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  • RYAN TIDMAN IS ON A HOT STREAK WITH THE ATQMRA; CULHANE AND DEGRACIA PICK UP TWIN 20 MODIFIED FEATURE WINS!

    The weather proved to be vastly different from the previous two Saturday’s at Bethel Motor Speedway which proved to be fruitful with some nice weather for the scheduled Scout Night at the speedway. The ATQMRA racing series club came into town and quickly went into to action with electrifying speeds and close wheel to wheel action at the quarter mile. Their 25 lap feature started off when Matt Janisch took full advantage of his pole… Read more…

  • Vintage Midget Exhibition Race Clubs are coming to Bethel Motor Speedway!

    Coming this Saturday, May 20th will be the first appearance of the year for the Vintage Midget race cars. Cars will be coming in from two vintage clubs the ATQMVC and VMRS. ATQMVC is more NJ/PA based and VMRS is more Connecticut based. Also the ATQMVC specializes in Vintage Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets while VMRS specializes in full scale Vintage Midget race cars. The race cars are open wheeled, short wheel based, non wing fabricated… Read more…

  • GUEST HOST : BOBBY KNIPE FOR MAY 20TH, SCOUT NIGHT

    GUEST HOST : BOBBY KNIPE FOR MAY 20TH, SCOUT NIGHT Legendary driver Bobby Knipe from New Milford, CT will be our upcoming guest host on Saturday, May 20th for our 'Scout Night" at Bethel Motor Speedway. Some race fans who are centralized to the track that we love in White Lake, NY may not recognize his name, as he has never run a competitive lap at the track, or even being here in person for… Read more…

  • SCOUT NIGHT ON MAY, 20TH

    Attention Race Fans ! Coming up on Saturday May, 20th at Bethel Motor Speedway will be "Scout Night" which will see many of our regular classes in action and will be highlighted by our first visit of the year of the very fast ATQMRA racing club affiliated TQ Midgets, also Vintage Midgets will be in exhibition along with Twin Features for the BMS Modifieds. It is sure to be an exciting night of racing for… Read more…

  • BMS announces Thursday Practice

    Bethel Motor Speedway will have a Practice session Thursday, May 25th. There will be two sessions, 2pm to 5pm and 5pm to 8pm. The cost will be $75 per session per car. We look forward to seeing you there. Read more…

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Top 5 in Points

POS
CAR
DRIVER
TOTAL
BEHIND
196BLAIR CULHANE***246
29JOHN COTE220-26
35LSKIP LAPOLT212-34
47ROB RAFFERTY202-44
555STEPHEN KAMMER184-62
674STEVE GALGANO150-96
792TTYLER DACHENHAUSEN132-114
823JOE DEGRACIA*92-154
950ROB KONIKOWSKI68-178
1052LBILL LUCCHESI50-196
1192EED DACHENHAUSEN10-236

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Attention Race Teams :

Bethel Motor Speedway will be having practice sessions on selected Thursdays throughout the season. This is a good opportunity to shake down a new car, for new drivers to get acquainted with our speedway and their cars, for experienced race teams to try experimental set ups on their cars, to break in an engine, or just go out and have a fun time with an open speedway.

The first Thursday session will be held on Thursday, May 25th. Other tentative Thursday practice is scheduled for June 8th, June 22nd, July 6th, July 20th, August 10th, and August 31st.

Practice will be run in two sessions; time schedules 2pm to 5pm (Afternoon) and in the 5pm to 8pm (Evening). One car is $75 per session.

Looking forward to seeing everyone for 'Scout Night' on Saturday, May 20th. Come see the very fast and exciting ATQMRA racing club of TQ Midgets. Scouts in uniform receive free grandstand admission!

Gates open at 2:30pm. Hot Laps: 4pm Racing: 6pm
General Admission Pricing:
Adults $10.00 (16 yrs. to 64 yrs. old)
Seniors $ 8.00 (65 yrs. plus)
Kids $ 5.00 (Under 3 yrs. old is free) Scout Uniform: Free
Race Night: Pit Admission Pricing:
Track Members $25 / Non-Members $30
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GUEST HOST : BOBBY KNIPE FOR MAY 20TH, SCOUT NIGHT

Legendary driver Bobby Knipe from New Milford, CT will be our upcoming guest host on Saturday, May 20th for our 'Scout Night" at Bethel Motor Speedway.

Some race fans who are centralized to the track that we love in White Lake, NY may not recognize his name, as he has never run a competitive lap at the track, or even being here in person for that matter. However, this past off season when Bobby heard about the lucrative highest paid Sportsman race "Summer of 69" that is being held at Bethel on Sunday, August 6th and is part of the Brett Deyo Short Track Super Series plus along with hearing the pleasant news of a Danbury Racearena themed night on July, 15th at Bethel has really caught his attention to the track he never really knew much about. In fact Bobby and his son Robbie's race team plan on competing at Bethel Motor Speedway in 2017!

Bobby's love for racing came at an early age as he would go to Danbury Racearena every week as a kid and really enjoyed the close short track asphallt modified action. He became a big fan of Chick Stockwell who was one of Danbury's top drivers. Watching Chick Stockwell as a kid in the grandstands at Danbury inspired Bobby at a young age that one day he would become a racer too.

