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Speedway releases 2015 Schedule; Opening Day Friday April 10th

December 17th, 2014

While winter continues to descend on Western Pennsylvania, Bedford Speedway is preparing for the 2015 racing season. The big Fairgrounds track, which first featured racing in 1936, has 29 events on the schedule for next year. On track activity will commence on Saturday afternoon March 28th with a test and tune session open to all divisions, a second session will be held the following week on April 4th.  Opening Day will officially kick off on the 2015 racing season on Friday evening April 10th.     

Friday night racing continues throughout the summer, every week until September, with the occasional Sunday and holiday shows also on the schedule. As is tradition the Super Late Models will continue to headline Bedford racing, with a strong weekly program being augmented by several special events. The Three State Flyers Late Model Series makes appearances on each summer holiday. These commence with the “Johnny Grum Tribute” on Friday May 22nd followed by the “Milt Miller Tribute” on Friday July 3rd. Both of these 40 lap events will pay $4000.00 to win. The final Three State Flyers appearance of the season will be the 28th Annual “Labor Day Classic”, on Friday night, September 4th. The Late Model 55 lapper will feature an increased purse over last year with the winner taking home $6055.00. In addition, the seventh annual Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will open its weeklong series at Bedford on Friday night May 29th. Read more »

Renegade Sprints Joining Storied History at Bedford Speedway in 2015

December 9th, 2014
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Racing has been contested at the 5/8-mile oval in Bedford, Pa., since 1936 and the Renegade Sprints will join that prestigious list in 2015.

“We are very happy to have the Renegades at Bedford,” Bedford Speedway Promoter Joe Padula said. “Shane (Helms) and his crew are putting together a fantastic series. The drivers that have committed to them are some of the best in the business and we are thrilled to welcome them to Bedford. Bedford has a long history of sprint car racing and we are looking forward to expanding on that in 2015 with the Renegades.”

Bedford Speedway spent its first three decades as a special event track before weekly programs began in the mid-1960s.

“Racing at Bedford Speedway dates back almost 80 years,” Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. “As a fan of the sport it’s really neat to look at the history of the track. I’m proud that the Renegade Sprints will be added to that next season.”

Bedford Speedway is the sixth track in Pennsylvania to book a Renegade Sprints event in 2015.






The Renegade Sprints series was formed in 2014 to develop and improve the sport of 410ci sprint car racing in the rich historic region that includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series aims to operate a professional organization that is focused on creating value for sponsors and promoters along with offering an affordable form of high-quality entertainment for the fans. The Renegade Sprints is also dedicated to creating long-lasting partnerships with the team owners and drivers for the future of the sport.


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Tailgate spots and reserved seats now on sale. 

November 17th, 2014
Tailgate Spots around the track and Grandstand reserved seats for the 2015 racing season are on sale now. Those wishing to renew the same spot that they had in previous years, at the same price, may now do so. Spots will be reserved for the previous years owners until February 1st 2015, at which time all remaining unsold spots will go on sale to the general public. If interested in reserving a spot please contact to the speedway office via email at  Fans wishing to reserve their spot/ seat from previous years please send a check made out to “BAC Inc.” To PO Box 16, Maugansville Md 21767.

Bedford Banquet

October 21st, 2014

The Bedford Speedway will be honoring its racers for a fantastic race season at our annual Awards Banquet. The Banquet will be on Friday night, January 30th, 2015 at the Bedford Elks Ballroom, located one mile south of town on Business Route 220.

Receiving awards will be the top ten in LM, LMS, SL, PS & 4c points, as well as the top five in e-mod points. Doors will open at 5:30, with dinner being served at 6:30, followed by the awards presentation, and concluding with music and dancing provided by a DJ. Tickets are $37.00 per person and must be ordered in advance, as space is very limited. No tickets will be available at the door. To order tickets please send a check made out to “B.A.C. Inc.” to P.O. Box 16 Maugansville, Md 21767.

