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141st Great Bedford Fair

fair A wonderful summer tradition returns to the Fairgrounds this week as the annual celebration of the Bedford Fair commences this Sunday. We welcome you to come enjoy the family friendly fun of the fair all week long.

The fair will be hosting Fast Friday night racing on Friday July 25th with warmups beginning at 7:00. The Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates and Pure Stocks will be in point race action.  

Racing at the Bedford fair has a long and storied history, dating back decades. The Friday night Fair Sweepstakes event is considered by many to be the biggest event of the year. The atmosphere of the fair, the packed house, and the history make the annual Fair race something truly special. Read more »

Dirt Classic Qualifier

After extensive work trying to find a raindate for the 410 Sprint Car Dirt Classic Qualifier that was rained out on June 8th, the final decision has been made not to schedule a make up. After trying a variety of options to find a date that would work for all parties involved it became apparent that no such date would be available. The limited open dates at the Speedway, combined with the very busy regional 410 Sprint Car Schedule left the event promoters with no option but to not reschedule.  Read more »

Doubleheader weekend coming up…..

Bedford will be back in action Friday night, July 11th with a program featuring the Late Models, Racesaver 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Pure Stocks racing 20 laps and the Four Cylinders. Also on Friday night will be the kids bike races.
With the shuffling in the schedule due to the July 3rd rainout, the originally scheduled show for Saturday July 12th will be cancelled. In its place will be the rescheduled Three State Flyers Milt Miller Tribute on Sunday night July 13th. The TSF Late Models will be racing 35 laps for $4000 to win on Sunday night with racing action beginning at 7:30. Joining them will be the Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates and Four Cylinders.
Bedford will then be off the following week for fair preperation, with the 141st annual Bedford Fair Sweepstakes race scheduled for Friday night July 25th.

Latest Race Results


  It was a night of first time winners at Bedford Friday night as two racers won their first ever features, one took his first in over a decade, and one took his first of the season.   Eric Zembower led the way with a popular win in the Late Model 25 lapper.  It was his fourth career Bedford win but his first since June of 2002.  Scoring their first ever Bedford wins were Brian Walker in the 305 Sprints and Brad Feight in the Pure Stocks.  Andrew Pluta was the surprise winner in 4 Cylinder action.  But in Economodified action it was more of the same with a Taylor family reunion in Victory Lane, this time Evan.
       Matt Cosner led the Late Model field to the green but it was Eric Zembower ahead by the end of the first lap.  Once in front Zembower pulled away with each passing lap as Cosner fought off a crowd.  Mike Altobelli was the most persistant threat to Cosner and he finally got by for second on lap 11. Read more »

Past Photo of the Week

Dick Koontz provided the sound service at the fairgrounds for decades. Pictured is his service van next to the judges/flagman's stand in 1966. He became a fair board member in the mid 80's and was the major force behind auto racing's return to the fair entertainment lineup in 1989. The Late Model portion of the Great Bedford Fair Sweepstakes is dedicated in his honor. Photo by 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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