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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 www.lmspeedweek.com 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 www.bedfordspeedway.com 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 »

Bedford Banquet Date Change.

December 23rd, 2014
Due to a series of mistakes on the part of the Bedford Elks, the speedway has been informed that the originally agreed upon date for the banquet is no longer feasible. As a result unfortunately the banquet will be moved a week earlier to Saturday night, January 24th 2015. We regret having to make this change, but are left no choice. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.

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.

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 »