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    BETHEL, NY – While temperatures outside may still be cold, the excitement about the 2016 season at Bethel Motor Speedway is already heating up, as the track office released its tentative schedule this week. Once again, the speedway will be the only local asphalt short track venue to offer the excitement of the BMS Modified, 358/Sportsman, Legends, Bandolero, Pro Stock, Street Stock, and 4 Cylinder Advanced and Novice classes on a weekly basis. The 2016… Read more… 


    BETHEL, NY – With the INEX National Awards banquet slated for Saturday, January 30th at the Speedway Motor Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, many tracks across the country have racers preparing to make the trek to receive national and/or state honors, and Bethel Motor Speedway is no exception. With exciting short-track competition in the Legends and Bandolero classes week in and week out, a total of five Bethel Legends drivers and three Bandolero drivers will… Read more… 


    BETHEL, NY – Bethel Motor Speedway drivers, crews, fans, and track crew gathered recently to celebrate the 2015 season, with a crowd of several hundred on hand to take part in the night’s festivities. Speedway management crowned five first-time champions and four repeat champions, and recognized the accomplishments of many drivers with trophies and special awards. Collecting championships for the first time at the quarter-mile asphalt oval were Ed Dachenhausen (BMS Modified), Alex McCollum (Legends… Read more… 


    BETHEL, NY – The annual LegendStock event on the quarter-mile asphalt oval at Bethel Motor Speedway is always an exciting race, and one that often becomes a nail-biter as the laps wind down. The 2015 event was no different, as some of the top Legends talent from up and down the East Coast and beyond competed for their shot at one of the unique trophies that the event is known for. With just a handful… Read more… 


    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… 

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Don't miss out...if you had a reserved parking spot in 2015 and would like to renew that spot for 2016, TODAY is the FINAL day to renew your parking spot! The office will remain open until 7 pm today for you to call and get your renewals in! If you have already mailed a check and haven't received confirmation, please contact the office. All spots not renewed today will become available for new reservations. Due to the increase in new reservations, there will be no exceptions! ... See MoreSee Less

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This past Saturday, Bethel Motor Speedway was well-represented at the U.S. Legend Cars International and INEX awards banquet at The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with seven drivers in attendance. Pictured are (back row, left to right): Bryan Chirico (NY Bandolero Bandit champion), Jeff "JD" Darrah (CT Bandolero Outlaw champion), Jessica Ricci (NY Bandolero Outlaw champion), Gillian Kirkpatrick (NY Legends Young Lions champion); (front row, left to right): Lars McElravy (6th in national Bandolero Outlaw points), David French (PA Bandolero Outlaw champion, 2nd in national Outlaw points). Not pictured is Teddy Bowen (PA Bandolero Bandit champion, 3rd in national Bandit points).

As a reminder, voting ends tomorrow for the Champion Spark Plugs "Search for a Champion" contest, which Jeff Darrah is in. The link to vote is further down on this page.
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We hope all of our drivers, fans, and friends who live to the south of us remained safe and have managed to get dug out from this past weekend's snow...we were fortunate and the track barely even got a dusting! So...we've kept busy by prepping for the new year!

Plenty to check out on the Bethel web site...

The tentative 2016 schedule is now posted, along with some PR that will explain some of the exciting things on the schedule! We certainly are looking forward to April and the start of a GREAT season!

An updated 2016 driver roster has also been posted, and can be found under the "Drivers" tab on the top of the page. To get your car number guaranteed and registered, send in your Bethel membership!

Addendums have been posted for the 358/Sportsman and Pro Stock rules. They can be found on the Rules page.

A final reminder for those who had reserved parking spots in 2015...you have until February 1 to renew your spot WITH PAYMENT or it will become available for sale. Due to the increase in new parking reservations, there will be NO exceptions!

While you're on the computer, have you voted for Bandolero driver Jeff Darrah in the Champion Spark Plugs "Search for a Champion" contest (voting ends February 2), or for Lisa Andresen's "Pig-pile of Legends at Bethel" for Speed51.com's Photo of the Year (voting ends February 22)? Links for both are located in posts further down on this page. Thanks for your support!
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The Bethel Motor Speedway office will be CLOSED from Thursday, January 28 through Tuesday, February 2, as we will be down in North Carolina supporting all of the Bethel drivers at the U.S. Legend Cars International and INEX banquet!

REMINDER: If you had a reserved parking space in 2015, the deadline to renew your spot (WITH PAYMENT) is FEBRUARY 1. Due to the increased requests for new parking reservations, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS...any spots not renewed with payment by that date will become available for sale! Call the office Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm, with any questions or to renew over the phone!
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