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Billy Winn Classic 

The annual Billy Winn Classic is coming this Friday night, May 5th to the Bedford Speedway. The speedway will be celebrating 87 years of racing at the historic fairgrounds oval. An exciting night of racing is planned with the Super Late Models racing 50 laps joined by the Modifieds, and the 602 Sport Mods. The winner’s share of Friday night’s Late Model event is $8,700, part of a $37,000 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 ten oldest in the country.

The Late Models will lineup using the group time trial format, with heat races lined up based on each timed group. The top heat finishers will then redraw for their feature starting position. As this is a Bedford point race, the 25th and final starting spot in the field will be reserved for the high Bedford point driver who fails to qualify in the heats of B-Main. Read more »

Opening Day Sunday April 2nd

The 2023 Bedford Speedway race schedule has been released and is available on the speedway website. A total of 29 races are planned for the new season. The big fairgrounds track, which first featured racing in 1936, will commence on track activity with practice sessions on Sunday March 26th and Saturday April 1st. The 87th anniversary Opening Day will be Sunday April 2nd

Friday night racing continues throughout the summer, every week until September, with points racing concluding on Labor Day weekend. As is tradition at Bedford the Super Late Models will headline Friday night racing events. The Late Models will compete weekly this year for a minimum of $2,300 to win regular feature events. The season will conclude on October 20th and 21st with the annual “Keystone Cup” weekend. Read more »

Bedford Keystone Cup News & Notes

The fifth annual Bedford Keystone Cup on October 21st & 22nd is fast approaching. The Keystone Cup will be the biggest race in Bedford Speedway’s 86 year history and is the largest unsanctioned Late Model race in Pennsylvania this year. The Late Models will be racing for $22,000 to win, on Saturday night, out of a Late Model A-main purse of over $70,000. The 60 lap Late Model main event will pay $1000 just to take the green flag. On Friday night the Late Models will be running twin 20 lap qualifying features, each paying $2,200 to win. Joining the Late Models in action will be Friday night shows for the Semi Lates and Pure Stocks Four Cylinders, and Saturday night shows for the Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds.

When is it? Friday & Saturday, October 21st & 22nd 2022. Friday gates open at 4:00, warmups at 6:00 with racing at 7:00. Saturday gates open at 2:00, warmups at 5:00, racing at 6:00. Read more »

Latest Race Results


Dylan Yoder rose to the occasion and dominated the annual Turk Burket classic at Bedford Friday night.  The win was his fourth career win at the track but his first since September 2016 and was worth $5000.   Ending a even longer winless streak, Rick Potter scored a Semi Late win.  It was Potter’s first win at Bedford since 2003. Charlie Clise ended the program with another dramatic come from behind Pure Stock win.

Bryan Bernheisel jumped into the lead in the 40 lap Burket tribute, but Yoder flew by to lead lap two.     Jeff Rine moved in to hassle Bernheisel before he got by on lap 7.  But Yoder was already off to a commanding lead.  Read more »

Past Photo of the Week

Everett's Jr Ritchey, with the 880 sprint car in 1970. Jr and Breezewood's, Roy Morral, partnered for many years, making the 880 one of the most famous cars ever, in the northeast.

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