Amantea Posts Fourth-Place Finish at Bedford Speedway

Amantea Posts Fourth-Place Finish at Bedford Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – BEDFORD, Pa. (Oct. 17, 2022) – Joey Amantea produced a top-five result last Saturday when he made his season debut at Bedford Speedway.

The fourth-place outing was his ninth top five this season and the 14th of his career with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars.

“To add that to our stats was great,” he said. “We’ve been strong all season. We have a really good program. Our team has stepped up 100 times compared to last year and I’ve gotten a lot better as a driver.”

Amantea placed third during a heat race to advance into the feature redraw, which resulted in him securing the sixth starting spot in the A Main.

“The motor we rented to be able to race decided not to go on the start so I fell to seventh,” he said. “I worked my way back to sixth and tracked down two in front of us. We got by them under green. With how the engine was we were semi fast and held our own.

“I have to be totally honest, I’m amazed we finished. The car was hooked up, but the engine struggled all night. On the last lap we had a problem so to hang on for fourth, and really to be in contention with the top three before that, I was happy.”

Amantea’s fourth-place finish keeps him fourth in the championship standings with only two races remaining this year.

The team plans to take this weekend off before tackling the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars finale on Oct. 29-30 at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J.


Oct. 15 – Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. – Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 4 (6).


37 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 27 top 20s


Oct. 29-30 at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J, with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars





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