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Bedford Keystone Cup

January 29th, 2018

Bedford, PA- The biggest Late Model event in the 82 year history of Bedford Speedway was announced on Saturday night, January 27th at the annual Bedford awards banquet.


On September 28th & 29th 2018, the inaugural Bedford Keystone Cup for the Late Models will pay the winner $15,000 to win. With an A-Main purse of over $54,000, it will be the largest payout in Bedford history. The lucrative purse will pay $1000 to the driver finishing 24th in the feature.


“This is an event we have wanted to do for a long time at Bedford”, said Bedford promoter Joe Padula. “The idea is to reward our local and regional racers who support us throughout the season with a high paying end of the season race.”


The Late Model portion of the event will feature Friday night qualifying, semi features and a dash for the top qualifiers. Saturday night will be Late Model B-Mains followed by the 50 lap, $15,000 to win main event.


As is Bedford policy there will be no entry fees for any driver. Special awards will also be given to the overall fast timer, as well as each heat winner.


The two day show will feature Late Models in action on both Friday and Saturday. They will be joined by a complete show for the Semi Lates and Pure Stocks on Friday, and a complete show for the Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds on Saturday.


Advanced tickets and reserved seats for the Keystone Cup will go on sale on April 1st.


The Bedford Speedway 2018 race season will commence with open practice sessions on Saturday March 24th and Saturday March 31st. Opening Day will be Friday night April 6th with a four division program featuring Late Models, Modifieds, Semi Lates and Pure Stocks. Friday night racing action continues weekly throughout the summer.


Bedford Speedway hosted its first auto race on September 5th 1936, with Depression-era star Billy Winn taking the win. Over the past 82 years the track has hosted some of the greatest names in racing history. The speedway 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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