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Speedway releases 2015 Schedule; Opening Day Friday April 10th

While winter continues to descend on Western Pennsylvania, Bedford Speedway is preparing for the 2015 racing season. The big Fairgrounds track, which first featured racing in 1936, has 29 events on the schedule for next year. On track activity will commence on Saturday afternoon March 28th with a test and tune session open to all divisions, a second session will be held the following week on April 4th.  Opening Day will officially kick off on the 2015 racing season on Friday evening April 10th.     

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. The Three State Flyers Late Model Series makes appearances on each summer holiday. These commence with the “Johnny Grum Tribute” on Friday May 22nd followed by the “Milt Miller Tribute” on Friday July 3rd. Both of these 40 lap events will pay $4000.00 to win. The final Three State Flyers appearance of the season will be the 28th Annual “Labor Day Classic”, on Friday night, September 4th. The Late Model 55 lapper will feature an increased purse over last year with the winner taking home $6055.00. In addition, the seventh annual Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will open its weeklong series at Bedford on Friday night May 29th. Read more »


Renegade Sprints Joining Storied History at Bedford Speedway in 2015

250x190-mN4A5ueO62fYjLx232672Inside Line Promotions – FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 6, 2014) – Bedford Speedway is one of the most historic race tracks in the United States.

Racing has been contested at the 5/8-mile oval in Bedford, Pa., since 1936 and the Renegade Sprints will join that prestigious list in 2015.

“We are very happy to have the Renegades at Bedford,” Bedford Speedway Promoter Joe Padula said. “Shane (Helms) and his crew are putting together a fantastic series. The drivers that have committed to them are some of the best in the business and we are thrilled to welcome them to Bedford. Bedford has a long history of sprint car racing and we are looking forward to expanding on that in 2015 with the Renegades.”

Bedford Speedway spent its first three decades as a special event track before weekly programs began in the mid-1960s.

“Racing at Bedford Speedway dates back almost 80 years,” Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. “As a fan of the sport it’s really neat to look at the history of the track. I’m proud that the Renegade Sprints will be added to that next season.”

Bedford Speedway is the sixth track in Pennsylvania to book a Renegade Sprints event in 2015.

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RENEGADE SPRINTS –

The Renegade Sprints series was formed in 2014 to develop and improve the sport of 410ci sprint car racing in the rich historic region that includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series aims to operate a professional organization that is focused on creating value for sponsors and promoters along with offering an affordable form of high-quality entertainment for the fans. The Renegade Sprints is also dedicated to creating long-lasting partnerships with the team owners and drivers for the future of the sport.

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Tailgate spots and reserved seats now on sale. 

Tailgate Spots around the track and Grandstand reserved seats for the 2015 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 the previous years owners until February 1st 2015, 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 “BAC Inc.” To PO Box 16, Maugansville Md 21767.

Latest Race Results

SINGLETON CAPS OFF FANTASTIC SEASON AT BEDFORD FALLFEST

  It was a night when the big winners kept winning as Bedford ended the 2014 season  with Fallfest 2014.  Rick Singleton capped off  his year with his ninth Limited win of the season, and Evan Taylor won a fifth Economodified event.  Jim Sayler, who had won three Fallfest events over the years, added a fourth Semi Late win, and  Cale Martin finished a late season rally with his third 4 Cylinder win in the last four weeks,. after track champ Jeff Rine had already won his fifth Late Model event  in the Friday night portion of Fallfest.  At the other end of the spectrum,  Ralph Engle won his first ever Bedford event in the special 305 Sprint show and Brian Duffy won his first race in over two years in the Pure Stock nightcap.
       Rick Singleton started fifth in the Limited 35 lapper.   Curtis Heath was the early leader and stayed in that spot as Singleton advanced.  Singleton got by on lap ten in what became a caution filled crashfest, but the frequent yellow flags kept the field close.  There were ten yellows thrown before the planned fuel stop on lap 18 as the entire field shifted around. Read more »

Past Photo of the Week


Everett's Gerald Chamberlain with the C & F (Chamberlain & Frear) #31 pavement modified Mustang, circa 1970, at Langhorne. This car could also be run in pavement late model events by adding the front fenders, hood and other modifications, a practice several teams did during this time period, before the advent of specialty built cars. Mostly known for their Hall of Fame dirt careers, Chamberlain along with his long time crew chief, Gus Frear from Bedford, competed in two NASCAR Grand National (Sprint Cup) events and three NASCAR Sportsman-Permatex events at Daytona along with other NASCAR events and non-sanctioned pavement races in the mid to late 1960's.

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