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Drake Troutman Wins at Bedford Speedway

Bedford and Latrobe Speedway Up Next

By Ben Shelton

HYNDMAN, Pa. (04/27/21) – Thus far into the 2021 campaign, Drake Troutman has been digging deep to find the handle on his Smith Transport / RFI Resources No. 7 MB Customs Race Car / Lasalle Racing Engine Super Late Model, and on Friday night he was able to achieve his goal.

The talented young driver scored his first Super Late Model win of the 2021 season on Friday night at Bedford Speedway. The victory brought his season win tally to seven.

“We’ve been really good in the Modified all year, but the Late Model has been a challenge for me. However, we had a great car and I did my job on Friday night at Bedford, and we got the win,” Troutman said. “We weren’t bad at West Virginia Motor Speedway either, and a third-place is something we’ll definitely take and build upon.

“It’s awesome to have wins in three different divisions so far this year, and we are definitely excited about what the rest of the season could hold.”

With the Renegades of Dirt Modified weekend in Illinois wiped out by Mother Nature, Drake Troutman made the short trek to Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pa.) on Friday evening to enter his Smith Transport No. 7 Late Model into competition. In a field of 11 cars, Troutman fell back to second in his heat race after bobbling while leading.

Receiving the pole position for the A-Main via the invert, Drake held off Jeff Rine to record his ninth win of the season. He topped Shawn Jones, Matt Sponaugle, Trevor Feathers, and Rine at the line.

Returning to action on Sunday, Drake traveled to West Virginia Motor Speedway (Mineral Wells, W.Va.) for the return of the 5/8-mile oval. In a field of 18 Valvoline Iron-Man Northern Series entries, Troutman secured his spot into the $8,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat.

After a handful cautions slowed the 50-lapper with tire issues, Drake scored a third-place finish when the checkered flag flew. He followed Jonathan Davenport and Devin Moran across the line with Colton Flinner and Ed Shuman rounding out the Top-5.

For complete results from these events, please visit and .

The upcoming weekend opens with a $8,500-to-win United Late Model Series (ULMS) event at Bedford Speedway, which will also see Troutman competing in the Modified. On Saturday night the team will travel to Latrobe Speedway (Latrobe, Pennyslvania) for the Renegades of Dirt Modified event. Drake currently leads the latest series’ standings.

Drake Troutman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Smith Transport, RFI Resources, Wheeler Fleet Solutions, Shaffer Construction, D&R Trucking, Stone Natural Resources, Thunderhill Trucking, Thomas Cumberland, MB Customs Modifieds, LaSalle Racing Engines, Shoe’s Diesel Performance, Glassmere Fuel Service, Rice Tire, Claar’s Notary, Merkel’s Wing and A Prayer, I-65 Transport LLC, Wilson Wraps, CMD Shocks, MB Customs Race Cars, Swift Springs, Legendary Continuation Cars, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Drake Troutman Racing, please visit the team website at well as their social media channels at and .

By Ben Shelton | MSR Mafia Marketing Services


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