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Final Points Weekend…

August 24th, 2014

This Friday night will be the 27th running of the Late Model Labor Day 55 Lap Classic, sanctioned by the Three State Flyers. The winner of the 55 Lap feature will be earning a $5055 payday. Also in action will be the Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. Friday night gates open at 5:00, with warmups at 7:00 and racing at 7:30. General Admission will be $22, with kids 12 and under free and pit admission $32.

Sunday Bedford will return to racing action with the final points race for the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. They will be joined by special visits by the Laurel Highlands 305 Sprints and the Penn Mar Vintage Club. The Late Model Sportsman will be racing 25 laps for $1000 to win. Sunday gates open at 4:00, with warmups at 6:00 and racing at 6:30. General Admission will be $10, kids 12 and under free and pit admission will be $25.

With points racing complete, Bedford will then take a few week break with racing resuming for the annual Fall Fest on Friday and Saturday nights September 19th and 20th.

This will be the 27th 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. Dylan Yoder is the defending champion of the 55, taking his first career Bedford win in last season’s event.

Sunday nights racing program is dedicated to the memory of Billy Winn, one of the most famous racers of the 1930’s and the winner of the first auto race at the Bedford Speedway on September 5th 1936. Since that first AAA Sanctioned event, the speedway has been in nearly continuous operation for the past 78 seasons. Bedford is the oldest currently operated track in Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest in the country.



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

2013- Dylan Yoder