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Schedule Updates and Changes…..

August 9th, 2017

Due to the last few weeks of bad weather, several adjustments to the schedule have been required to make sure that our racers are able to get in as much racing as possible in the limited number of remaining race dates. The following is the remaining race schedule for the 2017 racing season.

Friday August 11th– Muss Weyant Tribute/ Kennametal Night

                LM, Mods, SL (30 laps/ $800 to win), PS (20 laps/ $300 to win), 4C + Kids Bike Races

 

Friday August 18th – Billy Winn Classic- LM (50 laps/ $8100 to win)

                + Racesaver Sprints, Mods (25 laps/ $800 to win) + Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Exhibition

 

Sunday August 20th – $5.00 Admission Night + Fireworks

LMS (Mason Dixon Shootout), Pure Stocks (50 laps), SL, 4C + Penn Mar Vintage  – Fireworks Sponsored by: Millers Quality Recycling & Penn Mar Recycling

 

Friday August 25th– Fast Friday- LMS, Mods, SL, PS, 4C + Kids Candy Toss ($8.00 Admission)

 

Friday September 1st– 30th Annual Labor Day Classic- LM (55 laps/ $5055 to win)

                + Mods, PS, 4C – Final Points for all divisions

Billy Winn Classic rescheduled for Friday August 18th 

July 17th, 2017
Speedway officials have announced that the 50 lap, $8100 to win Billy Winn Classic, rained out on July 14th, will now be run on Friday night August 18th. The Late Models will be joined on that evenings card by the Modifieds, running 25 laps for $800 to win, and the Laurel Highlands Racesaver Sprints. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will also have their cars on display that night, and be having an on track exhibition with their classic cars. 
 
The Late Models will be competing for a $35,000 feature purse, with $600 just to take the green. The format for the Winn Classic will be the LM Speedweek group time trial format, drivers will time in their heat groups. K.R.S. Race Graphics will be sponsoring the $100 award for the fast timer .  Read more »

Billy Winn Classic…

July 9th, 2017

This Friday night, July 14th the Bedford Speedway will be celebrating 81 years of racing at the Fairgrounds oval. An exciting night of racing is planned with the Super Late Models racing 50 laps joined by the Modifieds and Pure Stocks. The winner’s share of Friday night’s Classic purse is $8100, with $600 to take the green, as part of a $35,000 total purse.

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. Hosting its first race in 1936, Bedford is the oldest currently operating track in Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest in the country.

The following night our friends at Winchester Speedway will also be celebrating their 81st Anniversary with an identical $8100 to win 50 lap program. Between Bedford and Winchester there will be over $70,000 up for grabs for our area Late Model drivers this weekend. Read more »

Independence Day Weekend

June 21st, 2017

Bedford Speedway will be quiet this Friday June 23rd, for our annual summer break. Racing will return next Friday June 30th, 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 with $3500 going to the winner.

Friday night will be the first night of the July 4th weekend tour for the Late Models, with events continuing Saturday night at Virginia’s Winchester Speedway, Sunday (July 2nd) at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, before concluding Monday night (July 3rd) at Maryland’s Potomac Speedway. Points will be tallied for each event, with a point fund distributed to the Late Models after the weekend tour.

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Bedford Speedway Late Model Winners Reunion

June 15th, 2017

Two weeks ago, the Bedford Speedway reached a milestone that few racetracks can match. On Friday June 2nd the speedway completed its 600th Late Model feature in its history. To mark the occasion, on this Friday night, June 16th we are inviting each driver who has won a Late Model feature at Bedford to participate in festivities commemorating the 600th Late Model race. 

Dating back to the first Late Model race at the track in 1965, 138 different drivers have won a Late Model feature at Bedford, and they are all invited to be a part of the celebration. 

Beginning at 5pm on the midway we will be hosting a meet and greet, autograph and interview sessions for these returning Drivers. During the night’s Race program, each of these drivers will be formally introduced on the front-stretch with a group photo being taken of this historic occasion directly in front of the main grandstand crowd. Read more »

Appalachian Mountain Speedweek

May 30th, 2017
Bedford Speedway’s June 2nd Appalachian Mountain Speedweek show to now pay $5,000 to win in memory of long time race supporter Gigs Foor.…

The Ernie D’s Appalachian Mountain Speedweek in conjunction with Bedford Speedway and the family of Gigs Foor are honored to announce that on Friday night, June 2nd Bedford Speedway will play host to a tribute honoring the memory of the longtime race supporter. June 2nd marks the 25 Anniversary of his passing and his family members have gotten together to honor Gigs and the legacy he left on the area racing scene. Read more »

Bedford Upcoming Events…

April 23rd, 2017

This weekend, Bedford will partner with our friends at Hagerstown for a mini shootout series for the Late Models and Late Model Sportsman this weekend. The top three drivers in points after Friday night’s show at Bedford and Saturday nights show at Hagerstown will each receive a point’s payoff.

Racing action will continue on Sunday, April 30th, with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars making their first of two 2017 visits to Bedford. Bedford will be the final stop of the All- Stars first Pennsylvania swing of the year, following stops at Williams Grove on Friday and Port Royal on Sunday. Read more »

Bedford Opener Postponed to Sunday April 9th

April 6th, 2017

Due to the current weather conditions, as well as the forecasted weather conditions for Friday, speedway officials have made the decision to move Friday nights scheduled Opening Day back two days to Sunday. Faced with rain all day Thursday, followed by freezing temperatures and possibly snow on Friday, we feel that this is the best opportunity to get the season started this weekend.

With Opening Day now scheduled for Sunday April 9th, in action will be the Late Models, Modifieds, Semi Lates, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. Times will move up one hour, with gates opening at 4pm, warmups at 6pm and racing at 6:30. General admission will be $12, with kids 12 and under free in the grandstands. Pit admission is $25.

Information about the speedway is available at bedfordspeedway.com, as well as Facebook or Twitter or by calling the track hotline at 814-623-0500. 

Bedford looking forward to Opening Day

April 3rd, 2017

This Friday night the 2017 Bedford racing season will officially get begin. Competing in racing action will be the Late Models, Modifieds, Semi Lates, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. In cooperation with our friends at Hagerstown, the winner of Friday night’s Late Model opener will become an automatic qualifier for the Hagerstown Speedway 70th Anniversary race. In turn, Gary Stuhler, the winner Hagerstown’s opener this past Saturday night has become an automatic qualifier to Bedford’s 81st Anniversary race on July 14th which will pay $8100 to win.

Bedford hosted its annual car show and test and tune day this Sunday. A nice turnout of 63 cars, and a good crowd of spectators were on hand preparing for the 2017 season championship.  A special thanks goes out to everyone who came to the speedway on Sunday.  Read more »

Transponders Note…

March 19th, 2017
For the 2017 racing season MyLaps (red) transponders will be mandatory for the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Modifieds, as well as 410 and 360 Sprint Cars for every race at Bedford. Drivers may either purchase a transponder directly from MyLaps or they may rent one each night at the speedway. If drivers who do not wish to purchase a transponder prefer to rent one from the track the rental cost will be $10 per night and will be deducted from that evening’s payout. 

With the usage of the transponder system, drivers and fans will now have access to live timing and scoring information. All results will be uploaded to the internet for access to the complete timing and scoring rundown of every event.

The MyLaps system is the same that is used at many other tracks and series so drivers will be able to use their Red Transponder as they travel to other tracks in the region. Any additional questions please contact the speedway office.