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Grum- Burket Tribute Race Friday Night

May 22nd, 2018

This Friday night, May 25th, the Bedford Speedway will honor the memories of two of this area’s greatest drivers, Johnny Grum & Turk Burket.

 

The special event will feature the Late Models, Modifieds & Pure Stocks each racing in a 35 lap feature event. The Late Model 35 lap feature will pay $3000 to the winner while the Modified feature pays the winner $1000 and the Pure Stock winner will take home $400.

 

All drivers will draw a pill for heat starting position. Each of the three 35 lap features will utilize passing points from the heat races to determine the feature lineup.   Read more »

Friday May 18th Cancelled- Racing moved to Sunday May 20th

May 18th, 2018

With heavy storms moving into the area, Bedford races for Friday May 18th have been cancelled. We will be racing instead this Sunday May 20th. Tonight’s entire program will be moved to this Sunday night, with starting time an hour earlier.

Sunday gates will open at 4pm with warmups at 6pm and racing at 6:30. In action will be the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Modifieds, Semi Lates and Pure Stocks.

Pit Parking Changes

March 28th, 2018

For 2018 a new pit area has been constructed outside turn four for use by Late Models & Late Model Sportsman drivers. Due to their increasingly tall trailers blocking the view of the fans, they will be moved outside the track. All other divisions will continue to be parked in the infield. This will allow for better sightlines of the track by fans, as well as making the infield less congested and safer for racers.

When entering the speedway, all pit traffic will stop at the pit booth as usual, outside of turn three. At that point, race trailers utilizing the outside pit will turn right, while infield traffic will continue to go straight. Read more »

Notes on the New Season

March 20th, 2018

Racers notes and some things of interest regarding the upcoming Bedford racing season which kicks off on Saturday March 24th with an open practice session

Pit Parking: This season the parking in the pit area will be reorganized, to allow for better sightlines of the track for the fans. The current layout of parking has grown outdated as the racers rigs have continued to get bigger and taller, blocking parts of the track for the fans.

A new pit area, outside of turn four has been constructed for the Late Models & Late Model Sportsman to use. Parking in the infield will now be limited to Mod, PS, SL & 4C. Those trailers remaining in the infield will be parking on the frontstretch side, while the backstretch side will be used as a hot pit area for the Late Models. Read more »

Keystone Cup Qualifying Races Announced

March 7th, 2018

The largest Late Model race in Bedford Speedway history is getting bigger. This September 28th & 29th the winner of the Bedford Keystone Cup will pay the winner $15,000, out of a total A-Main purse of over $56,000.

Bedford has partnered with several of the area speedways to create a series of qualifying races. The winner of each of the qualifiers will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Keystone Cup. Throughout the 2018 Late Model season, drivers at five area tracks will have the chance to earn a spot in the big show. With the Qualifying races, the Keystone Cup will potentially have 28 cars taking the green flag. Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »