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September 4th, 2013

Coming Sunday September 8th will be the rescheduled Late Model 55 for the Three State Flyer Late Models presented by SAC Inc.  The winner of the Late Model 55 lap feature will be earning a $5105 payday. Also in action will be the Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders.

The winner’s purse for each feature event has been increased by $50, thanks to Dave Stahl of Valley Auto Corvettes in Bedford, check out their inventory at

Gates open at 4:00 on Sunday, with warmups at 6:00 and racing at 6:30.

This will be the 26th running of the Labor Day Classic at Bedford, run in various forms and distances. When Chuck Brannon won the first race in 1988 it a 40 lap affair. The following year the race expanded to its traditional 55 lap distance for the first time, and has been that way for most years since. Traditionally the 55 is the longest, richest, and most prestigious event of the year on the Bedford schedule. It is also the last point race for each division with the exception of the Late Model Sportsman. Robbie Black clinched the LMS Championship last Friday night in the last point event of the year for that division. Matt Parks seeking his first Bedford Late Model Championship holds a 57 point lead over 2010 Champion Jeff Rine. Other point leaders heading into Sunday’s event are Bob Jay, Adam Daniels,  Bill Replogle and Cale Martin.

Bedford Labor Day Classic Winners

1988- Chuck Brannon

1989- Jeff Smith

1990- Tom Clise

1991- Rick Eckert

1992- Rick Eckert

1993- Tom Clise

1994- Bob Salathe

1995- Nathan Durborow

1996- Andy Fries

1997- Roy Deese

1998- Lynn Geisler

1999- Jack Pencil

2000- Todd Ritchey

2001- Scott Haus

2002- Jack Pencil

2003- Jack Pencil

2004- Scott Haus

2005- Gary Stuhler

2006- Jeremy Miller

2007- Gary Stuhler

2008- Steve Francis

2009- Cancelled

2010- Cancelled

2011- Nick Dickson

2012- Jason Covert