When Bobby came to the point that he was now ready to race a sad thing happened. The track that he loved Danbury, had been sold and was closing up forever. This setback did not deter Bobby's motivation to race, and he decided to go racing at the next closest track which was the 5/8 mile hard clay at Orange County Fair Speedway. He made his debut in a Chevy Camaro Street Stock in the Rookie class. It didn't take Bobby long to find victory lane as he won in his first ever feature!

He then went on to become a street stock king not only at OCFS but on the road too, as he picked up wins at Lebanon Valley, Accord, and Utica Rome Speedways. At OCFS he picked up many feature wins against a strong cast of competitors every week, at the time there was over 50 street stock drivers in competition each week. He also picked up four street stock points championships along the way.

In 1988, an unimaginable feat was accomplished which only a true legend could do. Bobby won the Street Stock Points Championship without having his own car or a committed car owner. Bobby borrowed and drove seven different street stocks during the season en route to his track championship. He would come to the track with his suit and helmet with the hopes of finding a gracious street stock race team to allow him to drive it for the night.

Bobby then made the move up into the Sportsman division and also found much success in that class too. Bobby again picked up numerous feature wins between OCFS and Lebanon Valley Speedway. He won the track championship at Lebanon Valley along with winning highly prestigious races like the Eastern States and Race of Kings for the Sportsman and with Street Stock.

Next in Bobby's sights was Big Block Modifieds, and he found success picking up a feature win running a Ford powerplant against the very best drivers of the day like Hearn, D. Johnson, Horton, Heotzler, & M. Ricci.

In recent seasons, Bobby has concentrated in helping his son Robbie with his racing. Robbie has also found success picking up multiple feature wins at Lebanon Valley and Accord Speedways using the same # 18 that his father used in his career.

Please welcome our Guest Host Bobby Knipe to Bethel Motor Speedway and come out to the races for our 'Scout Night" which is highlighted by the very fast ATQMRA TQ Midget racing series along with Vintage TQ Midgets on Saturday, May 20th.

Gates open at 2:30pm. Hot Laps: 4pm Racing: 6pm
General Admission Pricing:
Adults $10.00 (16 yrs. to 64 yrs. old)
Seniors $ 8.00 (65 yrs. plus)
Kids $ 5.00 (Under 3 yrs. old is free) Scout Uniform: Free
Pit Admission Pricing:
Track Members $25 / Non-Members $30
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Attention Race Fans :

Vintage Midget Exhibition Race Clubs are coming to Bethel Motor Speedway!

Coming this Saturday, May 20th will be the first appearance of the year for the Vintage Midget race cars. Cars will be coming in from two vintage clubs the ATQMVC and VMRS. ATQMVC is more NJ/PA based and VMRS is more Connecticut based. Also the ATQMVC specializes in Vintage Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets while VMRS specializes in full scale Vintage Midget race cars.

The race cars are open wheeled, short wheel based, non wing fabricated cars that utilize racing slick tires. There is many different engine combinations that can be used, and the cars allow for a small body of tin that allows clear visibility of the driver at the wheel. The cars are usually at least 20 years old with many former drivers taking them out on the track for exhibition runs. Some of the cars will also be on display in the grandstands concession area as well, along with some gifts being handed out by the drivers to the young fans.

The vintage midget exhibition race clubs have additional dates as well. The ATQMVC will also be at Bethel on 6/17 for 'TQ Midget Night', 7/15 'Remembering Danbury Race Arena Night', and on 9/2 for 'Farm Night'.

Atlantic Coast Old Timers (ACOT), will also be in attendance on July, 15th and September, 2nd as well.

Vintage Midget Racing Series (VMRS) will also be in attendance on August, 19th and September, 23rd.

Come out to Bethel Motor Speedway to check out these vintage racers along with watching are current racing classes as the region's best drivers put on a show as they to reach the glory of Victory Lane ! Racing every Saturday till the end of September. (Weather Permitting). Look forward to seeing you there!
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Attention Race Fans ! Coming up on Saturday May, 20th at Bethel Motor Speedway will be "Scout Night" which will see many of our regular classes in action and will be highlighted by our first visit of the year of the very fast ATQMRA racing club affiliated TQ Midgets, also Vintage Midgets will be in exhibition along with Twin Features for the BMS Modifieds. It is sure to be an exciting night of racing for the scouts and many others to watch live!

On this night there will be free general admission for all kids that are wearing their scout affiliated uniform. Scouts are encouraged to bring their Pinewood Derby racers.

This is a good opportunity to talk with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers about coming out to the speedway and having a fun night of entertainment! From a scout's perspective watching the region's best drivers compete in short track auto racing, is sure to bring plenty of smiles in our rustic park like atmosphere that the speedway is located on. Come join us at the speedway !

Also as a reminder the Pro Stocks, Rookie Sportsman, and Beginner Bandolero classes will have the night off from competition.

Gates open at 2:30pm. Hot Laps: 4pm Racing: 6pm
General Admission Pricing:
Adults $10.00 (16 yrs. to 64 yrs. old)
Seniors $ 8.00 (65 yrs. plus)
Kids $ 5.00 (Under 3 yrs. old is free) Scout Uniform: Free
Pit Admission Pricing:
Track Members $25 / Non-Members $30
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