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141st Great Bedford Fair

July 15th, 2014

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.

As in years past the Fair race is dedicated to the memory of Dick Koontz and Paul Beamer. Both are former members of the Bedford County Agricultural Society and longtime supporters of racing in Bedford.

 

Entertainment begins with Sunday’s fair opener, highlighted by the USA-East Truck & Tractor Pull show at 3pm. Pulls will take place on the Bedford frontstretch. Monday is family day at the fair with $5.00 admission. The highlight of Monday and Tuesday at the fair will be the harness racing on the famous clay oval. Racing begins at 11AM both days with several races on the card. Tuesday night will be the 6 cylinder car and pickup truck demolition derby. Wednesday Dave Martin’s “Bullride Mania” will be the featured attraction on the Bedford frontstretch. Demolition derbies on Thursday and Saturday evening will bookend a Fast Friday evening racing program.   

 

For more information about the Bedford Fair please check http://www.bedford-fair.com/, or call the Fair Office at 814-623-9011

 

Bedford County Fair Winners 1936-presant

9/5/36

Billy Winn- AAA- Big Car

9/4/37

Rain

9/3/38

Vic Nauman- AAA- Big Car

8/26/39

Rex Richards- AAA- Big Car

8/24/40

Monk Tadluck- AAA- Big Car

8/23/41

Ducky Pehlorn- CBRA- Big Car

World War II

8/10/46

Ted Horn- AAA-Big Car

8/9/47

Tom Mattson- AAA- Big Car

8/14/48

Tom Mattson- AAA- Big Car

8/13/49

Tommy Hinnerschitz- AAA- Big Car

8/12/50

Mike Nazaruk- AAA- Big Car

8/11/51

Bill Schindler- AAA- Big Car

8/9/52

Duane Carter- AAA- Big Car

8/15/53

Bill Holland- AAA- Big Car

8/14/54

Fred “Jiggs” Peters- AAA- Big Car

8/21/55

Charles Musselman- AAA- Big Car

8/11/56

Buddy Powers- URC- Big Car

8/10/57

Hal Rettinberg- URC- Big Car

8/9/58

Lou Johnson- URC- Big Car

8/15/59

Dave Humphreys- URC- Big Car

8/12/60

Hal Rettberg- URC- Big Car

8/12/61

Earl Haliquist- URC- Big Car

8/11/62

Earl Haliquist- URC- Big Car

8/10/63

8/15/64

8/7/65

Lou Johnson- URC- Big Car

Red Reigel- URC- Big Car

Larry Dickson- URC- Big Car

8/12/66

8/13/66

LM- George Brickbill

Open- Harry Esserly

Lou Johnson- URC- Sprint

8/11/67

8/12/67

LM- Red Vaughn

Open- Gerald Chamberland

Earl Halquist- URC- Sprint

8/9/68

8/10/68

LM- Red Vaughn

Open- Lynn Paxton

Jiggs Peters- URC- Sprint

8/8/69

LM- Butch Shaffer

Open- Lynn Paxton

8/14/70

8/15/70

Gus Linder- Open

Ralph Quarterson- URC- Sprint

8/13/71

8/14/72

8/12/72

Open- Elmer Ruby

Leroy Felty- URC- Sprint

LM- Bill Raush

8/11/89

Rain

8/10/90

LM- Kevin Smith

SL- Bob Elbin, Jr.

PS- Barry Weyandt

8/9/91

LM- Roy Anderson

SL- Eric Zembower

PS- Jack Pencil

8/14/92

LM- Mike Hess

SL- Jim Deneen

PS- Joel Vinglas

8/12/93

LM- Gary Stuhler
PS- John Reyan

8/13/93

LM- Nathan Durboraw

SL- Brian Weyandt

8/11/94

LM Bob Salathe

PS- Kevin Weyandt

8/12/94

LM Tom Clise

SL- Jack Pencil

8/10/95

LM- Scott Haus

PS- Mike Shoemaker

8/11/95

LM- Nathan Durboraw

SL- Jack Pencil

8/8/96

Rain

8/9/96

LM- Gary Stuhler

SL- Kevin Smith

PS- Kevin Weyandt

RW4C- Sonny Williamson

8/5/97

Dwarf- Marvin Lutz

Micro- Scott Tritle

Go Carts also ran

8/7/97

LM- Gary Stuhler

PS- Kevin Weyandt

8/8/97

LM- Kevin Smith

SL- John Reyan

RW4C- Jerry Bookwalter

8/9/98

LM- Bob Salathe

PS- Joe Zelem

C- Casey Weicht

8/21/98

LM- Wayne Johnson

Mod- Jeff Taylor

C- Tim Wyles

8/13/99-8/27/99

LM- Bob Salathe

Mod- Ron Delano

PS Kevin Weyandt

C- Zane Weicht

8/12/2000

LM-  DJ Troutman

LMS- JR Keifer

M- Will Rowe

PS- Adam Chamberlain

C- Bob Jay

8/10/2001

LM-  Eric Zembower (topless race)

LMS- JR Keifer

M- Andy Teno

PS-  George Beckett

C- Terry Wyles

8/9/02

LM-  Dave Kepner

LMS-  Mike Altobelli, Jr.

PS-  George Beckett

C-  Mike Duck

8/8/03

LM- Scott Rhodes

LMS- Craig Perigo

SL- Bob Jay

C- Mike Duck (this feature was rained out, and ran on 8/15)

8/13/04

LM-  Jack Pencil

LMS- Tim Smith, Jr.

SL- Ashley Barrett

C- Mike Duck

7/29/05

LM-  DJ Troutman

LMS- George Beckett

SL- Ashley Barrett

C-  Chuck Weyant

7/28/06

LM-  Jeff Rine

LMS- Derek Byler

SL- Bob Jay

PS-  Shawn Wyles

7/27/07

LM- Dave Troutman

LMS- Mike Shoemaker

SL- Bob Jay

PS- Chuck Weyant

7/25/08

LM-  Scott Rhodes

LMS-  Steve Bard

SL-  Brian Duffy

PS-  Charlie Walter

4C-  Mike Lauffer

7/31/09

Rain

7/31/10

LM- Greg Fetters

LMS- Mike Altobelli Jr

SL- Brian Duffy

PS- Bill Replogle

4C- Karl Bailey

7/29/11

Rain

7/28/12

LM- Jeff Rine

LMS- Robbie Black

SL- Chris Chamberlain

PS- Bill Replogle

4C- Mike Lauffer

7/27/13

LM- Justin Kann

LMS- Matt Eckman

SL- Jim Sayler

Mod- Jonathan Taylor

PS- Kyle Beckett

4C- Andrew Pluta