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Speedway releases 2018 Schedule; Opening Day Friday April 6th

January 16th, 2018

The 2018 Bedford Speedway race schedule has been released and is available on the website. A total of 27 races are planned for the new season. The big fairgrounds track, which first featured racing in 1936, will commence on track activity on Saturday afternoon, March 24th with an open test and tune session. A second test and tune is scheduled for the following Saturday as well.
 
Racing action will commence with the 82nd Anniversary Season Opener on Friday April 6th. Opening night will feature the Late Models paying $2000 to win, joined by the Modifieds, Semi Lates and Pure Stocks. Read more »

Tailgate Spots and Reserved Seats On Sale

January 4th, 2018

Tailgate Spots around the track and Grandstand reserved seats for the 2018 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 their previous year’s owners until February 15th 2018, 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 joepadula07@gmail.com.  Fans wishing to reserve their spot/ seat from previous years please send a check made out to “B.A.C. Inc.” to PO Box 263, Bedford PA 15522.

Tickets are currently on sale for the Annual Bedford Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday night, January 27th 2018 at the Bedford Elks Ballroom. Awards will be distributed to the top ten in points in the Late Models, LM Sportsman, Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. Tickets are $37.00 per person and must be ordered from the speedway office in advance, the banquet is always a sellout and no tickets are sold at the door.

Racecar Drop

December 29th, 2017

Celebrate 2018 with our first ever racecar drop on the square in beautiful downtown Bedford.

Beginning at 6 PM, festivities include music, food, games for the kids, giveaways and racing displays. The evening will be highlighted by the lowering of a Bedford Speedway racecar at 7 PM.

Bring the whole family to celebrate the New Year with an evening of fast family fun!

We will have heaters on site, so dress warm and come enjoy the first ever Bedford Racecar Drop!

Special thanks to our partners Downtown Bedford, Inc., Thomas Cumberland, Bakers Body Center, Troy Swindell Trucking, Queen City Fruit & Produce and Interstate Emergency Service!

Racers December Update:

December 5th, 2017

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

Tickets are currently on sale for the Annual Bedford Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday night, January 27th 2018 at the Bedford Elks Ballroom. Awards will be distributed to the top ten in points in the Late Models, LM Sportsman, Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. Tickets are $37.00 per person and must be ordered from the speedway office in advance, the banquet is always a sellout and no tickets are sold at the door. Read more »

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 »