Bedford Speedway » News

2015

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

fair 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 »

Doubleheader weekend coming up…..

July 3rd, 2014
Bedford will be back in action Friday night, July 11th with a program featuring the Late Models, Racesaver 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Pure Stocks racing 20 laps and the Four Cylinders. Also on Friday night will be the kids bike races.
With the shuffling in the schedule due to the July 3rd rainout, the originally scheduled show for Saturday July 12th will be cancelled. In its place will be the rescheduled Three State Flyers Milt Miller Tribute on Sunday night July 13th. The TSF Late Models will be racing 35 laps for $4000 to win on Sunday night with racing action beginning at 7:30. Joining them will be the Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates and Four Cylinders.
Bedford will then be off the following week for fair preperation, with the 141st annual Bedford Fair Sweepstakes race scheduled for Friday night July 25th.

Milt Miller Tribute…..

June 30th, 2014

This Thursday night the Three State Flyers Late Models will invade the Bedford Fairgrounds for the second running of the “Milt Miller Tribute”. The TSF Late Models will be competing 35 laps for a $4000 to win, $400 to start purse. Also on the schedule for this Thursday will be the Laurel Highlands Racesaver 305 Sprints, Semi Lates, and Pure Stocks. In appreciation of the pure stock division this year they will be running a 15 lap feature this week with $200 going to the winner.

On Thursday the gates open at 5:00, warmups begin at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission is $20, kids 12 and under are free and pit admission is $30.

Racing action this week is in memory of Milt Miller, who passed away in 2012. Miller began his driving career in 1964, quickly became a winning contender and by 1966 won the super modified championship at the South Penn and Hesston Speedways. In 1967, he was named driver of the Orville F. Conner Motor Transportation #49 “Hemi Hummer” Super Modified and went on to several feature wins that year.  Read more »

URC Sprints visiting this week….

June 23rd, 2014

urc This Friday night features the second visit of the year of the always exciting URC Sprint series. Joining them will be the Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates, Pure Stocks, Modifieds as well as a special visit by the Penn- Mar Vintage Car Club. 

The URC Sprints come in to Bedford with Davie “No Panic” Franek of Wantage, NJ leading the points. In the two previous visits to Bedford, Robbie Stillwaggon thrilled the fans to score the win each time. Without a doubt, Stillwaggon has established a strong fan base at the western Pennsylvania oval. Saturday night at Grandview, mechanical problems forced Stillwaggon to change cars and start eighteenth in the main event. Without the help of caution flags, Stillwaggon powered his way to a strong fourth place finish.

This weeks racing action will be presented by the SAC Inc. family of companies in Bedford. These include SAC/ Shell shops, True Value Hardware, Interchange Parts and Quality Inn.  

General admission for this special event will be $15, with kids 12 and under free. Pit admission will be $25. 

Coming next Thursday in honor of Independence Day will be the second annual Milt Miller Tribute for the Late Models. Joining them will be the Semi Lates, Pure Stocks and Laurel Highlands Racesaver Sprint Cars. In deference to the July 4th holiday being on Friday, we will be racing Thursday night.

We look forwards to seeing everyone at the track, and would like to thank all of the racers and fans for their support so far this year.

Bedford This Week….

June 16th, 2014

This Friday night marks the first ever appearance at Bedford by the National Dirt Racing League Northeast series. In conjunction with the event Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, the NDRL Late Models will be racing in a 35 lap, $3000 to win main event. Joining them will be the Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates and Four Cylinders. The kids candy toss, postponed due to last Fridays rainout will also be on the agenda.

Gates will open at 5:00, with warmups at 7:00, and racing action getting started at 7:30.   

Western PA driver Keith Barbara is the current NDRL Northeast point leader over Max Blair, Mike Knight, Justin Kann and Jared Miley. Gregg Satterlee, Kann and Miley are all winners on the tour so far this season.

In Late Model action at Bedford there has been five different winners in seven events,   Dylan Yoder, Jeff Rine, Gregg Satterlee, Austin Hubbard and Matt Parks.  

General Admission for this Friday night’s show will be $18, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Pit admission will be $28.

For more information please check the speedways website: www.bedfordspeedway.com, or follow the speedway on Facebook and Twitter.