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Turk Burket Tribute Friday Night

Bedford Speedway will be in action twice this weekend, Friday night, May 28 th, and Sunday night May 30th, as we celebrate the Memorial Day Holiday.  For many years the first holiday of summer has been a busy race weekend,
and this year is no different.

Friday night we honor the memory of one of the area’s greatest drivers, Turk Burket. Read more »


Speedway releases 2021 Schedule; Opening Day Friday April 2nd

The 2021 Bedford Speedway race schedule has been released and is available on the speedway website. A total of 30 races are planned for the new season. The big fairgrounds track, which first featured racing in 1936, will commence on track activity on Saturday afternoon, March 27th with an open test and tune session. The following Friday night, April 2nd, racing action will kick-off with a four division program featuring the Late Models racing for $3,000 to win joined by the Modifieds, Semi Lates and Pure Stocks.

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 $2,000 to win regular feature events, part of a purse increase for every race. Holiday special events include the $4,000 to win Turk Burket Tribute on Memorial Day weekend and the $3,000 to win Milt Miller Tribute on July 4th weekend. Also on the schedule is the $8,500 to win “Billy Winn Classic” on April 30th in honor of the speedway’s 85th Anniversary and the $12,000 to win “Labor Day 55” on September 3rd. Both of those races will be sanctioned by the United Late Model Series. Read more »


Bedford Keystone Cup News & Notes

The third annual Bedford Keystone Cup on October 23rd & 24th is fast approaching. The Keystone Cup will be the biggest race in Bedford Speedway’s 84 year history and is the largest unsanctioned Late Model race in Pennsylvania this year. The Late Models will be racing for $20,000 to win, out of a Late Model A-main purse of over $61,000. The 60 lap Late Model main event will pay $1000 just to take the green flag. Joining the Late Models in action will be Friday night shows for the Semi Lates and Pure Stocks, and Saturday night shows for the Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds.

When is it? Friday & Saturday, October 23rd & 24th 2020. Friday gates open at 4:00, warmups at 6:30 with racing at 7:00. Saturday gates open at 2:00, warmups at 5:30, racing at 6:00.

Are tickets available? Friday night spectator tickets are available for $15, and Saturday night spectator tickets are available for $30. Kids 12 and under are admitted free to the grandstands. Advance tickets can be ordered by calling the speedway office at 814-623-0500. Two-day advance spectator tickets ordered before October 15th are $5.00 off. After that date tickets will be available for purchase at the track on the day of the event. Pit tickets will not be sold in advance and are only available at the track. Read more »


Latest Race Results

NEW WINNERS CLOSE OUT BEDFORD FAIR WEEK

Three first time feature winners emerged as the second night of racing closed out the Bedford Fair week Friday night. Travis Stickley made a desperate last lap effort pay off to score his first ever Bedford win before the huge Fair crowd. Laura Chamberlain and Denver Dishong also scored career firsts in Semi Late and Pure Stock action Mike Altobelli was the only repeater as he swept to yet another EMod win.

Nathan Lasalle and Travis Stickley led the Late Model field to the green and danced together the entire 25 laps. Lasalle took the lead at the start but Stickley was all over the leader every lap. With Stickley working the bottom groove, Lasalle had enough momentum on the outside to repel every challenge.

Stickley thought he had a shot as the pair encountered lapped traffic on lap 17, but again Lasalle was up to the challenge and hung on. The event;s only yellow flew a lap later giving the pair a break, but the restart found Stickley again in hot pursuit. 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.

Wanted: Old photos of the speedway, fair, or fairgrounds. Please send or email old photos to the speedway office. Photos may also be dropped off at the Fair Office. Please include name, address and phone number. Photos will be scanned and returned with all proper credits given to the photographer.

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