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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 »

Renegade Sprints Joining Storied History at Bedford Speedway in 2015

December 9th, 2014
250x190-mN4A5ueO62fYjLx232672Inside Line Promotions – FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 6, 2014) – Bedford Speedway is one of the most historic race tracks in the United States.

Racing has been contested at the 5/8-mile oval in Bedford, Pa., since 1936 and the Renegade Sprints will join that prestigious list in 2015.

“We are very happy to have the Renegades at Bedford,” Bedford Speedway Promoter Joe Padula said. “Shane (Helms) and his crew are putting together a fantastic series. The drivers that have committed to them are some of the best in the business and we are thrilled to welcome them to Bedford. Bedford has a long history of sprint car racing and we are looking forward to expanding on that in 2015 with the Renegades.”

Bedford Speedway spent its first three decades as a special event track before weekly programs began in the mid-1960s.

“Racing at Bedford Speedway dates back almost 80 years,” Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. “As a fan of the sport it’s really neat to look at the history of the track. I’m proud that the Renegade Sprints will be added to that next season.”

Bedford Speedway is the sixth track in Pennsylvania to book a Renegade Sprints event in 2015.

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RENEGADE SPRINTS –

The Renegade Sprints series was formed in 2014 to develop and improve the sport of 410ci sprint car racing in the rich historic region that includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series aims to operate a professional organization that is focused on creating value for sponsors and promoters along with offering an affordable form of high-quality entertainment for the fans. The Renegade Sprints is also dedicated to creating long-lasting partnerships with the team owners and drivers for the future of the sport.

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Tailgate spots and reserved seats now on sale. 

November 17th, 2014
Tailgate Spots around the track and Grandstand reserved seats for the 2015 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 the previous years owners until February 1st 2015, 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 “BAC Inc.” To PO Box 16, Maugansville Md 21767.

Bedford Banquet

October 21st, 2014

The Bedford Speedway will be honoring its racers for a fantastic race season at our annual Awards Banquet. The Banquet will be on Friday night, January 30th, 2015 at the Bedford Elks Ballroom, located one mile south of town on Business Route 220.

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.