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Bedford This Friday…..

June 29th, 2015

mmThis Friday night, July 3rd will be the annual Milt Miller Tribute the Late Models will be racing 40 laps for a $4000 to win- $400 to start purse. Joining the Late Models will be the Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates and Pure Stocks.

The show will utilize Appalachian Mountain Speedweek format, purse and rules. Loco- Motives Speedweek contingency awards will be given out with $100 Fast Time, $150 Hard Charger & multiple product awards.  Read more »

Makeup Night- July 17th.

June 21st, 2015

Over the last several weeks Mother Nature has not been a fan of racing at the Bedford Speedway. Rain after qualifications have been completed the last two weeks has left the track with a plethora of postponed feature events. With so many features postponed from the last few weeks, speedway officials have been forced to use some creative scheduling to get all of the events in.

The revised speedway schedule will now have a totally free spectator admission night on Friday July 17th, with seven makeup features being run.

The unique format will include the postponed Late Model, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Late and Pure Stock features from June 12th, following those features the makeup Late Model, Pure Stock, and Four Cylinders from June 19th will be run.   Read more »

7th Annual Loco- Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek

May 27th, 2015

The annual Appalachain Mountain Speedweek Tour begins this Friday night at the Bedford Speedway

The Late Models will be racing in a 40 lap- $4000 to win event on the first night of the weeklong tour to five different speedways. Joining the Late Models will be the Late Model Sportsman and Semi Lates.

Last year’s Speedweek show was won by Delaware’s Austin Hubbard, who is expected to be in attendance joining many of the region’s top Late Model drivers in invading the Speedway. Drivers are reminded that the track will be using red AMB transponders for group time trials, they are available for rent at the track for those who need them.

Gates will open at 5:00 with warmups at 7:00 and racing at 7:30. General Admission will be $20 with kids 12 and under free, pit admission will be $32.

Look for more exciting news from the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek in the weeks to come. You can keep up to date at the official Loco-Motives – Appalachian Mountain Speedweek web site at and also on the series Face Book and Twitter accounts.

Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Schedule:
May 29th – Bedford Speedway
May 30th – Port Royal Speedway
May 31st – Path Valley Speedway
June 5th – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex
June 6th – Hagerstown Speedway

Memorial Day Weekend….

May 20th, 2015

p683961807-3Bedford will be in racing action twice this holiday weekend, beginning on Friday night for the Late Model Special “Johnny Grum Tribute” Grum, the legendary driver who passed away in 2012 will be honored with the first major Late Model show of the season. The Late Models will be racing 40 laps for a $4000 to win- $400 to start purse. Joining them Friday night will be the Semi Lates, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders.

General Admission on Friday is $18, with kids 12 and under free and pit admission $30. Gates open at 5:00, with warmups at 7:00 and racing at 7:30.  Read more »

Bedford This Week….

April 27th, 2015

This Friday night the Speedway returns to action with a five division slate of racing on the card. Highlighting Friday’s card will be the Spring Championship for the Late Models, who will be racing 30 laps for $2000 to win. Also in action will be the Semi Lates, Modifeds, Four Cylinders as well as the first visit of the year by the Laurel Highlands Racesaver 305 Sprint Series.

General admission on Friday will be $12, with kids under 12 free and pit admission will be $25. Gates will open at 5:00, with warmups at 7:00 and racing action commencing at 7:30.

For more information about the speedway please keep checking the speedway website or call 814-623-0500 for updates. We look forward to seeing everyone at the races this Friday night! Read more »

Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford Speedway Rained Out  

April 19th, 2015

Potential Rain Date To Be Announced

INDIANAPOLIS (April 19, 2015) –The Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford (PA) Speedway has been postponed due to forecasted rain tonight. Rain is predicted at 100% this evening with thunderstorms possible. All Star officials are working with Bedford Speedway on a potential rain date for the event.

“We are batting .400, with three canceled races thus far and only 2 under our belt. Eventually, we’ll get a full weekend in, hopefully in Pennsylvania at Williams Grove and Port Royal next week”, said Don Grabey, Series Director. Read more »

Bedford Opening Week….

April 5th, 2015

A long winter officially comes to an end this Friday night as the Bedford Speedway kicks off the 2015 racing season. After completing two practice sessions for drivers over the last two weeks, racing action will commence this week.

In action Friday night at the speedway will be the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders.   Read more »

Coming soon…

March 20th, 2015

The Bedford Speedway 2015 racing season is nearly here. On track activity begins Saturday March 28th with the first of two practice sessions. Any racer is welcome to bring their car out for track time. Practice begins at 3:00 with pit gates opening at 2:00. Admission to the pits is $20, and the grandstands will be open with free admission to fans.

Following a second practice on Saturday April 4th, the 79th season of racing at the Bedford Speedway will officially commence on Friday night, April 10th with Friday night racing. In action opening day will be a full racing program for the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. Read more »

Champions Saluted at Bedford Banquet

January 28th, 2015

The 2014 Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway racing season officially concluded Saturday night January 24th, with the Annual Awards Banquet at the Bedford Elks Club Ballroom. Nearly 300 people turned out to see the top point’s finishers in the Super Late Model, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Late, Modified, Pure Stock and Four Cylinders recognized.

Track champions receiving their awards at the banquet were Jeff Rine, Rick Singleton, Lou Wannyn, Brandon LaSalle, and Ryan Peer. The family of Pure Stock Champion Charlie Walter was on hand to honor the memory of Charlie who tragically passed away in early January. Read more »

Charlie Walter 1990-2014

January 2nd, 2015
CWFour time Bedford Speedway Champion Charlie Walter passed away on Sunday morning after an auto accident.
He was born in Altoona, son of Charles L. Sr. and Linda L. (Clark) Walter. Charlie was married to Crickit L. Dibert.Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Payton and Natalie; a half-sister, Sheila Corle;
2 brothers: his twin, Chad and wife Cassie; and Curt.

He was a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, class of 2008; and a graduate of ACT 120 Johnstown Police Academy. Charlie was an auto mechanic at Walter’s Auto Wrecking.
He enjoyed spending time with his baby girls; race car driving, being a 4-time track champion at Bedford Speedway; he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Read more »