Thank you again to all of our wonderful racers and fans for a tremendous 2014 racing season.


September 30th, 2014

With the racing season coming to a completion last week, work begins preparing for the 2015 racing 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. Moving forward to next year, many plans are in the works.

The new season is tentatively scheduled to kick off with two test and tune sessions, on Saturday March 28th and again on Saturday April 4th. Opening Day will be the following weekend, on Friday night April 10th . The new schedule has 28 races on it, concluding at the end of September with the annual Fall Fest. Each of the regular Bedford divisions (Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders) will be making approximately 20 appearances each on the new schedule. The popular Racesaver 305 sprints will be making over a dozen appearances. The speedway will again host a race as part of the 7th Annual Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Tour and the stars of the Three State Flyers will make several visits. In addition there will be appearances by the URC and 410 sprints, and the always popular vintage car clubs.

Popular fan events such as $5.00 admission night, ladies night, fireworks, kids bicycle races and candy tosses will be spread throughout the season.

Details for the annual Bedford Awards Banquet are currently being finalized, with details soon to be released.  The top ten in points will be receiving awards and point fund at the banquet.

The completed 2015 race schedule will be posted on this website in November.

Rules for our divisions are currently being evaluated and will be posted on this website in early November. Racers should not expect any serious changes to the regulations.

Thanks for a great race season and have a wonderful winter everyone!

3rd Annual Bedford Fall Fest

September 8th, 2014

The 2014 Bedford racing will come to a close on Friday night September 19th and Saturday Night September 20th with the Bedford Fall Fest.

Friday night racing action will feature the Super Late Models racing in a complete show with a 25 lap, $1500 to win feature, as well as qualifying heats for the Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. All divisions will draw for heats, with the top heat finishers redrawing for feature starting position.

Saturday night’s program includes B-Mains for all divisions, as well as the 35 lap feature for the Late Model Sportsman, 30 lap feature for the Semi Lates, 25 laps features for the Modifieds and Pure Stocks and well as a 20 lap feature for the Four Cylinders. The Racesaver 305 Sprints will also be racing in a complete show with qualifying and a 20 lap feature.


Late Model Sportsman -35 laps-$3000 to win

All cars must be legal to either Bedford, Williams Grove, Hagerstown or Winchester rules.

 Semi Lates – 30 lap feature- $1000 to win

All cars must be legal to either Bedford, Williams Grove, Hagerstown or Winchester rules.

Modifieds = 25 lap feature- $1000 to win

Bedford Rules and Specifications apply for all cars

 Pure Stocks – 25 lap feature- $800 to win

Bedford Rules and Specifications apply for all cars

Four Cylinders – 20 lap feature- $250 to win

Bedford Rules and Specifications apply for all cars.

No entry fee for any cars.

Pill draw for heat line up- top heat finishers redraw for feature, remainder of field set from heat and B-Main finishes.

Rigs may be left in the Pit Area overnight; Pit Area will be locked overnight.

Free Camping is available- No reservations needed. —  Camping is free without a hookup- $25/ Night with a hookup (water/elec).

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. Read more »

Racing doubleheader this weekend…..

August 11th, 2014
Bedford will be in racing action on both Friday and Sunday night this weekend.
Coming Friday night August 15th, will be the second running of the Muss Weyant Memorial Race for Semi Lates. This special event will be 35 laps and pay $1200.00 to the winner. Joining the Semi Lates on this special night will be the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. General admission will be $12, kids 12 and under free and pit admission will be $25.  Read more »

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. Read more »

Dirt Classic Qualifier

July 12th, 2014
After extensive work trying to find a raindate for the 410 Sprint Car Dirt Classic Qualifier that was rained out on June 8th, the final decision has been made not to schedule a make up. After trying a variety of options to find a date that would work for all parties involved it became apparent that no such date would be available. The limited open dates at the Speedway, combined with the very busy regional 410 Sprint Car Schedule left the event promoters with no option but to not reschedule.  Read more »