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    BETHEL, NY – With the 2015 racing season wrapped up at the quarter-mile asphalt oval, Bethel Motor Speedway management has turned its focus to the annual celebration of champions and racers, to be held on Saturday, December 5th at The Sullivan in Rock Hill. The event is slated to begin at 6 pm, with hors d’oeuvres prior to a buffet dinner beginning at 7 pm. Following dinner, trophy presentations will be made to the top… Read more… 


    BETHEL, NY – John Cote, the 2013 BMS Modified champion at Bethel Motor Speedway, headed into this past weekend’s finale at the quarter-mile asphalt oval as the only competitor mathematically able to challenge Ed Dachenhausen for this year’s title. It was, however, a long shot. With 75 points separating the two heading into the last night and a total of 80 points up for grabs, all Dachenhausen had to do was take the green in… Read more… 


    BETHEL, NY – Rain may have put a damper on this past Saturday’s scheduled events at Bethel Motor Speedway, but sunshine greeted INEX competitors who showed up on Sunday for two INEX points races to close out the national points season. Heading into the event, all three of the INEX division point titles had been clinched – Joseph Graf (Legends Pro/Masters/Semi Pro), Alex McCollum (Legends Young Lions), and David French (Bandolero). Legends Pro/Masters/Semi Pro driver… Read more… 


    BETHEL, NY - Dreary conditions and intermittent heavy rainfall greeted Bethel Motor Speedway management and track crew this morning, scheduled to be the final track points event of the 2015 season. The track crew made a valiant effort to dry the track surface well in advance of the gate opening time, only to be met with persistent showers, cold temperatures, and cloud cover that made that effort futile. As a result, track management was forced… Read more… 


    BETHEL, NY – For 2013 BMS Modified champion John Cote, Bethel Motor Speedway’s Victory Lane is a familiar place. After all, the 17-year veteran of the track has visited it more than 100 times. This past Saturday, he made his 111th career trip to Bethel’s winners’ circle – his third of 2015 – in dominating fashion, in spite of running only a limited schedule. Following the race, Cote credited Tim Cole of Mulch Master with… Read more… 

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Top 5 in Points

192Ed Dachenhausen803-
29John Cote734-69
396Blair Culhane537-266
48Frank James444-359
57Steve Galgano407-396
650KRobbie Konikowski372-431
787Chris Chirico337-466
841George Rudinas Jr.307-496
915Mike Bryant62-741
1054Gary VanOrden Jr.35-768
1154Amber VanOrden32-771
1297Chris Bottge31-772
1324Jim Hansen3-800

Congratulations to Bethel's 2009 Legends champion Mike Alcaro on winning the Turkey Derby Legends feature yesterday at Wall Stadium in New Jersey!

Other notable finishes include: Devin O'Connell (LegendStock 2014 Semi Pro winner and 2015 INEX Semi Pro National champion) - 3rd; Kevin Nowak (LegendStock 2010 Semi Pro winner) - 9th; Jim Sylvester (LegendStock 2011 Masters winner) - 10th; Todd McCollum (Bethel 2010 Legends champion) - 12th; Gillian Kirkpatrick (Bethel 2012 Bandolero Rookie of the Year) - 13th; Josh Andrews (Bethel regular) - 16th.

Legends will be back at Turkey Derby tomorrow (Sunday). Today's Turkey Derby action includes the dirt Modifieds, and Rich Coons is expected to be in competition.

Today's racing action also includes The Gobbler at Accord Speedway, where several Bethel cars are expected to compete.

We will do our best to provide updates and/or finishes as the weekend progresses.
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We would like to wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to all of our racers, crews, sponsors, track crew, families, and friends...you are all on the top of our list of things to be thankful for!

For our racers traveling to the Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium, the Gobbler at Accord, or any other race in the coming days - good luck, be safe, and have FUN! Feel free to post updates here!
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Want to get a jump on holiday shopping for the racer in your life? Come visit us tomorrow - November 21st - at the swap meet at OCFS! Gift certificates and license plate frames are available, Bethel memberships are available at a holiday discount ($10 off licenses purchased prior to January 1), and NEW reserved parking spaces are available at a discount ($10 off NEW parking spaces reserved prior to January 1). Parking spot renewals are also available (all current reserved parking spot holders have until February 1 to renew parking spaces).

