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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


 Chuck Clise picked the right moment to shine as he roared to the win at the big Bedford Fair sweepstakes race Friday night.    It was Clise’s third career Bedford win but the first of the 2014 season and came before the huge fair week crowd.  Rick Singleton spotted the whole field a starting spot as he came from dead last to score the thrilling win in Limited action, his fourth of the season.  Lou Wannyn rallied late to take the Semi Late victory before Charlie Walter ended the evening with his fifth Pure Stock triumph of the season then stayed late to keep it.
      The Late Model 25 lap event started roughly as it took three attempts to get going.  Clise snagged the lead from his pole position and never looked back when the field finally got going ahead of  Mike Altobelli.   Altobelli’s car quit on lap three and he drifted to the pits, one lap before Jeff Rine, charging forward from  sixth, spun in turn four.   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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