Bedford Speedway

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Bedford Speedway
Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway
LocationBedford Township, Bedford County, near Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA
OwnerBedford County Fairgrounds
OpenedSeptember 4, 1936
Length1 km (5/8 mi)

Bedford Speedway is a 5/8 mile (1 km) oval, semi-banked, clay, race track located in Bedford County, near Bedford, Pennsylvania. The track is also known as the historic Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway and is host to the Great Bedford County Fair. Bedford Speedway held its first racing event on September 4, 1936 and continues to operate as the oldest active speedway in Pennsylvania and one of the oldest in the United States. Many of the world's top drivers have competed at Bedford Speedway including Indy 500 winners Bill Holland, Jimmy Bryan, and Mario Andretti.[1]

Bedford Speedway currently operates under D.K.M. Racing Promotions. During the winter of 2007, the speedway was resurfaced with sifted clay. Racing takes place on Friday nights from April through September. Weekly classes include Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby/Cruisers, and Stock Four Cylinders.

Special events include the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid-Atlantic Championship Series, Independent Racing Series, All Star Circuit of Champions, PA Posse sprint cars, and the American Motorcycle Association Flat Track Championship.

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  1. ^ "Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway History in the Making". WRT Web Designs & DKM Motorsports. Archived from the original on 2 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-06.

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Coordinates: 40°01′26″N 78°31′12″W / 40.024°N 78.520°W / 40.024; -78.520