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Bedford off season notes…

November 7th, 2017

With the 2017 Bedford Speedway racing season in the books, work has begun preparing for the 2018 season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported racing at the Bedford Speedway this year. The positive response from racers and fans throughout the season has been absolutely amazing, and it is very much appreciated. We would also like to send a special thank you to the Bedford County Agricultural Society for providing us with a fantastic facility to race at. While weather was a constant problem this year, the speedway was still able to complete 22 shows this season.

Moving forward to next year, many plans are in the works to continue to provide our fans and racers with a fantastic racing experience. Read more »

Bedford Fall Fest

September 8th, 2017

The 2017 Bedford Speedway racing season will conclude with the sixth annual Fall Fest on Friday September 29th and Saturday September 30th. Each night will feature a complete show of racing for our Bedford divisions. Read more »

Labor Day 55

August 24th, 2017

Friday night, September 1st is the annual running of the Labor Day 55 for the Late Models. The Late Models will be joined that night by the Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. As always that will be the final points race of the season for all our Bedford divisions.

The Late Models will be lining up using the group time trial format. Drivers will qualify against their group for heat lineups. Heat races will then determine the lineup for the 55. As always there are no entry fees for drivers. Read more »

Schedule Updates and Changes…..

August 9th, 2017

Due to the last few weeks of bad weather, several adjustments to the schedule have been required to make sure that our racers are able to get in as much racing as possible in the limited number of remaining race dates. The following is the remaining race schedule for the 2017 racing season.

Friday August 11th– Muss Weyant Tribute/ Kennametal Night

                LM, Mods, SL (30 laps/ $800 to win), PS (20 laps/ $300 to win), 4C + Kids Bike Races

 

Friday August 18th – Billy Winn Classic- LM (50 laps/ $8100 to win)

                + Racesaver Sprints, Mods (25 laps/ $800 to win) + Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Exhibition

 

Sunday August 20th – $5.00 Admission Night + Fireworks

LMS (Mason Dixon Shootout), Pure Stocks (50 laps), SL, 4C + Penn Mar Vintage  – Fireworks Sponsored by: Millers Quality Recycling & Penn Mar Recycling

 

Friday August 25th– Fast Friday- LMS, Mods, SL, PS, 4C + Kids Candy Toss ($8.00 Admission)

 

Friday September 1st– 30th Annual Labor Day Classic- LM (55 laps/ $5055 to win)

                + Mods, PS, 4C – Final Points for all divisions

Billy Winn Classic rescheduled for Friday August 18th 

July 17th, 2017
Speedway officials have announced that the 50 lap, $8100 to win Billy Winn Classic, rained out on July 14th, will now be run on Friday night August 18th. The Late Models will be joined on that evenings card by the Modifieds, running 25 laps for $800 to win, and the Laurel Highlands Racesaver Sprints. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will also have their cars on display that night, and be having an on track exhibition with their classic cars. 
 
The Late Models will be competing for a $35,000 feature purse, with $600 just to take the green. The format for the Winn Classic will be the LM Speedweek group time trial format, drivers will time in their heat groups. K.R.S. Race Graphics will be sponsoring the $100 award for the fast timer .  Read more »

Billy Winn Classic…

July 9th, 2017

This Friday night, July 14th the Bedford Speedway will be celebrating 81 years of racing at the Fairgrounds oval. An exciting night of racing is planned with the Super Late Models racing 50 laps joined by the Modifieds and Pure Stocks. The winner’s share of Friday night’s Classic purse is $8100, with $600 to take the green, as part of a $35,000 total purse.

Friday’s racing program is dedicated to the memory of Billy Winn, one of the top dirt racers of the 1930’s and the winner of the first auto race at the Bedford on September 5th 1936. Winn, a 2003 inductee of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville was one of the most outstanding racers of the depression era AAA circuit. Not limiting himself to dirt, Winn also competed eight times at the Indianapolis 500. Hosting its first race in 1936, Bedford is the oldest currently operating track in Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest in the country.

The following night our friends at Winchester Speedway will also be celebrating their 81st Anniversary with an identical $8100 to win 50 lap program. Between Bedford and Winchester there will be over $70,000 up for grabs for our area Late Model drivers this weekend. Read more »

Independence Day Weekend

June 21st, 2017

Bedford Speedway will be quiet this Friday June 23rd, for our annual summer break. Racing will return next Friday June 30th, kicking off a big doubleheader weekend of racing action.

Friday nights racing program will be highlighted by the annual Milt Miller Tribute for the Late Models, who will be joined by the Modifieds, Semi Lates and Four Cylinders. The Late Models will be racing 35 laps with $3500 going to the winner.

Friday night will be the first night of the July 4th weekend tour for the Late Models, with events continuing Saturday night at Virginia’s Winchester Speedway, Sunday (July 2nd) at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, before concluding Monday night (July 3rd) at Maryland’s Potomac Speedway. Points will be tallied for each event, with a point fund distributed to the Late Models after the weekend tour.

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Bedford Speedway Late Model Winners Reunion

June 15th, 2017

Two weeks ago, the Bedford Speedway reached a milestone that few racetracks can match. On Friday June 2nd the speedway completed its 600th Late Model feature in its history. To mark the occasion, on this Friday night, June 16th we are inviting each driver who has won a Late Model feature at Bedford to participate in festivities commemorating the 600th Late Model race. 

Dating back to the first Late Model race at the track in 1965, 138 different drivers have won a Late Model feature at Bedford, and they are all invited to be a part of the celebration. 

Beginning at 5pm on the midway we will be hosting a meet and greet, autograph and interview sessions for these returning Drivers. During the night’s Race program, each of these drivers will be formally introduced on the front-stretch with a group photo being taken of this historic occasion directly in front of the main grandstand crowd. Read more »

Appalachian Mountain Speedweek

May 30th, 2017
Bedford Speedway’s June 2nd Appalachian Mountain Speedweek show to now pay $5,000 to win in memory of long time race supporter Gigs Foor.…

The Ernie D’s Appalachian Mountain Speedweek in conjunction with Bedford Speedway and the family of Gigs Foor are honored to announce that on Friday night, June 2nd Bedford Speedway will play host to a tribute honoring the memory of the longtime race supporter. June 2nd marks the 25 Anniversary of his passing and his family members have gotten together to honor Gigs and the legacy he left on the area racing scene. Read more »

Bedford Upcoming Events…

April 23rd, 2017

This weekend, Bedford will partner with our friends at Hagerstown for a mini shootout series for the Late Models and Late Model Sportsman this weekend. The top three drivers in points after Friday night’s show at Bedford and Saturday nights show at Hagerstown will each receive a point’s payoff.

Racing action will continue on Sunday, April 30th, with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars making their first of two 2017 visits to Bedford. Bedford will be the final stop of the All- Stars first Pennsylvania swing of the year, following stops at Williams Grove on Friday and Port Royal on Sunday. Read more »