PLUS...we will be releasing some BIG news about the 2016 season at the swap meet...if you want to be the first to get the "BUZZ" make sure you stop by and see us. We expect to be inside the building, so make sure you come in and say hi and get the scoop!
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November 21, 2015, 8:00am

Orange County Fair Speedway

FIRST ANNUAL SWAP MEET - Vendors admitted at 6am - Public Admitted at 8am - Call Speedway Office for More Details (845) 342-2573

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Tomorrow - November 19th - is the LAST day to order your tickets for the 2015 Awards Banquet, to be held on Saturday, December 5th at The Sullivan. Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, trophy/awards presentations, dessert, and FUN with friends! Tickets are $50 each ($40 for children under 8). There is a $2 per ticket surcharge for credit/debit card orders. Order forms are available on the web site!

If you have already sent your order in and have not yet received a confirmation email, please message us or call the office to confirm your order. If you are sending an order in and have not done so yet, please message us or call the office to be sure we have your information.

You can reach the office at (845) 319-7908 between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.

Don't miss out on the fun!
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Some quick results from yesterday's U.S. Legend Cars International and INEX Legends Asphalt Nationals at Anderson Motor Speedway...

Young Lions:
Winner - Eddie Fatscher (ran a Bandolero at Bethel in 2014)
Teddy Hodgdon (LegendStock 2015 winner and Bethel regular) - 5th
Gillian Kirkpatrick (2013 Bethel Bandolero Rookie of the Year and Bethel regular) - 12th
David French (2014 and 2015 Bethel Bandolero champion) - 14th
Alex McCollum (2015 Bethel Young Lions champion) - 15th

Semi Pro:
Winner - Devin O'Connell (LegendStock 2014 Semi Pro winner)
Jensen Jorgensen (Outlaw winner at 2013 Bandolero Nationals at Bethel) - 11th

Winner - Tim Brockhouse (LegendStock 2008, 2009, and 2010 Masters winner)
Dave Riopelle (Canadian visitor for LegendStock 2013, 2014, and 2015) - 7th
Jim Sylvester (LegendStock 2011 Masters winner and Bethel regular) - 9th

Winner - Michael Dabney Jr.
Todd McCollum (2010 Bethel Legends champion) - 18th

The quick rundown does little justice to the endurance that all of these drivers showed, with feature events that took over an hour each...many of the drivers mentioned were in higher positions before unfortunate circumstances came into play.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and to all of the competitors who made the journey to take part in the event!
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IMPORTANT REMINDER: The deadline to order banquet tickets is this coming Thursday, November 19th! Order forms are on the web site! If you have already sent in your order form but have not yet received a confirmation email, please message or call the office to confirm your RSVP. If you have not yet sent your payment in, please message or call the office to make sure that you are included in the head count!

You won't want to miss out on the fun, good food, and celebration! The banquet will be held on Saturday, December 5th at The Sullivan beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $50 each ($2 surcharge for credit/debit card orders). Unfortunately, tickets will NOT be available at the door, so make sure you get your order in by Thursday!
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Several Bethel Legends drivers are on hand at Anderson Motor Speedway in SC for the INEX Legends Asphalt Nationals...so far, we are aware of 2015 Young Lions champion Alex McCollum, Young Lions drivers Gillian Kirkpatrick and David French, and Masters driver Jim Sylvester. Good luck to ALL drivers...we will try to keep everyone updated on how they make out! Today is a practice day, with qualifying, heat races, and state champions' races slated for tomorrow and the BIG races on Saturday! If you want to follow along live, there is pay-per-view available through Speed51.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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REMINDER to all drivers, crews, fans, and friends...the deadline to order banquet tickets is less than two weeks away (Thursday, Nov. 19). Tickets are $50 each...children under 8 are $40...children under 2 are free. Tickets will not be available at the door. All ticket holders will be required to check in and get a wristband this year. No wristband = no entry, so get your tickets NOW! Visit the web site for order form and details! ... See MoreSee Less

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