gregg Satterlee (339); 3. Dave Stamm (233), 4. Rick Eckert (222); 5. Danny Snyder (202).
Current weather: Clear, 70°F
Car count: 32
Fast qualifier: Gregg Satterlee
Time: 19.255 seconds
Polesitter: Mason Zeigler
Heat race winners: Alex Ferree, Tyler Emory, Rick Eckert, Matt Cosner
Consolation race winners: Greg Moore, Eddie Carrier Jr.
Next series race: September 3, Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA) $7,333
Editor's note: Corrects fifth-place finisher to Michael Norris.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Zeigler, Eckert
Row 2: Ferree, Robinson
Row 3: Emory, Cosner
Row 4: Satterlee, Angelicchio
Row 5: Miley, Gingerich
Row 6: LaSalle, Yoder
Row 7: Sponaugle, Smith Jr.
Row 8: Weaver, Bernheisel
Row 9: Moore, Carrier Jr.
Row 10: Norris, Frye
Row 11: Charlier, Booze
Row 12: Rine, Stamm
Row 13: Snyder
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