Bedford Speedway » News

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.

Read more »

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.

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!