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Notes on the New Season

February 13th, 2017

Racers notes and some things of interest regarding the upcoming Bedford racing season which kicks off on Sunday April 2nd, with the annual car show and practice session.

Late Model 600th Race Celebration: This year the speedway will be hosting its 600th Late Model feature event, dating back to 1965 when what we now call Late Models began running at Bedford. During that time there have been 138 different drivers claim a Bedford win. To mark the 600th Late Model race in Bedford history, we will be inviting each of the 138 Bedford Late Model winners to the track on Friday June 16th for a tribute. Read more »

Speedway releases 2017 Schedule; Opening Day Friday April 7th

January 4th, 2017

While winter continues to descend on Western Pennsylvania, Bedford Speedway is preparing for the 2017 racing season. Speedway officials have released the schedule for the new year of racing which will feature 29 nights of racing action.

The big fairgrounds track, which first featured racing in 1936, will commence on track activity on Sunday afternoon April 2nd with the annual car show held at the track in conjunction with the Bedford Home & Garden Show.

Immediately following the car show will be a test and tune session open to all racers. Opening Day will officially kick off the 2017 racing season the following week on Friday April 7th. Read more »

Bedford Christmas Gifts…

November 28th, 2016
 For those wishing to speedway tickets or gifts for Christmas, 2017 races passes are on sale now. Tickets may be ordered either for individual races tickets or as a season long pass. Single race general admission tickets are $12 each and can be ordered in any quantity. Season long general admission passes are available for $295. Tickets can be used at any 2017 Speedway race with the exception of the Bedford Fair. Tickets can be ordered by sending a check made out to “B.A.C. Inc.” to the speedway mailbox at P.O. 263 Bedford, PA 15522. 
 
A limited amount of 80th anniversary speedway shirts and hoodies are also available for sale. Please contact the speedway office at 814-623-0500 to check size availability. 
 
We at the Bedford Speedway wish all of our friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2017…

October 20th, 2016

With the 2016 Bedford Speedway racing season in the books, work begins preparing for the 2017 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. The speedway completed 20 shows this season, losing only six to Mother Nature.

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 11th, 2016
The Bedford racing season will conclude with the annual two day 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 the Four Cylinders racing a complete show with a 15 lap $150 to win feature. Also on Friday will be qualifying heats for the Semi Lates, Modifieds and Pure Stocks.

Saturday night’s program includes the Late Model Sportsman and Laurel Highlands Sprints running a complete show. Read more »

Labor Day and Fall Fest

August 24th, 2016

The 2016 Bedford racing season begins to wind down with the annual Labor Day 55 next week and Fall Fest on Friday night September 16th and Saturday Night September 17th.

Friday night, September 2nd will be the 29th running of the Late Model Labor Day 55 Classic presented by the SAC Inc. family of companies. Also in action that night will be the Semi Lates, Modifieds and Four Cylinders. As always, Labor Day weekend will conclude points racing for all divisions. Read more »

Bedford Upcoming Events…

August 17th, 2016

It will be a doubleheader weekend at Bedford with racing action on both Friday and Sunday night this week.

Coming Friday night August 19th will be the annual “Legends of Route 30 Night” featuring a car show and on track exhibition from the classic racers of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. The Late Models will be in action racing 30 laps for $2500 to win joined by the Semi Lates, Modifieds and Four Cylinders.

Friday general admission will be $15, kids 12 and under free and pit admission will be $25. Read more »

Bedford 80th Anniversary….

July 10th, 2016

Len Koenig at the Bedford Speedway in 1946This Friday night, July 15th the Bedford Speedway will be celebrating 80 years of racing at the Fairgrounds oval. An exciting night of racing is planned with the Super Late Models racing 50 laps for an $8000 to win top prize.

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. Read more »

Bedford Racing Museum…

June 27th, 2016

This Sunday evening, July 3rd, before the evenings racing action, a news conference will be held at the speedway. A major announcement will be made about the proposed Bedford Auto Racing Museum to be built at the fairgrounds.

Before the nights racing activities begin, officials will host a news conference detailing plans about the museum project including the unveiling of large museum renderings. When completed, the Bedford Auto Racing Museum will showcase our rich local and regional auto racing heritage. Details about future plans for museum construction will be discussed at the news conference. Media will have the opportunity to ask questions and conduct Read more »

Independence Day Weekend….

June 20th, 2016

Bedford Speedway will be quiet this Friday, June 24th for summer break. Racing will return next Friday July 1st, kicking off a big doubleheader weekend of racing action.

Friday nights racing program will be highlighted by the annual Milt Miller Tribute for the Late Models, who will be joined by the Modifieds, Semi Lates and Four Cylinders. The Late Models will be racing 35 laps for a $3000 to win- $300 to start purse. The Late Models will be lined up utilizing the group time trial format on Friday. In addition the Modifeds will be racing as part of a shootout weekend with Path Valley the next day with extra money and contingencies on the line that night.

Racing will resume on Sunday July 3rd with the second annual 42 lap Charlie Walter Tribute race for the Pure Stocks. The speedway will be honoring the multi time track champion who tragically passed away last year. The Pure Stocks, with an average car count this year of 28 will be racing for a greatly increased purse in appreciation of their support. Sunday night will also feature the Late Model Sportsman running topless in their 20 lap feature. In an effort to let the Late Model Sportsman do something most have never done before, their starting lineup will also be determined by utilizing the group time trial format. Also in racing action Sunday night will be the Racesaver Sprints, Four Cylinders and Penn Mar Vintage Cars.

Friday night July 1st the gates will open at 5:00 with warmups at 7:00 and racing at 7:30. General Admission will be $18, with kids 12 and under free and pit admission $30.

Sunday night July 3rd the gates will open at 4:00 with warmups at 6:00 and racing at 6:30. General Admission will be $10, with kids 12 and under free and pit admission $25.