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HUBBARD TAKES BEDFORD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

    Austin Hubbard played a waiting game for 45 laps before rising to win the big 82nd anniversary event at Bedford Friday night.   It was the third career Bedford triumph, all coming in special events, but his first in over five years at the track.  It was worth $8300 to the Delaware racer.  In other action, big 2018 winners Mike Altobelli and Josh Frankenberry won the accompanying EMod and Pure Stock events.

     After the pill draw for the lineup,  Alex Ferree and Nathan Lasalle brought the Late Model field to the green.  Ferree shot ahead at the start and immediately displayed dominance over the field.  Ross Robinson got by Lasalle for second on lap 4 and sixth starter Austin Hubbard followed him by into third on lap 5.  Huibbard got by Robinson  on lap 7 and the group ran in that order at the front until one of the most bizarre events in Bedford History occurred on lap 11. Read more »


Billy Winn Classic…

This Friday night, July 13th the Bedford Speedway will be celebrating 82 years of racing at the Fairgrounds oval. An exciting night of racing is planned with the Super Late Models racing 50 laps joined by the Modifieds and Pure Stocks. The winner’s share of Friday night’s Classic purse is $8200, 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 oldest in the country.

The Late Models will lineup using the group time trial format, with heats lined up based on each timed group. The top heat finishers will then redraw for their feature starting position. As this is a Bedford point race, the 25th and final starting spot in the field will be reserved for the high Bedford point driver who fails to qualify in the heats of B-Main.

As is Bedford policy there are no driver entry fees for the show. Drivers take note that regular Bedford rules and regulations will be in effect for this week.

Gates Open Friday night at 5:00 with warmups at 7:00 and racing at 7:30. General admission is $25, kids 12 and under are free, with pit admission $35

 

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Bedford Fair Notes:

The Bedford County Fair Association will be presenting the 145th annual Bedford Fair Sweepstakes beginning on Sunday July 22nd, with the traditional Friday night show on July 27th.

 

Both Friday and Sunday shows will be complete regular Bedford points races (warmups, heats, features) for all divisions.

 

Sunday night July 22nd – Elmer Ruby Tribute- Late Model Sportsman, Racesaver Sprints, Pure Stocks, Four Cylinders

 

Friday night July 27th – Frank Dunkle Championship- Late Models, Modifieds, Semi Lates, Pure Stocks

 

Due to the high attendance and space limitations of the fair race, we advise racers to arrive early and expect delays entering the fairgrounds. For questions about the fair please contact the fair office at 814- 623-9011.


Independence Day Doubleheader

As is tradition, Bedford Speedway will celebrate the July 4th holiday with two big nights of racing action this week. On Friday Night, July 6th we will be celebrating the legacy of the legendary Milt Miller with 100 laps of feature race action split between the Late Models, Modifieds, Semi Lates and Four Cylinders. The Late Models will be racing in a 30 lap, $3000 to win feature which will also be the final race of the three leg tri track challenge series between Bedford, Port Royal and Williams Grove. The Modifieds and Semi Lates will each have 25 lap features and the Four Cylinders 20 laps for a total of 100 feature laps.

Racing will resume on Sunday July 8th with the Pure Stocks taking the stage for what has become their biggest event of the year, the fourth annual 42 lap Charlie Walter Tribute. The evening will pay honor the memory of the multi time track champion who tragically passed away in 2014. Sunday night will also feature the Mason-Dixon Shootout for the Late Model Sportsman, who will be running a 25 lap feature for $1000 to win. Also in racing action Sunday night will be the Racesaver Sprints, Four Cylinders and Penn Mar Vintage Cars. Read more »


Latest Race Results

RITCHEY AND MCGINNIS BANK BEDFORD SUNDAY WINS

    Brad McGinnis scored a first ever Bedford feature win as he took the Mason Dixon Limited event at the track Sunday night in dominating fashion.  Equally dominating but not a first was Drew Ritchey, who won the companion 305 event.  Ritchey is the Bedford leading feature winner among various limited sprint car events.  Josh Frankenberry went flag to flag to score the Charlie Walter Memorial event in Pure Stock action, before Dustin  Kinser took the 4 Cylinder finale, his first win in five seasons.

    McGinnis got by pole sitter Devin Hart to lead the first Mason Dixon lap, and  held off Hart through several early chaotic caution periods.  Justin Weaver was charging through the pack though, finally showing up in second place on lap six.   He was all over McGinnis for several laps but failed to get by. 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.

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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