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Turk Burket Tribute Friday Night

May 24th, 2021

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

December 31st, 2020

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

October 2nd, 2020

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 »

Bedford Fall Fest

September 15th, 2020

The next event on the 2020 Bedford racing schedule is the annual Fall Fest on Friday September 25th and Saturday September 26th. Each night will feature a complete show of racing for our Bedford divisions.

Friday Night
Complete Show for:

Late Models: 30 laps / $2000 to win

Semi Lates: 25 laps/ $800 to win

602 Crate Modifieds: 15 laps/ $500 to win
Four Cylinders: 15 laps/ $250 to win Read more »

Milt Miller Tribute this week

June 29th, 2020

As is tradition, Bedford Speedway will celebrate the July 4th holiday weekend with a special night of racing action.  

This Friday night July 3rd’s 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 Racesaver Sprint Cars. The Late Models will be racing 35 laps with $3000 going to the winner. Read more »

Racing is Back in Bedford

May 31st, 2020

After a delay of over two months due to the global pandemic, we are thrilled to announce the return of dirt track racing to the Bedford Speedway next Friday night, June 5th. A full racing program is planned as we transition back to weekly racing.

Returning to racing action on the first Fast Friday Night of 2020 will be the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Modifieds and Semi Lates. Read more »

Bedford Banquet Concludes 2019 Season

February 2nd, 2020

A standing room only crowd of Bedford Speedway drivers, crew members and fans gathered inside the Bedford Elks Ballroom on Saturday evening January 25th to bring an official close to the 2019 racing season with the annual Bedford Awards Banquet.

 

Honored at the banquet were the top ten point finishers in the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Late, Modified, Pure Stock and Four Cylinder divisions.

 

Late Model Champion Andy Haus was recognized for his first career Bedford Bedford Super Late Model title. Haus, who makes the three hour long tow to Bedford from Hamburg each week, piloted the potent family owned #76 to one feature win to go along with a consistent season of top five finishes. Haus follows in the footsteps of his legendary father, Scott, who won four consecutive Late Model championships from 1996-99. He narrowly edged out defending champion Jeff Rine by a five point margin in the final points race of the season to seal the triumph. Read more »

Bedford Off Season News & Notes

November 19th, 2019

 

The Annual Bedford Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday night, January 25, 2020 at the Bedford Elks Ballroom. Awards will be distributed to the top ten in 2019 points standings in the Late Model, Late Model Sportsman, Semi Lates, Modifieds, Pure Stock & Four Cylinder divisions. Drivers must be in attendance or make prior arrangements to pick up awards. Tickets are $37 per person and must be ordered in advance by contacting the speedway office. The banquet is always a sellout and no tickets are sold at the door. 

 

Tailgate Spots around the track and grandstand reserved seats for the 2020 racing season are on sale now. Those wishing to renew the same spot that they had in previous years, may now do so. Spots will be reserved for their previous year’s owners until February 1st, 2020, at which time all remaining unsold spots will go on sale to the general public. Fans wishing to reserve their spot/seat from previous years please send a check made out to “B.A.C. Inc.” to P.O. Box 263, Bedford PA 15522. Tailgate spot and reserved seat prices remain the same as last year. If interested in reserving a spot or a seat, please contact the speedway office at 814-623-0500. We currently have a waiting list for tailgate spots; if spots come available those on the waitlist will be offered a spot. Read more »

Bedford Keystone Cup News & Notes

August 6th, 2019

The second annual Bedford Keystone Cup on September 27th & 28th is fast approaching. The Keystone Cup will be the biggest race in Bedford Speedway’s 83 year history and is the largest unsanctioned Late Model race in Pennsylvania this year. The Late Models will be racing for $15,000 to win, out of a Late Model purse of over $59,000. 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, September 27th & 28th 2019. Friday gates open at 5:00, warmups at 7:00 with racing at 7:30. Saturday gates open at 2:00, warmups at 6:00, racing at 6:30.

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Bedford Fair Notes:

July 17th, 2019

The Bedford County Fair Association will be presenting the 146th annual Bedford Fair Sweepstakes beginning on Sunday July 21st. 

Two nights of racing are planned at the fair, with a complete show Sunday and Friday nights. 

In racing action on Sunday night for the “Elmer Ruby Tribute” will be the Mason Dixon Shootout Series Late Model Sportsman racing 25 laps for $1000 to win. They are joined by the rescheduled Charlie Walter 42 lap tribute for the Pure Stocks, Racesaver Sprints and Four Cylinders. Read more »