December 7th, 2013
As winter descends on Western Pennsylvania, Bedford Speedway is preparing for the 2014 racing season. The speedway has officially unveiled its racing schedule for next season. The big Fairgrounds track, which first featured racing in 1936, has 27 events on the schedule for next year.
The 2014 racing season officially kicks off on Sunday morning April 6th with the annual car show at the Jordan Hall Exhibition Center, located on the midway at the Fairgrounds. As in previous years it will be held in conjunction with the Bedford County Home Show. Immediately following the car show there will be an on track Test and Tune session, open to all competitors. Read more »
November 22nd, 2013
Tailgate Spots around the track and Grandstand reserved seats for the 2014 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 2014, 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 email@example.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.
October 10th, 2013
We would like to thank everyone who supported racing at the Bedford Speedway this year. The positive response from racers and fans all season long 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, there is much going on.
The new season will kick off on Sunday April 6th with the annual racecar show, followed immediately by a open test and tune session. Opening Day will be the following Sunday April 13th with Friday night racing commencing on April 18th The new schedule has 26 races on it, concluding at the end of September with 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. In addition there will be appearances by various Sprint Car divisions, ARDC Midgets and the always popular vintage car clubs. There is also a few surprises that have been added to the schedule, and will be announced over the next few months. Read more »
October 10th, 2013
The Bedford Speedway will be honoring its racers for a fantastic race season at our annual Awards Banquet. The Banquet will be on Saturday night, February 1st, 2014 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 $36.00 per person and must be ordered in advance, as space is very limited. To order tickets please send a check made out to “B.A.C. Inc.” to P.O. Box 16 Maugansville, Md 21767.
September 11th, 2013
The 2013 Bedford racing will come to a close on Friday night September 27th and Saturday Night September 28th 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, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. Saturday night’s program includes B-Mains, as well as the 35 lap features for the LM Sportsman, Semi Lates, and Pure Stocks and well as a 20 lap feature for the Four Cylinders. The Modifieds and PA 305 Sprints will also be racing in a complete show with qualifying and a feature. Read more »
September 11th, 2013
The Speedway will be hosting a racers swap meet on Saturday October 26th at the Jordan Hall Exhibition Center located near the main gate of the Bedford Fairgrounds. Vendor spaces are available for $10 and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Reservations for vendors are highly recommended. For additional information on the swap meet please contact the speedway office at 814-623-0500 or contact Chuck Clise at TC Racecars at 301-689-2434.
September 4th, 2013
Coming Sunday September 8th will be the rescheduled Late Model 55 for the Three State Flyer Late Models presented by SAC Inc. The winner of the Late Model 55 lap feature will be earning a $5105 payday. Also in action will be the Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders.
The winner’s purse for each feature event has been increased by $50, thanks to Dave Stahl of Valley Auto Corvettes in Bedford, check out their inventory at www.allcorvettes.net.
Gates open at 4:00 on Sunday, with warmups at 6:00 and racing at 6:30. Read more »
August 26th, 2013
This Friday night we will be in action with the final point event of the year for the Late Model Sportsman. They will be racing 25 laps with $1000 to going to the winner. Also in action will be the Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. They will be joined by the Penn-Mar Vintage Car Club, who will be racing as well. This Friday’s racing program will be presented by Blackburn- Russell Food Distributors.
Sunday evening, September 1st will be the 26th Annual Labor Day Classic for the Three State Flyers Late Models. The Late Models will be racing the traditional 55 lap distance, with $5055 going to the winner. Joining the Late Models will be the Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders.
August 26th, 2013
This Fridays nights race program is dedicated to the memory of Billy Winn, one of the most famous racers of the 1930’s and the winner of the first race at the Bedford Speedway on September 4th 1936. Since that first AAA Sanctioned event, the speedway has been in nearly continuous operation for the past 77 seasons. Bedford is the oldest currently operation track in Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest in the country.
James Murdock “Billy” Winn (1909–1938) was born in Kansas City Missouri on August 27th 1909. By the early 1930’s Mr. Winn had risen to prominence on the big dirt and board tracks on the east. Eventually racing primarily in AAA National Championship events, he was dubbed “The Red Devil” because of his trademark flaming red helmet and shirt he raced in. Mr. Winn is credited with AAA Championship wins at the big tracks at Springfield Illinois, Syracuse New York and Milwaukee Wisconsin, among others between 1934 and 1937. Mr. Winn competed in the Indianapolis 500 8 times during this period, with a best finish of 9th driving a Duesenberg in 1932. Read more »