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Bedford looking forward to Opening Day

April 3rd, 2017

This Friday night the 2017 Bedford racing season will officially get begin. Competing in racing action will be the Late Models, Modifieds, Semi Lates, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. In cooperation with our friends at Hagerstown, the winner of Friday night’s Late Model opener will become an automatic qualifier for the Hagerstown Speedway 70th Anniversary race. In turn, Gary Stuhler, the winner Hagerstown’s opener this past Saturday night has become an automatic qualifier to Bedford’s 81st Anniversary race on July 14th which will pay $8100 to win.

Bedford hosted its annual car show and test and tune day this Sunday. A nice turnout of 63 cars, and a good crowd of spectators were on hand preparing for the 2017 season championship.  A special thanks goes out to everyone who came to the speedway on Sunday. 

Attention now turns to this Friday’s 81st Anniversary Opening Night. Last season it was Justin Kann in Late Model victory lane in the Bedford Opener. This year Matt Cosner will look resume his late season dominance in 2016 with a Bedford record sixth consecutive win. Cosner will be looking to break a tie at five consecutive wins with Rick Eckert, who set that record back in 1991.

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

It will be a busy month at Bedford with a full schedule of weekly Friday night racing. In addition, the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will visit on Sunday, April 30th as part of a weekend swing including stops at Williams Grove (Friday) & Port Royal (Sunday).

Friday night, May 5th the track will celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday with a $5 admission special. In action on $5 night will be the Late Models, Modifieds running 25 laps for $800 to win, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders.

Season passes and reserved seats are still available for the 2017 racing season. Grandstand season passes are $295 for the season, and reserved grandstand seats are $40.

Those having interest in the benefits of marketing through auto racing at the Bedford Speedway can obtain information on weekly program book advertising, event sponsorship and billboard advertising by contacting the speedway office.

Bedford Speedway hosted its first auto race on September 5th 1936, with Depression-era star Billy Winn taking the win. Over the past 81 years the track has hosted some of the greatest names in racing history.  The track is located at the intersection of I-99 & US 30, with easy access from PA Turnpike exit 146, just blocks from beautiful downtown Bedford PA.

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