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Billy Winn Classic

The annual Billy Winn Classic is coming Friday night, May 31st to the Bedford Speedway. The speedway will be celebrating 83 years of racing at the historic fairgrounds oval. An exciting night of racing is planned with the Super Late Models racing 50 laps joined by the Semi Lates and Pure Stocks. The winner’s share of Friday night’s Classic purse is $8300, with $600 to take the green, as part of a $35,000 total purse.

The Billy Winn Classic will be the first night of the four race KRS Graphics Super Late Model Challenge Series. After the first race at Bedford, the series will move to Port Royal, Williams Grove & Selinsgrove Speedways. An overall point fund will be paid out for the series, and the series champion will earn a guaranteed starting position in this fall’s Bedford Keystone Cup event.    Read more »


Grum- Burket Tribute Race Friday Night

This Friday night, May 24th, the Bedford Speedway will honor the memories of two of this area’s greatest drivers, Johnny Grum & Turk Burket.

The special event will feature the Late Models, Semi Lates & Pure Stocks each racing in a 35 lap feature event. The Late Model 35 lap feature will pay $3000 to the winner while the  Semi Late feature pays the winner $800 and the Pure Stock winner will take home $500. The Penn Mar Vintage Club will also be in racing action.  

All drivers will draw a pill for heat starting position. Each of the three 35 lap features will be lined up with the top finishers in each heat redrawing for starting position.   Read more »


Friday May 3rd

The first marquee event of the Bedford season, the annual Billy Winn Classic is coming Friday night, May 3rd to the Bedford Speedway. The speedway will be celebrating 83 years of racing at the historic fairgrounds oval. An exciting night of racing is planned with the Super Late Models racing 50 laps joined by the Semi Lates and Pure Stocks. The winner’s share of Friday night’s Classic purse is $8300, with $600 to take the green, as part of a $35,000 total purse.

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. Hosting its first race in 1936, Bedford is the oldest currently operating track in Pennsylvania, and one of the ten oldest in the country. Read more »


Latest Race Results

HAUS RALLIES LATE FOR BIG BEDFORD WIN.

    Andy Haus spent 20 laps in hot pursuit before rallying late to score the Late Model win at Bedford Friday night.  In other action, George Dixon went pole to pole in the Limited event, as did Dalton Ritchey in the Pure Stock race, while Drake Troutman and Ryan Peer came from the pack to score wins in Pure Stock and 4 Cylinder action.

     Matt Sponaugle was the Late Model pole sitter and he ran off from the field in the early laps  Andy Haus captured second within a few laps by sliding by Chuck Clise but Sponaugle was long gone.  Clise slid back into a race long battle with DJ Troutman and Jeff Rine as Haus chased Sponaugle for the lead.

     As the race got to the halfway point, Haus began closing on Sponaugle a bit each lap and was all over him by lap 18.  When Sponaugle caught several lapped cars on lap 20, Haus made a sweep in turn three  and emerged with the lead.  Over the last five all green laps, Haus pulled out ahead to score the big win, this one using his white car. Read more »


Past Photo of the Week


Everett's Jr Ritchey, with the 880 sprint car in 1970. Jr and Breezewood's, Roy Morral, partnered for many years, making the 880 one of the most famous cars ever, in the northeast.

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