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Bedford 80th Anniversary….

Len Koenig at the Bedford Speedway in 1946This Friday night, July 15th the Bedford Speedway will be celebrating 80 years of racing at the Fairgrounds oval. An exciting night of racing is planned with the Super Late Models racing 50 laps for an $8000 to win top prize.

Friday’s racing program is dedicated to the memory of Billy Winn, one of the top dirt racers of the 1930’s and the winner of the first auto race at the Bedford on September 5th 1936. Winn, a 2003 inductee of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville was one of the most outstanding racers of the depression era AAA circuit. Not limiting himself to dirt, Winn also competed eight times at the Indianapolis 500. Read more »

Bedford Racing Museum…

This Sunday evening, July 3rd, before the evenings racing action, a news conference will be held at the speedway. A major announcement will be made about the proposed Bedford Auto Racing Museum to be built at the fairgrounds.

Before the nights racing activities begin, officials will host a news conference detailing plans about the museum project including the unveiling of large museum renderings. When completed, the Bedford Auto Racing Museum will showcase our rich local and regional auto racing heritage. Details about future plans for museum construction will be discussed at the news conference. Media will have the opportunity to ask questions and conduct Read more »

Independence Day Weekend….

Bedford Speedway will be quiet this Friday, June 24th for summer break. Racing will return next Friday July 1st, kicking off a big doubleheader weekend of racing action.

Friday nights racing program will be highlighted by the annual Milt Miller Tribute for the Late Models, who will be joined by the Modifieds, Semi Lates and Four Cylinders. The Late Models will be racing 35 laps for a $3000 to win- $300 to start purse. The Late Models will be lined up utilizing the group time trial format on Friday. In addition the Modifeds will be racing as part of a shootout weekend with Path Valley the next day with extra money and contingencies on the line that night.

Racing will resume on Sunday July 3rd with the second annual 42 lap Charlie Walter Tribute race for the Pure Stocks. The speedway will be honoring the multi time track champion who tragically passed away last year. The Pure Stocks, with an average car count this year of 28 will be racing for a greatly increased purse in appreciation of their support. Sunday night will also feature the Late Model Sportsman running topless in their 20 lap feature. In an effort to let the Late Model Sportsman do something most have never done before, their starting lineup will also be determined by utilizing the group time trial format. Also in racing action Sunday night will be the Racesaver Sprints, Four Cylinders and Penn Mar Vintage Cars.

Friday night July 1st the gates will open at 5:00 with warmups at 7:00 and racing at 7:30. General Admission will be $18, with kids 12 and under free and pit admission $30.

Sunday night July 3rd the gates will open at 4:00 with warmups at 6:00 and racing at 6:30. General Admission will be $10, with kids 12 and under free and pit admission $25.

Latest Race Results


A stout field of outsiders descended on Bedford for the Billy Winn  Classic Friday night but  the big check stayed close to home as Chuck Clise scored the big win.  The event, named for the first Bedford winner 80 years ago, paid Clise $8000 for the 50 laps.  It was Clise’s first Bedford win in almost exactly two years.  In Semi Late action, Greg Cornell survived a bit of late race controversy to take his second win of the season.  In EMod action,  Bill Pluta scored his first ever feature win after years of trying.
     42 Late Models were on hand for the event.  After setting fast time and winning his heat, Matt Cosner survived the redraw and started on the pole for the 50 lapper.  But Clise got he jump at the start   Colby Frye also got by Cosner on the first lap and the three got away as the field jostled for positions behind them.   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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