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Champions crowned at Bedford banquet, speedway prepared for new season.

p1684884218-o783126285-3Bedford, PA – Nearly 300 Bedford Speedway drivers, crew members and fans gathered inside the Bedford Elks Ballroom on Saturday evening January 30th to bring an official close to the 2015 racing season with the annual Bedford Awards Banquet.

Honored at the banquet were the top finishers in the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Late, Modified, Pure Stock and Four Cylinder divisions.

Late Model Champion DJ Troutman was presented with his awards and point fund check in recognition of his first Bedford Super Late Model title. Troutman, of Hyndman PA, won the championship over Jeff Rine on the basis of one win and a consistent string of top five finishes this season. Second generation racer Troutman was joined by his family, friends and crew at the head table. Read more »


Speedway releases 2016 Schedule; Opening Day Friday April 8th 

While winter continues to descend on Western Pennsylvania, Bedford Speedway is preparing for the 2016 racing season. The big fairgrounds track, which first featured racing in 1936, has 27 events on the schedule for next year. On track activity will commence on Sunday afternoon April 3rd with the annual car show held at the track in conjunction with the Bedford Home & Garden Show. Immediately following the car show will be a test and tune session open to all racers. Opening Day will officially kick off on the 2016 racing season the following week on Friday April 8th.

Friday night racing continues throughout the summer, every week until September, with the occasional Sunday and holiday shows also on the schedule. As is tradition the Super Late Models will continue to headline Bedford racing, with a strong weekly program being augmented by several special events. Highlights include the “Johnny Grum Tribute” on Friday May 27th followed by the “Milt Miller Tribute” on Friday July 1st.  The speedway will celebrate its 80th anniversary on Friday July 15th with the “Billy Winn Classic” featuring a 50 lap late model feature paying $8000 to win. The season will wind down with the 29th Annual “Labor Day Classic”, on Friday night, September 2nd. The Late Model 55 lapper will feature an increased purse over last year with the winner taking home $5055. In addition, the eighth annual Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will open its tour at Bedford on Friday night June 3rd.   Read more »


Tailgate spots and reserved seats now on sale 

Tailgate Spots around the track and Grandstand reserved seats for the 2016 racing season are on sale now. Those wishing to renew the same spot that they had in previous years, at the same price, may now do so. Spots will be reserved for their previous year’s owners until February 1st 2016, at which time all remaining unsold spots will go on sale to the general public. If interested in reserving a spot please contact to the speedway office via email at joepadula07@gmail.com.  Fans wishing to reserve their spot/ seat from previous years please send a check made out to “B.A.C. Inc.” to PO Box 263, Bedford PA 15522.

With Christmas coming, individual race tickets and season tickets for next season are also on sale. Single race- general admission tickets are $12 a piece, and a season long general admission pass is $275. Tickets are good for any Speedway race with the exception of the Bedford Fair race. Tickets can be ordered by sending a check into the speedway mailbox.   Read more »


Latest Race Results

MYERS AND RITCHEY END BEDFORD SEASON WITH WINS

  DJ Myers and Drew Ritchey led the winners list as the Bedford season drew to a close Saturday night.  Myers came from mid pack in a strange ride to win his first ever Limited event at the track in the 35 lap special.  In doing so he matched his famous father Tom  among a small group of drivers who scored their first Limited win after accumulating multiple Late Model wins.  Drew Ritchey won the 305 Sprint event, the second of his career, and in doing so became the first ever repeat 305 winner at the track after 12 races.  Other winners as 2015 Fall Fest drew to a close were Tom Warren, Evan Taylor, Joe Dearmitt and Wade Peer.
    Eric Irvan and Darrell Dick led the Limited field to the green and it was Dick with the early lead.    Irvin fell into the clutches of Grant Adams and Rick Singleton for second and they ran in that order at the first cation on lap 7.  On that restart, Myers and Ralph Morgan began their charge forward, with Myers up to fourth when Adams and Irvin slammed together on lap 11. Read more »

Past Photo of the Week


Photo of Muss Weyant in the Morral 880 at Hagerstown in 1968- Courtesy of John Pittman.

Wanted: Old photos of the speedway, fair, or fairgrounds. Please send or email old photos to the speedway office. Photos may also be dropped off at the Fair Office. Please include name, address and phone number. Photos will be scanned and returned with all proper credits given to the photographer.

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